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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. Elizabeth Davis
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:06:59

    I love Stephanie Lauren’s books. I have been reading historical romance for 10 yrs. I have all that she has published. Picking just one is way to hard. But I love the Cynster’s. I’m reading “Where the Heart Leads” right now.

  2. Desire
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:07:42

    The Black Cobra series looks like it will be great. I haven’t read any of Stephanie Laurens books, but after reading the excerpt from Untamed Bride, I’m adding her to my list.

  3. Jamie Lynn
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:08:21

    OH MY GOODNESS!! A duffle complete with Stephanie Laurens Backlist, I almost fell off my chair!

    Let me tell you, I love her books. I randomly picked up Beyond Seduction and fell in love. Simon Cynster is one of my favorite heros of all time (along with just about every Cynster male) I can not wait to tackle her new Black Cobra series. I read the prelude and was hooked. It made me cry… at work. I was hard to explain to my coworkers why I was so upset. Ms. Laurens has a way of getting into your heart with her characters and writing.

  4. Kris
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:14:42

    Devil’s Bride is my fave! And a chance to fill in my keeper shelves with the rest of SL’s backlist? Awesome idea…. sign me up! ;)

  5. Yonnetta
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:16:23

    My favorite Stephanie Laurens is Where the Heart Leads

  6. Sara
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:20:22

    Scandal’s Bride is my favorite. I love how Catriona is introduced to the whole family.

  7. Carol Gonzalez
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:23:41

    I love all Stephanie Laurens books but i too loved Devil’s Bride the most. Keep the great books coming!

  8. A.
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:26:21

    Haven’t read any of her books yet; looking forward to starting with the new one, then working back. Thanks!

  9. Leanne Segersin
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:26:52

    I am looking forward to reading “An Untamed Woman,” I think it will be a nice change from the Cynster novels…I do like how the characters from the Cynster novels have appeared in the Bastion Club books. One of my favorites is “Captain Jack’s Woman.” Love the historicals!!

  10. Shannon T
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:28:59

    I would have to say that Devil’s Bride and A Secret Love are my favorites. Oh, and her story in the Scottish Brides collection (with Julia Quinn and Christina Dodd)! It really is hard to narrow it down with so many great titles in her backlist :)

  11. Kim R.
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:30:11

    I haven’t yet read any of Stephanie Lauren’s books – but Devil’s Bride sounds very interesting. Thanks!

  12. Joan
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:30:14

    All of her books are a must read and will not leave you disappointed, but I am a fan of the Bastion Club series.

  13. Robert B.
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:30:51

    My wife LOVES Stephanie Laurens’ works and I buy her Ms. Laurens’ books every time they come out. I leave them on her pillow or various other places, and then give her enough alone time to read the book cover to cover by taking the kids out for a day.

    I know that she would love this set of books as a permanent collection.

    The Untamed Bride currently interests me most because I know she hasn’t read it yet.

    Thank you for having this contest!

  14. Rose
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:33:32

    I love Captain Jack’s Woman and Devil’s Bride. :D I would love to get the rest of her books, sign me up! :D

  15. bookreadera
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:34:19

    Devil’s Bride is my ‘favourite’ but only b/c it’s the first of the Cynsters. I love them all. The earlier Regencies are quite good too.

  16. Emilie S
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:36:52

    I liked Devil’s Bride, and Edge of Desire, but I haven’t read them all yet, LOL! There may be other fave’s in there, too!

  17. Sandy Y
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:41:50

    I love the Cynster books…my favorite is probably Scandal’s Bride

  18. Janet Robinson
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:43:13

    Would love to donate the backlist to my public library if I were to win as the library budget is getting smaller and smaller. And that Vera Bradley paisley duffle bag would make a great book bag. Here’s to a nice daydream….

