Desire & Prejudice

30 Jul

Book promotion time again, people! This time it’s for ‘Desire & Prejudice’, an adult contemporary romance by first time author Jean-Louis McMillan.


Desire & Prejudice

Desire & Prejudice

‘Desire and Prejudice’ is about the healing power of true lovemaking and the damning power of ethnic bias.

When Jasmine and Adam first meet, they are both totally caught by surprise; their inner feelings are the magnetic force that draws them to each other. Their burning desires toward one another are unstoppable, but they are condemned by their separate lives – he is a French official and she is a Muslim.

They find ways to be with each other when they couldn’t.

The poetic letter takes the reader into the minds of two lovers desperately wanting one another, but each holding back because of their cultural backgrounds and the fear of getting caught in their dangerous game.

The erotic descriptions are vivid enough, but scarcely the right quantity of description to know precisely what is going on.

‘Desire and Prejudice’ is much more than “boy meets girl, they fall in love”; it tells a realistic, believable story that readers haven’t heard before.

These characters, nor the twisted end of the story, are definitely not the stereotypical a reader can predict.

5 Stars – Eroticism for the intelligent… What a fast and thrilling read… an exciting read that will draw you into its world and characters… A highly recommended choice for the intelligent reader!

5 Stars – Deeply satisfying… an incredibly immersive, deeply satisfying tale… one of those books you’ll love to inhabit and reinhabit… highly recommend it to romance fans who want something deeper.

‘Desire & Prejudice’ has a total of 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Further reviews can be viewed here.

Book Blurb

In an instant, Adam’s life has crumbled.
The trauma keeps him awake at night, the pressure squeezing against his lungs, his soul.
His life continues on a downward spiral until he’s entirely broken.
And he doesn’t know how he’ll ever be whole again.

Until he meets Jasmine.

He finds her while working as an official for the DGSE — France’s external intelligence agency — in Beirut, Lebanon. Their hearts are jolted back to life at the sight of one another, but their erotic affair is a dangerous one.
Jasmine is a woman he cannot have and was never meant to be with.
Her beauty captivates him; her love overwhelms him.
Though Jasmine suffers from her own trauma and feels constricted within the confines of her societal role, she too finds temporary healing and freedom in her wild but secret romance with Adam.

But for how long can they keep their dangerous love a secret?

‘Desire & Prejudice’ is a sexy love story with a spy thriller twist by one of the most exciting new authors of 2014. Through the story of Adam and Jasmine, first-time author Jean-Louis McMillan uses the classic tale to explore the modern art of lovemaking and the power of redemption.

Does love have the power to overcome prejudice?
Can it heal a wounded soul?

***Author’s Note: This is a contemporary love story with sexual content and strong language. Recommended reading age: 18+

Author Bio

Jean-Louis McMillan is a retired freelance journalist and first-time author.

He was born in Oran on the Mediterranean coast in Algeria, but left Algeria after a restless childhood and settled in Paris, France, where he earned a degree in Philosophy.

Now, after a turbulent youth and a career that had thrown him into the heart of the hardest battles in the Middle East, Jean-Louis wanders between the Orient and the Occident.

He writes as a means to explore, and to heal.

‘Desire & Prejudice’ is his first published book.

‘Desire & Prejudice’ climbed to #1 on free Erotica category and #11 on free Fiction, during the last KDP Free Days Promotion.


You can purchase ‘Desire & Prejudice’ from Amazon, by clicking here.

View the video trailer for ‘Desire & Prejudice’ here.

‘Desire & Prejudice’ on Goodreads.

Jean-Louis McMillan on Goodreads.

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Email Jean-Louis McMillan direct at

So there you have it – ‘Desire & Prejudice’ is a must read for ALL contemporary romance fans. Once you’ve read it, please don’t forget to take a few moments to leave a review on the book’s Amazon page. Reviews are the lifeblood of Indie authors, and your support is invaluable.

Don’t forget, you too can promote your book from as little as $5.00! Just click here.

Thanks for your time. As always, that shallot…



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