Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cheryl Holt's 40 Published and Lost Lords Trilogy Blog Tour & Scavenger Hunt!

I'm getting ready to release my 40th novel!  It's a huge career milestone for me, and I hope all of you will help me celebrate by enjoying my new trilogy, "The Lost Lords of Radcliffe."
The three books are a "real" trilogy, with one story leading into the next and the drama building with each novel.  I'm releasing them over the summer so you'll be able to read the 2nd and 3rd books right away without having to wait months or years to find out what happens.  HEART'S DELIGHT will be here on June 1st.  HEART'S DESIRE is coming on July 1st.  And Book 3, HEART'S DEMAND--my 40th novel!!!--will be here onAugust 1st.  It will be a great summer of sexy, yummy reading.

The 3 novels will be released as e-books and print books.  The e-version will be available for all e-readers, but the print books will not appear in stores.  They will have to be ordered on-line at Amazon.  The covers are beautiful, the stories breathtaking, heartbreaking, dramatic, and thrilling.  I think it's my best work yet.
I hope you'll spend the summer--with me!  And my Lost Lords of Radcliffe.  Coming June, July, and August of 2015.

Lost Lord's series:
Evangeline Etherton grew up as an orphan and charity case at Miss Peabody’s School for Girls. But she was always haunted by memories of the loving family and siblings she’d once had. As a tiny girl, her father passed away, and her mother was wrenched from their lives and transported on a prison ship to Australia. Her three brothers were cast to the winds of fate and vanished from her life, but she was too young to understand why. What happened to her mother and brothers? Might her mother still be alive? And what about her brothers?

Evangeline vows to learn the answers to those questions and begins her quest to find them and bring them all home. Three little lost lords, cast to the winds of fate... So begins CHERYL HOLT'S breathtaking new trilogy, The Lost Lords of Radcliffe... HEARTS DELIGHT..... 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 could 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...

 “You grew up on the streets, Mr. Scott.”
He nodded. “I did.”
“You had to have been provided assistance. When you were, weren’t you grateful?”
“No one ever helped me. I helped myself.” He stared at her, those cool, riveting blue eyes showing no emotion. “You still haven’t answered my question. Why aren’t you married? You’re not getting any younger. Why waste time on nonsense?”
“Nonsense!” she huffed. “You’re being ridiculous.”
“Am I?”
“Yes, let’s get back to business.”
“You haven’t told me what it is. I’ve said I’ll donate, but you haven’t departed, so you’re either about to evangelize or scold. Which is it?”
Despite her owning a Christian mission, she wasn’t very religious, and she’d learned practical wisdom from Vicar Sterns. He hadn’t been overly concerned with sin and damnation. His worries had run to more mundane issues, to the hordes of homeless waifs who were starving and unclothed. If that was the focus, a lot of sin could be overlooked.
Maggie had adopted his pragmatic attitude, and the idea of her preaching was humorous. “I’m not about to sermonize.”
“Praise be. What is it then? I’m to be scolded? As we haven’t previously met, I can’t imagine how I could have upset you.”
“Your reputation precedes you, Mr. Scott. You’ve done plenty.”
“I stand corrected. I have been known to misbehave on occasion. What has spurred your visit? Did I spit on the sidewalk? Kick a dog? Curse in front of a female? What?”
“A boy has been employed here.”
“Yes, I employ many boys.”
“He ate regularly at the mission. He was a good boy, a sweet boy.”
Mr. Scott’s beautiful, seductive mouth curled into a smile, and she was taken aback by it. She’d already admitted he was handsome. How could he become even more striking? It didn’t seem possible.
“This boy was living on the streets,” he said, “and eating at your mission and you describe him as sweet?”
“Just because a person is poor, it doesn’t mean he’s corrupt. I’m sure this is a very fine establishment—”
“Oh, it’s the very height of posh and opulence.”
She ignored his sarcasm. “I refuse to have him working for you.”
You refuse.”
“Are you his mother? His sister? What?”
“I’m merely worried about his future under your tutelage. May I be blunt, Mr. Scott?”
“Yes, please be blunt.”
“I’ve heard terrible stories about you.”
He chuckled. “I’m certain they’re all true.”
“I want to take him with me when I leave.”
“Are you positive he wishes to go?”
“No, but if I could speak with him…?”
He narrowed his gaze, clearly trying to figure out what drove her. Ultimately he asked, “What’s his name?”
“Tim. He’s ten or so. Brown hair. Very thin.”
“Aren’t they all?”

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Cheryl Holt is a New York TimesUSA 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.


  1. I can't wait for this trilogy! Cheryl Holt is one of my favorite writer's!!

  2. This sounds like a wonderful story; can't wait to read it!

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  4. wow -- sounds like a great trilogy!!

  5. Oh boy did that sound click and away!!!!

  6. Hi ladies. Thanks for logging in today to learn more about my Lost Lords trilogy. It was a labor of love and a story I've been wanting to tell for over a decade. So I'm glad I finally had the chance. The three books are really good, very thrilling, very fun to read. I hope all of you love them. Thx for thinking of me today. I'm grateful!

  7. I can attest to how good the first in the trilogy is, y'all. Review will be posted shortly.

  8. From the excerpt it seems like a great story.

  9. From the excerpt it seems like a great story.

  10. Ivy, thank you so much for the kind words about HEART'S DELIGHT. I'm so honored that you took the time to read and review it. And I"m thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed it. Thanks for the great review, and thx for hosting me today. You're always so kind to me!

    1. You're so welcome, Cheryl. Tickled to be able to do it. Happy to have you visit any time!

  11. Wow - 40 books - that's marvelous! I love to start at the beginning of a series!

  12. Congratulations on 40 published books, Cheryl! I'm looking forward to this series!

  13. looking forward to this series, sounds great :)