Ann Sepino

Biography

"Fairy-tale fantasies for the heart."

Ann Sepino is an independent Filipino author who loves all things fantasy romance. She enjoys creating the perfect happily ever after for her knights-in-distress and damsels-in-shining-armor. Her inspiration comes from the fairy tales and folklore of her childhood, as well as her interest and experience with local culture. One of her best titles, 'Tribeless,' was influenced by these very elements.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was five. I wrote a short picture book for a homework in kindergarten. I haven't been able to stop writing short stories since.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small village in the Visayas. I guess it influenced my writing style. I use calm words, and only add in swear words when necessary. I rarely write love scenes and violence. My village is somewhat conservative, and I think it rubbed off on me.
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Where to find Ann Sepino online

Books

Sans War
Pre-release—available September 15, 2020. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,940. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
In the realm beyond where humans live, the Bunog and Tayhu have been warring over trade routes and territories for nearly a century. Magda, a Bunog with blood that makes her as fast and strong as most of her enemies, is swept away by the stormy seas while fighting a Tayhu. She ends up on an island in human territory—along with the man trying to slay her.
Yule Kingdom
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,920. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
"Your dose of lighthearted, holiday fluff." The only way for former Crown Prince Nikolai to remain a part of Yule Kingdom is to serve its true heir. But Aurea Hollydew is too wet behind the ears to know anything about being the next queen. With time running out and a kingdom to please, they must do as other nobles would in their situation—enter an engagement of convenience.
Florette
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,320. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fairy tales
Florette doesn't believe in love, especially the kind that involves magical beings with butterfly wings on their backs. She is content to sit in her cottage and finish her clients' ballgowns in time for the Fall Gatherings. But a stranger comes knocking on her door, and suddenly her convictions about romance and magic start to shatter.
Tribeless
Price: $2.99 $0.99 USD. (67% off until Sep. 17!) Words: 46,390. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » New adult
In order for their tribe of Gob Edis to flourish, Naomi knows that things have to stay the way they are. She has to hide her feelings for her sister Noya's betrothed. She has to watch as an engagement between Noya and Akiba, future chief of Niatnuom, is made. Then fate takes an astonishing turn when the wedding doesn't take place, and Naomi becomes Akiba's tribe servant instead.
Current Affair
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,700. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fairy tales
(5.00 from 1 review)
Dardagat was a knight of the kingdom of Okeanos, a friend of the king’s niece and a fiancé to the princess. Cordelia was a Sea Witch, shunned by the other sea-dwellers for the danger she and her magic posed. But these two stubborn residents of the watery deep are going to find out that love can lurk beneath even the worst of deceits and the stormiest of seas.
Catwished
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,050. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Sidiro hated breaking rules. However, he ended up foolishly breaking the most important one: never reveal your jinn powers to a mortal. Now he's stuck in the mortal realm as a consequence, living life one boring day at a time—until he meets Tava. Will Sid end up with a happily-ever-after, or will he go down in history as the jinni who got 'catwished?'
After Eternity
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,430. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fairy tales
Jack Frost is third in line to his brother's kingdom, and is tasked with guarding the children of the mortal realm. Briella Snow is the Snow Queen of the kingdom of Tundra, and rumored to be fond of abducting mortals. When a boy living in the mortal realm goes missing, Jack knows that there could be no other possible culprit.
Gallina
Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fairy tales
(5.00 from 1 review)
Once upon a time, there was a little girl named GALLINA, whose father loved her very much. But one day her father died, leaving her in the hands of her cruel stepmother. Despite the ill-treatment she endured, Gallina remained kind and gentle.
Tilula
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,280. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fairy tales
Once upon a time, there was a man called Indri. He was the son of the frog king, and had the features to prove it. Then there was a lady called Tilula. She was the daughter of a merchant, and older sister to his favorite son. Through fate and by the merchant's own doing, Indri and Tilula are thrown together. Can a heart of gold heal one that's tainted black?
Nihilist
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Adult
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Lonicera was born to a slave and raised as a slave. She knew that there was no place for love or happiness in her life due to her lowly station. She knew that, one day, she would be sold off like any other commodity on Nihilist.

Smashwords book reviews by Ann Sepino

  • The Cowgirl Who Loved Horses, Queens of Montana Bonus Book on May 25, 2013

    No matter how many more ebooks I read, Cecily remains one of my favorite characters. This novel is the sweet read that left me sighing and smiling after being read.
  • Whispers in the Dark on Sep. 08, 2018

    This book is a delightful retelling of the well-known myth, but incorporating a different concept and twist to the story. Not going to go into details, because I might spoil it. I only wish there could have been more interactions between the two main lovebirds, but it's okay. Overall, I enjoyed it.