  19. Cynthia Weers
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:44:57

    Laurens’ books are yummy to read! Love the dialogue between characters, especially the women with the quick retort. Will break out laughing while reading. Absolutely think the comments from the older dowagers like Lady Osbaldstone are a hoot and crack me up. Favorite story is the Christmas novella about Devil Cynster’s mother and favorite character is Barnaby Adair. Can’t wait to read more casebook novels.

  20. Margit
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:54:05

    My favorite is usually whichever one of hers I’m currently reading! :-)

    I guess my all-time favorite would be “A Gentleman’s Honor.” And I’m really enjoying her latest, “The Untamed Bride.” Seems like she’s ramped up the action/adventure part of the story, which I think is fantastic!

  21. Karen Pease
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:01:48

    I just this last year started reading Stephanie Laurens and must say I can’t wait until her next book comes out. I thoroughly enjoy her books. I am one of those readers that when I start a book and it’s good I can’t put it down until I am finished. Ms. Lauren’s books are definitely never put me down books. I have not yet read all of her books but they are definitely on my list to do so. So far I have only read the bride series and love them. Keep them coming. Thanks so much for the great books.

  22. Keri Smith
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:05:58

    My favorite? Choose just one? Oh, dear. I’ll have to go with A Secret Love. Though I enjoy them all, Gabriel and Alathea’s story is the one I find myself reading over and over again.

  23. Tami Erwin
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:09:24

    I don’t think I’ve read any of Ms. Lauren’s books, but the reviews sound wonderful and I can’t wait to become an avid fan.

    Thanks for the great give-away opportunity. The only thing more fun than an armload of books would be a Vera Bradley bag full of books.

  24. Kimberley Coover
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:10:19

    I love all of Stephanie Laurens books. Having the pick just one is so hard. My favorite one is the one that I am reading at that point in time!
    But I really enjoyed Devil’s Bride!

  25. Fran Huff
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:10:20

    I have read at least 35 books by Stephanie Laurens and I loved every single one of them. I really enjoyed The Bastion Club Novels, and the Cynster Novels are fantastic. I just purchased,.The Untamed Bride, and I am looking foward to reading it. I read her monthly newsletter, and can’t wait to see more of the Bastion Club, or the Cynster characters in future books. Stephanie Laurens is a outstanding author and I love her books. Please keep writing them and I will continue to buy them. Thank You so much for putting Joy in my life. Sincerely, Fran Huff

  26. Fran Huff
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:12:05

    @Fran Huff: Please enter mein the contest.

  27. Maggie
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:12:37

    I’ve read many of Stephanie’s books, but I’d have to say Devil’s Bride is probably my favorite. It is the mark of a great book when it still stands out in your mind, with such detail, so many years later! I am excited to begin reading a new series.

  28. Lily Toy
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:16:21

    Recently discovered her books. Look forward to reading them all

  29. Susan Keeton
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:17:17

    I have only been reading Stephanie Laurens for the past year and can’t find a lot of her earlier books. I love both her historical novels and her modern mystery books!

  30. Michelle S.
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:23:56

    My favorite Stephanie Laurens’ book would have to be a secret love. one of my favorite plot themes is old friends turning to lovers and this book is that. I also love Gabriel :)

  31. Debbie
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:25:41

    I love Stephanie Laurens! Her Cynster Series was awesome! I’m actually re-reading them now (half way through The Devil’s story now)!!! I know I was supposed to talk about my favorite book of hers, but the whole series is my favorite!

  32. Kristina Birch
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:25:58

    It is hard to pick a favorite, as they are all so great. Each of the Cynster books has its own unique perfectness. If forced to choose however, my favorite is A Secrert Love. The decision to embrace your inner temptress and be rewarded with something you never knew you always wanted is so magical for Althea. Gabriell’s journey is just as rewarding to read. I look forward to the Bastion Club and the Black Cobra series over my winterbreak.

    Best of luck to all of us very deserving readers and fans!


