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Wizards of Seattle News!

Posted by John O'Riley on November 5, 2015 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (1)

I have exciting news about the Wizards of Seattle series. I decided to get rid of Caretaker, a novella, and combine it with Inheritance so that it makes Inheritance a full-length novel. So now, the free ebook Inheritance is now a full-length book instead of a novella. If you already downloaded the free book, Inheritance, you can download Caretaker for free on my homepage. I have included an Amazon Kindle and also a Nook under the listing Inheritance.

Wizards of Seattle Series

Posted by John O'Riley on December 9, 2014 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Reader's Choice Awards

Posted by John O'Riley on November 27, 2014 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I recently entered the International Reader's Choice Book Awards 2015 competition and I just got back a 5 star rating from them for the book I submitted, Black Moon. I am thrilled by the recognition and can't wait to see how the book does at the end of the contest.

The Witch With No Name

Posted by John O'Riley on November 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I am such a huge fan of Kim Harrison's Hollows series that I hated it when The Witch With No Name became available because I knew it was the end. This is such an inventive, exciting, and fun series. The Witch With No Name was an absolutely fantastic conclusion to the series. It brought all of the elements together and by the end of the story she tied all the loose ends. I would definitely recommend anyone who's a Hollows series fan or who loves urban fantasy. If you haven't read her other books, I would encourage you to start from the beginning.

Her story is rich with supernatural characters including demons, the elves, witches, and gargoyles. The mystics were another fantasy element that I found so intriguing and it was suspenseful because you never knew what they were going to do or what the outcome would be. There were so many surprising plot twists, so much adventure, and there was romance.

I won't say any more because I don't want to give away any details to anyone who hasn't yet read the book. 

New Urban Fantasy

Posted by John O'Riley on March 27, 2014 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The latest urban fantasy book, Terramezic Energy, will be available soon.

The urban fantasy, Terramezic Energy, is the fourth installment of the Grumpy Old Wizards series. When a mysterious and destructive magical force strikes near Sarasota, Florida, the chief of police assigns his best investigator and arguably strongest wizard, Josephine O’Connor, to the case. As Josephine works on this mysterious phenomenon, she learns that a young woman has become a lab rat to develop stronger wizards. As Josephine tries to help the woman controlher abilities, it becomes apparent that the new wizard has a volatile powerthat may prove impossible to contain.


Josephine and her friends face their greatest challenge yetwhen a hostile AI known as APU 81, created by an advanced civilization,resurfaces and targets them for termination. APU 81 has plotted for centuries to enslave humanity and the time has finally come for it to carry out its sinister plans.

Terramezic Energy will be available soon. Here is the cover reveal:


Book Tour and Free Book Giveaway

Posted by John O'Riley on March 22, 2014 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Today's tour stop is the second to last day of my Book Tour for Dark Energy, the third installment in the Grumpy Old Wizards series. My book tour stop today is at which is an excellent place to read reviews of great books. You can enter for a chance to win a free copy of Dark Energy here.

Free Book Giveaway & Book Tour Stop

Posted by John O'Riley on March 21, 2014 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

My book tour stop for today is at where the host has set up a contest for a free ebook giveaway of the fantasy novel, Dark Energy.

Book Tour & Free Book Giveaway Day Four

Posted by John O'Riley on March 14, 2014 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The fourth day on my book tour brings me to which is an awesome book blog!

Visit the book blog today and you can enter for a chance to win a free ebook for urban fantasy Dark Energy, the third installment of the Grumpy Old Wizard series!