Jackson Scott has returned to
—after swearing he never would. A decade
earlier, he fled to England , seeking fame and fortune as an African
adventurer. But his brother, the Earl of Milton, has died, and Egypt has been named guardian to the man's
young son. He's chafing at the designation. He doesn't want to assist his
bumbling nephew, doesn't want to deal with his scheming sister-in-law or
domineering mother. Yet he can't resist their incessant pull. Jackson
When beautiful, alluring Grace Bennett arrives unexpectedly at Milton Abbey, she has a young boy with her who she claims is her ward. She tells a fantastical tale about
's brother. It's the story of a secret
wedding. Of a secret love child finally brought home where he belongs. Of one
boy who isn't the earl and one boy who is. Jackson
Against his will,
is attracted to Grace, and because he
wants her so desperately, he can't decide what is real, what is true. As their
worlds collide and their ardor ignites, Jackson must separate fact from fiction, must
learn the truth about Grace, despite where it might lead him. Enmeshed in a
risky and clandestine affair, his passion for her grows, but so does the danger
from those who would keep them apart. Jackson
Cheryl Holt is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirty-one 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.
Her books have been released to wide acclaim, and she has won or been nominated for many national awards. She is particularly proud to have been named "Best Storyteller of the Year," by the trade magazine, Romantic Times BOOK Reviews.
Her hot, sexy, dramatic stories of passion and illicit love have captivated fans around the world, and she's celebrated as the Queen of Erotic Romance, which is currently the fastest selling subgenre of women's fiction. Due to the ferociousness of some of her characters, she's also known as the International Queen of Villains.
She received degrees in music, languages, and education, from
, and her juris doctorate was obtained at
the South Dakota State University . Her colorful and chaotic employment
history includes such variety as public school teacher, cook, bartender,
lobbyist, and political activist. She also did brief stints in metro-Denver as
a deputy district attorney and administrative law judge. University of Wyoming
Cheryl lives and writes in
. Learn more aout Cheryl Holt at www.cherylholt.com Hollywood, California
I (Cheryl Holt)was one of the first authors to jump on the erotic bandwagon, and I very quickly became renowned as “The Queen” of erotic romance. But I stumbled into it by accident.
At the end of the 1990s, erotics began to rumble up as a romance subgenre. Readers had had an entire decade that was primarily focused on time travel novels, and they were clamoring for something different. A typical publishing contract of that era described a historical romance as one that had at least one completed sex scene between the hero and heroine. A couple of daring authors threw in a few extra sex scenes and—voila!—a new trend was started: Erotic Romances. Read Cheryl Holt's full article HERE.
“Hello, Mr. Scott,” she brazenly said. “I’m sorry for the interruption, but there was no butler to greet us.”
“So you just barged in?” he asked
“Yes. My mission is dire, and I couldn’t return later.”
His gaggle of admirers tittered with amusement as his hot angry gaze slithered down her person. Compared to the women who were salivating over him, he definitely found her lacking, and smirked, wanting her to know that he wasn’t impressed.
Clearly, his taste ran willowy and fawning, so she shouldn’t be upset by his overt disdain, bur she was. She could have defended herself to Mr. Scott, could have told him all the ways she was remarkable, but why would she?
She couldn’t help it if she was short---only five foot four---and much to thin at a hundred and twenty pounds. But work and worry could make a female waste away from fretting.
Her hair, the bane of her existence, was rusty auburn, pulled into a tidy chignon. It highlighted her expressive green eyes, and she was secretly proud of it—not that she’d ever admit to having one small vanity.
At least she was fully dressed. Her gray gown, the best she owned, covered her from chin to wrist to toe, and she wouldn’t apologize for modesty. Not when modesty was obviously a trait he despised.
“Who the hell are you,” he snapped, “and why are you in my home?”
“I appreciate it if you wouldn’t curse in my presence.”
“It’s my house. I’ll speak however I damn well please. If you don’t like, you don’t have to stay.”
She gnawed on her cheek, keen to argue, but castigation would be pointless. Jackson Scott was a rude fiend. Debate was futile.
“I am Grace Bennett, Mr. Scott.”
“Bully for you. Now go away. You annoy me.”
I can’t leave until we’ve conferred on a matter of the utmost importance.”
“I’m busy, and I don’t wish to talk to you. Go away!”
“Are you deaf? Are you thick-headed? What part of go away don’t you understand?”
She brushed off his snide comment and used her best school teacher voice, the one that soothed patients. “Put on a shirt and follow me into a room where we can have a private discussion.”
I hope you had a wonderful time getting to know more about today’s featured author. New York Times bestselling author has be called “The Queen” of erotic romance. In her new historical release SWEET SURRENDER Ms. Holt has head back to her roots t give readers and emotional hypnotic romance with to wayward characters who fight their passionate feeling for the other.
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