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Desiree Holt: Happy Birthday to me with a lot of gifts for you (Giveaway)
Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Today is my birthday. Yup, today I am 81 years young. And you now what keeps me young? Writing my books and “talking” to you, my readers. Now, I’m not giving away 81 books today (pause to giggle) but I will give away three titles which I’ll post at the end.

I’m really celebrating today, because June 27 was release day for Where Danger Hides. I love all my books but this one is extra special. I wrote it while still living in Texas (as I did with so many of my books). The hero is part Comanche. I lived near Fredericksburg, the center so long ago of Comanche settlement in that area. My husband and I drove to Fredericksburg to do some research at the museum there and (gasp!) you’ll never believe it but a man walked in to give something to the museum who look EXACTLY like my hero, Noah Cantrell. My husband had to promise I wasn’t crazy when I asked if we could take him for coffee. The soul of Noah was born out of that conversation.

I had lived in Tampa before moving to Texas, so I tried to give a flavor of the city by having my heroine live there. But when she goes to Texas, she is seduced by the nature and raw beauty of the state, just as I was.

Where Danger Hides is a revised and revitalized edition of the earlier release, and I am so much happier with this one. Not only that, my publisher, Totally Bound, liked it so much they asked me to develop a series from it, so this is Book One in Corporate Heat. Books 2-4 are currently in development.

Here is a taste of the book below. I hope you’ll all help me celebrate my birthday by taking home a copy. And if you leave a comment, you might win a choice of an ebook from my backlist.

Where Danger Hides

Corporate Heat Book One

Taylor Scott thought she had it all—a good life and a great job. No relationship? No problem. But her world is turned upside down when the father she never knew she had first refuses to acknowledge her, then makes her the sole heir to the major conglomerate he owned. It’s the last thing she wants, but circumstances leave her no choice. She steps into a world of corporate greed and treachery where no one is what they seem.

And the only person to guide her through the treacherous waters? The man with whom she had the hottest one-night stand ever, Noah Cantrell. Noah isn’t what he seemed at first, either, but now he’s the only one Taylor can trust.

As danger stalks her at every turn, she must rely on him for everything. The man who makes her scream with pleasure is the only one who can tell her where the danger hides.

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/where-danger-hides-4
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Where-Danger-Hides-Corporate-Heat-ebook/dp/B0716YXRD5/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1495833969&sr=1-1&keywords=Where+Danger+Hides
B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hide-and-seek-desiree-holt/1125531148?ean=9781516103676#productInfoTabsTotally Bound: https://www.totallybound.com/index.php?route=search%2Fget%2Fresults&q=Where+Danger+Hides

Excerpt

Leaning back in her chair she closed her eyes and as always these days, unbidden, the image of The Man danced across her brain. She rubbed her eyes, trying to erase the images that were always there no matter how she wished them away. That night had been at once the most erotic and embarrassing night of her life. At least she’d broken out of her shell with a stranger, someone she didn’t have to see again. You want to see him again, though. Quit kidding yourself. You want all those things he did to you, made you do. Maybe even more. That’s why you can’t stop thinking about them. About him.

A commotion in the reception area broke her train of thought and drew her attention. She heard the voice of Sheila, the receptionist, raised in protest over something and the angrier male voice overriding her.

“You can’t go in there,” Sheila was saying as the door to Taylor’s office flew open.

“I’m in. Miss Scott can throw me out if she wants to.”

There he was, standing in front of her.

Him, The Man.

She blinked hard, thinking for a moment she’d conjured up his image. But when she opened her eyes again he was still there. Alive. In her office. In full alpha mode. The man she’d never expected to see again. The man who’d taken her far beyond the boundaries set by her inhibitions and beckoned to her in her dreams each night.

He was even more impressive than she remembered, his presence filling her office and surrounding her. His custom suit and silk dress shirt—were they his uniform?—were window dressing for the barely leashed panther beneath the fabric of civilized clothing. Expensive hand tooled leather boots on his feet. His hair tied back with a leather thong as before. His face still an unreadable mask. The sense of controlled power still there. A man larger than life. The panther was caged today but just barely. This might be her office but he was definitely the person in charge.

Even as embarrassment and anger warred within her, her nipples hardened, her breasts tingled and her panties dampened with moisture. She felt every bit of blood drain from her face and drop to her feet. Waves of hot and cold rolled through her and she was sure all the air had been sucked from her lungs. Gripping the arms of her desk chair for support she licked her lips, trying to moisten them.

Quick, lithe movements brought him to the front of her desk where he stood facing her, his face set, dark eyes probing hers. Eyes that for a brief second held a knowing look.

“Miss Scott?” Sheila’s worried voice cut through her fog. “Shall I call one of the partners?”

Taylor managed to find a functioning part of her brain. “No, thanks, Sheila. It’s all right.”

“Would you like me to send someone in to carry your boxes for you? Walk you down to the garage?” Sheila wasn’t quite ready to let go.

Taylor forced a smile. “No, I can manage. Thanks for your concern. And for all your good wishes today.”

Sheila gave her a last worried look before she closed the door.

His eyes burned into Taylor’s, mesmerizing her as they’d done that night in San Antonio.

What is he doing here?

As if he’d heard her, he reached into his inside jacket pocket, extracted a card from a small leather case and dropped it on top of the folder. She picked it up with fingers that trembled and stared at it.

Noah Cantrell, Vice President of Security, Arroyo Corporation

Her father’s company.

Oh, hell!

*~*~*

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39 comments to “Desiree Holt: Happy Birthday to me with a lot of gifts for you (Giveaway)”

  1. Misty Dawn
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 6:30 am · Link

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you have a wonderful day! ????



