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Jodi Ellen Malpas is an English author who writes romance novels. Born in 1980 and raised in Northampton, Jodi came to fame after writing ‘This Man,’ the first in a highly popular series. She was working for her father’s construction company at the time.
Order of Belmore Square Series
|1||One Night with the Duke||2022||Description / Buy|
|2||A Gentleman Never Tells||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Hunt Legacy Duology Series
|1||Artful Lies||2020||Description / Buy|
|2||Wicked Truths||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of One Night Series
|1||Promised||2014||Description / Buy|
|2||Denied||2014||Description / Buy|
|3||One Night||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Smoke & Mirrors Duology Series
|1||The Controversial Princess||2018||Description / Buy|
|2||His True Queen||2018||Description / Buy|
Order of This Man Series
|1||This Man||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||Beneath this Man||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||This Man Confessed||2013||Description / Buy|
|4||All I Am (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
|5||With This Man||2018||Description / Buy|
Order of This Man - The Story From Jesse Series
|1||This Woman||2022||Description / Buy|
|2||With This Woman||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Unlawful Men Series
|1||The Brit||2021||Description / Buy|
|2||The Enigma||2021||Description / Buy|
|3||The Resurrection||2022||Description / Buy|
|4||The Rising||2023||Description / Buy|
|5||The American||2024||Description / Buy|
Order of Jodi Ellen Malpas Standalone Novels
But the ideas and characters for ‘This Man’ kept whispering in her ear until she could no longer ignore them. Jesse Ward became an immediate fan favorite, turning the author into a publishing star practically overnight.
‘This Man’ appeared in many glowing Goodreads reviews and in Oprah Winfrey’s magazine. This was enough to convince the author that she was better off dedicating her life to publishing. Although, the consequences for her personal life were less pleasant.
In Jodi’s eyes, Jesse was perfect. His forceful personality appealed to her. She couldn’t have asked for a better protagonist for her love story, and readers agreed. Unfortunately, her marriage couldn’t withstand the character’s popularity or Jodi’s success. Nonetheless, she is grateful for her sons, whom the author continues to raise.
‘This Man’ was not the last book to have a tangible impact on the author’s life. ‘The Forbidden’ generated some controversy. Readers thought Jodi was trying to propagate the book’s message. They argued that she was actively condoning adultery,
However, the author dismissed these claims. She wanted ‘The Forbidden’ to show people that affairs were rarely as black and white as most of them assumed. Interestingly, she predicted the backlash and considered shelving ‘The Forbidden.’
But her agent encouraged the author to stick to her guns. She reminded Jodie of a piece of advice the author has given to aspiring artists on numerous occasions: writers should write for themselves.
This is Jodi’s number 1 rule. Authors cannot succeed unless they pen the books they want to consume without permitting readers’ expectations and preferences to shape their work. Jodi is passionate about this rule.
She doesn’t permit outside voices to influence her. And for the most part, the approach has worked for her.
The author doesn’t follow a particular schedule. The habit of writing is so deeply ingrained in her that Jodi spends most of her time either writing or thinking about writing. Sometimes, she gets so caught up in finishing a manuscript that her sleep suffers.
She takes inspiration from anything and everything, which is why she keeps a journal on hand to jot down any ideas that occur to her.
Because she’s more of a plotter, the author knows what she will write before she sits down to put words on the page. She starts by drafting a skeleton of the story with a clear beginning, middle, and end.
Later, she backtracks and enhances each chapter by adding new scenes, descriptions, and dialog. Jodie doesn’t expect aspiring writers to copy her because every author has a method that works for them.
Best Jodi Ellen Malpas Books
The easiest novel to write for the author was ‘The Protector’ because she sailed through the manuscript. ‘The Forbidden’ was the hardest because of the controversial subject matter. Jodie’s best books include:
This Man: Ava O’Shea was in over her head. The young interior designer went to The Manor expecting an overweight countryman. But Jesse Ward was the opposite, a devastatingly handsome man with a charming personality.
Ava knew better than to surrender to her desires. The hedonist was dangerous. But when Ava tried to flee, Jesse immediately gave chase. He had no intention of letting her go.
Beneath This Man: Jesse Ward wasn’t who he claimed to be. Sure, he was rich, charming, and confident. But there was far more to his facade. Ava would never know. She was too busy drowning in his intensity to notice. And when it became apparent that Jesse was bad for her, she left.
It was the only way to survive. But now, Jesse is back, and he still wants her. Ava is strong, but Jesse has several underhanded tactics up his sleeve. He will bring her back to the fold by reminding the woman of the sensual pleasures they once shared.
Ava, for her part, has no intention of playing along. If Jesse wants her back, she will use that opening to slip past his steely exterior. She won’t stop until she discovers the broken soul hiding within.
When Does The Next Jodi Ellen Malpas book come out?
The next book by Jodi Ellen Malpas is The American and will be released on March, 12th 2024. It is the newest book in the Unlawful Men Series.