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Cover art reveal: Twist of the Blade by Edward Willett

Song of the Sword, first book in a new five-book YA fantasy series by my alter ego, Edward Willett, comes out next month from Coteau Books. Coteau just sent me the cover art for Twist of the Blade, Book 2 in The Shards of Excalibur. I like it! And as you can see, there’s a …

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In Honour of National Poetry Month 2: Within this box of glowing white…

Within this box of glowing white I type, in pixels black, These words. I try to get them right, Yet still I feel they lack A certain something. Yeats I’m not Nor am I Keats or Austen. My forte, I would say, is plot: This scansion is exhausten’. And so, although ’tis poetry This month …

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In Honor of National Poetry Month 1: I Tweet, Therefore I Rhyme

I TWEET, THEREFORE I RHYME Being a Twitterpoem cycle in honour of National Poetry Month 2014, with each stanza set off with pretentious Roman numerals, just because it’s more poetic that way I In characters, 140 sum, I must Tweet out my heart, So that, for National Poetry Month, I will have done my part. …

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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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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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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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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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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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A previous publication by an E.C. Blake…

I think I like the cover for Masks better, though.

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Dark Faerie Tales calls Masks “a thrilling ride from beginning to end”

Dark Faerie Tales gives Masks 4/5 stars…er, ravens, saying: “Young adult books can sometimes be hit or miss with me, depending on how I feel about the protagonist. Luckily, this book was a big hit. From the first page, it had me hooked…it was still a thrilling ride from beginning to end….it’s not for the …

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