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Burning Up

Four of today's most extraordinary authors have come together to collect their most highly charged tales of passion, longing, and unexpected pleasure — all in one volume! From historical England to the present, this sexy and seductive collection of stories is sure to leave you BURNING UP..


Reviews for Burning Up

"Four Stars... Compelling. A page turner... The title fits this book perfectly. These are four terrific stories of erotic love and fantasy where sex and sexual attraction kick off some wonderful, hot, steamy relationships. SPICY.

— Romantic Times Magazine

"A wonderful collection of steamy Romances! ...Emotional and very sexy. I had a hard time putting it down."

— The Best

"Your novella, 'The Wedding Night,' is perfect! Absolutely too sweet for words."

— A quote from my editor, Kim Cardascia, at St. Martin's Press

Fans of erotic romance will be burning and churning in ecstasy with each scintillating sensual story they read in BURNING UP. The authors pull out all the stops to satisfy your cravings for erotic fantasizes with sizzling characters set in fresh and imaginative plots guaranteed to get your heart racing. Explicit sex, so for timid readers this is off limits. <Grin> If you have a partner, you're going to want to do-see-do, and swing your partner into the bedroom for a night of hot sweaty sex after reading BURNING UP, the hottest book of the summer."

— Suzanne Coleburn, Reader to Reader Reviews

And Suzanne has this to say about Cheryl's story in particular: "THE WEDDING NIGHT is a very clever and entertaining tale with the wonderful Cheryl Holt stamp of sensuality. I loved the ending. Don't miss it. Get ready to burn up the sheets!"

What fans are saying

What fans are saying about Burning Up

It's hot! And so well done in every way!

— Suzanne, Maryland, USA

"Absolutely entertaining..."

— Cynthia, USA

"Just finished reading The Wedding Night. Fantastic! I loved every word of it!"

— Sandi, Oregon, USA

"Keep up the great work!"

— Barbi, USA

"Oh, Ellen was a good one, huh? Poor man hadn't a clue what was happening to him. Marriage of convenience, right. Thanks for the good reads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

— Claudia, USA

"You keep getting better and better."

— Vicki, Florida, USA


— Tammi, Illinois, USA

"So sweet! So sexy! How do you do it?"

— Marge, Kentucky, USA


Awards for Burning Up

Best Sensual Novella of 2003
Scarlett Letter Award
Burning Up

CHERYL HOLT: "The Wedding Night"

Blushing bride Ellen Foster shocks her new husband, the Viscount Banbury, just hours after they enter a marriage of convenience when she turns their chaste marital bed chamber into a den of sensual pleasure...

NINA BANGS: "The Flame"

Museum curator Serenity So-Fine has traveled back in time from the year 2700 to retrieve the infamous erotic sculpture, The Flame. But the work's sensual creator, Justin Hill, is about to take Serenity to places even she's never been...


As the producer of erotic films for women, Gerry Baxter knows the business of sex — even though she hasn't had a date in five years! But all that changes when a case of mistaken identity leads to astonishing unexpected encounter that puts Gerry's own movies to shame.

PATRICIA RYAN: "Possessing Julia"

Widow Julia Hughes is to marry in two weeks time — and her new husband must never know she's still a virgin. Her scandalous solution: to lose her virginity before the wedding. But the handsome man she hires for the job intends to teach her a few things along the way — in a series of delightful lessons she'll never forget!