About Me:

I've lived most of my life in California and Nevada. As a consequence, my stories take place on sunny beaches and in cities such as Las Vegas. Some of you have asked about the common appearance of Las Vegas as a setting in my books. I do find it to be a fascinating and unique city. (And yes, I was married in Nevada).

About my marriage: We met in college and we have three kids. My kids have definitely affected my writing. I try to write things I wouldn't mind them reading as they grow up... Usually, I manage to meet that standard.

People have asked me about my varied taste in writing. It's true that many authors pick one genre or topic and write about it steadily throughout their careers. I've been blessed (or cursed, depending on how you look at it) with a tendency to enjoy many flavors of fiction. I've been further gifted with the urge to write in many flavors as well. Hopefully, everyone will be able to find something they like in my menagerie of stories.


An Ode to the Life of the Indie Author: by B. V. Larson (Summer, 2013)

Ah, the fulltime Indie-Writer Cycle...it's always the same. You lay your egg, dress it up and send it off into the cruel world. You're full of worry that it will tank or get slammed.

Wickedly slow during those first few days, it begins to catch on and rises up and up. Finally, briefly, you start to feel good.

Then it begins to hover, still floating. You have fantasies it will breakthrough or stay up there for longer than the usual 2 weeks. Then a few good reviews come in, and it pushes up a little higher still. Now it's at the peak, but you dare indulge yet more fantasies: This book will be different. This book will hang on forever!

It begins to drop about a month in. At first, you don't believe it. Maybe it teases you, jumping back up the charts for a day or two. But inevitably, the evil system does its work. Like a movie at the local theater, after a month your book is old news. Age sinks in its teeth, and the vampire begins to feed. Your best customers have long ago come and gone. Every day it falls earthward. You don't even want to look at the rank anymore, it's too upsetting. The readers are still coming in, but the main crowd has moved on. They're all talking about some pretty, cheap little package elsewhere--not your tired two-month-old fossil.

At last, you admit the ride is over, and you have to remind yourself it's not such a bad way to live. 

Time for a new book...

-BVL

My Bibliography:

Undying Mercenaries Series: (Military SF)

Steel World, September 2013

Dust World, April 2014

Tech World, August 2014

 

Imperium Series: (Alien Invasion SF) (Complete for now)

Mech Zero, March 2012

Mech 1, June 2010

Mech 2, November 2010

Mech 3, March 2012

"The Black Ship" (Mech Novella in Five by Five anthology), October 2012

 

The Haven Series: (Epic Fantasy) (Complete)

Amber Magic, June 2010

Sky Magic, June 2010

Shadow Magic, June 2010

Dragon Magic, July 2010

Blood Magic, September 2010

Death Magic, July 2011

Dream Magic, June 2013

 

The Star Force Series: (Military SF) (On-going)

Swarm, December 2010

Extinction, March 2011

Rebellion, August 2011

Conquest, December 2011

"Army of One" (novella published in Planetary Assault) May 2013

Battle Station, May 2012

Empire, October 2012

Annihilation, Feb. 2013

Storm Assault, August 2013

The Dead Sun, December 2013

Outcast, May 2014

 

Hyborean Dragons Series: (Dark Fantasy) (Complete)

To Dream with the Dragons, January 2011

The Dragon-Child, January 2011

Of Shadows and Dragons, February 2011

The Swords of Corium, April 2011

The Sorcerer’s Bane, May 2011

The Dragon Wicked, May 2011

 

Seeker Series: (Paranormal Romance) (Out of Print)

Blood of Gold, June 2010

Blood of Silver, August 2010

 

Unspeakable Things Series (Urban Fantasy, 47 North Publications) (On-going)

Technomancer, July 2012

The Bone Triangle, March 2013

The Elixir, ?? 2014


Standalone Books: (Most recent first)

Element-X, December 2012

The Vampire’s Image, October 2010

Deadly Weapon, October 2010

Velocity, August 2010

Z-World, June 2010

Spyware, June 2010

Real Life, May 2010

Creatures, May 2010

Lost Shores, May 2010


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