Alaina Stanford

Publisher info

I have one of those brains that won't turn off at night. Many nights I would distract my intellect by revamping a movie, book or TV show in my mind. I would twist and turn the plots and characters to achieve the ending I preferred. That developed into side stories about my favorite minor characters. Each night I fell asleep in the midst of a grand adventure.

It wasn't long before I began to create stories of my own and put pen to paper.

I love a good adventure. I love a good romance. As the mother of seven children I also learned to love to play video games. One day it occurred to me to write an adventure that flowed like a video game and I added a touch of romance. Thus, Hypnotic Journey was born.

The HJ characters are like a family to me. They are foolish, daring, resourceful, passionate and dedicated to their friends.

My love for Science Fiction gave birth to the Treborel Series. Paranormal romance adventures featuring a psychotic villain and a multiple layer of hero's fighting to survive the chaos.

I write about how friendship and love can carry you through situations that you might not otherwise survive. You will find my stories exciting and steamy, but I am not an erotic writer. My stories fade to dark when the steam begins to rise, but take it from me, the steam does rise and emotions do soar.

My website is http://www.AuthorAlainaStanford.com come and visit me! .

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story that had an impact was the original copy of Beowulf. It was in my Honors English class, in it's original, albeit translated format. I was mesmerized. The raw creativity, the passion and the idea that some anciet writer managed to pass the story down verbially until someone could scribble it down on parchment was inspiring.
What do you read for pleasure?
Terry Brooks is a favorite author of mine. I love his books and am still making my way through them. Tolkien is also a favorite, I could read those books, over and over again.
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Books

