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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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THE CHOCOLATIER’S WIFE by Cindy Lynn Speer an Amazon bestseller (and other news)

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As of today, this charming romantic fantasy mystery has the following ranks on Amazon:

 

And there is more! In conjunction with this sale we are holding a limited time sale of Cindy Lynn Speer’s WISHES AND SORROWS, a magical collection of stories and tales masterfully crafted by this bestselling author.

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For every wish there is a sorrow…

Wishes are born from sorrows, blessings are sometimes curses, and even fairy godmothers cannot always get what they want. In this original collection, Cindy Lynn Speer, the author of “The Chocolatier’s Wife”, brings to life creatures of myths and tales, mixing them into a vibrant tapestry of stories, happy and sad, magical and real, each lovingly crafted and sure to touch the reader’s soul.

Step into the world where magic is real, and every mundane bit of reality is as magical as a true fairy tale.

But… there is even more! Today, Anna Kashina’s award-winning fantasy MISTRESS OF THE SOLSTICE is on special sale for 99 cents. Download your own copy before the sale ends!

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Silver Medalist, Independent Publishers Book Award (Fantasy)

“Mixing the best elements of folklore…with modern fantasy” — Publishers Weekly

“A superior fantasy novel with a strong flavor of romance and myth.” — ForeWord Reviews

THE DARK ESSENCE OF RUSSIAN MYTH

As the head priestess of the ancient Solstice cult, Marya must sacrifice a virgin every year. She copes with this gruesome duty by assuming a mask of cold detachment, as her father—the evil tzar Kashchey—devours the maidens’ souls to maintain his youth and power. It is his power alone that keeps Marya’s kingdom safe from all enemies—or so she was raised to believe.

When Ivan arrives on a quest to stop the virgin sacrifices, Marya throws all her magic against him. To maintain her life—and that of her father—she must destroy Ivan before he completes his quest. But can she find it in her heart to do so?

Baba Yaga, Leshy, Vodyanoi, and the ancient animal deities come alive in this beautifully crafted romantic story that will take you into the authentic world of Russian fairy tales—with a dark, sensual twist.

 

 

 

 

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Special Sale: books by Anna Kashina and Cindy Lynn Speer

For the next three days we are holding a special sale of Cindy Lynn Speer’s bestselling romantic fantasy mystery THE CHOCOLATIER’S WIFE and Anna Kashina’s award-winning dark romantic fantasy MISTRESS OF THE SOLSTICE, each of them available for 99 cents from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Kobo.com.

And there is more! In conjunction with this sale, we are holding a special advance pre-publication sale of Cindy Lynn Speer’s WISHES AND SORROWS, a collection of magical tales in our bestselling Myth and Magic series, upcoming from Dragonwell Publishing on October 30, 2014. During these days, this book will be available from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Kobo.com at a special introductory prices.

Buy your copies at Amazon:

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MISTRESS OF THE SOLSTICE on Amazon’s bestseller lists

For the last three days Mistress of the Solstice has been steadily heading the sales in three paid categories, including Dark fantasy, Folklore, and Myth. Here are the rankings from one of these days:

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Product Details

  • File Size: 1622 KB
  • Print Length: 214 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Dragonwell Publishing (September 4, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GU0T262
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:

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Thanks to everyone for support. And, if you did not yet take advantage of this promotion, there is still time! Download a Kindle copy of Mistress of the Solstice for the next 2 hours by clicking on the image above or following this link:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GU0T262/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00GU0T262&linkCode=as2&tag=dragopubliblo-20

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MISTRESS OF THE SOLSTICE on sale for the next 3 days

For 3 days only, download a Kindle copy of Anna Kashina’s Mistress of the Solstice for 99 cents on Amazon at:

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ForeWord reviews characterize this book as “A superior fantasy novel with a strong flavor of romance and myth”. The fans of Once Upon a Curse anthology, stories based on folklore, dark romantic fantasy, and Anna Kashina’s work would enjoy this book.

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THE LOATHLY LADY reviewed by San Francisco Book Review

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The reviewer Heather Clawson writes:

“From the first chapter The Loathly Lady practically leaps off the page and comes to life in rich detail full of different customs, nationalities, and slang. Lawson uses the loathly lady medieval archetype perfectly to craft a story of magic, transformation, and ultimate betrayal… The tale unfolds in an engaging and surprising manner. This is a definite read for any fantasy fan.”

Check out this great review of John Lawson’s THE LOATHLY LADY, just out from San Francisco Book Review at this link:

http://anotheruniverse.com/the-loathly-lady/

 

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ONCE UPON A CURSE on Amazon bestseller list

Happy New Year, everyone, and thanks for your support of our ONCE UPON A CURSE promotion on December 30 and 31, 2013. The anthology fared very well in the last two days of 2013, with the following sales ranks:

Here is the latest screen capture of the Dragonwell’s Amazon page, showing the anthology as the *1 bestseller in fairy tales:

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