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Cheryl Brooks Books In Order

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Publication Order of Cat Star Chronicles Books

Slave (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warrior (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rogue (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outcast (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fugitive (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hero (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Virgin (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stud (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wildcat (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rebel (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cat Star Legacy Books

Maverick (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystic (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captive (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cowboy Heaven Books

Cowboy Delight (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cowboy Heaven (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Must Love Cowboys (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Soul Survivors Books

Echoes From the Deep (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreams From the Deep (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Justice From the Deep (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Unlikely Lovers Books

Unbridled (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uninhibited (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Undeniable (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unrivaled (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Sextet Anthologies Books

Sharing (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dirty Dancing (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistletoe & Menage (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Entanglements (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Sextet Presents... A Toy Story Books

Small, Medium and Large (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Sextet Presents... In Days of Olde Books

The Lady Takes a Pair (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Sextet Presents... Legends Books

A Tale of Two Knights (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Sex, Love, and a Purple Bikini (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of Bounds (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Pontoon (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight in Reno (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Lucky Valentine(2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Cheryl Brooks is an American Author that writes erotic romance novels. Brooks has garnered a reputation for her ability to package Science fiction and fantasy in a manner that appeals to romance enthusiasts that do not care for those genres.

Cheryl Brooks comes from Louisville, KY. Her career in nursing began in earnest when she attended and eventually graduated from the Kentucky Baptist Hospital School. That was in 1976, and Brooks topped that achievement a decade later by joining Indiana University and earning a BSN.

In a way, the author’s life has molded the stories she has written over the years, even those science fiction tales of hers which boggle the mind. Just consider all the sexy cowboys Brooks keeps creating and then take into account the fact that the author has loved horses for as long as she can remember.

She had the pleasure of moving to rural Indiana with her family in 1989 which only served to cement her love for the majestic creatures. Of course, Cheryl Brooks will tell you that she loves all creatures.

She shares her home with many cats and dogs, this on top of her horses and her husband, a wonderful man with whom she has two sons.

Even though Cheryl Brooks has such an extensive bibliography, publishing success wasn’t a guarantee for her. Brooks did not attend nursing school merely as a formality.

She actually cared about the field and she spent the next three decades working as a nurse. Brooks will be the first to tell you that she found all the satisfaction she could ever hope for in her work.

For the longest time, writing was merely the hobby that Brooks pursued alongside her day job. In fact, there was a time when the author wrote stories merely as a means of entertaining her friends.

But a time came when she began to see a future in the written word. She put her belief to the test when she wrote and self-published a book in 2006 under the ‘Samantha R. Michaels’ pen name.

The ‘Cat Star Chronicles’ came into the picture two years later, with ‘Sourcebooks Casablanca’ publishing ‘Slave’, the first novel in the series, paving the way for the author to pen a dozen sequels.

Cheryl Brook’s publishing career has been a fruitful one. Her achievements include winning the Prism Award in 2015. Brooks has a few self-published titles to her name but it is through her traditionally published works that she has experienced the most success.

Even though Brooks’ novels feature a lot of imaginary concepts ranging from alien worlds to special magical feline abilities, she actually does research for her novels.

Even when her stories take very wild twists and turns, Brooks normally has a few realistic aspects that help her ground her books. Her imagination cannot fake those elements and that is where the research comes into play.

An example is the one book which Brooks chose to set in India. She began studying Indian culture and languages. She also bought saris and learned to cook Indian food just so she could reproduce the country’s aesthetic in her novels.

The author is both a plotter and a pantser. She does a lot of plotting before she sits down to write her novels. But all that plotting happens in her head. She never actually jots her ideas down, and most times she doesn’t even have the option of doing so.

Great ideas will find Brooks in the most inconvenient places, such as when she is driving and couldn’t possibly get her hands on pen and paper. On occasion, the author will make an effort to outline the major plot points of some of her novels.

But she only documents vague ideas and leaves plenty of opportunity for the story and the characters to change down the line. Brooks has tried careful plotting beforehand. There are times when she has produced detailed synopses from which she has then crafted her novels.

But those stories often feel stilted to the author, mostly because they lack the twists and turns that liter those novels which Cheryl Brooks writes without prior planning. That being said, the author’s preparatory process is quite extensive.

This is especially true for series. In order to produce a sequel in a series, Brooks has to re-read some of her previous books to get a better sense of the characters and plot threads.

She also has a few tools which she uses to keep track of her characters, their personalities, biographies, and timelines.

When Brooks isn’t reading or writing, she can be found cooking, singing, and gardening. The author also plays the guitar.

Cat is special. He isn’t just extraordinarily beautiful. He also boasts fearsome strength and sexual prowess that would put most people to shame. You can blame the feline gene with which every member of his race is blessed.

But none of those gifts mean anything because Cat is a filthy, battered slave. His fortunes couldn’t be more different from those of Jacinth, an intergalactic trader with a dangerous mission on her mind.

The woman’s sister was kidnapped years back. Jacinth’s quest to find her lost sibling brings her to Cat, the one man she quickly realizes she needs to accomplish her mission.

Their chance encounter will catapult them both on an epic journey along which they will find love and lust even as they elude deadly killers.

Leo and Tisana meet when the beaten slave stumbles upon Tisana’s doorstep. Tisana doesn’t want trouble. But she does not hesitate to use her legendary healing powers to save Leo’s life because the strength and sexual talents his feline gene grant him could prove useful to Tisana in her quest to fulfill her destiny.

Leo knows that nothing in life is free and that he will only secure his freedom if he gives everything in his arsenal to Tisana’s cause.

Their journey won’t be a simple one. And neither Leo nor Tisana doubts the fact that their mutual attraction will present a litany of challenges. But that won’t stop either of them from fighting to attain the things they care so deeply about.

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