Tom Andry is the Associate Editor of Audioholics.com and host of the AV Rant podcast. He's been writing mostly reviews but has lately returned to his prose roots. He has written many unpublished short stories, poems, and a few screenplays that may still be produced. He's the father of three boys affectionately nicknamed Punkalicious, Captain Evil, and Neo. He's happily married and currently resides in Perth, Australia. His background is in drama, creative writing, and research psychology which basically means his kids are in for a pretty rough time. His wife, Tanel, doesn't have it so easy either.
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Bob Moore: Hostile Territory
by Tom Andry
A former private investigator, Bob Moore made a career of embarrassing supers. The Super City, a levitating metropolis, has appeared over Bob's apartment. Bob is "invited" by the Vice President to become the new US Ambassador after two previous dignitaries have disappeared. Trapped in a city full of supers that would love to see him dead, Bob must stay alive long enough to unravel the mystery.
Bob Moore: Desperate Times
by Tom Andry
Bob Moore: Desperate Times, the action-packed sequel to Bob Moore: No Hero, finds Bob working with his ex-wife to foil a terrorist plot. But a new super, the most powerful anyone has ever seen, arrives with catastrophic results. Can Bob, a Private Eye with no super powers, survive when so many supers have perished?
Bob Moore: No Hero
by Tom Andry
Super powered humans started appearing 30 years ago. Now, they are everywhere. Bob Moore, Private Eye, dares to investigate those who could incinerate him with a thought. When he is called to help a super from his past, however, he'll be pushed to his limit. When supers and the police think there is no crime, can he get to the truth? Will he want to for the man that destroyed his marriage?
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- Cow Tipping
on Jan. 11, 2011
I get it. The characters seem to be a cross between frat boys and... well, I won't give it away. I think the beginning could have more foreshadowing of the end. It was too short for the reader really empathize with the character at all and in the end, I just ended up not liking them. I'm sure that was the point but I wished I could have found a redeeming trait in the MC. Unfortunately, since this is his "first time," that implies more. Any secondary act negates any guilt he felt about the first. Overall well written and interesting if a bit vulgar.
- Ice Cracker II
on Jan. 17, 2011
I very much liked this. While it wasn't explained much in the text, you could tell that the characters were well defined and fleshed out. The setting, as mentioned, was original and different for a fantasy setting (with the guns and all). Very, very good and probably one of the best things I've ever read on Smashwords. Looking forward to more.
- The Weight of Blood, (The Half-Orcs, Book 1)
on Feb. 02, 2011
I read this on the iPad (not sure if I left a review there) but I didn't think it was all that dark. Sure, the protagonists start off on the wrong side but that's nothing new. If anything, it is refreshing to see just how evil they were. Too often the "bad guy gone good" never really reveals all the torturing and maiming they did when they didn't know any better.
The problem I had was that I didn't quite feel that the characters felt like (especially the necromancer brother) they wanted to change. It was more that they were forced by the situation. Maybe in later books they will become truly good (which would be a nice way to go with the arc) but for now, I wouldn't be surprised if they turned evil if the opportunity presented itself.
Yes, it could do with a once over from a grammar nazi but compared to much of the free fare, it was very nice. I wouldn't recommend it to my mom but I have no problems saying that, for those that don't mind a little blood, it's a very entertaining read. Well done.
- The Kind Gods
on Feb. 07, 2011
Wonderful. A poignant and interesting tale. Perfectly told at just the right length. Too often these short works feel rushed, longer ones padded. This one had everything it needed and nothing else. I could imagine it being told to an ancient boy before bed to continue the traditions of his people. A great opening scene for a movie. Easily five stars.