Release Day for A Gentleman for All Seasons!!

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Huzzah! It’s finally in stores – A GENTLEMAN FOR ALL SEASONS, the anthology I co-wrote with Kate Noble, Shana Galen, and Theresa Romain. These are four new, full-length novellas set in the lovely country village of Hemshawe and at the Friar’s House, a nearby country estate that was once a monastery. The anthology has a holiday twist, too. The four couples featured in the interconnected stories play out their courtships against the backdrop of seasonal festivities, both in Hemshawe and at the Friar’s House.

My novella is called The Season for Loving, and it’s a Regency Christmas story to wrap up the anthology. It was really fun to work on this joint project, weaving the romantic tales of four separate couples into a holiday extravaganza.

The anthology is currently in digital book format, but will soon be available in print from Amazon (hopefully by the end of the day!). You can download from Amazon, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and Google Play.

For more info about GENTLEMAN and to read the blurbs, just visit the Book’s Page.

Happy reading!

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Bonus Content Special & Giveaway!

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On Tuesday, I’ll be joining three other lady scribes in the release of a new Regency anthology, A GENTLEMAN FOR ALL SEASONS. Shana Galen, Kate Noble, Theresa Romain, and I have all penned four new full-length novellas set in the lovely village of Hemshawe. The anthology has a holiday twist, too. The four couples featured in the interconnected stories play out their courtships against the backdrop of seasonal festivities, both in Hemshawe and at a stately country manor nearby.

My novella is called The Season for Loving, and it’s a Regency Christmas story to wrap up the anthology. It was really fun to work on this joint project, weaving the romantic tales of four separate couples into a holiday extravaganza.

GENTLEMAN will go on sale this Tuesday in both print and digital, but it’s already available for pre-order. AND if you do pre-order, or if you have already pre-ordered, you’re eligible to receive special bonus content from the four of us. We’ve got lots of neat stuff, including videos, exclusive excerpts, and bonus chapters. My contribution is the first chapter from MY FAIR PRINCESS, book one in my new historical romance series, out in August 2016. You’ll be getting a glimpse of this new series WAY before anyone else!

It’s easy to unlock the bonus content. After you’ve pre-ordered your copy of GENTLEMAN, simply click on this link and follow the instructions. Then, enjoy!

Please stop by next Tuesday for the release day fun, and for a list of stops on the GENTLEMAN blog tour. Most of those stops will include some fab giveaways. And be sure to hop over right now to Fresh Fiction to enter our pre-release giveaway of books!

Cover Reveal & Contest!!

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And here it is!! The fabulous cover for A GENTLEMAN FOR ALL SEASONS, a new anthology of Regency-set novellas to be released on Nov. 10th. As you can see, I’m in fabulous company with Shana Galen, Kate Noble, and Theresa Romain. The anthology is a series of connected stories featuring the romantic adventures of four couples, played out against the backdrop of the seasons of the year. There are summer festivals, wine-tasting competitions, and Christmas parties galore!

Here’s the blurb:

The tiny village of Hemshawe is the sort of place where nothing ever happens…until a handsome ex-soldier and his matchmaking sister let the imposing manor house at the edge of town. The friendly Londoners shake up the staid people of Hemshawe, and villagers see each other in a new and oh-so-appealing light.

Suddenly long-sparring enemies become lovers, a town festival heralds a new start for a fallen woman and a dandy, and a man who has given up on love gets a second chance with the woman he never forgot. And the matchmaker herself? She won’t rest until she finds her own happily-ever-after…

There’s more info on the GENTLEMAN book page, along with pre-order links.

And you can enter the contest on my Contest Page.

Valentine’s Day Giveaways!!


I’m running two special Valentine’s Day giveaways on my facebook pages. The first is on my Vanessa Kelly page, and features books by me and the fabulous Kate Noble, and also a very cute necklace. Click here to help me celebrate the day!

The second contest is on my VK Sykes facebook page, and includes this swell little prize pack of contemporary romance novels, including a copy of my soon-to-be released small town romance, MEET ME AT THE BEACH.


