Valerie Gillen


Valerie Gillen lives in Vermont with her husband,daughter, 7 cats, 1 dog and a black-and-white rabbit who chews everything. She is a competitive Irish stepdancer and currently working on her next YA adventure.


The White Glove
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,880. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A short story. Widowed mom Lauren's sister-in-law is a clean freak.With four kids, a slobbery dog and a full time job, house cleaning is way down on Lauren's to-do list.Marion is coming for one of her impromptu inspections - er, visits. Neighbor Pete is quick with a joke and a hand around the house, but can he save the day and convince Lauren of his devotion, while triumphing over-the White Glove?
The Last Blind Date
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
This is a romantic short story. When Kristen's best friend Judy insists on fixing her up with an endless series of terminal losers, Kristen extracts a promise from her friend that tonight will the last, the very last blind date she goes on. And she is sticking to that promise, until she meets Bill. Is Bill another big check mark in the No Way, No How column, or could he really be - the one?
Green Mountain Magic
Price: Free! Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
When the grandmother she never met falls into a mysterious coma, Siobhan Kelly comes unwillingly to the Green Mountains of Vermont with her family. She thinks the hardest thing she'll face is being the new kid at the local high school and getting used to a place so different than California But the family secret she has yet to uncover will lead her on an adventure beyond her wildest dreams...
A Little Magic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,440. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(3.33 from 3 reviews)
Siobhan didn't believe in magic - until the magic chose her. She's been warned it's evil, but with her grandmother felled by a deadly curse, she must make a bargain with the local Fairie prince - the return of their sacred Jewel in exchange for her grandmother's life. And it just might work too - if only she can escape the dark witch who's made Siobhan her prey in the hunt for a deadly blood spell

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cats    dating    faeries    family    fantasy    irish step dance    irish stepdance    paranormal    romance    short story    vermont    witch    witches    ya fiction    young adult   

Smashwords book reviews by Valerie Gillen

  • Tyler Palewhite:Soft-Boiled Detective on Dec. 05, 2011

    Just finished reading Tyler Palewhite, softboiled detective. Wow, the ending was pretty intense! I liked this book, I felt Tyler was a sympathetic character who grew throughout the story, and would be interested in reading his further adventures. As an author myself, I could sympathize with Tyler's efforts to get his novel published and the falsehood he resorted to, to get what he knew to be a good novel out of the slush pile. The rocky transitions could be easily solved by double spacing between scene changes