Book Tour Spotlight: Once Upon A Winter edited by H. L. Macfarlane

Book Tour Spotlight: Once Upon A Winter edited by H. L. MacfarlaneOnce Upon A Winter on November 23, 2021
Genres: Fantasy
Format: ebook
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A shape-shifting spirit haunts a family in England during the depths of winter.

A woman must locate a snowflake for a magical trickster to save her frozen true love.

A witch knocks upon a young man's door to take his life on Christmas day.

A small boy meets a faerie housed within a snow drop.

Once upon a time stories travelled from place to place on the tongues of merchants and thieves and kings alike. Under the blanket of night they were exchanged between children, and passed on to their children, and their children after them. Details were altered from one generation to the next until thousands of tales existed where once there were few.

In the spirit of these age-old stories comes Once Upon a Winter, a seasonal anthology of folk and fairy tales from 17 authors across the globe. It covers the Gothic, the romantic, the whimsical, the frightening and everything in-between, and features both intriguing twists on classic tales and exciting original stories.

The first of four planned seasonal anthologies from Macfarlane Lantern Publishing, Once Upon a Winter is sure to have a story for just about everyone. Grab your copy in time for Christmas today!

Thank you to the publisher for the free copy in exchange for an honest review. Due to time constraints, I haven’t had time to read the full anthology yet so I won’t post a review now and only share a first impression.

I didn’t set out to read a lot of anthologies this year but I guess I just fell into it. Here’s another exciting anthology with over a dozen excellent authors. I’ve read a few stories but all of them are different, not just in the type of story, but the themes, the tones, the amount of detail. I’m looking forward to exploring this more during the winter season as I have more time to immerse myself in these stories. Below is a list of all the short stories included in the anthology.

Inside this anthology: 

The Biting Cold by Josie Jaffrey

The Match Girl by Rebecca F. Kenney

Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Bharat Krishnan

A Pea Ever After by Adie Hart

The Snow Drop by H. L. Macfarlane

Silverfoot’s Edge by Ella Holmes

The Storm Hags by Caroline Logan

The Boggart of Boggart Hole Clough by Jake Curran-Pipe

Around the Hawthorne Tree by Jenna Smithwick

The Best Girl this Side of Winter by Laila Amado

The Snow Trolls by S. Markem

Lord of the Forest by Katherine Shaw

Queen of the Snows by Joyce Reynolds-Ward

Long Meg and the Sorcerer’s Stones by M. J. Weatherall

The Frost of Mercy by A. J. Van Belle

Wintercast by R. A. Gerritse

You Can’t See Me by Kate Longstone

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