Review: The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall

The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall

Lauren Smith

Dark Seductions #1


Publisher: Entangled: Select
Publication date: 29-Sep-2014
Date Started: 5-Jun-2017
Date Finished: 10-Jun-2018
Format: eBook
Pages: 196
Genres: Romance, Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Romance
Source: Author



“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.”



To be 100 percent honest, I was not expecting to enjoy this novel. I had recieved it for free fromn the author through a newsletter sign up, but expecting too much. I doubted it too much, because this story had me hooked. It is such a fanatsy for me to fall in love with a present day nobility from England that is not a pompous snob.

I definitely fell for Bastian, he is a perfect specimen of male. The best part of this novel is that it took place in a castle! I loved this regency pull to this novel, which brought in the paranormal elements.

I completely recommend this novel to romance lovers, as well as many of Lauren Smith’s other romances.

About the Author

“Lauren Smith is a USA Today Best-Selling author and an Oklahoma attorney. 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, Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award. To connect with Lauren, visit her at or twitter at @LSmithAuthor.”


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