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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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New release: SORROW by John Lawson

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A child of joy. A victim of Sorrow.

As a ward of the powerful Viscount and his wife, Faina whiles away her days exploring the palace and its grounds, dancing in the halls, hiding from her tutors, and spending time with the common folk she has grown to love.

And then comes Sorrow. An assassin of brutal efficiency, who weeps black tears over the corpses of the fallen, Sorrow has claimed the life of a beloved clergyman within the confines of the Viscount’s own palace, and the infamous Lord Ash has come to investigate the crime. Faina is key to both their quests.

Sorrow cares only for destruction. Lord Ash cares only for the hunt. Whoever wins, whatever the cost, Faina will pay.

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“Sorrow’s backdrop is a rich, complex other world that contains more than its fair share of magic, mythical creatures and monsters.”

— SFSite.com (featured review)

 

“The author has created a very real, dark fantasy world and I was able to picture the setting vividly in my mind. The descriptions, mood, and dialogue all help bring Lawson’s detailed world to life. The characters are deftly drawn and come across as genuine people. The prose sparkles with beautifully crafted language. So I would say that this author’s strength lies in characterization and his skill in creating his imaginative, dark world.”

— The Dark Phantom Review

 

“A very satisfying murder mystery that is also a sort of coming-of-age story set in a detailed dark fantasy world”

— Things Mean a Lot

 

“This story, a fully fleshed and tightly plotted thriller dances between the questions of church, faith, magic, human relationships and darker desires. Just like any good ‘detective’ novel, just when you think you know who the killer is, the plot twists and you are presented with another possibility. The back stories of the lead characters are intriguing enough to pique your interest, allowing these folks to mingle and interact in a most realistic way. The writing is superb, enhancing the story, adding dialect and distinct flavour to characters voices.”

— SF Crowsnest

 

“This was a book that I truly didn’t want to end. I could listen to tales of Faina for days…that’s the same way that I thought of Esmeree of Witch Ember. He writes such wonderful characters and comes up with some of the most amazing story lines. An assassin that cries black tears wrapped in gray gauze?! I mean come on! It’s like a book that was written just for me!”

—Stuff as Dreams are Made On

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From John Lawson, the author of THE LOATHLY LADY comes this moving, thrilling, bittersweet story set in a magical, eerily realistic other world.

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SORROW by John Lawson: last chance to get it off NetGalley

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A child of joy. A victim of Sorrow.

As a ward of the powerful Viscount and his wife, Faina whiles away her days exploring the palace and its grounds, dancing in the halls, hiding from her tutors, and spending time with the common folk she has grown to love.

And then comes Sorrow. An assassin of brutal efficiency, who weeps black tears over the corpses of the fallen, Sorrow has claimed the life of a beloved clergyman within the confines of the Viscount’s own palace, and the infamous Lord Ash has come to investigate the crime. Faina is key to both their quests.

Sorrow cares only for destruction. Lord Ash cares only for the hunt. Whoever wins, whatever the cost, Faina will pay.

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If you are a reviewer or blogger and you would like an advance review copy of “Sorrow” by John Lawson, now is the last chance to request a copy from NetGalley at:

https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/show/id/51661

We will be taking it down in the next few days in advance of its publication on September 30.

For those of you who would like to own a brand new copy, preordering is now available at:

http://www.amazon.com/Sorrow-John-Lawson-ebook/dp/B00MR86BQK/ref=sr_1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-13&keywords=dragonwell+publishing

We appreciate your support!

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SORROW by John Lawson now available for preorder

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A child of joy. A victim of Sorrow.

As a ward of the powerful Viscount and his wife, Faina whiles away her days exploring the palace and its grounds, dancing in the halls, hiding from her tutors, and spending time with the common folk she has grown to love.

And then comes Sorrow. An assassin of brutal efficiency, who weeps black tears over the corpses of the fallen, Sorrow has claimed the life of a beloved clergyman within the confines of the Viscount’s own palace, and the infamous Lord Ash has come to investigate the crime. Faina is key to both their quests.

Sorrow cares only for destruction. Lord Ash cares only for the hunt. Whoever wins, whatever the cost, Faina will pay.

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John Lawson’s THE LOATHLY LADY, published by Dragonwell Publishing last week was characterized by Publishers Weekly as “A surprising twist on the familiar folk tales and Arthuriana”. SF Crowsnest descrobed it as “an immersive fantasy with widely varied characters”. This new release from the same author explores a different era in his historical fantasy world in this bittersweet, enchanting tale.

Click on the cover above to preorder this book in advance of its release on September 30, 2014.

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Upcoming from Dragonwell: SORROW by John Lawson

Upcoming on September 30, 2014

From John Lawson, the critically acclaimed author of THE LOATHLY LADY

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A child of joy. A victim of Sorrow.

As a ward of the powerful Viscount and his wife, Faina whiles away her days exploring the palace and its grounds, dancing in the halls, hiding from her tutors, and spending time with the common folk she has grown to love.

And then comes Sorrow. An assassin of brutal efficiency, who weeps black tears over the corpses of the fallen, Sorrow has claimed the life of a beloved clergyman within the confines of the Viscount’s own palace, and the infamous Lord Ash has come to investigate the crime. Faina is key to both their quests.

Sorrow cares only for destruction. Lord Ash cares only for the hunt. Whoever wins, whatever the cost, Faina will pay.

Now on NetGalley: request a review copy today.

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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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THE LOATHLY LADY Kindle Countdown Sale

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Download a copy at amazon.com

PLUS: post a review to receive a $5.00 gift certificate from Dragonwell Publishing

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