Erin Miller

Biography

My name is Erin Miller. I grew up in a family of six and I’m the oldest out of my siblings. Also, I’m the only girl.
When I was born, I almost died. I was born prematurely and as a result had a heart murmur and respiratory distress syndrome. Growing up, it was not easy. I come from section 8, single parent family. I won’t get too heavily into the details but let’s just say that’s one of the reasons why I am who I am today.
Right now, I am in Dowling College, a small liberal arts school in Long Island, New York. I’m pursuing a Bachelors of Arts with a double major in Visual Arts and Graphic Design. Also, I’m in the honors program. For a year, I was the President of the Spoken Word club and currently I am now the Vice President. I have published numerous books which you can find on amazon and smashwords, lulu and createspace. Currently, I am working on a few more books.
So what do I do? I am a visual artist, a writer, and a poet. I have only just started performing my own poetry and I am hoping to get better as I go along. Some of the words used to describe me are; intelligent, driven, determined, caring, kind, adorable, and more.
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Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are in actuality the life blood of my work. Without them, I wouldn't continue to write. Or rather, I would but not put it in the public eye. My fans mean everything to me, and I appreciate all the reviews and hope to have more reviews in the near future.
Another thing, some of my fans have threatened to do dastardly things to me if I don't write a sequel to one of my books on here. I guess that means I'm doing something right!
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a new poetry book with the tentative title "On the Brink of Death." However, I do need to think of a new title for it. I'm also working on Rougher Tides which is the sequel to Intrigued By First Sight. Since I'm in school right now, though it has been an in progress effort but well worth the wait.
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Books

The Tides of Change
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,600. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the poetry with Gothic and macabre undertones, however there is also a light that shines ahead. Come with Erin M. Miller on her journey of self-reflections and making new allies in places she never originally thought possible. This is a collection of poetry that will move even the most stoic of readers.
Intrigued By First Sight
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,470. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(4.70 from 10 reviews)
Honey Elizabeth is a freshman in college. Jackie is the bad girl type and has no room in her life for love, but when she meets Honey things stir in her heart that she has never known before. Entranced Honey and Jackie begin a love affair like no other.
A Test Of Faith
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Sarah was just an average Long Island, New Yorker. All she wanted was to move on with her life and seeks the aid of a therapist.
For The Love Of A Family
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You set the price! Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Jackie Miller is a police officer who loves her family very much and will do anything for them, even if it means getting suspended from the police force...
The Midnight Dance
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 18,160. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
Come with Erin Miller on her journey through life, filled with torture, wonder, love, heartbreak, sorrow, and more. This makes a great coffee table book of poetry and prose, but be wary, this collection isn't for the faint of heart.

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Smashwords book reviews by Erin Miller

  • Rymellan 3: The Triad on April 10, 2012
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    Sarah Ettrich lives in Canada and has penned amazing stories for the lesbian community. Here is a review of her third novel in the Rymellan series which is called Rymellan 3: The Triad. In Rymellan 3: The Triad by Sarah Ettrich, Mo is developing feelings for her third chosen or rather fiance/wife, Jayne Adams. The arrangement that Lesley, Mo, and Jayne had, which was to be civil but not get in each other’s way, is now coming to an end due to this. They know that the triad depends on their getting along and loving each other but it is very hard to do. No one who is into monogamy wants to willingly share their partner with a third party, and it is a constant struggle between the trio. In the story the Chosen council decided they were for each other, since using science they could tell who a person’s best match is. This I don’t agree with but it makes sense in the story itself, but I would never agree to this in real life! Rymel is a totalitarian (dictatorship) society but in the book it is essential to the story. Now, I can’t stand the dictatorship and reading the story wracked my brains on that. Still, the character development between all three characters was indeed good. The struggles they faced getting to know each other, holding back feelings for each other, and finally coming to terms with each other and their feelings for each other was interesting. I don’t know if Sarah Ettrich plans to make a fourth book to this series but I would definitely read it, even if the whole society makes me cringe. It is a good story nonetheless and if there is a fourth book, I would definitely read it! I rate this book a 10 out of 10!
  • Romancing The Sword First Omnibus on May 16, 2012

