Deal Alert & Contest!!

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Completely out of the blue, Amazon and Barnes & Noble have put CONFESSIONS OF A ROYAL BRIDEGROOM, the second book in my bestselling Renegade Royals Series, on sale for only 99 cents in digital. Wow! I have to confess that I love this book. The hero, Griffin Steele, is a classic bad boy who meets his match in prim, determined spinster Justine Brightmore. I’ve always thought that Griffin is very swoon-worthy, and readers seem to agree!

If you haven’t read CONFESSIONS, now’s you chance. Download from:



And on the contest front, I’m giving away 2 copies of MEET ME AT THE BEACH, my new VK Sykes contemporary romance. Just hop on over to my VK Sykes facebook page to enter!

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More stops today on my VK Sykes blog tour for MEET ME AT THE BEACH, the new contemporary romance that I wrote with hubby. That means more fun details about the book, more excerpts, and more chances to win a copy! Here are some of today’s stops:

Manga Manica Cafe

Romancing Rakes For The Love Of Romance

Smitten By Books

I’m also blogging at The Jaunty Quills today and giving away a copy of the book.

And in Vanessa Kelly news, today is also Round 2 of the Kensington Publishing Ultimate Hero competition. Griffin Steele, from CONFESSIONS OF A ROYAL BRIDEGROOM, is still in the running, but he’s facing some stiff competition. To vote for my guy in this fun but very silly competition, please visit the Kensington website. You can vote as many times as you like, so vote early and vote often!

Even more important, CONFESSIONS OF A ROYAL BRIDEGROOM is on sale in digital for only $2.99 until the end of the month, on Kindle and Nook. Now THAT is a good deal!



Regency Thunderdome!!

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Kensington Publishing is running a fun #Ultimate Heroes competition on their website and Tumblr page. My book, CONFESSIONS OF A ROYAL BRIDEGROOM, is pitted against Theresa Romain’s SEASON FOR SURRENDER. Since Theresa and I are good pals and love each other’s books, we’ve decided to engage in an epically lame battle of Regency-themed trash talk. You can follow along on Twitter, if you like, under the hashtag of #UltimateHero. We’re having a great time!

You can vote for the heroes here. The best part? You can vote for either hero as many times as you like! *snort*

PS. Both CONFESSIONS and SEASON are on sale on Kindle and Nook for only $2.99 for the month of Feb!

And I’ve got another stop on my VK Sykes MEET ME AT THE BEACH blog tour today. Just click here to read an excerpt, review, and for another chance to enter my fabulous contest.


Have a great day!

Happy Valentine’s Day with The Jaunty Quills!


I’m spending the day with Jaunty, doing my regular blogging gig. I’m talking about my hubby and what he thinks about Valentine’s Day. Giveaway of a print copy of CONFESSIONS OF A ROYAL BRIDEGROOM, too. Which, btw, is on sale in digital!

Click here to join me at The Jaunty Quills.


Happy Valentine’s Day to all my lovely readers–hope you have a wonderful day!!


Blog Tours, Giveaways, and Even More News!!

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So much news that I hardly know where to start! Today marks the beginning of the blog tour for my upcoming small town romance release, MEET ME AT THE BEACH, co-written with my hubby as VK Sykes. This is book one in our new Seashell Bay Series, which takes place in a small island community off the coast of Maine. We’re VERY excited about this series, and hope you’ll give it a look. You can check out the tour sites today to read excerpts, reviews, and for a chance to enter our contest. The Grand Prize is a $50 Amazon gift card!

Feb 9th- Book Mama Blog (Excerpt)

(Stop 2) Written Love Reviews (Review)

(Stop 3) Roberta’s Dreamworld (Excerpt)

I’m visiting Ramblings From This Chick today, with love letters between Evie Whitney and Will Endicott, the heroine and hero from HOW TO PLAN A WEDDING FOR A ROYAL SPY. I really enjoyed writing them, and I hope you’ll stop by to check them out. There’s a giveaway, too!

And did you know that CONFESSIONS OF A ROYAL BRIDEGROOM, the second book in The Renegade Royals historical romance series, is now on sale for only $2.99 on Kindle and Nook?


That is a really good deal!! If you haven’t tried any of my books or this series, this is a great way to start.

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Finally, I’m running a swell giveaway on my facebook page today. I’m giving away a copy of my pal Theresa Romain’s fabulous historical romance, SEASON FOR SURRENDER. It’s a lovely book and I would encourage you to hop on over to my facebook page to enter the contest.

More news to come, so stay tuned!