Sunday, April 10, 2011

Win a netbook to celebrate Desiree Holt's 100th release

This month Desiree Holt celebrates her 100th release with Downstroke from Ellora’s Cave.
As part of the celebration, Desiree is giving away a prize every day of one copy of one of Desiree's novels of the reader's choice from her backlist. Names will be drawn from those who post comments. At the end of the month, one lucky person will win a grand prize of a refurbished Netbook with digital DVD drive. After you (the reader) post here, go to Desiree's web site at and enter to win the grand prize of the netbook at the end of the month.
Downstroke is the story of lovers reunited after twenty years trying to bridge a gulf of bitterness while outwitting a killer. To help my buddy Desiree celebrate, I’m giving you a taste of one of her other books. Leave a comment here for Desiree. I will pick a name from the commenters for a winner of a choice from Desiree's backlist. Then, after you comment, go to and enter the contest for the refurbished Acer netbook. You will also find a list there of all the other blogs participating in this celebration. Be sure to visit them and comment for more chances to win.
BLURB about Downstroke:
It’s been twenty years since Charley Roper and Dallas Creed parted with great bitterness. In that time she’s made a career for herself with the FBI and private security and he’s been a country rock music icon…tumbled to the bottom and risen again. Now someone’s trying to kill him and Morgan Creed wants Charley to protect his brother and find out who’s after him. When they meet again after all this time it’s obvious the chemistry is still there, stronger than ever. They’re older but are they wiser? Caught up in the bitter wash of memories and the tension of a killer in stalking mode, Charley and Dallas begin a roller coaster ride that is emotional erotic and suspenseful. Is their love strong enough after twenty years to pull them back together?
To show you what a talent she is (and what a sweetheart to work with, too), I give you here a nibble of her and my romantic thriller series, the latest, UNTIL MIDNIGHT!
Copyright 2011, Desiree Holt & Cerise DeLand. All rights Reserved.

The shadows of late afternoon dappled the room in shades of gold and cream as she led Adam down the hall and paused him at the bathroom door. She dug through her case and found two condom packages, definitely looking aged. She put a hand to her forehead. What was she doing making love to a man who was this dangerous, this daring?

Was she nuts? Asking for trouble?

Or was she wise?

But what man in years had interested her enough to look at twice? None. And this one had struck her the moment he opened his mouth and challenged her.

She couldn’t refuse him and she certainly couldn’t deny herself the opportunity to explore the glory of his torso and the satin of his golden tanned skin. The power that he exuded was what had drawn her to him. The danger that he met head- on was what intrigued her. But what enthralled her was how decisively he had saved her. So now if she agreed to his seduction, well then she was allowing herself the pleasure of the ride.

She turned for the hall again, put the two foil packets into his hand and led him toward the master suite. As she approached the side of her bed, she turned to face him. With only her bikini bottom on, she knew her body told him how much she wanted him. Her breasts tingled and her nipples zinged with electricity. Her stomach flip-flopped with desire. And her pussy, so very empty of a good man for so very long, creamed so in expectation so that her thighs were coated.

But Adam was as excited as she. As needy. She could see it as his eyes flowed down her body, the sight of her making his cock twitch, stand higher, big and red.

“Take it off, Nik,” he commanded in a raw voice, nodding to the tiny scrap of material covering her pussy. “I need to see those pretty pouting lips.”


booklover0226 said...


Congratulations on your 100th novel. What a fantastic accomplishment. Downstroke sounds great.

I'm wishing you 100 more novels!

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Delicious Romance From Cerise DeLand said...

I know Desiree will be with us soon today! She is in LA at the RT Convention and I am certain, she has enjoyed herself to a smiling frazzle meeting all her fans!
Having had the privilege of reading DOWNSTROKE before its publication, I just know my buddy D(ear) H(eart) as I call her, will have oodles more fans with this dynamic, heart-warming book!

Jean P said...


Congrats on the 100th novel. Look forward to reading the latest one.

Wishing you 100 more!

skpetal at hotmail dot com

Cathy M said...

Good morning ladies,

I love the strength you give your heroines, and how darned sexy you makes your heroes. I've read the first book, Until The Dawn, and your Nemesis series has me hooked.
Now I can't wait to read Adam and Nicole's story.

You've had quite the celebration week, Desiree, big congratulations!

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Mannouchka said...

Dear Desiree,
It's always with a pleasure that I read I can not put them down when I start and Congratulations on your 100th novel wish you all the best I wish you all a wonderful week

Desiree Holt said...

I have the privilege of calling Desiree Holt friend and co-writer. She is one amazing lady & I can easily see her hitting another 100 books.
Here's to you, Hot Mama. We love you and your writing. I for one can't get enough of everything you do.


Desiree Holt said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, my wonderful friend Cerise. I wish you were here with me. Thanks to all of you for helping me celebrate Downstroke, and a special shout out to booklover and CAthy M who have really been such support for me this week.

Beth said...

Congrats on release 100.
That's a lot of books for me to investigate, sine I have only about 10% of them.


Desiree Holt said...

Hi Beth. Thanks for coming by. And I certainly hope the next book you investigate is Downstroke! **wink**

chelea_girl said...


Wow! 100! Big congrats to you and I hope for many more :)


Desiree Holt said...

Thanks, MIchele. Don't forget to get your copy! LOL!

Beth said...

Congrats and Thanks for all the great reads!

Desiree Holt said...

Your welcome, Beth. Hope you get your copy of Downstroke. Thanks for helping me celebrate it's release.

Desiree Holt said...

And just to let you know, I'll be back about midnight (ten o'clock here) to announce a winner.

Dragon Lady said...

Congratulations on 100 books! That is a feat! Here's to many many more enjoyable books!

susan said...

WOW What a milestone..100th novel. How awesome and big congratulations to you. I hope you find many more up there in your head so you can share with all of us readers.

Downstroke sounds like a great read and since you are the author I am sure it have not disappointed me so far and I read some of your books. Best wishes..and more books in the future. susan Leech

Lil said...

Happy 100th release! :) May there be many more!

little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

Desiree Holt said...

Thanks everyone for your good wishes, and Susan, what a nice comment.
Don;t forget to register to win the Acer at

Desiree Holt said...

We habe a winner. Drum roll, please. The winner is.......Mannouchka. Please email me at with your choice of book. And thanks for helping me celebrate.

flchen1 said...

Oh my! Great excerpt, Cerise and Desiree! Congrats on 100, Desiree! Looking forward to the next century ;)

f dot chen at comcast dot net