Termination Rule
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Pre-release—available December 8, 2014. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,530. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When an active shooter descends on a Utah contact center, Jake a part-time high school student risks his life to protect the young girl the shooter is determined to find.
Our Present Neighbor
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
Someone new moved in next door. Their strange habits are causing problems for the neighbors.
Necromancer's Whisper, Hypnotic Journey Book 5
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,630. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00)
Our hero's enter a human realm where magic is forbidden under penalty of death. Cabal and Nicole must hide their elven heritage and Sarah discovers magic is not only forbidden in the human realm, it doesn't exist. It doesn't exist for everyone except the Necromancer, who has taken Jack prisoner.
Twenty-one Year Rule
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Series: The Rule, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,110. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00)
Bash sacrificed everything to save his sisters life, including his freedom. After three years of parole, he's finally ready to start over. When he meets a young ski instructor named Grace, falling in love was the last thing he expected. Bash can see his future in her eyes, but his past won't let him go.
The Light of His Sword
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Series: Archangel, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,320. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00)
Demon worship calls for sacrifice. Alyssa escapes with her little girl from the clutches of the compound leader Walton. She races off into the night determined to keep her daughter from becoming his next victim. As Walton closes in she is aided by a handsome truck driver. His courage and kindness sends ripples of emotion through Alyssa's petite form. But will his courage be enough to save them.
Seven Year Rule, Book 2, The Rule Series
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Series: The Rule, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,120. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00)
When Whitney's widower brother-in-law dies leaving his three small children in her and Mason's care. Suddenly Mason's world is filled with diapers. Fatherhood requires a man to live for his children and not himself. Mason is not prepared to do that. Will Mason become the husband and father this family needs? Will he become the mentor and protector a little boy needs before it's too late?
Three-Year Rule
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Series: The Rule, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 52,070. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(3.40)
When renown psychologist and best selling author Elizabeth Stewart first noticed Joshua Miller standing at the back of her audience she thought the tall, muscular man dressed like a lumberjack was in the wrong room. Little did she know, Joshua would defy everything she ever wrote about relationships. Little did she know, he was also the key to her survival.
A Sequence of Darkness
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Series: Hypnotic Journey, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,910. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Hopper and Sarah take Cabal to stop the Elves from invading the Troll Tunnels. The team heads into the bowels of the earth to rescue Hopper’s newborn son and Gravid’s daughter, kidnapped by Renegade Trolls. Tom battles his wraith memories and Hopper fights to control his jealously of Sarah and Cabals growing relationship. Traveling the Netherworld comes at a great cost. Who will pay the price?
Vengeance's Fire
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Series: Treborel, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,890. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Kendra had not seen Cap in 6 months. As Kendra prepares to travel deep into the mountains with a group of Empathic Students Cap suddenly appears. Their journey will lead them toward an evil more dangerous than either could ever imagine. A presence that could bring an end to the Empathic way of life.
Tempest Borne
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Series: Treborel, Prelude. Price: Free! Words: 11,150. Language: American English. Published: December 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This prelude to the Treborel Scifi/Fantasy Series introduces Mikel who returns from a journey across the sea to announce his bethrothal only to discover his long time mistress Zannia is with his child. After Mikel refuses to be blackmailed Zannia disappeares into the war torn landscape of Latria determined to make Mikel suffer.
Forbidden Quest, 2nd Edition
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Series: Hypnotic Journey, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 47,090. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.60)
Wouldn't it be cool to suddenly have the battle skills of a seasoned warrior? Wouldn't that be even better if the battles felt real but there was no physical risk to you? Wouldn't it be perfect if the hypnotist in charge of your session was not insanely evil and using you as a weapon in a plot for revenge?
As Darkness Falls
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Series: Hypnotic Journey, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,980. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Sarah has still not recovered from Hopper's loss. Sarah foolishly left the one person who could make her happy, behind at Fortress City. Sarah has successfully hidden away in a safe haven where she can practice her magic. Cabal suddenly appears just as word reaches Sarah that her friends Jack and Nicole are in grave danger. Sarah and Cabal rush to their aid. Will Sarah's magic be strong enough?
When Magic Fails
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Series: Hypnotic Journey, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,800. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Suddenly her mentor the Elf Wizard Amity vanishes in a violent storm of magic leaving an entire battalion of Elf Warriors dead. Sarah and her companions rush blindly in search of the cloud desperate to save Ahmity.
Tempest Rise
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Series: Treborel, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 98,340. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00)
Lysette could not ignore the intense attraction she felt for Katar, the mountain Prince of Treborel. The very moment their eyes met a sharp grip of excitement and anticipation ran through Lysette's entire being. Attracted by her beauty and stubborn intellect Katar couldn't help but pursue her. Yet he knew there was no chance for a future with Lysette. Her world was modern, his was of ancient ways

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Smashwords book reviews by Alaina Stanford

  • Sinners' Breakast on Dec. 18, 2012

    Fun Read! I loved the inner action between Satan and L it was awesome! Great story, well written.
  • The Water That Binds on Dec. 18, 2012

    Vivid short story about love, revenge and loss. Wonderful tale left me hoping it will be turned into a novel.
  • Divine Deception: The Will Traveller Chronicals on Dec. 07, 2013

    I enjoyed this creative thriller! I couldn't put it down. It's well written and very descriptive. I was captivated from the very beginning. It's full of suspense and intrigue with a touch of romance. Worth the read!
  • Ghost Mining on March 13, 2014
    (no rating)
    I'm not one to read a lot of horror stories but this one I could not put down. I was completely ingrossed in the storyline and could not wait to get to the 'punchline'. The plot was intense and well done. I felt as if I was right there with the boys and wanted to scream at them to run away, run away! Any horror buff will love this story. Well done!
  • Ghost Mining on March 13, 2014

    I'm not one to read a lot of horror stories but this one I could not put down. I was completely ingrossed in the storyline and could not wait to get to the 'punchline'. The plot was intense and well done. I felt as if I was right there with the boys and wanted to scream at them to run away, run away! Any horror buff will love this story. Well done!
  • Lilith: Screenplay on July 05, 2014

    The biblical references are not quite spot on, but it is an amusing story. Some spelling errors and wrong words used, could use another proof read. The characters were well formed and enjoyable.