Intimate Conversation with Kendall Banks

Intimate Conversation with Kendall Banks

Hosted by Ella Curry, Black Pearls Magazine

Kendall Banks, author of bestselling author of Rich Girls (2009) and the soon to be released One Night Stand (March, 2011), is offering the reader a glimpse at the consequences of cheating. In addition, after reading One Night Stand you’ll realize that sleeping with someone you don’t really know can have a life changing effect. Check out excerpts from her books on the publisher’s website at:  

BPM: Kendall tell us about your passion for writing. What impact do you want your book, One Night Stand, to make on the readers? 
My passion is simple. Telling it like it is. I’m such a realist. I yearn to write about things that are really happening in life; especially in relationships. I’ve had enough crazy relationships to be an expert at this point. Okay, I had to stop and laugh. Laughing makes the pain go away. But seriously, I just want my readers to learn from my writing. Let the do’s and don’ts of relationships, marriage, and commitment meditate in your heart. Take what I write as a warning because Lord knows if you run across one of my characters in real life…you’d better take off sprinting! 

Listen to the 2011 LCB Book Launch Party, here:

Check out the Video Introduction for One Night Stand by Kendall Banks, here:

BPM: Finish this sentence- “My writing offers the following legacy to future readers…”
My writing offers the following legacy to future readers and youth headed toward adulthood….my writing is on the wall…literary…learn to stay monogamous. We as parents, authors, and society as a whole are helping to raise our youth. They will someday read- One Night Stand and think…what? Is this real! Could this really happen! Would my husband do that? Will I be tempted to cheat? The answer is yes. Now, what will you do about it?

BPM: Give us a peek inside your latest novel, One Night Stand.
This book is like no other, so I’ve been told. One Night Stand explores both the male and female after effect of a One Night Stand. In fairy tale land both parties have great sex and go home to peace. In this book the gritty truth is revealed. From smashing up cars, to court dates, to kidnapping, to border-line divorce; are all implications that one night of pleasure can lead to a lifetime of misery. 

BPM: Introduce us to the main characters in One Night Stand.
The main characters are Zaria (lonely woman in her thirties with mental issues) and Gerald Hardy (male womanizer who’s married and thought to be untouchable) (Milan), Zaria’s room-mate who’s beautiful and desperately trying to flee from Zaria and her over the top ways. (Dana) Hardy’s wife who doesn’t believe nothing he says. However, doesn’t realize she’s in danger. 

Zaria, who’s always looking for love falls head over heels for Hardy, a man she met only once. His routine is to sleep with women, then forget he ever met them. Problem…Zaria refused to be played. In addition, Hardy never took the time to explore Zaria’s background. 

BPM: Who were your favorites? Are your characters from the portrayal of real people?
My favorite character was Hardy. Since I’m a woman, so it was fun to write his parts from a male perspective. He’s off the chain and will give women some insight as to what men are thinking. This is beyond info put into Steve Harvey’s book. This is straight talk with no chaser. Many men were questioned to assist with material to write his parts. 

The aspects of realism come from too many parts of the book. I’ve been sworn to secrecy, so can’t say. The only thing I can tell you is that a lot of Hardy’s behaviors are real and the consequence has been changed to protect the innocent. Go ahead, “say, ahhhh.” Drool at the mouth and then go to Amazon to order your copy. 

BPM: Were there things from “your world” incorporated into this storyline? 
Absolutely, I’ve been hurt so many times in life. But one relationship put the icing on the cake. I was lied to, pounced on, and treated like less than a human being. It was hard to walk the other way, so yes, a little payback was needed. Some of the crazy things I did over the years make me want to cringe now. I’m a little older, more mature so I choose to let things go. However, I wouldn’t suggest that a brotha try this mess with me in 2011.

BPM: What specific revelation prompted you to write One Night Stand?
The revelation that the world would be a better place if cheaters were exposed gave me inspiration. What about a database like we have for sex offenders? LOL! I’ve already begun working on a handbook titled, “Rules for One Night Stands”.

BPM: What are two juicy events taking place? 
One initial event that lets you know that Zaria is a sick puppy is when Zaria goes to a club and sees that an attractive man has eyes for her. She instantly speeds of the relationship and assumes they will be a couple. Instantly, she digs her claws into him, claiming him as her own. He doesn’t realize she’s more than needy. She has emotional issues and eventually shows out at the club claiming that some woman wants her man. 

Another event is when Hardy , the man Zaria has one of her One Night Stands with realizes he can’t just have a good time for one night and get away with it. His family is threatened and things spiral out of control all too quick. Even with the police involved, no one can stop Zaria after feeling like she’s been hurt one time too many. 

BPM: Who do you want to reach with your book and the message within?
I would like to reach men and women, of all ages. It’s important to know who you’re dealing with sexually. If he or she is married, turn the other way It only leads to the break-up of families and sometimes…someone’s bones

BPM: How will reading your book shape the reader’s life? 
If I am discussing them in any way, hopefully they will see themselves. The whole One Night Stand situation can’t be good on any level. Think about it, you’ll have one night of good sex…maybe! Then what? Let this be a lesson. ..Good things in life come from hard work. Spend time with a person, before sex. Try to figure out if they are a good match for you just in case you get married later and have children. 

BPM: What was the most powerful chapter for you to write?
The chapter where Zaria realizes that Hardy really doesn’t want her. It was like she was in super duper denial. Why can’t we as women see when a man doesn’t want us?

BPM: What makes your book different from others on the same subject?
Mine is different because it brings the truth out. I don’t sugar coat anything. It’s raw at times but also entertaining. It hasn’t even officially been released yet has people talking everywhere. I’m sure it’ll be a Urban Lit classic. 

BPM: Share with us your latest news or upcoming book releases.
My book will be released on March 5, 2011. I’m looking forward to sell-outs everywhere. So pleaseeeee pre-order now. In the meantime, check out my first book- Rich Girls written in 2009 at   

BPM: How can our readers reach you online? 
Readers can reach me on FaceBook (Kendall Banks). I don’t have my website yet…but for now check me out on: I’m hoping readers will contribute comments and suggestions to my handbook on , Rules for One Night Stands.

All Best!
Kendall, The One Night Stand Specialist

Order One Night Stand by Kendall BanksISBN: 193423026X


  1. Renee Price said,

    April 25, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I LOVED this book! Ms. Banks this story kept me on the edge of my seat, I hated that it had to come to end. Please hurry with Another One Night Stand – I cannot take the suspense. Some writers take so long to put out the sequel that I forget what the first book was about. I know that I am not the only one anxioiusly awating Part Two.

    Your Newest Fan!

    BTW – Don’t forget the Kindle Edition. Thanks so much!

  2. connie jackson said,

    April 7, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Ms. banks is there a part 3 of one night stand

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