Midnight Marriage

Roxton Family Saga

Book 1
Sprigleaf
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Lucinda Brant's sweeping family sagas are a perfect reminder of why I fell in love with historical romance —Cheryl Bolen, NY Times bestselling author

Roxton Family Saga Book 1: Julian and Deb’s Happily Ever After

1760s England and France: Based on real events, a hasty midnight marriage establishes a dynasty.
Just twelve years old, and drugged with laudanum to make her compliant, Deborah Cavendish is woken in the middle of the night and married off to a distraught boy not much older than herself.
Years later, Deb stumbles across a wounded duelist in the forest, and it is love at first sight. Deb has no idea the wounded duelist is in truth her noble husband Julian Hesham, Marquess of Alston, returned to England after years in exile to claim his wife.
Remaining incognito, Julian is determined Deb will fall in love with him, not his title, and sets out to woo her before she can be seduced by a persistent suitor with ulterior motives. Their marriage, and the future of the Roxton dukedom depend upon it.

Set in the opulent world of the aristocracy and inspired by real events, Lucinda Brant delivers another lavish 18th century experience in her trademark style—heart-wrenching drama with a happily ever after.

Readers’ Favorite Audiobook Silver Medalist, Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Medalist, and B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree.

Character-driven romantic adventure
Non-explicit, mild sensuality
Story length 100,000 words (not including bonus material)
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About the author

LUCINDA BRANT is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Georgian historical romances and mysteries. Her novels have been described as from the Golden Age of romance with a modern voice and heart wrenching drama with a happily ever after.

ARE THEY FOR YOU? If you love BBC Classic Drama, Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, 18th Century history, or romances with plenty of wit and adventure then dive right in! You’ll find a world of determined heroines and heroes, an eccentric character or two, and a weave of subplots to keep things interesting.

Quizzing glass and quill, into my sedan chair and away! The 1700s rock! — Lucinda

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Publisher
Sprigleaf
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Published on
Apr 24, 2014
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Pages
290
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ISBN
9780980801316
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Sagas
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"...a witty, humorous and thoroughly delightful romp through Regency times where behind the veneer of respectability, the nobility are anything but proper and straight-laced... a must read for anyone who loves strong female characters, adventure and steamy romance." –Margaret, customer reviewer

Never let a trifle like organized crime stop you from marrying the duke of your dreams and conceiving his baby. Not necessarily in that order.

Parental neglect and new money have been the making of parvenue heiress and incorrigible do-gooder, Tilly Ravelsham. She is bent on relieving poverty and forwarding the cause of liberty by whatever means necessary. True, she dabbles in the demimonde. True, she breaks into houses. True, she conducts scandalous enterprises and an affair that could ruin her socially, if her enemy exposes her. But is that all so very wrong?

Despite falling in love with Mr. Rutherford, a delicious man about town, Tilly is bound in a secret pact to the man about to marry her. She didn’t mean to fall for Rutherford, and breaking his heart is making her wretchedly unhappy. Then she realizes that her actions and influence are slowly destroying him.

Reluctant duke-to-be, Mr. Rutherford, has his life turned upside-down by the most fascinating, tempting and shocking woman he has ever met. But as merely seducing her has proved ineffective, Rutherford must find some other way of convincing her to marry him before she makes it to the altar with her rich-as-a-prince fiancé.

When Rutherford’s love for the adventuress of his dreams gets him stabbed, pistol-whipped, unlawfully confined, and almost framed for a capital offence, will he conclude that there is such a thing as a young lady who is too interesting? Will he turn to the mysterious, beautiful widow his uncle has made him swear to protect?

And will a concealed pregnancy or a murder be the powder keg that blows all of Tilly and Rutherford’s plans and secrets wide open?

Mistress of Two Fortunes and a Duke is a full length Steamy Regency Romance novel and Book 2 in the Parvenues & Paramours series. Bedroom doors wide open—but not until the characters have earned it.

Get your copy free (limited time offer) and escape to Regency England today!

A not-so-merry widow...

The widowed Marchioness of Folkestone is notorious for her parties, her art collection, and her utter disregard for the rules. But Ellie Claiborne knows her destruction is near. The new marquess is her first lover -- the man whose sculpted body and sardonic grin haunt her every time she picks up her paintbrush. If he ever returns to claim his inheritance, her heart won't survive seeing him again.

A man determined to destroy her...

Nicholas Claiborne hasn't stepped foot in England since watching Ellie marry his cousin. He has no use for the gorgeous, heartless girl who betrayed him, or the title she abandoned him for. But when his business in India turns deadly, Nick must return to London to uncover a murderer -- and take revenge on the woman he couldn't force himself to forget.

A love they can't escape...

Nick hates Ellie's transformation from sweet debutante to jaded seductress. Ellie despises him for leaving her behind. Still, the sparks between them reignite the passion that should have been their destiny. As their demands of each other turn darker and a potential killer closes in, they must decide whether to guard the fragile remnants of their hearts -- or find a way to fall in love all over again.

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Series: Muses of Mayfair #3

Other Books:

Heiress Without a Cause (Mayfair #1)
Scotsmen Prefer Blondes (Mayfair #2)
The Earl Who Played With Fire (Mayfair #4)

Genre: Regency Historical
Setting: England, 1813
Length: 91,000 words (full-length novel)
You may like this if you like: reunited lovers, scandalous widows, powerful alpha males, female friendships, painters, fabulous house parties, and couples who rediscover how to love each other

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What the reviewers say:

“Deeply moving, often painful and truly romantic, Sara Ramsey's third Muses of Mayfair book is a poignant journey from start to finish… Such a moving, immersive work that I couldn't stop reading until Ellie and Nick's story had played out. Sara Ramsey has written a deeply emotional, challenging and ultimately rewarding story that should be savored.” - Bridget, The Romance Reviews

“This book takes the [historical romance] genre to another level...The novel is filled with characters who are complex and compelling, who have stories of their own to tell...I found myself making excuses to extend my reading time just that bit further.” - Margaret Fisk, Tales to Tide You Over

“This is one of the sexier regencies I've read, so if you like steamy scenes it should be an auto-buy. It's a sexy romp, with a little intrigue...Recommended for lovers of sexy regency hijinks and revenge plots.” - Elyse, Goodreads

“Yet again I enjoyed the continuation of The Muses of Mayfair series by Sara Ramsey...It is so very easy to fall in love with the story of each one of these friends. Each woman is so very remarkable in her own right and so very strong.” - Robin, Romancing the Book

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

England, 1673: The Ashcroft family motto is "Question Convention," and eldest sister 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

A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: Chase Family Series: The Flowers, Book 1
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 105,000 words (about 415 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 Viscount’s Wallflower Bride” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.

AWARDS

• Top 10 Bestseller on Google Play, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo
• Rose Award Nominee

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."
—Romantic Times

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

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

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: 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 free love stories, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich dukes, castles and country houses, England and English history, 17th century and 1600s, Restoration and Charles II, sisters and brothers, children and single parents, family life and friendship, weddings and matchmaking, romantic comedy freebie, bluestockings and wallflowers, Enlightenment science and philosophy, Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, Robert Hooke, Christopher Wren, John Locke
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