Once upon a time

Want to be on Cupid’s Team?

Read everything below and then check out what you need to do.

First, the story

A freezing winter’s night, a hot stranger and a sexy female with erotic plans. One hot Valentine’s Day coming right up.

When Jessie Rawlins’ boyfriend dumps her just before Valentine’s Day, she ends up by herself at her isolated cabin in Maine with all the trappings for the holiday—including a bag of kinky toys—and no one to celebrate with. Then a snow storm dumps gorgeous Riley Malone on her front porch. Running from a broken relationship himself as well as a business partnership gone bad, Riley thought his good luck had run out. Until fate—and Cupid—strands him at Jessie’s cabin.

What woman hasn’t fantasized about having a sexy, handsome stranger come out of nowhere and rock her world? When Riley shows up on her doorstep, frozen half to death, Jessie knows exactly how to warm him up. But will Riley want to play along with the games she’d planned for her Valentine’s celebration? A night of hot, erotic, sizzling sex answers that question. But what will happen when the day for lovers is over, the storm is gone and it’s time for him to be on his way? Will he take a piece of Jessie’s heart with him, or will Cupid’s arrow strike them both?

Now the history and the campaign

I think everyone who is my Friend on Facebook knows a bout nay. battle with Amazon to remove an outdated one-star review that didn’t even discuss the story. So let me give you some background.,

Once upon a time…….

2006 was a memorable year for me. Although I did not go to the RWA conference that year, serve of my RWA chapter friends had gone and were talking about Ellora’s Cave call for open submissions for Valentine-themed Quickies. (No, not what you think! That’s what they called novellas under 15K!) . At the time EC was the top of the ladder for erotic romance and did not have open submissions. I asked one of my friends to email me the specifics so I could look at them. My late  husband was still with me then and was reading over my shoulder.

Him: “Are you goin g to try to write for that?”

Me: “I don’t know. I’ve never written anything that spicy or explicit.”

Him: “You can write anything you want. You should try for it.”

(Has there ever been a man who believed in his wife so strongly? I still feel his presence.)

Me: “I’m  not sure I know where to begin.”

Him: “Just buy two or three, read them, and you’ll figure it out.”

And that’s what I did. I submitted Cupid’s Shaft in September then sat back and waited. And waited. And waited. Actually it was only five weeks but to me it seemed like five years. But then, hurrah! Joyous excitement! I got the email offering me a contract for Cupid’s Shaft. The story released February 14, 2007 and was an instant hit.And Ellora’s Cave asked for another for a wedding-themed series. Desiree Holt’. career as an erotic author was born.

 

Fast forward to 2014. Cupid’s shaft was among the first group of titles I received the reversion of rights to from EC. But I say with it, deciding what to do. Other things came into my life and it continued to sit. Then EC closed its doors forever and I had avenues to release those old titles. Totally bound (love you guys) contacted several of them, including Cupid’s Shaft.

February 13, just in the for Valentine’s Day 2018.

However….isn’t there always a however?

Amazon in its wisdom migrated JUST ONE of the many reviews from the older edition. And damn! It’s a on e-star, that slammed the return process, not the book. So we need to get the word out. Here’s is what yup can do:

I am looking for 12 Cupid’s Arrows! yes, arrows who will point at the reading audience.

I have 12 ARCs to give to the first 12 people who reply. In return, all I ask is that you post an honest review on release day (Feb rural 13). But it must go up release day.If you are Goodreads, I ask that you post it there.

And everyone who responds to this will et a copy of Quarterback Sneak, and read about a s sexy quarterback and how he made Valentine’s Day work for him.

Oh, and be sure to leave your email in your comment.

Ready? Set? Go!

3 comments to “Once upon a time”

  1. Denise Hendrickson
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      · January 23rd, 2018 at 8:27 am · Link

    Hi Desiree, I cannot see other replies for some reason so I am not sure if you have your numbers, but if you still need reviewers, I would love to.

    denisehbooks@hotmail.com

    Have a great day!



  2. Colleen C.
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      · January 23rd, 2018 at 11:20 am · Link

    I am not on Goodreads, but I do post reviews on Amazon & BN.
    I would love to be among the 12 to review. :-D
    greenshamrock atcox dotnet



  3. Deb Diem
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      · January 23rd, 2018 at 8:40 pm · Link

    If you don’t get enough people Desiree, I’m always willing to read/review for you.



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