Spotlight on Lauren D.M. Smith


Are you a fantasy fan? You won’t want to miss this exciting read from a debut author! Check out The Emperor’s Arrow, from 2015 So You Think You Can Write Winner Lauren D.M. Smith.

Calling the Winner of So You Think You Can Write 2015:

About The Emperor’s Arrow:

lgcover.9781460397435Grand Prize Winner of Harlequin’s 2015 So You Think You Can Write contest

Debut author Lauren D.M. Smith delivers an epic fantasy romance in this soaring tale of a kickass warrior and the emperor she’s honor-bound to defend

The bride candidates have been summoned. Their numbers are many, yet only one is an Amazzi warrior. Only one would give her life to protect him.

Evony of Aureline, warrior of her people, has no intention of becoming a hideous old man’s bride. Though her people have sworn their loyalty to the legendary emperor Galen, Evony knows little of courts and intrigue. It’s simply not her world.

Yet it’s on the palace training grounds where Evony’s archery skills gain her the respect of soldiers and legates alike. The emperor himself takes notice of the beautiful, ruthless warrior. In turn, the young, steely eyed Galen is nothing at all what Evony expected.

This man could very well conquer her heart. But does he feel the same?

As the rivalry among the remaining bride candidates intensifies and the plot for the throne unfolds, Evony must make a grave choice: fulfill her destiny and protect her people or follow her heart and pursue true love.

Either way, the honor of the Amazzi people and the future of the empire now rests with Evony of Aureline. For she is the Emperor’s Arrow.

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98 thoughts on “Spotlight on Lauren D.M. Smith”

  1. Kat Taffner says:

    Not really any book will do it

    1. Sarah says:

      Congratulations, Lauren!

  2. Kimberly Moon says:

    Congrats cant wait to read it

  3. Brenda Vance says:

    How exciting! Congratulations Lauren!!

  4. Beth says:

    Congrats…very exciting! Looking forward to reading!

  5. Vickie says:

    I’m not really a fan, but my grandkids are

  6. Malinda says:

    Congrats!!! Can’t wait to read it

  7. Milli Hicks says:

    Love your Book

  8. Matilda says:

    It seems interesting.

  9. Kristy Wilday says:

    Not really.

  10. Lois says:

    Not my type of read

  11. Bonnie says:

    Not sure if I will read this or not, not the type of book I usually read

  12. Cindy says:

    I’m not interested

  13. Roberta Espinoza says:

    Not sure if this is my type of book

  14. Monique says:

    It sounds interesting

  15. Brenda Davidson says:

    I am not sure, this is what I want to read now.

  16. Wendy says:

    Sounds like a good book!

  17. Dani says:

    I am … intrigued. Not a fan of complex, cloak and dagger types like “game of thrones” when I am looking for a good entertainment read, but I am willing to give it a shot.

  18. believer says:


  19. Madonna says:

    Good luck to you in all your endeavors. Just not the type of books I read. Thanks anyway.

  20. Kathy Newcomer says:

    Congrats! I doubt I’ll read it since it’s not my preference, but I wish her success!! :)

  21. Susan says:

    Good for Lauren. Congratulations!

  22. Lois Bowman says:

    Congrats Lauren!

  23. Catesha says:

    It seems interesting. I will give it a chance and buy it eventually. Congrats on winning the contest Lauren

  24. Bonnie Capuano says:

    Would love to read it!

  25. scarolet fisher says:

    not really i am not a good writer

  26. holly says:


  27. Jennifer Hayes says:


  28. Sandra Wright-Hedgepeth says:


  29. Gladys Davis says:

    I’m not really a fan of fantasy.

  30. Rachael Clemons says:

    Looks really good.

  31. Stacey Harris says:


  32. Maya says:


  33. Belinda says:

    this book seems great I love fantasy congratz

  34. judy says:

    Not my cup of read sorry

  35. Kathryn Smith says:

    Congratulations to you Lauren! Love the Fantasy cover art!

  36. Cassie says:

    Love a strong female character! Sounds interesting!!

  37. Congratulations. Your book sounds very interesting.

  38. Rebecca MORGAN says:

    sounds interesting

  39. Darlene King says:

    Not my type of book. Congrats!

  40. Michelle Sanders says:

    Congratulations Lauren! Can’t wait to read your book – I am HUGE fantasty fan and work with a few people who are also HUGE fantasy fans. I’ll be sure to let them know about you as well!!

