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
(A Dark Protectors Novella)
by Rebecca Zanetti
He Might Save Her
Former police psychologist Ronni Alexander had it all before a poison attacked her heart and gave her a death sentence. Now, on her last leg, she has an opportunity to live if she mates a vampire. A real vampire. One night of sex and a good bite, and she’d live forever with no more weaknesses. Well, except for the vampire whose dominance is over the top, and who has no clue how to deal with a modern woman who can take care of herself.
She Might Kill Him
Jared Reese, who has no intention of ever mating for anything other than convenience, agrees to help out his new sister-in-law by saving her friend’s life with a quick tussle in bed. The plan seems so simple. They’d mate, and he move on with his life and take risks as a modern pirate should. Except after one night with Ronni, one moment of her sighing his name, and he wants more than a mating of convenience. Now all he has to do is convince Ronni she wants the same thing. Good thing he’s up for a good battle.
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An Exclusive Interview With Rebecca Zanetti:
~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog
I adored Ronni and Jared’s story soooo much! How did you choose them for this novella?
Thank you! Both Ronni and Jared appeared in Teased, and they seemed like a wild match from the start. He never plans on settling down, and she only needs to mate to survive, so it appeared it was a good arrangement with no emotional entanglements. Yet things get emotional and suddenly, there’s a bunch of tension and an intriguing romance. The novella unfolded from there.
There was one adorable and awkward sexy scene in this book and I loved it! Is that the first scene like that you’ve written? Did you laugh when you wrote it?
I can honestly say that the scene you’re talking about is the first time, ever, that I’ve written an awkward mating scene involving vampires. (Or anybody else, for that matter). I alternated between laughing and cringing a little as I wrote it. I mean, you want to laugh because it’s funny, but it’s awkward enough that you want to hide your eyes a bit, too.
You write in a couple of different genres. Is it ever difficult to switch gears?
Yeah, I think it gets a little tough sometimes. It’s great to switch back and forth, because things stay fresh and I don’t get bored (so hopefully the reader doesn’t, either). But every once in a while I get so lost in one of the books, it’s difficult to leave and enter another world. Having completely different song playlists for each book/series helps a lot, though.