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!Download Book ⚇ The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall ♽ 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 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, BastianAlthough 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 and impossible to deny Like the mist off of the sea this book is a breath of fresh air, I love the blending of the regency with the paranormal, this one was deliciously intense, not only with the romantic story but the creepiness factor Without giving away too much because the finding out the plot twists is half the thrill ride in this book You will root for the characters, feel like you are in the room with them, the writing is very descriptive so you can almost feel the wind on the cliffs or see the lights when a Like the mist off of the sea this book is a breath of fresh air, I love the blending of the regency with the paranormal, this one was deliciously intense, not only with the romantic story but the creepiness factor Without giving away too much because the finding out the plot twists is half the thrill ride in this book You will root for the characters, feel like you are in the room with them, the writing is very descriptive so you can almost feel the wind on the cliffs or see the lights when a spirit is close I thought the pairing of the 2 main characters was very intriguing, I kept picturing Bastian as Daniel Craig, could be the Aston Martin and Jane as Olivia Wilde if that helps anyone s mental picture Just two magnetic people, you know there is gonna be some steamy, romantic moments between these 2 from the get go, but the reader never feels like the rest of the book falls away just to get to those moments which is where it is a breath of fresh air from other romance novels I loved it 3.5 What once was broken must be mended Stars.Entangled Publishing seems to have hit a rich and diverse seam of talent lately with regards to their current PNR releases The last couple of months have been a veritable buffet of tempting treats for the discerning reader The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall is no exception, and what makes it evenappealing to me is that it is the start of a new series Dark Seductions as well Lauren Smith is a new author to me, but after finishing this book 3.5 What once was broken must be mended Stars.Entangled Publishing seems to have hit a rich and diverse seam of talent lately with regards to their current PNR releases The last couple of months have been a veritable buffet of tempting treats for the discerning reader The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall is no exception, and what makes it evenappealing to me is that it is the start of a new series Dark Seductions as well Lauren Smith is a new author to me, but after finishing this book I would happily pick up anything else she has written without any worry about its contents or the quality contained therein Any woman who dares to love a man of Carlisle blood has met a bloody end I loved this story, in the modern day you have Bastian Carlisle, current Earl of Weymouth, and Jane Seyton, the American Graduate Student who is trying to access his private family archive in order to finish off her dissertation Bastian is disinclined to allow Jane the access she requires and evenreluctant to let her spend time at Stormclyffe Hall, in view of the rumors circulating about everything that may or may not have gone on there in the past and currently.It becomes clear very quickly that the Hall itself and the spirits and secrets contained in its walls and grounds have very different ideas for Bastian and Jane I ve lived my life on bad ideas, and it hasn t failed me yet There is a concurrent running love story and familial mystery running through Bastian and Jane s tale, and we are transported back to the early eighteen hundreds regularly, to follow the coming together and falling in love of the previous Earl Richard Carlisle and his Isabelle, their story is one of death, witch craft and tragedy, and it had this reader sniffling into a tissue a couple of times as well I loved how the past and the present comingled to produce this unique and absorbing book I haven t read anything quite like it before Surrender to me, love Ease this ache of mine, my broken heart If you are looking for a love story, with a little intrigue, a lot of emotion, and you aren t afraid of the dark, things that go bump in the night and some general hocus pocus Then I urge you to give The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall a try Brave little bookworm ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall by Lauren Smith is the story of Sebastian Bastian Carlisle, the Earl of Weymouth and Jane Seyton Jane is an American Historical Student who besides needing to finish a paper about Stormclyffe Hall also wants to do research for her on personal reasons Jane has been taking with the Stormclyfee Hall for about six years The dreams she has of Stormclyfee Hall have also caused a broken engagement for her So she goes forward with getting close to Stormclyfee for The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall by Lauren Smith is the story of Sebastian Bastian Carlisle, the Earl of Weymouth and Jane Seyton Jane is an American Historical Student who besides needing to finish a paper about Stormclyffe Hall also wants to do research for her on personal reasons Jane has been taking with the Stormclyfee Hall for about six years The dreams she has of Stormclyfee Hall have also caused a broken engagement for her So she goes forward with getting close to Stormclyfee for her research But Bastian is adamant about not having her look at the families personal papers Bastian has come to Stormclyffe Hall a few months ago to start trying to fix the home back up after such a long time of it being left alone Bastian has been thinking of the Hall for several years but didn t move forward with going there until now The town s people swear the house is haunted and Bastian has seen strange things happening there When he learns that Jane is coming he set his mind to dismissing