Monday, February 17, 2014

1 Night Stand: Growing up with Romance

1 Night Stand: Growing up with Romance:

When I was a teenager way back around 1980, my mom belonged to the Harlequin Readers Service and she would receive a box..



What kinds of characters in leading roles do you prefer?



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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sexy Halloween Urban Legend




A couple was invited to a swanky masked Halloween Party. She got a terrible headache and told her husband to go to the party alone. He, being a devoted husband, protested, but she argued and said she was going to take some aspirin and go to bed and there was no need of his good time being spoiled by not going. So he took his costume and away he went.

The wife, after sleeping soundly for one hour, awakened without pain, and as it was still early, she decided to go to the party. In as much as her husband did not know what her costume was, she thought she would have some fun by watching her husband to see how he acted when she was not with him. She joined the party and soon spotted her husband cavorting around on the dance floor, dancing with every nice chick he could and copping a little feel here and a little kiss there.

His wife went up to him and being a rather seductive babe herself, he left his partner high and dry and devoted his time to the new stuff that had just arrived. She let him go as far as he wished; naturally, since he was her husband. Finally he whispered a little proposition in her ear and she agreed, so off they went to one of the cars and had a little bang.

Just before unmasking at midnight, she slipped away and went home and put the costume away and got into bed, wondering what kind of explanation he would make for his behavior.

She was sitting up reading when he came in and asked what kind of a time he had had. He said, "Oh the same old thing. You know I never have a good time when you're not there."

Then she asked, "Did you dance much?"

He replied, "I'll tell you, I never even danced one dance. When I got there, I met Pete, Bill Brown and some other guys, so we went into the den and played poker all evening. But I'll tell you... The guy I loaned my costume to sure had a real good time!"

 

Monday, October 21, 2013

And the Winners Are....

Thank you to all who participated in my 1 Night Stand Birthday Celebration!
 
** CONGRADULATIONS **
 
AMANDA WHITLEY
wins a download of Handcuffs & Silk
 
TIGRIS EDEN
wins the Bed of Roses kit
 
 
 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Are you ready for a 1 Night Stand?






 
1Night Stand (1NS) is name of an exclusive online dating service owned by Madame Evangeline “Eve” has no employees. She runs the business entirely alone. Madame Eve is a cultured and educated Frenchwoman, but she isn’t cliché.

1 Night Stand is a high-end, very expensive matching service.  Madame Eve does not advertise her services. All business is done through referrals of satisfied customers. Madame Eve does an extensive background check on all of her clients before she matches them up. Every match she makes is completely safe for all parties involved. Madame Eve seems to be a bit magical...a number of clients have questioned if she has some supernatural ability to find perfect matches. It is obvious her goal is long-term love/relationships/happiness for her clients, not just a one night hookup.

Madame typically uses Castillo Resorts and Hotels for her client's rendezvous while in Vegas. There are several Castillo hotels and resorts around the world (and beyond!). All of the hotels are very high-end luxury. However, since this is an internet business, the encounters can take place anywhere including the past, present or future.
Castillo Resorts and Hotels are owned by Jackson Castillo and family. Jackson's parents emigrated from Cuba prior to the Cuban revolution.
Aside from direct verbal contact with Jackson and Jagger Castillo, owners of the resorts where most of the one-night stands take place, Madame Eve is never seen or heard. All correspondence with Eve is done via email, text messages or fax.
Are you ready for a 1 Night Stand?
 
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A few years back, three amazing gals proposed a 3-book series about an elegant Frenchwoman who set up 1Night Stands and the couples ended up HEA. After they wrote the first few books, they chatted it up to a few authors they knew who decided THEY wanted to write a story for the series, too. And then.....the idea exploded! With over 200 books in the 1 Night Stand Series and a bunch of wonderful authors, Decadent Publishing is celebrating this week with blog tours, author interviews and prizes.

Join the 1NS team during a weeklong celebration Oct 14 - 20.
 Join Decadent Publishing Book Club Discussion Group on Facebook for up to date info on contests, interviews & prizes.
Check out the 1 Night Stand blog
 
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Celebrate with Decadent Publishing - Happy Birthday 1 Night Stand


A few years back, three amazing gals proposed a 3-book series about an elegant Frenchwoman who set up 1Night Stands and the couples ended up HEA. After they wrote the first few books, they chatted it up to a few authors they knew who decided THEY wanted to write a story for the series, too. And then.....the idea exploded! With over 200 books in the 1 Night Stand Series and a bunch of wonderful authors, Decadent Publishing is celebrating this month with blog tours, author interviews and prizes.
 
Join me and the rest of the 1NS team
during a weeklong celebration Oct 14 - 20.

Mary Quast has been a writer for the 1 Night Stand Series since 2011.  Visit her blog,
Romantic Interludes, for tempting teasers from her and fellow authors. Be sure to enter the contests!  


Sunday, June 30, 2013

WINNER ANNOUNCED

After viewing all the names contestants posted on this site, my regular blog, twitter and Romance Divas, a name has been selected.

CONGRATS TO
BARRIE MACLAUCHLIN
WINNER OF THE NAME THE HERO CONTEST
 
Let me introduce you to Dyami Schafer.
His name means Eagle.
 
This handsome Chippewa is an eagle shifter who works as a Conservation Officer for the Michigan Dept. of Resources. He uses his gift to help catch wildlife poachers in a top secret division of the MDNR.  His buddies call him Dylan or Dy for short.
 
He loves to dance and is looking for a woman who will dance with him for the rest of his life.
 
He will have to take a few steps into his past to dance into the future.
 
Watch for Dyami's story, Eagle Dance.
 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Name A Hero Contest


When I finished writing Crow Magic, a lovely story featuring a Shawnee Crow shifter, an eagle visited me. The large bird sat on my porch railing looking me over with golden eyes and flexed his powerful talons. Through a mist the creature shifted into an incredibly sexy man. His eyes were the same gold as the eagles. His appearance dominated my porch but he moved in a graceful manner. He stood tall with a barrel chest dressed in baggy jeans and worn boots. His shoulder length black hair tipped with grey and a bit of white brushed his forehead. He ran his hands through the silky layers and explained like the eagle, his hair will change to white as he ages but he is assured me he’s in the prime of his life. I couldn’t agree more. Wowza!



This hot Jay Tavare look-a-like comes from a Chippewa tribe and is currently a Conservation Officer for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in a secret division used to catch wildlife poachers. He is looking for a good woman to live in his heart, warm his bed and love him for who/what he is. A friend told him to fill out an application for 1 Night Stand. He is seriously contemplating the idea.

He has a story to tell but he needs a name.
When he was a kid he spent his summers with relatives at the lake. His uncle called him "Little Otter "because he would spend more time swimming than fishing.

 

Leave your idea for a name.
If it is chosen it will be the hero’s name forever and you will be acknowledged in the book. Thank you. I will send you a free copy of the book and a special handmade beaded bracelet.
 
When you leave your idea, make sure I can contact you if you’ve won.

Contest will run June 20-24.


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Mary Quast writes 1 Night Stand stories for Decadent Publishing.

Her short stories can be found on Smashwords.
She is currently wrangling plot bunnies.


Visit Mary's website www.maryquast.com or her blog at www.maryquast.blogspot.com