Scott Collins


Born and raised in Southern California, I recently relocated to the Denver area with my beautiful wife and two young boys. With the little free time I have, I enjoy biking and running, anything that allows me time to appreciate the beauty of Colorado.

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The Ruby of Helios
Series: Scepter. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,410. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
In their quest to overthrow the reign of the evil King Argyle so they can free their parents and the rest of his slaves, a small clan of youngsters has banded together to reunite the jewels of the Scepter of Harmony. Failure is not an option, for if they don't succeed, Argyle will destroy the scepter, and the kingdom will collapse into ruin.
The Emerald of Phaunos
Series: Scepter, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,120. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Argyle has taken control of Castiglias, forced many of its citizens into slavery, and cast the others out into the wild. AND he’s destroyed the Scepter of Harmony. Daniel now holds the stoneless Scepter as his bitter reward for saving the fairy settlement. Daniel, Aidan, Olivia, and Lilly now must set out to take back the Emerald of Phaunos, but can they do it before the diegylis destroy them?
Series: Scepter, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 75,800. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
For the last three years, Daniel and Aidan have lived with only each other for company since King Argyle's men came and enslaved their parents. When Argyle's mercenaries come to take Daniel, Aidan uses his little-known gift to fight off the gathering party. What begins as a fight to save one boy unexpectedly turns into a war that may affect the existence of the kingdom itself.
Days' End
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,090. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Nysa is a well known and respected DNA retrieval expert. After being recruited to work on a secret project, Nysa is moved to a hidden lab. Isolated from the world, she is unaware of the strange occurrences that begin to plague the planet. Her fiance becomes concerned and begins a frantic search for her. He soon comes to realize that his quest isn't producing as many answers as unsettling questions

Scott Collins' tag cloud

2012    adventure    armageddon    centaurs    cloning    dna    dragons    epic    fantasy    fantasy series    fiction    goblins    magic    middle grade    monsters    scepter    series    sorcerer    stigmata    thriller    unicorns    wizards    young adult   

Smashwords book reviews by Scott Collins

  • Thin Blood on June 03, 2010

    Fantastic. Great action and suspense. So many twists and turns I got dizzy. Love that spinning head feeling. Thanks Vicki and I look forward to reading more of your novels!!
  • Eagle Quest on June 03, 2010

    I finished this book a lot faster than I expected to. It's a quick, easy read, and very enjoyable. I was pleasantly surprised by the informational pages included at the end of the book. Entertaining and educational. Thank you!
  • Under the Amoral Bridge on July 26, 2010

    I was a little worried that I'd get lost in a book filled with technical jargon, but Mr. Ballard did a fantastic job of giving me enough information that I understood the premise without overwhelming me with techie speak. The fast, action packed plot kept me turning pages well into the night.
  • Zed on July 28, 2012

    I'm not much of a zombie fan and I'm almost ashamed to admit I picked up this book based on its cover. Almost. Zed follows the exploits of Zed, an out of the ordinary zombie who lives a life of seclusion, trying to avoid contact with the various human groups out to capture or kill all zombies. Much to his dismay, he is forced into the company of a teenage girl. The two then set off on a wild adventure to save themselves, and in the process each other. I loved the characters. Each had an independent and strong voice as well as their own brand of humor. The plot was engaging and fast paced, enough to keep anyone turning the pages long into the night. Most of all I enjoyed the development of Zed as he sees what he's been missing while in hiding. All in all a fun read. I'll definitely keep my eye out for the next installment in the Zed series.
  • 2000 Words A Collection of Short Stories on Jan. 11, 2014

    Very entertaining compilation of stories. Great writing and interesting themes. There were a couple I was quite bummed ended when they did. I wanted more!! I always find it fun as well to read authors from across the pond. The spelling differences and slang never cease to bring a smile to my face. I highly recommend this book for those who read in short spurts, whether on a train or bus into work, or for those who have kids and can't read for hours at a time. You can definitely get your reading fix with a quick story from 2000 words.