Books & Stories!
The goal of this page is to list all of our Books and Stories, along with a brief summary of each.
Please scroll through the list and see if anything catches your eye! It would be great to hear your feedback when you are done.
These R.G. Taark books are ‘hack and slash’ science fiction and fantasy-style books. The goal for my R.G. Taark books is pure entertainment. Characters are meant to come alive with their own rational self-interests, politics, vices, and foibles all on display within the pages.
The Guardsman: Book 1 introduces one of the myriad difficult worlds in humanity’s far future. This story is a science fiction mystery, intent on personal touch and experience. A few moments of bad choices capitalized on by some unknown rival change lives drastically. I wrote this book in 2010, under the R.G. Taark pen name, first published in 2011.
The Guardsman: Book 2 goes more deeply into the conflicts, murders, and scheming that typify dynastic wars both internally and internally. This story is still a science fiction mystery, intent on personal touch and experience to tell the story. This one is darker than the first because of the plots and evil done out among the stars. I wrote this book in 2012, under the R.G. Taark pen name, I believe I first published it in 2012.
The Guardsman: Book 3, is really a book and a half. As the conclusion to the science fiction trilogy, this book rides the story to the conclusion. The nemesis is revealed and pursued, while the next generation of Hegemony’s warriors steps into their places of responsibility. I wrote this book in 2013 & 2014, under the R.G. Taark pen name, first published in 2014.
Razormouth the Dragon plagues the land and this story introduces a Beowulf-style character named Adalbern. The Razormouth story is an epic fantasy, involving swords, shields, boats, dragons, Gods, and destiny.
I have been writing this for a long time! I think the first draft outline started way back in wrote this book in October of 2012, under the R.G. Taark pen name. Razormouth is as yet unpublished in August 2023, but there is a lot written, about three books worth!
Symbiote was the first book concept I developed. The origin was a conversation with one of my overly intelligent soldiers from the Army. He was a sergeant tank gunner in Korea with two doctorate degrees who wanted to see the world. It was a wild rambling conversation, and the next day I started outlining Symbiote’s basics. When I wrote this book in 2010, under the R.G. Taark pen name. It was during the start of a very traumatic and life-altering divorce. If you want to know what has happened, break open your legal dictionary. Read the descriptions for ‘Severe Parental Alienation’. Then drag that shit far forward through a miserable decade+. Symbiote was difficult to write to start with given all the shit going on in the ‘real life’. By the time I got into the fighting and action, I realized that given personal experiences with trigger pulling, writing fiction in the modern military genre was going to be difficult. Please consider this series on pause. There is more to tell here, but it is emotionally difficult. So we will tell other stories first.
The Exorcist’s Assistant was my first foray into the Horror genre. This was fun to write before Halloween. But I discovered that paranormal horror/thrillers are not really what I enjoy writing.
I wrote this short story in 2012, under the R.G. Taark pen name. It was Halloween and horror stories are mandatory at least once. This story is basically about a young, first-time assistant who goes full circle trying to save a young child. Then as the wheel of time turns, the same cast of characters encounter each other again with traumatic results for all.
The Innkeeper’s Niece was written as a literary challenge. When I wrote this book in 2012, under the R.G. Taark pen name, it was during a break in writing The Guardsman.
When I wrote this book in 2010, under the R.G. Taark pen name, I was watching a lot of the USA series ‘Burn Notice‘. That series is one of my all-time favorite pieces of brain candy! I saw something on the news and those two wires, ‘Burn Notice‘ and the news story, crossed some wires for me and out popped this fun Spy story! This short story is set in Syria. So, it was really unsettling to watch that civil war kick off in all of its horrors. And then I got to sit here knowing that I had already written this story before those events subsumed anything I could have written.
A.U. Link books are typically adult in nature, including the adult content. So, if you’re a kid go away. And find some other page on this site to look at, please. Maybe start HERE at the beginning…
“She’s had her eyes on him. It’s time he found that out.”
