S.F. Swem


Born in 1957. Steven has a saying these days. “I have to live in reality and when reality is done with me for the day, it’s time to get away.” Growing up it was the woods and his imagination. Then new technology entered his life, color TV. WOW. It did not get better than that. Saturday morning cartoons. 5 in the morning till 1 in the afternoon. Heaven. Then someone gave him a blue covered book. Tom Swift. That was it, he was done, he was hooked and became an addict. If it was print he had to have it. Books, comics and new technologies. As Bristol County Jr was fond of saying. “It was the coming thing.” He still has his first bought copy of Ann McCaffrey, The Ship Who Sang, Robert Heinlien, Have Spacesuit Will Travel and Tom Swift sitting on the bookshelf. Authors that helped in that getaway, Anne McCaffrey, Robert Heinlien, Paul Anderson, Terry Brooks, and Edgar Rice Burroughs, who gave them the name of their daughter.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Our imagination was going nuts and we decided to write it down. The Demesne series is the first joint venture. Writing is a release of tension though it can cause its own when a scene or action just doesn’t seem to work. Great diversion from real life. We have fun acting out a scene at times working out dialogue. The greatest joy is knowing someone enjoyed the story after it has been released to the public.
What are you working on next?
Currently going through edit and rewrite is a Science fiction tale ofr space adventure. "Retaking Martis" takes place between a space junk yard and the planet Martis and our adventurer's help liberate a planet from invaders.
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Demesne: The Challenge
Series: Demesne, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,320. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Montiack invokes the Matriarch Challenge, a deadly duel on dragon back. The first obstacle for Jira is to find a dragon from her own clan as her dragon mount. Her connection to the valley and to the crystal, and any help from her friends Aithera and Devon is forbidden by the First Matriarch, and any interference will be met by instant death.
Demesne: New Beginnings
Series: Demesne, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,830. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
My name is Lady Aithera Kilbray. I am the Heart of the Dragon Back Valley, and one of the Guardians of the Dragon Back Castle. I thought I was the last Kilbray, but now I know that is not the case and the Kilbray line will continue when the time is right. To my close friends and family though, I am still only Tera, but my life continues to be anything but ordinary.
Demesne: Aithera
Series: Demesne, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 67,190. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Aithera Kilbray - Assassinated at birth. With the essence of two others, She lives. Until at 20 she strikes out on her own. Known as Tera. She meets others willing to teach her how to expand her gifts, but even they are amazed at the magnitude of her talents. Those lessons are put to the test as the dark ones find her once more, chasing her towards her destiny. The one that needs her strength.
Demesne: Valley of Mystery
Series: Demesne, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,900. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Aithera passes an old man along the road as she is traveling again. She feels drawn to help him survive a sudden snowstorm and a mystery begins to unfold, about his past and where he is from. Aithera will have to face her nightmares from her orphaned past. Jira will find that she is not the simple farm girl and Devon will return to his greatest pain.

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