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
More Than Pleasure You
(A More Than Words Novella)
by Shayla Black
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shayla Black comes a new story in her More Than Words series…
Can I convince her our hot but temporary engagement should last forever?
I’m Stephen Lund, confirmed bachelor…and son of a successful billionaire whose sins I can’t forget—or forgive. Though he insisted I get over his transgressions, I can’t. So I put space between us with a temporary getaway to Maui. My rental’s sexy caretaker, Skye Ingram, is a beautiful distraction. Yeah, it’s a terrible time to start a fling, but I can’t help wanting to give her every bit of pleasure she’s willing to take.
When Skye needs a date to her ex-boyfriend’s wedding, I’m game to play her pretend fiancé. The jerk should see what he passed up…and that I’m holding her now. But our pretend engagement begins to feel real. Our passion certainly is. So are the consequences. When I’m confronted with the reality that our lives are now irrevocably entwined, I have to choose between leaving Skye to return to the life—and wealth—I’ve always known or abandoning everything familiar to start over with the woman who awakened my heart.
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~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog
Oh, how I adored Skye and Stephen. How did you choose them for this story?
When Stephen first walked onto the page in More Than Crave You and took such an interest in getting to know his half-sister, even while their father didn’t, I knew there was some juicy family drama and secrets there. I also knew Stephen was single, and well…I had to fix that. LOL! What my Wall Street bigwig with all his ambitions and baggage needed was both a vacation in paradise and a fling with a woman who was his opposite. Enter boho chic Skye, who has some pretty interesting problems of her own, like an ex-boyfriend getting married and his meddling mother who’s determined their romance isn’t over. A fake engagement later, I knew there was no way Stephen and Skye could leave this story unattached.
I also loved that it was set in Hawaii. Is there a place you haven’t written in yet that you would love to one day?
Tons! Paris is high on my list—both to visit and set a book in.
Ok, if you had to do Skye’s makeup for the day of her ex’s wedding, what kind of look would you give her?
Oh, you know I love to talk makeup, and getting my hands (and brushes) on Skye’s skin would be so fun! She has such a warm golden tone to her skin (so jealous!), so I’d draw attention to her eyes with shimmering browns, rose gold, and pearl. The rest of her face I’d accent with a champagne highlight, a soft rosy blush, and a nude lip. It would be stunning on her!