Leslie C. Ferdinand and her mother, Shirley H. Ferdinand have been writing together since 1991. Under their Christine Holden pen name, Leslie and Shirley sold five books to Berkley/Jove between 1998 and 2001. Their last book, Dearest Beloved, had a foreign edition in Dutch. In between writing, Leslie started Inside Rose Rich Magazine. In 2011, Leslie and Shirley was picked up by D4EO Literary Agency. In June 2011, they began working on Wicked Allure. What began as an unsolicited proposal for Harlequin Blaze ended up becoming their first self-published book.
They are currently working on another book to submit to their agent and the sequel to Wicked Allure.