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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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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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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From USA Today & International Bestselling Author Grace Callaway comes a new steamy and exciting romance…

 

A gentleman in search of redemption finds a lady looking for sin. Will honor or temptation prevail? Find out in this sensual and heart-melting take on Beauty and the Beast, which features charming rake Wickham Murray, a man whose outer perfection hides his scarred honor, and Lady Beatrice Wodehouse, a reclusive spinster whose unusual beauty doesn’t deter her passionate heart.


The Duke Redemption is the 4th book in the Game of Dukes series, which features hot, sexy 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: 

Game of Dukes series (hot historical romance): 

Book 1: The Duke Identity (Harry &Tessa) 

Book 2: Enter the Duke (Ransom & Maggie) 

Book 3: Regarding the Duke (Garrity & Gabby)

Book 4: The Duke Redemption (Wickham & Beatrice, Preorder now!) 

Heart of Enquiry (Kent family saga) series (hot Regency romance): 

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) 

Mayhem in Mayfair series (hot Regency romance): 

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)

She lost faith in the person she loved most


Lady Piper Brudenall hoped, prayed, and pleaded for her brother to return to London and rescue her from the marriage her mother arranged for her to a despicable nobleman. Heartbroken by her brother’s apparent abandonment but with nowhere left to turn, Piper knew she had no one left to trust. No one to count on. No choice but to save herself. Leaving behind life as she knew it, she ran away from it all. Living right under their noses. Fearing what would become of her if she were ever discovered.

 

He found love in the most unexpected place


Connor MacKintosh relishes the chance to take control of the Marquis of Aylesbury’s estate, Dinton Grange, while his sister and her new husband were on their honeymoon. Getting his hands dirty evolves into a far more fascinating undertaking when he encounters a bonny lass with a smile potent enough to leave a man weak in the knees. As taken as he is by her, Connor realizes the mysterious woman is running from something, or someone. Unfortunately, he can be of no help to her if she persists in running from him.


Wariness of strangers has kept Piper’s presence at the Grange a secret for more than two years. However, while distrust hasn’t entirely guaranteed security… it has ensured loneliness. When Connor comes along offering a friendly ear, a helping hand, and something more unexpected, she’s torn between her head and her heart. One knows she’d be a fool to put her faith in another man. The other promises that he is a man like no other.


As Piper’s past threatens to catch up with her, Connor will do anything he can to keep her safe. Whether she will trust him with her life and her heart…


That’s a question for the ages. 

These four bestselling hot regency romances are now included in one box set! 

Book 1: Her Husband’s Harlot
How far will a wallflower go to win her husband's love? When her disguise as a courtesan backfires, Lady Helena finds herself entangled in a game of deception and desire with her husband Nicholas, the Marquess of Harteford ... and discovers that he has dark secrets of his own. 

Book 2: Her Wanton Wager
To what lengths will a feisty miss go to save her family from ruin? Miss Persephone Fines takes on a wager of seduction with notorious gaming hell owner Gavin Hunt and discovers that love is the most dangerous risk of all. 

Book 3: Her Protector’s Pleasure 
Wealthy widow Lady Marianne Draven will stop at nothing to find her kidnapped daughter. Having suffered betrayal in the past, she trusts no man—and especially not Thames River Policeman Ambrose Kent, who has a few secrets of his own. Yet fiery passion ignites between the unlikely pair as they battle a shadowy foe. Can they work together to save Marianne's daughter? And will nights of pleasure turn into a love for all time? 

Book 4: Her Prodigal Passion
Sensible Miss Charity Sparkler has been in love with Paul Fines, her best friend’s brother, for years. When he accidentally compromises her, they find themselves wed in haste. Can an ugly duckling recognize her own beauty and a reformed rake his own value? As secrets of the past lead to present dangers, will this marriage of convenience transform into one of love? 

Length: Four full-length novels
Sensuality: These are hot historical romances with steamy love scenes

Other Books by Grace Callaway:

The Heart of Enquiry (Kent family) series (hot historical romance): 

Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes
Book 1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much
Book 2: M is for Marquess
Book 3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold
Book 4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice
Book 5: Never Say Never to an Earl
Book 6: The Gentleman Who Loved Me (2017)

The Chronicles of Abigail Jones (hot Victorian paranormal romance):

Book 1: Abigail Jones
Book 2: Abigail Jones and the Asylum of Secrets (2017)

Formerly published by Berkley Books as NIGHTWYLDE~

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 

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!


KISSED BY A ROGUE by Tanya Anne Crosby

Book 1 of her Redeemable Rogues series

England and The Colonies, 1763: Jessamine Stone vows to wed no man but her onetime fiancé, Christian Haukinge, but Christian is resolved to vengeance. He breaks her heart, only to discover that only the lady he has betrayed can heal his deepest scars.


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

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!

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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