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CADENZA is now available in print!

“Complex and deliciously different … Cadenza is a feast for the senses from the first page to the last.”                                                                             Rakes & Rascals

Cadenza is now available as a paperback – and Amazon have finally linked it to the e-book!

Amazon 5-star reviews …

“Brava! A standing ovation for Rockliffe Six!”

“Unique characters, a tightly knit plot, fabulous musical detail, humor and pathos make this a delight. I simply couldn’t put it down.”

“Stella Riley has surpassed herself with this wonderful story.”

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I’m starting a NEWSLETTER which will contain all the latest news, sneak peeks and offers, as well as all manner of other weird and wonderful bits and pieces.  And the first issue will be hosting a GRAND  GIVEAWAY!

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HUZZAH! A B.R.A.G. Medallion for THE PLAYER!

I’m thrilled to announce that THE PLAYER has been honoured with a B.R.A.G. (Book Readers’ Appreciation Group) Medallion.

The B.R.A.G. review process is lengthy and detailed and, of the books submitted, only 20% to 25% are awarded a medallion.

Here is what the B.R.A.G, reviewer had to say:-
“This is a GREAT novel. It is the best novel I’ve read for indieBRAG. I am pleased to give it a very high rating. I have found a new historical romance author. THANK YOU. I love this book so much I had to get a paperback copy as well to have and to hold. One of the most fun stories I have ever read. I love, love, love this book and recommend it for a B.R.A.G. medallion.”

The Rockliffe series was recommended in THE TIMES!

Yes – really!
Here is what Hilary Rose had to say:-

Are you a Georgette Heyer fan? Are you sad that she’s unlikely to write another Regency romance, on account of her having died in 1974? Well, I have exciting news: Stella Riley’s The Parfit Knight; honestly, it’s as good as Georgette. I read all five books in the series back to back on the way to work and loved them all. I finished the last one while actually walking over London Bridge, because I couldn’t put it down. Read it now. Thank me later.


Wow! I certainly never expected this!

3 in a row! It’s a hat-trick!

This has already been an incredible week with awards for
The Marigold Chain and The Mesalliance audio.
But now, to complete the hat-trick (and in addition to its 5 star  Readers’ Favorite!)  THE  PARFIT  KNIGHT has earned a B.R.A.G. Medallion
B.R.A.G. Reviewer’s comment …

‘I’ve found a new favorite author! I really enjoyed this book. I loved Amberley and Rosalind. I also enjoyed seeing how the characters grew over the course of the book – especially Philip. I plan to read the rest of the series.’

Another B.R.A.G. Medallion!

I’m delighted to announce that THE  MARIGOLD  CHAIN
has been awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion.

B.R.A.G. stands for Book Readers Appreciation Group and of the titles submitted to it for consideration, only 20-25% achieve a medallion.  The Marigold Chain now joins  A Splendid Defiance in gaining this honour.

“A very enjoyable read. The writer has a talent that makes even a complicated historical story with many characters smooth reading. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author.”

 

A Readers’ Favorite Award for THE PLAYER!

THE PLAYER (Rockliffe #3)
has earned a 5 star Readers’ Favourite Award.

“An incredible, page turning historical romance, The Player held me captive until I had finished the last page. I found it difficult to put down; and when I did, it called me to go back to the stage set by Stella Riley and wait for the curtain to rise.”

Available as ebook and paperback from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Smashwords.  Also in audio from Amazon and Audible.

GENTLEMAN’S PISTOLS

A cased pair of gentleman’s percussion pistols by S. W. Berry of Woodbridge – circa 1845 and all completely original.  Everything a gentleman would need; percussion caps, powder flask, mould for making lead shot … and none of it ever used.

Even the label inside the lid of the case is original  and apparently this is rare.  We know it’s original because it is embossed – copies are not.


The amount of detail in the engraving is incredible. Pretty things, aren’t they?

After my two 17th century swords – one cavalry and one naval – pistols seemed a logical step. For those who don’t recall the swords, here they are.