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Celebrate Desiree’s 100th Release!

Posted in 1-800-DOM-help, erotic romance novels, New Release with tags , , , , , , , on April 15, 2011 by Michelle Polaris

 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  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, 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,



Posted in 1-800-DOM-help, Fetish with tags , on February 21, 2011 by Michelle Polaris

Hop on over to the 1-800-DOM-help blog to read Desiree Holt’s blog post on the crux of a fetish. Lots of interesting things to learn.

Safe, sane and consensual,


Valentines and Kink at 1-800-DOM-help

Posted in 1-800-DOM-help, holidays, kink with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2011 by Michelle Polaris


Some folks are celebrating with flowers, chocolate or jewelry. Some with romantic dinners or dates to the movies. In the Ellora’s Cave 1-800-DOM-help series, the heroes and heroines are celebrating in their own kinky way. The gracious ladies of this new collaboration have permitted me to post small teasers from their books, with windows peeking  into the Valentine’s celebrations of their characters. So read on and check out the five wonderful stories now on sale at Ellora’s Cave.

Delight Me by Desiree Holt:

Dani suspects her growing dissatisfaction with the lifestyle suggests she might be in need of a role reversal. When she finds a mysterious business card, she calls the number, 1-800-DOM-help, and is paired with Ethan, a sexy-as-sin sub. Dani learns the erotic effects of wielding the whip and the intense arousal that stimulating her sub with toys can bring.

As their sessions progress, Dani and Ethan explore every aspect of D/s play—from restraints to punishment to exercising control to achieve mind-blowing orgasms—and Dani comes to understand the value of receiving trust, as well as giving it. But her newfound, strong emotional feelings for Ethan scare her to death. Their current course could change her life forever—if she’s brave enough to accept what’s being offered.

And for Valentine’s? Ethan’s present to Dani is a short crop with their initials burned into the leather handle. Dani gave Ethan new male nipple clamps and cock ring with a tiny heart on it. Their Valentine’s is looking promising indeed.


Next up!


Fettered Love by Michelle Polaris:

Kirk, Master to his long-time lover Evan, decides it’s time to place his permanent collar around Evan’s sexy cock. But when he proposes, he faces a surprise. Evan wants a child. So where will they find a kinky woman to help?

A mysterious card with the 1-800-DOM-help number advertises assistance for unusual problems in the BDSM community. When Evan calls, he recognizes the voice of Sarah—Kirk’s best friend from childhood, Evan’s Mistress of several years in college. They both loved her and suffered betrayal when she walked out of their lives.

Now she proposes to be the mother of their child. No strings, just a chance to have the men she respects and loves back in her life. Evan embraces the idea while Kirk rages with mistrust.

At Evan’s request, they share one night of passion, Kirk and Sarah working together to dominate Evan in the scene of his erotic fantasies, hoping it will be enough to rekindle trust and make all their dreams come true.

For Valentine’s Kirk and Sarah have presented Evan with a leather apron for the kitchen. Of course they expect him to wear the apron and nothing else as he prepares a sumptuous meal for his Master and Mistress to celebrate the holiday. On second thought, they might let Evan wear his harness and butt plug with the apron, for everyone’s enjoyment. Kirk and Evan plan to surprise Sarah with a gorgeous leather dress for festive occasions out on the town and in the D/s clubs. And Evan has splurged on a new piece of dungeon equipment for Sarah and Kirk. A gorgeous wood framed cage. He’s hoping his Mistress and Master will lock him in there and indulge in their own wild lovemaking while all he can do is watch. He’s betting the tease and arousal of it will be pleasurably frustrating. 

Next up!

Needing Harte by Marilu Mann:

Harte Donovan has a problem. A murder leads to him wanting a sexy stripper bound and naked in front of him. He can’t let his secret desires ruin his career as a detective. But when he’s given a mysterious business card, Harte discovers a side of himself he intends to fully embrace.

Ramey Nichols strips for a living and he’s not willing to pretend to be something he’s not. When this sexy submissive meets the closeted cop and unwitting Dom, something has got to give. That something might just be Ramey. Ramey knows what he wants, and more than that, finds himself Needing Harte.

A Valentine’s teaser:

Ramey stepped back surveying the scene he’d set. Harte had told him he would be home by seven, but Ramey had learned that life with a cop was anything but predictable. With this being their first Valentine’s Day, he wanted everything to be perfect. Harte’s beloved jazz music played softly in the background and Ramey had lit some incense in the bedroom because he knew the scent would linger without the danger of starting a fire. He’d set the table with gleaming white dishes on a red tablecloth. A bottle of red wine sat opened by Harte’s place just waiting to be poured. He’d made a stew just in case dinner was
delayed. With a Master like Harte that was highly probable.

