Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Celebrating Desiree Holt's Latest Releases

Today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating award-winning and bestselling author Desiree Holt's latest releases.

STARK NAKED by Desiree Holt

Naked is nice. But Stark naked is definitely more fun...

Reenie Davenport learned the hard way that men are cheating, promotion-thieving poison. A month after making a fresh start in Texas, she looks forward to taking a breather at her old college friend Amy's family ranch. Instead, she's left breathless when Amy's very drunk, very sexy, very naked brother lands at her feet. Even as she hardens her heart, a small part of her wishes that quickly tossed towel would shift...just a little.

When Matt Stark shows up at Reenie's door to apologize, he can barely squeeze a word past her emotional barriers. Suddenly nothing else matters except convincing her not all men are clones of her ex. Sweet-talking her into lunch is only the beginning.

One touch, and boom! Much to Reenie's dismay, lunch ends in a hot, flaming dessert - in her bed. Shutting Matt out isn't as easy as simply blowing out a match. Especially since this cowboy is equally determined to unlock her heart.

Product Warnings: Contains graphic and explicit, hot nekkid cowboy lovin'.

ERECTED by Desiree Holt

Book 1 in the Erector Set series.

Who can resist a pint-sized female with luscious curves stranded in a parking lot? Not Josh McMann. It's his pleasure to save Ness Bowen, especially given the instant sensual chemistry that explodes between them. When she wrecks her car on the way to meet him for dinner, he saves her once again. And dinner at home takes on a whole new meaning as the sexual pull becomes too strong for either to ignore. The more they see each other, the more intense and erotic the sex becomes.

But Ness sees Josh as a player, and she's been dumped by men like him who were always looking for the next conquest. Josh has his own trust issues, having been burned by women interested only in his money and power.

When a breakfast date goes awry and Ness thinks she's been dumped once again, it takes a lot of fancy maneuvering from Josh to make amends.


Desiree has lived a life of excitement that brings the color to her writing. She was a summer fishing guide, a summer field hand where she was one of only three women working, a member of a beginning ski team that skied in competition (and no, no broken bones!). She spent several years in the music business representing every kind of artist from country singer to heavy metal rock bands. For several years she also ran her own public relations agency handling any client that interested her.

She is twice a finalist for an EPIC E-Book Award, a nominee for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, winner of the first 5 Heart Sweetheart of the Year Award at The Romance Studio, and is published by four different houses. Romance Junkies said of her work: "Desiree Holt is the most amazing erotica author of our time and each story is more fulfilling then the last."


WIN - Leave Desiree a question today and your name goes in the hat for your choice of ebook from her backlist!! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner!


  1. What you are a writing machine. I love your books. I have picked up a few for my nook now and have enjoyed them all. This book sounds great and would love to win and read.
    My questions for you are: Any favorite authors or books you recommend? What is your favorite genre to write? and my favorite question, if you could invite 5 people dead or alive to dinner who would you invite?
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Yes - I do believe she is a writing machine!!! I'm sure she doesn't sleep at all!

    Congrats on your new releases Desiree and Wow! They both sound fantastic!

    Tell us about your new Erector Set Series with EC - will it be a multi-author series, or just your books? And how many books do you plan for it and how will they connect? I also have to know (if you can tell us without spoiling anything) why Erector Set? Can't wait to find out how that fits in!

    And another sexy Cowboy - sounds like a great story, and I'd love to see it as a movie! Who would you like to see as your hero and heroine?

    Enjoy your cyber launch party and I hope both your new releases blaze up the charts and become your best sellers yet!

    Have fun!

  3. Stark Naked sounds fantastic, I can't wait to read it. Is it going to be part of a series?

    seriousreader at live dot com

  4. I just read both of these books and highly recommend them. You write all over the spectrum paranormal, contemporary, menage is their one form you prefer?

    1_trouble AT msn DOT com

  5. Congrats on your dual releases. Have you tried writing other genres?

  6. Congratulations on the new books they both sound excellent :D

    Are you ever disappointed in your cover art? ( I personally love the art on both the new books :D)

    felinewyvern at googlemail dot com

  7. Congratulations on your latest releases! I love the excerpts. Which genre do you find easiest to write?


  8. Congrats on your latest releases.

    for each book,what was your favorite scene to write?


  9. What a great way to start off the year, Desiree. You have such an amazing back list. Which of your characters is most like you?

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  10. So sorry. Just sliding into my desk chair. Between the satellite guy, the carpenter and the plumber it's been a hectic day.

    Okay, answers to questions:
    I have so many authors I like it's hard to pick even one. But my favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and romantic thrillers. ESpecially if they're hot!

    Okay, 5 people for dinner:
    Sam Elliott, the actor. I'm in love with him.

    Jackie Joyride, the inspiration for my book JOY RIDE.

    Beverly Barton, in my opinion the very best romantic suspense writer
    Chris O'Donnell,
    Barbara Cartland (the romance queen)

  11. Okay, favorite scene in STARK NAKED: the scene in Chapter One where a drunken Matt wanders into the living room, naked, where is sister and Reenie, the heroine are sitting and dhow they get him back to his bedroom.

    In Erected, the scene in the parking lot between Ness and Josh. because it actually hastened to me!

  12. STARK NAKED win't be part of a series but I am writing a sequel. It will be Amy's story.

  13. This is for both Donna and Anne:
    Yup, I do write all over the place, but that's how I like to read. My preferences go in spurts for reading and a lot of it is author fixation! LOL! For my own books, it's whatever story comes to me. Usually my characters come to me first and the story develops from there. But then I once wrote a book that started with use one line.

  14. CAthy, I think of the two books the character most like me is Ness from Erected.

    BTW, this is Book One of a 30book series. The McCann brothers, who own a full service development company, are smart, hot and desirable. Hammered will be Alex's story (he's the architect) and Nailed will be Tyler's story. He's the contraction engineer who oversees al the projects.

  15. Hello Desiree! Both stories sound lovely. I like that both heroines are doing their best to protect their bruised hearts. I like to see the hero break through the walls and convince the heroine to take a chance on them. Congrats on the new releases!

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

  16. Woot, Desiree! Congratulations on a couple new fabulous stories! We readers thank you :) Is there anything you're doing to make these releases special for you? Whatever it might be, you've earned it!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  17. Hi Desiree,
    i am a huge fan and i love the covers of the new books, they are both gorgeous. i look forward to adding them to my ever growing collection.

    do you design your covers or get to have alot of say in them? i know some authors get to have some say in them and others get very little.

  18. Your writing is all over the spectrum. SI there something you are dying to write but have not been able to?
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  19. Congratulations on your new releases. They both sound hot! Of all the books you have written do you have a favorite? favorite cover?


  20. I have not had a chance to read any of your books, but I sure am going to put them on my tbr list.


  21. Hope you are all checking back today because a small emergency prevented me from getting back here last evening. So here I go now:

    Favorite cover-not really. I have great cover artists and they give me fabulous covers.

    Debby, I write in all my favorite genres and all mu publishers are very good about letting me move from genre to genre. Bit I write in the genres I read. So, no, there isn't one I'm still pining for. I'm very fortunate.

    Fedora, thanks for the great comment.

    And thanks to everyone for stopping by.

  22. Hi! Congrats on your releases! Both sound awesome! I have to get them! I love each new month, i always look forward to your new book(s). Wish you all the best and much more success!