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GIVEAWAY: Signed Stephanie Laurens Backlist & Vera Bradley Bag

0061795143.01.LZZZZZZZUpdated: We are extending the promotion until Friday (today) at 11:59 pm EST.

Avon put together this really lovely giveaway to celebrate the start of the new Stephanie Laurens‘ series, The Black Cobra Quartet.   The premise of the Black Cobra Quartet is that there is a British traitor who is the head of the Black Cobra cult, an organization that is terrorizing villages and setting up a reign of fear in Bombay.   Evidence has been gathered to deliver to the England but given the scope of the Black Cobra influence, it is determined that the four British officers who have this information will split up and make their way back to England separately in hopes that at least one of them will be able to deliver the incriminating evidence and put a stop to the Black Cobra.

You can read the prelude to the series here and the first 20 % of the launch title,


Untamed Bride, here.

The winner of this contest will be sent this gorgeous Vera Bradley bag stuffed full of the entire Laurens backlist (almost 30 titles).     To enter, simply leave a comment about a) your favorite Laurens book OR b) if you haven’t read a Laurens, what book of hers interests you the most.

This contest is sponsored by Avon and will run until Friday November 6, 11:59 PM EST.   Updated: This contest is for US residents only. Sorry folks.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. AnimeJune
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 10:08:34

    I have only read one work by Stephanie Laurens – “The Fall of Rogue Gerrard” from the It Happened One Night anthology. I enjoyed it, but I have heard people say that her earlier books are really good, particularly “Devil’s Bride.”

  2. Amber
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 10:13:27

    My favorite Stephanie Laurens is A Secret Love. While I love all of the original Bar Cynsters, Gabriel’s story is the one I love to revisit. The mystery in this one is a bit different from the norm–centering around fraudulent investment schemes. The dynamic between Gabriel and Alathea is markedly different from the rest of the series because they have known each other all of their lives. It is an awakening of possibilities rather than a serendipitous chance meeting that drives the romance. And all of the secondary characters are so carefully crafted that they stay with you long after you’ve read the last page.

  3. Bonnie Ferguson
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 10:15:50

    I haven’t read any Stephanie Laurens novels yet. Since I’ve heard many fabulous things about her Cynster novels, I’d have to say I’m very intrigued by DEVIL’S BRIDE, the first book in that series. :)

  4. ms bookjunkie
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 10:20:11

    I love DEVIL’S BRIDE most, I think, but recently read ROGUES’ REFORM (a collection of 3 stories by SL) and have much love for those stories. It’s really hard to go wrong with a Stephanie Laurens pick, IMO.

  5. Rebyj
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 10:22:21

    I KNOW I’ve read 2 Stephanie Lauren’s books but for me to recall the titles, I need the entire backlist to dig thru and read ;)

  6. Robin Bayne
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 10:25:16

    I know I have read her in the past but couldn’t name the best one.

  7. RStewie
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 10:25:34

    Ohh! I’m so excited about this contest! What a great prize!

    My favorites are On a Wild Night and On a Wicked Dawn. These two stories were great, and I really loved the protags in each, but especially the heroines. The stories were just what I needed, and really helped me cope with some personal stuff at the time…by taking me so completely away from what I had going on.

    I’m really looking forward to the Black Cobra Quartet, too…I’ve read the prelude and the excerpts from both the first and second releases in it, and I’m excited to see where they go!

  8. Babs
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 10:30:56

    Oh, I can’t choose just one favorite…but did really enjoy Dalziel’s story Mastered by Love. I still remember reading the first Cynster novel and loving that the heroine was no wilting violet and that the hero decided he wanted her and set out to get her. He was definitely a different type of hero and I liked him better than some of the ones I’d been reading!

  9. Joanna Bourne
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 10:33:28

    It’s hard to pick between Devil’s Bride and Edge of Desire and …

    I was lucky enough to meet Stephanie Laurens, briefly, at RWA last year, where she won a RITA.
    Don’t enter me for the contest, though. I have all her backlist on my keeper shelf.

  10. Shayera
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 10:39:52

    My favorite Laurens is Devil’s Bride. But I really enjoyed the whole Bastion Club series as well.

  11. AB
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 10:41:58

    A Secret Love is my favorite one I think, because childhood friends turned into something more is a favorite troupe of mine, and she did it so well.

  12. Zee
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 10:42:39

    Haven’t made my way through all the Cynster books yet, but I liked both Devil’s Bride and Scandal’s Bride so far. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks!

  13. dancechica
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 10:43:45

    I haven't read a Laurens' book, but I keep hearing so much about them I wouldn't mind giving her a try. I'm most intrigued by Devil's Bride, since it's the start of the Cynsters.

  14. tricia
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 10:46:17

    The Ideal Bride… but I think it’s ’cause it was my first. Sigh.

  15. Carrie
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 10:48:40

    I loved the whole Bastion Club series and the original Cynsters.

  16. Lauren
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 10:50:16

    I haven’t read any Stephanie Laurens yet . . . and it seems like I’ve been missing out! Just the little synopsis of the new series – Black Cobra Quartet – has me hooked. And Devil’s Bride also sounds great.

  17. Sasha M.
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 10:50:17

    Goodness, it would have to be Devil’s Bride–because I picked it up not knowing who Laurens was at first but just so intrigued and then so rewarded upon reading; because it introduced me to a whole slew of yummy Cynsters and their as-fiery wives; because Devil and Honoria rocked my world in two very different ways [I wanted to be Honoria and I wanted to *insert action verb here* Devil]. Devil made you want to say, “C’mere you stoic marshmallow you”–I love how he knew he wanted Honoria, and he pulled all the stops. He pursued her so freaking dreamily.

