By Louisa Bacio
Do you ever think about those decisions you’ve made in your life? Can one day or one night make a difference? In the 1Night Stand series, everything can change based upon the path chosen.
As a college professor, one assignment I often see is on the classic poem, The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
– Robert Frost
The crossroads of choice often happens in a 1NS tale. The character first must choose to go on the date. Some may question the ultimate love match, but if you think about it – they’re already open to the possibility. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have agreed to the extracurricular activity in the first place. (There are always exceptions.) Plus, there’s always that mystery matchmaker Madame Eve who seems to know the best choice possible.
The three books in this series – A Date with Death, A Dance with Death and A Duel with Death – all feature paranormal elements, set in a contemporary world. Ultimately, the choices they make, change their lives.
Here’s a look at the latest:
A Duel with Death
After a tumultuous, fatherless childhood, Johnny Castillo tends to date women his mama doesn’t approve of, and for good reason. Tired of relationships that end badly, he turns to Madame Eve’s 1Night Stand dating service for help. He’s seen what her incredible matchmaking skills have done for his cousins and friends, and he’s open to her helping him find a woman he can have a future with. If that’s even possible.
Carmen Sanchez has put up a strong fight against the cancer attacking her body and she’s ready to start living life once more. With the results of her latest medical tests unopened and tucked in her purse, she enlists Madame Eve in her search for the right guy to share a weekend of lusty pursuits, before unsealing the envelope and discovering her fate.
But Johnny and Carmen’s date includes a battle where the stakes are high—life or death. Love may conquer all, but Death has something else in mind. Is their newfound love strong enough to win the battle?