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Cupid (Cupid #1)

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  247 Ratings  ·  64 Reviews
The papers call him Cupid.

The masked man who’s murdered five.

His specialty is in broken love and he shows no signs of stopping what he does best: killing.

Diana Carson is determined to find out who Cupid really is with the financial backing from millionaire, Asher Bishop.

Together, they’ll embark on a journey to find Cupid, but can they do it before they destroy each oth
Kindle Edition, 263 pages
Published February 11th 2015 by Empty Pavements Press
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Jamie ♡♡ submits to books ♡♡
DNF @ 25%

I thought I would love this but it is rubbing me all the wrong ways. Not sure what exactly it is that's rubbing badly but I have to end it now. The only thing I do know, is the so call heroine drove me nuts. I don't like her at all.
Stephanie (Bookfever.♥)

Cupid was a good read. A really really good read. I flew through it in no time. And I'm still a little reeling from the way it ended. My god, it was intense and I can't wait to find out what's going to happen next.

This story features the beautiful and intelligent Diana Carson. After the murders of her cheating husband and other rich men, Diana starts to investigate the homicides. With help from the seductive millionaire Asher Bishop she hopes to find the killer she nicknamed Cupid. But she soon
Feb 12, 2015 Mspraise50 rated it it was amazing
This is Asher and Diana's story. I loved the fact that Diana now knows exactly who Asher is and he has confirmed her suspicions. She named him!

I love Asher because although he is a murderer he kills with a good motive!

I actually don't think this story is that dark.

I am looking forward to Part II and would highly recommend this book!
Feb 12, 2015 Mstcat rated it liked it
Cupid is a really hard book for me to rate. It's filled with "I'm going to love this," moments, but it also had its problems. It is written, in part, by author Kenya Wright who I honestly believe is currently one of the most creatively entertaining, out-of-the-box writers that's out there. This author is fearless and her books are always well thought out and  well-written. Of course this doesn't mean that every book that she churns out is a winner, but there is raw talent there. I guess that's w ...more
Jade Eby
Feb 10, 2015 Jade Eby rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: i-wrote-it
One of my absolute favorite stories to have been a part of. <3
Jessica Caryn
Oct 31, 2015 Jessica Caryn rated it really liked it
It was great that I knew who Cupid was from the beginning. The dialogue between Asher and his mom. Phenomenal. The scene with Asher, his mom, and Grace in the kitchen. Hit it's mark. It's a favorite. Asher's dark motives were based on crazy logic, which made his thoughts and actions consistent. Also his flashbacks gave me insight into his character. I wasn't sure if Asher's moments of arrogance were part of his "mask". I wanted to think so because his inner thoughts of Diana were raw and honest ...more
Angie **loves angst**
Feb 14, 2015 Angie **loves angst** rated it really liked it
This was all sorts of messed up but I gobbled it up.
When I saw this book was written by two author's whose work I adore I knew I just had to read this.


Diana is a reporter whose husband is murdered by a killer targeting rich men. The day after her husband's murder she is approached by Asher Bishop heir to a multi-million food empire. Asher wants to fund Diana's investigation and help her catch the killer. Asher's goals are not all business related, he also wants Diana to himself, for
May 25, 2015 Ren rated it liked it
Shelves: ir-bwwm
This is barely on the edge of romance. I would say the dark theme overpowers the romance. I also don't think it's erotic. Even for those that love dark romance, I probably wouldn't recommend this just because the hero is a gorgeous nut case that needs to be admitted to a mental hospital, plus in the way of romance I don't think its the perfect mix. However, as a book, its great. I would recommend it for someone looking for a good read. Asher is the best part of the book because he is so crazy yo ...more
Feb 12, 2015 Imani rated it liked it
Shelves: black-girl
3.5 Stars

Cupid is a story about a man Asher Bishop who kills men with bow and arrows.

He kills Diana's husband Neil and she gets involved with trying to figure out who "Cupid" is. She has Asher help finance her investigation.

I really like Kenya and Jade's writing. They work well together.

The ending left me confused, but I am glad that there is a sequel. I went in thinning it was a stand-alone and that's what had me scratching my head.

But other than that, it was s good read.

Sharonda _Isadora
I'm leaning heavy towards a 2.5 because I did like the premise of the story, it just didn't come together for me.

Meet Asher Bishop. Young, rich, handsome and a murderer.

Meet Diana Carson. Reporter and wife to one of Asher's victims.

