Friday, October 14, 2011

Celebrating Two New Releases For Desiree Holt

Today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating Desiree Holt's two new releases!

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BEDROOM EYES by Desiree Holt

Bridget Reilly has lived her entire life using dark glasses to hide her deformed eyelids. But she also hides her real self, working a dead-end job and locking herself away from any social life. In secret she lusts for her next-door neighbor, Navy SEAL Clay Randall. When a masked ball provides the opportunity for her to have an entire night of glorious, unrestrained, erotic sex with him, how can she ignore it?

The night more than exceeds all her expectations and now she wants to find a way to have a real relationship with him, without the mask. She applies to The Durban Trust, a fund set up by a former movie star to provide plastic surgery under certain circumstances and the surgery is successful. But what she hadn't counted on was Clay's reaction when she revealed all.

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ALL JACKED UP by Desiree Holt

On his fortieth birthday Jack Manning had his own private pity party until a pixie showed up and he was soon "all jacked up".

Jack Manning had carried an image with him all of his adult life of the woman he planned to marry. She'd be every man's ideal - slender with masses of blonde curls and sapphire blue eyes.

Darcy O'Connor has been the odd-girl-out all her life. Barely five feet tall, she wears outrageous clothes, styles her short black hair in spikes and has developed a smart mouth to cover her insecurities.

When she walks into Eli's, the favoured neighbourhood hangout, and meets Jack on his birthday, it's like a collision of the planets. Instantly they rub each other the wrong way. But very hot sex keeps drawing them together.

Will they burn each other out before they realise what their feelings really are?

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40 comments:

  1. Super Congrats !!!

    reginamayross@gmail.com

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  2. Thanks, Regina. And good morning to everyone. I'll be popping back and forth all day long so if you have a question for me, rest assured it will be answered.

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  3. Thanks for being here today! I love your books and can't wait to read this one. Congrats on the release :D

    leaghlovesromance@yahoo.com

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  5. Oh, and pass the word. Everyone who leaves a comment is in the drawing for an ebook )I'm giving away 2) and if you send me your snail mail to desireeholt@ddesireeholt.com, I'll send you a set of my Romance Trading Cards.

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  6. Hi Desiree,
    Congrats on the two new releases.

    My question is
    what piece of advice would you give aspiring writers that you wish you had when you started writing?

    (also since your here :) did you get my email from the last CLparty?)

    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  7. Congrats on 2 releases, they both sound great, covers are wonderful. Nice to see one with a bit older character. Not that 40 is older LOL, but there's something to be said for experience ;)
    Where do the ideas for the story premise come from - such as the physical eye problem? I don't think I'd ever come up with something like that.
    mmbourassa(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. Love me some Desiree Holt. Can't wait to get my hands on this one.

    Allie Standifer

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  9. Congratulations on your recent releases. I have All Jacked Up planned for weekend reading. You have written so many wonderful books. Do you have a favorite genre; romantic suspense, contemporary, paranormal, etc? And a favorite type; cowboys, musicians, heroes in and out of uniform, etc?

    Margie
    margie.hager@yahoo.com

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  10. Congrats on your two releases. Peeked at the excerpt of Bedroom Eyes. What inspired you to write a heroine afflicted with an eyelid deformity?

    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

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  11. Congrats on the new releases!! Both sound great, thanks for writing "older" H/H's (although at my age 40 is not old...LOL)


    debr97 at yahoo dot com

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  12. Des, you ROCK! Congrats on two new releases! How do you manage to keep scenes 'fresh' after 100+ books? I'm in awe....and hope I make it to Texas some day, or at least meet you at RomantiCon!

    storimom2@aol.com

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  13. Hi everyone. JUst did my daily treadmill run so back to answer question.
    elaing8..no I did not get your email from the last CL party. Sorry about that. Can you resend?

    What advice would I give to aspiring authors? Look for online workshops on writing, join a critique group so you can get feedback on your writing. My critique group was a lifesaver for me. Enter contests where you'll get more feedback and study it seriously (that's where I learned about blending backstory). And never, ever, ever give up.

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  14. Okay, Bedroom Eyes. Bridget is actually based on a real person who was born with a heavy epicanthic fold on her eyelids that increased as she got older and eventually she had surgery for it. But she found her hero long before the surgery!!!!!

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  15. Okay, Margie, my favorite genre? I'd say romantic suspense and BDSM. In Do You Trust Me I combined them both, as I have in a couple of other stories. But I actually love them all. (:

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  16. Molly, I'll definitely look for you at RomantiCon. And Deborah, I am doing a lot of stories lately where the h/h are in their 40s. Life isn't all about the young!

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  17. How awesome! Two new releases?! Sweet! Congrats!!! Wow! Im in awe over you. You put out at least one book a month..i dont know how you do it, but im happy that you do! I just finished Riding Out The Storm, it was awesome! Your two new books sound sooo good! Which one would you recommend that we read first? :) Thank you!
    shadowluvs2read(at)aol(dot)com

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  18. Congrats Desiree on the dual releases.

