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The Joy of Romance…and Summer Jobs!

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I’m doing the rounds of the world-wide-interweb today, talking about the joys of romance, the joys (or not) of summer jobs, and giving away books. My first stop is at Read-A-Romance-Month, which is a month long celebration of the joys of romance, sponsored by Bobbi Dumas of Kirkus Reviews. Bobbi is hosting dozens of fabulous romance writers during the month of August, who are all talking about their personal experiences of the romance genre AND giving away lots of books. Click here to join me at RARM, where I’m doing a giveaway of HOW TO MARRY A ROYAL HIGHLANDER (and also one of my VK Sykes contemporary romances).

I’m also doing my regular gig at The Jaunty Quills today, talking about crazy, horrible, or hilarious summer jobs. Stop by for a chance to win a copy of my latest VK Sykes book, SUMMER AT THE SHORE.

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See you around the blogosphere!

On The Road With The Jaunty Quills, and Another Party!

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I’m doing my regular thing today at The Jaunty Quills. Please join me for an exclusive excerpt from my new VK Sykes book, SUMMER AT THE SHORE, and for a giveaway! Click here to join me. You can also follow along on my SUMMER blog tour and giveaway. Click here for the blog schedule. Chances to win prizes at every stop!

I’m also hosting a facebook party tonight to celebrate the release of SUMMER. The party takes place from 7 – 9:30, EST. Hope to see you there!

I’m also continuing on my HOW TO MARRY A ROYAL HIGHLANDER blog tour. Click here for the schedule and to join me for exclusive excerpts and giveaways!

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On The Road…

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I’m doing my regular thing at The Jaunty Quills today, blogging about hunky Highlanders and giving away an Amazon gift card to celebrate tomorrow’s release of HOW TO MARRY A ROYAL HIGHLANDER. Please join me for some Highland fun!

And please join me on my blog tours for both ROYAL HIGHLANDER and my VK Sykes contemporary romance, SUMMER AT THE SHORE.

Click here for the ROYAL HIGHLANDER blog tour line-up.

Click here for the SUMMER blog tour.

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Oh, and I just found out that my buddy Theresa Romain is giving away 4 copies of HOW TO PLAN A WEDDING FOR A ROYAL SPY, the 3rd book in my Renegade Royals Series. Click here to enter Theresa’s giveaway on facebook.

Have a great day!!

Blogs, tours, & giveaways!!

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I’m visiting with the lovely ladies at Embracing Romance today, talking about the joys and challenges of writing under two pen names. Please stop by to chat with me about my upcoming historical romance AND contemporary romance releases, and for a chance to win two of my books. Click here to join me!

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I’m also running ARC giveaways on both my facebook pages. On my Vanessa Kelly page, I’m giving away copies of HOW TO MARRY A ROYAL HIGHLANDER. On my VK Sykes page, I’m giving away copies of SUMMER AT THE SHORE. Click here for the Vanessa Kelly giveaway, and click here for the VK Sykes giveaway.

Finally, I’m running blog tours for both books to celebrate their releases next week. At each tour stop, there will be exclusive excerpts and chances to win books and gift cards. Please click here for the ROYAL HIGHLANDER tour schedule, and click here for the SUMMER AT THE SHORE tour schedule.

Whew! That’s all for now!

Blog Tour: SUMMER AT THE SHORE!!

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Yesterday I posted the blog tour for HOW TO MARRY A ROYAL HIGHLANDER. Today is the blog tour round-up for SUMMER AT THE SHORE, the contemporary romance I wrote with my hubby as VK Sykes. It’s also coming out on June 30th, so I’m doing a fun blog tour and giveaway for SUMMER, too. You can enter to win prizes at every stop, plus read exclusive excerpts and interviews. I’d love it if you could join me on that tour, too!

Here’s the line-up:

June 22ndCarole’s Random Life

(Stop 2) The Sassy Bookster

(Stop 3) Manga Maniac Cafe
(Stop 4) Plain Talk Book Marketing

June 23rdLush Book Reviews

(Stop 2) Cat’s Reviews

June 24thRomancing Rakes for the Love of Romance

(Stop 2) Born to Read Books

June 25th- Erotic Romance News

(Stop 2) Harlequin Junkie

(Stop 3) Romancing the Book

June 26thJen’s Reading Obsession

(Stop 2) Southern Yankee Book Reviews

June 27thUnderneath the Covers

June 29thRomancing the Readers

(Stop 2) Books & Spoons Blog

(Stop 3) Buried Under Romance

June 30thCara’s Book Boudoir

July 1st- I am, Indeed

(Stop 2) Undercover Book Reviews

July 2nd- Karen’s Killer Book Bench

(Stop 2) View From The Birdhouse

(Stop 3) Romance Reader

July 3rdThe Many Faces of Romance

(Stop 2) Musings & Ramblings

(Stop 3) Marebare’s Book Shelf

July 6thCrystal Blogs Books

July 7th- Those Crazy Book Chicks

July 8thPages of Comfort
(Stop 2) Written Love Reviews

July 9th- Brooke Blogs

July 10th- Christine’s Words

For more info on SUMMER AT THE SHORE, please visit my VK Sykes website!

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Giveaways Galore!

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HOW TO MARRY A ROYAL HIGHLANDER, book 4 in my Renegade Royals Series, comes out on June 30th. My publisher is currently running a giveaway on Goodreads to win an early copy of the book. And here’s a little incentive to enter–when the contest reaches 800 entries, I’ll be unlocking some extra content and goodies. That will include a bonus chapter featuring the scene when my heroine realizes she’s falling in love with the hero. Trust me–she’s not too happy about that revelation!

Click here to enter the Goodreads giveaway.

I’m also running a giveaway on facebook–two copies of the first book in the series, SECRETS FOR SEDUCING A ROYAL BODYGUARD.

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Just click here to enter!

Awesome Sale for MEET ME AT THE BEACH!

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Most of you know that I also write contemporary romance with my hubby as V.K. Sykes. MEET ME AT THE BEACH, book one in our new Seashell Bay Series, hit the stores last month in both digital and print. I’m happy to tell you that it’s now on sale in digital for only $2.99!

Here’s the blurb:

YOU CAN’T STOP A RISING TIDE

When Lily Doyle spots her high school crush Aiden Flynn on the inbound ferry, she knows trouble is about to dock in Seashell Bay. And not just because he’s more handsome than ever. If Aiden’s in town, the rumors must be true about his family’s plan to sell their coastal land to the highest bidder. But Lily will do whatever it takes to convince the hottest guy on the beach to protect their idyllic island home.

Gorgeous Lily Doyle was the only thing Aiden missed after he escaped from his hometown to play pro baseball. Now all Aiden wants is to wrap up the business deal and get back to his life, not relive a past that still haunts him. But as memories rush in about the night of passion he and Lily shared long ago, everything else washes right out to sea-everything except the desire that still burns between them.

You can download the book on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, or from the iTunes store. More info and buy links on my V.K. Sykes website!

Valentine’s Day Giveaways!!

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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.

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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!