by Starla Kaye
What can I say? I love writing romance and I love writing about men with wounded hearts. Big, tough men who have been brought to their knees by a woman (or a man) who broke their heart and tromped on their pride and then try to show the world that nothing affects them (but really does) are my weakness. I have to find them someone capable of shattering the defenses they’ve tried to build up to protect themselves. I have to give them someone that they can’t resist loving.
My first book with 1Night Stand, Maggie’s Secret Wish, wasn’t exactly that kind of story. But Maggie had been emotionally hurt in the past and had avoided getting into another relationship. Between her friend who encouraged her to contact Madame Evangeline and Madame Eve’s uncanny wisdom for making matches, she comes out of her blue funk and … Well, you’ll just have to read the story to see how her life takes an exciting turn.
Starting Over, my second book with 1Night Stand, does involve the “wounded heart” hero, actually two of them. In this story, Corbin is just coming out as a gay man, at the encouragement of his ex-wife. He is unsure of all the changes and what is expected of him, and sad about leaving a comfortable but not right for him marriage. His wife loves him enough to encourage him to finally begin the life style he has secretly wanted. The man he is matched with, Matt, is an experienced gay man who has lost the male lover he had envisioned living the rest of his life with. He is trying to move on, but it is hard. Again, you will have to read the story to see how everything works out for them.
That was my first completely GLBT story published and I really enjoyed writing it. I love to be challenged as a writer and stepping into unfamiliar writing territory was exciting. In fact since I wrote that book I have toyed with wanting to try my hand at another one. I do have a new book, The CEO and The Cowboy, another GLBT story coming out from Decadent Publishing later this year (date unknown at this time, but I do have my cover!). Unfortunately I couldn’t figure out how to make it a 1 Night Stand story.
As a special giveaway, one lucky winner can pick their choice of an ebook copy of either Maggie’s Secret Wish or Starting Over.
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