We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the newest 1001 Dark Nights bundle! Introducing Discovery Author Erika Wilde, the Bundle contains 5 novellas, including novellas from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Jennifer Probst, Tessa Bailey, Elisabeth Naughton, and Laura Kaye! Grab your copy of this incredible bundle today!
About 1001 Dark Nights Bundle:
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Jennifer Probst, Tessa Bailey, Elisabeth Naughton, Laura Kaye, and introducing Erika Wilde.
Five Dark Tales. Five Sensual Stories. Five Page Turners.
SOMEHOW, SOME WAY: A Billionaire Builders Novella by Jennifer Probst
When an opportunity to transform a dilapidated house in a dangerous neighborhood pops up, Charlotte Grayson goes in full throttle. Unfortunately, she’s forced to work with the firm’s sexy architect Bolivar Randy Heart (aka Brady), who’s driving her crazy with his archaic views on women. Somehow, some way, they need to work together to renovate a house without killing each other… or surrendering to the white-hot chemistry knocking at the front door.
TOO CLOSE TO CALL: A Romancing the Clarksons Novella by Tessa Bailey
A fairytale college career skyrocketed Kyler Tate to the NFL draft. Adoration and opportunity are thrown in his direction wherever he goes, thanks to being chosen in the first round by the Los Angeles Rage. None of the accolades mean anything, though, without his high school sweetheart, Bree Justice, by his side. Four years ago, she walked away from Kyler, choosing a quiet life over the flash and notoriety his career would someday bring. Now he’s back in their Indiana hometown, refusing to leave for Los Angeles without her.
HUNTED: An Eternal Guardians Novella by Elisabeth Naughton
Erebus was Hades’ secret weapon in the war between the immortal realms until Hades lost him in a bet to Zeus. For the last hundred years, Erebus has trained Zeus’s Siren warriors in warfare and the sexual arts. But he’s never stopped longing for freedom. Lately, he also longs for one Siren who entranced him during their steamy seduction sessions. A nymph he quickly became obsessed with and who was ripped from his grasp when her seduction training was complete. One he’s just learned Zeus has marked for death.
EYES ON YOU: A Blasphemy Novella by Laura Kaye
When a sexy stranger asks Wolf Henrikson to rescue her from a bad date, he never expected to want the woman for himself. But their playful conversation turns into a scorching one-night stand that reveals the shy beauty gets off on the idea of being seen, even if she’s a little scared of it, too. As Wolf introduces her to his world at Blasphemy, Liv finds herself tempted to explore submission and exhibitionism with the hard-bodied Dom.
THE MARRIAGE DIARIES by Erika Wilde
Even after nearly twenty years of marriage, Jillian Noble is still madly in love with her sexy-as-sin husband, Dean. But now that their two sons are grown and it’s just the two of them alone again, there’s something that Jillian wants from her husband – the dominant man he rarely lets show. When Dean agrees to unleash his more assertive side, all bets are off as he introduces her to dark, forbidden desires that will change the course of their marriage.
Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.
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Somehow, Some Way by Jennifer Probst
So much fun–loving this series! Brady and Charlie absolutely did not disappoint–they were just amazing together. Watching them go from can-barely-tolerate to can’t-stay-away was soooo much fun. Their relationship conflict was believable, and nicely resolved. (Brady’s sit-down with his parents was looooong overdue, though. How did he get to be his age and still not truly understand his parents’ relationship? Poor, deluded man…)
If you haven’t read the other books in the series yet, this one would be a fine way to start–a great intro to the series, without being too spoiler-y for the others. As a novella, it really focuses on the main couple over the previous two. If you have read the others, though, you’ve been looking forward to seeing what would happen when Brady and Charlie were forced to spend time in close proximity–so settle in and wait to be entertained!
Rating: 4 stars / A-
Too Close to Call by Tessa Bailey
Too Close to Call is a sweet second chance romance. It’s #3.5 in theRomancing the Clarksons series, but since there isn’t a single Clarkson to be seen here (unless I missed them? I was really trying to keep an eye out, though…) I’m going to go out on a limb and say that it absolutely works as a standalone.
Too Close has a very short time frame–making it perfect for a novella–which gives Kyler’s “I’m here to talk her into marrying me before I have to leave again” agenda special urgency.
Which makes his hesitancy to talk to her about a relationship that goes beyond friendship? Kind of confusing.
Still, this book has plenty of hot, steamy moments and Kyler and Bree clearly have an abundance of chemistry, which makes this a quick, fun summer read. Their lack of communication gets frustrating at times (Just talk to her, already! was a common refrain for both this reader and Kyler’s mom…) but seriously, everything is made better by an absolutely adorkable epilogue, which made every aggravating moment before that fade to black.
Rating: 3 1/2 stars / B
Hunted by Elisabeth Naughton
I’ve been meaning to read this series for a while now, and reading one of its novellas seemed like it might be the perfect way to ease into it.
I’m happy to say I wasn’t wrong!
