Sometimes a story catches your imagination, and you can’t let it go. When I was a teenager, I saw a movie called The Naked Jungle. It’s about a tough and resourceful guy who has scratched out a plantation in the Amazon, and now he wanted a wife. Because he’d been isolated for years, he’s a virgin. He sends away for a mail-order bride, and when he finds out she’s divorced—and sexually experienced—he wants to pack her off home. But dire circumstances bring them together—and they end up in a very hot relationship.
The idea of a macho virgin hero who learns about lovemaking from a willing woman really appealed to me. I wanted to write a book with a similar theme. But how could I make that plot realistic in the twenty-first century? I decided to set it in the future and created a frontier planet that was settled by men and their sons. They haven’t seen a woman in fifteen years. Now a bride ship is coming, and the guys who have won wives in the lottery are eager but jittery.
This gave me a fun background for the story, which I called Nightfall. It’s in Sweet and Sassy Weddings, a collection featuring nine great authors. The locations and the circumstances are different in every story—with heroines ranging from a single mother to a widow to a poker-bet fiancée to a successful female attorney. But each of them celebrates love and commitment. The set is free from May 5 to 9.
To tell you a little bit more about Nightfall, the setting is a lot like a Western, and my hero is nervous about making love for the first time. As with the heroine of that old movie, his bride is experienced, but instead of resenting her knowledge, he’s eager to learn how a man and a woman please each other in bed. Yet there are a lot of bumps along the way as they try to work out their new relationship.
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NY Times & USA Today best-seller, Rebecca York, is the author of over 150 books. She has written paranormal romantic thrillers for Berkley and romantic thrillers for Harlequin Intrigue. Her new romantic-suspense series, Decorah Security, is set at a detective agency where agents have paranormal powers or work paranormal cases. She also writes an Off-World series where each story is a science fiction romance taking place on a distant planet in the far future.