JL Bryan

Biography

J.L. Bryan studied English literature at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on English Renaissance and Romantic period literature. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He lives in Atlanta with his wife Christina and assorted pets.

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Books

Terminal (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper Book 4)
Series: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,520. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Ellie Jordan investigates a banshee haunting a house built on cursed land. The old railroad line running through the nearby woods might just be a conduit for lost souls, including dark spirits will ill intentions toward the living. Ellie soon finds herself facing one of the most complex and difficult hauntings she’s seen in her career.
The Crawling Darkness (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper Book 3)
Series: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,770. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Paranormal investigator Ellie Jordan faces a new case in an apartment building where a twisted, dangerous entity emerges from closets and doorways to terrorize the residents at night. A powerful spirit, it feeds on fear and takes the shape of its victims' worst nightmares. Ellie and her mentor Calvin attempted to capture the same entity once before, years ago, with tragic results.
Cold Shadows (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper Book 2)
Series: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,260. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Paranormal investigator Ellie Jordan faces a difficult new case. Her new clients are a family haunted by multiple ghosts and a poltergeist that wrecks their home at night. Their seven-year-old son’s invisible friends may not be imaginary at all, but the restless spirits of dead children. Ellie must unravel the mystery of another family's death a century ago to exorcise their ghosts from the house.
Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper
Series: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,890. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Ellie Jordan’s job is to catch and remove unwanted ghosts. Part detective, part paranormal exterminator, Ellie operates out of Savannah, Georgia, one of the oldest and most haunted cities in North America. She thinks her new case is a by-the-book specter, but finds herself confronting an evil older and more powerful than she’d ever expected, rooted in the dark history of an old mansion.
Fairy Luck (Songs of Magic, Book 6)
Series: Songs of Magic, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,210. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Arthurian
While the Zebras reel from the loss of Erin, Erin herself makes some troubling discovering while connecting with her ancestors. In Faerie, Aoide and her troupe seem to finally be enjoying their big break...but danger is on the way, and nothing is ever what it seems when you're dealing with leprechauns and the treacherous Queen Mab.
The Unseen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,130. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Cassidy is a young tattoo artist living in the Little Five Points neighborhood of Atlanta. She’s always suffered terrible nightmares, and sometimes the hideous creatures seem to follow her out of her dreams and into her waking life. When a demonic cult begins to take control of the people in her life, including her younger brother, Cassidy discovers that the unseen world of monsters is very real.
Faery Worlds - Six Complete Novels
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 411,690. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013 by Fiddlehead Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A stunning collection featuring the first books in six fan-favorite series by six bestselling, award-winning fantasy authors. Discover the many worlds of Faerie in these novels filled with adventure, love, and – of course – Fae Magic. (Best for readers 14 and up) Novels by: Tara Maya, Elle Casey, JL Bryan, Anthea Sharp, Jenna Elizabeth Johnson, and Alexia Purdy.
Fairyvision (Songs of Magic, Book 5)
Series: Songs of Magic, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,640. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Jason, Erin, and the other Zebras go on a world tour with their enchanted instruments, only to encounter the mysterious supernatural Folk of India and the Far East. In Faerie, Aoide the Lutist and her troupe finally return home. They're struggling to get new gigs, but Aoide senses opportunity in the form of special new magic mirrors that can broadcast concerts and plays all over Faerie.
Jenny Plague-Bringer (The Paranormals, Book 4)
Series: The Paranormals, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 131,890. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
The conclusion of the Paranormals series. *** Jenny’s entire life has led up to the challenge she must now face, one that will endanger her life, her unborn child, and her own soul.
Fairyland (Songs of Magic, Book 4)
Series: Songs of Magic, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,180. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Jason and Erin’s urgent mission takes them deep into the colorful and deadly wilds of Faerie. In man-world, Mitch and Dred try to prepare for a live concert in front of millions of viewers while half their band is missing. The record company is furious with them, and so are a certain violet-haired fairy and her banshee wolf friend, who finally catch up with them in Los Angeles.
