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

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 Nikki Hyson. It was recorded back in May 2019 for OWSCyCon, an online book event I ran for readers and authors. Even though it’s one of my earliest recordings, I love the sound quality, which comes through very clearly.  This is also one of the readings that made me want to do more, because of how exciting the story was. I loved doing this reading, because “Second Door To The Right” is the start of an amazing series, which I can’t wait to see continued in the third

Title: Series: Rating: Author: Format(s): Pages: Description: Essence Of Magic Ruby Morgan: Book 1 9.2/10 L. J. Rivers eBook, Paperback, Hardcover 246 – 274 WHAT WOULD YOU PAY FOR A TASTE OF MAGIC? My name is Ruby Guinevere Morgan. I’m half Fae, with healing powers and the ability to throw the occasional force field. When I left my home town to study journalism, I made a promise to my mum to stay hidden from the Harvesters hunting for magical blood—like mine. My first week at university, and I’m already about to break my promise. See, I tend to poke my nose into places where it doesn’t belong, and I can’t look away when the disappearance of a girl on campus is connected to the hottest