Friday, February 24, 2012

Blind Speed Dating WINNERS!!!! IDENTITIES!!!! And....

UPDATE: (If you have received an additional request email me with Additional Request - TITLE. If you have already sent DO NOT send again. No worries. At this point, all have been sent! Resend if you didn't get email.)

Agents can make ANY REQUESTS on any entry using their real name now!!!!! (*See notes below)

Public comments open on the entries NOW! 

Winner Ceremony: 


#2 THE REGENERATED MAN AND ME: Full (HC Red Razzle-Dazzle), Partial (HC Care Bear)
#3 THE BURNED PLANET: Partial (HC Ryan Gosling)
#4 THE SYMPTOMS OF OUR SHADOWS: Full (HC Plum Charming) Partials (HC Waffle Fries, HC Agent Amour)
#6 THE LIFE OF YOUR MAKING: Partial (HC NausicaƤ)
#7 HELLFIRE: Partials (HC the Mock Turtle, HC Plum Charming)
#13 THE NIGHT WE SAID YES: Partial (HC the Mock Turtle)
#14 JEREMIAH COPPERPOT: Partials (HC Care Bear, HC Sugar Pants)
#17 PLAYING WITH FIRE: Full (HC Just Desserts)
#18 MURDER ON MUSIC ROW: Partial (HC Agent Amour)
#22 KILLING KESSLER: Full (HC Agent Amour), Partials (HC Care Bear, HC Ryan Gosling)
#28 GOLDEN: Partial (HC NausicaƤ)
#29 LAVENDER BOYS: Partial (HC the Mock Turtle)
#30 HAUTE MESS: Partial (HC Agent Amour)
#34 ONE: Partial (HC Tainted Love)
#36 COURSE CORRECTIONS: Partial (HC Plum Charming)
#40 FROSTY: Partial (HC the Mock Turtle)
#43 RIPPLE: Partial (HC Ryan Gosling)
#45 THE FALLEN PRINCESS: Partials (HC Red Razzle-Dazzle, HC Care Bear)
#48 MAD AS A HATTER: Full (HC Sugar Pants), Partial (HC Care Bear)
#50 THE GEARS OF WAR: Full (HC the Mock Turtle) Partials (HC Red Razzle-Dazzle, HC Plum Charming)
#53 PARAWARS: UPRISING: Partial (HC Care Bear)
#55 THE CURSE MERCHANT: Full (HC Just Desserts) Partial (HC Plum Charming)
#56 THE GIRL AND THE CLOCKWORK CAT: Partials (HC Red Razzle-Dazzle, HC Care Bear)
#58 THE 49TH PARALLEL: Full (HC Sugar Pants) Partial (HC Red Razzle-Dazzle, HC the Mock Turtle)
#59 HOW TO DATE A NERD: Full (HC Ryan Gosling) Partial (HC Tainted Love)
#61 GENTLY USED: Full (HC Agent Amour)
#63 ANGELHOOD: Full (HC Red Razzle-Dazzle), Partials (HC Plum Charming, HC Just Desserts)
#70 DUALITY: Partial (HC Plum Charming)

(Partials are all 100 pages.) 

Unveiling Ceremony:


Dorothy - Gennifer Albin!!! Website, Twitter
Blue Nimbus - Anne Brown!!! Website, Twitter
Bookish Handygirl - Gabriela Lessa!!! Website, Twitter
Iheartbooks -  Marissa Burt!!! Website, Twitter

Honorary Cupids:

HC Just Desserts - Victoria Marini!!! WebsiteBlogTwitter 
HC Sugar Pants - Laura Bradford!!! WebsiteTwitter
HC Tainted Love - Brooks Sherman!!! WebsiteWebsiteTwitter
HC Plum Charming - Vickie Motter!!! WebsiteBlogTwitter
HC Agent Amour - Carly Watters!!! WebsiteBlogTwitter
HC Ryan Gosling - Sarah LaPolla!!! WebsiteBlogTwitter
HC the Mock Turtle - Molly Ker Hawn!!! WebsiteTwitter
HC Care Bear - Sara Crowe!!! WebsiteWebsiteTwitter
HC Waffle Fries - Halli Melnitsky!!! WebsiteTwitter
HC Red Razzle-Dazzle - Sara Sciuto!!! WebsiteTwitter
HC NausicaƤ - Weronika Janczuk!!! Website, Twitter
HC Agent Angel Flair - Meredith Barnes!!! WebsiteBlogTwitter

Wow! What a beautiful group of astounding people!!!!!!! Thank you so much for participating!!!!!! Remember you can Twitter Trash Talk using #AgentTTT.

Thank you to all my fabulous readers and those who participated in all parts of this event! I hope you had fun and remember how subjective this business is. I hope you all learned a little along the way, too. 

*For agents requesting additional materials: You must wait until after the winning agents receive the materials for the exclusive time period. For winning entries with full OR partial requests that is 1 week! For winning entries with full AND partial requests that is 1 week for full and 1 week for partial, equaling 2 weeks! This starts at the time materials are received not necessarily today. 

