Fabulous Firsts — The Blue Collection: A Boxed Set of Six Series-Starter Novels from The Jewels of Historical Romance

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More than 1700 pages—six novels from six New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors! Each book is the first in a beloved series. From the majesty of medieval castles to the glittering ballrooms of the Regency, read an enchanting novel from six of the twelve Jewels of Historical Romance!

A KNIGHT IN TARNISHED ARMOR by Jill Barnett

Book 1 of her Fool Me Once series
England, 14th Century: Desperate to flee a forced marriage to England’s most fearsome knight, Lady Linnet of Ardenwood hires the dangerous mercenary, William de Ros, to help her escape to a convent. But de Ros is the new Baron Warbrooke, her betrothed, who has only a week to woo and win her heart.

THE BRIDE WORE BLUE by Cheryl Bolen

Book 1 of her Brides of Bath series
England, 1811: For six long years Thomas Moreland has dreamed of the beautiful young noblewoman who rescued him. Wealthy now, he's come to Bath to rescue his fair Felicity—while endeavoring to win her love.

MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE by Lucinda Brant

Book 1 of her Roxton Family Saga
England & France, 1769: Based on real events, a hasty midnight marriage between teenagers establishes a dynasty. Ten years later, Deb stumbles across a wounded duelist in the forest. It is love at first sight. The stranger is in truth her husband Julian, Marquess of Alston, returned from years in exile to claim his wife before a rival can.

THE FORBIDDEN DUKE by Darcy Burke

Book 1 in her The Untouchables series
London, 1811: A decade ago, Titus St. John’s idle roguery brought about the ruin of Eleanor Lockhart—and his self-imposed isolation. Now she’s back, and she needs his help. But by “saving” her, The Forbidden Duke may ruin her life all over again.

LADY DANGER by Glynnis Campbell

Book 1 of her Warrior Maids of Rivenloch series
Scotland, 1136: Warrior maid Deirdre of Rivenloch never turns her back on a fight when her clan is threatened. But when she marries the powerful Sir Pagan Cameliard to save her sister, Deirdre faces a new kind of enemy who crosses swords with her by day and lays siege to her heart by night.

GATHER THE STARS by Kimberly Cates

Book 1 of her Culloden’s Fire series
Scotland, 1746: Englishwoman Rachel de Lacey vows to wed the bravest soldier. She is taken hostage by the Glen Lyon, the Highland raider saving Scotland’s orphans from English retribution. Branded a coward in battle, he teaches her a new meaning for courage.

Also look for Fabulous Firsts: The Red Collection by six more bestselling Jewels of Historical Romance!

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About the author

JILL BARNETT is the New York Times bestselling author of 18 novels and short stories. Her work has been published in 23 languages worldwide, and she has 9 million books in print. She lives in the PNW with her family.

CHERYL BOLEN
, a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, has published more than 30 Regency-set romances. Her books have been translated into eight languages. Named Notable New Author in 1999, she has won the Holt Medallion for Best Historical Novel in 2006 and Best Historical in the International Digital Awards.

LUCINDA BRANT
is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of award-winning Georgian historical romances and mysteries. Her novels have been described as “smart, witty, adventures, full of heart-wrenching drama with a happily ever after,” where “history is more than a setting.”

DARCY BURKE
is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, emotional historical and contemporary romance.  A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids, two Bengal cats, and a third cat named after a fruit.

GLYNNIS CAMPBELL
is a USA Today bestselling author of swashbuckling Scottish romance. She loves to play medieval matchmaker, transporting readers to a place where the bold heroes have endearing flaws, the women are stronger than they look, the land is lush and untamed, and chivalry is alive and well!

KIMBERLY CATES
is a five-time Rita Finalist named “a master of the genre” by Romantic Times. The New York Daily News praises her writing as “so richly detailed we...hear the clash of sword against sword.” Her emotionally intense books feature flawed heroes and bring the British Isles to life.

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Jewels of Historical Romance
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Published on
May 25, 2018
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1725
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9781634690973
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English
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Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Medieval
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Scottish
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Viking
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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Six captivating novellas from six New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors!

Fall in love with six grooms-to-be as you escape to medieval Scotland, 17th century England, 19th century America, Georgian London and the high seas. These steamy, seductive stories will warm your heart!

