“The Guild of Assassins” by Anna Kashina just won the Prism Award, given by the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Anna’s book won in two categories, Fantasy, and “The Best of the Best” — the top honor of the contest!
Congratulations to Anna!
It is ongoing right now! Readercon 2015 is taking place July 9-12, 2015 at Burlington Mariott in Burlington, MA.
If you are in the area, stop by to meet W. B. J. Williams, the author of the enchanting medieval romantic adventure “The Garden at the Roof of the World.”
W. B. J. Williams will be appearing on multiple panels, and can also be seen in the dealers’ room, which sports a beautiful display of Dragonwell titles:
Win a free print copy of this enchanting debut epic that critics are calling “fascinating” and “richly detailed” and characterize as “probably the best novel I read so far this year”. The giveaway is open from June 8 to July 8 in US, UK, Canada, and Australia. Enter the giveaway here:
“Fascinating…very engaging!” — SFCrowsnest
A desert world. A warrior nation that worships its emperor as a god. But for Ashamet, its prince, a future filled with danger…
Ashamet is confident his swordsmanship, and his arranged marriage, will be enough to maintain the empire’s peace. But when a divine symbol magically appears on his arm, closely followed by an attempt on his life, he no longer knows who to trust. Worse, the strange attraction he feels toward a foreign slave could be another trap. As events unravel, too fast, Ashamet must find out if this innocent young male is a tool for his enemies–or the magic key to his survival.
“Ashamet, Desert-Born” is a debut adventure fantasy with an exotic Arabian-style setting and elements of same-sex romance.
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:
Or, check out LEX TALIONIS on Amazon:
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!
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!
Once Upon a Curse (Myth and Magic, Book 1)
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“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
STEP 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.