Bestselling Author Delilah Devlin
HomeMeet Delilah
BookshelfBlogExtrasEditorial ServicesContactDelilah's Collections


Guest Blogger: Desiree Holt (Contest)
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Morning, ladies! has selected June M. as the winner of the $10 GC.
June, please email me at

* * * * *

What’s better than a cowboy?

Why, a “nekkid” cowboy, of course. For everyone who loved STARK NAKED (and I do thank each and every one of you who made it such a hit), now we have BUCK NAKED. And Buck Montgomery is definitely a mouth-watering eyeful. Here’s a snippet from Naked Cowboys, Book 2.

Release date: April 30 from Samhain Publishing

Comment to win a $10 GC to Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

BuckNaked300When Amy Stark met Buck Montgomery she was fuming over both a flat tire and his condescending attitude. It onely gets worse when they end up at the same cattle auction and his attitude doesn’t change. Little does she know that Buck harbors a secret he guards closely along with his heart. A secret that prevents him from reaching out to Amy for the relationships he really wants. Against his better judgment he cracks open the wall and lets her in, only to have his past catch up to him in a devastating way. Can Amy get past who he was and love the man he has become, or will he, once again, lose it all?

Silence instantly dropped between them with all the subtly of a lead weight. Amy fiddled with her napkin, very aware of Buck’s careful scrutiny. Again, she wondered what the hell she was she doing here, anyway. He was exactly the kind of man she told herself to stay away from—tall, very masculine, very sexy. Probably had a hundred women chasing after him. Well, she was tired of being one of the pack. Especially for a man like Buck Montgomery, who was now her neighbor.

So why am I sitting here having lunch with him?

Because my head said no but my body and my mouth said yes.

She looked up to find him watching her with his mouth curved in a slight grin. Heat sizzled across the table with an almost visible snap. She squirmed slightly in her seat and searched for a new topic of conversation.

“Do I make you nervous?” His deep voice vibrated though her, the warmth of it like a heated cloud surrounding her and washing over her skin.

Amy cleared her throat. “Nervous?” She clasped her hands on the table in front of her, hoping Buck wouldn’t notice the tremors in them. “Not. Not at all. Is there some reason why you should?”

“No. No reason. You just seem…fidgety. I wondered if it was me.”


“Of course not.” She searched for a topic of conversation. “So, when did you buy the Hayes Ranch? I didn’t even know it had sold.”

“About a month ago. It’ll take me a while to get it into shape, but I’m working at it.”

Their conversation was interrupted by the delivery of their food. Using the condiments took up a minute or so. Amy took a healthy bite of her burger and moaned in ecstasy.

“Still the best I’ve ever eaten,” she said around a mouthful of food.

“All their food is good. I eat here whenever I come into town.”

There was more silence as they consumed their lunch. Amy kept her eyes on her food but she was more than cognizant of the heavy-lidded looks Buck kept giving her. She wondered what was on his mind. At the auction he hadn’t seemed all that interested in her, polite and nothing more after their rocky start. Yet now he seemed to be seducing her with his eyes from across the table.

When she finished the last bite of food, she patted her mouth with the napkin and leaned against the back of the seat.

“You missed a spot.” He moved his hand toward her than jerked it back.

“A spot?” She frowned.

“Mustard. On your lower lip.”

Amy patted her mouth with her napkin and looked at the yellow smear on the white cloth. How embarrassing.

“I’m not usually a slob when I eat.” She picked up her napkin and ran it over her mouth again.

“But then I wouldn’t have had the pleasure of catching that last little bit on your lip.”

I should just get up and leave before I get myself into trouble. This was a huge mistake.

Okay, where can you find me:
Twitter: @desireeholt
Facebook: desiree01holt
Pinterest: desiree01holt
And… I love to hear from you so don’t be shy.


33 comments to “Guest Blogger: Desiree Holt (Contest)”

  1. Toni Whitmire
    · April 17th, 2013 at 7:18 am · Link

    All I can say is very nice and wished that I was Amy and I can’t wait to read the rest of the story when it comes out

  2. Alicia Dean
    · April 17th, 2013 at 7:23 am · Link

    Nice! Another winner, Desiree. Can’t wait to read more! And I can’t wait to see you in Oklahoma soon. 😛

  3. stacy
    · April 17th, 2013 at 7:28 am · Link

    Love me some cowboys! Weveronder if i will ever meet one?

  4. Anne
    · April 17th, 2013 at 8:05 am · Link

    When I read the line “What’s better than a cowboy?” I immediately thought TWO, but nekkid will do almost as well.

  5. Naomi Bellina
    · April 17th, 2013 at 8:08 am · Link

    Love these titles! Naked is such a fun word. These books look great, Desiree.

