Category Archives: Japan

Paperback Launch Competition Results!

Excalibur Books is delighted to announce the results of the “Voice of the Jewel” Paperback launch Contest! 5th Prize – An ebook copy of “The Unofficial Guide to Japanese Mythology”, the companion book to the SMJ trilogy – Jennifer. 4 … Continue reading

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5th Prize: “The Unofficial Guide to Japanese Mythology” ebook

ABOVE: One of the Kappa statues from the streets of Kappabashi. The fifth prize in the “Voice of the Jewel” Paperback Launch Competition is a copy of the “Unofficial Guide to Japanese Mythology” ebook! What do J. K. Rowling, Stephen … Continue reading

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“Voice of the Jewel” Paperback Launch Competition & Giveaway!

    Welcome to the Voice of the Jewel paperback launch competition and giveaway! This online event will be held from now until February 26th, to officially launch the paperback edition of the grand finale of the “Sword, Mirror, Jewel” … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our readers! The Excalibur Crew has been traveling over the winter season … doing more research for more novels … we’ll be sending out some publishing news very soon!!! 👍🏼

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The Cost of a ‘Like’

  GUEST POST BY CODY L. MARTIN, AUTHOR OF “ZERO SUM GAME”.   An artist online recently posted about how he spends hours doing 3D art then gets so little feedback. That got me thinking about commenting and liking on … Continue reading

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“Sword, Mirror, Jewel” trilogy – now complete!

“Voice of the Jewel”, the final book in the “Sword, mirror, Jewel” trilogy, is available online in ebook form! The paperback will be available in January – and the first volume of the series, “voice of the sword”, will be … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal – Voice of the Jewel!

now it can be revealed! This stunning ebook cover by Stephanie Hobbs heralds the explosive end to the “Sword, Mirror, Jewel” trilogy!  Reiko Bergman and her friends are on a school trip to the island of Hokkaido, in northern Japan. … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Gunkanjima

  excerpt   June 18th, 2005. As the morning sun rose above Nagasaki Bay, the Nine Star Division’s patrol boat sped toward the dead city on the horizon. The city’s real name was Hashima, but it was known to the … Continue reading

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The Sakura Strategy

EXCERPT “I do not like the idea of being a messenger boy,” said Hideaki. “It is more like being a delivery boy,” said Shunsuke. “You are both incorrect,” said Tomoe. “It is like being caregivers for the elderly.” “Considering who … Continue reading

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The Yokai Hunters

This story is a prequel to the the events in the “Sword, Mirror, Jewel” urban fantasy trilogy. It was first published as “Staring at the Haiku” in TOMO: FRIENDSHIP THROUGH FICTION – AN ANTHOLOGY OF JAPAN TEEN STORIES, from Stone Bridge Press, … Continue reading

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