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Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Spotlight: Desiree Holt

What Am I Working On Now and What’s Ahead For Me

May 23 is the release day for The Bargain, from Resplendence Publishing. It’s a lover story with a lot of twists. My favorite kind to both read and write.


Lara McKee‘s life came to a crashing halt the night her husband was killed in a carjacking and she lost their unborn child. Now she channels all her energy into her job as assistant to Cole Cassidy, sexy CEO of Alamo Construction. Cole’s own life is a mess. A shotgun marriage based on a lie and the fiery death of his wife on the highway have left him with a child to raise that’s a constant reminder of his first wife’s lies and deceit. Both of them have written marriage out of their future.

But Cole desperately needs someone to mother the child and take charge of his personal life. When he proposes a marriage of convenience to Lara, who still yearns for motherhood, she shocks herself by accepting. And so these two people, carrying a van load of emotional baggage, begin to build a life together under almost impossible circumstances. Conflict builds over the child, whom Lara falls in love with at once and Cole ignores.

Beneath the daily conflict, love unexpectedly begins to grow. But at the moment they dare to explore their feelings, anger over the child erupts and the night turns into a disaster that nearly destroys the marriage. Slowly, bit by bit, they begin to re build their relationship, carefully nurturing these new feelings. But it takes another near-tragedy before they can finally get past the hurdles to complete happiness and truly become a family.

So be sure to watch for it and check it out at

Now. As I mentioned earlier this week, I work on more than one story at a time. And I write under two names which doubles my pleasure—which certainly can add to the confusion.

Right now I’m immersed in five—count ‘em, five—series as well as a single title. Downstroke is the story of a country rock singer who made it to the top, and then some. But he did it by walking away from the life he was expected to live and leaving behind a shattered relationship. At the top of the ladder, abusing drugs and alcohol, he nearly kills himself in a one car wreck. It takes three years for him to put himself back together. Now, at forty-two, he’s back on top and someone is trying to kill him. Who gets hired to provide security? You guessed it. That gal he left behind.

Driven by Hunger, out soon, is a shifter story that is a sequel to Line of Sight and Hot Moon Rising. Book Four in The Sentinels: Animal Instinct, is coming out this month. And I am working away at Night Seekers and The Omega Team.

I like to write series I guess because I like to read them. I like following the paths the different characters take. You can keep up with my stories, current and future at the following sites:

Please come and visit me. I love to hear from my readers.

And thanks again to the lovely ladies of LASR for having me in the spotlight.


robynl said...

I love reading series b/c you get to know the characters better along the way and get to know new ones.

Becky said...

The bargain sounds like a good story. I love reading series. Series is a way to learn more about the different characters and setting depending on if the series take place in a certain town.

booklover0226 said...

I enjoy reading series because seondary characters become main characters. I love how all characters are mentioned throughout a series.

Sometimes, a minor/secondary character catches my attention in "book 1" and I look forward in readind more about him in "book 4."

Tracey D

Cathy M said...

I have so many great series on my favorites shelf. I enjoy reading both kinds, when the main characters remain the same and when new characters get introduced.