Back from Big Sky Country


A photo we took at the Missouri Headwaters State Park in Gallatin County, Montana. So peaceful!

Hi Readers,

Whew – what a busy few weeks it’s been! I just returned home from a trip to Western Montana last Saturday, and I’m happy to announce that I’m officially a married woman! (It only took us 8 1/2 years, but we did it! ❤ ) My husband and I had a ton of fun hiking, eating, exploring, rodeo-ing, and eloping in the Bozeman area earlier this month, and it was great going back to a place that we used to call home to hang out with old friends, see all of our favorite places, discover some new ones, and make new connections. Montana’s been pretty special to us ever since we spent a year living there between May 2014 to May 2015, so I couldn’t possibly think of a better place to tie the knot, just the two of us. It’s a bummer that the trip is over already, and attempting to get back into the normal swing of things has admittedly been challenging… but I’m working on it.

Now that our trip is over, my main focuses outside of my normal 9-5 have been making sure that everything goes smoothly for the upcoming release of Stepsisters and handling all of the fun post-marriage tasks that need to be done. I can’t believe the second Deceived novel will be out in a little over a week; August 1st is right around the corner!

I posted the first chapter here a few weeks ago, but here’s another brand spankin’ new excerpt just posted today to tide you over if one’s not enough. I hope you’re all having a wonderful summer! I’ll have one last pre-release excerpt for you soon. 🙂

Happy Reading!

<3, Stephanie Rose Vigano


Character Aesthetics, Round Three: Meet the Supporting Characters!

Only one more month until Stepsisters comes out! I’m getting pumped! To prep you for August 1st, here’s one last round of character aesthetics cubes, introducing you to the side characters that color the von Essens’ world.

Aiden AndrewsAiden Andrews is as all-American as a boy can come. Honest, loyal, and endearingly mischievous, he’s been Angelina’s best friend since third grade – and her “secret” (or not so secret?) crush. Aiden loves working on cars (especially his old blue Camaro), playing football, hiking in the great outdoors, and hanging out with his friends.

Aiden Aesthetic

Ashleigh AndrewsAiden’s little sister and Blair’s best friend. Ashleigh loves reading, drinking tea, playing soccer, and comfy sweaters. She’s a great student, a good listener, and a supportive friend. She and Blair share a dream to visit Paris one day.

Ashleigh Aesthetic

Josh AshfordArchbishop Wright’s star quarterback. He’s a scruffy, athletic bad boy who likes to cruise around town in his Trans Am blasting Def Leppard, party on the weekends, and sneak his father’s Cuban cigars. He Blair are totally mismatched… but they’re the school’s biggest super-couple.

Josh Aesthetic

Gisele SinghAngelina’s best female friend, who along with Katie Winters has been one of her most loyal sidekicks since kindergarten. Gisele loves Indian food, fashion, make-up, and singing. She’s incredibly stylish and likes to post beauty tutorials on her YouTube channel in her down time. 

Gisele Aesthetic

Katie Winters The third member of Angelina’s exclusive little posse, Katie is a bubbly, optimistic redhead who loves all things pink, kawaii, and girly.

Katie Aesthetic

**Note: all credit for the photos contained in these collages belongs to their respective owners. The images were found in Google and Pinterest searches using various key words. None are mine unless specifically noted. All I did was put them into collage form for fun!

I’ll be back in two weeks with another update. It’s vacation time for me! Until then…

Happy Summer and Happy Reading!

<3, Stephanie Rose Vigano