We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Day Launch for 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Thirteen, brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights.
Introducing Discovery Author Molly E. Lee, the Bundle contains 5 novellas, including novellas from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Rebecca Zanetti, Shayla Black, Lauren Blakely, and Liliana Hart!
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About 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Thirteen
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Rebecca Zanetti, Shayla Black, Lauren Blakely, Liliana Hart, and introducing Molly E. Lee.
Five Dark Tales. Five Sensual Stories. Five Page Turners.
A Dark Protectors Novella by Rebecca Zanetti
Ronni Alexander had it all before a poison attacked her heart and gave her a death sentence. Now she has an opportunity to live if she mates a vampire. One night of sex and a good bite, and she’d live forever. Jared Reese agrees to help out his new sister in law by saving her friend’s life with a quick tussle in bed. But after one night with Ronni, he wants more.
Tricked is only my second novella in Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protectors series; coincidentally, the two stories I’ve read were about two of the three Reese brothers, and Jared Reese meets his ‘arranged mate’ through Chalton’s girl, Olivia, who just so happens to be Ronni Alexander’s best friend and the woman who needs Jared’s help in order to save her life.
‘Sex with a bite’
That’s Ronni’s rather simplistic view about her potential mating with an ex-pirate vampire who vowed to never love again….a male who wants her submission as well as a permanent bond between them, which means he has her back at all times, even when she doesn’t need nor want to be anyone’s responsibility.
There’s definitely a power play between Jared and Ronni as they figure out how to be mated without losing their own identities while feeling an inexplicable pull towards one another, not just for physical release but to serve as a leveling agent for their anger as well as their pain, and what neither Ronni nor Jared ever anticipated was finding the one partner who could both spar with and tame the other at the same time, illustrating just how good they are for one another and just how easily a necessary connection between the two of them in order to allow Ronni to live another day turned into everything they never knew they wanted!
I really enjoyed Tricked and the way that Jared and Ronni work to prove themselves to one another as well as to themselves. What’s most interesting about this arranged couple is how alike they are and how easily they push one another’s buttons. Jared is a stubborn alpha male who isn’t used to someone calling him on his shit and frustrating the ever loving hell out of him, but that’s what makes the dynamics between him and Ronni much more exhilarating than any other woman he’s been with, especially the one Jared thought owned his heart and soul.
I don’t get to read many paranormal romances anymore, so Jared and Ronni’s story allowed me to head back into a genre that I adore and their book kept me intrigued as well as eager to see them truly claim one another as their true mate.
4 Poison Apples
A Wicked Lovers Novella by Shayla Black
After being framed for a crime he didn’t commit, Nick Navarro has nothing but revenge on his mind—until a woman from his past returns to beg for his help. Sasha Porter has been hunted by his enemies. Desperate, she offers him anything to keep her young daughter safe, even agreeing to become his mistress. The last thing either of them want are emotional entanglements but as they entrap the ruthless politician who arranged Nick’s downfall, passion sizzles between them.
Even in a short novella, Shayla Black shows the complexities of her characters by offering readers an intimate perspective into what her hero and heroine are thinking and feeling and the maelstrom that brews within them for not only revenge but passion as well.
Nick Navarro and Sarah Porter are hesitant to show their true feelings for each other because they’re both in precarious positions…not only is Sarah on the run, attempting to escape the devious plans of a madman who wants her dead, but Nick’s relationship with Sarah’s deceased husband as well as his need to protect her and her child causes him to perfect his asshole façade and do what needs to be done in order to keep them safe.
But the heart and body want what they want, and Nick definitely wants and needs to indulge in the woman who owns his heart, even if he’s bad for her…even if he feels like he’s betraying his friend. Nick’s always felt a connection to Sarah, and now that she’s with him, there’s an urgent need to dirty her up and claim her as his and despite his misgivings and the common enemy who’s hunting them, their wicked sides come out to play and prove that in the midst of chaos, passion wins out.
Nick and Sarah’s story is a definite guilty pleasure; it’s a dirty, wicked read that brings passion, suspense, and intrigue to its readers and offers an escape from the mundane into a world of raw feelings, duplicitous acts, and decadent moments.
4 Poison Apples
THE ONLY ONE
A One Love Novella by Lauren Blakely
Let’s say there was this guy. And he gave you the most mind-blowing night of sex in your life. And you never saw him again. Until ten years later. Now, it turns out he’s the ONLY ONE in all of Manhattan whose restaurant is available for my charity’s event. The trouble is, he doesn’t recognize me.
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This woman I’m working with is so damn alluring. The first time I set eyes on her, I’m captivated and I can’t get her out of my mind. Even if it’s risky to tango with someone I’m working with, she’s a risk I’m willing to take. The trouble is, she won’t give me the time of day. But I’m determined to change that.
