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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Sealed With a Kiss Event with Vanessa Kelly


Named by Booklist as one of the "New Stars of Historical Romance," bestselling author Vanessa Kelly's books have been nominated for awards in a number of contests. She is also the recipient of the prestigious Maggie Medallion for historical romance. With a Master's Degree in English Literature, Vanessa is known for developing vibrant Regency settings, appealing characters, and witty storylines that captivate readers.


Happy almost Valentine’s Day, everyone! I’m Vanessa Kelly and I write Regency-set historical romance. The letters below feature Charles and Gillian, Duke and Duchess of Leverton, and the hero and heroine of my latest book. Of course, Gillian and Charles aren’t married in MY FAIR PRINCESS. In fact, they’ve only just met. And it’s not the happiest of meetings either, since Charles is tasked with turning Gillian into a proper, mild-mannered lady—a project she strong opposes!

The following letters are written some months after Gillian and Charles are married.

Leverton House, London
April 1817

Penley Manor, Yorkshire
April 1817
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I’ll give away a $10 Amazon gift card and a copy of my previous book, HOW TO MARRY A ROYAL HIGHLANDER (open international). To enter, simply leave a comment about how you might like to spend Valentine’s Day. (If you’re like me, you’ll probably ignore it. LOL!)


Check out Gillian and Charles's love story in My Fair Princess.



First, Vanessa Kelly brought readers The Renegade Royals. Now, in a delightfully witty new series, she introduces The Improper Princesses—three young women descended from royalty, each bound for her own thrilling adventure . . .

Despite being the illegitimate daughter of a prince, Gillian Dryden is happily ignorant of all social graces. After growing up wild in Italy, Gillian has been ordered home to England to find a suitable husband. And Charles Valentine Penley, the excessively proper, distractingly handsome Duke of Leverton, has agreed to help transform her from a willful tomboy to a blushing debutante.

Powerful and sophisticated, Charles can make or break reputations with a well-placed word. But his new protégée, with her habit of hunting bandits and punching earls, is a walking scandal. The ton is aghast . . . but Charles is thoroughly intrigued. Tasked with taking the hoyden in hand, he longs to take her in his arms instead. Can such an outrageous attraction possibly lead to a fairytale ending?

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Up For Grabs:
  • 1 Print copy of How to Marry a Royal Highlander + $10 Amazon Gift Card

To Enter: 
  • Leave a comment about how you might like to spend Valentine’s Day
  • Please fill out the Rafflecopter form to enter.

**Don't forget to enter the grand prize giveaway!


Good Luck! 

Special thanks to Vanessa Kelly for sponsoring this giveaway.
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52 comments :

  1. Veg, dinner, massage, pampered, hmm mmmmm just spoiled lol

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  2. Dinner and swing dancing, which is our favorite thing to do!

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  3. Quietly at home with my husband...nice dinner...nice dessert.

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  4. I'm a single, senior citizen living in a Senior Independent living apartment building. This month our staff is throwing a Valentine's Day party for the residents. Now that's a senior life in the fast lane! Bet you can't wait to get old(er) like me!

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  5. Bring food in for dinner, so I don't have to cook and we don't have to pay the inflated Valentine's Day prices at restaurants!

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  6. Just a quiet dinner at home enjoying the goodies my hubby will get for me :-).

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  7. I will probably spend my Valentine's Day eating chocolate and reading.

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    1. That sounds really good to me, Blue Falcon!

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  8. i enjoy time with my husband and kids for valentines day

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  9. I will just spend the day at home reading a good book. My husband has past so there is just me.

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  10. I'll probably spend the day at home.

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  11. nothing special - tho I might allow myself a chocolate treat

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  12. I don't do anything different on Valentine's Day, but if I had someone special, I would just want to spend the day with them, doing something fun. I don't need flowers or candy, experiencing an enjoyable day is much better.

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    1. I SO agree with that philosophy, Barbara.

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  13. I'll be working at least 10 hours on Valentine's Day - and my husband will be halfway across the country for work. And yes, our 25th anniversary is the day after V-Day. (It made sense at the time since more family was able to travel for the wedding that weekend. . .) It's ok, we're going to take a trip in the spring to celebrate. :-)

    I loved the letters! So very much in character for both of them!

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    1. Thanks so much, Glenda! And Happy 25th to you and hubby - that's awesome!

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  14. Hi Vanessa! The letters were in character, for sure! We usually just exchange cards on Valentine's Day, as our anniversary is the next week.

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  15. I am an asexual aromantic single girl, so I will be doing exactly what I've always been doing on Valentine's day ... Since it falls on weekdays I will be working then when I get home I will settle down with good romance novel :)

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    1. Nothing like a great book at the end of the day, Ami!

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  16. Well, what's for sure is that I'll be watching the Champions League.

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  17. Lots of chocolates!

    Maybe31 at yahoo.com

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  18. After finding a babysitter for the kids, I'd love to have a quiet, romantic dinner with my hubby and watch a movie (preferably NOT animated).

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  19. I would like to go to a casual restaurant for dinner with my fiancé for Valentine's Day.

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  20. I would love it if my husband made arrangements for us to travel somewhere warm before Valentine's Day, an island in the Caribbean maybe, and then we could have a dinner by the beach at sunset. That would sure beat Wisconsin in February.

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  21. Chocolate, foot soak, yummy dinner and a good read.

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  22. Oh its been so cold here, I would love to go south to a beach and some sunshine! Could go out in something pretty and not 10 layers of clothing to stay warm! :)

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  23. A cozy day in a cabin in the Catskills mountains in NY unfortunately that won't happen but a woman can still dream right

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  24. A dinner and a movie.

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  25. I will be working two shifts of In-Person Absentee Voting for our local non-partisan primary (the regular version of which happens next week, and what little time aside from that will be spent reading, trying to clear out my inbox, and sleeping.

    However, I did just put this book on hold from my local library (#14 on the list!), but it would be so much nicer to own it..... Hint, hint!

    Anyway, many thanks for the opportunity to possibly win it!!

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  26. having lunch out with my daughter and dinner at home with my boyfriend. not sure what is on the menu, but i bet it will be good. (hoping for at least some kind of chocolate...lol)
    sparkle40175 AT hotmail DOT com

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  27. Valentine's is just another day for me - this year, I worked and spent it with my closest friends :)

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  28. I spent it hanging out with my friends - Galentine's Day for us!!

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