What genre(s) do you write?
I write Regency-set and Scottish historical romance as Vanessa Kelly, and contemporary romance and romantic suspense with my hubby under the pen name of V.K. Sykes.
2. Coffee or tea lover?
Love them both! Coffee in the morning and tea later in the day.
3. Name one thing on your bucket list.
A trip to the Scottish Highlands.
4. Do you have pets?
Not anymore, now that we live in a condo. But I’m an avid dog lover and had several pets over the course of my life—including a couple of crazy but lovable standard poodles!
5. When I wake up every morning I… I do a short prayer and meditation, then I have coffee and read the paper.
6. Weirdest or unique thing you own.
A wooden dog that was made by a master toymaker in Italy, which my parents gave me when I was a little kid. I still love it, and it sits on the bookshelf by my bed.
7. Do you have any hobbies or particular skills?
I think research and writing are my particular skills. My one true hobby is reading.
8. What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories?
My books tend to be about the ups and downs of living with big, complicated, but ultimately loving families. So, like my characters in these situations, I hope the readers experience a full range of emotions, especially laughter, love, and just a wee bit of heartache. But most of all, I want my books to make readers happy!
Meet Vanessa Kelly
Vanessa Kelly is the award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of The Improper Princesses series, The Renegade Royals and The Stanton Family series, in addition to other historical romances. Named by Booklist as one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance,” she is a Maggie Medallion winner and is well known for developing vibrant Regency settings, appealing characters, and witty storylines that captivate readers.
When she’s not dreaming of plots for her next Regency novel, she’s writing USA Today Bestselling books with her husband, under the pen name of V.K. Sykes.
The Highlander’s PRINCESS BRIDE
In Vanessa Kelly’s enchanting series, three young women descended from royalty overcome their scandalous beginnings to win the hearts of the ton’s most eligible men . . .
The illegitimate daughter of the Prince Regent might be expected to pursue various dubious professions. Actress, perhaps, or artist’s model. Even courtesan. Victoria Knight, however, has become a governess—a respectable choice, until she travels to Scotland to meet her new charges. The younger brothers of Nicholas Kendrick, Earl of Arnprior, aren’t children at all. They’re brawny, wild Highland men. As for the Earl, he’s handsome, guarded, and far too compelling . . . especially for a woman hiding a dark secret.
Nick needs a proper teacher to transform his unmarriageable brothers—and a sensible,
straight-laced wife for himself. Miss Knight seems to fit the bill on both counts. But he soon discovers there is more to Victoria than he thought. It’s not just her notorious origins, or the danger that’s followed her all the way to Scotland. It’s the fiery loyalty beneath that sedate façade. This, the real Victoria, is the woman Nick is starting to desire so desperately. And what an earl wants, he’ll use every seductive means to get . . .
Winner is Ellie Bolen!
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