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It’s hot out! Let’s talk “hot” Christmas stories.

It’s hot outside, at least where I live. I’m looking forward to cooler weather, to the holidays. Are you? Are you also in the mood for reading some “hot” Christmas stories?

Blushing Books is having a Christmas in July sale, with books from seven authors. This is a limited sale. Each book is on sale for $2.99, but goes back to regular price on July 23rd. The books include:

Starla Kaye – A Cowgirl’s Christmas Gift – AmazonBarnes & NobleBlushing Books

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Kelli Stanton’s life has been tragically changed forever, her beloved brother’s even more so. She gives up her dreams to help care for him, even though he doesn’t want that. But how can she go on with her life when the stubborn man needs her? How can she be happy at holiday time when there’s nothing to be happy about? Worse, how can she possibly be attracted to the man she blames for ruining their lives? A man her brother lured to their ranch for reasons of his own.



The other Christmas in July books on sale:

Lee Savino – Rocky Mountain Romp

Christmas is coming, and the Rocky Mountain Brides are hatching a plan to find a wife for the shyest man in town. When a blizzard snows all the couples in together, their mischief is exposed when their matchmaking plot goes horribly wrong. Will the women’s schemes lead to love, or a long, hard discipline session – or both?

Joannie Kay – A Christmas to Remember

A Christmas to Remember contains seven short stories, all filled with love of the season, and all of them contain naughty ladies who require a sound spanking to make the holiday happy.

Laurel Joseph – The Christmas Project

Bobby Sutterfield cannot believe the nerve of Lawson Carter when he shows up on her father’s ranch after daring to spank her for jumping her stallion on his property! All thoughts of Christmas, and trying to find a suitable project of her own for the season of giving, fly right out the window when she sees him standing right there talking to their foreman. Bobby runs through the house, grabs her father’s new gun from his study, and dashes out the door, shooting the hat off of Lawson’s handsome head.

Misty Malone – Christmas at the Ranch

Christmas at The Winding Waters ranch is always a busy time, but this year it’s even busier than usual. The ranch owner, Wyatt Granger, is marrying Kayla Robertson. The best man will be his foreman and best friend, Bo Hamilton, and Bo’s wife, Alicia, who is Kayla’s best friend, is going to be matron of honor. They are newlyweds themselves, and are swiftly learning that marriage requires adjustments.

Abbie Adams and Katherine Deane – We Need a Little Christmas

We Need a Little Christmas by Katherine Deane
Thirty-three-year-old, Ivy Henry seems to have it all. A well-paying job, a new house, and her wonderful HOH/husband, Jack. At her request, they had incorporated Domestic Discipline into their marriage a few years ago and she flourished under his love, guidance, and support.
But, this year’s holiday season is wrecking havoc on their calm relationship. Between the stress of work and hosting this year’s Christmas Eve party for all the family, Ivy is becoming more and more out of control. To top it off, she has a secret she can’t share with Jack.
A Little Sugar, A Little Spice by Abbie Adams
Christmas is a time of magic and anticipation. Meri is far less concerned about what might be under her tree than she is about who is showing up on her doorstep. Though she adores her sister, Kim, even she has to admit that the woman tends to be the ‘naughty’ to Meri’s ‘nice’. Her husband, Sean, has already warned his little girl that he won’t hesitate to turn her over his knee if she doesn’t remember that their household has definite rules that are not to be broken. If she wishes to test her Daddy’s resolve, instead of visions of sugarplums dancing in her head, his naughty little one will be dancing to the tune of a thick wooden spoon.


First Submission anthology released

61rH-mA+MFL._SX371_BO1,204,203,200_I am excited to announce the recent release of a seriously hot anthology, First Submission, from Black Velvet Seductions. Eleven authors are included: Mandie Mills, R.M. Olivia, Leslie McKelvey, Zora Nyxx, Breanna Hayse, Kelly Dawson, A. T. Brennan, Amanda Ravenscroft, Selkie McKatrick, S.K. Fero, and Starla Kaye.

This is a collection of red hot stories involving some of the firsts in life, including straight, gay, BDSM, domestic discipline, age play, and multiple partners.

The anthology is currently available as an ebook at Amazon.


STARLA KAYE: To Love, Honor, Obey… and Trust
Take off her panties. Why? “… Because knowing you are sitting at your desk with a bare bottom, which will be spanked later, will make you less pissy…” Did Abby believe he would carry out his threat? More so, could she trust him to give her exactly what she needed?

