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 Rough Riders/Blacktop Cowboys®
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lorelei James comes a crossover story in her Rough Riders/Blacktop Cowboys® series…
A May-December romance hotter than the 4th of July…
Bull rider Justin Donohue spent his youth hell-bent on winning world championships. After hitting the big 4-0, Justin takes a job at the Grade A Ranch and Rodeo School, where he immediately locks horns (and lips) with the sexy, sassy Callie—a 22 year old cowgirl set on seducing him. Discovering their age difference doesn’t deter Callie; neither does Justin’s warning that she deserves more than a busted-up former rodeo cowboy.
From the moment Callie Morgan encounters the hot-as-fire new ranch hand, she knows his gruff manner is an attempt to mask his attraction to her. But she’s never backed down from a challenge, especially not when Justin’s actions speak louder than his denials. Callie doesn’t give a damn that he’s older than her or what others might think of their relationship. The uptight cowboy needs to relax and she’ll do whatever it takes to loosen him up, proving there are no age restrictions when it comes to lust…or to falling in love.
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An Exclusive Interview With Lorelei James:
~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog
Oh, I just loved Justin and Callie’s story! How did you choose them for this novella?
My assistant and I got to talking…What ever happened to…? about previous characters in my Rough Riders world before I started working on Tripped Out last year. So Justin and Callie made an appearance in that book and they were funny and interesting enough, with an obvious conflict to warrant their own love story.
I also love Callie’s name. How do you decide on your character names?
Callie—short for Calliope—was actually a 4 year old girl in my first western, Long Hard Ride. Now she’s grown up, but I remember writing that she said no one called her by her full name, Calliope Jane, unless she was in trouble.
You totally had me humming “Finish What Ya Started” after reading about it in the book. Do you make playlists for your books? Or listen to certain songs while writing?
I can’t listen to music when I’m writing because I start singing along and forget that I’m supposed to be writing…So many of my books are inspired by song titles—not necessarily the songs themselves—in some ways that means my entire backlist is a playlist!