Crimson Son (Crimson Son Universe Book 1) by Russ Linton

Armed with only a multi-tool and an arsenal of weapons-grade snark, Spencer takes on his superpowered father’s robotic nemesis to try and uncover the fate of his mother. Along the way he rallies a team of retiree superheroes and everyday people living in the shadow of a weapons program gone wrong.

Before the dust settles every superhero and supervillain will come together for a Jerry Springer style Ragnarok. On the brink of Armageddon, with his mother’s very existence at stake, Spencer stumbles into the true mastermind’s web and discovers he’s been the prey all along.

Crimson Son isn’t your typical superhero novel. Fast-paced, engaging, with all the action you’d expect but set in a believable world helmed by a vulnerable hero with an unmistakable voice.

Targeted Audience: General Audience

Author Bio:
In the fourth grade, Russ Linton wrote down the vague goal of becoming a “writer and an artist” when he grew up. After a journey that led him from philosopher to graphic designer to stay at home parent and even a stint as an Investigative Specialist with the FBI, he finally got around to that “writing” part which he now pursues full time.

Russ creates character-driven speculative fiction. His stories drip with blood, magic, sarcasm, and radioactive bugs. He writes for adults who are young at heart and youngsters who are old souls.

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Empty Quiver by Russ Linton

Empty Quiver (n) – A U.S. Military term to identify and report the seizure, theft, or loss of a nuclear weapon.

They were never designed to be heroes.

Hurricane. Ember. Aurora. Danger. State-sponsored superhumans known as Augments. Weapons created to end a war.

With the war over, their creators couldn’t surrender the power and sought to hide it in the shadows. They forged ahead with covert operations and proxy wars despite growing condemnation. But one by one, Augments begin to ignore their handlers or disappear altogether. The quiver emptied.

Empty Quiver takes a dark dive into the Crimson Son universe. Not your typical superhero tales, this short collection pulls no punches as it examines the clandestine program that changed Spencer’s world. If you think you’d like thrilling action and conspiracy set in a gritty superhero world like no other, then this is the book for you.

Targeted Audience: General Audience

Author Bio:
Russ Linton
Born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, The United States
In the fourth grade, Russ Linton wrote down the vague goal of becoming a “writer and an artist” when he grew up. After a journey that led him from philosopher to graphic designer to stay at home parent and even a stint as an Investigative Specialist with the FBI, he finally got around to that “writing” part which he now pursues full time.

Russ creates character-driven speculative fiction. His stories drip with blood, magic, sarcasm, and radioactive bugs. He writes for adults who are young at heart and youngsters who are old souls.

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Pilgrim of the Storm: The Stormblade Saga Book 1 by Russ Linton

Sworn to protect mankind, they seek the Wisdom of the mighty storm dragon, Vasheru. But the Age of Man nears an end. Only one among them will rise to avert the judgment of the gods.

Raised by his mentor, Izhar, Sidge has mastered the twelve thousand mantras and knows every ritual in meticulous detail. As they embark on the pilgrimage, he wants nothing more than to make Izhar proud and ascend to the rank of Cloud Born.

Only he isn’t human.

Sidge is an Ek’kiru, a “bugman”, more often pressed into hard labor than the meditations of the temple. The favored successor to lead the temple believes Sidge to be an abomination and his drug-addled mentor, a heretic. Then there is his growing infatuation with a streetwise woman named, Kaaliya. His first pilgrimage will not only test his faith but his sense of identity as he races to ensure his beloved temple does not fall into the wrong hands.

Pilgrim of the Storm is the first book in a unique epic fantasy trilogy from Russ Linton. If you like character-driven plots, intricate world building, and want a refreshing spin on the typical genre conventions, then you’ll love all three books of the Stormblade Saga.

Targeted Audience: 15-above

Author Bio:
In the fourth grade, Russ Linton wrote down the vague goal of becoming a “writer and an artist” when he grew up. After a journey that led him from philosopher to graphic designer to stay at home parent and even a stint as an Investigative Specialist with the FBI, he finally got around to that “writing” part which he now pursues full time.

Russ creates character-driven speculative fiction. His stories drip with blood, magic, sarcasm, and radioactive bugs. He writes for adults who are young at heart and youngsters who are old souls.

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