Jackie Barbosa


I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be a writer when I grew up, but there were plenty of times when I wasn’t sure I ever would be. As it turns out, it just took me about twenty years longer to grow up than I expected!

On the road to publication, I took a few detours, including a stint in academia (I hold an MA in Classics from the University of Chicago and was a recipient of a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities) and many years as a technical writer/instructional designer for a data processing company. I still hold my day job in instructional design, but my true passion is writing steamy romances–both historical and contemporary.

I learned to believe in love at first sight when I met the man of my dreams over two decades ago and to believe in happily ever after when I married him. I live in Southern California with my real-life hero, our three children, and an ever-changing menagerie of pets.

Where to find Jackie Barbosa online


Nine Ladies Dancing
Price: Free! Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Regency
The perks of being a wallflower may be greatly exaggerated.
Can't Take the Heat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,670. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Once burnt, twice shy. When a firefighter loses her memory of her breakup with her ex, he'll stop at nothing to get her back.
Hot Under the Collar (A Lords of Lancashire Novella)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,720. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
When a vicar and a former courtesan fall in love, they discover that while to err is human, to sin is divine.
The Lesson Plan (A Lords of Lancashire Novella)
Price: $1.96 USD. Words: 33,230. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Sometimes, love is the hardest lesson of all...
Carnally Ever After (with Bonus Epilogue)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,930. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
All she wanted was a husband who desired her...
The Reiver
Price: Free! Words: 8,410. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
He knew she was a thief, but he never expected her to steal his heart.
Twelfth Night
Price: Free! Words: 61,310. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
Join twelve wicked authors for twelve wicked stories about laughter, love, and lust during the holiday season.

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