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Wizards of Seattle Series

Posted by John O'Riley on December 9, 2014 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (2)


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 boo...

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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 th...

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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 http://iheartreading.net/ 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.



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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 http://madnessbookish.blogspot.com/ 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 http://foreverbooklover.wordpress.com/ 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!


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Free Book Giveaway: Book Tour: Day 2

Posted by John O'Riley on March 11, 2014 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Today is the second day of the Book Tour for Dark Energy, the third installment of the Grumpy Old Wizard series which brings us to Coffee Break.


There will be a free book giveaway for 5 ebook copies of Dark Energy at most of my tour stops.



Book Tour Schedule

Posted by John O'Riley on March 10, 2014 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Here is the Book Tour Schedule for the third installment of Grumpy Old Wizards, an urban fantasy called Dark Energy which starts tomorrow.

There will be contests for free ebook giveaways at most of the tour stops:


March 10th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

March 11th: Guest Post and Giveaway @ Coffee Break

March 12th:...

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International Writing Finalist

Posted by John O'Riley on March 9, 2014 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I am stoked to receive word that two of my screenplays have made it to the Quarter-Finalists for this year's International Filmmaker's Awards. One of the screenplays is New Earth, a science fiction adventure about another dimension. The other is a comedy called Pinky Swear. I look forward to the next round in the competitions.You can view the official finalist award page here. ...

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