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THE CHOCOLATIER’S GHOST by Cindy Lynn Speer: upcoming on June 28

Romance, magic, mystery… and chocolate

Married to her soul mate, the chocolatier William, Tasmin should not have to worry about anything at all. But when her happily ever after is interrupted by the disappearance of the town’s wise woman, she rushes in to investigate. Faced with dangers, dead bodies, and more mysterious disappearances, Tasmin and William must act fast to save their town and themselves – especially when Tasmin starts to be haunted by a most unwelcome ghost from her past…literally.

For the fans of Cindy Lynn Speer’s bestselling fantasy mystery, THE CHOCOLATIER’S WIFE, comes this enchanting new story of Tasmin and William, beautifully presented in hardcover with the award winning cover art by Howard David Johnson, as well as internal maps and illustrations. Preorder a copy today on Amazon, with other online retailers, or in your local bookstore.

And, don’t miss Cindy Lynn Speer’s blog tour for a chance to hear more from the author and win prizes!

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THE CHOCOLATIER’S WIFE: Illustrated edition

For the fans of chocolate, mystery, fantasy, romance, and Cindy Lynn Speer’s delicious writing, we are about to release a collectible illustrated hardcover, containing her bestselling “The Chocolatier’s Wife”, along with the full text of “The Chocolatier’s Journal”.

Each chapter contains an illustration selected by the author herself to bring out the essence of her work. Learn how Tasmin met her sprites, and what William was like as a fearless sea captain in this enchanting anniversary edition.

This book is now available for pre-order and will be released on April 28:

And, for more exciting news, William and Tasmin’s adventures are about to continue in a sequel, in preparation for a release in summer 2017! Follow our blog for more information.

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FIRE AND SHADOW by Imogen Howson: upcoming on April 30!

Tune in for our amazing new collection by the award-winning author Imogen Howson:

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On Fern’s 18th birthday, she discovers she’s a fire-starter. To learn to control it, Fern travels to a place where other young people have gathered to learn how to manage their gifts. And that’s where she meets Nik, the enigmatic magician who seems to understand her and her gift better than she does herself. But can Nik be trusted? Or is he hiding dangerous secrets of his own?

From the award-winning author of “Linked” and “Unravel” comes this enchanting collection of stories and novellas, spanning centuries and cultures, from the underworld of the ancient Greece to the dystopian future.

Praise for Imogen Howson:

“Sparked with danger and tinged with romance, this is a roller-coaster ride into space that just about everyone should enjoy” – Booklist (starred review)

“Well written and unique” – School Library Journal

“I loved this clever, thought-provoking science fiction dystopia, and it is absolutely a contender for one of my favorite” – The Book Smugglers

“My main problem with this book is that I’ll have to wait till 2014 to read the next!” – The Guardian

“It’s a gem in the YA science fiction world!” – Eater of Books

 Imogen Howson is the 2014 winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year Award, and 2008 winner of the Elizabeth Goudge Award

Pre-order her book now at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CT9GQZM/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01CT9GQZM&linkCode=as2&tag=dragopubliblo-20&linkId=G4PMFFOUFGJ2FFSN

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Win a free copy of “Ashamet, Desert Born” by Terry Jackman

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:

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https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/142036-ashamet-desert-born

 

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Happy Book Birthday: ASHAMET, DESERT BORN by Terry Jackman

“Fascinating…very engaging!” — SFCrowsnest

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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.

 

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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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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: 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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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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