Jenna Elizabeth Johnson


Fantasy Author. Swordswoman. Chicken Mama. These are just a few of the titles Jenna Elizabeth Johnson proudly goes by. She is the author of over a dozen novels, novellas, and short stories, including the award-winning Legend of Oescienne series, the Otherworld series, and the Draghans of Firiehn novella series.

Besides writing fantasy adventures featuring domineering dragons, headstrong heroines, brooding Celtic warriors, and all the magical creatures in between, she is a competitive HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) practitioner, participating in longsword tournaments whenever she gets the chance.

During her down time, Jenna can be found exploring the open spaces of California’s Central Coast, camping in Yosemite National Park, reading books and webcomics, or hanging out with her flock of overly-affectionate lap chickens.

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Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
Officially, I started writing in 2005 and first published in 2009. I never thought to be a writer, but once I started I couldn't stop.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The book I'm currently working on is the second novella in my Draghans of Firiehn series. It continues the story of Dorran, a cursed king who can shift into dragon form and Brienne, an enslaved warrior who sees past his outer guise to free the man within. It should be out later this year or early next year.
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Where to find Jenna Elizabeth Johnson online


Blaze and Borne (Draghans of Firiehn Book 2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,910. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
Although Brienne of Eile has finally broken free of the Morrigan’s grasp, the new life awaiting her in Firiehn may prove to be just as dangerous. Hoping for a fresh start with Dorran, Brie agrees to join her cru-athru lover as he journeys back to the kingdom of Astorelle. But navigating courtly politics may prove to be just as difficult as her previous life...
The Reckoning: An Epic Fantasy Dragon Adventure
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 178,130. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Ever since leaving her home in Oescienne, Jahrra has known the fate awaiting her in the kingdom of Ghorium. The prophecy has never been clear on how she is to defeat the Crimson King, only that if it is to be done, she is the one who must find a way. But time is running short, and Jahrra only hopes she'll find the answers before it is too late . . .
Flame and Form (Draghans of Firiehn Book 1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,300. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
When Brienne intervenes on behalf of a draghan, a wild, fire-breathing beast from the realm of Firiehn, she only means to save the creature from a fate worse than death. What Brienne doesn’t realize, however, is that this monster is cru-athru, a shapeshifter capable of transforming into a man, one whose very presence heats her blood like draghan fire.
Faebound - A Novella of the Otherworld
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,160. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aiden Elam has always been different from the other kids he knows. The adults say he has Autism, but Aiden isn’t so sure. He can understand everyone just fine, he just can’t get the words out to tell them.
The Ascending: An Epic Fantasy Dragon Adventure
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 165,060. Language: American English. Published: May 20, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A year has passed since the Tanaan dragon Jaax and his human ward, Jahrra, came to live within the protected boundaries of Lidien, the great City of Light. But even the safest places in Ethöes can harbor enemies, and one cannot hide from one's fate forever. At the onset of yet another departure, Jahrra realizes there is more to this next step in her journey than she previously thought . . .
Faeborne - A Novel of the Otherworld
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 135,320. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
Despite being worlds apart, Seren and Brennon are brought together in a single moment. When the doe Brenn shoots turns into a woman before his eyes, he has no choice but to bring her home with the hope that she’ll recover. What he doesn’t realize, however, is that Seren is capable of healing herself and she may be able to cure his wounds as well, and not just the ones that run skin deep.
Faeleahn - A Novella of the Otherworld
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,740. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Cade and Meghan are ready to pledge their souls to one another in a traditional bonding ceremony of Eilé. But before the ceremony can take place they must inform everyone of their intentions. Although the goal is to share the news of their upcoming wedding, the faelah bounty hunter and the princess of Erintara grow even closer as their love is reflected back to them by those they hold most dear.
Caelihn - A Novel of the Otherworld
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,940. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
A few scant months ago Robyn Dunbarre, with the help of Devlin O’Brolaigh, managed to escape the claws of a sadistic Otherworldly mage with her life barely intact. Now living in Eilé, Robyn is eager to track down her Lorehnin roots. Devlin believes they should start searching among the Amsíhría, the women of the Otherworld with the power to appease Eilé’s wild, and sometimes volatile, weather.
The Awakening: An Epic Fantasy Dragon Adventure
Series: Oescienne, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 152,440. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Mythical animals
For seventeen years, the dragon Jaax has managed to keep Jahrra hidden from the evil Tyrant King in the east, but an inconceivable tragedy and the revelation of a secret kept from her since birth has turned her perfect world on its end. Now, Jahrra must flee Oescienne, the only home she’s ever known, and accept the help of the one being she mistrusts more than anyone else…
Lorehnin - A Novel of the Otherworld
Series: Otherworld, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,420. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
