Dark Emerald


Tara always knew she was different, although she never knew how much until she discovers her life is shrouded in secrets. No one can tell her what mysterious circumstances surround her birth, but they are somehow entwined with a dark emerald-the jewel identifying the lost heir to Tower Twyll…


Banished from Twyll by his brutal half-brother, Rhys carves out a new life as the Bastard Outlaw. But then he comes upon a raven-haired beauty whose comeliness inflames his desire. And she carries the legendary jewel that threatens his quest for revenge…


Though Rhys kidnaps her, the infamous criminal stokes a passion-both seductive and frightening-in Tara. For if she is the true heir, then she becomes the sworn enemy of the man who has captured her heart…



“Lisa Jackson captures the dialogue and intrigue of the Middle Ages beautifully. The story (part Robin Hood and part Camelot) of Rhys, Tremayne, Tara and Cavan of Marwood ensnares the reader in an intricate plot and holds them until the very end.”
— Romantic Times

“DARK EMERALD is a complex Medieval romance that will gain much acclaim for Lisa Jackson. The story line moves forward on several levels that ultimately tie together in an exciting finish.”
— Painted Rock Reviews

OUTLAW (Writing as Susan Lynn Crose)

“Set in Wales in 1297, OUTLAW is a grand tale of passion and honor. Susan Lynn Crose has proven herself to be a masterful storyteller . . . A richly crafted novel of the highest caliber.”
— The Literary Times

“[Crose is] a master at plotting and creating complicated webs of conflict and intrigue. Slow-building passion intensifies the tension of this very entertaining tale.”
— Rendezvous

“Susan Lynn Crose is one of the best Medieval romance writers and her latest novel, OUTLAW, will enhance her reputation.”
— Affaire de Coeur

Publish Date

March 1999