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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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Third Prize: “Sword, Mirror, Jewel” Trilogy – 3 Ebooks

The third prize in the “Voice of the Jewel” Paperback launch Competition is the entire “Sword, Mirror, Jewel” series in ebook form! Seventeen-year-old Reiko Bergman just wants to fit in. Being half-Japanese and half-American is challenging enough in modern Tokyo, … Continue reading

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A Personal Story: The Great Storm of 1987

B Y JAMIE CARTER, AUTHOR OF “THE JASON ZODIAC FILES”.   How many people reading this remember the Great Storm of 15th October 1987, that battered southern England?  If you said yes, was it because of the notorious broadcast of … Continue reading

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The Empty Map

Halfway through the grounds of Kasaieki-mae Park, on her way home from school, Yuko Iwata stopped and stared to her left. She saw a riotous sprawl of color on the ground around one of the garbage bins. That in itself … Continue reading

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Zoe Drake Update

Zoe Drake’s author page has just been updated. Please see the menu above!

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