A little blood between friends.

Phlebotomist Alexis Cavill has wanted to jump her best friend since he died. Well… Not died died, just became undead. When you nearly lose the person closest to you, it puts some things into perspective. At least it did for her. Buying the perfect dress was only the beginning of her grand plan to take a chance.

Putting it all on the line.

Firefighter Sean Butler liked to live on the edge. He didn’t realize that edge would include becoming a vampire. Since then, he’d tried to tell his best friend how he felt about her, but never found the right moment. He was done waiting. He hoped she felt the same way too.

Will they spark or flame out?

A shift in their relationship was scary, but not as scary as the new local arsonist keeping firefighters, including Sean, working overtime to put out the flames. Meanwhile, the ones between them keep growing.

Warning: Dressing room disaster, public indecency, and a deep appreciation for coffee.

Content Warning: Near-death experience, injuries from an attack, fire, smoke inhalation, and eating.

ADORING ALEXIS

**This anthology is no longer available.**

A Love Wars Prequel Short Story. Should be read AFTER Moving Jack and BEFORE Claiming Jill.

1001 Dark Nights Press is excited to present the winners of the 2020 short story challenge…

When we started 1001 Dark Nights back in 2014, it was with the goal of discovery—creating a way for readers to find new-to-them bestselling authors and fall in love with their stories and their worlds.

This year, we held a contest where romance authors could submit a short story to be included in a 1001 Dark Nights anthology, and we were blown away by the results. We received hundreds of entries, and while we wish we could include everyone, we’re thrilled to introduce you to these thirty-six incredible authors:

Fiona Archer ~ Louisa Bacio ~ Laura M. Baird ~ Kait Ballenger ~ Asa Maria Bradley ~ Eden Bradley ~ Boone Brux ~ C.G. Burnette ~ Cara Carnes ~ Caraway Carter ~ Sierra Cartwright ~ S.A. Clayton ~ Katana Collins ~ Janie Crouch ~ Patricia D. Eddy ~ Zoey Ellis ~ Zoe Hill ~ Sara L. Hudson ~ Tracey Jerald ~ A.D. Justice ~ Terri E. Laine ~ Michelle Mars ~ Gina L. Maxwell ~ Kayt Miller ~ Dani René ~ Gen Ryan ~ Blue Saffire ~ Ella Sheridan ~ Mayra Statham ~ Delancey Stewart ~ Jen Talty ~ Mary Ting ~ Reina Torres ~ Magan Vernon ~ Jennifer Woodhull ~ Khloe Wren

We hope you love the stories as much as we do. If so, we encourage you to check out the other books by these wonderful authors. Each and every one is unique and special.