    And know what?–and this is why I loved that book so much–Devil never said those three words [I luuuurve you] to Honoria. And I’ll go ahead and say it: It’s the mark of good writing when it doesn’t matter to the reader [i.e., Me] when those words aren’t said, especially when said reader [i.e., Me] likes those words very much. You know Devil loves Honoria. Honoria knows Devil loves her. Devil sure as hell knows he loves Honoria. And Laurens was skillful enough–made of so much awesomesauce, in technical speak–to pull that off without the words.

    The bestest bestest bestest epilogue EVER in the history of epilogues is when, a couple of books later, Devil and Honoria are plump with joy and lurve, looking over their brood–and Devil tells her the words.


  18. Lara F
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 10:55:06

    I’ve only read one Stephanie Laurens novel yet, The Promise in a Kiss. I really enjoyed it, as well as a number of her short stories that I’ve read in various collections (I love winter holiday story collections). I think the sheer number of her books has overwhelmed me, and the fact that so many of them are part of a series. Winning her entire collection would certainly take away the “where to start” question!

  19. Margay
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 11:01:55

    The first Stephanie Laurens book I ever read was A Secret Love and it still remains my favorite to this day.

  20. Collette
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 11:04:02

    I just (within the last 2 weeks) reread Devil’s Bride. It was the first Laurens I read and I remember being wholly caught up in it and unable to put it down. I seem to recall I went an extra stop on the train that day. I’d have to count that as my favorite.

  21. shuzluva
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 11:07:17

    While I’ve made it throught the majority of Laurens’ Cynster series (and loved nearly all of them), my favorite is still Devil’s Bride. I can reread that book until the end of time. It would go to a deserted island with me!

  22. Susan Laura
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 11:08:50

    I was recently given a recommendation for Devil’s Bride and loved it!

  23. LoriK
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 11:11:13

    I haven't read any Stephanie Laurens novels yet, but I’ve gotten several recs for the Cynster series, so I’m most interested in Devil’s Bride.

  24. Sabrina
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 11:12:23

    Fantastic giveaway! Like most, I adored Devil’s Bride. I can’t read it often enough.

    Thanks Jane and Avon!

  25. Bonnie
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 11:14:01

    I’ve never read her books before, but I’m most interested in Devil’s Bride.

  26. Booklover1335
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 11:19:22

    Yeah I loved Devil’s Bride too, but there is just something about A Fine Passion that I just love. Second choice would have to be Scandal’s Bride. But really I don’t think you can go wrong with any of the beginning of the Cynster series..oh and I liked A Rogue’s Proposal too. See I can’t pick just one :)

  27. Krissy
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 11:22:37

    I’ve enjoyed many Stephanie Laurens novels, but my favorite is Devil’s Bride.

  28. MeganS.
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 11:22:46

    I haven’t kept up with the entirety of her backlist, but oh I remember checking Devil’s Bride out of the library and devouring it that same afternoon. Good read!

  29. hanne
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 11:25:00

    I’ve never read her! But having browsed through some of her backlist, I think Devil’s bride seems quite interesting – and this seems to be confirmed by many of the ladies here.

  30. Amber E.
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 11:28:49

    Wow! What a fantastic contest. Please enter me in this contest, because I would love to win Stephanie Laurens entire backlist of books. My favorite book of hers would have to be “Devil’s Bride”. You have to love those Cynsters, although I haven’t been able to read the Bastion Club series yet. Thanks!

  31. Lori S.
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 11:29:04

    I haven’t read any of Stephanie Laurens’ work yet, but I have heard good things about Devil’s Bride.

  32. Karen in TN
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 11:30:18

    I haven’t read any of her books yet, but glancing thru her catalog, it seems that THE UNTAMED BRIDE would not be a bad place to start, since it’s the beginning of a new series.

  33. SRS
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 11:35:05

    I’ve never read any Stephanie Laurens, but have heard good things about Devil’s Bride and A Fine Passion.

  34. Missy Ann
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 11:36:08

    Scandal’s Bride FTW. IIRC this is where I “found” the series. I’ve got the whole backlist in the keeper trunk – but I’m not letting that stop me. ;)

  35. Grace Fonseca
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 11:37:27

    I’m most interested in Reading The Devils Bride because it’s the first in a series and heard wonderful things about this book. Always like to start a series from the beginning. Everyone always recommends her.

  36. Lusty Reader
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 11:50:35

    this has got to be the best giveaway ive ever seen. i love Laurens’ writing style and have the Cynster family tree memorized!

    On a Wild Night is just *one* of my favorites, i love regency heroines with a streak of wildness going on secret adventures with the hero!

  37. JaimeK
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 11:54:09

    I really enjoyed A Lady of His Own and Devil’s Bride. They are those cold day, snuggling with the dogs on the couch kind of reads…can’t beat that!

  38. kristenmary
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 11:57:55

    I just bought this one, The Untamed Bride. I am currently reading another one of hers, and I can’t remember the title. Something about the reasons for marriage. Its not with me at the moment. So far I’m really enjoying her writing style. I’ve read many good reviews for her books here and other places. Please throw my name in.


  39. Carol
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 12:11:40

    I haven’t read a book by Stephanie Laurens yet, but I really want to read Devil’s Bride. I’ve heard many great things about the book so I really want to check it out.

  40. Carin
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 12:15:05

    Just reading Sasha M.’s comment makes me want Devil’s Bride! I don’t know how I haven’t read a Stephanie Laurens book yet!

  41. Christine McKay
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 12:15:24

    I haven’t read any Laurens books yet but if I can read them out of sequence, The Untamed Bride looks pretty interesting. Nicely done cover art.

  42. Renee
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 12:15:34

    One of my all time favorite historicals is Devil’s Bride, book 1 in the Cynster series.

    I’m really looking forward to this new series!

  43. Valerie
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 12:20:03

    Oooh… I haven’t read any Stephanie Laurens yet, but I’ve been meaning to read Devil’s Bride for a while now, and am in fact currently waiting for it to come in at my local library! And Sasha M.’s comment only makes me want it more.

