The first part is to choose when you want to go.  The ability to be a little flexible is a plus (you can look at the chart of flights, and sometimes you will see that the flight on one day is cheaper than the flight on the day before, for example.) I got lucky – the flights I wanted for the return trip meant I returned on July 3rd – I had the 4th …

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This is a post for my links…mostly useful for me, but maybe it will be of use for you, too! Website: www.cindylynnspeer.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cindylynnspeer Twitter: https://twitter.com/cindylynnspeer Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/clspeer Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1194999.Cindy_Lynn_Speer Goodreads Book Page – The Chocolatier’s Wife: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15758323-the-chocolatier-s-wife Goodreads Book Page – The Chocolatier’s Ghost: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35547620-the-chocolatier-s-ghost Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2u36p4B

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OR, How do you go to England on a secretary’s salary without punching your savings account too hard in the face? Intro time. I have wanted to go to England and Scotland for years.  Way too many years.  But every time I looked into it the plane tickets were prohibitive – I could literally take my mum on a road trip across the US for what two plane tickets would cost.  So I didn’t …

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Today I am very excited to present the cover reveal for Avishi — doesn’t she look marvelous?  You know that I am all for warrior queens, so this will be added to my TBR pile. ~ Cover Reveal ~ Avishi by Saiswaroopa Iyer 12th July, 2017 Long before the times of Draupadi and Sita Immortalised in the hymns of the Rig Veda But largely forgotten to the memory of India Is the Warrior Queen …

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And at last, the Blog Tour is off to a wonderful start! Ally at Fabulous and Brunette kicked things off today.  Please visit her page for excerpts and answers to some burning questions — what are my phobias?  Do I have imaginary friends? Here’s the link because my internet is awful and the editor does not seem to be adding it:  http://fabulousandbrunette.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-chocolatiers-wife-chocolatiers.html Also, a $50 Amazon gift card is up for grabs, so make …

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Since Tuesday kicks off my several week blog tour, I thought this article, which I wrote but have not yet published, was timely.  😀 So you have a friend who is published, creating that little bit of alchemy that transforms a writer into an author.  It’s not as easy as you may think, and, in itself, an accomplishment worth celebrating. So, how do you help them? First, a caveat.  This article is not meant …

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Right now it’s hard cover and eBook, but trade paperback will also be available. *pets the cover*  I love how the cover is done by the same man (David Howard Johnson) because they look so pretty together. We know that Tasmin is dark-haired, so who is this playing with the wind sprites? Are you excited?  Spread the word, please!  And leave a review if you can – the hardest part, the most crucial part …

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The new edition of The Chocolatier’s Wife, now with lovely illustrations and amazing maps is out in hard cover. The box came a couple days ago…it was really kind of wonderful, opening up the box and seeing my book in hardcover.  A real dust jacket, deep green cover underneath.  There is something that feels so — I don’t know, immortal about hard covers.  I know that probably sounds silly — I am sure I …

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So, I needed to change a fuse in a secondary fuse box…which means walking out of the house, around the front, and unlocking the cellar door to get into the master box to shut down the main power, because I am not fooling around with electricity if there is a slight chance I can meet my maker sooner than I would like. ANYWAY.  I think, “I could leave the cellar door open.  I live …

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  There is nothing usual about the Amazing Arden.  A female illusionist in the 1900s, where such a thing is a rarity, she cuts a man in half every night. But one night, after the show, a dead man is found.  She flees, and luck, or perhaps fate, throws her into the path of the sheriff of a neighboring town.  Instead of turning her in, Officer Virgil Holt takes her to his own office …

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