Wizards of Seattle Series - Guest Post


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Episode 1 of the Wizards of Seattle Serieseattle Series

Jason wonders if his luck has finally turned around when he discovers he will inherit a luxurious home infused with ancient magic and a sizable fortune from a relative he’d never known existed. Of course, there’s a catch. His younger brother and his cousin will inherit equal parts of the inheritance and it is stipulated in the will that they must live together first before they gain possession of the estate.
All three of them are potential White Knights with the rare ability to practice advanced white magic. They must learn to use their new power and defend themselves from a secret organization that is armed with potent, black magic. This novella is the first installment of the Wizards of Seattle series.

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Episode 2 of the Wizards of Seattle Series
Jason has recently discovered his new category six wizardry was a result of a genetic experiment performed by a secret organization called the Ebullio. Now that he has broken free of their mind control enchantment, suppressed memories float to the surface and he remembers the terrifying abductions and genomic therapy that he and his younger brother, Benjamin, endured. Meanwhile, the Valituras have set their sights on Jason, unleashing powerful curses designed to kill him and his family. As Jason learns more about the Ebullio and the Valituras, he realizes that danger lurks behind every corner and the enemy could be hiding in plain sight. This novella is the second installment of the Wizards of Seattle series.

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Guest Post:

    As I was grocery shopping the other day, I found myself mysteriously drawn to the bakery section where I had a hankering for a luscious chocolate donut or an old-fashioned donut drizzled with caramel frosting. Because I am allergic to dairy and wheat, I often find myself drawn to these foods like a moth to flame. It puzzled me why it felt like I always made a beeline for this section of the store until I thought long and hard about it and finally realized that I always work on novel right before I run my errands. The other day, I was writing about Xtreme Donuts and their fabulous gourmet donuts right before I set out to the go grocery shopping.

    Xtreme Donuts is a fictional place I write about in my Wizards of Seattle series and the Grumpy Old Wizards series. One of the locations is in Seattle and if it really existed, I would visit that shop every single day just to have one of those mouth-watering, scrumptious desserts. Once in awhile I will treat myself to one of my favorite desserts such as a small piece of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting or a bite of cheesecake but I have to be really careful. The words of a dear friend of mine come to mind, “We are our own worst enemies” which makes me realize I need to rearrange those days where I have to run errands so that I take care of my grocery shopping and other errands first before I write in order to leave temptation behind. Or at least, to help minimize it.
    I still have to combat the sinister geniuses out there who insist on throwing alluring desserts in my face. For example, practically every single grocery store I go to keeps their bakery section right on top of the produce section. So you’re trying to be healthy and you’re putting apples, celery, and other appropriate foods in your shopping cart while the tantalizing aroma of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies or cake wafts around you, just begging for a good home. And then when you’re standing in line at the checkout, all of those magazines with pictures of cheesecake drizzled with salted caramel sauce and other delicious desserts beckon like sirens, often containing large print right beside them claiming you can lose 20 pounds in three weeks – sometimes even faster than that. When you really think about it, grocery shopping is a very difficult chore full of very challenging obstacles for healthy eating and if you’re trying to lose weight, it’s like running the gauntlet. Wish me luck and read a good book


John 6-12-11-2John O'Riley began writing at a very early age. In fact, he's been writing for as long as he can remember. He is an award winning writer of novels and screenplays in the category of urban fantasy, comedy, mystery, science fiction and young adult. His movie feature screenplay, Cursed, is an Honorable Mention Winner for the 2012 Screenplay Festival. His most recent accomplishments include the screenplays Cursed, Project Pandora, Pinky Swear, Incipio, and Bad Sister which have been listed as Quarter Finalists, Semi Finalists, and Top Finalists in the 2012 Screenplay Festival, 2012 Filmmakers International Screenplay Awards, 2012 StoryPros International Awards, 2012 Pulsar Sci Fi Screenplay Contest, and the 2012 Reel Authors International Breakout.

He loves reading fantasy, science fiction, and humorous fiction. Some of his favorite authors include Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, Kay Hooper (Bishop Files/ psychic detective thrillers), Kat Richardson, J.K. Rowling, Angie Sage, Jayne Krentz, and Janet Evanovich. He currently resides in Washington state and owns a very friendly parakeet named Amy who helps spark his imagination.

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