    And know what?-and this is why I loved that book so much-Devil never said those three words [I luuuurve you] to Honoria. And I'll go ahead and say it: It's the mark of good writing when it doesn't matter to the reader [i.e., Me] when those words aren't said

    Oh yes, please. I’m still a sucker for Han’s “I know” in Empire, I LOOOOVE when it doesn’t have to be said. Sign me up. Can’t wait to get my hands on that book.

    Also, this new series? WANT. I am a big old sucker for books set in India.

  44. Jody
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 12:27:20

    I’ve loved every Stephanie Laurens’ book I’ve read (which hasn’t been nearly enough). My favorite thus far is the prequel to the Cynster books called, I believe, The Promise in a Kiss–such a great comfort read, since I haven’t yet read Devil’s Bride.

    I would so love to win this contest!

  45. Holly
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 12:31:50

    I haven't read any Stephanie Laurens yet, I’m not sure how I missed her. I would love to win!

  46. joanne
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 12:32:25

    My first Laurens book was A Comfortable Wife (I still do a re-read when I’m looking for a comfort read), then it was the Lester series and then every release since then.

    What a great gift package—
    Thank you Jane and Avon and Stephanie!

  47. lisa m
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 12:39:07

    I have always wanted to read her books. With this new series I think I will finally start and know I will probably be reading all of her backlist.

  48. Kate Pearce
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 12:41:25

    It would have to be the classic “Devil’s Bride” but I glommed up all the early Cynster novels and loved them all.

  49. missy_31
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 12:43:21

    I prefer the earlier Cynster novels and I think its a tie between A Devil’s bride and Scandal’s bride. Gotta love those CYnsters!! I also liked her earlier books esp the Lester series which featured the sister-

  50. Sandia
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 12:43:29

    My favorite Stephanie Laurens is “Captain Jack’s Woman”. I’m not so much a Cynsters fan….

  51. BevQB
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 12:47:58

    WOOT! One of my favorite subjects to talk about- Stephanie Laurens and her Cynsters. For me, Ms. Laurens sets the standard for Regency Romances and, in particular, DEVIL’S BRIDE comes closer to perfection than any other romance I’ve ever read. It’s my go-to comfort read when I need a dose of Happily-Ever-After, which seems to occur at least once a year for some reason.

    Recently, instead of a re-read, I was thrilled to find the AUDIO download of Devil’s Bride available through my library. OMG! The narrator, Simon Prebble, was WONDERFUL! At first I was a bit taken aback with his choice of voice for Devil, but then I realized that Devil absolutely would have had that aristocratic tone to his voice- he’s a arrogant freakin’ Duke, after all!

    FYI- over the last couple of years, I’ve emailed Ms. Laurens with questions about availability of audio books for a couple of her books and assumed her PA would get back to me when s/he had time. Imagine my surprise and delight that Ms. Laurens personally answered my emails herself! SQUEE!

    Anyway, one of those questions was whether Devil’s Bride would ever be re-released in consumer edition audio book form in addition to the expensive library editions. So HEADS-UP sistah-fans of Devil’s Bride, it is now available for download from Audible and on CD from Amazon and other bookstores. WOOT!

    P.S. I can haz prize now, Jane? ;-D

  52. Stephanie
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 12:50:15

    I have not read any of her books yet! ; ) But Devils Bride seems like a good one to try and her new series sounds interesting!

  53. Little Lamb Lost
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 12:52:55

    My favorite is Devil’s Bride. It remains on my keeper shelf.

  54. Monroe Dawson
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 12:53:38

    My favorite Stephanie Laurens book is On a Wild Night! Has one of my ALL TIME fav Heroines in it! :o) I would just gush if I won this contest! Thanks for having it out here for us!

  55. Angela James
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 12:54:08

    You don’t need to enter me, but I just had to say that Devil’s Bride actually is one of my all time favorite comfort re-reads. I love that book in a huge way. I’ll definitely check out the new series when it releases.

  56. Erin W
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 12:57:45

    I’ve never read a Stephanie Laurens book, but my friend Angela James keeps recommending her to me… so this prize would be fabulous!! Apparently I should REALLY be looking forward to reading Devil’s Bride! ;)

  57. Julia
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:00:24

    I think the only Stephanie Laurens I have had a chance to read is her contributions to the Scottish Brides anthology. I did enjoy it, and have been meaning to read more of her work. I think the Bastion Club series interests me most, and I always read books in order, so if I don’t win, my next purchase will probably be Captain Jack’s Woman.

  58. A Librarian
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:03:13

    I do love the Devil’s Bride because it was my first and after all, a girl always remembers her first:-)

  59. Bella
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:04:07

    OMG OMG — this is an absolutely AWESOME giveaway! So, I hate to confess it, but I am new to Stephanie Laurens. Ironically, it was only recently that I was told of the error of my ways. So I am most looking forward to this book, The Untamed Bride, because it is the start of a new series and I will be learning about the characters and world at the same time as everyone else! (Then if I win, I can surreptitiously catch up on her back list!!!)

    Thanks so much for the contest!

  60. Sandy (Strlady)
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:06:54

    I love Vera and Stephanie Laurens so it’s a treat to enter this giveaway. Stephanie is one of the first romance writers I glomed when I got back into romance reading and Devil’s Bride will always be my favorite.

  61. cheryl c.
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:07:41

    I loved DEVIL’S BRIDE, and I really want to read SCANDAL’S BRIDE because I have heard great things about it. I hope to one day make it through the entire Bastion and Cynster backlist. Winning this prize would really help me reach that goal!

