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Hello My Name Is – contest winners

my name is--500finalI was excited about the recent Hello My Name Is blog tour and the responses that I received to my own contest. Because of that, I decided to award a second couple of small fun prizes to a runner-up.

My contest winner for the main prize was Sam Stamp.

My runner-up winner was Jan Lee.

Thanks so much for all of you who stopped by and left comments.

#Hello2016 New Years Blog Hop!

2016 is here already! I’m excited to tell everyone to have a wonderful new year and to have you be part of the Hello My Name Is giveaway blog hop.

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I’m going to share some fun facts about myself…and I’m offering a contest. See the details about that below. And when you’re done reading these facts and entering my contest, hop on over to the other participating sites linked below.

Fun Facts about Starla Kaye:

  • I love everything Christmas and have large collections of Santas, snowmen, and angels.
  • I travel a lot, take gazillions of pictures, and make small art quilts from my favorite photos.
  • I also write children’s books under another name.
  • I have a big collection of stuffed cows.
  • I love to play all kinds of card games and board games…and I usually lose.
  • Chocolate-r-me should be my nickname.
  • I’m addicted to buying reference books, which I almost never look at after purchasing.
  • I would much rather give away gifts than receive them.

Hello prizesContest: Share one quirky fact about yourself and leave your email address for a chance to win my special prize. The contest ends January 14th. You may enter on more than one day during the blog hop.






trusting love again.inddTrusting Love Again – from Black Velvet Seductions

All she wants is to start over, live a peaceful life…

After an abusive marriage and an ugly divorce, Toni needs to rebuild her self-confidence and start a new life in her hometown. Going home again and confronting people she’d hurt when she’d left is never easy. She’d hung onto the idea of buying a long-abandoned old house and remodeling it to help her recover. But a man from her past has recently purchased it for his business. That’s her emotional breaking point and she does something reckless. Now she must pay the legal consequences of her foolish actions…by working for him.

All he wants is to focus on his work…

Chad’s job as a lawyer working to protect the rights of the abused elderly consumes his time and energy. It cost him his marriage and an aborted child he hadn’t known about. Now he works harder, guards his bruised heart. Yet the return of someone he’d held secret feelings for comes back to town. She upsets his world, starting with minor destruction of his business property and causing him minor injury. He shouldn’t become involved in helping this troubled woman, yet he can’t keep from doing so.

Two heart-damaged people have trouble trusting love again.

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HOP OVER TO: Hello My Name Is Giveaway Hop Jan 7-14th


Holiday Contests Continue

Nothing makes me happier than sharing with others and making people happy at the holiday time. So I’m having contests!

CONTEST ENDED: My first contest in connection with Trusting Love Again has ended. The winner was Leslie Wirtley.

Don’t despair. I still have two other contests going until Dec 15. AND a new one has been added. Stop by the Starla Kaye website and enter one or all of these contests. You can enter each of them daily during their run. One lucky winner will be randomly picked the day after the contest ends.

You can enter each of the contests daily until the contest ends. One lucky winner will be randomly chosen the day after the contest ends. Read the contest instructions and leave your comment ON THIS POST. SPECIAL NOTE: If you have already entered any of the remaining contests, you are still entered. But you can enter again and again until the contests end.

HBBS contest 1Dec 1-15 – Contest in connection with HOLLY’S BIG BAD SANTA. A fun Santa-themed kitchen set with a hand towel, hot pad, and a mitt. See a photo on the contest link.






CICContestDec 1-15 – Contest in connection with COWBOYS IN CHARGE. A fun “Santa Being Good is Boring” Christmas stocking and a squeezable cat stress toy. See a photo on the contest link.





PrizeDec 9-12 – Contest in connection with Beyond Romance Blog. A fun “Santa, I wasn’t very good, but I’m Cute!” Christmas stocking and a small box of “Never underestimate the power of a hissie fit!” post-it notes. See a photo on the contest link. This contest can also be entered via Rafflecopter on the Beyond Romance blog beginning Dec 9.

