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 12 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
Show Me, Baby
(A Masters of the Shadowlands Novella)
by Cherise Sinclair
When Rainie rushes an injured dog to a clinic, she’s appalled to recognize the veterinarian, Jake Sheffield. So not fair. His memory has haunted her for over a decade. And then he showed up at her Shadowlands BDSM club. And now, he owns the veterinary clinic? The Gods of Cruelty must be laughing at her.
Master Jake is sophisticated, wealthy, and gorgeous. Rainie’s a fluffy, ex-slum-rat. He’d never be with a woman like her. Besides, she’s been burned enough times that she won’t get serious about any man. Sure, the BDSM club trainees are supposed to be seeking a permanent Dom, but no harm, no foul—the Masters don’t need to know the truth.
As a Shadowlands Master, Jake watches out for all the trainees. But one is special. Lush body, a gift for living life to the fullest, always laughing or smiling. Now he’s learned she also has a big heart. Although Rainie trips all his switches, she’s avoided him since the moment she arrived…and he let her have that play. But when she lies to him about her goals, he knows the time has come for a Master to take an active part in her training.
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An Exclusive Interview With Cherise Sinclair:
~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog
The BDSM lifestyle has helped many people face issues in theirs lives and relationships. Have you ever gotten any reader letters that have said you’ve introduced them into the lifestyle and it has been a positive point in their life?
I get letters like that every week. Some are grateful to gain a deeper understanding of their own personalities. Some tell me that what they learned enhanced their sex lives or even helped their marriages. I love hearing that what I write has a constructive impact. But, truly, my respect goes to those who absorbed the knowledge and had the courage to make a change—because even a tiny change can be scary.
On the flip side, many people don’t understand the lifestyle. Do you have any thoughts on that?
I’m grateful to the 50 Shades furor for drawing BDSM out of the shadows and making D/s a topic of conversation in the everyday world. I think that the more a person discovers about the variety of sexual expression and behavior, the more a person can meet her own needs.