Michelle McLean

me 300x450Romance and non-fiction author Michelle McLean grew up in California and has lived everywhere from the deserts of Utah to the tropical beaches of Hawaii to the gorgeous forests of the east coast. Michelle spent 98% of her formative years with her nose in a book indulging in her love of reading and research. Michelle has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, and tends to be a bit of an organized mess with an insatiable love of books and more weird quirks than you can shake a stick at.

If she’s not editing, reading or chasing her kids around, she can usually be found in a quiet corner working on her next book. Michelle resides in PA with her husband and two young children, an insanely hyper dog, and two very spoiled cats. You can find her on her website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and on the Operation Awesome blog, The Naked Hero, Oven Mitts and Other Bits, and of course here at Scene 13.

Michelle’s Books:

To Trust a Thief borderTo Trust a Thief
Jan 2013 Entangled’s Scandalous:

Minuette Sinclair thought her biggest problem was getting out of her aunt’s finishing school as a proper Victorian lady. But now she’s pretending to be engaged and her fake fiancé is in debt up to his neck. What’s more, her father is in a Caribbean jail, falsely accused of murder. A legendary lost necklace might be their salvation and Min is determined to find it.

But master thief Bryant Westley is after the necklace too and has every intention of seducing his quirky and beautiful competition. He offers to partner up in the search – even though Min is a distraction he can’t afford. Min can’t refuse Bryant’s offer either – even when she realizes she’s fallen in love with Bryant. Bryant fears he can’t double cross the young lady he’s come to love. Can they find the necklace together and admit their love before it’s too late?

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A Bandits Stolen Heart borderA Bandit’s Stolen Heart (Blood Blade Sisters book 1)
April 1, 2013 Entangled’s Scandalous

It’s 1856 and the prospectors have mostly abandoned the once prosperous gold mining town of Bethany Ridge, California. Now the town is under siege by a crooked sheriff and his posse. With little justice in their neck of the wild west, Cilla Richardson becomes the notorious bandit Blood Blade to rob from the corrupt lawmen and sets things right by the townspeople.

When handsome Leo Forrester comes looking for Blood Blade’s help, he ends up on the wrong side of Blood Blade’s pistol. But when he discovers the renegade is really the feisty Cilla, he decides to do what he can to help. The more time he spends with Cilla, the more determined Leo is to steal her stubborn bandit’s heart.

Then innocent people are murdered and the sheriff fixes to pin the deaths on Blood Blade. Leo must convince Cilla of his love and the town of her innocence or the jig will be up and she’ll be swinging from a hangman’s noose come dawn.

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ABBH-take2-900pxA Bandit’s Broken Heart – Entangled Scandalous July 2013

A woman with a past…
Widowed mother, Brynne Richardson, gave up her bandit activities when she left California to make a fresh start with her young daughter in Boston. Working for a handsome doctor fulfills her need to be useful and independent, but he creates another yearning she can’t deny.
A man with a purpose…
Dr. Richard Oliver assumes Brynne is just another debutante hunting for a rich husband, until she intrigues him with her steady hand for stitches…and guns. He can’t put her out of his mind, but the young widow has mysteries he’s determined to unravel.
A love in danger…
When smugglers raid the much-needed supplies from the clinic, Brynne must resurrect her bandit persona for the good of the sick and the poor. Her secret life threatens to destroy everything she’s worked so hard to protect…her life, her family… and her heart.

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Betrayed heartA Bandit’s Betrayed Heart – Entangled Scandalous Jan 2014
Not your typical Southern belle…
Lucy Richardson’s bandit sisters may have taught her to sling a gun and pick a stubborn lock, but nothing prepared her for the agony of her first heartbreak. Her sisters taught her to fight like hell for what she wants… and she wants Finn.

Not your proper Southern gentleman…
Finn Taggart is bad news. His dark and tortured past always catches up to him, and Lucy deserves better than to be tainted by his touch. He couldn’t have her years ago, and he can’t have her now, no matter how enticing she is. If only he can convince her of that before the danger that follows him brings them both down.

Not your classic love story…
Danger doesn’t exactly scare a girl like Lucy, and she knows how to use all kinds of weapons… including her feminine wiles. Finn doesn’t stand a chance. And if they need backup… the Blood Blade Sisters are never far away…

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wish upon a star 500 rgb (1)Wish Upon a Star – Entangled Ever After Sept 2013
Ceri McKinley never stopped wishing that her ex-fiancé Jason Crickett would come back into her life. But when he finally does, he comes with a request that puts them both–and all of humanity–into jeopardy.

Jason only wants two things: to bury his brother properly and to convince Ceri to trust him again after he jilted her. But when Ceri agrees to help him get his brother back, they end up fighting for their lives as the second zombie uprising threatens them all.

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Other Books by Michelle:

book cover smallThe newest addition to our best-selling Homework Helpers series is a fun, user-friendly guide that takes the confusion out of writing essays and papers for students of all ages. Unlike other books that are so full of technical jargon that they confuse more than help, Homework Helpers: Essays and Term Papers uses straightforward language and simple steps to guide students through the essay-writing process.

Homework Helpers: Essays and Term Papers:

  • Describes in detailed “plain English” each element and step involved in writing a dozen different types of essays.
  • Includes a rough, edited, and final draft sample of each type of essay discussed.
  • Explains the necessity of proofreading and citing sources, providing tips and instruction on how to accomplish these tasks.
  • Presents step-by-step instructions on how to write a great SAT essay.
  • Discusses what students can expect when they reach college-level courses.

Students of all ages can find help in writing essays for every major subject in high school or college. Beginners will find guidance on the basics, while those further along in their educational career can adapt the detailed instructions for more in-depth assignments.

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