So excited today - it's my first blog hop, and lookie, it's one dedicated to the 1NightStand line at Decadent Publishing. Big thanks to fellow 1NS author, Jessica E. Subject, for putting this together.
For 3 days, between July 5-8, 32 authors are taking part. Chances to win a book and/other swell prizes at every stop, and there are 3 grand prizes to win! Take a look:
1st place – A Kindle Touch
2nd place – a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate
3rd place – a box of Goodies from Coffee Time Romance – US ONLY (books, swag and other goodies)
Plus, win prizes at every stop of the blog hop!
My contribution to this amazing ongoing line - where a lady with a gifted touch, Madame Evangeline, pairs kindred souls together for one night through her 1NightStand dating agency service - is a multicultural romance set on my native island, Mauritius. Titled Once Upon A Stormy Night, it is the story of Simmi Moyer and Lars Rutherford.
Today, I invited these two over for a little chat, and to enable you to get to know them better. Here we go!
So, Simmi and Lars – in one line, who are you?
Simmi: I’m the 33-year-old, half White, half Indian, Vice-President, Legal Affairs, of the biggest conglomerate group on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.
Lars: 34 years old half British, half Swedish regional director for the Indian Ocean of Elriksen Shipping, based as an expat in Mauritius.
Let me get this straight – neither one of you is looking for love, or ‘The One’, right?
Simmi: Does Prince Charming even exist?
Lars: Not actively looking for ‘her’, but if she lands into my lap, well, we’ll take it from there. Though I doubt I’ll find her here.
You both refer to the island’s culture, innit?
Simmi: *nods* No man on this island sees me for who I am really, for Simmi. All they see is the super-executive climbing the corporate ladder with apparent ease and confidence.
Lars: I’m not looking to get married just yet. Mauritius still seems to be stuck in Austen times, when the only thing women seem to want is to get married to a good ‘prospect’ *shivers*
Okay, let’s move on to lighter fare – we’re here to get to know you a little better. J
Chocolate or vanilla?
Simmi: Chocolate. One word for you – Decadence. Vanilla does not compare *wink*
Lars: Why not have both? You have to choose, Lars! Okay... Let’s see. Vanilla. There’s something sweet and fragile with that flavour and its fragrance.
Strawberries or blueberries?
Simmi: Strawberries. Less decadent than chocolate, but somewhere close on that scale.
Lars: Blueberries. The Smurfette look can be sexy.
Uh... O-kay... Moving on...
Heels or flats?
Simmi: Heels. High heels on killer shoes are a woman’s power core.
Lars: Flats. Though if my woman wore heels, I doubt she’d tower over me – at 6”5, that’s kinda hard to happen. But I like my woman to be small and dainty. I’m gonna sound like an oaf but to have her tiny and delicate in my arms brings out the protective caveman in me.
Spicy or mild?
Simmi: Depends on what... Pick one, girl! Fine... spicy, then.
Lars: Oh, definitely spicy! *wicked grin*
Good girls/boys or bad girls/boys?
Simmi: *shrugs* Just a man who’ll love me for who I am. I don’t care if he’s a good boy or a bad boy, as long as his heart is honourable.
Lars: A good girl gone a little bad wouldn’t be too much J
Boxers or briefs? Lingerie or plain undies?
Simmi: Boxers. Though he’s gonna lose either very quickly once the night gets under way. *smile & wink*
Lars: Lingerie doesn’t hurt, but whatever the lady feels comfortable in will work for me.
Lol, thanks guys. That was fun. Last question...
What are you looking for in this ‘one night’?
Simmi: I’ve said it before. Just a man who’ll see a woman before him. Not the executive VP or the career girl.
Lars: To tell you the truth, I really don’t know. I’m waiting for Madame Evangeline to surprise me.
So does Simmi find that man who will love her for who she is at her heart, and does Madame Eve’s surprise live up to Lars’ expectations? Find out when you pick a copy of Once Upon A Stormy Night here.More about the book:
Corporate legal affairs specialist Simmi Moyer is rich, beautiful, successful, and climbing the executive ladder with tremendous speed. She’s got it all—or does she? Mauritian society shuns her for being single and childless, and nothing she accomplishes will ever be enough.
Lars isn’t looking for a woman; Simmi isn’t looking for a man. Both just want one night to forget their precarious position in this traditional, culture-driven society.
The tempest brewed by uncalled-for yearning in their hearts when they meet, and the desire for something more substantial than one night of pleasure, builds between them, while outside, a real-life cyclone storms on the island and ensconces them in a world where only the two of them exist.
Before the night is over, both Lars and Simmi will have to decide whether each will walk out the next morning alone, or if they can put themselves on the line to step out together.
Want a chance to win a copy of Once Upon A Stormy Night? Then tell me what you would look for, if you ever contacted Madame Eve's dating agency?
Leave your answer in a comment - a random commentor will win an ecopy of the book. BONUS: leaving a comment enables you to enter the draw for the 3 Grand Prizes, too! So don't let this opp go to waste - drop me a line!
More chances to win fabulous goodies and enter the draw for the Grand Prizes here, on the list of the participating authors!
The question once again - What would you look for, if you ever contacted Madame Eve's dating agency?
From Mauritius with love,