The Earl’s Unsuitable Bride

The Chase Brides

Book 1
Novelty Publishing
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"The Earl’s Unsuitable Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Amethyst” by Lauren Royal.
A Top 10 Google Play Bestseller from a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

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 young earl 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 penniless shopkeeper’s daughter with whom he’s most inconveniently falling in love…

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

BOOK DETAILS

A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 1
Style: Humorous historical romance
Former Title: The Earl’s London Bride
Length: 112,500 words (about 450 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
PG-rated Content: Kisses only, no love scenes!

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

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

“A wonderful read! … captures all the pageantry, excitement, and color that was Restoration England.”
Romantic Times

“…will keep you up long after bedtime, laughing one minute and crying the next.”
Love Romances.com

CONNECTING BOOKS
While THE EARL’S UNSUITABLE 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, free teen and young adult coming of age novels, 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, friendship, wedding, matchmaking, romantic comedy freebie, humor, jewelers and jewelry
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About the author

LAUREN ROYAL decided to become a writer in the third grade, after winning a “Why My Mother is the Greatest” essay contest. Now she’s a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance novels. Lauren lives in Southern California with her family and their constantly shedding cat. She still thinks her mother is the greatest.

DEVON ROYAL is the daughter of romance novelist Lauren Royal. After attending film school, she wrote an award-winning TV comedy pilot and spent several years working in digital video production before turning her focus to fiction writing. Devon lives in Southern California with her fiancé. She also thinks her mother is the greatest.

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Novelty Publishing
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Apr 3, 2016
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9781634690362
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English
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“The Marquess’s Scottish Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Emerald” by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

England & Scotland, 1667: Jason Chase, the Marquess of Cainewood, doesn’t know the first thing about hunting outlaws, but he won’t let that stop him from bringing a murderer to justice. Disguised as a commoner, he takes to the road, where he crosses paths with a hapless Scottish lad—who turns out to be a lovely Scottish lass, and none other than the renowned bounty hunter Emerald MacCallum. Realizing they're after the same man and fearing Emerald may be in over her head, Jason resolves to keep her close…

But all Caithren Leslie wants is to be as far away from her new “protector” as possible. No matter how many times she informs him she’s just an ordinary country girl traveling to see her brother—and definitely not some Emerald woman pursuing a dangerous outlaw—the pigheaded Englishman will not see sense. The road is perilous, but accepting Jason’s protection may mean jeopardizing her urgent mission. Not to mention her sanity, her personal property, and worst of all, her heart.

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

BOOK DETAILS
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 2
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 115,000 words (about 460 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

“… a lively, fast-paced romance that holds your attention... a glittering gem of a novel.”
—Romantic Times

“…a wonderful and warm romance with a delightful plot.”
—Heart Rate Reviews

CONNECTING BOOKS
While THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH 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, weddings, matchmaking, romantic comedy
“The Laird’s Fairytale Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Forevermore” by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

England, 1667: Young widow Clarice Bradford is perfectly content. She has a pretty one-room cottage and a lovely little daughter, and the last thing she’s looking for is another husband. Until one fairytale evening when she’s invited to a wedding at a castle…

Sir Cameron Leslie is used to getting what he wants—and the moment he lays eyes on Clarice, what he wants is to bring her home with him to Scotland. But beneath her shy exterior is a fiercely independent woman, and the closer Cameron gets, the farther she retreats. Can he persuade her to give love another chance before it’s too late?

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

BOOK DETAILS
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 3
Style: Humorous historical romance novella
Former Title: The Laird’s English Bride
Length: 27,500 words (about 110 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

“…a precious tale I adored…This book is a #1 Keeper!”
—The Belles and Beaux of Romance

“Atmospheric and charming … [a] delightful bedtime [story]”
—Publishers Weekly (Forecasted Review)

CONNECTING BOOKS
While THE LAIRD’S FAIRYTALE 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)

________
Themes: sweet and clean & wholesome love stories, teen and young adult coming of age novels, lords and ladies, older woman/younger man romance, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, Scotland and Scottish Highlanders, 17th century and 1600s, sisters and brothers, family life, friendship, wedding, matchmaking, romantic comedy
“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)

________
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
The Viscount’s Wallflower Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Violet” by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

England, 1673: Lady Violet Ashcroft grew up sheltered in the countryside, far from the dashing gentlemen of the court—and that’s how she likes it. Here on her family’s beautiful, quiet estate, she needn’t fight off suitors who are only after her sizable inheritance, or play second fiddle to her prettier younger sisters. Love and marriage aren’t for everyone, and sensible Violet would rather spend her days improving her mind than risking her heart. Until a rather dashing gentleman shows up next door…

Ford Chase, Viscount Lakefield, has had it with women. Who’s got time for them, anyway, when there’s important work to be done? Fresh out of Oxford, Ford is ready to devise his first world-changing invention. All he needs is some peace and quiet on his neglected country estate, where there is no family to nag him and, most especially, no women to distract him—until he’s thrown into the company of the intriguing Lady Violet…

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

BOOK DETAILS
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 5
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 103,750 words (about 415 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

