By Starla Kaye
Are there some things in your life that you feel are never really done? You take time away from things you would rather be doing, like shopping or going somewhere just for fun or spending the day just goofing off. Instead you use those hours to take care of chores like house cleaning, doing the laundry, or raking leaves. Except none of those chores are ever really finished. It’s kind of depressing when you think about them.
I’m sitting in front of a window at my daughter’s house while writing this blog post, looking out at the yard my daughter and I worked hard cleaning up yesterday. It was spotless when we “finished.” Not one fallen leaf anywhere. This morning the lawn is completely covered with big golden yellow leaves again. (Heavy sigh) What we tell ourselves is that it gives us another opportunity for more exercise.
Writing stories is another part of my life that goes on and on. I’m absolutely not complaining about that. Writing, to me, isn’t a chore. It’s what I do and what I love.
Think about what tedious tasks you face in your life. Then think about the parts of your life that could be considered repeated chores, but that you actually enjoy. Maybe they involve preparing big meals for your family and/or friends at holiday time. Maybe it’s figuring out how to find time to spend time with your kids, nieces, nephews, or special friends.
This is a special time of year when we have another chance to remember everything that we’re thankful for. My list could go on forever. How about yours?
One of the many things I’m thankful for is the chance to work with Decadent Publishing and sharing my stories with readers. My first release with the publisher was Maggie’s Secret Wish, with the 1 NightStand line.
Maggie’s Secret Wish has a spanking element to it, mainly one borne of curiosity on the heroine’s part. She believes she will never want to be really involved in such a lifestyle, but she wants a taste of what it is like to be spanked. She ends up matched to a very special man who is part of that unique world. But Ian has come to realize that because of his experience with being a Dom, he probably won’t ever find a woman who can truly love him. He doesn’t believe a woman can see beyond his quirks, even if he might be willing to give them up.
Since the release of Maggie’s Secret Wish I have published four more stories with Decadent: Starting Over as part of the 1 Night Stand Series, The CEO and the Cowboy, Acceptance as part of The Edge Series, Cowboy Dreamin’ another part of the 1 Night Stand Series. For Ruby’s Love, a sequel to The CEO and the Cowboy, is in line waiting for a publication date.
Maggie’s Secret Wish
Genre: Contemporary, erotic romance, BDSM
Heat Level: 4
Starla Kaye wears many hats professionally and as a writer. She is the community coordinator for a Midwestern accounting firm, a gerontologist who volunteers with an active group of senior adults, a mentor/teacher of writing, and a multi-published author. She dabbles in writing romances of many sub-genres: contemporary, historical Western, medieval, sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal, and Regency. To date she has published 20 novels, 37 novellas, 7 anthologies, and 15 short stories. You can learn more about her work at http://starlakaye.com