R.A. Hobbs was born in Seattle, Washington, and is the proud descendant of Czechoslovakian immigrant coal miners along with a watery and diluted pool of European serfs, and the only child of a Tai Chi barber and a mystical seamstress.
Reading and getting lost in books as a child was the catalyst for wanting to write stories and the hope of one day creating a magical experience for another reader is her loftiest goal as a writer.
R.A. Hobbs now resides outside of Seattle, happily married to her best friend, and blessed to be raising two remarkable and ingenious children who also happen to be her biggest fan and greatest inspiration.
R.A. Hobbs would like to thank her readers for taking a chance on a new author and with many new projects on the way, hopes they'll come back for more.
For updates on what she is currently writing you can visit her blog at http://rahobbs.wordpress.com/
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Rock, Pirate, Ninja
by R.A. Hobbs
[Book 2 of the Rogue Ninja Series]
Rock, Pirate, Ninja picks up right where Tetsuo and Vasha’s fugitive romance left off. Relentlessly pursued by the clans with whom they were once loyal, they find themselves trapped on the Cayman Islands with a bloodthirsty new enemy who is determined to do whatever it takes to eliminate them no matter who or what gets in their way.
How Ninja Brush Their Teeth
by R.A. Hobbs
[Book 1 of the Rogue Ninja Series]
What does a ninja do after being demoted to a regular nine to five job? He picks a fight with the wrong crowd that leads him on a completely unexpected adventure full of mystery, love and a stray cat.
Note to parents: PG-13, with sexual situations and allusions to sex, violence and some strong language.
Interview with an Android
by R.A. Hobbs
(Short story) Popular and irreverent talk-radio show host, Chip Gregory interviews his latest controversial public figure – an android named Paul, who claims to believe in God. While on the airwaves of his volatile and popular call-in talk radio show, Chip finds his audience just as explosive as its subject matter.
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- Nocturne, Son of the Night
on July 11, 2011
I highly recommend this story for those who love fantasy and adventure for the escapism it provides.
A.J. Cooper presents the world of Varda with an ease of entry that is at once familiar and cozy yet interesting enough to keep you there wondering where he will take you next.
Nocturne himself is interesting as a main character and probably, because I’m not the most familiar with this particular genre of fantasy, the adventures of Nocturne remind me a bit of Conan the Barbarian, in
that he is a wandering character, traveling, fighting, escaping, and having adventures. The ending was well done, leaving you satisfied at where the journey of Nocturne leaves us, yet wanting more of the world.
And even though the main character is Nocturne, I feel the world of Varda is the real character in the story. From what I’ve gathered from A.J Cooper’s author page, this seems to be the case and I’m looking forward to more stories to come out of Varda in the future.
Now for the technical stuff: The PDF and HTML version of the story on Smashwords.com is well formatted, with a few typos here and there, but nothing too distracting to keep you out of the story. As for the Kindle and other reading devices, I don’t own one (yet!) so I can’t tell you how the formatting is on those devices.
Also, I would love to see a new cover for this, one that highlights Nocturne, but with more of the world in the background.
All in all, this was a great little gem for $0.99 and I recommend it if you like fantasy/adventure with a wandering, kick-ass vampire elf thrown in.