her and keeping the family personal things off limit to her But from the start he finds he is drawn to her but still tries to keep with his plan The Hall is surrounded with mystery at what caused the death of Isabelle and Richard the original owners and family members This was such an exciting story from the startI couldn t put it down Loved it This story truly has so much to grab your attention and keep you turning the pages It has your usual elements of your typical romance story but with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing what s going to happen next For a while I wondered how the story would find a happy ending or if there was going to be a happy ending at all We have our heroine Jane Seyton, an American graduate student tormented by nightmares of a place in ruins that seems to call her name and of a woman in white seek This story truly has so much to grab your attention and keep you turning the pages It has your usual elements of your typical romance story but with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing what s going to happen next For a while I wondered how the story would find a happy ending or if there was going to be a happy ending at all We have our heroine Jane Seyton, an American graduate student tormented by nightmares of a place in ruins that seems to call her name and of a woman in white seeking her help She knows she has to find outabout the place but when trying to do so her love life takes a turn for the worst and she feels she may not be able to trust her heart to another for a long while Then we have our hero, Bastian Carlisle, the Earl of Weymouth and the owner of Stormclyffe Hall, trying to reestablish the glory of the place and peace to his family while battling rumors of a curse and haunting spirits He has not been able give his heart to anyone and feels there is no need to The chemistry of this couple is amazing from start to finish There is no rush in their story There is insta attraction obviously, but there is a clear explanation as to why Their connection goesthan just the physical, it s emotional, intellectual, and good old I got punched in the face for you, and put it all together made itthan great It was perfect My review Spellbinding 6 stars OMG I just finished, a modern Gothic romance, The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall, written by Lauren Smith, her first book in the Dark Seductions series This novel completely captivated me Even, if, it s a dark novel, tenderness and seduction were still very present It s a real page turner, couldn t stop myself from reading it, I m still mesmerized and under the spell of the dark and sensual chemistry of her characters, Sebastian and Jane The words that this auth My review Spellbinding 6 stars OMG I just finished, a modern Gothic romance, The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall, written by Lauren Smith, her first book in the Dark Seductions series This novel completely captivated me Even, if, it s a dark novel, tenderness and seduction were still very present It s a real page turner, couldn t stop myself from reading it, I m still mesmerized and under the spell of the dark and sensual chemistry of her characters, Sebastian and Jane The words that this author used were so poetic that I fell under its spell The pacing was at the right rhythm to get me in the right atmosphere, gradually pulling me in and getting me sitting at the edge of my seat I read it in one day A young woman, named Jane had a fascination or obsession about the Weymouth family s ancestors So she decides to meet Sebastian Carlisle, the ninth Earl of Weymouth to write a dissertation about the strange events that occurred at his castle As soon as she meets him, a strange feeling of d j vu haunts her Sebastian is a strange man hiding dark secrets that he doesn t want to share, not, even with Jane The man, is dark, sexy and fascinating While researching his family, she discovers that the unexplained occurrences seemed only related to the women who had married into the Weymouth family Where these brave souls cursed Was there evil lurking in his castle or was her mind playing tricks on her Her obsession grew to the point she had to find the answers about Sebastian s dark secrets But, was she falling for him Was he falling for her too Can she save him from evil Does she really have a connection with him If you love a modern Gothic romance with a touch of paranormal, then this book is perfect for you I can t wait to read Ms Smith s next book in this new series I strongly recommend The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall for having me discover what modern Gothic romance is really about Even, if it s a dark novel, tenderness and seduction were still very present I can t wait to read Ms Smith s next book in this new series.Thank you Lauren Smith for your excellent novel In the early 1800s, Richard Carlisle, the Earl of Weymouth, shocked all when he married an innkeeper s daughter, Isabelle, a local woman, Cordelia, was insanely jealous felt scorned, so she cursed all Carlisle males Their pure love was so powerful, all encompassing unbreakable, but after Isabelle gave birth to their only child, she mysteriously jumped over the cliff Richard felt his heart ripped out his chest, drank 24 7 then he disappeared with only a shattered left in his place.For In the early 1800s, Richard Carlisle, the Earl of Weymouth, shocked all when he married an innkeeper s daughter, Isabelle, a local woman, Cordelia, was insanely jealous felt scorned, so she cursed all Carlisle males Their pure love was so powerful, all encompassing unbreakable, but after Isabelle gave birth to their only child, she mysteriously jumped over the cliff Richard felt his heart ripped out his chest, drank 24 7 then he disappeared with only a shattered left in his place.For 6 long years, sassy southern grad student Jane Seton has lived, breathed, ate slept all the things Stormclyffe Hall She has study the tragic history of Stormclyffe Hall how it affected the village of Weymouth for her PhD dissertation Once she looked at an old photo of Stormclyffe Hall, she felt this