Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Finding Julia by: Desiree Holt Blog Tour and Interview

Finding Julia 

Can a moment of passion outlast years of secrets and misery?  For Julia Patterson, meeting Luke Buchanan awakens within her a passion she’s never dared dream possible. He claims her body and and helps her remember what it means to be a woman. But Fate has a twisted sense of humor. Just when Julia is ready to step over the threshold into a wonderful new life, her almost-ex-husband is diagnosed with a heart condition that puts her divorce on hold. Turning her back on Luke is the most difficult thing she’s ever done. But Julia has a secret, one that Charles discovers and uses against her. Years later, when Luke walks back into Julia’s life, the passion between them is just as explosive. But Charles is still controlling her from the grave, and the secret Julia has hidden for fourteen years could destroy their dreams forever.
My Review!!
Finding Julia
Overall Rating **** ½ Stars

            This is the first book I’ve read from this author, and WOW this book blew me away! It was very well written and the storyline flowed very well. It was interesting and very intriguing. Julia and Luke were so great together, they had the chemistry that made the book more interesting. I was not able to but this book down. It is very fast-pace. You have Julia who is in a middle of a divorce, and then you have Luke who is swoon-worthy and downright sexy. You have some twist and turns and it will leave you on the edge of your seat. A must read. Great job Desiree I am a fan for life!! 

Desiree Holt has lived a life of excitement that brings the color to her writing. She spent several years in the music business representing every kind of artist from country singer to heavy metal rock bands. For several years she also ran her own public relations agency handling any client that interested her. She is 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, and is published by four different houses. Romance Junkies said of her work: "Desiree Holt is the most amazing erotica author of our time and each story is more fulfilling then the last."
When she's not writing she's traveling Texas and, in season, obsessively watching football.
You can find her at www.desireeholt.com and www.desireeholttellsall.com

1.    When did you decide to write?
I think I have wanted to write all my life. My brain was always busy. But I didn’t get the chance until I was retired, and we had moved to Texas. I complete my first manuscript in 2004.

2.   How did you come up with the idea of your newest book?
Finding Julia is actually based on a real-life love story. I took a few liberties with the time frame and a few other things but essentially is the story of the anguish two people suffered and the strength of their love through adversity.

3.   What Genre do write?
I write erotic romance but, as I tell people, in all different flavors, everything from BDSM to contemporary, but always with romance and strong characters.

4.   Would you ever write with another author if asked?
I actually do write with other authors. Cerise Deland and I have an ongoing series of erotic political thrillers called nemesis, and Joey Hill and I just completed our first (but I hoopoe not our last) joint venture, Nightfall. I have also written series with other authors where we each wrote our own book. I really enjoy it.

5.   Who is your biggest inspiration?
People;. I love to look at people and play the What If game? What fi they did this? Or that? A friend of mine just eyserday was telling me a stiry from when she taught middle school and before an hour was out I had a whole plot in my head. Another idea came from a Letter to the Editor in our local paper. So yea, people inspire all kinds of stories.

6.   Who are some of your favorite authors?
Wow! I’ll probably leave someone out but first and foremost Marie Force. Her McCarthy if Gansett Island series in my drug of choice. After that Allison Brennan, Karen Rose, Joey Hill, Brad Thor, Robyn Carr, Susan Mallery,  Kat Martin, Kyle Mills… the list just goes on!

7.   What genre do you like to read?
Everything from romance novels to political thrillers t romantic suspense. As long as it has a happy ending I love it.

8.   What was the last book that you read?
Notorious by Allison Brennan

9.   What are you working on?
I always have multiple projects going. Right now that means Forward Pass, Book One in my Gam On series for Kensington, Naked Flame for my Naked Cowboys series for Samhain, and a Halloween story for a collective. Next up, the next story in my Rawhide series for The Wild Rose Press.

Fun Questions:
1.   Favorite Animal - cats
2.  Favorite Color – hot pink
3.   Favorite Food –tossup between pizza and Chinese
4.  Favorite Genre of Music-country/country rock
5.   Favorite Season-spring, when everything comes to life again

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me and for the great review.