  33. Jill
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:27:04

    Oh, gosh, to pick one book of Stephanie Laurens that I liked the most? That would be very difficult.

    I would have to agree that I thoroughly enjoy(ed) the Bastion and Cynster series.

    Her books are always a ‘magical escape’.

  34. Joanne Reynolds
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:27:22

    Have not had the opportunity to read one of your books, but would love to change that with winning this contest and getting a chance to read them all! Thank you very much for the chance!

  35. Marlene Rosenberg
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:32:07

    I really enjoy all of Stephanie Laurens books, but especially the Bastian Club Series.

  36. Sharla Long
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:32:56

    I love the Cynster books! I love the series, can’t wait to read this new one!

  37. Karen H in NC
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:36:41

    I never met a Stephanie Laurens book I didn’t like, but I think my all-time favorite is ‘Devil’s Bride’…the very first Cynsters book! Love, love, love it! This new series sounds like another winner for Stephanie.

  38. Chaz
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:41:13

    I have read every Stephanie Laurens’ book that I can find…I have even special ordered a couple that my bookstore didn’t stock. I am not sure that I can pick a favorite. On every visit to the bookstore, I always check the stock filed under “L” and when I score a new title for Stephanie Laurens, I know that I am in for a great read.

  39. Tara
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:43:13

    Devil’s Bride is a book that has been recommended to me, thus I have been planning on reading it.

  40. Karen Maas
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:43:16

    I have enjoyed all the Bastion Club novels. It is difficult to choose a favorite. ‘A Gentleman’s Honor’ is currently at the top of the list. I have not yet read ‘Mastered by Love’ but I am eager to see how the mystery of ‘Dalziel’s’ identity is resolved.

    ‘Where the Heart Leads’ is my favorite of the Cynster spinoff books. The development of Inspector Stokes character is something I’d like to see more often. Examining the lives of characters in different levels of English society at the time of these stories adds a freshness to the historicals.

    Sometimes as in ‘Temptation and Surrender’ there seems too much dwelling on sexual tension and not enough secondary character development, plot development, or action. I enjoy the stories that develop the sensual aspects of the characters’ relationship but result in the reviews like those for ‘Captain Jack’s Woman’ (another fav).

  41. Mary Allen
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:49:35

    I haven’t yet read a Laurens book but she is recommended by some of my other favorite writers! In addition, I love the setting and period described for this new series.

  42. Lois Robertson
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:50:00

    Hello, No I haven’t read a Stephanie Laurens book yet—but Untamed Bride sounds intriguing. Maybe I’ll start there.

  43. Jolene
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 12:50:10

    LOVED Mastered by Love and all the Bastion Club books. Have read a few Cynsters, but enjoy everything she does.

  44. Thelma
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 13:00:20

    I have read most of Ms. Lauren’s books; I especially like the Cynster series; I am trying to find all of her back copies that I may have missed; and/or have not read and would like a list by series of all of her books. I have read some of them 2 or 3 or more times. I’m addicted
    Thelma DePelma

  45. Aimee Fleshman
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 13:01:35

    I am currently reading “The Untamed Bride” and I believe I’ve read every title of S.L.
    I would absolutely FLIP if I would win an autographed collection!!! Keep up the great work!

  46. Gayle
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 13:07:31

    The book that stands out the most in my mind is Devil’s Bride. I become addictied to any writer who tends to write books that are of a series. I can never wait to read the next. Keep it up!

  47. Christi Lightsey
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 13:08:54

    I LOVE STEPHANIE LAURENS! She is by far my favorite author! I have ALL of her books so far. I love to swap books with friends but I will not loan these out! I have read both series through twice and I cant wait to start the new series! Please keep them coming Stephanie!

  48. Cathy M
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 13:15:36

    Love the Cynster series, my favorite is Devil’s Bride.

