Samuel Z Jones


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Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in London, which at the very least fostered a life-long dislike of cities. This definitely comes through in my writing.
When did you first start writing?
As a little kid; my grandfather used to direct me to write something, and then he'd enter it in a competition or sub it to a newspaper. I think I was ten or eleven when my first piece got into a local paper, and about the same age when I was shortlisted in an adult writing competition.

I took up writing professionally when I was about twenty-four, although I'd started work on the setting that eventually became Akurite Empire and the rest a few years previously.
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The Women's Regiment: Gunpowder Rouge
Series: The Women's Regiment. Pre-release—available February 3, 2017. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 129,330. Language: English. Published by Wight Orchid. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Barely returned from their mission to ruinous Silveneir, the bold Rifles of the Women's Regiment head home, only to face a siege! Suborned by Dacoits, the Regimental garrison of Fort Jiar have turned against them, and now lay siege to New Adathen. With Lady Tethys to lead them, the all-singing, all-fighting girls of the Women's Regiment take centrestage in a bawdy, blood-soaked epic.
The Women's Regiment: The Guns of Fort Jiar
Series: The Women's Regiment. Pre-release—available February 3, 2017. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,850. Language: English. Published by Wight Orchid. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Thrown back from the gates of New Adathen, Colonel Noy's mutinous faction retreat for their own stronghold at Fort Jiar. Hard on their heels come the vengeful garrison of New Adathem, detirmined to pay back every day of hardship endured in the siege. On the helltrek to Fort Jiar is Lt Guilliana Orcini, custodian of the mutineer's dwindling artillery section...
AERP: Akurite Empire Roleplaying Game
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,600. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2016 by Wight Orchid. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Enter the world of Akurite Empire, a detailed and unique Fantasy setting. Containing extensive background material, new rules, playable races, character classes and adventures seeds for the nations of Kellia, Daricia and Silveneir. Compatible with D20 3.5 and 5e, under open game licence.
The Women's Regiment: The Baron Moruna
Series: The Women's Regiment. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,160. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2015 by Wight Orchid. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Lord Protector is far away; Lady Tethys must command the fortress of the Women's Regiment. None but a Daishenic Knight might escape the siege alive and have the courage to return; Lady Tethys has only one such paladin. But the mystic laws of knighthood are clear: one may stand alone against all comers, and three may begin a sacred quest only that seven should complete it.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,500. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2015 by Wight Orchid. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
HARPER COLLINS AUTHONOMY AWARD WINNER by Tonia Marlowe & Samuel Z Jones In the year 9995 AG (After Gagarin) the galaxy is ruled by the Galactic Council, which meets on old Earth every five years. But while planning is underway, an alien enemy, the deadly H'Jarragh, has waited 95 years, building its depleted forces in secret caverns under the Moon for a final assault. At Perihelion
The Lord Protector Book III: Number of The Witch
Series: The Lord Protector · The Legend of Sabra Daishen, Book 10. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,420. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Horror » Undead
The nightmarish assault of Red Shakasha's undead horde has been thrown back from the walls of New Adathen, but the war against the witch goes on. The good knight Sir Denebar, now Lord Protector of Kellia and Silveneir, inspires a quest to meet the Red Witch Shakasha in her demesne at the ruined Necropolis of Silveneir...
The Last Daishen
Price: Free! Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In a distant future where the Deepest Wards have failed and the Ancient Enemy returned to rain destruction on the world, the last champion of the Wards continues to fight. Kali Daishen is only sixteen years old...
The Lord Protector Book II: Fortress of Knighthood
Series: The Lord Protector · The Legend of Sabra Daishen, Book 9. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,250. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Sir Denebar has won the battle against the undead legions of Red Shakasha... or has he? Apparently defeated, the witch departs with laughter, leaving Denebar and his shattered forces to recover from the horrors of the fight. Ahead now lies the sacred Valley of Avellar, where Denebar hopes that wise Sir Kirin can provide some answer to the riddle of the Old Daishen...
Romancing The Sword Book V: Weapons of The Gods
Series: Romancing The Sword · The Legend of Sabra Daishen, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,390. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Montesinos DeSilva returns at last to Silveneir, but the city is not as he left it. Revolution brews in the Foreign Quarter, while the armies of neighbouring Daricia march upon the city. Worse, DeSilva's father DeKellia is a leader of the revolutionaries, and plots an atrocity greater than any yet comitted in the long wars that have wracked the nations.
The Lord Protector Book I: Gaes of the Red Witch
Series: The Lord Protector · The Legend of Sabra Daishen, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,160. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Horror » Undead
The land lies in ruins. Starvation and superstition reign. One good knight will light the ensuing dark age.
The Sorcha Omnibus
