Re-Imagining Chase Armstrong

Something In The JungleFirst of all, I’m delighted to announce that my latest short story “Something In The Jungle” has made its way onto almost all of the major e-book outlets. It’s showed up on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, Apple iPhone, Diesel eBook, and probably a few formats I’m not even aware of. It’s a short story, so following the precedent of iTunes they’re charging just a scant 99 cents per download. What a deal!

Now, regarding the story’s hero, Chase Armstrong, let me say this about that: while he was the central figure in the original Dinosaur Wars novels, he was a little on the bland side. What with being a Yellowstone Park ranger, he was probably just a bit too polite, good with kids, nice to animals (except for charging T rexes!). So in my new series of stories he’s had a bit of a makeover. I’ve borrowed a bit from the James Bond playbook. He’s on a fat CIA expense account, he travels to exotic locales and pulls off daring escapades, and last but not least, he’s become irresistible to women.

In “Something In The Jungle,” I’m just getting warmed up. Chase will get more and more revved up in future stories. And let’s not forget his girl, Kit Daniels. She’s going through some changes too, which will become apparent in the next story in this series tentatively entitled “Riding Quetzalcoatlus.” While she has to take some heat for having broken up the relationship with Chase (permanently? temporarily? stay tuned), she’s also exercising some newfound independence and discovering character strengths she never knew she had (okay, I never knew she had).

So have a look at “Something In The Jungle.” If you’ve never bought an ebook, it’s time you joined the revolution. You don’t even have to buy a reader. There are formats you can read on your computer with free Adobe software so you’ve got no excuse. You can find any version you want on one of the vendors I’ve listed or go directly to my publisher, Smashwords, and get the version you want from them. And while you’re at it, write a review. I still get the occasional creep writing mean reviews, so nice reviews are always welcome.

Take the ebook plunge. You’ll be glad you did.

About Tom Hopp

Thomas P Hopp is a scientist and author living in Seattle. He writes medical thrillers, natural disaster novels, and the Dinosaur Wars science fiction series.
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2 Responses to Re-Imagining Chase Armstrong

  1. Judy R. Johnson says:

    Hope you’re getting set to write about the lady dino nesting on the moon. She’s been in media res far too long. Really glad you’re writing in that series anyway.

  2. Tom Hopp says:

    Thanks Judy. Yeah, I’ve definitely left Gana sitting on her nest in the bitter cold of a lunar crater bottom for far too long. Sorry about that. The good news is that I’ve been adding to her story from time to time even though I’ve digressed into mystery writing and other endeavors. Never fear though: I’ve always intended to complete the trilogy, and “Blood On The Moon” will most assuredly answer your questions. In fact, Gana is a pretty big player in that saga.

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