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Kevin Hopson

 

Prior to hitting the fiction scene in 2009, Kevin was a freelance writer for several years, covering everything from finance to sports. His debut work, World of Ash, was released by MuseItUp Publishing in the fall of 2010. Kevin has released several other books through MuseItUp since then, and he has also been published in various magazines and anthology books. Kevin's writing covers many genres, including dark fiction and horror, science fiction and fantasy, and crime fiction.

Genre  Crime/Mystery

Tags  Crime, mystery, death, murder, police, sheriff, suspect, investigation

Release  March 21, 2014

Pages  34

ISBN  978-1-77127-499-9

Price  $2.50

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Sheriff Joseph Mauro is summoned to a local lake in Stone County, having received a report of a dead woman along the water’s shore. With foul play a possibility, he utilizes the help of his two female deputies in questioning family members and friends. As the three of them search for clues and possible motives, the case takes an unexpected turn, and Sheriff Mauro must rely on his instincts if he is going to weed out the killer.

Genre  Young Adult Dark Fiction
Tags  Landfill, dolls, resurrection, death, living dead, friends, high school
Release  April 4, 2014
Pages  33
ISBN  978-1-77127-507-1
Price  $2.50

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Billy, a high school senior, has lost a lot in the past year, including his younger sister, Sara. Billy lacks excitement and purpose in life until his curiosity takes him and his best friend, Connor, to an old, abandoned landfill along the river. Connor would rather forget the experience, but Billy can’t help but feel invigorated by their findings. Taking it upon himself to uncover the mystery, Billy finds his life coming full circle – but is that a good or bad thing?

Genre Young Adult Fantasy

Tags Dragons, castles, knights, volcanoes, undead, apocalypse, mages, dwarfs, dwarves, perpetual winter, desert

Release April 21, 2015

Pages 94

ISBN 978-1-77127-709-9

Price $3.50

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The planet Oabrora faces a perpetual winter after a human mage, Vico, causes all of the volcanos in the dragon homeland of Jifihx to erupt. Three dragon siblings—Mianth, Tulvir, and Hirador—survive the blast and set out on a journey to bring Vico to justice. However, when they cross paths with two humans, they discover a far worse enemy than Vico.

Genre  Sci-fi

Tags  Earth, solar flares, sun, radiation, sickness, underground city, apocalypse, wasteland

Release  March 1

Words  3768

Price  $0.99

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Max and Lorenzo are strangers who have crossed paths under the most dire of circumstances – the need to survive. With the earth nothing more than a wasteland and solar radiation a constant threat, the two of them set out for a place called Hope Cavern, an underground city where people have taken refuge. Making the journey north, however, they realize there is a price to pay for companionship.

Release: November 1, 2010

ISBN: 978-0-9865875-7-3

Price: $1.99

Pages: 22

         
Jax has always succumbed to his boss’ wishes in an effort to please him. When he is asked to journey to the town of Tellare with a volcanic ash cloud standing in his way, Jax realizes the dangers, but he accepts the job anyway. He even brings along his friend Stu as company. However, Jax starts to regret his decision when Stu puts up resistance and conditions continue to worsen. What awaits them inside the ash cloud, and will Stu prove to be a liability when push comes to shove?

Genre:  Sci-Fi

Tags: Mining, underground, disaster, apocalyptic, science fiction, short story, suspense, thriller, aliens

PAGES: 21    

PRICE: $1.99

ISBN 978-1-77127-183-7

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When an earthquake hits, Mackenzie and two of his co-workers are forced to take shelter in a refuge chamber three miles below ground, uncertain of the damage around and above them. Weighing their options, the three must decide whether to stay put or take their chances climbing to the surface, though making it to ground level is just half of the battle.

Genre: Sci-fi Dark Fiction

Release: May 27, 2011

Pages: 22

ISBN:978-1-926931-84-5

Price: $1.99

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Someone is illegally moving death row inmates between prisons, and one prisoner finds out firsthand what the perpetrator wants with them.

Genre  Sci-Fi

Tags  Aliens, war, winter, Montana, mountains, river, power plant, human hybrids, virus, disease, apocalypse, death

Release  September 23, 2014

Pages  69

ISBN  978-1-77127-594-1

Price  $3.50

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The U.S. has been invaded by an unknown enemy, and Lance is struggling to survive after losing his parents in the initial fallout. Traveling on foot and having to endure the harsh winter conditions, he searches the open lands of Montana for food, water, and shelter. About to give up, Lance eventually crosses paths with two others. However, are they friend or foe, and can he truly trust them with his life?

Genre: Paranormal Dark Fiction

Release: February 2011

Pages: 19

ISBN: 978-1-926931-24-1

Price: $0.99

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Ken is a middle-aged fisherman who has captained the Sea Mac for more years than he can count. He has experienced heavy weather, rough seas and even death. However, nothing has prepared him for what he is about to endure on the island of Eilean Boghdoiri. His friend Paul, also the island’s lighthouse keeper, has gone missing. Ken and his deckhand Jimmie set out in search of him, only to discover things are far more complicated than initially thought. As they race to unlock the mystery, Ken and Jimmie find themselves fighting to stay alive. Will Paul ever be found, and, if so, can they make it off the island in time?

Genre Mystery/Romance/Thriller
Tags Police, divorce, kidnapping, child loss, death, romance, afterlife, love, second chances
Release October 13, 2015
Cover Designer Charlotte Volnek
Pages 41
ISBN 978-1-77127-754-9
Price $2.99

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Atlanta police officer Jacob Schmidt mourns the loss of his son, Ken, the grief having torn apart his marriage in the process. Jacob, in a deep state of depression, would do anything to see Ken again, including suicide. Given the choice between a second chance at life and being reunited with his son, Jacob must decide what he truly wants.

Genre Fantasy
Release February 23, 2016
Length 49 pages
ISBN 978-1-77127-786-0
Price $2.99
Tags Dwarves, gnomes, forest, mine, underground, dragon, exile, gems, helm, fire, lion, hyenas, mountains, grasslands, tavern

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Facing exile, Modrad sets out on a mission to gain entry back into Vargrom, the mountain city he has always called home. Even if he can survive the journey and succeed in his quest, the council may have other plans for Modrad, leaving the dwarf to ponder his future. From the pages of The Fire King comes the story of Modrad’s early years.

Genre Dark Fiction
Release Early 2017
Designer MuseItUp Designs
Length 28 pages
ISBN 978-1-77127-897-3
Price $0.99
Tags Ghost, children, snow, spirit, Native American, Indian tribe, possession, police, detective, apocalypse, storm

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A historic snowstorm decimated an American Indian tribe in the nineteenth century. Thousands died, some ultimately eating their own in order to survive. Now the snowstorm has returned, and something sinister hides within it. Something detective Jacob Schmidt will witness firsthand.

Series Jacob Schmidt Series
Release November 28, 2017
Designer MuseItUp
Genre Crime Fiction
Length 34 pages
ISBN 978-1-77127-979-6
Price $0.99
Tags Crime, police, detective, private investigator, drugs, domestic abuse, domestic violence

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Some men prey on weakness. Some use force to display power. And some will use words to break a soul. But Jacob Schmidt is not one of those men. He’ll take his nicks in order to protect others and stand up against injustice.

 

 

 

 

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