Vanessa Riley

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Vanessa Riley writes Regency and historical romances featuring multi-cultural communities and powerful persons of color. Her award-winning series, Challenge of the Souls, Advertisements for Love, and The Bargain have attracted fans from around the world. With over twenty-titles in print, Vanessa’s hybrid publishing career spans self-published Regency and Victorian novels and novellas and traditional titles with Barbour, Entangled, and Kensington.

A lover of education and research, Vanessa holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering and a master’s in industrial engineering and engineering management from Stanford University. Also, she earned a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from Penn State University. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, and RWA Chapters: The Beau Monde and Georgia Romance Writers, and the Historical Novel Society. Vanessa is on the board of Christian Book Lovers Readers Retreat. Her website,, is one of the largest sites on the internet for diverse content on the Regency and western civilization.

The busy author juggles mothering a teen, cooking for her military-man husband, and speaking at women’s and STEM events. She’s known for her sweeping romances and humorous delivery of poignant truths. You can catch her writing from the comfort of her southern porch with a cup of Earl Grey tea.

Learn more at Vanessa Riley’s official website

19 Books by Vanessa Riley