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
Servicing The Target
(A Masters of the Shadowlands Novel)
by Cherise Sinclair
A discharged Army Ranger, Ben considers his job as a BDSM club security guard to be an excellent hobby. He’s never been tempted to join in. But everything changes when the notorious Mistress Anne inadvertently reveals the caring heart concealed beneath her Domme armor.
Now, he’s set his sights on the beautiful Shadowlands Mistress. Maybe he’d considered himself vanilla, but she can put her stiletto on his chest any day, any time. He’ll trust her delicate hands to hold his heart. And if she wants to whip his ass on the way to an outstanding climax, he’s just fine with that too.
Sure, he knows she likes “pretty boy” slaves. And he’s older. Craggy and rough. And six-five. Minor hindrances. The mission is a go.
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An Exclusive Interview With Cherise Sinclair:
~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog
I loved Ben and Anne’s story and the journey they go through in Ben’s introduction to the BDSM scene. Was it difficult to write an otherwise alpha male giving into submission?
I’m so glad you enjoyed Servicing the Target. Thank you!
Okay, I have to admit that I’d never planned to write about a submissive hero, so when Mistress Anne told me it was her turn for a book, I was… Ahem. Right. I wasn’t exactly…pleased. (See how I’m using such nice, polite language for this interview?)
But when it came to decide how their relationship would work, well…there is no one-size-fits-all submission. I’ve run into quite a gamut of male submissives—from a guy in his fifties wearing a sissy maid outfit to very androgynous, sweet service submissive to a huge, muscular guy whose posture alone was a “challenge.”
Having already met Ben, y’all know that he’s a complete opposite to Anne’s usual pretty-boy submissives. I started off unsure about what to do, but, to my relief, Ben didn’t leave me any leeway about what he wanted. He simply laid out who he was and what he’d do.
And he did the same with Anne the first time they were in the dungeon: