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Stephanie Laurens

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Stephanie Laurens was born in Sri Lanka, which was at the time the British colony of Ceylon. When she was 5, her family moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she was raised. After continuing through school and earning a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in Australia, Stephanie and her husband moved to Great Britain, taking one of the last true overland journeys from Katmandu to London.

Once in London, Stephanie and her husband both began work as research scientists in Kent. They lived in an area surrounded by history. Their own cottage was built in the 16th century, while next door were the protected ruins of an early Roman villa, and nearby was a 14th century castle.

After four years in England, Stephanie and her husband returned to Australia, where she
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February 1, 2015

One month down, and our summer is largely absent. While those in northern climes deal with horrible winter storms, our usually hot and dry summer feels more like autumn - cool to cold nights and sunny-cloudy days. I just wish the rain would fall instead of just constantly threatening. Regardless, my garden is bounteous and beautiful - I just came in from picking Tigerella heir... Read more of this blog post »
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" Daphne wrote: "Dear Stephanie,
The continuing story of the Cynster family fills a great void in Historical/Regency fiction. I do not read many "romance
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The Tempting of Thomas Carrick by Stephanie Laurens
"Enjoyable historical fiction in the next generation of Cynsters. There's mystery & romance for Lucilla Cynster (Richard & Catriona's eldest daughter) & Thomas Carrick. The story begins ten years after "By Winter's Light" where we first..." Read more of this review »
" So glad to hear that, Ronda. I'm having a great deal of fun writing the first of the Adventurers Quartet right now - always a good sign! "
" Thanks so much Peggy for your kind words! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the book so much - I think you're really going to like Lucilla's story, The Te ...more"
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“Isn’t every human being both a scientist and an artist; and in writing of human experience, isn’t there a good deal to be said for recognizing that fact and for using both methods?”
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"By Winter's Light was a great introduction to the next generation of the Cynsters. I haven't read the Cynsters in a while and it was great to dive back into their world and see how the family is going! I loved revisiting the original 6 couples, an..." Read more of this review »
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"Good Prequel to Next Generation of Cynsters

Readers of BY WINTER'S LIGHT shouldn't be fooled. It is really a novella romance between a Cynster tutor and governess and an introduction to the next generation of Cynsters. The emphasis is on Lucilla Cy..." Read more of this review »
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“Frowning, she looked up. "You can't want to ravish me every time we meet."
Oh, yes, he could. Demon gritted his teeth...”
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The 2nd annual Nothing but Reading Challenges' Best 'DRESS'ed Cover Poll. (2012 edition.)

Help us pick out the best DRESSed cover of 2012. If you don't see one of your favorites please feel free to add it. Just make sure you add it to the right dress category and that the cover came out in 2012. We have six categories:

- Red Click here to get to the Poll.
- White Click here to get to the Poll.
- Blue Click here to get to the Poll.
- Purple/Pink Click here to get to the Poll.
- Black/Miscellaneous Click here to get to the Poll.
- Yellow/Gold/Orange Click here to get to the Poll.

Each category has it's own poll and we'll pick the top 3 from each to go in a finally poll to determine which cover had the most beautiful dress. Enjoy!

The colors for this round are Yellow, Gold and Orange:

 
  28 votes, 22.0%

 
  16 votes, 12.6%

 
  16 votes, 12.6%

 
  14 votes, 11.0%

 
  12 votes, 9.4%

 
  12 votes, 9.4%

 
  8 votes, 6.3%

 
  6 votes, 4.7%

 
  4 votes, 3.1%

 
  3 votes, 2.4%

 
  3 votes, 2.4%

My Scandalous Viscount by Gaelen Foley (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.8%

 
  1 vote, 0.8%

 
  1 vote, 0.8%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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