GENRE: Romance, Fantasy, Mystery

The Chocolatier’s Wife on Amazon

The Chocolatier’s Ghost on Amazon

We Asked and Cindy Answered

Tell us about the absolute BEST fan letter you have received.

I’ve had a few reviewers write me personally and tell me how much they liked my book…but one of my favorite moments was when a young woman who had bought my book at a fair one year came back the next just in case I’d written a sequel to The Chocolatier’s Wife.

Say your publisher has offered to fly you anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming book, where would you most likely want to go?

Eastern Europe…there is a feeling there that I would like to capture, folk lore I’d like to study.  I have a character who comes from a place that’s sort of like Ukraine or Romania, and I’d like to go there, and to Poland, and absorb the cultures.

About the Books


When Tasmin’s bethrothed, William, is accused of murder, she gathers her wind sprites and rushes to his home town to investigate. She doesn’t have a shred of doubt about his innocence. But as she settles in his chocolate shop, she finds more in store than she bargained for. Facing suspicious townsfolk, gossiping neighbors, and William’s own family, who all resent her kind – the sorcerer folk from the North — she must also learn to tell friend from foe, and fast. For the real killer is still on the loose – and he is intent on ruining William’s family at all cost.

The Chocolatier’s Ghost: Married to her soul mate, the chocolatier William, Tasmin should not have to worry about anything at all. But when her happily ever after is interrupted by the disappearance of the town’s wise woman, she rushes in to investigate. Faced with dangers, dead bodies, and more mysterious disappearances, Tasmin and William must act fast to save their town and themselves – especially when Tasmin starts to be haunted by a most unwelcome ghost from her past…literally.

Read an Excerpt

From The Chocolatier’s Ghost

At the top of the hill, the snow spun and shimmered in the cruel wind.  As she neared it, she slowed.  Tasmin didn’t want to step into that whirling, dancing wall of snow, but she mentally kicked herself and kept going.  Home and warmth, Tasmin.  Not so far, now.  Just stop letting your imagination draw strange fancies where nothing is.

She crested the hill, and the wind fell silent.  The snow fell away, except for one spot, where it swirled and settled, drawing details that glowed faintly in the darkness to become the figure of a woman.  Her head turned slowly, looking over her shoulder at Tasmin, and then the rest of her followed suit, the snow falling and lifting and resettling on the curves and folds that outlined the silvery figure.  She stared at Tasmin, moving her head this way and that, as if trying to focus on the face in front of her, considering.

The ghost tilted her head, reaching out one hand slowly, making as if she would touch Tasmin.  Tasmin backed up a step.  The hand was getting closer, and she panicked.  No herbs, no amulets would help her, but she did have another talent, thin and unpracticed, but still there.

She raised a fist, palm towards the figure, and opened it quickly, warding the touch away.  “Forbidden,” she whispered, and a spear of air shattered through the snow.  The ghost disappeared, and the world seemed to right itself, the wind died down and everything seemed to be normal.

She stepped carefully around the newly formed pile of snow and continued her walk home.  Determined not to think any more about it, she stripped off her clothes and fell into bed, half wondering if her exhausted mind had not conjured the whole thing.

About the Author

Cindy Lynn Speer has been writing since she was 13.  She has Blue Moon and Unbalanced published by Zumaya.  Her other works, including The Chocolatier’s Wife (recently out in an illustrated hardcover to celebrate its 10th anniversary) and the Chocolatier’s Ghost, as well as the short story anthology Wishes and Sorrows.  When she is not writing she is either practicing historical swordsmanship, sewing, or pretending she can garden.  She also loves road trips and seeing nature.  Her secret side hobby is to write really boring bios about herself.

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A Giveaway

One randomly chosen winner via Rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/ gift card.

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Follow the Tour

This is a two-month-long tour. You are welcome to visit past stops on the tour for even more chances to win.

July 11: Fabulous and Brunette
July 13: Christine Young
July 13: Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews
July 18: Kit ‘N Kabookle
July 18: Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews
July 20: The Kronicles of Korthlundia: A Window into Fantasy
July 25: The Avid Reader
July 27: Sharing Links and Wisdom
August 1: Jennifer Macaire, Tell me a Story – review
August 3: Book Lover Promo
August 8: BooksChatter
August 10: fuonlyknew
August 15: Linda Nightingale…Wordsmith
August 15: Readeropolis
August 17: Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog
August 22: T’s Stuff – review
August 22: Jazzy Book Reviews
August 24: EskieMama and Dragon Lady Reads
August 29: Mello and June, It’s a Book Thang!
August 29: The Reading Addict
August 31Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
September 5Rainne’s Ramblings
September 7Full Moon Bites
September 7CBY Book Club
September 12Ariella Moon
September 14Laura’s Interests – review
September 19Mixed Book Bag – review
September 21Author Deborah A Bailey
September 26Two Ends of the Pen
September 28Independent Authors
October 3Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books! – review
October 5Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
October 10It’s Raining Books
October 12Long and Short Reviews
October 17Romance that’s ‘Out Of This World’ – review
October 19Where Landsquid Fear to Tread

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It’s been a pleasure hosting Cindy Lynn Speer for this stop on her tour. Please come back again soon for more authors, books and giveaways.


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  1. Lisa Brown says:

    congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  2. Rita Wray says:

    Sounds like a great read.

  3. Trix says:

    It’s a great premise!

  4. bernie wallace says:

    What books are you looking forward to reading in the near future. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

    • Cindy Speer says:

      I just caught up with the second to last Mercy Thompson book…I need to get the next one for my birthday. 🙂

      Also, Craig Johnson has a new Longmire coming out. Those are always so much fun. And Sue Grafton has a new one out…

  5. Victoria says:

    Great post – I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Nikolina says:

    I really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!

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