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Jess Michaels

Back to the world of the living

It’s a funny thing about writers, especially romance writers. Or at least about ME, since I guess I can’t speak to anyone else’s experience but my own. I was always really involved in romanceland. I ran a site called The Passionate Pen for aspiring authors for over a decade. I went to RWA meetings and conferences. I knew lots of people and entered contests. And then…one day…I just stopped.

Not stopped writing. Just stopped participating.… [Read more...]

Is This Thing On?

You know how sometimes you look up and two years have gone by and you haven’t blogged. No? That’s just me. Yup, it’s me. Well, you know, things got busy, I was writing a lot of books and such. But I thought I’d just post a little update and check in.

My biggest news is that we have moved. Arizona is no longer our home and we are in Dallas now. Lots of people have asked me why we moved.… [Read more...]

The Return of Lady Jane by Jess Michaels

The Return of Lady Jane

Book 1 of The Scandal Sheet Series

After a surprisingly passionate wedding day, Viscount Colin Wharton begins to believe he could overcome a painful betrayal in his past and truly make a future with his new wife Jane. But a shocking betrayal crushes his heart. He sends her away, determined to forget her.

Viscountess Jane Wharton has no idea what hardened her husband’s heart to her, but she is trying to make the best of her banishment.… [Read more...]

Stealing The Duke by Jess Michaels

Stealing the Duke

Book 2 in The Scandal Sheet Series

Stealing The Duke by Jess MichaelsWhen the Earl of Martingale died, his daughter Marianne discovered he had been stealing. When she tried to return the items, it only created a scandal that could destroy her and her beloved younger sister. Now she’s found one more item and decides to just sneak it back to the victim in the hopes to keep her disgrace from growing.

Alexander Wittingham, the Duke of Avondale, has isolated himself since his sister died.… [Read more...]

Lady No Says Yes by Jess Michaels

Lady No Says Yes

Book 3 in The Scandal Sheet Series

Stunning heiress Sophie is known in Society as Lady No because she’s spent the past few years refusing the advances of every suitor. But when her beloved aunt challenges her to say yes for just one Season, she can’t refuse. 

Rowan Sinclair has just had his inheritance stripped and is in dire straights. When he discovers Sophie’s secret reason for suddenly saying yes, he knows he can use it to his advantage, even if he doesn’t feel good about it. … [Read more...]

My Fair Viscount

Book 4 in The Scandal Sheet Series

Raised in the rookeries, David Shaw has just inherited his father’s fortune…and his title. With his rough manners, he will certainly never be accepted by Society, but his cousin offers a solution. One David doesn’t like.

Miss Rose Higgins has a successful reputation as a comportment teacher to ladies of the Upper Ten Thousand. When she’s approached to help the now-infamous new Viscount Shaw, she has no interest in putting herself on the line…until she’s made an offer she can’t refuse.… [Read more...]

Guarding the Countess

Book 5 in The Scandal Sheet Series

Naomi Barnaby’s husband, the Earl of Walridge, just died under mysterious circumstances. Her third husband to do so in just a handful of years. She wants to know if the men in her life were murdered and hires investigators Captain Marcus Ridgeway and Everett Bryant, Marquis of Glenmarrow to look into the matter. 

When the alluring Naomi is attacked in their driveway, Marcus and Everett decide to take a far more personal interest in protecting her and uncovering who killed the men in her life.… [Read more...]

The House of Pleasure

Book 6 in The Scandal Sheet Series

Miss Hannah Blankenship’s awful father has finally done what he’s threatened to do for years: arrange a marriage for her. And she’s certain she knows the man he’s chosen, a disgusting viscount even older than he is! She only knows one way to end this horrible engagement and that is to get rid of the innocence that has been the bartering point. So she goes to a hell, looking for trouble.… [Read more...]

The Daring Duke by Jess Michaels

The Daring Duke

The Daring Duke by Jess MichaelsBook 1 in The 1797 Club Series
The Daring Duke

The wild and charismatic Duke of Abernathe is the kind of friend anyone would wish to have. He even formed the 1797 Club, consisting of ten men who would all be dukes. But he has full-throatedly declared he will never marry and no one understands why.

But Miss Emma Liston doesn’t care why. A longtime wallflower with an absentee father who is a scandal waiting to happen, she needs to marry.… [Read more...]

Her Favorite Duke by Jess Michaels

Her Favorite Duke

Her Favorite Duke by Jess MichaelsBook 2 in The 1797 Club
Her Favorite Duke 

Simon Greene, Duke of Crestwood has been obsessed with Margaret Rylon for years. There is only one thing standing between them: her fiancé, who also happens to be his best friend. He is desperate not to destroy everything in his life by giving in to his desires, but when Meg and Simon are trapped alone together overnight during a storm, the resulting scandal not only breaks Meg’s existing engagement, but forces Simon to offer for her instead.… [Read more...]

The Broken Duke by Jess Michaels

The Broken Duke

The Broken Duke by Jess MichaelsBook 3 in the 1797 Series
The Broken Duke
A USA Today Bestseller

Adelaide Longford is London’s most overlooked bluestocking wallflower and that is fine by her. Being ignored gives her the perfect opportunity to sneak out and secretly take on the persona of the most celebrated actress of the day, Lydia Ford. The thrill of walking the boards and hearing the applause of those who watch her is the most exciting experience of her life.… [Read more...]

The Silent Duke by Jess Michaels

The Silent Duke

The Silent Duke by Jess MichaelsBook 4 in the 1797 Club Series
The Silent Duke
A USA Today Bestseller

Born mute, Ewan Hoffstead, Duke of Donburrow was abused by his wicked father and wretched younger brothers until an uncle swept in to save the day. Still, he carries the scars of his past with him, including a terrible belief that perhaps a “person like him” truly doesn’t deserve the title his uncle fought so hard for him to earn.

Recently widowed Charlotte may be the proper Countess of Portsmith to Society, but when she is around Ewan, she still feels like the enraptured little girl who met him decades before when her brother was best friends with him and his cousin.… [Read more...]

The Duke of Nothing by Jess Michaels

The Duke of Nothing

The Duke of Nothing by Jess MichaelsThe Duke of Nothing
Book 5 in The 1797 Club Series
A USA Today Bestseller

Baldwin Undercross, Duke of Sheffield, has a secret he’s keeping from almost everyone he knows and loves. He is destitute, thanks to gambling by his late father and his own bad decisions. There is only one option now, marry for money and do it soon. An opportunity presents itself when a rich American woman arrives in Society hunting for a title in trade for a huge dowry.… [Read more...]

The Undercover Duke By Jess Michaels

The Undercover Duke

The Undercover Duke By Jess MichaelsThe Undercover Duke
Book 6 in The 1797 Club Series

Lucas Vincent may be the Duke of Willowby but he’s never acted as such. He’s been too busy working for the War Department as a spy. But years of dangerous work has finally caught up to him and he was involved in a violent attack that nearly killed him. Forced home, his angry, aggressive desire to get back in the field and find out to who betrayed him is keeping him from healing.… [Read more...]

The Duke of Hearts by Jess Michaels

The Duke of Hearts

The Duke of Hearts by Jess MichaelsThe Duke of Hearts
Book 7 in The 1797 Club Series

Matthew Cornwallis, Duke of Tyndale, once loved a woman, but she died in a tragic accident he felt responsible for. Since then, he’s been playing pretend that he isn’t broken inside, even as he’s seen as London’s most sought after bachelor. He decides to drown his sorrows at the notorious Donville Masquerade where he encounters an alluring stranger who he spends the night with.… [Read more...]