Guest post by Suzanne Selfors + Giveaway

Filed in featured , Giveaways , Guest Post , Suzanne Selfors , The Rocket Lover Posted on September 18, 2012 @ 7:00 am 16 comments

Today we are very excited to welcome Suzanne Selfors to Book Lovers Inc! Of course we’re excited, we’re all hyped up on lots of yummy chocolate after reading her delightfully delicious chocolate-covered fairy tale, The Sweetest Spell (review later today). But before the review, Suzanne is here to share with us how her desperate search for a midnight chocolate fix (can’t we all relate?) led to this scrumptious story.

And if you’re craving a little chocolate fairy tale of your own, just answer Suzanne’s question for a chance at to win your very own copy of The Sweetest Spell!

Love + Chocolate = The Sweetest Spell

By Suzanne Selfors

How to take the fairy-tale formula of peasant girl meets prince and make it even more romantic? In my opinion, you add chocolate.

There are few things in life that stir such passion as a square of dark chocolate. I crave it. I LOVE it.

I’d been wanting to write a fairytale for many years, and was playing with the idea of retelling the King Midas story. That’s the one where the guy can magically make gold and thus becomes rich and famous. But the gold theme wasn’t working for me. It didn’t feel interesting.

One night, my daughter and I were searching the house for chocolate. We are late night snackers and I usually keep stashes of my favorite candy bars in various drawers. But we couldn’t find a single piece, not even a chocolate chip, not even an old piece of Halloween candy. We went nuts. We needed, we wanted, we desired. And that’s when I realized I had my story. A girl who can magically make chocolate—I want to write about that.

So here you have it. The Sweetest Spell is the story of Emmeline Thistle, an unwanted peasant girl who discovers her magical ability to make chocolate in a kingdom where the sweet stuff is only a legend. And as her talent becomes known, she must weave her way between the various men who want her, for all the right and wrong reasons.

I hope you enjoy her journey.

You can find Suzanne at or on Facebook or email her at

The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors

Emmeline Thistle, a dirt-scratcher’s daughter, has escaped death twice-first, on the night she was born, and second, on the day her entire village was swept away by flood. Left with nothing and no one, Emmeline discovers her rare and mysterious ability-she can churn milk into chocolate, a delicacy more precious than gold.

Suddenly, the most unwanted girl in Anglund finds herself desired by all. But Emmeline only wants one-Owen Oak, a dairyman’s son, whose slow smiles and lingering glances once tempted her to believe she might someday be loved for herself. But others will stop at nothing to use her gift for their own gains-no matter what the cost to Emmeline.

Magic and romance entwine in this fantastical world where true love and chocolate conquer all.

Buy at AmazonB&N


Suzanne has generously offered a print copy of her book The Sweetest Spell to one lucky commenter!
All you have to do is answer her question:
What’s your favorite chocolate indulgence?
(You can read our full giveaway policy here)
Please leave us a way to contact you.
(Email or twitter name – no way to contact you – no entry).
This giveaway is open worldwide!
Giveaway ends on Saturday, September 29, 2012 and we will announce the winner on Sunday.
Good Luck


About Marlene

Marlene is a librarian, ebook advocate, science fiction fan, and RPG fan who lives in the Atlanta suburbs. She and her husband are owned by four cats, just ask them. She's a geek and a nerd and proud of it. She's also an avid reader of everything, including the back of the cereal box, and has been blogging since April 2011 at Reading Reality and is a reviewer at Library Journal as well as active on Goodreads. She is also the publisher of Ebook Review Central.

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  • Pragya September 18, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Chocolate brownies!! Love them.

  • Izz September 18, 2012 at 8:14 am

    chocolate bar, sometimes I treat myself my favorite chocolate when I feel need it to boost my mood or to reward myself if I have achieved my goal ;D

  • Michele H September 18, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I love, love, love dark chocolate! I buy the individually wrapped squares to TRY to portion control it…

  • aurian September 18, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Thanks for the guestpost Suzanne, and congrats on the new release. Unfortunately, I have had to stop eating chocolate, as I have way too many migraines. And I must admit, it works. Less headaches, less severe headaches and fewer migraines. But I still love chocolate, white and milk chocolates, and bonbons filled with praline or other soft gooey substances. And when I have a migraine, I allow myself a few pieces, why not, I already have the migraine, can’t get worse.

  • Marie-Claude September 18, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I love anything chocolate. Especially cranberries cover in dark chocolate!!!

  • LSUReader September 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    You’ve opened my eyes. In the past, when a blog question has asked what magical power I’d like, I’ve always responded “healing.” No more. Now when I see that question, I will think of you and answer “I want to change ordinary items into chocolate.” Truly. Eye opening. (Thanks.)

    It’s hard to pick a favorite chocolate. No wrong answer here; I love so many! Since I have Halloween on the brain, I’ll say my favorite candy bar, which is Milky Way.

  • Estella September 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Cadbury fruit and nut bar!

  • bn100 September 19, 2012 at 2:55 am

    I like chocolate chip cookies.

  • sienny September 19, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Anything with chocolates! I just love chocolates. But especially dark chocolates, they are divine..

  • Maureen September 19, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Fudge is my favorite.

  • Victoria Zumbrum September 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    I love chocolate covered cherries and fudge.

  • Julie Witt September 19, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Chocolate truffles! Yummmmm …….

  • Mary Preston September 20, 2012 at 3:44 am

    I do love chocolate/chocolate chip cookies.

  • Stephanie O September 20, 2012 at 7:04 am

    My favorite chocolate treat is Godiva caramel chocolate. Yummy.
    Shuttermom77 at gmail dot com

  • Filia Oktarina September 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    My favorite was Dark Chocolate with chesnut in chocolate 🙂
    filiafantasy at gmail dot com

  • blodeuedd September 29, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Easy white chocolate! *drools a bit* Love love love it

    blodeuedd83 on twitter

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