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Foreword Reviews: ★★★★★ Risuko “powerful and relentless”

Look what came in the mail today!

Foreword Reviews gave Risuko: A Kunoichi tale a spotlight, five-star review in this quarter’s issue. (Oh, and notice that they used the cover as the central design!)

Risuko is an artfully crafted novel that evokes a heavy sense of place and enchantment. The world in which Risuko lives is filled with lords and ladies, spies, and complicated battles, not all of which are fought out on the field. Lady Chiyome especially is an interesting figure, with a depth that is mirrored in the complicated relationships in the rest of the tale. Risuko becomes an interesting blend of both the historical and the magical, and the stakes of the story are enormous. In turn, Risuko’s development and evolution are fascinating to watch in this powerful and relentless coming-of-age adventure.

Nice. Not only am I happy that they liked the book, but I’m really pleased with what they liked about  the book.

What do you think?

Foreword is a leading trade review journal of independently published books. We like them. Especially right now.

You can read the whole review here! 

I’m going back to working on Bright-Eyes now. 🙂

Cover Reveal: The Winner of the Risuko Cover Poll!

COVER REVEAL

Thanks to all of you who shared your opinions about which cover art we should use in the Risuko Cover Poll!

You helped us choose a cover that we’re really excited about. Not only does it convey the mood of the book beautifully, but it looks pretty good, too. 😉

Without further ado, here’s the cover that you chose — and that we agreed with you on completely: Continue reading Cover Reveal: The Winner of the Risuko Cover Poll!

Vote for the final cover for Risuko and enter to win a copy!

Thanks for your help choosing the final cover for Risuko

With your assistance, we’ve narrowed down the choice to three designs. One of these will be the final cover for Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale.

Vote now for your favorite, and  we’ll enter you in a raffle to win a free, signed advance copy! Continue reading Vote for the final cover for Risuko and enter to win a copy!

Help us choose the best cover design!

Help us choose the best cover design

Thanks for helping choose a cover concept for Risuko! Now we need you to choose your favorite design
A little while ago, we asked you which cover concept you thought we should send to our designer. Thanks so much for the great response! We went with the winner, and shared that, along with a lot of other information, with BookFly, who are putting the cover together for us.

They sent us a mock-up over the weekend, and we’d love to know whether you prefer the original concept or the new design!
Which of these two covers makes you want to read the book more?*
We know you may like both or neither — but go with your gut, and help us choose the best cover design!