The Jewel, Amy Ewing




Lasting is no longer a human being. Tomorrow she becomes Lot 197,
auctioned to the highest royal bidder in the Jewel of the Lone City.
Tomorrow she becomes the Surrogate of the House of the Lake, her sole
purpose to produce a healthy heir for the Duchess. Imprisoned in the
opulent cage of the palace, Violet learns the brutal ways of the Jewel,
where the royal women compete to secure their bloodline and the
surrogates are treated as disposable commodities. Destined to carry the
child of a woman she despises, Violet enters a living death of captivity
– until she sets eyes on Ash Lockwood, the royal Companion. 

towards each other by a reckless, clandestine passion, Violet and Ash
dance like puppets in a deadly game of court politics, until they become
each other’s jeopardy – and salvation.