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Ashes & Embers @ Orcs Unlimited Games!

August 23, 2018

 

Hey, everyone! I’m proud and excited to announce that my short story: “Ashes & Embers,” has been published by Orcs Unlimited Games in their P.I. Longtail Anthology! Each story in the collection is original fiction based on characters and concepts from Orcs Unlimited’s Small Wardens Role-Playing Game.

Read an excerpt from “Ashes & Embers” below.


It was a typical Friday afternoon in Sun Place. Bright, warm, and mellow. A soft breeze blowing in from the ports. People lounging in Sun Park and on the beaches. Tourists out shopping and ducking into the bars. The docks busy with endless maritime traffic…and somewhere, trouble was brewing. I didn’t let on, but I could feel it; deep down in my belly like the rumble of a locomotive.

I was restless, sitting with my feet on my desk and the morning paper in my paws. My partner, Tracy, was so bored she’d taken to doing cartwheels across The Office. I tried to ignore her but it was difficult. Even a weather-beaten old rat like me had to admit that she was a cute little squirrel; maybe the cutest in Sun Place. Tracy was quite a partner, too. A bit reckless from time to time, but no doubt the best I’ve ever had.

Saaammm,” she groaned, leaping onto her desk chair with a deftness that both impressed and annoyed me. “Can’t we call it quits for today and go have some fun?”

I folded the paper and glanced over; trying my best to look like a disapproving uncle and probably failing. Tracy smiled, batted her long lashes. Playing me like a fiddle. Making me ignore the rumble in my belly.

“Well…I suppose we could knock off early for the weekend. Maybe go over to the docks and see what the tide brings in.”

Tracy leapt down from her chair. For a moment, I thought she was going to land in my lap and I sprang forward. “Swell!” she said, doing another cartwheel, and I couldn’t help but chuckle. Maybe my gut was wrong, after all.

Nope.

Right as I stood, an acorn slid down through the mail drop. Both Tracy and I jerked toward the sound as it hit the floor and rolled to a stop near my feet. Tracy’s smile faded as she looked from the acorn to me. This could only mean one thing. Warden Command had a job for us. I shrugged, then bent down and picked it up.

“Aw, man,” Tracy said, shaking her head. “What timing.”

“Yeah,” I agreed, speaking into the acorn. “Sam Long Tail here. What’s the hubbub, Bub?”

The acorn flashed red, as always. Then an automated voice began to speak:

“Good day, Sam. Good day, Tracy. We have a mission for you both. We’ve received word that a small, traveling carnival has crept into Sun Place this morning. They’re currently setting up in Gaslight Park, presumably to peddle their wares throughout the weekend. The owner-operator of this carnival is a human male named Edwin Embers. He has quite a lengthy record, though mostly for petty crimes. We have reason to suspect that he may be up to no good, and would like you to investigate as soon as possible. Please provide a report once the investigation has concluded. Thank you, and good luck.”

With a weary sigh, I turned and tossed the glowing acorn into a dismantled cast iron sink in the far corner. Warden Command had a hilarious way of making sure their message-acorns weren’t later found by the wrong people; the acorns exploded soon after the message was spoken.

Eyes closed, paws over my ears, I turned to Tracy and waited for the small explosion to pass. The noise didn’t bother me, but the small shockwave sure didn’t help my belly any. When I opened my eyes, Tracy was looking at me with her precious dark eyes. I lowered my paws and grinned.

“The good news, kid, is that we’re going to a carnival…”

To that, Tracy squealed and put on her trusty flight cap.


Longtail P.I. is available through Amazon.com @ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GPZTJQ2/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1534898604&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=long+tail+p.i.&dpPl=1&dpID=51zeXk5EuNL&ref=plSrch

Check out Orcs Unlimited Games @ http://orcsunlimited.com/

 

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Ramingo’s Porch Issue #3

May 29, 2018

Hello, everyone! I’m proud to announce that Ramingo’s Porch Literary Magazine Issue #3, featuring my short story: “Blurring The Edge,” is now available for order through Amazon!

Check it out:

https://www.amazon.com/Ramingos-Porch-Issue-3/dp/1948920042

Thanks for your support!

JLR

Living The Nightmare Official Page!

March 14, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Seattle, Washington: a lonely addict, down on his luck and desperate to score, finds himself in utter turmoil. A drug deal gone bad, with both his life and his sanity hanging in the balance.

Stark City, Oregon: a lonely birthday celebrant, drunk and enraged, calls out to the devil for vengeance against his soon-to-be-ex-wife. A wish with dire consequences—especially when uttered on All Hallows’ Eve.

Two lost souls who find themselves living the nightmare.

This novella-length book contains the stories: “Freeway Park,” and “A Messy Divorce.” Both dark and haunting explorations of the so-called American Dream. Don’t miss these two tales of suspense and terror by Jesse Lynn Rucilez, author of Bobby’s Dream and Bobby’s Fight.


Available in paperback @ Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1986415325


Available in digital format @ your favorite online store, including Amazon.com, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, and more: https://books2read.com/links/ubl/4NR629/


Promo Vid:


Read an excerpt of “Freeway Park” here: https://jlrucilez.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/freeway-park-short-story-excerpt/


Read an excerpt of “A Messy Divorce” here: https://jlrucilez.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/a-messy-divorce-short-story-excerpt/


 

 

Ramingo’s Porch (Promo Vid)

December 28, 2017

Hey, everyone! I finally got my contributor copy of “Ramingo’s Porch, Issue #1,” featuring my short story: “Lucifer In High-heels!” Here’s a short promo vid I made for the magazine:

Thanks for watching!

JLR

Evelyn Grimes Official Page!

