Title: Finding His Fantasy (1 Night Stand – Standalone)
Author Name & Publisher: Deanna Wadsworth (Decadent Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: February 9, 2016 – 32,000 Words
Forty-eight year old art gallery owner Paul Strait loves the nightlife—wild parties, stiff cocktails, and even stiffer men! But his decadent lifestyle has grown lonely and now he’s looking for love. Some days it seems that what he wants must be a fantasy. Hoping that the perfect guy is out there he enlists the help of Madame Eve.
After all, a fantasy service like 1Night Stand should be able to deliver his fantasy man, right?
Josef Debrossé runs an exotic gay bar in the Caribbean known only to locals and select tourists. The many patrons coming in and out of his bar ensure Josef never has a shortage of lovers but he’s grown tired of being just a vacation fling.
Josef wants to be another man’s lover and partner, not a mere souvenir from the islands.
Lost in a dance of lust and allure, both men are thrilled with Madame Eve’s choice for them and feel an intense connection the moment they meet. Flirting over drinks quickly leads to the bedroom. But after their fiery lust has been quenched, the night goes from fantasy to reality without warning. Secrets and frightening pasts threaten to shatter the magical illusion of their perfect date.
Will this budding romance survive in the face of reality?
This was a fast read about two men who are sick of the fast, party life and want more out of life now that they are older. Paul owns a few art galleries while Josef owns a bar in the Caribbean. They both sign up for one night with each other via Madame Eve. Both men are happy with the date right from the start and hit it off instantly. The chemistry is good and the sex is hot. The secrets that were revealed weren’t much to get upset about, but added another element to the story. If you need a fast read without a lot of angst this is the one for you!
“I am Josef Debrossé.” He had yet to release Paul’s hand—not that he had any complaints— and his blood warmed from touching a total stranger he’d paid to meet.
He let out a breathless chuckle, not surprised he’d been holding his breath.
“Paul Strait,” he replied, caught up in something…giddiness? Excitement? Sexual tension? He wasn’t sure, but he felt like a silly girl swooning on her first date. Almost as an afterthought, he added his signature tagline, “And I’m anything but.”
A rich resonant laughter danced around them, weaving a spell and capturing Paul inside it until he didn’t even know which way was up or down.
“C’est bon, Paul Strait,” he said, those hypnotic eyes sparkling.
When Josef released him, he had to resist the urge to take the man’s hand back and never let go, fearing he might disappear. Instead, he downed the rest of his champagne, scolding himself for being so ridiculous. He nodded toward the bar where plenty of stools sat open. “Can I buy you a drink?”
At the resort, everything was included, but it seemed like the most logical thing to say. Much classier than, “Are you wearing underwear?”
1) Can you describe in detail what your writing environment is like?
A blue lazy-boy in my living room. There’s an end table to my left with multiple beverages, from tepid coffee to water to wine….depending on the hour. LOL
2) Is there one of your characters that you relate to (from any of your works)? Why?
There is always a little bit of me in every book, but honestly I feel very connected to Paul, the blond guy on the cover of FINDING HIS FANTASY. He is his own man and I love his sarcasm, big opinions, and his even bigger heart. I fancy a bit of myself in him
3) If you couldn’t be an author, what would you do instead?
Well, I am a hairdresser by day, and I love it, so I suppose I would just keep doing that
4) Is there anything that you learned during the writing process that you wish you had known before hand?
Never EVER read your book reviews unless your publisher sends them to you (those are usually the 4.5 or 5 star ones from professional sites.) Inevitably we authors read a review that is really bad and we will never be able to get it out of your head. And when they your feeling down, those voices come back. So avoid at all costs! LOL
5) Is there anything that you wish you could change about your book now that it is out?
Hmmm….not as of today. But of course, once I read the print version, I’ll find a typo or a sentence I hate. LOL I’m an OCD editor like that.
6) How do you come up with new ideas for your story?
Oh, anything can inspire me. Someone tells me a funny story I like, or I can watch some show on History Channel, it doesn’t matter. Life is inspiration
7) What’s next for you as a writer?
My next project is the continuation of my YA book THE GRIM LIFE which came out under a different penname KD Worth (Facebook│Twitter) The book is about the follow up to my suicidal teenager Kody and the grim reaper who saved his life one fateful night. It’s going to be called THE WOUNDED HEART, and it will make you cry harder than the first one
8) Where do you live? Do you think this influences how or what you write?
I live in rural Ohio but near very large cities, so yeah, it probably does influence some of my writings by making my characters more genuine and relatable to a broader audience.
9) What is your favorite genre outside of the one you write in? Why?
Probably fantasy YA. Otherwise, I read exclusively gay romance
10) Do you have any vices? Shoes, coffee, shopping…etc?
Expensive face creams and wine, LOL
Deanna Wadsworth might be a bestselling erotica author, but she leads a pretty vanilla life in Ohio with her wonderful husband and a couple adorable cocker spaniels. She has been spinning tales and penning stories since childhood, and her first erotic novella was published in 2010. She has served multiple board positions at her local RWA chapter and with Rainbow Romance Writers of America. When she isn’t writing books or brainstorming with friends, you can find her making people gorgeous in a beauty salon. She loves music and dancing, and can often be seen hanging out on the sandbar in the muddy Maumee River or chilling with her hubby and a cocktail in their basement bar. In between all that fun, Deanna cherishes the quiet times when she can let her wildly active imagination have the full run of her mind. Her fascination with people and the interworkings of their relationships have always inspired her to write romance with spice and love without boundaries.