When I wrote my first 1NS story, One Hot Australian Night, I knew I wanted to make it a bit of a series within a series; meaning I would write about each character – and some relatives – of Zalia & Xavier’s in further 1NS shorts.
Then I received an email from the wonderful Decadent ladies, asking me to contribute a story for Madame Eve’s 1Night Stand Holiday Anthology, I nearly fell off my chair. And I had the perfect story in mind.
Her First White Christmas is about Remy, who happens to be Zalia’s brother. He’s been living in the United States, based in Orlando, travelling across the country as CFO for an international charity organisation. He’s kind, generous, has a few spare dollars and, of course, incredibly sexy. He’s lived his life carefree, not wanting to settle down with one woman. He prefers casual flings that don’t tie him down, so he’s free to travel for work and have fun along the way.
When he returns to Melbourne for a few weeks, to attend his sister’s wedding (yes Zalia and Xavier get married), it gives him the kick in the boot he’s needed to convince him he’s ready to settle down. Luckily for him, Zalia knows just the woman to help.
His date needed to be as generous, kind and sexy as he was. Bella Donna came straight to mind. All of her attributes came to my Muse in an instant. She runs a rehabilitation centre for rescue dogs, specifically power breeds, loves animals and is a lot of fun. But she couldn’t be happy and bouncy all the time; she needed a little secret, something that made her feel ashamed. Something that Remy could help her overcome.
And what is that little secret? Well, you’ll just have to read the story to find out ;-)
Remy Sommers has grown weary of his playboy lifestyle. He’s ready to fall in love and settle down. Problem is, he doesn’t know where to start. After attending his sister’s wedding, he takes her advice and contacts the 1 Night Stand dating agency – the same agency she used to find her new husband.
Bella Donna has had enough of blind dates. She’s always left bitterly disappointed. On the advice of a friend, she contacts Madame Evangeline, hoping her reputation precedes her and she can find Bella Donna her perfect man.
A mysterious invitation from Madame Evangeline leads them both to the secluded and exclusive Castillo Lodge in Alaska for a holiday event.
Will they get their happily ever after? Or will their first white Christmas end in disaster and disappointment?