  6. Desiree Holt
    · April 17th, 2013 at 8:15 am · Link

    Thanks, guys. Your comments make me smile! And a huge thanks to Delilah for hosting me today. Don’t forget to check back tonight when I announce the winner of the GC. 😆

  7. Evelyn
    · April 17th, 2013 at 8:35 am · Link

    Wonderful excerpt! I want to read more. Love the title of book.

  8. Shelly W
    · April 17th, 2013 at 8:45 am · Link

    Great cover. Wonderful excerpt, looking forward to reading more

  9. Rita Wray
    · April 17th, 2013 at 8:51 am · Link

    Love the excerpt and title. Sounds like a fun read.

  10. Vickie Milizia
    · April 17th, 2013 at 9:14 am · Link

    Love Desiree Holt! Awesome excerpt!

  11. Desiree Holt
    · April 17th, 2013 at 9:44 am · Link

    And I love all of you. I am so excited about my Naked Cowboys series. I hope you’ll love them as much as I do. Book 3, Stripped Naked, will be out near the end of the year.

  12. Joanne B
    · April 17th, 2013 at 10:14 am · Link

    Congrats on the new release. I love cowboys. This book sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for that great guest post and excerpt.

  13. BookLady
    · April 17th, 2013 at 10:15 am · Link

    What a hot book! Great title. Enjoyed the excerpt. Will be putting this one on my TBR list.

  14. Chris Bails
    · April 17th, 2013 at 10:38 am · Link

    Fantastic excerpt. Loved the mustard part. Those two are gonna steam up the pages on this one. I love your books Desiree and this looks like another great one. Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Desiree Holt
    · April 17th, 2013 at 10:52 am · Link

    My pleasure, everyone. And Chris, thanks so much for the compliment.

  16. ronnie cornett
    · April 17th, 2013 at 11:19 am · Link

    Love the excerpt!!! Want to read the book ASAP!!! ❗

  17. elaing8
    · April 17th, 2013 at 12:52 pm · Link

    Hot cover. Loved the excerpt too.

  18. Amy S.
    · April 17th, 2013 at 1:51 pm · Link

    Buck Naked sounds great. The excerpt was very good.

  19. Desiree Holt
    · April 17th, 2013 at 1:56 pm · Link

    Waving at some familiar names – elaing8, Alicia Dean (hugs to you)

  20. ELF
    · April 17th, 2013 at 2:31 pm · Link

    I always know that I am going to have a great read when I pick up a Desiree Holt tale…and I am never disappointed. Thanks for visiting!

  21. Brenda C.
    · April 17th, 2013 at 2:57 pm · Link

    LOVE cowboy books and Buck Naked sounds great!!! Can’t wait to read!

  22. Teresa Hughes
    · April 17th, 2013 at 3:27 pm · Link

    You can never go wrong with a hot cowboy! But, a nekkid one is even better! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Desiree Holt
    · April 17th, 2013 at 3:38 pm · Link

    You are so welcome. And hi, ELF! Lovev\ having you stop by.

  24. Suzanne
    · April 17th, 2013 at 4:20 pm · Link

    A nekkid cowboy is great, but a polite and gentlemanly one, who tells you have mustard on your face- is also very great in my book. 😛

  25. Desiree Holt
    · April 17th, 2013 at 5:30 pm · Link

    Don’t you just love him? I wanted to scrape him out of the pages and take him home with me. 😆

  26. Sandy Pennese
    · April 17th, 2013 at 8:03 pm · Link

    Ride em cowgirl. Looking forward to the release. There is def no other way to see a cowboy but in the buff. Ruff Ruff. 😉

  27. Melissa Porter
    · April 17th, 2013 at 8:43 pm · Link

    Got to love the cowboys. 😛
    I am adding this to my need to get list.
    Thanks for sharing and getting me hooked. 🙂

  28. Charley
    · April 17th, 2013 at 9:39 pm · Link

    I love a cowboy and this sounds like such a great series. I am going to read the first one so I finish just in time for the new release. Thanks!

  29. Angila
    · April 17th, 2013 at 11:24 pm · Link

    Oh – I soooo need to get this one. Thank you for the chance to win! Love your books Desiree 🙂

  30. June M.
    · April 17th, 2013 at 11:41 pm · Link

    Oh yes, a nekkid cowboy is definitely better….two would be even better still! There are just times when you need a hot cowboy…err story, lol.

  31. Mary Preston
    · April 18th, 2013 at 2:57 am · Link

    There is something rather special about a cowboy – or two.

  32. Rebecca Merz
    · April 18th, 2013 at 4:07 am · Link

    Who doesn’t love a naked cowboy?

  33. Desiree Holt
    · April 18th, 2013 at 8:40 am · Link

    Morning, ladies! has selected June M. as the winner of the $10 GC. June, please email me at

Comments are closed.