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
(A House of Sin Novella)
by Elisabeth Naughton
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Elisabeth Naughton comes a new story in her House of Sin series…
The leaders of my House want her dead.
The men I’ve secretly aligned myself with want her punished for screwing up their coup.
I’ve been sent by both to deal with her, but one look at the feisty redhead and I’ve got plans of my own.
Before I carry out anyone else’s orders, she’s going to give me what I want. And only when I’m satisfied will I decide if she lives or dies.
Depending, of course, on just how easily she surrenders…
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~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog
Oh how I loved this novella! Felicity and Marco are amazing. How did you choose them for this novella?
Felicity and Marco play big parts in DECEIVED and UNDONE, books two and three in the House of Sin trilogy. They are a steady and stable couple, role models, really for Luc and Natalie to see that love can win out even in a really twisted world. I wrote SURRENDER so readers could read about Marco and Felicity’s backstory–how they met, how they fell in love, how they ended up in Italy together in the later books. I also wanted readers to learn more about their relationship, and understand why they are so devoted to each other, yet still aren’t married.
I love this new series so much! It’s sexy and suspenseful. Where did you get the inspiration?
The House of Sin series has been percolating for quite some time. A few years ago, I was in Italy with my husband on vacation. We took a tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and our tour guide was so good, we decided to take his walking tour of Rome later that night. We met on the steps overlooking Trajan’s Column and the Trajan Forum, and as we were waiting for the rest of the tourists to arrive, the tour guide pointed out a building and told us it belonged to the Knights of Malta. Now, I didn’t know a whole lot about the Knights of Malta at the time, but they are their own sovereign state right in the middle of Rome (like the Vatican) and although our tour guide didn’t have a lot of details about the Knights of Malta (they are super secretive) he did have some very interesting stories. Those stories stimulated all kinds of new book ideas in my head.
Of course, the books that resulted from that trip are NOT based on the Knights of Malta or on any religious sect. But the tour we took that night did plant the seeds for what turned out to be my dark, secret-society based House of Sin series.