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They say any publicity is good publicity. Especially if that publicity comes from an old, established and well-respected authority like Publishers Weekly, via BookLife, a child website of this trade, dedicated to indie authors. Well, they had a stab at Prince Dietrich, and the review confirms it. I write grimdark.

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He’s just a prince that says that he’s the one, but King Ulaf hates his son. If you never thought you’d see a Michael Jackson song quote used so fabulously in a blog post, THINK AGAIN. Well, my sweet little prince is getting even more attention. The latest, IngeniousCat has taken my handsome nobleman for a proverbial ride, and she seems to have enjoyed it.

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Lo and behold, hold and be-lol. Underground Book Reviews has given my sweet little prince his due share of attention and boy is he basking innit. Not only do we have a splendid review in our hands, four golden stars no less, there’s an interview, too. A double shot of attention!

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Spotlight, babe, spolight! N. E. White of SFFWorld has read The Amazing Dietrich and given verdict on our favorite prince. The review is long and thorough and quite amusing. You should peruse. Also, I just realized something.

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Children of the Internet, prophets, readers, fans, and friends! Nothing warms my heart more than thermonuclear reactions, and failing that, when someone puts me under a spotlight. Since I have a highly developed sense of narcissism and histrionics with a dab of self-diagnosed megalomania, USI and a keen love for the stage, being called to attention by others, in a good way, is a great boon. On a more serious note, but not by a lot, I have not one but two author spotlights for you!

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As you may have noticed, if you follow me on Goodreads, most of my book reviews contain a nice little limerick, the true form of folk poetry. Of course, in the best tradition of British national humor, it’s all about balls and asses. In my case, slightly more related to the books at hand. Now, I wanted to share with you, and so, here’s a small collection of some of my finer limericks. For more, you will have to browse Goodreads, but here be an appetizer.

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Dear ladies and gents, I am pleased to announce that my first book in The Lost Words epic fantasy series, The Betrayed, has been reviewed by Readers’ Favorite. The review is highly positive, five stars yup, so this is a great opportunity to share some.

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I will not bother you much this time. We are going to have a fairly short article today. Anyhow, The Broken, the second book in my epic fantasy series, The Lost Words, has receives its maiden reviews on Amazon. Two to be exact, with the first one being sort of a placeholder by a happy reader telling us she will read more. Not bad.

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Hey, hey, good things are afoot in the kingdom of Igor. That would be my kingdom. I’ve just realized I have several new reviews on Amazon.co.uk, in addition to the dot com site. Always a pleasure to see someone commenting on your work, in a simple, honest way, especially if the simplicity and honesty lean toward a favorable outcome. What’s more, one of the reviews was written within the framework of my Ubuntu smartphone contest thingie, so it is nice to see this little community effort coming along and taking shape, speed and publicity. Anyhow, this brings the total tally for mid-May, roughly a young since the book was published, to 29 reviews, with an average score of 4.3. Not bad.

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A short post, but full of excellence, so to speak. I have some good news to share with you, dear readers. The Betrayed was selected for a review and feature in the August 2012 edition of the Reviewer’s Bookwatch, by Midwest Book Review. Here’s the official quote.

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