Next month, I’m hoping to launch my first ebook, Cupid Calling, a romantic comedy short story.
The concept for this short story occurred to me two years ago during the launch party for another author’s book. Deborah Picurrelli was celebrating her book Love Comes Calling in a Facebook party. For a grand prize contest, she asked participants to create a book blurb (the summary on the back cover) of their own using her book’s title.
Into my imagination barreled Cupid, and I came up with this:
“Penelope had never believed in happily ever after. Cupid never seemed to hit her or her boyfriends with his magical arrows. All that changed the day a knock at her door revealed a short, chubby-cheeked man wearing a diaper and carrying a bow. Love himself had come calling, and now he wouldn’t leave her alone. How could Penelope live her life when a surly version of a Victorian cherub followed her every move?”
You can see on my Books page that the blurb hasn’t changed much since then. Over the next couple of years I wrote a scene here or there, but most of the writing has been completed since November 2016 through the present. I enjoyed taking the traditional concept of Cupid and infusing him with a snarky personality. I hope you’ll enjoy it, too.