Vanessa Kelly




Ashlyn ...
203 books | 483 friends

Susan M...
181 books | 2,115 friends

Linda Kage
599 books | 2,131 friends

Lori Fo...
91 books | 3,617 friends

Kathy K...
109 books | 2,002 friends

Joe Hilley
146 books | 2,559 friends

Crymsyn...
495 books | 3,432 friends

Suzanne...
112 books | 2,394 friends

More friends…

Vanessa is following 5 people

Vanessa Kelly

Goodreads Author


url

born
The United States
gender
female

website

twitter username

genre

influences

member since
January 2009


About this author

Vanessa Kelly writes bestselling Regency-set historical romance for Kensington Zebra. Her books have finaled in numerous contests, and she was named by Booklist as "one of the new stars of historical romance." Her second book, Sex And The Single Earl, won the Maggie Medallion for Best Historical Romance. Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard, the first book in her new Renegade Royals Series, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and spent four weeks on the BookScan Romance bestseller list. Vanessa also writes USA Today Bestselling contemporary romance with her husband under the pen name of V.K. Sykes. Find her on the web at www.vanessakellyauthor.com or at www.vksykes.com.


D&D FB Promo


Check out this fantastic anthology of romantic suspense novels, which releases Monday for the amazing price of only 99 cents! And I’m thrilled that Lethal Confessions, one of my VK Sykes books, is included in this collection. The anthology authors are celebrating our release tomorrow by holding a grand party on facebook from 9 am to 2 pm, CST. Please stop by to chat with us, find out about ou...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on September 14, 2014 14:54 • 4 views
Average rating: 3.67 · 2,857 ratings · 559 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
Secrets for Seducing a Roya...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 292 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sex and the Single Earl (St...
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 302 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lost in a Royal Kiss (The R...
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 299 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mastering the Marquess (Sta...
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 269 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
His Mistletoe Bride
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 226 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
My Favorite Countess (Stant...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 188 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Confessions of a Royal Brid...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 173 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
His Wicked Revenge
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Vanessa Kelly Bundle: My Fa...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tall, Dark and Royal (The R...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — expected publication 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Vanessa Kelly…
Mastering the Marquess Sex and the Single Earl My Favorite Countess His Mistletoe Bride
Stantons (4 books)
by
3.633640552995392 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 1,302 ratings

Lost in a Royal Kiss Secrets for Seducing a Roya... Confessions of a Royal Brid... Tall, Dark and Royal How to Plan a Wedding for a...
The Renegade Royals (6 books)
by
3.7195281782437744 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 763 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Vanessa's Recent Updates

Vanessa Kelly wrote a new blog post





Check out this fantastic anthology of romantic suspense novels, which releases Monday for the amazing price of only 99 cents! And I’m thrilled that... Read more of this blog post »
How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy by Vanessa Kelly Vote on this list »
Vanessa Kelly wants to read
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
Rate this book
Clear rating
30999
The Honeymoon Trap by Kelly Hunter
The Honeymoon Trap
by Kelly Hunter (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Short, sweet and sexy, and oh-so-fabulous. Kelly Hunter is simply an enormously talented writer and one of the best contemporary romance authors in the business. Amazing how she can pack so much heat and emotion into a short format.
Vanessa Kelly wants to read
Dearest Rogue by Elizabeth Hoyt
Rate this book
Clear rating
Vanessa Kelly started reading
The Honeymoon Trap by Kelly Hunter
The Honeymoon Trap
by Kelly Hunter (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Devil's Delilah by Loretta Chase
Rate this book
Clear rating
I loved the bookish, beta hero and the free-spirited heroine who drove him crazy - classic Loretta Chase!
Vanessa Kelly wants to read
Kindred of Darkness by Barbara Hambly
Kindred of Darkness
by Barbara Hambly (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Vanessa Kelly wants to read
Magistrates of Hell by Barbara Hambly
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Vanessa's books…
“Aden St. George managed to avoid having to kill the guard stationed outside his quarry’s crypt-like cell, although the thug outside the caves hadn’t been so lucky. Still, that bastard had tried to knife him in the gut so Aden could hardly be faulted for returning the favor. And knowing what he did about the men who’d kidnapped Lady Vivien Shaw, he wouldn’t waste his fitful conscience on that brutal but necessary act. Killing was not a favorite pastime, but only rarely did it disturb his sleep.

Tonight’s rescue mission carried no inconvenient opportunities for remorse since a woman’s life and innocence hung in the balance. True, the gossips whispered that Lady Vivien’s innocence was an open question, but what would happen to her if Aden failed wasn’t. Without his intervention she would disappear into a nightmarish life, forever beyond the protection of her family and friends.”
Vanessa Kelly, Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard

“Linnet’s thudding heart raced blood through her veins, sending a flush of embarrassing heat to her face. She had been avoiding him, but she could never tell him why. It took all her discipline not to quail under Sir Anthony’s penetrating gaze.

Blast the man. She’d lost count of the times he’d made her feel like a blushing maiden. Strictly speaking, she was still a maiden, but she’d given up blushing years ago—along with simpering, flirting, and so many other talents deemed useful to unmarried women.

Except, of course, in Sir Anthony’s august presence.”
Vanessa Kelly, Lost in a Royal Kiss

“Papa had always told Justine that guns had a remarkable capacity to focus the mind. She couldn’t say with any confidence that her actions had cleared the minds of the drunken louts before her, but she’d sharpened their attention. They gaped at her, slack-mouth and stupefied, trying to make sense of what their bleary eyes told them.”
Vanessa Kelly, Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom

Topics Mentioning This Author

“Aden St. George managed to avoid having to kill the guard stationed outside his quarry’s crypt-like cell, although the thug outside the caves hadn’t been so lucky. Still, that bastard had tried to knife him in the gut so Aden could hardly be faulted for returning the favor. And knowing what he did about the men who’d kidnapped Lady Vivien Shaw, he wouldn’t waste his fitful conscience on that brutal but necessary act. Killing was not a favorite pastime, but only rarely did it disturb his sleep.

