Donya Lynne


Donya Lynne is the bestselling author of the award winning All the King's Men and Strong Karma Series and a member of Romance Writers of America. Making her home in a wooded suburb north of Indianapolis with her husband, Donya has lived in Indiana most of her life and knew at a young age she was destined to be a writer. She started writing poetry in grade school and won her first short story contest in fourth grade. In junior high, she began writing romantic stories for her friends, and by her sophomore year, she’d been dubbed Most Likely to Become a Romance Novelist. In 2012, she fulfilled her dream by publishing her first two novels and a novella. Her work has earned her two IPPYs, five eLit Awards, a USA Today Recommended Read, and numerous accolades, including two Smashwords bestsellers. When she’s not writing, she can be found cheering on the Indianapolis Colts or doing her cats’ bidding.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I wrote was for a writing assignment in fourth grade. Our story had to be at least one page, but I ended up writing something like ten pages. The story was about a kidnapped little boy and a cat, bear, and snake that teamed up to rescue him. Thinking about it now, it makes me laugh. Where in the world did I get the idea to create a heroic trio made up of a cat, a bear, and a snake. Why not a cat, a dog, and a rabbit? LOL. At any rate, this writing assignment wasn't just homework, it was also a contest. And my story won! My prize was a pack of Hubba Bubba bubble gum! So, how about that? My first writing contest win came in fourth grade, and I won bubble gum! I was well on my way!
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing before grade school. I honestly can't remember a time when I wasn't carrying around a pencil and a pad of paper, sitting and dreaming up stories. From the moment I could transform my thoughts into written words, I would sit and write poetry, short stories, you name it. Then came the writing contest I won in fourth grade.

Then, in junior high and high school, I started writing romance "fan fiction" about my favorite band, Duran Duran. Two of my friends and I LOVED Duran Duran, and I would stay up late every night filling notebook after notebook with stories about the three of us going on romantic escapades with our favorite band member. I was always torn between Simon LeBon and John Taylor, while one of my friends was crazy about Nick Rhodes, and the other hot for Roger Taylor. So at least that worked and we never competed with each other for the object of our affection in my stories.

But even back then, I was pushing the edge of naughtiness. Of course, at that age, "she straddled him" was the cutting edge of risque storytelling. But my friends ate it up.

As I got older, and my writing became more private (when I no longer wrote for my friends' entertainment), I explored even more taboo and sexual language. And when The Lost Boys came out, I became infatuated with Kiefer Sutherland's character, David, and started writing romantic fan fiction about vampires. I became obsessed with vampires and the paranormal.

Just think, if I knew then what I know now about myself, I could have caught the paranormal romance wave before it was even a thing yet. Oh well, maybe in my next life.
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Where to find Donya Lynne online


All the King's Men
Vampires and shifters battle on the streets of Chicago while the vampire enforcers of All the King's Men wrestle with their own pasts and lost love as they find new mates.
Heart of the Warrior
Price: $4.99 USD.
Micah's Calling
Price: $3.99 USD.
Rebel Obsession
Price: $4.99 USD.
Return of the Assassin
Price: $4.99 USD.
Banger Trilogy
Rebrand of the Banger Serialized Novel in trilogy format.
Choose Me
Price: Free!
Covet Me
Price: $4.99 USD.
Cherish Me
Price: $4.99 USD.
Strong Karma
An erotic coming of age trilogy of love and letting go of the painful past.
Good Karma
Price: Free!
Coming Back To You
Price: $4.99 USD.
Full Circle
Price: $4.99 USD.
Hope Falls
A sweet but erotic series of stand-alones that take place in small town, Hope falls, Idaho.
Finding Lacey Moon
Price: $4.99 USD.


