Monday, July 18, 2011

Holt And DeLand Rock It Out

Need good books to read? Hot heroes and feisty heroines? And maybe win some prizes, too? Once a month at our Cyber Launch Party, Cerise DeLand and Desiree Holt boogie out to unveil their latest salsa-hot releases, then answer questions about their deepest, darkest secrets and today's the day. Fun games and prizes at the hottest place on the Web!

UNTIL TWILIGHT
by Cerise DeLand and Desiree Holt

Book 3 in the Nemesis Series.

Isabella Sebastiani has the best instincts. For defusing bombs. But the moment she spots Lane Hallowell in the piazza in Florence, she knows her instinct for finding an irresistible lover has improved. Yes, she's to meet Lane for a job interview. Sì, her mind tells her to ignore his tempting good looks and his incomparable charm. But her body tells her to embrace him. And her heart demands she take him home with her. Into her arms. Her bed.

A seasoned security operative, Lane shouldn't be enthralled by a woman within minutes of meeting her. But the cool, professional explosives expert fascinates him and he's determined to protect her from harm. As the two of them track a group of terrorists from Florence to Rome and on to Paris, Lane and Bella learn that time doesn't matter when passion demands a future filled with love.

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NIGHT MISSION by Desiree Holt

A 1 Night Stand Story

Navy SEAL Gabriel Walker didn’t think he was asking too much, just a hot woman with some brains who made his down time between missions pleasant. And maybe a little bit more.

Forty-something Maggie Fitzpatrick wanted a younger man with a sex drive to match her own and even smarts to hold a conversation. And maybe a little bit more.

When Madame Evangeline paired them for the one night stand, neither of them expected the explosive chemistry, the very hot sex...and a little bit more.

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WIN - Prizes will be given out throughout the day - so come on over, stay awhile and Rock It Out with Cerise and Desiree!!

78 comments:

  1. Good morning ladies - ready to rock it this fine Monday??

    Last month's party was FANTASTIC - so much fun and so many prizes! You guys really did rock it out!

    Let's talk about your new release UNTIL TWILIGHT - for those not familiar with your Nemesis Series, tell us a bit about it and how the books fit together.

    It sounds incredible - sexy and action-packed. I hope it's an instant bestseller for you two!

    Good luck with your releases and I can't wait for the party!

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  2. Desiree - super congrats on your first release with Decadent Publishing!!! I love their 1 Night Stand Series and so glad to see you included in their wonderful list of authors!

    Cerise - Tell us all about this new adventure into self-publishing you're about to venture into! I checked out your post today at www.CeriseDeLand.blogspot.com and I wish you the very best of luck! And be sure to let us all know when the first book is available so we can celebrate with you!!!

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  3. Super Congrats ladies !!
    reginamayr@att.net

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  4. Yay!!! Another super book! WTG!

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  5. And I am here! *pant pant pant* skidding into my desk, banging my knee-forrtunately not my head!!! ?And ready to rock!

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  6. Congrats Ladies! How are you all today? What was the hardest part in the story to write?
    tonyapeterson35@yahoo.com

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  7. Let me tell you a b it about Nemesis. Cerise and I wanted to write an erotic thriller series, something a bit beyond the standard romantic suspense. Something that would also take the reader to exotic locations (thank god Cerise is well-traveled!). And we wanted it to be run by women, very strong yet feminine women, very smart. And the men who love them would have to be alphas so comfortable in their own skin that they weren't threatened by these women but supported them. And so the series was born.

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  8. We have prizes to give away today! First prize from me is a deck of Ellora's Cave playing cards. For everyone who tells me who Nemesis is I'll pick a name (or my cats will!) and the deck of cards is yours.

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  9. HERE I AM!!! Running to get here! Monday! Happy? Are we? I am.
    Always thrilled to be with Desiree and all of you!
    YES, we are at it again! ROCK IT OUT!

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  10. One thing I am chuckling about is a piece that appeared in the papers yesterday...and is something that Desiree and I made up for this story!!!

