<—Dare to Tease: A Dare Nation Novella IS LIVE!! HER BROTHER’S BEST FRIEND ALERT!! BUT HE HAS A SECRET (and oh boy is it a doozy!!!) Especially for this heroine. Eeeeeeep!
To celebrate this release, Carly (as well as her publisher, 1,001 Dark Nights) are sponsoring today’s newsletter! P.S. We have a fun tidbit about Carly and the first romance books she remembers reading. 😉
So what’s it about?
She handles cocky jocks for a living, but her love life isn’t as successful.
Brianne Prescott, publicist for Dare Nation Sports Agency, grew up the only girl with four brothers, three of whom are sports royalty. She’s a pro not just at work but at being used by men who want access to her famous family. She’s learned the hard way that everyone wants something from her, always.
He’s her brother’s best friend and the first man who sees her for who she really is.
When Dr. Hudson Northfield rescues Bri from a homeless man outside the clinic where he works, he really notices her for the first time. Soon she’s accompanying him to New York for a family wedding, and despite her siblings’ overprotective protests, they’re falling in love.
But Hudson has a secret he can’t reveal. If he wants access to a trust fund in his name, his father demands something in return. Hudson has to marry and provide an heir or his dream of opening a state-of-the-art health center will be destroyed. Suddenly the man who didn’t need anything from her appears to be the biggest user of them all. Unless Hudson can convince her he can live without money but he can’t live without her.
**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.**
P.S. Here’s an excerpt I found on her Facebook page. 🙂
Brianne Prescott’s Story!
1,001 Dark Nights
“I’m not only asking you out, I’m asking you to come to New York with me,” he said.
Bri’s eyes opened wide at the out-of-the-blue question.
“My cousin Serena is getting married and I’d like you to go with me.” He picked up the roll of gauze and started to wrap her other hand. “Serena and I are close. She’s the one relative who completely gets that I want to do my own thing outside family expectations because she’s the same way. She met her soon-to-be husband at the gym she works out at. He’s a trainer. Suffice to say, her parents are paying for this wedding with gritted teeth.”
Bri glanced at him in understanding. “Braden mentioned your family is…” She trailed off in search of words that sounded nicer than upper-class snobs and couldn’t find any.
“Stuffy? Full of themselves? High and mighty with ridiculous expectations? Yes, that’s them.” He shook his head and laughed but she heard the pain he hid beneath that forced sound and the wounded expression he couldn’t completely conceal. “That’s the drawback to attending but there are perks, too.” He finished bandaging her hand and put the gauze and tape on the counter.
“Oh, yeah? Name one,” she said, because she was seriously considering saying yes.
“Me. I’ll be by your side.”
Arrogant man, she thought with amusement. “Your cousin can add someone so close to the event?”
He nodded. “I spoke to her this morning and it’s no problem. Because she loves me.” He raised his eyebrows and studied her.
Bri wasn’t impulsive. She thought things through and went over the pros and cons in her mind. She just did it faster than most people, because in her business, she had to make split-second decisions to protect a player, fix a problem, or cover up a mistake. Where the press, paparazzi, and reputations were concerned, she often had to act quickly.
In this case, Hudson wasn’t a stranger. She liked him, was seriously attracted, knew he kissed better than any man she’d met, and he wasn’t using her for anything. The only cons were her annoying brothers, but driving them crazy was also sort of a plus in her mind. She and Hudson could have fun in the city, she’d learn about him without Braden interrupting, and she’d get to meet his enigmatic family and learn what made him tick.
“We’ll be staying in a hotel and can get separate rooms if that’s what’s holding you back,” he said in the wake of her silence.
She clasped his face between her hands – more like between her fingers, sparing her palms — and asked, “What if I don’t want separate rooms?”
A sparkle lit his eyes. “Then I’ll book one room,” he said in a husky voice.
And here’s a fun tidbit about the author:
Q: What was the first romance novel you remember reading?
A: One of these:
Now for the giveaway!
We’re giving away a Dark Nights swag pack (which includes a 1001 Dark Nights limited edition coloring book, colored pencils, and promo booklet & bookmark).
How to enter for a chance to win it?
Just leave a comment below, and by 10pm EST, Sunday March 28th, 2021, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.
The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond confirming their mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. The Dark Nights swag pack will be sent to one winner by the publisher.
US ONLY for now on this one (but we’re going to have an international giveaway for ebooks in just a few months).