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MICHELLE IRWIN
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“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” ~ John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

I love this quote. For me, it’s a great description for the way most of us do fall in love. It’s rarely love at first sight. Although there are people who will say this exists, I wonder whether it more lust and first sight and attraction that follows after a few deep breaths in the relationship. Maybe they are the same thing. Maybe they are not. One thing which gets talked about a lot when you’re talking about romance novels is insta-love.

What is insta-love? Where the main characters are truly, madly, deeply in love with each other just hours after meeting each other for the first time. Some people like it, but most people I know are driven slightly insane by it. I prefer to read, and write, the type of love typified in the comment above. The sort where realization is slow to dawn but when it does it hits hard that the love is undeniably there. That’s not to say there isn’t instant attraction. In fiction, just like in life, there needs to be that initial spark that draws two people together.

I think this sort of love is even better when the characters don’t realize it until they are too far gone to fight it. That adds a layer of conflict, especially in a romantic comedy style story.

 HAPPILY EVAN AFTER
Cover by Soxational Cover Art
Synopsis:
Evan is a reluctant cupid. Facing an unknown term of servitude to repay his debt to the world, it is his responsibility to guide couples together. Despite initial hesitancy, he has learned to handle every case with care and he now basks in the afterglow of new-found love and relishes in the energy it provides him. But his end goal is still the promise of paradise in return for his penance.
It’s all going according to plan until he receives an assignment that is inconceivable to him. He has to find a mate for Becca, within whom lives the reincarnated soul of his one true love. Bound by his duty to find her a match, he must resist her charm and suppress his own desires. It is his job and he cannot fail, even if his own paradise now seems lost.
For a cupid, falling in love is against the rules.
Isn’t it?
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Author Bio:
Michelle Irwin has been many things in her life: a hobbit taking a precious item to a fiery mountain; a young child stepping through the back of a wardrobe into another land; the last human stranded not-quite-alone in space three million years in the future; a young girl willing to fight for the love of a vampire; and a time-travelling madman in a box. She achieved all of these feats and many more through her voracious reading habit. Eventually, so much reading had to have an effect and the cast of characters inside her mind took over and spilled out onto the page. 
Michelle lives in sunny Queensland in the land down under with her surprisingly patient husband and ever-intriguing daughter, carving out precious moments of writing and reading time around her accounts-based day job. A lover of love and overcoming the odds, she primarily writes paranormal and fantasy romance.
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I was privileged to receive an ARC of this book and this is my 5 star review:

“This is a story about a lonely girl, Becca, with only work and her hobby of photography as her regular companions.
Evan died in an unacceptable manner and as payment for his wrong doing he must act as a Cupid.
Becca is his latest assignment.
Their relationship is warm, funny and at times, tumultuous.
Can a non human being fall in love with a human and vice versa? Or, will he be called to Heaven by his superiors?
Read the story and you will find out!
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review, it is exactly what I have written. I have not read this author before and I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more of her books.”

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