J. Ellyne

Biography

Ms Ellyne graduated from The University of Texas in Austin with a degree in Fine Arts. She currently lives in Florida and is a homemaker, musician, and writer. She has published four novels in The Fair and Fey series, an epic alternate history fantasy series with erotic romantic plots. All four books are available here in all formats and she is now giving away the first novel, Maginaugh, free to promote the series to new readers. Just click on the book titles below. Maginaugh is her best selling novel so far and has been rated 5 stars by readers! Her latest work, The Elves of Avalon, is now published and she is working on a forthcoming 5th novel in the series.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Upper Michigan at the northern end of Lake Michigan. Although my parents moved from the town where I was born, I kept going back every summer, even when I was in college, to visit friends and relatives, typically staying with relatives the entire summer. All of the scenes and settings in Maginaugh are based on places where I spent my pleasant days as a young girl. These places will always be etched in my memory.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans, faithful readers, and reviewers give me the motivation to continue struggling to write the next great Fantasy series, The Fair and Fey.
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Books

The Elves of Avalon, Book 4 of the Fair and Fey
Series: The Fair and Fey. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 189,270. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
(5.00)
Here is the riveting fourth book of the epic series, The Fair and Fey, translated from the High Elven of Sashegh’s third journal by J. Ellyne. The series began 9,000 years ago when Sashegh and her people came to our world. The Elves of Avalon, a blockbuster of a novel, tells of the end of Elves in our world and a new twist on Arthurian legend, plus erotic romance aplenty.
The Elves of Arthannegh, Book Three of the Fair and Fey
Series: The Fair and Fey, Book 3. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 202,060. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
(5.00)
Here, finally is the riveting third book of the blockbuster series, The Fair and Fey, translated from the High Elven of Sashegh’s third journal by J. Ellyne. The series began 9,000 years ago when Sashegh and her people came to our world. The Elves of Arthannegh, a true epic, tells of the beginning of the ending of Elves and a new twist on Arthurian legend, plus erotic romance aplenty.
Maahilund, Book 2 of The Fair and Fey
Series: The Fair and Fey. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 137,540. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Erotica » Literary Erotica
(5.00)
Sashegh, the exotic young princess from a faraway world, has become a mature woman. After leaving Maginaugh somewhat unwillingly, she sailed across the ocean and found a new home where her people attempt to rebuild the advanced culture they had on Maginaugh.
Maginaugh, Book One of The Fair and Fey
Series: The Fair and Fey. Price: Free! Words: 109,400. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(4.71)
An exotic young princess from a faraway world comes of age and experiences extreme dangers, passionate love, and loyal friendships in this first of three books about her life and struggles.
Caught in the Act
Price: Free! Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00)
Everyone knows Carol's husband beats her. She wonders if he will kill her someday. Or will she have the courage to fight back, to kill or be killed. As this story unfolds, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat, we see Carol's mind slowly unraveling as her terror of husband Bill increases.

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Smashwords book reviews by J. Ellyne

  • Double Penetration in the Desert: An Interracial Cuckold Story on May 27, 2012

    Well written erotica. Thank you Lane, I really got off reading it!
  • Smashwords Style Guide on May 30, 2012
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    When I finished my first novel this year, I went looking for a literary agent. The woman I found, although not accepting new writers, had lots of good advice on getting a manuscript accepted, including a pointer to Smashwords. I am now a believer in this approach to self publishing. This book by Mr. Coker was so helpful and made getting my manuscript ready for the Smashwords "meatgrinder" a breeze. Well, actually, it made the work easy to do but showed my how much work I had to do to get it ready. I'm almost there now with the novel after first publishing a short story through the meatgrinder as a trial run, with no Autovetter errors. Every Indie author should get this book and pay careful attention to the guidelines. The best parts to me were the "nuclear method" and the hints on "taming MS Word."
  • Smashwords Style Guide on June 04, 2012

    Five stars!
  • The Witch Sea on Feb. 07, 2013

    I loved the Witch Sea, a story of magic and enchantment mostly, rather than erotica, but very much a F/F love story. The protagonist (or is she actually the villain?) is a witch and her nemesis is a god of the sea. They are caught in a generation long struggle which comes to a climax when the sea god sends one of his creatures to the witch, in human form, to seduce her. They fall in love slowly. The sea creature wants to go home to the sea but the witch's magic is keeping her, the sea god, and many of his creatures, trapped on the land with a net of magic, woven originally by her grandmother. The crux of the plot is, if the witch truly loves the sea creature, she will let her go back to the sea. But then she will never see her again. It is only toward the end of the story that they finally go to bed together. The sex is described in romantic rather than pornographic terms, and it's sooooooo beautiful. So is the ending and I won't spoil it. You should read this story.
  • The Witch Sea on Feb. 07, 2013

    I loved the Witch Sea, a story of magic and enchantment mostly, rather than erotica, but very much a F/F love story. The protagonist (or is she actually the villain?) is a witch and her nemesis is a god of the sea. They are caught in a generation long struggle which comes to a climax when the sea god sends one of his creatures to the witch, in human form, to seduce her. They fall in love slowly. The sea creature wants to go home to the sea but the witch's magic is keeping her, the sea god, and many of his creatures, trapped on the land with a net of magic, woven originally by her grandmother. The crux of the plot is, if the witch truly loves the sea creature, she will let her go back to the sea. But then she will never see her again. It is only toward the end of the story that they finally go to bed together. The sex is described in romantic rather than pornographic terms, and it's sooooooo beautiful. So is the ending and I won't spoil it. You should read this story.
  • Outpost on June 29, 2016

    This is a great book. I highly recommend it. It's high magic and sword epic fantasy. I guess there will be a sequel and I'm looking forward to it. There are three protagonists and McKinstry switches from one's POV to another through the book and manages these transitions beautifully. They all need to work together to defeat the Demons who threaten to come through the gateway from Otherworld and destroy the (fantasy but realistic) world of our heroes and heroine. One of the heroes is a Ranger named Othin, a good man betrayed by his bad employer (sound familiar anyone?). Othin has a lover named Mellisande. His knickname for her his Millie. She knows high magic but is very modest about it. I think I can always see the character in a novel who is the author's surrogate and I think Ms. McKinstry has put a lot of her personality into Millie and therefore we get to meet Ms. McKinstry in the pages of Outpost. I wished there would have been more Millie in the book but I bet we get a lot more of her in the sequel and I can't wait. The final character is mild mannered Arcmael. He's a warden, belonging to a group committed to helping the Fylking, nonhuman alien good guys (mostly good anyway), to protect the towers that keep the gateway to and from otherworld closed to Demons and other bad guys. He doesn't want to fight but is left with no choice. The fate of the world will depend on him, Millie, and Othin. Arcmael also has a good bit of magic which helps and he ends up being pretty good with a sword as well. A major subplot of the book is the love story of Othin and Mellie. They become separated by events beyond their control. Will they ever get together again? Will they end up living happily ever after? Will they be able to save the world together? Sorry no spoilers. Read it and find out. You will not guess the ending. It's not trite but it's not really sad either. Ms. McKinstry admits she has been heavily influenced by Tolkien, like so many of us have been, but I think in at least one respect she has done Tolkien one better and that's in pacing. Her pace builds like that of a Stephen King novel, laconic at first, then very interesting and mysterious, and finally becoming a thrilling drama, ratcheting along to an epic conclusion at breakneck speed. At some point it will become really hard for you to put the book down.