GIVEAWAY: ‘The Blackwell Family Secret: The Guardians of Sin’ by Jonathan L Ferrara

CoverTo celebrate yet again the release of the YA fantasy novel, The Blackwell Family Secret: The Guardians of Sin, by Jonathan L. Ferrara, Dragonwell Publishing is offering another giveway. Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win an ebook copy of this novel, which keeps garnering rave reviews, or a gift certificate to shop at the publisher’s bookstore.

The winner will be announced the 5th of March on this blog.

Please help launch the work of this talented young author and share this post with your social media!

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This the latest one from Portland Book Reviews:

“[The Blackwell Family Secret: The Guardians of Sin] twists biblical scripture into the current era while sending the reader back to a place as close to Hell as can be, and is an exciting read during the whole ride. Not only is it impressive to see small parts of previously used ideas from other famous stories, but to twist them into such a creative manner, and done well is sure to make this a must read.”

Talented author Jonathan L. Ferrara has been featured on The Examiner, Seattle Post Intelligencer, The Writer’s Life eMagazine, Blogger News, among many others.

More about the book…

Seven deadly sins have been unleashed, and the only one who can defeat them is the boy who set them free…

Nicholas Blackwell has no idea he is supposed to fulfill a destiny. All he knows is that he draws trouble like a magnet. Orphaned at seven when two demonic men killed his parents, he copes with the strict rules of his new home, St. Christopher’s Academy, unaware that he has been the real target for the killers and that his guardian angel has saved him in the nick of time. And now, his problems are only beginning when a mysterious serpent lures him into the woods and tricks him into a demonic ritual that will unleash the Seven Deadly Sins to destroy the humankind. Nicholas has no choice but to correct his mistake–or die trying.

Aided by Amy, a shy but determined girl who seems to know more about his task than she should, Nicholas’s quest is to travel into the City of Demonio and defeat the Seven Guardians of Sin. To succeed, he must confront demons, monsters, and lost souls, learn the mysteries of the Chapel of Dreams, discover the true meaning of friendship and love, and face the darkest secret of all: the Blackwell Family Secret.

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About the Author

unnamed copyJonathan L. Ferrara was born in San Pedro, California to an Italian fisherman and a mother from New York. Growing up with one older brother, Jonathan had several hobbies: finding the best hiding spots to jump out and scare his mother, discovering new fantasy book series, and imagining outrageous, whimsical worlds full of magic. He is now happily married, residing in California in the City of Angels. He has two wonderful children-his dog Koda and cat Merlin.

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Dragonwell Publishing at Boskone (February 13-15, 2015)

Going to Boskone this year? Dragonwell Publishing will be hosting our very own table in the dealers’ room, where you can get a chance to see some of our very latest titles and some of our bestselling classics.

Plus, meet W. B. J. Williams, the author of the romantic medieval fantasy “The Garden at the Roof of the World”, who will participate in the program and autograph books.

Looking forward to seeing you at the con!

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“Nine Planets” by Greg Byrne media roundup and giveaway

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Check out this critically acclaimed debut that, according to Publishers Weekly “jumps delightfully between moments of fairy tale fantasy and high-tech dystopia.” And, for a chance to win your very own copy, follow the links of Greg Byrne’s book tour below, then leave a comment to this post.

Enjoy!

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The Serious Reader: http://www.theseriousreader.org/tsr-home/book-review-nine-planets-by-greg-byrne

 

Beyond the Books: https://beyondthebooks.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/book-review-nine-planets-by-greg-byrne/

 

The Writer’s Life eMagazine: http://thewriterslife.blogspot.be/2015/01/book-review-nine-planets-by-greg-byrne.html

 

Blogcritics Magazine: http://blogcritics.org/book-review-nine-planets-by-greg-byrne/

 

Seattle Post Intelligencer: http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/article/Book-Review-Nine-Planets-by-Greg-Byrne-5995125.php

 

Open Salon: http://open.salon.com/blog/mayra_calvani/2015/01/11/book_review_nine_planets_by_greg_byrne

 

National Books Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/review/book-review-nine-planets-by-greg-byrne

 

As the Pages Turn: https://asthepagesturn.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/book-review-nine-planets-by-greg-byrne/

 

The Dark Phantom: http://thedarkphantom.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/book-review-nine-planets-by-greg-byrne/

 

Bookblogs: http://bookblogs.ning.com/profiles/blogs/book-review-nine-planets-by-greg-byrne

 

Book Marketing Network: http://thebookmarketingnetwork.com/profiles/blogs/book-review-nine-planets-by-greg-byrne

 

Invitation to a Book: http://www.annekedwards.com/Blog.html?entry=book-review-nine-planets-by

 

Review from Here: http://reviewfromhere.com/2015/01/11/book-review-nine-planets-by-greg-byrne/

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NEW RELEASE: “The Blackwell Family Secret: the Guardians of Sin” by Jonathan L Ferrara

Seven deadly sins have been unleashed, and the only one who can defeat them is the boy who set them free.

