Celebrate Desiree’s 100th Release!
This month Desiree Holt celebrates her 100th release with Downstroke from Ellora’s Cave. Downstroke is the story of lovers, reunited after twenty years, trying to bridge a gulf of bitterness while outwitting a killer.
It’s been twenty years since Charley Roper and Dallas Creed parted with great bitterness. In that time she’s made a career for herself with the FBI and private security and he’s been a country rock music icon…tumbled to the bottom and risen again. Now someone’s trying to kill him and Morgan Creed wants Charley to protect his brother and find out who’s after him. When they meet again after all this time it’s obvious the chemistry is still there, stronger than ever. They’re older but are they wiser? Caught up in the bitter wash of memories and the tension of a killer in stalking mode, Charley and Dallas begin a roller coaster ride that is emotional, erotic and suspenseful. Is their love strong enough after twenty years to pull them back together?
As part of the celebration, Desiree is giving away a prize every day of the reader’s choice from her backlist. Names will be drawn from those who post comments and a grand prize of a refurbished Netbook with digital DVD drive will be awarded to one lucky winner. After you (the reader) post, go to Desiree’s web site at www.desireeholt.com and enter to win the grand prize.
And to help her celebrate I’m giving you a taste of one of her other books. Below find an excerpt from one of her recent books, Delight Me, part of the 1-800-DOM-help series in which I’m also a part.
Delight Me excerpt:
The room was redolent with the scent of the cinnamon candles. Dani Maguire ducked her head, trying to find a breath of clean air. Alan loved the scent of cinnamon. Even insisted she drop cinnamon-scented crystals in the water when she bathed. But she’d reached a point where the aroma of cinnamon nearly made her gag.
Or maybe it was Alan Powell who made her gag. Two years in this relationship and try as she might, lately she couldn’t seem to find the key to make it work. He was a loving Dom, demanding but considerate, yet something deep inside her kept rebelling.
Still kneeling on the floor, hands manacled behind her, lips aching from stretching around the girth of Alan’s cock, she wondered where they could go from here. She didn’t love him. The sex was still great but she no longer found it…fulfilling. And that presented a problem.
Alan bent to unlock the handcuffs and used his hands beneath her elbows to help her rise. His tall, lean body dwarfed her small one, surrounding her with his masculinity, a sensation she usually enjoyed. But lately everything seemed to be just a little off.
“I worked you hard tonight,” he murmured, long fingers brushing her hair back from her face. “I’m going to draw a hot bath for you, with those salts that you like, and bathe you just the way you always enjoy it.”
But did she enjoy it? Did it please her? Or had it become an irritant? What she really wanted was to bathe him.
Get over it, Dani. You’re just going through a phase.
But was she?
She stayed in the same position until Alan lifted her and carried her to the bathroom, lowering her gently into the fragrant bath. The heated water stung the skin of her ass where Alan had disciplined her earlier. She’d been less than enthusiastic about using her mouth on him, and although she’d done her best to hide it, he’d been all too aware of it. Bending her over the bed, he’d used the thin quirt on her, striping her buttocks with ten well-placed strikes.
When he finished, he’d lowered her to the floor, held her mouth open with his fingers and worked his cock back and forth across her tongue. Somehow she’d dredged up a semblance of desire and given him the release he needed. She knew he wasn’t happy but when he finished he hadn’t said a word. Simply bent down to kiss her and went to draw the bath.
“Just relax,” Alan murmured, squeezing the bath sponge. “You know I’ll take care of you. Don’t I always?”
Yes, he did. But somehow over the past few months she found herself enjoying it less and less.
“Dani?” His voice sharpened. “I asked you a question.”
She blinked her eyes. “Yes, Master. You do.”
That wasn’t the question she needed to answer though. She needed to understand why that care had suddenly become so suffocating. Why she had begun to resent it in little ways.
One of his large hands cupped the back of her head, bracing her body as he skimmed the sponge over her breasts. She closed her eyes and tried to relax at the light-as-a-feather touch. A pinch on one nipple startled her and her eyes flew open. Alan’s eyes were staring directly into hers, a strange look playing over his face.
“Tell me to pinch your nipples again,” he commanded.
She swallowed. “Pinch my nipples again, Master. Please.”
He took each one in turn between thumb and forefinger and squeezed them hard enough that lust shot straight to her core, making the inner muscles of her cunt flutter.
“Well, that hasn’t changed.” His voice had an oddly hard edge to it.
Desiree is one of many talented ladies in this author collaboration including: Samantha Cayto, Christine d’Abo, Delilah Devlin, Gail DeYoung, Delpine Dryden, Francesca Hawley, Shayla Kersten, Kathy Kulig, Marianne LaCroix, Marilu Mann, Emma Petersen, Allie Standifer, and Ari Thatcher. Check out the 1-800-DOM-help blog to catch up on the latest in this series.
Post a comment here, check out the rest of Desiree’s books, numbers one through ninety-nine, at www.desireeholt.com, and enter to win her contest while visiting her website. I am so proud of Desiree for reaching 100. May I be so lucky someday.
Safe, sane and consensual,