The neighbor girl has a crush on her best friend’s dad. She also sees her friend’s mother acting strangely, and begins to suspect that her friend is being duped by both her mother and boyfriend!
This story is a little different. It is not your typical seduction tale, nor is it one of the ugly & humiliating cuckold stories that are so prominent anymore.
“A Cup of Sugar” begins with the old cheating joke about visiting ‘for a cup of sugar’, and progresses through a classical ancient Roman-style comedy story arch ending. To clarify the Roman comedy idea, while Rome indulged in brutal blood sports to harden their populace to the sights of war, their comedies were typically about misunderstandings where no one was hurt or degraded in any way at the end
All Hallows is an adult Halloween novella contest entry for a cool $500!
The story starts with a failure to follow invitation directions. You will make a sharp turn into a collision with a Druid and Succubus. Then detours around that first issue, straight into some Goblins and a Wizard. And then summons a screaming demon out of hell.
All Hallows has been a lot of fun to write!
I have not decided if I want to publish that one for real or not. But we’ll see where it goes!
Bored to tears in a dead-end job, under a stagnated & miserable middle manager, our overly clever protagonist mouths off to his supervisor one too many times. Our manager decides to get rid of us once and for all and sends our friend to a shitty part of town, where the gangs hunt suits from the city. And by the way, immortals who thrive on the blood of humans have seized control of society. So there’s that too.
‘Exhibition on Display‘ is a fun first-person perspective story about what could have happened! It is obscene and pushes a lot of boundaries! I won’t guarantee that it will make you blush, but you’ll probably raise an eyebrow and smile at the minimum! 😉
‘Internet Interlude‘ is about online dating gone so horribly wrong that it turns out perfect! This was written tongue-in-cheek and inspired by a conversation with a fellow writer. We were collectively rolling our eyes at results from various dating sites and arguing about the pros & cons of the whole thing.
The story is about a pick-up artist who finds the perfect woman for him. But she’s the one who makes it stick!
‘Kaylee’s Fun At Work’ covers a chance meeting at her place of business. While young mama Kaylee is a good woman, a good mama, she struggles with confidence and standing up for herself. Of course, since her job involves taking her clothes off and collecting dollar bills, her chances for fun at work are a lot higher than most! Sick of her useless live-in boyfriend dragging her down with emotional hooks, Kaylee has fun for herself. This book was my first foray into a 100% female perspective. It was a challenge and took a good deal of comments back and forth before we nailed Kaylee and her psych issues. The big trouble was keeping exposition out of the story and illustrating her proclivities with dialogue and monologue only. Kaylee was a huge writing victory, a lot of fun to write, and a fast-paced hot one!
Taming the Ice Queen was a lot of fun to write! Ice Queen is a true Fire & Ice story! This story starts out by exploring a version of our world where random individuals & families suddenly obtain elementally based superpowers. Chaos ensues obviously, because, well, why not! 😉 Our Ice Queen, Rose, is a convicted felon, who paroles herself!
She just doesn’t feel like staying locked up anymore, and there is really no one out there who can stop her. The prison system can’t afford to pay the going rate for super-powered guards. And nobody really wants to get in her way and become a meat-popsicle for arguing with her. Rose sets her eyes on her prize and quickly discovers that the FBI showing up at his door and, for some reason is not knocking looking for her… Again, things spiral out of control from there in as much fun as you can have in a world where super-powered young women with shitty impulse control have their run of the town. Ice Queen is probably my absolute favorite A.U. Link story. It was fun to write and flowed easily, as I let my characters run amuck.
He is slated for a business trip, and the mayhem starts when his wife at home tells him to ‘go have fun and then tell me about it when you get back’. Threesome on Order was a real challenge to write. Typically, up until this time, I did not write multiple partner stories. Done in real life, well, maybe, not tellin’… But stories are much harder because there are literally more moving parts going on at the same time. A scene with one partner might require ‘X’ pages for a scene in the book’s chronological time to last ‘Y’ time. But a scene with multiple partners when you read looking for that same ‘Y’ time seems to need ‘3X’ as many pages.