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Vanessa Kelly

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Vanessa Kelly is the award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of The Improper Princesses series, the Clan Kendrick, The Renegade Royals, and The Stanton Family series, in addition to other historical romances. Named by Booklist as one of the “Stars of Historical Romance,” her books have been translated into eleven languages and published internationally. In graduate school, Vanessa specialized in the study of eighteenth-century British fiction and is known for developing vibrant Regency settings, appealing characters, and witty story lines that captivate readers. She lives with her husband in Ottawa.

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Vanessa Kelly I'm currently working on my new Scottish historical romance series, CLAN KENDRICK. Book 1, THE HIGHLANDER WHO PROTECTED ME, will be out in Nov. 2018. …moreI'm currently working on my new Scottish historical romance series, CLAN KENDRICK. Book 1, THE HIGHLANDER WHO PROTECTED ME, will be out in Nov. 2018. (less)
Vanessa Kelly My new series is a riff on the classic movie musical, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS--set in the Scottish Highlands!
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SALE FOR THE IMPROPER PRINCESSES!

For a short time only, my entire Improper Princesses Series is on deep discount in digital format. Both MY FAIR PRINCESS and THREE WEEKS WITH A PRINCESS are available for only 99 cents. THE HIGHLANDER’S PRINCESS BRIDE is on sale for $1.99.

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“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.”
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“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.”
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“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

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“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

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Vanessa Kelly, Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom

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message 15: by Donna

Donna Vanessa,
Thank you for becoming a friend on Good Reads as well as Twitter.

Your books look really delightful and I hope I can be the recipient of one some day.

Have a relaxing summer.
Donna


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 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)


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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.


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