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Guest Blogger: Desiree Holt
Friday, February 17th, 2012

Hi all. I’m really glad to be here today. Thanks, Delilah for having me as a guest. Be sure to leave a comment because at the end of the day I’ll pick a name for a free ebook. ~Desiree

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They live in Texas and they wear cowboy boots, but they aren’t ranchers. Nope, they build ranches. And a lot of other things, from houses to major developments. They are the McMann brothers—Alex with a masters in business administration, Josh with an advanced degree in architecture, and Tyler, the civil and construction engineer. Each one is better looking than his brothers and they cut a wide swath through the eligible women in San Antonio.

In Erector Set, you will meet each of them and learn his story.

First out of the gate is Erected, Josh’s story with Vanessa “Ness” Bowen.

Who can resist a pint-sized female with luscious curves stranded in a parking lot? Not Josh McMann. It’s his pleasure to save Ness Bowen, especially given the instant sensual chemistry that explodes between them. When she wrecks her car on the way to meet him for dinner, he saves her once again. And dinner at home takes on a whole new meaning as the sexual pull becomes too strong for either to ignore. The more they see each other, the more intense and erotic the sex becomes.

But Ness sees Josh as a player, and she’s been dumped by men like him who were always looking for the next conquest. Josh has his own trust issues, having been burned by women interested only in his money and power.

When a breakfast date goes awry and Ness thinks she’s been dumped once again, it takes a lot of fancy maneuvering from Josh to make amends.

“Yeah, hi,” he said when a male voice answered. “This is Josh McCann. Did you guys tow a…” He looked at Ness.

“White BMW,” she told him. “With navy interior. One day old,” she added, anxiety edging her voice.

Josh repeated the information into the phone. “Okay, thanks. Uh huh. Hold on.” He pressed a button on his phone, pulled out a slim stylus and wrote something down. “Got it. We’ll take care of it.”

He disconnected and shoved the phone back in his pocket.

“Well?” Ness looked to be more in control of herself even with anxiety written all over her face.

“They towed it. About an hour ago.” He looked at her curiously. “Were you in the restaurant? Why didn’t you give it to the valet?”

She tucked her hair behind her ear. “Because I’ve already had one car demolished a couple of weeks ago and I was hoping to last another twenty four hours before getting a second one dinged. I thought it would be a lot safer here.”

“Were you in there with friends?” He felt like he was digging the information out of her. “Where did they go? Can one of them take you to get your car?”

She sighed, fiddling with her hair again. “It was a business dinner. I can’t ask a client to take me to pick up my car that got towed. Anyway, he’s gone.”

“Not friends. A client.”

He looked at her cast then back at her face, one eyebrow raised.

She straightened her shoulders, trying to make herself taller. “My broken ankle has nothing to do with my ability to conduct business. I don’t talk with my foot.”

Josh swallowed a smile.

“Well, that kind of leaves you in a predicament, doesn’t it?”

She did that straightening thing with her body again, as if somehow she’d grow another six inches. “I am perfectly capable of taking care of myself, thank you very much.”

“Really?”

“Yes. Really.” She clearly put as much indignation into the words as she could. She needed to get her game face back on.

“Could have fooled me.”

“Besides, I’ve bothered you enough. I’ll just go on into the restaurant and they can call a taxi for me.”

She turned and began to clump her way back down the sidewalk, shoving his handkerchief in her pocket.

“Hold it.” Josh reached out to take her arm. “Hold it a minute, will you? You don’t need a cab. I’ll take you. And it’s really not a bother.”

How many times had he said that in his life?

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Find me at www.desireeholttellsall.com, Twitter @desireeholt and Facebook /desireeholt.

22 comments to “Guest Blogger: Desiree Holt”

  1. Virginia E
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      · February 17th, 2012 at 7:00 am · Link

    Once again you paint a great picture with your words, I can so see this. I’m looking forward to it.



