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Reality in Romance

In case you don’t know one of the many hats I wear is a book reviewer for my local paper. I read a lot of different books (some genre, some not) and once a month they publish a review. For December, I read a great book called THE TEN BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE by Adena Halpern. I gave it a glowing review (no sneak peeks, sorry), but one thing I mentioned was that the relationship the character develops didn’t really do it for me, it didn’t feel ‘real’.… [Read more...]

For Desire Alone is out!!

It is one of the most exciting days of an author’s life around Casa Michaels. Release Day! Yup, after much writing, editing, promoting, worrying and hoping, a bouncing baby book has been born.

If you read AN INTRODUCTION TO PLEASURE (the first in the Mistress Matchmaker series), you’ll be familiar with Vivien Manning, the beautiful Mistress Matchmaker. But the hero and heroine of this book are new characters.

Mariah Desmond is Vivien’s longtime best friend and an experienced courtesan who just lost her protector to a sudden and tragic death.… [Read more...]

Where It’s At…

So if you’ve visited the Jenna Petersen site today, you’ve probably noticed that our conversion is complete! We’ve moved everything for Jess Michaels over to this site and the Jenna Petersen site is now focused entirely on the Jenna Petersen books. I know many of you are fans of both names (thanks), but this is probably the best place to come on a regular basis, at least for now. At present, though we are actively working toward getting some new Jenna-type books published, there are none contracted or scheduled.… [Read more...]