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
Wonder With Me
(A With Me In Seattle Novella)
by Kristen Proby
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby comes a new story in her With Me In Seattle series…
Reed Taylor doesn’t pay much attention to the holidays—until he receives a surprise present. Four-year-old Piper is the daughter he never knew about, and with the death of her mother, is also now the roommate he never expected. He’s determined to make their first Christmas together one she’ll never forget.
Noel Thompson has gotten her share of strange requests in her career as an interior designer. The call to design a beautiful home for Christmas is more like a dream come true. And that was before she met her new employer—sexy and mysterious, he’s everything she ever hoped Santa would bring her.
As Noel showers his home with holiday spirit, Reed showers Piper with love. And the busy life he’s created for himself no longer seems nearly as important as the one Noel is helping him build with his daughter. But if he can’t convince his decorator to stay, this could be the only year he feels the true wonder of the season.
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~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog
Oh, how I adored Reed and Noel. How did you choose them for this story?
Thank you! I met Noel last year, when I was writing Love With Me. She is the sister of that heroine, Joy. I immediately knew that she’d need a story of her own, and when I was invited back to write for 1001 Dark Nights this year, it was a perfect fit!
I loved Noel, Reed, and Piper’s names. How do you come up with names for the people in your books?
Names are one of my favorite things to come up with! It’s like naming hundreds of babies, all the time. I admit, I spend a lot of time on baby name sites, looking for just the right thing.
Do you have any fun holiday traditions you do that you can share with us?
I have a very close family, and we spend time together at the holidays. We all (ten or so of us) go to my brother’s house on Christmas Eve. It’s our tradition to open gifts on Christmas Eve, and my brother has four children, so it’s just easier to lug everything over there, open gifts, have dinner, sing songs and be together. Then on Christmas Day, John and I enjoy a quiet morning together, exchanging our gifts and reflecting on the year. I usually cook dinner on Christmas for the whole family, who comes to our house to finish celebrating. It’s an exhausting but wonderful few days!