R.W. Van Sant


R.W. Van Sant lives in Albuquerque, NM with his wife, two children, two spoiled black pampers rescued from the dog shelter, and a backyard he's trying to tame. He indulges a love of dark and sciency things by writing supernatural thrillers and dark, fantastical science fiction.

Smashwords Interview

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually see a link on twitter, or when browsing amazon or iStore.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes when I was eight I wrote a story about a half lion and half lizard creature.
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Where to find R.W. Van Sant online

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Unity Captives
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,540. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Tod Riley is abducted from his home world’s space station and pressed into the service of the oppressive Unity Fleet. As his friends fall victim to the captain’s cruelty, Tod discovers the captain has committed piracy. In order to survive he must escape the warship and find his way across the vast light years back home.
Soul Observer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Undead
“This is nicely bloody and short.” – Netanella The routine turns frightening when a young mother picks up her child from a daycare, only to discover something is terribly wrong. A disease runs rampant through the building, turning everyone trapped inside into flesh-eating monsters.
Crimson Sands
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Two couples returning from college stop in the dune desert for a night of star gazing. The soon discover they are being stalked by a hidden killer.
Extinction Live!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,890. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
When wormholes in time are artificially created to allow the world to experience the day dinosaurs became extinct, can humanity survive a television host's thirst for ratings? At the end of the day, will the dinosaurs be the only ones facing extinction?
Whale Song
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A man's life is changed when he nearly crashes his car on a dark seaside road. Can the spiritual power of music act as a bridge between two worlds?
The Sleep Diet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A revolutionary weight loss procedure takes the world by storm. Patients are injected with the new product and sleep their fat away. But you remember the old adage: if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. What is the cost of painless weight loss? .
The Messenger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
When a storm barrels into a small town, it brings a stranger with it. Ethereal and powerful, it quickly becomes clear she has an agenda. To some, she’ll be an angel. To others, the very essence of vengeance.
Teller's Cove
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,480. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Horror » Occult
(5.00 from 1 review)
Two brothers risk everything to restore a long-hidden family legacy. But greed and setting things right for the last generation of Tellers could wake an ancient, unspeakable evil that threatens the very existence of the world.
Synaptic Overload
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,470. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.00 from 1 review)
3rd Rev. Ed. Formerly- Twisted Visions In this collection of short stories, R. W. Van Sant answers the really important questions of existence, such as: Unique and disturbing Short stories. “…unique perspectives and wonderful and horrible possibilities. Definitely take this one on vacation for reading around the campfire.”

R.W. Van Sant's tag cloud

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