Who wouldn’t want to be protected by these hunks?
Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Meet the men of Guardian Security

and the women they protect

Moving Target

Kathryn Holt knows only that she has to get far away as fast as she can. In a frantic, cross-country odyssey, she transforms from pliable Kathryn to feisty, determined Kate Griffin, staying one step ahead of the killers on her trail. Then Fate delivers her into the hands of a dark knight with a tortured past. The safety he offers is as tempting as he is. After having his perfect life ripped apart, recluse Quinn sees protecting Kate as his chance for redemption. He never plans on wanting the guarded beauty, never mind falling for her. Denying the explosive chemistry between them is useless, and as danger closes in he must fight to expose the killer or risk history from repeating itself.

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Silencing Memories

Just when architect Lindsey Ferrell thinks she’s gotten her life back on track, the terrible nightmares return, and out of nowhere, a stalker sends note to her office. Photos follow, then emails, and she can’t dismiss the threat any longer. Hiring security seems the logical answer, but there’s nothing logical about her body’s reaction to the sinfully sexy expert bent on keeping her safe. Guardian Security partner Nick Vanetta believes there’s more behind the situation than a simple fixation, and he wonders if the answer is buried somewhere in her past. As they dig deeper into her family history, the sizzling attraction between them burns hotter and the job becomes much more than playing bodyguard to this headstrong woman. To protect the woman he loves, he must find the stalker…before it’s too late.

 

 

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Killing Lies

After her husband was killed and she lost her unborn child, Sarah Madison believed she’d never find love and happiness again. Instead, she has channeled all her energy into her job as assistant to the sexy CEO of Guardian Security. When he proposes a marriage of convenience, the chance to become a mother is tempting, and so is her new prospective husband. His only flaw—the distance he keeps between himself and his sweet little daughter. Reno Sullivan’s life is a mess. His first marriage was based on a lie, and the fiery death of his wife left him to raise a baby—a constant reminder of his wife’s deceit. He desperately needs someone to mother the child and take charge of his personal life, and his no-nonsense assistant is perfect for the job. Unfortunately, the alluring woman in the bedroom next to his chips away at his determination to maintain the hands-off clause in their agreement and the ice around his heart.

A near-tragedy and Reno’s fear of love could kill Sarah’s hopes of turning their fake marriage into happily ever after…

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Running Scared

When computer program designer Zoraya “Zoe” Lombardo wakes up next to her business partner’s dead body with a gun in her hand and no memory of what happened, the first thing she does is run. The second thing she does is call the one person she trusts to help her—the man she abandoned two years ago. He’s not as bossy as she remembers, but he’s sexier than ever. She made a mistake not listening to his warnings, and she’s more than willing to kiss and make up…if she can just stay alive long enough. Zak Delaney, partner in Guardian Security, never expected to hear from his ex-fiancee again. After Zoe left, it took him a long time to put himself back together. Now he must cast aside his hurt and anger in order to protect her. He’ll have to rely on his resources at Guardian Security to clear her name and every ounce of his self-control not to fall for her charms again. But as danger closes in, Zak will have to learn to trust Zoe as much as she trusts him or face losing her again…and this time for good.

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Meet the latest additions to the mysterious Phoenix Agency
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

The Phoenix Agency

I am giving away a copy of Jungle Inferno, The Phoenix Agency Book #! to one lucky person.

Leave a comment to be eligible.

 

If you missed launch day yesterday, The Phoenix Agency is now also a Kindle World. With terrific, best selling authors created memorable stories to launch this World. Below is just a taste of them.

Join the Kindle World Fan Group

KW

All members can request the Special Agent badge to download, print, make into a button, whatever you like.

FBI Special Agent certificate. US Secret Service.

 

Meet the newest members of the Phoenix family

The Sum is Greater by M. L. Buchman: Come join the action as M. L. Buchman’s Night Stalkers fly into battle with Desiree Holt’s Phoenix Agency!

