Erica Ridley

Biography

Erica Ridley learned to read when she was three, which was about the same time she decided to be a writer when she grew up. Now, she's a USA Today best-selling author of historical romance novels.

Her latest series, The Dukes of War, features roguish peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England.

When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.

Where to find Erica Ridley online

Series

12 Dukes of Christmas
The 12 Dukes of Christmas is a laugh-out-loud historical romance series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. After all, nothing heats up a winter night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke. Get yours!
Once Upon a Duke
Price: Free!
Kiss of a Duke
Price: $2.99 USD.
Wish Upon a Duke
Price: $3.99 USD.
Never Say Duke
Price: $3.99 USD.
Dukes, Actually
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Duke's Bride
Price: $3.99 USD.
Gothic Love Stories
Gothic love stories from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.
Too Sinful to Deny
Price: $4.99 USD.
Too Tempting to Resist
Price: $3.99 USD.
Too Wanton to Wed
Price: $4.99 USD.
Magic & Mayhem
Fun and wacky paranormal romantic comedies from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.
Kissed by Magic
Price: Free!
Must Love Magic
Price: $4.99 USD.
Smitten by Magic
Price: $3.99 USD.
Rogues to Riches
In the new Rogues to Riches historical romance series, Cinderella stories aren’t just for princesses… Sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind rags-to-riches romance with rollicking adventure.
Lord of Chance
Price: Free!
Lord of Pleasure
Price: $7.99 USD.
Lord of Night
Price: $5.99 USD.
Lord of Temptation
Price: $7.99 USD.
Lord of Secrets
Price: $7.99 USD.
The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor
When the late-Earl of Banfield’s distant relations descend upon Bocka Morrow for the reading of his well, they’ll find gypsies, witches, pixies, smugglers, and one very haunted castle. And if they’re lucky, they might just fall in love while they’re there. 
Vexed
Price: $3.99 USD.
Bedeviled
Price: $3.99 USD.
Mystified
Price: $3.99 USD.
Spellbound
Price: $3.99 USD.
Dukes of War
The Dukes of War features roguish peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England.

