(Blog Tour) Death by Chocolate Guest Post with Lucy Swing

Today I am part of the Bewitching Book Tours for Death By Chocolate. I was lucky enough to read the book and my review will be posted today and to be able to get a guest post from one of the authors.

Title: Death By Chocolate
Authors Suz Korb, Cheryl Carvajal, Nikki Jefford, Kira Saito, Stacey Wallace Benefiel, and Lucy Swing 
Pub Date: February 2012

About the book:

Back in Time by Stacey Wallace Benefiel

Nothing in Aurelia Lemon’s life is turning out how she’d planned. She’s unemployed, unattached, and her family bakery is on the verge of closing. To make matters worse, the guy she dumped in high school is doing well and getting rich off of one of her departed mother’s recipes. It would take a miracle to right everything she’s done wrong. Or maybe just a phone call and the chance to go Back in Time.

Sweet Witchery by Cheryl J. Carvajal

Catalena is only one of many dreamers in a small medieval town in Romania. When the witch Ramnusia opens her chocolate shoppe, suddenly dreams turn into reality. The chocolates are divine, but their power is greater than their sweetness. Miracles abound, dreams come true, and Ramnusia’s magic confections become the talk of the town. But if these chocolates can make dreams come true, will they win for Catalena the deepest dream of her heart?

Spellbound by Nikki Jefford

Two months after dying, Graylee Perez wakes up in her identical twin sister, Charlene’s body.

As the daughter of a witch, can anyone blame her mother for attempting to bring her back to life? Only now Gray’s stuck sharing her sister’s body 50/50 in 24 hour shifts.

The race is on for Gray to find a way back into her body before Charlene purges her from existence.

Warlock Raj McKenna is rumored to meddle in the black arts, not to mention he’s after Gray’s invisibility spell and worse – her heart. But Raj might be the only one powerful enough to save Gray from fading away forever.

Bloody Valentine by Lucy Swing

One by one the girls of Hollow High disappear and when Bailey receives a heart-shaped box filled with chocolates she might be next.

Sweet Torture by Kira Saito

Sixteen year old Claudia Bernstein is obsessed with two things: chocolate and Dante Torres. However, being an invisible minion to Upper East Side princess Beatrice Wildenbert isn’t helping her get anywhere with her dream guy.

Everything changes over Christmas break when Dante actually starts noticing her.

But are Dante’s intentions as pure as they seem? When Claudia finds herself in the middle of a cruel prank, she decides to take revenge. But is revenge enough? Or will she finally realize that her own worst enemy is herself?

The Girl with Three Heads by Suz Korb

Kate wakes up on the morning of the Death by Chocolate fundraiser event to discover she has two extra heads resting upon each of her shoulders. She is not pleased about this. She’s even more displeased when she discovers the head on her right shoulder (which looks like Santa Claus, complete with fluffy white beard) is actually Zeus, lord of lightning, or something like that. The head on her left shoulder? Yeah, it’s the head of Hera; goddess-of-looking-like-a-blonde-bombshell and getting on Kate’s nerves by shouting in her ear all the time.

Will Kate ever rid herself of these two extra heads? Will she ever get to experience an actual kiss from a boy without extra-head-situation interruptions? Join Kate as she struggles to survive being flung into the Underworld, as well as eventually landing upon Mount Olympus.

Just because she’s got two extra craniums doesn’t mean either head is an extra set of useful brains.

I am really honored to have one of the authors of the book to stop by and do a guest post for me. So please help me welcome Lucy Swing to Cindy’s Love Of Books.


My name is Lucy Swing and I am a YA Paranormal/ Romance author. I was originally born in Argentine, from Italian descent, and moved to the Sunny state of Florida when I was 17.

Thanks to my mother, who reads as much as me – if not more, I became a fanatic of books. I first remember enjoying everything that was stamped with R.L. Stine (Fear Street and Goosebumps) Then I went on to the likes of Danielle Steel and Nora Roberts, thanks to my mom. But I am happy to say that I have finally found MY genre and that is, of course, YA.

I am an absolute book hoarder and must always have a book at arms distance. Music is my muse, and there is always a soundtrack that plays along my life.

I have just finished my first book, “Feathermore” (first of many!) and I am also a part of “Death by Chocolate,” an anthology consisting of 6 fantastic YA short stories with a chocolaty twist. Death by Chocolate will be released on February 14th, 2012!

I live in Naples, FL with my husband, our two wild children and two even wilder pups!

Thank you so much, Cindy for having me. Participating in “Death by Chocolate” has been a real treat for me. I got the opportunity to meet five amazingly talented ladies.

My story, “Bloody Valentine” is set in a fictitious place, Gottsenden. And what is creepier than mysterious boxes of chocolates from an old, abandoned and burnt down Chocolate Factory? Who is making them? Why are the girls that receive them disappearing? Those are the questions that Bailey must answer so she can save herself.

For the most part, when I write, I have to have some background music on. But it needs to always be according to what I am writing. When I wrote “Bloody Valentine” I had Fireflight’s CD on constantly. If you don’t know them, make sure to check them out. They are a Christian rock band… I know, you may have scrunched your face at Christian, but their songs are amazing! Give them a chance 🙂

This one song, “Go Ahead” would play and my inspiration would come alive. It sets, for the most part, the mood in the relationship between Bailey and Jude.

Yesterday I heard Your voice
Whispering through all the noise
I pretended I couldn’t hear You
But You kept on pursuing me
And You began to move in me
And I just couldn’t hide any more
I won’t fight You

Go ahead!
Take what You want to
Take what You need to
Don’t let me hold You back
Go ahead!
Do what You have to
Cuz I want to know You
Don’t let me hold You back

I’ll my wear heart out on my sleeve
If it brings You close to me
Help me leave the life I knew before You
Come inside, erase the shame
Call me by different name
I won’t be the same anymore
God, I trust You

God, I was so wrong
To stay away so long
Oh, how I need You!

No matter how much Bailey knows she must stay away from Jude, there’s something that won’t let her. Call it stupidity, crazy chemical reaction or what you may.

I truly hope everyone enjoys all of our stories we’ve worked so much to bring to you!

Thank you, once again, for having me. It was a pleasure!
Here is the video of the song Lucy mentioned in the above post:

Just a reminder my review will be posted later today.

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Thanks once again to Bewitching Book Tours for allowing me to take part in this tour and showcasign this book and one of the authors. This was my first very Bewitching Book Tour and I loved it can’t wait to take part in upcoming tours.

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