Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!

by Olivia Starke
(No, that’s not me btw. I don’t look nearly as good in pink tulle.)
Today is my 36th birthday, a commemorative day in world history. Bloody hell why?you may ask. Because for ONE we survived that whole Mayan Calendar thing (enjoy your 2051 rolls of toilet paper suckers! I invested that money wisely on Beanie Babies, those suckers will come back into vogue soon and I’ll make a fortune!)

Lots of interesting things happened on this day in history, and I’ve dug some out to present to you! Calm down now, I can hear your war whoops of excitement over the sound of my own. No, wait, that’s the four dogs barking like rabid idiots because a cat sneezed on the porch.

1620: 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth.
1970:  John Lennon releases an album that contains songs with the word f*ck.

Okay, short list, but other than blah blah king being arrested, blah blah bank starting/closing, that’s it. So December 11th isn’t monumental—being nestled snuggly between Thanksgiving here in the U.S. and Christmas day, can you blame it?

But it’s an honest day, my day to celebrate my arrival into this world, kicking and screaming in protest. An icy winter day where Mom almost had to deliver me herself—Dad would’ve passed out. And I was kind enough to give my mother a hard 20 minutes of labor before I popped out. I was a freakishly long baby, squished inside a tiny woman, so I imagine it being something like a spring uncoiling with a loud *POP* at the end.

So enough of my ramblings, I’m giving away a free ecopy of one of Decadent releases! To be entered, leave your email and a comment!

Blind since childhood, Sierra is satisfied with her success as a relationship therapist. Contacting 1Night Stand is an outlet for her physical needs, or so she tells herself. When she meets Daniel, the chemistry is definitely there, but a single parent with a child has the terrifying potential to disrupt her orderly life.

After losing his wife in a fire three years before that left him terribly scarred, Daniel has focused on raising his young daughter and little else. Meeting Sierra through 1Night Stand is a way to step back into the world. And he definitely can’t deny the instant attraction.

Madame Evangeline has a sweet surprise for them as they discover one another…


  1. Hi...
    I'm interested.... want to know more...

  2. OH good grief the Mayan Calendar thing is THIS month, not NOVEMBER. OH bloody hell.

    Anywho, thanks for dropping by!

  3. Yes, definately Happy Birthday to you. And I hope you have a Happy Holidays. I love the 1Night Stand stories. I would love to do something like that. But of course if I was not married, single. Definatley would get to fill an ultimate fantasy. I have read some great ones, by great authors. This story looks good. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    christinebails at yahoo dot com

  4. Happy Birthday, Olivia! <3 Troll dolls are totally going to be popular again before Beanie Babies...I hope. I have suitcases full of the cute hairy things.


  5. Happy Birthday, Olivia! Hope your day is fabulous!


  6. Happy Birthday, Olivia! I have Beanie Babies. I can trade.

  7. Happy Birthday! My birthday is in the middle of August and nothing happened besides me on it :O)

  8. Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a great day!

    Beckerjo at Verizon dot net

  9. Thanks to everyone who dropped by! And Tawnya is my winner :)