Cheryl Gorman is a multi-published award winning author of contemporary and romantic suspense novels. Her first novel, Wolf Island was a 2006 Eppie Finalist. She also co-authored the non-fiction book Ten Steps to Creating Memorable Characters. She grew up in Burke County Georgia whose claim to fame is The Bird Dog Capital of the World. Cheryl graduated from Georgia College and State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1979 and went to work at the Medical College of Georgia. In 1987 she moved to the beautiful state of Colorado and there her life truly began. On her arrival in Colorado, Cheryl felt she had finally come home after being away for a long, long time. She put fingers to keyboard, stated writing and has never looked back. She lives in Highlands Ranch with her husband, their daughter and two little furry children named Pilot and Rocky.
The Rancher and The Event Planner
Western, Romance, Contemporary, Texas
After taking her eyes off the road for a second, Jennifer “JC” Barrett flattened a mail box, nearly killed a man, a dog and her career. Now she must complete thirty days of community service in her home town of Salvation, Texas helping sexy ranch owner and mayor, Rafe McCord revitalize the town for a chance at winning The Best Texas Vacation Contest before she can plan the most important event of her career. JC stopped believing in fairy tales and happily ever after a long time ago. But Rafe is a cowboy fantasy in the flesh and romantic feelings she doesn’t believe exist are growing in her heart.
Rafe knows he isn’t good at relationships as he was never able to make his deceased wife happy. Unfortunately, the local judge—his soon-to-be-disowned brother—has saddled him with his best friend’s little sister, Jennifer Barrett to help the town win the contest, give a much needed boost to the economy of Salvation and a chance to host the East Texas Rodeo. Only Jennifer has changed from an ugly duckling into a gorgeous swan and resisting her is impossible.
The Secret Truth at Dare Ranch
Western, Romance, Contemporary, Colorado
He was back. Ranch owner, Lexie Dare never thought she would see her child's father again. Now Mitch Quinn not only wants to buy her ranch but also be a father to the child she has kept secret for seven years.
Set on a ranch in the Colorado high country The Secret Truth at Dare Ranch tells the story of a woman struggling to save her failing ranch and overcome the tragedy of her brother's death and one man's determination to preserve his best friend's memory.
When hardworking ranch owner and devoted mother, Alexa "Lexie" Dare learns that Mitch Quinn, her heart-stopping cocky friend from childhood wants to buy her failing ranch, she is stunned and desperate to stop him. But as the days go by, mutual attraction, shared kisses and time spent with their daughter draw them closer together emotionally. Has the passion they shared one long ago night truly ever been extinguished? Or is the tragedy of the past too much for love to overcome?
Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, Maine
When proper school teacher Abigail Chapel learns that her sister Miranda has disappeared while hunting ghosts on mysterious Wolf Island, she leaves behind everything she knows to find her.
Devlin Morgan, the reclusive owner of Morgan’s Keep, poses an obstacle in her search. He turns away her inquiries, and the villagers, who respect their “sovereign” resist her as well. Worse still is her own attraction to him. Especially once she begins to suspect he’s involved with her sister’s disappearance, and the mysterious “Chiming Ghost”.
In order to unravel the mystery of her missing sister, she’ll also have to untangle Devlin’s dark past, discover the truth about the “ghost”, and decide whether to trust the passion in her heart. Whatever happens, she’ll be a changed woman when she leaves Wolf Island.
Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, Colorado, Scotland
Detective Nick Morelli is a widower who can't let go of the memory of his wife and their life together. He buries his feelings in work, and avoids getting emotionally involved. Now, he's been assigned a plum case--tracking down a jewel thief amidst Denver's upper crust. The only clue is a pristine white feather, signature of the infamous thief know only as "The Dove." His prime suspect is Cullinan Benedict, the owner of a local antique shop.
Assistant District Attorney Hope Benedict and her brother Cullinan are the children of The Dove, who died several years ago. Though Cullinan is innocent, they know the truth about the ancient healing pendant--it's cursed, with love. Anyone giving the pendant to a wife or a lover will die a violent death. They must protect that secret and others and see the pendant returned to the church in Scotland where the curse will be broken.
From the first minutes of their meeting, attraction sizzles between Nick and Hope. To become romantically involved would be a severe conflict of interest because Cullinan is a suspect. Protecting Cullinan and the secret has to come first. Nick and Hope must work together, and as their passion increases so does the danger--from the real thief, an organized crime lord with a terminal disease who will stop at nothing to get his hands on the pendant that can cure him.