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 at the age of five. Our kindergarten teacher asked us to make a short picture book for class. I haven't been able to stop writing stories since.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small village in Iloilo, home of traditional Filipino lore, legends, culture and mythical creatures. They make regular appearances in some of the books, even the fairy tale-inspired ones. Our island's flora, fauna and ambience are also referenced or serve as inspiration for story settings.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Ann Sepino online

Series

The Fairy Tomes of Cerulean Cove
Books included in this fantasy romance series: Marina, Orelia, Rosa, Verna, Sienna (coming spring 2024), Breena (coming summer 2024)
Marina
Price: Free!
Orelia
Price: $2.99 $1.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Rosa
Price: $2.99 $1.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Verna
Price: $2.99 $1.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Sienna
Price: $2.99 $1.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Flutterfae Brides
Books included in this fantasy romance series: Florette, Crimsonella.
Florette
Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Crimsonella
Price: $2.99 $1.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Jinn Shifters
Books included in this paranormal romance series: Catwished, Leopardized.
Catwished
Price: $2.99 $1.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Leopardized
Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Eternal Romances
Books included in this fantasy romance series: After Eternity, Choosing Eternity.
After Eternity
Price: $3.49 $1.74 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Choosing Eternity
Price: $2.99 $1.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!)

Books

Sienna
Series: The Fairy Tomes of Cerulean Cove, Book V. Price: $2.99 $1.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 18,720. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Shifters
Sienna is one of the best foragers that the Western Village of Cerulean Cove has ever seen. But during one of her foraging trips, a rogue lycan pursues her to make her his mate. Treyton has just arrived in Cerulean Cove's forest when he rescues the beautiful, vivacious woman from his fellow lycan.
Gentle Green
Price: Free! Words: 38,860. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
The only things that matter to Sua, the hard-working innkeeper of Tamisna Inn, are the happiness and safety of her loved ones. But being an innkeeper in the small town of Alola isn't always easy or safe. Danger lurks in the nearby woods, and she's the only one who can stop it. Can Sua entrust her secret burden and her inexperienced heart to a man she barely knows?
Verna
Series: The Fairy Tomes of Cerulean Cove, Book IV. Price: $2.99 $1.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 17,940. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Verna is a tea maker's apprentice who rescues a cursed man while heading back to her hometown. Chantry the wandering musician accompanies her there after she lifts his curse. Along the way, they're mistaken for lovers, even though Verna could barely stand Chantry's suggestive antics.
Rosa
Series: The Fairy Tomes of Cerulean Cove, Book III. Price: $2.99 $1.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 16,920. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Rosa works as an oracle to make sure that Cerulean Cove's villagers can live in peace, free of malicious crooks. Ursino the merchant needs someone like her to retrieve his wares from the dwarf that cursed him. On their quest to find the criminal, they discover just how easy it is to fall in love.
Orelia
Series: The Fairy Tomes of Cerulean Cove, Book II. Price: $2.99 $1.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 16,830. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Orelia is a kind village healer struggling to keep her infirmary open and her business afloat. Aelfric is the charming fairy envoy who decides to step in and help after hearing of her plight. He has one condition, though, and it involves the two of them becoming more than just friends.
Marina
Series: The Fairy Tomes of Cerulean Cove, Book I. Price: Free! Words: 17,460. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Marina is a mermaid who decides to live on land after losing her home and family. Caspian is a humble fisherman looking for companionship on the outskirts of Cerulean Cove. Their relationship is meant to be platonic, but the attraction they feel for each other says otherwise.
Crimsonella
Series: Flutterfae Brides, Book II. Price: $2.99 $1.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 19,060. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Fall Gatherings have started, and the flutterfae have arrived to seek human brides. But as much as Crystal wants to experience this most elegant event of the year, she can't go to their balls. However, good fortune comes in the guise of a kind, old neighbor and a beautiful crimson gown. Then, she catches a handsome stranger's eye…
Leopardized
Series: Jinn Shifters, Book II. Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 52,420. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Shifters
The more the shapeshifting jinni gives Madelyn a hand, the more she finds herself attracted to him. However, she can't seem to figure out if he's returning her feelings for real. Something is holding him back, and it's up to her to find out what. She has to get past his outer shell, or in this case his fuzzy fur, to do it.
Choosing Eternity
Series: Eternal Romances, Book II. Price: $2.99 $1.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 18,270. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Royalty
Jules Frost, the second prince of Taiga, bumps into the half-dead, heavily injured Ivory while patroling the borders of his brother's kingdom. The gallant royal defends her from her pursuers and takes her to his private residence to heal. She agrees to stay with him only until the eve of winter solstice. Will the spark of attraction between them foil this arrangement?
Daemon Bound
Price: $3.49 $1.74 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 27,050. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Elven Princess is gone, and it's up to Nagmali to get her back. However, she has to enter the Daemon Realm to do it. Her only hope of making it out alive is if the wanderer she meets comes with her.
Knightly Serenade
Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 54,480. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
"When a blessing becomes a curse." Pamela believes that her enchanted hair, a gift in exchange for her mother’s kindness, is nothing more than a venerated curse. When the envy and greed it attracts causes discord at Fort Daverna, her guardian has no choice but to move her somewhere else. It’s in Fort Romarium that she meets the one person who couldn’t care less about her rare condition...
Merry Winters
Price: $3.99 $1.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 45,110. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Holiday
Magic is in the wintry air, but Ivan Russell can't feel it. He's too wrapped up in managing his general store for some holiday cheer. Then Merry Winters appears on his doorstep—or half-naked on his parlor couch to be precise—and everyday life gets turned upside down.
Sans War
Price: $4.49 $2.24 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 49,660. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
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: $3.49 $1.74 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 30,630. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Holiday
"A cozy, Christmassy, royal romance." 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
Series: Flutterfae Brides, Book I. Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 53,120. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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: $3.99 $1.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 46,120. 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: $3.49 $1.74 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 29,360. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Royalty
(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
Series: Jinn Shifters, Book I. Price: $2.99 $1.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 18,700. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Shifters
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
Series: Eternal Romances, Book I. Price: $3.49 $1.74 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 32,000. 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.
Tilula
Price: $2.99 $1.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 18,910. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,520. 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, one day, she would be sold off like any other commodity on Nihilist. But when the day of her own sale comes, the man who buys her is not what she expects.

