Jacquelyn Smith

Biography

Jacquelyn Smith is a Canadian fiction author and back-to-back winner of the Writers’ Journal Fiction Contest (2010-2011). Her works include the World of Lasniniar epic fantasy series and the Kira Brightwell crime fiction series (originally published under the pen name Kat Irwin).

Jacquelyn lives on the outskirts of Toronto, Ontario, with her husband Mark, and their feline warrior princess Xena.

Find out more at: www.jacquelynsmith.net

Where to find Jacquelyn Smith online

Videos

Storm Rider Book Trailer
This is the book trailer for the fantasy novel, Storm Rider, from the World of Lasniniar series.

The World of Lasniniar Series Book Trailer
This is the book trailer for the ongoing World of Lasniniar epic fantasy series by Jacquelyn Smith, featuring Harbingers.

Series

Kira Brightwell
An ongoing crime fiction series featuring kick-ass problem solver and abduction survivor Kira Brightwell by Writers' Journal winning author Jacquelyn Smith. (Original titles in the series were published under the pen name Kat Irwin.)
The World of Lasniniar
An ongoing, fast-paced epic fantasy series by Writers' Journal winning author Jacquelyn Smith.
Fatal Empire
This will be a quartet of short novels, taking place in the treacherous Dharakmeni Empire.

