Lord Ruin

Cynssyr glared at the door to number twenty-four Portman Square. "Blast it," he said to the groom who held two other horses. "What the devil is taking them so long?" He sat his horse with authority, a man in command of himself and his world. His buckskins fit close over lean thighs, and the exacting cut of his jacket declared a tailor of some talent. A Pink of the Ton, he seemed, but for eyes that observed more than they revealed.

About Lord Ruin

Cover of Lord Ruin by Carolyn Jewel

ebook: 978-0-983-38260-7
cJewel Books (Print) 978-1937823009
CreateSpace: 978-1502962041

He hunted for beauty. He wasn’t prepared for love.

“Entertaining, satisfying and sensuous.” (All About Romance)

There’s a reason Ruan Bettancourt, the Duke of Cynssyr, has obtained the nickname Lord Ruin. In London for the season, his plan is to marry the most beautiful debutante on the marriage mart, and he always gets what he wants.

Spinster Anne Sinclair is sensible, strong, and overlooked. On a night in which she vowed to protect her sister from the infamous Lord Ruin, she never expected to end up in bed with him.

Forced into a marriage neither of them wanted, Anne and the Duke believe they have no hope of passion or love for the rest of their lives. When the rogue falls completely for his tall, bespectacled wife, it’s up to him to convince Anne to relinquish her heart.

Lord Ruin is the first book in The Sinclair Sisters saga, a series of Regency historical romance novels. If you like captivating, naughty, angst-ridden heroes and intelligent, complex, spine-steeled heroines, then you’ll love Carolyn Jewel’s steamy series.

What They’re Saying


LORD RUIN is full of engaging, loveable characters, a wonderful, interesting storyline, and true, realistic romance. Carla Hesom, Romance and Friends.

Romantic Times - 4 stars…

With a captivating, innocent young woman and a handsome virile rake of a man, Ms. Jewel's sensual and powerful love story keeps to the classic lines of the Regency Historical and while adding a fresh voice. Joan Hammond, Romantic Times

A Delightful Regency...

Carolyn Jewel keeps the plot fresh through a deep cast and the who-done-it. Harriet Klausner, The Best Reviews

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Audio Book Available Now!

Producer Maya Kuper put together this hilarious 10 minutes of outtakes: Audio Book Outtakes (about 10 minutes and 8 MB). Have a listen. It’s really funny and racy!

Availability Status

All rights have reverted to me.

Print: Yes.

Audio: Yes.

eBook: Yes.

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  • 2014.02.20: updated formatting, cover and other minor changes.
  • 2011.02.1: original upload

Sequels - The Sinclair Sisters

First, thank you to everyone who’s been writing to me since Lord Ruin was first published, asking me whether I will write about Lucy, Mary and Emily. The answer, is YES! Now that I have the rights back to the book, I am free to write about Anne’s sisters. My plan is to write the books in this order, completely subject to change:

Previous Covers

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Leisure Books Mass Market Cover of Lord Ruin

Seamus Gallagher version. Still a fav.

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