Letters from Cupid
Title: Letters From Cupid
Author: Ari McKay
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 14, 2017
After breaking up with his partner, English professor Dr. Derek Chandler feels like a failure who will never win at romance. His aloof colleague, Dr. Macon Pinney, disagrees and pens an anonymous note of encouragement to Derek, which he signs “Cupid.” Thus begins an exchange of correspondence, a courtship through words where the two men find out they have a great deal in common. Meanwhile, Derek reaches out to Macon, not knowing Macon is his anonymous pen pal. Derek reveals through his letters that someone close by has piqued his interest. Could he mean Macon—or has Macon missed his opportunity and lost Derek to another man?
Perhaps the time has come for Cupid to put in an appearance, and when better to do so than Valentine’s Day?
Alpha Book Club is always happy to have Ari McKay stop by…let’s see what they have brought us this time, enjoy!
Hi, everyone! I’m the McKay half of Ari McKay, and I’d like to thank Alpha Book Club for giving me the opportunity to write a guest post. Ari and I are currently celebrating the release of a Valentine’s Day story, Letters from Cupid, which will be available on February 14 from Dreamspinner Press. But one of the suggestions that Alpha Book Club had for guest post topics involved discussing a work in progress, so I’d like to give you all a sneak peek at one of our future books.
Breaking Bonds will be released in October as part of Dreamspinner Press’s Dreamspun Line. It’s set in Maggie Valley, which is a small resort town in the mountains of western NC. Liam Walker is a professional chef who needs a break from the competitive culinary world of NYC. He decides on a vacation spot at random and meets Carter Galloway, the owner of the Overlook, who is having some trouble with the resort’s kitchen.
This excerpt takes place when Carter gives Liam a tour and drives him to Clingman’s Dome, where they climb to the top to get an unfettered view. Small Easter egg: if you’ve read our first contribution to the Dreamspun line, Striking Sparks, you might catch a reference to one of the leads from that book in this excerpt. I hope you enjoy it!
About the Authors
Ari McKay is the professional pseudonym for Arionrhod and McKay, who have been writing together for over a decade. Their collaborations encompass a wide variety of romance genres, including contemporary, fantasy, science fiction, gothic, and action/adventure. Their work includes the Blood Bathory series of paranormal novels, the Herc’s Mercs series, as well as two historical Westerns: Heart of Stone and Finding Forgiveness. When not writing, they can often be found scheming over costume designs or binge watching TV shows together.
Arionrhod is a systems engineer by day who is eagerly looking forward to (hopefully) becoming a full time writer in the not-too-distant future. Now that she is an empty-nester, she has turned her attentions to finding the perfect piece of land to build a fortress in preparation for the zombie apocalypse, and baking (and eating) far too many cakes.
McKay is an English teacher who has been writing for one reason or another most of her life. She also enjoys knitting, reading, cooking, and playing video games. She has been known to knit in public. Given she has the survival skills of a gnat, she’s relying on Arionrhod to help her survive the zombie apocalypse.