B.R.A.G.ing Again!

I’m thrilled to announce that THE BLACK MADONNA (Roundheads & Cavaliers Book One) has been awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion. Although this is my sixth such medallion it’s every bit as exciting as the first one!

The IndieBRAG reviewer said:-

The Black Madonna is so fine a work that it bears comparison only to the very best of historical fiction.

Stella Riley has a commanding grasp of a complex and seldom detailed period of history and convincingly inserts intriguing characters into actual historical events. In Luciano del Santi she has created a fascinating and seductive character worthy of a series.”

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A TRICK OF FATE the audio

The audio of A TRICK OF FATE was released this morning and I have 10 free Audible download codes to give away in return for an honest review. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To enter, simply put a comment here on my website, stating whether you shop at Audible UK or Audible USA and I’ll get back to you. Good luck!

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“A gorgeous book for a cold, wet, miserable day …”


“This is a gorgeous book for a cold, wet, miserable day.  Stella Riley takes us once again to the 1770s. There is a mystery, a journey, peril and a love story but the strength of this book, as with all of Stella Riley’s books, is the characterisation. They are real people and you care what happens to them.”

“A well written romp with lots of touching scenes and some very funny moments. Haggis, anyone? I stumbled across Stella Riley’s books recently and consider her the best author of this genre.”

“I really loved this delightful story from a very talented author. In addition to the gorgeous characters of Frances and Max and their wonderful love story, I particularly like the mystery element, the road tour of the Scottish borders, the interactions of the family and the excellent dialogue.”

“I think this is probably Stella Riley’s most sensual love story … she manages to convey sexiness with a look or remark, mostly from outrageous Max with his funny, witty innuendos and Frances’s receptiveness to him – the air between them fairly sizzles.”

“This is a clever move away from the Rockliffe series without abandoning it entirely.  The eloquent writing, the wit and humour, the setting and locations and of course the characters are all testament to Stella Riley’s very considerable skills.”

And finally – not a formal review, but a comment made to me here on the website … “I have just finished A Trick of Fate and must say I absolutely loved it. I am Scottish and it was so nice to read a realistic portrayal of Scotland and Scots people rather than the cartoon versions that seem to be prevalent in a lot of historical fiction. I especially liked the haggis joke which made me laugh out loud.”

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Available for PRE-ORDER from Amazon NOW!

Also from Kobo and Barnes & Noble.

Max Brandon made his debut in Cadenza (Rockliffe Book 6). Now he is receiving bills for services he never ordered and goods he did not buy.  (In 250 years’ time, this will be called identity theft – but, it not being among Mother Shipton’s many prophecies, Max doesn’t know that.)  What he does know is that he is going to catch the man responsible whatever the cost. This leads to a haphazard chase involving ruined abbeys, a hunt for hermits, a grotesque portrait … and a love story which, but for an odd trick of fate, might never have been given a second chance.

A TRICK OF FATE will be released on October 25th

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