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
Dawn of Surrender
(A MacKenzie Family Novella)
by Liliana Hart
MacKenzie vs. MacKenzie…
Cole MacKenzie is content to be the sheriff of Surrender, Montana, but he’s needed for a greater purpose. The United States needs a U.S. Marshal with a certain kind of experience to track the leader of the notorious Silver Creek Bandits, as they leave a trail of bodies in their wake with every bank they rob. The leader is smart, cunning, and ruthless. And he’s also his brother.
Elizabeth MacKenzie never dreamed she’d marry Cole MacKenzie, but thanks to her father’s meddling, Cole was hers to have and to hold. Forever. She needed an equal, not a man to rule her life, and Cole fit the bill every in every way. If only he loved her.
One heart is broken and the other is bent on revenge, but love is a choice, and it’s one Cole and Elizabeth are determined to make.
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An Exclusive Interview With Liliana Hart:
~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog
I cannot even begin to explain how much I loved this story. How did you decide to go back to the very beginning of the MacKenzie’s for this novella?
I’m so glad you loved it! I had such a great time writing it and exploring a time period that’s new to me.
This story actually popped into my head when I wrote the very first MacKenzie story, DANE. And in DANE: A CHRISTMAS WISH, Dane tells the story of Cole and Riley, as it was passed down from his father and grandfather. In fact, Cole MacKenzie’s US Marshal badge and rifle are hanging in the living room of the MacKenzie house to this day.
The thing with stories that are passed down is that you lose that connection of the people who were actually there to see what happened. So it was fun to go back and tell parts of the story that Dane and the others knew from what they were told, and also interject other things that never got passed down.
Was it difficult to write a book set so far in the past?
It was at first because I love research and history, so I tend to get bogged down in the details of every story I write while the actual story is formulating in my head. But at the core, it’s still a love story between two people and that’s timeless.