LOVE BITES Blog Hop WINNERS!
Last week, we invited you to rain on Cupid’s Parade and to our delight you flooded us with two dozen playful, frisky, mischievous stories!
Thank you to everyone who participated. You turned a potentially paltry holiday into lots of memorable fun!
And thank you to everyone who read, commented and voted on the entries.
Now, without further ado, here are the winners!
Congratulations to you all!!
JUDGE’S CHOICE = “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” by Cara Michaels / @caramichaels
Prize: One Hour Coaching with Rebecca T. Dickson
Cara gave us a story wrought with heat and tension that left us twisting in our seats, wondering what it would be like to live without love and fervently hoping that Eros would find the love he was looking for!
EMOTIONAL IMPACT CHOICE = "A Wish" by Angela Kennard / @Ang_Writes
Prize: Personalized Painting by Lee Clements
Angela gave us a story that was by turns sweet, shocking and downright chilling. As surprises go, this piece delivered in spades and left us stunned – and not-so-secretly applauding the vengeful Emma!
FAN FAVORITE = "Cupid's Arrow" by Karen Howard
Prize: Bragging Rights and Bookmark by the Divine Hammer
Karen gave us the ultimate Valentine revenge in a story skillfully and poignantly told – and proved to be a fierce Fan Fave competitor!
Prize: Bookmarks by the Divine Hammer
Elisabeth Koch – "Rome" by Elin Gregory / @ElinGregory – The terrific banter, unspoken depth and character of their relationship, great descriptions and humor all added up to a beautiful and clever story!
Lisa Shambrook – "Buck Wild" by Jeff Tsuruoka / @JTsuruoka – The physical description of Cupid, imagery such as the look a dog gives helicopters, and the over-friendly buck had me laughing! Great writing and brilliant twist!
Laura Howard – "Violet" by Christina Krieger / @cvkrieger – The classic story of a couple on a miserable Valentine’s date is quickly turned on its ear in this story about embracing who you are.
Ruth Long – "The End" by Laura Jamez / @LEJamez – The comparison between old school and modern match-making caught my imagination and the surprise twist, and the way it was delivered, was a knock-out.