Jacquel May

Biography

Jacquel is best described using the following words: Writer, Pop culture fanatic, Internet lover, Bookworm, and Introvert. Yet she sees herself as more of a Redhead, Journalist, Genius, Geek, and Killer Bunny Destroyer who will make up a story in her head before she goes to bed.

All bad jokes aside, Jacquel is a lifelong fan of fantasy and science fiction. She grew up reading everything from "The Lord of the Rings" to the Redwall series. In the seventh grade, she once slapped the class bully across the face because he called her a Cthulhu and he didn't know what a Cthulhu was. Jacquel is also notorious for starting projects that she never finishes, as she claims that the stories grow too big to be contained in a small box.

The kinds of stories Jacquel likes to write mainly fall into the science fiction and fantasy category, even though she also enjoys paranormal/urban fantasy. She also writes slice-of-life stories, which are more or less a watered down version of real life, and the problems that come from it.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
In the third grade
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's a remake of an old story that I had written in the 9th grade
Read more of this interview.

Series

The Harry Moffer Parody Project
A teenage loser named Harry Moffer finds out that his life has mirrored the unpopular story of a boy wizard in a parody of the Harry Potter series.

Books

Harry Moffer & the Class That Just Can't Keep It Together
Series: The Harry Moffer Parody Project. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,280. Language: American English. Published: March 6, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Harry Moffer returns in an all-new book, in which he must deal with the endless teen drama as well as an escaped prisoner from a mental hospital who is targeting him.
The Deadly Beauties
Price: Free! Words: 53,490. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
NaNoWriMo 2017 book. Last updated 2017-11-30 11:51:28
Goal reached!
This anthology describes 15 women featured in the "Changing Fire" universe; those women spent various periods between 1840-2005 redefining gender roles while rejecting feminism.
Harry Moffer & the Really Stupid Sequel
Series: The Harry Moffer Parody Project. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,610. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
THE CUBICLE OF RIDDLES HAS BEEN OPENED!!! HATERS OF LARRY DOBBER, BEWARE!!! In this story, Harry Moffer, Pun Teasley, and Hildegade Lamer return to Warthogpox High School after their two-week suspension, where they must deal with high school musicals, exchange students, and a stalker fangirl who wants to get her hooks into Harry. Oh, and various students are attacked with fruitcake.
The Imaginary Magical Worlds of Jacquel Chrissy May
Price: Free! Words: 50,560. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mashups
NaNoWriMo 2016 book. Last updated 2016-11-29 16:06:04
Goal reached!
A book containing a series of weird essays and short stories.
Harry Moffer & the Dumbest Story Ever!!!
Series: The Harry Moffer Parody Project, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,730. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
A 14-year-old nerd named Harry Moffer is taken away from his home in Branford, Coggnetigut to a strange city called Wyvernwing, Pencilvarnia. There, he attends a strange school called Warthogpox High, where he meets two strange kids named Pun Teasley and Hildegarde Lamer. The three of them find themselves fighting a battle against an unpopular children's book series.
Janette Lennox
Price: Free! Words: 50,740. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
NaNoWriMo 2013 book. Last updated 2013-11-30 17:22:51
Goal reached!
Written as an alternative to the popular Harry Potter series, Janette Lennox is a young girl who doesn't fit in at her old school. Then everything changes when she is sent to a magical school and she discovers that she is part of a long-awaited, yet controversial legacy.
Life, Sin, & Blood
Price: Free! Words: 78,050. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
NaNoWriMo 2011 book. Last updated 2011-11-27 22:50:22
Goal reached!
Nadia Coffey is the kind of girl who hates cutesy stuff. In fact, she cares nothing for those vampire romances that are floating around as of late. But when she is forced to move to a new town and becomes involved with a vampire, she fears that her life could become an unwanted vampire romance!