Books

Legends of Lasniniar: Prevailing Wind
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,750. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Arinwyn has learned to control her powers. The People of the Dunes have even accepted her as a Wise One—despite her outsider, elven status. For centuries, she has kept her heritage and magic a secret from the world beyond the desert. But as Lasniniar descends into darkness, both these elements could play an important role. ...If she dares to face her inner demons.
Tale of the Tape: A Kira Brightwell Short Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,920. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Kira Brightwell can’t wait for high school to be over. Years before she becomes a local hero and kick-ass problem solver for hire, the teasing and bullying seems like it’s never going to end. ...Until distraction comes in the form of a stolen car and an outrageous bet from rich jock and chief tormentor, Trevor Wright.
Ground Work: A Kira Brightwell Short Story
Series: Kira Brightwell. Pre-release—available March 12, 2020. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Rob has been Kira’s best friend for years, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been keeping secrets from her. Now one of those secrets threatens to come out as he’s forced to take the lead on a case. (Which is a real pain in the ass, since grumbling from behind his laptop is really more his style.) His best hope is that Kira will play along without asking too many questions. He’s definitely screwed.
Legends of Lasniniar: The Devil You Know
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Pre-release—available March 12, 2020. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Paige trusts Claire—for the most part, at least. Claire has proven herself a valuable ally several times over, and has saved the young dwarf woman’s life besides. Now they work together, ridding the human city of Belierumar of its lingering demon scourge. But Paige can’t help but wonder… How far is Claire willing to go to betray her own kind?
Legends of Lasniniar: Goddess Almighty
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,900. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Felara is looking for followers. ...Worshipers, to be precise. She does want to become a goddess, after all. And why shouldn’t she? All her other Unborn cousins and siblings are doing it. Besides, Felara has big plans, assuming her glimpses of the future are accurate. All she needs is the right group of humans—and the right circumstances—to start a new religion.
Legends of Lasniniar: Quicksilver
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,180. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Barlo isn’t a fan of Iarion’s new friend. The unnamed woman arrives from out of nowhere, and seems to know far too much about the legendary elf for Barlo’s taste. Iarion is more intrigued than concerned. After all, Barlo has been proved wrong before, and the woman seems friendly enough. But Barlo can’t help but wonder… Who is she? What does she want? ...And why is she so interested in Iarion?
Legends of Lasniniar: Lion's Pride
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,130. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Nofret will do anything to prove herself. A half-breed orphan raised by the rebel Cat Folk, her very existence an unspeakable crime, she longs to perform great deeds that will make her feel as though she has earned her place. When her beloved guardian Ineni goes missing, she senses her opportunity has finally arrived. ...But is she willing to pay the price?
Lights Out: A Kira Brightwell Short Story
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,780. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Who doesn’t love the mall at Christmas? Kira Brightwell. And yet, here she finds herself—looking for a last-minute gift among a bustling crowd—when a child tasks her with finding some missing donation presents. Of course whenever Kira gets involved, nothing is as it seems. Especially when Trevor Wright comes along for the ride. Looks like someone’s halls are about to get decked.
Legends of Lasniniar: Making Waves
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,340. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Iarion is used to being the odd elf out. Things are no different when he arrives at the Sea Elves’ forest, searching for answers to a question that has plagued him for millennia. But the Sea Elves have problems of their own. If Iarion wants his answers, he will have to help them. ...Whether they like it or not.
Cornered: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,440. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Kira Brightwell knows where to find the Procurer. After four long years of searching, she finally has him in her sights. But taking him down won’t be easy. The clock is ticking, and he’s a man who knows how to cover his tracks. …And Kira isn’t the only one looking for him. A gripping crime novel and the sixth book in the Kira Brightwell series by Writers’ Journal winning author, Jacquelyn Smith
Legends of Lasniniar: By the Light of the Moon
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,660. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
Iarion and Barlo need a place to stay for the night. The human village of Misthaven is the closest option, but even at the height of the Harvest Festival, the villagers shun strangers and hide in their homes the moment the sun goes down. The elf and dwarf are baffled. What darkness threatens the mist-shrouded village?
First Blood: A Kira Brightwell Collection
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 111,210. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Kira Brightwell is obsessed with two things—outsmarting bad guys and kicking ass. Well, that and listening to Nine Inch Nails. (Bonus, if she can manage all three at once.) She never expected to become a hero... All she wants is to go down swinging in this fast-paced, three-case starter bundle: Striking Distance (short story), Under Wraps (short novel), and Split Decision (novel).
Under Wraps: A Kira Brightwell Short Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,220. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
Halloween. A time for costumes, corpses, and causing trouble. The La Valentia PD has received an anonymous tip with a growing list of decrypted names—a list that threatens to shake the suburban town to its core. Good thing Kira Brightwell doesn’t have any big plans for the night, because things are about to get interesting. A quirky, short crime novel in the Kira Brightwell series.
