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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Meet the real Desiree Holt

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Who am I?
 I am known as The Oldest Living Erotica Author, the grandmother who plays with Barbie and Ken dolls and produces one or more stories each month. A lot of what I write is drawn from my experiences running special events, reporting for newspapers, managing bands, community work, and a list much to long to keep going with. I am twice a finalist for an EPIC E-Book Award, 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 for best BDSM book of the year, winner of the Holt Medallion, multiple winner of the Whipped Cream Book of the Week Award and is published by five different houses. I have been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village VoiceThe Daily Beast, USA Today, The Huffington Post and numerous other national publications.

“Desiree Holt is the most amazing erotica author of our time and each story is more fulfilling then the last.” (Romance Junkies)
Your novel is being made into a TV series/movie. Who’s in your dream cast?
Jim Caviezel and Sarah Shahi
What’s your writing schedule like? Do you strive for a certain amount of words each day?
I spend the first two hours of the day doing promo and social media, email, etc. Then treadmill, shower, dress and hit it until 5 PM. I try to hit 5,000 words a day. Most times I can.
How much of yourself is hidden in the characters in the book?
A lot. I put a little bit of myself in each of my heroines, including some of my favorites foods, favorite sayings, pet likes and dislikes. The usual crap—er—stuff!
Of all your characters, who’s your favorite, and why?
I love so many of them but if I have to choose I’d say Joe from Once Upon a wedding. He embodied, for me, what real love is all about.

Do you eat comfort food/listen to music when writing?

Can’t listen to music. I’d stat singing along and forget what I’m writing. But I love to nibble on salted nuts and drink Diet Coke
How do you choose names for your characters?
Lots of ways. Sometimes I read them in the newspaper (yes, I still read a newspaper now and then!). I troll ESPN, the mongabay/names web site, and I have a book of baby names, believe it or not. I mean, everyone was a baby once, right?
Have you ever used an incident from your real life into one of your books?   
Lots of times. The opening of Stark Naked came from a real life hysterical episode (not mine but a friend).  Casey’s scenes on the gun range in Collision Course are based on my own range practice and the range manager. Joe and Rainie’s meting in Once Upon a Wedding came from an incident in my life more years ago than I want to mention, and took place on the beach in front of the Clearwater (FL) Holiday Inn. And the first concert scene in Downstroke came from a real concert years ago when a band I managed was an opening act. So, yeah, I have a great imagination and do a lot of research but my life hasn’t been too boring, either!
Any part of a book that drives you crazy as you write: beginning, middle, or end?
The beginning. Always the beginning. I grind my teeth and pull out my hair.
Out of your entire backlist, which book has the best opening line? What's the line?
Dangerous Addiction. “If she keeps nibbling her bottom lip like that I’m going to take her down to the floor right here in this restaurant.”
How many stories are swirling around in your head? Do you keep a mental list, a computer file, or a spiral notebook filled with the ideas?   
Too many to count!!!! I have a Works in Progress folder with 20 subfolders in it and another folder that has at least 20 more 2-3 line suggestions. I can’t seem to stop creating stories!
Fun Stuff:
1. What is your favorite holiday and why?
Thanksgiving. Good food, good friends, good feelings, and even football.
2. What are two things people might be surprised to know about you?
I have a license to Carry Concealed and own two handguns and I drive a 4-door pickup with a V-8 engine
3. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? 
For a while a Hollywood actress, then a writer. Many different kinds but always a writer.
4. Favorite food.
Chinese or pizza
5. Favorite happy memory.
Too many to name
6. Favorite drink.
Diet Coke or Jack Daniel’s. But not together, despite that fact I live in the South.
7. Hot summer days or chilly winter nights?
Hot summer days
8. What is the top thing on your bucket list?
Getting a ride on a silver Ducati.
9. If you could have a super power, what would it be?
To teleport myself from place to place. I hate the time I waste traveling.

Here's a taste of my latest release, Lock and Load, Book 2 Attack Force.
Is she willing to accept his Domination?

Two people who want a relationship built on trust yet neither believe in it…until he shows her how to accept his domination and she learns the true meaning of submission.
Beau Williams, the perfect sniper, has achieved success by closing himself down emotionally. He desperately wants to find a permanent sub who enjoys spanking and caning as much as he enjoys administering them, but he doesn’t know if he can open himself up to another person ever again.

Megan Welles is still struggling with her need to be a submissive. She wants a man who will give her that without destroying the strength she needs for her job as sports reporter. And she’s tired of hooking up in bondage clubs but never connecting emotionally with anyone.

When she meets Beau and takes him home for the night, something clicks between them, but how will they deal with the struggle to open up their emotions to each other?