Smashwords book reviews by Jacquel May

  • Toys In The Attic on July 24, 2020

    This story about an old man's terrible secret toy collection was short, but it might keep me awake at night for a while.
  • Special Trek: The Unknown Closet on July 24, 2020

    Well, the story was quite weird, something you would probably see on Saturday Night Live.
  • The Day The Tanks Came on July 24, 2020

    A chilling depiction of what could possibly happen if we don’t stand up for our country.
  • The Awakening - Into the Fire: The Frozen Flame Prequels on Aug. 21, 2020

    "A story about magic was always going to be compelling. The addition of mystery and adventure makes it even more awesome."
  • Mercerian Tales: The Call of Magic on Aug. 21, 2020

    This is a very well written tale about standing strong in the face of adversity. Can’t wait to read more stories by this great author.
  • Legionary (Legionary 1) on Aug. 21, 2020

    It was so great! Loved the characters, brilliant story. I didn’t want to put it down!
  • Empires of Bronze: Son of Ishtar (Empires of Bronze #1) on Aug. 21, 2020

    Very much enjoyed it. Great flow and I could not put the book down!
  • An Angel's Mark (God's Creatures #1) on Aug. 21, 2020
    (no rating)
    I really enjoyed it. Every time I had to put the book down, I looked forward to picking it up again and getting back into the story. Recommend.
  • Dying for a Living Boxset on Aug. 21, 2020
    (no rating)
    Excellent character development, delightful dialogue, and just plain good storytelling.
  • Chaos of Choice: Book Seven - Of Gods and Heroes on Aug. 21, 2020
    (no rating)
    The writing was witty and the characters were memorable. I could so clearly visualize the facial expressions of the characters that I want to see this as a movie.
  • Arcane Awakenings Books One and Two (Arcane Awakenings Novella Series) on Aug. 21, 2020

    This was a really entertaining book, I’d highly recommend it. The characters were believable, the plot was interesting. Five stars!
  • Lost Reaper (Reaper's Ascension Book One) on Aug. 21, 2020
    (no rating)
    This story was easy to read and engaging. I recommend to anyone who enjoys a good book. I was sad to see it end and I look forward to seeing what else I can find from this author.
  • The Iron Souls Chronicles: Volume One on Aug. 21, 2020
    (no rating)
    I really enjoyed it. Every time I had to put the book down, I looked forward to picking it up again and getting back into the story. Recommend.
  • Starship: First Flight on Aug. 21, 2020
    (no rating)
    This beautifully written story with an intriguing plot and lovable characters. I’m only sad that it had to end.
  • Magic and Mystery: Series Starter Boxed Set on Aug. 21, 2020
    (no rating)
    The mark of a truly good story is that it is capable of invoking emotion well after the last chapter is finished. A tremendous amount of talent and polish went into writing this story I definitely put this one near the top of my favorites in this genre.
  • The Complete TSAR Trilogy on Nov. 22, 2020

    The Complete TSAR Trilogy was well written and engaging. It evoked emotion. This was a smooth flowing story with lots of action and very likeable characters. The dialogue in The Complete TSAR Trilogy was nice and tight. I would recommend The Complete TSAR Trilogy to any fan of the genre.
  • Takeo's Chronicles on Nov. 22, 2020

    Takeo's Chronicles kept me interested until the end. Takeo's Chronicles evoked emotion. The story was beautifully written, with a consistent style and tone, and efficiency of description that didn't slow the pace. This was a smooth flowing story with lots of action and very likeable characters.
  • The New Messianic Version of the Bible: New Testament on Nov. 22, 2020

    The New Messianic Version of the Bible: New Testament kept me interested until the end. The New Messianic Version of the Bible: New Testament evoked emotion. The story was beautifully written, with a consistent style and tone, and efficiency of description that didn't slow the pace. This was a smooth flowing story with lots of action and very likeable characters. Everything about The New Messianic Version of the Bible: New Testament was beautifully complex. The New Messianic Version of the Bible: New Testament kept me spell bound, and I was compelled to keep reading. I'll be thinking about The New Messianic Version of the Bible: New Testament for a long time to come.
  • Shadow Magic on Dec. 22, 2020

