Always a misfit, Stephanie Lawton writes twisted romance that tugs the heart strings then punches you in the gut.
She has a tendency to psychoanalyze people, which comes in handy when creating character profiles. She has a fascination with teacher-student relationships, bullies, psychics, doomsday preppers and larger-than-life characters.
Making readers squirm is her greatest pleasure.
Proceed with caution.
5764 Woodbine Ave.
Pinckney, MI 48169
BOOK COVER DESIGN/GRAPHICS
The covers for WANT, NEED, AFTERTASTE, DIRTY LAUNDRY and SHELF LIFE were created by Najla Qamber Designs. She also designed many of the graphics, swag, buttons, etc. you see around the site.
(Naj holding WANT)
PRAISE FOR WANT:
“WANT is a darkly seductive read that runs the gamut of emotions. Julianne’s growth and self-discovery will strike a chord with both young girls and women who used to be one, and her developing sexuality will have male readers enthralled just like Isaac. The final scenes are electric and completely unpredictable.” –Joyce Scarbrough, author of True Blue Forever, Different Roads and Symmetry
“I have read a fair share of YA books, but WANT is miles above anything I have read from this genre lately …. Ms. Lawton drew me into her southern world and had me gnawing my nails as I prayed for Julianne to make the right choices.” —Rebecca Hart, author of Call of the Sea (June 2012)
“I stayed up until 2 this morning unable to put it down. I thought about it all day and rushed home after work to finish reading it. It’s been some time since I’ve been so compelled by a book that I was unable to put it down …. I even held my breath a few times as [Julianne] made some tough choices in what felt like a very intense and yet profoundly realistic story. This story opened my eyes to how exciting contemporary YA romance can be.” —Lisa Voisin, author of The Watcher (Sept. 2012)
“Want by Stephanie Lawton is a powerful masterpiece of a story exploring tough issues, sweet love, and high stakes; a whopper of a coming of age novel.” —Aubrie Dionne, author of The New Dawn series and Colonization Paradise 21 (Oct. 2012)
PRAISE FOR SHRAPNEL:
“Stephanie Lawton is a writer to watch in the YA genre. Shrapnel kept me turning pages as quickly as I could!”—USA Today Best-selling author Cynthia Eden
“Shrapnel is a dark, twisted ghost story with the richness of a Southern Gothic and a super seductive romance that leaves you dying for more.” Jennifer Dee, Novel Thoughts Blog
“With her foray into gritty paranormal, we see another side of Lawton’s writing personality, and you’ll be thankful for her creative schizophrenia because her imagination for ‘dark and twisty’ is wonderful. (If not a little disturbing.) I really enjoyed this story’s no nonsense heroine, hot and super-cool hero with a hilarious sense of humor, premise and surprising secondary characters. The mystery kept me turning pages almost as much as the ‘will they or won’t they’ romance.” —Julie Reece, author of Crux
“A haunting, gritty paranormal dripping with voice. I was immediately sucked into the world she created and was on the edge of my seat racing to finish it.” —Angela Quarles, author of Beer and Groping in Las Vegas