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CABR: Parker, I must say “One Night Stand” (ONS) grabbed me with its fantastic plot –
“When a night of incredible sex turns into a passion neither can deny.
Amanda Martin has the worst taste in men. After being cheated on not once, but twice, she’s lost all faith in men … and in herself. Determined to regain her confidence, Amanda decides to have a one-night stand. No relationship, no promises, no threat of being hurt again … just sex. What she doesn’t anticipate is meeting a handsome-as-sin stranger who will give her pleasure unlike any she’s ever known.
Joe Sterling has spent his life avoiding relationships, his former job as a military sniper not allowing for such commitments. Now he’s come home to Texas, to let go of the past and to prove he is more than the killer he’s been trained to be.
When Amanda’s life is threatened, Joe’s killer instinct is tested while Amanda struggles to protect her heart. Will they succumb to their overwhelming desire for each other, or lose it all by letting the past dictate their future?”
CABR: Reading that synopsis had me saying “Oh yeah.” How’d you come up with the storyline? 🙂
PK: I always stumble when someone asks me how I come up with my storylines. It’s not a “cut and dried” process for me. Generally, ideas formulate from a question. One Night Stand was no different. I’d asked myself what would happen if a woman decided to give up on love and have a one-night stand. One thing led to another and voila! Amanda and Joe! 😀
CABR: I know ONS has won at least two awards and hit the bestseller list on All Romance eBooks (ARE) within two weeks of its publication. Congrats! How’s it feel to know your debut novel has been so well received?
PK: Thank you so much! It feels amazing, truly. I am thrilled with the recognition this story has received from Passionate Ink and the Celtic Hearts Romance Writers. I am so grateful to the readers, reviewers and e-book sellers for supporting this story. I love the Martin Family, and I am excited that others do as well. It means I get to continue to share their stories with you!
PK: LOL! I struggled with the whole damn thing! Joe and Amanda were not always as cooperative as I would have liked. “One Night Stand” is not only the first novel I’ve published, it was the first one I actually completed. It was a real learning process. A labor of love, this one, but love it was – every second.
CABR: Wow! That’s very cool Parker. So what’s next for you (a) in books and (b) life?
PK: (a) I have a lot going on right now. I’m finishing up a manuscript I am really excited about. Then, of course, I am working on book two in the Martin Family series. Stay tuned for details!
(b) I am the happiest I have ever been. I am doing what I’ve always dreamed of doing, and I’ve met some amazing people along the way. Next in my life is, hopefully, more of the same.
CABR: How has life changed since you officially became a published author?
PK: Other than my kids thinking I’m the coolest person on the planet, my life is pretty much the same, only much busier!
Honestly, the biggest change is the amount of time I devote to actual writing. When I wrote “One Night Stand“, it was a piece here, a piece there, for a year. Now, I dedicate time every day to write.
PK: Hmm. It changes on a daily basis, depending on my mood. Today, I’m going with Vane Kattalakis from Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Night Play. I mean, come on. Six foot, five inches of sex-on-a-stick, motorcycle ridin’, badass, were-shifter? You do the math! The reasons why are completely naked, um, I mean obvious. He could teach me to ride his…motorcycle. Yeah, that’s it. LOL!
CABR: LOL. If you could be someone else for a day, from any time in history, who would you be and why?
PK: As strange as this will sound – Jane Goodall. Having worked with chimpanzees myself, I have a deep appreciation for her work and her dedication to affect change for these amazing creatures. To live and work with chimpanzees in the wild would be, for an anthropologist such as myself, an amazing experience.