Valentine:Steel Heart by Jordan Dane: After a tragic killing on an Amtrak train, the Phoenix Agency use a mysterious covert operative, Braxton Valentine, as bait to lure a deadly cartel boss from hiding, but grief-stricken Valentine becomes their worst nightmare—a rogue operator with a death wish.

Lord Protecter by Kate Richards: In an effort to avoid an international incident, the Phoenix Agency employs Lord Henry Smythe to help with the case of a distant relation to the crown who’s fallen in with a man whose criminal roots span both sides of the Atlantic. It should be an easy job for a man with his training and intelligence. But he hasn’t yet met Amelia MacKay, a stubborn lady who when told to jump does not ask how high.

Bare Deception byTracy Tappan: Two rival agents. One goal. The clock is ticking, passions are rising…and someone is lying.

Eyes Wide Open by Cynthia Cooke: Jessica dreams of death–only now death has found her.

Arctic Burn by Amy Ruttan: He’d been burned once by her love…

The Lost Sister by Jen Talty: Betrayal, Treason… and love.

Blind Spot by Casey Hagen: He smiled at her and she took a step back. “Are you afraid of me?” Mason asked taking a step in her direction. Her eyes flickered to his, and then away. “No. Are you afraid of me?” she challenged with a raised brow. “Terrified,” he said quietly just a few inches from her.

Fatal Desires by Nicole Morgan: One man. Two women. An impossible choice.

 

Magic and Mayhem. Who can resist?
Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Brand new from the pen of he multitalented Kate Richards

 

Tina Marie Wales is a witch on a mission. To get her life under control.  Her online herbal business is, growing exponentially, her familiars are at war with one another, and her magical pen pal, the Shifter Whisperer, is trying to help. Not to mention that she just bought a charming Victorian with a peculiar curse on it. And the next door  neighbor keeps growling at her. Not that it’s not sexy but…really! Growling?  She didn’t think he liked her at all until she received the invitation to dinner.

Yuvan Ursa moved to a small, serene town far from the rest of his pack and their crazy nightclub businesses. He’s an artist, a spiritual man, and a grizzly. After he’s enjoyed a serene six months of painting and yoga, the neighborhood has been invaded by a sexy, noisy redhead and her trio of equally noisy pets. What does a bear have to do to get a little peace? When he knocks on her door to complain, instead he finds himself asking her over to dine. Perhaps over his special Moroccan couscous they can come to an agreement. She can keep the racket down, and he can be happy. If only his brain could focus when faced with her curves.

Once they cross the line between their properties, combustion is likely, chaos is inevitable.

 

Get your copy here!

 

AMAZON

 

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

 

Yearn For You (Dante’s Purgatory, Book 2)

 

Dante has been Erica’s savior since she was a child, protecting her from others, wiping her tears, making her feel worthy. Until, as the years passed, she began to feel something new…and a girl’s crush became a young woman’s unyielding passion. Though she ran away to Paris after Dante unknowingly broke her heart, even distance couldn’t quell Erica’s desire. Because she knows Dante well, knows what he’s capable of doing for a woman…and knows her submissive needs match Dante’s deep dominance perfectly.

Dante’s in trouble. For years he’s kept his burning ache for his best friend’s sister firmly in check. But now Erica’s back in the States, more gorgeous than ever. Worse, she wants to learn about BDSM—and she’s determined to have Dante as a teacher. He won’t let her near the club he co-owns with her brother—Chris would kill him—but he’ll “train” her at home. When he’s done, Erica will want nothing to do with the lifestyle. And hopefully her crush on Dante will be diminished…for both their sakes.

But Erica proves to be far more resilient that he’d ever dreamed, and Dante’s plan backfires in spectacular fashion, driving her straight into the clutches of someone far worse than another Dom. Someone dangerous, someone from his past…who’s going to make Erica pay for Dante’s sins.

Prologue

The teenaged girl hiding above in the barn’s hayloft watched as the man she loved pulled the woman roughly into his arms. As he kissed the woman’s mouth, the girl struggled not to cry.

