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S.C. Stephens

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S.C. Stephens is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who enjoys spending every free moment she has creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance.

Her debut novel, Thoughtless, an angst-filled love triangle charged with insurmountable passion and the unforgettable Kellan Kyle, took the literary world by storm. Amazed and surprised by the response to the release of Thoughtless in 2009, more stories were quick to follow. Stephens has been writing nonstop ever since.

In addition to writing, Stephens enjoys spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading fabulous novels, loading up her iPod with writer's block reducing music, heading out to the movies, and spending quality time with her friends and family. She curre

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Effortless (Thoughtless, #2)

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Reckless (Thoughtless, #3)

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Thoughtful (Thoughtless, #1.5)

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Collision Course

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Conversion (Conversion, #1)

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Untamed (Thoughtless, #4)

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Bloodlines (Conversion, #2)

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'Til Death (Conversion, #3)

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It's All Relative

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Hello there!!

Recently, I went to an amazing bookstore -- Away With Words -- in Poulsbo, WA. If you ever find yourself in that area, go check it out! While I was there, I ran into fellow authors Geneva Lee and Audrey Carlan, and had them sign some books for you to win! Here is what is up for grabs:

Silent Sins by Audrey Carlan
The Sins That Bind Us by Geneva Lee
Thoughtless by...me!

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“But, if for some reason we're not closer, if something has gotten between us, please, I'm begging you…don't give up on me. Stay. Stay with me. Work it out with me. Just don't leave me…please.”
S.C. Stephens, Effortless

“What if I don’t choose you, Kellan? What will you do?”
He looked away, a tear rolling down his cheek. “I’ll leave, Kiera. I’ll leave, and you and Denny can have your happily ever after.” He looked back at me. “You wouldn’t even need to tell him about me. Eventually, the two of you…” his voice broke and another tear fell on his cheek, “the two of you would get married, and have children, and have a great life.”
I fought back a sob. “And you? What happens to you in that scenario?”
“I…get by. And I miss you, every day,” he whispered.”
S.C. Stephens, Thoughtless

“I think in the end, you would have stayed with me, out of obligation...or maybe comfort. Maybe I was safe to you, and you needed to feel that. I know how scared you get of the unknown. To you...I must be kind of a security blanket. Do you see now, how that doesn't work for me? I don't want to be there, simply because the idea of me being gone is too...scary. I want to be someone's everything. I want fire and passion, and love that's returned, equally. I want to be someone's heart... Even if it means breaking my own.”
S.C. Stephens, Thoughtless


“I’d said it before and meant it: Alive or undead, the love of my life was a badass.”
Richelle Mead, Blood Promise

“To douchebags!" he said, gesturing to Brad. "And to girls that break your heart," he bowed his head to me. His eyes lost focus. "And to the absolute fucking horror of losing your best friend because you were stupid enough to fall in love with her.”
Jamie McGuire, Beautiful Disaster

“There are three questions every woman should be able to answer yes to before they commit to a man. If you answer no to any of the three questions, run like hell."
"Does he treat you with respect at all times? That's the first question. The second question is, if he is the exact same person twenty years from now that he is today, would you still want to marry him? And finally, does he inspire to be a better person? You find someone you can answer yes to all three, then you've found a good man.”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed

“God Layken. How do you do it? she says. She blows her nose and grabs another tissue out of the box. How do I do what? I sniff as I continue to wipe the tears from my eyes. How do you not fall in love with him? The tears begin flowing just as quickly as they had ceased. I grab yet another tissue. I don't not fall in love with him. I don't not fall in love with him a lot!”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed

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message 1: by Grace

Grace i really really love your book -Conversion!!! i'm totally hooked!!!!!! =)

Jeanna-Has Probably Read It! You are an AWESOME writer! I have finished the first two books to bloodlines and I must say move over Bella and Edward. Teren and Emma is my now all time favorite couple. And you have me hooked on Halina's wiley ways! Awesome.

message 3: by Say

Say hi there! i just finished reading thoughtless and off to reading effortless now. i would just like to say that you are an awesome and brilliant writer for writing those books. there are a few books out there that really made me cry and hands down yours was the best that i have ever read! right now, i'm reading all your books! i'm getting my s.c. stephens fix! keep up the good work!!!

Fathima Hey S.C , thanks for adding me up . Nice to meet you :)

message 5: by LeAnn

LeAnn Hi thanks for adding me! I've read all of your books on fictionpress and I was ecstatic when I found you on here!

