Alaina Stanford

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I have one of those brains that won't turn off at night. When I was young and I couldn't sleep I'd revamp a movie, book or TV show in my mind. I would twist and turn the plots and characters to achieve the ending I preferred. That developed into side stories about my favorite minor characters. Each night I fell asleep in the midddle of a grand adventure.

It wasn't long before I began to create stories of my own and put pen to paper.

I love a good adventure. I love a good romance. As the mother of seven children I also learned to love to play video games. One day it occurred to me to write an adventure that flowed like a video game and I added a touch of romance. Thus, Hypnotic Journey was born.

The HJ characters are like a family to me. They are foolish, daring, resourceful, passionate and dedicated to their friends.

My love for Science Fiction gave birth to the Treborel Series. Paranormal romance adventures featuring a psychotic villain and a multiple layer of hero's fighting to survive the chaos.

I write about how friendship and love can carry you through situations that you might not otherwise survive. You will find my stories exciting and steamy, but I am not an erotic writer. My stories fade to dark when the steam begins to rise, but take it from me, the steam does rise and emotions do soar.

My website is come and visit me! .

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story that had an impact was the original copy of Beowulf. It was in my Honors English class, in it's original, albeit translated format. I was mesmerized. The raw creativity, the passion and the idea that some anciet writer managed to pass the story down verbially until someone could scribble it down on parchment was inspiring.
What do you read for pleasure?
Terry Brooks is a favorite author of mine. I love his books and am still making my way through them. Tolkien is also a favorite, I could read those books, over and over again.
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Where to find Alaina Stanford online