THE HANDFASTING by Glynnis Campbell
The Highlands, Scotland, 1199: When Sir Noёl de Ware claims his betrothed—the most beautiful heiress in the Highlands—he's sure he's getting the best gift ever…until he discovers he's wedded and bedded the wrong sister. Spirited Ysenda of Rivenloch never intended to be a counterfeit bride, and when she falls in love with her handsome husband, she becomes trapped in her own deception.

FOREVERMORE by Lauren Royal
England, 1667: Sensible Clarice Bradford is content in her widowhood. She has a pretty one-room cottage and a lovely little daughter, and the last thing she wants is another husband. Until one fairytale evening when she’s invited to a wedding at a castle…

FALL FROM GRACE by Jill Barnett
Scottish Highlands, 17th Century: The Clan McNish is left starving by their bitter rivals, the McNabs. Granddaughter to the chieftain, Grace McNish, decides it's her duty to capture and ransom a vile McNab. But she and her clan of misfits capture the wrong man, Colin Campbell, Earl of Argyll and Lord of the Isles, who holds her clan's fate in his powerful hands.

HEART OF FRAGILE STARS by Cynthia Wright
Georgian London and the High Seas: Dashing French pirate Jean-Philippe Beauvisage revels in his life of freedom…until the night at a ball in Georgian London, when a Russian beauty steals his heart. The instant attraction he feels for recently-orphaned Antonia is soul-deep, but she is bound for America with an arrogant captain.

THE FOUR-LEAF CLOVER by Cheryl Bolen
Missouri, 1870: The wealthiest man in Peace, Missouri, Norman Sterling can't believe his good fortune when the beauty he worshiped from afar years ago moves to his town. At their Fourth of July picnic, he blurts out a proposal to Millie Gresham—and to his profound surprise, she accepts. But can she ever win his love?

A WINTER HEART by Annette Blair
Ohio, 1873: Hannah Peachy has nurtured a winter heart since she lost her family. Caleb Skylar struggles with the horror of his wife’s drowning. When Caleb aimlessly pulls up stakes and leaves his home behind, the spirit of Hannah’s earthbound twin leads him straight to Hannah. But how can two guilty souls accept love as a reward for their transgressions? A Sensual Amish Historical Romance.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

GLYNNIS CAMPBELL is a USA Today bestselling author of swashbuckling action-adventure romance. She loves to play medieval matchmaker, transporting readers to a place where women are stronger than they look!

LAUREN ROYAL is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her “truly enchanting” humorous historical romance novels have earned raves from reviewers including Publishers Weekly, who calls her “an impressive talent.”

JILL BARNETT has more than 8 million books in print. Published in 23 languages, her work has earned her a place on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.

CYNTHIA WRIGHT is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her "addictive" novels have been hailed by Romantic Times as "Romance the way it was meant to be."

CHERYL BOLEN, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, has written more than 20 novels, mostly historical romances, several of which have won Best Historical awards.

ANNETTE BLAIR is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. At forty books and counting, she's published cozy mysteries, bewitching romantic comedies, and award-winning historical romances.

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A game of seduction. An epic battle of wits. In this steamy enemies to lovers romance, the winner takes all... 

"Fun, sexy and very enjoyable!" --Five-star review from Love Romance Passion

A Wager She Can't Afford to Lose
When her brother falls into the clutches of gamester Gavin Hunt, feisty heiress Persephone Fines will do whatever it takes to save him. Hunt offers her an outrageous proposition: he will release her brother… if she can resist six nights of seduction. Can she withstand the scoundrel's wicked charm—and the shocking desire he rouses with each touch?

A Bet He's Determined to Win
A product of London’s violent stews, Gavin Hunt has clawed his way to success and power. Now he will stop at nothing to achieve his life-long goal: revenge upon the man who betrayed him. He plans to seduce his enemy’s sister… but doesn't count on losing his heart. Will he give up his need for vengeance—or risk forsaking the only woman he’s ever loved?

From Six Nights... to Forever
As the battle of the sexes rages on and seduction flares into uncontrollable passion, Gavin and Percy must also fight a hidden enemy. Only by trusting one another can they defeat the threats of past and present. In this high-stakes game of love versus sin, what will be the outcome of… Her Wanton Wager? 

