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
The Only One
(A One Love Novella)
by Lauren Blakely
From the New York Times bestselling author of THE SEXY ONE comes a romance about fate and second chances.
Let’s say there was this guy. And he gave you the most mind-blowing night of sex in your life. And you never saw him again.
Until ten years later.
Now, it turns out he’s the ONLY ONE in all of Manhattan whose restaurant is available for my charity’s event.
The trouble is, he doesn’t recognize me.
This woman I’m working with is so damn alluring. The first time I set eyes on her, I’m captivated and I can’t get her out of my mind. Even if it’s risky to tango with someone I’m working with, she’s a risk I’m willing to take.
The trouble is, she won’t give me the time of day.
But I’m determined to change that.
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An Exclusive Interview With Lauren Blakely:
~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog
I absolutely LOVED this story and the relationship between Penny and Gabriel! How did you choose them for this novella?
As I was writing Gabriel into his supporting role in THE SEXY ONE I kept thinking he had the right ingredients to become a hero himself — sexy, witty, tattooed and a chef! As for Penny, she loves dogs and had a fun repartee with Nick and Wyatt in Well Hung, so she called out to me for her own story too! When it was time to write THE ONLY ONE, I immediately envisioned them having met in Europe years before in a whirlwind romance that ended far too soon. Voila!
I loved the chef aspect of Gabriel. Are you a foodie yourself?
Ummmm…I don’t even cook. Unless you count boiling water for mac & cheese or making toast. I rock at toast.
Not only do you write some great romantic comedy, but you also write erotic romance and romantic suspense. Is it ever a task switching gears?
I had a switch installed in my brain, so I just flip it when I need to switch genres. Piece of cake! But seriously, I don’t find it too difficult. The characters and their goals are what drive the type of tale I’m telling. So, if a character were in pursuit of justice over a decades-old murder, the story would naturally be more suspenseful. If a character accidentally marries his assistant, the story would lend itself more to comedy.