***2014 NEW APPLE BOOK AWARDS MEDAL WINNER - YOUNG ADULT CATEGORY*** ***2015 READERS' FAVORITE SILVER MEDALIST - YOUNG ADULT PARANORMAL*** Robyn is working her way toward a business degree with the hopes of someday managing the Green Tea Leaf, a local café in the bustling town of San Luis Obispo. What Robyn hadn’t planned on, however, was getting caught up in the business of the Otherworld.
Ghalien - A Novel of the Otherworld
Series: Otherworld, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,610. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Caedehn MacRoich was sent to the mortal world for one purpose: to hunt the Morrigan's renegade faelah. But he never anticipated stumbling upon Meghan Elam, a young woman from his own realm, nor did he expect to fall in love with her. Fate, however, had other plans for Cade and when he broke his own geis to keep Meghan safe, the Morrigan demanded retribution for his disobedience.
Faery Worlds - Six Complete Novels
Price: Free! Words: 411,690. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013 by Fiddlehead Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A stunning collection featuring the first books in six fan-favorite series by six bestselling, award-winning fantasy authors. Discover the many worlds of Faerie in these novels filled with adventure, love, and – of course – Fae Magic. (Best for readers 14 and up) Novels by: Tara Maya, Elle Casey, JL Bryan, Anthea Sharp, Jenna Elizabeth Johnson, and Alexia Purdy.
The Otherworld Trilogy - Omnibus Edition
Series: Otherworld, Book 6. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 285,890. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
This Omnibus Edition includes the entire Otherworld Trilogy, as well as a commentary from the author, an interview with the main characters, a map of Eile, and a short story from the author's other series, The Legend of Oescienne. Books in the Otherworld Trilogy: Faelorehn - Book One Dolmarehn - Book Two Luathara - Book Three
Luathara - A Young Adult Dark Fae Romance Novel
Series: Otherworld, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 124,940. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » General, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Meghan Elam knows that she belongs in the Otherworld, but she doesn't know if she's quite ready to take that leap. With Cade on the mend and her mortal family aware of their daughter's true identity, everything seems lined up for her to make a smooth transition into her new life. Unfortunately, Meghan has a mortal enemy, an angry goddess who has not yet given up on her chance for revenge.
Ehriad - A Novella of the Otherworld
Series: Otherworld, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,600. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
From the author of the Otherworld Trilogy . . . Three scenes from Faelorehn, told from Cade’s point of view. Cade MacRoich is Ehríad, a faelah bounty hunter. When he is compelled to deal with a collection of particularly nasty monsters in the mortal world, he stumbles upon a stream of Faelorehn magic that leads him to something astonishing.
Dolmarehn - A Young Adult Dark Fae Romance Novel
Series: Otherworld, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,490. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A year ago, Meghan Elam learned that she was Faelorehn, a being of the Otherworld. Immortal. Now she must juggle her life in the mortal world with the one she has started to build in the Otherworld. But keeping her identity secret from her friends and family while trying to avoid a wrathful Celtic goddess is no easy task. Luckily, she has the intriguing Cade MacRoich to help her along the way.
Faelorehn - A Young Adult Dark Fae Romance Novel
Series: Otherworld, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 71,070. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
(3.86 from 29 reviews)
Meghan Elam has been strange her entire life: her eyes have this odd habit of changing color and she sees and hears things no one else does. When the visions and voices in her head start to get worse, she is convinced that her parents will want to drag her off to another psychiatrist. That is, until the mysterious Cade MacRoich shows up out of nowhere with an explanation of his own.
Tales of Oescienne
Series: Oescienne. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,240. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Three short stories from the world of Ethoes . . . Conquer the Castle: Jahrra takes on her classmates in a challenging game of capture the flag. The Spirit Stone Ring: The Mystic Archedenaeh seeks the answers to a rumor, and finds only memories. Fire and Ice: The dragon Jaax is injured when facing off a daunting enemy, but the mishap leads to a lesson in pride and honor instead.
Conquer the Castle - A Legend of Oescienne Short Story
Series: Oescienne. Price: Free! Words: 10,950. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jahrra and her friends are about to embark upon a very important mission: to steal the flag of their nemesis, Eydeth, in a city-wide game of Conquer the Castle. Will they be able to outwit and out-maneuver their other classmates in order to win the grand prize, a day off from school? Conquer the Castle is an adventurous, and sometimes humorous, short story from the world of Oescienne.
The Beginning: An Epic Fantasy Dragon Adventure
Series: Oescienne, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 139,560. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Mythical animals
(4.00 from 1 review)
Twelve years have passed since Jahrra arrived in Oescienne and became the responsibility of the old Korli dragon Hroombra; yet much can happen in twelve years. So far, Jahrra's life has been filled with adventure, danger, friendship and even loss. Despite what she has learned in school and what she has learned from life, she has no idea that she is, in fact, human . . .
The Finding: An Epic Fantasy Dragon Adventure
Series: Oescienne, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,380. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Mythical animals
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
When the dragon Jaax receives word that a human child has been found in the province of Oescienne, he doesn't dare believe it. Humans have been absent from the world of Ethöes for centuries, cursed by an evil tyrant to live out the remainder of their lives in dragon form. Despite his doubts, Jaax wonders if this girl could be the long-awaited answer to an ancient prophecy.