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  11. Sorry, hit the submit button!
    Onward: WELL, here is the skinny on the news story.
    For UNTIL MIDNIGHT (wh BTW was Best Book of the Week at Whipped Cream last week), Desiree and I wanted a mystery that centered on a world-wide attempt to drug people.
    YEAH. I hear you. DEVIOUS R US.
    anyway...
    Desiree did some research and found that the chemicals in BATH SALTS (no lie) could be toxic.

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  12. Hey Des and Cerise!

    Congratulations on more winning stories!

    I hope they do exceedingly well.

    Hugs

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  13. And once a company has a patent, they are set. This stuff can be made and distributed and ....
    WELL, it turns out that salts give a HIGH and a lot of folks are using them for that.
    gulp.
    They wind up in hospitals, ODed on this stuff. Some have DIED.
    gulp.
    In UNTIL MIDNIGHT, the manufacturers are in a group wishing by hook or by crook to take over the world.
    Yeah, BIG IDEA I know. But stranger things have happened in the real world than in fiction...

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  14. Prize from Me:
    Tell us 3 cities where UNTIL MIDNIGHT occurs and I will send you a print copy of my Irresistible Forces which has 2 of my EC stories in it.

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  15. Congrats to the both of you on the new release.
    I admit it I'm a cover whore and these are great covers :)
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  16. hi! the answer: Florence, Rome, Paris

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  17. the answer to Cerise Deland question is Florence,Rome and Paris

    reginamayr@att.net

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  18. Hello ladies
    I just wanted to pop in and offer my congrats on the new releases. I am thrilled I'll have a story in the 1Night Stand series.
    Wishing you both many sales, and miles of smiles

    Elle Laudan
    ellelaudan.blogspot.com

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  19. Adelle, I am thrilled you'll be there! Thanks everyone for coming to party with us today. And for whoever asked what the hardest part of writing the stories is? Just making sure we have a good outline to follow, since be bounce the manuscripts back and forth.
    So...anyone yet who knows who Nemesis is?

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  20. good morning Ladies,
    congrats on both books,the excerpts are great and i can't wait to read them both.

    the 3 cities are Florence,Rome and Paris.

    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

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  21. Morning, Tammy. Want to play? Just tell me who Nemesis is?

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  22. Hi ladies! Congrats on the releases!

    Cerise's answer: Rome, Paris, & Florence

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  23. Desiree's answer: The Security and Protection agency owned by Nicole Wells?

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  24. Okay, the Name, Nemesis, is taken from something. Do you know what it's taken from? Hint: Google is our friend!

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  26. Greek goddess of indignation against, and retribution for, evil deeds and undeserved good fortune (also called Rhamnousia/Rhamnusia)
    is that the answer you are looking for?

    i thought it was character in your series...

    congrats on your new release...i believe i say that every week with you desiree...love your books

    seachele71@hotmail.com

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  27. In Greek mythology, Nemesis (Greek, Νέμεσις), also called Rhamnousia/Rhamnusia ("the goddess of Rhamnous") at her sanctuary at Rhamnous, north of Marathon, was the spirit of divine retribution against those who succumb to hubris (arrogance before the gods). The Greeks personified vengeful fate as a remorseless goddess; the goddess of revenge. The name Nemesis is related to the Greek word νέμειν [némein], meaning "to give what is due", as in the word "economy".[1] The Romans equated the Greek Nemesis with Invidia.[2]


    Also: A source of harm or ruin

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  28. Nemesis comes from the greek goddess of indignation against, and retribution for, evil deeds and undeserved good fortune

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  29. Hi! How are you all today? Congrats on your newest release Desiree and Cerise! How awesome for you both!! :) Out of this series, which book was the most fun to write? Which one was the hardest?
    shadow_kohler(at)att(dot)net

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  30. cerise: Florence,Rome and Paris
    desiree: nemesis comes from greek mythology, also called Rhamnousia/ Rhamnusia. the godess is the spirit of divine retribution against those who succumb to hubris.

