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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Spotlight & GIVEAWAY with author Melissa Kendall

Spotlight & GIVEAWAY with author Melissa Kendall

Hello everyone! It is great to see everyone hopping back by. Today I have another story to share with you from the fabulous 1 Night Stand series via Decadent Publishing. Everyone who has been around for a while knows how much I enjoy the series. I have read several of them and enjoyed them very much. So these novellas are a no-brainer as far as deciding to feature them on the blog. I have not yet read any of Ms. Kendall's stories as she is a new-to-me author. But I am sure it won't be long before I jump into her books. I hope that you all enjoy the post. And stick around. You will have chance at the conclusion of the post to enter a GIVEAWAY! Please allow me to introduce to the blog:



Melissa is a 37 year-old stay at home mum and part-time Software Support Consultant. She lives in Perth Western Australia the most isolated capital city in the world.

She’s always loved to read and write and spent most of her teens scribbling poetry and short stories on any scrap of paper she could get her hands on. Over the years as daily life pressures got in the way she lost the passion for it. After her son was born, she discovered online books and her interest in writing was rekindled. It has been a large part of her life ever since.

She writes a little bit of everything but contemporary erotic romance is her favourite genre. Check out the links below for details on her other works.

You can find out more about Ms. Kendall in the following places:


Erotic Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Release Date: March 15, 2013
Heat Level: Sizzling
Word Count: 9,000


Sally Austens’ sexual experience is limited and unsatisfactory at best. Now, as she turns thirty, it looks like the relationship train has missed her stop. When a friend tells her about 1Night Stand and suggests it might just change her life, she’s skeptical but shoots for the stars when asking for her perfect date. Go big or go home, right?

Dean Martorino lives in the public eye. Surrounded on a daily basis by society’s idea of stunning beauty, he longs for a woman with curves he can get lost in. At the suggestion of his long-time friend and manager, Dean shares his secret with Madame Eve hoping she can find him a match to fill his arms and satisfy his desires.

Can Sally accept the beauty Dean sees in her long enough to curve his appetite or will they both go home hungry?

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

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For the umpteenth time, Dean checked his phone. Still no text. He sighed in frustration. Thirty minutes after they’d agreed to meet, and no sign of his date.

His misgivings about the 1Night Stand concept weren’t eased by the fact she hadn’t arrived yet. He longed for something different, but one-night stands were not his usual idea of fun. He preferred long-term relationships. Jerry, his best friend had assured him Madame Eve’s services were more love matches than sex.

He’d laughed, at first, finding the whole idea ridiculous. He doubted even the mystical Madame Eve could find his perfect woman. Jerry had laughed, too, but then he got serious and asked, “What do you have to lose?”

Dean’s regular fitness regime kept him in shape and looking good for thirty-five. The women he met were stick-thin, self-obsessed, and semi-plastic, typical of the industry he worked in. Most of them were pretty, and though he’d dated a few, they weren’t what he fantasized about. No, in his dreams, the ladies all had natural and much curvier figures.

Big, curvy women had always fascinated him. Because he lived his life in the public eye, he’d been reluctant to go after what he wanted. At his age, though, with his career on the downhill slide, he realized he didn’t care anymore. He’d had his time in the spotlight. He wanted to settle down and have a family. Hence, he’d decided to find someone who loved him, not his public persona. He’d spent too long denying his true identity.

A knock made his heart skip a beat. She’s here. After a quick check in the mirror, he steeled himself and opened the door.

His mouth went dry and all coherent thought fled. Even if he had the words to express how she blew him away, he didn’t think he could find his voice. He ogled the gorgeous, buxom brunette standing in the doorway. His admiration cut short, as her face paled.

You’re—” She stopped talking mid-sentence, her eyes rolled back into her skull.

Reacting on instinct, he reached out and wrapped his hands around her waist, trying to catch her before she hit the ground. However, instead of stopping her from falling, he was pulled to the carpet, too, both of them crashing in a heap.

Women fainted around him all the time. It no longer freaked him out. It was, however, the first time he’d fallen to the floor with one. Her pulse thumped strongly under his fingers. Relief washed over him; she was okay. The ridiculousness of it all hit him and a deep belly laugh escaped his lips.

Even with the less than successful start to his date, the feel of her in his arms had parts of him standing to attention. His curiosity dictated he find out more. Madame Eve had made an excellent choice. She might have found the perfect woman after all.


I think that the premise of this story is pretty cute. Bigger ladies need love too, right? I would venture to guess that most of us aren't the drop dead gorgeous women genralyy featured in these steamy smutty read of ours. So it is nice to see a more average female lead taking the spotlight this time. What did you think? Do you like to see the underdog get her man? Maybe you prefer the blonde knockouts because it keeps the fantasy within the story alive. Whatever your opinion, I would love to hear it. Your feedback is always welcome.

I would like to thank Ms. Kendall for stopping in today to spend some time with us. And, as always, a special thank you to all of the wonderful followers who continue to grace this blog. I hope that you all enjoyed getting to know a bit about Ms. Kendall and her book. As a novella, this would be a good choice if you are looking to "sample" Ms. Kendall's work without having to commit to a full length novel. If your curiosity was piqued, please consider purchasing a copy of this story for yourself to show support to this author.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway before you leave for your chance at an Amazon gift card. You have nothing to lose but a chance at winning. I wish all who enter the best of luck. Have a wonderful day and I will be seeing you soon. But until then ...

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  1. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt and thanks for the giveaway. I am looking forward to reading this book.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by today Eva! Best of luck to you in the GIVEAWAY! Yay! I am so glad that you enjoyed your time here. :)

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    1. You are more than welcome! I absolutely adore this series and was so glad to have a chance to share the book with everyone. Best of luck to you on the release!


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