There are killings going on at Ovid Island, a island that caters to the rich. Asher Bishop is one of these rich folks, but he was not born of wealth. Thanks to his mother marrying several insanely rich older men. Asher is also made into a killer by his mother. Ever
Romance Readers Retreat
Mar 02, 2015 Romance Readers Retreat rated it it was amazing
This is good. This is really good. I was surprised by just how good it is. I had never read anything by either of these authors, but if this is any indication, believe me I will be searching out their other work.

Cupid is a dark moody tale featuring a masked serial killer the press has dubbed Cupid, primarily because of the bow and arrow he uses to dispatch his victims. Not to mention that he only targets those who are abusing the love and trust of others. Sort of a dark Robin Hood type of avenge
Feb 13, 2015 Jamilla_ rated it really liked it

Dark Perfection. Asher, rich, sexy, confident and out of his ever loving mind.
Dark Desire. Diane, a smart, hard-nosed journalist, out to catch a killer but instead falls for him.
You know you're in trouble when an author can humanize a murderer, good deed killings or not. And I'm in such trouble!
Ms. Wright (and Ms. Eby) has done it again I can't wait for the second part!!!!!! If you liked the Bad for You series, you'll love this!
One thing I didn't like was that everything was happening s
Jan 24, 2016 Tanella rated it really liked it
Cupid review

The book was accurately described as dark and erotic. Cupid/Asher is a serial killer who falls for the wife of one of his victims. It sounds morbid but it's done in a very romantic-ish way. Due to his infatuation with her, Asher hires Diana to investigate and discover who the serial killer she names Cupid is. Diana discovers who her new lover truly is and realizes he will never let her go. A lot more happens in between and a few naughty bits but that's the general idea.
So for the mos
Jan 25, 2015 Emerald rated it it was amazing
Cupid is a dark, mysterious, and sexy story about a man who the papers call Cupid and the woman who is determined to discover his true identity.
Cupid kills rich men who abuse their power in different ways, and Diana, a reporter, is naturally curious. She is pulled into Cupid's crimes in a more personal way, and the want to find him becomes a need.
The writing was smooth (especially considering it was co-written) with fast paced suspense, and beautiful description of the pain and pleasure the char
'Q' aka CoCo
Feb 16, 2015 'Q' aka CoCo rated it liked it
Liked it but didn't love it...

I prefer my psycho heroes to know they're psycho, i.e. Ryan in Desolate or Jude in Serial. Asher has multiple conversations with his dead mother, only sometimes realizing that she's passed. I don't feel like he owns his crazy, just his dark deeds. Also, (and I'll admit this is a pet peeve of mine) this has "Erotic" in the title but only ONE sex scene and ONE kiss before that. That's it... so maybe we just call it 'a dark romance'. I did like the premise of the book.
Briana Pacheco
Feb 07, 2015 Briana Pacheco rated it liked it
Shelves: dark
Hmm, think of a Dexter/Arrow mashup as you dive into this. Asher (Cupid) is a killer that kills monsters using a bow and arrow. Diana is a reporter that is hunting Cupid. This isn't your average serial killer novel and its definitely interesting. It's also sexy so you get something else thrown in! Both authors work well together. I originally thought this was a standalone but I'm excited to see what happens next in book 2, Valentine
Horrible editing. You're is used instead of your constantly. Just a lot of little mistakes that add up.

The story itself is interesting. I was intrigued and invested from the start. It was different and refreshing to read something that isn't like the rest of the stories in this genre. Though I wouldn't call this erotica as there isn't much of that in the book.

It ends in a cliffy but I'm not sure that I'll continue the series or not.
Silvana [The Book Voyagers]
Jade, oh my god. Your writing is so intense and enchanting. Also Kenya, this is my first time reading a book from you, but it definitely stood up for me. Cupid is a dark romance that wants to wrap you in its claws.

/short review to come/
Feb 15, 2015 CoCoFierce rated it liked it
One shot with his bow, Justification in blood, Trained from birth to “protect”……

“Cupid”: He only hurts those who hurt others. Men all of them were deceitful monsters. It was his job to kill the monsters. And so he did. Bow and arrow in hand he was riding the world of all the monsters. But no one is above the law. The old adage rings true, “what’s done in the dark comes to light.” Desperation turns into obsession and the games have just begun.

Asher: One of Ovid Island richest men. He has eyes ev
Jun 14, 2015 Tisha rated it liked it
I have read several of Kenya Wright's book and really enjoyed them so I was very curious to see how this collaboration would play out.
Not only is the premise of this book quite intriguing, but it is also an IR. I rarely find dark stories featuring an interracial couples so this was a no brainer for me.

