J. Ellyne

Biography

Ms Ellyne graduated from The University of Texas in Austin with a degree in Fine Arts. She currently lives in Florida and is a homemaker, musician, and writer. She has recently published her third book, The Elves of Arthannegh, in the series, The Fair and Fey, an epic alternate history fantasy series with erotic romantic plots. Both books are available here in all formats. Just click on the book titles below. She recommends starting with book I, Maginaugh, rated 5 stars by most readers!

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Upper Michigan at the northern end of Lake Michigan. Although my parents moved from the town where I was born, I kept going back every summer, even when I was in college, to visit friends and relatives, typically staying with relatives the entire summer. All of the scenes and settings in Maginaugh are based on places where I spent my pleasant days as a young girl. These places will always be etched in my memory.
When did you first start writing?
I created my first effort at fiction, the short story Caught in the Act, in 2001. I don't believe single short stories should cost a reader money; they should be used in anthologies or given away free as teasers to attract new readers. Caught in the Act is available at all major retailers at no cost to readers.
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Smashwords book reviews by J. Ellyne

  • Double Penetration in the Desert: An Interracial Cuckold Story on May 27, 2012

    Well written erotica. Thank you Lane, I really got off reading it!
  • Smashwords Style Guide on May 30, 2012
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    When I finished my first novel this year, I went looking for a literary agent. The woman I found, although not accepting new writers, had lots of good advice on getting a manuscript accepted, including a pointer to Smashwords. I am now a believer in this approach to self publishing. This book by Mr. Coker was so helpful and made getting my manuscript ready for the Smashwords "meatgrinder" a breeze. Well, actually, it made the work easy to do but showed my how much work I had to do to get it ready. I'm almost there now with the novel after first publishing a short story through the meatgrinder as a trial run, with no Autovetter errors. Every Indie author should get this book and pay careful attention to the guidelines. The best parts to me were the "nuclear method" and the hints on "taming MS Word."
  • Smashwords Style Guide on June 04, 2012

    Five stars!
  • The Witch Sea on Feb. 07, 2013

    I loved the Witch Sea, a story of magic and enchantment mostly, rather than erotica, but very much a F/F love story. The protagonist (or is she actually the villain?) is a witch and her nemesis is a god of the sea. They are caught in a generation long struggle which comes to a climax when the sea god sends one of his creatures to the witch, in human form, to seduce her. They fall in love slowly. The sea creature wants to go home to the sea but the witch's magic is keeping her, the sea god, and many of his creatures, trapped on the land with a net of magic, woven originally by her grandmother. The crux of the plot is, if the witch truly loves the sea creature, she will let her go back to the sea. But then she will never see her again. It is only toward the end of the story that they finally go to bed together. The sex is described in romantic rather than pornographic terms, and it's sooooooo beautiful. So is the ending and I won't spoil it. You should read this story.
  • The Witch Sea on Feb. 07, 2013

    I loved the Witch Sea, a story of magic and enchantment mostly, rather than erotica, but very much a F/F love story. The protagonist (or is she actually the villain?) is a witch and her nemesis is a god of the sea. They are caught in a generation long struggle which comes to a climax when the sea god sends one of his creatures to the witch, in human form, to seduce her. They fall in love slowly. The sea creature wants to go home to the sea but the witch's magic is keeping her, the sea god, and many of his creatures, trapped on the land with a net of magic, woven originally by her grandmother. The crux of the plot is, if the witch truly loves the sea creature, she will let her go back to the sea. But then she will never see her again. It is only toward the end of the story that they finally go to bed together. The sex is described in romantic rather than pornographic terms, and it's sooooooo beautiful. So is the ending and I won't spoil it. You should read this story.