Lynnie Purcell


Lynnie Purcell was born in the mountains of Western North Carolina and now considers the coast home. Her hobbies include reading, listening to good music and exploring the world, when she isn't writing. She enjoys hanging out with her husband and going on long hikes.

Smashwords Interview

What got you into writing?
I first started writing in middle school. It was more for fun than anything - a way to keep myself entertained. I never really thought that it was something I would want to do forever or really thought of as a career. In my senior year, I had a creative writing teacher who really encouraged me to write and explore my abilities. My first half-book was written there. But still, it wasn't until years later that I realized how much I truly loved writing. It simply never occurred to me that writing could be something to make a living at. After struggling with different courses in college that never seemed to spark my interest, I finally came back to writing. It didn't take me long to realize that my spark was placed there. The rest is, as they say, history.
How did you get into e-book publishing?
I'm a bit of a rebel. It may sound strange to think of e-book publishing as rebellious, but it's my reason all the same.

The idea of publishing the traditional way appealed to me for about ten minutes. I've heard horror stories where people have sent about a million query letters only to have them all rejected, but that wasn't me. The idea of not being able to publish things my way made me itch. With e-book publishing I had control and the ability to reach my audience in an immediate way that appeals to me. This comes with a downside as well as an upside.

With e-book publishing you have a lot of opinions - people who are all convinced they know the truth, but there's not a whole lot of guidance. Websites often have conflicting information, and it really is true that your book might not sell like the next person's. You can feel a lot like a lost ship out a sea sometimes. It can also be brutal to get your one-of-a-kind, most awesome book ever, to the leader-boards. There's more competition than I expected, particularly in the YA genre. But it's worth the effort, tears, sweat, and time, if you stick with it and truly believe in the book you've written.
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Where to find Lynnie Purcell online


