Meet Starla Kaye! We’re vacationing with her muse today!
As a writer, everywhere I go my muse is with me. When I go to sleep at night, “she” often awakens me and forces me out of a warm bed and to my laptop. She is determined that I write down epiphany thoughts she has come up with on a story problem I’ve been mulling over. When I sit at a computer working on one story or another, she sometimes invades that creative time with a tidbit or two about another story idea or solution to a problem in another story. The list of my muse’s sometimes inconvenient interruptions into my life could go on and on.
I like to travel and get away from everything…okay, I take all of my electronics with me (iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Nook, and laptop). But I try not to isolate myself in a hotel room or coffee shop and read or work on my laptop too much. I can’t go “cold turkey,” though. I just can’t. And my muse travels with me, sneaky little devil girl. She likes to take in the world around me wherever I am and absorb those possible setting and character details for a later date. She did that during my visits to the Caribbean in past years and she hoarded those memories until just the right moment, the right story. My latest release from Decadent Publishing’s 1 Night Stand series, Starting Over, took place in a resort in the Caribbean. My muse was thrilled to remind me of the things I’d seen and how it felt to be there. She helps me add all those fun little setting details that can help bring a story to life.
Right now as I write this blog, I’m in Kauai at a beautiful beach resort. My muse has been snatching up all kinds of setting details: the sound of the waves rolling onto the beach, the feel of the humidity at times or the light rain or the wonderfully breezy mornings, the feel of the sand beneath my toes as I stroll on the beach, the taste of the fruity drinks I love so much, and all of the many beautiful sights. And my muse has helped me flesh out a new novel that I’m planning to set here.
A muse can be a very helpful companion at times. Mine can also be an annoyance when I really want to sleep through an entire night without thinking about a story.
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A virgin gay man, Corbin is ready to ease into his new lifestyle, still, making the move scares him shitless. He’s spent years fantasizing about embracing his true self, but what possessed him to agree to a 1 NightStand? As he nears the long, lean man with shaggy, graying hair, a hard on pushing at the front of his swim trunks, and a sexy-as-hell grin, the dreams pale in comparison, and easing in takes on a whole new meaning.
Though tired of being lonely, Matt considers changing his mind about the one-night arrangement until a tall, well-built man strolls across the pool area toward him, then all thoughts of leaving flee. Those broad shoulders, the amazing pecs, the spattering of dark hair on his chest…all of it calls to Matt. He wants to touch it, play with it. He forces himself to calm down. Matt will be his date’s first male lover, and he intends to find the inner strength to take his time.
Intense physical attraction and Madame Eve’s magic ignite a sexual fire, but will it be enough for two men starting over?