Striking Distance: A Kira Brightwell Short Story
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,480. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Kira Brightwell always knew her life would change after graduation. She never expected to have to fight for survival. Kira finds herself at a crossroads—caught between her parents’ plans and her own—when a group of seemingly unconnected, local women are reported missing, with no leads or suspects. Probably not the best time to visit her grandparents’ isolated cabin to sort out her future...
Split Decision: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,350. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Kira Brightwell was just a normal college graduate—until she escaped her own abduction and rescued seven other women in the process. Three years later, Kira trains in MMA, and works as the assistant of her best friend and white-hat hacker, Rob. For once, Kira feels in control. At least she until a familiar figure from her past puts her back in the crosshairs when another life is at stake...
Black and Blue: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,350. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Kira Brightwell hates to lose—in the MMA cage or outside of it. Kira has had four months to obsess over the last time the serial abductor known as the Procurer slipped through her fingers, but now a new threat has arrived in La Valentia—a twisted, deadly menace, whose depth of obsession mirrors her own. Good thing she has a certain arrogant playboy and a computer geek to watch her back...
Low Blow: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,580. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Kira Brightwell knows how to take a punch. (Actually, she prefers throwing them.) But a smear campaign in the local press leaves her rocked. Clients are suddenly few and far between, with cases ranging from cheating boyfriends to lost dogs. ...Until a tip from an unlikely source leads to something much bigger—and more disturbing—than Kira could have imagined.
Game Plan: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,820. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Kira Brightwell knows the best defense is a good offense—whether facing an opponent in the cage, or chasing down a criminal on a case. Kira has finally uncovered a link to the Procurer’s past—one that raises more questions than answers. But the abductor for hire stopped underestimating her a long time ago, and Kira knows she is being watched. How far will she go to slip his leash?
In the Clinch: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,030. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Kira Brightwell never thought it would come to this. She had been so close to making some real headway in the Procurer case... Until he pulled the rug out from under her. Kira has sacrificed everything in her hunt for the man who abducted her—her family, her friends... And now an old enemy is determined to kick her while she’s down. A single question remains. How much more does she want to lose?
Legends of Lasniniar: Adventure Takes a Holiday
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,120. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
Barlo’s wife has kicked him out of Dwarvenhome. To be fair, he might have been a bit overzealous in his attentions—an easy mistake to make when you’re about to become a father. Now he and his elf friend Iarion are off to kill time until the baby arrives. A journey to Lasniniar’s Barrier Mountains strikes Barlo’s fancy—a nice, relaxing jaunt...Until everything starts to go wrong.
Weigh In: A Kira Brightwell Short Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,090. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Kira Brightwell might be a bad-ass MMA trainee now, but she doesn’t remember her high school years fondly. In fact, she prefers not to think of them at all. Yet she finds herself walking the familiar hallways once more—all thanks to her former tormentor and current sidekick, Trevor Wright. An old friend of his has a problem—the kind only Kira can solve. Assuming she can step up to the challenge.
Kinslayer: A Novel of Lasniniar
Series: The World of Lasniniar, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,930. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Ralvaniar has fallen. The elves have started over in Lasniniar, led by Iadrawyn and Valanandir. An entire world lies waiting to be explored, unspoiled by the creatures of darkness. But the elves have brought a new enemy with them—someone who will stop at nothing to see Iadrawyn and Valanandir brought low, and the elves reduced to slaves...An enemy none of them will see coming. Until it’s too late.
A Solstice Celebration: A Legends of Lasniniar Holiday Collection
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,260. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Iarion and Barlo are wreaking havoc for the holidays. Nothing ever seems to go according to plan when the elf and dwarf travel at this time of year... No matter how hard they try, they always end up on the business end of a mystery that only they can solve in this lighthearted Lasniniar collection of two short stories and one short novel: A Solstice Tale, Father Solstice, and A Solstice Feast.
Legends of Lasniniar: A Solstice Feast
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,670. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Iarion and Barlo’s Solstice journeys never seem to go according to plan. This time, elf and dwarf run into a pair of familiar faces in the midst of battle—Beliriel and Luniwyn. The independent Wild Elf princesses would never dream of asking for help, even when it comes to searching for their missing brother. But a lack of invitation has never stopped Iarion and Barlo from finding trouble before...
Harbingers: A Novel of Lasniniar
Series: The World of Lasniniar, Book 8. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,930. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Free Races of Lasniniar are at war. The humans are already marching against the elves, led by their chosen, Unborn gods. Their only demand? Hand over Iarion. But the elven catalyst the Unborn fear has gone missing—an unwitting accomplice to an unspeakable act. Who can Iarion trust? ...And what other manner of creatures have slipped into Lasniniar from beyond the Void?
Legends of Lasniniar: Father Solstice
