Friday, June 14, 2013

Trade Winds Launch Party ~ Giveaway # 3 ~ Desiree Holt

Let’s get to know you a little better!!

A: If you could visit any period in history, what time frame would it be and why?

The west in the 1800s. Loved those rugged cowboys.

A: Quick: five single, non-related words to describe the hero and heroine in your current WIP. (Make sure to tell us the characters’ names!)

Beau Williams: hot, alpha, focused, demanding, smart
Megan Welles: sexy, smart, strong, snarky, sensuous

A: This is a Launch Party for my new book, “Trade Winds,” where I make NO secret about my love for waterfall sex. *Grin.* So spill: what’s your fantasy outdoor sex fantasy? Perhaps you’ve already written it? Which book was it in?

For me? The scene in Downstroke where Dallas and Charley make love at night under a tree by a creek. Every cowboy I write? I want him naked outdoors like that, having wild sex with me.

A: What are you looking forward to seeing or doing the most this summer? Any summer rituals or traditions you’d like to share?

My biggest deal, I think, is the 4th of July Celebration at Luckenbach (remember Waylon and Willie?) Otherwise just hanging out on my back porch with my cats and writing. And drinking lemonade spiked with Jack Daniel’s.

A: Do you use music for inspiration? If so, what gets your motor running for what scenes?

Amazed by Lonestar is a personal favorite. The lyrics are so descriptive I can just visualize them and it puts me in the mood. Otherwise, depends on what I’m writing.

A: Same question, only apply it to movie and TV stars. Who’s on the top of your hottie list right now?

OMG! Everyone teases me about this but I do my best writing to reruns of Walker Texas Ranger. Go figure.

A: What’s your astrological sign, and do you think it fits you?

Cancer, and yes. Absolutely.

A: When was the last time you cried, and why?

Ready for this? When I listened to Heart of the Appaloosa, a song about the Perce Nez war, the killing of the horses and the regeneration of the breed. I cry every time I hear it.

And now for some true silliness:

Pizza or burgers? Pizza. Always, always.

Pie or cake? Hmm. Pie, by a slim margin

Snickers or Milky Way? Snickers.

Vickie’s Secret or Freddies of Hollywood? Oh, Freddie’s. My late hubby thought they had killer stuff. Must be true. They worked!

The Rock or Vin Diesel? Vin Diesel

Tooth extraction or pap smear? Geez! Kill me now! Tooth extraction, I guess.

Awesome foreplay or mushy post-coital cuddle? Awesome foreplay. If it’s that awesome the post-coital cuddle goes along with it. At least in my stories.

Anything else you want to share or pimp? And be sure to give us all your social media contacts, too!!

My segment on CBS Sunday Morning is rerunning June 23 and will be up on their site for a long time. Also if you do a search on YouTube you can catch the links to all my other interviews.

For everyone who has been asking, the next Phoenix Agency book will be out, I hope, in August, but watch for the announcement. And Stripped Naked, Naked Cowboys #3, will be out August 27 but is available now for preorder.

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The chemistry between horse wranglers Bailey French and Hondo Labar was hot enough to singe the air even before their unexpected meeting at Rawhide, a private bondage club. Their extreme edge play at the club feeds their sexual needs, but Hondo wants a relationship outside the club and Bailey refuses to acknowledge him as more than a fellow wrangler. When a riding accident puts her in his care, can she finally trust her heart as well as her body to a man who would Master her forever?


Desiree Holt’s writing is flavored with the rich experiences of her life, including a long stretch 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, many of whom might recognize themselves in the pages of her stories. 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 as well as twice a CAPA Award for best BDSM book of the year, winner of the Holt Medallion, multiple winner of the Whipped Cream Book of the Week Award and is published by five 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.”

Giveaway Information

Desiree is offering one random commenter a $10 GC plus choice of book from my backlist. All you have to do is comment and fill out the rafflecopter below to enter.
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  1. I love Cowboys and BDSM. I cant wait to read this book. I'm adding it to my shopping cart today!

  2. I'm not that much into cowboys but I'm definitely into BDSM. Gotta give this a try!

  3. Always LOVED COWBOYS thanks to John Wayne!! Can't wait to read this book too!!!

  4. Love cowboys and Desiree's books.

  5. I have become a fan of Desiree's and am almost caught up on her books. Cowboys with BDSM in play is a weakness of mine.

  6. Always have had a thing for cowboys-- although I have to stay Downstroke is my fav from you!

  7. I love Desiree's books. I'll definitely be reading this one.

  8. Ladies, you have so totally made my day. And LM, a lot of the scenes in Downstroke were recreated from the years I spent in the music business. And please be sure to get Angel's book RIGHT NOW! She has such a skill as an author, drawing you tight into the story. So get busy and go shopping!

  9. Love!!!!!!! I can't wait to read this! Getting on amazon now to see what else I can find by Desiree!!!

  10. Desiree is amazing! I love all her books! I can't wait to read more!

  11. Desiree you and I have to be old souls because I always wanted to go back to western days when Cowboys were just Rugged Alpha and Hot.... definitely don't understand these guys these days....:)

  12. I love Desiree and all of her books !

  13. Desiree, I LOVE your cowboys!

  14. Cowboys, horses, BDSM ... yum, definitely at the top of the TBR.

  15. I adore everything I've ever read of Desiree Holt. :) Especially cowboys!!

  16. Desiree is AMAZING. I adore you, woman!!! :) (Even if you WILL have to climb over me to get to Vin...)

  17. Hello to the lovely Desiree!! Definitely gonna save a horse and ride a cowboy! Just sayin!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  18. Ummm, Cowboys and BDSM....where do we sign up?

  19. Let me start with, ride 'em cowgirl! I'm happy to! Desiree Holt puts the steam into romance with style! This woman can write!

  20. Thanks for the great post. Love your books!

  21. The blue is such a gorgeous touch to the cover...Gorgeous!!!