Welcome, Starla Kaye!!
1. For those who might not be familiar with you, would you be a dear and tell the readers a little about yourself? How did you get your start in the writing business?
(Starla) I love life, observing relationships, and dreaming up romantic stories. I’m a Happily-Ever-After kind of person, so that’s how my stories end up. Actually, I didn’t grow up reading romances and read my first one around the time I decided to try my hand at writing books. The genre was, and is, perfect for me. So I’ve been penning romances for around twenty years, publishing my first one in 1999.
2. All writers fear the dreaded “block”. Please tell us how you handle it.
(Starla) I don’t often get “writer’s block,” and I feel fortunate for that. I write several books at the same time, for different publishers. When I get momentarily uncertain how I (or my characters) want to go next, I shift to another story. As the epiphany comes for my problem, I shift back to that story.
3. Contrary to what some people envision about a romance writer’s life, it’s not all glitz and glam. Well not for the majority of us. With that bubble sadly busted, when you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?
(Starla) It’s not all glitz and glam? That’s why I got into being a writer. Okay, just kidding. I write not for the glory, but because I enjoy my work. When I’m not writing, I love to travel, which I do nearly every month for a couple of weeks. My laptop travels with, of course, because my characters have trouble giving me a free moment. I also make small art quilts that I design from pictures of places I’ve been. And I teach writing classes to senior adults. I really enjoy my students and we share so much. I’m constantly learning from them.
4. I know many writers, such as myself, keep their pastime/career a secret. Do those close to you know you write? If so, what are their thoughts?
(Starla) Since I’ve been publishing for sixteen years, the secret is out. At first I was worried about it affecting my husband’s work as a CPA, firm owner. But I’ve always been honest when someone asks me what I write. I write romance, period. They can accept that or not, which is their problem and not mine. Fortunately I’ve run into very few people who look uncomfortable with what I write. And my husband delights in telling his clients or anyone else that he is my muse. Whatever. If it makes him happy to say that or that he’s the model for my heroes…Well, we all laugh about it.
5. Will you share with us your all time favorite authors? If you’re like me, it’s a long list so give us your top ten.
(Starla) There are so many wonderful authors, but I do have some favorites that I buy every book they write. My list includes Robyn Carr, Janet Chapman, Molly Harper, Sandra Hill, Katie MacAlister, Susan Mallery, Lynsay Sands, Gena Showalter, RaeAnne Thayne, and Susan Wiggs.
6. If you could choose one book to go to the big screen, yours or otherwise, which book would you choose and whom would you love to see casted in the parts?
(Starla) If I wanted one of my books to go to the big screen, I’d have to say FOR RUBY’S LOVE. I would have to expand the story more, maybe start with its prequel THE CEO AND THE COWBOY. I can easily picture Barry Van Dyke (in his slightly younger days) as my CEO, Daniel. For my cowboy, Calhoun Cordell, I’d pick Alex O’Loughlin (from Hawaii Five-o). And I would like Amy Adams for Kendra.
7. Would you care to tell us what you’re working on now? That is if it’s not top-secret information. If so, just whisper it in my ear. I swear it’ll go no further.
(Starla) I’m working on two projects, very different ones. FOR THE LOVE OF ROWAN is a medieval romance and the sequel to THEIR LADY GLORIANA. I’ve wanted to write a special story for the second hero, Rowan, ever since I published TLG and have finally gotten to it. I’m also working on another story for Decadent Publishing’s 1-Night Stand series. SO NOT A WHITE KNIGHT isn’t a sequel to COWBOY DREAMIN’, but it has the characters from that story making a reappearance.
8. Where can we find your stories and is there a particular reading order?
(Starla) I’ve published 20 novels, 38 novellas, 18 short stories, and 8 anthologies. There really isn’t a particular reading order, except for my two other medieval romances. MAGGIE MINE was the first one, and THE GREAT SCOTTISH DEVIL is the sequel. My complete book list is on my website starlakaye.com. All of my Starla Kaye books are on my Amazon Author Page. I also have books at Amazon under my other pen names: S.K. Fero and Skylar Faye.
9. Would you please share how your present and future fans can contact you?
10. Before we conclude this enlightening interview, do you have anything else you’d like to share? The stage is all yours.
(Starla) I’d just like to thank you for letting be here and thank my readers, current ones and new ones. As I said earlier, I write because I love to. And because I’m practically haunted by so many characters impatiently waiting for their stories be told. Happy reading!
Thank you again, Starla, for taking time out of your busy schedule to share more about yourself to all your fans – present and future ones. 🙂
Speaking of fans, ladies and gents don’t run off quite yet. It’s time I share my opinion of Their Lady Gloriana. Please continue reading and don’t forget to drop us a line – questions or comments are always appreciated. Heck, we are happy to receive a simple HOWDY.
Publisher: Black Velvet Seductions
Date Published: August 2015
Genre: Historical, gay romance, ménage, medieval romance
Page Count: 200
In medieval times honorable men had to do what was required of them by the kings to whom they were loyal…
Thomas Lancaster, a widower with bad memories of marriage and a young son he barely knew was a hardened knight loyal to his king. In reward for his efforts fighting in the Crusades, King Edward gave him Middlemound Castle to hold for the crown. But the king decreed that he must marry the beautiful young widow of the castle’s previous lord.
Lady Gloriana Stewart had suffered brutally in her first marriage and had no desire to marry again. Yet she had no choice. She had to protect her people and obey her king.
All she wanted was for her new husband to give her a baby.
Having already lost one wife in childbirth, Thomas refused to even consider it.
Sir Rowan Montgomery, Thomas’s first knight, friend, and lover complicated the situation even more. Thomas didn’t want to give up Rowan and Gloriana didn’t want to admit she had feelings for her husband and for Rowan.
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(review request submitted by the author for an honest critique)
Man, the people in medieval times were a naughty, randy bunch. Starla wrote many scenes involving intercourse between two males, man/woman, and a couple threesomes. There were acts of voyeurism which I know will be a crowd pleaser. And for those who enjoy anal play, oh yeah this historic tale had plenty of that too. *winks*
My only negative comments, small ones, were these….. when Thomas started coughing, I thought more would’ve became of it. However, he got over the sickness without any drama. When, Rowan was injured, I expected “more” to develop there as well.
Heck, I was looking forward to some epic battle.
If you start this book with the knowledge you won’t have any major “Holy Fuck” moments and simply a whole lot of fuckery going on, then you will love this book.
As most of my readers/followers love a good romp in the hay, I think you’ll be pleased by this historical tale.
Give it a shot, my lovely ones.
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