Amethyst

Chase Family Series: The Jewels

Book 1
Novelty Publishing
1,237

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."
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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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A Top 10 Google Play Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!

England & Scotland, 1667: Jason Chase, the Marquess of Cainewood, is out to bring a blackguard to justice when he crosses paths with a woeful Scottish lad. When the lad turns out to be a lovely Scottish lass, he realizes she must be the notorious bounty hunter Emerald MacCallum. Convinced they're after the same man and her very life may be in danger, Jason decides he must keep Emerald close...

In Caithren Leslie's view, there couldn't be enough distance between her and the handsome but overbearing Englishman. She's searching for her wayward brother, but Jason won't let a little thing like the truth interfere with his absurd conviction that she's living under an assumed identity. Mindful of the dangerous traveling conditions, Cait grudgingly accepts his protection. Until, that is, she begins to suspect that mistrust isn't the only emotion between them...and their mission for justice just might turn out to be a quest for love...

BOOK DETAILS

A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: Chase Family Series: The Jewels, Book 2
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 118,000 words (about 475 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 “The Marquess’s Scottish Bride” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.

AWARDS

• Top 10 Bestseller on Google Play, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo
• Finalist for the Booksellers' Best Award
• Finalist for the RWA Award of Excellence

REVIEWS

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

"A lively, fast-paced romance…glittering gem of a novel."
—Romantic Times

"An exciting, adventurous tale that will keep you up past your bedtime…I highly recommend Emerald!"
—Romance Reviews Today

"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 EMERALD 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: sexy love stories, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles and great houses, England and English history, 17th century and 1600s, Restoration and Charles II, Scotland and Scottish Lairds, sisters and brothers, family life and friendship, weddings and matchmaking, romantic comedy, travel and road stories, mistaken identities, disguises and crossdressing, dueling and swords, historic inns and coaching stations
Over 1000 pages of Sweet & Clean Scottish romance from New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling authors!

Journey to a realm of wild landscapes, of fierce warriors and feisty women. To an era where survival is hard, trust is perilous, and love is precious. To a time when men of honor must protect the lasses in their lives, whatever it takes…

If you adore Scotland, you’ll devour this boxed set of three full-length historical romance novels, each featuring a wholesome and heartwarming tale of true love.

This boxed set includes:

PAGE by Tanya Anne Crosby & Alaina Christine Crosby
Scotland, 1124: Page FitzSimon has lived her entire life in the shadow of the man she called father. Left to her own devices, with her mother imprisoned, she still might never have imagined that Hugh FitzSimon would deny his only daughter. Alas, when Scottish Chieftain Iain MacKinnon comes to barter for his son's release, she learns how expendable she truly is...

THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal
England & Scotland, 1667: Jason Chase, the Marquess of Cainewood, takes to the road for justice, where he crosses paths with a lovely Scottish lass who's after the same man. Fearing for her safety, he resolves to keep her close. But all Caithren Leslie wants is to be as far from her new “protector” as possible. The road is perilous, but accepting Jason’s protection may mean jeopardizing her urgent mission—not to mention her heart.

AISHLINN by Suzan Tisdale
Highlands, 1331: Aishlinn does not believe honorable men exist, until she meets one who changes her mind and heart forever. She's everything he ever wanted and more, and Duncan McEwan is determined to keep her 
safe.

Themes: sweet and clean romance, clean and wholesome romance, teen and young adult historical, Scottish highlander, chieftain, laird, Scotland, kidnapped bride, wedding, marriage, anthology, medieval, mystery, knights, Christian fiction, inspirational romance, marriage of convenience, mail-order brides
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Publisher
Novelty Publishing
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Published on
Mar 22, 2014
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Pages
416
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ISBN
9781938907005
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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 / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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A Top 10 Google Play Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!

England & Scotland, 1667: Jason Chase, the Marquess of Cainewood, is out to bring a blackguard to justice when he crosses paths with a woeful Scottish lad. When the lad turns out to be a lovely Scottish lass, he realizes she must be the notorious bounty hunter Emerald MacCallum. Convinced they're after the same man and her very life may be in danger, Jason decides he must keep Emerald close...

In Caithren Leslie's view, there couldn't be enough distance between her and the handsome but overbearing Englishman. She's searching for her wayward brother, but Jason won't let a little thing like the truth interfere with his absurd conviction that she's living under an assumed identity. Mindful of the dangerous traveling conditions, Cait grudgingly accepts his protection. Until, that is, she begins to suspect that mistrust isn't the only emotion between them...and their mission for justice just might turn out to be a quest for love...

BOOK DETAILS

A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: Chase Family Series: The Jewels, Book 2
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 118,000 words (about 475 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 “The Marquess’s Scottish Bride” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.

AWARDS

• Top 10 Bestseller on Google Play, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo
• Finalist for the Booksellers' Best Award
• Finalist for the RWA Award of Excellence

REVIEWS

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

"A lively, fast-paced romance…glittering gem of a novel."
—Romantic Times

"An exciting, adventurous tale that will keep you up past your bedtime…I highly recommend Emerald!"
—Romance Reviews Today

"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 EMERALD 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

_______
Themes: sexy love stories, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles and great houses, England and English history, 17th century and 1600s, Restoration and Charles II, Scotland and Scottish Lairds, sisters and brothers, family life and friendship, weddings and matchmaking, romantic comedy, travel and road stories, mistaken identities, disguises and crossdressing, dueling and swords, historic inns and coaching stations
A Top 10 Google Play Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!

