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“Mildred” – new tale of psychologcial suspense available FREE on 7/8/14

My new novelette of psychological suspense “Mildred” will be available in Kindle format for FREE at Amazon on 7/8/14: http://www.amazon.com/Mildred-Ryan-Sean-OReilly-ebook/dp/B00LDYMTU6/
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.

 

Promotional Video Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2ek3Tf9yZ0

 

Mildred Coverart (final)

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2014 in Mildred, News

 

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Two for the Price of None – FREE Scifi

Get my robot SciFi shorts FREE on 1/1/14 The Energy Scavengers and The One Who Turned Them On at Amazon.com.

I’m running a promotion for new Science Fiction short “The One Who Turned Them On” the second installment in The Energy Scavengers Series. Coincidentally, Amazon is price-matching the first installment “The Energy Scavengers” for free as well. Now you can get both stories for nothing! Download and enjoy.

“The One Who Turned Them On” (Energy Scavengers II)

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 a robot-themed series which tells the story exclusively through the eyes of machines. The works are interconnected but can stand on their own.

http://www.amazon.com/One-Turned-Them-Energy-Scavengers-ebook/dp/B00GWQLUI2/

 

“The Energy Scavengers” (Energy Scavengers I)

Synopsis: When mankind reaches far out into the universe to find other life forms it may first find machines. A string of planets on the outer edges of the Milky Way contain the mechanical workers of an ancient alien civilization. Calvin, an exploratory rover coupled with, Nutshell, his landing ship, are sent to discover what all these machines are still doing–now that they’ve been abandoned by their alien owners. First contact comes not by hand of man, but by metal of machine.

http://www.amazon.com/Energy-Scavengers-Ryan-Sean-OReilly-ebook/dp/B00811WWLK

 

 

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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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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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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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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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