  62. LauraB
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:11:44

    Devil’s Bride, obviously, but I also enjoyed A Lady of Expectations. :)

  63. Barb
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:15:23

    I’m a Stephanie Laurens virgin (shame on me) and like others, I have been overwhelmed with the where to start in the backlist blues. What if I can’t find all the books in the series, in order?? Oh Noes! Well! Winning this would solve all those problems(!) and give me a nice bag to boot( I love Vera Bradley).
    I love the premise of Lauren’s new series, so I think I’ll start with Untamed Bride. I will definitely give it a go whether I win or not.
    Thank you Jane and thank you Avon for the great prize.

  64. Donna S
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:16:13

    I have not read her work yet. Untamed Bride is my first introduction to it, so its probably the one I want to read the most right now. But if the rest of her backlist sounds this good I cant wait to dig in.

  65. Danielle D
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:18:37

    Stephanie Laurens is my “comfort” author — I love her Cynster’s series and my fav Cynster is Gabriel. I can’t wait to hread Untamed Bride.

  66. Shana
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:25:13

    Stephanie Laurens is one of my favorite authors, and high on my ‘comfort reread’ list.

    I like them all, but I think my current favorite is To Distraction from the Bastion Club series.

  67. Jody F.
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:25:43

    I’ve enjoyed quite a few of Stephanie’s books, but since I have to pick I’ll go with Scandal’s Bride. I like the connection between the hero/heroine and the overall feel of it. Since I have so many of hers I haven’t read yet, I’m really hoping to win this. The bag is super cool too!

  68. Katie
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:27:20

    I just finished my first Laurens book, Mastered by Love. I think perhaps it wasn’t the wisest choice to come in at the end of one series (The Bastion Club), that was also (I think) tied in with another series (The Cynsters). Still, I enjoyed it and am looking forward to trying more, particularly the forthcoming Black Cobra Quartet (and Devil’s Bride, as everyone seems to think it’s too delicious to miss).

  69. Ros
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:34:26

    @Sasha M.: It mattered a lot to me that he never said it, actually. I didn’t mind that he didn’t say it at first, but I really, really wanted him to say it by the end.

    Oh and no need to enter me in the competition. I don’t really go for the Vera Bradley look.

  70. Patricia Brittingham
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:36:32

    I have never read her books, but Devils Bride seems to be the one I should start with. Sounds really interesting and intriguing. Thanks for the chance!

  71. emily
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:37:00

    Haven’t read a Laurens yet, but the new book sounds really good. LIke the premise a lot!

  72. Sandra
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:38:30

    I have not read any Stephanie Laurens books yet, I think. The Cynster books sound great, and especially want to read The Devil’s Bride.

  73. Eileen
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:38:50

    I’ve never read Stephanie Laurens, but I have been thinking of reading Devil’s Bride because I’ve heard so much about her Cynsters series. I am the type who has to start with the first book of a series even though they are usually fine to read out of order. After reading here that so many people like Devil’s Bride, I will definitely have to get it.

  74. Camilla
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:41:58

    i love The Devil’s Bride..for some reason that story really does it fo rme!!

  75. Rebecca B
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:42:13

    My favorite is Gabriel’s story–“A Secret Love.” It was my first. Which then led me to read the entire Cynster series….

  76. Leigh H
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:42:31

    Devil’s Bride. Firsts in a series are the often best, and this one was pretty loveable.

  77. Amanda McKamey
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:45:57

    What a fantastic giveaway! I’m like everyone else; it’s tough to pick just one. Even so CAPTAIN JACK’S WOMAN will probably always be my favorite. In all honesty, I don’t remember much about the book, only that I rogued it from my grandmother’s bookshelf. It was one of the first books to turn me on to historical romances. For that I will always be grateful to Ms. Laurens. To win this contest would mean getting reacquainted with some old friends. Thanks for the opportunity.

  78. jmc
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:49:31

    Devil’s Bride is my favorite Laurens book. Think I’ve read most of the original Cynster novels, but not her other series.

  79. Phyllis
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 13:49:44

    how do I choose just one? Let’s see… Probably 5 of the first 6 of the Cynsters, plus the one with the artist. Then the Bastion Club. And oh, the novella about Devil’s parents.

    Can’t just choose one!

  80. Jenny
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 14:00:28

    The first one I ever read by her was Scandal’s Bride, and it’s still a good one!

  81. EmilyW
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 14:16:00

    My first Laurens’ book was Devil’s Bride which I read about a month ago. I really enjoyed it and have Captain Jack’s Woman in my TBR to read next. She’s a great writer and I look forward to reading her many other books.

  82. Kate Jones
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 14:16:50

    For me it’s all about Captain Jack’s Woman. It’s an early, non-series one, and it makes me really, really happy.

  83. Patti
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 14:24:17

    I haven’t read any of Ms. Lauren’s books yet (I’m relatively new to romance) but someone recently recommended the Bar Cynster books and I just bought the first one. (I have to read them in order!)

    Thanks for the chance at this amazing giveaway!

  84. Maureen
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 14:28:59

    Devil’s Bride is my favorite Stephanie Laurens book.

  85. LizC
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 14:34:34

    Apparently the only Stephanie Laurens I’ve read is her offering in the It Happened One Night anthology but I’ve always wanted to read the Cynster novels.

  86. StephS
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 14:40:20

    I haven’t read any of Ms. Laurens’ books yet but the one that intrigues me the most is The Untamed Bride because it is the first in a new series!

  87. Anna
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 14:47:01

    I haven’t read any of these books yet. They are going to have to go on my reading list, starting with Devil’s Bride.

  88. HeatherK
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 14:47:43

    I’ve never read Ms. Laurens, but On A Wicked Dawn sounds like a delightfully fun read. I like a heroine who knows what she wants and goes after it. Adding her name to my ever growing list of authors to check out. :)

  89. KimT
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 14:49:30

    I’ve read the first 10 or so Cynster novels. Laurens’ books are comfort reads for me, since I can always count on a well-written story with alpha males and feisty women. My favorite is A Secret Love…I’ve always liked the friends-to-lovers plot. One of the best writers in the grenre!

