Blog Tour Spotlight: Once Upon a Winter Anthology

Hello everybody! Today I’m sharing a spotlight post with some information about the new Once Upon a Winter anthology, published by MacFarlane Lantern Publishing, and the blog tour for which was organised by my fellow blogger Asha. Onto the post!


Synopsis of the anthology:

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! Doesn’t that just all sound so exciting?!


Inside this anthology, here are the stories you’ll find:

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

I don’t know about you, but I’m SO intrigued by all of these, and will definitely be getting a copy. If you like the sound of this, here are the links where you can either read some reviews, or buy a copy!


Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59531353-once-upon-a-winter

Amazon (UK): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Once-Upon-Winter-Fairy-Anthology/dp/1914210034/

Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/book/once-upon-a-winter/h-l-macfarlane//9781914210037


Thank you so much for reading! Are you planning to pick this up? What are some anthologies you love? I’d love to chat with you in the comments!

Amy x

Author: goldenbooksgirl

Disabled book blogger who also writes TV, film, music and other posts from time to time | UKYABA Champion Teen 2018 | Email: goldenbooksgirl@gmail.com | she/her

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