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Vanessa Riley

Vanessa Riley worked as an engineer before allowing her passion for historical romance to shine. A Regency era (early 1800s) and Jane Austen enthusiast, she brings the flavor of diverse peoples to her stories. Since she was seventeen, Vanessa has won awards for her writing and is currently working on two series. She lives in Atlanta with her military man hubby and precocious child. You can catch her writing from the comfort of her southern porch with a cup of Earl Grey tea.

Genres: Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense, Historical, Historical Mystery
New Books
   Madeline's Protector (2013)
   Island Queen (2021)
   Sister Mother Warrior (2022)
   Queen of Exiles (2023)
Non fiction
   Prayer Journal (2016)
Series contributed to
Vanessa Riley recommends
The Queen of Sugar Hill (2024)
ReShonda Tate Billingsley
"Reshonda Tate's new historical fiction, The Queen of Sugar Hill, takes the reader on an intimate drive through the complex and often misunderstood neighborhood where Academy Award-winning actress Hattie McDaniel lived. Tate's characterization of this champion of human dignity and humble fighter for race advancements is riveting, soulful, and poignant. Her exploration of the chasm between those wanting to work within the system and those rejecting it is as heartbreaking as it is illuminating. The Queen of Sugar Hill is a must-read biographical fiction."
The Other Princess (2023)
Denny S Bryce
"The Other Princess by Denny S. Bryce is a well-paced, riveting novel showcasing the complexities of Sarah/Aina, a woman born of a royal African lineage who is gifted into a royal Victorian household. Bryce leads the reader on a fascinating journey of discovery that delivers all the feels - the beauty, the romance, the danger, and politics of a woman trying to find her place in time and a country to call home."
The First Ladies (2023)
Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
"Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray herald the beauty and passion of a celebrated friendship across color lines and the complications of history."
Our Last Days in Barcelona (2022)
(Cuba Saga, book 5)
Chanel Cleeton
"Place, family, and sacrifice complete the beautiful landscape painted in Chanel Cleeton's riveting masterpiece."
The Mad Girls of New York (2022)
(Nellie Bly , book 1)
Maya Rodale
"Rodale's trademark sass and charm showcase Bly's willingness to take risks and to save a soul. Rodale will endear Bly to a new generation of readers."
Business Not As Usual (2022)
Sharon C Cooper
"Sharon Cooper's Business Not as Usual is fresh, funny, and with all the feels I expect in a RomCom. Fabulous read for when you're ready to lose yourself in trope-tastic fun."

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