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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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

It’s three ingredients, and they are so good. I love to cook, so you’ll often find me in the kitchen. I like elegant great tasting easy to create recipes. So this is one of my personal favorites.



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1 cup of peanut butter, the crunchy type with peanuts

1 egg white (You need to cut the cholesterol somewhere.)

1 cup of sugar (I use raw cane sugar, sounds healthier, but you may eat so many...

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Love by the Letters by Grace Burrowes
"A lovely set of stories and a bonus thread that ran through all three. Loved the premise and the different voices. Less steamy than some of Burrowes and Bowens other works, very romantic and sweet. I'd recommend."
Love by the Letters by Grace Burrowes
"The church scene made me cry, but it was a beautifully done. Really nice read all the way around. I hope that we are going to get all 26 letters by these three because they were all really good stories. For those that are looking for reads to reco..." Read more of this review »
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"Three traditional Regencies

in each of which the main characters turn lemons into lemonade and are enabled by an unknown person and all is made known."
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"Perfectly Matched

Even though this is an anthology, these 3 novellas flow as if written by one author.

All 3 novellas are heartwarming and entertaining. All 3 heroes and heroines are very likeable. And the character who brings them together is surpr..." Read more of this review »
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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.”
Vanessa Riley, Unmasked Heart

“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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