Celebrate the holidays with author Lucy Felthouse.
If you could ask Santa for one thing, what would it be and why? I would really like Santa to get my other half an awesome job. Pleease, Santa!
What is your favorite holiday candy? Hmm, well in Britain we have this thing about buying massive tins of chocolates that we wouldn’t normally buy, like Quality Street, Celebrations, Cadburys Heroes, etc. I like them all, really, but I’m a sucker for Cadburys Heroes, as I’m a Cadburys girl through and through. Yum.
It’s the season of Egg Nog. Do you prefer it with rum, without alcohol or can’t stand the stuff? I’ve never actually tried it. I can’t imagine I’d like it, but if I get chance, I’ll try it this year.
What is one of your holiday traditions to do each year? We’re a little dull, really, we don’t have any traditions.
If you could kiss any character under the mistletoe, who would it be? Pretty much any of my male characters, really, as they’re all pretty hot! Cassius Cupid from the book I’ve mentioned in this post is very sexy, though. Not your traditional romance hero, but damn hot!
Holiday cookies are my favorite to bake each year. Do you have a favorite holiday cookie that you enjoy each year? Well, I don’t do cooking. I leave that to my other half. He doesn’t do a holiday cookie, but I’m really looking forward to the chocolate roulade I’m going to persuade him to make!
Cupid by Lucy Felthouse
Secret Cravings Publishing
As a postman by day, and one of Santa’s reindeer on a single very special night, Cassius Cupid eats, sleeps, and breathes deliveries. He doesn’t mind, but sometimes wishes that someone would send him something more exciting than bills and junk mail.
One cold January morning, Cassius gets his wish. A young woman arrives with a parcel. Turns out it’s for his housemate – but Cassius doesn’t care. All he’s interested in is Carina – the beautiful female courier.
Has Cupid finally met his match?
Cassius Cupid woke with a start, and then sat bolt upright in his bed. Shit, I’m going to be late! was his first thought.
Milliseconds later his brain switched on, and he remembered. He was on holiday. Flopping back onto the warm mattress and pillows with a contented sigh, he smiled. No work for fourteen whole days—it was going to be utter bliss. He stretched, relishing the feeling it created in his sleep-softened muscles. Ahhh…this is the life.
He knew he wouldn’t go back to sleep—hell, it was eight o’clock, which was practically the middle of the day for someone in his profession—so Cassius fell to thinking about how he was going to spend his day, not to mention the several others in front of him. God knew he deserved to relax and have some fun. He’d just emerged from the busiest part of his year, and he was more than ready to do some chilling out.
He enjoyed his job as a postman—he really did—but the Christmas period was a total killer. He idly wondered how many cards and presents he’d delivered over the past few weeks. It didn’t bear thinking about. Once you factored in the festive period itself, the weird few days between Christmas and New Year, and then the flurry of mail that got sent when everyone went back to work properly at the beginning of January, he’d racked up some serious deliveries. And that was before you even thought about his other job—which was for just one day a year, but was arguably more important than the other 364 put together.
Cassius—or Cupid, as he was known to his boss and colleagues in his second, but most important job—was not only a regular postman for the Royal Mail, but also a reindeer. For a single day of the year, Cassius had the supernatural power to transform into one of Santa’s faithful steeds and help pull that famous magical sleigh, delivering presents to excited children the world over.
Therefore, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Cassius really did eat, sleep and breathe deliveries, but not for the next fourteen days. All he planned to do was watch some TV, read some books, maybe go out hiking, meet some friends… basically anything that wasn’t delivering something to someone.
Where to find Lucy Felthouse online….