Paulette Miller

Biography

I live in central Illinois with my husband and many pets. With my 120 pound dog, George, squishing my feet, I'm combining my love of drawing with my newest love...to write.

My newest addiction came late in my life when I desperately needed a distraction from the realities of the world around me. And, as an insomniac, it keeps me company on many a long, dark night.

I found a new and unexpected part of myself while writing romance stories about strong characters facing the many hurdles along the path to true happiness. Through storytelling, I lose myself in make-believe worlds full of magic where nothing is impossible. With magical twists and turns, these tales show the unmatched power that can be achieved when you allow your heart to embrace the simple joys of friendship, family, and love.

Come join me on my writing journey and enjoy a little mind candy. Through the power of words, may you laugh, cry, and fan yourself on occasion..with the latter activity being my favorite.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started to write later in life after my mother passed away from cancer. I was an avid gardener, but that was something we did together. After she was gone, I just couldn't do it any more so I struggled finding something to occupy my mind. I tried reading, but I got tired of stories about weak female characters. After throwing my hundredth book across the room, my son teased me and said that I should write my own stories. To my shock, I did and I found it to be a wonderful escape. I NEVER planned on publishing anything until my best friend convinced me to give it a try. The first personal note I got from someone that read my book made me cry like a baby. I decided at that point if my stories could help others escape for a few minutes from whatever is troubling them, it was all worth while. I haven't stopped writing since that day.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I was forced to do creative writing in grade school and hated it. I was painfully shy back then and was petrified by the idea of anyone reading something I wrote - - even the teacher. I didn't start enjoying creative writing until my forties. I guess I needed life to teach me how. The first real creative writing story I've written and shared with anyone is the Blue Fire series... all 750,000+ words. It started out as a short story and just kept growing and growing. Blue Fire ended up as a 5 book series that includes over 175 illustrations. The next book was Knight Shift and it has over 208,000 words. I am now working on Mistyx which is a story that I'm splitting into 2 books, each just shy of 300 pages. I can't write a short story if my life depended on it.
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Books

Knight Shift
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 208,140. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Penny embarks on a journey into a world where a war is brewing between Changelings and Humans who fear their genetically enhanced skills. She's thrown into this conflict when the Changeling, Ice, introduces her to a subculture filled with both passion and danger. In the end, she must choose to either stay with the human world or follow her heart and stand at the side of the Changelings she loves.
Death's Dawn
Series: Blue Fire, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 161,670. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Death’s Dawn is the conclusion to the five book Blue Fire epic novel series. Kai’s attack plunged the Draak into an all-out battle for their survival and the time has come for the prophecy to be fully realized. When the morning mist clears, Lagrangia will learn who’ll be left standing and whether peace or forever darkness will be waiting for them.
Night Embraced
Series: Blue Fire, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 178,320. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Tianna’s struggle to juggle mated life with two shapeshifting Draak came to a halt when Nathaniel faced the realities of her life with her other lover–the evil Draak wizard Kai. Nathaniel walked away. Facing life without Tianna, Nathaniel tries to reclaim his mate, but Kai won’t let her go without a fight. Can Nathaniel regain Tianna’s trust and truly accept his mate having another lover?
Twisted Path
Series: Blue Fire, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,980. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The prophecy weighs heavily on Tianna as fate forces her next great challenge—motherhood. Being mated to two, no one knows if the child will be the prophesied savior or someone that will join Kai’s side in ruling Lagrangia. As they fight the spreading evil, it crashes into both the magical and human worlds with devastating results, forcing the Draak to venture out into the evil-touched land.
Sleeper Wakes
Series: Blue Fire, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 162,240. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The magical world now knows of Tianna’s existence and her connection to the evil Black Dragon, Kai. Everyone’s fear of her growing powers makes it difficult for her to find a place to call home. As evil continues its relentless pursuit, she frantically searches for the one that can give her the strength to survive, or will her growing dark passions lead her into the arms of evil?
Unquiet Slumber
Series: Blue Fire, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 139,990. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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A young wizard apprentice is thrust into a magical world, turning her perceived reality upside down. In a twist of fate, she joins a quest to find the key to saving Lagrangia from a growing darkness, exposing herself and becoming a beacon to the one that they all fear. But can the love she finds in the arms of a shapeshifting Draak overpower the evil that’s seducing her from within her dreams?

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