    A shadow mage must learn to use her magic when a war breaks out. Shadow Magic By Sarah Chapman was a very good and interesting read. It had true potential. It was well written and engaging. It had standard tropes delivered with a smooth writing style. The plot was cleverly woven, with each scene leading toward a larger goal. The conclusion answered all the questions the story asked, and resolved the plot. It started and ended strong. The characters each played a vital role in Shadow Magic By Sarah Chapman. I connected to these characters so deeply that I didn't want their story to end. I was totally invested in them throughout the entire book. Shadow Magic kept me spell bound, and I was compelled to keep reading. Each scene flowed smoothly from one to the next. Shadow Magic provided a gripping glimpse of how the characters lived in this well-developed world, and the action was heart-pounding and effortless to visualize. I am blown away by the author’s ability to write such engaging, real-life, entertaining, phenomenal scenes. The writing style was consistent and used precise words so that exposition didn't slow the pace. There were no typographical and grammar errors that I remember, and the cover design and page layout were beautiful.
  • Into the Rift on Dec. 22, 2020

    A terrifying story that is part of the The Limits series. Into the Rift was a very good and interesting read. It had true potential, evoked emotion, and had standard tropes delivered with a smooth writing style. The plot was cleverly woven, with each scene leading toward a larger goal. The conclusion answered all the questions the story asked, and resolved the plot. It started and ended strong. The characters were so real and memorable that they could step outside the pages and be in the room with you. I cared what happened to them as if they were my own friends and family. Into the Rift kept me spell bound, and I was compelled to keep reading. Each scene flowed smoothly from one to the next. It provided a gripping glimpse of how the characters lived in this well-developed world, and the action was heart-pounding and effortless to visualize. I am blown away by the author’s ability to write such engaging, real-life, entertaining, phenomenal scenes. The writing style was consistent and used precise words so that exposition didn't slow the pace. There were no typographical and grammar errors that I remember, and the cover design and page layout were beautiful.
  • Limits @ Infinity on Dec. 22, 2020

    Book three of The Limits series. A war begins, and the heroes must unite or the Void will reclaim everything! Limits @ Infinity kept me interested until the end. The story was beautifully written, with a consistent style and tone, and efficiency of description that didn't slow the pace. It was original, and well written. An excellent addition to the genre. There were scenes and lines that made me sit there and cry. Or laugh. Or cheer. The characters drove the plot to a satisfying conclusion, and resolved every issue. The characters were so real and memorable that they could step outside the pages and be in the room with you. I cared what happened to them as if they were my own friends and family. Limits @ Infinity kept me spell bound, and I was compelled to keep reading. Each scene flowed smoothly from one to the next. It also provided a gripping glimpse of how the characters lived in this well-developed world, and the action was heart-pounding and effortless to visualize. I am blown away by the author’s ability to write such engaging, real-life, entertaining, phenomenal scenes. The writing style was consistent and used precise words so that exposition didn't slow the pace. There were no typographical and grammar errors that I remember, and the cover design and page layout were beautiful.
  • Sanctuary on Dec. 23, 2020

    The second book in the Limits Series. A plague spreads throughout the land, infecting scores of people. I was very sure that Sanctuary would become one of my favorites, but the story didn't draw me in. Sanctuary had true potential, but the telling left much to be desired. I thought Sanctuary was going to be better than it turned out to be. Sanctuary was a solid, enjoyable story if somewhat predictable. Interludes of pointless drama broke up a monotonous narrative that was hard to follow. Things just happened and I was left with questions that never get answered. There wasn't enough time developing the characters themselves, leaving them difficult to root for. Yet, I sympathized with them, even when they conflicted with one another and the plot. The story didn't draw me in, and I got bored and had to force myself to keep reading. The world-building was robust but didn't utilize the character's senses or mood making the setting hard to visualize. Action scenes could have been written better. The writing was amateurish and there were some inconsistencies in the style. The action scenes were not overly engaging, and the exposition was a bit long. There were typographical and grammar errors that took me out of the moment. The cover design and page layout were good.
  • Infinite Limits on Dec. 23, 2020

