Category: Books

Winner of the autographed copy of Shadows is…

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…Christopher, who owns Tramps Comics Cards and Games right here in Regina. Which save me postage, since the store is four blocks from my house. Watch for a second contest next week!

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Not Yet Read says Shadows “more action-packed and fast-moving” than Masks!

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Tabitha at Not Yet Read reviews Shadows, and likes what she sees, calling it “more action-packed and fast moving that the first.” Mara has had a lot of harsh growing up to do for her young 15 years…I love how much she has grown in this book from the start to finish. She is such …

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Book giveaway! Enter for an autographed copy of Shadows!

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With the release of Shadows, it’s time for a book giveaway! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below. At the end of next week (August 16) I’ll draw one name and that lucky winner will receive an autographed copy of Shadows, absolutely free. Please share with anyone you think might …

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Crystal Book Reviews: Shadows “sure to delight every fan of fantasy”

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Another good review for Shadows, over at Crystal Book Reviews: “Adventure, battles, scenes of devastating power and ruthlessness, mistakes galore, kindness, compassion, love, and so much more fill these pages which will be sure to delight every fan of fantasy, science fiction, adventure, thrillers and mysteries!” Read the whole thing.

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Five stars for Shadows from Candace’s Book Blog

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Shadows releases August 5, and one of the first to review it, Candace over at Candace’s Book Blog, has given it five stars, rating at as better than Masks: “This book, to me, was EPIC. Once I started reading I couldn’t stop. I devoured it in two sittings and thought about it when I slept, …

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Copies of Shadows arrive! Release date is just around the corner…

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Look what I got in the mail today…coming to a bookstore near you August 5! Here’s the copy from the front flap: In Masks, the first novel in The Masks of Aygrima, Mara Holdfast’s life changed forever. As the daughter of the Autarch’s Master Maskmaker, she had a clearly defined future: working with her father …

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Twist of the Blade web page goes live at Coteau Books

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Coteau Books has a great website with pages for all of their books…and the page for Book 2 of my Edward Willett-penned YA fantasy series The Shards of Excalibur, Twist of the Blade, is now live! You can download a high-res version of the cover art and pre-order the print or ebook version right from that page. Here’s …

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Read the first two chapters of Shadows

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A month ago I posted the first chapter of Shadows, the second book in The Masks of Aygrima. Now we’re just about a month from the actual release of the novel, and so, as promised, I’ve posted a second chapter. You can read the first two chapters of Shadows here. Watch for a chance to …

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Read my YA science fiction novel Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star for free!

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My daughter Alice (newly fledged teenager) is a big fan of Wattpad, and has begun posting her own writing there (alicehasreadit is her account, and trust me, the kid’s got promise). I’ve poked around at it and thought it might be an interesting place to try to snare a few new readers, so by way …

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Shadows is an August Top Pick in Fantasy by RT Book Reviews

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RT Book Reviews Magazine has named Shadows one of its “Top Picks” in Fantasy for August, with a glowing 4 1/2-star review (the same rating given to Masks, which was also shortlisted for Best Fantasy Novel of 2013 in the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Awards). The review isn’t online yet (although as you can …

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