Show and Tell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,700. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When a mysterious man with a voice made for sin misdials Jenna’s number, she doesn’t expect one titillating phone call to lead to so many more in the weeks that follow. But when a chance meeting brings them together, he proposes a new arrangement. Will she accept his offer or balk when she hears his terms: if she wants to play in his world, he gives the orders . . . and she obeys.
Hitting the Spot
Price: Free! Words: 17,700. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Billionaires
Emma has had her eye on Theo for months but never thought he felt the same way about her. Now they’re living under the same roof in Cabo for the holidays and she’s learning a lot about him she never knew. Will their close proximity be enough to blow open the secret attraction they’ve been hiding from each other, or will Emma’s meddling sisters blow her chances?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,970. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
When noisy new neighbor Ryker Ruta disrupts feisty Taylor Ann Riley’s peaceful evening, she welcomes him to the neighborhood by demanding that he keep his music down, setting the stage for sparks to fly. But it’s Taylor who will have to crank down the volume when Ryker gets his expert hands on her and blasts her dial to eleven.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,680. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
One wrong turn during a freak snowstorm leads to one unforgettable weekend for two broken hearts.
Jaw Breaker
Price: Free! Words: 11,310. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Katherine isn’t made like other women, and only a man who’s packing in the meat department can scratch her itch. And not just packing, but overloaded. What most women can’t handle is exactly what she needs, and she’s all but given up on finding it. Then she meets Greyson, and her prayers are answered. But can a good thing last?
Meet Me at Midnight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,370. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
He’s her new boss AND her best friend’s father, but when things heat up after hours, she’ll take all the overtime she can get.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,280. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Jordan never considered dating an older man. Then she crossed paths with Gabe, a magnetic, smolderingly hot, mature man who steals her breath and puts her heart on notice. After experiencing what the capable hands of an older man can do, Jordan will never go back to men her age again.
Savage Storm
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,970. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » New adult
She thought he was the perfect man. Then she met his best friend. How can she choose when she’s falling in love with both?
Lightning Strikes
Price: Free! Words: 22,810. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » New adult
One extraordinary night. Two lives moving in opposite directions. A burning desire neither will forget.
Banger Trilogy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 218,250. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Adult
He wants her company and her heart. She refuses to give him either. But in business—and love—the only thing sweeter than negotiation is closing the deal.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,670. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
When a con man ready to quit the grift and a dancer looking for a way out of an arranged relationship pair up in Las Vegas, nothing is as it seems. Don’t blink, or you might miss the truth.
Raven's Gift
Series: All the King's Men. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,380. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » General
Orphaned as a baby, Raven has no idea she’s a lycan . . . or that she’s in heat. When she meets her hot new landlord Barrett, a lycan who was born mute and finds her as captivating as she does him, Mother Nature—and the chemistry between them—will reveal the mind-blowing truth in one passionate, turbulent night.
Cherish Me
Series: Banger Trilogy. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,700. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
In the shocking conclusion to the Banger Trilogy, Katherine and Greyson are right back where they started. Alone. If Greyson is going to win her back, he’s going to have to pull out all the stops. But Katherine has a few surprises of her own that could still destroy their happily ever after.
Covet Me
Series: Banger Trilogy. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,980. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
(5.00 from 1 review)
Katherine can only resist Greyson’s attempts to woo her back into her bed for so long as her desire for him continues to grow. But if she’s going to get involved with him while they’re inking a deal to merge their companies, she expects him to respect her rules, which include keeping their relationship a secret. But can she stick to her own rules? That’s the real question.
Choose Me
Series: Banger Trilogy. Price: Free! Words: 59,620. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
(5.00 from 1 review)
When single mom Katherine Clayton learns that captivating Greyson James wants to buy her company, sparks fly, both in the boardroom and out.
Micah's Bride
Series: All the King's Men. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,040. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Micah is a mated male. To him, that’s all the evidence he needs that he and Sam belong together. But for Sam, it’s not that simple. Haunted by the memory of her abusive ex-husband, she wants a proper wedding so she can put her painful past behind her. And since Micah will do anything to keep his newly pregnant mate happy, he’s going to give her the wedding of the century.