  90. e_bookpushers
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 14:58:47

    My favorite hero is Devil Cynster in Devil’s Bride but I think my favorite story is actually Four in Hand. I just laugh my way through that book every time I re-read it. :)

  91. Stacy S
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 15:06:12

    My favorite one is A Secret Love. May have to do a re read soon.

  92. Pat Freeze
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 15:12:50

    My favorite Cynster novel is Scandal”s Bride because of Catriona.

  93. Diane M.
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 15:24:07

    Devil’s Bride because it’s the first one I read.

  94. chey
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 15:47:47

    My favourite so far has been A Lady of His Own.

  95. Lorraine
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 15:57:02

    I just started reading Devil’s Bride and love it. Can’t wait to read more in the series.

  96. Abbie
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 15:58:31

    I don’t think I’ve read any of her books. I’m trying to think why, because she definitely looks like my kind of author. I think Untamed Bride looks very interesting, but maybe Devil’s Bride, based on all the recommends it’s getting here.

  97. Sue R
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 15:59:14

    I haven’t read any of her books but I am most interested in reading The Untamed Bride. I have heard a lot of good things about it in other blogs. After reading the synopsis, I am more than eager to get my hands on a copy. :]

  98. Leslie
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 16:00:50

    Hard to choose a favorite – the first one that comes to mind is A ROGUE’S PROPOSAL. Loved Demon Cynster!

  99. Casey
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 16:02:49

    While Captain Jack’s Woman is a near second (and the first Stephanie Laurens novel I read), Temptation and Surrender is my favorite. Em’s curiosity, independence, adventurousness, and devotion to her family make her easy to like and relate to, and her siblings are simply adorable. Jonas is a typical Stephanie Laurens hero, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Temptation and Surrender has a nice balance between the romance and mystery/adventure side of the story: just enough of each so that I don’t get bored of either.

  100. cyclops8
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 16:03:07

    “A Lady of His Own” and “To Distraction” are two of my favorites. I love both her Bastion Club and Cynster series.

  101. Christine M.
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 16:20:21

    I’ve never read her but looking at her backlist…. Many of them appeal to me! And it seems by the look of the comments that Devil’s bride is a favourite!

  102. Jean
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 16:42:47

    I haven’t read any of Stephanie Laurens’s novels, but A Secret Love sounds very interesting, I love the hidden identity angle.

  103. Lisa
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 17:03:17

    I’ve never read any of Stephanie Lauren’s books, but everyone seems to be saying such good things about Devil’s Bride!

  104. Lori
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 17:07:11

    I think The Lady Chosen sounds like a book I’d enjoy. The Bastion Club series sounds very intriguing….

  105. Lacy
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 17:10:19

    I recall reading her story in the It Happened One Night anthology. I’ll have to give her other books a try.

  106. Renda
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 17:15:10

    I, too, am in the category of love all the Cynsters. Couldn’t choose between them if I had to. A definite comfort read for me as well.
    I love that I am getting to the stage where I can read all of them once a year or so and still not get bored. That is my silver lining for getting older.

  107. Patricia
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 17:24:23

    Scandal’s story is my favorite. I particularly liked that he was a strong enough male to take a subservient position to a female and yet not be diminished in any way. The love scenes had more genuine feeling and less intellectualizing.

  108. Penny
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 17:50:29

    I think the first Laurens book I read was The Reasons for Marriage. It made it to my keeper shelf several years ago & I still re-read about once a year.

    Of the Cynsters, Devil’s Bride has been my favorite – it’s on my keeper shelf too.

  109. Sotheara
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 18:06:55

    I love the original Cynsters and would have enjoyed being swept off my feet by any of them. However, my two favorite books have to be Devil’s Bride and All About Passion.

  110. Neda
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 18:13:42

    I have not read Stephanie Laurens but I have read rave after rave about Devil’s Bride and it’s on my list to get one day.

  111. Andi
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 18:18:30

    I loved A Lady Of His Own and I’m really looking forward to her new series.

  112. Ruth
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 18:29:12

    I absolutely adored Devil’s Bride and Scandal’s Bride. I loved her heroines in these stories.

    I had read Captain Jack and enjoyed it and have been with Stephanie Lauren’s ever since.

  113. Amy Kathryn
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 18:49:54

    I think my favorite would be the one that introduced me to Ms. Lauren’s work…Devil’s Bride.

  114. Therese
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 18:57:40

    The Untamed Bride will be the first Stephanie Laurens I have read! Don’t know how I have missed reading any. So thought I would start this series when I saw it this weekend.

  115. PeggyH
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 19:05:25

    I haven’t read any of her books, but would love to try! I would have to start with Devil’s Bride, because the Cynster Novels sound interesting, and I can’t imagine starting with anything other than Book 1!

  116. Cherie J
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 19:13:11

    A Lady of His Own is my favorite. Thanks for the contest!

  117. JessW
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 19:13:16

    Loved The Devil’s Bride. Honoria and Devil make a great, smart couple.

  118. Tae
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 19:15:48

    I’ve read quite a few of her books and I’d say that my favorites are the ones of the twins, On a Wild Night and On a Wicked Dawn. I love twin books for some reason. I think the second is my favorite, I rather like the girl proposing.

  119. JenB
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 19:24:56

    I’ve only read one SL book so far–An Ideal Bride–but it left me wanting to read more.

  120. Lois
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 19:26:44

    I’m still really a newbie. . . a long time ago I did read two reprints from Harlequin which I liked, but didn’t get my first long novel until the last newest with Mastered by Love which I did rather like. :)


  121. hapax
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 19:43:42

    Hmmm. Everybody, but everybody loves DEVIL’S BRIDE, and I do too, but there is something so rainy-day reassuring about A COMFORTABLE WIFE, so I’ll go with that.

