Giveaways Galore!!

Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard

To celebrate the release next Tuesday of Lost in a Royal Kiss, the introductory novella to my new Renegade Royals Series, I’m running some fun contests.  First, I’m giving away five Advanced Reader Copies of Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard, which comes out in January.  So, five lucky winners will receive the book a month before anyone else!  Just hop on over to my contest page for a chance to enter.

I’m also running a really fun contest on facebook with my pal Theresa Romain.  We’re each giving away one of these cute Wallflowers tee shirts when our facebook pages hit a certain number of likes.

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Even if you’ve “liked” both our pages already, you’re still eligible.  Just go to my facebook post for the contest and follow the easy-peasy instructions.

I also wanted to let you know that I’ll be donating a portion of my pre-order and first week royalties from Lost in a Royal Kiss to The Wounder Warrior Project, a truly wonderful charity that supports wounded veterans and their families.  You can pre-order Lost in a Royal Kiss on Amazon, B & N, Kobo, and in the iBooks Store for only $1.99.

Finally, just because I’m so excited about all this news, I’m giving away an additional ARC of Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard.  Just comment and tell me which upcoming romance release you’re most looking forward to in December!

PS.  While you’re on facebook, don’t forget to sign-up for my Release Day Party for Lost in a Royal Kiss.  I’ll be joined by some wonderful authors like Theresa Romain and Monica Burns, who will be chatting with us and doing fun giveaways.  Click here to RSVP for the facebook party!

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Only 5 Sleeps Till Lost in a Royal Kiss!

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Lost in a Royal Kiss, the introduction to my new series, The Renegade Royals, will be out next Tuesday.  There’s an excerpt on my website, but here’s another little teaser to whet your appetite!

Anthony reached out and trailed a finger along her shoulder to her neck. “I can think of one other reason why you couldn’t sleep, can’t you?”

“Um, no, I cannot.” Linnet needed to get away from him before she did something rash and foolish. “Now, if you don’t mind, I’ll return to my room.”

She started to wriggle away, but when his hand clamped down gently on her shoulder, she froze. He bent his head, looking her in the eyes, and she lost her breath all over again.

“Don’t you want to select something to read before you go?” he teased as one finger softly stroked her neck.

If he kept touching her like that, she might very well melt into the window seat. It terrified her to think what would happen if he placed both hands upon her body.

At a loss for words, she settled for shaking her head.

“No? Well, I have another suggestion for you. One that will be sure to help you sleep, at least afterward.”

She tried to swallow, but her throat went tight. “What’s that?” she managed.

“This.” His mouth covered hers with a hot fervor she felt all the way to the marrow of her bones. One of his hands remained clamped on her shoulder, but the other slipped around her waist. He leaned into her, bending her gently back over his brawny arm.

Linnet moaned as the tips of her breasts brushed up against his linen shirt. When her lips parted, his tongue slipped inside,tasting her with a bone-melting kiss that had her digging her nails into his arms. She wanted to rub against him, and she shook with the force of will required to hold back. But the walls against him would no longer hold, and she finally surrendered to the desperate yearning she’d battled for so many long months. She didn’t resist his kiss, although her dazed mind and body still held her passive in his embrace.

But when one of his big hands settled on her, cuddling her breast, Linnet jerked in his arms. Sensation streaked down to coalesce between her thighs. It seemed her body was not her own, instinctively arching into his hand as she moaned into his mouth.

Unexpectedly, Anthony broke the kiss. The hand at her back moved up, fingers sliding into her loose braid. He gently gripped her head, holding her still as he gazed at her. His eyes were heavy-lidded and dark with passion, but his mouth—his beautiful, strong mouth—was pulled tight, as if he were in pain.

His jaw looked hard as stone and tense enough to shatter. “I’m not stopping, Linnet,” he growled. “Not unless you order me to. Right now.”

Be sure to stop back tomorrow, since I’ll be posting another teaser AND I’ll also be giving away an Advanced Readers Copy of book one in The Renegade Royals, Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard.

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Lethal Confessions Now Available!!

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Most of my readers know that I write contemporary romance with my husband as VK Sykes.  We also love writing romantic suspense, and I’m thrilled to announce that our first book in this genre is now available.  And for you fans of our sports romance series, The Philadelphia Patriots, you might be interested to note that Lethal Confessions is set against the backdrop of pro baseball.

Here’s the blurb:

The brutal murder of her twin sister drove Amy Robitaille into a career as a homicide detective for Palm Beach County. When a serial killer targets the wives of local baseball players, Amy has more than just a professional interest at stake—her only surviving sister fits the profile of the other victims. Amy’s hell-bent on catching the killer, not only to protect her sister but to destroy the demons haunting her since the death of her twin.

