Once Upon a Time…
Welcome to 1001 Dark Nights… a collection of novellas that are breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic. Some are paranormal, some are contemporary. Each and every one is compelling and page turning.
Inspired by the exotic tales of The Arabian Nights, 1001 Dark Nights features New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors.
In the original, Scheherazade desperately attempts to entertain her husband, the King of Persia, with nightly stories so that he will postpone her execution.
In our versions, month after month, each of our fabulous authors puts a unique spin on the premise and creates a tale that a new Scheherazade tells long into the dark, dark night.
…Happily Ever After
Hard To Serve
(A Hard Ink Novella)
by Laura Kaye
To protect and serve is all Detective Kyler Vance ever wanted to do, so when Internal Affairs investigates him as part of the new police commissioner’s bid to oust corruption, everything is on the line. Which makes meeting a smart, gorgeous submissive at an exclusive play club the perfect distraction…
The director of the city’s hottest art gallery, Mia Breslin’s career is golden. Now if only she could find a man to dominate her nights and set her body—and her heart—on fire. When a scorching scene with a hard-bodied, brooding Dom at Blasphemy promises just that, Mia is lured to serve Kyler again and again.
Then, as their relationship burns hotter, Kyler learns that he’s been dominating the daughter of the hard-ass boss who has it in for him. Now Kyler must choose between life-long duty and forbidden desire before Mia finds another who’s not so hard to serve.
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An Exclusive Interview With Laura Kaye:
~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog
I am SO in love with this novella. The characters, the concept, the start of a new series. How did you decide to write all of that with this novella?
Detective Kyler Vance is a character in the Hard Ink world, an ally and friend of the team of veteran Special Forces soldiers who are the focus of that series. He intrigued me from the moment he first appeared on the page of Hard to Come By, and I know I needed to know more about him. And then omigod! the things he started to reveal to me! LOL Once I knew Kyler was also Master Kyler, I knew he had to have his own book. And then when I knew he was one of twelve masters who owned a BDSM club, the Blasphemy series idea was born!
Speaking of the new series, I adore the symbol for the club – Blasphemy. How did you come up with the design?
I’m a historian by training, which is a weird way to begin answering this question, I know! But one of my interests has always been historic preservation, and I particularly appreciate the adaptive reuse of historic buildings, which is when old buildings are saved, restored, and used in new ways. That’s what happened with the once-abandoned church that now provides the home to the Blasphemy club. Once I knew it was set in a church, I knew I wanted a gothic symbol that reflected the setting and the decadence of it hosting this kind of club.
You have more than a few distinct series and I am a fan of all of them. What kind of emotions do you go through when deciding to put a new series out?
Right now I’m so excited about Blasphemy that I can hardly stand it! LOL I had so much fun writing Hard to Serve, and my brain is just alive with ideas for the series – I have the whole thing totally sketched out from titles to character names to kinks! And that feeling means a lot to me because I absolutely adored writing the Hard Ink series and it’s hard to let those characters go now that Hard Ink is complete.
Who would you dream cast as Kyler and Mia?
Oooh! Marco Dapper was my inspiration for Kyler. Because dude. That guy is so hot! LOL! And actress Ksenia Solo would be a beautiful, intriguing Mia.