When someone says Christmas, it’s usually twinkling lights and holly that comes to mind. But thanks to Blushing Books author Starla Kaye, this year you might associate the holiday with hunky cowboys who have no problem taming feisty females.

The author of So Not a Cowgirl, Dude Ranch and many other popular titles is currently running a contest for readers of her holiday anthology Ranch Christmas. Details of this contest can be found here, and while I don’t want to give anything away (that’s what Starla’s doing) the prizes just may inspire you to have a Western-themed Christmas this year.

In addition to being a successful writer, Starla Kaye maintains a popular Web site and blog where she not only shares her work but offers tips for other writers. Look for an upcoming interview with Starla Kaye here later this month. But if you don’t want to wait, you can read this fine interview posted earlier this month on writer Cara Bristol’s blog.