J.E. Taylor

Biography

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.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I lived in Novato, California until I was seven and then we moved across country to Vernon, Connecticut. Living on the east coast certainly influenced my writing in that a great deal of the settings are in places near and dear to me, like the lakes region of New Hampshire and of course, York Beach, Maine.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first story when I was in sixth grade and my father recently gave it back to me. I think I'll laminate it because it shows that I was even a bit twisted back then. I wrote on and off through high school and college. A great deal of which was poetry that I unfortunately lost due to a computer crash early in my marriage.

That was a sick feeling - years of work transcribed lost. And I didn't keep the paper back ups. I learned a valuable lesson about redundant back up then.

I put away the writing for almost twenty years until my daughter asked if I could do anything, what would it be.

That was in 2007 and I haven't looked back...
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Where to find J.E. Taylor online


Where to buy in print


Books

Silence
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,490. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
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
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 185,490. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
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!
Trinity's Wrath
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,600. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
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.
Raven Heart
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Series: The Ryan Chronicles, Book 2 · The Games Thriller Series · The Steve Williams Series, 9 · Night Hawk Series, 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,790. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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.
Saving Grace
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Series: The Ryan Chronicles, Book 1 · The Steve Williams Series, 8 · The Games Thriller Series · Night Hawk Series, 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,270. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
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.
Night Hawk Trilogy
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Series: Night Hawk Series, Boxed Set. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 153,960. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
All three books in the Night Hawk Series are now available in a single boxed set. Includes: Night Hawk, Tigress & Trinity Rising.
Trinity Rising
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Series: Night Hawk Series, Book 3 · The Steve Williams Series · The Games Thriller Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,940. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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.
Tigress
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Series: Night Hawk Series, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,610. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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
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Series: The Steve Williams Series. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 472,300. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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.
Night Hawk
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Series: Night Hawk Series, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,690. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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.
Saving Face
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Series: The Steve Williams Series, Book 6 · The Games Thriller Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,980. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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.
The Games Trilogy
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Series: The Games Thriller Series. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 256,970. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
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.
Crystal Illusions
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Series: The Steve Williams Series, Book 5 · The Games Thriller Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,690. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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.
Georgia Reign
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Series: The Steve Williams Series, Book 4 · The Games Thriller Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,620. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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.
End Game
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Series: The Games Thriller Series, 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,060. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery
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.
Mind Games
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Series: The Games Thriller Series, 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,270. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery
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.
Survival Games
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Series: The Games Thriller Series, 1. Price: Free! Words: 86,930. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery
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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?
Vengeance
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Series: The Steve Williams Series, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,420. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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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...
Dark Reckoning
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Series: The Steve Williams Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 85,820. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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.
Hunting Season
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Series: The Steve Williams Series, Book 3 · The Games Thriller Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,170. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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.

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