    I'm with Shadow, your writing pace is extraordinary. Do you have more than one book in process or do you concentrate on one at a time?

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

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  19. Shadow, I hate to pick but maybe ALL JACKED UP? It's based on a real person and I had a ball writing it.

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  20. Hi Kathryn,
    I guess I just love to write. Stories are always clanging around in my head! LOL! And I always work on more than one story. It helps to take breaks and go from one thing to something different, then I can go back with a fresh look at the story. right now I am working on two full length books and two novellas.

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  21. Thank you! You are amazing! Your working on 4 books right now? Wow! I couldnt keep that kind of focus. Id be getting the stories mixed up. Whens your next release?? Do you have deadlines or do you just write?

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  22. Desiree,
    Thanks for answering my question and for the trading cards offer.

    I have emailed you.I hope you get it this time.

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  23. Congrats on the new releases. Both of them sound like great stories, always enjoy reading stories about overcoming diversities and insecurities.

    Jean
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  24. Shadow, I have a release coming out November 1, Bound and Determined, that is part of a seven-story series called Toys-4-Us written with six of my friends. In December I have a story out with Decadent as part of their Christmas series. And another novella in my Rawhide series with Wild Rose due out the end of this month. This one is called Slapping Leather. The fourth one will be out in February. Everything else is with my editors and I'm waiting for release dates. Oh, and be sure to catch Treble, an anthology at Total-eBound and Subspace, another one that include stories from me. I write to deadlines, especially when I am working on a series because my pubs like to space them out on a schedule.

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  25. Wow, you are some prolific writer! I've only read afew of your books so far, by TBR pile is a mountain! But I have really enjoyed them, both these sound great!
    You said all Jacke Up was based on a real person, and that the heroine in Bedroom eyes was based on a real person. Do you often base characters on real people?

    sugerlady@aol.com

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  26. Wow, congrats on two new releases. Is it easier to promote them together or separate?
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  27. Desiree,

    Congratulations on your new releases!

    Is it tough juggling the different publishing houses and deadlines? Do you have an assistant that helps with all of the "stuff" that has to be done?

    I enjoy story lines where the H/h are picture perfect or 20-somethings. These are right up my alley.

    cindersmaria@yahoo.com

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  28. Congratulation!!! You write different genres which is the easiest for you to write and which is the hardest? If you could only write one genre what would you choose?

    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  29. Congratulations Desiree I love your books these two look awesome cant wait to dive into them.
    flanagan@mebtel.net

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  30. You have already answered my question about the eyelid deformity. I really want to know how Clay responds but obiously, I have to read the book for that! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    jepebATverizonDOTnet

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  31. Yup, Jen, you're right. But I promise it will be worth it! *wink*

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  32. Tamara, yes I do. I meet a lot of really interesting people and more often than not they strike a spark in me. I ay the What If game-What if this person were doing such and such or had this or that happen to them. And always that spark has to be there because that's what lights up my muse.

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  33. Tamara, yes I do. I meet a lot of really interesting people and more often than not they strike a spark in me. I olay the What If game-What if this person were doing such and such or had this or that happen to them. And always that spark has to be there because that's what lights up my muse.

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  34. Hi Artemis. Yes, I usually find myself juggling different deadlines for different houses, but I work from an Excel spread sheet, know what my word output for the day can be and plan from there.

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  35. Hi Sherry. I don't know if one genre is harder than the other or not. My characters usually pop into my head first and I build the story around them. The genre depends on how I build my characters and where they fit best.

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  36. elaing8, your email has still not come through. It's desireeholt@desireeholt.com Try again?

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  37. I'll be back first thing in the morning to pick up the rest of the comments. I'm so glad y'all came out to play.

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  38. What a wonderful party! I'm so sorry I had to miss it. Early appointment yesterday and had to play the waiting game there and at the drug store and under the weather.

    But Desiree you were a perfect host and guest of honor - thank you so much and super congrats on your new releases and we'll see you back here on the 18th with Cerise DeLand (and maybe Allie) since we get to celebrate the print release of WEDDING BELLES and TURN UP THE HEAT right?

    Looking forward to it!

    Love ya lady and hope the new releases are flying off those cyber shelves!

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  39. Desiree! Two more hot stories for us?! You're too good to us! Can't wait to pick these up, too--I don't know how you do it, but I can't say that I mind at all! Love how you keep it fresh and fabulous for us each time!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

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  40. Desiree,
    I don't know what my email is doing.lol.That is the email I am using.I'm guessing they are going to your spam folder.I did send it again and used your name as the subject, thinking it wouldn't be filtered to spam.
    Crossing my fingers this time..If not please email me
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net
    Because I'm also interested in the trading cards.
    Sorry this is such a hassle and thank you.

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