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The Matter of a Marquess by Jess Michaels

The Matter of a Marquess

The Matter of a Marquess by Jess Michaels

Book 3 of The Duke’s By-Blows series

Viscountess Aurora Lovell has been in love with one man her entire life, but life intruded and never allowed her to be with him. She came to accept it, marrying for title rather than love. Now a widow, she’s busy trying to figure out how to manage a scandal about to destroy her world when she is invited to a country party. Desperate to escape the realities of her life, she accepts.… [Read more...]

The Heart of a Hellion by Jess Michaels

The Heart of a Hellion

The Heart of a Hellion by Jess MichaelsBook 2 in The Duke’s By-Blows Series

Selina Oliver has always enjoyed all the pleasures life offers. As one of the infamous Roseford Bastards, why shouldn’t she? But Selina has a secret, one that could tear her world apart. She is also the Faceless Fox, a brazen thief who for years has been stealing the finest jewels of the nastiest women of the ton. Now her brother has invited her to a country party where one of the prizes she craves most will also be at her fingertips.… [Read more...]

The Love of a Libertine by Jess Michaels

The Love of a Libertine

The Love of a Libertine by Jess Michaels

Book 1 of The Duke By-Blows Series

When Morgan Banfield wakes up in Newgate after a night of debauchery, the last thing he wants to see is his estranged brother. But in exchange for his help, Morgan must agree to take on responsibility and try to get his life together by taking on the job of Man of Affairs for a friend.

The last thing Lizzie Margolis wants is some rogue coming onto her brother’s staff.… [Read more...]

A Counterfeit Courtesan by Jess Michaels

A Counterfeit Courtesan

A Counterfeit Courtesan by Jess MichaelsThe last of the Shelley triplets to remain unmarried, Juliana Shelley has never felt like she’s recognized as her own person. But now, scarred by a terrible attack, she’s never felt so alone. Or so tired of cleaning up every else’s mess. She longs for something just for herself. A taste of the desire that seems to make her sisters so very happy in their marriages. One desperate night, she goes to the wicked Donville Masquerade, looking for trouble and finds a handsome, masked stranger more than willing to provide it.… [Read more...]

A Reckless Runaway by Jess Michaels

A Reckless Runaway

A Reckless Runaway by Jess MichaelsAnne Shelley has always been known as the “wild” one of the infamous Shelley triplets and never has that been truer than when she ran away from her engagement with a scandalous man. She expects to be taken to Gretna Green for a hasty marriage, but instead she is dumped off on a remote island in Scotland with his grouchy cousin, Rook Maitland. She isn’t supposed to like him, but as their time together stretches out she can’t help but develop more than a passing interest in her temporary guardian.… [Read more...]

A Reluctant Bride by Jess Michaels

A Reluctant Bride

A Reluctant Bride by Jess MichaelsWhen the Jasper Kincaid, the Earl of Harcourt, offered to marry one of the infamous Shelley triplets, he was doing it for the dowry to refill his depleted coffers, not for anything so silly as love. But when he realizes it is Thomasina Shelley masquerading as his fiancée at their final engagement ball, not his true intended, a desire for her that he has been ignoring sparks. And when it becomes clear her sister has run away with another, an opportunity arises for a marriage with a much deeper connection.… [Read more...]

Betrothed by Christmas by Jess Michaels and Elizabeth Essex

Betrothed by Christmas

Betrothed by Christmas by Jess Michaels and Elizabeth Essex

A madcap plan to avoid marriages they do not desire leads two women to romance and passion they don’t expect in a duet of novellas by bestselling authors Jess Michaels and Elizabeth Essex.

A Lady’s Gift for Seduction by Jess Michaels
Lady Evangeline is a Diamond of the First Water, but she fears her father will match her to his own advantage, not hers. She decides marrying a biddable groom is the only way to salvage her future and chooses her old friend, astronomer Henry Killam.… [Read more...]

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...]

Graham: The Broken Duke (An Illustrated Romance) by Jess Michaels

Graham: The Broken Duke

Graham: The Broken Duke (An Illustrated Romance) by Jess MichaelsGraham: The Broken Duke (An Illustrated Romance)
A Special Edition of the 3rd Book in the 1797 Club

This amazing edition features photographs from the amazing Jenn LeBlanc, enhancing the original story of Graham and Adelaide’s journey to each other.  Each chapter contains 2-3 images. 

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.… [Read more...]

The Return of Lady Jane by Jess Michaels

The Return of Lady Jane

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. When she returns to London, she hopes to simply avoid Colin.… [Read more...]

Stealing The Duke by Jess Michaels

Stealing the Duke

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. But when he catches the fetching Marianne trying to return his sister’s stolen broach, her presence awakens desires in him, longings he hasn’t allowed himself to feel in years.… [Read more...]

Lady No Says Yes by Jess Michaels

Lady No Says Yes

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

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

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...]