  49. Janet P
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 13:22:04

    I have read all of Stephanie Laurens’ books up to date and have enjoyed each one. Her characters are so real it is easy to fall in love with them. My favorite books are the Bastion Club series. Now that is one group of hunks I would like to meet. Next up on my reading list is Black Cobra series. Stephanie Laurens is one of my favorite authors and I always look forward to her next book.

  50. Gwen Flowers
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 13:22:53

    I have all of Ms. Laurens books including the latest, which i loved by the way. I think my favorite book will probably be the next one. Can’t wait the new series is great so far. I really would love to have new copies of her books because I have read mine so much that they really are showing wear and tear except for the hardbacks. Looking forward to continued good reading. I really love Devil and his buddies.

  51. Patience
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 13:23:24

    I have two favorite books first is A Perfect Lover, its the first book I her’s I read and made me go pick up her other books. And second is A Rakes Vow because the heroine has my name :). But her other books are just as great never a disappointment.

  52. Rebecca Elswick
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 13:26:25

    Please enter my name in the Stephanie Laurens giveaway; what a wonderful prize! My favorite is still Devil’s Bride.

  53. Jackie Wisherd
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 13:26:41

    I would love to win all of Stephanie’s books…Enter me in your contest please.

  54. Jeanne Daughon
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 13:27:13

    Love all the Cynster Novels and the Bastion
    Club. Can’t wait to read the new Black Cobra Series, it sounds fascinating

  55. Dona T
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 13:33:23

    I think I have read all of Stephanie’s books.
    The Cynsters are fabulous and exciting.
    I am re-reading Captain Jack’s Woman right now.
    Love her !!!!
    To have the whole set would definetly be “Keepers”

  56. Mikeely
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 13:34:41

    A Rogue’s Proposal and On a Wild Night are my favorite Stephanie Laurens books.

  57. Kim Sperry
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 13:38:35

    I love the Cynster books. The first one I read was A Secret Love. The only one I didn’t care for was On a Wicked Dawn. All the others are great!

  58. Edi
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 13:42:18

    I’ve read all of the Cynster family novels except Temptation and Surrender (I’m currently reading it). I haven’t started the Bastion Club yet but I love all her books I’ve read. If I had to pick a favorite I guess it would be A Perfect Lover since that’s the book I picked up at the library that got me hooked on the series. :o) After I finished reading it I ran out and bought the rest.

  59. candice
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 13:46:00

    What an awesome giveaway!!! I cant think of a single one of S Laurens books that I have not loved!

  60. jamie
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 13:49:50

    I thought ‘On a Wicked Dawn’ was really good, I liked the one before it, but I cant think of the name………

  61. Eva M
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 13:50:29

    Lots and lots of favorites but THE PROMISE IN A KISS is extra-special!

  62. Marion DePierro
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 13:51:22

    My all time favorite Stephanie Lauren book is Devil’s Bride. I just love the strong characters and how Stephanie throws them together in this book. I enjoy all of Stephanie’s book and just finished The Untamed Bride. Once again a great series to read and enjoy

  63. Deborah
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 13:57:43

    I love all her books. But my favorite is The Devils Bride. They are will matched. I am looking forward to reading her new series. Thanks for all your great books.

  64. Lulu
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 14:02:05

    I haven’t read any Stephanie Lauren books but am looking forward to reading The Untamed Bride! Looks like a great new series.

  65. Kelly Rardon
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 14:14:58

    I’ve been reading Stephanie Laurens for years, and even though I love the Cynsters and the Bastion Club, it’s Chillingworth’s story, All About Passion, that I’ve re-read at least half a dozen times.

  66. Melanie Roddel
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 14:33:42

    I LOVE Stephanie Laurens books I have read everyone that I know of. I would really love to win this so I could reread all these books.

  67. Lori Carmichael
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 14:39:37

    I haven’t read Stephanie Lauren’s books, but I will be looking to read The Untamed Bride! The Vera Bradley bag full of her books would be wonderful to win. I love reading and the more books the merrier!