    Samuel Z. Jones is the author of one of my favorite trilogies called Akurite Empire. I even convinced my partner to read the book. I’m not sure if she has read it yet, but I hope she does. Anyway, when Mr. Jones told me about his quintet Romancing The Sword, which was a prequel to Akurite Empire, I was only to happy to oblige. So I have read the first book in his quintet so far. The first book is Kingdom of the Void by Samuel Z. Jones. I’m actually now reading it a third time. I noticed that in Mr. Jones books I tend to find something different each time I read it and I think that’s a pretty amazing feat to pull off. I have to say I love this man’s books. They’re so refreshing from the normal formula of mainstream fantasy which is in desperate need to change. In Kingdom of the Void by Samuel Z. Jones, it stars Montesinos Desilva who is the son of Montesinos Dekellia. Desilva has grown up in the land of Silveneir which has a strong and very strict matriarchy which I found awesome. Anyway, Desilva’s parents abandoned him and he was raised as the War Mistress Eliana’s ward. Eliana has taken care of him and taught him how to fence among other things but then she tries to marry Desilva into Clan Kavnor in order to rebuild the dam of Loth Kavnor. Desilva isn’t too thrilled with an arranged marriage and I can’t say I blame him. So he flees into the land of Daricia in order to escape the politics of a marriage he never wanted. Unfortunately, Clan Kavnor are now on his trail led by Sabra’s sister Sorcha. Sabra was the main character of Akurite Empire and to see where she had originally started off from is amusing. You would never expect it from what you are used to in Akurite Empire although her former persona is mentioned. The same can be said about Sabra’s sister Sorcha. Also, I have taken a liking to the character of Meri Charn in this book. She is also in Akurite Empire. It doesn’t seem like she has changed much but some of the quirks about this character I find I like. If the author plans on writing some short stories on Meri Charn I will be the first to jump on that, but I don’t think that would be a good money maneuver for him as much as I would love to read it! However, you will have to read the book to see what I mean. To make matters even worse, Daricia is in the brink of civil war during the year of amnesty. The war lord Odacon plans to overthrow Daricia and a whole epic battle ensues that definitely takes more than one book to complete. There are even more surprises in this book as well. As I said I’m currently reading it for the third time and then I have the second book to indulge myself in. I rate Romancing The Sword Book 1 Kingdom of the Void by Samuel Z. Jones a 10 out 10.
  • Romancing The Sword Book V: Weapons of The Gods on May 16, 2012

    (Romancing The Sword Book 5) Weapons of the Gods was written by Samuel Z. Jones. He is a writer on triond and if you have been reading many of the book reviews I have written you will know I absolutely love this man’s stories! Of course, some of it is questionable in taste to others out there but this book to me was the best one in the whole quintet. In the story DeSilva returns to Silveneir where he finds that in Silveneir’s foreign quarter a revolution is stirring. His father happens to be the leader of the revolutionaries and he is joined by Sabra who was originally thought to be dead. It’s pretty amusing how she came back and what DeKellia did to have her come back. Actually, it is outright hilarious. It’s also quite hilarious how everyone got to Silveneir as well. I was somewhat right in my guess of who the Daishen was and I did enjoy the scene between the Daishen and Charn. I also liked the battle scenes and the sorcery therein. I admit I still wanted to slap DeSilva around a bit. He annoys me to no end! I happen to like most of the characters though not all of them. My favorite character is still Charn but DeKellia and Hnasi come a close second and third. Actually, I find the Hnasi character quite amusing. It’s like a personal pet monster or in this case a pet cat with perks for DeKellia of course. You would have to read the book to understand what I’m talking about. The book has many twists and turns that all flow together and create a unique storyline. Jones has mentioned me in the acknowledgements too which I have to thank him publicly for. Still, even if I was in those or not the book is still a good one and as I said before, I think it is the best one in the whole quintet. I rate the book an 9 out of 10. I do agree with my brother Zack on one thing though. He is currently in the middle of reading book one of Romancing The Sword by Samuel Z. Jones. His quote I agree with is the following: “I really hope they don’t make this into a movie series. Hollywood would screw it up and the book itself is awesome!” By the way, Zack plans on becoming an actor so that is definitely saying something. Really, you should buy the book. You should buy all the books in the quintet or the whole omnibus edition once Jones makes one. It’s a really good series and I must say refreshing from the normal formula of fantasy being produced today.
  • Romancing The Sword Book IV - Masters of War on May 22, 2012

