From the Desk of Vanessa Riley...
Zoom at Harvard Book Store

LA Festival of Books

Vanessa here!


First, let me apologize. I have been so busy, that I've not had a chance to keep you up to date. Before I get into the details, let me tell you about LA. I was at the LA Times Festival of Books with Eloisa James, Amalie Howard, and Erica Ridley on a panel moderated by Elle Jackson. Click the picture and view our session.

IG for translation news and the Portuguese Cover!!!

Both books of the Rogues and Remarkable Women Series have received starred reviews.

A Duke, The Lady, and A Baby receive one from Publisher's Weekly.

An Earl, The Girl, and A Toddler received one from Booklist.

An Earl, The Girl, and A Toddler is out today, April 27, 2021!!!

It's official. Foreign rights for the France, UK, Portugal, and Romania have been sold!! My books will be in languages around the globe. Pretty Cool.

The First Foreign Language cover is on my Instagram. Hey, do you follow me on Instagram? Please do. I share a lot of things on IG that I don't put other places. Please follow me at IG:

Island Queen is in Cosmopolitan (and it has been...)

Island Queen was picked as one of the 21 Historical Fictions to read in 2021 by Cosmo!!!!

Click here for link.

Now for the secret. Island Queen has been optioned for a potential television series. The team and network(s) are coming together. We are at the beginning of the process but fingers-crossed, knees-bent-in-prayer, there will be some exciting announcements in the next few months.


An Earl, The Girl, and A Toddler releases today!!!

Hope you grabbed your copy. Please tag me in your social media with pics of An Earl, The Girl, and A Toddler. I'm active on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

The first two people that I notice who do at least two of those social media platforms will win an ARC (advance reader copy) of Island Queen and an ARC of Wild Women and The Blues by Denny S. Bryce. International readers can play, but shipping has been hard during the pandemic. I'm willing to try, but there are no guarantees.

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Here's a sample from the Audiobook also releasing today!

An Earl, The Girl, and A Toddler

Click here for links to purchase the audio, or ebooks, or paperbacks. Remember to support indie bookstores.


Until next time, stay safe. Be Blessed.



Vanessa Riley