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20 October 2013

A Look At Olivia Starke, 'Familiar Desires' & the 1NS Celebration ( #1NS #birthday @ @decadentpub #books )

..Today we have author Olivia Starke visiting. Welcome!

..What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
......* Well I’m a big geek who is in love with the Doctor, the Winchesters, and I’m a Cumberbitch. Yup, the last one is an actual thing ;) I’m a full time author and dog/cat/horse mom, and I’m an expert procrastinator.

..What book are you going to tell us about today? Is it part of a series? If so, what's the order the books should be read in?
......* I figured I’d showcase my very first 1Night Stand story Familiar Desires (1 Night Stand, #11).

..How'd you/your muse come up with this story?
......* I’m not sure, it just popped into my head, like all of my stuff. I wish my muse was more exciting, sorry folks!

..Describe the hero in five words.
......* Not what you may expect.

..Describe the heroine in five words.
......* Just an ordinary everyday woman.

..Who's your favorite character in the book & why?
......* Justin! Who doesn’t want a sexy hero to stir up some passion?

..What's your favorite line in the story?
......* It’s in the excerpt – “Skydiving? Can’t say I’d have the guts to try that, though I’d love the chance to kiss a pretty girl in an elevator.” – Justin showing off some Kentucky-born charm here ;)

..A look into the story
~ Blurb ~
......* Ashley Adams signed up with the 1NightStand service in hopes of stirring up some cougar passion in her lackluster life. When she meets tall, dark, and oh-so-sexy Justin, the sparks fly. But something deeper lies in their magical connection, something she isn’t prepared for. Will a casual one-night stand change her life forever? ..
~ Excerpt ~
......* “You’re more beautiful than your picture.” He reached past her shoulder and hit the emergency stop. Her breath caught in her throat when the elevator jolted to a halt.
......* “What are you doing?” She darted a glance up at the security camera.
......* The way his mouth curved at the corners made her knees knock. “Your profile said you liked to be adventurous.” The tip of his tongue stroked over his bottom lip as he watched her through heavy-lidded eyes.
......* “I—I meant trekking through the wilds of Africa, sky diving, that sort of thing.” Her heart beat so loudly, surely he had to hear it. He stepped forward—his finger traced her jaw line before he tipped her chin up. She swallowed.
......* “Skydiving? Can’t say I’d have the guts to try that, though I’d love the chance to kiss a pretty girl in an elevator.”
......* A corny come-on line if she’d ever heard one, but spoken with a whiskey-smooth Kentucky drawl—damn, it works for me. That’s what she’d come for, to have an unforgettable night with a hot hunk to stir up her humdrum life. After all, she’d dished out the funds for the flight, half the price of the hotel room, and the 1NightStand fee.
......* He moved in close, and a wonderful, heady mix of musk and spice filled her nose. Her insides somersaulted in anticipation, wicked intent written all over his perfectly chiseled face. They could be kicked out of the hotel, or worse—arrested and appear on one of those dumbest criminals shows. The elevator wall pressed into her back, but when he leaned forward and touched his lips to hers, all the reasons they shouldn’t be doing this in the elevator evaporated.

..Buy Familiar Desires here...
......Decadent Publishing | Amazon | All Romance eBooks | Bookstrand | Barnes & Noble

..Find Olivia Starke here...
......Website | Twitter | Facebook | Blog | Goodreads

..Thank you for joining us here today, Olivia Starke! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

..Celebrating the 200th 1Night Stand story! (Last day!)
......It's milestone time ~ Decadent Publishing's 1Night Stand series is 200!
......No, that's not an age joke, but it IS a major deal, and from October 14 to the 20th, the Decadent Publishing company and its people are going to celebrate the HECK out of this accomplishment!
......A few years back, Valerie Mann, Kate Richards and Olivia Starke proposed a 3-book series about a woman who sets up one night stands, and at the end of the dates the couples end up with HEAs. Then they chatted the premise up to a few authors they knew who decided they, too, wanted to write stories for the series. And then... Well, the series went all Mickey D's and became SUPERSIZED. And, here we are!

......During the week long event (Oct. 14-20), the Decadent Publishing Book Club will have 1NS author spotlights with a big Book Club event on that Thursday (17th), the 1NS and DDD blogs will be all 1NS-centric, and Kate and Val are going on a Blog Tour. Check back here on the 14th for Val's guest spot, on the 17th for Kate's appearance and on the 20th for Olivia's.
......Last but not least ~ There's a FANTASTIC giveaway! Enter via the rafflecopter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway ......Congrats Decadent on your successful 1Night Stand series & reaching the 200th book!

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