  122. RandomRanter
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 19:46:07

    I am really intrigued by the Black Cobra series and have Untamed Bride on my wishlist.

  123. QLady48
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 19:50:32

    The Untamed Bride will be my first read from this author. The older books sound good too after reading these comments. Thanks, Sue

  124. lorenet
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 19:55:01

    I haven’t read any of hers yet, but reading from The Untaimed Bride interested me enought to buy the Kindle version.

  125. Michelle
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 20:12:50

    I haven’t read any of her books yet. The new quartet sounds interesting. Great contest.

  126. Tory
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 20:14:48

    My favorite single book is Devil’s Bride — it is the one that I re-read the most. However, my favorite series is probably the Bastion Club.

  127. Kathy
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 20:27:50

    I loved the early Cynster books, and pretty much every single Bastion Club book (although Mastered by Love is currently residing at the top of my to-be-read pile, but I’m sure I’ll love it too).

  128. Andrea
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 20:55:41

    Wow, what a great giveaway! My favorite SL books are A Secret Love and The Ideal Bride. Thanks!

  129. Samantha
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 21:14:50

    I think that The Untamed Bride would be an interesting book to read.

  130. mingqi
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 21:34:38

    I have only read two Stephanie Laurens’ books, Devil’s Bride, and All About Love (I think) and two novellas. I’m looking forward to read her novella, The Fall of Rogue Gerrard. Her new series also looks pretty cool!

  131. Alisha Rai
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 22:24:34

    Devil’s Bride, and then the one with Scandal. The early Cynsters are just wonderful!

  132. Donna Kowalczyk
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 22:28:28

    I’ve never read Stephanie Laurens, but my sister-in-law is a huge fan, so I would love to win this for her. :-) As to which I like to read, I’ve heard Devil’s Bride is excellent.

  133. Tanya Simmerer
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 22:51:13

    Laurens definitely started me on my Regency obsession. My favorite book is The Truth About Love. Gerrard and Jacqueline are my favorite Laurens couple. The Gothic touch in the book just does it for me. It reminds me of the classic Gothic novels I have read but adds a sexiness that I love. I enjoy all of Laurens’ books and eagerly await each release. I’m looking forward to her new series, especially since they are all coming out so soon!

  134. J.
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 23:02:50

    My favorite and most memorable Stephanie Laurens book has to be A Rake’s Vow. Stephanie Lauren was one of the first romance authors I was introduced to when I started reading historical romance. I hate having to start in the end or the middle of a series and then go back but A Rake’s Vow was the first book I managed to get and I was thankful that it was only the 2nd book of the Cynsters series!

  135. Denise
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 23:03:22

    It’s been a while since I read a Laurens title but I recall really enjoying ALL ABOUT PASSION. All of the early Cynsters were great but I needed to take a break to avoid them seeming to be repetitive.

  136. Bonnie Ferguson
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 23:12:59

    I just saw the update. I’m Canadian, so please discount my entry. (It’s comment # 3) Good luck to everyone else! :)

  137. Julie
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 00:08:30

    I enjoyed Devil’s Bride very much. :) This new series looks interesting, though; I’ll have to keep it in mind.

  138. Erica
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 01:51:17

    Favorite Laurens book has to be Devil’s Bride. Ultimate alpha, strong female and great mystery. I love the beginning of series and as the characters were introduced I could not wait for their stories. I am read the Untamed Bride and I am excited to read more.

  139. Sam DG
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 02:44:48

    Lord, I HAVE to start at the beginning of a series, so Devil’s Bride, of course!

    What a fandamntastic give-away!

  140. Tara Marie
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 05:55:11

    Like so many, Devil’s Bride and the her early Cynsters.

  141. rd2129
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 05:56:03

    Devil’s Bride was the first Laurens book that I read, so I always have a soft spot for it.
    This is so exciting!

  142. Sarah S
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 07:15:03

    I’m actually really intrigued by the sound of the Black Cobra books. I love the Indian setting, and the mystery suspense angle is what always hooks me in.

  143. Pat L.
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 07:52:17

    Shame on me – I have not read any. But I love the cover and preview of one you featured here – pretty bride on cover.

  144. Jennifer M.
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 08:41:08

    I have never read a Stephanie Laurens but I do have her “All About Passion” in my TBR pile. This new series sounds great!

  145. anne
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 08:55:08

    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. The Devil’s Bride would be my favorite ever.

  146. CupK8
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 09:16:04

    Gack! I have so much catching up to do coming in “late” to the Romance genre! My list is constantly growing…

    Browsing through her website, I think the Bastion Club novels look really interesting. I’ve always enjoyed a good bachelor’s club story! Seeing everyone recommend the Cynsters has me adding those to my list too.

  147. Jessica Kennedy
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 12:33:22

    I haven’t read her books but The Untamed Bride looks and sounds interesting! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  148. Karen
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 12:41:17

    My favorite has still got to be Devil’s Bride… I have tried to loan it out so many times, but every time I try, I need to re-read it!

  149. Rosie Carlo
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 12:47:52

    Wow, it’s so hard to pick a favorite, but I’d have to say “Devil’s Bride” would top my list of favorites from Ms. Laurens. Thanks for the great contest and what a great prize that is!!!

  150. Ashley
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 14:07:29

    Some of the first romances I read were by Ms. Laurens and they will always be re-read favorites. But I would have to say my favorite is Captain Jack’s Woman.

  151. Carolyn
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 15:37:44

    I’ll have to go with Captain Jack’s Woman as my favorite. It was also my first SL book.

  152. Daffiney
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 15:50:29

    Nothing compares to “Devil’s Bride” for me, but I’m willing to give it 29 more tries! Thanks for offering this amazing giveaway.