S.K. FERO: Whatever It Takes
Relationships are hard enough, but when an ultimatum is given, and a choice has to be made, things become hot. Will one dominant cowboy give his submission to the other to keep their romance alive? Sometimes sacrifice brings some unknown rewards.

MANDIE MILLS: The Initiation:
After accepting a mysterious invitation to a private kink club, Felicity’s domination and submission fantasies come to life in an adventurous evening of blindfolds, bondage and double penetration that includes a handsome stranger.

R.M. OLIVIA: An Anniversary Gift for Emily
Discouraged by the lack of spark in their marriage, Emily’s husband breaks into her diary to discover her hidden secret- a ménage! Would she be open to an interracial adventure with their sexy Latino neighbor? There is only one way to find out.

LESLIE MCKELVEY: The First Time… Again
Can Lila summon up the nerve to tell her easy-going and laid back boyfriend what is really on her mind? How would he receive her request to take charge and command control, tie her up and even spank her! She longed to submit but was he prepared to dominate? Once asked, there would be no going back.

Her marriage had fallen to the mundane, everyday life that left Lydia feeling empty and joyless. She needed a second chance to live again, clear on the other side of the country where she met Thorton- a powerful and dominating man who was not only able to awaken her sexuality but also claim her heart. That is- if she could bring herself to kneel before him.

BREANNA HAYSE: A Little Submission
Sharli’s no angel and her childish defiance has landed her in the police station. No amount of weaseling is going to stop her alpha male boyfriend from showing his love for his Little girl by putting her straight over his knee for a shocking bare-bottom spanking. Comforted in his strong, loving arms, Sharli realizes that she needs more than just a dom- she also needs a Daddy.

KELLY DAWSON: Subdued By The Lifeguard
Zane’s a surf lifeguard, trained and paid to rescue and protect, his watchful eye never missing a beat when it came to safety. His dominance flowed like the waves over the sand, drawing Lisa into its wake and daring her to challenge him. Would she risk drowning just for the chance that he could make her obey? Assuming, of course, that he would save her!

A.T. BRENNAN: A Valentine’s Surprise:
Lena and Kai decide to fulfill each other’s deepest fantasies for Valentine’s. She’ll wear a sexy PVC dress for him, and he brings his friend Taylor along so she can experience a threesome with two men. Two dominant alpha males and one sensual vixen make for a threesome to remember!

Christie has been successful at work, but something was missing from her life- the need to submit to a truly dominant man. Could this awakened need be fulfilled in the hands of Gerard, who holds to the old-fashioned beliefs of consent, respect, and compliance?

SELKIE McKATRICK: Eternal Submission
Do you believe in reincarnation and the paranormal?  When Dorrie submits her heart and soul to Eli, she never imagines being bound to him in another life as both his soul mate and submissive. If love truly is forever, then beware before you submit to its power in this thrilling romance.

12 Days of Recipes: Pistachio Marshmallow Salad

Pistachio Marshmallow SaladI love the holiday season, especially getting together with family and friends. And I love sharing wonderful goody recipes this time of year.

Today I am sharing one of my salad recipes, a favorite with family and friends.







20 oz can crushed pineapple
1 pkg instant pistachio pudding
1 c chopped nuts
1 c miniature marshmallows
9 oz carton whipped topping



  1. In large bowl, fold pudding mix into whipped topping.
  2. Add pineapple juice and pineapple.
  3. Mix in marshmallows and nuts.
  4. Refrigerate.


Servings: 4-6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes


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12 Days of Recipes: Streuseltaler

StreuseltalerI love this time of year: getting together with family and friends, giving gifts, and sharing our favorite things. One of the favorite things I like to share and have shared with me are recipes.

Today I’m sharing one of my dessert pastry recipes that is a favorite with my family.






2 c flour
1 pkg dry yeast
1/2 c white granulated sugar
1/2 t salt
3+1/2 T butter
1 egg
1/2 c + 2 T warm milk

2 c flour
1 c butter, cut into small pieces
1 +1/3 c white granulated sugar
2 T vanilla sugar

Recommend one small jar of blackberry and one small jar of apricot

GLAZE (optional):
2 c flour
1 c butter, cut into small pieces
1 +1/3 c white granulated sugar
2 T vanilla sugar


Cake Base Directions:

  1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, salt and yeast in the bowl of a mixer.
  2. Add the butter, egg and milk and mix.
  3. When dough is smooth, remove bowl from mixer, cover and leave in a warm place for 20 minutes.
  4. Return the bowl to the mixer and knead again until the dough is smooth and elastic.

