LOVE HISTORICAL ROMANCE? ENJOY STORIES WITH SECRETS?

Nineteen New York Times, USA Today, internationally bestselling, and award-winning historical romance authors bring you scenes from their books, all of which feature a much-loved theme: characters with hidden identities.

Discover a new beloved author! Each excerpt is the perfect length to read over a cup of coffee or before falling asleep at night. Escape to Regency London, Renaissance Paris, the Highlands of Scotland, Stuart and Victorian England, turn-of-the-century New York, the Old West, and more! Among these samples from nineteen historical romance novels, you’re bound to find a new favorite!

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Too Dangerous for a Lady by Jo Beverley
Colorado Silver, Colorado Gold by Terry Irene Blain
Great & Unfortunate Desires by Gina Danna
A Midnight Dance by Lila DiPasqua
A Kiss of Lies by Bronwen Evans
Miss Farrow’s Feathers by Susan Gee Heino
The Seducer by Madeline Hunter
Marrying Miss Shylo by Sharon Ihle
Sonata for a Scoundrel by Anthea Lawson
The Scarred Heir by Denise Patrick
Dark Surrender by Erica Ridley
My Highland Spy by Victoria Roberts
Much Ado about Marshals by Jacquie Rogers
Amber by Lauren Royal
The Harlot Countess by Joanna Shupe
Fortune’s Pride by Michele Stegman
Lachlan’s Revenge by R.L. Syme
Against the Wind by Regan Walker
A Marquess for Christmas by Vivienne Westlake
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Too Dangerous for a Lady by Jo Beverley
Colorado Silver, Colorado Gold by Terry Irene Blain
Great & Unfortunate Desires by Gina Danna
A Midnight Dance by Lila DiPasqua
A Kiss of Lies by Bronwen Evans
Miss Farrow’s Feathers by Susan Gee Heino
The Seducer by Madeline Hunter
Marrying Miss Shylo by Sharon Ihle
Sonata for a Scoundrel by Anthea Lawson
The Scarred Heir by Denise Patrick
Dark Surrender by Erica Ridley
My Highland Spy by Victoria Roberts
Much Ado about Marshals by Jacquie Rogers
Amber by Lauren Royal
The Harlot Countess by Joanna Shupe
Fortune’s Pride by Michele Stegman
Lachlan’s Revenge by R.L. Syme
Against the Wind by Regan Walker
A Marquess for Christmas by Vivienne Westlake
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Publisher
Historical Romance Network
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Published on
Mar 20, 2015
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Pages
204
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ISBN
9780996010368
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Romance / Collections & Anthologies
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 / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Romance / Western
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Book 2
A 9-book set of Top Ten bestselling romances from a New York Times bestselling author!
More than 3000 pages of steamy historical romance!

Discover an era of sweeping change, of exhilaration and pageantry. Enter magnificent Cainewood Castle, a home that has seen adversity, triumph, and everything in between. And delight in the heart of a family whose lives and loves resonate across the centuries…

Full of adventure, humor, and unforgettable passion, all 9 books of Lauren Royal’s beloved Chase Family Series: The Jewels & The Flowers are now available as an exclusive boxed set. Get the entire Jewels & Flowers series, including 8 novels plus a bonus Chase Family cookbook, at a big savings!

Please visit the individual book pages to see more detailed descriptions of each title.

AMETHYST - London, 1666 - Colin Chase, the Earl of Greystone, finds his carefully planned life is turned upside down when the Great Fire of London lands a lowly jeweler's daughter in his arms.

EMERALD - England & Scotland, 1667 - Jason Chase, the Marquess of Cainewood, is on the road to bring a blackguard to justice when he crosses paths with a woeful Scottish lad—who turns out to be a lovely Scottish lass.

FOREVERMORE - 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…

AMBER - England & Scotland, 1668 - Kendra Chase is caught in a compromising embrace with a dashing, mysterious highwayman. Will her brothers really insist she marry him?

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

LILY - England, 1677 - Lily Ashcroft fell for dashing Oxford professor Lord Randal Nesbitt at sixteen. Four years later, her older sister Rose wants him…and what can Lily do but help her sister land the man of her dreams?

ROSE - England, 1677 - Determined to land a wealthy, titled husband, Rose Ashcroft heads off to Charles II's court to find love. And runs smack dab into Christopher "Kit" Martyn, the one man who could ruin all her plans.

A SECRET CHRISTMAS - England, 1651 - When Lady Chrystabel Trevor finds herself snowed in with handsome and intriguing Joseph Ashcroft, the Viscount Tremayne, holiday merrymaking leads to mayhem.

CHASE FAMILY RECIPES: A HISTORICAL COOKBOOK - Lauren shares her favorite 17th century recipes with you, two from each of her full-length Chase Family Series novels. For each recipe, Lauren has included the original text and her modern adaptation. And every recipe includes gluten-free alternatives!

PLEASE NOTE: These books contain steamy love scenes. If you’d prefer to read a Sweet & Clean (kisses only) version of this series, look for THE CHASE BRIDES series by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.

