Once Upon an Enchanted Forest

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The autumnal equinox is a celestial event that brings together harvest and celebration, symbolizes magick and transformation, and welcomes a balance of light and darkness. It’s a time when those who honor the changing seasons rest and reflect.

Or reap what they’ve sown.

Once Upon an Enchanted Forest, a collection of adult fantasy romances, features ten novelettes centered around one of the most enchanting preternatural beings of the ages: the witch. With lovers, magical forests, and witchcraft, our stories are sure to warm your nights and your dark little heart.

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About our collection:

  • In the aftermath of a deadly Harvest Moon festival, the valley’s Witch Collector and a voiceless diviner venture into Frostwater Wood—a forest transformed into a dangerous, ever-changing maze—in hopes of saving their king from certain death.

  • Desperate to escape her village, cobbler Rhianne braves the enchanted wood to find the Witch and her matchmaking loom. But when the loom weaves her a highborn match, the Witch flies into a rage that will set Rhianne’s fate on fire.

  • After a drunken man falsely claims his daughter can spin straw into gold, a peasant woman—accused of witchcraft and facing death at the hands of the Mad King—must manage the impossible with no more than a wooden spindle and a prayer—and perhaps the aid of a dashing Fae she never saw coming.

  • In a place called Wolfswood, Rosaline, a talented hunter, must face cursed and deadly creatures on the night of the autumnal equinox if she’s to save her people—and the woman she loves.

  • When a wounded sorcerer infiltrates the boundary protecting her home, Thalia, Queen of the Dryads, must choose whether to trust this foreigner who’s quickly claiming her heart or uproot the seeds of affection growing between them and send him away.

  • After a fatal accident places a village in grave danger, Yula, a young woman with unpredictable magick, is guided by a handsome knight on her quest to find the only person who can help her—the legendary and evil Dark Queen.

  • In a time of war, a witch possessing healing powers, is tasked with saving the life of her wounded king, all while trying not to lose her heart to his brutish right-hand man.

  • A young man struggling with his own identity journeys to a modern-day witch living in a lonely forest garden, and is presented with an unexpected connection and a tantalizing choice.

  • In an enchanted garden deep in the heart of London, the elven scout Tarah guards the portal to her realm, a boring task after so many centuries. But when a dragon awakens in the countryside, searching for his stolen hoard, life becomes anything but mundane—especially when the dragon decides that Tarah might be the greatest treasure of all.

This anthology also includes a new story from the brilliant Juliet Marillier, author of the Sevenwaters Trilogy and many other historical fantasy novels, including Beautiful, an Audible Exclusive, and her coming release, The Harp of Kings.

Now, sit back and let us tell you a tale. Welcome to The Enchanted Forest.


Books in the Once Upon Anthologies Collection

ONCE UPON AN ENCHANTED FOREST

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ONCE UPON AN ENCHANTED FOREST

ONCE UPON THE LONGEST NIGHT

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ONCE UPON THE LONGEST NIGHT

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#Me Too

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#Me Too

A LADY’S POINT OF VIEW

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A LADY’S POINT OF VIEW

A SOLDIER’S ITALIAN CHRISTMAS

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A SOLDIER’S ITALIAN CHRISTMAS
BECKONED, PART 1: FROM LONDON WITH LOVE

CITY OF BLAZE

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CITY OF BLAZE

COWBOY KARMA

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COWBOY KARMA

DANGER MUSIC

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DANGER MUSIC
FATHOMS: A NOVEL OF THE PARANORMAL

FREYA Viking Glory Book Two

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FREYA Viking Glory Book Two
FUR, FEATHERS AND SCALES: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Animal Tales

GIRLFRIENDS & SECRETS

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GIRLFRIENDS & SECRETS

GIRL IN THE MIST

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GIRL IN THE MIST

HAGAR’S LAST DANCE

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HAGAR’S LAST DANCE

HOSTILE WITNESS

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HOSTILE WITNESS

ILONA’S WOLF

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ILONA’S WOLF

LEIF Viking Glory Book One

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LEIF Viking Glory Book One

LET IT SNOW

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LET IT SNOW

Savaged Surrender

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Savaged Surrender
SNOW IN LOVE: Sweet Romance Holiday Collection

SUPERHERO IN DISGUISE

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SUPERHERO IN DISGUISE

THE WOULD BE MOMMY

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THE WOULD BE MOMMY
THIEVES: Book One of the Obscurité de Floride Trilogy
THE DAY BAILEY DEVLIN’S HOROSCOPE CAME TRUE

THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR

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THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR

THE FIX UP

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THE FIX UP

THE GHOST OF DEPFORD HALL

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THE GHOST OF DEPFORD HALL

THE LIFE OF RILEY

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THE LIFE OF RILEY
WHO’S THE FAIREST? A Sisters Grimm Anthology
INTIMATE RELATIONS
#PLEASE SAY YES (#HermosafortheHolidays Book 1)

CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN

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CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN

CLEAR INTENT

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CLEAR INTENT
COLTON 911: CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE

DARK WINE AT DUSK

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DARK WINE AT DUSK

DEAD BLOW

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DEAD BLOW

FOR A GOOD PAWS

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FOR A GOOD PAWS

FREYA Viking Glory Book Two

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FREYA Viking Glory Book Two

GAME TOWN

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GAME TOWN

HAUNTING MISS FENWICK

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HAUNTING MISS FENWICK

HIDDEN BETRAYAL

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HIDDEN BETRAYAL

HIS HIGHLAND SURPRISE

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HIS HIGHLAND SURPRISE

LEIF Viking Glory Book One

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LEIF Viking Glory Book One
LOST WITNESS: A Josie Bates Thriller
Off the Rails: A Collection of Weird, Wicked, & Wacky Stories

ONCE UPON AN ENCHANTED FOREST

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ONCE UPON AN ENCHANTED FOREST

ONE TASTE TOO MANY

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ONE TASTE TOO MANY

REWRITING THE PAST

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REWRITING THE PAST
SERIOUSLY, MOM, YOU DIDN’T KNOW?

SHADOWS AT DAWN

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SHADOWS AT DAWN
SHORT and SWEET’S FAMILY ALBUM
THE WITCHES OF NEW MOON BEACH BOXED SET

THE CHRISTMAS PRESENT

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THE CHRISTMAS PRESENT

THE WITCH OF BERGEN

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THE WITCH OF BERGEN

THE WORTH OF A VISCOUNT

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THE WORTH OF A VISCOUNT

THE CONSPIRACY

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THE CONSPIRACY

TRACKING SHADOWS

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TRACKING SHADOWS

THE DECEPTION

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THE DECEPTION

THE DEVIL’S CARESS

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THE DEVIL’S CARESS

TWO BITES TOO MANY

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TWO BITES TOO MANY

THEIR HIGHLAND BEGINNING

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THEIR HIGHLAND BEGINNING

THE MASK OF MIDNIGHT

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THE MASK OF MIDNIGHT

THE OBLIVIOUS BILLIONAIRE

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THE OBLIVIOUS BILLIONAIRE
WINTER WISHES: A REGENCY HOLIDAY ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIDGE, NEW YORK, 1930

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