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Jess was born in the quaint village of Woodbridge, has spent some of her childhood in the States and now resides in the beautiful Roman city of Bath. She lives with her husband Phil and her very dapsy cat, Pleaides. Jess can often be found either in a cafe, grinning behind a large mug of hot chocolate, at her desk, getting annoyed with her cat for sitting on her keyboard, or on her comfy corner sofa with friends, enjoying her high definition tv and surround sound system.
Jess likes playing massively multiplayer on-line games and has written fan fiction for Entropia. Her choose your own adventure story, written under the penname Marie Woodell, covers a romance about two in game characters. She has recently completed her first novel titled 'With Proud Humility' which has been published in the last 6 months as an ebook.
Jess also runs Flight Productions, a film production company, with a fellow writer. Jess' role is managing script writing and is involved with a science fiction twitter project, a television fantasy drama and a feature film. She also has a clothing company where she produces her own original designs in a gothic style.
on July 15, 2011 :
I enjoyed reading this book. I perfer a little bit more romance but the pirates and fighting made up for it. I also like for there to be a good bit of humor in my books but this book didn't really have any. If your into the sword fights, cannons, pirates and history then definitely check this book out.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
on Feb. 21, 2011 :
I really enjoyed the book, it's not often that a romance grips me like that. It has the correct balance between romance, pirates, mystery and action! It includes sword fights, ship battles and tension between characters. Definitely a worthwhile read!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Dec. 07, 2010 :
I must admit, I've not read much romance, but this isn't really a romance. It
has a romance, and its quite important, but there's way too much adventure for
a typical period romance. Or at least in my opinion there is. But let me
assure you this is no bad thing. The author has a talent for balancing the
romance and the adventure, so that it will appeal to fans of either genre.
The story is an awesome one, and one that will have you hooked. I was and
would say its the first un-put-downable ebook I've bought from this site. That
I could read it on my phone meant that there was no situation where I couldn't
read it, so I missed no opportunity. And by the end, I just wanted more!
I would describe it as like Pirates of the caribbean, but with the addition of
historical accuracy, a convincing and interesting romance and unfortunately,
without Johnny Depp. Thats about the only thing I would say this missed, a
Jack Sparrow, but then I'd have to give it 6 stars!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)