The story is centered on Dania Carson, an acclaimed reporter whose husband was murdered by a serial killer/vigilante. This killer seems to target only men who have abused and hurt women and childr
Feb 15, 2015 Aubrey rated it really liked it
Shelves: dual-pov I have to start by saying that this book had a very‘Batman’vibe for me—with a twist, of course.

Asher Bishop is a billionaire by day and a bow & arrowed avenger by night. Asher stays in the shadows at night and kills men that are unjustly violating innocent victims (ie. Men cheating on their wives, men beating their spouses, pedophiles, etc).
He calls himself ‘Cupid.’
He kills a man who is cheating on his wife during the act of infidelity. Unplanned, the man’s wife, Diana walks in mo
Jul 03, 2015 AMS rated it liked it
My feelings are all over the place with this one

I almost immediately hated Diana. There was just something about her that annoyed me however, she grew on me...a little. The authors did a good job of making me feel sympathy towards Asher and his upbringing. He would have been kinda hot if not for the fact he's a total loon. The authors also do a good job of making you temporarily forget who he is and what he's least until his mother shows up.

There are some spelling and grammar errors.
Paula  Phillips
Mar 22, 2015 Paula Phillips rated it it was amazing
When I saw this cover , I was drawn to this book as the cover screamed horror with a romantic twist. It's almost a sadistic type cover which does capture those who are judge the book by the cover people in. Then I saw the heading Dark Erotic Romance and I was like ok in for that type of story. I was however in for a rollercoaster of a ride and one filled with surprises. The book started with Asher - a billionaire and sole heir to a fortune and a company - he is at a party that I could imagine wo ...more
Feb 27, 2016 Dominus~ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is about a killer with a cause or a reason. Tainted by his past, Asher has been killing people who he thinks deserves it. One of his victims is Diana's husband. Diana is a journalist- and a very good one at that. Their paths would cross- the journalist looking for the killer ad the killer himself.

I found the book from someone's reading shelf and was intrigued with the cover, it was quite catchy.

Analysis on Asher/ Mr. Cupid. I'm amazed. His pickup lies are too strong. He's very sensual ad cu
Feb 14, 2015 Robert rated it it was amazing
Oh Ms Wright and Ms Eby, what a wicked book you have written! Wicked as in yes the murdering was evil but I liken it to the comic book anti-heroes. You know that Cupid must be evil to do what he’s doing and yet you can’t help smiling as he pushes that arrow through their chest, or he carves his name on the fat man’s chest.

I totally get your style of writing. The way you interweave the different POV chapters so the reader can experience the feelings from all angles. I like being in an ever decrea
Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
~*~ Obsessed by books arc given in exchange for an honest review ~*~

""He kills with a bow and arrow, and all of his murders deal with some form of broken love."

Diana is a wealthy successful investigative reporter, recently widowed and searching to find her husband's murderer. Not because she grieves him, she glad to be free of the man that was cruel to her, mentally torturing her and trying to break her. But because she is curious...and she too likes the thrill of the hunt. Agreeing to Asher's r
Yamna Rashid
Yamna is not happy.
Yamna has been given bad novels after bad novels this year.
On top of that, Yamna is sick.
So she ain't giving this novel a good review.
Why did I just talk in third person? Oh i thought it was alright to do so since the author kept talking in first person. She was clearly explaining the story in third person but then she throws in a "me, our" here and there as though it is so hard for an author to keep track of what kind of story they are narrating.
And then there's the gramm
Declarations of a Fangirl
Aug 18, 2015 Declarations of a Fangirl rated it really liked it
Shelves: paper-books
You can find this review and more on my blog:

*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Cupid was a wildly entertaining read. It was full of intrigue and drama. We find out Cupid's identity early on, and at first I thought that was a mistake, but it just added to the story. It kept me flipping pages late into the night.


The best way to describe it is:






(minus the cannibalism)

The ending was just....whoa. I can't wait to get the
Terri Reid
Sep 09, 2016 Terri Reid rated it it was amazing
Love to read

Totally out of my norm! Love this book. Cupid was a true horror romance to me. I don't read horror stories. This one kept me going, once I got into it. Diana is the very smart reporter for the small newspaper on the island. She knows how to add 2+2! But, when she comes up with the answer to "who done it"....she isn't sure what to do.
OMG!!! Cupid was so addictive that I just couldn't put it down and read it in one sitting. The plot, characters and story line were so perfect that I never wanted it to end. Yet it always does and now I'll be forever waiting for the next for.

I can't believe I have never read anything by either of these authors before. I will be before checking my out now.

Right from the very start Cupid had me captivated. I was curious as to how the book got it's name. It's not every day you read a 'dark' romance
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