Jess Michaels

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USA Today Bestselling author Jess Michaels likes geeky stuff, Vanilla Coke Zero, anything coconut, cheese, fluffy cats, smooth cats, any cats, many dogs and people who care about the welfare of their fellow humans. She watches too much daytime court shows, but just enough Once Upon a Time (CaptainSwan FOR LIFE). She is lucky enough to be married to her favorite person in the world and live in a beautiful home on a golf course lake in Northern Arizona.

When she’s not obsessively checking her steps on Fitbit or trying out new flavors of Greek yogurt, she writes erotic historical romances with smoking hot alpha males and sassy ladies who do anything but wait to get what they want. She has written for numerous publishers and is now fully indie a
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Jess Michaels Updated 5/25/15: Right now I am working on my next series, The Wicked Woodleys. If you liked The Notorious Flynns series (The Other Duke, The…moreUpdated 5/25/15: Right now I am working on my next series, The Wicked Woodleys. If you liked The Notorious Flynns series (The Other Duke, The Scoundrel's Lover, The Widow Wager, No Gentleman for Georgina and A Marquis for Mary) then you've already met Edward, Marquis of Woodley and you'll see some of his family in A Marquis for Mary. The Woodley series continues their stories. I have finished FORBIDDEN (August 25) and have just started DECEIVED (October 13). And A Marquis for Mary is really a bridge novella. So it is #5 in The Notorious Flynns series and is 0.5 in The Wicked Woodleys.

7/14: I have a new series that will finish out the rest of 2014 for me. The Ladies Book of Pleasures series is about a very sexy, scandalous book that is sweeping through Society and three women whose lives are changed by it. The books are A Matter of Sin (out July 15), A Moment of Passion (October 14) and A Measure of Deceit (December 9). I will be starting work on my NEXT book, the first of my 2015 releases, next week. :) (less)
Jess Michaels I think the best thing in the world is getting to interact with readers! Writing is such a solitary endeavor and there is a lot of anxiety when a book…moreI think the best thing in the world is getting to interact with readers! Writing is such a solitary endeavor and there is a lot of anxiety when a book comes out. But when a reader contacts me here on Goodreads or my other social media or emails me and tells me they liked the book or it moved them? That makes all the rest of it worthwhile.

Also... working in my pajamas.(less)
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“Good morning,” he drawled. She straightened her shoulders with the silent reminder that she had to be as distant as he was. “My lord.” He gave her an indulgent smirk. “As much as I like to be referred to as your lord, I think we’ve gone far beyond those empty platitudes. You have called me Ethan several times.” He hesitated and tapped his chin. “Actually you moaned it once. I prefer you call me that while we are alone together.”
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“No!" he cried and his face pinched with frustration and pain. "I don't want to hear more reasons why we shouldn't be together. No more confessions to explain why you want to run away from what we share."

"Julian," she attempted to interrupt again, but he held up a trembling hand.

His dark gaze held hers. "I have moved heaven and earth to bring you back to me. I refuse to let you leave again. You are mine and you shall be mine for the rest of my life. Not as my mistress, but as my wife. And if you don't say yes, I shall be forced to drag you into Hyde Park and make love to you in plain view of everyone. Then you will have to accept my proposal in order to save your reputation." His face softened. "I love you, Cecilia.”
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“She’s having a party, you
know. This coming week.”
He took a sip of wine. “I know. I received an invitation this morning before you arrived.
According to her flowing prose, I am to be the guest of honor.” He shuddered.
Miranda couldn’t help but laugh. “Yes, my mother is quite taken with you now that you’re assisting us financially. I’m sure she’ll fawn over you all evening.”
He downed the remainder of his wine in one swig. “Dear God, now I wish I hadn’t accepted the invitation.”
She giggled at his twisted, pained expression. “Oh, of course you must come. Drink the wine, appreciate the orchestra. After all, you’re paying for it.”
Ethan’s expression went from a playfully pained one to a truly pained one for a brief instant. His frown drew down and he looked at her evenly.
“No, Miranda. I believe it is you who are paying,” he said softly.”
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Jess Michaels Kathleen wrote: "Jess! Jess! Jess!I just want to say I have read and LOVED many of your books but I absolutely LOVED One Summer of Surrender!! It was an AMAZING read for me :D"

Oh thank you Kathleen! Elise and Lucien are one of my favorite couples I've written! I'm so glad you enjoyed them. :)


Kathleen Jess! Jess! Jess!I just want to say I have read and LOVED many of your books but I absolutely LOVED One Summer of Surrender!! It was an AMAZING read for me :D


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Jess Michaels Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request, Jess. I have read and loved several of the books you wrote as Jenna Petersen and I have The Pleasure Wars series on my Kindle. I love the sound of The Lad..."

Aw, thanks so much Carol!! I hope you'll enjoy the new books! :)


message 38: by Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* (last edited Nov 08, 2014 04:51AM)

Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* Thank you for accepting my friend request, Jess. I have read and loved several of the books you wrote as Jenna Petersen and I have The Pleasure Wars series on my Kindle. I love the sound of The Ladies' Book of Pleasures series as well and I'm adding it to must-read list. :)


Barbara Ann Hi Jess, thank you for the friendvite and I look forward to chatting with you about books soon!


