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Jessica Daniels, better known as J. Daniels, is an American New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels.

She is best known for writing the bestselling Alabama Summer Series, Dirty Deeds Series and Sweet Addiction Series.

Prior to writing sexy, small-town romances, Daniels worked as a full-time Radiologic Technologist.

Although she can occasionally be found in scrubs, nowadays Daniels spends a huge chunk of her time writing—a career that she can never be too grateful for.

Passionate about reading, more so romance and fantasy novels, she enjoys hiking, traveling, going to the mountains for the weekend, and spending quality time with her family.

Raised in Baltimore, Daniels currently resides in Maryland with her husband and three kids.

She is agented by Kimberly Brower of Brower Literary & Management.

More about J. Daniels

Genres: Contemporary , Romance

United States

Website: https://authorjdaniels.com/

Non Series

  • Draw Me with Your Love (2003)
  • Luv Alwayz (2004)

Alabama Summer

  1. Where I Belong (2014)
  2. All I Want (2014)
  3. When I Fall (2015)
  4. Where We Belong (2015)
  5. What I Need (2017)
  6. All We Want (2018)
  7. So Much More: An Alabama Summer Novella (2018)

Collections

  1. Eye Candy (2017)
  2. No Tricks, Just Treats (2017)

Dirty Deeds

  1. Four Letter Word (2016)
  2. Hit the Spot (2016)
  3. Bad For You (2018)
  4. Down Too Deep (2019)

Sweet Addiction

  1. Sweet Addiction (2014)
  2. Sweet Possession (2014)
  3. Sweet Obsession (2015)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Draw Me with Your Love

Roxy Winters, the notorious younger sister of Luv Alwayz’s Deandra, returns in Draw Me with Your Love, this time with a romantic adventure of her own. Fresh out of college and ready to pursue her passion for art, Roxy takes a job at a trendy Manhattan gallery. Persuaded by her boss and confidante to attend an arts event on a cruise ship, Roxy develops more than just professional appreciation when she encounters the up-and-coming artist Antoine Billups.

But as the ship arrives at the dock, Roxy and Antoine's budding romance is cut short—not only by their return to land, but also Roxy's hesitation to open her heart. Experiences, lovers, and friends come into play as the two face the challenge of overcoming their past mistakes and present fears in their quest for love.

NB: Co-authored with Shonell Bacon.

Author: J. Daniels
First Release: 2003
ISBN: 978-1593090005
Publisher: Strebor
Luv Alwayz

Christopher and Tamara are in a relationship already strained by emotional baggage—will sexual indiscretions ruin them? After years of hiding the pain of abuse through being loose, ghetto sistah extraordinaire Shameika—with the aid of militant yet soulful brotha, Jamal—try to break through her past to finally reach “happily ever after.” When strait-laced, professional Deandra finds out that her sister has been kidnapped, she seeks the aid of playa of the year, Stephan to help in the rescue, but it is Deandra who might need rescuing—from Stephan.

NB: Co-authored with Shonell Bacon.

Author: J. Daniels
First Release: 2004
ISBN: 978-0971195318
Publisher: Gallery Books

Alabama Summer

Where I Belong

When Mia Corelli returns to Alabama for a summer of fun with her childhood best friend, Tessa, there's only one thing keeping her on edge. One person that she’d do anything to avoid.

Benjamin Kelly. World’s biggest dickhead.

Mia hates him with a fury and has no desire to ever see him again. When she decides to start her summer off with a bang and finally give away her v-card, she unknowingly hands it over to the one guy that excelled at making her life miserable, learning a valuable lesson in the process.

Always get the name of the guy you’re going home with.

Ben can’t get the girl he spent one night with out of his head. When she leaves him the next morning, he thinks he’ll never see her again. Until he sees her lounging by the pool with his sister.

Mia is determined to hate Ben, even though she can’t forget him.

Ben is determined to prove he’s not the same guy he used to be.

What happens when the one person you wish never existed becomes the one person you can’t imagine being without?

Author: J. Daniels
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1970127034
Publisher: JD Publishing
All I Want

Luke Evans is a heartbreaker.

I didn't want to give mine to him. Not when he kept me out.

He gave me enough, just enough to make me fall in love with him. I say this to convince myself. But I know the truth.

I would've fallen in love with him at a distance.

Handing my heart over to Luke was the easiest thing I've ever done. I was naive when I wished for more, when I hoped he wanted the same things I did.

I try to hate him. I try to forget him.

But it's not that easy.

Love is a ruthless bitch, and I'm her latest victim.

~*~

Tessa Kelly is a man-eater.

When she sets her sights on you, she doesn't just consume your heart, she goes for your soul.

What we had was perfect, real, and all I would ever want.

But she destroyed it.

She destroyed us.

I try to hate her. I try to forget her.

But it's not that easy.

Love is for people who have hope, and I have none.

Author: J. Daniels
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1503330276
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
When I Fall

For the past nine years, I’ve kept my heart as far away from my dick as possible.

Those two can’t be anywhere near each other. They don’t play nice, and one of them undoubtedly winds up getting hurt.

Not my dick. My dick is good.