BOOK DETAILS

All novels are complete, standalone romances—no cliffhangers!

Series: Chase Family Series: The Jewels + Chase Family Series: The Flowers
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 8 novels + 1 historical cookbook
Bonus Material: Author’s Notes, preview of next book, link to giveaway
R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!

AWARDS

• All eight romances are Top Ten Bestsellers on Google Play, Kobo, Kindle, Nook, and iBooks
• AMETHYST: Nominated by Romantic Times for Best First Historical Romance
• EMERALD: Finalist for the Booksellers' Best Award and RWA Award of Excellence
• FOREVERMORE: Nominated by Romantic Times for Best Anthology
• AMBER: A Booklist Top Ten Romance of the Year, with a Romantic Times K.I.S.S. Award-winning hero
• VIOLET: Rose Award Nominee
• LILY: Rose Award Nominee
• ROSE: Winner of the Golden Quill Award for Best Historical Romance

CONNECTING BOOKS

All of Lauren’s books feature Chase family members. Other titles include:

Chase Family Series: The Regency
1815 - LOST IN TEMPTATION (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - TEMPTING JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - THE ART OF TEMPTATION (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)
Boxed Set - CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE REGENCY COLLECTION

Renaissance Chase Family Series
1649 - ALICE BETROTHED (Adam & Alice, coming 2018)

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Themes: sexy love stories, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, Scotland and Scottish Lairds, 17th century and 1600s, Restoration and Charles II, Great Fire of London, sisters and brothers, family life and friendship, orphans and single parents, mothers and daughters, matchmaking and weddings, romantic comedy, nobleman and commoner romance, Cinderella stories, jewelers and jewelry-making, travel and road stories, mistaken identities, dueling and swords, highwaymen and outlaws, pets and animal rescue, cats and dogs, Oxford University professors, architecture, Enlightenment science and philosophy, bluestockings and wallflowers, Christmas
Book 2
"A little bit of English, a little bit of Scotland, a pinch of humor...spies and adventure, all mixed together, making this the perfect recipe for a highly entertaining story."-Clue Review

Ever since Lady Grace Walsingham discovered her uncle and sister are spies for the Crown, she has yearned for adventure. She's counting the days until she can leave barbaric Scotland behind, even if she must endure the Highland captain's company for weeks.

The Laird's Captain of the Guard, Fagan Murray has a simple mission: escort the haughty Lady Grace back to England. But nothing is ever easy. The sharp-tongued woman needles him at every turn. But when a menacing threat follows them on their journey, Fagan's grudging tolerance for Grace turns to respect...and into a perilous attraction that could seal their fate.

Opposites and enemies attract in this Scottish Historical Romance perfect for fans of Lynsay Sands, Suzanne Enoch, and Hannah Howell.

The Highland Spies Series:
My Highland Spy (Book 1)
Kilts and Daggers (Book 2)
Kill or Be Kilt (Book 3-coming May 2016)

What readers are saying about Kilts and Daggers

"Kilts and Daggers sizzles, simmers, and boils over with fighting, treachery, clan loyalty, and love."

"A book filled with adventure, intrigue, mystery and romance."

"I just didn't want to miss a thing, and therefore couldn't put it down until I finished."

"This book has passion, adventure, intrigue, and humor. It catches your attention right from the beginning."

"...a spirited romantic adventure with a hero and heroine who spar as well as they fit together."

What reviewers are saying about Kilts and Daggers

"Filled with intrigue and a wonderful cast of characters you can't help fall in love with."

"I got so lost in the story that I swear I was there and for me that is the best kind of story."

"With smooth, lyrical prose, Victoria Roberts creates a delightful, delicious love story that is blended with political intrigue, savagery, the beauty of Scotland, and diverse customs of the English and Scottish people."

"Neatly mixing in intrigue, English and Scottish society, a few braw highlanders and some lovely dialogue and I was ENAMORED."

"...a tale of how opposites attract, two people who are as different as fire and ice....but a fierce passion erupts and a deep love builds between them."

What people are saying about Victoria Roberts

"Victoria is one of the top writers today to find adventure, romance and highlanders in one wonderful book."

"Victoria Roberts is an author to watch; her writing will keep you captivated and enthralled the whole way through."

"An author who manages to snag her reader from start to finish."

"Victoria has a true talented way of bringing the reader straight to Scotland through her written words."

"Victoria Roberts's writing is captivating and makes you laugh... A delightful, exciting, and romantic highland book"

"Victoria Roberts is a very talented author who will draw you right into her book and keep you hooked until the very end."

Book 4
“The Duke’s Reluctant Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Amber” by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

England & Scotland, 1668: Lady Kendra Chase's brothers insist it's high time she wed. But although they've presented her with an abundance of suitable young men, no one has caught her fancy—until her coach is held up by a dashing, mysterious highwayman. When the two of them are caught in a compromising embrace and her overprotective brothers demand they marry, Kendra is aghast. Are they really desperate enough to match her with an outlaw?