Streusel Directions:

  1. Whisk flour and sugars together.
  2. Add butter and knead everything together with your hands until you have one big ball of streusel.

Glaze Directions:

  1. In a saucepan, heat sugar and water together whisking until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth.
  2. Keep mixture warm until ready to use so it doesn’t harden and crack.

Streuseltaler Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Sprinkle flour on a work surface.
  4. Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces.
  5. Take a piece and roll into a ball between your hands.
  6. Use a rolling pin to roll out a circle 4″ in diameter. The thickness should be less than a raw sugar cookie cutout but not paper thin.
  7. Place on a baking sheet and repeat with the rest of the dough.
  8. Break off a handful of streusel from your big crumb and sprinkle on each disk, really pile it on.
  9. If you want to add jam, spoon it onto the streusel and then sprinkle a few streusel crumbs on top.
  10. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the edges just start to turn golden.
  11. Remove from oven and leave them on the baking sheets for about 10 minutes.
  12. For the plains ones, brush on a thick layer of glaze coating the entire streuseltaler.
  13. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  14. These are best if eaten within 2 days.

Servings: 16

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes


For more of my favorite recipes: Oh yeah, that’s good!
One of Starla Kaye’s Christmas Books


12 Days of Recipes: Cherry Pie Filling Salad

Cherry Pie Filling SaladI love this time of year: getting together with family and friends, giving gifts, and sharing our favorite things. One of the favorite things I like to share and have shared with me are recipes.

Today I’m sharing one of my dessert salad recipes that is a favorite with my family and friends.





1 can cherry pie filling
1 can crushed pineapple (drained)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 med. frozen whipped topping (thawed)
1/2 c pecans
1 c miniature marshmallows



  1. In large bowl, mix together cherry pie filling, pineapple, and pecans.
  2. Fold in condensed milk, whipped topping, and miniature marshmallows.
  3. Freeze well.
  4. Set out just before serving.


Servings: 6-8

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes


For more of my favorite recipes: Oh yeah, that’s good!
One of Starla Kaye’s Christmas Books

12 Days of Recipes: Low Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

Best Oatmeal CookiesI love this time of year: getting together with family and friends, giving gifts, and sharing our favorite things. One of the favorite things I like to share and have shared with me are recipes.

Today I’m sharing one of my low sugar cookie recipes that is a favorite with my husband, family, and friends.





1-1/2 cups butter, softened
1-1/3 cups white sugar/Splenda mix
1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar/Splenda mix
3 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups whole wheat flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
4-1/2 cups quick cooking oats



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture.
  4. Mix in oats. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour.
  5. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls, and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie with a large fork dipped in sugar.
  6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Servings: 3 dozen

Prep Time: 10 minutes + 1 hour

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes + 1 hour


For more of my favorite recipes: Oh yeah, that’s good!
One of Starla Kaye’s Christmas Books

12 Days of Recipes: Melt-In-Your-Mouth Gingerbread Cookies

Soft Gingerbread CookiesI love this time of year: getting together with family and friends, giving gifts, and sharing our favorite things. One of the favorite things I like to share and have shared with me are recipes.

Today I’m sharing one of my plain but tasty cookie recipes is a favorite with family and friends.





1 c margarine
1 1/2 c brown sugar, packed
2 eggs, beaten
1 T ground ginger
1/2 c molasses
1 1/2 c boiling water
1 1/2 t baking soda
5 c flour
2 t baking powder
1 1/2 t salt
1 T cinnamon
1 c chopped nut (optional)



  1. Preheat over to 425 degrees F.
  2. Cream margarine and brown sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Blend in beaten eggs.
  4. Mix in ginger and molasses.
  5. Stir in boiling water.
  6. Combine flour, baking soda, baking power, salt, and cinnamon in large bowl. Add to sugar mixture.
  7. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
  8. Bake for 7-8 minutes.
  9. Cool for 1 minute on baking sheet, then cool completely on wire racks.


