Jacquelyn Smith

Biography

Jacquelyn Smith is an indie fantasy author, who lives on the outskirts of Toronto, Ontario, in the frigid expanse that is Canada. She escapes to tropical havens whenever possible, and to alternate, fantastical realms when real trips aren't in the budget. Her guiding principle in life is WWXD (What Would Xena Do?), and her interests include Ancient Egypt, Nine Inch Nails, and jazz hands.

In addition to contest-winning fantasy short stories, she is also the author of the epic fantasy World of Lasniniar Series:

Light Chasers -- A Novel of Lasniniar (Book 0)
Legacy Hunter -- A Tale of Lasniniar (Book 0.75)
Soul Seeker -- A Novel of Lasniniar (Book 1)
Shadow Stalker -- A Tale of Lasniniar (Book 1.5)
Storm Rider -- A Novel of Lasniniar (Book 2)
Bond Forger -- A Tale of Lasniniar (Book 2.5)
Wave Runners -- A Novel of Lasniniar (Book 3)
Godmaker -- A Novel of Lasniniar (Book 4)
Legends of Lasniniar

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Videos

Light Chasers Book Trailer
This is the book trailer for the upcoming fantasy novel, Light Chasers, by Jacquelyn Smith.

Storm Rider Book Trailer
This is the book trailer for the fantasy novel, Storm Rider, from the World of Lasniniar series.

Soul Seeker Book Trailer
This is the book trailer for Soul Seeker (Book 1 of the World of Lasniniar Series).

Wave Runners Book Trailer
This is the book trailer for the epic fantasy novel, Wave Runners, from the World of Lasniniar Series.