invisible pull became so obsessed with it, that her fianc ditched her her nightly terrors started Now all she has to do is get the Earl of Weymouth to open the Hall family history to her Sebastian, Bastian, Carlisle, the Earl of Weymouth, hides behind his scandalous rogue reputation for fast cars even faster women, but he s actually lonely, super intelligent over the last 6 years has felt compelled to bring the Hall back to it s original glory He is also honoring his dead grandma s words, What once was broken must be mended noso called family accidents So that is why he is living in absolutely REMOLDING HADES everything that could go wrong has gone wrong, so when an American historian shows up uninvited, he gets PISSED can t wait to toss her back across he Atlantic As Bastian walks into the drawing room, he sees the portrait of Isabelle when Jane turns around, it like looking at Isabelle s twin Jane seems just as shocked at the resemblance Bastian has no time for her nonsense he refuses her request to stay, but Jane pleads with him offers to help in any way she can As they stare at 1 other, a strange blinding light fills the room they just attack each other, like they are on a powerful aphrodisiac on steriods, as Bastian slams her against the wall, his pantie dropping kisses make her girlie parts explode, as his strokes her to ecstasy the next thing they know they wake up on he floor Bastian Jane felt possessed, helpless living out someone else memories, so instead of a sexual harassment case, Jane is welcomed into his cursed home, but the family archives are off limits, so when Richard s mystical dairy seems to mysteriously FINDS her, her lips are sealed.Supernatural mayhem erupts, as the restless spirits seem to influence the shadows that invade the eerie Hall, otherworldly happenings go on overdrive, Jane s nightmares seem to be saying something Richard s mysterious dairy acts like a dusty Fairy Godthingie, as it continues to pop open change its locations Destiny gives them both a much needed beotch slap, their self restraint crumbles, Jane wants to lick Bastian like a lollipop Bastian keeps igniting an uncontrollable forest fire between her legs Can they solve the curse before it s to late Will Jane s nightmares hold the key When will Bastian accept that Jane is his 1 only Can they keep their clothes on long enough to drop kick evil s a Is their love strong enough to banish the evil in Stormclyffe Hall Most importantly, can I kick the witch s bootie back to hell I have been a huge fan of Ms Smith since I read the 1st book from her League of Rogues series, Wicked Designs She hook me with that hilarious historical romance, so I was scared that this gothic read wouldn t work for me, but she still made me leap before I looked with this paranormal ride Jane was a true southern girl with her sassiness, determination her need to take each challenge by the horns, until it submitted to her will Jane did have an inner BAD GIRL, but the inner Jane finally got to play with sex on a yummy stick Bastian Bastian had an inner Knight in shining armor that was tarnished due to lack of use, but Jane made him want to whipped out the Brasso with a lot of help from Randolph polish it until it shined I also love the dusty Fairy Godthingie, Richard s dairy, I mean is that a original, kooky strange character, but also adorable on so many levels This book also had my 1st ghostly possession pantie dropping scene, so thanks for popping that cherry for me, Ms Smith The utterly decadent, hard up against many walls passions erupting like a geyser made my tablet spark, sizzle I am so glad I restocked my FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, before I cracked open this romance of NAUGHTINESS Bastian Jane were COMPELLED to go to Stormclyffe Hall didn t know why, but they had to go there so they could freely breath Ms Smith also made me insanely obsessed, while I read this tale I couldn t put it down, so no potty or snack breaks Ms Smith can weave a spooky tale filled with things that go bumping down the castle halls, creepy shadows so real my nightlight was on, but rat me out that send chills down my spine, dragged me out from under my blanket into the ghostly quest Ms Smith totally earns my top score of 5 fingers up 10 toes for a paranormal ride filled with intrigue mysteries, some evil a kicking, many orgasmic moans galore I so WANTof these Dark Seduction books, ASAP This ARC given for my honest review The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall by Lauren Smith Dark Seductions 1 is a 2014 Entangled Select Otherworld publication I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Jane is hard at work on her dissertation which requires she study the Weymouth family history, a family riddled with untold tragedies since the 1800 s She is so excited to travel to abroad and to Stormclyffe Hall and uncover it s sordid secrets But, it s also a calling, something about the castle that Jane co The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall by Lauren Smith Dark Seductions 1 is a 2014 Entangled Select Otherworld publication I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Jane is hard at work on her dissertation which requires she study the Weymouth family history, a family riddled with untold tragedies since the 1800 s She is so excited to travel to abroad and to Stormclyffe Hall and uncover it s sordid secrets But, it s also a calling, something about the castle that Jane connects to, dreams about even Unfortunately, Jane is going to have to deal with the Earl of Weymouth, Bastian Carlisle, who is adamant that the pushy American stay out of his family s dark secrets.Bastian is trying to restore Stormclyffe Hall and doesn t have time to deal with the young American She can t stay at the castle and she can t look at the family papers Period Until a strange bond with Jane occurs that leaves them both very sexually aroused and unsettled at the same time In the 1800 s Richard married a innkeeper s daughter, Isabelle, for love In the process, he deeply offended a woman who thought she was certainly the best choice for an earl s wife From that point on