Series: All the King's Men. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,410. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
As Micah Black comes to terms with shocking revelations about his bloodline, alliances will be formed and new enemies exposed as paranormal forces converge in a battle for humanity. Don't miss BLACK, the much-anticipated eighth book of the emotionally-wrenching, award- winning All the King's Men Series by Donya Lynne.
All the King's Men Boxed Set 2
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 266,770. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
If you haven’t discovered All the King’s Men, yet, now is the time. This three-book collection showcases books four through six of Donya Lynne’s award-winning All the King’s Men Series and sets you up for one fast, sexy, action-packed ride into the next generation of AKM.
Little Things
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,240. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Cami has been in love with Gunner since she met him six years ago, when she was twelve years old. Now Gunner is spending Christmas break from college at her house, and all she wants is for him to notice the woman she's become.
Bound Guardian Angel
Series: All the King's Men. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 159,290. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Trace never thought he’d find his mate in brash, pierced, and tattooed Cordray. She never misses an opportunity to provoke him, and he trades barbs with her every time they’re together. But for these two, it’s all just foreplay. Because no other has tamed Trace’s inner beast the way Cordray can. And now that he’s found her, God help anyone—or anything—that tries to take her from him.
All the King's Men Boxed Set 1
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 201,250. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Books 1-3 of the award-winning All the King’s Men Series. AKM is an ever-evolving saga following vampires and shifters as they battle each other—and oftentimes themselves—to find love and vie for either the safety or control of humanity.
Full Circle
Series: Strong Karma. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 149,050. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mark Strong must overcome his past and reveal his secrets to his fiancée, Karma Mason, if they are to make it to the altar.
Finding Lacey Moon
Series: Hope Falls. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,920. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
A champion snowboarder finds unexpected love while on a quest to find herself
Winter's Fire
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,960. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Persecuted by his father and uncertain about his future, ex-Army sniper Sam Winter turns to his best friend Cooper Brown, who shows him how perfect life can be—with him.
Coming Back To You
Series: Strong Karma. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,860. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
After a year apart, commitment-phobic Mark returns to tell Karma he loves her only to find she’s engaged to another.
Good Karma
Series: Strong Karma. Price: Free! Words: 156,260. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Commitment-phobic Mark grows conflicted about his feelings for naïve Karma while guiding her through a journey of sexual self-discovery.
All the King's Men - The Beginning
Series: All the King's Men. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,710. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
Micah and his AKM teammates endure triumphs and hardships in the weeks that led up to the novel, Rise of the Fallen.
Return of the Assassin
Series: All the King's Men. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,650. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Winner - Third place in RWA Heart of the West contest Malek, an AKM enforcer, and Gina, an assassin, must let go of their painful pasts if they are to find love with one another before a pair of evil vampires strips them of their chance.
Rebel Obsession
Series: All the King's Men. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,350. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
In one night, Io lost both his best friend and the only female who has ever captured his heart, the first due to his own stupidity and the second because Miriam is denied to him. Now he must face his faults and the possibility that what he wants is outside his reach. Will he give in and walk away for the first time in his life, or will he rebel and take what's his?
Micah's Calling
Series: All the King's Men. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,820. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
(4.00 from 1 review)
Micah loses himself to his mating phase known as the calling as Samantha discovers her inner sex goddess, all while Traceon's secrets of playing a hardcore submissive are exposed.
Heart of the Warrior
Series: All the King's Men. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,060. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(5.00 from 1 review)
Arion and Severin are vampire enforcers with deep secrets and oppressive pasts they struggle to overcome and which threaten their relationship as they come to terms with their feelings for each other.
Rise of the Fallen
Series: All the King's Men. Price: Free! Words: 68,370. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A lonely, volatile vampire loses his heart to an exotic dancer when she saves his life. Now he must protect her from those who tried to kill him. A USA Today Recommended Read and eLit Gold Medal Winner.

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