Books

Godmaker (The World of Lasniniar Book 4)
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 117,800. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Lasniniar is changing. Powerful forces have awoken, and humans have turned away from the elder races, seeking magics of their own. And on a far-off island, an elf princess has gone missing in a strange kingdom. Once again, Iarion and Barlo find themselves thrust into the middle of things. Little do they realize their decisions will alter Lasniniar's future, as well as their own.
Wave Runners Lasniniar Bundle
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 116,890. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This bundle contains three adventures featuring Iarion and Barlo that take place during or after Storm Rider, plus one Paige adventure at one promotional price: Wave Runners (The World of Lasniniar Book 3), 81,000 words Legends of Lasniniar: What the Cat Dragged In, 12,700 words Legends of Lasniniar: A Solstice Tale, 13,600 words Legends of Lasniniar: A New Kind of Magic, 8,300 words
Storm Rider Lasniniar Bundle
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 132,250. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fans of epic fantasy, elves, dwarves, and magic can now enjoy Book Two of the Lasniniar series, plus two additional Legends of Lasniniar novelettes at a promotional price. This bundle includes: Storm Rider (The World of Lasniniar Book 2), 113,000 words Legends of Lasniniar: Her Rightful Place, 8,600 words Legends of Lasniniar: Shipwrecked, 9,700 words
Soul Seeker Lasniniar Bundle
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 149,890. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This promotionally priced bundle contains three of Iarion's adventures in his ongoing quest that take place before and after Legacy Hunter: Soul Seeker (The World of Lasniniar Book 1), 130,000 words Legends of Lasniniar: Trial by Fire, 9,500 words Legends of Lasniniar: The Wild Side, 8,900 words
Light Chasers Lasniniar Bundle
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,700. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Journey back to the start of the Lasniniar series with these four adventures that take place before Legacy Hunter, bundled at one promotional price: Light Chasers (The World of Lasniniar Book 0), 101,000 words Legends of Lasniniar: Possession, 8,600 words Legends of Lasniniar: The Vow, 8,600 words Legends of Lasniniar: The Bearded Ones, 8,100 words
Bond Forger Lasniniar Bundle
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 34,010. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fans of elves, dwarves, and fantasy adventure can now enjoy three Lasniniar novelettes featuring Iarion and Barlo for one promotional price. This bundle includes: Bond Forger (The World of Lasniniar Book 2.5), 12,000 words Legends of Lasniniar: Mum's the Word, 10,000 words Legends of Lasniniar: Lady Justice, 11,000 words
Shadow Stalker Lasniniar Bundle
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 29,480. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fans of elves, dwarves, fantasy adventure, and magic can now enjoy three Lasniniar novelettes for one promotional price. This bundle includes: Shadow Stalker (The World of Lasniniar Book 1.5), 13,000 words Legends of Lasniniar: A Deadly Wind, 7,900 words Legends of Lasniniar: Without Wings, 8,400 words
Legacy Hunter Lasniniar Bundle
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 24,190. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fans of elves, dwarves, and fantasy adventure can now enjoy three Lasniniar novelettes featuring Iarion and Barlo for one promotional price. This bundle includes: Legacy Hunter (The World of Lasniniar Book 0.75), 7,700 words Legends of Lasniniar: Close Quarters, 7,700 words Legends of Lasniniar: A Close Shave, 8,500 words
Legends of Lasniniar: Without Wings
Series: The World of Lasniniar, Book 18. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,830. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A life without wings is no life at all--at least to Arinwyn's way of thinking. She has never fit in with the other Sky Elves, who label her as a freak. But when she learns her secret heritage, being a wingless land-walker becomes the least of her problems... This 8,400 word fantasy novelette adventure takes place near the end of Soul Seeker from the World of Lasniniar Series.
Legends of Lasniniar: A Close Shave
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,970. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Never come between a dwarf and his whiskers... Dwarvenhome’s annual Bristle Brawl is in full swing when Iarion visits Barlo, and emotions are running high. Even though it’s Iarion’s first time witnessing the facial hair competition, he senses there is something more behind the mounting tension—something unnatural.
Legends of Lasniniar: A Solstice Tale
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,770. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone. Iarion and Barlo are no exception. While most residents of Lasniniar are busy shopping, feasting, and drinking, the two friends find themselves dealing with a rampant thief and two enemy tribes on the brink of war. It looks like their own Solstice celebrations will have to wait...
Legends of Lasniniar: A New Kind of Magic
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Be careful what you wish for... After years of trailing faithfully at Barlo's side, Paige is finally off to find adventures of her own. But when she arrives in Nal Nungalid, she gets more than she bargained for. And for once, Barlo isn't around to come to her rescue. Can she make it in the world beyond the civilized realms of elves and dwarves on her own?
Legends of Lasniniar: The Wild Side
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,290. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Sometimes an act of desperation reveals qualities we never knew we had... Iarion is hoping to learn more about his missing connection to the Quenya by visiting the Fey Wood, but he is too tame by Wild Elf standards to be made welcome. The only way to prove himself is against impossible odds.
