Cheryl Bolen (NY Times and USA Today Best-selling Author)

My Social Distanced Birthday

I have a summer birthday. Thank goodness I finally had a good reason to get to see both my boys together while we celebrated my birthday outside with Mexican take-out. It was the first time we have all gotten together since the pandemic started in March—even though I’m blessed both sons live in the same (huge) city. I know I'm blessed that I can work from home, but this isolation is really tough—as I know it is for so many of you. In addition to being OLD, I have a compromised immune system.

I did want to send out this newsletter to my readers because it’s got some great value with sale and free books to help you out during these trying times. Read on for the details.

To Take This Lord Temporarily 99¢

This is the first time this fourth Brides of Bath book (regular price $4.99) has ever gone on sale. There’s a reason for it. It was originally published only in paperback 15 years ago. It’s a deeply emotional read—and pretty sexy, too. For the past ten years my writing style has gone much lighter and less sexy. So it’s been these lighthearted books of the past decade that have gotten all the attention with price cuts.

To Take This Lord can easily be read as a stand-alone. Here’s what the critics had to say about it:

"Does a wonderful job building simmering sexual tension between her opinionated, outspoken heroine and deliciously tortured, conflicted hero." – Booklist

"5 Stars – highly recommended." – Huntress Reviews

"Bolen's writing has a certain elegance that lends itself to the era and creates the perfect atmosphere for her enchanting romances." – Romantic Times

"Sexual tension sizzles." – Happily Ever After

"An emotionally compelling novel that kept me reading well after midnight." – In Print

Read an excerpt here.

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Finally—a Preorder for a New

Brides of Bath Book

I am so excited to be expanding my Brides of Bath, which began back in 2002, with a seventh book. I’ve listened to so many of you readers who’ve asked for Appleton’s story. This is it.

Here’s a short description:

To save his family from ruin, Lord Appleton’s prepared to sacrifice his happiness to marry a peculiar heiress, but more than his happiness is at risk when sinister forces try to come between him and his cat-loving fiancée. 

Here’s what some of the early reviewers are saying:

A beautiful book with the perfect balance of love, laughter, drama and intrigue.—AnnMarie of Dragonrose Books Galore

 The story is a nice mix of romance, family and friends and mystery. Once I started reading I lost track of time and stayed up later than I meant to but it was just too enjoyable to put down.—Sherron of Vine Voice

 I enjoyed every minute. There is nothing better than a historical romance that includes romance, humor, and mystery.—SMB

A totally delightful read!—Monica Parkhill

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The Talented Samatha Grace Offers You a Free Book

For those of you who haven’t read Samantha Grace, it’s my privilege to introduce you to her with this free offering:


Every rakehell in London seems to believe Regina Darlington is ripe for seduction without a protector at her side. They are mistaken. She is well equipped to defend her virtue using an ancient warrior art she learned from her uncle. Protecting her heart is another matter. When a down-and-out thief knocks himself unconscious robbing her uncle’s town house, Regina takes pity on him and discovers she has no defenses against his charms, or a marriage of convenience that spoils her plans.


American scoundrel Xavier Vistoire gambled with the wrong man and lost his freedom. Now he has a chance to return home and atone for past mistakes, but first he must break into an earl’s house and steal a map. After he surprises a goddess during her bath and falls down the stairs trying to escape her rabid poodle, he wakes to find he has a new jailer—one who quickly captures his heart. And he’ll risk everything to protect his reluctant bride from an enemy willing to kill for what he wants.

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More Free Books for a Limited Time

Don’t forget that for the first time ever, I am offering three free books, but only for a limited time.

Portrait of Lady Wycliff:  Amazon __ Barnes&Noble __ Kobo __ Google __ iBooks

Lady by Chance:  Amazon __ Barnes&Noble __ Kobo __ Google __ iBooks

With His Ring:  Amazon __ Barnes&Noble __ Kobo __ Google __ iBooks

And Don’t Forget My Books Available in Kindle Unlimited

For a limited time only, a dozen of my books are exclusive to Amazon and free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. Those of you not in KU can purchase the books only at Amazon.

Two complete series are now available in KU. Those are The Regent Mysteries (four books where there’s always a romance) and the two-book Deceived series. Also, my awarding-winning My Lord Wicked is offered, as are the Pride and Prejudice Sequels. (Click on the covers below to go to Amazon.)

My Books

The Lords of Eton Series
The Portrait of Lady Wycliff (Book 1)
The Earl, the Vow, and the Plain Jane (Book 2)
Last Duke Standing (Book 3)
The Lords of Eton Box Set (Books 1-3)
One Room at the Inn (Book 4)

Brazen Brides Series 
Counterfeit Countess (Book 1) 
His Golden Ring (Book 2) 
Oh What A (Wedding) Night (Book 3) 
Miss Hastings' Excellent London Adventure (Book 4) 
A Birmingham Family Christmas (Book 5)
Brazen Brides Box Set (Books 1-3)

House of Haverstock Series 
Lady by Chance (Book 1)  
Duchess by Mistake (Book 2) 
Countess by Coincidence (Book 3) 
Ex-Spinster by Christmas (Book 4)
House of Haverstock Box Set (Books 1-3)

The Brides of Bath Series 
The Bride Wore Blue (Book 1) 
With His Ring (Book 2) 
The Bride’s Secret (Book 3) 
To Take This Lord (Book 4) 
Love In The Library (Book 5) 
A Christmas in Bath (Book 6) 
The Brides of Bath Box Set (Books 1-6)

The Regent Mysteries Series 
With His Lady's Assistance 
A Most Discreet Inquiry 
The Theft Before Christmas 
An Egyptian Affair 
The Regent Mysteries Box Set (the first three novels in the series)

Pride and Prejudice Sequels 
Miss Darcy's New Companion (Book 1) 
Miss Darcy's Secret Love (Book 2) 
The Liberation of Miss de Bourgh (Book 3) 
Pride and Prejudice Sequels (Books 1-3)

Stand-alone Romances 
My Lord Wicked 
Christmas Brides (Three Regency Novellas)

Texas Heroines in Peril Series 
Protecting Britannia 
Murder at Veranda House 
A Cry In The Night 
Capitol Offense 
Texas Heroines Box Set (all four novels in the series)

Falling For Frederick

It Had to Be You 

A Summer To Remember (3 American Romances)

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