“Both Violet and Ford are charming…this breezy summer read will satisfy [the Royals’] rapidly growing fan base.”
—Publishers Weekly

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

CONNECTING BOOKS
While THE VISCOUNT’S WALLFLOWER 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)

________
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, 17th century and 1600s, sisters and brothers, family life, friendship, weddings, matchmaking, romantic comedy, Enlightenment philosophy and science, bluestockings and bookworms
“The Baron’s Inconvenient Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Lily” by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

England, 1677: Lady Lily Ashcroft is known for being kind to all creatures—even Rose, her flighty and frivolous older sister. But Lily’s sweet nature is put to the test when she unwittingly falls for the man her sister intends to marry. Betraying her own kin is out of the question, but she can’t seem to bury her growing feelings for Lord Randal Nesbitt…

What Lily doesn’t realize is that Rand, a young Oxford linguist, has been harboring a secret admiration for her ever since she was a girl. But Rose is just as beautiful and shares his passion for languages. Now he finds himself caught in a tug of war between two sisters—the one he's expected to wed and the one who holds his heart…

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

BOOK DETAILS
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 6
Style: Humorous historical romance
Former Title: The Baron’s Heiress Bride
Length: 95,000 words (about 380 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

“Enchanting, tender, and filled with memorable characters who simply charm their way into your heart.” 
—Romantic Times BOOKclub

“…a refreshing story, told with much humor…a real joy to read.”
—Romance Reviews Today

CONNECTING BOOKS
While THE BARON’S INCONVENIENT 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)

________
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, 17th century and 1600s, sisters and brothers, family life, friendship, weddings, matchmaking, romantic comedy, Oxford professors, animal rescue, dogs and mastiffs
A Historical Cookbook from a New York Times Bestselling Author and her daughter!
17th century recipes with modern versions and gluten-free options

If you enjoy cooking, historical recipes, or historical romance, you’ll enjoy this cookbook from bestselling romance authors Lauren & Devon Royal!

Lauren and Devon’s Chase Brides series characters love to eat! And they do their research, so of course their characters eat period-appropriate foods. Lauren has collected dozens of antique cookbooks from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and over many years of trial and error, Lauren and Devon have learned how to make the recipes using modern methods.

In this cookbook, they share their very favorite historical recipes with you, two from each of their Chase Brides novels, along with excerpts from the scenes where their characters enjoy each dish. All of the recipes are easy to make, even for beginner cooks.

Each recipe includes the original text and the modern adaptation, with current measurements and cooking methods. And every recipe includes gluten-free alternatives!

17th CENTURY RECIPE LIST

Beef in Claret (a hearty dish served over toast)
Chicken & Artichoke Pie (a Royal family favorite)
Chicken Fricassee (a light and creamy dish)
Claret Wine Punch (a historical drink for celebrations)
Cream Toasts (17th century French Toast!)
Mushroom Pie (another Royal family favorite)
Nun’s Biscuits (sweet and lemony…like madeleines, but better)
Rabbit Stew (can also be made with other meats!)
Sack Posset (a sweet and creamy hot drink for a cold winter night)
Stewed Prawns (for the shrimp lovers in your family)
Syllabub (a heavenly drink or dessert)
Tarte of Spinage (Spinach Pie—it’s delicious!)

BOOK DETAILS

• Twelve historical recipes, both original and modern versions
• Two photos for each recipe
• Indexed and linked by course, to make it easy to find what you want
• Excerpts that feature each dish, from Lauren and Devon’s Chase Brides series

This e-book contains Bonus Material: including a link to an online contest where you can enter to win a piece of jewelry featured in one of Lauren and Devon’s books.

CONNECTING BOOKS

While all of Lauren and Devon’s books can be read as stand-alone novels, many readers enjoy reading them as part of a series. All of Lauren and 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)
1651 - THE CAVALIER’S CHRISTMAS BRIDE (Joseph & Chrystabel)

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

Specially Priced Boxed Sets
THE CHASE BRIDES BOXED SET ONE: THE CHASES
THE CHASE BRIDES BOXED SET TWO: THE ASHCROFTS
REGENCY CHASE BRIDES BOXED SET

“The Marquess’s Scottish Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Emerald” by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

England & Scotland, 1667: Jason Chase, the Marquess of Cainewood, doesn’t know the first thing about hunting outlaws, but he won’t let that stop him from bringing a murderer to justice. Disguised as a commoner, he takes to the road, where he crosses paths with a hapless Scottish lad—who turns out to be a lovely Scottish lass, and none other than the renowned bounty hunter Emerald MacCallum. Realizing they're after the same man and fearing Emerald may be in over her head, Jason resolves to keep her close…

But all Caithren Leslie wants is to be as far away from her new “protector” as possible. No matter how many times she informs him she’s just an ordinary country girl traveling to see her brother—and definitely not some Emerald woman pursuing a dangerous outlaw—the pigheaded Englishman will not see sense. The road is perilous, but accepting Jason’s protection may mean jeopardizing her urgent mission. Not to mention her sanity, her personal property, and worst of all, her heart.