Legends of Lasniniar: The Bearded Ones
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The elves are newcomers to Lasniniar when they learn of a new race of short, bearded folk living beneath the mountains to the north. Most of the elves aren’t interested in their new neighbors, but Iadrawyn senses the fates of both races are intertwined. The only problem? The strange creatures don't speak Elvish, and seem to view all outsiders as the enemy.
Wave Runners (The World of Lasniniar Book 3)
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 84,650. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In Western Lasniniar, a new power is rising. Far to the east, the Sea Elves hear its siren call. But when an expedition led by Feoras goes missing, it fills them with a growing sense of unease. What darkness lurks beneath the surface? Iarion and Barlo are about to find out. This 81,000 word fantasy epic novel is the sequel to Bond Forger.
Legends of Lasniniar: Lady Justice
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,510. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Men and women from the villages surrounding Belierumar are disappearing. Some are even being found dead. When a trader carries the news to Dwarvenhome, Barlo and Iarion decide to investigate. But nothing can prepare them for the mystery they are about to unravel. This 11,000 word fantasy novelette adventure takes place after Storm Rider, from the World of Lasniniar Series.
Legends of Lasniniar: What the Cat Dragged In
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,900. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
To an intelligent wildcat like Sinstari, most bipeds are loud, overcomplicated creatures, who don't bathe nearly often enough. Despite these faults, he has chosen Barlo as his companion. Barlo is decent enough, but communication with him can be a challenge. Now death stalks the halls of Dwarvenhome, and getting Barlo to understand him is only the first of Sinstari's problems.
Legends of Lasniniar: Possession
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The line between love and obsession can be a blurry one. Long before he earns infamy under another name, Golvanyar knows he and Iadrawyn are meant to be together. She has a hard time accepting the idea, but he has to believe she senses it too. Even if Iadrawyn won't see reason, Golvanyar is determined to do whatever it takes to make her his...
Legends of Lasniniar: Trial by Fire
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,070. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The difference between a hero and a villain depends on who is telling the story. Lysandir is haunted by his dark past, which still dogs his footsteps. Iarion is one of his few friends and supporters. But the residents of Dwarfwatch have no interest in listening to the words of an elf when they take the disgraced Learnéd One into custody for a heinous crime.
Legends of Lasniniar: Her Rightful Place
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,090. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Arinmalia has always known she is destined for great things. It's not her fault her fellow Wild Elves don't share her vision... Just when she begins to think no one will ever understand her, a journey beyond the borders of her forest home sets the wheels of fate in motion, taking her to a place darker than she ever imagined.
Legends of Lasniniar: Close Quarters
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,140. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Barlo is only a humble miner, but he harbors secret ambitions of starting his own forge someday, and perhaps even catching a glimpse of what lies beyond the mountain halls. Settling down isn't high on his priority list, but a chance encounter with the right woman could change everything.
Keeper of Secrets (Fatal Empire Part 1)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 36,750. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In the Dharakmeni Empire, nothing is as it seems. Raziel has many questions. He has long wondered about his absent mother's fate, but even his wildest imaginings couldn't be further from the truth. Little does he know how her secrets will change his destiny, and possibly the future of the empire itself. Perhaps some questions are better left unanswered...
Legends of Lasniniar: Shipwrecked
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,090. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Feoandir is having a bad day. The maelstrom that destroyed Ralvaniar has also become the ruin of his ship, stranding him on the shore of a strange and perilous land. Worse, his elven crew and passengers have fractured into their former tribes and can't seem to agree on anything--except to elect him as their leader.
Legends of Lasniniar: A Deadly Wind
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,300. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Linwyn and Golaron are twins, but they don't always see eye to eye, and their father's blatant favoritism of Linwyn doesn't help matters. But now a plague has come to Belierumar, and they may be the only ones who can save the city--if they can return with help in time. This 7,900 word fantasy novelette adventure takes place a few years before Soul Seeker from the World of Lasniniar Series.
Legends of Lasniniar: The Vow
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,040. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Sea Folk rarely bother with the affairs of the land-dwellers, but even the open waters surrounding Ralvaniar have become dangerous for elf and Sea Folk alike. As Speaker of the Folk, Nimrilwyn must decide where her loyalties lie: with her Sea Elf friends, or the safety of her own people. This 8,600 word fantasy novelette adventure takes place just before Light Chasers.
Legends of Lasniniar: Mum's the Word