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  31. Okay, I'm easy today. Four great answers, so four decks of cards. June M, shadow_kohler, tonya and Chele, email me at desireeholt@desireeholt.com with your snail mail addy and I'll get them out to you.

    Next contest coming up soon.

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  32. A great week for new stories, and I already love the Nemesis series.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

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  33. thank you!!!

    i feel silly being stumped on that question all morning...i was looking for answers in your series...

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  34. Hi, Desiree and Cerise! Just popping in to say HI! Glad to at least be able to do that during your party time this time! :)

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  35. And Cerise, congrats on Until Twilight. Until Midnight follows its couple from the Yucatan Peninsula to Washington, D.C., to a private island in the Bahamas... Until Twilight is more of a European tour--Florence, Rome, and Paris... Ah... how incredibly exciting and romantic, both of those!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

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  36. AND while I do, here is another CONTEST for you:
    THIS TIME win my latest 5 star TOP PICK OF LAST WEEK, STRONG ARMS OF THE LAW!

    In Texas, we have Texas Rangers.
    but you knew that.
    ANYONE know what department they belong to? Officially, I mean?
    TELL US WHAT THEY are officially and be the first to do so and you get a cc of (Angelo on the cover of) STRONG ARMS (you bet) OF THE LAW!

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  37. Texas Department of Public Safety

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  38. texas department of public safefty?

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  39. OH OH OH, UNTIL MIDNIGHT does go from Mexico's Yucatan to Washington D.C. (my old hometown) and on to Bahamas!!!!
    WINNER IS F. Chen!!!
    BRAVOO!!!!
    I am not certain if i have your email. I think I do...Mail it to me would you, please? cerise.deland@ymail.com

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  40. CATHY M!!! You are on the ball!

    YOu win STRONG ARMS! dancing here.

    Just to be certain email your addy to me, please.
    cerise.deland@ymail.com

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  41. UNTIL TWILIGHT does go from Florence, Italy (sigh) to Rome and on to Paris.

    I wanna go now. Don't you?
    I've been watching (in and out) with hubby as he focuses on the Tour de France. WAHHHH. I wanna go. He says next year, we will!
    My bags are packed now.

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  42. I totally want to go, Cerise! So you and DH are headed there next year, eh? ;) Is there any place you've been dying to visit, strictly for research purposes, of course ;) And congrats, Cathy M! Mm... Rangers!

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  43. Hey, thank you very much Cerise.

    Tour de France on all day in our house, lol, and I love the peek at the French countryside.

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  44. Want you all to know that my other acitvity today is posting my newest Regency erotic romance on KINDLE for 99 cents! LADY STARLING'S STOCKINGS is a novella with a punch. Hope you look for it.
    THE COVER, she said licking her lips, is Jimmy Thomas art with graphic design of a pro. YOU MUST WRITE TO ME WHEN I POST IT on my site....within days and let me know what you think!

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  45. I am dying to go to the Bordeaux region and do research.
    In September, DRUM ROLL, hubby and I are off to THE RIVIERA for 10 days. Why? CUZ someone MUST, you know. Am I rubbing elbows with anyone famous?
    OH. From your lips to god's ears!
    My elbows will rub with locals in Barcelona, Toulon, Eze, Pisa, Naples and Capri (and two cousins who go with us!)
    Ah. RESEARCH. YOu can tell where the next stories will be set, can't you?

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  46. You lucky girl, Cerise, what a fabulous vacation. You are going to have a blast.

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  47. Cerise, I can't wait to read all about the Riviera next ;) Have a fabulous time!

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  48. My last contest for a prize today: a 2-parter!

    For a copy of either LORD STANHOPE's IMPROPER PROPOSAL or MISS DARLING's INDECENT OFFER (also a 5 star Top Pick by NIGHT OWL last week), tell us
    in the Regency period, the Regent was who? His name, please.
    AND why was he regent? for the king?