  153. Stephanie J
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 16:42:36

    I’m a big fan of A Secret Love. My mum turned me on to this particular book since it’s her favorite as well. You never know if you’ll share the same interest in a book but we were on the same page and I remember that wonderful heart-clenching romantic feeling throughout the entire read. Not only is it great to share an appreciate for Ms. Laurens with my mum but I had the opportunity to meet her in person earlier this year and she was so warm and friendly. It makes me enjoy her books that much more!

  154. Anne
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 16:55:30

    My pick would be The Lady Chosen…..

  155. janeth
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 17:16:17

    On a Wild Night, then A Secret Love, but all of Stephanie’s books are keepers and rereads!!

  156. tonya
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 18:01:21

    i love the bastion club series……..i have just about all of them and they are just great……i can read them over and over again

  157. Donna E.
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 18:05:39

    “A Secret Love” and “A Rogue’s Prosposal” are my favorite books of Stephanie Laurens though I love all of her historicals. I quit reading several years back as I did not find an author who captured my interest, my mistake!! Now I am trying to catch up on all the books that I have missed the past few years. There are a lot of great authors out there with Stephanie being at the top of my list.

  158. Chelsea B.
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 19:36:25

    I have not read any of her books, but this is an amazing givaway! And the book of her’s that interests me the most is ‘MASTERED BY LOVE’, though they all sound really good!

  159. jessica
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 20:10:35

    A secret love. I’ve actually given up on SL so I would really like to win this and see if I was wrong. I LOVED her early books.

  160. Linda Henderson
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 20:33:22

    I have not read any of her books yet but I’ve heard great things about her from my sister. She tells me I need to start with Devils Bride. Actually they all look good to me. I would love to win her books.

  161. D.L.
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 21:20:31

    Hands down A Secret Love is my favorite. It was one of the first romances I ever read and it still sticks with me.

  162. Tessa K.
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 22:43:52

    I have never read a Stephanie Laurens book, and because I am intrigued by her Cynster series, I would have to say that I would most like to read Devil’s Bride, because I like to start at the beginning.

  163. Mitzi H
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 22:44:03

    I haven’t read any of her books, but I sure have read some great reviews on Goodreads and Amazon Romance Forum. I would be thrilled to win one of her books. Thank you the contest!!!

  164. Denise
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 22:51:51

    A Secret Love was my first SL book. I knew there were previous books in the series when I bought it, but it sounded so intriguing that I couldn’t wait to read it. So I read that, loved it, and then read the rest of the Cynsters out of order.

    I love a lot of SL’s books, but A Secret Love remains my favorite.

  165. Sheila L.
    Nov 04, 2009 @ 01:05:28

    My favorite Laurens book is A Secret Love. This is the very first book I read by her (way back in 2001) and remains my favorite because of this fact.

  166. E. Presto
    Nov 04, 2009 @ 07:38:14

    Wow, this is a great giveaway! I haven’t read any of her books yet. Like a lot of others, I would like to read Devil’s Bride since I have heard a lot of good things about her Cynsters books.

  167. J Smith
    Nov 04, 2009 @ 16:13:51

    I’ve been a fan since “Devil’s Bride.” Her titles are amongst my “keeper” racks. I’ve had to replace some titles because the books got so tattered. I’d suggest readers start with “The Promise in a Kiss” and to not miss “Captain Jack’s Woman.” While the books stand alone, it’s more fun to be in from the start.

  168. Kat
    Nov 04, 2009 @ 16:15:05

    What an amazing giveaway! I’ve never read any of her books, but having visited her website the Cynster novels look amazing. I’m really intrigued by the elements that are different than most Regency novels and would love to explore them more!

  169. Lauren
    Nov 04, 2009 @ 17:33:41

    I’m probably in the minority, but I really enjoyed the Amanda/Amelia Cynster books “On a Wild Night” and “On a Wicked Dawn.” I’d only read Devil’s story before hopping to these two and I think it kept the characters from feeling overdone.

  170. Danielle Yockman
    Nov 04, 2009 @ 17:57:43

    Mastered by Love! Great book! One of 2 I have read by Stephanie. I would love to read more of her books.

  171. kate
    Nov 04, 2009 @ 19:46:04

    I’ve never read any of her books, but I’ll definitely be checking this one out. Anything with an Indian conspiracy as background information sounds fascinating!

  172. Robyn B
    Nov 04, 2009 @ 21:08:01

    I’ve only read two of her novels. They are: The Truth about Love & Beyond Seduction. I would love the opportunity to read more of her work. Great contest!

  173. DanielleO
    Nov 05, 2009 @ 00:27:05

    Of the Cynsters, my favorite is Scandal’s Bride. I loved how the hero relocated for the heroine!

    Of the Bastion Club, I liked Beyond Seduction best.

  174. CHH
    Nov 05, 2009 @ 01:00:33

    I’ve only read A Secret Love but I’d love to read more.

  175. Reva
    Nov 05, 2009 @ 08:35:43

    Wow–having to pick a favorite, I realize that my memory isn’t all that great (I think this is why I need to re-read them all). The first book I read by Stephanie Laurens was Lucifer’s story (All About Love) so that one resonates with me. Of the (comparatively) more recent titles, I really liked something about The Truth About Love although don’t make me try to explain, please.

  176. JulieJ
    Nov 05, 2009 @ 09:03:45

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE A Secret Love. My favorite book of all the Cynster stories closely followed by Devil’s Bride. I think I’ve read this six times, and that’s only since the beginning of the year. I am drawn to storylines where childhood friendships develop into something more and no one does romance like Stephanie Laurens.

  177. Mary Danielson
    Nov 05, 2009 @ 15:16:44

    Okay, I tried posting this earlier and it didn’t go through. So, here goes another try!

    Picking a fav. SL book is so difficult, but I’ll have to go with A Secret Love. It’s not only one of my favorite Laurens books, but also one of my top romances ever. Loved it!

  178. dwndrgn
    Nov 05, 2009 @ 18:10:59

    I’ve not read any of her books but they do look interesting – the cover shown of Untamed Bride definitely looks interesting. Please put my name in the hat if it isn’t too late.

