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 erotic. 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 Redwood Pack Novella)
by Carrie Ann Ryan
The war between the Redwood Pack and the Centrals is one of wolf legend. Gina Eaton lost both of her parents when a member of their Pack betrayed them. Adopted by the Alpha of the Pack as a child, Gina grew up within the royal family to become an enforcer and protector of her den. She’s always known fate can be a tricky and deceitful entity, but when she finds the one man that could be her mate, she might throw caution to the wind and follow the path set out for her, rather than forging one of her own.
Quinn Weston’s mate walked out on him five years ago, severing their bond in the most brutal fashion. She not only left him a shattered shadow of himself, but their newborn son as well. Now, as the lieutenant of the Talon Pack’s Alpha, he puts his whole being into two things: the safety of his Pack and his son.
When the two Alphas put Gina and Quinn together to find a way to ensure their treaties remain strong, fate has a plan of its own. Neither knows what will come of the Pack’s alliance, let alone one between the two of them. The past paved their paths in blood and heartache, but it will take the strength of a promise and iron will to find their future.
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An Exclusive Interview With Carrie Ann Ryan:
~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog
The chemistry between Gina and Quinn in Wicked Wolf is fantastic and I loved their story! What made you choose them for your 1,001 Dark Nights novella?
Thank you so much for saying that! Gina and Quinn surprised me how much they burned up the pages as I wrote them. As for how I chose them, you actually have Liz Berry to thank for that. The two of us were talking about the future of the Redwood Pack and where 1,001 would take the series. You see, the first arc of the series ended with Fighting Fate, however the series isn’t over yet.
I knew that the book right after Wicked Wolf would be 30 years in the future and start my Talon Pack series spin off, but I didn’t want to jump too far ahead. Instead, I jumped 15 years and low and behold, I knew who I wanted to write about. Gina was adopted into the Jamenson family during the course of the series and was the perfect age to find her mate. Since she was a Redwood Pack wolf I knew I wanted to write about her finding love with a Talon to bridge my two series. It was fun!
You have a few different series and have worlds set in both paranormal and contemporary romance. Do you find going between the two challenging?
Yes and no. My Montgomery Ink series is my only contemporary series so far and luckily I have been able to turn off the vast world building and focus on the world building that comes with finding out how a character fits into a world we already live in. With my 4 -5 paranormal series (Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, Dante’s Circle, Holiday Montana and Branded Packs series), I get to jump outside the box and fit in the parameters I set for myself. It’s all about balancing that with my characters. Each way I feel like I write sexy stories with characters you could be friends with.