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Jess Michaels Ms. L wrote: "Thanks for the friend request :)"

:)


Ms. MiLo Thanks for the friend request :)


message 34: by Dale (last edited Jul 19, 2014 05:00PM)

Dale Thele Jess, thank you for the friend connect.
Wishing you all the very best in 2014!


Estelle B. Thank you very much for your kind request!


message 32: by Thuy

Thuy Thanks for the friend add Jess!!!


message 31: by Nikki

Nikki Thanks for the friend request!


message 30: by Mallory

Mallory Thanks for the add, Jess! I love new friends, and one who writes awesome books is a plus :)


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Jess Michaels Kimberly wrote: "Thanks for the friend add Jess! Can't wait to read your books :)"

Thanks Kimberly! I hope you enjoy them, you'll have to let me know!!


Kimberly Thanks for the friend add Jess! Can't wait to read your books :)


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Jess Michaels Cristiane wrote: "Thanks for the friend invitation. I'm looking for sharing experiences and book's reviews with you. :)"

Thanks Christiane!!


Poet Gentleness Thanks for the friend invitation. I'm looking for sharing experiences and book's reviews with you. :)


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Jess Michaels Hazel G. (I ♥ Mr. Grey) *Craves the Angst Reviews* wrote: "Hi Jess! Thanks for the friendvite. Can't wait to check out your books... Happy Readying/Writing ;)"

Thanks Hazel! Hope you'll enjoy them. I also crave the angst so it's what I write. :)


Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews* Hi Jess! Thanks for the friendvite. Can't wait to check out your books... Happy Readying/Writing ;)


Chris- Bookaddict Hi Jess, Thanks for the friend invite :)


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Jess Michaels Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ wrote: "Hi Jess!
Thank you so much for the friendvitation :) I'm really looking forward to checking out your books!"


Oh thank you so much Tessamari!


Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog Hi Jess!
Thank you so much for the friendvitation :) I'm really looking forward to checking out your books!


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Lily Wakefield Hi Jess,

Thanks for friending me. I’m celebrating my book award with a free download of No Photo Available today through midnight August 9. Please get your copy today and pass this message along to your friends. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you, every little bit counts. Thanks much.

Lily


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Jess Michaels Asmaa wrote: "Thank you so much for the invite! :)

I absolutely adoreed your writing (esp. An Introduction to Pleasure and I'm still drooling over Andrew) and wish I had more money to purchase all your other bo..."


Oh thanks so much! I'm so glad you have liked the books (you know Samhain will have sales quite often, so they might be a great place to check for lower prices). I AM writing a book for Miles. It's actually, Pleasuring the Lady, the 2nd book in my new series, The Pleasure Wars. It comes out November 19. I don't think the librarians have put it up here on Goodreads yet, but it is up for pre-order on Amazon. :)


message 18: by Asmaa

Asmaa Thank you so much for the invite! :)

I absolutely adoreed your writing (esp. An Introduction to Pleasure and I'm still drooling over Andrew) and wish I had more money to purchase all your other books :(

Please tell me you're going to write Miles' book? *please please please*

Nice to "meet" you


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Jess Michaels Nikki wrote: "Thanks for the invite. I really enjoy your books :)"

Thanks so much Nikki!! :)


Nikki ♥ Thanks for the invite. I really enjoy your books :)


message 15: by Blak

Blak Rayne Nice to meet you, Jess! All the best. :D


message 14: by Dahlia

Dahlia (yadkny) Hi Jess!
Thanks for the friending:)


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Jess Michaels Gokce ~Muslin Myst~ wrote: "Hey Jess, thanks for the friend request :D I got the first book in your Mistress Matchmaker series and I'm quite looking forward to reading it! Take care xx"

Oh I hope you enjoy it!! Thank you for picking it up!


message 12: by Barbara

Barbara Hi Jess, thanks for the friendvite. :)


Gokce ~Muslin Myst~ Hey Jess, thanks for the friend request :D I got the first book in your Mistress Matchmaker series and I'm quite looking forward to reading it! Take care xx


[̲̅ρ̲̅υ̲̅и̲̅y̲̅α̲̅] Thanks for the friend invite Ms. Michaels. :D


message 9: by Jess

Jess Michaels Thanks so much everyone! So fun to see everyone over here at Goodreads. :)


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Jess Michaels R. wrote: "Thank you for the friend invite, Jess. I look forward to reading some of your work.

Roxanna"


Thanks so much Roxanna! :) I hope you'll enjoy it!!


Roxanna Rose Thank you for the friend invite, Jess. I look forward to reading some of your work.

Roxanna


message 6: by Nic

Nic Thanks for the friendship Jess


Leslie Thank you for sending the friend request! ^_^


Vallory Hi Jess, thanks for the friendship!


message 3: by Billy

Billy Masters Thanks for the friend invite.. Cheers


message 2: by Jess

Jess Michaels Oh thanks so much Sophia! I hope you enjoy it! :)


Sophia Hi Jess!

Thanks for the friend request. I just got the first book in your Mistress Matchmakers series since I accidentally read the second one out of order. Looking forward to it.


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