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,950. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Iarion and Barlo are back together and on the road, this time on a straightforward journey from Melaquenya to Dwarvenhome. Lasniniar is at peace, and for once, they aren't burdened by any life-threatening tasks. What could possibly go wrong? This 10,000 word fantasy novelette adventure takes place between the prologue and first part of Storm Rider in the World of Lasniniar Series.
Bond Forger (The World of Lasniniar Book 2.5)
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,530. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Secrets can be heavy burdens. Barlo has been carrying his for years. Frustrated and restless, he seizes a chance at freedom by taking his father’s place as envoy to the exiled clans of Dwarvendeep. But he soon learns their tenuous allies have a secret of their own... This 12,000 word fantasy novelette adventure takes place shortly after Storm Rider and features Iarion and Barlo.
Storm Rider (The World of Lasniniar Book 2)
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 115,790. Language: American English. Published: August 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The elves think the years of terror and darkness are finally over. They believe they have already witnessed the worst evil the world has ever known. When Iarion senses a growing malice in the uncharted south, his people think him a fool for seeking it out. They couldn’t be more wrong. This 113,000 word epic fantasy novel is the sequel to Shadow Stalker, and features Iarion and Barlo.
Light Chasers (The World of Lasniniar Book 0)
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,820. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Beware the darkness... In a time before the moon and sun, dragons and blood-drinking demons freely roam the land, and two elves discover a magic that will change their world forever. But power is a tricky thing, luring friend and foe alike. Will it be their salvation or their doom? This 101,000 word epic fantasy novel is the prequel to Soul Seeker.
Shadow Stalker (The World of Lasniniar Book 1.5)
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,320. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The unknown enemy is the most dangerous enemy of all... A mysterious letter summons Barlo to Belierumar, leaving him unsure what to expect. He soon discovers a dark force plagues the city once more—this time from within. Danger lurks around every corner. Can Barlo unravel the mastermind’s plot in time to save his friends? This 13,000 word fantasy novelette adventure takes place after Soul Seeker.
Soul Seeker (The World of Lasniniar Book 1)
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 132,590. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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What if, in a world where every elf’s destiny is an open book, you were the only one whose fate was unknown? Iarion’s quest for meaning has spanned millennia. Now ancient, dark powers are rising, and he may be the only one who can stop them. Joined by the unlikeliest of companions, treachery looms from within and without. How far would you go in your search for answers?
Legacy Hunter (The World of Lasniniar Book 0.75)
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
How do you trust a complete stranger? Barlo has never had to find out—until now. A mortally-wounded elf brings news of a relic that could change Barlo’s destiny, and Barlo has no choice but to put his faith in him, which is no easy task. Little does he know where the new relationship will lead him... This 7,700 word novelette is the first adventure of Iarion and Barlo, and leads into Soul Seeker
Rubicon -- A Fantasy Short Story Collection
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,150. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Decisions can be dangerous. In worlds where mages, assassins, and usurpers run rampant, your next move might be your last. This fantasy short story collection contains three tales of characters whose fates are forever altered by passing a point of no return: The Unclean (3,200 words), The God’s Eye (5,000 words), and Wayward Scribe (2,700 words).
Wayward Scribe -- A Fantasy Short Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
No one ever notices the humble scribe. But when an ancient enemy invades the kingdom, wit and words become more than just tools of survival; they are a catalyst with the power to shape the future. This 2,700 word piece is a stand-alone fantasy short story of loyalty and betrayal from Jacquelyn Smith, author of the World of Lasniniar series.
The God's Eye -- A Fantasy Short Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Thievery can be profitable work; the higher the risk, the greater the reward. But when a wizard comes looking to hire someone to steal one of the world's most well-guarded and mysterious relics, even the local outlaws are nervous. Only one woman is willing to take on the task. Raena never could resist a challenge...
The Unclean -- A Fantasy Short Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Jared has always wanted to be noticed. Now a secret summons from the Mage-Lord promises to make all his dreams come true. Finally, his magical talents will be recognized. But he soon realizes all is not as it seems. This 3,200 word fantasy short story placed third in the Writers’ Journal 2010 Fiction Contest and was published in the July/August issue of the magazine.

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Smashwords book reviews by Jacquelyn Smith

  • Flash Gold on Oct. 10, 2011

    I'm new to steampunk and I really enjoyed this book. Kali is an appealing character, and I love the chemistry between her and Cedar. I downloaded Hunted right after I finished reading Flash Gold to find out what happens next!
  • If I Die, Please Bring Cheesecake To My Funeral on Sep. 22, 2012

    I really enjoyed this collection of misadventures. Donloree's writing is honest, funny, and completely relatable. I especially empathized with her skiing story (which is so similar to my own experience), and her step aerobics story made me laugh out loud. Overall, this is a fun read that leaves you both admiring and shaking your head at the author's persistence.