Michele Jaffe Books In Order

Arboretti Family Books In Order

  1. The Stargazer (1999)
  2. The Water Nymph (2000)
  3. Lady Killer (2002)
  4. Secret Admirer (2002)

Bad Kitty Books In Order

  1. Bad Kitty (2006)
  2. Kitty Kitty (2008)

Bad Kitty (Graphic novels) Books In Order

  1. Catnipped (2008)
  2. Catnapped (2009)

Novels

  1. Bad Girl (2003)
  2. Lover Boy (2004)
  3. Rosebush (2010)
  4. Ghost Flower (2012)
  5. Minders (2014)

Omnibus

  1. Lady Killer / Secret Admirer (2002)
  2. Lover Boy / Bad Girl (2004)

Collections

  1. Prom Nights from Hell (2007)

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Michele Jaffe Books Overview

The Stargazer

A fiction debut that shimmers with sensuality and evokes a magical time and place, Michele Jaffe’s The Stargazer is one of the most talked about novels of the year. A warm and witty love story laced with mesmerizing intrigue, an unforgettable adventure set against the dazzling and utterly romantic landscape of Renaissance Venice, this wonderful novel marks the arrival of a splendid new storytelling talent.

Bianca Salva, the brilliant and beautiful daughter of a renowned doctor, defies the conventions of the day by practicing medicine among the poor in her city. When she arrives at the home of a young courtesan, she is shocked to find a tragic scene: the lady has been murdered, stabbed with a dagger bearing the coat of arms of Ian Foscari, a handsome aristocrat renowned throughout Britain and Europe for his courageous escapades and his romantic conquests. Clutching the shining dagger, Bianca looks up to see none other than Ian Foscari himself.

In a heartbeat, the dashing Ian draws the obvious conclusion that he’s caught the murderer redhanded. Bianca, meanwhile, mistrusts Ian and presumes he is guilty of the bloody killing. Determined not to let this dangerous albeit alluring woman out of his sight, Ian quickly spirits Bianca back to his palace, where he will announce to society that she is his fianc e a plan that conveniently satisfies his family’s insistence that he find a wife. And while clever Bianca knows the scheme will allow them time to determine the real murderer, it is nearly unbearable to be held ‘prisoner’ by this imperious, though starkly sensual, man.

But the light of suspicion leaves them nowhere to hide. Now, what began as a necessary arrangement for their quest for the truth becomes its own kind of intriguing partnership a heated match of wits with an undeniable, irresistible passion at its core. Stepping carefully among secrets of murder and betrayal, and breathless whispers of desire, Bianca finds herself the linchpin in a conspiracy where love may be her only hope…
or the greatest danger of all.

With sureness and sensitivity, talented newcomer Michele Jaffe deftly captures a fascinating historical era…
and the ageless desires of the human heart. /Content /EditorialReview EditorialReview Source Amazon. com Review /Source Content Michele Jaffe’s first novel, The Stargazer, may have very little to do with astronomy, but its mixture of murder mystery, historical romance, and steamy passion certainly has universal appeal. Our hero*ine, Bianca Salva, a doctor of the poor and unfortunate, first meets her love interest, Ian Foscari, as she holds a bloody knife over the body of a lovely, if dead, courtesan. Equally suspect and suspicious, they agree to a sham betrothal Ian knows Bianca is guilty, and gives her one week to offer some explanation. If she fails, he can denounce her, she will be executed, and he will be no worse off. Bianca feels certain she can track down the real killer within the week, and finds Ian’s home a convenient place to dissect the body and base her investigation.

Here’s where the steamy part comes in to play. Ian, who had been deeply burned by his ex flame Morgana da Gigio, can’t help but feel attracted to his fake fianc e’s beauty, but he refuses to acknowledge the pull she exerts on his heart. Bianca is eager to try out the knowledge she has gleaned from her prostitute friends, and Morgana, the beautiful ex, is using her sexual powers to manipulate everyone within reach of her perfume.

As Bianca closes in on the killer, Ian struggles with the battle between his head and his heart. Though their compatibility in bed is undeniable, the two’s fragile bond is strained by the increasing dangers explosions, more murders, seductions, executions, seven giants, and a dwarf flush out the mystery.

