PRAISE for Dreaming Anastasia
“Cleverly written… It takes you on a ride of paranormal fantasy, contemporary and historical fiction, with a little bit of romance. It's the perfect blend. --Lori Calabrese, Examiner.com
“It made me want to research the Romanov family and the fairy tale character of Baba Yaga… DREAMING ANASTASIA is easy to read and an enjoyable story. Thank you, Ms. Preble, for a great read.”
--Marta Morrison, TeensReadToo.com
“Dreaming Anastasia is a story of love and loss on many different levels. It was a wild, fun and sweetly romantic ride.”
--Michelle Franz, Galleysmith.com
“Joy Preble has given readers an intriguing tale of magic, tragedy, love, and betrayal… Be prepared to fall into this story… Lovers of fantasy and romance will not be disappointed…”
--Noel Furniss, YABooksCentral.com
Seven months after her adventures with Ethan in Dreaming Anastasia, Anne is doing her best to live a normal life: working, teaching ballet, and dating Ben (he’s a lifeguard!). When she starts hearing and seeing things she slowly realizes that she still has remnants of her former power. And, unfortunately for Ben, she can’t stop thinking about Ethan.
Worst of all she’s being haunted by a Rusalka, a Russian mermaid, created by jilted young women who die near a body of water. Why has the rusalka chosen to haunt Anne? Can the creature’s claim that Anastasia is still alive be true? And does all this somehow connect back to the witch Baba Yaga?
That’s when Ethan returns (remember the stunning blue eyes, thick brown hair and former immortality?).
Haunted answers all the burning questions left-over from Dreaming Anastasia. As Anne and the hapless (albeit swoon-worthy) Ethan’s worlds continue to collide with the same mixture of comedy, tragedy, and romance readers enjoyed in the first installment.
Joy Preble’s experience with Russian legends developed through her crazy maternal grandmother, who had been one of TWENTY children! Apparently, her grandmother’s family didn’t notice when she ran off to America at sixteen, married, raised four children on her own and was the least grandmotherly of grandmothers a girl could ever hope for (despite her amusing and insane tales of the Bolsheviks and tsars). Originally from Chicago, she earned a degree at Northwestern University. She has since replaced the endless snow and ice of Chicago for the overpowering heat of Texas. She is a wife, a mother and a high school English teacher living in Conroe, Texas. She can be found online at www.joypreble.com.