  2. Deb
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      · February 17th, 2012 at 9:59 am · Link

    This series sounds very sexy :)



  3. Ava
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      · February 17th, 2012 at 10:00 am · Link

    This cracks me up. I work in the architectural construction field and I always giggle when the company names are “XXX Erectors”



  4. Cynthia Woolf
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      · February 17th, 2012 at 10:09 am · Link

    This sounds like a really fun book. Loved the excerpt. :)



  5. Sara G
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      · February 17th, 2012 at 10:11 am · Link

    Putting this series on my to be read list…sounds fantastic! :mrgreen:



  6. Karen H
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      · February 17th, 2012 at 10:11 am · Link

    I love reading about short, curvy women-I can relate! Thanks for the opportunity.



  7. kate richards
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      · February 17th, 2012 at 10:14 am · Link

    Darn, Desiree, every time I read one of your stories, I want to abandon the cute surfers of California and come see all the strong Texas guys!



  8. Lynne H
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      · February 17th, 2012 at 10:20 am · Link

    going on my TBR list! Love the excerpt! and the name – that is just priceless….



  9. JJ
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      · February 17th, 2012 at 10:52 am · Link

    I love all Desiree’s books so I will definitely pick this one up. I usually read it twice before setting it down again. Desiree is such an inspiration and she have a lot of good ideas for readers in her books :wink:



  10. Desiree Holt
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      · February 17th, 2012 at 12:26 pm · Link

    Ladies, you all make me blush. I’m so glad you like my books because—where would I be without you? Kate, I’ll take my cowboys over surfers any day. It’s better in the saddle than on a surfboard! LOL! Ava, you are so right. The title of the series came to me when I was reading the yellow pages one day (don’t ask!). JJ, you should get an extra candy bar for reading my books twice. I LOVE YOU ALL!



  11. Desiree Holt
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      · February 17th, 2012 at 12:26 pm · Link

    Ladies, you all make me blush. I’m so glad you like my books because—where would I be without you? Kate, I’ll take my cowboys over surfers any day. It’s better in the saddle than on a surfboard! LOL! Ava, you are so right. The title of the series came to me when I was reading the yellow pages one day (don’t ask!). JJ, you should get an extra candy bar for reading my books twice. I LOVE YOU ALL!



  12. Shadow
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      · February 17th, 2012 at 3:27 pm · Link

    Hi! Its great ‘seeing’ you again Desiree! This book is very good. Guess what? Ive already read it! lol :D Thanks for being you and always sharing your great books with us! Have a wonderful weekend everyone! ;)



  13. Tina Rucci
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      · February 17th, 2012 at 5:34 pm · Link

    Thanks for the excerpt., this sounds great, I am adding it to my TBR list.



  14. WildAboutBones
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      · February 17th, 2012 at 5:48 pm · Link

    Sounds yummy. I’d love to read more about the McMann brothers



  15. elaing8
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      · February 17th, 2012 at 5:56 pm · Link

    Really looking forward to reading this.And the other brothers books too :)



  16. Ashlyn Chase
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      · February 17th, 2012 at 6:04 pm · Link

    You know how much I love a good title, and this on rocks! LOL



  17. Desiree Holt
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      · February 17th, 2012 at 6:39 pm · Link

    I love you all! Ash, here’s a huge hug for you. elating and shadow you guys are always up for a good party!



  18. Desiree Holt
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      · February 17th, 2012 at 7:44 pm · Link

    JUst to let y’all know I’ll be drawing guy winner in a little while.



  19. bn100
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      · February 17th, 2012 at 10:59 pm · Link

    Great excerpt! The book sounds good.



  20. Desiree Holt
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      · February 18th, 2012 at 12:23 am · Link

    And the winner is…drum roll, please…Tina Ricci. Tina, you have won the ebook of your choice form my backlist. Just visit my web site http://www.desireeholt.com and email me with your selection at desireeholt@desireeholt.com
    Thanks everyone for stopping by.



  21. tammy ramey
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      · February 18th, 2012 at 12:38 am · Link

    i would have been just like her, only not as nice. i have a real temper when it gets going and i hate it when people tell me i Can’t do something. :D

    i loved the excerpt and would love to read more of the book.

    tammy ramey
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com



  22. The Sherry
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      · February 18th, 2012 at 10:42 am · Link

    Wow, Des sounds like another winner.. I love the way you write..Your just so talented..

    :lol:

    You know I love you best and your my favorite..

    Sherry

    Big hugs to you
    Keep up the great work