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,850. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Iarion and Barlo have become celebrities in Nal Huraseadro—Barlo in particular. In the three years since their last visit to the human city, the exploits of Father Solstice and his elf have become the stuff of legend. Too bad no one got the facts right. Now a suspicious, Solstice Eve death has the two friends on the case once more. ...Can they save Solstice a second time?
Void Walker: A Novel of Lasniniar
Series: The World of Lasniniar, Book 7. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,450. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Iarion knows something is wrong. Yes, the Unborn are still hunting him, aided by their human worshippers, and even some of the elves. But something else is nagging at him—a strange sense of loss he can’t put his finger on. ...Until he realizes his best friend Barlo has disappeared from the face of Lasniniar, leaving no memory of the dwarf’s existence behind.
Godmaker: A Novel of Lasniniar
Series: The World of Lasniniar, Book 6. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 111,910. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Iarion didn’t mean to free the Unborn... Now the host of lawless, magical entities are worshipped by the humans as gods—turning them against the elves. ...Turning the elves against each other. Because only one person has the potential to send the Unborn back to the Void, where they belong. The same person who set them free in the first place.
Wave Runners Lasniniar Collection
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 99,770. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Barlo was never looking for a sidekick. But somehow he keeps ending up with one. First the wildcat Sinstari, and then a dwarf orphan named Paige—dubious partners in his adventures across Lasniniar. And then of course, there’s Iarion. Still, someone needs to help Barlo save the day in this collection of one novel and two short stories: Wave Runners, What the Cat Dragged In, and A New Kind of Magic.
Storm Rider Lasniniar Collection
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 129,010. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When the elves arrived in Lasniniar, they thought they had left the days of terror and darkness behind. Thousands of years after their flight from Ralvaniar, they are finally discovering they aren’t the only ones who made the journey in this fast-paced, epic fantasy collection of one novel and two short stories: Storm Rider, Her Rightful Place, and Shipwrecked.
Soul Seeker Lasniniar Collection
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 148,050. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Iarion has spent millennia wandering Lasniniar. Doomed to be set apart from other elves, he is driven to find the missing connection to his destiny—which ends up shaping the fate of the world around him in this fast-paced, epic fantasy collection of one novel and two short stories: Soul Seeker, Trial By Fire, and The Wild Side.
Light Chasers Lasniniar Collection
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 125,470. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Under normal circumstances, Iadrawyn and Valanandir would never cross paths. Even though they are both elves, all the elven tribes are on the brink of open hostility, thanks to the manipulations of the blood-drinking drakhalu. But both magic and fate have other plans in this starter fantasy collection of one novel and three short stories: Light Chasers, Possession, The Vow, and The Bearded Ones.
Legends of Lasniniar Bond Forger Collection
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 33,800. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Iarion and Barlo are no strangers to adventure. (Or a good time.) Whether it means building an alliance with lost dwarven clans, surviving an unexpected ogre encounter, or solving a case of missing and murdered citizens, the elf and dwarf are always up to the challenge in this lighthearted collection of three Lasniniar short stories: Bond Forger, Mum’s the Word, and Lady Justice.
Legends of Lasniniar Shadow Stalker Collection
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,260. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Linwyn and Golaron are on a mission to save the citizens of Belierumar. Years later, Barlo finds himself struggling to protect the city from a different kind of enemy. And during the war that falls between these two events, a wingless Sky Elf discovers her true heritage in this fast-paced, fantasy collection of three Lasniniar short stories: Shadow Stalker, A Deadly Wind, and Without Wings.
Legends of Lasniniar Legacy Hunter Collection
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 23,890. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Iarion and Barlo haven’t always been friends. In Lasniniar, elves and dwarves don’t usually mix. And before Barlo met Narilga, the stubborn dwarf considered himself a confirmed bachelor. Go back to the beginning of these unlikely relationships that will go on to shape the future of their world in this lighthearted collection of three stories: Legacy Hunter, Close Quarters, and A Close Shave.
Legends of Lasniniar: Without Wings
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,670. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Arinwyn isn’t like other Sky Elves. She has spent most of her life being mocked or ridiculed—a wingless freak. But Arinwyn’s mother has a secret. And it won’t stay a secret much longer in the escalating war against the Fallen One... What will Arinwyn do when she finds out?
Legends of Lasniniar: A Close Shave
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The underground city of Dwarvenhome is in an uproar. Bristle Brawl has arrived, and this year, the facial hair competition has tempers running even higher than usual. Iarion doesn’t know what to think. Even the elf’s friend Barlo seems to be caught up in the madness that’s turning the dwarves against one another—against him. Can he discover its source and put a stop to it, before it’s too late?
Legends of Lasniniar: A Solstice Tale
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,590. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
The tribes of Northern Lasniniar are going to war for the holidays. The humans of the Claw and Horn each blame the other for the disappearance of their sacred totem. Iarion and Barlo arrive in time to see both tribes ejected from Nal Huraseadro. Meanwhile, Solstice gifts are also going missing... Can the elf and dwarf discover the culprit and put things to rights by Solstice morning?
