It’s 3032 and mankind has conquered the stars. Strange creatures walk among us, but we are the aliens now, finding homes among the various races of other worlds.
Marc Slatterly and Matilda DuLac are members of the Galactic Mining Guild and they encounter a problem with a product in deep space. After contacting their command, they are told to expect someone to pick up the troublesome Trimagnite ore from them—a Gypsy, of sorts….
Enter the Lone Wolf – Wil VanLipsig has lived a long, and not so happy, life. Genetically altered by the Galactic Marines decades ago, he looks 25, when he’s really far older. It’s obvious after this first encounter, he and Marc have a history.
May 1, 2012
Welcome to the year 3032. Mankind has ventured into deep space to mine trimagnite, a lethal semi liquid ore. Meet Mark Slatterly and Matilda Dulac two members of the intergalactic mining guild who encounter an unshielded shipment of the ore. Enter the Lone Wolf, Wilhelm VanLipsig to retrieve the deadly stuff and deliver it to the mining guild on Aolani. Upon seeing each other again Captain Slatterly and the Lone Wolf have a tense reunion leaving Dulac to wonder what the hell is up. Soon orders come in that the three report to guild headquarters for a new intriguing assignment not knowing the trap awaiting them.
Dellani Oakes has penned an intriguing and action packed deep space adventure that is hard to put down. This reader went through the book from cover to cover in one day as she was unable to stop reading. I give the story five stars for an exciting plot, great comic relief, and exceptional steamy romance. I recommend the book to sci-fi fans everywhere and anxiously await the sequel.
Shakazhan begins where Lone Wolf ended, with the precipitous exit of John Riley. Aided by the evil Kahlea, Riley has disappeared to parts unknown and it’s up to Wil, Matilda and the crew of Flotilla, to find him. With the help of some powerful new friends, they once more pursue Riley to parts unknown.
May 18, 2014
As a Science Fiction fan, I was charmed, enthralled, and completely entertained by her first book Lone Wolf.
In Ms. Oakes ’sequel to Lone Wolf, Shakazhan I found the same mesmerizing qualities I loved about the first in this series. The story set in deep space in 3032 is a true masterpiece for a Sci-Fi buff like I am. It contains plenty of action and suspense with some twists and turns that will surprise and delight the reader.
As an avid reader I highly recommend this book for both the Sci-Fi buff and the reader of romance.
It’s Christmas and the people of Shakazhan are celebrating the holiday, and a few precious moments of peace. John Riley is dead, but he freed the nameless Kahlea, who called upon others before he, too, died. Now, the tiny force awaits the coming of the ancient evil race. Wil and Matilda are determined to find others among the natives of Shakazhan, to join them in the impending battle. Unbeknownst to them, the planet has even more secrets to reveal.
February 2, 2015
Lone Wolf Tales is an exploration of my sci-fi world. I have taken characters from theLone Wolf Series and delved more deeply into their backgrounds. As I wrote the Lone Wolf books, I realized that there were so many other stories I didn’t have time to tell there, things I wanted to discover and to share with my readers.
Photo by ZD Parish
And Itza Danced – Itza is a character who is introduced in The Kahlea – Book 4. She is an ancestor of The Champion, Sta Hyt Mai. And Itza Danced reveals a little about her origins, and sets her on the path of becoming the First Champion of Bankaywan.
Blackened – This short story, explores an incident in Wil’s life that he has done his best to forget. This chilling short is also included in the anthology, Nightfalls: Notes from the End of the World.
Brothers at Arms – Wil and Marc weren’t always super human, thought they did manage to survive every hellhole they ended up in. Hand picked for a special Super Soldierprogram, their lives changed dramatically. Originally included, in a much shorter form, inLone Wolf, I decided to edit it out of the novel and make a longer, more detailed version for a stand alone story. It’s a bit more grim than most of my other stories, but it was a very dark period of Wil’s life.
Call Me Penny – introduces a character who, unfortunately, doesn’t make it into the series. I had originally written this to be Lill’s origin story (read Brothers at Arms), but once I reread Lone Wolf, I realized that it couldn’t be her tale. Instead, I used another character from A Little White Lie, also in this volume. I like the character of Penny and I’m glad I was able to find a way to tell more of her story.
Fractured – examines the origin of a very important character in Wil’s life. He doesn’t remember her, but her life is destined to intertwine with his. More of her story will be told in A Wall in Time – a Lone Wolf Prequel. (No publication date in mind yet.)
Gone But Not Forgotten – This story isn’t so much from Wil’s past, as from Matilda’s. The reader is drawn into the hot, dusty, miserable life on the planet of Saltulle, where Matilda was born and grew up. What little moments of joy there are, have to be savored and treasured. Unfortunately, life in the Mining Guild is also full of dangers, something Matilda discovers all too young.
A Little White Lie – brings the characters of Penny and Wil together. The Galactic Marines have finally realized that allowing the earlier groups of Super Soldiers to live, might have been a mistake. As such, they have devised a method of ridding themselves of this nuisance. It’s a real mission, but Wil and his team aren’t apprised of everything their superiors have in store for them.
Pain Killer – shows a side of Wil we rarely see—one of sorrow and remorse. Dealing with the death of a friend, he’s none too happy when Greyling pulls him into a mission that’s so easy, she calls it a cake walk—or is it?
There Shall Be Great Rejoicing – We know and love Champion Sta Hyt Mai, the Zarbani warrior who holds such amazing powers. However, she wasn’t always such a formidable opponent as she is now. This story explores her humble beginnings and takes us through her early life, before she becomes the most powerful woman on Bankaywan.
I hope you enjoy these nine tales. I had a lot of fun writing them and I hope one day to write stories about other characters in the series. I found such a strong bond with Wil, Matilda and Mai, that telling their tales was easy. The others are presenting minor difficulties. Such is the way of the creative process.
© 2016 Dellani Oakes
October 12, 2016
If you want a good look at the characters in the Lone Wolf series, you really need to read the collection of short stories that happened long before Lone wolf, Mark and Matilda worked together against the Kahlea and the Shakazhan. Reading the book, I gained a new appreciation for their past lives and the conflicts involved. I give the collection five stars and kudos to the author for weaving such complex back-stories for the main characters.