October 15, 2020


The Smile and Other Stories by Nina G. Jones writing as Cyn Nightly is LIVE! #One-click today


This collection contains a diverse mix of horror genres with familiar backdrops: a cabin in the woods, an isolated hike, a car on a lover’s lane. But these stories are not your typical slashers, they are horrors of the mind. While there is no shortage of gore, the true terrors in this collection are the demons we all may face at some point in our lives: betrayal, grief, the loss of a loved one, sexual assault, revenge.


๐™’๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ข๐™š ๐™’๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ข: After the unexpected passing of her father, Carlie and her fiancรฉe, Arielle, plan to spend some alone time in his cabin. On the first night, an unexpected guest appears.

๐™๐™๐™š ๐™Ž๐™ข๐™ž๐™ก๐™š: What happens when two evil men cross paths and you are stuck in the crossfire?

๐™’๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™๐™๐™š๐™ฎ ๐™‚๐™ค: A woman tries to find her way back home after a cursed hike.

๐™๐™๐™š ๐™’๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ: Rav, a self-proclaimed pickup artist has to cut some corners to maintain his reputation. One night, the tables are turned and it’s Rav who finds himself to be the object of someone else’s desire.

๐™๐™๐™š ๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐˜ฝ๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™œ๐™š: A devastated woman gets the rare chance to bring her lover back to life. She thinks the price she paid upfront will cover the cost, but she soon learns that there is a much larger balance due.

*Cyn Nightly is the horror pen name for bestselling dark romance/erotica author Nina G. Jones



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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars


Two women. A cabin the woods. Miles away from the next one. During a snowstorm. Not creepy at all, right? It totally is especially when a stranger appears suddenly in the middle of the night.

Arielle and Carlie are there to pack up Carlieโ€™s fatherโ€™s isolated cabin after his death. They thought it would be a relaxing a few days and nights but itโ€™s anything but…

A twist I didnโ€™t see coming!


โ€œRuby? It looks like you like red, so we’ll call you Ruby.โ€

Something wasnโ€™t right. No shit, right?


His smile made her melt. It later made her scream. It was supposed to just be a dinner date then he surprises her by taking her to lookout point. Now, she was in the middle of two evils. Which one will win out? Will any of them make it out alive?


It was the kind of smile that was, in the most literal sense of the word, dazzling.

It was as if he declared checkmate on a game of chess I didn’t even know we were playing.


It was a typical day. Devin and his fiancรฉ, Lindy wanted to try a new hiking trail near their new home. During their little adventure they come across some odd and fascinating statues and trees. It was a great trip out in the wilderness until one of them disappears…

Oh man, I was on the edge of my couch with this one. I had to know what was going to happen next and itโ€™s definitely different than the other two stories.


โ€œIf weโ€™re going to break the law, we might as well be good citizens about it,โ€ he insisted.

โ€œFine!โ€ I shouted, pacing ahead of him toward the trail. โ€œJust go ahead and leave evidence of us breaking the law, ya boy scout!โ€

โ€œThis isn’t funny,โ€ I ended with a quavering voice.


Holy. Shit. Yeah, I said it. A manwhore who needs a lesson and a woman to give him one. Itโ€™s definitely a night he will never forget. I canโ€™t really get in to it anymore than that. I will say, itโ€™s a good thing I love dark reads. It prepared me thatโ€™s for sure.


Sure, it sounds like the start of a horror movie, but I’m still feeling hopeful that this is just the end of a very kinky night. After all, this isn’t the first time I’ve been tied up by a hot girl.

โ€œYou might want to shut the fuck up. This is the part when I start unveiling little clues about why you’re here.โ€


Wow. Two months before their wedding there was a tragic accident. Six months later, Angelina was a mess. Depressed and didnโ€™t see a light at the end of the tunnel. That was until she saw neon light and a woman who could bring her fiancรฉ back to her. At a cost. Will it be worth it?

Damn, I feel bad for Angelina. The poor thing. I canโ€™t say anything more.


The world had not only lost its color, but its shape and its sounds.

โ€œThere are consequences to anything you do.โ€

**Overall, this was perfect for my Halloween-loving heart. Got some gore. Some love. Some kidnapping. All the makes for some darkness that I crave. Being born on Halloween does that to a person. ๐ŸŽƒ



To celebrate the release of The Smile and Other Stories, Cyn Nightly is giving away two ebook copies. Head to Facebook to enter:




Cyn Nightly is debuting her first horror collection, The Smile and Other Stories on October 15th, 2020.

Cyn Nightly is the horror pen name for Nina G. Jones, a bestselling author in dark romance and erotica. In that genre, her titles were known for their psychological exploration of character motivations, blurring the line between hero and villain.

Under the Cyn Nightly moniker she will be translating her unique style to modern horror with stories that will not only make you cringe, but question your own morality. These horror stories will keep you thinkingโ€”and perhaps have you double-checking the locks on your doorsโ€”long after you’ve read them.


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