Scottish-born Patrick “Trick” Caldwell is the new Duke of Amberley—and also the so-called Black Highwayman. But he’s about to learn that leading a double life isn’t nearly as complicated as marriage. When he’s compelled to wed beautiful, headstrong Kendra, he finds himself caught between his perilous secret mission and his watchful new bride. Can Trick untangle the web of half-truths and heartache before he loses his one chance at love?

PLEASE NOTE: This book is the SWEET & CLEAN version of “Amber” by Lauren Royal. If you’d prefer to read the original book, which includes steamy love scenes and stronger language, look for “Amber.”

BOOK DETAILS
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 4
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 102,500 words (about 410 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
PG-rated Content: Kisses only, no love scenes!

REVIEWS
"Captivating historical romance. Romance readers of all ages will love Lauren Royal & Devon Royal’s books!”
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

“Filled with likable characters, particularly Kendra, who takes the refreshing step of talking to her husband about his confusing behavior rather than generating conflict by jumping to conclusions.”
—Publishers Weekly (Forecasted review)

“Captures the true essence of Scotland…romance with enough adventure to keep the reader turning the pages.”
—MyShelf.com

CONNECTING BOOKS
While THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren & Devon’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

The Chase Brides
1666 - THE EARL’S UNSUITABLE BRIDE (Colin & Amy)
1667 - THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - THE LAIRD’S FAIRYTALE BRIDE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - THE VISCOUNT’S WALLFLOWER BRIDE (Ford & Violet)
1677 - THE BARON’S INCONVENIENT BRIDE (Rand & Lily)
1677 - THE GENTLEMAN’S SCANDALOUS BRIDE (Kit & Rose)

Regency Chase Brides
1815 - ALEXANDRA (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - CORINNA (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

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Themes: sweet and clean & wholesome love stories, teen and young adult coming of age novels, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, Scotland and Scottish Highlanders, 17th century and 1600s, Restoration and Charles II, sisters and brothers, family life, friendship, shotgun wedding, matchmaking, romantic comedy, mistaken identity
Book 1
A Top 10 Google Play Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!

London, 1666: Amethyst Goldsmith makes dazzling jewelry, but her future isn't nearly as bright as the pieces she creates. Though custom dictates she wed her father's apprentice, her heart rebels against the match. In mere days Amy will be condemned to a stifling, loveless marriage, and she sees no way out—until the devastating fire of 1666 sweeps through London, and tragedy lands her in the arms of a dashing nobleman who knows a diamond in the rough when he sees it...

Colin Chase, the Earl of Greystone, has his future all figured out. He's restoring his crumbling castle and estate to its former glory, and the key to its completion is his rich bride-to-be. But the Great Fire lays waste to his plans, saddling him with trouble—in the form of a lowly shopkeeper's daughter with whom he's most inconveniently falling in love...

PLEASE NOTE: This book contains steamy love scenes. If you’d prefer to read a Sweet & Clean (kisses only) version of this story, look for “The Earl’s Unsuitable Bride” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.

BOOK DETAILS

A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: Chase Family Series: The Jewels, Book 1
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 120,000 words (about 480 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!

AWARDS

• Top 10 Bestseller on Google Play, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo
• Nominated by Romantic Times for Best First Historical Romance

REVIEWS

"A captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn and Tessa Dare will love Lauren Royal!"
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

"A wonderful read! With a deft pen, Lauren Royal captures all the pageantry, excitement, and color that was Restoration England."
—Romantic Times

"This passionate story will keep you up long after bedtime, laughing one minute and crying the next.…[Amethyst will be] an instant favorite of every historical reader."
—LoveRomances.com

"Exciting characters, snappy dialogue, and a wonderful love story. Amethyst will capture your heart."
—Under the Covers

CONNECTING BOOKS

While AMETHYST can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

Chase Family Series: The Jewels
1666 - AMETHYST (Colin & Amy)
1667 - EMERALD (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - FOREVERMORE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - AMBER (Trick & Kendra)

Chase Family Series: The Flowers
1673 - VIOLET (Ford & Violet)
1677 - LILY (Rand & Lily)
1677 - ROSE (Kit & Rose)
1651 - A SECRET CHRISTMAS (Joseph & Chrystabel)

Chase Family Series: The Regency
1815 - LOST IN TEMPTATION (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - TEMPTING JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - THE ART OF TEMPTATION (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

Chase Family Series: The Renaissance
1549 - ALICE BETROTHED (Adam & Alice)

Specially Priced Boxed Sets
CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE JEWELS COLLECTION
CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE FLOWERS COLLECTION
CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE REGENCY COLLECTION

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Themes: free sexy love stories, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, 17th century and 1600s, Restoration and Charles II, Great Fire of London, sisters and brothers, family life and friendship, weddings and matchmaking, romantic comedy freebie, nobleman and commoner romance, children and orphans, jewelers and jewelry-making
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