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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.


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!



How to Marry a Royal Highlander by Vanessa Kelly

Only one week until the release of HOW TO MARRY A ROYAL HIGHLANDER, which means it’s time to roll out the blog tour! For the next few weeks, I’ll be roaming the internet with exclusive excerpts, interviews, and giveaways–including a grand prize $25 Amazon gift card! At each stop, you can enter to win either the gift card or book giveaways.

Here’s where I’ll be and when.

June 22nd- Lush Book Reviews
(Stop 2) Reading Romances
(Stop 3) Reading in Pajamas

June 23rd- Romance with a Book
(Stop 2) Rookie Romance
(Stop 3) Buried Under Romance
(Stop 4) Mikky’s World of Books
(Stop 5) Harlequin Junkie
(Stop 6) Underneath the Covers

June 24th- Romancing the Readers
(Stop 2) Deanna’s World

June 25th- The Lusty Literate
(Stop 2) Karen’s Killer Book Bench
(Stop 3) Book Liaison]
(Stop 4) Booknerd]

June 26th- Erotic Romance News]
(Stop 2) Born to Read Books\

June 29th- The Sassy Bookster
(Stop 2) Cynthia Gail Blog
(Stop 3) My Book Addiction and More

June 30th- I am, Indeed
(Stop 2) Jen’s Reading Obsession
(Stop 3) My Book Addiction and More

July 1st- Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance
(Stop 2) Ramblings From This Chick

July 2nd- Imagine a World
(Stop 2) What I’m Reading

July 3rd- Manga Maniac Cafe
(Stop 2) The Reading Wench
(Stop 3) Books & Spoons Blog

July 5th- Dutchess of Romance
(Stop 2) Eskimo Princess Book Reviews
(Stop 3) Addicted to Romance

July 6th- Those Crazy Book Chicks
(Stop 2) Girl Meets Books

July 7th- Crystal Blogs Books

July 8th- Danielle-Claude Indie Book Reviews

July 9th- A Fortress of Books
(Stop 2) Books Like Breathing

July 10th- Written Love Reviews

BTW, one of my VK Sykes romances is also releasing on June 30th. SUMMER AT THE SHORE is book 2 in my Seashell Bay series of contemporary romances that I write with my hubby. I’m running a blog tour with giveaways for that book, too. Just hop on over to my VK Sykes website for more info!

Summer at the Shore by VK SykesSee you around the blogosphere!!


Giveaways Galore!!

How to plan a weddingroyal spy

I’m giving away a signed copy of HOW TO PLAN A WEDDING FOR A ROYAL SPY (Renegade Royals 3) on my facebook page. Click here for a chance to win!

And are you on Goodreads? I’m currently running an advanced print copy giveaway of my next VK Sykes contemporary romance, SUMMER AT THE SHORE.


Just click here to enter to win one of three copies.

Happy reading!