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Happy Anniversary Decadent Publishing!

five year anniversary imageIt is hard to believe that it has already been five years since Decadent Publishing opened its doors. I’m excited to be one of their authors, among a great many authors.

There is a perfect poem by Ross Williams that describes the views of Decadent Publishing. It starts with “Decadence is life with a dash of hedonism.” Read the rest of it to get the full idea. http://bit.ly/1KLwTKq

 

 

 

MSW_MDOn my side, I published my first book, MAGGIE’S SECRET WISH, with the 1 Night Stand series in 2011. This book has long been one of my favorites for a number of reasons. The heroine was fun with her secret fantasy. The hero was Scottish with some interesting secrets of his own. And, well, it was my first book for the publisher.

BUY LINKS for Maggie’s Secret WishDecadent     Amazon     Barnes & Noble     iBooks     Kobo

 

 

StartingOverFinalSmallMy second book for Decadent was also part of the 1 Night Stand series, STARTING OVER. This story was my first publication of a GLBT book, with two wonderful gay men who take a chance and find something special.

BUY LINKS for Starting Over: Decadent     Amazon     Barnes & Noble     iBooks     Kobo

 

 

The-CEO-and-the-Cowboy200x300My third book for Decadent was for the main line, THE CEO AND THE COWBOY. Again, this was a story of two gay men who found each other by accident. *NOTE: This pair of characters continue their story in FOR RUBY’S LOVE.

BUY LINKS for The CEO and the Cowboy: Decadent     Amazon     Barnes & Noble     iBooks     Kobo

 

 

AcceptanceFinal200My fourth book for Decadent was for The Edge series, ACCEPTANCE. By this point I have really enjoyed writing romances for gay men and this is a story of two businessmen who, again, find a special relationship.

BUY LINKS for AcceptanceDecadent     Amazon     Barnes & Noble     iBooks     Kobo

 

 

CowboyDreamin_200My fifth book for Decadent was again for the 1 Night Stand series, COWBOY DREAMIN’. This was first menage story for this publisher and it involved my own fantasies: a fun woman who is super busy and needs a good romance, and two cowboys.

BUY LINKS for Cowboy Dreamin’Decadent     Amazon     Barnes & Noble     iBooks     Kobo

 

 

For Ruby’s Love-110x165My sixth and most recent book for Decadent was the main line again, FOR RUBY’S LOVE. This is the sequel to The CEO and the Cowboy. A spunky horse whisperer finds her way into the lives of the heroes from the first story. She upsets their world all the way around, in a good way.

BUY LINKS for For Ruby’s LoveDecadent     Amazon     Barnes & Noble     iBooks     Kobo

 

New review for Acceptance

AcceptanceFinal200It is always exciting to get a new review, especially for a book with characters you loved writing about.

Serena Yates from Rainbow Book Reviews gave ACCEPTANCE a very nice review.

“If you like stories full of the reality of life and its pressures…and if you’re looking for a read with lots of hot action and some tough reconsideration of priorities, then you will probably like this short story.”

 

Full review at: Rainbow Book Reviews

Publisher: Decadent Publishing

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There’s still time for the Summer Fun Scavenger Hunt

Summer Fun Scavenger Hunt 2013 June 15-August 31

Night Owl summerfun2013Find great authors and books in the Night Owl Reviews Summer Fun Scavenger Hunt! Read book blurbs and get entered to win awesome prize baskets!

Required Finds: You must complete all the required finds for entry. Authors who are required finds donated baskets worth at least $100 each!

There are 18 Required Finds. You will have an entry into all of these baskets. Entries from outside the USA will get entered for only Digital baskets.

Link to the Summer Fun Scavenger Hunt sign up page.

My required Find:
AcceptanceLink to my Starla Kaye Night Owl Reviews author page and the Acceptance book blurb.

Acceptance – He doesn’t expect to meet someone special on this business trip. But he is drawn to the big, striking blond _____.

Double prize: $25 Amazon gift card and a $25 Edens Fantasy gift card

Happy Dancing About a New Review for ACCEPTANCE

Sometimes you get a really nice review of one of your books, which is the case this time. I’m so happy! Top 2 Bottoms Reviews gave Acceptance 5/5 Kisses, reviewer Susan.

AcceptanceHere is part of what they said about my latest novella from Decadent Publishing and the 1 Night Stand Series.

For a short novella, this is a hot little number. Chase and Rico are manly men, masculine and strong. But in bed they have no trouble yielding to the other, an instinctive trust growing between them. They think so much alike they do belong together. The sex is hot. There are a few repetitive phrases but it doesn’t matter since this story is so sweet. The writing is solid, and we get insight into these men through their inner workings as they contemplate changing their lives, knowing someone will always be disappointed no matter what. I respected both men and wanted them to have their HEA. Recommended read.

 

 

For the complete review: Top 2 Bottoms Reviews

Title: Acceptance

Publisher: Decadent Publishing

Genre: GLBT/gay, erotic, romance, multicultural

Buy Link: Decadent Publishing

But Link: Amazon

Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop-July 18-21

It’s here! The Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop July 18-21 starts today.

hot_summer_romance_giveaway_hop_graphic 2GRAND PRIZES: (1) is a Kindle Fire, (2) is a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate.

To find the 150+ authors taking part in the hop follow this link: Inlinkz

The authors are having giveaways as well. Check out the authors’ sites to find exactly what is being given away, which might include Ebooks, print books, gift cards, swag, bookmarks, etc.

MY GIVEAWAY: One randomly chosen winner will win 3 fun little surprise gifts. To take part in the contest, you must leave a comment about the following blog post and your email address. The prize is NOT limited to US only entrants. The winner will be chosen July 22.

