LEX TALIONIS by R. S. A. Garcia won the silver medal at the Independent Publishers Book Award

We are all very excited to congratulate R. S. A. Garcia on receiving a silver medal at the Independent Publishers Book Awards (affectionately known as IPPY) for her debut novel Lex Talionis.

LEX TALIONIS is a highly critically acclaimed debut science fiction thriller that has received a starred review by Publishers Weekly and has been endorsed by the bestselling award-winning author Elizabeth Bear. R. S. A. Garcia lives and works in Trinidad and Tobago and is rapidly gaining recognition wordlwide as an emerging talent in speculative fiction.

Follow this link for the IPPY Award press release:

http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1936

Or, check out LEX TALIONIS on Amazon:

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Happy 100 to “The Chocolatier’s Wife”

Cindy Lynn Speer’s Amazon bestseller “The Chocolatier’s Wife has just received its 100’s Amazon review! The reviewer gives Cindy the 5-stars and says:

What a delightful book! Cindy Lynn Speer weaves a tale of murder, mystery, magic, fantasy, history, and romance that keeps the pages turning. Seriously, it would fit in all of these genres. The story of William and Tasmin is sweet and charming, told through letters and narrative beginning at their births, when a spell chose them for each other to be married. William lives in the South, and, horror of horrors to his family, his intended is an herb witch from the North. William, who owns a chocolate shop, is framed for the murder of the bishop, and Tasmin decides it’s time to go South and save his butt, even though he still hasn’t called for her to be married yet. She starts investigating, and their love grows as they turn over clues and tease each other with playful flirting. Speer has a wonderful imagination and talent for spinning words, drawing us into a world we never knew existed. I didn’t want to put this one down!”

Happy 100 to Cindy!

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Click on the cover of visit one of the online stores to buy your own copy of this charming fantasy with elements of mystery, romance, and, of course, chocolate!

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‘Once Upon a Curse’ now only .99 cents for a limited time!

Once Upon a Curse (Myth and Magic, Book 1)

Only for a limited time – get a copy for your Kindle or Nook copy NOW! The deal is also available in Kobo, iBookstore, and other online retailers.

“Gorgeous, haunting, and a wonder to read” – San Francisco Book Review

“An appealing way to rediscover the classic tales” – Publishers Weekly

“A beautiful addition to the adventurous fairy tale fan’s shelf” – Portland Book Review

Adobe Photoshop PDFSTEP INTO THE WORLD OF MYTH AND MAGIC…

Fair maidens, handsome princes, witches, and fairy godmothers all show their dark and dangerous side in this anthology inspired by myths and fairy tales, retold by some of the best authors in this generation and by some upcoming new talents. Told with a dark twist, focused on the lure of the gorgeous evil, this collection will take the readers on a wild ride through magical realms of Ancient Greece, old Russia, medieval Europe, and modern day America.

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Cover Reveal: ASHAMET, DESERT BORN, by Terry Jackman

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Dragonwell Publishing is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of Ashamet, Desert Born, by Terry Jackman, and with it its beautiful cover!

Publication date: May 30, 2015

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“Headstrong was the least I knew they said about me. Unpredictable, a wicked sense of humour? Gods, I hoped so.”

A desert world. A population of 100 males to every female. And for Ashamet, its prince, a suddenly uncertain future…

All Ashamet wants is the warrior life he already has. But then a divine symbol appears on his arm, closely followed by an attempt on his life. Now nothing’s simple any longer, even less so when a new and very foreign slave seems shocked by both his new surroundings – and his master’s amorous attentions.

Could this innocent young male hold the key to Ashamet’s survival? And to his heart?

“Ashamet, Desert Born”, is a debut adventure fantasy with an exotic Arabian-style setting and strong elements of same-sex romance.

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About the Author 

Terry Jackman is a mild-mannered married lady who teaches (though not in school) and lives in a pretty English village, complete with an ancient stone cross and a duckpond.

Well, that’s one version.

The other Terry may be a surprise to those who only know the first one. Apart from once being the most qualified professional picture framer in the world, and as such responsible for ten years’ worth of articles, guest appearances, seminars, study guides and exam papers, she is also the coordinator of all the British Science Fiction Association writers’ groups, called Orbits, is a freelance editor, and an assistant editor for Albedo One magazine in Ireland.

She wrote her first story in infant school, but only remembers because of the harrowing experience of having to read it out to the class. Maybe that’s why it took a considerable time and a lot of encouragement to get her to do anything like that again.

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ASHAMET, DESERT BORN

by Terry Jackman

FANTASY

Publication date: May 30, 2015

$16.95 trade paperback, ISBN 978-1-940076-22-5

$6.95 E-book, ISBN 978-1-940076-23-2

 Publisher: Dragonwell Publishing

Distribution: Ingram Book Company

 www.dragonwellpublishing.com

Publicity Contact: Dawei Dong dragonwellpublishing@gmail.com; 610-325-0339

336 Malin Rd; Newtown Square, PA 19073

No Library of Congress number or Cataloging in Publication data will appear in the book

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And the winner is….

The winner of The Blackwell Family Secret: The Guardians of Sin giveaway is…. drumroll, please…..

MARVIN!

The publisher will be contacting you shortly and you’ll get a chance to choose from an ebook copy of The Blackwell Family Secret, by Jonathan L. Ferrara, or a gift certificate to shop at the publisher’s bookstore.

Happy reading!

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Celebrate “Read an Ebook Week” with Dragonwell Publishing!

To celebrate “Read an Ebook Week” (March 1-7), Dragonwell Publishing is offering one title for FREE and discounted six others to only $1.50.

And there is more: with every paid order during this week, you will receive a $6 gift certificate for Dragonwell Publishing bookstore. This means, you can download four more books at promotional price.

The deal will run from today March 4th until March 7th. Don’t miss it!

Just click on the title to go to the download page, and feel free to spread the word!

perf6.000x9.000.indd“Sorrow” by John Lawson

A historical fantasy/mystery/adventure.

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A fast-paced science fiction thriller with a starred review by Publishers Weekly.
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An award-winning dark fantasy based on Russian fairy tales.

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“Nine Planets” by Greg Byrne

A pre-apocayptic dystopian fantasy, highly critically acclaimed.

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“The Garden at the Roof of the World” by W. B. J. Williams

A medieval romantic quest with spiritual elements.
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An Arthurian tale of chivalry and dark magic.

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A short story collection by the bestselling author of “The Chocolatier’s Wife”

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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 17th 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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