Stella Riley

Biography

Stella Riley trained as a teacher in London and now lives in Sandwich in Kent, England. She enjoys amateur dramatics, dancing, travel and reading.
After a break in her writing career, she has published her back-catalogue as e-books and added her second NEW title in twenty years. Third book in the Rockliffe series, The Player is now available for pre-order.
A Splendid Defiance,The Black Madonna, Garland of Straw and The King's Falcon are all also available through Smashwords.

Follow Stella at wordpress for all the latest information on her books and her monthly Who's Who in the Seventeenth Century. You can also find a sneak peek into The Player.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
At present, I have a Kindle Paperwhite
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was thirty years old. At the time, I was a teacher and I began my first book [Lucifer's Champion] during a dismal autumn half-term.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Stella Riley online


Books

The Player
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Series: Rockliffe, Book 3. Pre-release—available March 6, 2015. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,720. Language: British English. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Tragedy drove him into unwilling exile. Death demands his equally reluctant return. In the decade between, he has answered to many names and amassed a variety of secrets. Now the secrets must be carefully guarded and the name, at long last, his own.
The King's Falcon
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Series: Roundheads & Cavaliers, Book 4. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 214,720. Language: British English. Published: October 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
War and witchcraft ... plots and playhouses ... love and loyalty. This is the story of the Cavaliers last stand in 1651 and the long, impoverished exile that followed it. Ashley Peverell, known as The Falcon, continues risking his life to save that of the King and gives his heart to a beautiful French actress who he believes can never be his.
Garland of Straw
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Series: Roundheads & Cavaliers, Book 3. Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 212,290. Language: British English. Published: November 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
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The marriage of a well-bred Royalist lady and an illegitimate Roundhead soldier is less a match made in heaven than a union doomed to hell due to the bitter resentment of both parties. There is passion, intrigue and danger- both personal and political - as England slides into a second Civil War ... and the King is sent to the block.
The Black Madonna
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Series: Roundheads & Cavaliers, Book 2. Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 218,120. Language: British English. Published: May 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(5.00)
An epic saga of love and revenge, in which the English Civil War and the crucial years leading up to it are seen through the eyes of the Maxwell family and also master-goldsmith and money-lender, Luciano Falcieri del Santi … a man with a hidden agenda. From the power-struggle within Parliament to the battlefields of a warring nation, The Black Madonna is a historically-detailed story of intrigue,
A Splendid Defiance
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Series: Roundheads & Cavaliers, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 124,790. Language: British English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
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Banbury, 1644. The Cavaliers hold the Castle, the Roundheads want it back and the town is full of Puritans. Consequently, the gulf between Captain Justin Ambrose and Abigail Radford appears unbridgeable. The key to their fate and that of the Castle is defiance. But is it enough? An enchanting story of forbidden love - and also the true account of one English castle during the Civil War.
The Mésalliance
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Series: Rockliffe, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,720. Language: British English. Published: September 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00)
The Duke of Rockliffe is thirty-six years old, head of his house and responsible for his young sister. He is therefore under some pressure to choose a suitable bride. Unfortunately, due mainly to her dreadful relatives, the only lady he feels at all inclined to share his life with is not suitable at all. But will he choose to make a mésalliance?
The Marigold Chain
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 105,730. Language: British English. Published: September 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00)
The Marigold Chain is a richly-woven tapestry of treachery, danger and love set in Restoration England during the year expected to be Doomsday. In January 1666, Charles 11's Court is in exile from plague-stricken London; by the spring, England is at war with the Dutch; and in September, London is devastated by the Great Fire. Amidst all the turmoil, two people find love.
The Parfit Knight
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Series: Rockliffe, Book 1. Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 75,570. Language: British English. Published: August 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
(4.00)
Blinded by a childhood accident, Rosalind Vernon lives a sheltered existence with only servants and her parrot for company. The arrival of the Marquis of Amberley with his wounded coachman during a blizzard will change her life. But can Amberley overcome the dark secret that haunts him and how will Rosalind feel when it is revealed? The Parfit Knight is a Georgian Romance set in 1770's England.

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