Series: The Legend of Sabra Daishen, Book 6. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 177,350. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Collecting all three volumes of Sorcha's sexcapades into one mammoth Fantasy bonk-buster! Sword, Sorcery, Sex & Spanking, now in epic omnibus edition!
Sorcha's Revolt
Series: The Sorcha Stories, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,840. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Erotica » Action/Adventure
Returned from her long journey, Sorcha and her lover Montesinos DeSilva arrive in Silveneir to find the city ablaze with revolution. Native Silvans and Kellion immigrants clash in the streets, champions of both sides do battle on the barricades and DeSilva's father, Montesinos DeKellia, plots an atrocity to end the conflict in a bloodbath... Sword, Sorcery, Sex & Spanking, in Sorcha's Revolt!
Sorcha's Revenge
Series: The Sorcha Stories, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,710. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Action/Adventure
Free of the harem, Sorcha Kavnor struggles to come to terms with her new-found sexual freedom, both from slavery in a foreign land and the bonds of her oppressive culture. On foot, on horseback and by airship, she returns home, bringing her lover Montesinos DeSilva to the great dam of Loth Kavnor where she was born to confront her family and the religious matriarchy of Silveneir.
Romancing The Sword Book IV - Masters of War
Series: Romancing The Sword · The Legend of Sabra Daishen, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,250. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Returned from the paradisial isle of Far Hrinor, Montesinos DeKellia is inveigled into the schemes of Queen Rathe Saban to make her daughter Empress of the Darician Plateau. But the barbarian Kraag have arisen in Kellia and the cult of Naril still command military might. With or without DeKellia's aid, Rathe and her husband must win final victory if they are ever to see Kaesa take the throne.
The Legend of Karel Tate
Price: Free! Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
During the long wars, Ava was the concubine of the Headsman of Vale, the Imperial General Karel Tate. Years later, when she is free and happy, Ava must confront her fears and face again the man she once called master.
Sifu Dansac's Kung Fu Secrets
Series: Sifu Dansac's Ninja Society. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,550. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
An irreverant and surreal crash-course in practical self-defence, presented in the style of a demented Chinese Kung Fu teacher.
Romancing The Sword Book III - Sins of the Father
Series: Romancing The Sword · The Legend of Sabra Daishen, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,010. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Montesinos DeSilva has found his father, but civil war still threatens Daricia. From the island of Far Hrinor in the deepest south, Queen Saban of Daricia must return, with the legendary swordsman DeKellia and his errant son in tow. But the hostile expanse of Heimjaro lies in their way, and the queen has already stirred up its inhabitants to war against her...
Sorcha's Story
Series: The Sorcha Stories, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,910. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Kidnapped by Darian warriors, Sorcha Kavnor is forced to submit to harem training. Fantasy erotica set in the world of "Akurite Empire" and "Romancing The Sword".
The Complete Akurite Empire Omnibus
Series: The Legend of Sabra Daishen, Book 7. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 265,290. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
All three volumes of Akurite Empire, comprising The Red Knight, Golden Firebird and Beyond The Sunset together in one omnibus edition. Save a buck on the complete trilogy!
They Call Me Anonymous
Series: Sifu Dansac's Ninja Society. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,880. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011 by Wight Orchid. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Billy Wilde is a man on a mission; mistaken for a Supervillain and imprisoned for three years, he resolves to escape and take revenge on the world. There's just one problem; he doesn't have any superpowers, and he needs to get them; fast.
Romancing The Sword Book Two: Far Hrinor
Series: Romancing The Sword · The Legend of Sabra Daishen, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,430. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
With civil war raging in Daricia, Queen Rathe Saban and her bodyguards set out to find the one man they believe can save the realm: the infamous swordsman Montesinos DeKellia.
Romancing The Sword Book One: Kingdom of the Void
Series: Romancing The Sword · The Legend of Sabra Daishen, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,670. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Fleeing an arranged marriage, the young prince of Silveneir, Montesinos DeSilva, leaves a life of luxury for exile in neighbouring Daricia.
Akurite Empire Book Three: Beyond The Sunset
Series: Akurite Empire. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,180. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The concluding volume of Akurite Empire. The Empress is defeated, but her evil allies remain; before the enemy can muster an invasion, Sabra Daishen leads a small band of knights to distant Psarrion to make war on the enemy's home ground.
Akurite Empire Book Two: Golden Firebird
Series: Akurite Empire. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 130,420. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Defeated in battle, the rebels scatter to rally new forces. Riding north and west into frozen Kellia, the rebel champion Sabra Daishen seeks to rouse remnants of the knightly orders against the Empire.
Akurite Empire Book One: The Red Knight
Series: Akurite Empire. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,960. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The great hero Kam Daishen lies dead; taking his name and armour, a young woman sets out to complete the slain knight's quest. Book One of the Akurite Empire Trilogy.

