Monday, October 14, 2013

Happy birthday 1 Night Stand

I'm so proud and excited to help Decadent Publishing celebrate the 200th book of its immensely popular 1 Night Stand Series.

For those of you not familiar with the series, it's about the 1 Night Stand dating service run by the mysterious (and never "seen") Madame Evangeline. Madame Eve is a matchmaker who has an uncanny, and some would say magical, knack for finding the perfect person for the hero or heroine. Because when it comes to 1 Night Stand couples, one night never seems to be enough.

Take for example, Magdelena and Will -- the couple from my first 1 Night Stand story REUNITED. The two share a past, but it takes more than a decade for them to finally find each other.

What would you do if you had the chance to sleep with your unrequited high school crush?
If you’re former geek Magdelena Cruz, you’d do him in a heartbeat. But you’d lie about your true identity first and hope your new sexy persona is enough to create a night neither of you will forget.

Workaholic assistant DA Will Hudson doesn’t have time for a love life. Expecting to scratch an itch with a willing stranger, he signs up for Madame Evangeline’s 1Night Stand experience. He has no idea that his date is no stranger.
A reunion between two classmates will be hotter than the scorching Las Vegas sun. But will the heat be enough to spark something deeper, or will they both end up getting burned by Magdelena’s charade?

Here's an excerpt:

Standing in front of the door to the suite, she let the magnitude of the moment sink in. All logic and practicality fled. She’d left both back at home with her pocket protector and sensible shoes. The situation called for her to be impulsive, daring and confident.

If you are, then he will finally be yours….
She smoothed her dress, adjusted her bra, and blew into her hand for a breath check. Satisfied, she slid her key card into the slot and pushed the door open.

A blaring TV welcomed her. Not that she expected a violin serenade, but she hadn’t planned on competing with a basketball game for her date’s attention. She frowned.
“Pass the ball, you idiot!” Will shouted.

Tingling from head to toe at the sound of his voice, she released a slow breath.
It’s now or never, Magdelena.

“Hello?” she called.
The TV turned off instantly. A second later, he walked into her view.

Her throat tightened.
The years had been good to him. No, they’d been great to him. Although she’d seen pictures on the alumni website, they didn’t do him justice. Every visible inch of his body appeared chiseled from stone. A dark gray shirt and black slacks perfectly accentuated every muscle. He wore his dark hair shorter than she’d seen in the photos, but his blue eyes were more piercing than ever. He looked her over, settling on her cleavage and her nipples that had come to attention the minute she saw him. Then he raised his eyes to meet hers.

“Hello, Elena.” His deep voice lit her soul on fire.
He doesn’t recognize me. This plan might work after all.

Now what would a birthday celebration be without some presents? Well me and Decadent have got it covered. First, from me, I'm going to raffle off a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card (winner's choice) and a fabulous "surprise" party loot bag filled with candies and other goodies. All you need to do to enter is comment below with one question you'd ask the mysterious Madame Evangeline if you had the chance. Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 20.

The main birthday giveaway from Decadent Publishing is the following:
Grand prize - $25 Fandango gift card plus 5 1NS titles of the winner's choice
2nd prize - paperback from the vault plus swag
3rd - 1NS ebook (several winners)
Enter the Rafflecopter contest here:

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Good luck everyone! And besos!


Buy links for REUNITED
Barnes & Noble
Decadent Publishing


  1. I married my only high school crush, but Reunited sounds like a story I will love. My wish list is growing with the 1NS birtday blog!

    1. Teri, there really are sooo many great ones to choose from! Only question is, which one should we read next? LOL!

  2. Ooooo tough question. If I didn't have my perfect match I'd ask for one so I'll settle for "how do you know who to set up with whom?"

    1. Hi Lola, that really is the million dollar question isn't it? I doubt she would tell us though! ;-)

  3. Madame Evangeline,
    Have you ever used the 1Night Stand service? And, what made you decide to start this unique service?

    When can we anticipate another one of your stories, por favor?!


  4. Hi Michelle! Ooh, now I want to know too if she's ever used the service. What a great question! And as for your other one, I have a short story coming out this month as part of a print anthology with Hot Ink Press. And I'm just about finished with my 60K novel that I'm hoping to find a home for soon. Thank you so much for asking!