  179. kate
    Nov 05, 2009 @ 22:08:30

    I recently re-read Devils Bride and really enjoyed it.

  180. Stephanie
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 10:39:19

    Picking a favorite is way too difficult, though I’ve very partial to the Bastion Club novels!

  181. Nicole LeBoeuf
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 10:39:45

    I loved this latest book, The Untamed Bride. I loved having all of the series come together.

    I started reading Ms. Laurens with more recent books and went back to read all of the Cynsters. At the time I was checking 13 books out of the library and the librarian commented that some series would never be able to work a series that long without it becoming repetative but that I would love this one. She was right, I was hooked and now I can’t wait for the next one.

  182. Lori
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 10:41:17

    Wow. Glad you extended! Really fabulous! Can’t wait to check them out!

  183. Nichole
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 10:41:41

    I love Stephanie Laurens. All I have to do is see her name on the cover to know that I am going to enjoy the book. She has such an amazing style and flair to her writing that is unique. It eels like she really writes what she enjoys to write and is blessed that so many people love her work. She is an inspiration for an aspiring writer such as myself.

  184. Elizabeth
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 10:45:02

    I haven’t read any of these yet, but after browsing through the lists, I’m going to make a note to pick some up. Maybe start with The Cynsters series. What’s not to love about Regency England!

  185. Amy
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 10:46:40

    I loved Devil’s Bride and I’m on the waiting list at my local library for Mastered by Love. I can’t wait.

  186. lking
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 10:46:51

    I think I have read all her books. The most memorable rapscallion is Captain Jack. I loved the twin girls ( Amanda and Amelia) two books as well. The whole Cynster family. And finally the Bastion Club series.

  187. Kate
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 10:46:58

    Wow, there are so many of Ms. Laurens books that I love. I think my favorite might be On a Wild Night. I love all the Cynster series. They are always wonderfully written and have dash of humor.

  188. Kim
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 10:47:59

    I became hooked on Stephanie Laurens with the very first Cynster book (Devil’s Bride). Since then I look forward to each and every new release. Her plots are always well thought out, the characters are engagings, the dialogue is realistic, and the stories keep you entertained throughout the entire book.

  189. Gail
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 10:49:53

    I have enjoyed every Stephanie Laurens book since the beginning. I don’t think I
    can just pick one.

  190. Deb
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 10:50:16

    I love all her books. They are like old friends that you like to go back to revisit over and over. If I had to pick one it would be Devil’s Bride.

  191. Judy Mahoney
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 10:51:45

    What I like most about Stephanie Laurens as a writer? Every word she writes. I’ve been reading Regency Romance books for about 5 years now and she is one of the author’s whose new titles I know in advance I will enjoy. Especially when she brings out a new Cynster novel. I enjoy those most of all. And I pour over the family tree to line up each family and the connections. I always feel that along with the romance, I get some intrigue and mystery and a lot of old history of England, London and surrounding areas. I am a true fan.

  192. Mari H.
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 10:52:09

    I love Stephanie Laurens’s books. I have read everything she’s published. I can’t wait until the final 5 Cynster novels come out, and I have already started collecting the new series of books-The Black Cobra Quartet. She is one of my most favorite authors.

  193. Indigo
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 10:52:19

    I’m barely making the deadline here. My favorite Stephanie Laurens book is “Where the Heart Leads”. To me the 19th Century London background made this book memorable beyond anything. Of course her books are always rich with detail that takes you away and captivates you with another time and place.

    Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

  194. Heather
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 10:52:50

    My favorite Favorite FAVORITE Stephanie Lauren’s book is Devil’s Bride. It’s the first book of Stephanie’s I read. I loved it so much that not only could I not put it down, I went out to my local bookstore and bought each copy of every other book of hers that they had.

  195. Liz Caldieraro
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 10:54:52

    I have read so many of Stephanie Laurens’ books! My sister-in-law and I pass this author back and forth all the time. I raid her stash and she raids mine! I have read almost all of the Bastion Club series and some of the Cynster. My favorite (who’s name escapes me at the moment!) was of the young lady who was almost debauched on a dare. She wasn’t actually, but in the end, her reputation suffered anyway! I loved how the characters came together after that.

  196. Chris Roberts
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 10:55:21

    I haven’t read any of Ms. Laurens books but I think I am going to stop and pick up Untamed Bride this weekend. I really like the sound of the heroes.

    I haven’t read historicals in a couple of years. Maybe this will bring me back to reading them.

  197. Angie
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 10:56:15

    I have been reading Stephanie Laurens books for years and she caught me with the Cynster family. I have gone hunting for all books written by her. I have reread all Cynster/Bastion Club books many many times

  198. Stephanie
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 10:59:01

    Thanks for this wonderful contest. I have read every Cynster and Bastion Club book published to date. It is very hard to pick a favorite. I loved Amanda & Amelia’s stories in On a Wild Night and On a Wicked Dawn. I absolutely love Stephanie Laurens’ writing! I recelntly gave the first four Cynster novels to my co-worker and now she is hooked.

  199. Penny Vincent
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:04:50

    Any of her books on the Cynsters starting with Devil’s Bride are worth reading and rereading.I am looking forward to the new series.

  200. Sharon
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:06:26

    I loved all her books and wait for each one to come out in paperback so I can buy and own all her books. I read them all in chronological order. As for my favorite, it has to be a tie with The Taste of Innocence and A Secret Love. Then, Devil’s Bride and Captain Jack’s Woman are a close second, with Scandal’s Bride a very very close third. Again, I LOVED each one. I also loved Amanda and Amelia’s books. Since the Bastion books are done, I’m anxiously awaiting more Cynster books along with The Black Quartet books. I LOVE ANYTHING BY STEPHANIE LAURENS.

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