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1Night Stand Bloghop!

Once upon a time there were three little authors. Valerie Mann, penner of short and very deep, sexy stories. Olivia Starke, known for her paranormals with a humorous twist…and of course heat. And me, Kate Richards, admirer of them both. We had an idea for some stories about a mysterious matchmaker, Madame Evangeline, who would set people up for a one-night stand. They had to have a reason to want this, and they would always get more than they bargained for.

We presented our three stories to Decadent Publishing and were asked to get more. So we invited our friends, and they invited their friends and wonderful authors we only dreamed of working with invited themselves and the villagers errr editors rejoiced! Ms. Mann and I have been to conventions across the country and met more authors and readers and we couldn’t be prouder of ourselves, Decadent Publishing, the line editors for the series, Nicole and Cassandra…and our senior editor who tries to keep us from losing our minds, Lea. Oh…and the authors who make it all happen. It’s lots of fun and after nearly a year and a half and almost 150 stories, we’re ready to celebrate! Leave a comment and I will select a random person to win a copy of my first 1Night Stand book, The Virgin and the PLayboy and all commenters at all the participating sites will be entered to win one of the grand prizes! Click on the Blog Hop Button for details! And click on the link button below to visit all these authors for the most chances to win! Oh…and be sure to leave your email in your comment, so if you win, we can find you to get you your prize!

87 responses

  1. So many stories and I wonder how many of them are anywhere near reality for some people. I’d love to know! I’ve never had a one night stand – obviously not now I’m married – back off, husband – but after reading the 1NS series, I feel deprived and little depraved. Come back, husband….

    July 5, 2012 at 5:22 am

  2. Jessica Subject

    Thanks for participating in the hop, Kate! I’m so happy the three of you started this line, and that Decadent picked it up. 🙂 You all rock, including Nicole, Cassandra, and Lea!

    July 5, 2012 at 5:56 am

  3. kimmyl

    Great blog and thanks for sharing all your stories.

    July 5, 2012 at 6:26 am

  4. yganoe

    Thanks for sharing. I love the 1 Night Stands.

    July 5, 2012 at 6:41 am

  5. So glad you crazy three got together and worked magic! (Was there liquor involved?) Love the series and I’m constantly amazed at the range of stories that manage to mesh together. Keep up the fantastic work!
    No need to enter me for the book. Have it, love it!

    July 5, 2012 at 7:40 am

  6. JLH

    Thank you for being one of the first to write one of my favorite series of books. I love the 1NS stories.

    jlhmass at yahoo dot com

    July 5, 2012 at 7:44 am

  7. Wow its amazing how one little idea turned out to be so grand!


    July 5, 2012 at 7:45 am

  8. Hi evreryone Loos like we’re off to a great start. Be sure to leave your email if you want to be entered for my prize and the grand prizes including the ereader and gift certificates!

    July 5, 2012 at 7:45 am

  9. Interesting how it all started and where it has lead. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

    July 5, 2012 at 8:18 am

  10. LOL, you made me chuckle with your post, Kate. Love your intro to the three little authors.

    July 5, 2012 at 8:54 am

  11. Tara I was just thinking you! Hope everything is good

    July 5, 2012 at 8:56 am

  12. Arlene

    Love what 3 intune and creative people can accomplish, and then add in the exceptional cover artists and editors, not much to say except wow. It is a thrill to be a part of it.

    July 5, 2012 at 8:56 am

  13. Thanks for sharing your story. It is amazing to see how a simple idea became such an award winning series.

    July 5, 2012 at 8:57 am

  14. Thanks, we were amazed too~ The authors get all the credit, you can tell from this bloghop how enthusiastic and talented they are, and why we love them so much

    July 5, 2012 at 9:03 am

  15. Carin W

    I just want to thank the 3 of you for your brilliant idea! I love the 1NS series. Thanks also for the bloghop.

    July 5, 2012 at 9:15 am

  16. Thank you Carin! So glad you’re enjoying the series.

    July 5, 2012 at 9:19 am

  17. Just fine, Tara! We aren’t having the heat..come visit!

    July 5, 2012 at 9:25 am

  18. If you write it, they will come! It’s truly amazing how fast the 1NS series caught on. It’s so popular with readers and reviewers. I loved the series — which is why I had to write a story for it.

    July 5, 2012 at 9:26 am

  19. Congrats on the success of the series you helped start!

    July 5, 2012 at 11:11 am

  20. I have never been disappointed reading any of the 1NS stories. I have read quite a few and I’ve enjoyed them all. Thanks ladies!


    July 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

  21. I love a project with a great vision, and this 1NS is just that. Visionary!

    July 5, 2012 at 11:24 am

  22. Andie Wardlow

    Congratulations on an awesome series we all love!!!

    July 5, 2012 at 11:31 am

  23. Thanks again, everyone! We love it, too! There are some good ones coming up too! I even have one in the works called Her Virgin Maid of Honor. If you liked Julia and Mark…want to come to the wedding?

