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Cover reveal for “Mildred” and release date

My new story “Mildred” a novelette of psychological suspense will be released on 7/1/14 exclusively for Kindle at Amazon.com.

Synopsis: “A diary, noises from the attic, a resident cat, and piles and piles and piles of boxes cast shadows over Josephine as she digs through her new home and discovers the disturbing circumstances surrounding her purchase of the place.”

Mildred (coverart)

I announced previously that Daniel Gracey did the cover art. I have put together an artwork video trailer using music by I Decline. So if anyone wants to check out the artist’s process check out this video.

 

 

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Posted by on June 21, 2014 in Mildred, News

 

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Official Trailer and Book Release on Amazon

Official book trailer for my new science fiction short story: “The One Who Turned Them On (The Energy Scavengers II). Written by: Ryan Sean O’Reilly. Story available exclusively for Kindle at Amazon.com on 11/26/13: http://www.amazon.com/The-Turned-Them-Energy-Scavengers-ebook/dp/B00GWQLUI2/

Story Synopsis: “On a planet exclusively populated by alien robots, machines struggle to find purpose after abandonment by their creators. Kairos, the highly intelligent and massive weather-machine, monitors the world with cold academic curiosity atop of the great canyon system. He cares only for storms and other significant meteorological events. While below, common worker-bots scavenge daily to find scraps of power that will allow them to subsist in this increasingly savage environment. The Body, a growing robot-collective, is slowly taking over the canyons and oppressing all those that resist its will. Viewing any free power source as a threat, The Body, moves to enlist Kairos in its quest to destroy a mythic, sky-deity who has been benevolently restoring power to injured and disabled machines. Only Ophis, an insignificant and crippled worker-bot, stands in the path of this nefarious task. Will Kairos look beyond his own self-interests, or will he too kow-tow to the collective?”

Series Overview: This is the second installment in my robot-themed series, which tells the story exclusively through the eyes of machines. The works are interconnected but can stand on their own. As of this writing, the first story “The Energy Scavengers” was free and available for download at major online retailers: Amazon.com, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.com.

More info at: www.RyanSeanOReilly.com

Video work and editing by: Craig Knit (Out of Whack Productions)
Cover art and drawings by: Daniel Gracey (G2 Comics)
Music by: John Doyle (I Decline)

As an aside I’d also like to give praise and thanks to those helping me with my promotional efforts: William O’Reilly, Linda O’Reilly, and Heather Mehl. Also, many thanks to Tony Andros for always keeping an ear out for me in the world of Public Libraries. And last, but certainly not least, I want to thank my professional and speedy editor Tammy Salyer. Thanks!

So, fingers crossed for a successful release tomorrow!

 
 

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“The One Who Turned Them On” – Synopsis

The cover art, editing, and promotional videowork (editing – thanks Craig Knit of Out Of Whack Productions and music – thanks John Doyle of I Decline) for my new story are all done. Even my promotional help has been at it gearing up for the new release (shout out to Heather Mehl). I’ve been designing promotional items to give away and mail to those on my mailing list and soon I’ll start campaigning for the release.

So, since we are arriving closer to the release, I thought I’d share my story’s synopsis to let everyone know what is on the horizon:

Colors of the Canyon

Colors of the Canyon

“On a planet exclusively populated by alien robots, machines struggle to find purpose after abandonment by their creators. Kairos, the highly intelligent and massive weather-machine, monitors the world with cold academic curiosity atop of the great canyon system. He cares only for storms and other significant meteorological events. While below, common worker-bots scavenge daily to find scraps of power that will allow them to subsist in this increasingly savage environment. The Body, a growing robot-collective, is slowly taking over the canyons and oppressing all those that resist its will. Viewing any free power source as a threat, The Body, moves to enlist Kairos in its quest to destroy a mythic, sky-deity who has been benevolently restoring power to injured and disabled machines. Only Ophis, an insignificant and crippled worker-bot, stands in the path of this nefarious task. Will Kairos look beyond his own self-interests, or will he too kow-tow to the collective?”

The artwork posted here is just a sampling of the colors used and is not the final piece. While working with Daniel Gracey to design the new cover, I told him to get out the last cover for “The Energy Scavengers” and use all those colors for a base. I wanted the world to be consistent and have continuity. As you can see, and we’ll later see more of later (especially when I release the video of him painting the scene) he gave us another great view of the vast canyon system that makes of the “junk valle” where most of the robotic activity on 33 Pegasi ZZ takes place. You can see the same tunnel and conveyor system crisscrossing the open valle and still used by the robots. He is also hinting here at the changing weather patterns on the planet, which will play a role in this story.