Read more in this exciting young adult debut with a Christian theme:

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Nicholas Blackwell has no idea he is supposed to fulfill a destiny. All he knows is that he draws trouble like a magnet. Orphaned at seven when two demonic men killed his parents, he copes with the strict rules of his new home, St. Christopher’s academy, unaware that he has been the real target for the killers and that his guardian angel has saved him in the nick of time. And now, his problems are only beginning when a mysterious serpent lures him into the woods and tricks him into a demonic ritual that will unleash the Seven Deadly Sins to destroy the humankind. Nicholas has no choice but to correct his mistake–or die trying.

Aided by Amy, a shy but determined girl who seems to know more about his task than she should, Nicholas’s quest is to travel into the City of Demonio and defeat the Seven Guardians of Sin. To succeed, he must confront demons, monsters, and lost souls, learn the mysteries of the Chapel of Dreams, discover the true meaning of friendship and love, and face the darkest secret of all: the Blackwell Family Secret.

MEET THE AUTHOR: Jonathan L Ferrara

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There were two things that have always really interested me, religion and fantasy. I’m fascinated by people’s belief systems, and how they make a relationship with God. I also love a good fantasy that can take me off to a far away land filled with heroes, terrors and fun. As a writer, I love to combine both of these worlds. This how I started writing The Blackwell Family Secret: the Guardians of Sin.
I grew up as a Catholic, going to church every Sunday, being an alter boy, taught to avoid sin. Even as a young boy I was interested in the Seven Deadly Sins. What I find to be even more interesting is that everyone in the world can relate to one of the Sins over the rest. I, myself have felt seduced by a particular sin during specific moments of my life and can easily relate to one of the Princes of Hell in this novel. I wrote this book as a way to give life, history and true meaning to the Seven infamous words: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, and Pride. Throughout this series you learn the origin of where the Seven Deadly Sins come from, who they are, and most of all…what they plan to do.

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NEW RELEASE: “Nine Planets” by Greg Byrne

“Byrne’s allegorical debut boasts a premise that’s simultaneously dark and playful, lovely synesthetic imagery, and world-building that jumps delightfully between moments of fairy tale fantasy and high-tech dystopia.” — Publishers Weekly

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From the Author

Nine Planets appeared in my head within an almost miraculous ten minute period in late 2006 immediately after I had finished with a class of overseas adult students who were learning English as a Second Language. The trigger was a Korean student who said, “Santa can’t possibly deliver all the presents the night before Christmas, so he hires a network of retired postmen to help him.” On hearing that, and grateful that the class was over so I could find pen and paper and start madly scribbling notes, a wonderful and unexpected flood of images, characters, themes and story ideas appeared in my head with the novel almost fully formed. I immediately abandoned the novel I had been working on and started writing. Originally, it was called ‘Gift’, partially because the inspiration had been a gift, then The Boston Secret, and finally Nine Planets. I knew very quickly what the ending was, and then fretted for months over my ability to write it.Getting it to a publisher’s attention then occupied several years, mainly because it was such an unusual novel and defied my many persistent attempts to categorise and define it. Eventually, though, the good folks at Dragonwell took it on and here we are at Amazon.

Enjoy!

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New release: WISHES AND SORROWS by Cindy Lynn Speer

Happy release day: WISHES AND SORROWS–a story collection by Cindy Lynn Speer, the bestselling author of THE CHOCOLATIER’S WIFE. Publishers Weekly call this collection “richly ambitious”, following a long string of praise for Cindy’s work.

Cindy will be touring for the next week or so following the release. Her stops today:

Interview on The Dark Phantom Review

http://thedarkphantom.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/interview-with-cindy-lynn-speer-author-of-wishes-and-sorrows/

Dark Phantom interview reposted on As the Pages Turn

https://asthepagesturn.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/interview-with-cindy-lynn-speer-author-of-wishes-and-sorrows/

Guest post at The Story Behind the Book

http://thestorybehindthebook.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/the-story-behind-wishes-and-sorrows-by-cindy-lynn-speer/

Check them out. And, don’t forget to buy a copy of the book, featuring the beautiful cover art by Howard David Johnson, at Amazon:

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Or from the Dragonwell Publishing bookstore.

Enjoy!

 

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Upcoming from Dragonwell Publishing: THE BLACKWELL FAMILY SECRET: THE GUARDIANS OF SIN

Seven deadly sins have been unleashed, and the only one who can defeat them is the boy who set them free.

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From the debut author Jonathan L. Ferrara comes this immersive young adult fantasy adventure about Nicholas Blackwell, a boy born to a destiny as old as the world. Early reviewers call it “fantastic”, “fascinating”, “excellent”, “an entertaining, easy read with a few twists and turns.” Beautifully presented with the original cover art and interior designs by Aaron Ferrara, this book is a must-read for fantasy adventure fans.

This book will be released on December 5 and is available for preorder at Amazon and at the Dragonwell Publishing bookstore.

For review copies, contact us at dragonwellpublishing(at)gmail(dot)com, or download a copy from NetGalley.

 

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