Thursday, July 30, 2020

Cheryl Holt Announces Her Lost Girls Trilogy

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My books for Summer, 2020, will be my Lost Girls trilogy, coming on August 11th.

For several summers now, I’ve written linked trilogies, where there’s a storyline that connects all three books. It gives me a chance to use recurring characters and to bring the three novels to a satisfying conclusion at the end. The stories start with a prologue in Book #1 that sets up the link premise, and it resolves in the Epilogue of Book #3. It’s a fun way to give readers a long, lush story with plenty of delicious characters and plot twists and turns.

This year my trilogy link has to do with the three heroines. When they were little girls, they were traveling to Jamaica with their parents, but their ship sank in a terrible storm, and they were the only survivors. They were found on a deserted island in the Caribbean by British navy sailors and returned to England where they were separated and handed over to distant relatives. The stories start as the twentieth anniversary of the shipwreck is approaching.

The 3 novels will be released on the same day, so you can read the whole series at once without having to wait for the next installment. They’ll be available both as print books and e-books. My Lost Girls trilogy! Coming August 11, 2020!


CHERYL HOLT delivers the first novel in her new and exciting “Lost Girls” trilogy.

As a tiny girl, Libby Carstairs was found by navy sailors on a deserted island in the Caribbean. She was all alone and had no memory of her past or parents. Who is she?  And what happened to leave her stranded so far from home? After she was returned to England, her situation was sensationalized in the newspapers, which meant she’s enjoyed a life of public acclaim.  Due to her unconventional history, she’s very different from other young ladies and has no desire to ever be ordinary.

Luke Watson had an exciting career in the navy, but on his brother’s death, he’s come home to assume his role as Earl of Barrett. His brother, with his repeated scandals, ran the family’s reputation and estate into the ground, and Luke is determined to repair all that’s been destroyed by exhibiting stellar moral behavior at all times. He will wed the perfect aristocratic girl, settle down to a tedious country existence, and try to be content.

But when he meets Libby, sparks fly and passion ignites. She’s the complete opposite of the woman he thought he wanted in his life, but she just might be exactly who he needs…


CHERYL HOLT delivers the second novel in her poignant and thrilling, Lost Girls trilogy…

Caroline Grey was just four years old when she was found stranded and alone by navy sailors on a deserted island in the Caribbean. When she was returned to England, she enjoyed a brief burst of notoriety. Who was she? Who had her parents been? Ultimately, she was claimed by her dour, miserly relatives who’ve treated her like an unwanted pauper. She’s spent her life trying to be accepted by those who should love her, but her haunting past has created too many obstacles. It’s difficult to fit in…

Caleb Ralston is a wealthy, infamous gambler who’s raging against the unfairness of life. After spending a decade in the navy, he was forced out of the post he treasured as he struggled to protect others from a scandal. As a result, he vowed to become very rich so he could avenge himself against the sort of affluent oafs who’ve always disdained him…

When he meets Caroline, he’s intrigued by her beauty and pluck, but she’s part of the world he loathes, and he could never bind himself to her. But Fate and destiny have other plans for Caleb, and Caroline might turn out to be just the woman he needs…


CHERYL HOLT delivers the third and final novel in her thrilling and delightful Lost Girls trilogy…

Joanna James had a brief moment of notoriety at age four when she survived a shipwreck in the Caribbean. She was returned to England and raised quietly in the country by a doting auntie. She’s descended from an ancient line of wise women, so she’s very different from other young ladies. She has the sight, and she can cast spells and brew potions, but she’s cautious with her peculiar gifts and hides them from her rural neighbors who don’t always understand her odd talents.

Captain Jacob Ralston works hard to be boring and ordinary. After learning at age ten that his notorious father was a bigamist and liar, he swore he’d grow up to be the most moral man in the kingdom. He would never rock a boat or raise a brow. After a stellar career in the navy, he’s determined to retire to the country, marry the fiancée his mother picked for him, and force himself to be content.

When he crosses paths with peculiar, fascinating Joanna, he’s instantly bowled over. She’s beautiful, intriguing, and not like any woman he’s ever met. He can’t imagine how he would ever bind himself, but Fate and destiny have other plans for him, and Joanna just might be the one woman who can make him happy forever…

Interview Questions

  1. Do you have a favorite character in this series?

I suppose my favorite character would have to be Libby Carstairs, the heroine of Book #1. When she was returned to England, she was claimed by an uncle who trained her for a life on the stage. So she’s spent her childhood, touring England and regaling audiences with tales of the shipwreck and her rescue by British sailors. She’s considered to be England’s “darling”, and she’s famous throughout the kingdom.

I like her because I’ve never used a heroine like her before. I always draft heroines who are very “ordinary” for the times. They’re poor cousins or spinsters or poverty-stricken young ladies. So Libby is a completely new kind of heroine for me, so it was really fun to write her.

2. You’re a very prolific writer, with nearly 60 books under your author belt. Who has been your most difficult character to write in all of your books?
I don’t ever have trouble writing a character. Before I ever sit down at my computer to begin a rough draft, I have spent weeks prepping the story. I have extensive character sketches written for each character, so I know exactly who they are before I start.

  1.  Tell us a little about your latest trilogy

This year, I’m releasing my “Lost Girls” trilogy.

For several summer now, I’ve been writing linked trilogies that have a defined premise that carries the plot through all three novels. In this series, the link is that the heroines were traveling to Jamaica with their families when they were little girls, and their ship sank in a terrible storm. Against all odds, they were the only survivors. They were found on a deserted island by British sailors, but no one could figure out how they survived—and they were too young to explain much of what had happened to them.

They were returned to England, where they enjoyed a bit of notoriety. Then they were separated and doled out to distant relatives. They never saw each other again. When the novels start, it’s the 20th anniversary of the shipwreck, and the three women’s lives are pitched off in new and exciting directions where they meet the men of the dreams.

Rafflecopter Code & Contest Rules

Cheryl is celebrating the release of her new LOST GIRLS series by running this contest. She will give away ten autographed print copies of Book #1, Someone To Love, to ten lucky winners. Since the first three novels in the series will be released together on August 11th, she will also give away one grand prize to one lucky winner of autographed print copies of Books 1, 2, and 3. The three books included in the Grand Prize drawing are: Someone To Love, Someone To Cherish, and Someone To Wed. So there will be eleven winners in all!

The contest begins on June 28, 2020, and entries will close on August 12, 2020. The drawing will be held the next day, August 13, 2020, and winners will be notified by email. You may enter as many times as you wish, but please be aware that Cheryl’s books contain adult content. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. All entrants’ emails will be added to Cheryl’s general mailing list. The email addresses are used to provide readers with information about Cheryl’s career and her upcoming novels, and the list is never shared with anyone.

Cheryl can only ship prizes to U.S. addresses. Thank you for understanding.

About Cheryl Holt

CHERYL HOLT is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon “Top100” bestselling author who has published nearly sixty novels.

Her books have been released to wide acclaim, and she has won or been nominated for many national awards. She is considered to be one of the masters of the romance genre. 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.

She lives and writes in Hollywood, California, and she loves to hear from fans. Visit her website at

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  1. Sounds like a great series. Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Love the covers, love the storyline’s and cannot wait to purchase this latest series from Cheryl Holt

  3. Hi guys, thank you so much for taking a few minutes to learn about my new series. It was so fun to write, and I can't wait for all of you to read it! I love the covers too! They're so beautiful! Thanks for thinking of me and for leaving a note. I'm grateful.