Lauralynn Elliott


Lauralynn Elliott is an independently published author of paranormal and fantasy romance books, as well as some horror. She started the indie journey several years ago and has never regretted it, loving the freedom to publish what she wants when she wants. You will find everything from vampires and ghosts to elves and wizards in her novels and novellas. She enjoys putting a little bit of a different twist on some of the old ideas about our favorite fictional characters.

Lauralynn lives in the southeastern United States with her husband of many years. She has two grown sons whom she adores. Reading, playing computer games, and spending time with friends are some of her favorite activities.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
After hearing how traditionally published authors only get to keep a small percentage of their royalties, and realizing I would have almost no control over my content, title, and book cover if I went with a publisher, I decided indie was the best way to go. I've never even tried to get published the traditional way.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is a very "author friendly" company, doing all they can to support us. Smashwords gives us the ability to not only publish on their site, but also on many other popular venues. They are always looking for more retailers willing too sell Smashwords books.
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Where to find Lauralynn Elliott online


Keeper of His Soul
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,210. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Jan never dreamed she would finally find the owner of the soul in the bottle that she had been fascinated with for so long. She longs to return the soul to the vampire it belongs to. Jude has been a vampire for quite some time, and he likes his life just the way it is. No guilt, no remorse. And no soul.
The Third Wish
Price: Free! Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What would you do if you were given three wishes? What would you wish for? Find out what happens when a bottle containing a smoking hot genie is given to Beth by a young trick-or-treater. Will she wish wisely or foolishly?
Fire Wizard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,650. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
When Finn see Niki, he realizes she may be the first female fire wizard in a century. When she accuses him of setting fires, he convinces her he's innocent. But will he be able to convince her to embrace her unique abilities? While they try to find out who's behind the fires, they end up starting a few fires of their own.
Hearts of Evil
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,310. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
After horror author, Lily Grey, has a bad experience in the city of Atlanta, she moves to a small town on the Florida panhandle, Eden Beach. Little does she know, this small town has dark secrets and a history of violence. Lily finds herself attracted to the sheriff, Rob Vega, but he seems to be dealing with his own demons. She soon realizes she's in danger in this little town.
Soul of a Vampire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,950. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A vampire searching for what was taken from him. A woman who may have the answers. Nikolas longs for his soul even as the darkness in him tries to take over. Tessa searches frantically for a way to help Nickolas before it’s too late. Together they fight physical and emotional battles in their quest for the one thing that could allow them to be together. Will they make it before time runs out?
The Gnome
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,660. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
When Tara Reed inherits her grandmother’s house, she shudders at the ugly lawn ornaments she finds, one which is even politically incorrect. Although she plans to eventually get rid of them, she decides to leave them until her friends come for a visit so they can all have a laugh. Little does she know there’s much more to these statues, and to her family, than she can imagine.
Vampires' Curse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,750. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Libby Fox novellas are now available in one book! Dark Relic: Vampires’ Curse, Secrets of the Wolf, and Search for the Vampires’ Curse are all included in this compilation, Vampires’ Curse. Libby Fox is a private detective whose clients are a little different than the norm. And one of them has captured her heart.
Search for the Vampires' Curse
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,710. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
The third and final novella of the Libby Fox Series, Search for the Vampires’ Curse, takes Libby, Adam, and friends from the bayous of Louisiana to the rain forest in Brazil. In this story, the search for the deadly cross introduced in book one continues. Meanwhile, Libby and Adam continue to question whether or not a relationship between them is possible. Approximately 25,700 words.
The Beast in the Mirror
Price: Free! Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(4.17 from 6 reviews)
He watches her from the shadows of the ruins. But he can never let her see him, the cursed beast that he has become. But when he falls in love with her, he thinks just maybe she will accept him as he is. The Beast in the Mirror is a short, sweet love story between a beautiful young woman and a beast that has been cursed by a witch to be ugly forever. A short story of less than 5,000 words.
Secrets of the Wolf
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,580. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
While private investigator, Libby Fox, is still trying to wrap her mind around the fact that vampires exist and that she actually has feelings for one of them, she gets involved in another case where there's more to her client than meets the eye. When Blake Harding walks into her office, hiring her to find a secret book that's very important to his family, she has no idea of the danger involved.
Dark Relic: Vampires' Curse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,630. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Libby Fox is just a regular private investigator, snooping on wayward husbands and cheating business partners. That is, until Adam Ryder walks into her office and asks her to find a missing person. But there is more to her client than she could possibly have realized, and Libby is drawn into a world darker than she dreamed had existed.
Haunted Lake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,540. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
After losing her best friend in a fire, Rachel Madison rents a cabin on Misty Lake, trying to work through her guilt and sorrow. While there, she meets two men, one good looking and friendly and the other handsome, but scarred. Soon, she realizes that the peace she was trying to find here wasn’t to be, as supernatural events begin to take place.
Guardian Vampire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,910. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(4.17 from 6 reviews)
After witnessing something so terrible in a nightclub that it causes her to lose her memory of it, Kendall St. John finds herself the target of ruthless killers. Her father hires Logan Steele to protect her, but everywhere they turn, the killers continue to find them. As Kendall and Logan struggle with their feelings for each other, Logan struggles to protect her from the killers…and himself.
A Rocky Path
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,260. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
After losing her husband, Emily Adams starts a new life in Maine. She meets an attractive and mysterious artist and finds herself falling for him, but there is something strange and puzzling about this man. Then Emily finds some old letters, journals, and paintings which cause her to make a shocking discovery about the man she loves that changes everything she believed about him...and the world.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,790. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In a house that she's redecorating, there's a large mural on the wall of a world much different from hers. One day she steps through the mural into Starfane. In this strange world, she has to choose between two men–one very good, and one very bad. Lauren finds love, desire, and danger in Starfane-but she never could have imagined the real truth behind the mural and the three men in her life.
See Me
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,880. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When Maddi Drake inherits an old house from her great aunt, she decides to move in and fix it up. But it seems she isn't quite alone there. Then she meets the perfect she thinks. But someone in the house disagrees. This novella combines a little mystery, a little humor, and a little romance for a quick, entertaining read.
Club Blood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,890. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(3.00 from 3 reviews)
After being paired with a new partner, Ethan James, Detective Kerry Harrison is assigned to a murder case in which Kerry and Ethan disagree about the suspect's guilt. They find that there have been similar murders in other cities and that the suspects all belong to a secret club. Their partnership and friendship is tested when Kerry learns the true nature of the club... and Ethan's involvement.

