Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar 29

Week 7 Book Giveaway begins: every entrant receives short story “Je Me Souviens”

Neil from Saskatoon was the winner of last week’s book giveaway. Now it’s time to start Week 7. The rules remain the same. Simply comment on this post, reply to one of the posts I’ll put on Facebook on both my Edward Willett and E.C. Blake pages, or reTweet one of the Tweets I’ll post …

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Mar 22

Kirkus Reviews likes Song of the Sword

First review I’ve seen of the new version of my written-as-Edward-Willett YA fantasy Song of the Sword (first book in the five-book Shards of Excalibur series) is from Kirkus Reviews, which says it’s “a tight story (all the details make sense), and characters exhibit honest emotions,” and adds, “Fantasy references galore should ensure that readers …

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Mar 22

Week 6 of my weekly book giveway: enter and receive a copy of short story “The Path of Souls”

The winner of Week 5 of my book giveaway contest was David (one of three Davids who entered) from right here in Regina (which makes it easy to get the book to him, at least!). Thanks to everyone who entered–I had 29 entrants in all, most of them this week from Facebook. On to Week …

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Mar 22

Two new reviews for some of my Edward Willett novels

While the most recently released book is always the one that generates the most reviews (although reviews for Masks have slowed tremendously since it first came out), older books can still spark reviews at unexpected intervals, and recently a couple of reviews popped up for some of my older books, written as Edward Willett. Outworlder …

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Mar 22

One step closer to the release of SHADOWS

The release of Shadows, Book 2 in The Masks of Aygrima, is getting closer–it’s due out beginning of August. And here’s proof that it’s not far away–the page proofs arrived from DAW Books yesterday. I’ll be going through these over the next month to try to stamp out any typos/other minor problems that might still …

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Mar 17

Soliciting cover art opinions for upcoming Edward Willett ebook

I’m working toward self-publishing Star Song (as I mentioned in this week’s book giveaway starting post), and today I spent some time playing with cover ideas. I’ve got two choices thus far, so I’m soliciting opinions. Which of the two covers below do you like best…and why? Here’s the one-paragraph description of the novel: Kriss …

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Mar 15

Week 5 of my weekly book giveaway: everyone who enters gets a pre-pub copy of STAR SONG

The winner of Week 4 of my great book giveaway was Melinda, who commented on my Edward Willett Facebook page. Now it’s on to Week 5! Rules are the same: leave a comment below, or reply to one of my Facebook posts, or retweet one of my daily Tweets on the subject, and if your …

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Mar 15

A glimpse at a real-life Masked city…

Wonder what it would be like to live in a city where everyone has to be masked at all times? Venice’s Carnival gives you a pretty good taste of it. Some of these photos could have been taken in Aygrima! View the whole slideshow, and read about Venice’s maskmakers…

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Mar 08

Book Giveaway Week 4: enter to win any book I’ve written, get download of The Chosen for free!

And so we move on to Week 4 of the Great Book Giveaway of 2014. I had an even dozen entrants last week, each of whom received a free download of my YA ghost story The Haunted Horn. The winner was David, who commented on a post on my E.C. Blake Facebook page. This week, …

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Mar 01

Week 3: Another chance to win a free print book, and a free ebook to all entrants!

And so we plunge ahead to Week 3 of my weekly book giveaway. Same terms for entering: just leave a comment on this blog, or reply to the post I’ll put up on my E.C. Blake fanpage on Facebook or RT one of the Tweets I’ll be posting about the contest on Twitter @AuthorECBlake. Last …

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