My Holiday Contests

I love the holiday season and I love giving away special prizes.

You can enter each of the contests daily during their run. One lucky winner will be randomly picked the day after the contest ends. Read the contest instructions and leave your comment ON THIS POST.

TLA-Sensuour PromosDec 1-7 – Contest in connection with TRUSTING LOVE AGAIN. An adorable holiday owl kitchen hand towel, hot pad, a holiday pen, and a $25 Amazon card. See a photo on the contest link.






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Dec 1-15 – Contest in connection with HOLLY’S BIG BAD SANTA. A fun Santa-themed kitchen set with a hand towel, hot pad, and a mitt. See a photo on the contest link.





CICContestDec 1-15 – Contest in connection with COWBOYS IN CHARGE. A fun “Santa Being Good is Boring” Christmas stocking and a squeezable cat stress toy. See a photo on the contest link.

Jessica E. Subject – Beneath the Starry Sky

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I’m happy to have Jessica E. Subject back on my blog. Today she is promoting her audio book from Decadent Publishing: BENEATH THE STARRY SKY. This is a 1 Night Stand story, narrated by Audrey Lusk.

Beneath the Starry Sky ~ An Audio Book!

A 1Night Stand story

By Jessica E. Subject

Narrated by Audrey Lusk

Erotic Contemporary Romance

Left at the altar with bald patches on her head and her self-confidence stripped away, Tamara Johnson must pick up the pieces of her life and face her Alopecia Areata, the autoimmune disease causing her hair to fall out. She is convinced no man will date a bald woman and arranges a one-night stand through Madame Evangeline’s popular service, 1Night Stand. With her new wig held firmly in place, Tamara arrives at the Castillo Hotel in Las Vegas for a night of passion and pleasure. Anything more than one night would mean exposing her bald head, and she will never do that to any man again.

Running into the Castillo Hotel, away from the paparazzi constantly at his heels, Josh Summers wants to spend his next few days locked away from the flashing lights and screaming fans. When he finds an incredibly sexy woman lying on his hotel room bed in nothing but lingerie, he thinks management has made a mistake. Leaving her behind, he heads for the lobby to get the situation rectified. But an unexpected text from Madame Evangeline sends him back to his room. Though unsure whether the woman on the bed is really his perfect match or just another fan believing him to be like his character on television, he knows he must find out, even if it means he must risk telling her his own secrets. If Tamara can handle his imperfections, she just might be his ideal woman.

 Audio book available from:

Audible | Amazon | iTunes

Get the Kindle version for only 99¢ at Amazon through October 9th!

Amazon US / UK

 To learn more about Alopecia Areata and to help find a cure, visit the National Alopecia Areata Foundation http://www.naaf.org and the Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation http://canaaf.org/

Listen to a sample from the audio book

CONTEST  – Rafflecopter

Enter to WIN a $10 Amazon.com GC & a back list audio book title from Jessica E. Subject. Contest is international except where prohibited by law. No substitutions will be made. Must be 18 or over to enter.


About the Author

Jessica E. Subject is the author of science fiction romance, mostly alien romances, ranging from sweet to super hot. Sometimes she dabbles in paranormal and contemporary as well, bringing to life a wide variety of characters. In her stories, you could not only meet a sexy alien or two, but also clones and androids. You may be transported to a dystopian world where rebels are fighting to live and love, or to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.

When Jessica isn’t reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk with her giant, hairy dog her family adopted from the local animal shelter.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.

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Party Time at Decadent Publishing!

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It’s officially here, Decadent Publishing’s 5th Anniversary Party!!! Fun, sharing, games, prizes. Did I mention fun?

Stop by and join the fun with a whole lot of Decadent authors stopping by at various times and giving lots of Swag away.

