Stella Riley


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 from Smashwords and the entire series will shortly become available as audiobooks, narrated by Alex Wyndham.

A Splendid Defiance,The Black Madonna, Garland of Straw and The King's Falcon are all also available through Smashwords.

All titles are available in paperback format from Createspace.

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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.
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Where to find Stella Riley online


The Player
Series: Rockliffe, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,750. Language: British English. Published: March 6, 2015. Categories: 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 Mésalliance
Series: Rockliffe, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,630. Language: British English. Published: September 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
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 Parfit Knight
Series: Rockliffe, Book 1. Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 75,560. Language: British English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
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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18th century    blackmail    claude duvall    duel    highwayman    highwaymen    history    humour    london    london 1774    murder    parrot    revenge    romance    sandwich in kent    scandal    secrets    vauxhall garden