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Riley Banks

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"Creating stories you won't want to leave."

With over fifteen years in journalism and over a decade living overseas, Riley Banks knows how to tell a tale or two. Her fast paced novels hook readers and keep them hooked to the very last word.

Riley creates worlds readers won't want to leave.

Whether she's writing sexy, adult novels or action packed YA, you can rely on her signature to shine through: Fast pace, gripping suspense and characters so rich and bold they will stay with you long after you finish.

Her Vampire Origins series is already being touted as the next big thing in YA literature. Packed full of action, adventure, romance, and evil, Vampire Origins weaves historical fact with fiction to explore the origins of five very different v
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Description: Preview of The William S Club - First ten chapters to whet your appetite. Blurb for book: A beautiful Australian journalist who changed her name and fled her homeland. A billionaire property magnate who dredges up her tortured past. An elite club with a secret they have killed to protect. Sydney is the one place Charlotte Burke swore she'd never return but The William S Club have other plans. Lust, sex, violence, blackmail and even murder, they will stop at nothing to keep their secret hidden, pushing Charlotte and the other players towards their dangerous end-game.
The William S Club (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:34PM
Description: A beautiful Australian journalist who changed her name and fled her homeland. A billionaire property magnate who dredges up her tortured past. An elite club with a secret they have killed to protect. Sydney is the one place Charlotte Burke swore she'd never return but The William S Club have other plans. Lust, sex, violence, blackmail and even murder, they will stop at nothing to keep their secret hidden, pushing Charlotte and the other players towards their dangerous end-game.
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Mariner's Hollow - a paranormal mystery that keeps the reader guessing to the very end.

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message 40: by Riley

Riley Banks Little wrote: "Thanks for the friend request Riley. :):)"

You're welcome.


message 39: by Riley

Riley Banks Must be a lot of people on Goodreads today. Keeps giving me a message to say it's over capacity. Good thing!


message 38: by Riley

Riley Banks Kimberly wrote: "Thanks for adding me as a friend Riley!"
You're welcome. :)


Kimberly Thanks for adding me as a friend Riley!


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Riley Banks ѕαмєєяα wrote: "Hi Riley :)
Firstly, thanks for the add! Secondly, your books sound rather interesting so I'm sure I'll be getting them in the future :D

Thanks again for the add c:
I wish you success as an auth..."


Thanks Sameera. Check out the events on my author profile.


message 35: by Riley

Riley Banks Mary wrote: "Hi, Riley, Thank you for connecting."
You're welcome Mary. Have a great weekend.


message 34: by Mary

Mary McCoy-Dressel Hi, Riley, Thank you for connecting.


ѕαмєєяα Hi Riley :)
Firstly, thanks for the add! Secondly, your books sound rather interesting so I'm sure I'll be getting them in the future :D

Thanks again for the add c:
I wish you success as an author ^_^


message 32: by Riley

Riley Banks It's launch day for Vampire Origins, and to celebrate, the book will be free for one day only. To claim your free copy, use coupon FJ63X https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...


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Riley Banks Carole wrote: "Hi Riley thanks for the add." You're welcome Carole. Hope you have a great day.


message 30: by Carole

Carole Gill Hi Riley thanks for the add.


message 29: by Katy

Katy Riley,

Thanks for letting me know your book was free on Amazon the other day. I'm excited to read the rest and let you know what I think!


message 28: by Mark (last edited Jan 21, 2013 06:47PM)

Mark Thanks for being a friend as well, I've written twenty books, some published, some not, at least (for the time being) and I'd be more than happy to be featured on your site.


Charlotte Liebel Thank you for your friendship at Goodreads and best wishes for success, Riley.

Charlotte M. Liebel
@Sharliebel


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Riley Banks Lorraine wrote: "Thanks for the add :D Looking forward to reading your book;D"

You're welcome. :) Feel free to let me know what you think once you do.


Lorraine Beaumont Thanks for the add :D Looking forward to reading your book;D


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Riley Banks Cassandra (The Book & Movie Dimension blogger) wrote: "Thank you for the friend invitation Riley!"

You're welcome. :)


Cassandra (The book & movie dimension blogger) Thank you for the friend invitation Riley!


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Riley Banks Christine wrote: "I'm glad that you sent me a private message and i put a thumbs up on your facebook page and i've already entered your book"

Thanks Christine. Good luck in the Giveaway competition. :)


Christine Hatfield I'm glad that you sent me a private message and i put a thumbs up on your facebook page and i've already entered your book


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Riley Banks Monica wrote: "Thanks for being my friend Riley! :D"
You're welcome. Hopefully we get to share lots of book recommendations.


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Monica Thanks for being my friend Riley! :D


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Riley Banks Christine wrote: "Thanks for being my friend"

You're more than welcome. :)


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


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Riley Banks Today only save 80% & get The William S Club by Riley Banks for 99c at Smashwords. To claim, use coupon number VU39N. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...


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Derick Hudson You're welcome, Riley!
Cheers,
Derick :-)


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Riley Banks Book Review Diva wrote: "Hello,

Thank you for being my friend.

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You're welcome. Looking forward to reading some of your reviews.

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Riley Banks Read The Garden of Love, a sexy new erotic short fiction by Riley Banks.

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Riley Banks If anyone is interested in reviewing a copy of The William S Club The William S Club by Riley Banks for me, please message me and I will send you the links to download a free copy from Smashwords in your preferred format.


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Riley Banks Where do you prefer to buy your books?


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Riley Banks Like the Riley Banks author page for your chance to win an autographed copy of The William S Club. https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRileyB...


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Riley Banks Author interview up featuring yours truly on Books and Tales blogsite - if you're interested in finding out more about me and The William S Club, check out http://ow.ly/e0eYW


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Riley Banks Will be starting a competition very soon. People who purchase The William S Club will go in the draw to win a $200 gift voucher from Amazon. If you have purchased recently or plan to purchase soon, make sure you keep your receipt so you can enter. For more details on how to purchase the book, go to http://www.amazon.com/Riley-Banks/e/B...


message 5: by Riley

Riley Banks NOVA wrote: "Thanks, your my first friend on goodreads." Happy to be the first. ;)


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NOVA Thanks, your my first friend on goodreads.


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Riley Banks Rosebud wrote: "Thanks for friending me. The william S Club is on my list. ☺"

Thanks. I'm nervous. Hope it lives up to your standards.


 Rosebud Thanks for friending me. The william S Club is on my list. ☺


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Riley Banks So The William S Club The William S Club by Riley Banks is now available to purchase on Amazon as a paperback. Have you got your copy yet?

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