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
Gossamer in the Darkness
(A Fantasyland Novella)
by Kristen Ashley
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley brings a new story in her Fantasyland series…
Their engagement was set when they were children. Loren Copeland, the rich and handsome Marquess of Remington, would marry Maxine Dawes, the stunning daughter of the Count of Derryman. It’s a power match. The perfect alliance for each house.
However, the Count has been keeping secret a childhood injury that means Maxine can never marry. He’s done this as he searches for a miracle so this marriage can take place. He needs the influence such an alliance would give him, and he’ll stop at nothing to have it.
The time has come. There could be no more excuses. No more delays. The marriage has to happen, or the contract will be broken.
When all seems lost, the Count finds his miracle: There’s a parallel universe where his daughter has a twin. He must find her, bring her to his world and force her to make the Marquess fall in love with her.
And this, he does.
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An Exclusive Interview with Kristen Ashley
~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog
How did you come up with the title for this book?
I love the title of this book. I love the scene the title comes from. I love just thinking about the restaurant Loren and Satrine go to. I love everything about this concept. But I won’t tell you how I came up with it…people will have to read it to find out!
If you could watch one scene from this book be played out like a movie, which one would it be and why?
The breakfast table scene. Because I love how Loren is watching Satrine, it’s so romantic, it kills me every time! But also because it’s hilarious.
What one piece of advice would you give an aspiring writer?
Write for yourself. If you love what you’re writing, others will too. It’s the whole, “If you build it, they will come” phenomenon. Don’t worry about what people will think. Don’t worry about what’s popular or what might sell. Don’t worry about what you think an agent or publishing house will want. Please yourself. And I promise, doing that, you’ll please others. They will find you!