My time slot: 3:30 pm EDT – Make sure you stop in to check on my latest news and to give me some suggestions. Good suggestions will be rewarded with a surprise gift.

My Swag give away Items: Your choice of a book from my backlist of 6 books. AND a “fun” cowboy-related surprise gift.

My books with Decadent Publishing

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Arranged Marriage…What?! – Valerie Mann

I’m happy to have author Valerie Mann on my blog today, sharing information about FIRST COMES MARRIAGE. This is a 1 Night Stand series story from Decadent Publishing.

First Comes Marriage 99 cent sale

Arranged Marriage…What?!

Who agrees to an arranged marriage in the 21st century? Beth Malone can’t believe a date request with the 1Night Stand service morphed into an arranged marriage offer. But after a heartbreaking divorce and no knight in shining armor coming to sweep her off her feet, her desire to find that knight and have a family is looking more like a dream than a reality.

After filling out a 1Night Stand questionnaire worthy of the CIA, Christian Ramos is stunned when Madame Eve offers to arrange more than a date for one night: she suggests a wife! What the hell? And after his best friend Jackson Castillo stops laughing, he advises him to consider the offer. Between the fortieth birthday looming on the horizon and his Latino upbringing, Chris is forced to take a hard look at his life. Reality check—time is running out for what he wants—a family and a woman to share his life.

First comes love, then comes marriage isn’t part of their matrimonial situation, but neither Beth nor Christian anticipated the immediate attraction and contentment that comes with saying, “I do.”

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I hope you love Chris and Beth as much as I do! Madame Eve definitely knew what she was doing bringing these two lovebirds together!

You could win $25 USD in Amazon funny money to spend on anything you want (heaven knows they get lots of MY money pretty regularly), plus I’m giving away a 3-book e-book bundle—you choose the great reads!—from Decadent Publishing, and a Decadent audiobook of your choice from Audible.com!

Only one thing is mandatory: You MUST purchase First Comes Marriage (http://goo.gl/kjTk6h) from Amazon before midnight tonight. It’s only 99 cents, but for the chance to win awesome prezzies…so worth it! Email me the receipt—a screenshot of the Amazon receipt or confirmation email is fine—BAM! You’re in the running for the big win!

If you read First Comes Marriage and leave a review, please let me know! I plan to give away ANOTHER bag of prizes to one reviewer at the end of August.

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Valerie is the co-owner of a Decadent Publishing, as well as Wizards in Publishing, a company that provides editing and formatting services for authors and publishers. Where to find her:

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Spotlight: Desiring Death by Christina Mandara

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Title: Desiring Death

Author: C.P. Mandara

Series: Evading Death (Book 1)

Genre: Paranormal/Vampire/Erotica

Publisher: Chimera Books UK

Release Date: 22 January 2015

Edition/Format Available In: eBook / Paperback


Violetta is an executioner… of vampires. Famed for her fiery beauty and mesmerizing personality, she has never failed an assignment.

Monsieur Martinet is no ordinary vampire, though. He is a master at his craft and can control humans with the merest flick of his eyelids. The vampire huntress with the porcelain skin and flaming red hair has killed all of his brethren, without exception. He now seeks the ultimate revenge: her submission in HIS bed.

If he’s allowed to stay alive long enough, that is.


‘Drop that pretty little glass vial you’ve got hidden away in your right hand on the floor, now.’

That the voice and arm belonged to Martinet was not in question. He injected the words into her ear with such rancor that she wondered if he’d kill her there and then. A few seconds of terrorized silence passed. His grip tightened around her neck. Gurgling in protest, her hand stubbornly clutched the precious little bottle even more tightly because it might be the only lifeline she had left.

‘You’re a tenacious little chit, aren’t you?’ He growled as he shook her body forcibly. ‘Do you really want me to employ ‘other’ tactics?

She burbled insensibly as he began to cut off her air supply but she didn’t drop her precious cargo. If he was going to kill her, then it would be better if it were sooner rather than later.