  41. Edie says:

    Not usually the type of book I read, but maybe…

  42. sarah says:

    I’m not normally a fantasy book reader. Depending on how the reviews are, I might check it out!

  43. Slick says:

    Sounds Wonderful

  44. Monica Doty says:

    I usually don’t read fantasy books but this does sound interesting. Have put it on my list for my next purchase.

  45. Fantasy is not my first choice, but I will read it!

  46. Donna Sorrels says:

    Congratulations Lauren on your win . I cannot hardly wait to read the book . I read all kinds of books I love any kind of Romance books, this book sounds really good it caught my interest.

  47. Tiffany Hall says:

    Not my kind of read.

  48. Thabelo Phungo says:


  49. Elizabeth says:


  50. Debbie says:

    Normally I turn to YA to find the type of fantasy books I enjoy-Action, a strong heroine, great romance. This sounds very intriguing. Definitely checking it out. Congrats on your win!

  51. BJ says:

    definitely grabs my interest

  52. Dewina Khatizatul Jamisa says:


  53. Pamela says:


  54. Sharon Tucker says:

    Not really

  55. Rebecca Murphy says:

    Sounds like in could be set in England and not necessarily a fantasy setting from the description but it is one I might like to read. Would probably know after reading of a few pages if it would be to my liking.

  56. Chastity Thompson says:

    Sounds good! Can’t wait to read it.

  57. Helen Hartman says:

    Love the book

  58. Yvonne says:

    Not a fantasy reader

  59. Ramona says:

    Fantasy is not my normal type of read, but I would give it a try.

  60. Kim says:

    I probably would try and read it if nothing else my great nieces would read it

  61. Lynn says:

    Yes, I like a variety of books.

  62. Amanda Williams says:


  63. Mrs.Maria says:

    the author Lauren D.M. Smith
    is awesomely very interesting as i was reading
    i was trying to image how is was from where she’s
    writing in the time period an it’s me feel like i was there
    as i was feeling this i felt the coldness with the clothing
    i love the feeling of being there an yet so very frighting
    to as well it’s also be so very awesome to meet an greet
    her in person i bet she’s so very cool an down to Earth

  64. Karen says:

    Sounds interesting. Will probably buy it.

  65. Mikka Funk says:

    This book definitely sounds like something I might be interested in reading. I’m not big into fantasy, but sometimes something like this catches my eye and I give it a go. :)

  66. Tanya Guthrie says:

    Congratulations on winning! It looks like it will be a great read!

  67. Elaine says:

    This book sounds interesting!

  68. Jacqulyn says:

    Congratulations on winning! It sounds interesting. I will put it on my list to read.

  69. Sophia says:

    Sounds like a good read

  70. Lynda says:

    Not my kind of book

  71. Lynda says:

    Not the kind of book I will read.


    Can’t wait to read it sounds great.

  73. Leela says:

    Sounds like a good book!

  74. Bre says:

    Sounds Like it would be good.

  75. Kimberley Coover says:

    Congratulations ! Can’t wait to read this book

  76. Pat says:

    Sounds like an interesting book. Although I am not of fan of that era of books. I am going to give it a try.

  77. Meslissa Oaks says:

    Congrats Lauren. I can’t wait to read this book. It sounds really good!!

  78. Tammy B says:

    No, not really.

  79. k.Davis says:


  80. Nancy Schuchert says:

    Congrats to you girl!

  81. Nancy Schuchert says:


  82. Patricia Wong says:

    Congrats Lauren!!!

  83. Stacy Webber says:

    Not really into fantasy books, but my son is

  84. Christina says:

    Can’t wait to read it!

  85. Jen says:

    I LUV fantasy/fiction/paranormal add a little romance and life is good. Looking forward to the read. Also Congrats! and if your style stays… awesomesauceness ALL the way.

  86. Denise Gattorno says:

    Can’t wait to read!!!

  87. Sarah says:

    Sounds interesting!

  88. Helen J. Unick says:

    Not to my interest.

  89. Heather says:

    this looks great

  90. Sharon Kingsbury says:

    Congrats!!! Not my kind of book though.

  91. melissa says:

    Great! I like some fantasies but not all. but good luck.

  92. Esther says:

    Congratulation. Really want to read.

  93. Pam Zollman says:

    I love fantasy and romance and strong heroines, and this book seems to have it all. I plan on reading it soon!

  94. Shante says:


  95. Topaz Mccoy says:

    Not really into the book

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