Though Ms. Naughton has definitely created a fairly complicated world here, enough of it is revealed in this novella to both satisfy newbies and not bore series readers. Some of the other series characters play side roles, but Erebus and Sera are really the focus of this story, and their backstory is the only one you really need to know to enjoy this book. And enjoy it I did. I have to admit, that the resolution to their big, almost life-as-we-know-it-ending drama practically had me doing a fist pump. (But just almost, because I was lying on my back, using both hands to hold up my e-reader. That would have hurt…) Well played, Ms. Naughton!
Rating: 4 stars / A-
Eyes on You by Laura Kaye
Eyes on You is a quick, hot, sexy and surprisingly sweet read, though I almost wish that Wolf and Liv had a full-length book because I really liked their characters. I loved their meet-cute (Olivia’s bad date is truly of epic proportions) and though things moved fairly quick for them, their relationship somehow didn’t feel rushed. Like the other books in the series, this one works just fine as a standalone–though if you have read some (or all) of the other books, the little glimpses you see of prior books’ MCs adds to the fun.
Rating: 4 stars / A-
The Marriage Diaries by Erika Wilde
For what it is–a series of interludes in which a long-married couple explore their sexuality now that their children are out of the house–it is entertaining. It’s lovely to see two people stay together and still have this much heat even after almost twenty years and two kids. However, it’s really not a story. There’s zero tension here (other than sexual, of course) and absolutely no conflict. Perhaps if this had been a couple that I’d seen struggle through an actual plot in previous book(s) this would have had more of an impact, but as it is it’s just two people in a loving relationship having sex.
Which can be fairly fun to read, but is not an actual story. (Plus, aren’t their boys going to come home on leave and breaks and such? How the heck are they going to explain mom and dad’s new basement playroom to them???)
Rating: 3 stars / C+
Overall rating: 4 stars / B+
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
About the 1001 Dark Nights Bundle Authors:
About Jennifer Probst:
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.
She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012, and spent 26 weeks on the New York Times. Her work has been translated in over a dozen countries, sold over a million copies, and was dubbed a “romance phenom” by Kirkus Reviews.
About Tessa Bailey:
Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days. Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention. She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of eight years and four-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.
About Elisabeth Naughton:
Elisabeth Naughton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. From Elisabeth: “I was never one of those people who knew they wanted to be an author at the age of six. I didn’t have imaginary friends. I didn’t write stories in my journal or entertain my relatives by firelight after Thanksgiving dinner. For the most part, I was just a normal, everyday kid. I liked to read, but I wasn’t exceptional at it. And when my teachers complimented me on my writing abilities, I brushed them off. I did, however, always have a penchant for the unique and absurd. And as my mother told me all throughout my childhood, I should have been an actress—I was a drama queen before my time.
“Years ago, my husband bought me Scarlett: The Sequel to Gone With The Wind. If you ever saw the book, you know it’s a long one. I sat and read that thing from cover to cover, and dreamed of one day being a writer. But I didn’t actually try my hand at writing until years later when I quit my teaching job to stay home with my kids. And my husband? After that week of reading where I neglected him and everything else until I finished Scarlett, he vowed never to buy me another book again. Little did he know I’d one day end up sitting at a keyboard all day drafting my own stories.
“My writing journey has not been easy. I didn’t just sit down one day, decide I was going to write a book and voila! sell my very first attempt. As most authors will probably agree, the path to publication is filled with hours of work, pulling all-nighters I thought I’d given up in college, sacrifices, rejections, but a love I discovered along the way I just can’t live without. Instead of a big, thick book to read by lamplight (I do read much smaller ones when I get the chance), I’ve traded in my reading obsession for a laptop. And I’ve never been happier.
“I’m one of the lucky ones. I have a wonderful family and fabulous husband who put up with my writing—and obsessive personality—even when life is chaotic. More than once my kids have been late to swimming or baseball because I needed just five more minutes to finish a scene. Their support and encouragement mean the world to me. I also have amazing friends and a support network I couldn’t survive without. So to all of you out there who have encouraged me along the way, sent me emails and fan letters, phone calls and congratulations, I just want to say, thank you. You make this whole writing gig that much more enjoyable. I truly wouldn’t be here without you.”
About Laura Kaye:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary and erotic romance and romantic suspense, including the Blasphemy, Hard Ink, and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. Laura also writes historical fiction as the NYT bestselling author, Laura Kamoie. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.
About Erika Wilde:
Erika Wilde (aka Janelle Denison) is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances for multiple print publishers.
So, why the new pen name?
As Janelle Denison I’ve always written sexy books, but lately my writing has taken on more erotic elements that I wanted to keep separate for readers because not everyone likes their reading material on the spicier, kinkier side of romance. However, please be assured that even as Erika Wilde, you will still get an emotionally layered story with characters you’ll care about and fall in love with. That is always my goal, whether I’m writing straight contemporary romances, or more erotically charged stories.
Currently, I’m working on The Marriage Diaries and making sure that Dean and Jillian enjoy exploring the more erotic side to their marriage. The series will be on-going, with no foreseeable ending as of right now, for as long as readers want to be voyeurs to Dean and Jillian’s sizzling new relationship.