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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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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!

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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: 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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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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Get books by Anna Kashina and Cindy Lynn Speer FREE

For the next three days, Anna Kashina’s award-winning novel MISTRESS OF THE SOLSTICE is available for free on Amazon:

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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&linkId=2DQZT2XMXAXFAKFE

Hurry to download your own copy today. The promotion ends at midnight EST on September 19.

For reviewers, Cindy Lynn Speer’s upcoming collection WISHES AND SORROWS is now available on NetGalley in advance of its upcoming publication on October 30, 2o14. To request a copy follow this link:

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https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/show/id/53561

Cindy Lynn Speer is the bestselling author of THE CHOCOLATIER’S WIFE, released by Dragonwell in 2012. Publishers Weekly is calling WISHES AND SORROWS “intriguing” and “richly ambitious” in their recent review.

If you would like to receive a review copy directly from us, email us at dragonwellpublishing(at)gmail(dot)com (replacing (at) with @ and (dot) with .)

Or, preorder a copy on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MW6F49W/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00MW6F49W&linkCode=as2&tag=dragopubliblo-20&linkId=EZYPJXRYV276FKGX) or from our web site (http://publishing.dragonwell.org/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65&products_id=10018)

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WISHES AND SORROWS by Cindy Lynn Speer available for pre-order at Amazon.com

 

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From the bestselling author of THE CHOCOLATIER’S WIFE and ONCE UPON A CURSE comes this stunning collection of paranormal tales, dark and enchanting, beautiful and sad.

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.

From the bestselling author of THE CHOCOLATIER’S WIFE and ONCE UPON A CURSE, beautifully presented with the cover by the award-winning author Howard David Johnson, comes this stunning collection of paranormal tales, dark and enchanting, beautiful and sad.

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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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