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When I first heard of the 1NightStand series it was because a friend of mine had a story accepted for the line. When said friend *cough* Rebecca *cough* heard I wanted to work with Decadent Publishing, she suggested I write a short for the series, I knew exactly what I was going to write about.
For weeks, I’d had a story of a widower running around my mind. He was a hot, successful lawyer who was ready to move on with his life and stop grieving for his late wife. Now that I had my hero, I needed a name for him.
Usually, I would choose or create a unique or unusual name for my hero, but this time I wanted to do something different. So I decided to pay tribute to my favourite comic book and TV series – X-Men.
Xavier – for Professor X, leader of the X-Men – suited my hero perfectly. I knew, without hesitation, his brother’s name had to be Erik – for Magneto, X-Men’s number one bad guy. While they’re not my favourite characters, they are essentially the heart of the X-Men universe.
The heroine’s name just came to me easily, as did her best friend’s. Nothing special there. But the name of Xavier’s deceased wife has a special meaning to me as well.Honoria – named for Honoria Fell of The Vampire Diaries novels (and a tiny role in the TV series) – was just perfect for her. I’d always loved the name Honoria, but didn’t want to use it for a heroine because of the memories I have of the ‘real’ Honoria. I didn’t want to get her confused with a character I’d created.
Yeah I know; it’s all a bit weird – just like me!
And so I’ve decided that in every 1NightStand story I write (and there will be at least two more) there will be an X-Men connection there. I can’t wait to see who figures them out!
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