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About Shayla Black
Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over eighty novels. For more than twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of 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 ten years.
Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.
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After hours of sweltering passion, I fell hard.
And I vowed to end my enemies to claim her.
Instead, she ran straight into danger.
So I have to kidnap her.
But she has a surprise for me, too…
Now I’m even more determined to mete out justice so I can spend the next fifty years with her.
Unfortunately, the mafia has a nasty habit of not letting go…
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Morgan O’Malley has seen a lot of kinky things as the hostess of a cable sex talk show. But she’s never met a man like Jack Cole before. A self-proclaimed dominant, he’s as alpha as a male can get—and good for Morgan to have around when an obsessed stalker ratchets up his attempts to get to her.
Until he made her beg for it.
Though Jack is a bodyguard, Morgan feels anything but safe in his presence because, slowly and seductively, Jack is bringing her deepest fantasies to the surface. And when he bends her to his will, what’s more shocking than her surrender is how much she enjoys it—and starts to crave his masterful touch. A willing player in Jack’s games, Morgan knows that his motives aren’t pure, but she has no idea how personal they are…
I persuaded my best friend that I should be her first…
I’m Hayes Elliott. Since second grade, I’ve had one best friend, Echo Hope. When she graduates from college, of course I have to give her something amazing. Since I’ll be on a business trip to Maui, I’m bringing her along for a week of fun and sun. But once she sheds her long skirts, serious buns, and combat boots for bikinis, I can’t deny how stunning she is…and I can’t stop wanting her. Worse, she’s determined to lose her V-card—and has asked one of our man-whoring buddies to pluck it.
I’ve got to step in.
It’s underhanded, but I offer to do the job properly. Since I’m no one’s Prince Charming, I have no intention of following through. Suddenly, the kisses start and the clothes come off…and I can’t remember why I’m not supposed to make her mine in every way. Or why I shouldn’t be in love with her. But if I want Echo for more than a vacation fling, I’ll have to fight. And she’s about to find out how determined I am to upgrade my best friend to wife.
**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
The Unbroken Series: Heavenly Rising
The night Heavenly Young gave her innocence to Dr. Kenneth Beckman and Seth Cooper, betrayal and tragedy shattered her world. Leaving behind everything and everyone to fulfill a deathbed promise and start her life over, she faces the painful past while questioning her murky future. Should she spend it alone…or with the two men who captured her heart?
Beck and Seth are devastated when Heavenly leaves without a word. Determined to reclaim the woman they love, they pursue the beauty and help her complete her solemn duty. But Heavenly is still grieving and unsure where she belongs, so the men make her an offer: commit to them temporarily. If she still wants freedom at the end of their arrangement, they’ll let her go—for good.
Now racing against the clock, the men must find creative, pleasurable ways to break down Heavenly’s resistance and bind her to them. But just when their dreams are within reach, a demon from Beck’s long-forgotten past returns, bent on revenge that might destroy the trio’s chance at happily-ever-after forever.
*Previously published as DOHL: Heavenly Rising (Book 2) – The Chase
The Unbroken Series: Heavenly Rising
Raine loves Macen.
He burns for her…but she’s off-limits.
Until his best friend, Liam, says he wants her for himself.
And their fiery collision begins…
An innocent runaway, her tormented savior, and the shrewd player embark on an epic, passionate journey of rage, jealousy, forgiveness, and love to become Unbroken.
(Read at your own risk! This juicy, tension-filled origin story will suck you into one of the most bingeworthy series EVER, filled with dark romance, angst, jaw-dropping steam, laughs, wrenching emotions, and a love triangle between two super-hot alphas vying for a sassy brat in desperate need of firm hands and a big heart. You’ve been warned!)
Will the cunning billionaire break his own rule and upgrade his efficient assistant to wife?
