GUEST BLOG: Cheryl Holt’s Lost Lords of Radcliffe Series!

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 on August 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.


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…

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…


Up on the deck, a whistle blew, and suddenly the crew was running and yelling to each other. Ropes were pulled and doors slammed.

“We’re out of time,” the sailor muttered, and Anne Blair had arrived at the end.

She was yanked to her feet, and though she resisted, she was dragged to the gangplank.

She’d promised Etherton she would be composed and circumspect so she wouldn’t frighten the children more than they already had been. Yet she wailed with dismay, and her obvious distress terrified the children.

Sissy began to cry, while the twins scowled and grabbed for her. Bryce called out for all of them, “Mother! Mother!”

He tried to race after her to stop the sailor who was taking her away, but Etherton held onto him, fighting to subdue the boy as he lashed out in a futile attempt to rescue his mother.

In the flit of an instant she vanished onto the ship, and a dangerous silence settled on the dock as they all gaped at the spot where she’d been. They dawdled, waiting for something to transpire, perhaps for someone to speak up and clarify how a mother could be sent away and her children left behind as if they were excess baggage. But there was no rationalization that could justify it.

Down the block, Etherton’s driver cleared his throat, the carriage horses shifting impatiently, rattling the harness.

“Let’s go, children,” Etherton mumbled.

“No,” Bryce insisted. “Not yet. She might…might…”

“Might what?” Etherton barked more angrily than he’d intended.

Their father, Julian, was dead in a suspicious hunting accident that Etherton didn’t believe had been an accident at all. Their mother, Anne, was being transported as a convicted felon, and Etherton was left behind to clean up the mess. He didn’t have children of his own and hadn’t wanted the responsibility thrust on him.

But he’d loved their father, would have died for him, would have killed for him, and he would keep Julian’s children safe. He would keep them safe or he would perish in the trying.

“Bryce,” he stated more calmly, “she won’t be back down. They won’t let her off the ship. I realize it’s difficult to understand, but we must be away.”

Nervously he peered around. He didn’t suppose Julian’s kin would show up at the docks, didn’t suppose they cared enough about Anne’s children to harm them. However he wasn’t taking any chances, and with such fortunes at stake, there was no telling how a greedy person might behave.

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Cheryl HoltCheryl 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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  1. Thanks to everyone who posted today. Thx for your interest in my new trilogy. I think it’s my best work yet, and if you haven’t tried one of my books before, I hope you will! All three books are exciting and so fun to read. They tell the stories of the Blair brothers, the “lost” lords of Radcliffe. I think you’ll really enjoy them. Thank you for reading all about them today. I’m very grateful for your kind attention!


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