Interview wth Desiree Holt

Posted on Jun 27 2016 - 11:03am by Renee Rose


If all goes well, Desiree Holt may make the USA Today list on her eightieth birthday. Known the world over as the oldest living author of erotic romance, and referred to by USA Today as “the Nora Roberts of erotic romance,” Desiree Holt is a force to be reckoned with in the romance author community.

Renee Rose: Hi, Desiree! I’m excited to have the chance to connect with you and dig into your latest project, the Hero to Obey box set. I hear it has a great chance of hitting the USA Today list.

Desiree Holt:
We certainly hope so. There are 22 great authors in this collection, many of them already on “The List” and 22 great stories. Preorders are going strong. The set is a great way to show the strength of these heroes who defend our country.

Renee Rose: What’s special about your story Stormy Weather in the Hero to Obey boxset?

Desiree Holt:
In Stormy Weather we have Zane, a badly damaged, flawed hero who is on medical leave suffering from PTSD, and Dara, the waif he rescues from the stormy sea, who is escaping an abusive relationship and has nowhere to go when Zane rescues her from the bay. The storm outside is a symbol of the storm raging in each of them. But as the hours pass and they unexpectedly reach out to each other, they each begin to heal the other person and find something a lot deeper than just a physical connection. I really fell in love with my characters and this story. Of everything I’ve written, it’s one of my favorites.

Renee Rose: For our readers–how long will the box set be available at the initial price of just 99 cents?

Desiree Holt:
Only one week from the date of release so if they want to take advantage of the special price they need to snap it up right away. All preorders will be sold at the 99 cent price.

Renee Rose: What’s your all-time best-selling book? Would this be the book you recommend to someone interested in checking you out? If not, what’s the best “introductory” Desiree Holt book or story?

Desiree Holt:
My all-time best selling book is Forward Pass, Book #1 in my Game On series. But a close second is Daring to Chance It, my story in Carly Phillips’ Dare to Seduce Kindle World. For strictly BDSM I’d suggest any of the books in my Rawhide series.

Renee Rose: What other books/series have you written?

Desiree Holt:
Wow! Long list, because I have more than 200 titles published. Some are unavailable at the moment as I ready them for self-pubbing, such as my Night Seekers series, a paranormal romantic suspense that will be released again this summer. My other favorite series are Rawhide and Naked Cowboys. Club Fantasy, a series of short novellas about a private dungeon, will be re-released shortly. Game On, my football series, is another favorite. I have a new paranormal series out, Hot Moon Rising. Other favorites are Joy Ride, Aftershock and Do You Trust Me.

Renee Rose: Do you always write about dominant heroes and power exchange?

Desiree Holt:
Sometimes I write about dominant heroines and a power exchange *wink* as I did in the book Nightfall I co-authored with Joey Hill.

Renee Rose: What makes a hero hot to you?

Desiree Holt:
His ability to know what a woman needs, to be caring as well as dominant, to know how to please a woman sexually, to be strong as well as compassionate, but also to be flawed. I know that can be a tall order, which is why I have so much fun creating my pretend lovers!


Stormy Weather by Desiree Holt
The storm outside whipping the surface of the bay into whitecaps wasn’t nearly as intense as the one raging inside Zane Colby. The isolation of the cottage on the little island was exactly what he needed, a place to hide and deal with the disasters threatening to destroy him. He was a warrior and used to destruction and devastation, but this time it threatened to push him over the edge. He’d hope in this sequestered environment to reach down and find his humanity again. The last thing he needed was Dara, a waif who nearly drowned in the turbulent water in her haste to run from a violent situation. How would he manage with the two of them locked up together in this situation, a woman with the needs of a sub who had been abused, and him with the needs of a Dom that had nearly destroyed him? Was it possible that in the turbulence of the situation they could heal each other?

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About Desiree Holt 
Known the world over as the oldest living author of erotic romance, and referred to by USA Today as the Nora Roberts of erotic romance, Desiree Holt is three times a finalist for an EPIC E-Book Award (and a winner in 2014), a nominee for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, winner of the first 5 Heart Sweetheart of the Year Award at The Romance Studio as well as twice a CAPA Award winner for best BDSM book of the year, and winner of the Holt Medallion for Excellence in Romance Literature. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The (London) Daily Mail, The New Delhi Times and numerous other national and international publications.

“Desiree Holt is the most amazing erotica author of our time and each story is more fulfilling than the last.” -Romance Junkies

Learn more about her and read her novels here:
Twitter @desireeholt
Pinterest: desiree02holt
Also on LinkedIn and Google+


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About the Author

#1 BEST SELLING AUTHOR IN PARANORMAL and SCI-FI EROTICA! Named Eroticon USA's Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, Renee Rose is a naughty wordsmith who writes romance novels centered around her favorite kink: spanking. She has won The Romance Reviews and Spanking Romance Reviews' Best Historical Romance, is often found on the list of Amazon's Top 100 Erotic Authors and is a regular columnist for Write Sex Right. She also pens BDSM stories under the name Darling Adams.

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