We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the newest 1001 Dark Nights bundle!
Introducing Discovery Author JB Salsbury, the Bundle contains 5 novellas, including novellas from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Kristen Ashley, Carrie Ann Ryan, K. Bromberg, Joanna Wylde!
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About 1001 Dark Nights Bundle
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Kristen Ashley, Carrie Ann Ryan, K. Bromberg, Joanna Wylde, and introducing JB Salsbury.
Five Dark Tales. Five Sensual Stories. Five Page Turners.
Rock Chick Reawakening: A Rock Chick Novellaby Kristen Ashley
A prequel to Kristen’s Rock Chick series, Rock Chick Reawakening shares the tale of the devastating event that nearly broke Daisy, an event that set Marcus Sloan-one of Denver’s most respected businessmen and one of the Denver underground’s most feared crime bosses-into finally making his move to win the heart of the woman who stole his.
I am first and foremost a Rock Chick! It was Kristen Ashley’s Rock Chick series that solidified my love of the badass alpha male and the righteous heroine as well as the idea of how a happily ever after occurs amidst the pain, chaos, and darkness of life. Indy will always be my favorite Rock Chick because it all started with her and Lee, but if there’s ever been a member of the Rock Chick Nation that I’ve always wanted to know more about it has to be Daisy because underneath her sweetness and her sass is a tale that needed to be told so that readers could fully understand what it means to be a Rock Chick and the hellish ways that some women have to go through in order to get to a castle and a man who’s meant for only her.
Daisy’s upbringing was not one made of fairy tales, but if she had had a fairy godmother, it would have been Miss Annamae – a southern woman who saw Daisy as the good girl that she is and gave her a way out of her deplorable situation. And even though Daisy’s choices might not have been ones Miss Annamae would have had Daisy make, Daisy never let go of Miss Annamae’s southern lady lessons or the idea that being herself regardless of how anyone cuts her down is the only way she can keep her head hell high when everything and everyone else around her wants her to flounder and fail.
The Daisy readers have grown to adore through her interaction with the other Rock Chicks is exactly the one that Kristen Ashley reintroduces us to in Rock Chick Reawakening, and she’s just as full of sparkle and sass in her earlier years as she is as Marcus Sloan’s wife, maybe even more so because Daisy had to fight like hell to not act like or feel like the white trash others tried to tell her she was.
Daisy definitely redefines herself once she becomes involved with Marcus, but what’s solidified in this prequel is that she’s always been a larger-than-life woman – one who isn’t afraid to be her own person whether it be in how she dresses, how she talks, or how she commands a stripper pole. Daisy doesn’t put on an act for anyone and regardless of the darkness that surrounded her life, she always found a way to live in the light, even if it was only a slit of goodness.
Marcus Sloan has always been portrayed as a no nonsense business man – one who delves out his own sense of righteousness and feels no remorse in doing so. He’s always been on the wrong side of the law, but he’s also been a devoted husband who’s always willing to give Daisy whatever she wants because he knows she deserves it. Readers get to see another side of Marcus in Rock Chick Reawakening and through his own words, we see the man who knew what he wanted and went about claiming it or in this case her – the woman he’s waited to come into his life for decades.
With Marcus’ help, Daisy learned to build castles that sparkle and shine, and she built a life with him full of love, laughter, and honey bunches of oats, making their life together as sugary sweet as possible.
Daisy and Marcus’ story reawakened my love for the Rock Chick series, and in a way, brought the series full circle, allowing readers to fully understand what it takes to be a full fledged Rock Chick and how there’s no better group to be a part of because not only do you have a kickass group of girlfriends, but you also have the Hot Bunch and there’s nothing better than a group of alpha males who dominate and devote their lives to the girl who owns him body and soul.
5+ Poison Apples (The Fairest of All Book Reviews)
Adoring Ink: A Montgomery Ink Novella by Carrie Ann Ryan
Holly Rose fell in love with a Montgomery, but left him when he couldn’t love her back. She might have been the one to break the ties and ensure her ex’s happy ending, but now Holly’s afraid she’s missed out on more than a chance at forever. Brody Deacon loves ink, women, fast cars, and living life like there’s no tomorrow. The thing is, he doesn’t know if he has a tomorrow at all. When he sees Holly, he’s not only intrigued, he also hears the warnings of danger in his head. She’s too sweet, too innocent. But when Holly asks him to help her grab the bull by the horns, he can’t help but go all in.
Adoring Ink is Holly Rose and Brody Deacon’s story, and while they appear to be an unlikely pair due to Holly’s good girl demeanor and Brody’s hard and fast lifestyle, Brody might just be the right guy for what Holly wants and needs – someone to check off her adventurous bucket list and give her the thrills and chills that she’s always been too afraid to embrace but now can’t help but want to experience EVERYTHING.