The man stripped the woman’s clothes off—all of them—strewing them like so much rubbish on the filthy barn floor. He turned her to face away from him, positioned her legs so they were wide apart, then pushed down on her shoulders. The woman bent over and grasped the low railing in front of her.

The man pulled off his T-shirt, revealing smooth olive skin ridged with muscle and a dark trail of hair that disappeared below the waistband of his jeans. He unbuckled his belt and pulled it free from the belt loops. The girl bit down on her bottom lip in anticipation of seeing him fully naked. But instead of shedding the rest of his clothes, as she expected, he doubled the belt over, lifted his arm back and brought the belt down onto the woman’s bottom with a loud thwack.

The young girl stifled a gasp. The woman did not.

The girl would have been shocked into stillness if she hadn’t already been rigid as a statue, determined to not divulge her presence to the couple below. She could hardly believe what she was witnessing. However, her growing bubble of righteous indignation burst in response to the sounds the woman began to make. With each subsequent slap of belt against flesh, the woman flinched, but then moaned as if she reveled in this treatment.

The girl stared transfixed in a haze of disbelief.

Disbelief that slowly morphed into hot, pulsing arousal.

The man brought his belt down over and over until the woman’s backside was reddened and the voyeur upstairs was aching and restless and needing.

He finally threw his belt to the ground and moved up behind the woman. He fondled her abused bottom cheeks. When he pinched her there, the woman squealed—a high-pitched, desperate sound. And then he was unfastening the fly of his jeans. Before the girl could get a glimpse of the part of him she was longing to see, he shoved it roughly into the woman, who immediately screamed and shuddered as she orgasmed helplessly.

The man clasped his hand over the woman’s mouth as he fucked her. He fucked her at first with slow, controlled strokes, and then harder and faster until he was pounding into her, almost lifting her off her feet. And if the woman was making any more noise behind that big hand, the voyeur upstairs didn’t know. All she could hear was the blood pounding in her own ears.

She wanted so badly to be there, in place of that woman. The fantasies conjured by her inexperienced mind, of being kissed softly and taken gently by the man, dissolved away in the face of the reality of him.

She wanted him this way, in a way she’d never before imagined, with him controlling her roughly with strong hands, holding her down, making her take what he wanted to give her, taking exactly what he wanted from her.

The harsh lines of pleasure on his face made her crave to be the one giving him that kind pleasure, giving him everything he wanted.

The ache deep inside her became so overwhelming and so unbearable, she cupped herself and pressed, hard. And while the man she’d loved forever bucked and cried out his release, the girl came quietly, her teeth clamped together, with tears pouring down her face. And her heart breaking into a million pieces.

 

Chapter One

Erica fidgeted in her seat…for about the hundredth time.

The passenger beside her huffed and gave her angry businessman side-eye. She ignored the man, her hands hovering over her belt buckle, willing the “fasten seat belt” sign to make that “ping” sound so she could get off the damn plane. And get to him.

In the five long years she’d lived in Paris, since she was eighteen years old, she hadn’t seen him.

Dante. Just the sound of his name in her own mind gave her shivers.

She wondered if she’d somehow romanticized him. Was he really so devastatingly handsome, so powerful and dangerously sexual? Would he look at her with that dark, intense gaze, the way he did in her fantasies as she lay in her bed, alone, burning and restless? Would that secret smile of his still make her heart race? Would he make her insides clench and her sex moisten when he spoke to her in his deep, velvet voice?

Would he have a beer belly and a receding hairline?

He was twenty-five the last time she’d laid eyes on him. But knowing Dante, at thirty he’d probably look even sexier than he had back then. Gorgeous, infuriating man.

By the time Erica got to the baggage collection area, she was just about crawling out of her skin with impatience. Her stomach churned. While waiting for her luggage to appear, she rubbed sweaty palms on the thighs of her jeans, realizing she hadn’t felt this nervous for a very long time. Maybe since the last time she’d seen Dante. She silently admonished herself. She was determined to behave in a cool, sophisticated manner—Parisian nonchalance at its best—not like some crazy, lovesick schoolgirl.