Tonight’s rescue mission carried no inconvenient opportunities for remorse since a woman’s life and innocence hung in the balance. True, the gossips whispered that Lady Vivien’s innocence was an open question, but what would happen to her if Aden failed wasn’t. Without his intervention she would disappear into a nightmarish life, forever beyond the protection of her family and friends.”
Vanessa Kelly, Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard

“Linnet’s thudding heart raced blood through her veins, sending a flush of embarrassing heat to her face. She had been avoiding him, but she could never tell him why. It took all her discipline not to quail under Sir Anthony’s penetrating gaze.

Blast the man. She’d lost count of the times he’d made her feel like a blushing maiden. Strictly speaking, she was still a maiden, but she’d given up blushing years ago—along with simpering, flirting, and so many other talents deemed useful to unmarried women.

Except, of course, in Sir Anthony’s august presence.”
Vanessa Kelly, Lost in a Royal Kiss

“Papa had always told Justine that guns had a remarkable capacity to focus the mind. She couldn’t say with any confidence that her actions had cleared the minds of the drunken louts before her, but she’d sharpened their attention. They gaped at her, slack-mouth and stupefied, trying to make sense of what their bleary eyes told them.”
Vanessa Kelly, Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom

38077 Fans of Eloisa James & Julia Quinn — 1036 members — last activity 16 minutes ago
With the Eloisa James & Julia Quinn Bulletin Board going dark next week, some of us from the board thought we would start up a new group here at Goodr...more
29019 The Season - Romance Books — 267 members — last activity Aug 31, 2014 06:37AM
Let's talk about romance books. Whether you're strictly a reader, an aspiring author or a published author, let's discuss romance books, our favourite...more
16557 PPS BOOK TITLE PROMOTION — 902 members — last activity 15 hours, 39 min ago
"Calling All Readers" Discover new books for your shelf and read the reviews from Premium Promotional Services. SCROLL DOWN to BOOKSHELF. Enjoy! Authors...more
98908 The Reading Cafe — 230 members — last activity 5 hours, 41 min ago
The Reading Cafe is an online book review website that features: book reviews author interview cover model interviews giveaways cafe news blog tours guest p...more
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 43243 members — last activity 18 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to...more
1 Goodreads Feedback — 15914 members — last activity 1 hour, 22 min ago
This is a place to give feedback about Goodreads. Feature ideas, bugs, or any other suggestion for improvement. The Goodreads staff monitors this grou...more
31471 Goodreads Author Feedback Group — 5543 members — last activity Sep 13, 2014 01:21PM
This is the official group for authors to give Goodreads feedback about the site, including the Goodreads Author Program, Author Q&A Groups, the newsl...more
62304 We Read Indie Books RG2E! — 210 members — last activity Mar 25, 2014 05:23AM
We're an enthusiastic group of indie readers, and many of us are indie authors. As indie publishing expands, we want to get to know and learn about in...more
21016 Sci-Fi Romance — 863 members — last activity 4 hours, 55 min ago
Join to share recommendations and gab about your favorite scifi romance (or hinting at romance) titles! This genre doesn't get enough attention, but i...more
49827 Q&A with Cody Toye — 26 members — last activity Jun 26, 2011 09:32AM
...June 16, 2011 to July 16, 2011...
More of Vanessa’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-14)    post a comment »
dateUp_arrow    newest »

message 14: by Vanessa

Vanessa Kelly Elaine wrote: "I'm so pleased that Nigel Dash is going to get his Amelia. I've been hoping since he first appeared."

Thanks, Elaine - I love Nigel, too!


message 13: by Elaine

Elaine I'm so pleased that Nigel Dash is going to get his Amelia. I've been hoping since he first appeared.


message 12: by Vanessa

Vanessa Kelly Georges wrote: "......................................... Hi Vanessa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for your friendship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..."

Thanks!!


message 11: by Vanessa

Vanessa Kelly Charlotte wrote: "Vanessa Kelly, Author of 'My Favorite Countess'... Thanks for sharing your interests and your friendship at GoodReads. Look forward to reading you.
~Sharlet
(Charlotte)"


Thanks, Sharlet!


Charlotte M. Liebel Vanessa Kelly, Author of 'My Favorite Countess'... Thanks for sharing your interests and your friendship at GoodReads. Look forward to reading you.
~Sharlet
(Charlotte)


Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In Kenya Consider reading this book full of African passion and flavour, culture, social life and politics.


message 8: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Vanessa. You seem like an interesting person, as well as quite the prolific author, so feel free to tell me more about yourself. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's. My first novel is an unusual murder mystery entitled: FORBIDDEN STEPS.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

http://www.edrambeau.com


Trenice Thanks friendship! ;D


Vanessa Kelly Kathy wrote: "Hi Vanessa, Thanks for friending me. Happy reading and writing."

Thanks, Kathy!


message 5: by Kathy

Kathy Kulig Hi Vanessa, Thanks for friending me. Happy reading and writing.


Carolyn Haven Thank you for your friendship. Happy reading and writing.
Carolyn Haven


Vanessa Kelly Thanks, Barbara!


Barbara ★ Thanks Vanessa for the friend invite. I have two of your books on my TBR shelf but haven't got around to reading them yet. I will someday hopefully soon. Thanks again.


back to top