elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

In the Spotlight: M.J. Pearson

The Book: Stephen Clair, the notorious Earl of St. Joseph, has a lover he can’t afford, a social calendar that’s out of control and a libido that rules his life. If he can’t get control of all of them, he will fall into financial ruin. Could the youthful, handsome and dependable Jamie Riley be the solution to his problems? Jamie Riley has a secret that keeps him from accepting the sexual advances of his employer, Stephen Clair, and a past he would like to leave behind. But Stephen is a man who knows how to awaken a passion that Jamie has been trying to suppress, and carries a price that Jamie would rather not pay. But it isn’t easy to ignore passion, especially when it’s so temptingly close. Julian Jeffries, lover to Stephen Clair, has found a way of living the high life without lifting a finger. It isn’t until Julian notices that Stephen has been spending time with his latest employee, Jamie Riley, that he begins to worry about losing everything he’d schemed to have. Now Julian needs to find a way of getting rid of Jamie without raising suspicion. And, as Julian knows, the best way to do that is to dig into Jamie’s past and find something to use against him.

Pearson’s charming, easygoing novel...is a well-crafted model of the genre...a breezy and solidly satisfying read. -- Richard Labonté - Books to Watch Out For

[The Price of Temptation] is a lighthearted and fun guilty-pleasure type read. -- Bay Windows

Amazon: The Price of Temptation

Amazon Kindle: The Price of Temptation

Other Books in the List:

Discreet Young Gentleman (2006)
Amazon: Discreet Young Gentleman

The Author: Marlys (MJ) Pearson was born in Elizabethtown, way up in the mountains of upstate New York. After eleven barefoot years spent roaming the wilds of the Adirondacks, she moved with her family to the relative metropolis of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, where she graduated with honors (and half the English prize) from St. Johnsbury Academy. After dropping out of St. John's College (Annapolis), she spent several years checking out other mountainous parts of the world (including Colorado, New Mexico, and Scotland), then returned to Maryland to study historical archaeology at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Several years in grad school at UMass/Amherst followed, before she decided to leave academia and concentrate on writing fiction. Currently, Marlys lives with her family in the Midwest, where she writes full time. Is a new book in progress? Always.


Top 100 Gay Novels List (*)

External Link to the Top 100 Gay Novels List (simple - without photos)

External Link to the Top 100 Gay Novels List (wanted - with photos)

*only one title per author, only print books released after January 1, 2000.

Note: I remember to my friends that guest reviews of the above listed books (the top 100 Gay Novels) are welcome, just send them to me and I will post with full credits to the reviewer.

Other titles not in the top 100 list:

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