the family suffers great loss, especially for the women who marry into the family Now it seems the family line is about to fade out since Bastian is not interested in marriage or so he thinks.Gothic literature is something I actually study I am a huge fan of the genre, so these days when someone tacks the word Gothic onto their book description, my first thought is excitement, but skepticism follows quickly after that Why Many labor under the impression Gothic novels are supernatural in tone and usually this means vampires Don t get me started on that misnomer I won t give my standard lecture here, but suffice it to say it s a sore spot with me and I feel those novels should be labeled as Paranormal or Fantasy since they really do not adhere to the standard rules of Gothic fiction However, in this case, the author has followed the rule of Gothic fiction by setting the story in an old storied castle, the women are the target mostly, and the hero has a dark, brooding, and moody personality which is perplexing to the female protagonist The supernatural elements to the story do not romanticize the forces which are reeking havoc on the lives of the characters Instead these forces are dark and sinister, if not outright evil The romance is woven through time with the present day Bastian and Jane and with Richard and Isabelle from the past These passages are some of the most powerful in the book and I could almost feel the spirits of the past forging their way through to the present, to save lives and a family heritage, and using their strong love for one another to accomplish their goals The intimacy is deeply sensual and has a strong erotic pull, although the scenes are not all that explicit I was thankful to see that someone out there is still capturing Gothic elements and staying true to the genre while making the story modern and appealing to the contemporary reader Overall this is an excellent start to the series and I am eager to readstories like this one 4.5 rounded to 5 Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book ReviewsEvil rules the castle Stalks the halls and torments those who dare to live inside I was drawn to The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall from the moment I read the synopsis The mystery, the history, the ghostly happenings, the noble gent and the scholar it appealed on so many levels and not for one second did it disappoint When Jane Seyton arrives at Stormclyffe desperate to discover its secrets, Sebastian Carlisle, ninth Earl of Weymouth is far fro Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book ReviewsEvil rules the castle Stalks the halls and torments those who dare to live inside I was drawn to The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall from the moment I read the synopsis The mystery, the history, the ghostly happenings, the noble gent and the scholar it appealed on so many levels and not for one second did it disappoint When Jane Seyton arrives at Stormclyffe desperate to discover its secrets, Sebastian Carlisle, ninth Earl of Weymouth is far from impressed the last thing he needs is a nosy American woman prying into his family history when he is trying to restore his home to it s former glory The Carlisle name may have been plagued by tragedy, however he doesn t believe it to be anythingsinister than devastating bad luck But Jane unleashes something from deep within the castle walls and from Bastian, and it soon becomes apparent that there isto the bloody history of his home than he could ve imagined The past and the present collide This book is like nothing I ve ever read Lauren Smith has written an enthralling modern paranormal romance with a historical atmosphere and twist Her words captivate, transporting you to idyllic Southwest England and to a castle which is as eerie and haunting as it is bewitching and beautiful Every image and scene set is so visually descriptive that the reader will live and breathe Jane and Bastian s journey They have a chemistry which is magnetic, and both were characters I adoredI ve had the most wicked thoughts about you I m betting a few of them are illegal in some countriesThe romance seduced me, the paranormal spooked me and with flashbacks to the 1800 s detailing the story of Bastian s ancestor Richard and his love Isabelle, the history and happenings of Stormclyffe Hall bewitched me It s an extraordinary start to the Dark Seductions series and I can t wait to see where Lauren takes it next Copy received courtesy of Entangled Publishing via NetGalley for an honest and unbiased opinion Wow It s been a while since I read an awesome Gothic romance like this A family curse, a haunted man, a broken woman, ghostsor are they Fantastic I sat on the edge, waiting and watching This isn t just a modern day love story but one that spans centuries one that breeds from tragedy Ugh Slay my heart I seriously get goosebumps thinking about it.Bastian, makes for one super hot and dominant hero He is an Earl after all I loved him one minute and wanted to throttle him the next, Wow It s been a while since I read an awesome Gothic romance like this A family curse, a haunted man, a broken woman, ghostsor are they Fantastic I sat on the edge, waiting and watching This isn t just a modern day love story but one that spans centuries one that breeds from tragedy Ugh Slay my heart I seriously get goosebumps thinking about it.Bastian, makes for one super hot and dominant hero He is an Earl after all I loved him one minute and wanted to throttle him the next, but don t get me wrong I fell for him every second Sometimes, he even took me by surprise and well fans myselfyou have to read it for yourself I loved Jane too She was real with natural flaws However, she was still determined, intelligent, and strong willed But, the way they found out the secrets to Stormclyffewell, let s just say it s quite eerie and brutally steamy at the same time That s my Bastian I m so excited that this will be a series The incredible writing combined with the beautiful prose was very moving It was almost like a PNR and Historical wrapped up in one package Awesome Can t wait to read the next