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Publication Order of Children of Vice Books

Children of Vice (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of Ambition (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of Redemption (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vicious Minds (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vicious Minds Part 2 (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vicious Minds: Part 3 (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Childstar Books

Publication Order of The DuBells Books

Aphrodite and the Duke (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Verity and the Forbidden Suitor (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hathor and the Prince (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Prince's Bride Books

The Prince’s Bride Part 1 (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prince’s Bride Part 2 (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prince’s Bride: Beginning Forever (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rainbows Books

Black Rainbow (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rainbows Ever After (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ruthless People Books

Ruthless People (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Untouchables (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Declan + Coraline (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Savages (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Bloody Kingdom (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Vampire’s Romance Books

My Midnight Moonlight Valentine (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Sunrise Sunset Paramour (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Sugar Baby Beautiful (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
That Thing Between Eli & Gwen (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Malachi and I (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never Let Me Go (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

J.J. McAvoy is the pseudonym of Judy Onyegbado, a Canadian author of historical romance, romantic suspense, and general romance fiction. The author was born to Nigerian immigrant parents in 1993 in Montreal and is the oldest of three children. She attended Carleton University to graduate with a degree in the humanities in 2016.

McAvoy published “Ruthless People” her debut novel in 2014 and has never looked back since. She has become a prolific author sometimes churning out as many as five novels each year.

When she first began writing, she opted to write under a pen name since she was a university student and did not want her life as an author to interfere with her studies and personal life.

Moreover, she always knew that she would one day be interested in penning novels in different genres and did not want to be tied down into a generic genre by readers who had a preconceived notion of her writing.
Finding inspiration in anything from modern popular culture to Shakespearian tragedies, her novels have become runaway bestsellers. She now spends much of her time meeting fans, traveling for inspiration, and writing.

McAvoy began writing right after she graduated from high school as a nineteen-year-old, but it was not until she was 22 that she published her debut.

When she was younger, she wrote a lot of poetry but never published any of it until she went to college. She got serious in college and cut down on her socializing and sleeping time and even began writing in between her classes.

She was so passionate about getting published that she wrote all the time penning chapter after chapter and averaged about a book every three to four weeks. During that time, she used to look like a zombie as she focused on her writing and hardly wore any makeup.
By the end of 2013, she began querying and sent more than 80 queries and heard from only four after waiting for months. She got a reply from Nancy Yost’s Natanya Wheeler, who requested the first three chapters but ultimately, only two were seriously interested in publishing her manuscript.

Her first-ever work was published in 2014 but after a while, she decided it would be better if she published as an indie author. After talking with many of her fellow authors, she realized that indie publishing provided more flexibility and income potential and that is what she has done ever since.

An interesting thing about J.J. McAvoy is that she is proud of her Igbo heritage. Her parents trace their routes to southeastern Nigeria and she has been known to sometimes sprinkle in some of that cultural background when writing her characters.
While she was born in Montreal Canada, her upbringing and household was largely Nigerian and hence she developed a fascination with her roots. She is also very much intrigued by other immigrant cultures, particularly how different or similar they are to her.
However, much of her inspiration comes from her Nigerian heritage and in fact, “Americanah,” author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of her favorite authors.

While they do not write in the same genres, she has always been inspired by the fact that they share their Nigerian heritage and she finds Adichie’s narratives to be well-developed and brilliantly told.

“Ruthless People,” by J.J. McAvoy is a work set in modern-day Chicago that follows the life and times of the husband and wife team of Lia Callahan and Melody Nicci Giovanni.

They are leaders through fear and rivals by blood for years, and their union had been made by their parents who hoped it would end the years of violent clashes between the Italians and the Irish.

Liam is expected to lead the Irish when his father is no more and believes that Melody was a simple-minded wife that would be easy to control. She believed she would bend to his every desire and need, but Melody seems to be the complete opposite.

She had been brought up to be a master of disguise, a world-class marksman, a boss who shows no fear or mercy. Two dozen years later, she has managed to achieve more than anyone could ever have achieved as she destroyed and even killed anyone that stepped in her path.
She knows what type of man her husband is but she is not going to give up any of her power as she had worked hard to build what she has. However, she has no other family to lean on and the only person she can work with is Liam and the Callahan clan.

The mafia has been leaving its old ways behind and is faced with some dangerous rival bosses, Liam and Melody have to figure out how to move forward and take on those that seek to challenge them.

J.J. McAvoy’s “The Untouchables” is set about a year following the events of the first novel of the series. Melody and Liam are leading their newly merged family and they remain as ruthless and crazy as before.
They were happily married but then their lives become complicated. Liam soon discovers that there is a secret that had been hidden from his wife for years. He is at a loss for what to do since he knows that even though his wife is strong, she might break if he divulges what he knows.

Soon enough, she discovers the truth and goes for blood as she will never allow anyone t lie for her. She goes after the mother who she believed was dead but who she has found out has been coming for her and her husband Callahan.
Melody is torn between wanting to kill Liam for keeping the secret from her and being in love with him for protecting her. She knows that Liam loves her and was only protecting her, but she cannot help but be angry with him.

Combined with side stories from several new characters such as Sedric, Neil, Caroline, Olivia, and Declan, it makes for a great story packed with suspense and action.

“American Savages” by J.J. McAvoy is an interesting addition to the series in which a young Liam Callahan and the young Melody are introduced to the world of loyalty and mobsters.

Years later, the two would get married to unite their two warring families and ultimately fell in love and had a son they would name Ethan. Everything had been going on fine until Melody goes missing and Liam gets accused and finally has to answer to charges of murder.
This work opens with Liam in jail awaiting his trial and we are not sure if Melody will let Liam rot in jail or if she would turn up. The family is ultimately reunited even though it is clear that danger lurks all around and there may just be a rat in their ranks.
As more information is leaked and more people are killed, it is up to Melody and Liam to look into who would betray the family before more members of the family are killed in the line of duty and loyalty.

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