England, 1815: The eldest of three sisters, 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. She decides that if he does, she'll quite improperly turn him down—that is, until the man of her hopes and dreams informs her he has no intention of marrying her.

The last time Tristan Nesbitt saw Alexandra, he was a common man with no hope of ever wedding the daughter of a marquess. Seven years later, he's now Lord Hawkridge, which should make him eminently suitable for the woman who long ago captured his heart. But a dreadful scandal has tarnished his name in England—a scandal so horrid that marrying Alexandra would ruin not only her flawless reputation but her whole family. For Alexandra's own good, he must fight his relentless desires and stay far away...

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 “Alexandra” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.

BOOK DETAILS

A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: Chase Family Series: The Regency, Book 1
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 103,000 words (about 415 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!

This new edition is a significantly revised version of the original novel released by Penguin Putnam. Some old reviews may not be relevant to the current book.

AWARDS

• Top 10 Bestseller on Google Play, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo
• Finalist for the Holt Medallion, Golden Quill, Book Buyers' Best, Award of Excellence, and Beacon Awards

REVIEWS

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

"This deliciously humorous, tender, touching romance…takes history out of the doldrums and gives the era brightness and color that draws readers straight into the story."
—Romantic Times

"Royal brings her flair for mixing richly detailed historical settings with sinfully sexy romance to the Regency world.”
—Booklist (American Library Association)

CONNECTING BOOKS

While LOST IN TEMPTATION 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: sexy love stories, lords and ladies, castles and noble estates, England and English history, 19th century and 1800s, Jane Austen era, sisters, family life, brother’s best friend, friends to lovers, free second chance romance, marriage of convenience, weddings, matchmaking, romantic comedy freebie, scandal and intrigue, suspense, murder and mystery, piano music, wine and winemaking, sweets and desserts, baking and cooking, recipes, animals and pets, mastiff dog
*Formerly titled NATALYA*

WINNER of the K.I.S.S. HERO AWARD from ROMANTIC TIMES MAGAZINE

~ 1814: Grey St. James, Viscount Altburne, has escaped from Napoleon's prison on the rocky isle of Mont St. Michel. Desperate and dangerous, he is a far cry from the rakish nobleman who broke hearts in Regency London.

In her uncle Nicholai's French chateau, Natalya Beauvisage is writing a novel. At 26, she is beautiful but hardly marriageable, for she is devoted to being an author. However, when a potently attractive stranger appears to hold her at knifepoint, Natalya thrills to a flesh-and-blood man. 

Grey must escape from France and Natalya longs to return to America, so they form an unlikely alliance, traveling together in disguise. Natalya is caught up in a passionate fantasy that surpasses any she could imagine, but Grey's heart is imprisoned by dark secrets that must be uncovered before he can love again...

Reunite with the couples from CAROLINE, TOUCH THE SUN, and SPRING FIRES in this enchanting & witty historical romance!

Rakes & Rebels: The Beauvisage Family:
1 – HEART OF FRAGILE STARS: a novella prequel to CAROLINE (Jean-Philippe & Antonia)
2 – CAROLINE (Alec & Caro)
3 – TOUCH THE SUN (Lion & Meagan)
4 – SPRING FIRES (Nicholai & Lisette)
5 – HER DANGEROUS VISCOUNT (Grey & Natalya)

Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family:
1 – SILVER STORM (André & Devon)
2 – SMUGGLER’S MOON (Sebastian & Julia)
3 – THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella)
4 - SURRENDER THE STARS (Ryan & Lindsay)
~ coming in August, 2017 - HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette)
5 - HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN (Nathan & Adrienne)
6 - TEMPEST (Adam & Cathy)

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

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...

Scottish gentleman Sir Cameron Leslie is smitten with the shy, English beauty at first sight. He's fiercely drawn to the very strength and independence that make her unwilling to throw caution to the wind and bestow her heart on a younger man. Though passion flares between them, it will take everything Cameron can muster to reawaken Clarice's long-forgotten dreams of true love...

PLEASE NOTE: This Chase Family Novella (short novel) is about 1/4 the length of Lauren's full-length novels—around 100 pages, which is longer than a short story, but shorter than a typical book.

BOOK DETAILS

A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: Chase Family Series: The Jewels, Book 3
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 25,000 words (about 100 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 “The Laird’s Fairytale Bride” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.

AWARDS

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

REVIEWS

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

"Passionate…a Top Pick!"
—Romantic Times

"A precious tale I adored, and it makes me want to go out and buy all of Lauren Royal's other books…This book is a #1 Keeper!"
—The Belles and Beaux of Romance

"Atmospheric and charming…[a] delightful bedtime story."
—Publishers Weekly (Forecast Review)

CONNECTING BOOKS

While FOREVERMORE can be read as a stand-alone story, 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

_______
Themes: sexy love stories, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles and great houses, England and English history, 17th century and 1600s, Restoration and Charles II, Scotland and Scottish Lairds, sisters and brothers, family life and friendship, fairytale weddings, romantic comedy, single parents, mothers and daughters, nobleman and commoner, rags to riches, Cinderella stories
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