BY CJ STARR
The City Girl Series by CJ Starr are quickie reads about women with high ambition and libido to match!
A group of us writers were hanging out on social media (MySpace, yes it was awhile ago!), just having fun and writing blog posts and at the same time I was trying to get short stories published. I wanted to be published, but it was mostly writing for fun.
One time I accidentally left one of my stories in the copy machine at my boyfriend’s office and people at his work started reading my pages and whispering about CJ Starr stories and between office word out mouth and social media buzz, people were looking to read CJ Starr. True story!
At the time, I had sent a manuscript to Harlequin Spice Briefs, I sent Seducing the Boss. In the meantime, of course I kept writing. I submitted to an indie press, New Line Press, two other stories I’d written, Housemates and Nowhere to Turn. NLP bought them, and they started selling. Seven months later, when I heard back from Harlequin, I received a nice personally written email from an editor saying that they were passing on this story, but I was like, that’s ok, my books are selling now anyway! Oh, I also submitted to Ellora’s Cave, but to this day, I never heard back! lol. By the way, Seducing the Boss became my bestselling book!
My books have been on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Mobipocket, and All Romance eBooks Bestseller Lists. Trick or Eat Me debuted on Barnes and Noble Erotica’s Bestseller List at #10. I was on the top Bestseller list in the UK on Amazon, and in the US. I’ve received bestseller stars and awards, but what matters most, is writing little secret stories about women with high ambition and libido to match!
As you read each story in the city girl series, you’ll see they are filled with independent women. Emotions run high and so does drama and humor. Some of the humor is tongue-in-cheek, because city girls are witty!
These short stories are available as ebooks, and the collections are available in print. To date there are about 31 stories in the city girl series. Each story is like a TV episode. Though this is a series and each story is numbered, they are stand-alone stories and do not have to be read in any particular order. Start with #1 or jump in at #31.
Each story is approximately 20-30 pages, though some are super quickies at about 10 pages, and the longest, a compilation of my work to date, is 311 pages. Some stories are more serious than others, and some are playful, while others are deep in the message.
xo, CJ Starr