Trouble was, she felt a little crazy. And sick. And she was most definitely in love.

But Erica needed to get a grip. She was adamant that Dante finally regard her as something other than his best friend’s kid sister. She wanted him to see her as a woman.

And not just any woman, but hopefully the woman who could belong to him.

Dante leaned against a concrete pillar in the arrivals hall waiting for Erica. His eyes scanned the passengers as they streamed out of the exit door, until he caught a flash of red in his peripheral vision. His heart thumped faster. Then a large man moved out of Dante’s line of sight and there she was.

Madre di Dio, she was so fucking beautiful, Dante’s breath caught in his chest.

He knew many beautiful women, but Erica was unique. She was stunning, statuesque, earthy…raw. There was a kind of wildness inherent in her beauty. In his more fantastical imaginings, Dante pictured her standing barefoot in a forest, every inch of her milky skin and lush body bared, her flame-red hair whipping fiercely in the wind.

She was like a goddess of the Earth.

And just as untouchable.

Even with his sole focus on her, from the corner of his eye Dante noticed other men’s heads turning to look at her. It made him want to growl and bare his teeth at them like an animal. But he could see, as per usual, Erica was oblivious to the way she affected males of the species.

She was tall—six feet without shoes on—which put her close to eye level with Dante’s six foot three. Her frame was sturdy with broad shoulders and nicely muscled thighs. He could now see the worn-out, skin-hugging jeans encasing those gorgeous legs that just went on and on forever. Her auburn hair appeared red under the fluorescent lighting, but Dante knew once she was out in the sun, he would see the shimmery streaks of copper and gold.

He watched as she scanned the room, a deep furrow between her brows. He used to rub that spot with his thumb and tell her she’d get old lady wrinkles if she didn’t stop frowning.

She saw him then, and her face lit up, her mouth breaking into her almost-too-wide smile.

She broke into a run and before he knew what she was about, she launched herself at him, jumping right into his arms. He grabbed her under her ass while she encircled his neck with her arms and his waist with her legs—those long, strong legs he’d dreamed about having wrapped around him.

“Dante,” she breathed in his ear, “I’ve missed you so much.”

At the sound of his name on her lips in that honeyed, husky voice and her warm breath in his ear, a shiver racked his spine.

Dante didn’t speak. He couldn’t. His throat choked up with all the words he longed to say to her but never would. He held her tight instead, pressed his lips to her cheek, then buried his face in her hair and breathed deeply, inhaling her scent. She smelled of oranges, summer days and sunlight.

He reveled in the feeling of her wrapped around him; it felt so right to finally hold her this way. He wondered if it was his overactive imagination, but he could have sworn he felt the heat from her sex penetrating through their clothing, branding his skin.

The need to claim her clawed up from inside him like a wild beast that had been caged too long. Beads of perspiration broke out on his lip at the thought of pushing her up against the nearest concrete pillar and driving himself inside her. He ground his teeth and prayed for sanity.

They held on to each other for a long time, neither of them moving to break the connection. After this initial reunion, they wouldn’t hold each other like this again. This was his best friend’s little sister; she was off-limits to him. No matter how he burned for her, how much he wanted her to be his, she never could be.

Finally, with more than a little difficulty, he forced himself to loosen his grip on her. As she slid slowly down his body, lust kicked him so hard in his gut, he thought he would fall to his knees.

She gazed at him with those clear gray eyes that had always utterly fascinated him. Gray, slightly tinged with green, the iris ringed with a color so deep, it was almost as dark as the pupil at its center. He knew he shouldn’t do it, but it was as if his hand and brain spoke two different languages.

Brain: “Don’t do it. Don’t touch her.”

Hand: “I no speaka de English.”

He touched her.

He fingered a strand of her hair and then slowly tucked it behind her ear. Her breath puffed out on a sigh and her eyes fluttered closed momentarily. Dante closed his eyes for a moment too, envisioning how she would react if he really touched her. Touched her in the ways he’d been dreaming of for so many years.