November 7, 2017

 


Evelyn Grimes, a disgraced former nun with a lifetime of dark secrets. Janet Pearl, an unsuspecting pawn in Evelyn’s cruel game. Two women having a quiet dinner; estranged by circumstance, bound by blood. As the night unfolds, the grim details of Evelyn’s past will be revealed. Janet, the doomed confessor, finds herself facing an unthinkable truth, along with the meat cleaver in Evelyn’s gaunt hands. Don’t miss this macabre tale of murder, madness, and revenge by Jesse Lynn Rucilez, author of Bobby’s Dream, and Bobby’s Fight.


Available in paperback through Amazon.com @

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1979273278/ref=cm_sw_su_dp


Available in digital format @ your favorite online store, including Amazon.com, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, and more:

https://www.books2read.com/u/broy9E


Promo Vid:


Read an excerpt here:

https://jlrucilez.wordpress.com/2017/04/02/evelyn-grimes-novella-excerpt/


Spoken Word Excerpt:

Appleton’s Abode Official Page!

September 27, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deep in the Oregon woods lies a place of mystery, a place of magic. Families come from miles around to visit Professor Appleton’s famous children’s library and stuffed animal zoo. Baxter Page, a playwright and suburbanite family man, often visited the Abode as a boy. Now, after being willed the deed to the house and land by his old friend, Baxter must return. Will he accept his responsibilities as caretaker? Will the Abode accept Baxter? And what of Baxter’s wife and teenage daughters? Will the Abode’s charms lure them in, or will fear of the unknown lead to disaster? Don’t miss this tale of dreams, myth, and wonder by Jesse Lynn Rucilez, author of Bobby’s Dream and Bobby’s Fight.


Available in paperback @ the following stores:

Create Space: https://www.createspace.com/7575793

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1976391342/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1506530331&sr=1-1


Available in digital format @ your favorite online store, including Amazon.com, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, and more:https://www.books2read.com/u/3k05AW


Promo Vid:


Read an excerpt here:

https://jlrucilez.wordpress.com/2014/09/28/appletons-abode-short-story-excerpt/


Spoken Word Excerpt:

“Bobby’s Dream” Promo (Video)

June 17, 2017

Hey, everyone. Here’s a promotional video for my novel: “Bobby’s Dream.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK-nmqO3zw0

Thanks for watching, and don’t forget to subscribe!

JLR

Bobby’s Fight Official Page!

June 11, 2017

 

 

 

 


Clint “Gladiator” Gault is a professional fighter set to take on an undefeated Russian champion. But over this glitzy Las Vegas spectacle, a specter looms: that of a dead, mysterious boy named Bobby Williams. Having tormented Bobby as a child, Clint learned firsthand that he’d possessed strange and terrifying abilities. Now, fourteen years after almost dying at Bobby’s hands, Clint must grapple with the demons of his past while facing the ultimate challenge. Don’t miss this action-packed sequel to “Bobby’s Dream” by Reno-based author, Jesse Lynn Rucilez.


Available in paperback @ the following stores:

Create Space: https://www.createspace.com/7191970

Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Bobbys-Fight-Jesse-Lynn-Rucilez/dp/154687576X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8


Available in digital format @ your favorite online store, including Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, and more: https://www.books2read.com/u/3JK5BP


Promotional video:


Read an excerpt here: https://jlrucilez.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/bobbys-fight-novella-excerpt-2/


Spoken Word Excerpt:

Bobby’s Dream Official Page!

June 11, 2017

 

 

 


Have you ever felt different than everyone else? Well, for Bobby Williams, an eight-year-old with emergent psychic powers, that feeling is reality. After losing his father to a car accident, Bobby has retreated into a lonesome fantasy world; his sole source of comfort a villainous creature from his favorite movie. His mother, Colleen, struggles daily with the loss of her husband, and the pressures of keeping their lives together. To make matters worse, Bobby has to deal with a sadistic fifth-grader named Clint, a psychotic teacher who suspects the awful truth, and a lecherous principal who lusts after his mother. As his powers grow in intensity, Bobby’s entire life begins to change, building toward an inevitable and tragic climax. Don’t miss this taut supernatural thriller by Jesse Lynn Rucilez, author of Le Club du Mal.


Available in paperback @ the following stores:

Create Space: https://www.createspace.com/7192002

Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Bobbys-Dream-Jesse-Lynn-Rucilez/dp/1546872817/ref=sr_1_28?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1495739375&sr=1-28&keywords=bobby%27s+dream


Available in digital format @ your favorite online store, including Amazon.com, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, and more: https://www.books2read.com/u/baPEyq


Read an excerpt here: https://jlrucilez.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/bobbys-dream-novel-excerpt/


“Bobby’s Dream” Promo:


Spoken Word Excerpt:

Le Club du Mal Official Page!

June 11, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Le Club du Mal is the story of adult film star, Angelique du Mal. As a major player in the adult film industry and owner of an erotic nightclub, Angelique challenges society’s notions of not only love and sex, but also what it means to be successful. Her attitude is no-holds-barred, yet she remains grounded and loyal to family. Over the course of a day, Angelique will struggle with the demands of being both boss and mentor to a stable of exotic dancers, cope with the memory of a sister who committed suicide, and confront the man who nearly ruined everything: her father. And all of this while celebrating her twenty-ninth birthday.


Available in paperback @ Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/Club-Mal-Jesse-Lynn-Rucilez/dp/1546640002/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8


Available in digital format @ your favorite online store, including Amazon.com, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, and more: https://www.books2read.com/u/4AgdoN


Promotional video:


Read an excerpt here: https://jlrucilez.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/le-club-du-mal-novel-excerpt/


Spoken Word Excerpt:


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