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
The Naughty Princess
(A Sexy Royals Novella)
by Claire Contreras
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Claire Contreras comes a new story in her Sexy Royals series…
Princess Pilar is tired of playing by the rules. She’s sick of the spotlight and being seen as the uptight goody-too-shoes the media has cast her to be. She’s especially tired of the fact that her brothers are allowed to run off and do whatever they want while she sits inside watching the world pass her by. That’s why she decides that while her older brothers are off on their usual summer holidays, she’s going to quietly pack her things and travel to the one place her parents have always forbidden her to step foot on – Ibiza.
As the star of the French premiere fútball league, Benjamin Drake has it all – the money, the cars, the clothing contracts, and any woman he wants. Problem is, the only woman Ben has ever wanted badly enough to stop partying is Princess Pilar, the one he can never, ever have. Despite his fame and achievements, in Pilar’s world, she’ll always be royalty and he’ll always be a kid from the wrong side of the tracks who got lucky. He’d never be accepted. He knows that. Yet, when he spots Pilar partying at the same club as him, all bets are off. He’s determined to get her in his bed, even if it’s just for one night.
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An Exclusive Interview With Claire Contreras:
~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog
Oh, I loved loved loved Pilar and Ben! How did you choose them for this story?
First of all, YAY! I’m so glad you loved it. I’d been wanting to write a story about a soccer player and a princess for a long time. Originally, it was titled “The Princess and The Scoundrel” but that sounded way too historical, and even though I LOVE historical romance, I didn’t think the title would work in a contemporary world. When I wrote The Sinful King, King Elias’ siblings stood out to me and I thought, Pilar needs to be that princess. And Ben, well, Ben is just one of those guys who landed on the page and took over.
If you could be a royal for a day, what would you do?
I love this question. I honestly don’t know. I think the older I get, the more I see that beneath all the gold, the royals’ lives aren’t all that enviable, BUT I guess if I was a royal for one day I’d host a parade and ride around in a carriage.