Night Owl Romance Spring Fling Scavenger Hunt
Monday, April 8th, 2019

 

Celebrate springtime with this awesome giveaway sponsored by Night Owl Romance. Discover new authors and win great prizes!

 

Prizes (including my book UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER)

1 Grand Prize: New Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite (USA only) – $129.99 Value

10 – $10 Amazon Cards (open to the world)

38 – $5 Amazon Cards (open to the world)

21 Kindle Gift eBooks – (USA only) – $72.79 Value

 

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Some “bunny” has to win ~ I hope it’s you!

 

 

The birth of a favorite series-how did it happen? Get the book for just 99 cents!
Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

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One lucky winner will receive a print copy of JUNGLE INFERNO (US and Canada only.)

JUNGLE INFERNO on sale for 99 cents this week only!!!Recommended by Mitch Rasp the bear!

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Of all the books and series I have written, The Phoenix Agency seems to have resonated the most with readers. But unlike most of my series, it did not  start out to be that. In 2007 Ellora’s Cave gave birth to a new imprint, The Lotus Circle. Less heat and focused on psychic phenomenon. Based on an ancient group of women who all had special psychic abilities, it would now have spread worldwide and its members would be resources for each other. Of course, at the time, what the hell did I know about any of that? So got busy and did my research. I learned that a pre-eminent psychic ability was mental telepathy and that really appealed to me.

Of course, I would wrap it all up in a taut romantic suspense, since that has always been my first love. I just needed a plot. At the same tine I was taking the required class in Texas to renew my canceled carry license. My instructor was a man named Josh Felker, former Army Ranger and I thought, hmmmm. Lucky for me, Josh was willing to give enormously of his time and answer many questions for me about how the Rangers and other Special Ops forces work and gave me plenty of material to use in my book.

A song I was familiar with popped into my head, titled If I Needed You, is a song written by Townes Van Zandt and performed on his 1972 album The Late Great Townes Van Zandt. It was covered 9 years later by American country music artists Emmylou Harris and Don Williams as a duet, and was released in September 1981 as the first single from Harris’ album Cimarron. The song reached #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singleschart[1] and #1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[2] The song was written about Townes’s business partner and producers wife Anne Mittendorf Eggers.

The first line stuck in my mind: “If I needed you, would you come to me.” But why would I need you and how would I tell you? Well mental telepathy of course.And why could you not just call me?What if my hero was a Delta force team leader, captured. h terrorists and the only way he cold get a message out was via mental telepathy to a woman he’d loved for a long time.

This was also when Blackwater, the private security company that had many government contracts, was receiving the most press. So what if I created an agency like that only a lot smaller. Just four men, all from different Special Ops, a high risk, international security company, for all intents and purposes. They didn’t advertise. They had no website. Contracts were by referral only and all a person as given was an unlisted number for a phone where you had to leave a message? So I created a former Force Recon Marine, former SEAL, former Air Force pilot who’d flown with the RAF and a former Delta Force team member. And the details and particulars evolved from the ma h hours Josh Felker answered me question s.

Their name was Phoenix—men who had risen from the ashes of war to continue to fight for right and justice on all fronts.

I loved writing that book so much, and apparently so did my readers, because they begged me for books about each of the men. I hated it when The Lotus Circle closed but fortunately EC wanted to keep the books alive, just a little hotter. So I changed the titles and heated tings up and the rest as they say, is history/ Every partner in the Agency is modeled after scene I have met and researched. Every heroine has a particular psychic ability that saves the day.

Doing the research has been so much fun and continues to engage me. After a two yea hiatus, this spring I will release the seventh book in the series. This hero is nor former military but plasma key role with phoenix—he is their attorney and represents them when they need it, such as in Rick Latrobe’s book, Scent of Danger.

 

The Phoenix Agency became a Kindle World a few years ago so many other authors have built on it. I hope you will check out all the books. The series has now been re-released by Kindle Press.

 

 

5 Tips for a Romantic Valentine’s Day
Thursday, February 14th, 2019

5 Tips for a Romantic Valentine’s Day

As the world’s oldest erotic romance author who has penned almost 250 stories, I think I’m qualified to offer advice on love, romance and getting your groove on. Since Valentine’s Day is for lovers, here are five tips to insure a romantic celebration.

 

  1. The heroines in all of my books are strong, independent women. They don’t wait for a man to come along and make life wonderful (although that is the point of a romance HEA, right?). Don’t wait for someone to make your day special – indulge yourself or be the one to plan the evening’s activities.

 

  1. Valentine’s Day is for lovers…of all kinds. This includes book lovers. Nothing says romantic like curling up with your TBR stack. If you need a tall, dark and swoon-worthy hero, check out my new release, Advance to the Rear.

 

  1. Sometimes the simplest gestures are the most romantic. No time or money for a fancy box of chocolates or dinner out? No worries! What task does your partner detest? Do it for them? Has life been crazy-busy with no time to connect? Carve out an hour of uninterrupted time to focus on each other. Hate the thought of spending $5.99 on a Hallmark card? Write a short note on pretty stationary about what you love and appreciate most about your partner.