Winners email me at: cupidslitconnection(at)yahoo(dot)com I will get back to you as soon as I can with instructions. Promise!

Please subject your email with: Winner of BSD - title

Thank you everyone!!!!!!!!


  1. What happened to Honorary Cupid Angel Flair? Didn't she fire her arrows?

    1. Maybe what she wanted was grabbed up before she could get it?

    2. Where, oh where is Angel Flair...?
      It's ok, Ms. Barnes, you can come out of hiding and still strike. We are easy pickins!

    3. Maybe she didn't see anything she liked.

    4. Nah, I just don't think she has gone shopping yet. There are really good entries in here. Only Cupid knows for sure...

      Good luck to all who have already had requests and good luck to those who still might. :)

    5. Perhaps now we know why Ms. Barnes was absent from the Cupid-fest. A new job. Sorry to see her leave the agenting field, but wish her all the best! :(

  2. Congrats to everyone! This was super fun to watch.

  3. Gah! Apparently Blogger gets to decide how far apart the paragraphs are instead of me. :(

  4. Thanks Cupid! This has been an amazing experience.

  5. This was so much fun! Ever since my number was assigned, I have been so tempted to walk around saying "I am number four." :o) Thanks Cupid! Your hard work does not go unnnoticed!

    1. OMG that is so funny! And I loved the movie!

  6. Cupid, this was so much fun. I especially loved the threads at QueryTracker and following who got what!

  7. Ditto Mr Briggs - this was awesome. Congrats to the winners! May this be the start of something beautiful for all of you. :)

  8. A big thanks to Cupid for all her hard work!

  9. Congratulations to everyone, and thanks to Cupid for all the hard work!

  10. Thank you Cupid! And bouncers and agents! This was an amazing contest!

  11. Big thanks to Cupid, the participating writers, bouncers, and, yes, even my fellow competitor agents. This was a lot of fun!

  12. This might depend on the individual agent, but can partials be rounded up a page or two to round out a chapter/scene?

    1. I'm going to speak on behalf of just about any agent: rounding up (or down) a page should be fine. We'd rather understand what's going on in a scene. Rounding up 10 pages, on the other hand... well, that's taking some liberties.

    2. But on page 111, that's when the story gets REALLY interesting! :)

    3. @Ara Hilarious! Yeah, I hear you...! And at page 200, and 300, so why not just upgrade the request to a full, huh? haha

    4. @White Gardenia: I knew someone would understand this thing I like to call logic :D

    5. Well, ideally the story would get REALLY interesting on Page 1! :)

    6. @Anon, now that's something to consider...! Back to the drawing board.

  13. Thanks so much, Cupid! I had a great time and wish the best of luck to all the participants!

  14. Yay, congrats to all the winners! This was fun to watch!! :D

  15. Ah, the mysteries of love... I've been struck by somebody completely unexpected!

  16. Congratulations to all the winners! Lots of excitement here this week:)

  17. Thanks Cupid for a great and helpful contest. Even though I didn't make it past the bouncer round, I still learned a lot. That my entry was not selected and solicited few comments tells me my query and/or first page still need work. Good to know before querying. Enjoy a much deserved rest and extra time to do the writing job that actually pays the bills. Thanks again!

  18. Thanks to all of you, Cupid, Bouncers & Honorary Cupids, for your hard work...and entertainment. Dedicating the contest to Britta made it extra special in terms of overall atmosphere and goodwill. Hope she continues to thrive! Cupid, you are a real angel! Thanks again!

    1. Thank YOU for keeping Britta in your thoughts! :)

  19. Congrats to all the winners! And thank you Cupid, Bouncers, Agents for this awesome month. It was so helpful and fun (just like a football game ;) ) but for me, more like a Quidditch match, lol.

    Thanks again!!!

  20. Wow, so many request! Congrats to all of you! And kudos to Ms. Cupid for being so awesome!

  21. Cupid - Question for those of us who get the additional requests today. Do you want us to email you for instructions too?

    And thank you again for this amazing contest!!

  22. Congratulations to all the winners and kudos to everyone who participated. It was a lot of fun.

    Thanks Cupid!

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  24. Congratulations! I'm looking forward to future contests! :)

  25. Thank you, Cupid!!! This has been a lot of fun.

    Congrats to the winners <3 Hopefully some will get representation out of the contest.

  26. Thanks to Cupid, the Bouncers, and the Honorary Cupids! This contest was a blast and way more than I ever expected. :)

  27. Cupid, this has been so fun to watch (even not being in the contest). Thanks for hosting this, and thanks to all the Honorary Cupids! Loving this site already.

  28. Cupid, this was a lot of fun. Thank you for all your hard work. You did an exceptional job at keeping it fun and organized. And exciting! And as a mother of a child with serious heart defects, your move to help Baby Britta made me smile. It is a long, tough road (emotionally AND financially). So thank you for your kind gesture. And, man, oh man...this was was all kinds of nail-biting action. So much fun.

  29. Congrats to all the winners! Thank you Cupid, Agents, & Bouncers! This was so much fun!