Thursday, April 19, 2012

Allure of the 1NS Series


by Eve Edwards

When my critique partner and friend told me I should write a story for the 1Night Stand series, I took it as a fun challenge. The theme of a one-night stand was something I’d never tackled in my writing before. I knew I could turn the story into a fun, sexy adventure for my hero and heroine. After all, that was why they were hooking up: to experience a moment of pleasurable freedom in their lives.

For me, this is the allure of the1NS series. No matter if the story is a contemporary, time travel, or paranormal, the love interests are looking for something, even if they don’t know it. They may think they just want a passionate encounter to liven up their lives, but instead they get something much more: love.

My paranormal 1NS story, Relieving Zoe’s Virtue, has plenty of steamy moments, but it also has plenty heart and emotion between the human heroine and her Leanan Sidhe hero. In every book, I love to see the couple (or in the case of a ménage, a trio) interact out of bed as well as in it. Both kinds of scenes should mesh together to paint a vivid picture of how and why they are falling in love. 

And isn’t that why we read romances? Unlike a real one-night stand, 1NS stories are guaranteed a happy ending.

Why do you love the 1NS series? I can’t wait to hear your answers. 

One lucky commenter will win an ebook of their choice from the Decadent Publishing online catalog. Please leave your email in the comment so we can contact you!

32 comments:

  1. thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. i love the cover of the book, it's beautiful and the book sounds like a wonderful read.

    i love this series because it's give us what we are all searching for,but in all the different ways too. love at first sight one time, second chance love the next, and always with out of this world steamy sex scenes(which we don't always get in real life.) basicaly it's the hope most of us carry that there is that speciel someone out there just waiting for us to find them. Don't you wish we all had a Madam Eve?

    tammy ramey
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

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    1. Tammy, I couldn't agree with you more! Each book in the series is uniquely different, but a great love story rests in each of them--not to mention smoking hot scenes. If the world did have a Madame Eve, I think it would be a much happier place.

      I love the cover, too. The cover artist did an excellent job.

      Thank for stopping by and commenting!

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  2. I love the 1 Night Stand series because, unlike in real life, there is a HEA in every book. It lets us take a little vacation from reality to be enveloped in a nice caress whenever we read one.

    Joanne B
    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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    1. Joanne, thanks for stopping by! I love a HEA. It's truly a wonderful escape from the not-so-great realities of life.

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  3. There are so many reasons to love the 1NS but ultimately I think it's structures enough so you know what to expect but versatile enough to suprise and delight. They appeal to such a broad range of people because they are about different people (whether human or otherwise). But like you said ultimately the characters, the writers and the readers are looking for love and intimacy.

    BTW-That crit partner of yours must be a super smart lady. Because you wrote a great story.

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    1. Lol, Casea, that crit partner of mine is brilliant. I think you know her quite well;)

      And I agree with you about the series. Every book is familiar, yet at the same time each is totally different.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I started writing for the series at the suggestion of one of my CPs as well. This series is fabulous! I've read 31 thus far, and have many more waiting on my Kobo. Ultimately, I love characters who have given up on ever finding love, learning that they don't have to be alone, that they is at least one someone out there for everyone. And because they're shorter stories, we don't have to wait as long for an HEA. :)

    All the best, Eve!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jessica! CPs are great, aren't they? I know mine motivate me.

      I love characters who have given up on love, too. The satisfaction of seeing them get their HEA is awesome.

      Lol, even though these are short stories, the whole series will keep you busy.

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  5. I love the 1NS stories because they are all so different, but each has one thing in common--happy endings. In our real lives we know the chances of a one night stand turning into something more is slim--not saying it doesn't ever happen.

    I love your writing and would love to win this story. Even if I don't win, I'm going to purchase it.
    brenda_dyer212(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Aw, thanks, Brenda! I appreciate your support so much.

      The series is great. For those wanting a HEA or HFN, there's something for everyone. And the fantastic thing? You don't have to wait long until to get your 1NS fix, because of all the great authors writing for the series.

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  6. Well, I'm sold, ladies. I haven't read the 1NS stories yet. But I'll be checking them out very soon. Of course, I'm after what most people are who read any type of romance, the HEA. Gotta have that. :) Always nice to escape from reality for a little while.

    Btw the cover of the book looks awesome!

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    1. Melissa, great! Another convert is always a welcome pleasure.

      For me, reading is the ultimate escape. And if there's not a HEA, I feel like I've been cheated out of my time.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I love 1NS because the thought of a one night stand is still so Taboo. I think it leads to wonderfully rich stories with so many different twists with the same structure. I love it.

    Nichelle
    ebonysbbwnikki@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Nikki!

      For me, the 'forbidden' aspect of a one-night stand is absorbing when paired with a HEA. The dynamic draws me right in because the characters are often signing up for something they don't have much experience with. That makes for so many delicious possibilities.

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    2. I have to agree with you. The whole HEA sales it for me...or even a HFN.

      But to know the two characters didn't count on that makes it ROCK even more.

      Nichelle

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    3. That's exactly why I love romance stories, so I agree with you again!

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  8. Congrats on the release, Eve! I'm loving the 1NS series, you never know where Madame Eve is going to strike, but she always gets the job done!

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    1. Debbie, you're right about Madame Eve. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Having a 1NS and having it be forever NEVER happens but it's nice to think it might when I escape to reading. 1NS are very HOT and sexy...what's not to like?!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

    PS Congrats on your release...another great addition to 1NS series!

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    1. The 1NS series is hot and sexy! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I've read a few 1NS stories and enjoyed them. I'm looking forward to this one too! Tossing my name into the hat: sherifredricks @ charter .net

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  11. What I love about the series is that there is something for everyone. Its not gender specific, genre specific or heat level specific. I've read many of them and will continue to do so. Keep up the great work Decadent.

    Marika
    maw1725@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Marika! That's very true. There is something for everyone in the series.

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  12. I love 1NS stories.Its centered around one woman making matches,whether it be contemporary or paranormal or sci-fi,m/m,f/f she finds love for everyone. I also love that they can be read in one sitting.
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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    1. Great reasons!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. I love 1NS because it is something I might never do in my life - at least the planning as it goes in to many of these stories. Not that I would never if I was given the chance ;-O Plus there is a little bit of anonymity in these stories that seem to be freeing and that's attractive - no holds barred!

    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

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    1. I agree. The anonymity of the whole setup is intriguing because it gives the feeling of doing something impulsive and freeing.

      Thanks for dropping in!

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  15. I love the 1NS because I know there is always a HEA. I also love how each couple gets their "soul mate". Not to mention they tend to be short, quick reads that allow me to get a great, hot story in the short times I have to read. I haven't read a bad one yet!
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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    1. Mel, thanks for dropping by! You're right--all the books in the series are quick, hot reads with plenty of HEA to go around.

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