Debra Jess

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A Connecticut Yankee transplanted to Central Florida, Debra Jess writes science fiction, romance, urban fantasy, and superheroes. She began writing in 2006, combining her love of fairy tales and Star Wars to craft original stories of ordinary people in extraordinary adventures and fantastical creatures in out-of-this world escapades. Her first published novel, Blood Surfer, has won the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award for Best Paranormal and Futuristic. Her follow-up novella, A Secret Rose, has won the Maggie Award & Golden Leaf Award for Best Novella. Her short stories have appeared in Heart’s Kiss Magazine as well as the Fragments of Darkness horror anthology. Debra is a graduate of Viable Paradise and is a member of Codex. She’s also a member of the Romance Writers of America and RWA’s Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal chapter and the First Coast Romance Writers.

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Tomorrow Will Be Brighter

Published Jul 6, 2019 · 5,871 words (22 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Science Fiction Romance Jews in Space

Captain Levine set out across the galaxy to deliver cargo to her new fiancé. Instead she finds herself a prisoner of a fiendish Prince of the Jahuul Empire. He decides to make Levine one of his dancing girls. Levine strikes a deal: she’ll find him his one true match in three days or he can keep her forever.


Disco Ball



Shaped By You

Published Jun 22, 2019 · 7,277 words (27 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Science Fiction Romance Holiday Romance

When Miriam sculpted The Perfect Man, she intended for him to stay put. Now he's missing, putting her future as an independent artist in jeopardy. Figures that she couldn't even get her Perfect Man to stay with her, never mind her ex-boyfriend. Now she has to figure out what to do with the naked stranger who's suddenly appeared in her loft, claiming he can help her find her Perfect Man.


David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created in marble between 1501 and 1504 by the Italian artist Michelangelo.



Blood Surfer - A Thunder City Novel (Book 1) Preview

Published Jun 22, 2019 · 9,575 words (35 minutes) · 103 views

Science Fiction Romance Superheroes New Adult Action-Adventure

His mission: arrest the beautiful superhero who saved his life and not fall in love.