This is YA Stands' 100th post!!
And what better way to celebrate than with a new look, the release of our member, Nikki Jefford's, YA Anthology Death by Chocolate and a GIVEAWAY!
Death by Chocolate is the paranormal young adult romance anthology. Six authors,
Stacey Wallace Benefiel, Cheryl J. Carvajal, Nikki Jefford, Lucy Swing, Kira
Saito and Suz Korb, bring you supernatural adventure stories, each with a cocoa
twist. Time travel, witchcraft, terror, agony and light hearted comedy too. Combined
with more than just a hint of enchantment, these stories are the ingredients for the Death by Chocolate recipe of romance.
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 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 a chance to go Back in Time.
Sweet Witchery by Cheryl 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: A resurrection spell gone wrong. 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. She eventually learns that the head on her right shoulder is Zeus while the head that’s magically implanted on her left shoulder belongs to Hera. Will Kate ever rid herself of these two extra heads? Will she ever get to experience her first kiss from a guy without extra-head-situation interruptions? Join Kate as she struggles to survive being flung into the Underworld and also landing upon Mount Olympus. Just because she’s got two extra craniums, doesn’t mean either noggin is an extra set of useful brains.
To find out more about the brilliantly talented authors who contributed to this anthology, follow the Death by Chocolate Valentine Blog tour February 7th – 23rd. This week, the blog tour will be hosted by Bewitching Tours. Visit the Death by Chocolate blog for daily updates and news!
Want to win a free copy of Death by Chocolate? Leave a comment below to be entered in the giveaway!