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The Golden Arrow and the Butterfly

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Formerly published in the Romantic Interludes anthology. Now available for the first time as a stand-alone short story.

Eros is the god of love, but he has never experienced the emotion himself, despite his inexplicable fascination with a beautiful young mortal woman, Psyche. When one of his golden arrows strikes Psyche instead of its intended target, he whisks her away to
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Published February 24th 2014 by The Writer's Coffee Shop (first published February 12th 2014)
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Andrea (mrsaubergine)
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My favourite story from last year's Romantic Interludes anthology is now a stand-alone short - yay! Loved this story so much that I asked Lissa Bryan if she would write a full novel with her sexy pantheon of gods, and she's keen. Cannot wait for more!

Passion For Pages
Mar 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: chiclit, romance, twcs, gods
I’ve read a couple of Lissa Bryan’s novels and think she’s really great so I was excited to see she was part of this little collection.

Meet the God Eros, or we know him better as Cupid. Yes, a real life Cupid. Eros has a little crush of his own on a mortal named Psyche. While playing with his bow and arrow in a mall, Eros is distracted by Psyche as he takes aim at his intended target and WOOSH! The arrow misses and lands straight into Psyche’s chest. What is the golden rule of Cupid’s arrow? We
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Kathie (katmom)
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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HAPPY RELEASE DAY!!!

Yes, indeed! What happens when that blindfold comes off? Fireworks! And fun...

I loved how this story leaps from the here and now up to the halls of Olympus! Poor Eros...he wants so badly to do the right thing, but he also WANTS very badly! He wants Psyche, but surely he doesn't ever get that HEA, right? His mother, the Goddess of Love might have something to say about that.

This was a sweet, short read...just perfect for when you want to smile.

Olivia Ard
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
This story is light and charming in the way I want a short romance to be. I always enjoy new spins on mythological creatures. I think my favorite part of this piece was Ms. Bryan's interpretation of Mercury! The Golden Arrow and the Butterfly is a fun read, and really my only complaint is that I wish it were a little longer!

What this piece really does is showcase Ms. Bryan's versatility and imagination. I love how her stories are so wildly different--gothic romance, historical fantasy, mythologi
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Annie
Feb 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very sweet short story.
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Lissa Bryan is an astronaut, renowned Kabuki actress, Olympic pole vault gold medalist, Iron Chef champion, and scientist who recently discovered the cure for athlete's foot.... though only in her head. Real life isn't so interesting, which is why she spends most of her time writing.

She is the author of four novels, Ghostwriter, Under These Restless Skies, The End of All Things and its sequel, La
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