Servings: 5 dozen

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 7-8 minutes per sheet

Total Time: 45 minutes


For more of my favorite recipes: Oh yeah, that’s good!
One of Starla Kaye’s Christmas Books

Barbara White Daille with Court Me, Cowboy

Cover - CMC LPToday I’m welcoming Barbara White Daille with her short contemporary romance, COURT ME, COWBOY.

BLURB – Court Me, Cowboy

The End…or Just the Beginning?

Gabe Miller’s marriage ended so fast it had hardly begun. Which is why he couldn’t quite believe his luck—or his “ex”—when she returned a few months later with the news that legally they were still husband and wife. And that the child she was carrying was his son.

Gabe feared Marissa would bolt again, making a custody battle his only option—unless he could turn back the clock and woo her the way he should have during their whirlwind romance. But even with his boy’s future at stake, mending fences with a woman—especially the one he loved—wasn’t something the strong, silent type found easy to do….

BUY LINKS:   Amazon     Barnes & Noble     Harlequin     Kobo

EXCERPT – Court Me, Cowboy

Gabe put his arm around her shoulders.

And now she couldn’t suppress the shiver of pure wanting that shot through her. Mortified by her own instinctive response to him, she clenched her teeth but managed to force her lips into a smile.

“Huh-uh-uh, Marissa. Not very natural. Looks like you just backed into a prickly pear.”

He slipped his arm to her waist. Even above the loud conversations and laughter flowing around them, she could hear her breath catch.

“C’mon, now,” he murmured. “Gotta convince the neighbors, remember?  Show ’em the happy bride and groom?”

“I’ve acted happy all evening.”

“From the other side of the room. I sure can’t play the ever-loving husband with my wife half a house away.”

Now, the truth was out. She had known he had brought her to the party only so he could show her off as his wife. She had expected that. Had braced herself for it.

And, finally, their paths had crossed. Her reprieve had ended. She had made the agreement with Gabe and had to stick with it. But he didn’t have to have it all his way.

“I’ve been socializing,” she pointed out. “You’ve been busy, too.”

“I’m here now. Time to act like the perfect couple. We dressed for the parts, all right.”  He caught her left hand and lifted it to his lips. His gaze refused to let hers go, forced her to watch him as he pressed a kiss against her wedding band.

Then he turned her hand over to kiss her palm.

Her heart gave a sickening lurch.

Wrong. All wrong. Acting like her loving husband was just that for Gabe—an act—while she hadn’t the performance skill to hide her reaction to his every glance, his every touch.

To her dismay, he wrapped his other arm around her, bringing their bodies close together.

“Hey, Miller,” shouted one of the men in the crowd, “ain’t your honeymoon finished yet?”

Looking over her shoulder, Gabe called back, “Heck, Charlie, it’s just getting started.”

“The mistletoe’s over yonder,” a woman called.

“See,” he murmured in her ear, “it’s working already.”  He took her by the elbow and moved forward.

Unless she wanted to make a scene in front of all these people she already liked and who already seemed to like her, unless she wanted to look like Mrs. Scrooge instead of Gabe’s blushing bride, she had no choice but to move with him.

Barbara White DailleAUTHOR BIO – Barbara White Daille

Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom.

Barbara’s new series, The Hitching Post Hotel, features a matchmaking grandpa determined to see his three granddaughters wed. The series began in April 2015 with The Cowboy’s Little Surprise and continues with A Rancher of Her Own (July) and The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal (December).


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Cowboy Dreamin’ is now an audio book

audio Cowboy Dreamin'I am happy to announce that COWBOY DREAMIN’ my erotic romance menage story from Decadent Publishing is now available as an audio book.

Cowboy Dreamin’

Genre: Contemporary, erotic romance, GLBT, ménage, western romance

Heat Level: 5

Publisher: Decadent Publishing


Kendra spends her days and nights running a business, sculpting, and leading a Tahitian dance group in Kauai. She can’t squeeze anything else into her life, but she dreams of cowboys. Sexy, hot cowboys in tight jeans, low-tipped Stetsons, and dusty boots. Men who know all about how to please a woman. She enjoys her fantasies, but can’t imagine ever settling down. But one night with one would be so nice. Surely that would get her dreams of a white knight cowboy sweeping her off her feet out of her system.

