Hey, everybody, say hello to Allyson. She has a scorching hot Valentine’s romance out through our fantastic publisher Liquid Silver Books. I’ve invited her to stop by to talk about her new book “Operation: Cupid”.
Okay, I sent her a list of questions and told her to answer them. I can be a little bossy when it comes to my interviews.
Thanks so much for having me today, Elle. It’s always a blast to visit your blog. You ask some of the best questions ^_^
1. What’s the worst date you’ve ever been on?
This question takes me back, and not in a pleasant way. When I was sixteen, one of my best friends *really* liked this guy. Swoony, lovey-dovey, she was convinced they were going to live together forever (which, I learned later on, she believed about each of her boyfriends). Anyway. He asked her out, and they were going to a musical (I think because she had free tickets, and not because he wanted to go.) Problem was, his cousin was visiting from out of town, and he was supposed to keep the guy company. So… I got to be the cousin’s date. Problem 1 – I’m socially awkward. I suck at small talk, even worse with strangers. Problem 2 – same went for him. I don’t think we said more than “hello” to each other the entire night.
2. Which is the most romantic monster – shifter, vampire or zombie?
Vampires. No question 😀 There’s something seductive and alluring about sharing a life force like that. They’re ancient, they’re beautiful, and they’re experienced.
3. What is the last non-romance book you read?
Ocean At The End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Also, possibly one of the very best books I’ve ever read. Such an amazing, enthralling story.
[I’m just starting American Gods. He’s supposed to be a really good writer.]
4. Pirates or ninjas? Defend your choice!
Ninjas! My siblings call me a traitor for this belief, because our high school mascot was a pirate. But ninjas – all black, super sneaky, cooler weapons, and (this is big) far more likely to be clean and bathed. Sorry, mister pirate, but showers are better than months on the ocean with only the salt water to clean yourself.
[I use the shower argument too. Soap for the win!]
5. What is your favourite quote/exchange from your story?
When Kaylee first meets Devin, both are pretty soured on Valentine’s Day. And then he tells her why he’s not a fan of the holiday:
“What is it that gets to you?” A hint of teasing lined Devin’s question. “The commercialization. The pressure to prove one’s love. The series of one-upping that goes on across TV and stores for weeks before?”
Another chuckle slipped from Kayee’s throat at the combination of half serious, half joking tone of his questions. Tyler had felt the same way. “Don’t hold back. Tell me how you really feel.”
“I’m not a love Scrooge or anything like that. I just don’t think people in love should have to wait for a holiday to show each other their affection.”
I love that last line, Allyson. Thanks for coming by. Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s some more about “Operation: Cupid”.
Kaylee lost her true love on Valentine’s Day, so to say she’s not a fan of the holiday is the understatement of the decade. When being bombarded by hearts and flowers pushes her to the brink of tears, she wishes for her lost love back. A stranger, who reminds her of the past in every way, offers her comfort—but he summons painful memories, leaving her torn.
Devin enjoys his job as a cupid, helping lonely souls move on from lost loves and heartbreak and seeing their joy return. His life was taken too soon and being a cupid allows him a second chance. When he’s assigned to Kaylee, he’s inexplicably drawn to her, but she triggers unfamiliar memories and emotions. He finds himself breaking all the rules of his job to make her happy, but he still can’t offer her the one thing she wants: her lost love.
As Kaylee and Devin grow closer, the demons of their past still haunt them. If they can’t reconcile what could’ve been, they’ll both lose out on their second chance at happily ever after. Can true love survive all obstacles?
About Allyson Lindt
Allyson Lindt is a full-time geek and a fuller-time contemporary romance author. She prefers that her geeky heroes come with the alpha expansion pack and adores a heroine who can hold her own in a boardroom. She loves a sexy happily-ever-after and helping deserving cubicle dwellers find their futures together.
Find Allyson Lindt
Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/author/allysonlindt