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England & Scotland, 1668

Kendra Chase's brothers are telling her it's high time she get married. But although they've presented her with many wealthy, titled suitors, no man has caught her fancy--until her coach is held up by a dashing, mysterious highwayman. When she and the dangerous man are caught in a compromising embrace and her overprotective brothers insist they wed, Kendra cannot believe it. Are they really desperate enough to match her with an outlaw?

Patrick "Trick" Caldwell is the Duke of Amberley--and also the notorious Black Highwayman, an identity he has assumed in order to right past wrongs and serve his king. But his already complicated life becomes positively convoluted when he finds himself compelled to marry a red-headed temptress he's only just met. Caught in a web of half-truths and forced into a perilous mission, can Trick extricate himself and find love with the woman destined to steal his heart?

BOOK DETAILS

• Humorous historical romance
• R-rated content: Steamy love scenes!
• Originally published by Penguin Putnam (Signet Books)

AWARDS

• Top 10 Bestseller on Google Play, Kindle, Nook, and iBooks!
• A Booklist Top Ten Romance of the Year, with a Romantic Times K.I.S.S. Award-winning hero!

REVIEWS

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

"Lauren Royal sweeps readers up into the 17th century, bringing all the excitement and glamour of the Restoration to life with her colorful characters, vivid backdrop, and passionate romance."
—Kathe Robin, Romantic Times

"An impressive talent!"
Publishers Weekly (Forecasted review)

"A passionate tale that brings late seventeenth-century England vividly alive...fast-paced and filled with action from the very first page to the climax."
Midwest Book Review

CONNECTING BOOKS
 

While AMBER 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

1666 - AMETHYST (Colin & Amy)
1667 - EMERALD (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - FOREVERMORE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - AMBER (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - VIOLET (Ford & Violet)
1677 - LILY (Rand & Lily)
1677 - ROSE (Kit & Rose)

Regency Chase Family Series

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

Specially Priced Boxed Sets

CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET ONE: THE JEWELS
CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET TWO: THE FLOWERS
REGENCY CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET 


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London, 1816: Lady Juliana Chase wants nothing more than to see everyone around her happy. That's why she takes such pleasure in playing matchmaker. Her latest efforts involve Dr. James Trevor, the Earl of Stafford, and her good friend Amanda, who are absolutely perfect for each other. So why on earth is the handsome physician ignoring Juliana's good intentions and ruining her carefully laid plans?

After losing his wife, James buried himself in his work, opening a clinic to vaccinate London's poor against smallpox. The last thing he wants is to fall for another woman. So when Juliana meddles with his love life, he's surprised to find himself smitten—but not with Amanda. Now he must turn the tables and beat Juliana at her own game, or risk losing the determined beauty who has reawakened his desires and captured his heart...

BOOK DETAILS

A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: Chase Family Series: The Regency, Book 2
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 106,000 words (about 424 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!*

* If you’d prefer to read a Sweet & Clean (kisses-only) version of this story, look for “Juliana” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.

AWARDS

• Top 10 Bestseller on Google Play, Kindle, Nook, and iBooks 
• Winner of the Book Buyers Best Award (judged by the head merchandise buyer for Borders Books), the Booksellers' Best Award, and the Beacon Award
• Nominated for the Reviewer's Choice Award and finalist for the Golden Quill Award 

REVIEWS

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

"…a light, adorable Emma-style romance destined to delight anyone looking for a witty, engaging plotline and utterly delightful characters who get caught in meddling, madness, and mayhem on the way to a happy ending."
—Romantic Times

"A perfectly executed historical romance…Tempting Juliana showcases Lauren Royal's writing at the top of her genre and is a sure sign that we will be watching for her next work."
—Curled Up With A Good Book

CONNECTING BOOKS

While TEMPTING JULIANA 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)

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: steamy love stories, lords and ladies, noblemen and aristocrats, castles and stately homes, England and English history, 19th century and 1800s, Jane Austen era, brothers and sisters, family life, weddings and marriage, matchmakers and matchmaking, romantic comedy, scandal and intrigue, the London season, debutantes, doctors and public health, orphans and foundling children, sweets and desserts, baking and cooking recipes
PLEASE NOTE: This version of Chrystabel & Joseph’s romance contains steamy love scenes. If you prefer Sweet & Clean (kisses only) romance, there is an alternate version titled “The Cavalier’s Christmas Bride” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.

From a New York Times Bestselling Author…
England, 1651: Christmas has been outlawed by the new Commonwealth government—but that won’t stop Lady Chrystabel Trevor from embracing the holiday spirit. When she finds herself snowed in with handsome and intriguing Joseph Ashcroft, the Viscount Tremayne, merrymaking leads to mayhem. In a time of fear and oppression, can the magic of Christmas bring two hearts together?

BOOK DETAILS

A complete, standalone novel—no cliffhangers!

Series: Chase Family Series: The Flowers, Book 4
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 50,000 words (about 200 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!

