Illise Montoya

Biography

Illise Montoya was born and raised in California, where she currently lives with her husband and son. A storyteller since the age of six, Illise cultivated her skills writing poetry, short stories, and fan fiction. At the age of 22, she enrolled in Full Sail University, graduating valedictorian with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. A strong believer in art for art’s sake, she also writes free serial fiction online. In her spare time, Illise enjoys video games, reading, and going to the beach.

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Books

Tributaries
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Series: Eikasia, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,580. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
On a tower of metal and light, a shapeshifter faces an uncertain future. Awash with the tears of gods, a warrior stares down the universe. Together they journey to a cursed land to spare the world a demon’s madness.
Reflections: An Eikasia Prelude
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Series: Eikasia Short Stories. Price: Free! Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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.
N is for Nyx: An Eikasia Prelude
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Series: Eikasia Short Stories. Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Nyx is distraught when a precious book from her estranged father is damaged. A short tale about love and family.
Tooth and Nail: An Eikasia Prelude
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Series: Eikasia Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,950. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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

  • New Beginnings on Oct. 21, 2014

    This is a story with heart and passion. The characters are relatable, the romance sweet and sexy at the same time. Sam is a sympathetic protagonist, and the rest of the cast (Shawn, Jenna, and Rebecca) are the kind of people you want to root for. They are each faced with unique challenges ranging from death, to bad exes, and simple miscommunication. The erotic scenes are steamy and satisfying, but they are buoyed by the love and compassion exhibited throughout the story. This is not like many Lesbian Romance books, where the characters get their jollies off, then fade to black. This is a story with depth and pathos and care. This story was an enjoyable read, and you owe it to yourself to give this one a shot!