Because of an accident that Shane believes left him “less of a man,” he doesn’t see a wife and children in his future. Carson, his ranching partner—and sometimes lover—thinks Shane is wrong. Carson refuses to let Shane settle for a life of rodeo bunnies who only want a romp in bed with a bull rider. Shane deserves more than that. He manages to sign Shane up with a matchmaking service to, hopefully, meet another kind of woman, maybe someone who will appreciate Shane for the man he is. Except Madame Evangeline expects both of the cowboys to go on this special one night date. It doesn’t take long for either cowboy to realize that one night with the purple-haired, hip-shaking beauty in Kauai might not be enough….


EXCERPT – PG13 – Cowboy Dreamin’

“I can’t do this!” Kendra moaned and glared at Alexis in the dressing room mirror. She had one boob in a coconut cup and one boob that refused to go in the other bra cup. “I can’t!”

Alexis walked over and calmly pushed Kendra’s hands out of the way. She lifted the problem coconut shell cup and gently guided the uncooperative breast into place. “Situation resolved.”

Tears threatened and Kendra’s stomach churned. “That was only part of what’s wrong.”

She’d been stressed ever since learning about this arranged meeting between her and the two cowboys from Kansas. She’d been dreaming about a fantasy, sexy cowboy for so long. But two at the same time? What if neither of them met her visualization? Would she be soured on all cowboys? Would her fantasies be ruined forever? She didn’t have time in her harried life for more than the occasional fantasy. She needed it.

She exhaled deeply, wincing at the slight movement of the rough shells over her tender breasts. She still hadn’t gotten around to replacing the felt lining and she would pay for that negligence today. “My fantasies are all I have. If this goes wrong…. If they are—”

“This could be far better than those dreams of yours,” Alexis chastised with a frown. “It’s two cowboys.”

Kendra paced away and fluffed out her skirt. “Could be being keywords.”

A tear trickled down her cheek and she dashed it ruthlessly away. Then her shoulders slumped and she mumbled miserably, “I should never have agreed to any of this.” She glowered at Alexis. “You pushed me into it, all of it. Agreeing to spend some kind of night with two cowboys is bad enough. But you accepted this dance show without discussing it with me. And they are supposed to meet me here.”

She paced across the small room again, fluffing the sides of her grass skirt again. “First impressions are a big deal, you know. And here I’ll be shimmying my ass around wearing a pink skirt made of fake grass and bouncing my boobs in a really dumb coconut shell bra.”

To her disgust, Alexis laughed. “They’ll think themselves the luckiest cowboys in the world.”

BUY LINKS – Audio book – Audible     Amazon     iTunes

Listen to a sample


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For Ruby’s Love audio book released

audio For Ruby's LoveIt is so fun to announce a new book release! This time I’m letting everyone know that FOR RUBY’S LOVE from Decadent Publishing has been released as an audio book.

This is the contemporary Western sequel to THE CEO AND THE COWBOY, which is also available as both an ebook and an audio book. The books do not have to be read in sequence, but you do get an introduction of the two male heroes in the first book.

The audio book is now available from Audible.com and iTunes. It will soon also be available from Amazon.

An audio book sample is here:

Hot, Hot, Hot! – The CEO and the Cowboy

audio The CEO and the CowboyJust released! The CEO and the Cowboy is now available as an audio book…and it’s hot, Hot, HOT! Be sure to listen in privacy.

The CEO and the Cowboy – An Audio Book

By Starla Kaye

Narrated by Chase Johnson

Erotic, GLBT, Contemporary Romance


Listen to a sample from the audio book of The CEO and the Cowboy: Soundcloud

Audio book available from:  AudibleAmazoniTunes


The whole thing about relationships and feelings confuses the heck out of Calhoun. He’s a simple cowboy and he’d been planning to marry a long-time friend for a while. When he finally realizes it doesn’t feel right, he lets her go. He probably shouldn’t have gone to her wedding to another man, but she wanted him there. But that’s when he really gets confused. His eye is drawn to a seriously hot businessman…and that sure does unnerve him…and yet….

Emotionally burned by the last man he thought he’d loved, Daniel isn’t anxious to replace him. But there is something about the proud, bedroom-eyed cowboy who shows up at his friend’s wedding. The CEO isn’t even sure if the cowboy’s gay, although the heat firing between them makes him wonder….

What he does know is that he plans to find out.

Get the Kindle version at:  Amazon US – Amazon UK – Amazon CA – Amazon AU – Amazon FR

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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