Jesi Lea Ryan


Jesi Lea Ryan grew up in the Mississippi River town of Dubuque, IA. She holds bachelor degrees in creative writing and literature and a masters degree in business. She considers herself a well-rounded nerd who can spend hours on the internet researching things like British history, anthropology of ancient people, geography of random parts of the world, bad tattoos and the paranormal. She currently lives in Madison, WI with her husband and two exceptionally naughty kitties.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, a couple of blocks from the Mississippi River. And though I moved away many years ago, it will always be a part of me. My Arcadia series is largely set in Dubuque. In fact, in the first book, my main character attended the same high school I did.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I own both a Nook Color and a Kindle Fire. I like the functionality of my Nook better. The books have page numbers, it is easier to organize my books into shelves. But the Kindle was necessary because so many authors that I enjoy reading are on Amazon exclusive contracts, so if I wanted to read their work, I either had to do it on my laptop or breakdown and buy a Kindle. I now use my Kindle most of the time.
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Just a Little Nudge
Pre-release—available February 17, 2015. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,590. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A sexy psychic novella featuring a street-wise stripper and a gadget-happy spy. Trouble ensues.
Psychic Storm: Ten Dangerously Sexy Tales of Psychic Witches, Vampires, Mediums, Empaths and Seers
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Pre-release—available February 3, 2015. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 596,390. Language: English. Published by White Sun Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Ten books. Ten internationally bestselling authors, including New York Times and USA Today bestsellers! Ten different tales of sexy psychics, empaths and seers who solve crimes, fall in love, make magic and fight to save the world. Over 2,000 pages of extrasensory reading await, with three brand new, original novels and over 1,400 5-Star Reviews for the rest!
FUSION: An Anthology of NINE stories of Fantasy, Dystopian, Young Adult Science Fiction, Paranormal, Romance and More
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 717,950. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
FUSION: Nine outstanding fantasy stories merged together to create a bestselling reaction. An anthology designed for readers of fantasy . . .Paranormal, urban/contemporary fantasy, science fiction & dystopian fused together in one epic fantasy bundle. Make your way through fire & ice, love, lust & hate as 9 International Bestselling Authors come together to spin their tales of magic & destruction.
Arcadia's Choice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,300. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Some gifts just aren’t worth it. Arcadia is sick of being used and abused for her psychic gifts. It was bad enough to be exploited by a madman, but when the users are closer to home, she must decide how far she is willing to go for others, and when she needs to watch out for herself.
Nine by Night: A Multi-Author Urban Fantasy Bundle of Kickass Heroines, Adventure, & Magic
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 435,660. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by White Sun Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Nine by Night: A Multi-Author Urban Fantasy Bundle of Kickass Heroines, Adventure, & Magic. Nine books. Nine bestselling authors. Nine heroines that take names—and chances—while confronting dark foes, whether by force of arms or magic, that threaten their entire world. Over two thousand pages of epic reading await! Let the adventures begin.
The End of the Line (Arcadia - Book 0.5)
Series: Arcadia. Price: Free! Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Cane Matthews has found his dream girl. Unfortunately, she is his girlfriend’s twin sister. * The End of the Line is a prequel story to Arcadia’s Gift.
Arcadia's Curse (Arcadia - Book 2)
Series: Arcadia. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,210. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Since her family life imploded and her psychic gifts began to arise, Cady has struggled to fit her normal life without going crazy from the constant presence of emotional energy. Her grades have tanked. But a chance meeting with another gifted girl online opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Unfortunately, this new world comes at an awful price.
Arcadia's Gift (Arcadia - Book 1)
Series: Arcadia. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,640. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Most people who experience death don’t live to tell about it. When sixteen year old Arcadia “Cady” Day wakes in a hospital after experiencing what can only be called a psychic episode, she finds her family in tatters. As her home life crumbles and her emotional control slips away, Cady begins to suspect that her first psychic episode was just the beginning…
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Puberty least it does for eleven year old Delia, whose body recently morphed into that of a playboy model. Now, she suffers under near constant torment of bullies and gossipers. "Delia-Boobelia" is a dark tale of how cruel children can be toward those who are different. *This book is NOT erotica, but it does discuss an extreme case of child abuse. This isn't detailed.

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