Lauren Blakely is a fantastic storyteller who is always able to infuse an array of feelings as well as depth of character in her stories, even in her shorter works, which allows readers to truly understand what’s at stake for the hero and heroine and how they feel about the events and situations that they find themselves in when it comes to matters of the heart.
In her newest release, The Only One, Blakely focuses on the ideas of Fate and second chances, suggesting that people’s journey in life may not go according to their plans, but it’s a path that they are supposed to be on and learn from despite the pain and heartbreak it may cause at certain points along the way.
Penelope “Penny” Jones is no stranger to destiny’s machinations; 10 years ago, for three glorious nights, she gave her heart and her body to Gabriel and felt a connection to him unlike any she has experienced after he stood her up when she was 21 years old. But despite those ill-fated memories, Penny took control of her life and committed herself to doing a job she loves and living a life that might not be filled with passion, but it’s one that makes her happy.
But then Fate decided it wasn’t done with Penny and Gabriel and worked its magic to give them a second chance, proving that the chemistry, passion, and longing they felt ten years ago still exists between them and is worth trying again, despite the fear of the past repeating itself.
The Only One is a passionate and fate-driven second chance love story that focuses on living and loving in the present without allowing the past to interfere. From their initial meeting 10 years after their time together, it’s clear that Penny and Gabriel are “it” for one another and Blakely does a great job of illustrating both characters’ personal growth as well as their maturity in handling their current relationship because of the years that have passed and the knowledge that’s been gained.
Fate can be a fickle bitch at times, but it can also be exactly what is needed to understand what should truly matter in life and in love.
4.5 Poison Apples
A MacKenzie Family Novella by Liliana Hart
It’s been twelve years since Liza Carmichael stepped foot in Surrender, but after her great aunt’s death she has no choice but to return and settle her estate. After twenty-five years on the job, Lieutenant Grant Boone finds himself at loose ends now that he’s retired. The only thing Boone knows is that his future plans don’t include Liza Carmichael. She’s bossy, temperamental, and the confections she bakes are sweet enough to tempt a saint. Thank God he’s never pretended to be one.
The great thing about the 1001 Dark Nights’ collections is that romance readers get to meet new to us authors or even series that we would never had the opportunity to be introduced to without such bundles being released.
I’ve seen Liliana Hart’s name as well as her MacKenzie family series on other romance blogs, and I was instantly intrigued by her small town setting and her characters who seem to a pulse on everything that occurs in Surrender, Montana.
Sweet Surrender is absolutely the perfect title for Grant Boone and Liza Carmichael’s novella. They both are not from this cozy little community, but contrary to their supposed need for a bigger and more hectic life, they can’t help but surrender to what they find in each other, so despite Liza’s resolute decision to sell and move on with her life, Grant gives her more than one reason to stay and become acquainted with all the benefits of sweet surrender and the small town that brought them together.
Grant and Liza’s short story is packed with suspense and steam and even though a MacKenzie is not the focal point of the book, they’re still working behind the scenes to ensure their community remains intact when chaos’ path reaches it.
4 Poison Apples
EDGE OF CHAOS by Molly Lee
Three years into her Meteorology degree, Blake meets professional storm chaser, Dash Lexington, who is as gorgeous as he is daring. Instantly recognizing her passion and skills in analyzing weather data, he makes a spot for her on his tight-knit storm chasing team. Dash and Blake form a fast friendship and she can’t deny the lightning-worthy chemistry she has with Dash.
Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.
About the 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Thirteen Authors
About Rebecca Zanetti:
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances. She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out. Her current series are: The Dark Protectors, The Maverick Montana Cowboys, and the Sin Brothers series. Upcoming series are: The Realm Enforcers and The Scorpius Syndrome.
About Shayla Black
Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold well over a million copies and been published in a dozen languages.
Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years.
Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.
About Lauren Blakely
A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 85 times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. In December she’ll release THE V CARD, a sinfully sexy standalone romantic comedy co-written with Lili Valente. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter
About Liliana Hart
Liliana Hart is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author in both the mystery and romance genres. After starting her first novel her freshman year of college, she immediately became addicted to writing and knew she’d found what she was meant to do with her life. She has no idea why she majored in music.
Liliana is an avid reader and a believer in all things romance. Her books are filled with witty dialogue, steamy sex, and the all-important happily-ever-afters her romantic soul craves. Since self-publishing in June of 2011, she’s sold more than 1.2 million ebooks all over the world.
About Molly E. Lee
Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her Love on the Edge series which puts characters to the test with life or death situations that are as intense as the romance that keeps them alive. She’s also known as a veteran mentor at Pitch Wars – a program which connects promising writers to established authors in the community.
Molly writes New Adult and Young Adult Contemporary featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. In addition to being a military spouse and mother of two, plus one stubborn English Bulldog, Molly loves watching storms from her back porch at her Midwest home, and digging for treasures in antique stores.