While a few historical inaccuracies surface, the overall flow and quick pace, not to mention Jaffe’s charming characters and a few choice, steamy sections that should make you blush, make for a fine debut from a fresh new voice . Nancy R.E. O’Brien

The Water Nymph

When Sophie Champion crosses paths with the imperiously dashing Crispin Fascari, the notorious ‘Earl of Scandal,’ her circumstances are awkward and precarious. Disguised as a man, and seeking clues in the suspicious death of a loved one, smart, beautiful Sophie arrives at the scene of a murder only to fall into a tangled web designed to implicate her. Now, her salvation lies with Crispin and he has a mysterious agenda of his own. Locked in a battle of mutal distrust and magnetic attraction, Sophie and Crispin strike a boldly seductive bargin that binds them together in their search for answers among London’s darkest streets where love is a secret killer, waiting to strike again.

Bad Kitty

Meet Jasmine forensic supersleuth and unwitting victim of a naughty feline.

All Jasmine really wants is to enjoy her family vacation in Las Vegas. And avoid her evil cousin Alyson and Alyson’s best fiend, Veronique. And show her suspicious dad that she can be a Model Daughter. And maybe meet the hot guy she’s been eyeing from across the pool. It that too much to ask?

Apparently, yes. One moment she’s an innocent bylounger, the next the central figure in a Las Vegas sized mystery. Fortunately, Jasmine is both a forensics enthusiast and possessed of some very, well, special friends. Polly, Tom, and Roxy crash the vacation, BeDazzle Jasmine’s wardrobe, and find themselves key players in the most outrageous adventure in a town known for outrageous adventures.

All because of a very Bad Kitty.

Kitty Kitty

Jasmine had everything a girl could want.1

So it wasn’t her idea of SuperFun to move halfway around the world to Venice, Italy, leaving her fab pals and hot new boyfriend back in Los Angeles.2 But Venice isn’t so bad…

Until Jasmine’s Evil Hench cousin, Alyson, and her Best Fiend Veronique arrive,3 Jasmine’s secret plan to jet to California is foiled,4 her boyfriend starts hanging with someone named Candy,5 and her only friend in Venice turns out to be in deadly peril.6

Faster than you can say ‘gelato,’ Jasmine is caught up in a catastrophic caper featuring a runaway heiress, a smoldering gondolier, 142 kinds of pizza, and a bothersome kitty. But before she can face off against a dangerous adversary, she has to face herself.

While wearing white leather pants.7

1 Rock star boyfriend, homicidal hair, fabulous pals, iNsAnO father

2 No, this was the work of Dadzilla, smiter of life’s happiness.
3 They ask to be called by their faerie names, Sapphyre and Tiger’s Eye. No, I am not joking. What? I’m supposed to keep the scary stuff inside the book?
4 Hello Dadzilla!
5 Who may or may not have perfect hair and bo*obs and be able to communicate with dolphins.
6 Not that anyone believes it. Until What? That is for inside the book too? Okay, fine.
7 Only part of the time. The rest of the time I have to wear…
oh, right. ScArY stuff inside.

Catnipped

Trouble seems to follow aspiring detective Jasmine Callihan. Or maybe it’s that Jas who apparently never learned what Curiosity did to the Cat follows trouble.

All Jas wants to do today is hang out with her pals and her superfantastico boyfriend, but, shh, don’t tell the Thwarter, aka her dad, who’s trying to keep her under permanent lockdown. Simple. Straightforward. But catastrophe is lurking. First Jas stumbles upon a schoolmate’s lost purse. Then there’s the jewelry store heist, the wrongly accused man, the clueless cops, the seven words that destroy her relationship, and…
well, before she knows it, Jas has got a lot more than brunch on her plate.

Now it’s up to her and her mega cool crew, Roxy, Polly, and Tom, to catch the thief. It won’t be easy not with Jas’s cousin Alyson and her Evil Hench Twin Veronique tagging along for the ride and having to elude the Thwarter with his All Seeing Eye. Oh, and her heart breaking into a million tiny pieces.

Trying to right wrongs and have brunch with a hot guy shouldn’t be this taxing, should it?