I’m new to Carrie Ann Ryan’s Montgomery Ink series, and while I don’t have a lot of background about the Montgomery family, Holly and Brody’s novella was a perfect introduction because even though neither the hero nor the heroine are related to the Montgomery clan, Ryan provides enough background information and sets the story up in a way that allows for easy assimilation into an already established series and the fact that Holly and Brody have ties to the family whose lives are the focus of most of the books in the series, it provides readers with a different perspective – one that provides insight that we normally wouldn’t get.
I’m so glad that I discovered the Montgomery Ink series in 1001 Dark Nights Discovery Bundle; it definitely sounds like my kind of romance series, so I’ll be sure to check out the rest of the books and their alpha male characters!
4 Poison Apples
Sweet Rivalry by K. Bromberg
Ryder Rodgers had a plan. He was going to stride into the conference room and win the biggest contract of his career. But when he walked in and heard the voice of one of his competitors, all his plans were shot to hell. Harper Denton was always on top. In college. First in their class. Always using every advantage to edge him out to win the coveted positions. The only one who could beat him. His academic rival. More like a constant thorn in his side. The fact that she’s gorgeous and bright won’t distract him. This time, Ryder’s determined to be the one on top. But not if Harper can help it.
Sweet Rivalry has two components of the romance genre that I LOVE – an “enemies” to lovers’ story line and a heroine who is a mixture of sassy and sweet and bows down to no man because she is just as smart and as capable as any of them, and she works her ass off to prove that very idea. Throw in a bearded and tattooed alpha hero and K. Bromberg has given readers a story filled with sexual tension, old/new feelings, and a competition that hopefully ends in a whole lot of “reward sex” for both Harper Denton and Ryder Rodgers.
I adored getting inside both Harper and Ryder’s heads and understanding how they felt about each other thirteen years ago when they were college adversaries and what their unexpected reunion means for both of them in terms of their competitive edge as well as the need they have to finish what was started all those years ago.
Harper’s a woman in a business world full of men who see her as inferior solely based on her gender and she’s spent her entire career proving that theory wrong and showing all her naysayers that she isn’t known as a no-nonsense, ball-busting business woman for nothing, and even though this isn’t a new idea for Ryder, he does see Harper in a new light in terms of her confidence and snarky attitude and what he sees only adds to his attraction, making her quite the distraction for him as they work against each other to win an important bid for their respective bosses.
Neither Harper nor Ryder have lost their competitive edge since leaving college and entering the work force, and it’s clear that things are just like they used to be when it comes to sparring and competing with one another for that coveted first place position.
Harper may be known as the “Ice Queen,” but Ryder’s sexiness as well as his dirty talk definitely melts Harper into a malleable ball of nerves, allowing her to realize that beard burn is an actual thing and she wouldn’t mind experiencing it daily;)
Sweet Rivalry is a quick read that oozes sexuality and sassiness. The sexual chemistry and tension between the hero and the heroine resonates from the pages from the very beginning, so it’s not about IF they’ll give into their attraction to each other, it’s a matter of how long they’ll hold off until they can’t help but rip each other’s clothes off.
Harper and Ryder are dynamic characters even though their story is a novella; readers are able to see how both of them have changed during the 13 years they’ve spent on opposite sides of the US, and it’s also clear that there is unfinished business of the kissing variety that they both need to deal with since they’re living in the same city and contending for the same jobs again.
It’s definitely game on for the duration of the story, but the idea of winning redefines itself a bit when they realize what they do for one another with it comes to their competitive edge and what they’re willing to do to advance their careers while staying true to who they are and the mutual respect they have for each other as they not only compete for a job but also take a risk on what’s always been brewing between them.
4.5 Poison Apples (The Fairest of All Book Reviews)
Shade’s Lady: A Reapers MC Novella by Joanna Wylde
Looking back, none of this would’ve happened if I hadn’t dropped my phone in the toilet. I mean, I could’ve walked away from him if I’d had it with me. Or maybe not. Maybe it was all over the first time he saw me, and he would’ve found another way. Probably-if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that Shade always gets what he wants, and apparently he wanted me. Right from the first.
I love Joanna Wylde’s bikers and the world of her Reapers MC series is one that I can’t get enough of because her alphas are deliciously sexy and domineering, and they radiate all kinds of power and badassness! Alongside these strong men are heroines who are feisty and powerful in their own right because they can bring their bikers to their knees and make them want things they’ve never wanted before.
Shade epitomizes every aspect of what a badass biker should be! As the National President of the Reapers, his status allows for luxuries few others can have and he takes advantage of his position in order to get the things he wants, so when he sets his sights on Mandy McBride, there’s no stopping him from owning her, even if it’s only for a short time. And even though Mandy does know the rules of the game she’s playing with Shade, she can’t help but be drawn to him, and despite her shit track record with men and her pledge to remain single, the chemistry between her and Shade isn’t something he’ll allow her to put aside, which means their one-night stand isn’t over until Shade says it is and let’s just say he’s not done with her yet.
