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 - eBook

Cover of Lord Ruin by Carolyn Jewel

The eBook is the same as the original mass market paperback, with new art and, of course, in digital format. Links to various vendors below.

Carolyn Jewel, February 2011
ISBN: 978-0-983-38260-7

The Duke of Sin
The Duke of Cynssyr didn't believe in love. He planned to marry for beauty. But a night of unforgettable passion left him a changed man -- a man tied to a bespectacled spinster. Anne Sinclair's long legs drove him wild with desire, and her quick wit challenged his mind. Ruined for any oher, the notorious rake had only one choice; to court his wife. To win her condfidence, however, nothing less than his love would do.

The Old Maid of Bartley Green
Anne Sinclair had sworn to protect her sister from the infamous Lord Ruin. Yet she never expected to sacrifice her own virtue. Forced to give the rogue her hand in marriage, she vowed never to relinquish her heart. But Ruan worshopped her body and valued her intelligence, making Anne long to succumb to the ultimate temptation: falling for her husband.

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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 my 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:

  • A Notorious Ruin will be out Summer 2014. It is currently in final edits.
  • Mary and Ben, a prequel to Lord Ruin
  • Emily and Devon. They’re last because Emily needs to be a few years older. Plus, I’m torturing you.

Print Version

Cover of Lord Ruin by Carolyn Jewel The original mass market paperback is out of print and only available via used book sellers.
Dorchester Publishing - Leisure Books
ISBN: 978-0-843-951356



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

Previous Covers

Original Mass Market Cover

Leisure Books Mass Market Cover of Lord Ruin

Seamus Gallagher version. Still a fav.

Previous Cover of Lord Ruin

Previous digital version

Previous Cover of Lord Ruin


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