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Enjoy my guest post at My Shelf Confessions on the writing of Masks

Here’s my guest post for My Shelf Confessions on the writing of Masks. You can read it over there, or you can read it right here! Hi, I’m E.C. Blake, author of Masks, and I have a confession to make: it isn’t at all the book I originally set out to write. I thought it …

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The Bibliosanctum finds Masks “riveting from beginning to end”

“Masks is the very promising first novel of what’s shaping up to be a phenomenal series…I liked this book a lot; the story had me riveted from beginning to end, and there’s lots of potential for the main character and the series’ fantasy world.” – M. Mogsy, The Bibliosanctum

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My Shelf Confessions lauds “amazing world-building”

“Tension building that will curl your toes and amazing world building!…I applaud the author for creating such a world and character that I am already aching to learn more about. Those that love reading about worlds other than our own and rich magical systems will surely want to give Masks a read.  I am most …

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RT Book Reviews gives Masks 4 1/2 stars

“Masks grabs the reader’s attention on the first page and holds it until the last…The characters are complex and relatable and grow throughout the story, and the storyline itself is fresh and never predictable. Masks is simply impossible to put down and will leave readers begging for the last two books in the trilogy.” – …

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Author’s copies of Masks arrive!

One of the great joys of having a new book coming out is the arrival of your author’s copies–which is what happened yesterday with Masks. November 5 is the big day when everyone who wants it can buy it, but I get to see it first! Pretty, aren’t they?

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A Wordle for Masks

Just for fun, here’s a Wordle for Masks. Easy to tell Mara is the main character, isn’t it?

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Publishers Weekly likes Masks…

First big review has arrived! Publishers Weekly says of Masks, “Mara’s personal growth is a delight to follow. Sharp characterization, a fast-moving plot, and a steady unveiling of a bigger picture make this a welcome addition to the genre.” Read the whole thing.

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Penguin promotional video for Masks hits YouTube!

This just got posted today by the Penguin publicity people (trying saying that three times fast). It was shot when I was at the DAW offices in New York back in January…

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Early blog-review of Masks offers praise

Masks,Blogger Kari Lynn Mackey, who picked up an ARC of Masks through Goodreads, reviews the book and offers some kind words: Aygrima, the fantasy world in which Masks is set, is carefully crafted with backstory and geographical descriptions that gives the land a life of its own. These features almost beg for fan fiction to …

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First review for Masks!

Well, kinda. My sister-in-law Laurel Stein, who read an ARC, says, “I thoroughly enjoyed it! Looking forward to the next one.” So there you go. Not exactly a starred review in Publishers Weekly, but it’s a start!

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