Feel free to skip my comments, below, to get directly to the reading, followed by details of the book from which the reading was taken. This episode of Story Time comes to you from my own short story, Under A Hunter’s Moon, the first of several in the Shadows Over Seattle: Prequels series. Each story can be read on it’s own, but might reference events from other stories in the collection. Each of these stories explores events in the lives of some of the characters who’ll be appearing in my first novel, Of Wolves & Men: Shadows Over Seattle Book One. I don’t have a release time-table for this book. So, why not check out this sample reading from the story that started it all?

Title: Series: Rating: Author: Format(s): Pages: Description: Ready Player One Ready Player One 9.9/10 Ernest Cline eBook, Paperback, Hardcover, Audiobook 384 A world at stake.  A quest for the ultimate prize.  Are you ready? At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut – part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed. It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you

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Title: Series: Rating: Author: Format(s): Pages: Description: Nite Fire: Flash Point Nite Fire 9.8/10 C. L. Schneider eBook, Paperback, Hardcover, Audiobook 400 Not all things born in the shadows are meant to be pulled into the light. Slated for execution, shapeshifting assassin, Dahlia Nite, flees her world to hide in the human realm. As payment for the shelter they unknowingly provide, Dahlia dedicates herself to protecting humans from what truly lives in the shadows. Moving from town to town, she hunts the creatures that threaten an unsuspecting human race; burying the truth that could destroy them all. But the shadows are shifting. The lies are adding up. And when Sentinel City is threatened by a series of bizarre brutal murders, light is shed on what

Title: Series: Rating: Author: Format(s): Pages: Description: A Thousand Faces A Thousand Faces: Book 1 8.7/10 Janci Patterson eBook, Paperback 292 In her debut YA science fiction novel, Janci Patterson presents a thriller that #1 NYT bestseller James Dashner calls “a fantastic book” and #1 NYT bestseller Brandon Sanderson calls “hands down one of my favorite novels of the year.” In the world of high-stakes espionage, it pays to be able to change your face. And that’s just what sixteen-year-old Jory and her family of shape-shifting spies can do—alter their faces and bodies to look like anyone. Jory is in training to be a full member of the family business—when she can convince her parents to let her help with their elaborate cons. But when

Feel free to skip my comments, below, to get directly to the reading, followed by details of the book from which the reading was taken. This episode of Story Time comes to you from the pen of Tom Dell’Aringa, and was recorded as part of the books launch on February 4th 2022. Having read the book for review, I was really interested in doing this recording, because of the chance to show the conflicts I saw in the main characters. It also gave me an opportunity to try out some new tools that simplify the process of creating these recording, while expanding what I can do. Be sure to watch the video for details about the book, and get a sneak peek at my review

Tom Dell’Aringa Tom Dell’Aringa is a science fiction writer who loves good characters. Rick Deckard. Dirk Gently. Ellen Ripley. Roland Deschain. You know who these people are, right? His stories have believable worlds populated with people you’ll learn to love – and possibly hate. He’s incredibly interested in where the future of artificial intelligence is going and how such intelligences might coexist with humanity. Yeah, robots ARE neat, aren’t they? HIs books will make you care about the story and the characters. You’ll find yourself easily transported to simple yet believable worlds. In the end, you’ll become part of someone’s meaningful journey.

Title: Series: Rating: Author: Format(s): Pages: Description: Blanchland Blues N/A 9/10 Tom Dell’Aringa eBook, Paperback 415 pages Since being dishonorably discharged from the Star Corps, pilot John MacAlister has been struggling to make ends meet with less-than-legal cargo runs across the cosmos. He’s desperate to get his life back, but every time John thinks he’s found that “one last job,” some new disaster lands him back at square one. After he crashes on the Moon, John finds himself in debt to a shady lawyer who makes him an offer he can’t refuse: Locate teenage runaway Meryl Amelson and bring her back or rot in jail. John knows whatever they want her for can’t be good – but what choice does he have? At least that’s

Title: Series: Rating: Author: Format(s): Pages: Description: Blanchland Blues N/A 9/10 Tom Dell’Aringa eBook, Paperback 415 pages Since being dishonorably discharged from the Star Corps, pilot John MacAlister has been struggling to make ends meet with less-than-legal cargo runs across the cosmos. He’s desperate to get his life back, but every time John thinks he’s found that “one last job,” some new disaster lands him back at square one. After he crashes on the Moon, John finds himself in debt to a shady lawyer who makes him an offer he can’t refuse: Locate teenage runaway Meryl Amelson and bring her back or rot in jail. John knows whatever they want her for can’t be good – but what choice does he have? At least that’s

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