#IShipIt with Vanessa Riley


In my latest release, The Bashful Bride, Ester Croome is given a chance to marry her crush, the best actor in London, Arthur Bex. I started wondering what some of my author friends have as must-marry-crushes.


Naima Simone, the author of Scoring Off the Field, has a thing for Jason Momoa. She grins at me and says, “He’s my fated mate, but he needs to stop playing hard to get. Then we could get somewhere.” You go girl.


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Tina Gabrielle, the author of How to Tempt an Earl, would totally love to be shipped with Chris Hemsworth or otherwise known as Thor. I think a woman likes to know her man can swing a hammer…well.




The fabulous pet-loving Angie Morgan, co-author of Sweet Home Highlander, loves Tom Hardy.



The endearing movie-ending-rewriting Tammy L. Bailey, author A Mistress for Penndrake will take Tom Hiddleston any day of the week.


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As for me, I have been in love with Pierce Brosnan forever. He’s my all-time crush ,and more than likely I would drop everything if he proposed. You think he could look at me the way Prince Harry looks at Meghan?

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Yes, that would be awesome.



Check out Vanessa’s new release The Bashful Bride!


A friend’s newspaper advertisement for a groom nets the most famous actor in London, Arthur Bex. Shy heiress Ester Croome proposes to elope with the handsome man, who she’s secretly loved for two years, in order to escape an impending engagement arranged by her overbearing family.

Trying to outlive the shadow of his villainous uncle, Bex needs to marry quickly—to a woman of good character. And smart, beautiful Ester fits the bill. But a harrowing trip to Gretna Green and dangerous abolition rallies prove to be a more treacherous stage than either imagined. Infatuation and a mutual love for Shakespeare might not be enough to bind a couple looking to outrun the chains and secrets of family and the past.

Each book in the Advertisements for Love series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.

Series Order:

Book #1 The Bittersweet Bride
Book #2 The Bashful Bride


Award winning, Amazon Bestselling author, Vanessa Riley, worked as an engineer before allowing her passion for historical romance to shine. A Regency era (early 1800s) and Jane Austen enthusiast, she brings the flavor of diverse, eclectic peoples to her stories. The author of Madeline’s Protector, Swept Away, Unmasked Heart, The Bargain, and Unveiling Love, she has won the Beacon Award, the Colorado Award of Excellence, and placed in the International Digital Awards for her Regency romances. Vanessa Riley is a historical buff who has spent many years researching Regency society. During her undergraduate studies at Penn State, she gained a love of Western Civilization and took as many classes as she could while pursuing Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Her love of history has given her a passion for conducting precise research in architecture, customs, and rituals of the times. She lives in Atlanta with her career military husband and precocious child. You can catch her writing from the comfort of her southern porch with a cup of Earl Grey tea.

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