Friday, May 27, 2011

Let's get familiar with Familiar Desires!


by Olivia Starke

Hi everyone, I am happy to blog for 1NS today, and I am really proud of how One Night Stand has taken off! Originally, Kate Richards, Valerie Mann, and I came up with the idea (kind of a spin-off of another we’ve toyed with) and we’re amazed at the great reception it’s gotten. We never anticipated that Decadent would embrace the series so wholeheartedly, and I have to say I’m humbled by all the wonderful authors who are contributing to 1NS. Our baby is all grown up and out in the world, and I can’t wait to see where she goes.

The three of us believe in happily ever after, and that’s what gives the series its kick. Madame Evangeline is a devious sort and while you think you’re in for a wild one-nighter, she has other plans. And trust me no one is left unsatisfied in this One Night Stand.

Familiar Desires is my contribution to the series. An erotic paranormal, my cougar heroine, Ashley, is in for one hell of a night with a super hot twenty-six year old. Though I’m in my 30s I can’t seem to ditch my roving eye when it comes to 20 somethings, so it was nice to let Ashley play. Of course things aren’t quite what they appear-but I’ll have to let you find out the details in the release.


“Honey,” he whispered against her lips, “if we don’t get this elevator started now, I’m going to take you right here.” 

Ashley Adams signed up with the 1NightStand service in hopes of stirring up some cougar passion in her lackluster life. When she meets tall, dark, and oh-so-sexy Justin, the sparks fly. But something deeper lies in their magical connection, something she isn't prepared for. Will a casual one-night stand change her life forever?


     “You’re more beautiful than your picture.” He reached past her shoulder and hit the emergency stop. Her breath caught in her throat when the elevator jolted to a halt.
     “What are you doing?” She darted a glance up at the security camera.
The way his mouth curved at the corners made her knees knock. “Your profile said you liked to be adventurous.” The tip of his tongue stroked over his bottom lip as he watched her through heavy-lidded eyes.
     “I-I meant trekking through the wilds of Africa , sky diving, that sort of thing.” Her heart beat so loudly, surely he had to hear it. He stepped forward—his finger traced her jaw line before he tipped her chin up. She swallowed.
     “Sky diving? Can’t say I’d have the guts to try that, though I’d love the chance to kiss a pretty girl in an elevator.”
     A corny come-on line if she’d ever heard one, but spoken with a whiskey-smooth Kentucky drawl—damn, it works for me. That’s what she’d come for, to have an unforgettable night with a hot hunk to stir up her humdrum life. After all, she’d dished out the funds for the flight, half the price of the hotel room, and the 1NightStand fee.
     He moved in close, and a wonderful, heady mix of musk and spice filled her nose. Her insides somersaulted in anticipation, wicked intent written all over his perfectly chiseled face. They could be kicked out of the hotel, or worse—arrested and appear on one of those dumbest criminals shows. The elevator wall pressed into her back, but when he leaned forward and touched his lips to hers, all the reasons they shouldn’t be doing this in the elevator evaporated.

NOTE FROM AUTHOR:  Sunday May 22, at 6 pm, I turned on the local weather to find that a twister was on the ground in Joplin, Missouri. This isn't unusual when you live in tornado alley, and we're usually a prepared lot, so I didn't expect much more than a few barn roofs gone and at most, some injuries. 

Instead, the EF5 tornado reduced entire neighborhoods to rubble and the death toll was horrifying. My heart aches for the victims, at the lives that will recover but never be the same. I'll be donating my first month's royalties for Familiar Desires to help in Joplin's recovery
Olivia Starke     

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  1. I love the 1NS series! I've just purchased a copy of your story, Olivia and I'm keen to read it! I'm waiting for the mail man to deliever my new ereader. So I might save it for later...oh who am I kidding! I have to read it now. lol. I also think you're wonderful for donating the first month's royalties to help in Joplin's recovery. Hugs!!

  2. Congratulations Olivia! And that's lovely that you're going to donate your first month's profits to help.

  3. Woot Olivia!!!!
    Big hugs your way for your awesome story and great big heart :)
    Steph Beck

  4. This sounds fabulous. I'm buying it now for my weekend reading.

  5. I am so happy with how this series has taken off and yours sounds great, Olivia. Fabulous idea to share with Joplin as well. I hope sales are through the roof.