Revelation (Assassins Trilogy: Book 1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,600. Language: American English. Published: January 23, 2015. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Sterling, a seventeen-year-old assassin, and Willa, a high school student with a talent for unraveling mysteries, join together to hunt down Garrett Cage, all-around bad guy. The problem of hunting Cage is not nearly as distracting as the fact that Sterling may very well be falling for Willa.
The Elder (Book 4: The Guardian Series)
Series: The Guardian, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 180,290. Language: American English. Published: October 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Clare has been possessed by the most powerful angel to walk the earth and fall from heaven. Her body is his to kill, maim, and destroy, and they do plenty of all three. Together, they will set the world on fire. The Elder is the fourth and final book of The Guardian Series.
Controllers (Book 1)
Series: Controllers, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 120,010. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
17-year-old Bree has lived the past nine years in a camp outside of the rebuilt city of Washington, D.C. A shield around camp keeps her home hidden and her people safe from prying eyes. Her life changes when she witnesses a fight between rebels and the government. The rebels they rescue aren't what they seem, and Bree and her brother, Max, are put on a collision course with the government.
Curse (Cursed Trilogy: Book 3)
Series: Cursed Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,620. Language: American English. Published: May 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A dark curse threatens Ellie and Thane's future. It states that any Cooper or Bumbalow who leaves town after their eighteenth birthday for good will bring sickness and death to the families. But the curse is not their only problem. Witch hunters have descended on town with only one mission in mind: kill all witches. Together, they search for a way to end the curse and stop the witch hunters.
Sleepwalkers (Book 3: The Dreamer Chronicles)
Series: The Dreamer Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 121,690. Language: American English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Sleepwalking has become an epidemic in Sweetbriar, the search for Bernard has gotten closer to home, and Harry's life is threatened from an unknown attacker that once kidnapped Julie. Julie Aim has her hands full. With Sully's death still hanging over her head and fighting within her circle of friends, Julie is far from okay. Worse, she has to face the truth that one of her friends is on a traject
The Forsaken (Book 3: The Guardian Series)
Series: The Guardian, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 133,930. Language: American English. Published: January 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The war with Odette has begun. Cities around the world have fallen and the world as we know it has ended. It is up to Clare to put things right again. Worse still is the threat of a darker evil that lingers over her as she searches for a way to end the war for good. Will she be enough? Can she stop Odette before it is too late? The Forsaken is book three in The Guardian Series
The Keeper (Book 2: The Guardian Series)
Series: The Guardian, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 126,190. Language: American English. Published: August 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Clare has woken up in the desert with no memory of her past and no true direction, beyond the impulse to walk west. With no clue to the trouble circling her, Clare is headed right where Odette wants her. To add to her a problems, an angel keeps trying to kill her, a Watcher named Jasmine wants to control her, and her only clue to understanding the future is to find a city that does not exist.
Hex (Cursed Trilogy: Book 2)
Series: Cursed Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,420. Language: American English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Ellie and Thane are finally free, to search out new adventures. It isn't long before they encounter a traveling circus, which takes them in and provides a home when one is desperately needed. But it isn't long before strange craft starts circling and a woman is warning Ellie of a powerful curse that surrounds her family and threatens everything she worked to gain by leaving.
The Hunter (Book 1: The Guardian Series)
Series: The Guardian, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,370. Language: American English. Published: April 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Something inhuman is haunting King's Cross; Clare's friends are being chased by unknown Watchers; an angel falls through Clare's roof; and, worse, Clare is plagued by visions of utter darkness. Clare and Daniel must face these dangers and more, as a threat unlike any they have faced circles the future. Clare and Daniel are back for more adventures in the first book of The Guardian Series.
Deadly Nightshade (Book 2: The Dreamer Chronicles)
Series: The Dreamer Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,850. Language: American English. Published: February 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Julie is abducted while at a Halloween party in town. Her captors want one thing: for her to go into the dream world and kill a powerful shade. They are willing to do whatever it takes to get what they want. And what they want is more complicated than the death of a single shade. Julie quickly finds herself in uncertain circumstances, where friends and enemies are not what they seem.
Grey Haven
Series: The Dreamer Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 107,010. Language: American English. Published: September 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Julie Aim is a dreamer. At night she falls asleep with a mission: to kill evil spirits known as shades. For Julie, killing shades is not the difficult part. Staying alive is. A traitor is killing off dreamers, and her name is on his list. Now, it's up to Julie and her two best friends, Tommy and Carrie, to stop more deaths. But they may just be in far over their heads.
Series: Cursed Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 84,440. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
15-year-old Ellie Bumbalow has only ever known three things: magic, chores, and bullying from her sisters. She could not imagine a world outside of those things. That is, until she saves the life of a Cooper.She knew the Coopers and Bumbalows were in a magical blood feud as old as the two families. But when she helps the Cooper boy, she finds much more than enemy - she finds love.
The Last (Book 4: The Watchers Series)
Series: The Watchers, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 150,770. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
‘The Last’ is the fourth and final book of The Watchers Series. The war between Lorian and Darian has ended, but Clare’s fight has just begun. She is determined to stop Marcus. With Daniel and the rest of the Saints at her side, Clare searches for answers and starts the fight to bring Marcus down for good. But are they enough to stop the growing storm?
Shutting Doors
Price: Free! Words: 73,860. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Shutting Doors is about one woman's struggles after her husband commits suicide, leaving her penniless and broken. When her car breaks down on the highway to New York, she thinks it is a continuation of her bad luck. Instead, it is the chance of a lifetime - the chance to heal.
The Saints (Book 3: The Watchers Series)
Series: The Watchers, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,740. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
'The Saints' is the third installment of The Watchers Series. After the devastating conclusion of 'The Seekers,' Clare finds herself trapped in a prison. With no way out, uncertain if Daniel is alive or dead, she fights to stay sane and maintain her hope. Her only ally her dwindling hope, Clare fights for survival and searches for a way to end the war once and for all.
The Seekers (Book 2: The Watchers Series)
Series: The Watchers, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,140. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
The Seekers is the second installment of The Watchers Series. Clare, fully aware of the world of half angels, and still upset over the conclusion of The Watchers, sets out to find answers as to why she is hunted. Her destination is New Orleans. Daniel, Clare, and Clare's best friend, Alex, set out on the adventure of their lives, but can they survive the search for answers?
The Watchers (Book 1: The Watchers Series)
Series: The Watchers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 100,440. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
The Watchers is the first book in The Watchers Series. It focuses on 16-year-old Clare Michaels and her journey to her mom's home town of King's Cross. Long aware of her heritage - that she is the daughter of an angel - 'The Watchers' focuses on her first interaction with the world she has long hidden from. The world of half angels/half humans - the world of Watchers.

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