Review: Cupid Gone Weird by Stephanie Burke

Cupid Gone Weird by Stephanie Burke
Release Date: February 1, 2013
Publisher: Changeling Press
Pages: 20
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Cupid only wants a little revenge on Chris Cringle, master of North Pole Industries and the bane of the Holidays’ existence.

But when he cracks open a bottle of stolen wassail, will one spilled drop give him everything he ever desired or will it be a tool for Chris to gain more control over the wayward Cupid? No one can really tell what will happen when Cupid Goes Weird.

 

Review: This is Cupid as we’ve never seen him before! Set in a world where holidays have rulers and gain power from those who celebrate them,  Cupid Gone Weird, hooked me from the first paragraph.  Cupid’s pissed. Chris Cringle is riding a crest of power as he spells into everyone’s season. He stole from Eve aka All Hallows Eve, and now him! Christmas in February? Not on his watch. I loved this portrayal of the drunken, winged deity, and his rebellious nature. This kilt wearing, rough around the edges bringer of love is not one to be messed over. But his solo mission to ransack Cringle’s place brings him more than he bargained when he drinks a magical bottle of wine that brings him the gift of a lifetime.

The steamy love scenes rode the edge, dipping into dubious consent which drew me from the story. So if that makes you squirm I’d steer clear. The unique set up Ms. Burke presented was enchanting, and fresh. I enjoyed my brief glimpse into her world, and I’m longing for more.