 

It’s All about Kissing

One of the most basic ways of expressing affection, greeting, respect, or amorousness is kissing. The following is a list of the many types of kisses.

Butterfly Kiss – Opening and closing your eyelids against your partners for a fluttering sensation.

Cheek Kiss – Gently brushing your lips across the other person’s cheek; often done on a first date.

Earlobe Kiss – Gently sipping and sucking the earlobe.

Eskimo Kiss – Gently rubbing your noses together.

Freeze Kiss – Putting a piece of ice in your mouth, opening your mouth and kissing your partner, passing the ice to him/her with your tongue.

Foot Kiss – Gently sucking the toes and then kissing the foot.

Forehead Kiss – Gently brushing your lips across the forehead.

French Kiss – A kiss involving the tongue.

Fruity Kiss – Hold a small piece of fruit between your lips, kiss your partner and nibble on the fruit together.

Hand Kiss – Gently brushing your lips across the top of her hand.

Mistletoe Kiss – Kissing under a piece of mistletoe.

Neck Nibble Kiss – Gently nibble up and down your partners neck.

Nip Kiss – Gently nibble on your partner’s lips, being careful not to bite.

Talking Kiss – Whisper sweet nothings into your partner’s mouth.

Tiger Kiss – Sneaking up behind your partner, grab them and gently bite their neck, lightly growling.

Tongue Sucking – Using an open mouth, gently suck on your partner’s tongue.

Vacuum Kiss – Kissing open-mouthed, gently sucking in as if you were sucking the air from your partner’s mouth.

Here are some fun Kissing related links:

Romantic-tips.com  http://www.romantic-tips.com/kisstypes.shtml

43 Fun Facts About Kissing  http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/01/22_kissing.html

How to Kiss  http://www.wikihow.com/Kiss

Kissing 101 http://www.kissingknowhow.com/

Random Kissing Tips  http://www.kissingtips.com/kissing-tips/

French Kissing Techniques  http://dating.lovetoknow.com/French_Kissing_Techniques

 

My latest release from Decadent Publishing: Acceptance

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Being the CEO of a major architectural company in California has taken over far too much of Chase’s life, leaving no time for romance. But when a handsome Spaniard offers drinks and conversation, talking leads to one spectacular night and an awareness of what he really wants. But once Rico returns home to Spain, Chase will be alone, again.

Rico lives on his family’s strict schedules with no time for contemplating what is missing in his life. He didn’t expect to meet someone special on this business trip. But he is drawn to the big, striking blond American. Giving Chase someone to talk to, takes Rico’s mind off his problems. And a mutual attraction gives them both a chance to forget everything else and let their passionate natures run free.

Chase has a company to run and Rico must return home to Spain, a truth they must both accept, but will acceptance be enough when it comes to waking up alone?

Title:  Acceptance

Genre:  Contemporary, erotic romance, gay, multicultural

Author:  Starla Kaye

Author Website:  Starla Kaye

Publisher:  Decadent Publishing

Buy Link:  Decadent Publishing

Buy Link: Amazon

Remember the Summer Fun Scavenger Hunt June 15-Aug 31

Summer Fun Scavenger Hunt 2013

Night Owl summerfun2013Find great authors and books in the Night Owl Reviews Summer Fun Scavenger Hunt! Read book blurbs and get entered to win awesome prize baskets!

Required Finds: You must complete all the required finds for entry. Authors who are required finds donated baskets worth at least $100 each!

There are 18 Required Finds. You will have an entry into all of these baskets. Entries from outside the USA will get entered for only Digital baskets.

Link to the Summer Fun Scavenger Hunt sign up page.

My required Find:
AcceptanceLink to my Starla Kaye Night Owl Reviews author page and the Acceptance book blurb.

Acceptance – He doesn’t expect to meet someone special on this business trip. But he is drawn to the big, striking blond _____.

Double prize: $25 Amazon gift card and a $25 Edens Fantasy gift card

Can you have too much fun? No!

Is there not enough fun in your life? Can you have too much fun? No! No! No!

AcceptanceFinal200I’m having a lot of fun this summer promoting my newest release from Decadent Publishing, Acceptance. Chase and Rico are taking time out from their lives to have a good time right along with me.

They already shared their story in the Summer Chillin’ Blog Hop the end of June, giving away to one lucky winner a copy of their book. And I shared one of my favorite recipes: Better Than Sex Cake. Although the men liked the cake, they weren’t sure it was actually better than sex. (Here is the link back to that post in case you want the recipe: Summer Chillin’ Blog Hop! June 22-29)

 

Night Owl summerfun2013Currently Chase and Rico are promoting their book, Acceptance, on the Night Owl Summer Fun Scavenger Hunt June 15-August 31. Their book is one of the Featured Titles. Also, I will be giving away two prizes to two different lucky winners at the end of the hunt. I’m giving away a $25 Amazon card and a $25 Eden Fantasys gift card. Here is the link to the Scavenger Hunt.

 

 

hot_summer_romance_giveaway_hop_graphic 2Next my men from Acceptance are taking part in the Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop July 18-21. Watch for my blog post here on July 18! There is a Grand Prize connected to the whole hop…and I will have a contest for three fun little surprise gifts. If you are interested in taking part as an author in the hop here is the link to sign up: Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop.

 

And Chase and Rico will have their book, Acceptance spotlighted July 22 by Sensuous Promos.

 

Summer Chillin’ Blog Hop winner

I want to thank those of you who stopped by to see my recipe for Better Than Sex cake as part of the Summer Chillin’ Blog Hop.

AcceptanceFinal200 I also want to announce my contest winner, who chose a copy of the book Acceptance from Decadent Publishing. My winner was Arleen.