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
Dirty Filthy Billionaire
(A Dirty Universe Novella)
by Laurelin Paige
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laurelin Paige comes a new story in her Dirty Universe series…
I’m damn good at my job.
So if I swipe my boss’s event invitations from time to time, it’s kind of like a much-earned bonus. He’ll never miss them, and I get a five-star free meal in the company of men in well-fitted suits.
But then he shows up at an award’s dinner that I’m most definitely not supposed to be at.
Lucky for me, when my boss accuses me of stealing his ticket, a hot swoony man in a tux steps in and says, “She came with me.”
Now I owe the stranger one, which is totally cool.
Until I discover the hot, swoony man is none other than Steele Sebastian, a rich man with a penchant for scandal.
And the way he wants me to pay him back?
Let’s just say that Steele Sebastian has a reputation as a dirty filthy billionaire, and I’m about to find out why.
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An Exclusive Interview with Laurelin Paige
~ 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?
Simone has been a character that’s existed since 2016. I’ve dangled her a few times (in the Dirty Duet and Dirty Wild Trilogy), and every time I’ve had a chance to spend time with her, I’ve loved how salty she was. So when Steele Sebastian came to her rescue in Kincaid, setting up the possibility for Simone to “owe” him, I knew I had to follow the trail and see where the story took me, and I’m so glad I did.
What’s your cure for hiccups?
Drink water upside down. Which actually means I take a glass of water, bend over, then pour the water in my mouth while I’m bent over. Like this.
What’s the worst thing you’ve eaten out of politeness?
I hate lamb, and I picked through a meal with homemade lamb for what I swear felt like two hours trying not to be mean about it.