Thursday, August 4, 2011

Celebrating Two Hot New Release For Desiree Holt

Today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating the release of DELICIOUS DANGER, book three in award-winning and bestselling author Desiree Holt's Phoenix Agency Series of romantic suspense and SLAPPING LEATHER, book two in her Rawhide Series of cowboy kink.



Book 3 in the Phoenix Agency series.

Kelly was shocked when her Caucasian Ovcharka Xena bonded with Rick Latrobe. The dogs are known for linking with only their owners. She's even more shocked at the intense sexual heat that sizzles between her and Rick. When she tumbles into bed with him at the very first opportunity, experiencing a night of erotic bliss in his arms, she knows they have something special.

But Xena is very much aware when an attempt is made on Rick's life, and the dog drives Kelly crazy with signals of danger as a shipment of arms is stolen in Iraq. Rick is nearly killed and Kelly and Xena are ferried to the secret clinic he's taken to. As Rick heals and they race to find the mastermind behind the plot, the sex between them heats to the boiling point.

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



Book 2 in the Rawhide Series.

Liz Gillibrand wants a man she can submit to in the bedroom but still keep her sex life a secret from the conservative ranching community. When she discovers her neighbor owns Rawhide, a private bondage club, she might have found the answer.

But the first Dom she meets is Alex Wright, a man she's already connected with physically and emotionally. Once before she tried to merge her private life with the lifestyle but with disastrous results.

Can Alex be the one to finally free her from the past and give her the life she longs for?


WIN - Celebrating TWO new releases with TWO winners today! Leave Desiree a question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for one of her two new releases! Please leave your email address AND which of her two new books you'd like to win so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!


  1. Woo Hoo - Desiree! Super congrats on the two new releases!

    Two different books, two different genres, two different series, two different do you keep everything straight???

    Love the Phoenix Agency Books - for those not familiar with this series, can you tell us a bit about it and how the books fit together? How many will be in the series?

    And same with your Rawhide Series - how many books to you plan for the series?

    Always so much to celebrate with you Desiree - you're like a living breathing party on two legs!! Love ya and hope the new releases are HUGE sellers for you!

    Now let's get this party started!!

  2. Congrats on the two new releases Desiree.

    What's up next? Any new series you've started?

  3. Congratulations Desiree!

    Do you have a scene in your mind that you haven't been able to fit into one of your stories yet?

    Slapping Leather
    Great excerpts!

  4. Just stopped by to say hi and congratulations Desiree! Couldn't wait so I've just gotten my copy of Slapping Leather.

  5. Congrats on the new releases! Do you have any other books in the pipeline?
    Slapping Leather

  6. Hi guys! Thanks so much for coming to the party. Okay, the Phoenix Agency. They are all ex-miliotary now working as private contractors both in the private sector and for the government. Lots of military stuff and the heroines all have a specific psychic ability..except of course in DD where the dog is the psychic!!!
    More to come.

  7. Slapping Leather is Book 2 in the Rawhide series which so far has a total of 4 but I am working on plots for another 4. Then there is my Night Seeker series and I have just begun work on Book 5: The Phoenix Agency.


  8. Scenes I couldn't fit in: oh, yeah! I have a notebook and a computer folder with notes of scenes to find a place for. My brain is constantly on overdrive!

  9. Next up: Joy ride, from Decadent Publishing, release Friday August 12. Ya gotta get this one. Come along for Marc and Emma's exhilarating love story, a trip you won't want to miss. Plus I have eight more releases with my various publishers on the schedule, including a sequel to Pretty Kitty at Total-e-bound.

  10. Donna, thanks so much for getting your copy of Slapping Leather. Hope you fall in love with Liz and Alex the way I did.

  11. Wow, Desiree! Loved the original of Scent of Danger--love it even more that you've added to it for its rerelease! And I need to catch up with Rawhide!

    Congrats on these two, and I love knowing there's more to come! Hope you're celebrating, Desiree! With so many releases, you must be celebrating all the time!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  12. You sure are a busy lady, with 2 releases now and so many more coming up! Do you finish 1 book befores starting another or do you have multiple books going at once? If you work on multiple stories, is it hard to keep them straight?

    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  13. Hello Desiree! I adore the first Rawhide book so I would love to win Slapping Leather. Congratulations on two big releases. I don't know how you are able to write them so quickly.

    user1123 AT comcast DOT net

  14. Congrats on your latest releases! Would love to win "Delicious Danger" :-) Do you find it difficult to go back to a story you've already published and add to it?

    smaccall AT

  15. Hi Desiree,

    Happy release week, and can I say what a fabulous year this has been for you and all your fans!

    I am really enjoying the Phoenix Agency series. Love the combo of hot romance and psychic storylines.

    Did I miss the answer about how many books planned for this series?

    Oh, and I would love to read Delicious Danger.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  16. Hey all! Love, love, love that you came to the party. Waving to buds Fedora and Cathy. Cathy, at the moment there are 5 books in the series, the 5th currently in process. But there may be more. We'll see. Hard to go back and add? Not really because I already had a concept in my head of what I want to do with the characters and it allowed me to enrich them. Yum!

  17. Hi stacy! Glad you enjoyed Crack the Whip. At the moment 4 books are planned but I expect there will be eight in total. Keep chasing those cowboy s with me!

  18. Congrats on the new releases.
    Look forward to reading both of them. What made you use a Caucasian Ovcharka for the dog in the story, not a dog that is well known?

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  19. To follow up on Jean's question - what on earth IS a Causasian Ovsharka dog? Where does it come from?

    Congratulations, Desiree, on these releases! Oh, My, Goodness - you are one busy lady - and we all thank you for that.

    Given that you have all of these different series in the works, do you have any special routines that you follow? What are your 'must haves' when you sit down to write?

    Enjoy the party!


  20. Jean , political thriller author Brad Thor is a good friend of mine. He used the dog in several books and the psi aspect fascinated me and fit right into the theme of the series.

  21. The Caucasian Ovcharka is a sheepdog in the Caucasus Mountains of Russia that has proven psi ability.
    When I sit down to write I have to have the television on and a cold drink or coffee. The I write for six hours, pushing through even when I hit a wall, or switching from one story to another.

  22. Hey Conrats on your new release. Have you ever done anything dangerous in your research activities for a book?
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  23. I have to ask, at any given time, how many different books are you working on? You always seem to have something new coming out. Thanks for the giveaway.

  24. Hey Jen. I'm usually working on at least 2, sometimes 3 books at a time. Keeps me fresh. And Debby? I went ziplining over Bootleg Can yon in Vegas. Plan to use that. Also did a police ride along twice. Also toured a place where sniper rifles are made and learned to shoot one without shooting myself!

  25. Congratulations on your new release.
    Your books sound so good.

    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  26. Congrats! WOw! Two new releases! You go girl! Where do you get your ideas? Do you ever get suck on what to write? Thanks for sharing! Both books sound and look great!!