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
Kayden / Simon
(Bayou Heat Novellas)
by Alexandra Ivy
ENEMY TO LOVER
Kayden is obsessed with revenge after his parents disappeared when he was just a cub. Now the gorgeous Hunter has discovered the man responsible for betraying them – Joshua Ford – and it’s time for payback. Beginning with the kidnapping of Joshua’s daughter, Bianca. But last thing he expects is to be confronted with the horrifying realization that Bianca is his mate. Will he put revenge before his chance for eternal happiness?
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Sexy male model, Simon refuses to give up his exciting life in New York City to return to the slow heat of the Wildlands. For a decade, many pantera have tried to capture the rogue Diplomat and bring him home, but all have failed. Now it’s Tryst’s turn. The hard, brilliant, and gorgeous, Hunter is the ultimate tracker. But can the admitted beast-girl of the Wildlands capture her prey without losing her heart in the process?
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An Exclusive Interview With Alexandra Ivy & Laura Wright:
~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog
I loved Kayden and Bianca and Simon and Tryst. Both couples are smoking hot and I so enjoyed reading them. How did you choose them for this novella?
Alexandra: Sometimes I chose characters because of the ongoing story ARC. Especially in our Bayou world. But this time, I came up with Kayden and his inner conflict, then built the story around it! I really love having characters with resolute goals and then shaking them up 😉
Laura: As some know, I am all about the emotion. So that’s where I go first in character. I ask myself what happened to Simon in the past? To Tryst? What drives them to act, speak, suffer the way they do? I just love that. The darker the betterJ So for Tryst I needed someone who had closed herself off from the world – like the hero – but for a very different reason. Hiding yourself away can’t protect you from the power of love, right? It was my theme for SIMON 🙂
I love your Pantera world so much! If you could pick a real life place for the setting of the Wildland’s where would it be?
Alexandra: I actually lived in Louisiana for four years, and I loved spending time in the wetlands. It’s like traveling to another world. The stillness, the thick air, the sense of being watched by unseen predators. So I would definitely put the Wildlands in the bayous of Louisiana.
Laura: Thank you! We love it too, and boy has it evolved over the past few years. I adore the bayous of Louisiana as well. The wet air and slow moving water… the heat. It is a perfect setting for our wild cats. 🙂