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Cover art and description of Faces hits online bookstores!

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Getting closer all the time to the July 7 release of Faces, Book 3 of my Masks of Aygrima trilogy (written as E.C. Blake) from DAW books, edited by three-time Hugo nominee Sheila Gilbert. The cover art has finally appeared in online bookstores, along with the description below. Warning: this could contain spoilers if you’re still on Book 1! …

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Buy the audiobooks of Masks and Shadows!

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Both Masks and Shadows have been turned into audiobooks by Recorded Books. Both books are narrated by Elizabeth Morton. Click on the cover images below to go to Audible.com to purchase the audiobooks. You can also listen to samples of each!

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Masks shortlisted for two Saskatchewan Book Awards

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Each year the Saskatchewan Book Awards honour the best books by Saskatchewan authors, and I’m pleased to announce that the 2015 shortlisted books include Masks, in two categories: Young Adult Literature (self-explanatory) and Regina Book Award (for the best book by a Regina author). The books are judged by out-of-province judges, and the stated criteria …

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The Qwillery calls Shadows “an excellent sequel”

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Reviewer Brannigan at The Qwillery (who also liked Masks) praises Shadows: “E.C. Blake provides an excellent sequel in Shadows…Blake does a great job of building on the foundations he laid in the first book when it comes to both the magical system and world building…Anyone who liked Masks needs to read this book. Fans of realistic heroines will …

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Here’s the cover art for Faces!

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Just got this from DAW Books today: it’s the cover art for Faces, Book 3 in my Masks of Aygrima trilogy. It builds on the previous two covers and reveals, appropriately enough, Mara’s face for the first time. I like it a lot! How about you? Like the first two covers, this one is by Paul Young. The paperback of Masks will be …

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Faces, Book 3 in The Masks of Aygrima, submitted to DAW

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Early this morning I sent off Faces, Book 3 in The Masks of Aygrima, to Sheila Gilbert, my editor (and co-publisher with Betsy Wollheim) at DAW Books. I’m quite pleased with it–I hope she is, too! We’ll be discussing it at World Fantasy Convention in Washington, D.C., early in November. After which I’ll be plunging …

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Night Owl Reviews calls Shadows “a world filled with magic and special people”

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Four stars for Shadows from Pamela Robinson at Night Owl Reviews, who, interestingly, had not read Masks–though she intends to go back and do so now! In Shadows, by E.C. Blake, I found a world filled with magic and special people. Mara Holdfast is an intriguing main character. The author weaves a journey for her …

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Masks “a great-page turner and a fantastic start to an exciting new series”

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T.E.J. Johnson gives a rousing review to Masks: “The novel is fast paced and Mara gets herself in and out of a million-tangles as she falls from a high-born Aygriman citizen, to concentration-camp prisoner to unmasked rebel…I would thoroughly recommend this novel; it is a great page-turner and a fantastic start to an exciting new …

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SciFi Chick “thoroughly enjoys” Shadows…

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SciFi Chick, who loved Masks, also enjoyed Shadows: “Full of suspense, mystery, magic, and a bit of romance – the intensity builds to a climactic ending. And as before, I look forward to the next in this incredible fantasy series.” Read the whole thing.

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Four stars for Shadows from Addicted 2 Heroines

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Addicted 2 Heroines, which liked Masks, likes Shadows, too! Reviewer Cat writes: “…I devoured this story. I was hanging on to every word, fascinated by Mara’s predicament with the Autarch and the darkness that threatened to consume her…New alliances were formed, old alliances broken, and the love triangle that began in Masks found a resolution that the …

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