He imagined that underneath Erica’s sassy tomboy exterior lived a passionately sexual woman who would be as fiery as the hue of her hair. If they came together it would be incendiary. They would burn the damn place down around their ears.

And if he tried to take control of that fire and passion—to quiet it sometimes, and stoke it to greater heights at others, based solely on his whims and his wants—would she fight him? He thought he might like it if she fought him a little.

 

If you’d like to read more, this book is available now on Amazon in both e-book and paperback formats.

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What people are saying about Yearn For You.

“It’s raw, confronting, and all things sinful, with a dark and edgy side.

It’s breathtaking and heartbreaking.

It’s all-consuming.

It’s everything any one of us could want in a novel and so much more.”

–G. Williams, Bloggers From Down Under

“Yet again, Ms St. Clair presents two lovable and well-developed protagonists, and while I imagine many will read the book for the sex scenes, it’s the emotional aspects that hook me (and the prose. Ms St. Clair knows how to write—and write well).”

–Anna Belfrage, Author of The Graham Saga and The King’s Greatest Enemy Series.

“I just love the way Sayara writes the Dante’s Purgatory books. This book made me both laugh and cry. It dragged me in from the start, and kept me hooked until the very last page.” –Amazon reviewer

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About The Author

Sayara St. Clair is an erotic romance author who writes intense, emotionally charged tales, featuring dominant alpha males sporting either floggers or fangs.

Sayara has a science degree, majoring in microbiology and biochemistry. Working in both the fields of serology and tissue banking, she got to do lots of cool and sometimes slightly weird stuff. She was employed as the manager/buyer for furniture retail stores, where she had a chance to unleash her inner interior decorator. And for a time, she taught English to students in Asia. Now she’s a writer and has discovered it’s her favorite thing to do. She’s also learned that writing sultry romantic fiction is so much more fun than writing dry old scientific journal articles.

When she’s not writing, she may be most commonly found on the sofa reading, in the kitchen baking, or in the garden planting. She loves eighties music and is prone to spontaneous bouts of dancing.

With regards to vampires and chocolate: she bites one on a daily basis and has had a lifelong obsession with the other. And she’s not telling which one’s which.

 

 

 

Today is Release Day
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Yes, Release Day is finally here for HIDE AND SEEKK, Book #1 in my brand new Vigilance romantic suspense series.  I am so excited. Part of my celebration is a Release Day Tour. Below I have listed all the tour stops. Check them out because you could win a prize.

Read what people had to say about Hide and Seek

“Hide & Seek is an emotional romantic suspense with escalating stakes, compelling and unforgettable characters, a world that feels real enough to walk into, and scintillating sex in Desiree Holt’s unabashed style.

Holt savors her mystery revelations to make a truly satisfying read, but like all good things, she leaves a reader hungry for more.”

~Jordan Dane – National Bestselling, Critically-Acclaimed Author of the Sweet Justice Series

As this new series opens, there is a lot of action packed into this short, fast-moving adventure set in Florida. Being on the run from a drug cartel is hazardous enough, but when a family member is inadvertently caught up in the chase, the stakes are much higher. The story does not let up on intensity, and the love story that quickly develops is entirely believable.

RT Book Reviews. ****

“HIDE AND SEEK combines hot romance and thrilling suspense in Desiree Holt’s new sizzling romantic suspense series.”

Allison Brennan  NY Times Bestselling author

Hide and Seek

 

Anything can happen when you let your guard down . . .

After receiving a violent threat on the heels of her father’s disappearance from the town of Arrowhead Bay, Devon Cole fears for her life—until Vigilance, a local private security agency, steps in to shield her from danger. Although she isn’t usually quick to surrender her freedom, she has no problem stripping her defenses for her new sexy bodyguard . . .

Tortured by the painful memory of lost love, Logan Malik is determined not to fall for a client again. So when he’s tasked with watching over Devon day and night, he’s focused on doing his job. Day is no problem, but as tensions rise at night, nothing can protect them from giving in to unbridled passion . . .

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