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Desiree Holt: A Trip Down Memory Lane (Contest)
Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

UPDATE: The winner is…Cheryl!

Join me on a trip down memory lane, as I revisit some of my earlier books.
I’m really getting into my backlist.

 Leave a comment and you might win a $5 Gift Certificate

I like to watch movies on television, relaxed, at home, with goodies to snack on and my cats cuddled up next to me. I especially like to watch old movies. So, as I was sitting here thinking about a theme for this blog, I thought: People like to read books. Maybe I should refresh them about some of my older books. Books, that have been around for a long time.

I don’t know how many of you are aware that, after laboring in depressing anonymity for the first few years of my career on a whim, I submitted a novella to Ellora’s Cave. At the time—and for some time—they were the leading publisher of erotic romance in then world. I couldn’t believe my luck when they contracted not just one but three different novellas.

Holy crap! I was on my way.

That first lucky charm was titled CUPID’S SHAFT. It was the story of a woman waiting for her lover to give her a hot weekend in an isolated cabin in the snow. The boyfriend never showed up but guess who did:

A freezing winter’s night, a hot stranger and a sexy female with erotic plans. One hot Valentine’s Day coming right up.

When Jessie Rawlins’ boyfriend dumps her just before Valentine’s Day, she ends up by herself at her isolated cabin in Maine with all the trappings for the holiday—including a bag of kinky toys—and no one to celebrate with. Then a snow storm dumps gorgeous Riley Malone on her front porch. Running from a broken relationship himself as well as a business partnership gone bad, Riley thought his good luck had run out. Until fate—and Cupid—strands him at Jessie’s cabin.

What woman hasn’t fantasized about having a sexy, handsome stranger come out of nowhere and rock her world? When Riley shows up on her doorstep, frozen half to death, Jessie knows exactly how to warm him up. But will Riley want to play along with the games she’d planned for her Valentine’s celebration? A night of hot, erotic, sizzling sex answers that question. But what will happen when the day for lovers is over, the storm is gone and it’s time for him to be on his way? Will he take a piece of Jessie’s heart with him, or will Cupid’s arrow strike them both?


When I was asked to submit another story I sent them ONCE UPON A WEDDING, which is still after all these years, one of my very favorite stories. I so wanted to be Rainie McIntyre.

Rainie McIntyre was the quintessential good girl. She always colored inside the lines, followed orders and directions, obeyed instructions. After all, she came from a family where rules were the most important thing and breaking them was almost a sin. She hated using her name—Loraine—and wanted so much to be—Rainie. But in her buttoned up world that didn’t get any votes. But four weeks before her wedding, to a young attorney in her father’s law firm, she decided to treat herself to one wild weekend.

The last place he’d expected to be was on the beach in Clearwater, Florida. He should be trying to find out what was wrong with his relationship that meant everything to him but he had no idea how to do it. When he met Rainie on the beach, every other thought flew out of his head. He wanted her, and in every way possible. But never in a million years did he think he fall into three days of the wildest, unbelievable, unrestricted sex possible.

But when the weekend was over, how was it possible for them, to go back to their normal lives?


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11 comments to “Desiree Holt: A Trip Down Memory Lane (Contest)”

  1. Cheryl
    · July 21st, 2021 at 11:35 am · Link

    Such a great trip down memory lane. I have to re-read Cupid’s Shaft now. I had forgotten I had that one!

  2. flchen1
    · July 21st, 2021 at 12:38 pm · Link

    How fun, Desiree! I have some of these, LOL! Time for a reread!

  3. Jennifer Beyer
    · July 21st, 2021 at 12:54 pm · Link

    I haven’t read Cupid’s Shaft. I need to read it! Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

  4. Colleen C.
    · July 21st, 2021 at 1:53 pm · Link

    Always love going back and getting books I have not read yet from authors… but it takes time!

  5. Desiree Holt
    · July 21st, 2021 at 2:11 pm · Link

    You guys all make me smile! You’re what keweps me going in this industry.

  6. Mary Preston
    · July 21st, 2021 at 4:39 pm · Link

    I love old movies too. Good to be reminded of books on the back list.

  7. Beckie
    · July 21st, 2021 at 6:01 pm · Link

    Neat trip added to my wishlist to read. Thanks again.

  8. bn100
    · July 21st, 2021 at 6:55 pm · Link

    sounds interesting

  9. Debra Guyette
    · July 22nd, 2021 at 6:14 am · Link

    It is fun to visit with old friends. thanks

  10. Desiree Holt
    · July 22nd, 2021 at 9:10 am · Link

    Thank you so much, EVERYONE!, for commenting. I hope you will reread the ones you’ve read and grab the ones you haven’t.
    Mr Random Dot Org and I have picked a winner. And it is….Cheryl! Congrats. Please email me at and put GC in the subject line. Thank you all again.

  11. Delilah
    · July 31st, 2021 at 7:37 am · Link

    Congrats to Cheryl and thanks to Desiree for being a great guest!

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