Legends of Lasniniar: A New Kind of Magic
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,660. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Lasniniar is changing. The Void has been opened, releasing a strange, new magic. Paige is no stranger to danger or adventure. She has spent years following in Barlo’s shadow. But can the young dwarf woman face the new darkness that threatens to spread across the land on her own?
Legends of Lasniniar: The Wild Side
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,150. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Among all the Shadow Elves in Lasniniar, Iarion is unique. He has spent countless years wandering the lands, searching for something he cannot name. The Sea Elves could not help him. Now he seeks his answers among the Wild Elves. ...But he will have to become one of them first.
Legends of Lasniniar: The Bearded Ones
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The elves have started over in Lasniniar. The entire continent lies before them—uncharted territory. When a race of short, bearded people are discovered, Iadrawyn knows the elves must befriend them. The only problem? The two races have no language in common. ...And the bearded ones see all outsiders as the enemy.
Wave Runners: A Novel of Lasniniar
Series: The World of Lasniniar, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,360. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Somewhere in Western Lasniniar, a new power is rising. Feoras could sense it, but the Learnéd One of Water has gone missing. Iadrawyn and the Sea Elves are filled with unease. What does his disappearance mean? Someone needs to investigate the potential threat to the Free Races, but Western Lasniniar remains uncharted territory for the elves. ...Except for Iarion.
Legends of Lasniniar: Lady Justice
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,360. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
People around Belierumar are going missing. Some are even being found dead. Iarion and Barlo decide to investigate, but the humans close ranks against them—unwilling to confide in a pair of strangers, and an elf and a dwarf besides. Will the two friends be able to figure out what’s going on? Or are they doomed to become the next targets?
Legends of Lasniniar: What the Cat Dragged In
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,690. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Narilga is dying. Sinstari can smell it, but communication with his dwarven friend Barlo proves difficult—one of the few drawbacks of being a wildcat. Sinstari knows Barlo would search the far reaches of Lasniniar and beyond to help his beloved wife. Can the dwarf find a cure, before it’s too late? ...Maybe with a certain wildcat to keep an eye on him, and help guide the way.
Legends of Lasniniar: Possession
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,940. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Iadrawyn has tried to be patient. But Golvanyar has pushed her to her breaking point. Everywhere she goes in the Wood Elves’ forest, she can feel him watching her from the shadows. Every time she turns around, there he is. No one else seems to take his growing obsession seriously. A single question haunts Iadrawyn. How far will Golvanyar go to make her his?
Legends of Lasniniar: Trial by Fire
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,910. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Most of Lasniniar thinks Lysandir is a traitor. Few people seem to remember or care that he was abducted by the Fallen One as a child—an innocent victim in the ongoing war between Saviadro and the Free Races. Few people, aside from his elf friend, Iarion. Now Lysandir stands accused of murder. The outcome of the trial at Dwarfwatch seems certain...Unless Iarion can find out what really happened.
Legends of Lasniniar: Her Rightful Place
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Arinmalia is better than the rest of the Wild Elves—and she knows it. Too bad she seems to be the only one... But her tribe has other things to worry about—Ralvaniar remains a dark, dangerous place, threatened by blood-drinking demons and other monsters. ...Looks like she’ll just have to prove it to them. One way or another.
Legends of Lasniniar: Close Quarters
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Barlo isn’t looking to settle down. Like most male dwarves his age, he finds himself enjoying his bachelorhood. Narilga has grown tired of Dwarvenhome’s courting scene. She longs for someone who will take her seriously—a true partner, willing to step up to the challenge when trouble comes their way. Nothing like a chance encounter and a life-or-death situation to make things interesting...
Keeper of Secrets (Fatal Empire Part One)
Series: Fatal Empire, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,810. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
In the Dharakmeni Empire, nothing is as it seems. Mages, spies and assassins are members of the lowest caste of society—publicly shunned for having no honor of their own. And yet noble houses secretly use them to plot against one another beneath a thin veneer of civility. The rules of the game are simple. Don’t get caught. But a young assassin apprentice named Raziel is about to disrupt the board.
Legends of Lasniniar: Shipwrecked
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,950. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Feoandir and his shipmates are lost. The escape from Ralvaniar did not go smoothly. Thanks to the magical maelstrom that destroyed the island, Feoandir’s ship got separated from the rest of the elven fleet. But Silvariel isn’t interested in hearing his excuses. She knows someone will have to step up and take charge if the stranded elves are going to survive—with a little guidance, of course.
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    I'm new to steampunk and I really enjoyed this book. Kali is an appealing character, and I love the chemistry between her and Cedar. I downloaded Hunted right after I finished reading Flash Gold to find out what happens next!
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    I really enjoyed this collection of misadventures. Donloree's writing is honest, funny, and completely relatable. I especially empathized with her skiing story (which is so similar to my own experience), and her step aerobics story made me laugh out loud. Overall, this is a fun read that leaves you both admiring and shaking your head at the author's persistence.