Excerpt: Warning: Adult Language

Megan was standing exactly the way he’d left her, a properly obedient sub. He sucked each hardened nipple until each was thoroughly wet, then he opened his hand to show her what lay in his palm. The nipple clamps he’d chosen were connected by a weighted chain. Each nipple would slip into a metal frame and a screw at the side tightened it to the degree desired by the Dom. Beau tugged a nipple through one of the clamps and turned the screw until he saw both pain and pleasure suffuse Megan’s face. He gave the screw a final turn, pleased to note the tensing of her entire body.
“In a minute these will be a nice shade of red,” he said in an almost offhand manner. “Then I can paddle that ass so you match front and back.”
He saw her swallow, hard, but there was only eager expectation in her gaze.
He fastened the other clamp in place then tugged on the chain, pulling her closer to him.
“If you were mine,” he told her in a thick voice, “I’d make you wear these all the time. I’d sit next to you in a restaurant with your blouse unbuttoned so I could reach in and tug on this any time I wanted to.”
Megan wet her lips. “People would see us.”
“Not if I hid you with my body.” His cock flexed at the image in his mind. “That’s part of the turn-on. Knowing what we’re doing, in front of everyone, but they can’t see it.”
“You said if I were yours—” She stopped. “Permission to ask a question, Sir?”
He nodded.
“Did you have something in mind beyond tonight, in this room?”
His gaze locked with hers. “And if I said yes, how would you feel?”
“You have permission to speak,” he reminded her.
He forced himself to relax as he waited for her answer. Was he going too fast here? But ,Jesus! She’d been all he’d thought about since their sessions at The Edge, and he didn’t exactly have a lot of free time to dick around. His feelings for her shocked him and he needed to know if she felt the same way.
“Well?” he prompted.
“I—would like that, Sir.”
He was stunned at the uncertainty in her eyes. What could possibly cause this obviously strong woman to doubt herself? He steeled himself not to react. Whatever it was, he’d find out in a different environment. One where he wasn’t distracted by the intensity of his sexual need for her. But his voice was soft when he spoke to her again.
“Maybe we can arrange just that.”
He was rewarded by a tiny smile, absent of any impudence or sassiness. He wanted to take that as a sign she was as much affected by their time together as he was. But tonight they had other business to attend to.
“Skirt off,” he ordered.
The slide of the zipper was like a harsh whisper in the room. When the bit of leather fell to the floor and she was nude except for her shoes, he nearly swallowed his tongue. The reality was even better than the memory. His eyes focused on the plump lips of her pussy, outlined with neat rows of curls that reminded him she was a real blonde. Not that he’d been able to forget.
He could already smell the scent of her musk, so arousing that his cock throbbed.
Megan had resumed the submissive pose, eyes looking downward, hands clasped behind her back, feet apart. Beau ran a finger through her gleaming slit, tugging on the chain connecting the nipple clamps with his other hand. When he lightly scraped a fingernail over her clit, a shiver skated over her and she widened her legs even more, invitingly.
He pinched her clit before stepping back.
“Tonight I’m going to decorate that tasty piece of flesh with jewelry, too, but first I think a little punishment is in order, don’t you? For not being here the last two times I came hunting for you.”
She nodded, gaze still lowered.
“Excellent.” He pointed to his left. “Keep the shoes on and arrange yourself over that padded bench.”
He watched as she followed his directions, the heels giving her just the right height to fold herself over the padded leather so she had balance and her ass was beautifully displayed for him. From another drawer, he withdrew a short but thick leather strap, similar to the longer ones old-time barbers used to use. And maybe in some places still did.
Studying the sweet curve of her buttocks, he ran his hand over the upturned cheeks, loving that satiny feel of her skin beneath his touch. He couldn’t wait to see it blazing hot from the application of the strap.

Be sure to check out Book One in the Attack Force series: Unconditional Surrender

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Tina Donahue said...

Wow - what a bio! You do one more more stories a month? You are my hero! :)

Marianne Stephens said...

Learned more about you today! Concealed carry license...good for you to protect yourself.
Already knew you're prolific...keep writing!
No music for me, too...a definite distraction.

Cara Marsi said...

I agree with Tina. What a bio! All those awards, and well-deserved. I enjoyed meeting you at EPICon in 2012. Loved getting to know you better through your interview.

Sandy said...

Fascinating interview, Desiree. You have lived an exciting life. Hubby and I don't go anywhere without a gun to protect ourselves, so kudos to you.

Nicole Morgan said...

At first when I read your bio I thought geesh, what have I done lately. But on second thought it inspires me. Thanks for sharing with us, Desiree!

Shared all over. :)

Paris said...

You are a force to be reckoned with! 5k is an awesome daily word count:)

Lisa W said...

Awesome interview!

Desiree Holt said...

Thanks, guys. I really love writing and live in all of my stories. I think I'm addicted. And all that stuff? of course, you know I'm 110, right? LOL! Stay tuned. Late tonight I'll pick a winner for the t-shirt. Be sure to check back.

jean hart stewart said...

Wish I could be as prolific...that's fantastic. Excerpt was really hot stuff, loved it.

Rose Anderson said...

One or more a month! wow. Hat's off to you for figuring out how, Desieree.

Loved the teleporting instead of wasting time traveling. That's oh so true!
Best luck. :)

Gemma Juliana said...

Great to learn more about you, Desiree. As one of my heroes you've inspired me from the start even though I write much tamer than you. A book a month, now that's a challenge!

Desiree Holt said...

Ladies, you make me blush!

Melissa Keir said...

I watched the CBS Sunday Morning show when you were on and loved it. You have certainly lived an exciting life and I want to be you someday! :)

Congrats on your awards as well as your latest book.

Desiree Holt said...

Okay, guys. Rose Anderson is the lucky winner. You'll be contacted about the t-shirt.

Desiree Holt said...

Okay, guys. Rose Anderson is the lucky winner. You'll be contacted about the t-shirt.

Desiree Holt said...

Okay, guys. Rose Anderson is the lucky winner. You'll be contacted about the t-shirt.

Sharon Hamilton said...

I wanna be you too when I grow up! Outstanding interview/information.

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