Layne Steele


When I'm not writing, I can usually be found throughout the four-state region surrounding my city in Maryland with a camera pressed to my eye.

I use the pen name "Layne Steele" because it gets me out of my own head and into my characters' mindset, which in turn helps me write from their various perspectives. Plus, having one is just cool. Some of my characters are inspired by real people, but any actual resemblance is coincidental.

Many of the original photos that eventually become my book covers are from my photo shoots and are often available for sale as prints under my real name. For info on purchasing original photos of my book covers or other prints, please visit my website.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I don't remember the first story I wrote, but the earliest one I do remember dates back to the late 1980s, and was a modern day ghost story inspired by Boston's legendary Lady In Black.
What is your writing process?
It all starts with nothing more than an idea. Usually I dive right in and start writing, allowing myself to follow the story wherever it goes. Once that's done, I'll go back and refine it, adding and removing plot points and other elements as necessary until I have a cohesive, flowing story.
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Where to find Layne Steele online



Toy: The Return
Series: Toy's Journey. Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 25,780. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
Book Two of the "Toy's Journey" trilogy! After nearly a year away from her beloved Talon, Toy returns home, the unbearable regret over their time apart quickly giving way to an intense weekend of making up for lost the bedroom, the shower, the kitchen, and anywhere else they can. Includes a brief excerpt from the final book of the "Toy's Journey" trilogy!
Toy: A Submissive Woman's Journey
Series: Toy's Journey, Book 1. Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 25,260. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
In Book One of the "Toy's Journey" trilogy, a woman rediscovers herself when she makes the decision to give the gift of her submission to a long-ago lover, a man who has come back into her life and reawakened the fire within, until news from home threatens to destroy all that they have built. Includes a brief excerpt from Book Two!
Troubled Waters: A Thematic Trilogy
Price: Free! Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
Three steamy encounters, three unrelated relationships, all with one common thread. None of them should exist, and all of them are trouble.

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Smashwords book reviews by Layne Steele

  • Lainey's First Threesome on Aug. 15, 2014

    Smokin' hot! That hint of repressed discomfort between the guys really added a touch of creeped-out realism. Good stuff!