Read the So You Think You Can Write 2015 Winning Book!

Last year, Harlequin once again put out the call to all aspiring writers to submit to Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest. After hundreds of entries and reader votes, Lauren D.M. emerged as the winner with her fantasy romance The Emperor’s Arrow. Now you can read it for yourself — The Emperor’s Arrow is on sale now in ebook from Carina Press!

“This is the story that stuck in my head through all of my reading,” said Carina Press Editorial Director Angela James. “[The Emperor’s Arrow] was truly a stand-out entry and I’m excited to get to publish it and see what she writes next!”

Watch the video below to watch Lauren’s writing dreams come true with a call from Angela James:

If you dream about writing for Harlequin, visit www.SoYouThinkYouCanWrite.com for information and advice from Harlequin editors and published authors as well as regular writing contests and submission blitzes. The editors currently have a call out for romances with Canadian heroes.

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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