    July 5, 2012 at 12:50 pm

  24. That’s awesome! I especially want to read those first stories in the series, when the concept was still new, developing, and evolving! I look forward to reading this one!


    July 5, 2012 at 1:05 pm

  25. StacieD

    This is one of my favorite series. I’ve never been disappointed by a 1NS story.

    Geishasmom73 at yahoo dot com

    July 5, 2012 at 3:40 pm

  26. Thanks for letting me be a part of 1NS.
    You rock!

    July 5, 2012 at 3:53 pm

  27. Thanks Buffy! To Feel Again by Valerie Mann is #1, and you have to meet Jackson Castillo.
    Thank you Stacie! We love them all too
    And huge hugs to DL who wrote Cinderella Wore Combat Boots…still one of my faves!

    July 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm

  28. VS Morgan

    Hi Kate,

    I’m stopping by to say hi to all the authors on the blog hop. Thanks very much for starting such a great line with Valerie and Olivia. It’s a real pleasure reading all the great stories.

    July 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm

  29. Shannon

    So glad you all found each other and Decadent – I love this series! Thanks for being part of the hop.
    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

    July 5, 2012 at 5:53 pm

  30. Yeah we’re lucky to have each other. Olivia is a crit partner still and totally cracks me up…when she isn’t taking my breath away with her hot hot paranormal sex scenes whew!

    July 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm

  31. Wow ! 150 stories. This is such a great series.

    July 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm

  32. Kate! I love your blog site, gorgeous! I fully admit, 1NS is author crack lol, I’m writing my 7th, lol – you ladies had such an epic concept and it’s flying, we really need DP to consider having HBO do an erotic short series!


    July 5, 2012 at 8:01 pm

  33. Susan W.

    150 stories!!! That’s a lot of reading I’ve got to do since I just started reading them! Thanks for the giveaway!


    July 5, 2012 at 8:06 pm

  34. caitymack

    This blog hop is giving me all kinds of great stories to read.

    Caity_mack@yahoo dot com

    July 5, 2012 at 8:39 pm

  35. Isn’t it fun when you hit a series that already has a ton of stories waiting? Val and I met a reader at Lori Foster’s get together who had 84 stories on her kindle and could tell us about most of them. I hugged her lol. What a sweetie!

    July 5, 2012 at 8:59 pm

  36. Ashlynn monroe

    Just saying hi and the book looks great!

    July 5, 2012 at 9:20 pm

  37. Hey Ashlynn! Nice to see you!

    July 5, 2012 at 9:44 pm

  38. Such a diverse collection that keeps growing! I am always amazed at the stories every author comes up with starting with the same premise 🙂

    zeemonodee [at] hotmail [dot] com

    July 6, 2012 at 1:27 am

  39. This one has been on my wishlist for a long time now! I love the sound of it 😉 Mr. Kade…that’s my Kindle by the way……would be very delighted to have another installment added to the collection! 😀 Thanks!

    July 6, 2012 at 5:18 am

  40. All I can say is, Thank you! I love 1Ns stories, both reading and writing them!

    July 6, 2012 at 7:23 am

  41. Hey ladies! Molly, good luck with the individual drawing an the grand prize . Maybe you’ll win a Mrs. Kade…in full color! Love the name, now my Kindle is gonna want one. 🙂

    July 6, 2012 at 8:20 am

  42. Kate, thank you for creating such a fun and challenging series to write for! I love the challenge of fitting inside a specific box of criteria and coming away with a great read. AND, I love the variety of genres and stories in the 1Night Stand series. There’s something for everyone and every taste. Here’s to 150 MORE stories! 😀

    July 6, 2012 at 8:32 am

  43. Just beginning to read this series & I am addicted already. So many great stories to read.


    July 6, 2012 at 12:24 pm

  44. You, Valerie and Olivia just might be geniuses, Kate! Love the series. So glad I found it.

    July 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm

  45. BTC

    Very cool idea for a series and I love the whole Blog Hop idea!

    July 6, 2012 at 3:07 pm

  46. Thanks again to everyone stopping by. Jessica Subject gets most of the credit for the blog hop and we’re so grateful!

    July 6, 2012 at 4:20 pm

  47. Vanessa N.

    Great post. The stories sound great and I love the covers. Thanks for the giveaway.

    July 6, 2012 at 6:52 pm

  48. Good luck in the contests! Be sure to stop by everyone’s sites and see what they have for their winners, too. It’s like Trick or Treat…but all treats!

    July 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm

  49. Eva P.

    Thanks so much for having a link for a listing of ALL the 1NS stories, gonna try to collect them all 🙂

    July 6, 2012 at 9:51 pm

  50. That’s so cool, Eva!

    July 6, 2012 at 10:10 pm

  51. bn100

    Great series of books.


    July 7, 2012 at 12:06 am

  52. Catherine

    It’s so wonderful how the idea took off. It has so much potential to just keep continuing for a long time. Here’s to the contined success of the 1NS.