Smashwords book reviews by Lauralynn Elliott

  • Hush Money (Talent Chronicles) on Aug. 20, 2010

    I don't read a lot of YA books. They have to be really special to keep my attention. This one was good! I could relate to the characters, even though they were young enough to be my kids. Susan Bischoff did a great job building those characters. And the action scenes...VERY believable. The only complaint I have is that it left me wanting more. :) I would recommend this book to young adults and not so young adults.
  • Dark King of the North (Book III of The Kobalos Trilogy) on Aug. 20, 2010

    This was the last book of the Kobalos Trilogy, so I was looking for everything to wrap up nicely. I think the author did this well. Most of the things I was hoping for at the end actually happened, so I was pleased with that as well. Good job, Ty. I don't like to include spoilers in my reviews, so I'll be kind of vague here, but there was one character that was supposed to be sort of a bad guy, yet I never felt real animosity toward him. Ty did a great job painting one picture of the character, but also making the reader feel as if there was a little more to the guy; that he wasn't quite what he seemed. And the ending showed that my feelings all along had been true. This book was as good as the other two in the trilogy and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Ty Johnston is a great writer, and I'm glad I found him!
  • Glimpse (The Retroact Saga Book 1) on Nov. 07, 2010

    There are many things to like about this book. But I think it's the characters that I like best. They are rich, believable, flawed, and multi-layered. Even though the characters are much, much younger than me, I can still feel for them. I love how the author was able to develop the teenage characters as well as the adults. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next one in the series.
  • Glimmer (The Retroact Saga Book 2) on Nov. 16, 2010

    Stacey has kept me entertained once again. I'm really picky about YA books, so I don't read too many of them. But I love this series, and I'll keep reading the books. There was a little more sexual content than I've seen in other young adult books I've read, but the fact is that this is what really goes on with teenagers, and the author really does a good job in portraying the thoughts and feelings of young people in this age group. Another winner!
  • Malakh on April 16, 2011

    I really loved this novella. For the first half of the book, I thought I was going to give it four stars (which is still really good!) but by the time I was into the second half, it was definitely a five star book. Usually with stories about angels, it's kind of hit and miss for me. This novella was a hit. It was creative, well written, and well edited. The author did a great job entertaining me!
  • Office Politics on July 30, 2011

    I really, really enjoyed reading this book. It was packed full of humor, but at the same time, addressed real issues. I found myself laughing my head off at the funny situations Frannie got into, but I also felt her pain. This book kept me entertained the whole time I was reading it, and I found it hard to put down. Sharon Gerlach has shown, once again, that she has a great writing style that can keep a reader hooked and begging for more.
  • The Secret Dreams of Sarah-Jane Quinn on Aug. 10, 2011

    Wow, I'm not sure where to start. Office Politics was awesome, but this book was even better. There's humor sprinkled all through this book, but there are some VERY serious issues involved in the story. One thing I like about Sharon Gerlach's writing is that she always pulls you into the story. You feel for the characters and go through everything with them. I didn't want the book to end. And, I have to admit, reading this book made me late for work a few mornings!
  • The Earl's Inconvenient Wife on July 31, 2012

    I really loved this book! I've read some of Ruth Ann Nordin's western romances, but this was her first Regency, and it was a VERY entertaining read. I had trouble putting this one down. It was nicely paced throughout the story, not a dull moment anywhere. I can't wait for the next in the series to come out!