Even though Shade’s Lady is a novella, Joanna Wylde does a fantastic job of constructing Shade and Mandy’s story in a way that showcases who they are and what they grow to mean to each other. Shade is definitely a complex man whose dangerous and illegal lifestyle may not fit into Mandy’s world, but hell if he’ll allow that to stop them from exploring the connection they share. Mandy is an absolute hoot…her internal dialogue with Wonder Woman and her list of things for her Future Self were hilarious, but they also painted a picture of Mandy’s personality and her desire to protect her sister and her children by fighting through the bullshit that always seems to follow the McBride women.
Shade and Mandy’s story redefines the dictates and protocol of the one-night stand and also illustrates what it means to be a Reaper and the protection that comes with the MC at one’s back.
I adore the 1001 Dark Nights Series because it provides readers with insight into some of their favorite worlds as well as ones they may have never been to before; Shade’s Lady fits those dynamics perfectly because new readers can get a taste of Wlyde’s Reapers and loyal readers of her MC series will further comprehend who these alpha bikers are and the women who own them.
4.5 Poison Apples (The Fairest of All Book Reviews)
Fighting for Flight by JB Salsbury
What happens when in order to win, you’re forced to lose? The only daughter of an infamous Las Vegas pimp, Raven Morretti grew up an outsider. Liberated from the neglectful home of her prostitute mother, she finds solace as a mechanic. With few friends, she’s content with the simple life. Flying under the radar is all she knows and more than she expects. Until she catches the eye of local celebrity, UFL playboy, Jonah Slade. Jonah trades in his bad-boy reputation and puts his heart on the line. But when her father contacts her, setting in motion the ugly truth of her destiny, Jonah must choose.
Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.
Fighting for Flight was quite an amazing introduction into JB Salsbury’s writing and character creation and development. Raven and Jonah’s story is gritty and dark, but it also illustrates the power of love and one’s ability to fight like s/he has never fought before when his/her back’s against the wall because a defeat equates to a potential loss of life and one’s freedom.
It’s clear that both Raven and Jonah are fighters, even if Jonah’s the professional fighter of the two. Raven’s been fighting against her upbringing and the ugly truth of who her parents were/are, choosing to live under the radar and hone her craft as a mechanic instead of giving into the temptation of the Las Vegas strip and all that it offers a beauty like her.
Raven doesn’t believe she needs anyone to protect her, but she soon learns that having someone in her corner, especially when it comes to dealing with her monster of a father, makes it easier to combat against how high stakes her life and her livelihood become.
Jonah is one hell of a fighter, which is good because he’s going to need to use all of his moves if he’s going to prove himself to Raven – the woman who has bewitched him unlike anyone has before. He’s not usually one who gambles on love and commitment, but it’s been clear from the start that Raven is unlike anyone else and he’ll do whatever it takes to prove himself to her and to himself.
Raven and Jonah’s path is not an easy one…partly because of how cautious Raven is and how independent she has had to be her entire life due to her circumstances but it’s also difficult because Jonah’s past experience with women and how he’s used them for only one thing makes it difficult for Raven to trust what Jonah says, even when her heart wants to believe every strong embrace and heartfelt word.
Fighting for Flight began my love for the Fighting world that JB Salsbury created, and each story introduced more amazing heroes and heroines and plot lines that broke my heart and slowly put it back together. I can’t get enough of this alpha fighters and the women who hold their hearts!
5 Poison Apples
About the 1001 Dark Nights Bundle Authors
Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.
Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).
Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.
And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born.
Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.
New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.
She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.
On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat, and Down Shift), and a novella (UnRaveled).
Joanna Wylde started her writing career in journalism, working in two daily newspapers as both a reporter and editor. Her career has included many different jobs, from managing a homeless shelter to running her own freelance writing business, where she took on projects ranging from fundraising to ghostwriting for academics. During 2012 she got her first Kindle reader as a gift and discovered the indie writing revolution taking place online. Not long afterward she started cutting back her client list to work on Reaper’s Property, her breakout book. It was published in January 2013, marking the beginning of a new career writing fiction.
Joanna lives in the mountains of northern Idaho with her family.
J.B. Salsbury is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, two sassy daughters, and her boxer dogs.
Her love of good storytelling led her to earn a degree in Media Communications. With her journalistic background, writing has always been at the forefront, and her love of romance propelled her career as an author.
She spends the majority of her day behind the computer where a world of battling alphas, budding romance, and impossible obstacles claws away at her subconscious and begs to be released to the page.
For more information on her books, or just to say hello, visit JB on her website, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.