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
Caress of Darkness
(A Dark Pleasures Novella)
by Julie Kenner
From the first moment I saw him, I knew that Rainer Engel was like no other man. Dangerously sexy and darkly mysterious, he both enticed me and terrified me.
I wanted to run–to fight against the heat that was building between us–but there was nowhere to go. I needed his help as much as I needed his touch. And so help me, I knew that I would do anything he asked in order to have both.
But even as our passion burned hot, the secrets in Raine’s past reached out to destroy us … and we would both have to make the greatest sacrifice to find a love that would last forever.
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An Exclusive Interview With Julie Kenner:
~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog
I have to tell you, I absolutely adored Caress of Darkness and it grabbed me from the very beginning. This novella kicks off a new paranormal series for you and has an interesting hero. I would love to know your inspiration behind it and his abilities.
Thank you!! I’m thrilled you enjoyed Caress of Darkness, because I am totally in love with this series … and these heroes!
As for inspiration, in a way, it was self-inspired, LOL! I absolutely love the erotic romances that I’m writing as J. Kenner. The characters, the stories, the drama, the heat. And I have always loved writing paranormal, which I’ve written throughout my entire writing career (both light and dark paranormal). So I wanted to create a paranormal series with heroes as sexy, commanding, enigmatic (and, yes, dangerous) as the Stark, Stark International, and Most Wanted heroes. But I also wanted to add a paranormal flair. But how? I don’t recall exactly how I came up with the immortal concept (too many viewings of Highlander, perhaps) but it was the idea of the phoenix fire that truly got my creative juices flowing.
Speaking of the new series, do you already have an idea of how many books it will be?
Honestly, it depends on how readers respond. The series is set up to have quite a few books … and I am dying to write all of them. Right now, I have plans for Raine’s story (Caress of Darkness), Mal’s story (Find Me in Darkness, Find Me in Pleasure, Find Me in Passion), and Dante’s story (Caress of Pleasure, the next 1001 Dark Nights novella).
If readers respond to the series the way I hope they will, then there are several more stories after that featuring other heroes that readers will meet in both Caress of Darkness and in the Find Me trilogy.
Which is a long way of saying five books minimum, but the world is big and vibrant enough to fill over a dozen stories, and I hope to do just that!