Jay Greenstein


I’m a storyteller. My skills at writing are subject to opinion, my punctuation has been called interesting, at best—but I am a storyteller.

I am, of course, many other things. In seven decades of living, there are great numbers of things that have attracted my attention. I am, for example, an electrician. I can also design, build, and install a range of things from stairs and railings to flooring, and tile backsplashes. I can even giftwrap a box from the inside, so to speak, by wallpapering the house.

I’m an engineer, one who has designed computers and computer systems; one of which—during the bad old days of the cold war—flew in the plane designated as the American President’s Airborne Command Post: The Doomsday Jet.

I’ve spent seven years as the chief-engineer of a company that built bar-code readers.

I spent thirteen of the most enjoyable years of my life as a scoutmaster, and three, nearly as good, as a cubmaster.

I joined the Air Force to learn jet engine mechanics, but ended up working in broadcast and closed circuit television, serving in such unlikely locations as the War Room of the Strategic Air Command, and a television station on the island of Okinawa.

I have been involved in sports car racing, scuba diving, sailing, and anything else that sounded like fun. I can fix most things that break, sew a fairly neat seam, and have raised three pretty nice kids, all of who are smarter and prettier than I am—more talented, too, thanks to the genes my wife kindly provided.

Once, while camping with a group of cubs and their families, one of the dads announced, “You guys better make up crosses to keep the Purple Bishop away.” When I asked for more information, the man shrugged and said, “I don’t really know much about the story. It’s some kind of a local thing that was mentioned on my last camping trip.” Intrigued, I wondered if I could come up with something to go with his comment about the crosses; something to provide a gentle terror-of-the-night to entertain the boys. The result was a virtual forest of crosses outside the boys’ tents. That was the event that switched on something within me that, now, more than twenty-five years later, I can’t seem to switch off.

Stories came and came… so easily it was sometimes frightening. Stories so frightening that one boy swore he watched my eyes begin to glow with a dim red light as I told them (it was the campfire reflecting from my glasses, but I didn’t tell him that).

Then, someone asked for a copy of one of my campfire stories, which brought me to the word processor. When that was finished, I wondered: could I write something other than technical articles and campfire stories? Something with dialog?

“Something with dialog,” when completed, led to: Can I write in the first person? Do an adventure? A romance?

That led to, twenty-three novels and seven short stories in publication, with more on the way.

