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Jason Zodiac # 7: They Call It Aciiiiiiiiid

The following is an excerpt from Chapter Seven of “The Jason Zodiac Files”, Jamie Carter’s biography of Jason Zodiac. Chapter One can be found here. More information can be found here. Mandy comes into my life in the summer of … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac # 4: No Future

The following is an excerpt from Chapter Four of “The Jason Zodiac Files”, Jamie Carter’s biography of Jason Zodiac. Chapter One can be found here. More information can be found here.          If the psychedelic movement of the late Sixties … Continue reading

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Adventure Hunters: Image Reveal!

Many thanks to Excalibur author Cody Martin for allowing us to use this new, dramatic image to promote his fantasy novel “Adventure Hunters: Similitude”! This illustration is by John Stinsman, an artist who worked with Rob Liefeld on Image and … Continue reading

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Featured Artist: Stephanie Hobbs

Stephanie Hobbs is the multi-talented artist responsible for creating some of Excalibur’s awesome cover designs – such as Cody L Martin’s “Zero Sum Game,” John Paul Catton’s “Sword Mirror Jewel” trilogy, and the novels and stories in Zoe Drake’s “Drakeverse” … Continue reading

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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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Author Interview: John Paul Catton

  Interviewed by Cody L. Martin and Jacob Smith. Could you tell us a little about yourself and your background? There’s not much to say! I’m British by birth, and I have a background in journalism. I left the UK … Continue reading

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Welcome to the “Voice of the Jewel” Paperback Launch Contest!

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Prologue Two: “The Ghosts of Gunkanjima”

The following events took place 14 years before the beginning of the “Sword, Mirror, Jewel” trilogy.  This novelette will be available for reading only during the competition period.  THE CONTEST IS FINISHED, SO THIS POST HAS BEEN REMOVED.      … Continue reading

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Prologue One: “The Sakura Strategy”

T he following events took place 202 years before the beginning of the  “Sword, Mirror, Jewel” trilogy.  This novelette will be available for reading only during the competition period.              THE CONTEST IS OVER, SO … Continue reading

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“Sanshu no Jingi”: Japan’s Three Mystic Treasures

ABOVE: Artist’s impression … definitely NOT the real objects. In today’s blog post … Why is the trilogy titled “Sword Mirror Jewel”?  EXCERPT FROM “THE UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO JAPANESE MYTHOLOGY”: The Imperial Regalia of Japan (AKA the Three Sacred Treasures of … Continue reading

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