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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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CURIOUS ANOMALIES – Top 10 #Free #Scifi shorts on #Amazon

My Scifi short Curious Anomalies is FREE on Amazon and currently ranks in the Top 10. Get it here: http://www.amazon.com/Curious-Anomalies-ebook/dp/B009N6SW0M. Check out the screen shot below:

Top 8 Free Scifi Shorts on Amazon (2-18-13)

Top 8 Free Scifi Shorts on Amazon (2-18-13)

The story has been trending well with 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon and Goodreads. The website “WiLoveBooks” said this: “A cool little story about what happens when you mess around with nature. The author did a great job of building up the suspense. Bats creep me out anyway. I may have nightmares now. A fun, creepy, short read.”

I appreciate all the support and hope people continue to enjoy the story.

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.

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2013 in Curious Anomalies

 

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CURIOUS ANOMALIES in Top 15 FREE Scifi Short Stories today !

“Curious Anomalies” has skyrocketed to #11 in Amazon’s Top FREE Science Fiction Short Stories (check out the screen shot). The story is free today and can be obtained here: http://www.amazon.com/Curious-Anomalies-ebook/dp/B009N6SW0M  (killer bats, killer bees, a mad geneticist, a South-American druglord, and alien conspiracies….what more could you want !)

Top 15 Free Scifi Short Stories

Top 15 Free Scifi Short Stories

On Amazon’s UK website “Curious Anomalies” is ranked at #22 in Free Fiction Short Stories. In other news my previous story “The Energy Scavengers” continues to display in the Top 100 Free Scifi Short Stories coming in today at #41. Thanks to everyone for the downloads and happy reading in the New Year!

 

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“Curious Anomalies” Free on 12/04/12 and write up in local newspaper

“Curious Anomalies” a scifi short, will be free again for Kindle on 12/04/12 at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Curious-Anomalies-ebook/dp/B009N6SW0M/

Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIOOFZ56AGc&feature=plcp

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.”

In other news, I got a bit more than a mention in The Orland Park Prairie (a weekly newspaper serving the Orland Park area). Staff Writer, Jessica Cilella, did a write up on the Orland Park Library author fair I attended and asked me a few questions. The article is in the November 12, 2012 edition. You need a subscription to view the whole article, but the link is here: http://www.opprairie.com/Articles-Life-and-Arts-c-2012-11-12-253042.114133-Local-authors-share-work-at-Orland-Park-Public-Library.html#mail

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Posted by on December 3, 2012 in Curious Anomalies

 

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Black Friday giveway for Curious Anomalies on Amazon

“Curious Anomalies” a scifi short, will be free again for Kindle on 11/23/12 at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Curious-Anomalies-ebook/dp/B009N6SW0M/

Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIOOFZ56AGc&feature=plcp

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.

Curious Anomalies – Cover Artwork

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2012 in Curious Anomalies

 

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THE ENERGY SCAVENGERS surges to Top 50 FREE on Amazon & new website review

Amazon is currently doing a price-match giveaway for “The Energy Scavengers”.

Top 50 FREE Short Stories on Amazon

Top 50 FREE Short Stories on Amazon

In the short time it has been FREE again, my scifi short story about robots has surged up into the Top 50 position for FREE Short Stories on Amazon. Check out the Screen shot here.

 

To get your FREE copy for Kindle go to this link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Energy-Scavengers-ebook/dp/B00811WWLK

 

Barnes and Noble also has this story FREE for Nook. Click here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-energy-scavengers-ryan-sean-oreilly/1112389046?ean=2940044899650

 

In other news, there has been some recent web buzz about “The Energy Scavengers”.

Fellow author Lawrence BoarerPitchford (a name you won’t soon forget) gave “The Energy Scavengers” a favorable review on his blog: “I was delighted to see that O’Reilly chose an interesting story line and character, as appose to the typical space hero and heroine format. This made the story attractive to me, since it was so different from anything I’d read of late.” Check out the full article here: http://swords-aliens-and-more.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-energy-scavengers.html.

Lawrence writes stories in the fantasy, science fiction, horror, and historical fiction genres such as as his Roman-themed story: Thadius.

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2012 in The Energy Scavengers

 

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Curious Anomalies – FREE on 10/27/12 at Amazon.com

My new scifi short story will be FREE for Kindle again on 10/27/12 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.”

Bonus: “The Energy Scavengers” is currently FREE on iTunes, Smashwords, and Sony eReader

Also, I will be attending an Author Fair that day at the Orland Park Library located in Orland Park, Illinois (USA):

Southland Author Fair

Stop by the Southland Author Fair with Crafters on Saturday, October 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet local authors who have written and published children’s picture books, poetry, historical non-fiction, romances, and mysteries. A new addition this year features crafters from the Country Cupboard, Knitting, Etc., and Graue Mill who will demonstrate spinning, knitting, and counted cross stitch.

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2012 in Curious Anomalies

 

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