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  49. THANK YOU, F and Cathy! I am very excited.

    When I go away, I totally go. No email, nada. Do you know what i mean? If I took all that with me, I would never rest. yeah. I am a workaholic.
    LIKE DESIREE!!!
    birds of a feather, donchaknow.

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  50. Between 1811 and 1820, King George III was deemed unfit to rule, and his son (the Prince of Wales)ruled as Prince Regent until his death, when he became George IV...

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  51. ROFL! You workaholics gotta stick together, Cerise! And hey, we readers TOTALLY reap the benefits!

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  52. man flchen1 is on the ball about the Regent!

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  53. The Georgian era is a period of British history which takes its name from, and is normally defined as spanning the reigns of, the first four Hanoverian kings of Great Britain (later the United Kingdom): George I, George II, George III and George IV. The era covers the period from 1714 to 1830, with the sub-period of the Regency defined by the Regency of George IV as Prince of Wales during the illness of his father George III. Often the short reign of the fifth and final Hanoverian king King William IV (1830 to 1837) is also included. The last Hanoverian monarch of the UK was William's niece Queen Victoria who is the namesake of the following historical era, the Victorian, which is usually defined as occurring from the start of her reign, when William died, and continuing until her death.

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  54. Great fun facts, ladies. I don't remember a lot of my history from this time period.

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  55. Hi all! Sorry I had to take a detour for a bit but I'm back with my second contest. And Holy Hannah! Lots of posts!

    Okay, for a Desiree Holt toter bag: What was the title of my 100th release?

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  56. Just wanted to stop by and say Congratulations on your new releases! I'm so excited about Until Twilight - I can really get into an erotic thriller!! I must have been under another rock 'cause I missed the first two in the series. Some serious catching up to do!! Desiree, will also be getting your new 1NS - looking good.
    Sending you lots of cyber hugs!!
    kacbooks at hotmail dot com

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  57. Oh, and I did love Downstroke, too! Wear the t-shirt all the time...

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  58. F CHEN, baby, you got it!
    Write an email to me and tell me which Regency novella you would like?

    MISS DARLING or LORD STANHOPE!
    Hope all of you will go nibble on my newest Regency, coming soon at Kindle, LADY STARLING'S STOCKINGS!

    HUBBA HUBBA!

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  59. THIS HAS BEEN A BLAST!!!!!

    AND Desiree and I do it AGAIN next month!

    Yep on the 18th. So DO COME BACK!
    Ciao, bella!

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  60. I love the romance in Downstroke, Desiree. Anyone who hasn't read it yet needs to snag a copy!

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  61. Okay, guys, Regina gets the tote bag. My three cats picked her name out of the treat bowl. Please email me at desireeholt@desireeholt.com with your snail mail addy.

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  62. Cathy, Fedora, everyone thanks for the great comments on Downstroke. I loved writing that book. And Karen, hope you enjoy Night Mission,. The hero is a very hawt SEAL!

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  63. The time difference made me miss the party. Sigh!!!

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  64. Well, marybelle, never fear. I'm taking a little break but in an hour or so I'm catching up with the kate crowd and will pick a winner for a choice from my backlist.

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  65. Darn, I have missed most of the day. That's what a headache does! Both books look really good.

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  66. Hope you enjoy them. Hang around a bit. I'm still giving away one more prize tonight.

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  67. Darn, I missed all the fun today too!

    Desiree, I know your 1NS story will be hot! I've read a few of those and they are fabulous! I need to read the excerpt.

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  68. Check the Decadent web site. It's posted there. Hope you enjoy it.

    Signing off for the night. Hope you'll follow me every day on FB and come back next month when Holt and Deland Rock It Out again.

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  69. wheres the web site at? i cant find it. :(

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  70. Here you go Shadow

    http://www.decadentpublishing.com/

    Thanks for the chat, Desiree. Have a fun release week.

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  71. thank you cathy! and thank you desiree and cerise for the awesome party!

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