***This blog originally posted at Decadent Publishing’s 1Night Shand blog HERE on 7/23/2014***
Every novella that steals our heart leaves us wanting more, which is what a good 1Night Stand story is all about. My personal favorite (I know writer’s shouldn’t have one but I do) is my book ACCIDENTALLY BEAUTIFUL. It tells the story of an uptight Scottish man named Martin Baird. A concierge for Castillo Resorts, he personally ensures Madame Eve’s customers have flawless encounters. He first appears in THE ONE HE CHOSE by Wendy Burke, as the best butler anyone could ever want. Then he “accidentally” meets Garret Fisher, a confident sexy Dom from America while in the Caribbean. It’s soon becomes apparent that they are made for each other—as if Madame Eve makes mistakes! Ha!
We are gifted with a peek at their life in HASTE YE BACK by Wendy Burke, but how can a Scot living in Canada make a HEA with a guy from Detroit?
Well, Garret took care of everything, per his usual.
He found them an apartment in Windsor, Ontario, less than a half hour drive from his bar The Fifth Base, a popular sports bar near Ford Field. Being in Canada but so close to the states works great for both of them and Martin didn’t even have to bother with a US visa.
Three hours from their new home is the Toronto Castillo Resort and Casino. Though he is rarely on site, Martin transferred there soon after returning home from the vacation which changed his life forever. He makes an average of three to four out of town trips a month all over the world to set up 1Night Stand encounters according to Madame Eve’s very specific requirements. The Castillo family is exceedingly happy to entrust Martin with this job, because very few concierges would go to the trouble of collecting an ancient suit of armor from an antique shop in Queens and setting it up in a room at the Castillo Resort-Dalmahoy’s in Scotland then not question why the occupants and suit of armor completely vanished the next morning. (I bet you wanna read that book but I haven’t written it yet!)
Martin’s newfound confidence is something Garret looks upon with a deep sense of pride. But by no means is Martin any less of a sub. Under Garrets gentle direction, both in and out of the bedroom, he has come to a greater understanding of his nature, embracing his need to serve others and thus growing in confidence. The ease the two men share, the perfection of the roles both of them were born into, has created a devoted love that others can easily see when they are together—which they try to do as often as possible. At least once a month, Garret goes with him on assignments, checking out the local color and of course the beer!
Garret’s family has welcomed Martin into the fold and when he’s in town he’s often seen bussing tables and waiting on customers at The Fifth Base. After a fair amount of teasing and harassing from his brothers—which Garret only allowed to continue for a while—Martin is a bone fide member of the Fisher clan.
Garret and Martin have no intention of bothering with a marriage certificate—much to Garret’s mother’s disappointment because she has always wanted to attend a gay wedding. The bond the two men share transcends the normal, and mere paper cannot define the depth of their devotion to one another. They are going to be together for the rest of their lives and that is no accident!
And in case you were wondering, it didn’t take long for Garret to get Martin into a kilt. He bought one of the Baird family plaid, instructed Martin to wear it and nothing else on their first night at their new apartment in Windsor, and then…let’s just say, after that Martin had a whole new appreciation for the garment of his countrymen and the inventive mind of his lover.
ACCIDENTALLY BEAUTIFUL—A 1Night Stand Story
Martin Baird is perfectly content in his safe, predictable job as head concierge for Castillo Resorts, but when a handsome stranger whisks him away for a night of tropical escapades—first visiting an isolated gay bar then to a secluded beach where erotic delights await—Martin’s world is thrown upside down. He’s never met a man like Garret Fisher, but it seems he has been waiting for a night like this all his life.
Could something truly beautiful come out of this accidental meeting? Or was it really not an accident at all?