The women I take home know exactly what they’re getting from me—sex. Nothing more. At least, that’s what’s supposed to happen. The sweet brunette from Kentucky I set my sights on tonight shouldn’t have been any different. I had her right where I wanted her. Where I needed her. But when my past comes walking into McGill’s pub, the woman in my arms decides to take things to a whole new level, putting me into a situation I never saw coming.

My heart is about to get fucked. My dick can sit this one out.

Author: J. Daniels
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1508826637
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Where We Belong

Ben and Mia Kelly can't seem to catch a break.

Grueling night shift and opposing schedules have left the passionate couple geared up and ready for some much needed alone time. There's only one thing standing in their way.

Parenthood.

With two curious boys who have mastered the art of cock-blocking roaming the house, Ben and Mia, sexually frustrated beyond reason, quickly resort to surprise sexcapades and naughty little trysts whenever and however they can get them.

Who said anything about keeping things legal?

Assume the position. Things are about to heat up in the south.

Author: J. Daniels
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1682304631
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
What I Need

Riley Tennyson has made a huge mistake.

At least, that’s what she keeps telling herself.

Showing up to her brother’s wedding pissed off and newly single, Riley seeks comfort in solitude and an open bar, until the gorgeous and irresistibly charming CJ Tully makes her a better offer―a wild night with the master of smooth-talking where nothing is off limits.

Riley does what any single woman would do, and a connection is made. One neither one of them can ignore. But when she comes home to the boyfriend she no longer thought she had, Riley buries her secret and begs CJ to do the same.

Forget about each other. It was a mistake. That’s all it was… right?

Desires are hidden. Distance is kept. Until one night CJ makes the ultimate sacrifice, and Riley can no longer avoid the man she can’t stop thinking about.

Not with him sleeping down the hall…

Author: J. Daniels
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1682304655
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
All We Want

Luke and Tessa Evans are solid.

They’re crazy in love and in this forever, and now, they’re anxiously awaiting the next step.

Children.

But when month after month ticks by with nothing but disappointing news, and the stress gets too much to take, their relationship will be tested in ways it’s never been tested before.

When all they want is something they might never have, will their love for each other be enough?

Author: J. Daniels
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1970127089
Publisher: JD Publishing
So Much More: An Alabama Summer Novella

All four couples from the Alabama Summer series—Ben and Mia, Luke and Tessa, Beth and Reed, and CJ and Riley—come together on Halloween night in this thrilling addition to the series. Between unexpected surprises, haunted mazes, sexy stolen moments, and good old-fashioned trick-or-treating, this Halloween promises shocks, thrills, and happiness for the beloved Alabama Summer crew.

Author: J. Daniels
First Release: 2018
Ebook: B079RH5Z14
Publisher: Swerve

Collections

Eye Candy

A frightfully good time! Dive into these Halloween novellas from bestselling authors Tijan, J. Daniels, Helena Hunting, Bella Jewel and Tara Sivec. Featuring stories set in the worlds of their popular series.

Tijan’s Fallen Crest crew are back for a weekend of mischief that takes a sinister turn; all four couples from J. Daniels’ Alabama Summer series gear up for Halloween in their own sexy ways, with a special surprise at the end; Helena Hunting’s characters from Shacking Up plan a Halloween gala that features a few ghouls and witches; Bella Jewel brings the chills and thrills in her suspenseful take on Halloween night; and Tara Sivec gathers the Holiday family together one last time as they try to make this ghostly holiday one to remember―or one they’d rather forget…

Cozy up with a mug of hot cider on a dark night and fall under the spell of this Halloween anthology!

Author: J. Daniels
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1250180223
Publisher: Swerve
No Tricks, Just Treats

Four love stories that are so hot, it’s scary:

“FALLEN CREST NIGHTMARE” by TIJAN

Sam, Mason, and the rest of their gang enter a fun Halloween-themed weekend with pumpkin carving, a girls’ night out, and a haunted house―until things take a turn into something far more sinister than they could have expected…

“SO MUCH MORE” by J. DANIELS

Four couples from Alabama reunite on Halloween for an evening of thrills and chills. Between haunted mazes, sexy stolen moments, and good old-fashioned trick-or-treating, this Halloween promises surprises, shocks, and maybe even love for all.

“GETTING DOWN” by HELENA HUNTING

Ruby Scott wants to have a party! With the help of her best friend Amalie―and Amalie’s fiancé’s budget―the two of them throw a Halloween-inspired fund-raiser. But no event goes off without a couple of hitches.…

“THE PUMPKIN WAS STUFFED” by TARA SIVEC

The Holiday family is coming together for Halloween. As Sam and Noel prepare for their upcoming life with a new baby, their crazy family and friends pull out all the tricks and treats and jack-o’-lanterns to make sure this ghostly holiday is one to remember…or, will it turn out to be one they’d rather forget?

Author: J. Daniels
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1250219602
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

Dirty Deeds

Four Letter Word

Sydney Paige was never so mortified to hear the words "wrong number" in her life. She meant to tell off the guy who broke her best friend's heart, but unleashed her anger on a perfect stranger instead. And now her world is turned upside down by the captivating man who wants to keep her on the line.