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Smashwords book reviews by Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

  • Dark Currents (The Emperor's Edge Book 2) on Nov. 21, 2011

    Finally, the sequel to 'Emperor's Edge'! And this one is as good as, if not better, than the first. Amaranthe and her gang have stumbled upon a new dilemma facing the empire: someone is poisoning the city's water supply. Of course, Amaranthe and her team don't hesitate to take up the challenge, and naturally, mayhem and adventure ensue. I'll not go into detail (that would spoil the story), but if you've read any of Buroker's other books, you will not be disappointed with this one. Okay, you might be disappointed that it ends and there isn't a third book ready and waiting in the wings . . . In this installment, we get to spend a little more time with Books and get to see his perspective on being a member of this unlikely group. Maldynado is as ridiculous and charming as ever (making me laugh out loud on several occasions). Akstyr and Basilard help glue the team together with Akstyr's typical teen surliness and Basilard's calm support (though I do hope to learn more about them in future books). As for Sicarius, we finally get to learn some more of his secrets, and he even learns to tease Amaranthe, in a very Sicarius-like way of course. All in all, another chapter in a story I can't get enough of. The character driven plot is well developed, the dialogue witty and engaging, and the action and adventure is non-stop. Eagerly awaiting what Miss Buroker has planned next; hopefully I won't have to wait too long!
  • Hunted (The Flash Gold Chronicles, #2) on Nov. 21, 2011

    Once again, Miss Buroker produces an entertaining tale of adventure and danger in her sequel to 'Flash Gold'. Kali has managed to set up another shop with her new partner, Cedar, and things seem relatively calm for them until Kali's old beau shows up with a business proposition and Cedar gets wind of his long-time nemesis being in town. Of course, mayhem and chaos ensue and the two of them soon become caught up in a deadly situation. I think one of my favorite aspects of this series is how the characters find their way out of tight situations: not with mere brute force (which Cedar could get away with considering his excellent marksmanship), but by also thinking things through and using the laws of physics to outmaneuver their enemies when all odds seem to be stacked against them. I was also happy with the further development of Kali and Cedar's relationship in this book, as well as their growth as individuals. The reader is shown a brief glimpse into their pasts and we finally get to learn Cedar's real name. Also, the arrival of a new threat, an old business partner of Kali's father and her own intriguig inventions, helps set up a new challenge for Kali and Cedar they'll have to face in (hopefully) future books. In conclusion, the character development, once again, is up to my strict standards; the action is, if not constantly present, always looming in the background waiting to thwart our heroes; we get another fun invention or two from Kali (I especially like the spud gun at the end); and the reader is introduced to another formidable enemy who may or may not have survived the battle at the end of the book. A very entertaining read indeed! My only question is: how long will we have to wait for 'Flash Gold' book three?
  • The Emperor's Edge on Dec. 10, 2011

    Having finished The Emperor's Edge, I have to say I'm extremely pleased with my purchase. The book itself is well-written; the author using a varied vocabulary with a dash of humor nestled amongst the dialogue. The characters, in my opinion, are wonderful. Amaranthe, the main female protagonist, is a very strong lead and comes off as a genuine, able leader. Her companions, all male of varying ages and `occupations', are very likeable as well and the diverse relationships between all of them grow throughout the book. I won't give a synopsis, since that is provided in the book description, but I'm much impressed with the author's style and the world she has created. Miss Buroker has managed to interlace a fast-paced and well executed plot while creating a cast of characters that, while sporting their handful of faults, bring along a list of assets and virtues as well. I can't wait for the sequel to come out, and I'll be sure to check out her other books while I'm waiting.
  • The Assassin's Curse on Jan. 17, 2012

    Aaaah, there is nothing better than getting a Lindsay Buroker short to appease one's appetite while waiting for the next EE novel to come out . . . And this one doesn't disappoint! In Assassin's Curse, while Amaranthe and Sicarius are out training, evidence of trouble suddenly arises. And Amaranthe, being a magnet for trouble (and eager to cut training with Sicarius a bit short, of course), eagerly insists they check it out. What follows is a haunting mini-adventure involving an ancient curse, some dangerous machinery and a late night swim. If you are a fan of Lindsay's other books, you will definitely appreciate this newest addition - and we even get a tidbit of information on Sicarius' past . . . ;) Thanks again Lindsay and I cannot wait for the next book!