    Masters of War by Samuel Z. Jones is book 4 in the Romancing The Sword quintet. It truly is a great book, action packed and filled with adventure. You really should read it if you are into the middle ages setting. Then again there is something for everyone in this tale. Masters of War by Samuel Z. Jones is the tale of Montesinos DeSilva and his father Montesinos DeKellia. Of course, they are with the Queen Rathe or rather separated from her at this point to attend the war upcoming in Kellia between the Kellions, Kraags, Daricia, and so forth.The war lord Odacon is dead and Rathelon had tried to usurp Odacon’s position in power. DeKellia, DeSilva, and the rest of their party had left the island of Hrinor which is definitely a drug filled paradise and went back to war. The Queen Rathe is a lunatic that wants her daughter to become the Empress of Daricia. DeSilva wants to escape her too since the queen wants him to marry her daughter, and this whole adventure started when DeSilva had fled so he wouldn’t have to be part of an arranged marriage. There are so many side stories in this book that all tie in together much like the rest of the quintet, and the stories I have read from Mr. Jones so far. I have to admit I was surprised learning who Kam Daishen really was, if I understood that correctly. I think I did. I like this story. It made me shudder at times, laugh at others and truly question through some tough things but all in all, it was an enjoyable piece of fiction. My favorite character is still Charn but I also like the Lady Vari Orcini or at least I did for a short amount of time. Sorcha grows on you with her experiences and how she is handling everything. You end up feeling sympathy for her. DeSilva, I found myself wanting to slap about but then I remembered he is a fictional character so I can’t. DeKellia is insane but he is also smart about it and I have mixed feelings about that character. I also am curious as to Sabra Kavnor and how she makes a comeback from her current position. Needless to say, this book was an enjoyable one. It took me a long time to read it but it is still worth every cent for the person who wishes to read a decent fantasy fiction book.
  • Romancing The Sword Book III - Sins of the Father on May 22, 2012

    Samuel Z. Jones is the author to Romancing The Sword Book 3 Sins of the Father. Mr Jones definitely has a great imagination and a good voice in his story telling. It is also evident from this book that the guy has played video games which is something I mean as a compliment. The book was a good one and I am definitely intrigued to read the next. In the book DeSilva has finally found his father, Montesinos DeKellia. It is a somewhat touching reunion. Anyway, they are in the land of Hrinor where everything is a form of narcotic. That was interesting to me. Still, even though they are in Far Hrinor where everyone is at peace and there is no wars, probably because everyone is always stoned and way too happy-yay for Utopia!-DeSilva has to leave with DeKellia and the crew. Daricia is still in civil war and and the Queen Rathe has proven she is insane. I have a feeling I know who Kam Dashien might be but I won’t let on. I want to see if Sabra ever gets the armor removed though I find it ironic that she is clad in armor in this quintet so far that she wants to desperately get out of, and yet in the Akurite Empire trilogy she dons the armor she wears proudly. The action scenes were intense and I enjoyed them. Sometimes it reminded me of playing video games. That was an interesting moment to be drawn into nostalgia. I actually pictured two of the battle scenes in this book as if I was playing a Final Fantasy video game. It was pretty cool, I must say. I rate Book 3 of Romancing The Sword Sins of the Father by Samuel Z. Jones and 8 out of 10. Please pick up the book today! You are guaranteed to be entertained! Make sure you start with the first book in the quintet though. There is more to this book as well, but like always you will just have to read it for yourself. It is worth every penny.
  • A Fighting Chance on June 14, 2012

    A very interesting romance novel. This is what I have to say about Barb Wolfe’s A Fighting Chance. A Fighting Chance by Barb Wolfe is a story about DJ who is a woman who owns her own dojo and is a sensei for MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). Erin Ryan who is a reporter visits her dojo to get a story from DJ. The interview is set and the bond between them is love at first sight. DJ and Erin share one passionate night with each other but afterwards something tragic happens to Erin and she goes through a bout of temporary amnesia. DJ supports her lover through her flashbacks and memories. Throughout the story they both learn to open up to each other. A Fighting Chance by Barb Wolfe is an amazing romance novel. Admittedly, the editing could have been done a lot better. There were quotation marks where there shouldn’t have been and sometimes I had to reread certain passages. Still, it is a great love story and I do recommend it to anyone who has an intense love for the martial arts and a romantic side to them.
  • Pure Seduction: Lesbian Romance Erotica on June 14, 2012

    Lauren Jagger is the author of the story Pure Seduction: Lesbian Romance Erotica. It was a cute story in a way. I liked the general idea of it anyway. The story itself didn’t catch me right away. I thought I would hate it to be honest! I have to admit I normally don’t read erotica either though I have written some stories that I guess would be classified as erotica. I’ll leave that to my readers’ judgements though. The character Jane I didn’t like at first. I just didn’t understand what it was I didn’t like about her. I think her fantasy towards someone who I thought didn’t share the same feelings. As the story progressed however, I began to like the character Jane. Isabel was an interesting character to. I thought the story could have been expanded upon but it was intriguing nevertheless. At times to me, it didn’t seem very realistic but I did enjoy the story somewhat. It’s definitely a good read for someone who needs an erotic fix with two women.
  • The Valkyrie's Tale on July 05, 2012