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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.
  • A Giving Heart on March 22, 2021

    Got this during the last Summer/Winter sale and only just read it now. I like it! It's a good story with an intriguing start and an ending that will satisfy any hopeless romantic.
  • The Wolf King's Bride on March 23, 2021

    Loved it! The MCs are interesting and compelling, and the world they live in is wonderfully described. The first scenes in the book had me hooked and excited to know what would happen next. Definitely a great read for people who enjoy stories with magic, mystery and, of course, fated mates.
  • Blitzen's Fated Mate (Arctic Shifters Book One) on Jan. 15, 2023

    Short, steamy, and ticked all the boxes under the "fated mate" trope. I liked the bit of lore that was sprinkled into the story. I also liked the interactions between the two main characters. The last part (HEA) was cute. Overall, an entertaining read!
  • Ice Mermaid on April 02, 2023

    A lovely story with enthralling hints of magic and world-building. The love interest's introduction was so well-written. You could sense the strength and quality of his character from his dialogue. A good read for when you're taking a break from work and looking for something other than romantic drama.
  • Zendar: A Tale of Sand (Prequel) on April 02, 2023

    Loved it! I like how immersive the story's setting is and how many of the chapters introduce readers to the bigger storyline for the collection. The two main characters had lots of sweet moments. Their interactions felt neither lacking nor forced. I think this is a perfect afternoon read for people who want to be whisked away to a fantasy world with both beauty and danger.
  • The Merman's Kiss on April 08, 2023

    The plot started off with some dark and heavy themes, but I think it somehow helped set the mood and the main characters' motivations for the rest of the story. The love scenes were sizzling and easy to follow, considering that one of the participants wasn't physiologically human. I love the lore behind the mermaids and mermen, as it raises the stakes for both leads. I only wish that the magical rules allowing Zantu to turn into a human could have been explored more. Overall, a highly enjoyable read.
  • James's Lady (Regency Club Venus 5) on April 17, 2023

    I enjoyed reading this. There were steamy, sweet, and even sentimental moments throughout the story. Sassy yet strong-willed ladies are always a fun read, and Beatrix nicely fits that role. The main characters may have different backgrounds and an equal amount of stubbornness, but these only make them more compatible with each other.
  • A Partridge in His Family Tree on April 23, 2023

    I enjoyed the story. It's a cute historical romance that contains sweet words and even sweeter kisses. The romance between its main characters, which grows as they exchange gifts, affirms that relationships grow stronger through friendship, respect, and acceptance. It doesn't have high-risk drama or conflict, and I believe this makes it an ideal book for someone who plans to spend their winter night reading in front of a cozy fire.
  • Gift of Air on Oct. 01, 2023

    It's an interesting story, for sure. The setting puts a new, modern, and supernatural spin on a specific culture and historical period, and it serves the romance well. The love interest is our quintessential knight-in-shining-armor, swooping into the scene to offer our lovely protagonist the happily ever after she deserves. For a book of this length, I believe the magic system was expounded well enough to digest while reading. I'd recommend this for those looking for a cozy, magical read with just enough danger to keep the suspense going.
  • Monster's Find on March 16, 2024

    I thought I'd read something spicier for a change of pace, and this novella didn't disappoint. There's a good balance between introducing the setting and depicting the main character's relationship. Sasha and Mel'ar's scenes were aptly erotic, but not so graphic that readers might find them gratuitous. Overall, I liked reading this book. I'd recommend this to people who enjoy short, sexy stories with a touch of tenderness and magical lore.