Just click here to enter my VK Sykes contest.

And the MEET ME AT THE BEACH blog tour rolls on, too! Today’s stops:

Romancing the Readers

The Sassy Bookster

New excerpts and more chances to enter my book giveaways and a grand prize giveaway of a $50 Amazon gift card!

Happy Valentine’s Day, folks–hope you have a great day with the ones you love!



Book Giveaways!!


Some of you know that I also write contemporary romance and romantic suspense with my hubby under the pen name of VK Sykes. Two of our books were recently nominated for The Kindle Book Review’s Best Kindle Book Awards of 2014. To celebrate, I’m giving away 2 digital copies of Lethal Confessions, one of the nominated books, on my VK Sykes facebook page. Just click here to comment on the post to enter.

And in another swell book giveaway for historical romance readers, the fabulous Kate Noble is visiting The Jaunty Quills today and giving away a copy of her latest book, The Game and the Governess.  Just click here to read a great interview with Kate and for a chance to win the new book!


Release Day for Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom!!

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I’m thrilled that Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom, book two my Renegade Royals series, is now in stores and on virtual bookshelves.  Confessions was a true labor of love for me and so much fun to write.  I call it my Captain Jack Sparrow meets Mary Poppins book!  Here’s the blurb:


Some men are born into scandal. Others pursue it with a passion. Griffin Steele, secret son of the Duke of Cumberland, is guilty on both counts. Yet somehow London’s most notorious scoundrel has been saddled with an abandoned baby boy—and with the unflappable, intriguing spinster summoned to nurse him…

Justine Brightmore may be a viscount’s niece, but she’s also a spy’s daughter, determined to safeguard the infant when his suspected royal parentage makes him a target. Yet how to protect herself from the rakish Griffin? Marriage might shield her reputation, but it can only imperil her heart, especially with a groom intent on delicious seduction…

Confessions is available at Amazon, B & N, Apple, Kobo, The Book Depository, and in Walmart and other retailers.

I’ve got a lot going on today to celebrate the release, including a blog tour stop at (un)Conventional Bookviews with an exclusive excerpt from the book and a giveaway of the first Renegade Royals book, Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard.  You can join me by clicking this link.


AND I’m also celebrating tonight by hosting a party on facebook from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, EST.  You can join me right here on my special events page.  I’ll be joined by fabulous guests like Valerie Bowman and Kate Noble, who will be chatting with readers and giving away books and prizes.  I’ll also be giving out some great prizes, so you definitely want to put on your party hat and stop on by!

See you around the blogosphere!

Week Two: Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom Blog Tour!!

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Only one more day until the release of Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom, book two in my Renegade Royals series.  Today I’m visiting with Reading Between the Wines Book Club with another exclusive excerpt from Confessions and a giveaway.  Please join me!

And don’t forget to join me tomorrow night for my  Confessions Release Day Party on facebook, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm EST.  I’ll be joined by Kate Noble, Valerie Bowman, Theresa Romain, and Monica Burns for some fun chats and great giveaways.  You can RSVP for the party by clicking on this link.

Have you entered my Confessions contest?  You could win one of these fabulous book and treats baskets!

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Just visit my Contest Page for details on how to enter.

See you around the blogosphere!


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Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom, book 2 in my Renegade Royals series, will be released into the wild on April 1 – and that’s no joke!!  One of the ways I’ll be celebrating is by hosting a really fun party on facebook on the 1st from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, EST.  I’ll be doing giveaways all evening, as will my guests:  Kate Noble, Theresa Romain, Monica Burns, and Valerie Bowman.  Quite a historical romance extravaganza, eh?

You can RSVP by clicking here.

Hope to see you at the party!



On The Road Again!!

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Shana Galen, Anna Campbell, and I are visiting The Ballroom Blog today, hosted by the ever-charming Kate Noble.  We’re celebrating the release of A Grosvenor Square Christmas, our new short story anthology.  I’m giving away a copy of His Mistletoe Bride, my Regency historical romance, and Kate is giving away some swell stuff, too.  Come visit with us!