Friday, July 1, 2011

Celebrating A New Phoenix Agency Release For Desiree Holt

Today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating the release of EXTRASENSORY, book two in award-winning and bestselling author Desiree Holt's Phoenix Agency Series of romantic suspense.

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."


EXTRASENSORY by Desiree Holt

Book 2 in the Phoenix Agency series.

Mia battles with skepticism about her precognitive skills. But her visions about Carpenter Techtronics are so vivid she sends anonymous emails. She also has a vision of a gorgeous naked man who arouses her so vividly she is forced to satisfy herself. She is shocked when the man shows up in her office sending her silent erotic messages.

Dan is helping Chase track down whoever is threatening Chase's company. When he meets Mia he has a hard time thinking about anything but off-the-charts sex with this intriguing woman. But bodies begin falling. As Mia's visions escalate so does the explosive sex between her and Dan as well as an unexpected emotional connection. When Mia is shot and almost killed, Dan and his team race to find the killers before they can strike again.

Publisher's Note: You just can't keep a good story down. Previously published as VISIONS OF DARKNESS with The Lotus Circle and then Cerridwen Press, this book has been revised and the bedroom door opened for Ellora's Cave.


WIN - Leave Desiree a question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for an ebook of your choice from her back list - check out your choices here! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!

BTW - Desiree's birthday was this week, so be sure to wish Desiree Happy Birthday!


  1. Happy Release Day Desiree!!! And happy birthday too!

    Hope you did something fun to celebrate and hope you're taking very good care of yourself - you deserve it!

    For those who don't know about your Phoenix series - can you tell us all about the series and how the books connect?

    And be sure to let us know what else is going on with you - you're always so busy with so many irons in the fire, it's hard for a mere mortal to keep up with you!!

    Love ya and hope the new release flies off the cyber shelves!

  2. Hey everyone. This book is my birthday celebration. The Phoenix Agency is run by 5 partners, all former military, each with special skills. In Book One: Jungle Inferno, the man who becomes the 5th partner is rescued from terrorists in the Peruvian jungle. In Book Two we meet the vert hot and sexy CEO, Dan Romeo, who is in Texas to help a friend. There are 5 books in total, and as each hero meets his heroine we learn she has a special psychic ability that helps the agency in its security and protection work for both government and private contractors.
    I love all the men and wish I could keep them but I just have to share them with my readers.

  3. Happy release day1 And Happy Birthday as well :)
    I love books that are about strong military men :) What gave you the idea for this series?

  4. congrats on another new release & happy belated birthday...

    so being in the music biz at one time do you plan on writing more about rock stars...i love the rock stars....

    a fan

  5. Morning, ladies!
    Elizabeth, I got the idea for the series when marilyn CAmpbell, at that time the managing editor for The Lotus Circle, asked me to write something for the new line. It had to have a psychic element in it. One of my favorite songs is If I Needed You by the late Townes Van Zandt and it reminded me of two people communicating telepathically. I'm big on military and suspense so the idea of a Delta Force soldier captured by a terrorist cell and his only communication being with the woman he loves telepathically was born and the plot took off form there. Then my editor asked me to write about each of the partners in the agency and here we are. My shooting instructor is ex-Delta Force and has been a huge resource for me.

  6. Chele, Funny you should ask. I am right in the middle of edits for a book called Joy Ride,. Here's the tag line: Emma was the 'good girl' poster child until she met rock musician Marc-and he took her on the Joy Ride of her life.' The hero is a bass player in a high profile rock band and the story is set against the background of the music industry. The heroine is a thirty-year-old typical 'good girl' who wakes up one day and realizes life is passing her by. I'm really excited about it. It will be releasew August 12.

  7. Congratulations on your new release. Sounds like a very good book. Do you have to read this series in order? Are they stand alone reads?

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope you have a wonderful.

    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  8. well now i am excited about tooo!!! so love a sexy bassists...its only in the fingers..can not wait!!

  9. Sounds like a great new release! Do you ever have time to read for fun? If so, what's your fave genre?

    smaccall AT

  10. Hi all!Sherry, my love, each book can be read as a stand alone. Although I refer to other characters the references are brief but informative enough you don't get lost.

  11. Hey Bookwym
    Yes, my treat for making my word count each day is to read at night. My faves are romantic suspense and contemporary romance. I also stick my ereader in my purse whenever I leave the house. Just in case *wink*. I have some authors I've been following forever, some I've dropped because I thought their writing got stale and some new ones I'm in love with.

  12. Congrats on the new release, look forward to reading it, nothing like reading about those hunky military guys. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  13. Happy Birthday, Desiree and congrats on the new release.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

  14. Congratulations on the release of Extrasensory - and Happy Birthday! *throwing confetti*

    What kind of environment do you write in - an office or a laptop somewhere? Do you need quiet or like to listen to music when you are writing?

    Hope you have a wonderful cyber launch party!!


  15. Thanks for the wonderful birthday wishes. Karen, I usually write in the great room. I have a built-in computer station and I keep the television on. (Big secret-I write best to Walker Texas Ranger reruns.!). It's quiet because it's just me, although I have one cat that's very vocal. I can't listen to music because I tend to sing along with it and forget what I'm writing! LOL!

  16. Hi Desiree, happy birthday and congrats on your new series. Always a sucker for a sexy romantic suspense story with a bit of paranormal thrown in.

    Did you do anything special for your birthday?

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  17. Hi Cathy. Always, always nice to see you at the party. Yes, for my birthday four of us went to Regina Carlysle's in Abilene and partied down and wrote for four days. Lots of chocolate wine and whipped cream vodka.

  18. First, Happy Birthday! Today is my birthday. I plan to party down all weekend!

    This series sounds really interesting. If you could have a paranormal power, which would you choose? I think I would want empathy. Some of the others are just a tad scary!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Congratulations on the new release.
    and Happy Birthday!! I hope you had a great time celebrating

  20. Hi Jen. Empathy would work for me. But I'm really intrigued b remote viewing which is in the 4th book in the series. Thanks for coming to the party.

  21. Okay, folks, yesterday's winner is....Elaine. My adorable cats picked her name out of the stetson. Elaine the email confirming this is on its way to you.

  22. just stoppin in to show Desire some Love Happy Birthday !!