Length: Full-length novel (over 90K words)
Sensuality: This is a hot historical romance with steamy love scenes 

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Her Wanton Wager is the 2nd book in the Mayhem in Mayfair series, which features hot romance, fun and feel-good happily ever afters, and intriguing mystery and adventure. This book can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel and is also part of a series. The chronological order for Grace's series follows below:

Mayhem in Mayfair series:
Book 1: Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas)
Book 2: Her Wanton Wager (Percy & Gavin)
Book 3: Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose)
Book 4: Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul) 

Heart of Enquiry (Kent family saga) series:
Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel)
Book 1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma)
Book 2: M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea)
Book 3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Marcus & Penny)
Book 4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet)
Book 5: Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly)
Book 6: The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose)

Game of Dukes series:
Book 1: The Duke Identity (Harry & Tessa)
Book 2: Enter the Duke (Ransom & Maggie)
Book 3: Regarding the Duke (Garrity & Gabby, Preorder now!)

Chronicles of Abigail Jones (hot Victorian paranormal romance):
Book 1: Abigail Jones


Keywords: virgin, innocent heroine, tortured rake hero, family saga, series, mystery, adventure, suspense, intrigue, sexy steamy hot romance, Regency, Victorian, revenge, duke, marquess, aristocracy

 Celebrate Valentine’s Day by treating yourself to five full-length historical romance novels by five beloved New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors!


Enjoy more than 2000 pages of delectable romance for a very special price! From the glittering ballrooms of Regency London to the wilds of Medieval England, read five enchanting novels from five bestselling Jewels of Historical Romance!


Also look for Once Upon a Valentine: The Pink Collection!


This boxed set includes:


SMUGGLER'S MOON by Cynthia Wright - England, 1798 - When Julia Faircloth switches places with her shy sister at the altar to save her from the marriage bed of wicked Lord Sebastian Trevarre, she doesn't dream that they'll be living on a neglected but enchanting estate in Cornwall or what risks her husband might take to restore his fortune...


VIOLET by Lauren Royal - England, 1673 - Violet Ashcroft isn't planning to marry—she'd rather spend her time improving her mind than risking her tender heart. That is, until a handsome viscount named Ford Chase moves into the neighborhood...


AZALEA by Brenda Hiatt - England, 1815 - Immediately after an arranged marriage, Azalea's new husband is lost at sea. On arriving in England six years later, Azalea learns that her husband is alive but has no memory of her or their marriage. Worse, he is betrothed! Can Azalea make him remember the truth before he breaks her heart again?


DANGER'S KISS by Glynnis Campbell - Canterbury, England, 1250 - A beautiful thief can squirm out of trouble with a wink and a smile, until she meets the most feared lawman in the shire, who can't decide whether to kiss her or kill her.


TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL by Darcy Burke - England, 1818 - When debutante Lady Philippa finds herself in a potentially compromising situation, she’s “rescued” by England’s most notorious scoundrel, Lord Ambrose Sevrin. Despite his scandalous past, Ambrose vows to preserve Philippa's reputation, but instead launches them both on a path to public and personal ruin.


More than 2000 pages—six novels from six New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors! Each book is the first in a beloved series. From the majesty of medieval castles to the glittering ballrooms of the Regency, read an enchanting novel from six of the twelve Jewels of Historical Romance!

THE MacKINNON’S BRIDE by Tanya Anne Crosby

Book 1 of her Highland Brides series
Scotland, 1124: When Iain MacKinnon's young son is stolen by the English, he captures the daughter of his enemy to bargain for his son's return. But even as Page blames the chieftain for welching on a contract with her father, she suspects the truth...

THE BEAUTY BRIDE by Claire Delacroix

Book 1 of her Jewels of Kinfairlie series
Scotland, 1421: Madeline flees her arranged marriage to the notorious outlaw Rhys FitzHenry, never expecting the taciturn warrior to pursue her and defend her—much less steal her heart away. When Rhys’ past threatens his future, will Madeline and her newfound love be enough to save him?

ROGUE’S HONOR by Brenda Hiatt

Book 1 of her Saint of Seven Dials series
London, 1816: A duke's daughter in disguise is rescued by legendary Regency Robin Hood, the Saint of Seven Dials. Love is the last thing either needs, but when was love ever wise?

THE VISCOUNT’S CHRISTMAS TEMPTATION by Erica Ridley

Book 1 of her Dukes of War series
London, 1815: 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!

