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


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!





Release Days & Parties


I’m so thrilled that HOW TO MARRY A ROYAL HIGHLANDER is now in stores. This is the 4th and final book in my Renegade Royals Series, and my first featuring a Highlander hero. The advance reviews have been great, I’m happy to say! You can check them out, read a few excerpts, and also find buy links on the Book Page.

But there’s more! Yesterday also saw the release of one of my VK Sykes contemporary romances. SUMMER AT THE SHORE is the second book in the Seashell Bay Series of small town romances that I write with my hubby.


SUMMER is also getting great reviews–hooray! You can read an excerpt, reviews, and find buy links on my VK Sykes website.

And are you on facebook? If so, you might want to check out the party I’ll be hosting to celebrate the release of SUMMER. It takes place on July 2nd, 7 – 9:30 pm, EST. I’ll be hosting a whole bunch of wonderful authors, and we’ll all be giving away some fantastic prizes. You can RSVP for the party by clicking here.

Happy reading, and Happy Canada Day to my friends and readers in the Great White North!

On The Road…


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.


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!!


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!


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!


Summer at the Shore by VK Sykes

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!