Monday, October 27th, 2014

Welcome, Debra Holt!

We are excited to welcome fellow Astraea Press author Debra Holt to the Highlighted Author blog. On July 28, 2014, Astraea Press released her debut novel Under Texas Blue Skies. Her second novel Runaway Hearts is coming soon from Spencer Hill Press. In her own words:

“Both of these books are in the contemporary romance genre. Both are set in Texas and have the strong cowboy heroes and feisty heroines.”

It’s always wonderful to see new faces, new voices, and new titles in the romance novel market. Check out Debra’s work, and enjoy the feature! –Jo Grafford, Highlighted Author Co-Hostess


Under Texas Blue Skies

UnderTexasBlueJ.D. Sterling, country music’s sexy superstar, came home again.  He had achieved his wildest dreams and did what he set out to do when he shook the dirt of the small Texas town from his boot heels a dozen years before. Now, he returned for the one last piece of the puzzle to completing his life….the girl who held his heart.  His Mandy.

Amanda Lawson had grown up.  From sheer heartbreak to struggling to survive to becoming a shrewd businesswoman, she had taught herself to never look back.  She had survived the wild, green-eyed cowboy with only a guitar to his name and a pocketful of dreams once. He had taken her heart and so much more when he left her behind with his hollow vows.

Now he was back and claiming it was for good.  Mandy was gone, but could Amanda survive J.D. again? He had almost destroyed her once before.  Would it be her turn this time, to bring the man to his knees and find out just how human his heart really was? Could a person truly ever go home again?

Available now on AMAZON.


About the Author

DebraHoltBorn and raised in the Lone Star state of Texas, Debra grew up among horses, cowboys, wide open spaces, and real Texas Rangers.  Pride in her state and ancestry knows no bounds and it is these heroes and heroines she loves to write about the most.  She also draws upon a variety of life experiences including working with abused children, caring for baby animals at a major zoo, and owning a wedding planning business (ah, romance!).

Debra’s real pride and joys, however, are her son, an aspiring film actor, and a daughter with aspirations to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more story ideas!)  When she isn’t busy writing about tall Texans and feisty heroines, she can be found cheering on her Texas Tech Red Raiders, or heading off on another cruise adventure.  She read her first romance…Janet Dailey’s Fiesta San Antonio, over thirty years ago and became hooked on the genre. Writing romances, both contemporary and inspirational, is both her passion and dream come true, and she hopes her books will bring smiles…and sighs… to all who believe in happily-ever-after’s.

The Seymour Agency represents Debra. Her debut novel Under Texas Blue Skies was recently published by Astraea Press. Her second novel Runaway Hearts will be published soon by Spencer Hill Press.

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