Friday, June 18, 2010

Celebrating A New EC Release For Desiree Holt and Alli Standifer

Today we are celebrating a new Ellora's Cave Presents release for Desiree Holt and Allie Standifer.

All her life Desiree Holt 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.


Allie Standifer lived in various countries around the world. The gift of travel has enabled her to accurately describe the scent, feel of far-off places and feed her overactive imagination.
Her life has been one of constant adventure ever since. From growing up in Saudi Arabia where her brother tried to sell her to Bedouins (for what amounts to less than $1.50), it's been non stop. And she loves every minute of it.

Ideas, plots, characters and conversations keep her company from inside her head and fuel her need to write. And no, they don't tell her to start fires. =) Tired of everyday stories, Allie's tales have a decidedly paranormal twist to them. They're filled with past lives, chain e-mail sending oracles, mythical creatures, magic, sexy gods, and heroines who know exactly what they want and aren't afraid to get it.

When not writing, Allie enjoys anything to do with the ocean, reading, trying to outsmart her psycho cat and spending time with her wonderful and supportive family.


SCORCHED by Desiree Holt and Allie Standifer - Book one in the Turn Up the Heat series .

Kasey Jacobs spends her days as a bookkeeper for a discount furniture store and her nights writing erotic romances, still waiting to meet the man who could ring her chimes. Maybe her new neighbor, Skyler Brody... Too bad she hasn't seen him since the day he moved in.

Then Skyler, a cop recuperating from a gunshot wound, spies Kasey pleasuring herself in front of an open window and nearly trips over his tongue rushing to introduce himself. The sex is instantaneous and hot, with all the explosiveness of fireworks.

But Kasey wants something Skyler isn't prepared to give. Perhaps they can find a way to each other's heart - if they don't burn themselves out with their nightly erotic activities.

WIN - Leave Desiree or Allie a comment or question today at their Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a free download of their EC release KIDNAPPING THE GROOM! Please leave your email address if you want in the drawning, so we can contact you if you are today's winner!


  1. Super congrats on the new release you two!!! Fantastic to see another erotic contemporary from you guys.

    What's the best part of working together? What are you two's strengths and how does that help you guys when you write together?

    Hope the new book is a huge bestseller for you and hope there's many more to come. Off to get some ice water before I read the excerpt -lol!

    Have fun and enjoy your special day!

  2. We are very excited about this series, Turn up the Heat. They are very hot fun reads about alpha males and sexy women and we hope everyone enjoys reading them as much as we enjoy writing them. And thanks to Author Island for the cyberlaunch today.

  3. Ooh, Desiree--this series sounds fantastic! Have you collaborated with Allie before? Happy release, and I'm looking forward to picking this one up!

  4. Happy Release to both of you. It sounds like a hot read.

  5. Allie, did any particular book,author, or genre play a part in making you want to become a writer?

  6. Congratulations on the new release Desiree & Alli!!!


  7. Hey Gang, what an amazing welcome. I so excited to be writing with Desiree again. We have such a good time whenever we're together.
    As for what made me become a writer? A bad book & dental surgery. The combo fried my brain enough to make me think writing was easy. HA! Five years later I'm still laughing at myself.

  8. Hey ladies - congrats on the new series. I'm sure it will be sizzling.

  9. Congrats to both of you on the new series. Sounds like a very good read.
    Allie, you must have had an interesting childhood growing up in Saudi Arabia, what with your brother trying to selling you to the Bedouins


  10. What is your writing schedule like when you're working on a book together? Do you take turns then email the new material to the other?

    I like the blurb you've posted on the new book. Congratulations on your latest release.

  11. You guys make an awesome team! Great job ladies!

  12. Yay Another awesome contest and author with a new book congrats Desiree!! your work totally utterly rocks

  13. Happy release day! This sounds like an awesome series.

    kissinoak at verizon dot net

  14. Sorry to be so late but my two hour appointment turned into five. Okay. How do we work together. One of us strats the story from a basic blurb, and writes the first chapter, then it's over to the other one for the next chapter, and so on. And it's not set in stone which one of us will start. It usually depends on whose brain fires first!

  15. A big hello to all my really good friends who came by today--Fedora, Darah, Amber and everyone else. Thanks for stopping by.

  16. The cover is super hot. The book sounds great I loved the excerpt. When your writing a book together do you ever have any trouble deciding what happens next? Did one of you want for the story to go one way and the other think it needs to go in a different direction?

  17. Great cover and Congrats ladies on your new release. This looks and sounds Delicious. :)
    I definitely will be reading this new series.
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol L.

  18. Looks awesome. Congratulations on your new release.

    Jen R.

  19. Actually we're pretty copacetic when it comes to writingl. Sometimes we'll start one way and one of us will say, Hey, why donlt we..and the other one says, Yeah! Okay! Great! Our collaboration is really very smooth. Almost as if we can read each other's minds. Scary, right? LOL!

  20. We so far we've never had a disagreement. Six books later I'm still crossing my fingers.

  21. She's this modest in person too, people :)

  22. Congrats on the new release ladies. Sounds like a great book. I'll have to add it to my wish list.


  23. Thanks to everyone for coming to our party. Allie and I hope you love our new series. And oh, modest, Allie? He he he!!!!!!! Anyway, thanks for being here. You made ouor day.

  24. Congrats on the new release and the excerpt was great!