  68. Dottie
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 14:47:39

    Wow! What a wonderful prize! Stephanie Laurens is one of my favorite authors. I think the book I loved the most so far is the Cynster novel, Devil’s Bride. I just received The Untamed Bride and I cannot wait to read it.

  69. Jane Conner
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 14:53:02

    My favorite is Devil’s Bride. I love the Bar Cynster books so I guess the one that started it all has my love and loyalty.

  70. Carissa
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 15:14:38

    I prowl the bookstores looking for each new release, they know me by name now. I started the Cynster series when I blew out a tendon and needed a book to keep myself sane…it has turned into a delightful addiction that I share with my daughters. I write, and would love to sit over coffee and just pick Stephanie’s brain.

  71. Earlene Gillespie
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 15:15:10

    I have been a great fan of Stephanie’s since the first Cynster novel came
    out. She is such a terrific writer. Devils Bride was the best because it started
    the whole series off and is my all time favorite.

  72. meaghan
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 15:21:27

    i don’t think i could pick a favorite. there hasn’t been one that i didn’t like. she was the author who started me reading historical romance and i’m so glad of it!

  73. E.R.
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 15:24:46

    I’ll always have a fond memory to Devil’s Bride because it made me read Stephanie Laurens’ works AND it started the Cynster series. Therefore, Devil’s Bride will always be a fave of mine.

  74. Briana Goodman
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 15:40:13

    I love all of Stephanie Laurens’ books. I especially love the Bastion Club series. My favorite book was Mastered By Love. I was so happy that Daziel finally got his love story. I love how Stephanie Laurens left me hanging about what his real name was. It was really funny that one of the women from one of the books knew his real name since they were friends from childhood and the men didn’t know it. This book really stands out because the Cynsters and the Bastion Club men came together to help Daziel get his wife back and solve the case of the traitor from the beginning of the series to the end of the series. I read this series over and over again until the next book came out. I wish this series didn’t have to end. I have a feeling that the Black Cobra Quartet will be just as great as the Bastion Club series was.

  75. Joni Carter
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 16:01:23

    Every Stephanie Laurens book is an adventure. She has become one of my favorite authors. My first Laurens’ book was the first book of hers put out by Avon “Captain Jack’s Woman” and after that “Devil’s Bride” – I was hooked from that point. Her stories are a must read.

  76. Sue Klepinger
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 16:16:56

    I totally enjoyed the Bastion Club series. While I enjoyed each book, I think the character I wanted to know more about was Dalziel and when I heard his story would be told in “Mastered by Love” I simply could not wait to read it. I was not disappointed. I just bought “The Untamed Bride” and can not wait to read it and the rest of the Black Cobra Quartet.

  77. Diane
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 16:19:17

    WHICH Stephanie Laurens book is my favorite? That is an impossible task!!! The best way to read a Stephanie Laurens book is in the bathtub with lots of bubbles, a glass (or 2 of wine), no phone, no kids, and a few hours alone!

    Keep it up, Stephanie!! We love you!

  78. Margy Dingfelder
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 16:27:31

    Every time I believe I have all the Cynsters and the Bastion Club books, she writes another one! They are all wonderful. What I like best is that her heroes know the difference between simple lust and the caring love of all of a woman–her mind and spirit, as well as her body. There are guys like the Cynsters and their friends out there, aren’t there? And now she starts another series. I look forward to them with great hope. Thank you, Stephanie!

  79. Pat Babcock
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 16:56:56

    I became fascinated with both Devil and his father and it was a natural progression to read the rest of the Cynster books. Loved the way she built up the story line so that they all flowed together. Next was the Bastion club and they lived up to the quality of the Cynsters. Stephanie is articulate without being verbose and makes it difficult to not finish a book once you start. I buy all of her books due to the quality of the content.

    Just bought the first book of her new series this afternoon and can hardly wait to start on it.