REVIEWS

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

CONNECTING BOOKS

While A SECRET CHRISTMAS 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 series 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: sexy love stories, Christmas and holiday romances, lords and ladies, castles and noble estates, England and English history, 17th century and 1600s, English Civil War, the Puritans and the Roundheads, Oliver Cromwell, the Protectorate, the Commonwealth Period, war on Christmas, family life, sisters and brothers, weddings, matchmaking, scandal and intrigue, romantic comedy, historical gardening, rose gardens
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Publisher
Novelty Publishing
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Published on
Feb 2, 2016
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Pages
167
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ISBN
9781634690492
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Scottish
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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A Top 10 Google Play Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!
Read the first 19 chapters in this special preview!

England, 1673

The Ashcroft family motto is "Question Convention," and wallflower Violet agrees with the sentiment completely. For one thing, she's not planning to marry. Plain Violet is smart enough to realize any suitors would be after her large inheritance, or else interested in her beautiful younger sisters--and she'd much rather spend her time improving her mind than risking her tender heart...

Having wasted six years wooing a lady who eloped with another man, Ford Chase, Viscount Lakefield, has had it with women. Ford would much rather spend his time pursuing the sciences and constructing the first watch with a minute hand. Having his young niece dropped in his lap proves an unwelcome, annoying distraction...until an uncommonly intelligent neighbor named Violet comes to help...

BOOK DETAILS

• Humorous historical romance
• R-rated content: Steamy love scenes!
• Originally published by Penguin Putnam (Signet Books)

AWARDS

• Top 10 Bestseller on Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and Google Play!
• Rose Award Nominee!

CONNECTING BOOKS

While VIOLET 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
1666 - AMETHYST (Colin & Amy)
1667 - EMERALD (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - FOREVERMORE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - AMBER (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - VIOLET (Ford & Violet)
1677 - LILY (Rand & Lily)
1677 - ROSE (Kit & Rose)

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

Specially Priced Boxed Sets
CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET ONE: THE JEWELS
CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET TWO: THE FLOWERS
REGENCY CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET

REVIEWS

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

"This delectable romp is sure to be just the confection readers need for a sweet night's read…guaranteed to charm."
—Kathe Robin, Romantic Times BOOKclub

"You won't want to put Violet down until you reach the end."
—Carol Carter, Romance Reviews Today

"Fans of Amanda Quick will find this romantic pair to be exactly their cup of tea."
—Amanda Killgore, Huntress Book Reviews


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Keywords: Restoration, Charles II, Chase Family, sexy, 1600s, trilogy, marquess, perfume, science, scientist, Christopher Wren, philosophy, viscount, gardening, sisters, matchmaking mama, matchmaking mother, matchmaker, 17th century, wedding, aristocrat, nobility, wealthy, rich, humor, comedy, romantic comedy, marriage, love, family life, friendship, sister, english, england, romantic, historical romance best sellers, authors, series, novels, sex, ebooks, kindle books, renaissance, historical romance virgin, historical romance castle, historical romance earl, historical romance family

She’s kidnapped on the morning of her royal wedding—by her groom’s most dangerous enemy.

Treachery leads battle-hardened Highland lord Darach of Glenshiel to abduct an innocent: wealthy Lady Laurien d'Amboise, betrothed to the knave who betrayed Darach and his men. Stealing the delicate beauty from the steps of Chartres Cathedral on her wedding day, he vows to keep her safe—and untouched—for she is a hostage to be bartered for the freedom of his beloved Scotland.

But soon he discovers that his lovely captive has unexpected strength, fire—and plans of her own. From a besieged French castle to the untamed Scottish Highlands, Darach and Laurien are swept up in wild adventure, dangerous secrets... and forbidden love that puts their honor and their lives at risk.

An RWA Golden Heart Award Finalist

“Fast-paced action, a very likeable heroine, and a story that keeps you enthralled from page one.” -Rendezvous

“A compelling, memorable romance. HIS STOLEN BRIDE joins the ranks of the finest medieval captive/captor stories along with those by Elizabeth Stuart and Johanna Lindsey. 4 1/2 stars (highest rating)." -Romantic Times Book Reviews

A full-length novel of 100,000 words
Adult content: steamy love scenes
An earlier edition of this novel was originally published by Avon Books under the title Falcon on the Wind

This extensively revised Author's Preferred Edition includes new scenes never before published. Also includes a link to exclusive, multi-media bonus content: "The Making of His Stolen Bride: The Story Behind the Story."

The Stolen Brides Series: One is kidnapped from her wedding by her groom’s most dangerous enemy... one falls through time and finds herself married to a dark stranger... one may never reach her royal wedding if she can't resist her rugged protector... one is abducted by a mysterious swordsman and swept away to a secret island paradise. Four regal brides are about to discover that falling in love with a warrior is the most dangerous adventure of all.

Each book in the Stolen Brides Series is a stand-alone novel, so you can enjoy them in any order.

A special note for fans of Forever His: His Stolen Bride is a prequel novel that takes place five years before Forever His. In His Stolen Bride, we meet a young knight by the name of Sir Gaston de Varennes for the first time. Enjoy!