Where to find Jay Greenstein online


Ties of Blood

Ties of Blood

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Blood Lust

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Sisterhood of the Ring

Water Dance

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Jennie's Song

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A Change of Heart

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A Surfeit of Dreams

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An Accidental War
You set the price! Words: 18,790. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Zack Marlin crews a transfer station orbiting Earth. That should be a nice, quiet job. And it is, until impossible strangers begin dropping in and asking for help.
My Father, My Friend
You set the price! Words: 64,630. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Dave Cook leads an interesting life. At times, it seems as if his father’s only pastime is driving him crazy. He might come into the house wearing a wig and claiming to be his aunt; might try to convince Dave that a dozen eggs are really called a dozen neggs; or insist that elephants are hollow. With a father like that, almost anything can happen.
You set the price! Words: 86,430. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » General
Ben Fisher finds himself the target of those who would initiate a bloody war. He finds, too, that there are endless levels of plans-within-plans—and a web of betrayal that stretches around the world. With luck, and the help of a terrorist’s daughter, he just might save the Middle East from nuclear fire—but only if he can learn to tell friend from foe.
You set the price! Words: 84,920. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Zoe has the ability to master any craft, effortlessly. Blessed with a lively mind and wit, she is the perfect mate for Drew, and he for her. And he truly loves her…but calls her his little sister. Men can be so damn dumb.
You set the price! Words: 97,850. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Because Jim leaves home a few minutes late one morning lives will change, and danger threatens. What do you do if someone takes you prisoner, with certain death approaching? As a woman Roushana cannot serve in the army of Allah. But what do you do if all you hold dear has been destroyed by a monster…an unbeliever from a far off country? You do what necessity says you must: you enter the storm.
Monkey Feet
You set the price! Words: 85,310. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
When you live and work in space the smallest mistake can kill you. But for some, such a challenge is what makes life worth living.
Starlight Dancing
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 136,440. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Zack O’Neal And Ada Barton seem an unlikely couple. He has come to the desert to die. She has been abandoned there, resigned to death. But fate has far more interesting plans for them; plans that span worlds; plans millions of years in the making; plans that begin with Zack, Ada, and a computer named Fred.
You set the price! Words: 46,720. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Jack Martin has a boring life. He daydreams of being a comic-book hero, admired by all as he stops runaway trains, lifts ships clear of danger, and performs impossible rescues with ease. A harmless pastime for others. For Jack, those dreams are about to come true. Without bothering to consult him, someone has granted his fondest wish. Now if only the real world would stop getting in the way
A Chance Encounter
You set the price! Words: 71,700. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Romantic Suspense A chance meeting in a snowstorm with a man so handsome that Delia finds herself tongue tied leads to handing him a business card she plucked from the snow. A foolish act, one that will not only change her life, it may end it.
To Sing the Calu
You set the price! Words: 86,230. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Fred Randal is resigned to being Farmer Fred, host of the local television station’s farm report show. But that’s before Lady, the pint-sized cow, turns his life upside down.
Kiss of Death
You set the price! Words: 70,440. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Four women are dead—all by accident. Four women who shared one thing: they married William Foster, and their deaths have made the man wealthy. The question is: is he a murderer or is it his kiss that marks them for death? That matters a great deal to Barbara Kosmin. In fact, her life depends on it
Blood Lust
Series: Ties of Blood, Book 2. You set the price! Words: 70,120. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Mike Simon has a problem. Someone is smuggling vampires onto the Earth. Their goal, power and riches. And it looks like Mike’s the only one who can stop them.
Ties of Blood
Series: Ties of Blood, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 72,750. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Curt Simon has found the single most fascinating face on the face of the planet, and longs to get her in front of his camera. Problem is, he’s not quite sure she’s human.
You set the price! Words: 86,640. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(4.00 from 1 review)
Ted Blackwell hasn’t a clue of how to be a cop. He’d rather be at home on his ranch training horses. But now he’s the one and only policeman in town and things are going very wrong. People are being murdered. Someone is out to steal his ranch. And someone just killed his horse.
An Abiding Evil
You set the price! Words: 65,870. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Dani Cahn is being hunted by the monster who murdered her fiancé. Complicating that, the one she must turn to for help makes his living selling blood to vampires.
Abode of the Gods
Series: Sisterhood of the Ring, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 84,420. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Colleen is faced with a problem. She seems to have been transported to another planet, and to a cabin in the wilderness. That’s bad enough. But now, it seems, she’s been tasked with rescuing a god. Jonathon has an easier task. He only has to infect a planet with technology. Not an easy thing to do when you arrive naked, and lost in the woods.
Series: Sisterhood of the Ring, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 76,360. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Today Kyesha met a stranger who gave her a magical ring. Tomorrow she’ll wake wearing the body of a ninety pound timber wolf. And tomorrow the adventure begins.
A Surfeit of Dreams
Series: Sisterhood of the Ring, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 80,980. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Every woman dreams of having a fairy godmother bestow the gift of beauty. They fantasize about being worshiped and adored by everyone. Kathy Carling is no different, except that for her the dream has just come true.
A Change of Heart
Series: Sisterhood of the Ring, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,240. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Chris Baker, a widow, sits staring at the unexpected addition to her body. A magic ring seems to have turned her into Victor Lucci, the handsome gangster she met earlier. Worse yet is the thoroughly unpleasant woman in the next room who expects to be made love to. Dressed or not, she needs to leave and find Victor, who just might be in the driver's seat of her own body.
Jennie's Song
Series: Sisterhood of the Ring, Book 2. You set the price! Words: 69,500. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Trapped in the prison of her dying body, Jenny has lost hope. But today, she’s been given a magic ring. And today she can walk again, but at a price: she’s become a ghost, seen only when she sings—which has interesting possibilities. But her watch is still running, so just maybe, she’s not quite dead?
Water Dance
Series: Sisterhood of the Ring, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 72,950. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Harried and pursued, trapped under the waters of Puget Sound, death is reaching for Ann with hands of icy darkness. But this night, she has had one small piece of luck, in the form of a magical ring. A frozen moment, a flick of light, and a new life begins, with new problems and dangers——including the fact that Ann seems to have become a mermaid.
Samantha and the Bear
Price: Free! Words: 78,500. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Samantha fears death, and those who are trying to bring it to her. Teal-Eye fears life. Separated by the gulf of time, united by need, they must work together to save a goddess and find love—or die.

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