    Thank you for so many hours of pleasure.

    Pat Babcock

  80. RenneLynnScott
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 17:05:01

    Wow, there are a lot of comments. I love all the Stephanie Laurens’ books and am very excited about this new series.

  81. Ellen Massie
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 17:06:04

    Stephanie Laurens is my absolute favorite author. I don’t even have to know what her next book is about before I buy it. She always delivers such a interested and well developed story. I always finish one of her books wanting more. That is why it is so great that she writes about families and connected characters. It makes you feel like the story never truly ends. I am so excited about her new series. Not only will we meet new characters to fall in love with, but we also get the chance to revisit the characters that have already found there way into our hears.

    If I have to list a favorite, It would definitely be Devil’s Bride. After I read this story, I had to go out and buy all of Ms. Laurens’ other books. I was captivated by the story between Devil and Honoria. I love the Devil was so sure of the romance right at the beginning of the story. He knew that he had met his destiny and was not afraid to reach out and grab it.

    Whenever I have had a bad day, it is so nice to curl up with one of Ms. Laurens’ books and get lost in a world of her making. Her stories are enthralling and I can’t wait to read more.

  82. Moriah
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 17:17:40

    My favorite stephanie laurens book is Devil’s Bride

  83. Carol Luciano
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 17:20:27

    I am so thrilled at the idea of 30 books :) by Stephanie Laurens. Fantastic ! A reader’s dream come true. :) I love all the stories but my favorite is Devil’s Bride.
    Thank you so much for this chance. :)
    Carol L.

  84. Veronica
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 17:26:04

    My first Stephanie Laurens book was On a Wild Night. After that I devoured the Cynster Books that followed.

  85. Dee Feagin
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 17:30:07

    I have read most of her books and continue to enjoy each new one. I am fascinated by the protective, passionate Cynsters; The Perfect Lover is one of my favs. Please enter me in this contest.

  86. mechelle wittler
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 17:30:56

    I love everything of Ms. Laurens I could not pick just one! I do love her older stuff. But the Bastian Clubs novels are really great. I love that she writes in series because I never want them to end and after you read them they show back up later to help out the new hero and his lady! Keep writing, I’ll be waiting for the next one.
    Mechelle Wittler

  87. karen sparks
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 17:40:10

    I have read all of the Bastian Club and Cynster novels, but I do love the Cynster series the best of all the books I have read.

  88. Mary M
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 17:56:15

    I have been in love with the Cynster and Bastian Club men for over ten years! Stephanie Laurens takes us to an era filled with such passion, mystery, suspense, and of course love. I truly am looking forward to the Black Cobra books, and many more to come!

  89. Marsha Heerde
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 17:59:47

    B)I think that The Truth About Love by Stephanie Laurens would be a great book to read. Thanks.

  90. Emily Baker
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 18:00:07

    The most recent book I have read is Promise of A Kiss. I have read many of her books, and check them out whenever I get the chance. She is a great author. I like her strong females to go with her strong males. Keep them coming!!

  91. Angela H.
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 18:04:56

    I haven’t read any Stephanie Laurens books but, Temptation and Surrender and Mastered by Love books-look wonderful!

  92. D. H.
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 18:10:28

    Where the Heart Leads sounds like an amazing book I would love to read. The excerpts I have read from other Stephanie Laurens books are very good,also.

  93. Donna Flint
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 18:12:20

    I am a brand new fan and can’t WAIT to read the Black Cobra series. I would love to win all the books, but even if I don’t, I will be sure to read all of the Stephanie Laurens books that I can get my hands on.

  94. Kathy Hawkes
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 18:20:39

    I have read Devil’s bride years ago. I loved it. I think I need to sample some of her newer works…I’m sure I’d enjoy them equally as well!

  95. kelly mann
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 18:28:01

    I am looking forward to reading the Black Cobra Series.

