Monday, November 30, 2015

Book Tour: Trusting Love Again @starla_kaye #ContemporaryRomance #Abuse #Healing @BlackVelvetSeductions

Book Title: Trusting Love Again
Publisher: Black Velvet Seductions

Date Published: November 8, 2015
ISBN: 2940156674237
ASIN: B017RNS888
Genre: Contemporary romance
Heat Rating: 3
Page Count:  99

All she wants is to start over, live a peaceful life…

After an abusive marriage and an ugly divorce, Toni needs to rebuild her self-confidence and start a new life in her hometown. Going home again and confronting people she’d hurt when she’d left is never easy. She’d hung onto the idea of buying a long-abandoned old house and remodeling it to help her recover. But a man from her past has recently purchased it for his business. That’s her emotional breaking point and she does something reckless. Now she must pay the legal consequences of her foolish actions…by working for him.

All he wants is to focus on his work…

Chad’s job as a lawyer working to protect the rights of the abused elderly consumes his time and energy. It cost him his marriage and an aborted child he hadn’t known about. Now he works harder, guards his bruised heart. Yet the return of someone he’d held secret feelings for comes back to town. She upsets his world, starting with minor destruction of his business property and causing him minor injury. He shouldn’t become involved in helping this troubled woman, yet he can’t keep from doing so.

Two heart-damaged people have trouble trusting love again.


Can you tell us a little bit about where you are from?  I was born in Kansas, moved a lot growing up and in the early days of my long marriage, and am back in Kansas. From most of the state you can see for miles and miles, yet there are some beautiful hilly areas like the Flint Hills, too. There is never a sense of being closed in here, which I like. That doesn’t mean I don’t love the mountains or the ocean, but I’m content to live here and travel to those places.
What does your writing desk look like? What would we find on it right this minute? (Have fun with this question. If your desk is a mess, tell us! J include a picture if you’d like)  I have a fairly small office space within my husband’s accounting firm, basically I’m well out of the way of the “real” workers. My area is nothing like everyone else’s because I need to have things I enjoy around me: a painting of a beach (to escape to in my mind), my collection of small ducks in costumes (just because they’re cute), some of my most used reference books, odds and ends of my cowboy collection, a big desk covered with…well, too much. When I take the time to reorganize, then I can’t find anything. Messy is best.
How did you come up with the titles to your book(s)? I actually come up with the book title first, then the characters and story line to fit it. My titles all have meaning in the story.
What are you currently working on? Can you give us a sneak peek? I’m always working on multiple projects at the same time. But the main one I’m concentrating on now is the sequel to this book: Corrupting the Sheriff. Two of the characters from the first book reappear in this one. Alex, the sheriff who arrested Toni, is a friend of Chad’s. Toni, as well as the community, think he needs help finding a wife, and to forget the ridiculous Wife Qualifications List he created. Dakota is a friend of Toni’s and had gone on one disastrous date with him years ago. She’s decided to move there to start a new life. But Alex would definitely rather she didn’t. His problem, not hers.
Do you see writing as a career? Do you write full time? Or in addition to another job? Writing is my career and I do work at it pretty much full time. There are so many facets to this work: writing, promoting, researching, and planning. I also mentor writers in two local writers’ groups and I teach writing to seniors at two senior centers.
What was the hardest part of writing your book(s)? Letting go. I really get into the story and the characters become my friends. It is hard to give them up, which is why I’m beginning to write more series stuff.
Do you have any advice to offer other writers? I learned long ago in my career to be flexible. It is best to come up with basic background on the story line and characters, have a tentative idea about where the plot needs to go, and a good idea of the ending. But I’ve learned that the story isn’t mine to tell. It’s the characters’. When I try to be in constant control, it just doesn’t go well for any of us.

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, 39 novellas, 8 anthologies, 18 short stories, and 3 audio books. You can learn more about her work at





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1 comment:

  1. I hope you follow me around on this blog tour and learn more about the book and about me as the author. I am having a contest on my website in connection with this tour. Stop by and enter, daily until Dec 7.