‘You surprise me, Miss…’ He let the sentence hang in mid-air and Violetta felt him give her a push to answer it. She held on to the words that threatened to erupt from her lips, even though it was a hard won battle.

He frowned. ‘I’ll stamp that wilfulness out of your body, Violetta. Mark my words. All you are doing is waving a bright red banner saying ‘spank me’ in front of my face and the outcome for your arse, delectable though it may be, isn’t looking good.’ Sarcasm dripped off his tongue.

While Violetta did not respond to his words, she did stop struggling. The intelligent part of her brain said that the action was worthless, for his strength more than quadrupled hers. Feeling her hands shake around the smooth glass vial and a bead of sweat drip down her neck, she wondered why he didn’t just pluck the offending item from her fingers and smash it against the wall. He was more than capable of such a feat

‘Ah, but where would be the fun in that? It’s much more amusing to watch you do my dirty work for me and the more painful and unpalatable you find my ideas, the better.’ His arm softened around her neck, but she did not feel in the slightest bit relieved. ‘Last chance, Vi. Drop the bottle.’ Her spine stiffened at the use of her nickname, which had previously been reserved for friends, but her backbone did not waver. She would not drop her little present. He would have to take it from her. Smiling darkly at the thought, she imagined throwing the contents of the tiny tube all over his body and watching as his skin blistered and burned.

‘Oh, I think not, precious,’ he purred into her ear and with his free hand, he ran his fingers through the tempting, glossy red waves of her hair. Without warning his fist closed around a handful of her locks and yanked it tightly downwards. Her head flew back sharply and her eyes immediately connected with two bright blue orbs that had danger written all over them.

‘Your face looks so much better when it’s immersed in pain. Not quite so smug now, are we?’ His breath tickled her ear, as his hand purchased an even tighter grip on her hair. The ends that were buried into her scalp began protesting at the cruel treatment. ‘Drop it. Now.’

Violetta’s head stung furiously as he forcibly tried to wrench several follicles out at once, but still she retained her tight grip on the bottle. ‘What’s to stop me from flicking the cork stopper out of this bottle and throwing the contents all over you?’ She asked the question in a saccharine-sweet voice, laced with irony. They both knew he would not take the bottle from her. It was far too risky.

Sighing, Martinet released her hair and the impressive grip he had maintained around her neck, before walking backwards a couple of steps. She waited for something to happen, but the whole world had gone silent and the only thing she could hear was the sound of her strained breathing and a heartbeat that felt like it had just witnessed a murder. On the plus side, she guessed that he had released his hold on her. Turning around slowly, she watched his steely gaze bearing down upon her. Her internal organs began to liquefy.

‘Afraid, Violetta? What’s stopping you?’ He took another casual step back and lifted his arms in the air, as if urging her to do her worst. If that was the way he wanted to play things, so be it. Her thumb flicked at the cork stopper that held the precious water inside. Whilst there was probably only twenty centilitres of water held inside the small tube’s confines, it would be enough. With a little hiss, the cork popped free and there she was, holding her escape ticket, just a few scant inches away from her prey. All she needed to do was throw it. A quick flick of the wrist and her nightmare of an evening would be over. She would watch him writhe and roll around the floor in the throes of agony and not feel the slightest bit of remorse knowing that she had delivered his last steps upon the planet earth. He was a monster that needed to be stopped. She was a trained huntress. She had been primed for this moment for the last ten years of her life. It was time to put that training to good use. She thrust the contents of the vial at him.




Mandara iconChristina (C.P.) Mandara was born in the UK, but has spent most of her life travelling the world. She speaks three languages and has been chiefly employed in the fields of finance and travel. Her favourite city is Sydney and her favourite holiday destination is the south of France.

