Author Interview Dark Energy Tour

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I’m hosting an interview for the book tour for urban fantasy novel “Dark Energy”. My questions are bolded, the author’s responses are in regular font.

1)      Can you give us a short synopsis of Dark Energy?

Dark Energy is a urban fantasy that takes place in the near future about 50 years after a disaster causes almost everyone in the world to become wizards. The protagonist, Josephine O’Connor, is a rare Category 6 wizard so she is a lot more powerful and even though she has the experience of an 84 year-old, she has the youthful body of a woman in her early twenties. She’s recently discovered that she’s immortal rather than just aging very slowly. Josephine uncovers an important secret about the Valituras, a power-hungry organization that has lived in secret for centuries. They have amassed powerful dark magic and infiltrated all levels of the government. Now that their existence is publicly exposed and Josephine’s discovery leads to the capture of more Valituras agents, they decide to make a big move and declare war against the country. Josephine scrambles to protect herself and her loved ones from this powerful foe. Her two life-long friends, Helen and Alice, are also immortal and assist her on this quest.

As she uncovers more clues in her search to expose the hidden identities of the Valituras leaders, her boyfriend grapples with his new talent of white magic which proves to be a potent yet unreliable source of power. Even as Mark’s abilities expand, he struggles to avoid burnout which will lead to a coma and reversion back to mainstream magic. When the U.S. government’s MADA department hires him to attempt restoration of an ancient historical site, American Stone Henge, the Valituras target him for termination.

As Josephine’s psychometry brings her closer to the truth about the Valituras, it becomes a race against time and she fears the answers will come too late.

2)      Is this part of a series, or a stand-alone?

This is the third installment of the Grumpy Old Wizard series but can easily be read as a stand-alone.

3)      Why should everyone read Dark Energy?

Dark Energy is a fun adventure and an interesting take on immortality. I would recommend it to any urban fantasy lover who enjoys a contemporary setting with plenty of magic, adventure, and little bit of humor.

4)      What are you working on now?

I am currently working on the fourth installment of the Grumpy Old Wizards called Terramezic Energy where a new foe is discovered and that Earth’s ancestors used to possess more advanced magic that allowed them to travel and colonize other worlds in distant galaxies.

Dark Energy

Cover For Dark Energy - CreateSpace_edited-1Title: Dark Energy

Author: John O’Riley

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Josephine uncovers an important secret about the Valituras, a power-hungry organization that has lived in secret for centuries. They have amassed powerful dark magic and infiltrated all levels of the government. Now that their existence is publicly exposed and Josephine’s discovery leads to the capture of more Valituras agents, they decide to make a big move and declare war against the country. Josephine scrambles to protect herself and her loved ones from this powerful foe.

As she uncovers more clues in her search to expose the hidden identities of the Valituras leaders, her boyfriend grapples with his new talent of white magic which proves to be a potent yet unreliable source of power. Even as Mark’s abilities expand, he struggles to avoid burnout which will lead to a coma and reversion back to mainstream magic. When the U.S. government’s MADA department hires him to attempt restoration of an ancient historical site, American Stone Henge, the Valituras target him for termination.

As Josephine’s psychometry brings her closer to the truth about the Valituras, she fears the answers will come too late.

Author Bio

John for NPWAJohn O’Riley has been writing as far back as he can remember. He is an author of novels and an award winning writer of 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 was raised in California then Washington state and has lived in Missouri, Oregon, and Florida. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and French and worked in a variety of bookstores including Borders and was the manager for one of the bookstores in Florida that was actually owned by Goodwill.

He loves reading fantasy, science fiction, and humorous fiction. Some of his favorite authors include Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, S.J. Viehl, Kat Richardson, J.K. Rowling, Angie Sage, Jayne Krentz, and Janet Evanovich. He currently resides in Washington state and owns a parakeet named Amy who helps inspire him.

Links

Author Website: http://johnoriley.webs.com.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/JohnPatrickORiley?ref=hl

Dark Energy at Amazon

Dark Energy at Nook

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One thought on “Author Interview Dark Energy Tour

  1. John O'Riley says:

    Thank you so much, Elise, for the interview and feature posting here today. It must be fun and also hard work to be the only librarian in a small town. I hope you have a great week!

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