Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Celebrating A Hot New Magical Christmas Release From Total-e-Bound

Today we're celebrating the release of CHRISTMAS GOES CAMO, a magical and sexy Christmas anthology featuring stories from Desiree Holt, Allie Standifer and Brenna Zinn.

Desiree Holt 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."


CHRISTMAS GOES CAMO - A Magical Christmas Anthology

'Melting the Ice' by Desiree holt

When an elf and an alpha male collide at the frozen South Pole, will the heat they generate melt the ice?

Sonia Snowflake, one of Santa's elves and warriors, hates her new assignment - go to the South Pole with a team of three and scout a location for a new toy factory. It's bad enough that it's one week before Christmas, but they also have to dodge an angry Cupid who wants to downgrade Christmas, and three alpha military males who are also there on a mission.

Sonia's grumbling lasts only until the very alpha Jaguar Martin is literally blown into her tent. The explosive chemistry between the two is so intense they can't keep their hands off each other. Their situation is complicated even more by the drug, Thermavan, that Jaguar and his team are testing. Created to maintain body temperature at a steady 98.7, it has a side effect of maintaining constant sexual arousal.

How will this effect their respective missions, and what happens when the interlude comes to an end?

Other stories include 'Trapped by Ice' by Allie Standifer and 'Tempered by Ice' by Brenna Zinn.


WIN - Leave Desiree a question about her new book today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat to be one of THREE winners to get their choice of download from Desiree's backlist!!! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are one of today's winners - Good Luck!


  1. Hey Desiree - Happy Christmas Week and congrats on the new Christmas release!!!

    Boy this sounds like a great anthology - who doesn't love alpha men in uniform??? And throw in some sexy Christmas Elves and a bit of Christmas magic and you got yourself a very fun read!

    How did you three come up with the concept for this anthology? I love it!

    Hope the book is a HUGE bestseller for you guys and I wish you a wonderful Christmas and the best the new year has to offer!

  2. Thanks for being such a great party host, DeNita. Yes, we have three hot alpha hunks to warm up your holiday.

  3. Congratulations on the new book. This sounds like a very good book. Are all of the stories in this book about elves and soldiers? Was it easy or hard working with other authors?

  4. Hi Des!! I can't stop by long, when you get my message you'll know why. Thanks for having the contest. Congrats on the book and Have a wonderful time in Vegas!!

    Hugs, Christine

  5. Congrats on the release.

    What does a normal writing day look like for you?

    in Germany

  6. oops forgot email!!!


  7. Hi Desiree! Love this story idea and look forward to reading the book. Congratulations on what sounds like a fun read!!!

    See you in LA!


  8. This sounds like an incredibly interesting read. Something different and tantilizing for the holiday season ;-)

  9. Ooh, Desiree, this sounds fantastic! What a fun premise! Did you three decide to work together on this, or did the publisher come up with the "hook"? Can't wait to pick this story up! :)

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  10. Oh my! I do love a man in (and out) of Uniform! I am going to have to get this book!

  11. Yummy front cover!

    How easy was it to get all your books published?

  12. Oh, wow! So busy writing my lates novella, SLAPPING LEATHER, I frogot to liftg my head from the keyboatrd. Let me try to answer everyone's questions. Allie and Brenna and I are friends and have been for some time. Allie and I already have co-authored a series, TURN UP THE HEAT, as well as a couple of stand alones. We know each other so well it wasn't hjard working together. We knocked out the basic oremise and then each of us took one story line. It was a lot of fun.

  13. Okay, are the stories all about military men and elves. Yes, they are. The elves are sent to the South :Pole to look for a site for another toy factory and the military guys are scoping a site for war games and testing a new drug that keeps body temperature even in all climates. However, the drug has one little side effect but ya gotta read the stories to find out what it is! LOL1

  14. Congrats!

    How did you come up with the concept of the drug Thermavan?

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  15. Seasons Greetings, All.

    Desiree, what are the pros and cons in writing for an anthology?

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  16. Estella, it as ac tually Brenna who camed up with the concept. We had a writers weekend at my house several months ago and kicked a lot of ideas afound. It was a really good hook.

  17. Writing for an anthology. Okay. The Pros: You get to be part of a series and not have to write all the stories yourself, and your story line can carry over. Also, it's great brainstorming with c-authors.

    The Cons: I can't really think of any. Of course, you have to be sure you and your co-authors are compatible. Sometimes a publisher puts an anthology together, gives you a theme and asks you to write a story around it, and that's pretty simple.

  18. Congrats on the new release Desiree.
    it sounds like a great story.
    Do you like writing holiday themed stories?


    Happy Holidays!!!

  19. I love wrting holiday stories. My very first sale to Ellora's Cave was a Valentine's story and my first to The Wild Rose Press was a birthday story. I think it adds a little spice to things! LOL!

  20. Hi Desiree,

    Loved the excerpts for all of these stories, very funny concept. Do you have any more anthologies coming our way soon?

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  21. Santa has warriors? Well, I guess that makes sense with a sleigh full of toys.

  22. Congrats Desiree! Sounds really good. How did you come up with the story?

    Happy Holiday!

    jessangil at gmail dot com


  23. I love the sounds of this anthology. Congrats to the authors on the release.
    Did any of you have playlists that you listened to that helped with inspiration for the story?