The kicker though, was the crystal vase he’d just set in the middle of the table. Ramey couldn’t wait to see his Master’s face when Harte saw the multi-colored roses. He adjusted them one more time making sure that the three leather flogger roses were in the center. This was going to be a great Valentine’s Day. Harte would laugh because Ramey frequently said, “Screw the roses. I want the thorns.” Now they could have both. Though not overly demonstrative in public, Ramey knew Harte had no problems at all showing his pleasure – or displeasure – in the privacy of the home they’d made together. Glancing around the living room, he marveled at the changes they’d both made to co-exist. They’d managed to mesh his more relaxed Bohemian style with Harte’s more conservative one to make a comfortable and inviting home.

Ramey heard the door open and dropped to his knees. “Welcome home and Happy Valentine’s Day, Master.”

Next up!


 Controlling Interest by Francesca Hawley:

Mozelle “Mouse” Vincent inherits money, a club and her boss’ son as a business partner when society leader Regine Stuart dies. Torin Stuart knows what his late mother’s wishes were for his exclusive BDSM club, Erotically Bound, but he’s pissed that he’s forced to trust Mouse—especially when her inherently submissive nature arouses the sexual Dominant in him.

After baring all in a heated, intense scene, Mouse realizes they still have to work together, but now Tor challenges any business suggestion she makes. When she wants to offer education classes, Tor dares her to organize the class and participate—as a submissive.

To his chagrin, Mouse agrees, but he can’t stand the thought of any other Dom touching her. Suddenly there’s far more at stake than the controlling interest in their club…because love is the ultimate prize in their power exchange.

A Valentine’s overview by Francesca:  In Controlling Interest, my contribution to the 1-800-DOM-help series, Torin Stuart and Mozelle “Mouse” Vincent have known one another for six years and wanted each other for the same length of time. Circumstances throw them together and together their business will either sink or swim based on whether they can work with one another instead of against each other. Since I write erotic romance, there is a happily ever after but it’s the journey that challenges them both.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Tor would give Mouse a beautiful collar. I went searching for lovely jewelry that would be an example of how deeply he feels about her. This stunning collar is made by an amazing artist, Lady Mockingbird. .  Given Tor’s background, he would commission a piece made from 24K red and yellow gold. When he gave it to her, Mouse would cry. Trust me. 🙂

And finally, last, but certainly not least:

Commanding Acquisitions by Christine d’Abo:

Simon is a Dom who has become jaded, tired of the local scene. With his bookstore failing and personal life nonexistent, he’s looking for something different. The arrival of the mysterious 1-800-DOM-help business card gives Simon a chance for a change. The Operator directs him to Unfettered, a hot new BDSM club where Simon hopes to find a distraction for the evening. What he gets is a sexy sub offering himself up for a night of no-holds-barred sex, who then disappears with the dawn.

When the business consultant Simon hires turns out to be his mysterious sub, he knows he’s found a chance at happiness. But happiness comes at a price.

For Valentines?
Simon and Gavin have been enjoying the few moments they can catch together in between the booming success of Simon’s store and Gavin’s business trips. Gavin had talked about wanting to take things to the next level of play with Simon, so he was thrilled (and a little intimidated) to receive Electrosex Penis Bands and Electrosex Clamps from his Dom. He knew there would be many nights of electric fun to be had

I hope everyone’s Valentine’s is as delicious as the one the 1-800-DOM-help characters plan for one another. Be well. Be kinky (if the occasion calls for it). Be happy.

Safe, sane and consensual,


Delight Me!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 26, 2011 by Michelle Polaris

Release day for my friend Desiree Holt! And one of my favorites, a Domme story. Desiree says writing this book helped her find her inner Domme (LOL). I only hope so. Every woman should do this. Please check out Delight Me, a story from the 1-800-DOM-help series by a fabulous group of Ellora’s Cave authors. You can read an excerpt here.


Dani suspects her growing dissatisfaction with the lifestyle suggests she might be in need of a role reversal. When she finds a mysterious business card, she calls the number, 1-800-DOM-help, and is paired with Ethan, a sexy-as-sin sub. Dani learns the erotic effects of wielding the whip and the intense arousal that stimulating her sub with toys can bring.

 As their sessions progress, Dani and Ethan explore every aspect of D/s play—from restraints to punishment to exercising control to achieve mind-blowing orgasms—and Dani comes to understand the value of receiving trust, as well as giving it. But her newfound, strong emotional feelings for Ethan scare her to death. Their current course could change her life forever—if she’s brave enough to accept what’s being offered.

Enjoy reading. Desiree’s stories are always a treat.

Safe, sane and consensual,