Thursday, April 24, 2014

“I vow to grant you….”

By Starla Kaye

Every so often I like to go back and revisit my favorite characters, Maggie and Ian from Maggie’s Secret Wish are two such people. Here’s another look at the story’s blurb and a new glimpse into their lives today. And I’m doing a contest in celebration of my fun-loving couple, so be sure to read all the way to the end of this post.

Maggie’s boring workaholic life and focus on her obnoxious ex is grinding her down. A friend’s advice sends her to Madame Evangeline’s high-end dating service 1 Night Stand. She hopes to find some fun, a date, and va-va-voom sex…not necessarily in that order. At least she will get out of her apartment for one hot night! Because, yes, she is just that desperate for a change, and there is that secret fantasy she’s been wanting to try out….

As Ian turns forty, his day job as writer of steamy erotica and night job as part-time Dom has him worried he will never have a “normal” relationship. With his particular kinky quirks, what woman would consider him husband material? Madame Eve is pretty good at her own job, are these two a match in a million or just a one night flash in the pan?


Ian had missed his precious Maggie more on this lonely book tour than ever before. After being married for almost three years, he’d thought his feelings for her would calm down, his need for her would lessen. Neither had.
He worried about her not eating right when he was gone. Without him around to cajole her into cooking “real” meals, she tended to simply nibble on whatever was easiest. She was his Snack Food Queen. And without him to entice her into bed at a decent time, she would stay up until the wee hours. She’d work on her websites or respond to emails or post blogs on Facebook. She would do anything to keep from crawling into bed alone…or so she’d told him.
She needed him. But he needed her so much more.
He pulled into the driveway of his home in the Highlands and his breathing sped up, his body ached. Ever since his flight had left New York City he’d thought of little beyond striding into the house, searching out his lovely lass, and then scooping her up into his arms. He couldn’t wait to carry her upstairs and toss her down in the middle of their big bed. He didn’t think he could even take long enough to strip either of them first. Once he joined her on the bed, ripping their clothes off suited him just fine.
All he wanted was to get his hands on her…his mouth on her…his cock deep inside her.
He grabbed the special gift he’d bought her—them actually—from the passenger seat and climbed out of the car. A “Kinky Vows for Adventurous Lovers” activity card set he’d spotted one day in a store while wandering around the city, missing Maggie. He couldn’t wait to try them, sometime. Right now he didn’t need any sensual suggestions for seduction. He knew exactly what he wanted to do.
Striding toward the house, he thought about his bags. Later. Maybe tomorrow or the next day. He didn’t plan to leave their bed for a good long while.
As he reached the bottom of the steps, the front door opened. His beautiful wife stood there in all her naked glory. Naked except for a wide red ribbon wrapped around her waist. A huge bow was tied at her cute little belly button. The tails of the bow trailed directly down to her curly mound. Lord help him!
He froze, heart pounding so loud that he imagined she could hear it. He struggled to breathe, to think, to move.
Her face pinched in annoyance, she stepped barefoot onto the porch. “Get a move on, husband. I’ve got a serious need of you.”
“Ah, lass, I’ve a powerful desire for you as well.”

I hope you enjoyed this little look into Maggie and Ian’s life once more. It’s always fun for me to play around with what they might be doing.

CONTEST: One lucky commenter will win the Kinky Vows for Adventurous Lovers card set mentioned in this snippet story. The winner will be chosen April 28th

Since the release of Maggie’s Secret Wish, I have published four more stories with Decadent: Starting Over, The CEO and The Cowboy, Acceptance, and most recently Cowboy Dreamin’.

Maggie’s Secret Wish
Genre: Contemporary, erotic romance, BDSM
Heat Level: 4

#starla_kaye, #1NS, #1nightstand, #decadentpub


  1. Thanks, Vicki! I always have fun looking back at my characters, especially these two.

  2. Very cute excerpt. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  3. Thanks for commenting and enjoying the excerpt.

  4. Tina Sorensen tweeted me that she has tried twice to leave a post here and it didn't work. I'm acknowledging her attempt here. Sorry, Tina.

  5. Congratulations to Tina Sorensen for being my contest winner this month. Thanks to everyone who left a comment either here or on my website.