5 star praise for Kit’s story …

The Shadow Earl is a beautifully written romance but covering dark issues of the era most writers avoid. Stella Riley’s characters are, as ever, delightfully believable, authentic and historically accurate. She writes with the sparkling wit of Austen and Heyer and research par excellence.”

A book full of wonderful characters, an intriguing and exciting plot and writing in a style that was a delight. It is the best tale of revenge I have read since The Count of Monte Cristo.”

Haunted by past trauma, Kit has secrets and nightmares; he’s a ‘shadow’ of his former self with new darker feelings of hate and revenge. Can he control them? Can he ever heal? This is someone who is so relatable I felt teary at times, and I think Stella Riley did a brilliant job of capturing what someone with PTSD goes through.”


The audiobook, performed by Alex Wyndham, is coming soon!


Available to pre-order at Amazon – for release on July 15th. Click on links to order.

At the end of his Grand Tour, somewhere between Athens and Constantinople, Christian Selwyn, the young Earl of Hazelmere, vanished – seemingly without trace.

Time passes.  In London, his uncle and cousin move into his home … while his unofficial fiancée, Sophia, is left desolate and in limbo. Finally, his friends – loyal and close as brothers – set out to search in person, determined to find him and bring him home. 

Christian’s startling re-appearance at a grand ball hosted by his uncle, takes society by storm and fuels endless speculation. Where has he been during these three missing years?

What happened to him?  And more importantly, how did it happen? 

Only one thing is clear.  The earl who left England five years ago, has returned a changed man.

A man with secrets.

Cover-art and photography by Larry Rostant; cover model, Michael Oates

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MIDWINTER MAGIC a Rockliffe Christmas novella

Reduced on Amazon until December 30th. E-book, £1.95 and $2.99, paperback £5.95 and $7.95.

This is an Epilogue to the Rockliffe series, not a Prologue and was written in response to the many readers who asked for a particular loose end to be tied up – so, to get the most out of it, it’s best to read the other books first.

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A dangerous step-brother … a letter from a Venice …  a secret key … and London’s most fashionable portraitist.  Dark doings and deceptions surround an unexpected legacy … and an equally unexpected love story.

Available now for pre-order from Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and Apple. The Montesoro Legacy will be released on March 30th.