    The first book in The Limited series. A tiny planet holds out hope in a darkening universe. Infinite Limits was too simple and naive. I often got bored and had to force myself to keep reading. The premise was good, but Infinite Limits got waylaid by tired tropes. Most of the time it felt like characters were just explaining things to each other for the whole book - meanwhile, not much was going on in terms of plot. The characters were two-dimensional and lacked depth. I struggled to empathize, relate to, or care about what happened to them. Infinite Limits was a slow-moving, go-nowhere story that I rushed to finish. It felt like work to read. The settings in Infinite Limits were difficult to visualise, and there wasn't much world-building. Action scenes were hard to follow and lacked purpose. The prose was awkward. The descriptions were sparse. When the author did describe something, it was bland and lazy, using cliche-ridden, dumbed down prose. There were many typographical and grammar errors that took me out of the moment, and the cover design and page layout were poor.
  • The Crystal Tower on Aug. 14, 2022

    The Crystal Tower kept me interested until the end. It had true potential and was well written and engaging. I would recommend The Crystal Tower to any fan of the genre.
  • The Chapel In The Wasteland on Aug. 14, 2022

    The Chapel in the Wasteland had true potential, but the telling left much to be desired.
  • Infernal Liaisons (Deadson Confidential Book 1) on Aug. 14, 2022

    Infernal Liaisons was excellent, a real page-turner. I was blown away by the author’s ability to write such phenomenal scenes. Read Infernal Liaisons! I promise, you’ll be hooked.
  • The Cathedral In The Void on Aug. 14, 2022
    (no rating)
    The Cathedral in the Void was a very good and interesting read. If you want engaging material, then look no further.
  • The Cathedral In The Void on Aug. 14, 2022

    The Cathedral in the Void was a very good and interesting read. If you want engaging material, then look no further.
  • The Iron Sands on Aug. 14, 2022

    The Iron Sands had true potential. The story was beautifully written, with a consistent style and tone, and efficiency of description that didn't slow the pace. This was a smooth flowing story with lots of action and very likeable characters.
  • The Golden City on Aug. 14, 2022

    The Golden City started and ended strong, but the middle was hazy. So many things didn't make sense. The narrative jumped around, leaving me confused. The Golden City was a solid, enjoyable story if somewhat predictable.
  • The Temple in the Mountains on Aug. 14, 2022

    The Temple in the Mountains had true potential. The story was beautifully written, with a consistent style and tone, and efficiency of description that didn't slow the pace. Each scene leads toward a larger goal, but the ending left some questions unanswered. The Temple in the Mountains seems to be set up for a sequel and didn't resolve the current plot. There wasn't enough time developing the characters themselves, leaving them difficult to root for. Yet, I sympathized with them, even when they conflicted with one another and the plot. The characters were two dimensional, generic, and forgettable. I struggled to relate to them, or care what happened to them, but they didn't get in the way of the story. The world-building was superb, and each scene was easy to visualize based on the character's senses and mood. Action scenes were vividly presented and easy to follow.
  • The Brass Gears on Aug. 14, 2022

    I was very sure that The Brass Gears would become one of my favorites, but the story didn't draw me in. So many things didn't make sense. Interludes of pointless drama broke up a monotonous narrative that was hard to follow. Things just happened and I was left with questions that never get answered. Each scene leads toward a larger goal, but the ending left some questions unanswered. The Brass Gears seems to be set up for a sequel and didn't resolve the current plot. The world-building was robust but didn't utilize the character's senses or mood making the setting hard to visualize. Action scenes could have been written better.
  • The Abbey at the World's End on Aug. 14, 2022

