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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, .

When you play the game of thrones…

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Jul 13th, 2013
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“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.”
- Cersei Lannister

Last week Amazon picked my book for the Kindle Daily Deal. This was incredibly exciting. The most fun part was looking at the fantasy list of books at one point and seeing Jack of Hearts in the number one spot, which it held for several days. Seeing my book on a list next to a ‘real’ author like George R.R. Martin was mind blowing for me. My first thought was, “Quick! Before it disappears! Take a screenshot!”

Jack of Hearts Giveaway

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Jun 10th, 2013
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Click the “Enter to Win” link for a chance to win a copy of Jack of Hearts.

And if you already have a copy and have read it, I’d be forever grateful if you would write a review on Goodreads, Amazon, etc! :)

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Jack of Hearts by Ricardo Bare

Jack of Hearts

by Ricardo Bare

Giveaway ends July 10, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Book Blather

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May 15th, 2013
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YA author Marilee Brothers has a blog where she interviews authors and discusses books. She was kind enough to invite me over to answer a few questions a few days ago. I talk a little about Roger Zelazny, Gene Wolfe, and C.S. Lewis and other fun stuff. You can check out the discussion here:

Book Blather

Marilee is the author of the YA series, Unbidden Magic, about a teenage girl with weird psychic powers, guardian angels and witches for neighbors. You can learn more about her books at her website here:


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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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