Thanks so much for hosting me today, Daisy. It’s always great to visit, you have a fantastic site. If your readers will stick with me until the end of the post, I’m also offering a giveaway. A copy of Operation: Cupid to one random commenter.
For me, one of the most fun things about being a story teller is the chance to reimagine the old, the familiar, and the comfortable, and to make it new again. Whether it’s the equivalent of slapping a coat of fresh paint on it, or something far more involved like knocking out a wall, putting up a window, and planting a tree in the middle of the living room.
Even better, in a fantasy environment, the tree can be a home for wayward faeries, or the focal point of energy for every god and supernatural creature in the surrounding area.
That’s the path I let my mind trip along when I wrote Operation: Cupid. Kaylee came to me first. A woman who’s been trampled by life, some of it her own doing, and some of it not—as is usually the case. And all she wants is a quiet, pleasant holiday where she doesn’t have to dwell on the past.
And then I let the fantasy creatures of the universe take over, and asked “So what if there was an organization out there that specialized in giving people exactly that? A little peace in a world that revolves at maximum velocity and prefers we all keep up?
From there, it was just a matter of finding her a sexy, supernatural distraction, and Devin the Cupid popped into existence. His job is to show people that moving on is possible, and second chances do exist.
So, tell me, dear reader. If you could pick any one supernatural creature to spend an entire day with, what would you pick and why?
Kaylee lost her true love on Valentine’s Day, so to say she’s not a fan of the holiday is the understatement of the decade. When being bombarded by hearts and flowers pushes her to the brink of tears, she wishes for her lost love back. A stranger, who reminds her of the past in every way, offers her comfort—but he summons painful memories, leaving her torn.
Devin enjoys his job as a cupid, helping lonely souls move on from lost loves and heartbreak and seeing their joy return. His life was taken too soon and being a cupid allows him a second chance. When he’s assigned to Kaylee, he’s inexplicably drawn to her, but she triggers unfamiliar memories and emotions. He finds himself breaking all the rules of his job to make her happy, but he still can’t offer her the one thing she wants: her lost love.
As Kaylee and Devin grow closer, the demons of their past still haunt them. If they can’t reconcile what could’ve been, they’ll both lose out on their second chance at happily ever after. Can true love survive all obstacles?
Despite the warmth from the greenhouse effect in the atrium, Devin was frozen to the grass. Images that weren’t his own nudged his thoughts, and a gaping hole sat in the middle of his chest. It had just been a job, like so many before. It hadn’t gone well—that bit was new—but it shouldn’t feel like he’d just lost an appendage.After all, Kaylee obviously hadn’t really wanted to be there. He’d call it a day and head back to his apartment.If he could convince himself to move. How could he be missing her? She’d only been gone about thirty seconds, and it wasn’t like he even knew her. He definitely wasn’t going to follow her. It didn’t matter that he had her address—it was part of the assignment—or that every inch of him hummed with the need to make things better.
She had a point; from the outside, everything about the way he acted was creepy and off. Even to him. He buried his head in his hands. Damn it. He had to find a way to make it right. To apologize to her without making things even worse. He just had no idea how.
“Will you tell me the truth?” Her desperate plea soothed the edge on his nerves.
He looked up to find Kaylee standing a few feet away, arms crossed, and corners of her mouth tugged down. “If I stay, will you tell me what’s actually going on? Because—so help me—I need answers, and since I didn’t have questions before you showed up, I’m hoping you can clear things up.”
“Absolutely.” He didn’t care about breaking the rules anymore. There was no way he would be responsible for the frown marring her full lips. Besides, if it kept her there longer, he’d give up everything to try and make her smile. He had no idea where the impulse came from, but a second chance wasn’t worth it if it made this woman miserable. He nodded at the ground in front of him. “I’ll tell you everything I can.”
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Allyson Lindt is a full-time geek and a fuller-time contemporary romance author. She prefers that her geeky heroes come with the alpha expansion pack and adores a heroine who can hold her own in a boardroom. She loves a sexy happily-ever-after and helping deserving cubicle dwellers find their futures together.