Thursday, 10 October 2013

This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas

“The 'This Man Trilogy' brings the reader passion, intensity and intrigue.
 It is a gripping, must read series that needs to be read to be experienced"
- TotallyBooked Blog

Debut novelist Jodi Ellen Malpas has rocked the online community, with a passionately erotic love story that has set hearts and minds racing, and sailed straight to the top of the New York Times Bestsellers list in a few short months. Many thousands of readers have already fallen head-over-heels for the challenging, self-destructive yet devastatingly handsome Lord of the Manor Jesse Ward, and his smart, feisty, talented counterpart, Ava O’Shea. Set in London against a backdrop of plush furnishings and luxury hotels, theirs is an exclusive, explosive relationship that combines peaks of sizzling ecstasy with troughs of utter desolation, as they each fight to protect their heart and their sanity from an intense love that knows no bounds.  As this gripping story hits bookshops for the first time, more readers than ever will join Ava on Central Jesse Cloud Nine, before tumbling with her to the depths of despair and back again, as secrets emerge from the past, and more obstacles step in the way of their Happy Ever After.  Will they survive each other?  Will they survive being apart?

“5 stars are for Jodi Ellen Malpas' phenomenal storytelling. The woman is a genius at bringing you inside Ava's mind, immersing you in her thoughts and emotions. This story was completely consuming and deserves 5 stars for that alone. I love this woman's writing.” - Goodreads blog

‘This Man’, released in PB 10 October 2013

This Man: Young interior designer Ava O’Shea has no idea what awaits her at the Manor. A run-of-the-mill consultation with a mature country gent seems likely, but nothing could have prepared her for Jesse Ward - a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who has no boundaries. Ava does not want to be attracted to this man, and yet she cannot control the overwhelming desire that he stirs in her. She knows that her heart will never survive him and her instinct is telling her to run, but Jesse is not willing to let her go. He wants her, and he is determined to have her.

“The end of This Man had me reeling for days.  Hell, weeks if I’m honest…

The wait for Beneath This Man felt long and torturous" - SubClub Books

‘Beneath This Man’, released in PB 24 October 2013

Beneath This Man: Jesse Ward drowned her with his intensity and blind sighted her with his passion, but his confident demeanour told nothing of the dark secrets and the broken soul that lay beneath the surface. Ava O’Shea felt that leaving him was the only way she could survive, but she should have known that Jesse would be impossible to escape. Now he’s back in her life, determined to remind her of the sensual pleasures that they shared, but Ava is equally determined to get at the truth beneath this man’s steely exterior. That means letting herself get close to the Lord of the Manor once more. And that’s exactly where Jesse wants her—where she’s most vulnerable - within touching distance…

“The second book of a trilogy is traditionally the weakest, it’s neither a beginning or an end, and can often be just filler, but that is NOT the case here.  This book just blew me away” – Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews

 ‘This Man Confessed’ released in PB 05 December 2013

This Man Confessed: At the very place where their passionate love affair began, The Manor fills with guests on what should be the happiest day of Ava and Jesse’s lives. She has accepted that she’ll never tame the fierceness in Jesse, and she doesn't want to. Their love is profound, their connection powerful, but just when she thinks that she’s finally got beneath his guarded exterior, more questions arise which lead Ava to believe that Jesse Ward may not be the man she thinks he is. He knows too well how to take her to a place beyond ecstasy…but will he also drive her to the brink of despair? It’s time for this man to confess.

“Jodi hit a homerun with Confessed. Pure class! This series just got better and better with each installment and is without doubt one of my all-time favourite trilogies.” - TotallyBooked Blog

First time British author Jodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in Northampton, where she lives with her family. Working for her father’s construction business, she wrote the This Man Trilogy quietly in her spare time, before exploding onto the self-published author scene at the end of October 2012. The second instalment of the This Man Trilogy, ‘Beneath This Man’ was published in January 2013 and fast became an Amazon Bestseller, holding #1 position in the chart of its genre for many weeks in both the US and UK. The third and final part of the trilogy, ‘This Man Confessed’, rocketed on release in July 2013, taking #1 spot on The New York Times best sellers list. The rights to the trilogy have since been obtained by Grand Central Publishing in the US, and Orion in the UK. Foreign rights to the Trilogy have been secured in Italy, Hungary, Holland, Spain and Germany. Spain are planning a huge distribution across several countries in Latin America, and the books will also be translated into Catalan.