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Stephanie Laurens

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Stephanie’s next competition is now open for entries! This competition celebrating the upcoming release of the next Cynster Next Generation NovelsTHE TIME FOR LOVE. Get your chance to win 1 of 5 copies in your preferred format! Simply click on the button below!

My releases in 2021/22


FOES, FRIENDS, AND LOVERS - the tenth volume in the Cynsters Next Generation Series, Gregory's story.

THE MEANING OF LOVE, An original Stephanie Laurens novel

THE SECRETS OF LORD GRAYSON CHILD, a Cynster-connected novel

THE GAMES LOVERS PLAY, the ninth volume in the Cynsters Next Generation, Therese's story.


August 1, 2022

I’ve just had two beautiful weeks away on holidays, cruising around the top end of Australia. Such an amazing place, full of culture, shopping and fabulous natural sites. It’s the first real holiday we’ve had since COVID hit the world, and it was so nice to slow down and enjoy life. Back home, we’ve had crisp frosty mornings with beautiful sunshine in the afternoons. I’m really looking forward to the end of winter and the start of spring!

This month, my final novel for the year will be released. THE TIME FOR LOVE is Martin’s story and the next instalment of the Cynster Next Generation novels. It will be hitting the retailers websites from August 18, 2022, in all formats - digital, print and audio.

We catch up with Martin Cynster in A TIME FOR LOVE, and find out his journey to love. Martin Cynster arrives at Carmichael Steelworks set on acquiring the business as the jewel in his industrialist’s crown, only to discover that the lady owner is not at all what he expected.

Miss Sophia Carmichael learned about steelmaking at her father’s knee and, having inherited the major shareholding, sees no reason not to continue exactly as she is—running the steelworks and steadily becoming an expert in steel alloys. When Martin Cynster tracks her down, she has no option but to listen to his offer—until impending disaster on the steelworks floor interrupts.

Consequently, she tries to dismiss Martin, but he’s persistent, and as he has now saved her life, gratitude compels her to hear him out. And day by day, as his understanding of her and the works grows, what he offers grows increasingly tempting, until a merger, both business-wise and personal, is very much on their cards

But a series of ever-escalating incidents makes it clear someone else has an eye on the steelworks. The quest to learn who and why leads Martin and Sophy into ever greater danger as, layer by layer, they uncover a diabolical scheme that, ultimately, will drain the lifeblood not just from the steelworks but from the city of Sheffield as well.

THE TIME FOR LOVE will be released in all formats - digital, print and audio and is currently available for pre-order in all formats as well. Click on the cover below for the description of the novel and details on where to arrange your pre-order.

The Time For Love

Our recent competition celebrating the release of THE TIME FOR LOVE has closed recently as well. A big congratulations to the following winners -

Yvette S - USA

Vicki Hollis - Australia

Kate S - Australia

Sue G - New Zealand

Brenda D - USA

All winners will receive an email with details regarding their personal copy in the next few days!

I expect to be running another competition celebrating the festive season later this year. Keep a look out for details in the coming months!

For those who enjoy them, an excerpt for THE TIME FOR LOVE. The first chapter is available for you to read - click HERE and enjoy.

As always, stay safe, and if all else fails, sit down and read a good book!

Looking Ahead:

August 18, 2022 - Volume 11 of the next Cynster Next Generation Novel - Martin’s story, THE TIME FOR LOVE.

As ever, I truly appreciate your wonderful support. As long as you are there, wanting to read my stories, I'm happy to keep writing them!