Lauren Smith

USA Today Bestselling Auhthor Lauren Smith is an Oklahoma attorney by day, author by night who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She knew she was destined to be a romance writer when she attempted to re-write the entire Titanic movie just to save Jack from drowning. Connecting with readers by writing emotionally moving, realistic and sexy romances no matter what time period is her passion. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including: New England Reader’s Choice Awards, Greater Detroit BookSeller’s Best Awards, and a Semi-Finalist award for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award. To connect with Lauren, visit her at www.laurensmithbooks.com

PUBLISHED AWARDS

The Gilded Chain (2015) – Erotic Romance

Greater Detroit Romance Writers Bookseller’s Best- Finalist

The Gilded Cage (2015) – Erotic Romance

New England Reader’s Choice Awards – First Place Tie with The Gilded Cuff

Greater Detroit Romance Writers Bookseller’s Best- Finalist

The Gilded Cuff (2015) – Erotic Romance

New England Reader’s Choice Awards – First Place Tie with The Gilded Cage

2016 BDSM Writer’s Con’s Golden Flogger Best Book Nominee

Wicked Designs (2014) – Historical Romance
2014 1st Place in OKRWA’s International Digital Awards
2014 3rd place in New England Reader’s Choice Awards
2014 1st place in the NTRWA Carolyn Readers Choice Awards
2014 Desert Rose RWA Golden Quill Finalist
2014 3rd Place BTSeMag Red Carpet Awards

The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall (2014) – Paranormal Romance (Modern Gothic Romance)
2014 1st Place in New England Reader’s Choice Awards
2014 Finalist in the GDRWA’s Bookseller’s Best Awards

UNPUBLISHED AWARDS

2005 Holland & Knight Holocaust Remembrance Essay Contest- Grand Prize Winner
2011 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award- Semi-finalist
The Amulet of Osiris- YA Paranormal Romance
2010 Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Contest- Quarterfinalist (ranking top 250 out of 5000)
Wicked Designs akaThe League of Rogues: Godric- Regency Romance
2012 NTRWA Great Expectations Contest-1st Place
2012 OKRWA Donnell Epperson Soon-to-be-Published Contest- Third Place
2012 CTRWA Write Stuff Contest – 3rd place
2012 Yellow Rose Romance Writers 2012 Winter Rose Contest- 3rd place
2012 Toronto Romance Writers 2012 Catherine Contest- 1st Place
2012 Space Coast Romance Writers 2012 Launching a Star Contest 3rd place
2013 OKRWA Donnell Epperson Soon-to-be-Published Contest- 2nd Place.

The Gilded Cuff- Contemporary Romantic Suspense
2012 Florida Romance Writers 2012 Golden Palm Contest- 1st Place
2012 Gotcha! Contest- Third Place
2013 Hot Prospects Contest – 1st Place
2013 Launching a Star Contest- Finalist
The Duelist’s Seduction- Regency Romance
2013 Celtic Romance Golden Claddagh Contest- 2nd Place
The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall- Modern Gothic
2012 Celtic Romance Writers Novellas Need Love Too Contest- 2nd Place
2013 Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write- Top 50 Finalist