LOST IN TEMPTATION by Lauren Royal

Book 1 of her Chase Family Series: The Regency series
England, 1815: Lady Alexandra Chase has always done what was expected of her. But when the man she's loved since her girlhood returns from a long spell abroad, she quite suddenly finds herself hoping the fine lord her brother has picked for her won't propose…

SILVER STORM by Cynthia Wright

Book 1 of her Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family series
Connecticut & Virginia, 1781: Untamable privateer Captain André Raveneau saves Devon Lindsay when the British burn her town. He reluctantly agrees to deliver her to her fiancé, but doesn't count on falling in love with the spirited minx himself...

Also look for Fabulous Firsts: The Blue Collection by six more bestselling Jewels of Historical Romance!

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An unloved English heiress...
When shy Maryssa Wylder refuses an arranged marriage, her father exiles her to his isolated holdings in Ireland, a hell he claims is populated by savages eager to slit English throats. On her journey, she is robbed by the Black Falcon, an Irish highwayman who curses all with the Wylder name. A brigand he may be, yet she can’t forget the way he looks at her—his dangerous passion piercing her lonely heart. 

A dispossessed Irish prince...
Tade Kilcannon has every right to hate the Wylders. Though his ancestors were Irish kings, the English have stolen his birthright, giving it to Bainbridge Wylder, a ruthless English overlord who drives the Irish crofters from their homes. Though the people of the glen think Tade Kilcannon is a rakehell, in truth, he is the Black Falcon, a masked patriot who bedevils the English. But this rogue’s heart is untouched until Maryssa Wylder saves his family from marauding soldiers.

A love worth defying two worlds...
Maryssa blossoms because of Tade’s tenderness, but he knows that to love the English daughter of his family’s great enemy is impossible. Then disaster strikes the glen, throwing Tade’s fate and the future of those he protects into Maryssa’s hands. Maryssa faces a heart-wrenching choice, one which may cost her the very life of the man she loves.

Celtic Rogues series:

1. THE BLACK FALCON'S LADY

THE BLACK FALCON'S CHRISTMAS (Novella)
2. HER MAGIC TOUCH
3. BRIAR ROSE
4. STEALING HEAVEN
5. LILY FAIR

Colleen's Fire series:
1. GATHER THE STARS
2. ANGEL'S FALL
3. CROWN OF DREAMS

4. CROWN OF MIST (prequel)

5. MORNING SONG 

The Lords of Eton series features three aristocratic lads who were best friends at Eton and how their escapades and interests continue to tie them--and the women they love--together after Eton.

The Portrait of Lady Wycliff

For the past decade Harry, the Earl of Wycliff, has worked feverishly to reclaim all that his father had lost. Only one item remains elusive: the Gainsborough portrait of his beloved mother. And the impossibly young, stunningly beautiful widow Louisa Phillips holds the key to finding it. If only he can persuade her to help him . . .

The Earl, the Vow, and the Plain Jane

Bereft of beauty as well as fortune, the exceedingly plain Miss Jane Featherstone has failed to attract any suitor during her three Seasons. Rather than be a burden to her brother and his obnoxious wife, Miss Featherstone vows to accept the first man who asks—even though she's always worshipped a lord who's far above her touch. . .

 Lord Slade must marry an heiress in order to honor the deathbed vow he made to his father, and he needs Miss Featherstone's help in wooing her beautiful cousin. After her initial anger, Miss Featherstone agrees to his scheme, telling him she's doing so because she admires his Parliamentary record of humanitarian legislation and his reverence for truth. But the more he's with the two cousins, the more attracted he becomes to Miss Featherstone. What's a man of his word to do? Break a vow to a beloved father—or follow his heart with Miss Featherstone?

Last Duke Standing

As the third son of the Duke of Fordham, Alex never thought he'd become a duke. But he's suddenly catapulted to the lofty title after his slightly older brother dies in his sleep. Now Alex has the onerous task of announcing the death to the woman his brother was to wed.

 Ever pragmatic, Lady Georgiana Fenton insists on seeing the late duke's body, and when she does, she's convinced he was smothered as he slept. She and the new duke decide to secretly work together to uncover the murderer. But the longer they're together, the harder it becomes to resist the duke's scorching kisses--and even harder to dismiss him from the list of suspects. No one had more to gain by her fiancé's death.

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