Stella Riley

Biography

Stella Riley trained as a teacher in London and now lives in Sandwich in Kent, England. She enjoys amateur dramatics and belly-dancing.
After a break in her writing career, she is now committed to publishing her back-catalogue as e-books.
The Marigold Chain, The Parfit Knight and The Mesalliance, A Splendid Defiance and The Black Madonna and Garland of Straw are currently available through Smashwords. The next book in the Roundheads & Cavalier series, The King's Falcon, is already available for pre-order at Amazon and is due for release both there and here at Smashwords on October 3rd.

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 King's Falcon
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Series: Roundheads & Cavaliers, Book 4. Pre-release—available October 3, 2014. Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 214,720. Language: British English. 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: $5.99 USD. Words: 212,290. Language: British English. Published: November 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(5.00 from 1 review)
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: $5.99 USD. Words: 218,120. Language: British English. Published: May 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.

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