Aestas Book Blog Hi there :) I just finished reading Thoughtless/Effortless and they are one of my fav book series ever. I laughed, I cried (a lot - which NEVER happens normally) and I loved. Thank you for writing such beautiful books - I look forward to reading more of your work.

I was wondering if there was a link to somewhere where I could buy a hard copy of Effortless? I'd really love to have it on my shelf.

message 7: by Brit

Brit Thanks for the add - I'm currently reading Thoughtless. I'm pretty much hooked so put some speed on getting Effortless to Kindle :)
(just kidding... sort of)

Victoria Smith Conversion. Brilliance is all that can be said. You turned someone who said she'd never read another vamp book into loyal follower :)

message 9: by Lani

Lani Thoughtless an effortless I loved. :) have you started a 3rd?

message 10: by Rita

Rita Are the rumors true??? Are you working on a 3rd book in the Thoughtless series?!?!? :)

message 11: by Rita

Rita Regina wrote: "Rita wrote: "Are the rumors true??? Are you working on a 3rd book in the Thoughtless series?!?!? :)"

Hello Rita,

A comment was made on Facebook days after Effortless was released that she was ..."

Thank you, Regina! You made my day! I can't wait to have Kellan and Kiera back in my life ;)

message 12: by claire

claire I really want to read the conversion series but cant find it :(

message 13: by Nadia

Nadia Wow! I read Thoughtless and Effortless over the weekend! AMAZING! I could not put them down! Thanks for being such a great writer! I can't wait for the third one! Thanks again...

Jeanna-Has Probably Read It! S.C. can you tell me where or when we can get Thoughtless book 3?

message 15: by S.C.

S.C. Stephens No date on TL3 yet--still in the middle of writing it! As for the Conversion series, I'm working on getting it published. My hope is to have the first one out this summer!

message 16: by Lucia

Lucia Dear S.C., just letting you know that you managed unbelievable. I read Thoughtless and Effortless last week. And even though I could not find compassion for narrator and could not like main character I could not put books down. You are one excellent storyteller, I fell in love with your style of writing and I am looking forward to checking your other books!

Ms. MiLo Thanks for the add Ms. Stephens, looking forward to reading your books :)

Sheilalalalala Miss Stephens, I'm wondering what would thoughtless book 3 be like? HMMM. And, would there be a Denny-perspective book in the future? Can he have a novella or some sort? I would definitely read that one. Thank you for accepting my friend request, by the way. :)

message 19: by Bridget

Bridget I'm reading Effortless now and so wrapped up in it that I had to write this before I got started for the day!! I absolutely cannot wait for the 3rd one! Just had to let you know how much I love your books and to thank you for sharing Kellen with the world!!

deb22luvsbooks Effortless....**sigh**....cannot wait for more of Kellan, what a beautiful spirit...cant wait to hear more of his and Kiera's story!

message 21: by Joy

Joy I'm curious to see what your review will be on Slammed, it was such a great book!

On another note: I'm sure you're tired of hearing this, but I'm missin' me some Kellan. Actually, I'm very curious to see what happens with Anna and Griffin...I like Griffin, honestly... I think I love Griffin. Does that make me crazy?? ; ) I'm very excited to see what happens...thanks for such a great series, Love them!

message 22: by Lindsey

Lindsey Thoughtless and Effortless were honestly amazing, I am so in love with Kellen and Kiera. I don't think I have read any other book that I couldn't wait to finish and at the same time was so heartbroken when I did. I am so excited for book 3 and can't wait to see the progression of everyone's relationships.

Mistress I read every spare second I get. I usually make it through a book a day. So, needless to say, I have read a lot of books and I have to tell you that Thoughtless and Effortless are in my top ten best books of all time. I absolutely loved all the connections between all of the characters. I can't even focus on other books because I keep thinking back to Kellen and Kiera. I cannot wait until the next book comes out. Please, please make it quick! I can't say enough about these two books! They are amazing!

message 24: by Rebecca

Rebecca I absolutely love your Thoughtless series and can not wait for the third one. I have read them twice :) **sigh**.

