J.A. Clement


J.A. Clement lives near London with her partner and as yet, no dogs. She writes her fantasy series "On Dark Shores" whenever she can, mostly in her lunch hour (which probably explains the excessive number of bacon sandwiches that have to be edited out later).

The main series is accompanied by the 'Parallels' series which features other stories set in the same world. Her "To-Write" list is as big as your "To-Read" list (and covers several genres, but she just needs to finish this series first...)

For advanced warning of new releases, you can sign up to her newsletter via her blog, or she's happy to be contacted by readers via email at jaclement [dot] ondarkshores [at] gmail [dot] com. She is happy to answer any questions she can without spoilers, and does love a good gossip with fellow bookworms. You have been warned...

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The Last Dragon
Price: Free! Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A short story as told in the novel "Song of the Ice Lord". The Colony is in disarray. Jorr, a young and headstrong dragon, is too big to control and will not think of anyone but himself. Reluctantly, the Colony exile him. Alone and with no-one to look out for him, Jorr must go his own way - but he is the biggest dragon in the world. How hard can it be?
The Scarred Artisan
Price: Free! Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Novella-length tale as told in "Song of the Ice Lord". Laerzinan is a city where art and beauty are revered. The great craftsman Imlan causes outrage by choosing a nobody as his opponent for his annual challenge. Ghiblin, the toymaker must take on three challenges, but who is the talented young lady with the scar that Imlan has sent to help him? And together, can they beat Imlan at his own game?
Song of the Ice Lord
Series: Parallels. Price: Free! Words: 98,250. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
From the world of the "On Dark Shores" series. The world is burning. Country after country has fallen to the Ice Lord's armies. Cities lie devastated; whole peoples are slaughtered. A mixed band of survivors on the Skral Islands must put aside centuries of difference to fight together & as the final battle begins the young, weak and maimed must form the last defence against his final dark victory.
A Sprig of Holly
Series: Parallels. Price: Free! Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
A short story from the charity anthology Christmas Lites. Greta lives with her grandfather in a cabin in the mountains. The winter is harsh and in the snow and cold they are running short of wood. Their handsome neighbour Matthias would help - but he is still trying to get back from the town. Who can help them? And what is the significance of the sprig of holly?
On Dark Shores1: The Lady & 2: The Other Nereia
Series: On Dark Shores ยท Parallels. Price: Free! Words: 82,130. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Trapped in fear and poverty, the thief Nereia will go to desperate lengths to protect her beautiful younger sister from brutal moneylender Copeland. Copeland is becoming unpredictable. Even his bodyguard Blakey is not safe; when he is summoned down to the sea-caves, Blakey is uneasy – and so he should be, for he is about to meet the Archangel…
On Dark Shores 2: The Other Nereia
Series: On Dark Shores, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,130. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Nereia is faced by a frightening choice. Copeland is getting dangerously unpredictable; and in the blind darkness of the sea-caves under the cliff, Blakey is about to make the acquaintance of the Archangel... Second in the "On Dark Shores" dark fantasy series, this novella is gritty and gripping with a rich tapestry of characters and darkly evocative setting. STARTS AT CHAPTER 7 following bk1.
The Black-Eyed Susan
Series: Parallels. Price: Free! Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A short story from the world of the "On Dark Shores" fantasy series. Ten years before the action in that novel, a ship's captain goes to Scarlock to see the moneylender Copeland, pleading for more time to pay off his debt. 1.5k words
On Dark Shores 1: The Lady
Series: On Dark Shores, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 43,100. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Trapped in fear and poverty after the death of her parents, the thief Nereia will go to desperate lengths to protect her beautiful younger sister from Copeland the moneylender. No-one has dared to attempt escape before; the whole of Scarlock trembles in his grasp. Only Nereia’s cunning and some unlooked-for help give her hope...

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  • Questing Beast on Sep. 30, 2010

    Excellent! Well-written, well-paced, funny and a joy to read. And if you have any spare trogomets or for that matter, Questing Beasts, I'd like to adopt them please!