J.J. Salem

J.J. Salem J.J. Salem is a USA TODAY bestselling author who has published 21 books under pen names in a wide array of genres, including suspense, romance, chick-lit, teen fiction, and celebrity biography.

At 13, he worked odd jobs to splurge on the hardcover edition of Jackie Collins’ Hollywood Lives. At 15, his first attempt at something Jackie-ish, a short story called Tempt Me, was banned from a high school creative writing contest. In college, he studied women’s blockbuster fiction and Jackqlune Susann’s Valley of the Dolls as the subject of his master’s thesis in American Studies.

He currently resides in the southeastern United States.

Author website: www.jjsalem.com

THE STRIP (UK: Pan Macmillan, 2011; US: St Martin’s Press, 2011)


For three Las Vegas women, THE STRIP is an adult-only playground, a neon-splashed boulevard where excitement, seduction, and betrayal never go to sleep.

Kristin Fox – the bestselling writer of controversial and sexy bestsellers who hungers for passion outside the pages of her money-making fiction.

Jennifer Payne – the insightful marriage and family therapist who has an answer for every relationship problem except the one happening in her own bedroom.

Billie Shelton – the casino showroom headliner who has been saved, remade, and quietly shattered by a darkly obsessive Svengali husband.

And they share one magnificent man:  Cam Lawford, the ultimate stud-for-hire who has gone from roaring crowds in sports stadiums to willing and generous women in luxury hotels.  But who knew the business of sex and satisfaction could be such a dangerous game?


  • UK & Commonwealth: Pan Macmillan
  • North American: St Martin’s Press

TAN LINES (UK: Pan Macmillan, 2009; US: St Martin’s Press, 2009)


Three women.  With everything they could ever need.  But nothing they really want.

Liza Pike – It Girl for feminist spin, beautiful, successful, fearless.  But as the media props her up to be the millennium’s new Gloria Steinem, she’s falling into all the traps she cautions other women to avoid.

Kellyanne Downey – Actress-Model-Whatever, holding out for her big break while waiting tables and playing mistress to a rich developer.  The phenomenal looks supposed to take her all the way are leading her to the edge of nowhere.

Billie Shelton – Indie-rock bitch goddess with an appetite for self-destruction.  Men are candy, drugs are fuel, and in her world looking out for number one is the only way to live.

This summer their journeys unfold thrill by thrill during one unforgettable season at a Hamptons summer share.  TAN LINES portrays their passions, triumphs, and heartbreaks with a sly intelligence and wickedly sharp prose that will hook readers to the last page.


  • UK & Commonwealth: Pan Macmillan
  • North American: St Martin’s Press
  • Hungarian: Kelly Kiado
  • Norwegian: Silke
  • Turkish: Artemis