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
Searching for Mine
(A Searching For Novella)
by Jennifer Probst
The Ultimate Anti-Hero Meets His Match…
Connor Dunkle knows what he wants in a woman, and it’s the three B’s. Beauty. Body. Boobs. Other women need not apply. With his good looks and easygoing charm, he’s used to getting what he wants—and who. Until he comes face to face with the one woman who’s slowly making his life hell…and enjoying every moment…
Ella Blake is a single mom and a professor at the local Verily college who’s climbed up the ranks the hard way. Her ten-year-old son is a constant challenge, and her students are driving her crazy—namely Connor Dunkle, who’s failing her class and trying to charm his way into a better grade. Fuming at his chauvinistic tendencies, Ella teaches him the ultimate lesson by giving him a special project to help his grade. When sparks fly, neither of them are ready to face their true feelings, but will love teach them the ultimate lesson of all?
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An Exclusive Interview With Jennifer Probst:
~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog
I absolutely LOVED Connor and Ella. How did you pick them for this novella?
I didn’t – my readers did! I introduced Connor in Searching for Perfect, he was Nate’s older brother and a walking disaster when it came to women. He was so good looking women flocked to him, and he had a ridiculous chauvinistic attitude that drove me crazy, but no matter how bad his lines were, women still dropped at his feet. When my readers begged for Connor’s story I was shocked. He was the ultimate anti-hero. Of course, then my Muse began spinning with possibilities, because this is a story I never would have written. It stretched me. How did I take this character and make him into a true hero?
My street team, The Probst Posse, helped with the rest. They helped brainstorm the perfect woman for Connor, a no-nonsense single mother who was a college professor. Once I began writing their story, I saw how absolutely perfect they were together, and watching Connor turn into a man who melted my heart was worth everything.
Ella’s teaching of the classic literature female authors was so great. Who is your favorite classic female author?
I adore Edith Wharton. She’s so wickedly clever with her dialogue and stories. I have a master’s in English Literature, so I read a lot of powerful, talented female authors and had fun incorporating them into the story!
I love the town of Verily. Is there a real town that was your inspiration?
Yes, there’s a town close by in the Hudson River Valley called Cold Spring that Verily was based on. A very artsy, quaint, river town. I love strolling through the bookshop with a cappuccino, and window shopping. There are always dogs around, and old inns. It’s a fun place to explore and really relax.