    The Abbey at the World's End had true potential. The story was beautifully written, with a consistent style and tone, and efficiency of description that didn't slow the pace. This was a smooth flowing story with lots of action and very likeable characters. The Abbey at the World's End started and ended strong, but the timeline was a bit hazy at points. The story sagged in the middle, leaving the characters without purpose. I found it hard to put The Abbey at the World's End down. It was fast paced, engaging and suspenseful; a joy to read. The world-building was superb, and each scene was easy to visualize based on the character's senses and mood. Action scenes were vividly presented and easy to follow.
  • Legends of the Brethren: The Complete Series on Aug. 14, 2022

    The story was beautifully written, with a consistent style and tone, and efficiency of description that didn't slow the pace. This was a smooth flowing story with lots of action and very likeable characters. Legends of the Brethren started and ended strong, but the timeline was a bit hazy at points. The story sagged in the middle, leaving the characters without purpose. The characters were well written, memorable, and distinctive. I found them easy to relate to, but at times they were unbelievable, or made choices not true to their character. Legends of the Brethren kept me spell bound, and I was compelled to keep reading. Each scene flowed smoothly from one to the next. The world-building was superb, and each scene was easy to visualize based on the character's senses and mood. Action scenes were vividly presented and easy to follow.
  • Shadow of a Doubt on Aug. 14, 2022

    The story was beautifully written, with a consistent style and tone, and efficiency of description that didn't slow the pace. This was a smooth flowing story with lots of action and very likeable characters. The plot was cleverly woven, with each scene leading toward a larger goal. The conclusion answered all the questions the story asked and resolved the plot. It started and ended strong. The world-building was superb, and each scene was easy to visualize based on the character's senses and mood. Action scenes were vividly presented and easy to follow.
  • Captain of Shadow on Aug. 14, 2022

    The story was beautifully written, with a consistent style and tone, and efficiency of description that didn't slow the pace. I found it hard to put Captain of Shadow down. It was fast paced, engaging and suspenseful; a joy to read. The world-building was superb, and each scene was easy to visualize based on the character's senses and mood. Action scenes were vividly presented and easy to follow.
  • Shadow Business on Aug. 14, 2022

    The story was beautifully written, with a consistent style and tone, and efficiency of description that didn't slow the pace. Shadow Business was original, and well written. An excellent addition to the genre. This was a smooth flowing story with lots of action and very likeable characters. The plot was cleverly woven, with each scene leading toward a larger goal. The conclusion answered all the questions the story asked and resolved the plot. It started and ended strong.
  • Lady of Shadow on Aug. 14, 2022

    Lady of Shadow was original, and well written. An excellent addition to the genre. The characters each played a vital role in Lady of Shadow. I connected to these characters so deeply that I didn't want their story to end. I was totally invested in them throughout the entire book. I found it hard to put Lady of Shadow down. It was fast paced, engaging and suspenseful; a joy to read. The world-building was superb, and each scene was easy to visualize based on the character's senses and mood. Action scenes were vividly presented and easy to follow.
  • The Other Brother: A Chronicles of the Brethren Boxed Set on Aug. 14, 2022

    The story was beautifully written, with a consistent style and tone, and efficiency of description that didn't slow the pace. The plot was cleverly woven, with each scene leading toward a larger goal. The conclusion answered all the questions the story asked and resolved the plot. It started and ended strong. The characters were so real and memorable that they could step outside the pages and be in the room with you. I cared what happened to them as if they were my own friends and family. I found it hard to put "The Other Brother" down. It was fast paced, engaging and suspenseful; a joy to read. The world-building was superb, and each scene was easy to visualize based on the character's senses and mood. Action scenes were vividly presented and easy to follow.
  • The Last Shadow on Aug. 14, 2022