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

BOOK DETAILS
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 2
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 115,000 words (about 460 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

“… a lively, fast-paced romance that holds your attention... a glittering gem of a novel.”
—Romantic Times

“…a wonderful and warm romance with a delightful plot.”
—Heart Rate Reviews

CONNECTING BOOKS
While THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH 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)

________
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, weddings, matchmaking, romantic comedy
Alexandra” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Lost In Temptation” by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

England, 1815: Alexandra Chase has always liked being the perfect daughter, thank you very much. Why would she bother chafing against society’s restrictions when instead she could be basking in the warm glow of its approval? But when her brother’s best friend—and secret obsession—returns from a long spell abroad, she begins losing interest in the suitable young lord she’s expected to marry. Suddenly, family duty and a flawless reputation seem less important than the chance, however slight, that her girlhood crush might notice her now that she’s all grown up…

Tristan Nesbitt has done some growing up himself over the last few years, what with moving across oceans, inheriting a title, and facing a devastating scandal. But through it all, he’s never forgotten the Chases, the closest thing he had to a family back in his school days. When his old friend Griffin Chase requests a favor, he’s happy to oblige, as long as he can maintain enough distance from the family that his infamous past won’t tarnish their good name. Unfortunately, one Chase seems intent on getting much closer to him than she should…

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

BOOK DETAILS

A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: Regency Chase Brides, Book 1
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 100,000 words (about 400 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

“…the beguiling start to a new trilogy featuring the Chase sisters.”
—Booklist

“...fascinating period details, delightfully conventional and unconventional characters, and a mystery that must be resolved. Run, don't walk, to get your copy today!”
—LoveRomances.com

CONNECTING BOOKS

While ALEXANDRA 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)
1651 - THE CAVALIER’S CHRISTMAS BRIDE (Joseph & Chrystabel)

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

Renaissance Chase Brides
1549 - ALICE BETROTHED (coming 2018)

Specially Priced Boxed Sets
THE CHASE BRIDES BOXED SET ONE: THE CHASES
THE CHASE BRIDES BOXED SET TWO: THE ASHCROFTS
REGENCY CHASE BRIDES: THE COMPLETE TRILOGY

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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, 19th century and 1800s, Jane Austen era, sisters and brothers, family life, brother’s best friend, friends to lovers, free second chance romance, marriage of convenience, wedding, matchmaking, romantic comedy freebie, humor, scandal and intrigue, suspense, murder and mystery, piano music, wine, sweets and desserts, baking and cooking, recipes, animals and pets, mastiff dog

“The Laird’s Fairytale Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Forevermore” by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

England, 1667: Young widow Clarice Bradford is perfectly content. She has a pretty one-room cottage and a lovely little daughter, and the last thing she’s looking for is another husband. Until one fairytale evening when she’s invited to a wedding at a castle…

Sir Cameron Leslie is used to getting what he wants—and the moment he lays eyes on Clarice, what he wants is to bring her home with him to Scotland. But beneath her shy exterior is a fiercely independent woman, and the closer Cameron gets, the farther she retreats. Can he persuade her to give love another chance before it’s too late?

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

BOOK DETAILS
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 3
Style: Humorous historical romance novella
Former Title: The Laird’s English Bride
Length: 27,500 words (about 110 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

“…a precious tale I adored…This book is a #1 Keeper!”
—The Belles and Beaux of Romance

“Atmospheric and charming … [a] delightful bedtime [story]”
—Publishers Weekly (Forecasted Review)

CONNECTING BOOKS
While THE LAIRD’S FAIRYTALE 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, older woman/younger man romance, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, Scotland and Scottish Highlanders, 17th century and 1600s, sisters and brothers, family life, friendship, wedding, matchmaking, romantic comedy
A decadent look at one of the most intriguing monarchs in history…

“A must read romance!” ~ Serena Chase, Special for USA TODAY                                                                                     

Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother's quest to put her on the throne of Russia--at any cost.

Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family--and herself--Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans.

Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she's willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be.

In a battle for the soul of a nation, will love or destiny reign supreme?

Don't miss the series dubbed a “must-read romance” by the USA Today and “An entertaining and racy read” by School Library Journal. Fans of the hit TV show REIGN will devour this scandalous glimpse into the life of one of the most vibrant women in history. This series is complete with all three books available to read today.


Novels in The Stolen Empire Series by Sherry D. Ficklin:

Queen of Someday

Queen of Tomorrow

Queen of Always


Also, check out Sherry D. Ficklin’s new Historical Romance Series— The Canary Club. 

The Canary Club (Available October 2, 2017)

Glitter and Gold: A Canary Club Anthology (Available Now)

Fresh out of jail, "Bad Luck" Benny is desperate to care for his struggling family, even if that means once again landing on the wrong side of the law. Masie, the daughter of a wealthy gangster, has the voice of an angel and gun smoke in her veins. A pawn in her family's bid for control of the city, she turns to an unlikely ally who might be the only person able to spring her from her gilded cage.

Two worlds collide in this compelling story of star-crossed lovers in gritty prohibition-era New York.





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