Fairystruck (Songs of Magic, Book 3)
Series: Songs of Magic, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,840. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
With their first single shooting up the Billboard charts, the Zebras hit the road as the opening band for an epic stadium tour across America. The future looks bright for the band...if they can survive the rioting fans, Queen Mab of Faerie, and some evil teddy bears. Meanwhile, Aoide the Lutist and Liadan the banshee wolf cross into man-world on the trail of the stolen fairy instruments...
Fairy Blues (Songs of Magic, Book 2)
Series: Songs of Magic, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 64,950. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
With their enchanted instruments, the Assorted Zebras attract interest from record producers, and soon they’re off to cut their first album and music video. But they have just become pawns in a sinister plot by a cabal of evil fairies... Meanwhile, Aoide and her band pursue a new strategy for regaining their stolen instruments, one that will take them into the most haunted region in Faerie.
Fairy Metal Thunder (Songs of Magic, Book 1)
Series: Songs of Magic, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 122,840. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
(3.50)
A rock & roll fairy tale. Jason plays guitar in a teenage garage band called the Assorted Zebras, but they have no fans, no gigs, and they're going nowhere. Then Jason steals instruments from the fairy world, and soon the band is enchanting crowds, but their shortcut to success has made them enemies of Queen Mab of Faerie, who sends supernatural hunters to the human world to track them down.
Alexander Death (The Paranormals, Book 3)
Series: The Paranormals, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,220. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00)
While Seth searches for Jenny, Dr. Heather Reynard of the CDC unravels Seth and Jenny's secrets. Alexander opens Jenny's mind to her deep past, and to the full horrific extent of her powers. Torn between her feelings for Alexander and Seth, and between her past lives and her present, Jenny must prepare to face her enemies in the final, catastrophic battle...
Tommy Nightmare (The Paranormals, Book 2)
Series: The Paranormals, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,040. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » General
(4.75)
While Fallen Oak recovers from the Jenny pox, someone new is hunting Jenny. Like Jenny, Ashleigh Goodling belonged to a pair of opposites with powers that mirror each other. Now Jenny and Seth must face the opposite of love...
Dark Tomorrows, Second Edition
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,170. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Psychics. Aliens. The occult. Zombies. Starships. This baroque collection of stories explores the darkness that waits ahead of us, from the monster lurking around the next corner to sweeping dystopian visions of the future. It includes stories by Joel Arnold, S.W. Benefiel, J.L. Bryan, Michael Crane, Robert J. Duperre, Amanda Hocking, Vicki Keire, and Daniel Pyle.
Helix
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 180,070. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In the 28th century, humans inhabit more than a thousand self-contained orbital colonies in the near reaches of the solar system. Billions of colonists follow the religious teachings of priests who promote managed evolution and control followers' reproduction through genetic engineering. But the priests have secret research, and the monsters they've created are breaking free.
Jenny Pox (The Paranormals, Book 1)
Series: The Paranormals, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 108,280. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » General
(4.13)
Jenny was born with a curse—-she infects anyone she touches with a lethal supernatural plague. She’s spent her life avoiding contact with everyone, but her life is about to change. As she finds her first love, she also discovers another girl in her small town has a supernatural touch more sinister than Jenny's. Jenny doesn’t want to hurt anyone, but the horror within her has urges of its own...

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  • Speed Dating with the Dead on Aug. 25, 2010

    I just finished "Speed Dating for the Dead" and had a great time. The story centers on a paranormal conference in an old hotel in the Appalachians. There were lots of great, unique characters, and every angle of ghost hunting was explored--the techies with all their ghost-hunting equipment; the physicist determined to show that the conference is a hoax; the questionable psychics who provide entertainment. There's also the showmanship of Digger Wilson, who organizes such conferences in haunted hotels (and sometimes "haunted" hotels) around the country. His teenage daughter is just sick of being dragged from one creepy hotel to another. Best of all: the conference guests, all of them trying out-psychic, out-"I-saw-a-ghost!" each other. There were some good scary scenes, too, especially in the basement and attic. In a weird way, this reminded me of the movie "Clue," in that Clue was like a classic locked-room mystery, but of course the filmmakers knew all the established cliches and tropes and would twist and have fun with them. Speed Dating with the Dead is like that--on one level a classic ghost story, on another level a fresh and unique variation on what you expect from such a story. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it!