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, Wall Street Journal 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
Happily Ever Never
(A Montgomery Ink Legacy Novella)
by Carrie Ann Ryan
New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan returns to the Montgomery Ink world with a blind date romance between two unlikely strangers.
I love falling in love.
Only I’m the worst at it.
My friends call me a serial first dater and I can’t blame them.
All I want is a happy ever after, yet all I find are happy ever nevers.
This is my last chance. After this set up with my friend’s tattoo artist, I’m done.
No more dating. No more chances.
If I don’t fall in love with Leo Johnson, I’ll give up on dating.
Even if it shatters my dreams in the process.
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An Exclusive Interview with Carrie Ann Ryan
~ with Jillian Stein, co-owner of 1,001 Dark Nights / The Blue Box Press
Can you tell us why or how you chose to write about this couple for your novella?
When I wrote the first book in my Montgomery Ink Legacy, series, I wanted the hero to be set up on a blind date that just didn’t work out. And of course, because I’m me, I had to add a little spice and May, the heroine of Happily Ever Never, ended up being his nanny as well. I adored her and knew that though she wasn’t the heroine of Bittersweet Promises, she needed a book of her own. Leo was a quiet tattoo artist in the background of the series, and I really wanted to see what he had to say. It turns out these two were perfect for each other.
If you could watch one scene from this book be played out like a movie, which one would it be and why?
Honestly, I’d love to see a montage of her blind dates! May never thought she’d have romance of her own and had a series of Happily Ever Nevers. I think that is PERFECT for romcom!
What’s the worst thing you’ve eaten out of politeness?
Tapioca pudding. *shudders* I just can’t lol. I also dislike most yogurts, so I think there is something wrong with me.