Alianne Donnelly


Alianne is an avid lover of stories of all kinds. Having grown up with fairy tales in a place where it almost seemed they were real, it was no surprise when she began making up her own stories. She loves books, music, hiking, and archery, and won’t shy away from travel and zip lining. Alianne graduated with a business degree and when she’s not off in the land of fantasy, she lives in California.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I've been writing in some way from a very early age. Most of my earliest writing were poems, but the very first prose I wrote was a mystery/thriller novella about a man who got brutally murdered and became a vengeful ghost set on avenging his own death and protecting his beloved wife. Now that I think about it, that probably should have been my first clue that I would become a published author one day. The story was pretty dark and gruesome and very detailed in its plot and mythology. Most eleven-year-olds don't write that way, I don't think. LOL
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small country in Europe. It's not very know for its industries, but more for its natural beauty. While they've adopted Christianity as the main religion, many of the old pagan customs and beliefs are still prominent, though now they tend to be labeled as superstitions. I've grown up believing in elves, fairies, demons and vampires as part of life. It's been a tremendous influence on me personally and on my writing. I write what I would want to read, describe worlds I'd want to live in and creatures I would want to meet, and in that sense, there is a little (or a lot) of the supernatural and magical in all of my books and stories.
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Where to find Alianne Donnelly online


Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 184,650. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
There is a new world order in place, and your choice is simple: Adapt or die.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,330. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When good intentions make everything go from bad to worse, all Ryan can do is sit back and enjoy his own personal ride to hell. But maybe he can still save the damsel in distress along the way... Hey, a computer geek can be a hero, too! Stranger things have happened...
The Beast Series
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,840. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Everybody knows the Beast is cursed. Everybody knows he will be redeemed. Everybody knows that the monster is just a mask of the good man within. But what if the fairy tales were wrong? What if to save one, the other must be sacrificed?
The Royal Wizard
Series: Dragonborn, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,080. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
In a kingdom built on the balance between human justice and Other magic, can a king and his wizard weather the storm of colliding powers? Will love conquer their enemies and restore peace, or bring an entire kingdom to its knees? When the gods begin to play, mortals tremble...
Series: The Beast. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,170. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
“Dark golden strands of hair fall over the face of a fallen angel. Strong jaw, proud nose, dark brows and a hard, twisted mouth. But his eyes... They aren’t what I expected to see. They are empty. Cold. Eyes of a true monster. And I can see it now. This is not my Beast. But this was my Beast. Before he became cursed.” -- Lyssette ('The Beast' by Alianne Donnelly) Prequel to "The Beast"
The Beast
Series: The Beast. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,480. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Everybody knows the Beast is cursed. Everybody knows he will be redeemed. Everybody knows that the monster is just a mask of the good man within. Everybody is wrong... The sequel novella to "Bastien", now with a new, rewritten ending.

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Smashwords book reviews by Alianne Donnelly

  • Smashwords Style Guide on March 27, 2012

    This guide was very easy to follow. It takes some reading but if you follow the instructions in this guide, your book really does go through the Meatgrinder without any issues whatsoever. It saved me a lot of headache, that's for sure. A MUST READ for anyone who wants to self-pub on Smashwords.