Bad Girl

She never meant for it to happen…
. For Chicago Thomas, AKA Windy, it was an offer too good to refuse: the chance to head the forensics lab at the Las Vegas Police Department. With her six year old daughter in tow, Windy moves to Sin City hoping to start over with a loving fianc far from the sad memories of a first marriage that ended in tragedy. But the job of her dreams is about to take a nightmarish turn. She wanted to be a good girl…
. Though the first murders appear to be random, they are savage in their intensity: an entire family, butchered in their own home. Only a few days later, another family meets the same grisly fate. To Ash Leighton, the enigmatic chief of the Metro Violent Crime Unit, the signs are clear: a serial killer is stalking Las Vegas. But she just couldn t help herself…
. In a breathless race against time, the lines between good and bad, right and wrong, begin to blur. And in a town where nothing is what it seems, where only the evidence doesn t lie, Windy may have to pay for the truth with her life.

Lover Boy

Lover Boy IS DYING TO COME OUT AND PLAY.

The rules: Two weeks before he intends to slowly and sad*istically kill his prey, Loverboy sends a collage of the future crime scene to the FBI. If the agents can solve the riddles of the collage in time, they can save the victim. Loverboy thinks that’s more than fair. It s not his fault the feds have already failed five times.

The players: Rosalind Carnow was last seen alone in her Las Vegas hotel room. No one knows where she is now except Loverboy, and he s not saying a word. Imogen Page, an FBI agent with a painful past and uncertain future, may be the only person who can find her and she is determined to decipher Loverboy s brilliant but deranged puzzle. If Loveboy lets her get that far.

The game: Imogen matches wits with a homicidal mastermind, a fiercely intelligent opponent. Armed with her extraordinarily keen sense for detection, she must do for Rosalind what could not be done for Loverboy s previous victims: save her life.

Rosebush

Instead of celebrating Memorial Day weekend on the Jersey Shore, Jane is in the hospital surrounded by teddy bears, trying to piece together what happened last night. One minute she was at a party, wearing fairy wings and cuddling with her boyfriend. The next, she was lying near-dead in a Rosebush after a hit-and-run.

Everyone believes it was an accident, despite the phone threats Jane swears were real. But the truth is a thorn*y thing. As Jane’s boyfriend, friends, and admirers come to visit, more memories surface-not just from the party, but from deeper in her past…
including the night her best friend Bonnie died.

With nearly everyone in her life a suspect now, Jane must unravel the mystery before her killer attacks again. Along the way, she’s forced to examine the consequences of her life choices in this compulsively readable thriller.

Lady Killer / Secret Admirer

TWO SENSATIONAL NOVELS FOR ONE GREAT PRICE!

Two murderers stalk their prey throughout England from the glittering ballrooms of London to the loneliest country lanes and two romances blossom in their dark shadows…

LADY KILLER
Three years ago Miles Loredan believed he had killed the bloodthirsty fiend known as the Vampire of London. When a beautiful sleuth named Clio Thornton stumbles upon what can only be the Vampire’s latest victim, Miles is drawn into a terrifying race against the clock. Captivated at once by intelligent, lovely Clio, his first impulse is to protect her. Because every clue points to the Vampire s next victim: Clio.

SECRET ADMIRER
Lady Tuesday Arlington seeks refuge from the horrible nightmares that invade her sleep by doing what she does best she paints them. But when her husband is found dead in a setting identical to one she has painted, she becomes the prime suspect. Lawrence Pickering, special investigator to Her Majesty, the Queen, takes over the inquiry and cannot help but fall for the beautiful and talented Tuesday. But a cruelly sinister presence waits to turn their picture perfect love into a masterpiece of murder.

Prom Nights from Hell

Five amazing authors. Five unforgettable stories. In this exciting collection of paranormal tales, best selling authors Stephenie Meyer Twilight, Kim Harrison Once Dead, Twice Shy, Meg Cabot How to Be Popular, Lauren Myracle ttyl, and Michele Jaffe Bad Kitty take prom mishaps to a whole new level a truly hellish level. Wardrobe malfunctions and two left feet don’t hold a candle to discovering your date is the Grim Reaper and he isn’t here to tell you how hot you look. From angels fighting demons to a twisted take on getting what you wish for, these five stories will entertain better than any DJ in a bad tux can. No corsage or limo rental necessary. Just good, creepy fun.

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