J.E. Taylor is a writer, a publisher, an editor, a manuscript formatter, a mother, a wife and a business analyst, not necessarily in that order.
She first sat down to seriously write in February of 2007 after her daughter asked:
“Mom, if you could do anything, what would you do?”
From that moment on, she hasn’t looked back and now her writing resume includes six+ published novels along with several short stories on the virtual shelves including a few within eXcessica anthologies.
Her first book, DARK RECKONING - released on July 5, 2010 - introduced Special Agent Steve Williams to the masses.
Pamela Jenewein – Romance At Heart Review:
“J E Taylor writes a thrilling and engaging paranormal horror, “Dark Reckoning”. The absorbing, fluid plot builds slowly towards its divergent terror-driven climax. As sturdy, forthright characters convey the story’s age-old message; stay out of the woods…and while you’re at it, the water too.”
Ty Drago, Editor of Allegory and author of PHOBOS:
“J.E. Taylor has penned a tale of terror worthy of Lovecraft. The strong characters, edgy atmosphere and unflinching narrative hooked me from the first word and kept me riveted all the way through to DARK RECKONING's horrifying conclusion - a solid piece of storytelling!"
VENGEANCE – released on November 1, 2010 is the second in the Agent Williams series.
Author Poppet says of Vengeance:
“VENGEANCE is a great crime thriller – it was an excellent read, it moves at a frenetic pace with multiple character threads being woven through it to culminate in an explosive ending. I recommend it as a gripping read you won’t be able to put down.”
And Hunting Season is the latest Steve Williams Novel.
"Unstoppable, breath stealing, and terrifying all at once." - Cat Connor, author of killerbyte, terrorbyte, and exacerbyte.
"Hunting Season goes where few venture, mixing a compelling crime thriller with supernatural forces. The action and drama is thick and fast and I guarantee you will not be able to put this book down." - Poppet, author of Seithe and Darkroom.
She also released her first erotic thriller in July 2010 - SURVIVAL GAMES.
Pamela Jenewein, Romance At Heart, Rated Grade-A Select Recommended Read:
“Ms.Taylor creates an overwhelming thrilling reading experience. Although ruthlessly dark and sinister, Survival Games is an impacting, powerful read, lingering long after it’s finished. There is no forgetting this author, or this work of fiction.”
John Everson, Bram Stoker Award Winning Author:
"Sexy dark and intense, Survival Games will bind you to the page, kiss you slowly and then kick you where it hurts the most; I couldn't stop reading until I knew who won the game... Jessica Connor is one amazing character, and Survival Games is one hot read!"
MIND GAMES – the second book in the Games Trilogy was released on November 29, 2010. The last book, END GAME was released on February 14, 2011
In addition to being co-owner of Novel Concept Publishing, Ms. Taylor also moonlights as an Assistant Editor of Allegory, an online venue for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. She has been known to edit a book or two and also offers her services judging writing contests for various RWA chapters.
She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children and during the summer months enjoys her weekends on the shore in southern Maine.
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Layla's gambling addiction brings her face-to-face with the devil’s emissary and now she's playing for her soul.
Kaine is one hot, soul-collecting stud. He runs the table in Hell’s den, and the house rules are simple: if the player wins, they are given the choice to walk away with the amount of time in their pot. But if the house wins, the player must pay the loss with pain.
On an early September day in 1979, Jamie Wilson hobbles down the sidewalk on crutches, her broken leg aching. As the school buses rumble past, some jerk yells “Faker!” out the window.
Jamie flips the bird in response.
Big mistake. She pissed off the wrong egomaniac, and this bully rules the school.
The Ryan Chronicles Trilogy
The first three books in The Ryan Chronicles are available in this special edition boxed set. The set includes Saving Grace, Raven Heart, and Trinity's Wrath!
CJ Ryan's life seems to have fallen into place, and while the backdrop of his Hawaiian honeymoon provides the perfect healing elixir, the guilt of sentencing his father to an eternity of torture at Lucifer's hands starts to intrude on his happily-ever-after.
CJ Ryan still can’t remembered a thing about his past, but he is determined to have a future with Valerie. Despite his lack of memory, he finds himself ensnared in the cutthroat world of entertainment and the push into the spotlight shines a harsh glare on his family, bringing with it a plague of horrors that drag him to the edge.
When CJ Ryan's girlfriend decides life is less complicated without him, CJ travels a destructive path into despair, walking the line between what's right and what feels good. But what feels good is a dangerous slope to travel, especially when Lucifer wages war for his soul.