Fern (whirlwindbooks) I only found out about your books a few months ago and I can 100% say I am hooked and am very proud to say you are one of the best young adult authors I have come across. I find it hard stumble upon good books that I can put down and your books most defiantly filled that gap. Can't wait to read more of your work :)

message 26: by Joanne

Joanne Thanks for creating Kellan Kyle. He is one of my all time favourite romantic characters up there with Heathcliff and Christian Grey :)

message 27: by Honey

Honey Warren Your books rock! Nuff said:)

Stephanie OMG, just watched the movie trailer....I so can't wait for this book. I'm dying here. I have butterflies in my stomach :)!

message 29: by Stacy

Stacy Just wondering If you had a certain someone in mind when you created Kai? I know sometime a picture inspire and author. Loved It's All Relative just finished it yesterday. I have read most of your books Not a Chance is next. Dyeing to read Reckless, can't wait!!!

message 30: by Merita

Merita I CANNOT wait to read Reckless. I am so excited that i have no words for it. I loved Thoughtless and Effortless and the wait is killing me aarrgghhhh. Thank you so much for these books, I loved every page and will definantly read your other books. Thank you :)

Kimberly Lofgren I loved Thoughtless and Effortless!!! I came across It's All Relative a few days back and LOVED it as well. I can't wait to check out the rest of your books. You have a talent for making forbidden love, oh so right :)

message 32: by Chryssa

Chryssa Thank you for accepting my friend request! I have recently discovered Thoughtless and Effortless and I cant wait to read them! :o)

message 33: by Sumara

Sumara Thank You so much for accepting my friend request I just wanted to let you know how much I love the thoughtless series both books are amazing and I can't wait for Reckless. I know you probably have heard everyone say this hopefully K&K stay together and I feel the same way please make them stay together I think they are amazing. I do have a couple of questions... First is the reckless going to be the last book in this series and second is there going to be a second book for Collision Course.

Thanks again

Catherine thank you for accepting my friend request, the thoughtless series is the best books ever and i cant wait for reckless, in fact i am reading them all over again for the 4th time i just love them so much. just one question why cant i get any other of your books on amazon apart from collision course? i really want to read what else you have written.. please help i really want to read conversion and all the others.

Amy J Romance Author & Reader Events Hey SC
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do NOT kill off any characters. You have scared me with the name, I would prefer another surprise pregnancy instead, K?
Thanks :)

message 36: by Rachael

Rachael I just wanted to say that I freaking LOVE your books!

message 37: by Kris

Kris Thank you for accepting my friend request. I love the Thoughtless Series. I can't wait for MORE KELLAN!!!!

message 38: by Tiffany

Tiffany I am such a big fan of your work! Thank you so much for sharing Kellan and Kiera's story! I absolutely love it and I can't wait for Reckless!!!

message 39: by Cherijazzy (last edited Sep 23, 2012 08:33AM)

Cherijazzy Maddox Im reading the first book of conversion my very first vampire book. I love LOVE the Thoughtless series cant wait for reckless to come out. So now let me read another series from SC Stephens. I know you wont let me down! =)

message 40: by Erica

Erica E Hi S.C! thanks so much for accepting my friend request. I can't wait to read more Kellan. Looking forward to reading Reckless :)

message 41: by Korey

Korey Thanks for the accept!!! Loved the "Thoughtless" series cant wait for more and I am patiently waiting to find out what happens with everyone around Kellan & Kiera.

message 42: by Korey

Korey This is the song that pop in my head while reading Effortless http://youtu.be/mzX0rhF8buo

message 43: by Trichia

Trichia So this is what I'm thinking...come Christmas time you release a blog that says "Merry Christmas wonderful fans of mine! Here is Reckless just for you! Early release for the Holidays!" It can happen right?! I'm anxious anxious anxious!

message 44: by Robin

Robin What is the release date for Reckless? I'm jonesin for Kellan. :)

message 45: by Ruby

Ruby Black Thanks for accepting the friend add. Cheers!

message 46: by Cara

Cara i am sooooo obsessed with the thoughtless series and the conversion series ! i totally can't wait for the next books to come out for both series !!!!!

message 47: by Manda

Manda B WOW is all i can say ! Loving Kellan and cannot wait for Reckless.

Thanks for the friend accept :)

Marypaulinesamson Hi I'm planning to pre-order your book Reckless but it's not available here in the Philippines, please make it available :(.Happy New Year!

Swilliams305 LOVED, loved, loved the preview of chapter one. I hate myself for reading it because I now wanted the entire book right this minute. If its that hot from the beginning, can't wait to get my hands on the rest. Awesome job!

message 50: by Karli

Karli I absolutely loved thougtless and I'm currently enjoying reading effortless. Your writing is great :)

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