The prequel: HIS STOLEN BRIDE (Darach and Laurien)
Book 1: FOREVER HIS (Gaston and Celine)
Book 2: HIS FORBIDDEN TOUCH (Royce and Princess Ciara)
Book 3: HIS CAPTIVE BRIDE (Hauk and Avril)

Buy all 3 books and save: STOLEN BRIDES BOXED SET now available at a special price for a limited time!

A Top 10 Google Play Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!
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England, 1677

The last of three sisters to marry, Lady Rose Ashcroft is determined to land a wealthy, titled husband--a marquess perhaps, or even a duke. Having had her heart broken in the past, she's decided the key to enticing a man lies in hiding her intelligence and academic interests while flaunting her more feminine qualities. Matchmaking mother in tow and strategy firmly in place, Rose 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. Kit is a dashing, successful commoner with his sights set on landing the post of official Royal Architect--and he's the only man Rose feels she can honestly talk to about anything. Kit knows the true Rose, and he wants her, but she thinks of him as a family friend. Can he convince her that a title is unimportant compared to the passion he knows they're destined to share?

BOOK DETAILS
Humorous historical romance R-rated content: Steamy love scenes! Originally published by Penguin Putnam (Signet Books) AWARDS
Top 10 Bestseller on Google Play, Kindle, Nook, and iBooks! Winner of the Golden Quill Award for Best Historical Romance! Finalist for the More Than Magic Award! REVIEWS

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

"…wonderful…charming and engaging…[Royal] portrays the 17th century and Charles II's colorful reign with a deft hand, filling the pages with the history and atmosphere of the era. Relax, enjoy, and delight in another luscious tale."
—Romantic Times BOOKclub

"…delightful…Royal vividly details the seductively glamorous court of Charles II."
—Booklist (American Library Association)

"Be good to yourself and take this title home as soon as it hits the shelves."
—Romance Reviews Today

"…full of wit and sensuality, a thoroughly engaging read."
—Romance and Friends

CONNECTING BOOKS

While ROSE 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
1666 - AMETHYST (Colin & Amy)
1667 - EMERALD (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - FOREVERMORE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - AMBER (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - VIOLET (Ford & Violet)
1677 - LILY (Rand & Lily)
1677 - ROSE (Kit & Rose)

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

Specially Priced Boxed Sets
CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET ONE: THE JEWELS
CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET TWO: THE FLOWERS
REGENCY CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET


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Keywords: Restoration, Charles II, Chase Family, sexy, earl, 1600s, trilogy, castle, perfume, gardening, sisters, matchmaking mama, matchmaking mother, matchmaker, architect, architecture, court, royal court, Hampton Court, flower arranging, florist, Windsor Castle, Whitehall, mistresses, royal mistress, romantic comedy, 17th century, wedding, aristocrat, nobility, commoner, wealthy, rich, humor, comedy, marriage, family life, friendship, sister, England, English, London, romantic, historical romance best sellers, love, authors, series, novels, sex, ebooks, Renaissance, historical romance virgin, historical romance castles, historical romance earl, historical romance family
A need to belong drives her. A longing to forget compels him. Fate may send them into each other’s arms, but only love can mend their hearts.

An Outlander

Raised by a tyrannical father, Marion de Lacy yearns for the comfort of belonging to a loving family. So when her father announces her betrothal to an evil knight in exchange for his help to overthrow the king, she concocts a desperate scheme to avoid the marriage: feigning her own death and then fleeing England. But when her plan goes terribly awry and she’s captured by the knight, not even her careful preparations could ready her for the Scottish barbarian who rescues her and then informs her that he’s to marry her by edict of her king. Certain her father will defy the king’s orders and wed her to the knight if she refuses the Highlander’s hand, Marion agrees to marry the strangely compelling but obstinate laird of the MacLeod clan.

A Highlander

After the death of his beloved wife, Iain MacLeod has no desire to marry ever again. Yet when he finds himself obliged to do so to secure the freedom of his childhood friend and king, he reluctantly travels across England to collect his unwanted bride, expecting to find a cold Englishwoman. Instead, he discovers a fiery, bold beauty who is fiercely loyal, protective of those she loves, and defies him at every turn, challenging his certainty that his heart is dead.

Ensnared

Following a hasty marriage and perilous journey to Scotland, Marion harbors no illusions that her new husband loves her. Still, her heart cannot resist the noble, brave warrior, and she cannot suppress the hope that she has finally found where she belongs. However, the harder she tries to fit in with the clan and gain Iain’s love, the farther away her dreams drift. Iain is more than willing to give his respect to his courageous wife—her kisses and caresses even ignite his blood and demand his passion—but he refuses to give up his heart. That is, until enemies near and far threaten to take Marion from him. Now the demons that haunt him can only be conquered by surrendering body and soul to Marion, if only it’s not too late…

"WHEN A LAIRD LOVES A LADY by Julie Johnstone is the first book in the Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts series, and I cannot wait for the second instalment. With beautiful imagery, the author transports the reader to a whole new world. Both Marion and Iain are meaningful and emotional characters, who I became deeply invested in. I could not put this book down. With plenty of danger, excitement and passionate encounters, WHEN A LAIRD LOVES A LADY by Julie Johnstone has got it all, and I now have a new favourite author." ~ Fresh Fiction
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