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Samuel Z Jones' favorite authors on Smashwords

Jeff E. Gregory
Latest book: Divergence. Published July 2, 2015.
Jenna Petersen
Latest book: Undeniable. Published October 25, 2011. (4.00 from 2 reviews)
M.M. Brownlow
Latest book: Retaliation. Pre-release—available April 1, 2017.
Marcus Pailing
Latest book: Kingdoms in Crisis. Published October 11, 2015.

Smashwords book reviews by Samuel Z Jones

  • Intrigued By First Sight on July 16, 2012

    I think the worst review I ever had began “I don't like Fantasy...” and got worse from there. Conversely, some of the best reviews I've had began “I don't usually like Fantasy, but...” So: I don't usually read lesbian romance but... The story begins by neatly setting up a love triangle between Honey, Jean and Jackie. That this is a lesbian love story is smoothly established without any overt statement; there's no signpost declaring “Lesbians Ahead”, it's so foundational to the story that even a reader completely unforewarned should pick it up within the first paragraph. This is a good thing, as is the immediate establishment of this love triangle as a conceptual world of its own within the external setting of a US college: the colour and detail belongs to the lead actors, through their attention to one another, leaving the wider world a pastel haze of movement and distractions that only lightly intrude on the main story. This is excellently appropriate, expressing through the story's structure how new couples relate to the world. I do like humour in any story; it adds realism. My first chuckle was that Honey naturally has leather jeans ready for a motorbike ride. Of course; all lesbians have leather jeans in case they need to ride motorbikes! I don't know if this is just my very off-beat sense of humour, or if it's a deliberate and subtle poke on Erin Miller's part. The characters are well realised, with a psychological depth that knits well into the overall structure of the novel. The story also covers a range of socio-political topics in the conversations of the characters. This could very easily become preachy, but it's remarkably well-framed within the dialogue and effectively adds another level to the story. Doubtless people who disagree with the perspectives voiced might find it less palatable, but I'm inclined to think that people holding vehemently contrary views are unlikely to be reading this book anyway. The core strength of this novel is the emotional reality of the characters, which comes through particularly in the dialogue. The major achievement is that this is not a novel about lesbian politics: it's a story about engaging characters filled with romance, sex, action, emotion and even violence.
  • I Wore Heels To The Apocalypse on May 26, 2016

    Sublime satire, comedic beats and contemporary themes. A lively cast of characters blunder through the apocalypse, fighting off morons and possibly zombies.