  2. Tasha fisher
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 7:04 am · Link

    Happy Birthday Desiree. ????????
    The book sounds hot. Can’t wait to read it.



  3. Charlotte
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 7:20 am · Link

    Happy Birthday! ????Going over to get that title right now. Enjoy this beautiful day.



  4. Mary McCoy
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 7:39 am · Link

    Happy 18th birthday, Desiree! Heading over to treat myself to Noah right now! 😀



  5. Linda Brennan
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 7:49 am · Link

    Happy birthday!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!



  6. Xio Axelrod
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 8:00 am · Link

    Happy Birthday!! This sounds amazing. =)



  7. Marcia Bucktin
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 8:04 am · Link

    Wishing you a happy healthy birthday…may all your birthday wishes come true



  8. Debbie Watson
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 8:17 am · Link

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!



  9. January Bain
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 8:20 am · Link

    Happy Birthday, Beautiful! Hugs, January Bain xxxooo 😛



  10. Pat Viglione
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 8:22 am · Link

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! WOOT! I hope you have an awesome day, Desiree!



  11. Pat Viglione
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 8:24 am · Link

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have an awesome day, Desiree!



  12. Snarky Mom Michelle
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 8:25 am · Link

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Wonder if 60 Minutes realized you’d still be writing at 81 🙂 LOL!!



  13. Emily
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 8:57 am · Link

    Happy birthday. And the book looks great as always.



  14. Barbara
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 10:01 am · Link

    ????????HAPPY BIRTHDAY DESIREE ???????? Hope you have a wonderful day. ????????????❤????????



  15. Courtney Kinder
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 10:11 am · Link

    Happy Birthday, Desiree! Hope you have a FABULOUS day!!!! Where Danger Hides sounds great! Loved the excerpt!



  16. Jodie Bivins
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 10:30 am · Link

    Happy Birthday Beautiful Lady!!! Have a fabulous day



  17. Roslyn Ernst
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 10:34 am · Link

    Happy birthday Desiree!!! Have a wonderful day too celebrating!!!



  18. Roslyn Ernst
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 10:35 am · Link

    Happy birthday Desiree!!! Have fun celebrating too!!!



  19. ButtonsMom2003
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 10:37 am · Link

    Happy Birthday to someone who will never be “old.” I’ve been reading your books for quite a while now. I hope you never stop writing.



  20. Carol LaGatta
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 10:54 am · Link

    Happy Birthday Desiree!



  21. Sydney
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 10:55 am · Link

    Happy birthday ???? have an amazing day!



  22. Aureliana
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 11:10 am · Link

    Happy birthday. Be happy



  23. Marlana White
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 11:18 am · Link

    Happy birthday!



  24. Janet Rodman
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 11:22 am · Link

    Happy birthday and big hugs too. Love you my friend.
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  25. Colleen C.
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 11:46 am · Link

    Happy Happy B-day Desiree! Have a truly wonderful B-day! 😀



  26. Dawn C.
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 12:49 pm · Link

    Happy birthday, Desiree! Your energy bleeds through your prose. Feel as young as you think you are, age is a state of mind. Have the ebook, waiting to read it.



  27. Gayle Lazur
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 1:20 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday to you! All of us are only as old as we think we are and your energy and passion come through with every word you write. Got my copy of “Where Danger Hides” and I look forward to reading it. Got my short story and loved it! Have a great day!



  28. Melissa Noecker
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 1:24 pm · Link

    Happy birthday!
    Love the excerpt!



  29. Pam Potter
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 1:26 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday!! I hope I’m as feisty as you when I reach 81!



  30. Desiree Holt
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 1:45 pm · Link

    I am getting tears in my eyes form the wonderful posts here. I love you all so very very much, and you totally enrich my life.



  31. Katherine Smits
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 2:32 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday! I enjoyed the excerpt and can’t wait to read the book.



  32. Eileen McCall
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 5:54 pm · Link

    Desiree,

    Happy Birthday! 81! WOW! Way to go! I turn 62 in 13 days! I hope you had a great day and EVERYONE deferred to you! haha. Say, if you live in Tampa, we have a group going on a cruise out of Tampa on 26 February. Donna Michaels and Becky McGraw will be going. It is just friends and family – no pressure. Consider coming with us! We’d love to have you and your husband. We’re lots of fun! :mrgreen:



  33. Deanne Taylor
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 6:25 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday! Hope it’s amazing and this sounds like a read I must have!



  34. Donna
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 7:17 pm · Link

    Happy birthday Desiree! Have a fabulous day 🙂



  35. Rose C Carole
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 7:27 pm · Link

    Happy birthday, Desire. Already bought the book. Hope your day is fabulous!



  36. Tammy C.
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    · June 29th, 2017 at 10:42 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday.



  37. Angel
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    · June 30th, 2017 at 12:16 am · Link

    Happy Birthday!!! I hope you had a day filled with friends and happiness!! 😉



  38. Desiree Holt
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    · June 30th, 2017 at 8:17 am · Link

    Morning, everyone, Thank you all so, so, so much fr making my birthday a happy one. Yesterday;s winners of an ebook from my backlist are:
    Misty Dawn
    Roslyn Ernst
    Katherine Smits
    Please email me at desireeholt@desireeholt.com with your choice of title and I’ll get it right off to you. And many thanks again, and to the wonderful Delilah Devlin for hosting me.



  39. Tara Davis
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    · July 1st, 2017 at 8:09 am · Link

    Happy Birthday!