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Rating: four-star-rating-md 4/5


About the Book

Title: The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall (Dark Seductions #1)

Author: Lauren Smith

Release Date: September 29, 2014

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense, Gothic

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A thrilling gothic romance from Entangled’s Otherworld imprint…

To defeat a dark evil, they must face his family’s past…

Bastian Carlisle, the Earl of Weymouth, doesn’t believe in ghosts. Even though tragedy and mysterious hauntings have driven his family away from his ancestral home, Stormclyffe Hall, he is determined to restore the castle to its former glory. His plans are disrupted when a stubborn American shows up on his doorstep hoping to pry into his family’s tragic history.

Jane Seyton, an American graduate student, is convinced there’s more to the tragedy of Stormclyffe Hall than history claims. Ever the scholar, she is determined to discover the truth, even if it means putting up with the arrogant, yet sexy, Bastian.

Although Bastian wants nothing to do with the pushy American, it soon becomes clear that something evil is in the house—and that something is targeting both Jane and Bastian. The two must join forces to purge the ghosts of Stormclyffe Hall once and for all—even as they try to fight a physical attraction between them that grows more and more impossible to deny.

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Rating: four-star-rating-md 4/5


This book was riveting, explosive, full of secrets, and a MUST READ!  From the very first page I was addicted; reaching the end of chapter one, I was intensely in awe and could not wait to discover more about Stormclyffe Hall and its mysteries.

I loved the way Lauren Smith mixed the modern day with a spice of regency. This book was different from so many others: intense, scary, spooky, and romantic.

You think you’ve reached a conclusion, but then you were sucked back in by another clue. It took me on an epic ride that I did not want to get off of. I was wanting to jump inside the book, basically to participate by meeting the characters and becoming part of their world. That’s what I like about a good read; falling in love so much that I cannot resist wanting to be there.

When a spirit was close, you could almost feel their breath on your neck. The descriptions were out of this world; realistic and tantalizing. I am so excited to read the next installment of this Dark Seductions Series!

Bastian and Jane’s love affair was profound and touching with their bond seeming to be unbreakable. I would suggest this book to any fellow readers, friends, and family! Never fear… the clues are there, the spirits shall reveal, and Bastian shall protect his lady love.


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About the Author

Author lauren smith

Lauren Smith is an attorney by day, author by night, who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She’s a native Oklahoman who lives with her three pets: a feisty chinchilla, sophisticated cat and dapper little schnauzer. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including being an Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award. Lauren loves hearing from readers and can be contacted through her site at


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