Coming Soon! Weekend Reads With Michelle Jean Marie

It's all about the pitch~

When a Stoic earl quite unceremoniously meets a quirky and unpredictable young woman, he isn't quite sure what to make of her. Is she just what he needs in a match, despite his protests otherwise?

Arriving on September 12, 2018


A Man Shattered
Marcus Clayton, Earl of Norbourne, has it all – power, wealth, respect, the freedom of bachelorhood, a woman’s companionship, an infant son. Then in the space of seconds, his world is shattered and a life is lost. Blaming himself for the family tragedy, Marcus Aurelius Clayton adopts the Stoic credo as his new way of life and vows to never again allow a woman to rule his passions.

A Woman Shamed
Miss Christel Fitzwilliam is the daughter of a Waterloo veteran. Her needs are many, her wants few. Her father dotes on her, and her mother despises her because of it. When Christel’s father dies under suspicious circumstances, shame overshadows the family. Christel’s mother blames her for the scandal, and over the years, the scathing words wear down Christel’s resolve, until she too, questions whether she is deserving of a husband.

A Goal Shared
When Christel learns of her mother’s plan to trap Marcus into an unwanted marriage with her younger sister, Christel vows to save the earl from their scheme. Marcus appreciates her concern, but having renounced all passion, is confident he can defeat the plan on his own. A determined and passionate Christel convinces him otherwise and sets out to help him.

But in trying to save the earl, does she put her own reputation at risk, along with her heart?

TEMPTING PASSION is due out September 12, 2018. Meanwhile, if you want a sneak peek at the hero, Marcus Clayton, pick up a copy of TEMPTING FATE (A May 2017 release from SoulMate Publishing), the prequel to TEMPTING PASSION. 

About Michelle~
     First and foremost, I am a writer. And as any writer would understand, while I exist in the real
world, my mind is often preoccupied with the imaginary world. I like to believe I have achieved a comfortable balance between the two, but what writer hasn’t questioned their sanity at one time or another?
    My passion is Victorian England, which is the setting for my novels, as well as the theme for my Internet business, Literary Liaisons. I started writing over 25 years ago, and with a few bumps along the way, finally signed my first contract with Soul Mate Publishing in November, 2016. That first book was TEMPTING FATE, the prequel to TEMPTING PASSION. There are many more novels in the works, and I’m excited to be back in the writing world. Many of them, including TEMPTING FATE, have won or finaled in RWA sponsored contests, including the Golden Heart. TEMPTING FATE also won the 2018 EPIC eBook Award in the Historical Romance Category.
     In my professional world, I am the owner of a Professional Organizing business, Prima by Design, Inc.. It was with utter amazement that I learned one day that I could make a living doing something that comes naturally to me–organizing closets and rooms. The favorite part of my organizing business is helping other writers. I maintain web sites, help schedule blog tours and provide virtual assistant services. Like to learn more? Visit
     I am a member of Romance Writers of America, Chicago-North RWA, International Virtual Assistants Association, National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals, NAPO Chicago, and Business Network International.
     For fun, I take long walks, read, and enjoy sudoku puzzles.  And being the Sagittarian I am, I love to travel.  My favorite destination? England, of course!
     In my personal world, I have two beautiful daughters, Jessica and Lisa, two step-children, Samantha and Tommy, and my husband, Steve. Also in our household are three loyal (and crazy) dogs - Raven, a bloodhound/lab mix we adopted eleven years ago, Belde, our pure-bred bloodhound and Juno, our Akita rescue. She would have ended up in a puppy mill were it not for the efforts of the Midwest Akita Rescue Society. Dog rescue is another passion of mine, and I do volunteer work for MARS whenever time permits.
     We live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.  Years of harsh winters and humid summers have made us yearn for a milder climate for retirement.  We hope to move to a farm so we can raise our own food, and rescue Akitas and mastiffs.

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  1. Thank you, Madelyn! I'm excited for this book to be released!


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