Brian Savage is living a life he's quickly come to hate-until Sydney's wild rant has him hooked and hungry for more. Soon the sexy woman on the phone becomes the lover in his bed. But Brian has secrets, and the closer he lets Syd get, the harder it is to shield her from the devastating mistakes of his past.

Author: J. Daniels
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1455566075
Publisher: Forever
Hit the Spot

Tori Rivera thinks Jamie McCade is rude, arrogant, and worst of all . . . the sexiest man she's ever laid eyes on. His reputation as a player is almost as legendary as his surfing skills. No matter how her body heats up when he's around, she's determined not to be another meaningless hookup.

Jamie McCade always gets what he wants. The sickest wave. The hottest women. And Tori, with her long legs and smart mouth, is definitely the hottest one. He knows Tori wants him-hell, most women do-but she won't admit it. After months of chasing and one unforgettable kiss, it's time for Jamie to raise the stakes.

Jamie promises that soon Tori won't just want him in her bed, she'll be begging for it-and he might be right. Somehow he's found the spot in her heart that makes her open up like never before. But with all she knows about his past, can she really trust what's happening between them? Is Jamie playing for keeps or just playing to win?

Author: J. Daniels
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1455566099
Publisher: Forever
Bad For You

He didn't want to be bad. He just didn't have a choice...

Shayla Perkins isn't the kind of girl who makes the same mistake twice, especially when it comes to Sean "Stitch" Molina. So when he gives her the world's biggest rejection, that's it--she's done. Until the sexy, silent, unavailable Sean makes Shay a very personal offer. Of course, it still doesn't mean he's interested in her. Or does it?

Sean has done things in life. Bad things. And he's paid the price. All he wants now is to make up for his past by doing good in the present. And no one deserves more good than Shay. Beautiful on the inside and out, Shay is the kind of woman who should be cared for and protected--especially from a man like Sean. He's tried to keep his feelings for her in check, but a single, reckless impulse pulls them closer than ever before.

Soon the two are sharing their biggest dreams and satisfying their deepest desires. But what will happen if the only way to truly give each other what they want most...is to let each other go?

Author: J. Daniels
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1538743454
Publisher: Forever
Down Too Deep

Two single parents and three adorable kids are about to have a summer they'll never forget.

Following the sudden death of his wife, Nathan Bell spent nearly two years burying himself in work and neglecting his biggest responsibility: his daughter. Overcome with guilt, he wants to connect with little Marley, but he doesn't know how to do it alone. And then Jenna Savage throws him a lifeline.

A single mom of twins, Jenna is more than capable of taking care of Nathan's adorable two-year-old and wants to help Nathan however she can. As the days go by and her attraction to Nathan grows, she can't help wondering what might happen if they became a family for real. And the closer everyone becomes, the more right it feels.

Falling in love forces Nathan to face his biggest fear, and when hearts - both big and little - are on the line, the only thing scarier than needing Jenna and her kids so much is losing them all.

Author: J. Daniels
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1538743478
Publisher: Forever

Sweet Addiction

Sweet Addiction

Wedding hookups never amount to anything.

Those who partake in this wicked little activity know the rules. Get in. Get laid. Get out. There's no expectation of a relationship. It is what it is.

Dylan Sparks knows the rules. She's familiar with the protocol. And she engages in the best sex of her life with a complete stranger at her ex-boyfriend's wedding.

Reese Carroll doesn't care about the rules. He wants more than just one night with Dylan.

And Dylan finds him too addicting to pass up.

Sweet Addiction is the story of one woman's struggle to keep things casual, and one man's desire to never let her go.

Author: J. Daniels
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1500110734
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Sweet Possession

A sassy, in-your-face baker. A panty-stealing, dirty-talking accountant. And a bathroom quickie that changed their lives forever.

Wedding hookups never amount to anything.

Unless that hookup knocks you on your ass.

For Dylan Sparks and Reese Carroll, the big day can’t arrive soon enough. Dylan, stressed to the max from overbearing mothers and last minute preparations, struggles to keep her sanity. As for Reese, he’s fighting to not only keep his bride-to-be safe from creepy investors, but also to make it to the actual wedding day without losing his mind in the process.

Throw in a crazy group of friends, and a bachelor/bachelorette party weekend getaway, and you have a recipe for the sweetest wedding of the year.

Author: J. Daniels
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1501020827
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Sweet Obsession

Everyone knows Brooke Wicks loves to have a good time.

She’s not interested in getting serious, settling down, or limiting herself to one man. So when she meets the sexy, irresistible Mason King, she sees another opportunity to let loose and go wild. But the gorgeous Aussie isn’t interested in just a quick fling with Brooke, and if she wants to get into his bed, she’s going to have to do it on his terms.

Loving fast and hard has always been Mason’s philosophy.

He doesn’t want a meaningless connection, he wants it all, and he wants it with Brooke. When she makes her one desire known―to hit it and quit it―Mason wages a plan to ensure Brooke keeps coming back for more. Or so he hopes.

Getting her attention was the easy part. Keeping it might be damn near impossible.

Author: J. Daniels
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1682304594
Publisher: EverAfter Romance