Guest Author Michele Jones with Romance Under Wraps #PNR #Egyptology

Looking for something different? Look no further! Michele Jones, my guest today, combines curses, Egyptology, romance and a museum in her debut release, ROMANCE UNDER WRAPS. I read this shortly after it came out, sucked in by the intriguing blend of elements. You can find my review on Amazon. In the meantime, please welcome Michele with her first full-length novel. As we all know, the first is always special 🙂


Thanks Mae for having me. For those of you who don’t know me, I have been writing for years; short stories, memoirs, poems, and cookbooks. Suspense, mystery, thriller, and paranormal have always been the theme. The next logical step for me, a full length novel.

When my sister, Staci, told me about an a PNR anthology that was looking for authors, well, I just had to do it. Vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts, gargoyles―all part of the set. I wanted to be different―that’s what sparked me to choose a mummy. And the rest shall we say is history. I know, boo hiss groan, terrible pun, but I couldn’t resist. I love a pun, no matter how good or bad.Image of hieroglyphics

Romance Under Wraps, my first novel, was released earlier this month. It was a bittersweet moment for me. The excitement of the release energized me, but after the final edits were complete, I felt as though I lost a friend.

We’ve all heard about the mummy’s curse. Death, destruction, bad luck, sickness. But what if the tables were turned? What if the mummy were cursed, and not those involved with the tomb and its contents? A plot was born.

As a western Pennsylvania resident, Pittsburgh is close to my heart. Naturally, my novel takes place there, and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History sets the stage for the plot. A big shout out to the museum for helping me with my research, and permitting me to use the museum in the book.

Book cover for Romance Under Wraps by Michele Jones shows stone figures of Egyptian Pharaoh on thorne with servant beside him and the silhouette of modern day couple behind themWhen myth meets reality, worlds collide. Suspense, peril, and a love story that transcends time.

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History gets an Egyptian installation, and it seems to come with the ubiquitous mummy’s curse. Death and destruction abound. But the real curse is on the mummy’s advisor—he must teach the mummy how to pass forty-three judgments or find the reincarnated queen and win her love—or they are doomed to continue reawakening every century to try all over again.

A Peek Inside

The gods had truly blessed him. Dene closed his eyes and relived the moment. He pictured her black hair fanned out beneath her, her green eyes darkening then closing, her olive skin luminescent in the moonlight. One after another, the erotic images swam through his mind.

He bolted up, breathless. He wasn’t thinking about his queen.

He was thinking about Tayla.


Romance Under Wraps is available now from  Amazon

Author Michele Jones in a candid shotAuthor Bio:

Michele Jones lives in Western Pennsylvania with her husband and two spoiled dogs. Along with her writing; family, cooking, and sports are her passions. She is a diehard Penguin, Steeler, and Pirate fan―really, a diehard anything-Pittsburgh fan.

Michele writes memoirs, short stories, romance, and poetry, but her passion lies in writing paranormal, suspense, and thrillers. All of her work features strong, capable heroines; dashing, honorable heroes; and dark, dangerous villains embroiled in mysterious, perilous situations to keep readers fascinated from her first word to her last. You can follow her online at

Connect with Michele at the following haunts: 

Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Google + | LinkedIn | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page | Instagram

Purchase ROMANCE UNDER WRAPS from Amazon

33 thoughts on “Guest Author Michele Jones with Romance Under Wraps #PNR #Egyptology

  1. Dear Mae’s fans/followers/fellow authors,
    I nominated Mae’s blog for an annual award. Knowing Mae, I am sure she was too shy to spread the word. Please, follow the link I am leaving bellow. I I posted about this competition for bloggers and there’s a link taking you to where the event takes place. Please, vote for her. It’s done only once!
    Here’s the link

    I nominated her for the Best Pal category. Scroll down the page and you will find the category and her name. May Mae win! Thank you!!!!

    Now, regarding your first release, Michele, it sounds really intriguing. Well, mummy’s curse has fascinated people for a long time. Right to my TBR list. Best pf luck with finding new fans!

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  2. I am fortunate to know Michele through my writer’s group. She is incredibly talented in many ways: writing, editing, great ideas and being a friend. I cannot wait to read this book, as I saw her going through the motions while writing, and heard enough about the story to be totally intrigued. So good seeing her in here. As always Miss Mae, excellent job!

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    • Hi, Karen! Great to have you drop by. I didn’t realize you and Michele were in the same writer’s group. You’ll enjoy the book. It’s a very cool blend of elements. Thanks for visiting and commenting! 🙂


    • Hi Karen. Thanks for the kind words. I have met several other writers that share our passion. Writing groups are a writers best friend, and great writers from our writing group. I hope you enjoy you are one of the many talented writes and friends I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy the book.

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    • Thanks for the kind word, Karen. I’m blessed to have met you and many talented writers through our writing group. Each of them in some small way have made me a better writer and have helped me hone my craft. Writing groups are a great resource for all writers, they provide you with feedback, and ideas to help you grow as a writer.

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    • Thanks, Staci. I must say, if it weren’t for you and your encouragement, I would never have written this book. I love the paranormal, but romance isn’t my strong suit. I;m glad that I had you to encourage me, and to let me bounce ideas off of. I couldn’t have a better sister. ❤

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