Archive for April 14th, 2009

Vanessa Kelly Guest Blogging Tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

I hope everyone had a fantastic long weekend. I’m still focusing on finishing my WIP, so isn’t it fortunate that I have a talented guest blogger and book give-away happening tomorrow? Debut Regency historical romance author, Vanessa Kelly, will talk about why she loves the regency period and will give away a copy of her April release, MASTERING THE MARQUESS, which, naturally, is set in the regency period. Yes, all you history buffs, you can start salivating…now.


Since the loss of her parents, Meredith Burnley has contented herself with a solitary life looking after her half-sister, Annabel.  But Meredith’s peace is shattered when her uncle schemes to marry her off to his son in order to gain her inheritance.  Desperate, Meredith has only one choice:  to flee with Annabel to their estranged grandparents’ home.  But their arrival soon reignites a family scandal—and kindles unexpected romance…

Happily reunited with the girls, Annabel’s grandmother resolves to convince her nephew, Stephen Mallory, the Marquess of Silverton, to abandon his rakish lifestyle and wed Annabel.  Stephen is clearly captivated—but with the wrong sister.  Determined to make Meredith his own, Stephen embarks on a seduction that will leave her with no choice but to surrender to his touch…

That naughty, naughty Stephen.

Tomorrow, please leave a comment to enter to win a paperback copy of MASTERING THE MARQUESS. Entries be accepted until midnight, April 15th, Pacific Standard Time.

About Vanessa:kelly_pic

Vanessa Kelly was born and raised in New Jersey, but eventually migrated north to Canada.  She holds a Master’s Degree from Rutgers University, and went on to attend the Ph.D. program in English Literature at the University of Toronto.  Alas, she didn’t finish her degree, but she did spend many happy hours studying the works of 18th century British authors and writing about the madness of King George III.  She left graduate school to work as a researcher and writer for a large public sector organization.  Vanessa now devotes her time to writing historical romance, and hopes that her readers will find her books as much fun to read as they were to write.  She currently lives with her husband in Ottawa.  You can visit her on the web at