Happy (early) Valentine’s Day!

My Fair Princess 2

I know, it’s way too early to be thinking about Valentine’s Day! But I’m participating in the month-long SEALED WITH A KISS event at Ramblings From This Chick, and today’s my day to visit the blog. I’ve written a pair of love letters between Charles and Gillian, the hero and heroine of MY FAIR PRINCESS. If you’d like a peek into their future, after they’re married, then hop on over and see what they’re up to. Knowing Gillian, there’s sure to be a bit of a ruckus!

I’m also running a giveaway, which includes an Amazon gift card. Just click here to join me.

PS. MY FAIR PRINCESS is still on sale in digital for ONLY 99 cents, including on Amazon! Check out my Book Page for more details and buy links.

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!!


Valentine’s Day Giveaways!!


I’m running two special Valentine’s Day giveaways on my facebook pages. The first is on my Vanessa Kelly page, and features books by me and the fabulous Kate Noble, and also a very cute necklace. Click here to help me celebrate the day!

The second contest is on my VK Sykes facebook page, and includes this swell little prize pack of contemporary romance novels, including a copy of my soon-to-be released small town romance, MEET ME AT THE BEACH.


Just click here to enter my VK Sykes contest.

And the MEET ME AT THE BEACH blog tour rolls on, too! Today’s stops:

Romancing the Readers

The Sassy Bookster

New excerpts and more chances to enter my book giveaways and a grand prize giveaway of a $50 Amazon gift card!

Happy Valentine’s Day, folks–hope you have a great day with the ones you love!



On The Road With The Jaunty Quills!


I’m doing my regular gig at The Jaunty Quills today, talking about why hubby and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s DayHop over for a look and make a comment for a chance to win an Advanced Reader’s Copy of the next book in my Renegade Royals series, Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom.

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Guest Author: Isis Rushdan & Giveaway!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I have a real treat here on the blog in celebration–I’m hosting Isis Rushdan, a debut author who writes wonderful paranormal romance.  She’s also a very cool lady, as you’ll find out when we speak to her and find out about her brand new book, Kindred of the Fallen, out from Samhain Publishing.

Kindred of the Fallen is the first book in your Kindred Chronicles, and also your debut book. How did the idea for this book and the series evolve?

This might sound crazy, but I promise I’m sane. The characters started talking to me one day while I was in the shower. They’d reached a major turning point in their lives and demanded I listen to their problems. I asked if it could wait until I was dressed, but they’re pretty strong-willed. LOL!

The series developed naturally. The overall story arc simply wasn’t finished after the first book. My main characters, Serenity and Cyrus, are on a journey. The ultimate goal of redemption for all Kindred isn’t supposed to be an easy feat that can be accomplished in 350 pages.

I love that your heroine is a soul-reading tattoo artist named Serenity. What is it about Serenity that you love? Was she an easy or difficult character to write?

I love the way Serenity evolves as a character, not only in the first book, but through the series as well. She’s a beautiful, extraordinary individual who has the potential to be one of the deadliest Kindred to have ever lived.

Writing her was tough because she’s also flawed. I didn’t want readers to be turned off by her short-comings such as selfishness. There had to be the right balance so that readers would want Serenity to get her happily ever after.

You’re an officer in the Air Force Reserves, and you’re also a wife and mother. How do you juggle all the different responsibilities in your life with your writing career?

Yes, I’m a Major in the Air Force Reserves. Juggling everything since my son arrived last June has been nearly impossible. I had to drop a few balls to keep the most important ones up in the air, especially since my husband is deployed. I’m no longer doing full time military orders and I’ve pulled back on my participation in writing groups. Right now my priorities are—son, husband, and writing— in that order.

What’s up next in your writing life?

Book 2 of Kindred is finished and I’m waiting for the contract. Now I need to get the third book finished. It’s completely outlined. I just need to write it and revise, which as you know is the hard part.

Looking forward to reading both books, Isis!

For my readers today, Isis is graciously giving away a $10 gift card to either Amazon or B & N.  And to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I’ll also give away a copy of one of my VK Sykes contemporary romances, reader’s choice.  Just tell me if you have anything planned for Valentine’s Day (I don’t!) for a chance to win the gift card and my book!