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
(A Montgomery Ink Novella)
by Carrie Ann Ryan
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan comes a new story in her Montgomery Ink series…
Tattoo artist, Derek Hawkins knows the rules:
One night a month.
No last names.
Olivia Madison has her own rules:
Don’t fall in love.
Never tell Derek the truth.
When their worlds crash into each other however, Derek and Olivia will have to face what they fought to ignore as well as the connection they tried to forget.
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An Exclusive Interview With Carrie Ann Ryan:
~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog
Oh, how I loved Olivia and Derek! How did you choose them for this novella?
Oh yay! That makes me so happy. As for Derek and Olivia…well it was about time, wasn’t it? Derek has been in the Montgomery Ink series at least in the background since the first book, Delicate Ink. I wrote 8 novels and 9 other novellas in the series and was like, okay fine, Derek, you can get your HEA. LOL He helped so many others, it was time to let him find his peace. Olivia was a new character…though not new to him. Inked Nights is the last Montgomery Ink romance set in Denver. (I say last, but you know me, right?) After Derek and Olivia, I’m staying in Colorado Springs for a bit for those Montgomerys before moving up to Boulder for those Montgomerys in 2019. But Derek and Olivia needed their HEA first.
I also love their names. How do you pick your character’s names?
I do love their names. Derek was a name I came up with quickly because I needed a side character that sounded sexy but I wouldn’t write their book. I mean, how many times have our author friends said “So I named this character Bob, but now he needs a book. Why did I go with Bob?” (Sorry to all the Bobs out there! Tee hee). As for Olivia, I wanted a name for a sweet woman that could also sound sexy when a big, bearded alpha growls it. And you know Derek growls it. Often.
Who would you dream cast for these two?
So you totally mentioned she looked like Meghan Markle (sp?) and now I can’t get her out of my head. I know she’s not acting anymore because she married my prince…uh…I mean she married her prince, but maybe she’ll come back to acting as a favor to me. Because I’m amazing. LOL