Alianne Donnelly


Alianne Donnelly was a wordsmith long before she became a reader. Driven by an insatiable curiosity about everything from history and mythology to science and philosophy, she grew into a fiction writer who hates coloring inside the genre lines. Her books all have elements of romance, with different series sorted under paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and erotic. And then there’s Wolfen…

Alianne lives in California, doing hard time in a corporate 9-5, while secretly scribbling away any chance she gets. She loves pizza, hiking, and avoiding small talk, and hopes to one day win the lottery jackpot. For more information about Alianne's books and writerly life, visit her website:

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


Dearest Love
Series: The Rebel Court. Pre-release—available September 18, 2017. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,030. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
How does a Rebel hold out against the temptation of his childhood love? He doesn’t…
Function: L1VE
Price: Free! Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The smallest change in a code sequence, and one AI robot's world is turned upside down. The question is: can he still function to his owners' satisfaction?
Catch Me
Series: The Rebel Court, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,400. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
How does a shameless skirt chaser like Haig Cavanaugh catch a legendary Huntress? Simple: he makes her want to chase him—and then lets her catch him.
Series: Dragonblood, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,540. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Two decades ago, a deal was struck and a curse was cast. Now, the only hope left for Tir and his tribe is the daughter of his sworn enemy—a woman who carries fire in her very soul. Liadan is a powerful Dragonblood, a skilled fighter, and a woman beautiful enough to melt even Tir's hate-filled heart. But what if even she can't defeat his tribe's demons?
Blood Hunt
Series: Blood and Shadows, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 132,230. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
A soldier follows orders without question. A warrior thinks for himself. Will John learn the difference before time runs out? The Shadows are gathering. It's time to choose a side…
Blood Debts
Series: Blood and Shadows, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,150. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Sometimes, to escape the fires of hell, you have to become the storm.
Blood Trails
Series: Blood and Shadows, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,120. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
It was a simple matter of singlehandedly re-engineering and injecting herself with a highly infectious virus which would change the genetic makeup of every single cell in Hailey's body in order to give her the ability to change her shape to that of an animal. What could possibly go wrong with that?
Blood Moons
Series: Blood and Shadows, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 103,030. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Heroes are born of seemingly ordinary people whose only choice is to be brave. Some secrets ruin lives. Others save them...
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 184,670. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
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. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
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: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,860. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, 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. But what if the fairy tales were wrong? What if to save one, the other must be sacrificed?
The Royal Wizard
Series: Dragonblood, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,110. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
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: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,190. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fairy tales
“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: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,500. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fairy tales
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.
  • Learn the Secret Language of Dreams on Aug. 19, 2016

    This was an interesting read. I'm not a dream expert, and don't usually look for deeper meaning in my own dreams, so I can't comment on how good or useful the information in this book was, but it was presented quite well. The chapters divided the subject matter into cohesive sections that made a lot of sense. The author also gives a lot of examples to illustrate her points, which I found interesting. It also made me realize I do not dream like the average person LOL If you're interested in dream symbolism, this is a good book to check out.