Stephanie Lake Author Homepage


Welcome to our author site.  Stephanie Lake is the pen name for a husband/wife team who enjoy writing happy endings and steamy middles.   We’d love to hear from you, so drop us a line at: SLake255 AT gmail.com, GoodReads, or Facebook


Read an interview with Stephanie and Lake by Super Hot Romance author, Shannon Nydia on our About Us page. 

Read an interview with David and Randall at: Interview with Characters

Also read, For a Fortnight, an epilogue to His Second Chance at: Epilogue





A monthly newsletter from Stephanie Lake and Jules Radcliffe. Stephanie and Lake joined forces with Jules Radcliffe, another author of queer historical fiction, to produce a monthly newsletter with news and updates on what we're doing, plus competitions, and giveaways. If you wish to subscribe, click on the signup link above!  Sign up to receive a free copy of His Midshipman, the prequel to His Second Chance and Chevalier in Deed, exclusives to Scribblings & Musings subscribers.



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We are Multiyear
Members' Choice Awards nominees. 

Best Main Character in His Pirate - Poll #10
Best Cover for Florian's Garden - Poll #12
Best Short for Florian's Garden - Poll #24
Best Historical for His Pirate - Poll #36
   Best Free Story for His Midshipman - Poll #37 



Best Book of the Year - Poll #7
Best Enemies to Lovers - Poll #14
Best Debut Book - Pool #23
Best Cover Art - Poll #28
Best Historical -  Pool #32




A handsome sailor once stole his heart – can Randall forget him in the arms of another?

The Seventh Viscount of Torring, Randall Blair is more than disgusted with unfaithful lovers.  When his last lover announces his engagement to the current reigning belle, Randall decides to suppress his true nature and follow suit.  He is determined, once and for all, to forget the dark sailor who slipped in and out of his life five years before.

Lady Prudence Wedgewood has, for a member of the fair sex, unquestioned beauty, and shows a surprising wit, which will entertain Randall, even if her well-proportioned body does not arouse his desires.  The marriage should at least be, bearable.

Lieutenant David Wedgewood has always been beyond discreet with his unnatural attraction to men.  An attraction, which years ago, nearly set Randall’s bed aflame for a blissful, torrid week.

The Blair and Wedgewood wedding plans unfold flawlessly, until Lady Prudence’s brother returns: Randall’s long lost sailor.

David returned for only one reason: to save his beloved sister from a marriage destined to bring nothing but pain.  Marriage to a sod!  He will kill Randall if that’s what it takes to stop the wedding.  And he is willing to seduce Randall, to prove that this marriage can only end in disaster and heartbreak.


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Historical Gay Romance Character Naming Contest results are in!

We had a great time and received many wonderful entries for our Character Naming Contest. With difficulty, the three judges narrowed down the names to the list below for His Captain:

Character 1: Reginald St. Clair

Character 2: John(nie) Sloan

Character 1’s best friend: Nicholas Avery

Character 2’s brother-in-law: Gareth Howell

Character 1 in Florian's Garden: Florian Feakes 

Character 2 in Florian's Garden: Everett Wedmore

Some of the other outstanding names were chosen as winners and will appear in subsequent books. We will keep you posted as these stories are written, and will list the other winning names as they are incorporated.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Thanks to everyone who participated!