Hit by the Cupid Stick
Publication date: February 1st 2022
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
All’s fair in love and…whatever this is.
This Valentine’s Day, when a cupid accidentally shoots himself with his own arrow, he falls for a siren whose only job is to lure men to their deaths.
Charismatic and irresistibly fun, Chance Eroson is a cupid who gets a kick from pairing odd couples and being right about them. Used to getting his way, the only person who shuts him down is the siren who has ruined more than one of his pairings before they started. But his bigger problem is he wants her. He’s always wanted her.
Elodie Sirenian uses her power for good, only hunting evil men. But after so long, and so many horrible people, her cynicism has settled deep inside. She can turn on the charm when she doesn’t mean it, and they fall for it. Every single one. Every single time.
Except Chance. He’s the only person—man or god—who has ever challenged her.
But a cupid’s magic is temporary. There’s no way a true love match is possible. Not this time.
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“Who are you after?” she asked. She even used a pleasant tone of voice.
He stepped in closer, spinning her stool so she faced the bar, then closer still. Not touching, but she could feel the heat of him, the length of him, at her back. He leaned down to put his lips to her ear. “Him,” he said in a low voice.
It had been a long time since a simple whisper had turned her on. She saw the worst in men. Even if she didn’t kill them, she could still read their auras. Their lust with no emotion. Their aggression. Their manipulation. All of which made it difficult to rev her engines. So the fact that her nipples tightened, pressing against the silk demi-cup of her bra was…distracting to say the least.
“That’s not helpful,” she said dryly. “As usual.”
His chuckle didn’t help the nipple situation any, sending a surge of warmth cascading through her.
“Three-piece suit.” Chance picked up her glass. “The one who just bought you a drink. Although, if he has his eye on you, it might make my job matching him a tad more difficult.”
Elodie’s muscles unknotted slightly. At least she wasn’t going to have to argue him out of this one.
“With who?” Curiosity popped the words out of her mouth before she could stop herself.
“Banana yellow shirt in the back corner.”
She searched behind three-piece-suit and found the woman in question. Not only was the lady’s shirt bright yellow, but so was her aura. Elodie smiled despite herself.
“I take it you approve?” he asked.
How did he know? He was standing behind her.
“Otherwise, you’d immediately argue.”
How did he do that? She knew a cupid could read the minds of humans—helped with the job—but he couldn’t do that to her or other supernaturals. But the laughter in his voice told her he’d still managed to read her reaction regardless, and knew she’d be irritated about it. He didn’t know that the irritation was because it meant he knew her better than she wanted. Dangerous to let him that close.
“Stay very still,” he said next.
Elodie frowned and started to turn, except a glittering golden bow and arrow appeared at her side, arrow already nocked.
He had to be joking. “Here?” she drawled. “You’re going to shoot them in a busy bar? Really?”
“They’re lined up perfectly. I couldn’t have picked a better shot.” His voice was harder now. Focused. Sexy. If that’s how he sounded in bed…
She shook off the thought.
“Hurry up.” She had her own job to deal with.
“You don’t rush love, baby girl.”
“Call me baby girl, again, lover,” she snapped. “I dare you.”
No answer to that. She wished she could see Chance’s face.
Multi-award-winning paranormal romance author, Abigail Owen, loves plots that move hot and fast, feisty heroines with sass, alpha heroes with heart, a dash of snark, and oodles of sexy shifters! Other titles include wife, mother, Star Wars geek, ex-competitive skydiver, spreadsheet lover, Dr. Seuss quoter, eMBA, organizational guru, Texan, Aggie, and chocoholic.
Abigail grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.
Abigail currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero (who she totally married!) and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.
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Deborah D says
How long was the writing process?
Angelica Dimeo says
sounds like a good book
The book Hit by the Cupid Stick by author Abigail Owen has a couple of interesting looking characters on the front book cover.
Sounds like a great Valentines read!
Maria Malaveci says
Sounds like a wonderful read!
Audrey Stewart says
Abigail Owen is one of my favorite authors. ‘Inferno Rising’ is one of her book series that I enjoyed so much.
Marcy Meyer says
Love the title and cover. This sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing.
Cathy French says
Beautiful couple on the cover.
sherry fundin says
i love abigail’s work. i will read anything she writes
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Ellen Stafford says
Sounds like a really good read!
wendy hutton says
this sounds like a wonderful book
Julie Bickham says
Putting this on my to read list.
I so want to read this one it so sounds like my kind of read and I am loving the cover.
Dianne Casey says
Sounds like a great read. Looking forward to reading the book.
Barbara Montag says
Adult, Paranormal, Romance – I love this genre.
Along with the cover and title.
Thank you for sharing this.
Deb Pelletier says
Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.
Julie Waldron says
Sounds like a great read with an attractive cover.
What a perfect Valentine’s Day book! Great cover and excerpt. I’d love to read more.
Bea LaRocca says
I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, this is a must read for me. Thank you for posting about this book
Cindy Merrill says
Smoking chemistry, sexual tension- makes for a good book for reading. This plot is pretty interesting.
Antoinette M says
Sounds like a very good book. Thanks for the excerpt.
David Hollingsworth says
How did you think of this book?
This sounds as if they both get a little bit of ‘see what it’s like’ handed to them.
Debbi Wellenstein says
I love the title, and I look forward to reading the book!