Author Interview: Jess Michaels

Posted March 8, 2013 by Zeee in Author Discussions0 Comments

I am so pleased to welcome Jess Michaels to my blog!  She is here promoting her newest release Her Perfect Match available now.

Welcome to I Heart Romance, Jess! You are my first author interview so I am super excited! I have also been a fan of your books and I can’t wait to read the last book in the Mistress Matchmaker Series.  Let’s start with the Q&A!

Can you tell us a little bit about Her Perfect Match?


In HER PERFECT MATCH, Vivien Manning, who has meddled in the love lives of the couples in the first two Mistress Matchmaker books, has finally met her match in former lover Benedict Graystone. But while she enjoys all the pleasures he can very capably provide, she also knows that soon she’ll be gone and she may never see him again.

Oh, sounds delicious.  I can’t wait to read it!  Anyway, Vivien Manning, the heroine in this book, is the Mistress Matchmaker and a mistress herself.  What made you decide to base your last book on her life?

I wrote the Mistress Matchmaker series with Vivien’s story always planned for the last in the series. In fact, hers was the first one I came up with when planning the idea. So I’m excited to finally get here after a very long journey.
While reading An Introduction to Pleasure and For Desire Alone, I was also intrigued by Vivien.   Now that her story is here, I can’t wait to read about her HEA. So, Her Perfect Match is the third and last book of the series; do you have something new lined up for us?

I will be starting a new series on July 2. The series is called “The Pleasure Wars” and the first book is TAKEN BY THE DUKE. My hero and heroine’s families have waged a war against each other for generations, one that has left death and despair in its wake. Now my hero, Christian, has decided ultimate revenge could be taken by taking Ava (my heroine). What happens next is a battle neither one of them is prepared for.

Wow!  That is a really interesting plot!  I can’t wait for July 2nd!  Here’s a peek at the cover of Jess’ newest release.

So tell us Jess, where do you get inspiration of your books from?

It really depends on the book. Sometimes a character is what I am inspired by (like Vivien), sometimes it’s a scene that pops into my head. I get ideas from history sometimes. They really just appear and I don’t ask to many questions.

You write under Jenna Petersen for your Historical Romance books, do you plan on writing new books under her name in the future?

I would love to write more of my historical romances but at this point there are no takers. We do have some concepts floating about out there and if I do end up writing historical again, you can be sure I would share that news online everywhere. 🙂 The nice thing is that my Jess Michaels books are written in the same time period so it isn’t that much of a leap for readers to enjoy Jess (I hope).

I agree.  My fave Jenna Petersen book to date is Lessons From a Courtesan and I think it is pretty close to your Jess Michaels books.

Now, let’s get to know Jess a little better!

What is your favorite Jess Michaels book to date?

Oh that’s like picking your favorite child! I love all my books. Generally my head is in the one I’m currently writing, so right now I’m really all about TAKEN BY THE DUKE, which I just turned in and will be going into the editorial process at Samhain shortly. But I’m already thinking about my next book, too, which is PLEASURING THE LADY, the second book in the series. So… no favorites, just flighty attention to the one that needs the most love at present.

If you were stranded on a deserted island, who would you want to be stranded with?

My husband, no question. Not only is he my best friend, but he would probably fix everything and have us off the island in three days. Unless we were enjoying being stranded. Which sounds awesome right now.

If your life were a song, what would it be?

Chasing Pavements by Adele.

Connect with Jess

She will do anything for him…except surrender.
Vivien Manning, the notorious Mistress Matchmaker, is tired. Tired of the parties, tired of the lovers, tired of being her. So she decides to leave London behind once and for all and start a whole new life.
But before she goes, she must tie up some loose ends, so she makes a list which includes one man she’s never been fully able to let go:
Benedict Graystone.
Benedict was broken when Vivien broke off their affairs years ago. So when she comes back into his life… and his bed, he isn’t certain of anything except the power of their desire.
But as Vivien moves ever closer to disappearing forever, both of them begin to question if the past can be overcome and if love might be the one loose end that cannot be neatly tied up.

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Check out my review for Her Perfect Match!

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0 responses to “Author Interview: Jess Michaels

  1. Great interview! Hey Zaina, how about being stranded with a hunky man with brains to boot and an entire library of book? He has to have brains because you want to have an intelligent conversation every once in awhile. LOL!

  2. Zaina Fawn

    Being stranded on an island away from reality always sounds great until you get there! That's why I love books they help us escape reality.