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Weekend Sale

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Aug 8th, 2014
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This weekend my second book in the Seven Courts series, Fool of Fate is on sale over at Amazon for 1.99. If you enjoyed it, please leave a review.

Also, the first book in the series, Jack of Hearts is on sale today only.

Great time to pick up both books!

Fool of Fate Available!

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Jun 30th, 2014
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I’m really happy to announce that my new book, Fool of Fate, is available at Amazon, both for Kindle and print. Fool of Fate is the sequel to Jack of hearts, and continues the story of Jack, Moribrand, Minnow, and Cassandra (and a few new folks).


Until Cassandra awakened the memory of his human emotions, Jack willingly hunted and killed the enemies of the Lady of Twilight, a witch who locked his beating heart away along with all his pain.

Now Jack has won a temporary reprieve from the Lady so that he and his giant friend, Minnow, can find the fabled city of Argent, where Cassandra languishes inside a dark tower.

With time running out, Jack must ally with Moribrand, a charlatan he once stalked. Their desperate search leads them into treacherous mountains where wind spirits control the skies and powerful wizards battle to locate Argent first.

In the quest to prove his heart to Cassandra, Jack may remember how easily it can be broken.”

You can pick it up on Amazon here:

Alternatively, it’s also available at Barnes and Noble:

DragonCon 2013

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Aug 27th, 2013
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I will be at DragonCon for both Dishonored and Jack of Hearts!

“Dragon*Con is the largest multimedia, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!  Held every Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, GA, Dragon*Con boasts close to 40 fan-based tracks, a film festival, Atlanta’s largest parade throughout downtown, an art show, comics and pop art exhibits and displays, nightly concerts and parties, bands and DJs, tons of costume contests, over a hundred dealers and exhibitors, and almost 4000 hours of panels, workshops, and gaming.” -www.DragonCon.com

If you are planning on being there, stop by and say “hi”.

I will be at the following:

Designing Awesome Videogames (panel)
Time: Fri, 8/30/13 @ 02:30 pm
Location: Grand Salon D – Hilton
Description: An all-star lineup of videogame designers, behind Dishonored, Unreal, Saint’s Row, Wasteland, and more!

Dishonored: Behind the Scenes (panel)
Time: Sat, 8/31/13 @ 07:00 pm
Location: Grand Salon D – Hilton
Description: Learn the secrets of the dark city of Dunwall from the talented design team at Arkane Studios.

Ricardo Bare – JACK OF HEARTS (book reading)
Time: Sun, 9/01/13 @ 11:30 am
Location: Roswell – Hyatt

Writing for Videogames (panel)
Time: Mon, 9/02/13 @ 01:00 pm
Location: Grand Salon D – Hilton
Description: A discussion of the dozens of endings and weeks of branching dialogue needed for this type of writing.


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Jul 29th, 2013
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By Ricardo Bare

“Holy wisdom is not clear and thin like water, but thick and dark like blood.”

Every writer can probably point to a short list of authors or books that are their favorite influences… (read more)

“I’m going to make a bold, maybe snobbish, statement. If you’re a fan of Aslan, brace yourself. Narnia is a weak and thin broth compared to the nourishment you will find in Till We Have Faces. The Chronicles of Narnia is Turkish Delight, Till We Have Faces is meat, red and juicy on the bone.” – Ricardo Bare

[guest blog post for Bell Bridge Books - the publisher of Jack of Hearts]

God is a Geek [Interview with Ricardo Bare]

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Jul 17th, 2013
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Catching up on a few things. Toward the end of last month I did an interview with Mick Fraser of God is a Geek:

“Now that Jack of Hearts is finally out – something which still feels utterly surreal to me – I’m right in the middle of writing the next book in the series.”
- Ricardo Bare

Thank you, .

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About Me

Ricardo Bare
Austin, Tx

Ricardo Bare is a writer and game designer living near Austin, Texas. Currently he works as a game designer for Arkane Studios, which in 2012 released Dishonored. Ricardo started his career in the games industry working on the Deus Ex series, winner of the BAFTA and numerous other Game of the Year awards.

Ricardo is the author of Jack of Hearts and Fool of Fate, the first two books in a young adult fantasy series.


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