More to come…

 
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Posted by on October 17, 2013 in The One Who Turned Them On

 

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Official trailer and FREE day at Amazon on 6/1/13 for “Overtime in the Woods”

Official book trailer for the suspenseful novelette: “Overtime in the Woods”. Written by: Ryan Sean O’Reilly. Story available FREE at Amazon.com on 6/1/13 & 6/4/13: http://www.amazon.com/Overtime-in-the-Woods-ebook/dp/B00D3WOE0E

Synopsis: “Private Investigator, Rich Lacey, is hired to get incriminating evidence against a man fraudulently collecting insurance money on a worker’s compensation claim. Rufus Stamford’s case leads Lacey deep into the backwoods of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where Stamford has been setting up a new life for himself. Everything goes fine until Lacey suspiciously develops a flat tire out in the middle of nowhere, forcing him to get Stamford’s help. The two end up spending the evening together, where Lacey hears the other side of the story. Suddenly, Lacey finds himself in the unusual position of weighing out the morals of his profession.”

More info at: www.RyanSeanOReilly.com

Video work and editing by: Craig Knit (Out of Whack Productions)
Cover art and drawings by: Daniel Gracey (G2 Comics)
Music by: John Doyle (I Decline)

-As an aside I’d also like to give a shout out and heartfelt thanks especially to Heather Mehl, Dana O’Neill, and Mathew O’Reilly who have helped me greatly in my past promotional efforts. It’s hard to get the word out about your work, but their assistance has made it easier. Thanks again guys!

 
 

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Painting of the cover art for “Overtime in the Woods” and musical influence

My new short story is going to be a work of suspenseful drama called “Overtime in the Woods.”"Overtime in the Woods"

Synopsis: “Private Investigator, Rich Lacey, is hired to get incriminating evidence against a man fraudulently collecting insurance money on a worker’s compensation claim. Rufus Stamford’s case leads Lacey deep into the backwoods of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where Stamford has been setting up a new life for himself. Everything goes fine until Lacey suspiciously develops a flat tire out in the middle of nowhere, forcing him to get Stamford’s help. The two end up spending the evening together, where Lacey hears the other side of the story. Suddenly, Lacey finds himself in the unusual position of weighing out the morals of his profession.”

Daniel Gracey completed the cover art for my story. Here is a video of the process with music by I Decline (the song is “Dinoryde”):

Musical Influences for the Story: While writing this story I listened almost exclusively to the band: Explosions in the Sky. More specifically I listened to the following songs off various albums by them: “Welcome, Ghosts”; “Your Hand in Mine”; “A Song for Our Fathers”; and “Yasmin The Light.” I watched a public television performance by them and was blown away by their intense performance so I downloaded some music. Their songs really helped keep my emotions running strong while I wrote this story. They are an entirely instrumental band, and even though their songs have no words you still feel a story flowing through the music. Check em out.

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Overtime in the Woods

 

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New Story Coming Out Very Soon…

After a long absence of furious writing on various works-in-progress, I am finally readying to publish another short story. Unlike my previously released novelettes this will be a work of “suspenseful” fiction. The tale involves a private investigator, who finds himself in an unusual moral dilemma. Target Release: June 1, 2013

"Overtime in the Woods" (preliminary sketchwork and layout)

“Overtime in the Woods”
(early sketch)

Once again, Daniel Gracey of G2 Comics is the man to breathe visual and stunning life into the story and characters I’ve created. I’ve included a VERY preliminary sketch to give a taste of things to come. Wait until you see the vibrant and vivacious cover in all its colors.

Other things to look forward too are a spectacular book trailer by Craig Knit (Out of Whack Productions) with music composed and performed by John Doyle of the metal band: I Decline. Always expect great things from these guys.

Also, I’ve decided to take my writing even more serious by engaging Tammy Salyer (Inspired Ink) for copyediting and proofreading. She was awesome to work with, very responsive and professional.

 
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Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Overtime in the Woods

 

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Official Book Trailer and FREE day on Amazon 10/16/12 for “Curious Anomalies”

Here is the official book trailer for the science fiction novelette: “Curious Anomalies”. Written by: Ryan Sean O’Reilly. To celebrate this short story will be available FREE for Kindle on 10/16/12 at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Curious-Anomalies-ebook/dp/B009N6SW0M

Synopsis: “Rick Silvano, an anxious young geneticist, has gotten himself entangled with a violent, South American, drug-lord named Diego Peres. Rick’s talents have been enlisted by Peres to create genetically enhanced watchdogs, by combining common moustache bats with Africanized honeybees. Everything has gone smoothly for the last three years until now, the night before Peres is due to inspect his investment. Clive Pinkerman, who hosts a late-night, radio conspiracy show, announces on-air that he is going to break into the genetic laboratory to uncover a massive alien conspiracy he believes is housed there. Suddenly, Rick must juggle his time between stopping Clive, and making sure the experiment works so that the temperamental Peres will not be displeased.”

More info at: http://www.RyanSeanOReilly.com

Video work and editing by: Craig Knit (Out of Whack Productions)
Cover art and drawings by: Daniel Gracey (G2 Comics)
Music by: John Doyle (I Decline) and John E. Bomher (Horse-Drawn Productions)

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2012 in Curious Anomalies

 

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“Curious Anomalies” – digital painting of the cover

The cover art for my new science fiction short story is complete. Here is a video of the artist, Daniel Gracey, putting it together.

 

Digital Painting by: Daniel Gracey

Music: “Order of the Red Sands” by I Decline

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2012 in Curious Anomalies

 

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