One wrong step and CJ could fall into the devil's trap, becoming no better than the demons he battles.
Ty Ryan’s downward spiral started the day his mother met Jacob Aris.
An unexpected romance brews, plunging Ty into the wealthy world of entitlement, secrets and lies. When tragedy strikes, leaving Ty and his siblings at the mercy of Jacob Aris, Ty is powerless to defend against the old man’s rage. Each random beating chips away at Ty’s sanity, leaving him vulnerable to his stepbrother’s master ma
The Death Chronicles Trilogy
Nick Ramsay learns his father is Death and his lineage dictates he will have to step into the position someday, whether he wants to or not.
Knocking on Heaven's Door - The Death Chronicles Book 3
As a senior in high school, Nick Ramsay should be focusing on his college choices, but instead, he's dealing with a tear between his world and Purgatory. Leviathan and a dozen demons are running amok in central Florida and Nick must herd them back into the underworld before Heaven opens its gates and sends down a pack of angry angels to clean up the mess.
An Ancient Prophecy...
A forbidden love...
Now, there’s nowhere to run.
An exiled boy finds a home on Earth, but when word of his survival reaches his planet, his existence doesn't just threaten those he loves, it may well trigger Earth's destruction.
Highway to Hell - The Death Chronicles Book Two
Nick Ramsay thinks there’s nothing worse than starting high school in a new town, especially in the sweltering Florida heat. But being cast as an outsider is a far cry from the danger of navigating Purgatory in order to save his father from the grip of Leviathan.
Short Story (6 Pages): What price would you pay to be famous?
My price was a torrid night for the lead role in a Broadway play. He promised me the part, but when the casting sheet was released, understudy was stamped by my name.
Dirty bastard promised me fame.
I never thought he'd come calling for my soul.
A short tale of seduction, deception and betrayal.
Night Hawk Trilogy
All three books in the Night Hawk Series are now available in a single boxed set. Includes: Night Hawk, Tigress & Trinity Rising.
Damian’s mortal world begins to shine when fatherhood hits his horizon, but plans for a bright future disintegrate when Lucifer comes to claim their Trinity child, playing dirty by framing Damian for murder. Now, Damian and Naomi are on the run from both Lucifer and the law. One wrong step and they could trigger Armageddon, or worse, the hope for our future could fall into Lucifer's greedy grip.
Naomi's immortality is nullified, making her vulnerable to the ones who consider her their conquest. If she wasn't already walking over the hot coals of misfortune she would be obsessed with the next ambush. The shadow vaccine is hell in a syringe, the antidote turning Naomi’s blood into a lethal elixir, rendering her toxic to all vampires, including Damian.
The Steve Williams Thriller Series Box Set
All six books in the Steve Williams series are now available in a boxed set. Dark Reckoning, Vengeance, Hunting Season, Georgia Reign, Crystal Illusion and Saving Face.
Sentenced to death at the hands of a demon, Naomi Hawk slips and falls eighty stories from a precarious ledge, resigning herself to the inevitable impact. Before she can escape her demons in eternal slumber, something sinister plucks her from the plummet, stealing her out of the night to sacrifice her forever to the shadows. Now, Naomi thirsts for justice…and revenge.
The Windwalker Serial Killer stalks the inlets of southern Maine and Special Agent Steve Williams is frustrated with always being a breath behind the slippery psychopath, especially when his son is mistakenly charged with the crimes. To prove his innocence, their only hope is the worst-case scenario; for the Windwalker to harvest a new face.
Don't Fear The Reaper - The Death Chronicles Book One
Nick Ramsay’s eighth-grade teacher drops dead in his classroom and Nick sees his first reaper. When another cloaked figure appears at his grandmother’s bedside, Nick issues an order for the vile creature to leave her alone. Disturbed, both Fate and Death knock on Nick’s door. To make matters worse, a group of rogue reapers declares war on humanity and Nick is the only one who can stop them.
The Games Trilogy
The Games Trilogy contains Survival Games, Mind Games & End Game
Intensely disturbing. Beautifully horrific. Indescribably intense. Nightmarishly delicious.
The characters and connections in this series will captivate and keep you glued to the pages.
Assistant D.A. Carolyn Hastings has an uncanny knack for putting away criminals. With one of the best prosecution records in recent history, her future as Manhattan’s next District Attorney looks certain. But her sixth sense for winning cases threatens to work against her when she starts seeing a string of murders through the eyes of the killer.
