Cherry Adair Biography, Age, Family, Career, Books, and Twitter

Cherry Adair Biography

Cherry Adair is a South African born American award-winning and bestselling romantic fiction author. Throughout the years, Cherry has received several awards for her work. She has a career in writing that spans for over 25 years, through which she has written novels, short stories, among others.

Since childhood, she was always a voracious reader. With time, her ideas flourished and she started writing. Before she wrote her first novel, The Mercenary, she had already written 17 complete books.

Cherry Adair Age | Early Life

She was born on the 2nd of April 1951 in Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa. As of 2019, she is 68 years old. She moved from her hometown in Cape Town to San Francisco in her early 20s. In San Francisco, she started a career as an interior designer. With time, she even went as far as opening her own interior design business.

Cherry Adair Family | Husband | Children

She met David sometime after she moved to San Francisco from South Africa. The couple soon got married. Of late, they have 2 children, all daughters. Not much else is known of her personal life. We do, however, know that they live with their children and two schnauzers named Max and Chase. The two are regular contestants for the national agility trials.

Cherry Adair Career

Her first novel was titled “The Mercenary” and it was sold to Harlequin to be added to the Temptation line in 1994. Six years later, she published “Kiss and Tell”, the second in her T-FLAC series. The series involves Terrorist Force Logistical Assault Command (T-FLAC), a fictional secret counter-terrorist force. In 2007, she added onto the force’s power by adding wizard powers to the T-FLAC operatives. This enhanced the characters’ move into the subgenre of “paranormal romance” with her award-winning Edge trilogy.

As Cherry Adair continued writing, she has received huge recognition. For instance, the Romantic Times has recognized her as ‘one of the reigning queens of romantic adventure’. In addition, she is considered a master at placing thriller action scenes and desire in her writing. Through the years, she has garnered a huge following as well as great recognition as an established author.

Award winning author Cherry Adair
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Cherry Adair’s Books

Stark Brothers/Lodestone/StoneFish

  • Ricochet, November 2013
  • Gideon
  • Hush
  • Relentless
  • After Glow


  • The Mercenary, HQN, June 2008 (reprinted with 100 pages added) Harlequin Temptation # 492, May 1994

T-FLAC Black Rose Trilogy

  • Hot Ice, June 2005
  • White Heat, June 2007
  • Ice Cold, October 2012

T-FLAC Edge Trilogy

  • Edge of Danger, June 2006
  • July 2006, Edge of Fear
  • Edge of Darkness, August 2006

T-FLAC Wright Family

  • Kiss and Tell, November 2000
  • Hide and Seek, October 2001
  • In Too Deep, August 2002
  • Out of Sight, August 2003
  • On Thin Ice, August 2004
T-FLAC Night Trilogy
  • Night Fall, August 2008
  • September 2008, Night Secrets
  • Night Shadow, October 2008
T-FLAC Fallen Angels
  • Absolute Doubt

Cutter Cay

  • Undertow
  • Riptide
  • Vortex
  • Stormchaser
  • Hurricane
  • Whirlpool

Short Stories

  • Playing for Keeps
  • Ricochet
  • Tropical Heat
  • Chameleon
  • Snowball`s Chance


  • Take Me also in Slow Burn
  • Seducing Mr. Right also in Slow Burn
  • Blush
  • Black Magic

Cherry Adair’s Awards

  • She is a six-time finalist for the RITA Award from the ‘Romantic Writers of America’
  • Nominated twice for the Career Achievement Award for Romantic Suspense from ‘Romantic Times’
  • Reviewers Choice Award for Best Romantic Suspense from ‘Romantic Times’
  • Reviewers Choice Award for Best Contemporary Romance, also from ‘Romantic Times’
  • The Golden Quill for Best Mainstream Single Title
  • Romance Journal Frances Award for Best Romantic Suspense
  • Three Venus Awards from Heart Rate Reviews for Best Romantic Suspense
  • Sexiest Romance and Best Newly Discovered Author
  • Romance Journal Frances Award for Best Category Romance
  • Barclay Gold Contemporary category
  • 1st and 2nd at in the Barclay Gold Fantasy, Future, and Paranormal category

In addition, Cherry Adair’s books have also received regular features in notable publications and bestseller lists like Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today and the New York Times.