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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

CUPID'S APPRENTICE

Valentine's Day is sneaking up on us. A little over two weeks and the day for hearts and flowers, Cupids and candy will arrive. What do you do to celebrate this annoying little holiday?

Over the years (we're been together for nearly forty-four and married over forty of them) hubby and I have learned to ignore a lot of the gift-giving holidays - Valentine's Day tops the list of ones to ignore. We already have all the junk we need, neither of us "need" candy, and we tell and show each other our love every day in dozens of ways, so to paraphrase a line from Blazing Saddles "we don't need no stinking holiday" to remind us to do so.

Still, there is something appealing about Valentine's Day - probably the chocolate. This year I decided to write a short story featuring Cupid. But it turned out that Cupid was too busy to give my muse an interview. Instead, he sent one of his newest apprentices. The interview was to say the least - interesting. Here's the blurb of the story she (yes, some Cupids are female - equal rights and all) told me.


CUPID'S APPRENTICE
http://www.amazon.com/Cupids-Apprentice-Holiday-Council-ebook/dp/B00B0OL2ES
A Short Contemporary Fantasy Romance
Approximately 15,000

To earn her wings, Cupid's apprentice Medarda "Dar" has until Valentine's Day to match two-time Loser Laura Quinn with Boring Brian Hoffman. When Dar's love arrow goes astray and hits the sexy PE teacher Flynn Sullivan instead things get interesting.

Laura loves teaching high school in the small town of Council Falls, but knows it's only a matter of time until her famous mother shows up and the quiet life she's created comes crashing down around her ears.

Flynn's been interested in the shy history teacher for a long time, but it isn't until they're forced to chaperone the Valentine's Day dance together that he gets the opportunity to make his dreams come true.

With time running out can one bumbling Cupid's Apprentice bring together a Jock and a Brain?

Next month comes St. Patrick's Day. Now there's a holiday worth celebrating - green beer and no gifts to buy. Stay tuned for LUCKY'S LEPRECHAUN my next Holiday in Council Falls Short.

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