Welcome to the GLBT 1 Night Stand series!
All submissions should be sent to Decadent Publishing, following the guidelines they’ve posted on their website: http://decadentpublishing.com
1 Night Stand series detail sheet
The initial goal of the 1Night Stand evening is a one-night stand, but the sex shouldn't be just for the sake of sex. There must be a plot and there must be a reason WHY these characters are looking for a one night-stand.
1Night Stand (1NS) is the business name of an exclusive online dating service.
1NS is owned by Madame Evangeline ("Eve"). Eve has no employees. She runs the business entirely alone. We will not make any exceptions, so please don't ask.
Madame Eve is French, therefore she thinks like a Frenchwoman, but she isn’t cliché.
Aside from direct verbal contact with Jackson and Jagger Castillo, owners of the resorts where most of the one-night stands take place, Madame Eve is never seen or heard.
All correspondence with Eve is done via email, text messages or fax…no phone calls.
Jackson and Jagger Castillo and their chain of hotels do not own 1Night Stand. Nor are they employees of Eve's 1Night Stand business. The Castillo Hotels and Resorts have business dealings with 1Night Stand, as mentioned above.
Madame Eve does an extensive background check on all of her clients before she matches them up. Every match she makes should be completely safe for all parties involved. Please don’t have a main character who is crazy. Unless he or she is crazy in love. That’s different.
This is a high-end, very expensive matching service. It is not a prostitution or escort service. Madame Eve is not a madam. Madame is a term of respect.
Please do not mention price for services. Madame does not want money discussed.
Madame Eve does NOT advertise her services. All business is done through referrals of satisfied customers. Please do not have your characters finding her advertisements in magazines or mailers. We will make you revise that detail.
Madame typically uses Castillo Resorts and Hotels for her client's rendezvous while in Vegas. There are several Castillo hotels and resorts around the world (and beyond!). All of the hotels are very high-end luxury. However, a one-night stand can be anywhere. Do not feel that your story has to take place in a Castillo hotel.
Castillo Resorts and Hotels are owned by Jackson Castillo and family. Jackson's parents emigrated from Cuba prior to the Cuban revolution. Jackson’s character appears in the first book. So, he can be mentioned but not used as a primary. If you need a description of him, email Valerie at email@example.com
Jackson and Jagger have other family members who work for the resorts. Please ask before you write one of the family member's stories. We are strictly limiting the family members who will be included in the series.
This is a contemporary series. It can include time travel/steampunk/paranormal, which opens up all sorts of options for other eras/worlds. If you want to write a time-travel 1Night Stand story, please have your story return to contemporary setting for the ending.
Madame Eve may be portrayed as a bit magical...she can hint at some supernatural ability to find perfect matches. Her goal is long-term love/relationships/happiness for her clients, not just a one night hookup. Hence each story must have...
an HEA or HFN ending. Since this is an internet business, the encounters can take place anywhere in the world. The story (without the epilogue) should only last for that one night, but if you need a followup, an epilogue will take care of that.
Make sure you have a resolution for your 1Night Stand. We won't allow primary characters to continue their story in a subsequent book or sequel. However, we love to see primary characters show up as secondary characters in subsequent books, and so do our readers.
Word count 15 - 30K. If your story needs to go over word count, we're fine with that, as long as the story needs those words.
All characters participating must practice safe sex, including the use of condoms. We’re looking for spicy to erotic sexual heat level. Please – no scat, golden showers, autoerotic asphyxiation, felching, etc.
We’re looking for strong plot and writing. Please submit clean, tight, well-written, beta-read (critiqued is even better) stories. We won’t have time to clean up your story for you, this series moves quickly.
Granted, the initial goal of the evening is a one-night stand, but the sex shouldn't be just for the sake of sex. There must be a plot with conflict and resolution, and there must be a reason why these characters are looking for a one night-stand. Make it believable. This is erotic romance, not erotica.
Please feel free to email us with any questions:
Valerie Mann firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Richards email@example.com
Valerie & Kate are the acquisition and content editors for this series. We’re tough but fair editors. We appreciate and expect fair revisions from the authors. 1NS will be heavily promoted by Decadent Publishing, us and our blog. We appreciate and expect the 1NS authors to participate in promotion as well.
Thank you for considering writing for Decadent Publishing’s 1Night Stand series and we hope you choose to participate!
Valerie Mann & Kate Richards