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Posted February 13, 2012 by davincikittie in Genres
 
 

Book Tour & Gìveaway: Death By Chocolate author Suz Korb on spells gone awry!

Death By Chocolate Anthology Tour
Death By Chocolate Anthology Tour

Previously on Suz Korb Doesn’t Know Good Hair we discussed my love of chocolate cereal and exorcisms. Keeping on with the Death by Chocolate theme of witchcraft and chocolate yumminess, the following is yet more evidence at my lack of an inability to chose guys with good hair.

When I was a teenager I fancied myself a witch. One night on a full moon I went out into my back yard to do a spell. I’d had a crush on this one guy at school for ages. He was a skater boy with a bowl cut hairdo. I don’t know what was wrong with me and picking guys with diabolical hair when I was a teen.

Anyway, I was there in my garden on that fateful night. I had all my witchcraft supplies spread across the grass that I was sitting on. Taking my silver bowl full of creek water, I placed it in front of me and dropped three coins into it. I situated the silver bowl so that the light from the moon shone down onto the water inside the dish. Moonbeams were apparently very important for this spell to work correctly. It was a love spell I was creating, and I certainly didn’t want anything to go wrong.

So, the next ingredient I added was pink rose petals. After that I placed both of my hands into the water and said these magic words, “Mihi divitiae sic fiat semper.”

The cool, clear water inside the bowl shone under the moonlight. A few petals escaped from under my palms and floated to the surface of the dark, yet sparkling, water. I removed my hands and let the rose water dry naturally from my skin. It was time for the final ingredient. Chocolate.

I scooped up a spoonfull of melted chocolate that had been percolating nicely on the top of my oil burner. You know? Those ceramic deals with the candle in the bottom?

Dripping a blob of melted chocolate carefully into the cool water, it plopped into the bowl with a tiny splash. The chocolate hardened and I had my love potion. The piece of chocolate containing the love spell that I’d give to my crush at school the next day.

Indeed, at school the following morning I took a bunch of chocolates into home room and pretended like I’d hand made every single one. Truth was, I’d only made the one chocolate piece, the one I handed straight to the hot boy. He popped it straight into his mouth. I watched him, waiting with anticipation. His eyes lit up and he smiled at me. “That was good,” he said. “You should open a chocolate restaurant when you’re older, Suzy.” He slapped me on the back, real chummy like, after saying that. I mean seriously, a chocolate restaurant? There’s no such thing. Hot Boy reached into his pocket, pulled out a five dollar bill and stuck it on my tray of chocolates. The rest of the class did the same. One by one all my chocolates got eaten and I ended up with like forty bucks by the time the bell rang.

Sadly, I was without love. Rich. But loveless. Poor me. I ran home that day and checked over the love spell to see what went wrong. Apparently I’d mixed things up and had done a money spell. Oops. Oh well, I still don’t know to this day if the money spell had worked or not, after all, I didn’t actually make the chocolate myself. lol

When I was a teen I probably thought my crush was as hot as this guy, even with a bowl cut.


Death by Chocolate

The paranormal young adult anthology with a cocoa twist.
Authors: Suz Korb, Cheryl Carvajal, Nikki Jefford, Kira Saito, Stacey Wallace Benefiel, and Lucy Swing

 

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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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