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Vanessa Riley

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I'm Vanessa Riley, and I write Regency and Historical Romances of dazzling multi-culture communities with powerful persons of color. I write for historical romance readers who admire and acquire books that showcase women who find joy in sweeping kisses and strong sisterhoods. Even in the darkness, I promise to give you laughs and to show you how light always prevails and how love always, always wins.

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Vanessa Riley I wanted my hero and heroine to face an incredible challenge, life or death, but something different than the usual Regency disasters and intrigues. I…moreI wanted my hero and heroine to face an incredible challenge, life or death, but something different than the usual Regency disasters and intrigues. I think we have that in Swept Away.(less)
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“The cousin was one of those bodies, one of those deaths Gareth tried to keep faceless. The torture of Narvel dying in his arms had been enough. A tired, bitter huff slipped from his lips. "So the lieutenant didn't punish his cousin and now all the colony suffers. When is everyone going to understand that one man's sacrifice is enough?" "They barely accepted one man's sacrifice in Galilee on an old rugged cross. How could they ever weigh the good that can come from realizing no person was more important than the rest?”
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“The sea moaned, slapping at the cliff. It was crying out to every weak place inside, the black parts, and the white parts, too. But Gaia couldn't answer. She'd rather let the shame kill her than give into cowardice. She stepped away from the edge.”
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“When God brings two individuals together, sometimes there are trials, but He’d never put you on the same path if you weren’t meant to walk together.”
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Vanessa Riley I just got to hold my book, Madeline's Protector for the first time. This baby debuts April 19th.


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