Lost In A Royal Kiss Blog Tour

Lost In A Royal Kiss (eBook)

Lost in a Royal Kiss releases tomorrow, and I’m super excited about it.  It’s the prequel novella to my new series, The Renegade Royals, and I’ll be celebrating its release all week with a blog tour and giveaways.  At each stop on the tour, I’ll be posting a new excerpt and giving away a copy of Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard, book one in The Renegade Royals.

Here’s where you can find me:

Nov. 25th – Buried Under Romance & Book Lovin’ Mamas

Nov. 26th:  Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance & Love Saves The World

Nov. 27th:  Rookie Romance, Urban Girl Readers and Stella Ex Libris

Nov. 28th:  Aly’s Miscellany

Nov. 29th:  Lily Pond Reads

Dec. 2nd:  The Romance Dish

I’m also visiting today with my friend and fellow Kensington author, Theresa Romain.  We’re talking about real life historical figures in romance novels, and I’m also giving away an ARC of Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard.  So, join me on Theresa’s blog for another chance to win!


And The Winners Are…


The winner of the ARC of Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard, is Dalila G, and the winner of Laurie London’s book is Erinf1.  Congratulations, ladies!  I’ll be in touch.

But wait!  There’s still a chance to win an ARC of Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard.  I’m giving away 5 copies on my contest page, so hop on over and sign up.  And don’t forget about my Wallflowers Gone Wild contest, either.


Theresa Romain and I are giving away this cute tee shirt.  Just check out this link on my facebook page for details and easy entry.

And finally, don’t forget that Lost in a Royal Kiss, the prequel novella to my new series, is out this Tuesday.  Blurb, excerpt, and buy links are all handy on my Books Page.

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Have a great Sunday!

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.


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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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.



The Renegade Royals


 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>

Cover Reveal!!

It’s been an exciting week for me!  My editor sent me the covers for the first works in my upcoming historical series with Kensington Publishing, The Renegade Royals.  This is the cover for Lost in a Royal Kiss, which is the e-novella that kicks the series off.  Isn’t it simply gorgeous?!

And here’s the blurb:

In this thrilling introduction to her Renegade Royals series, Vanessa Kelly transports readers to the court of King George III—where a London street urchin unwittingly plays Cupid, ushering in a new era—and ultimately a new kind of royal…

With her widowed mother working long hours as governess to the royal children, Linnet St. Clare must look after her siblings and run the household. Now she must add to her worries the fate of Dominic, a poor orphan who has inspired the wrath of the king himself. Clearly Linnet has no time to consider her own desires—much less notice the attentions of a certain handsome, powerful magistrate…

Sir Anthony Tait is at a loss for how to capture Linnet’s interest. If only she would be still long enough for courting. Outright seduction seems the only answer. But will his kisses be enough to persuade her—or might Anthony have something to learn from young Dominic about matters of the heart? And in saving the boy’s future, might Anthony and Linnet at last create their own?

Cool, eh?  Later this weekend I’ll publish the cover and blurb for book one in the series, Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard.  Oh, and Lost in a Royal Kiss will be out in December, with Secrets to follow in January.  More details to come!!