 

  1. Just say it! Make a list of the important people in your life—parents, children, friends, partner—and follow Stevie Wonder’s advice and tell them: “I just called to say I love you.” Sure, they know you care, but it’s always nice to hear it!

 

  1. Get naked. Sex is good for your heart, soul and relationship. It reduces stress, improves sleep, makes the brain sharper and enhances the emotional bond between partners. Since it’s Valentine’s Day, add whipped cream and a cherry!

 

Happy Hearts & Flowers!

 

99 cents for one week only. Grab them!
Friday, January 11th, 2019

I am so excited.  Kindle Press has The Phoenix Agency Book #5 Feel the Heat and #6 Formula for Danger ON SALE for just 99 cents but only for one week. That’s right, so grab them quick.

 

This post will run for a week Leave a comment. someone will win an digital copy of the Phoenix Agency book of their choice, Books 1-4.

The Phoenix Agency

They served their country in every branch of the military – Army Delta Force, SEALs, Air Force, Marines. We are pilots, snipers, medics – whatever the job calls for. And now as private citizens they serve in other capacities, as private contractors training security for defense contractors, as black ops eradicating drug dealers, as trained operatives ferreting out traitors. With the women in their lives who each have a unique psychic ability, they are a force to be reckoned with.

Mark Halloran, DanRomeo, Rick Latrobe, Troy Aresenault, ColeMarti .

Risen from the ashes of war, they continue to fight the battle on all fronts. They are Phoenix.

Feel the Heat:

Summer Cahill lives as quietly as she can, protecting her ability as a psychic healer. But danger brings former SEAL and Phoenix partner Troy Arsenault into her life—along with scorching nights and intense emotions. Resisting him isn’t even a question, in or out of the bedroom. He protects her from the evil stalking her even as he takes her beyond the physical boundaries of anything she’s ever experienced. When Summer is kidnapped, Troy’s world is turned upside down and he employs all the resources of The Phoenix Agency to rescue her. He won’t rest until she’s back safely in his life—and in his bed— for the rest of their lives.

 

 

 

 

Formula For Danger

Running back to Texas after an emotional disaster in San Francisco, J. L. Mitchell, microbiologist, is throwing herself into the development of a new, drought-resistant grain. Little did she expect to reconnect with Cole Martin, who rings al her bells, or to discover that her formula was at risk of being highjacked. As her work progresses, so does her relationship with Cole. When she is kidnapped, he brings all the recourse of The Phoenix Agency, where he has just become a partner, into play, hoping they will be in time.

Find the links for all the books here:

http://desireeholt.com/phoenixagency

 

 

 

 

Go ahead. Leave your comments! And if you have any questions, now is the time to ask them. I’ll be checking every day.

 

Do you love my former SEAL in Guarding Jenna?
Friday, December 14th, 2018

Scot Nolan isn’t the only SEAL/former SEAL I have written about. He’s just the latest, and was created in honor of my friend, former SEAL (and bestselling author) Jack Carr. Here are a few more sexy SEALs who might tickle your fancy. Leave a comment telling me which one you like the most. Winner gets a copy of the book plus a Desiree Holt pen, magnetic clip and sticky note pad.

COYOTE HEAT

A wild weekend in Key West with Team Arapaho is just what Navy SEAL Miguel “Coyote” Cruz needs after a tough mission. Cold beer and hot women. The last thing he expects is to meet a woman who singes his body with the slighted touch and stokes the fire in his guarded heart. Too bad she’s determined not to fall for a military man.

 

 

FEEL THE HEAT

Summer Cahill lives as quietly as she can, protecting her ability as a psychic healer. But danger brings former SEAL and Phoenix partner Troy Arsenault into her life—along with scorching nights and intense emotions. Resisting him isn’t even a question, in or out of the bedroom. He protects her from the evil stalking her even as he takes her beyond the physical boundaries of anything she’s ever experienced. When Summer is kidnapped, Troy’s world is turned upside down and he employs all the resources of The Phoenix Agency to rescue her. He won’t rest until she’s back safely in his life—and in his bed— for the rest of their lives.

 

 

 

 

 

HIDDEN DANGER

Something is wrong in Alix Bonner’s marriage. Maybe in her life. How can she pick two losers in a row? But her husband’s lack of attention is nothing compared to the shocking graphic she sees on their television screen when she arrives home unexpectedly. Now she has to get away before he knows she’s seen it…and erases her.

Charlie Zalman—otherwise known as Charlie Zero or Zero—is heading home after a long assignment for Brotherhood Protectors. All he wants is a hot shower, a cold beer and a soft bed. He’s still nursing the damage to his arm that got him his medical discharge from the SEALs and chased away the woman he thought loved him. No more women, at least for more than one night. Until he finds Alix Bonner stranded on the highway and frightened out of her mind.

Lee Bonner has built an empire on corrupt business but now it seems to be closing in on him. Someone has snitched to the feds and his wife has seen information never meant for her eyes. She can tighten that noose around her neck if he doesn’t find her.
But he doesn’t know about Brotherhood Protectors, trained former military led by Hank Patterson, who will do anything to save their own. In less than twenty-four hours everyone’s life will change.