She loves keeping fit and enjoys running, cycling and water sports. No, not those kinds of water sports; think surfing or sailing. That doesn’t mean that she doesn’t enjoy BDSM in all of its glorious forms, be that pony girls, bondage, edge play, orgasm denial or a damn good spanking. Her favourite item in the toy closet (a box simply isn’t big enough) is her riding crop.

In her spare time she’s usually cuddled up with a good book, exploring the countryside or baking in the kitchen. In fact, she loves her kitchen so much she’s one of few woman who wouldn’t mind being tied to it! Her first and foremost love is writing, however, and more often than not you’ll find her on a laptop spinning tales of romance, erotica or dark, paranormal fantasies.


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Blog {Blissful Blog}




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Other Works by C.P. Mandara

Pony Tales Series

The Riding School (1)

Learning the Ropes (2)

Hot to Trot (3)

Named and Shamed (4)

A Rough Ride (5)

Evading Death Series

Dancing With Death: Ensnared and Enraptured (Prequel)

Desiring Death (1)


Rafflecopter Link for $20 Amazon Gift Card and 3 eBook copies of Desiring Death:


Contests, contests, contests

Contests…and more contests

For Ruby’s Love-110x165Do you like having a chance to win something uniquely fun? Along with a chance to get a glimpse into a new book? Personally, I do. I love contests, especially hosting them.

In connection with the release of For Ruby’s Love from Decadent Publishing, I am having five contests. Three have already started and two more will come soon. All are on blogs that have given me a chance to visit.


For Ruby’s Love available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Decadent Publishing, iBooks, Kobo

Current Contests

Please stop by and leave a comment per instructions. (You can also leave a comment here to be part of ALL the contests.)

Cowgirl hat 1CONTEST: Decadent Publishing Blog (January 20-27) – Buck up, cowboy, Ruby’s here!

In honor of my spunky cowgirl, I am giving away a pink and black ball hat claiming “Hell Hat No Fury Like a Woman in Spurs.” Leave a comment about why you love a cowboy and include your email address. One lucky commenter will be chosen on January 27th.

garter-pouch-1CONTEST: Lea Bronsen Blog (January 21-28) – Character interview

In honor of my spunky cowgirl, I am giving away a cute/sexy pouch that can hand on your belt, go in your purse, whatever you want. Leave a comment and include your email address. One lucky commenter will be chosen on January 28th.


Cowgirl hat 2CONTEST: Jennah Scott Blog (January 22-29) – For Ruby’s Love

In honor of my spunky cowgirl, I am giving away a pink and black ball hat claiming “Cowgirl so many cowboys…so little rope.” Leave a comment about why you love reading about a woman strong enough to pull her own against a stubborn man and include your email address. One lucky commenter will be chosen on January 29th.

Watch for two more contests to be announced soon.

by Starla Kaye


For Ruby’s Love is here!

For Ruby’s Love-110x165For Ruby’s Love has just been released from Decadent Publishing and I am so excited.

It has it all, in my biased opinion. Daniel, the hot, handsome CEO from The CEO and The Cowboy is back. Calhoun, his big, stubborn cowboy lover returns, too, even more stubborn.

Ruby Tuesday McMurtry, a cowgirl horse whisperer, barrels into their lives and knocks them both off kilter. Calhoun doesn’t want her services because she’s a petite woman. Daniel thinks he should give her a fair chance to prove her skills. Ruby is more than annoyed with the gruff cowboy for his ridiculous attitude.

Will there ever be peace at Calhoun’s ranch again? Can the two men really let Ruby leave? Does she want to?

In support of For Ruby’s Love release, I will be taking part in a blog tour with a number of contests. Check out the list of tour stops under Events.

Starting it all off, I am at the Decadent Publishing blog today. There is a CONTEST for one lucky winner of a fun pink and black ball hat proclaiming “Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman in Spurs.” Leave a comment on the blog about why you love a cowboy and include your email address. The winner will be chosen January 27.

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For Ruby’s Love is available as an ebook at:

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