    July 7, 2012 at 6:05 am

    • Catherine

      OOPS…forgot my email: catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

      July 7, 2012 at 6:06 am

  53. I’m a HUGE fan of this series and I don’t have this 1NS and I REALLY want it!

    July 7, 2012 at 7:30 am

  54. Well you’re enterd Tamaria! In this and the main contest. Glad you remembered to leave your email Catherine! Good luck, everyone!

    July 7, 2012 at 8:38 am

  55. Just coming by to say Love me some Kate 🙂

    July 7, 2012 at 10:15 am

  56. Thanks for sharing, it’s nice to know how the 1NS series started, as I’d always wondered about it, so it’s nice to know. Thanks for participating and starting this series!!

    July 7, 2012 at 11:28 am

  57. I never knew! I love learning more about authors and the stories they write. This is a wonderful series. I still have many more to read.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    July 7, 2012 at 1:13 pm

  58. Has everyone been by Valerie Mann’s to guess how Madame Eve looks?

    July 7, 2012 at 3:50 pm

  59. VanillaOrchids

    It’s so great to learn of how the 1Night Stand series came to be. I love reading them!
    Thank you so much for the chance to win The Virgin & the Playboy!


    July 7, 2012 at 6:10 pm

  60. You’re welcome, good luck!

    July 7, 2012 at 6:14 pm

  61. Brandi S.

    Well, its nice to know how this series got started! Thanks for the giveaway!

    July 7, 2012 at 6:38 pm

  62. Sure, good luck!

    July 7, 2012 at 6:44 pm

  63. Julianne

    I haven’t read any of the 1NS books yet, but I’ve been checking them out and there are so many to choose from. You almost have to go eeney, meeney, miney, mo to pick one. 🙂
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

    July 7, 2012 at 7:12 pm

  64. The Virgin and the Playboy was the first in the series that I read, and I LOVED it! that has led me to a *cough* minor addiction to 1Night Stand stories. 😀

    Thanks for participating in the hop, for writing your stories and being one of the Guiding 1Night Stand lights!

    teresa dot miller at tigerblossom dot com

    July 7, 2012 at 7:31 pm

  65. Julianne, the first one is Valerie Mann’s To Feel Again and it’s an excellent place to start and Teresa…Thanks so much! I’m writing another in the series that kind of follows The Virgin…hope you’ll get a chance to read it when it’s done!

    July 7, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    • Moy Perez

      Okay, read through the comments just to find out if a second book was out after “The Virgin and the Playboy”. Please let me know what the name is so I can bu!y it and where I can find it. Thank you

      November 5, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      • Hi Moy, There is a second book about to be released on Friday called The Virgin and the Best Man…and in December The Virgin and the Prepper!

        November 5, 2012 at 5:53 pm

  66. I have read many of this series and will deinitely be reading many more. Love the story of how it started.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

    July 8, 2012 at 3:41 am

  67. JoAnna B

    Thanks for the giveaway! This is a fun hop!

    Beckerjo at verizon dot net

    July 8, 2012 at 6:55 am

  68. Thanks! Last day and then the giveaways start!

    July 8, 2012 at 7:48 am

  69. dominiqueeastwick

    SMOOHCES TO KATE… Kate is amazing as both an editor and author 🙂

    Just saying

    July 8, 2012 at 9:34 am

  70. Awww!

    July 8, 2012 at 9:52 am

  71. Kate, Val and Olivia…some of my very, very favorite people!

    Stephanie Beck

    July 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm

  72. from little acorns… I see references to your wonderful 1NS series all over the place. Thanks for sharing how it all started.

    July 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm

  73. Ohhh Stephanie, right back atcha. And Sherry that’s great to hear! We are so proud of the books and lucky to have such talented authors participating!

    July 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm

  74. Tina B

    Awesome idea, ladies! Congrats on your success so far and good luck on it continuing!
    I have read a few of them, but when looking, I have added many more. 🙂
    Thank you for the chance to read another of your stories, Kate.
    trb0917 at

    July 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm

  75. Thanks, Tina! Good luck in all the prize drawings, hope you enter at all the sites and you might win some more, too!

    July 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm

  76. The cover is HOT!

    Thank for participating in the HOP.


    July 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm

  77. Thanks for stopping by Adila!

    July 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm

  78. my list of TBRs is just getting longer and longer as I go through the blog hop.

    July 8, 2012 at 6:22 pm

  79. I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to read all of these books. This is a new series of books I just discovered Friday because of this blog hop. I’m excited to dive in and start reading.

    July 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm

  80. Cool, Dawn and Tonya, you just found us! Welcome to the 1Night Stand people!

    July 8, 2012 at 6:38 pm

  81. Shadow

    Sounds like a great story! Love the cover! Hot! 😀 Thank you so much for the giveaway and the awesome hop!

    July 8, 2012 at 6:39 pm

  82. Thanks, Shadow

    July 8, 2012 at 6:50 pm

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