R. Vincent Riccio


Author & Psychologist for over 25 years.

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Paladin Force: The Phantom War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 131,890. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A futuristic, action-packed, Sci-Fi Adventure, chronicling the dangerous, hi-tech actions of a force of highly talented & brilliant individuals of the 22nd century who seek to undo the ills and evils of a decaying world, which is rife with corruption in its government, business, and industry, all of which has brought Earthly civilization to the brink of chaos and self-destruction.
Capitalism: the Unfairest System?
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 71,980. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Economic policy, Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
A Comprehensive Analysis of a Failed Economic Philosophy. The truths and fictions about Capitalism in the twenty-first century are explored and analyzed in detail with wit and humor from an accomplished author and experienced businessman. This treatise examines the many failures and bogus promises that Capitalism makes and tells us why it isn't working, never has, and never will.
The Afterworld Trilogy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 385,180. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The long-awaited combo of the dynamic & unique AFTERWORLD series, now available in "The AFTERWORLD Trilogy," the Sci-Fi-Fantasy series delivering fantastic & unparalleled adventure through an afterlife dimension comprised of a mind-bending array of planets, galaxies, universes, & creatures from all the realities that ever were, providing a legendary epic saga like no other you have ever known.
World Beyond Light
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,700. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
An incredible & Imaginative science fiction journey of Earth's first crew to travel through the unfathomable & mysterious universe beyond the speed of light. Pure sci-fi fans will revel in the intricate details of ship, crew, & flight methodology of this mind-bending adventure through multi-dimensional space, which includes wildly different planets, fantastic life forms, & incredible environments.
The Aeon Protocol
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 112,360. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A secret project that will change the face of humanity is being developed in a prestigious research laboratory; but one young scientist discovers some files on it, and then his friends and family start being killed around him. He escapes only by a quirk of fate. He must find the secret project and discover who & why people are being killed for it while not being killed himself. A sci-fi mystery.
Afterworld 3 - Redemption
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 125,720. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This 3rd edition of the Afterworld Trilogy brings more action, adventure, & seduction to this series as the Afterworld protagonists are ferreted to another dimension housing only the more violent people and creatures of creation, who have now become even more so. They must find a way to ameliorate this violence, & effect balance in that bizarre dimension. By award-winning author R.Vincent Riccio.
Afterworld 2 - The Reformation
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 130,900. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The long awaited sequel to the extraordinary & imaginative afterlife saga: AFTERWORLD 2, The Reformation. Return to the fantastic afterworld universe where anything can happen, and now evil has been allowed to infiltrate the perfect system due to the destruction of the control planet & the 'divine power' it administrates. Meet more exotic characters, cultures, & locations in this exciting edition.
Time Locked
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 113,940. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Imagine a psychic talent conveying visions of future events, yet learning you cannot change those outcomes, however horrible. Is this a benefit or a harbinger of doom! This is the saga of such a person, who must learn to deal with seeing future events which are locked in time, of the powerful impact they have on his life, & the unscrupulous others who try to use him for their own selfish purposes.
Corporate Affairs
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 191,470. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Romance » Adult
A gripping, sensual, and often intense saga which juxtaposes the integrity, love, and loyalty of several extraordinary people of humble beginnings against an omnipotent corporate backdrop of power, greed, fame, temptation, and corruption - a lavish and dazzling business world which challenges the values & principles of all who enter it, testing their character, courage, and will to survive.
A Corporate Affair
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 169,380. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
An intricate saga of intrigue, passion, trust, and loyalty, set in majestic international locales and against the backdrop of a huge, global business empire, with brilliant, beautiful, and handsome characters, each vying for acceptance, accomplishment, and love - all the while, a European group of racketeers attempt to take over the corporation using any means necessary.
The Price Of Dreams
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 219,170. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A passionate, suspense-filled saga of two extraordinary & talented professionals brought together by the merest chance occurrence, yet cataclysmically affect each other's lives, and the lives of their families, in a series of dramatic, tumultuous, and emotion-packed events that intertwine fate, misfortune, loyalty, and an American justice system which seeks to rip two families apart.
Price: $5.25 USD. Words: 101,970. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Enter a futuristic, idealized Earth, 1000 years hence, where an omnipotent government micromanages every facet of its citizens' lives; it controls a society comprised of "perfected" citizens, in ideal physical condition, & who are highly sexual, as prescribed by law. But one scientist has found the system too strange & wrong; he must unravel the mysteries & puzzles that no one else seems to see.
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 153,400. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
"Star-Crossed" is a story of a technological miracle, of two people who meet & find they are psychically & physiologically connected; but, one of them is dying, which means they will both die. This saga chronicles the extraordinary, high-tech medical efforts of a futuristic, experimental facility to attempt to keep them alive, while greedy individuals try to stop them to gain their estate.
The Devil's Chronicles
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 99,140. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
An incredible, expansive saga of an aged 19th century Exorcist, torn by the misfortunes of the innocent, & evil & suffering in the world. Angered and frustrated, the Priest enters a quest to find the “Master of all Evil” & grapple with him. What he discovers is a powerful ancient entity, who presents a vivd, fascinating alternative history of creation & mankind that challenges all he knows.
The Crusader
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 99,140. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
Action-Packed adventures of an ex-military Counter-Terrorist, a lone warrior fighting the same injustices in civilian life that he fought in the military. This is his gripping saga, based on true events: exciting graphic accounts of a dangerous, suspenseful, & adventure-filled life, successfully battling everyday terrorists: criminals, murderers, users, the unscrupulous, the greedy, the tyrants.
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 131,990. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The worlds of sci-fi & fantasy collide in a highly imaginative, epic journey thru an incredible afterlife universe, with an infinity of bizarre worlds, creatures, & cultures, from all the realities that ever were and ever will be - often told in tongue-in-cheek satirical style that expands the imagination & challenges the mind, in an intriguing saga that unfolds between man & unending diversity
Staying Sane in an Insane World
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 148,440. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Reference
A factual, highly researched, witty and occasionally satirical overview of the last 2 millennia of mankind's many myths, superstitions, legends, and lies, portrayed in easily understandable concepts, brilliant analyses, and humor, taking a critical, insightful look at how strange and gullible human kind currently is and has ever been - by acclaimed author-psychologist, R. V. Riccio.

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Smashwords book reviews by R. Vincent Riccio

  • The Dead Don't Beg on Nov. 25, 2010

    Interesting, if somewhat vague at times, even realizing that such vagueness is part of the presentation. As a sci-fi author myself, I'm used to this device, but in a short story it is highlighted, since there are so few words to elucidate. Your descriptions are vivid and clever at times, but at times their frequency interferes with the smooth flow of the overall story presentation. And, even in short form, STORY is king. Overall, it is thought-provoking, and worth the read. I would love to see a little more length and clarity for the story, becausae it seems hyst as it gets interesting, it ends; but maybe that's just me liking the longer, deeper novels.
  • The Dead Don't Speak on Nov. 25, 2010

    Clever, vivid imagery. Obviously could use a longer, more involving story!