    An interesting novel that is different but pretty good. I found this book The Valkyrie’s Tale by Jeff Fecke on smashwords. I love mythology and that is I admit, what made me attracted to this book. Lorelei Voss is a valkyrie apprentice. She has visions of a world in which there is more sophisticated technology than her own. She also has a twin from another world, if you will, who is having visions of her own world. The story unfolds in a unique adventure. Lorelei’s place of home gets destroyed and she and her friend are the sole survivors. Now undertaking a quest, they seek to bring balance to the two worlds, if one can. Along the way, they meet other people and faerie creatures. Some of them help the women on their quest and others are out to destroy them. I like The Valkyrie’s Tale by Jeff Fecke and I rate it an 8 out 10. I’m wondering if Fecke has a sequel to this book since he did leave it on a cliff hanger. The eBook was released in 2008 according to the publication date and it is now 2012 so who knows. Either way, it is an interesting tale and I enjoyed it immensely.
  • Vultar's Heart, Body and Soul Mate Part 1 on July 05, 2012

    Certainly a different type of writing style is presented in this story. Beth Wright has written a science fiction romance in her story Vultar’s Heart, Body, and Soul Mate Part 1. The woman named Setiana by Vultar is the only human in an alien race of people who are best described as partially reptilian. Another race of aliens are snakelike that want Setiana for themselves. The story itself was interesting and I’m always up for a good scifi. The story is written in what I think is a mix between 1st and 2nd person perspective on Setiana’s account. A lot of people seem to have enjoyed this story and have laughed at all the ridiculous implications in it. I had to chuckle myself when the ages of the alien people were revealed.
  • The Sorcha Omnibus on July 19, 2012

    Sorcha’s Story by Samuel Z. Jones- Book Review by Erin Miller A raunchy tale of sex, sex, and more sex! It is a story about a woman named Sorcha who gets kidnapped and forced to be a sex slave. Sorcha grew up with a strict religious indoctrination and as such was denied any kind of sexual pleasure and denied the finding of herself since it was frowned upon in a country called Silveneir. So this book is all about Sorcha’s journey and she is rather confused about her own sexuality or perhaps she is bisexual. I haven’t decided yet, though with her background I’m assuming she is confused. (NO I have nothing against bisexuality… morons!) So yes, Sorcha is very confused due to the theocracy she has lived in. She is also extremely psychologically damaged but that is expected when someone is raised on a religious cult and then forced into slavery. Sorcha’s Story by Samuel Z. Jones has indeed a good amount of sex scenes but they all are part of the story. Normally, I shy away from this but I have written an erotica recently. Anyway, this book is definitely psychological and you see a woman’s journey from her original religious indoctrination to another religious cult- one that I noticed has a lot of Christian elements to it. If you read that bible you will know what I’m talking about when reading this delightful tale. I loved the book. As I said I wasn’t too thrilled with the sex scenes but they were important to the story. Overall, I loved the story itself. It was well written and Mr, Jones has a knack for psychological strings in all his books. I think his books that I have read so far would entertain anyone! He better keep writing, that’s all I can say! I can’t wait to read the next book and yes my favorite character is still Meridian Charn! I rate Samuel Z. Jones Sorcha’s Story a 9 out of 10! Sorcha’s Revenge By Samuel Z. Jones- Book Review By Erin Miller An escaped and conflicted sex slave and her own revenge. That is the story of Sorcha’s Revenge by Samuel Z. Jones. Sorcha was kidnapped by the Naril Darians and forced to be a sex slave in a Naril Harem. Eventually, she escaped the Harem and becomes conflicted between the need to return home and the need to enjoy sexual freedom. After being traumatized in both her culture and as a sex slave it is pretty hard for this character to gain any semblence of normalcy back into her own life. In this second story of the Sorcha Stories, the character Sorcha does get her own revenge a few times so to speak. She pushes Charn off an airship though she claims it is an accident. It most likely was an accident but underlying psychological pressures can also help to that factor since she was terrified of Charn. Charn was the one using tough love on Sorcha to in order to get her to stick up for herself. Still, it was rather amusing. Let’s see here, other parts Sorcha had gotten her own revenge would be way too many spoilers. Really read the book! Still the story itself was interesting. It does loop over the events of Romancing The Sword of course. Samuel Z. Jones has a knack for doing that. So let me rate this book a 9 out of 10. Sorcha’s Revolt By Samuel Z. Jones- Book Review By Erin Miller Sorcha is a confused and very conflicted sex slave that has found her freedom or somewhat of freedom. As with rape victims though the PTSD comes through and the need to act upon certain things in the past to relive it as most rape victims go through. Anyway Sorcha’s Revolt by Samuel Z. Jones is a good book. Again it overlaps with his quintet Romancing The Sword. Sorcha gets reunited with her sister in this final installment of her tale. However, her sister only holds disdain for her since she got captured and forced to be in a harem and escaped, and is now sleeping with the man her sister was supposed to marry originally. So this book is good. And well, I had a few laughs in some of the parts of it. I really can’t say much for the book, but I did enjoy reading it. It’s a bit short but nevertheless, really intriguing. In fact, I’m still in the process of convincing some friends of mine to read Romancing The Sword. So Sorcha’s Revolt by Samuel Z. Jones gets rated an 8 out of 10. Sorcha Omnibus All in all this was a very well thought out series. I had some laughs and cringed at times but it was a great piece of fiction.
  • The Lord Protector Book II: Fortress of Knighthood on July 19, 2012