    The Last Shadow kept me spell bound, and I was compelled to keep reading. There were scenes and lines that made me sit there and cry. Or laugh. Or cheer. I was blown away by the author’s ability to write such phenomenal scenes. There were scenes and lines that made me sit there and cry. Or laugh. Or cheer. The characters drove the plot to a satisfying conclusion and resolved every issue. The plot was cleverly woven, with each scene leading toward a larger goal. The conclusion answered all the questions the story asked and resolved the plot. It started and ended strong. The characters each played a vital role in The Last Shadow. I connected to these characters so deeply that I didn't want their story to end. I was totally invested in them throughout the entire book. The characters were so real and memorable that they could step outside the pages and be in the room with you. I cared what happened to them as if they were my own friends and family. The Last Shadow kept me spell bound, and I was compelled to keep reading. Each scene flowed smoothly from one to the next. The Last Shadow provided a gripping glimpse of how the characters lived in this well-developed world, and the action was heart-pounding and effortless to visualize.
  • Shadows of the Past on Aug. 14, 2022

    I am blown away by the author’s ability to write such engaging, real-life, entertaining, phenomenal scenes. The writing style was consistent and used precise words so that exposition didn't slow the pace. There were no typographical and grammar errors that I remember, and the cover design and page layout were beautiful.
  • Legends of Shadow on Aug. 14, 2022

    Legends of Shadow was well written and engaging. The text was well written and engaging. The writing style was consistent, and the exposition didn't slow the plot overly much. There were a few typographical and grammar errors, but not enough to take me out of the moment. Great cover design and page layout.
  • The Serpent and the Unicorn: The Complete Series on Aug. 14, 2022

    The story was beautifully written, with a consistent style and tone, and efficiency of description that didn't slow the pace.
  • Awakening - Rejected Mate on Aug. 14, 2022

    Awakening - Rejected Mate started and ended strong, but the middle was hazy. The narrative jumped around, leaving me confused. The characters made irrational choices in order to move the plot forward. All the tropes were familiar, and nothing was groundbreaking.
  • UnMasked on Aug. 14, 2022

    UnMasked had true potential. It started and ended strong, but the timeline was a bit hazy at points. The story sagged in the middle, leaving the characters without purpose. The characters were well written, memorable, and distinctive. I found them easy to relate to, but at times they were unbelievable, or made choices not true to their character. The world-building was superb, and each scene was easy to visualize based on the character's senses and mood. Action scenes were vividly presented and easy to follow.
  • The Lightning Conjurer: The Awakening on Aug. 14, 2022

    The text was well written and engaging. The writing style was consistent, and the exposition didn't slow the plot overly much. There were a few typographical and grammar errors, but not enough to take me out of the moment. Great cover design and page layout.
  • The Frey Saga: Molly on Aug. 14, 2022

    The text was well written and engaging. The writing style was consistent, and the exposition didn't slow the plot overly much. There were a few typographical and grammar errors, but not enough to take me out of the moment. Great cover design and page layout. The world-building was superb, and each scene was easy to visualize based on the character's senses and mood. Action scenes were vividly presented and easy to follow. Each scene leads toward a larger goal, but the ending left some questions unanswered. The Frey Saga: Molly seems to be set up for a sequel and didn't resolve the current plot.
  • Rogues Shifter Series Books 1-3 on Aug. 14, 2022

    Rogues Shifter Series Books 1-3 had true potential. The story was beautifully written, with a consistent style and tone, and efficiency of description that didn't slow the pace.
  • Without Armor: Elemental Fire (A Dark Faerie Tale Series Companion Book 4) on Aug. 14, 2022

    Without Armor: Elemental Fire started and ended strong, but the middle was hazy. The writing was occasionally good, with a few genuinely humorous moments and some highly quotable lines. It was a solid, enjoyable story if somewhat predictable. The world-building was robust but didn't utilize the character's senses or mood making the setting hard to visualize. Action scenes could have been written better. The writing was amateurish and there were some inconsistencies in the style. The action scenes were not overly engaging, and the exposition was a bit long. There were typographical and grammar errors that took me out of the moment. The cover design and page layout were good.