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Author: Cheryl Holt

Cheryl Holt is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon "Top 100" bestselling author of forty novels.

She's also a lawyer and mom, and at age 40, with two babies at home, she started a new career as a commercial fiction writer. She'd hoped to be a suspense novelist, but couldn't sell any of her manuscripts, so she ended up taking a detour into romance, where she was stunned to discover that she has an incredible knack for writing some of the world's greatest love stories.

She is considered to be one of the masters of the romance genre, and her emotional, dramatic, and riveting stories of passion and illicit love have captivated fans around the world. She has won or been nominated for many national awards. For many years, she was hailed as "The Queen of Erotic Romance", and she's also revered as "The International Queen of Villains." She is particularly proud to have been named "Best Storyteller of the Year" by the trade magazine Romantic Times BOOK Reviews.

Cheryl lives and writes in Hollywood, California.

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Only Mine - A Baby Caleb Story Book 2

Only Mine
  • Number: B01LYIOHGG
  • Release: 2016-10-18
  • Author: Cheryl Holt
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: BookBaby
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CHERYL HOLT continues to dazzle readers with another sexy, dramatic tale of love, intrigue, and romance...

Benjamin Grey, was a young man when a mysterious scandal erupted in London that would change his life forever. There was no answer to the riddle that ruined him, and to escape gossip, he joined the army where he's spent ten years fighting for the Crown. But he's the contested heir to an earldom, so duty and family have called him home. With the legal proceedings finished, it's time for him to assume his elevated role, but it's a position he never wanted, and he's wary about embracing his future.

Annabel Fenwick is the daughter of a gambler and confidence artist. She grew up in an unconventional way, surrounded by her father's dissolute companions. At a young age, she learned to scheme and finagle and win any game she played. When she stumbles on the answer to Benjamin's riddle, she can't help but wonder if she should tell him the truth. Some secrets are too hazardous to be spoken of aloud, and in light of Annabel's dubious reputation, who would believe her?

When Annabel bursts into Benjamin's world, he recognizes that nothing will ever be the same. He's never met anyone like her, and he's instantly smitten. But danger follows her like a cloud, and with lives on the line and fortunes at stake, dare he trust her? Dare he love her? Only time will tell if she is worth the risk.


Only You

Only You
  • Number: B01GF3U9ZQ
  • Release: 2016-07-01
  • Author: Cheryl Holt
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: BookBaby
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CHERYL HOLT does it again with another fast-paced, dramatic tale of seduction, passion, and romance. This time, love blooms on a lazy, decadent trip down the Nile!

Lady Theodosia Postlewaite, known as Theo to her family and friends, has always had the worst luck. On the night her betrothal was to be announced, she was unwittingly caught in a compromising situation. With her engagement ended and her reputation in tatters, her incensed father demands she flee the gossip by accompanying her dour, grumpy aunt on a sightseeing trip to Egypt. Theo reluctantly agrees, and she's determined to spend the months abroad proving she possesses the highest moral character. Most especially, she vows to never so much as speak to a handsome man ever again.

Soloman Grey has lived in Egypt for the past decade. His own scandal chased him out of London, and he's built a new life for himself as an adventurer and explorer. Because of the gossip that ruined him, he doesn't trust anyone, and he constantly vows that he'll never so much as glance at a pretty woman ever again.

But when Soloman meets Theo, he's dragged into her world in a dozen ways he never intended. She's beautiful, funny, and lonely, and he can't resist. Yet, he's the bastard son of an earl, so he could never be worthy of her. When her relatives would do anything to keep them apart, dare he risk all to have her for his very own?


Heart's Demand - Lost Lords of Radcliffe, #3

Heart's Demand
  • Number: B011MYPMD2
  • Release: 2015-07-29
  • Author: Cheryl Holt
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: BookBaby
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CHERYL HOLT delivers the exciting, gripping conclusion to her new trilogy, The Lost Lords of Radcliffe…

BRYCE BLAIR was five years old when his family was ripped apart. But he was too young to understand what had happened to cause the tragedy. He grew up an orphan and charity case, but he always felt a great destiny waiting for him out on the horizon. As he investigates his past and discovers the hidden secrets about his parents, he learns that his deceased father was an African explorer. He decides to follow in his father’s footsteps by adventuring down the Nile in Egypt.

Her Royal Highness, KATARINA MOROVSKY, is a princess without a kingdom. Her father was king of the small European country of Parthenia, and with his death, her despicable cousin seized the crown for himself. Katarina was stripped of her heritage and title. Worried for her safety, she’s fled her home country and traveled to Egypt. But life on the run is perilous and full of hazards. When she finds herself in need of a brave, trustworthy bodyguard, Bryce Blair seems the best choice.

Bryce is fascinated by beautiful, mysterious Katarina and can’t help but agree to her request for protection, but it’s not easy to guard a royal princess. Nor is it easy to love her. With a throne at stake and fortunes in the balance, she will be a difficult prize to claim. But Bryce Blair—the Lost Lord of Radcliffe—has learned to fight and win any battle he wages.


