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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

Stephanie's July Blog

Hi everyone!

For updated information on what's going on in my world, check out my latest Letter To Readers, with full details on my upcoming novel, THE BEGUILEMENT OF LADY EUSTACIA CAVANAUGH...the third story in The Cavanaugh series, including a sneak peek excerpt for those who enjoy them.

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A Match for Marcus Cynster by Stephanie Laurens
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A Match for Marcus Cynster by Stephanie Laurens
""To him, she was a nymph irresistible temptation, but she was also the tender, caring, devoted woman he had sworn to protect."

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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 met Thomas. It" Read more of this review »
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“Frowning, she looked up. "You can't want to ravish me every time we meet."
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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:

  27 votes, 22.0%

  16 votes, 13.0%

  16 votes, 13.0%

  14 votes, 11.4%

  12 votes, 9.8%

  11 votes, 8.9%

  7 votes, 5.7%

  6 votes, 4.9%

  4 votes, 3.3%

  3 votes, 2.4%

  3 votes, 2.4%

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

  1 vote, 0.8%

  0 votes, 0.0%

  0 votes, 0.0%


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Scott Roberts Merry christmas.

Chryssa Thank you for accepting my friend invite Stephanie! :O)

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