Baseball star and former soldier Luke Beckett has just retired from the game and is looking to move on with his life. When he’s asked to consult on the serial killer case for the local police, he finds the challenge he needs—despite the objections of lead detective Amy Robitaille. But Luke has no intention of backing away from the job and every intention of getting to know the intriguing detective.

Amy has no time to babysit a celebrity consultant while trying to catch a serial killer. But Luke is not the man she assumed him to be and he threatens to become a powerful distraction. That’s the last thing she needs, especially when the killer starts closing in on her family. But without Luke’s help, Amy stands to lose everything.

The book is available in both print and digital on Amazon.

And to celebrate the release of Lethal Confessions, hubby and I are hosting a party on facebook, tomorrow from 7 – 9 pm.  We’ll be joined by a bunch of great authors who will be giving away copies of ARCs and books.  Here are the details:

When: Wed. the 11th, from 7 – 9 pm

Where:  Facebook!

RSVP:  You can register for the event here.

Visiting authors:  Pamela Clare, Margo Maguire, Mia Marlowe, Juliana Stone, Kris Kennedy, Bella Love, Norah Wilson, Erin Kellison, Laurie London, Monica Burns, Lila DiPasqua, Jennifer Apodaca, and Cynthia Eden!

Giveaways:  An ARC of Pamela Clare’s upcoming I-Team novel, Striking Distance, an ARC of Mia Marlowe’s upcoming Christmas historical, Plaid Tidings, ARCS of Lila DiPasqua’s upcoming historical romance, The Duke’s Match Girl, and lots more!

Grand Prize Gift Basket: includes a $25 Amazon gift card; reader’s choice of a print or digital copy of Lethal Confessions; an ARC of my upcoming historical romance, Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard; copies of my last two books, My Favorite Countess & His Mistletoe Bride; a beautiful box of Godiva chocolates.

Again, to RSVP visit my facebook page and sign up!

And I almost forgot!  I’m on a rolling excerpts blog tour all this week–each day, one blogger is posting an excerpt from Lethal Confessions and doing a giveaway of two of my books.  For the schedule and links, please visit LitConnect.  Today, I’m visiting with Stella Ex Libris.

See you around the blogosphere!

 


LETHAL CONFESSIONS – Release Day Party Planning!!

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I’m so excited that my first V.K. Sykes romantic suspense novel will be hitting virtual and print bookshelves this Tuesday, Sept. 10th.  To celebrate the release of Lethal Confessions, my co-writer (my hubby) and I will be hosting a party on facebook – which will include visits from some fabulous authors and giveaways of their books.  Here are the details:

When: Wed. the 11th, from 7 – 9 pm

Where:  Facebook!

RSVP:  You can register for the event here.

Visiting authors:  Pamela Clare, Margo Maguire, Mia Marlowe, Juliana Stone, Kris Kennedy, Bella Love, Norah Wilson, Erin Kellison, Laurie London, Monica Burns, Lila DiPasqua, Jennifer Apodaca, and more!

Giveaways:  An ARC of Pamela Clare’s upcoming I-Team novel, Striking Distance, an ARC of Mia Marlowe’s upcoming Christmas historical, Plaid Tidings, ARCS of Lila DiPasqua’s upcoming historical romance, The Duke’s Match Girl, and lots more!

Grand Prize Gift Basket: includes a $25 Amazon gift card; reader’s choice of a print or digital copy of Lethal Confessions; an ARC of my upcoming historical romance, Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard; copies of my last two books, My Favorite Countess & His Mistletoe Bride; a beautiful box of Godiva chocolates.

Again, to RSVP visit my facebook page and sign up!  Thank you!

 

 


Cover Reveal Part Two!!

As promised, here’s the cover for Book One in my new Renegade Royals SeriesSecrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard will go on sale Jan. 7, 2014.  Here are the blurbs from the front and back covers of the book.

 

SECRETS FOR SEDUCING A ROYAL BODYGUARD

The Renegade Royals

 VANESSA KELLY

 In matters of desire, he’s the perfect teacher…

“Full of intrigue, emotion and sensuality.”

–Katharine Ashe

 

In this witty, sensual new series, Vanessa Kelly introduces the Renegade Royals, illegitimate heirs to the throne who are finding their rightful places in society… 

Accomplished spy Aden St. James prefers to stay away from the frivolous ton, especially after the way his mother was used by the Prince Regent. But his latest mission compels him to guard unconventional, vibrant Lady Vivien Shaw. Rescuing her from kidnappers was easy. Resisting her beauty is not. Duty demands he keep an eye on her—and naturally, his lips soon follow. For someone who views entanglements as a weakness, this is pure, delicious folly… 

Though grateful for Aden’s help, Vivien has secrets she must keep hidden. Yet with her abductors still at large, she needs Aden’s protection almost as much as she craves his touch…

Pretty cool, eh?  I am SO excited about this book!  And in case you’re interested, it’s available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble! <g>


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