Heart's Delight - Lost Lords of Radcliffe, #1

Heart's Delight
  • Number: B00YDI7ITG
  • Release: 2015-05-27
  • Author: Cheryl Holt
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: BookBaby
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Three little lost lords, cast to the winds of fate…

So begins CHERYL HOLT’S breathtaking new trilogy, The Lost Lords of Radcliffe…

MICHAEL SCOTT grew up an orphan on the streets of London. He has no memories of his past, but he’s haunted by terrible dreams and always feels as if he lost something vital and precious along the way. Through cunning and determination, he’s become rich, prosperous, and dangerous. As a brigand and criminal, he knows how to fight and survive any battle. But when he had such a rough beginning as a child, how has he managed to thrive so spectacularly? How can he ever learn the truth?

MAGDALENA WELLS runs a charity mission in London’s worst slums. Although she’s heard many vicious rumors about treacherous, deceitful Michael Scott, when she meets him, she can’t help but fall under his spell. He is the most extraordinary person she’s ever encountered. If ancestry makes the man, how is she to account for his remarkable traits? His drive and accomplishments have propelled him to the highest levels of London society—which is exactly where he seems to belong. How can a ruffian be so brilliant and successful? What is his true history? Can Magdalena help to reveal the secrets he’s always been dying to discover?

Join CHERYL HOLT as she once again weaves a beloved tale of family, loyalty, love, and loss. As the truth about the “lost” lords is gradually revealed, readers will be cheering…


Wonderful - Reluctant Brides Trilogy, #3

Wonderful
  • Number: 9781499656404
  • Release: 2014-06-23
  • Author: Cheryl Holt
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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New York Times bestselling author, CHERYL HOLT will leave readers cheering with the dazzling, sexy conclusion to her "Reluctant Brides" trilogy...

Evangeline Etherton loved her years as a teacher at Miss Peabody's School for Girls. But with Miss Peabody's passing, the school is shut down, and Evangeline is on her way to marry a fiancé she's never met. She never imagined herself as a bride and is reluctant to abandon the independent life she enjoyed as an unwed female. When she meets her fiancé—a fussy, stern vicar—she's certain she shouldn't proceed. They have nothing common and a match between them can only lead to disaster and misery. But as a spinster with no funds or family, she's out of options.

Aaron Drake has always been perfect. As the eldest son and heir to an earl, he's never engaged in mischief, taken an awkward step, or headed in the wrong direction. But with his marriage swiftly approaching—to a tedious, unpleasant snob—he's suddenly desperate to do something reckless and wild before he's shackled in what he's sure will be an unappealing and dreary marriage. When he meets pretty, vivacious Evangeline, he can't help but think she just might be the cure for what ails him.

Seduction seems the only path, but when romance blossoms and passions heat, can love be far behind?


Wanton - Reluctant Brides Trilogy, #2

Wanton
  • Number: 9781499176964
  • Release: 2014-05-28
  • Author: Cheryl Holt
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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New York Times bestselling author, CHERYL HOLT delivers another sassy, sexy romp in the second book of her "Reluctant Brides" trilogy...

Amelia Hubbard has always lived at Miss Peabody's School for Girls, first as a student, then as a teacher. She enjoyed her position and the independence it brought. But Miss Peabody has died, the school is closing, and Amelia has no money and nowhere to go. When Fate intervenes and hands her a dowry and a handsome husband already purchased with the money, Amelia is nervous but resigned. She reluctantly agrees to wed a man she's never met.

Lucas Drake has never been anything but a wastrel and scapegrace. As the second son of an earl, and with an older brother who's perfect in every way, stellar behavior seems impossible. He's always been happy to live down to his stern father's low expectations. But when Amelia arrives and Lucas discovers that his father has engaged him to her, his bachelor tendencies surge to the fore. He's vehemently certain that no wedding will ever occur.

When Amelia agreed to the match, she never imagined that Lucas might not want to get married. Her prior situation has ended, and without marriage, the future is bleak. What's a spinster to do?

Wanton seduction seems the only path, but first, she'll need a few lessons in how to use her feminine wiles. Once she figures out what Lucas really needs, the poor man doesn't stand a chance.


Wicked - Reluctant Brides Trilogy, #1

Wicked
  • Number: 9781497327658
  • Release: 2014-04-28
  • Author: Cheryl Holt
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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New York Times bestselling author, CHERYL HOLT, delights readers once again with the first sizzling story in her new "Reluctant Brides" trilogy...

Rose Ralston has spent her life at Miss Peabody's School for Girls—first as a student, and then as a teacher. But with Miss Peabody's passing, the school has been closed, the students sent away, and Rose is facing an uncertain future. As Miss Peabody's will is read, Rose had been told to expect a small bequest, but she's stunned to discover that her inheritance is a dowry that's already been paid to an elderly widower. The man is in quick need of an heir, and Rose can agree to wed or she'll get nothing and will have no money and nowhere to go. She's never lived on her own, and without family or friends to assist her, she's out of options. Reluctantly, she agrees to the marriage and heads to the man's Summerfield estate.

