Illise Montoya is the pseudonym used by Amanda French, a working 24-year-old college student and amateur author. Her hobbies include film, video games, drawing, taiko drumming, long walks on the beach, dancing in the rain, and writing bios that sound like really hackneyed spoofs of romantic pitches. She's happily married to a man who is thankfully a great deal more level headed than she is. She mostly writes fantasy, but she likes to switch up the setting from worlds that resemble our present day, to imaginary wondrous places, to places that could very well be our future. Prominent in her stories are strong female leads, a strong focus on abstract concepts, and intense personal relationships.
Where to find Illise Montoya online
VideosEikasia's Magical World Trailer
On a tower of metal and light, a girl faces an uncertain future. Awash with the tears of gods, a warrior stares down the universe. Together they journey across dangerous lands, to spare the world a demon's madness. Humor, romance, and fantasy blend together in this interesting tale about the things we see and the things we don't. Eikasia--Sometimes, all you need is a little perspective.
Reflections: An Eikasia Prelude
It's Elmiryn's seventh birthday and all she wants to do is open her presents, but at her mother's behest, she's forced to play with her stinky cousins instead. A short tale about being true to yourself.
Tooth and Nail: An Eikasia Prelude
It isn't easy being different, and young Nyx knows this better than anyone as she struggles to find her place in a family of werecats searching for happiness during wartime.
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Smashwords book reviews by Illise Montoya
- Campfire Stories
on Aug. 02, 2013
A chilling tale that tips its hat to the slasher films of the late 80s and early 90s. The author clearly loves the genre and does a great job building suspense. Recommended to anyone who likes survival horror and the Friday the 13th franchise.