Saturday, April 9, 2011

Me & Desiree Holt. Oh, and there's prizes!!! Good ones!

Okay, so there's not really a Desiree Holt and me. Not quite like that anyway LOL. I know she's read my books and I was fortunate enough to meet her at last year's RomantiCon. Fangirl moment, anyone? What an awesome lady! She was so nice and incredibly fun and she's filled with just so much energy. I guess she has to be because you know what? Desiree just published her 100th book. 100! One. Zero. Zero.  Downstroke released from Ellora's Cave April 8.

It’s been twenty years since security specialist Charley Roper and country star Dallas Creed had their bitter parting. Now a killer has brought them together again, but neither is ready for a reunion—despite signs that their explosive chemistry hasn’t waned with time. She can’t forget the feel of his hands on her body. He can’t forget the hot touch of her mouth. When they finally tumble into bed, the sex is just as good as they remember, hot enough to singe the sheets. But is it enough?

Thrown together during an exhausting, frenzied concert tour, with a killer nipping at their heels, Dallas and Charley find themselves on a hot, suspenseful, erotic roller coaster ride. Can he convince her to trust her heart to him one more time, to reach out for a richer, deeper, more mature love?

More importantly—can Charley keep Dallas alive long enough for either of them to enjoy a second chance?

You can view more information and buy it here.  I haven't picked this one up yet but I recently read another of Desiree's books, Eight Second Ride. Whew. OMG. Hot. It featured a hot guy, rockin off the charts sex, but underlying all that was an emotional thread which gave depth and richness to the story. It's clear to see why Desiree is an icon in this industry and why she is so highly regarded.

100 books. It boggles the mind. Really. What an incredible accomplishment and what a tremendous contribution she's made to the romance industry. So, I'm going to join her celebration in recognition of her awesomeness and help her give away books and a Netbook!!

As part of the celebration, Desiree is giving away a prize every day of one copy of one of her novels of the reader's choice from her backlist. Post here to enter for today!! Names will be drawn from those who post comments. At the end of the month, one lucky person will win a grand prize of a refurbished Netbook with digital DVD drive. After you post here, go to Desiree's web site at and enter to win the grand prize of the netbook at the end of the month. You'll also find other blogs participating in this event for more chances to win!


  1. Whoa... 100 books !!! Can I even dream about it ?? LOL, I don't think so!

    Yay for Desiree and that's a fab picture Kaily :) Thanks for making us recognize her awesomeness ;) I'm all for it.!!

    I would love to win one of her books! And a netbook (gasp!), sure :) Heading over to her site right now...

  2. 100 books...what an amazing accomplishments. Congratulations, Desiree. Amd I'm determined to read each one!

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  3. Desiree Holt is one of my favorite authors and a great lady!

    Margie H.

  4. Congrats, 100 books, what an accomplishment. Got a lot of catching up with my reading to do.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  5. First of all, a huge, huge thank you to Kaily for hosting me today. I am an addicted fan of hers and love everything she writes.But I'm still waiting for her to send me Gabe from Play Me! LOL! Secondly, thanks to everyone for helping celebrate the release of #100, Downstroke. I'm in LA at RT and about to head to the ballroom for the big book signing, so if I don't get back n for a while I am definitely not ignoring you. But rest assured I will be back and there will be prizes.

  6. Hi Desiree,

    Your already know I love your storytelling, and 100 sexy and so romantic stories out there is an amazing accomplishment.

    Have fun at the book signing today.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  7. I am a big fan of your work Desiree and I have to say a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! 100 books! What a milestone!

    Debbi @ debbifarmer @ Yahoo. com

  8. 100 books is amazing! Something we all dream about. Congratulations, Desiree.

  9. Congratulations! A hundred books is an amazing feat.

  10. Hi everyone. Thank you so much for coming to my celebration. The booksigning was great. I'll be back later to check more comments, and tonight to pick a winner.

  11. Amazing run! Congratulations on your 100th novel.

  12. Thanks, Ju. 100! Hard to believe, huh?

    Tracey, what a wonderful goal to have LOL!

    Well said, Margie.

    Cathy, thanks for stopping by!

    Debbi, a milestone for sure. Let's hope we get to enjoy many more to come.

    Yeah, Serenity, the rest of us can dream :).

    Shelley, yep we're all in awe. I know I am.

    Eliza, thanks for stopping by!!

    Desiree, you're always so very kind. It was my pleasure to help you celebrate such a momentous accomplishment. You're a woman to be admired and I SO do. I hope the booksigning was a great success. Oh yeah. Gabe is all mine honey ;), but I have a new hero I hope to be able to share soon. Nash is as alpha as they come and pretty sure he's not made for only one woman. We'll see :).

  13. Thanks again to Kaily for hosting me and to call of you for helping me celebrate. We have a winner! Serenity, please email me at with your choice form my backlist. Thanks again to everyone.

  14. Thanks for stopping by, Abigail and....
    CONGRATULATIONS, Serenity!!!!

  15. Congrats to Desiree for hiting the 100 book mark! May many more still come.

    And special congrats to my friend Serenity for winning one of your books!