James Talbot grew up at Summerfield. But as an orphan, his position was never exactly clear. The owner, Stanley Oswald, constantly tormented James with the secrets of his parentage. Rumors abound that he's Stanley's natural-born son, but the truth has been impossible to unravel. Needing to escape Stanley's manipulations, James has spent the past decade in the army. But Stanley has lured him home, and he can't help but be intrigued to learn of Stanley's pending marriage. He's eager to engage in a little mischief, and nothing would give him greater pleasure than to ruin the match before it begins.

Rose is fascinated by handsome, virile James, but bound to wed elderly, decrepit Stanley. As Stanley woos her and James interferes, any wild ending seems possible. For Rose—who only ever wanted a home of her own—she just might end up with more than she ever dreamed.


Nicholas

Nicholas
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781609287054
  • Release: 2012-07-03
  • Author: Cheryl Holt
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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When a haughty Lord meets a determined Miss the only winner is love.

Captain Nicholas Price is a man with a plan. As the newly minted Lord Stafford, he is determined to have the best of everything. Clothes, horses, women. He is well on his way with a well-born fiancée and an estate in the country.

Miss Emeline Wilson is a woman on a mission. Forced into penury by the cruel estate manager of the indifferent Lord Stafford, Emeline is determined to confront the new Lord with his callous ways.

When they finally meet, sparks fly, and Nicholas finds himself knocked for a loop by the feisty, intelligent, and definitely not high-born Miss. But what’s an already engaged Lord to do when the plans he’s so perfectly laid out for his future suddenly seem so wrong? 

Warning: This book features an arrogant Lord, a determined Miss, and plenty of steamy moments between the two.


Dreams of Desire - A Novel of Sensual Destiny, Book 3

Dreams of Desire
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780425239186
  • Release: 12/07/2010
  • Author: Cheryl Holt
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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The third Novel of Sensual Destiny tells the intoxicating story of an innocent lady's companion, who drinks a magical potion-and is swept into a dangerous relationship of decadent desire.


Taste of Temptation - A Novel of Sensual Destiny

Taste of Temptation
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425235140
  • Release: 2010-06-01
  • Author: Cheryl Holt
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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USA Today bestselling author Cheryl Holt presents the second sizzling story in a bold new trilogy in which passion — and a few drops from a magical elixir — leads to the sensual education of an innocent governess...

Helen Hamilton is a twenty-five-year old spinster, with no income and no prospects, who struggles to care for her two orphaned sisters. Destitute and only a heartbeat away from the streets, Helen applies for a position as a governess to the younger siblings of Captain Tristan Odell, the oldest and illegitimate son of the notorious philanderer, Earl of Hastings. But when Tristan turns Helen away, her future seems as desperate as her options.

Determined to do whatever it takes to support her sisters, Helen ends up at a brothel, where she agrees to sell herself as a mistress to a client of wealth and prestige. She even drinks a potion to make men desire her — and is shocked when the man who buys her is none other than Tristan. He too is shocked — and aroused by the possibilities. He hires Helen, but offers her more than a position as governess. Enmeshed in an affair of unrestrained desire, their passion quickly grows, as does an unexpected danger that could soon destroy them both...


Double Fantasy

Double Fantasy
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780312942564
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Cheryl Holt
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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ONE OF THE TOP 25 EROTIC WRITERS OF ALL TIME*

With DOUBLE FANTASY, the Queen of Erotic Romance

turns up the heat again. and again. HE IS HER NEW MASTER

Orphaned as a young girl, Anne Carstairs was taken in by her cruel, malicious relatives. She's lived a lonely life at their Gladstone estate, but with a new earl coming, everything is changing. Anne has heard many rumors about him, but she is completely unprepared for him to be the most deeply seductive man she's ever encountered. No sooner do they meet than he brushes her lips with a delicious kiss that leaves her wanting so much more.

IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE.

As a boy, Jamieson Merrick was denied his inheritance and forced to work as a privateer on the high seas. Until years later, when Jamie discovers that he is the rightful heir to Gladstone. Now, as the new earl, he's determined to claim what is his.including Anne Carstairs. Once he lays eyes on the petite beauty, he vows to take her to his bed and make her his own. She's a pawn in his plan for revenge. But he never dreamed that revenge could be so sweet.


Forbidden Fantasy

Forbidden Fantasy
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780312942557
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Cheryl Holt
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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From girlhood, Lady Caroline Foster knew what her future held: marriage to an esteemed viscount, followed by a dignified high-society life. A sedate existence perhaps, but certainly preferable to her current state-jilted, humiliated, and then hastily bartered off to a man old enough to be her grandfather. Dreading the marriage, Caroline seeks advice from her ex-fianc‚'s illegitimate brother, whose potent sexuality has always intrigued her.

Ian Clayton can scarcely believe that the woman he's coveted from afar is boldly seeking sexual instruction. A true gentleman would turn her away, but the yearning he feels for Caroline surpasses anything he's ever known. Soon their encounters become more heated, more daring.and more dangerous. For someone will stop at nothing to end their illicit affair-and destroy a fantasy that is coming blissfully, brazenly to life.