Monday, August 31, 2020

My Blog's 10th Year Birthday Bash: Vanessa Riley's book giveaway

Welcome to the 31st day of my blog's birthday bash!

Please welcome my author friend Vanessa Riley as she closes out my blog's birthday bash (today is the last day of the month-long celebration)!

Vanessa is here to give away one of her books!

Enter the book giveaway contest via the Rafflecopter widget the end of this blog post. Only residents of the USA are eligible to receive a signed paperback copy of this author's books. International residents will only receive ebook copies due to costs of mailing books outside of the USA.

Let's learn a little bit more about Vanessa and her book ...

Author Bio:
Vanessa Riley writes Regency and Historical Romances of dazzling multi-culture communities with powerful persons of color. 

Vanessa writes 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, she promises to give you laughs and to show you how light always prevails and how love always, always wins.

Vanessa holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering and a master’s in industrial engineering and engineering management from Stanford University. She also earned BS and MS in mechanical engineering from Penn State University. 

She has been a radio anchorwoman and church announcer. Vanessa is President-Elect of The Beau Monde, a specialty History Chapter. She is also a member of Georgia Romance Writers, NINC, and Historical Novel Society. She is on the Board of Directors of Christian Book Lovers Retreat where readers escape for a weekend of fun, faith, and connection to the author community.

Vanessa loves cooking her Trinidadian grandma's cake recipes and collecting Irish crochet lace.

Vanessa is represented by Sarah Younger of the Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

Back Cover Blurb for The Bittersweet Bride:

Widow Theodosia Cecil needs a husband to help protect her son. The former flower seller turned estate owner posts an ad in the newspaper, and no one is more surprised than she when her first love, the man she thought dead, reappears. 

Ewan Fitzwilliam has been at war for six years. Now, the second son of a powerful earl is back but his beloved Theo needs a husband and will not consider him. She believes Ewan left her—in desperate straits—so she denies the feelings she still harbors for the handsome, scarred soldier. 

Theo and playwright Ewan must overcome bitter lies and vengeful actions that ruined their youthful affair. Theo must reveal her deepest secret in order to reclaim the love that has long been denied.

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  1. I have seen Vanessa's books posted on several sites. This is one I have not seen. Second chances, misunderstanding, broken hearts, and ill intentioned actions do make for an enjoyable story. One I am very interested in reading. It sounds good.

  2. I love westerns due to my dad who read them in the 50's and 60's so I have been hooked. Also the book sounds so good I would love to read and review on a few sites. peggy clayton

  3. I am definitely supporting my Trinidadian connection and I happen to like past lovers/second chance romance.

  4. I'm into historical fiction in a big way, and this looks like historical fiction. Looks interesting! I'd love to give it a try and maybe review it for the author.



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