Glimpses: An Anthology of Short Stories
A collection of short stories by J.E. Taylor including Armageddon, Abyss, Grayson House and others including a few new stories only available in this anthology.
Special Agent Steve Williams isn’t ready to step back into the line of fire after what happened with Kyle Winslow, but when his boss calls with news of another case, a serial killer in Atlanta targeting children, it strikes a nerve in Steve. Caught between responsibility and instinct, he makes a choice – a choice he’ll regret forever.
Chris Ryan ’s perfect existence implodes when a scorned woman activates a contract on his wife, Jessica. His valiant efforts to keep her safe crumble with a near fatal assassination attempt, leaving him on the brink. In the dark plane between life and death, Chris is given a choice. Save his family or save his soul.
Chris Ryan doesn’t understand why he’s alive. He should have died in the prison his stepbrother created and five years of nightmares hasn’t erased his passion for Jessica Connor. Haunted by visions of her daughter’s death, he runs to her doorstep, but all his good intentions fall short when he realizes he led the vengeful spirit of his stepbrother right to her.
Jessica Connor was supposed to be just another sex slave but Ty Aris falls under her spell, sparking a rift with his sadistic step-brother. Is Ty willing to gamble everything to reverse her fate?
What would you do to bring your soul mate back from the dead? Would you give up your soul? Your talents? Your life?
Dr. Holly Robbins lost her husband to a stray bullet and now she has another patient on the brink between life and death. A patient whose mother offers a unique opportunity, but only if Holly can save her son.
After an undercover bust goes to hell, Special Agent Steve Williams becomes the target of an assassin and his wife’s visions escalate, forecasting a brutal assault on their family. Escaping the city, Steve searches for the key to stop the course of fate. A brother with a grudge, a serial killer and a mafia assassin are all on his trail and the hunt begins...
A sadistic killer stalks the secluded college town of Brooksfield, New Hampshire. With bodies piling up and rumors of the murders being part of sacrificial hazing rituals, the FBI plants Special Agent Steve Williams in a fraternity and his investigation takes a ninety degree turn into the bizarre when he’s introduced to Jennifer, a clairvoyant co-ed who swears the killer isn’t human.
When Kyle Winslow escapes from custody and targets everyone Special Agent Steve Williams cares about, a turn of fate brings Steve face to face with Ty Aris – a criminal mastermind topping the FBI’s most wanted list. Torn between justice and vengeance, Steve must make a decision. Join alliances with Ty, or arrest him and lose his best chance to catch the bastard who destroyed his family.
An exploration into sexual ménage and a helicopter ride she’ll never forget.
Also found in the anthology of erotic shorts: STEAM
We were utterly alone and just a few inches from trouble. Having him this close was as intoxicating as a dozen shots of tequila and equally as hot and he smiled a knowing smile. The one that sent shivers from my toes to the tip of my head and the temperature in the little cubicle skyrocketed. Hell, if there was a sprinkler system, the current between us would have tripped it.
Short Story: Matthew loved the ocean until he set sail with his best friend Rob in fall fishing adventure that ends in disaster.
“You really thought you could run away from me?”
Lynn’s entire body went rigid and she turned, taking in the one person she didn’t want to see on the Florida beach front. Bryan.
His dark eyes glared at her, his lips pressed in that manner that meant an explosion was only seconds away.
“I told you its over.” Her voice lowered into a growl. “Go back to New York and leave me alone.”
The Seduction of Sir Galahad
“What is your intent angel?”
“My intent is pure.”
He laughed in that instant, a musical laugh to be sure, and he shook his head. “Based on what I see in your eyes, I think not.” His hands unclasped from mine and slid around my waist, pulling me against his well defined chest. The strong beat of his heart resounding through my corset, each beat a step further into eternal damnation.
Short Story: Alessandra’s alcohol allergy renders her helpless and when she accepts an invitation to a frat party, she doesn’t think about the dangers of sabotage. When the frat boys take matters into their own hands, she finds herself walking a path far beyond every college girl’s nightmare.
Short Story: A woman searches for other survivors after a mega-virus strips the Earth of humankind.
Short Story: Trooper Josh Reynolds night goes straight to hell when he stumbles upon what was supposed to be the neighborhood Halloween party.
Short Story: In the land of nightmares, what is reality and what is just a dream.
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