  96. Nancy B.
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 18:28:05

    Stephanie Laurens is at the top of my list as far as authors go. I have read and enjoyed all of the Cynster and Bastian Club series and everything else in between. She was the first historical romance author I read and I still find her books great. Just purchased the Untamed Bride and I can’t wait to start reading it.
    Please enter my name in your contest. Thank you, Nancy B.

  97. SandyH
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 18:33:19

    Devil’s Bride is my favorite because this book introduced me to Stephanie Laurens. I have read every book and I am looking forward to the Black Cobra series. I was sad when the Bastian Club ended but excited to read the new series. Would love to win the whole back list.

  98. Suzy R
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 18:38:37

    I have enjoyed several of Ms. Laurens books, “Beyond Seduction” is one that I remember well and comes to mind. Looking forward to reading “The Untamed Bride”.

  99. Helen Mann
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 19:13:25

    I have a keeper shelf just waiting for Stephanie Laurens’ backlist! What a delightful opportunity to win the books as well as the sweet tote. Thank you for this chance and for the From the Heart heads-up email.

  100. Marian Clough
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 19:22:35

    I happen to love all of Stephanie Laurens’ books, although some more than others. I’ve read them all several times. I even got Four in Hand on audio and laugh everytime I listen to it. And, if you enjoy certain stories…it’s great to listen to them on audio as well as to read them.

    I can hardly wait to read this new series and, hopefully, more Cynsters.

  101. Terry S
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 19:29:36

    I absolutely love Stephanie Lauren and it is so hard to choose one title that is my favorite, if have to list a favorite I would have to pick Devil’s Bride. This contest is awesome, combining Stephanie Lauren’s backlist with Vera Bradley, hope I win this great combination!

  102. Denise R
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 19:42:03

    Stephanie Laurens is the best author of The Regency historical Romance. I recommend anyone of her books to all who loves to get away because she writes so well you feel you are part fo the story. I loose myself in her books all the time. Devils Braide is my favorite, followed by The Master of Love. I just finished her new one The Untamed Bride and cant wait for the next one. Thanks Stephanie for bringing your imagination to us.. I Love it

  103. Amber
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 19:49:14

    I absolutely love Stephanie Laurens books!! A Rogues Proposal is one of my favorites. I also love all the excerpts that I have read from her other books:)

  104. elizabeth
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 19:51:59

    I’ll have to start reading to catch up!

  105. Robin
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 20:14:38

    The first Stephanie Laurens book I read was A Fine Passion after finishing it I read the Bastion Club Titles I had missed including Captain Jack’s Woman and read the rest as soon as they were available. The only Cynster Novel I’ve read is The Promise in A Kiss but the rest of the Cynster Series is on my definitely read list. I have also read most if not all of the anthologies Stephanie Laurens has appeared in as well as the novels she has written that are not part of a series. I recently completed the first book of the Black Cobra Quartet The Untamed Bride and look forward to the remaining novels. Stephanie Laurens is definitely a must read author and one of my absolute faves.

  106. Jikie
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 20:35:13

    Devil’s Bride is my favorite, followed very closely by A Lady of His Own. I’ve re-read the series several times, but these two always stand out to me.

  107. Sagrario Vigil
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 20:49:23

    ive never read any of her books, but i would love to read The Untamed Bride, it sounds like a good book

  108. stacey smith
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 22:01:04

    I love your books I hope I got here in time please add me to the contest.

  109. Laurie Faelan
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 22:05:38

    My favorite is Devil’s Bride. This was my first Stephanie Laurens book. I had gotten it out of the library on audio (as I spend hours in my car for work). I loved it so much, I bought my own paper copy to read, and keep. Devil Cynster is a wonderful hero!

  110. Lynn Rettig
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 22:54:17

    Wow, my favourite Stephanie Laurens? Um, I’d have to say all of them! Her series are so intertwined that, for me, it’s impossible to choose just one favourite. I love them all!!



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