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!


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!!


Facebook Giveaway!


I’m doing an ARC giveaway of SUMMER AT THE SHORE, the second book in my VK Sykes Seashell Bay Series of contemporary romances. SUMMER is out on June 30th, and it’s already getting some great reviews!

To enter the giveaway on my VK Sykes facebook page, just click here.

To read the reviews and more about SUMMER AT THE SHORE and all my VK Sykes romances, please visit my VK Sykes website!

Five ARC Giveaway on Facebook!


The very talented Cynthia Eden is giving away 5 Advanced Reading Copies of SUMMER AT THE SHORE, the next book in my VK Sykes Seashell Bay Series of contemporary romances.  This is your chance to get your hands on the book before anyone else!

Just click here to enter.

Have a great reading day!

Two Facebook Giveaways!!


I’m running two special holiday contests on facebook this weekend. The first is taking place on my Vanessa Kelly facebook page, and features a giveaway of an Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) of HOW TO MARRY A ROYAL HIGHLANDER, book 4 in my Renegade Royals Series. Click here to comment and enter the contest.

Sykes_SummerattheShore_MMThe second giveaway is taking place on my VK Sykes facebook page, and features an ARC giveaway of my next Seashell Bay contemporary romance. Click here to win a copy of SUMMER AT THE SHORE.

For those of you celebrating Easter or Passover this weekend, I wish you all the best!