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The Price of Magic, Hypnotic Journey Book 6
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,550. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Despite Jordan and Missy's half-human blood they would easily live a thousand years just as their mother, Nicole would. But their father, Jack was mortal. He'd be lucky to reach eighty. Nicole's heart ached for him. It burned like the Sword of Eternal Fire. The only talisman in existence that could extend it's owner's life. There was only one problem, No one returned from a quest for the sword.
The Defiance of His Conviction, Archangel Book 4
Series: Archangel. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,480. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Sixteen-year-old mortal, Cody was raised by archangels. It never occurred to him to question if that's where he belonged.
Unreliable Love, A Short Story, A Woman's Way Book 3
Series: A Woman's Way. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Katie married the man of her dreams seven years ago, right out of high school. In that time Brandon had successfully taken over his father’s company and was growing it in leaps and bounds. Their small family was also growing. Katie was living her dream as a stay at home mom for three beautiful children ages 1, 3 and 5. Then it was gone.
Widow's Rule, Rule Series Book 5
Series: The Rule. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,820. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
A young widow, Whitney concentrates on work and her children. A new client, Veronica Nelson, an elderly woman with a sour face hires Whitney as her corporate attorney. Whitney discovers Veronica has an intellectual property rights claim against a lucrative corporation that owes millions of dollars. Veronica asks Whitney to rewrite her Will then dies mysteriously a few days later.
Unrelenting Love, A Woman's Way Short Story 2
Series: A Woman's Way. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Eve's husband loved her so much he'd rather see her dead than lose her.
Unrequited Love, A Woman's Way Short Story 1
Series: A Woman's Way. Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Lana didn't know how she felt about Paul until her husband saw it in her eyes.
The Echo of Her Presence, Archangel Book 3
Series: Archangel. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,160. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Ariel carried the ultimate burden of failure on her shoulders. She'd fallen victim to the oldest trick in the book. Angel's aren't supposed to fail, angels aren't suppose to fall in love. Her failure concerned both.
The Power of His Touch, Archangel Book 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,980. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Rafi doesn't hunt demons. He hunts their master. Rafi discovers a demon plot to release a pandemic in a large metropolitan city. Disguised as an agent of the World Health Organization as the pandemic spreads, Rafi searches for the source but is distracted by a beautiful young biochemist.
Termination Rule
Series: The Rule. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,770. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Everyone lives their lives by a certain set of rules. For some, those rules are outside the law. Jake never ran from a fight. He also never started one. When a jealous rival sends him to the hospital, he questions his choices. Suddenly he finds himself in the center of chaos.
Necromancer's Whisper, Hypnotic Journey Book 5
Series: Hypnotic Journey. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,630. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Our hero's enter a human realm where magic is forbidden under penalty of death. Cabal and Nicole must hide their elven heritage and Sarah discovers magic is not only forbidden in the human realm, it doesn't exist. It doesn't exist for everyone except the Necromancer, who has taken Jack prisoner.
Twenty-one Year Rule
Series: The Rule, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,460. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Bash sacrificed everything to save his sisters life, including his freedom. After three years of parole, he's finally ready to start over. When he meets a young ski instructor named Grace, falling in love was the last thing he expected. Bash can see his future in her eyes, but his past won't let him go.
The Light of His Sword
Series: Archangel, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 51,010. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Demon worship calls for sacrifice. Alyssa escapes with her little girl from the clutches of the compound leader Walton. She races off into the night determined to keep her daughter from becoming his next victim. As Walton closes in she is aided by a handsome truck driver. His courage and kindness sends ripples of emotion through Alyssa's petite form. But will his courage be enough to save them.
Seven Year Rule, Book 2, The Rule Series
Series: The Rule, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,120. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » New adult
When Whitney's widower brother-in-law dies leaving his three small children in her and Mason's care. Suddenly Mason's world is filled with diapers. Fatherhood requires a man to live for his children and not himself. Mason is not prepared to do that. Will Mason become the husband and father this family needs? Will he become the mentor and protector a little boy needs before it's too late?
Three-Year Rule
Series: The Rule, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 52,070. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » New adult
When renown psychologist and best selling author Elizabeth Stewart first noticed Joshua Miller standing at the back of her audience she thought the tall, muscular man dressed like a lumberjack was in the wrong room. Little did she know, Joshua would defy everything she ever wrote about relationships. Little did she know, he was also the key to her survival.
A Sequence of Darkness
Series: Hypnotic Journey, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,170. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Hopper and Sarah take Cabal to stop the Elves from invading the Troll Tunnels. The team heads into the bowels of the earth to rescue Hopper’s newborn son and Gravid’s daughter, kidnapped by Renegade Trolls. Tom battles his wraith memories and Hopper fights to control his jealously of Sarah and Cabals growing relationship. Traveling the Netherworld comes at a great cost. Who will pay the price?
Vengeance's Fire
Series: Treborel, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,630. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Kendra had not seen Cap in 6 months. As Kendra prepares to travel deep into the mountains with a group of Empathic Students Cap suddenly appears. Their journey will lead them toward an evil more dangerous than either could ever imagine. A presence that could bring an end to the Empathic way of life.
Tempest Borne
Series: Treborel, Prelude. Price: Free! Words: 11,580. Language: American English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This prelude to the Treborel Scifi/Fantasy Series introduces Mikel who returns from a journey across the sea to announce his bethrothal only to discover his long time mistress Zannia is with his child. After Mikel refuses to be blackmailed Zannia disappeares into the war torn landscape of Latria determined to make Mikel suffer.
Forbidden Quest, 2nd Edition
Series: Hypnotic Journey, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 47,090. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Wouldn't it be cool to suddenly have the battle skills of a seasoned warrior? Wouldn't that be even better if the battles felt real but there was no physical risk to you? Wouldn't it be perfect if the hypnotist in charge of your session was not insanely evil and using you as a weapon in a plot for revenge?
As Darkness Falls
Series: Hypnotic Journey, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,170. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Sarah has still not recovered from Hopper's loss. Sarah foolishly left the one person who could make her happy, behind at Fortress City. Sarah has successfully hidden away in a safe haven where she can practice her magic. Cabal suddenly appears just as word reaches Sarah that her friends Jack and Nicole are in grave danger. Sarah and Cabal rush to their aid. Will Sarah's magic be strong enough?
When Magic Fails
Series: Hypnotic Journey, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,800. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Suddenly her mentor the Elf Wizard Amity vanishes in a violent storm of magic leaving an entire battalion of Elf Warriors dead. Sarah and her companions rush blindly in search of the cloud desperate to save Ahmity.
Tempest Rise
Series: Treborel, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,340. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Lysette could not ignore the intense attraction she felt for Katar, the mountain Prince of Treborel. The very moment their eyes met a sharp grip of excitement and anticipation ran through Lysette's entire being. Attracted by her beauty and stubborn intellect Katar couldn't help but pursue her. Yet he knew there was no chance for a future with Lysette. Her world was modern, his was of ancient ways

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Smashwords book reviews by Alaina Stanford

  • Sinners' Breakast on Dec. 18, 2012

    Fun Read! I loved the inner action between Satan and L it was awesome! Great story, well written.
  • The Water That Binds on Dec. 18, 2012

    Vivid short story about love, revenge and loss. Wonderful tale left me hoping it will be turned into a novel.
  • Divine Deception: The Will Traveller Chronicals on Dec. 07, 2013

    I enjoyed this creative thriller! I couldn't put it down. It's well written and very descriptive. I was captivated from the very beginning. It's full of suspense and intrigue with a touch of romance. Worth the read!
  • Ghost Mining on March 13, 2014
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    I'm not one to read a lot of horror stories but this one I could not put down. I was completely ingrossed in the storyline and could not wait to get to the 'punchline'. The plot was intense and well done. I felt as if I was right there with the boys and wanted to scream at them to run away, run away! Any horror buff will love this story. Well done!
  • Ghost Mining on March 13, 2014

    I'm not one to read a lot of horror stories but this one I could not put down. I was completely ingrossed in the storyline and could not wait to get to the 'punchline'. The plot was intense and well done. I felt as if I was right there with the boys and wanted to scream at them to run away, run away! Any horror buff will love this story. Well done!
  • Lilith: Screenplay on July 05, 2014

    The biblical references are not quite spot on, but it is an amusing story. Some spelling errors and wrong words used, could use another proof read. The characters were well formed and enjoyable.