Author: Michelle Marcos

Michelle Marcos has finally reconciled herself with being thought eccentric. She lives with an unlucky number of cats and struggles with a debilitating Starbucks addiction. How a child of Cuban parents living in Miami could become such an Anglophile is still anybody's guess. She graduated several centuries ago from the University of Miami with degrees in English and Education. Afterward, she spent several years being one of the "cool" teachers in a middle school, served as director of communications for Habitat for Humanity, and had a brief but illustrious acting career playing roles like Lusty Housekeeper, Death, and (perhaps prophetically) Author. Michelle has written five historical romance novels for St. Martin’s Press, and has won the "Best Historical Romance" award from both the New England and the Yellow Rose Romance Writers of America chapters.

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Unmasked

Unmasked
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  • Number: 9781301801442
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Michelle Marcos
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Michelle Marcos
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Some curses are secret. But for a woman like Paulette, one glance in the mirror will remind her how monstrous she appears to others. When she stumbles into the netherworld of the Paris Opera House and encounters a man even more deformed, she learns that only he is able to see her for the beauty she is. The frightening bond they forge might prove that some curses—though unbreakable—may be overcome.


Lessons in Loving A Laird

Lessons in Loving A Laird
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  • Number: 9780312381790
  • Release: 2012-02-28
  • Author: Michelle Marcos
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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As rugged and bold as the Scottish hills, the Highland Knaves take no prisoners when it comes to love.

Thrust into indentured servitude as a child, Shona Slayter is counting the days until her twenty-first birthday, when she gains her precious freedom.ÿ Unfortunately, the new laird of the estate has other plans-and he's determined to keep her bound to him.ÿ The only way for Shona to be free of her bonds is to marry the man who holds the key.ÿ But seducing a handsome laird is not what she was trained for, and the more she tries to win his heart, the more she loses hers.ÿ

With a young son to raise and a crumbling Scottish estate to manage, Conall has enough to worry about without the brazen, beautiful Shona challenging him at every turn. But their heated spats are starting to turn into real sparks.and soon the Scottish hills are ablaze with their forbidden attraction. Yet no matter what Shona is willing to do to buy her freedom, Conall has no intention of letting her go.


Secrets To Seducing A Scot

Secrets To Seducing A Scot
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  • Number: 9780312381783
  • Release: 2011-08-02
  • Author: Michelle Marcos
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Meet the Highland Knaves, an infamous clan of outcast Scots who live for justice, lust for freedom, and long for lovers bold enough to tame them...

A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

Torn from a pampered life of luxury and thrust into the midst of a Scottish revolution, Serena Marsh is shocked to meet the brutish man who has been assigned to protect her from the rebels trying to kill her—Malcolm Slayter, the most rugged, most dangerous, and most undeniably attractive man she's ever encountered...

THE KNAVE OF HEARTS

Malcolm has no loyalties, no country, and no sense of propriety. Hired by her father, Malcolm agrees to protect the lovely lass for a fee. But when Serena challenges Malcolm's authority—and engages him in a risky flirtation—all bets are off. When the battle heats up, it's anyone's guess as to who's seducing whom...and who'll surrender first.


Wickedly Ever After

Wickedly Ever After
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  • Number: 9780312948511
  • Release: 06/30/2009
  • Author: Michelle Marcos
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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The Pleasure Emporium was once the bordello of choice for London’s gentlemen elite. But now the ladies have something far more seductive—and scandalous—in store…

AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER.

After discovering her fiancé in the arms of a parlor maid, Lady Athena McAlister comes to a frightful realization: Most men prefer the company of their mistresses to their wives. How can she, and other brides-to-be, become both wife and mistress to a man? In her quest for knowledge, she begs her wealthy grandfather for money to start a finishing school for marriageable young ladies. There she and her friends discreetly invite London’s most notorious rakes to educate them on the art of seducing a man.

A DESIRE THEY’LL NEVER FORGET…

Marshall Hawkesworth’s sister has become far too knowledgeable about the ways of sex, and he suspects that her new finishing school is to blame. Marshall poses as a lecturer on several topics, including sensual kissing, and he soon finds Lady Athena to be a most apt pupil. But before he has her school shut down for good, he’s determined to give her a few private lessons she won’t soon forget…


Gentlemen Behaving Badly - A Pleasure Emporium Novel

Gentlemen Behaving Badly
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 0312948506
  • Release: July 1, 2008
  • Author: Michelle Marcos
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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She Wanted Revenge

Destitute and alone, Mina Halliday ventured into a notorious bordello and offered the only talents at her disposal-her writing skill and her scandalous imagination. Mina's erotic letters have enticed London's wealthiest noblemen to the Pleasure Emporium, but her real goal is to find the person responsible for her father's ruin. Even if that means defying the orders of Chief Constable Salter Lambrick, a man who makes her feel like a wanton seductress instead of a plain-faced wallflower.

He Offered Temptation

The only clue Salter has to a government official's murder is the naughty invitation found in the victim's pocket, leading him to the most intriguing woman he has ever met. Mina may be an innocent in a den of lust, but Salter detects the sensuality beneath her surface. And uncovering the truth about the woman who stirs his deepest desires will be his most dangerous adventure yet.

Biography

MICHELLE MARCOS is a native of Miami, Florida. Having worked as both an English teacher and an actress, she writes romance to celebrate perfect love. Visit her on the Web at michellemarcos.com


When a Lady Misbehaves

When a Lady Misbehaves
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780312948498
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Michelle Marcos
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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AN EROTIC SECRET

As a maid at The Pleasure Emporium, Miss April Jardine has witnessed her share of sinful acts, but nothing as brazen as her own money-making scheme. By blackmailing the gentlemen named in the Madame's private diaries, April can escape a life of drudgery-as long as she avoids the hangman's noose. All goes swimmingly until she crosses paths with Lord Blackheath, the most powerful judge in England. His wicked gaze suggests he is torn between exposing April and seducing her-and April is only too pleased to oblige.

A SCANDALOUS EMBRACE

Blackheath has no doubt that the alluring firebrand could cripple his family's finances and reputation with the bat of an eyelash. And yet.April outshines every dull Society belle he's ever known, and nothing compares to the sensual bliss they share. But trusting this scheming Miss could cost him everything. Will he ever be able to welcome her into his home-and his heart?