Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Celebrating A New Erotic Contemporary Release For Desiree Holt

Today we're celebrating the release of THE BARGAIN, a steamy new erotic contemporary romance from award- winning author Desiree Holt.

All her life, Desiree dreamed of faraway places and unbelievably sexy men. From baseball players to rock musicians to television personalities she met them all and each one enriched her life. Now tucked away in the Texas Hill Country, she shares her fantasies with her readers. In her satin robe, with her scented candle burning and a chilled glass of wine at hand, she lets her mind run wild — and hopes you’ll take the journey with her. When she’s not writing, she reads and indulges in her other passion — watching football.


THE BARGAIN, a steamy new erotic contemporary romance from award-winning author Desiree Holt.

Lara McKee's life came to a crashing halt the night her husband was killed in a carjacking and she lost their unborn child. Now she channels all her energy into her job as assistant to Cole Cassidy, sexy CEO of Alamo Construction. Cole's own life is a mess. A shotgun marriage based on a lie and the fiery death of his wife on the highway have left him with a child to raise that's a constant reminder of his first wife's lies and deceit. Both of them have written marriage out of their future.

But Cole desperately needs someone to mother the child and take charge of his personal life. When he proposes a marriage of convenience to Lara, who still yearns for motherhood, she shocks herself by accepting. And so these two people, carrying a van load of emotional baggage, begin to build a life together under almost impossible circumstances. Conflict builds over the child, whom Lara falls in love with at once and Cole ignores.

Beneath the daily conflict, love unexpectedly begins to grow. But at the moment they dare to explore their feelings, anger over the child erupts and the night turns into a disaster that nearly destroys the marriage. Slowly, bit by bit, they begin to re build their relationship, carefully nurturing these new feelings. But it takes another near-tragedy before they can finally get past the hurdles to complete happiness and truly become a family.


WIN - Leave Desiree a comment or question today and your name goes in the hat for a fun prize package - The Bargain mug, cap, journal and some hot girl kleenex! Be sure to leave your email address, so we can contact you if you're today's winner!


  1. Happy Release Day Desiree!!

    This sounds like a great book, lots of conflict and very emotional especially since it deals with a child. Was it difficult to write?

    This is also your first book with Resplendence Publishing, how has your experience been so far?

    Enjoy your very special day and hope this book is your best seller yet!

  2. Congratulations on your new release Desiree!

    It looks like a total tear-jerker of a story and I'm always looking for books that really leave an emotional impact. I'm looking forward to reading it.

    Happy Reading

  3. Congrats on the new release. Looks like a difficult subject matter to tackle.

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  4. Hi, Desiree! Congratulations on "The Bargain". After reading the story line details and the very well-chosen excerpt, I am hooked! I know your writing, and the sensuality of the story will be as strong as the emotional impact. That means the reader will be hit with Double Dynamite! WOW!

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

  5. Great excerpt... Wish I could write modern but I can't seem to being it off. Admire those who do, though. Best wishes with the new release, Jean

  6. This sounds like a really good read that's going to work on the emotions.


  7. Oh, everyobne, thank you so much for your wonderful commwents. this story was a book of my heart. It even made my daughter cry-happy tears! So I hope you all like it.

  8. Wow, Desiree! This sounds like an incredible story--I love the premise, and how it draws two broken people together and gives them a chance at healing, together. Did anything in particular spark the idea for this story?

    Happy release day, and congrats!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  9. Hi Desiree! The Bargain sounds like a heart-wrenching, wonderful love story! I can't wait to read it! Your stories are always filled with great plot and wonderful eroticism added to them. Congrats!!


  10. Thanks, Kim! tour words are music to my ears.

  11. Desiree this is a wonderful story excerpt I can't wait to read more thanks for a great contest.
    Audra Holtwick
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  12. Jean, I wish I could write historicals the way you do. Every time I try one it sounds like a text book! LOL!

  13. Audra, Thanks so very much for your words. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

  14. Audra, Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

  15. Hi Desiree!
    congrats on the release!! it sounds very interesting and the cover, wow, it's gorgeous!!
    wish you all the best,

    inale87 at gmx dot at

  16. Congrats on your new release.
    I love an emotional story.

    kissinoak at verizon dot net

  17. Thanks, ladies. your comments make me smile. A lot.

  18. Thanks, ladies,. I hope you will fall in love wioth Tara and Cole the way I did.

  19. I enjoy a story with such emotionally scarred characters. Seeing them claw their way to a HEA is very rewarding to read. It makes the h/h connection more believable seeing their progression through trajedy. I'm really hoping to read this story, it sounds super good.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  20. Congratulations on your new release. Loved the excerpt & I am looking forward to reading more.


  21. Hope y'all enjoy it. And thanks for commenting

  22. Congratulations on the new release. I always look forward to reading your books.


  23. Congratulations on your new release, this sounds like another great book.


  24. Thanks Andrea and Sherry. And don;t forget to check out my special contest at www.desireeholttellsall.com

  25. Congratulations on your new release. I can't wait to read it.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  26. Congrats Desiree on your new release. Loved the excerpt and will be sure to have a box of tissues on hand. :)Looking forward to reading it.
    Carol L.