Books

Lord of Vice
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 62,860. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Fall in love with fan-favorite Maxwell Gideon, enigmatic owner of the infamous regency gaming den, The Cloven Hoof. Watch as this clever, take-no-prisoners gentleman finally meets his match!
The Duke's Desire
Series: 12 Dukes of Christmas. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,500. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
From a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: Enjoy a laugh-out-loud regency romp featuring a grumpy hero minding his reputation, a determined spinster who doesn’t give two figs about hers, and a holiday that turns everything topsy-turvy!
The Duke's Embrace
Series: 12 Dukes of Christmas. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,920. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
From a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: When Monsieur le Duc discovers Miss Shelling intends to publish an exposé about his family, he’ll wage nothing short of war to stop her… but may lose more than his heart in the battle!
The Duke's Bride
Series: 12 Dukes of Christmas. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,400. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
From a New York Times bestselling author: A laugh-out-loud regency romp featuring a charming British smuggler, a clever French spinster, and a cozy holiday home in which anything might happen…
Dukes, Actually
Series: 12 Dukes of Christmas. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,070. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
From a New York Times bestselling author: A heartwarming romp featuring a buttoned-up duke seeking lessons in love, and a carefree hoyden who may give him much more than he bargains for…
Never Say Duke
Series: 12 Dukes of Christmas. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,260. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
From a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: A heartwarming romp featuring four colly birds, three French kisses, two turtledoves, one surly war hero… and the vexing young lady he cannot resist!
Wish Upon a Duke
Series: 12 Dukes of Christmas. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,410. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
From a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: A heartwarming romp featuring an astronomer heroine, an adventurer hero, three French hens, two nerds in love, and a wish that finally comes true...
Kiss of a Duke
Series: 12 Dukes of Christmas. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,720. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
From a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: A delightful romp featuring a rake (the sexy kind), a perfumer (of the chemist heroine variety), two turtle doves, one true love, and a kiss to last a lifetime.
Once Upon a Duke
Series: 12 Dukes of Christmas. Price: Free! Words: 45,640. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
A heartwarming, second chances, reunion romance from a New York Times bestselling author: Enjoy a fun regency romp featuring a spinster in a counting house, a grumpy duke, goats, true love, and a partridge in a pear tree. What could go wrong? Absolutely everything!
Too Wanton to Wed
Series: Gothic Love Stories. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,420. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
From a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: A secretive governess seeks shelter in the towering home of a mysterious recluse who may be even more dangerous than the man she fled!
Too Tempting to Resist
Series: Gothic Love Stories. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,330. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
From a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: A rakish lord has the chance to win forgiveness from a lost love... if he can spirit her away from a haunted castle!
Too Sinful to Deny
Series: Gothic Love Stories. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,980. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
From a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: When a disgraced socialite is exiled to an isolated manor atop a pirate-infested cove, the only person who can help her escape is the one man who cannot be trusted with her heart...
Too Wicked to Kiss
Series: Gothic Love Stories. Price: Free! Words: 104,020. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
A sexy, suspenseful gothic romance from a New York Times bestselling author: When an impoverished bluestocking finds herself at the mercy of an irresistible scoundrel, his touch holds her captive to his every dark desire... "Sensual and witty... A delicious, dark Gothic treat!" - Eloisa James From a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author:
Smitten by Magic
Series: Magic & Mayhem. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,600. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Enjoy a heartwarming romantic comedy from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: He’s no angel. She was born one. A former corporate raider plans to redirect his money and attention toward family and good works. Unfortunately, his attempts to make things better meet with one disaster after another. His plans disintegrate further when he runs into an angelic tourist with... wings?
Must Love Magic
Series: Magic & Mayhem. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,530. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Enjoy a Princess Bride meets Office Space romantic comedy from a New York Times bestselling author: When a magically challenged fairy jeopardizes her apprenticeship by getting involved with a sexy mortal, mayhem ensues. To earn her wings, she'll have to ditch the human–and her one chance at true love. "Ridiculously awesome!" -- Courtney Milan
Kissed by Magic
Series: Magic & Mayhem. Price: Free! Words: 42,550. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Enjoy an Outlander-meets-Frozen romantic comedy from a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author: Adventurer Lance Desmond risks an ancient curse in search of treasure and ends up trapped inside an icebound castle with a medieval princess!
Lord of Secrets
Series: Rogues to Riches. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 74,750. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
By day, Miss Eleanora Winfield is a proper, unremarkable paid companion. By night, Nora’s skillful hands sketch the infamous penny caricatures rocking high society. Nora desperately needs the money…and her anonymity. But how can she keep them both, when she’s fallen for the one man whose livelihood and reputation requires him to expose her?
Lord of Temptation
Series: Rogues to Riches. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 68,980. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
He needs to win back the woman he lost after he broke their betrothal. She has a secret that will change everything. All he wants is a second chance. She knows it’s too dangerous to risk...
Lord of Night
Series: Rogues to Riches. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,110. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
She’s secretly Robin Hood in a frock. He’s a sexy Bow Street Runner bent on sending the Thief of Mayfair straight to the gallows. Until she falls right into his arms…
Lord of Pleasure
Series: Rogues to Riches. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,290. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
When a spinster infiltrates the ton’s most scandalous masquerade ball, she finds herself in the arms—and the bed—of the one man she’d sworn to hate!
Lord of Chance
Series: Rogues to Riches. Price: Free! Words: 62,780. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
When Lady Luck wins him in a game of chance—and a wee mishap has them leg-shackled by dawn—have the tables finally turned in this rake's favor?
Vexed
Series: The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,220. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2016 by AVAST0NEinc. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
When the late-Earl of Banfield’s distant relations descend upon Bocka Morrow for the reading of his well, they’ll find gypsies, witches, pixies, smugglers, and one very haunted castle. And if they’re lucky, they might just fall in love while they’re there. VEXED: Erica Ridley’s Romancing the Rogue Ava Stone’s Once Upon a Moonlit Path Elizabeth Essex’s Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
The Duke's Accidental Wife
Series: Dukes of War. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,940. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Miss Katherine Ross keeps clashing with the insufferably emotionless Duke of Ravenwood. She's convinced his heart is ice — until she touches that chiseled chest for herself. One lapse in judgment is all it takes to turn both their lives topsy-turvy...
The Pirate's Tempting Stowaway
Series: Dukes of War. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,090. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Captain Blackheart leads a simple life of roving the seas, wenching and treasure-hunting. He steers clear of romantic entanglements that could tie him to land. He shouldn't have any trouble keeping his hands off the gentle lady he's commissioned to abduct—except his cargo turns out to be feisty and passionate! She'd be a prize worth treasuring, if having her aboard didn't jeopardize everything...
Dukes of War (Books 1-4) Boxed Set
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 165,370. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Boxed Set containing books 1-4 of the bestselling Dukes of War series: #1 The Viscount's Christmas Temptation #2 The Earl's Defiant Wallflower #3 The Captain's Bluestocking Mistress #4 The Major's Faux Fiancee
The Brigadier's Runaway Bride
Series: Dukes of War, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,050. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Regency
(5.00 from 1 review)
After being left for dead on the battlefield, Brigadier Edmund Blackpool is scarred inside and out. He fights his way home only to discover his intended before the altar with his best friend. He'll be the one to marry her, no matter what she wants! But when his new bride disappears with his child, he must reopen his wounds to win the most important battle of his life.
The Major's Faux Fiancee
Series: Dukes of War, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,310. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Major Bartholomew Blackpool learns the girl-next-door from his childhood will be forced into an unwanted marriage, he returns home to play her pretend beau. Miss Daphne Vaughan hates that crying off will destroy Blackpool's chances of finding a real bride. She plots to make him jilt her first. With both of them on their worst behavior, neither expects their fake betrothal to lead to love...
The Captain's Bluestocking Mistress
Series: Dukes of War, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,680. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Spinster Jane Downing wants off the shelf and into the arms of a hot-blooded man. Specifically, the dark and dangerous Captain Grey. She may not be destined to be his wife, but nothing will stop her from being his mistress. She could quote classical Greek by the age of four. How hard can it be to learn the language of love?
The Earl's Defiant Wallflower
Series: Dukes of War, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,650. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Miss Grace Halton is in England just long enough to satisfy the terms of her dowry. But a marriage of convenience isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. Back in America, her ailing mother needs medicine only Grace’s dowry can afford. Which means the dashing earl she can't get out of her mind is the one man she can't let into her heart.
The Viscount's Tempting Minx
Series: Dukes of War, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 23,430. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Certain individuals might consider Lady Amelia Pembroke a managing sort of female, but truly, most people would be lost without her help. Why, the latest on-dit is that rakish Viscount Sheffield is canceling the fête of the year because he hasn't time for silly soirees. He doesn't need time—he needs her!