Get a taste of Phoenix for just 99 cents!
Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Have you read The Phoenix Agency, my award-winning romantic suspense series with just a touch if the psychic in it.I was so lucky to have so many former. military, including SpecialOps, who answered questions for me when I wrote these books. I love romantic suspense, stilly favorite genre, and writing this series was really a labor of love.

There are six books, so far, and while they are a series they can each be read as a stand alone. For two more days, Amazon has EXTRASENSORY on sale for just 99 cents. So this is a great time to dip your toe into the world of Phoenix..

WO ARE THYE?

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

EXTRASENSORY

Mia Fleming’s precognitive her visions about Carpenter Techtronics are so vivid, she resorts to sending anonymous emails to the company. She’s also having visions of a gorgeous man who arouses her to the point she’s satisfying herself just to get some relief. She’s shocked when the man shows up in her office, demanding to know what she knows  about Carpenter.

Dan Romeo is just helping his friend track down the person threatening his company when he meets Mia. One look at her and he has a hard time thinking about anything but indulging in off-the-charts sex with the intriguing woman—until bodies begin falling. As Mia’s visions escalate, so does the explosive sex between her and Dan, as well as an unexpected emotional connection. When Mia is almost killed, Dan and his team must race to find the culprits before they can strike again—or put Mia down for good.

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For a limited time, just 99 cents! Get it now!
Friday, April 19th, 2019

Okay, readers, Hot Deal of the week. LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, Book #2 in my Game On series, is ON SALE for a limited time for just 99 cents. That’s right. The book RT Book Reviews gave 4.5 stars to and Guilty Pleasures called Purest Delight, is on sale for only 99 cents. Even if you ain’t into football, you will love Jake and Erin. I promise. Below is where you will find all the links.

https://desireeholt.com/books/line-of-scrimmage/

And here is a sample of my favorite chapter

 

It was a typical night in central Texas, the air just a little brisk, the stars like crystal in a black velvet sky. Every seat in the stands at Granite Falls High School was filled, and the sidelines were jammed with people with VIP tags hanging around their necks. The local San Antonio television channels had sent reporters and cameramen to cover this as did the major networks. Jake Russell was a big name in football, more so because the story of his injury and subsequent retirement had fed the media all week since the announcement was made.

Jake stood on the sidelines with Joe Reilly and Coach Fenelli, Erin close to his side. Joe had done the majority of the interview earlier in the high school, his cameraman capturing footage of the trophies in the showcases and the banners on the walls. Joe had talked to Fenelli and some of the other players from that team who were here for the big night. They, too, had VIP passes and were excited for this event.

Big night.

Jake grinned to himself. Tonight the Coyotes were retiring his number, and apparently, even though he was now out of the game, it was still a big deal to everyone. He looked around at all the people who were here to meet him, and Erin’s words, her mantra that she repeated daily, flooded his brain.

“You are so important to these people,” she’d told him over and over. “Jake Russell, the person. That’s who they want to know and who they admire.”

He was even beginning to believe it, although it had been a long hard row to hoe.

The week had been productive in many other ways. He told Erin he wanted to put the money he’d earned to work doing something important, and she’d been on board with that. They kicked around a lot of ideas and came up with two. One was to set up a permanent trust for Good Shepard House and the other was to set up a foundation that would entertain grants for shelters and programs for abused women and children. Erin was going to be the foundation director and Jake would spend a lot of his time lecturing on the subject of domestic violence and helping communities form groups and programs to deal with it.

“Mom would have loved this,” Ivy told him. “I’m so proud of you.”

Ivy had taken on the pro bono job of developing a public relations plan for the foundation, which would be named for their mother, and she was already tossing ideas at him.

Everything had been taken care of except the one thing that to him was the most important. Tonight he planned to take care of that.

Now they were waiting for everything to begin. Jake had requested they have the ceremony before the game in order to not take anything away from the players at halftime. Everyone had agreed, and now he was just waiting for the signal to start. The players, the fans, everyone else was excited about the ceremony. Jake was, too, but he had something else planned, something that was even more important to him. He slid his hand into his jacket pocket to make sure what he needed was still there.

Okay. Good to go.

Now they needed the band to stop playing. But when they did, they did not march off the field the way they usually did. They played the Granite Falls fight song, and when they finished their marching formation, he saw that on the field they spelled out Jake and his high school number, thirty-one.

“Ohmigod, Jake.” Erin was jumping up and down. “I hope Ivy is getting all this on camera because I’m too excited to take pictures.

Holy shit!

Joe nudged his arm. “We’re ready.” He had his own camera crew standing by.

Jake walked out to midfield with Coach Fenelli, Principal Andrew Reinsdorf, and the team co-captains.

Reinsdorf took the mic.

“Good evening,” he boomed.

“Good evening,” everyone shouted back.

“You all know why we’re here today, to honor one of the finest young men ever to come out of Granite Falls High School. Jake Russell!”

The crowd chanted, “Jake! Jake! Jake!”

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

 

Click here for details:  https://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Blog/Articles/Spring-Fling-2019-by-Night-Owl-Romance

 

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!