I’m Sebastian Shaw—CFO, pragmatist, and dealmaker. The only thing I’ve ever mismanaged is love, but a decade in business has proven I can successfully negotiate with anyone…except the irrationally stubborn O’Neills. After their patriarch’s sudden retirement, I find myself sparring long-distance over a make-or-break merger with his youngest daughter, Sloan. She’s a ball-busting piece of work. Thankfully, I have skills, an hourglass-shaped stranger I recently met to relieve my stress, and a killer plan to take down my rival.
Then I realize the gorgeous distraction in my bed is Sloan. Worse, I’m falling for her.
Suddenly, everything from my objectives to my morals is cloudy. Stay loyal to my best friend and boss to get this critical deal done at any cost…or give my heart another chance? But the more time I spend with Sloan O’Neill, the more I realize she’s sharp, determined, funny, and kind of perfect for me. She has no idea how far I’ll go to mend this rift and make her mine—but she’s about to find out.
After overcoming her initial fears, the men teach her wild pleasure she’s never imagined. She grows closer to each, their devotion melting her inhibitions. Hannah finds herself embracing love with all three men—and hoping she can heal Gavin’s wounded soul. But her new found happiness turns to terror when her stalker finds her. Will Gavin, Slade and Dex lose their woman to a menace that threatens everything they hold dear, or will they finally unite to make Hannah theirs forever?
Raine Kendall has everything a woman could want—almost. Sexy, tender Liam O’Neill is her knight in shining armor, but is he too good to be true or could their growing connection actually last a lifetime? To complicate matters, she can’t shake her feelings for her commanding boss, Macen Hammerman, especially after the mind-blowing night he stopped fighting their attraction, took her to bed, and ravished every inch of her.
Now there might be consequences.
While Hammer can’t stop coveting Raine and counting the days of her cycle with glee, Liam resolves to keep her for his own. But she stubbornly refuses to open the corners of her scarred heart. Determined to win her for good, Liam risks everything. Though once he puts his plan in motion, she proves as elusive as smoke. It’s a bitter pill when he needs Hammer’s help to bring her home. And Liam can’t help but wonder…will Raine ever be his again or will he lose her to his ex-best friend for good?
(Another heap of edgy, angsty goodness right here, featuring two smoking-hot and very protective heroes. This story isn’t the only thing packed full of double delight... It will totally leave you panting and desperate for more!)
*Previously published as DOHL: Raine Falling (Book 2).
The Unbroken Series: Raine Falling
Years ago, Naval officer Dax Spencer and NCIS agent Holland Kirk indulged in a steamy affair—until she betrayed him in the wake of his father’s death. Dax tried to put her behind him with a payback of his own. But he never forgot Holland…
Now, as Dax and his fellow Perfect Gentlemen unravel a web of lies, he discovers his family’s tragedy is part of a much larger conspiracy. Soon, all clues point him back to New Orleans…where Holland waits, protecting her deadly secret and holding a torch for the only man she’s ever loved.
Once reunited, they can’t fight the passion flaring hot and wild. But something sinister lurks around every corner, from the elegance of the Garden district to the beauty of the bayou. Dax and Holland may find their way back to each other—if they survive...
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Nursing student Heavenly Young is struggling to care for her ailing father, keep a roof over their heads, and start a new career. Romance isn’t even on her radar. Then fate throws two tempting men in her path, forcing her to make a choice that will change her life forever.
Dr. Ken Beckman has two rules: never date where he works and never touch virgins. He’s sorely tested when he meets Heavenly. Since she’s too innocent for his dark desires, he resists claiming her—until Seth Cooper, manwhoring bastard, decides she’ll be his next conquest. But it isn’t long before the ex-cop turned private eye finds himself falling for the angel, too. Seth fights his feelings, but once he hears Beck also wants her, he vows to save her from the deviant.
Beck and Seth, once good friends, become vicious adversaries in the battle for Heavenly’s heart. When they discover she’s been keeping dangerous secrets from them both, will they call a truce and work together…or lose her for good?
*Previously published as DOHL: Heavenly Rising (Book 1) – The Choice
The Unbroken Series: Heavenly Rising