    Sir Denebar thought he defeated the Red Witch Shakasha. However, this is not to be. Sir Denebar and his party seek out the aid of Kirin for the mystery of the Old Daishen for a certain prophecy. That was really interesting. Hordes of undead creatures ransack this books pages. It’s a constant “Thriller” throughout the book. (Yes, I referenced Michael Jackson here, shut up and laugh!) Zombies, witches, wyverns, and more complete this adventure. It’s a fun one! Mr. Jones imagination is indeed wild! Aside from hordes of undead, you have torture that no human would be able to bear. The book is one giant blood bath after another. My type of book! Ha, ha! There were a few twists and turns in this book, something I have come to expect and it was awesome. Really, the only way you won’t like this book is if you’re not into fantasy/zombie adventures so to speak. I love how Mr. Jones incorporates mythology into his books. It really is a must read for anyone seeking something fun and fast paced. I think I solved the riddle of the Old Daishen but I will have to see. I can’t wait for the next installment of this adventure.
  • The Lord Protector Book I: Gaes of the Red Witch on July 19, 2012

    Gaes of the Red Witch by Samuel Z. Jones is an interesting fantasy book. I have originally read Mr. Jones Akurite Empire trilogy and then his Romancing the Sword quintet. It is amazing to me that just when you think he has used up all his gems in writing fantasy he comes striking back with yet another amazing book! There is talent in this man’s story telling and really, I’ve been writing so many reviews for this author, I really shouldn’t need to point this out. In Gaes of the Red Witch, the allies that Sabra have left behind are seeking a way to bring order to the lands when in reality they wanted nothing more than to join Sabra on her quest against the Psarrion. The blood witch Shakasha is in this story and is insane, though really that is an understatement. Sabra had originally laid gaes on the witch so Shakasha couldn’t become a lord over people. Now Shakasha is thirsty for a blood bath summoning legions of undead and other creatures to fight in her wake. I also found it interesting when a certain character in this book made an appearance was turned into a zombie. Zombie stories like paranormal romance have been way overdone, but in this book it was entertaining. This book is highly recommended to anyone who reads fantasy. Grant it, there were a few parts I was like “Really?” but still the book itself is a great read.
  • They Call Me Anonymous on Aug. 02, 2013

    Samuel Z. Jones is an author who resides in England. I've written numerous book reviews for him before and the stories I read of his just keep getting wilder, funnier, and sometimes downright evil! The recent book I have read of his is They Call Me Anonymous. This is a story about a man named Billy Wilde who wrongly gets accused of being an accomplice to his roommate who is an evil supervillian. While in jail, Billy adapts and understandably goes insane and plans a prison break. Throughout the book, you meet other superheroes and supervillians all with their own personal agendas. It adds an enjoyable psychological level to the story. Another thing I would like to compare this book to would be thinking of the avengers on crack. Throw in a mixture of teenage mutant ninja turtles, the blob, and any other comic thrown together in one book that says fuck you to political correctness. Of course, I question Samuel Z. Jones sanity at times and now am picturing a 6 foot white man with a bad Chinese accent each time I talk to him. Nevertheless the book gets 8 out of 10 stars and is a good read if you need to laugh. That is if you're not an idiot and understand the jokes contained therein. I read this book pretty fast and it just is really funny and you should read it.