Stephanie Laurens i(96 works by) (birth name: Theonne De Krester)
Also writes as: M.S. Laurens
Born: Established:
Sri Lanka,
South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Gender: Female
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At the age of five Laurens moved with her family from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) to Melbourne. She was educated in Melbourne and graduated with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. After an overland journey from Katmandu to London, Laurens lived in Kent and worked as a research scientist for four years, often travelling within Europe. She returned to Australia, continuing in the research field, including cancer research, until, despairing at the lack of Regency romances to read, she wrote her own, published as Tangled Reins by Mills & Boon in 1992. After the success of her first book Laurens wrote full time and published in the United Kingdom and the US.

Laurens has also written novellas published in overseas anthologies and many of her works have been translated into other languages.

Awards for Works

The Lady Risks All 2012 single work novel historical fiction romance

'The Lady Risks All in this delightfully sexy and sensuous historical romance novel from the creator of the recklessly romantic Cynster family—Regency England’s most irrepressible clan of sexy rogues and ladies—as well as the acclaimed Bastion Club books. The notorious Neville Roscoe, who lives boldly outside the bounds of proper society, is one of Laurens’s most unforgettable heroes—and the story of his seduction of prim, straight-laced Miranda Clifford is filled with intrigue, danger, and passion that will thrill not only Stephanie Laurens fans, but devoted readers of Lisa Kleypas, Johanna Lindsey, and Mary Balogh as well.' (Publisher's blurb)

2012 winner Romance Writers of Australia, Romantic Book of the Year Award Romantic Elements Long romance
Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue 2011 single work novel romance historical fiction

'In Laurens’s sensational new Cynster historical romance, it’s Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue when feisty Heather Cynster steps out of her safe, dull social circle in search of a dashing hero to wed…and ends up kidnapped, scandalized and whisked out of London, with her only hope for salvation—and love—resting with a notorious rogue lord.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2011 finalist Australian Romance Readers Awards Favourite Historical Romance
Mastered by Love 2009 single work novel romance

'The men of the Bastion Club proved their bravery secretly fighting for their country. Now their leader faces that most dangerous mission of all: finding a bride.

'As the mysterious leader of the Bastion Club known as "Dalziel," Royce Varisey, tenth Duke of Wolverstone, served his country for decades, facing dangers untold. But as the holder of one of England's most august noble titles, he must now take on that gravest duty of all: marriage.

'Yet the young ladies the grand dames would have him consider are predictably boring. Far more tempting is his castle's willful and determinedly aloof chatelaine, Minerva Chesterton. Beneath her serene façade lies a woman of smoldering sensuality, one who will fill his days with comfort and his nights with sheer pleasure. Determined to claim her, he embarks on a seduction to prove his mastery over every inch of her body . . . and every piece of her heart.' (From HarperCollins website.)

2010 finalist Romance Writers of Australia, Romantic Book of the Year Award Long Romance
2009 finalist Australian Romance Readers Awards Favourite Historical Romance
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