Stephanie (S. J.) is a writer, knitter, Capricorn, Japanophile, and USA Today Best Selling author. She loves summer, downtempo beats, yoga pants, foxes, owls, dogs, sushi, pasta, and black tea. She lives outside NYC with her husband, two great kids, and her dog who always wants to play. When it comes to her work, she writes about everyday women and uncommon worlds. Find her online at https://www.spajonas.com
Perfect to read after The Daydreamer Detective Braves The Winter! Mei and Yasahiro attempt to spend New Year's Eve on vacation, but the universe has other plans for them. Follow them to Hakone where they learn there's nothing more important than family.
When Noriko Kubo, the local small business coach, is found dead in her back garden, Mei feels the pull of a good mystery. Can she juggle her busy life and find Noriko’s killer? With her head in the clouds and a taste for solving crime, you don’t want to miss Mei in The Daydreamer Detective Finds Her Calling, the intensely delicious fifth course to the Miso Cozy series of cozy mystery novels.
When a friend shows up asking for help with an old missing person's case, Mei can’t resist the pull of a mystery unsolved. Can Mei find the missing woman and keep her reputation intact? With her head in the clouds and a taste for solving crime, you don’t want to miss Mei in The Daydreamer Detective Returns A Favor, the surprisingly rich fourth course to the Miso Cozy series of cozy mystery novels.
Mei’s dream of success is almost realized until Yasahiro’s ex-fiancée is murdered! Now, she must catch the killer to free Yasahiro from jail. With her head in the clouds and a taste for solving crime, you don’t want to miss Mei in The Daydreamer Detective Opens A Tea Shop, the hearty third course to the Miso Cozy series of cozy mystery novels.
When a new friend is murdered, Mei vows to help solve the crime. Between the dead woman's secret life, a sparse winter, and a new boyfriend, Mei struggles to keep everything together. The Daydreamer Detective Braves The Winter is the delightful second course to the Miso Cozy series of cozy mystery novels.
She’s got her head in the clouds and a taste for solving crime… To clear her friend of the crime and find the real killer, Mei’s going to need every last ounce of her imagination… and just a pinch of luck. The Daydreamer Detective is the savory starter to the Miso series of cozy mystery novels.
The Flyght series is a gender-flipped Firefly, Uber in space, reverse harem space opera and action-adventure series perfect for fans of Killjoys, Lindsay Buroker’s Fallen Empire Series, and Breaking Bad.
A series set in a post-apocalyptic future city populated almost exclusively by Japanese citizens, harnessing the cultures and old traditions of Japan in a modern setting. Its themes appeal to people who know nothing about Japan and those that love it unconditionally.
A ship hijacked. An arrogant and handsome classmate. A relentless desert. An Unforgiving Desert is the prequel novella to The Amagi science fiction romance series. If you like talented heroines, cocky, self-assured men, and a hot desert gamble, then you’ll devour S. J. Pajonas’s gutsy action-adventure.
A Fortunate Accident is the second book in The Amagi science fiction romance series. If you like capable heroines, insanely hot men, and thrilling world-building, then you’ll go crazy for S. J. Pajonas’s daring action-adventure.
Suri's Sure Thing is the first novella in The Kimura Sisters science fiction romance series. If you like juicy family sagas, handsome men with a heart of gold, and lovable dogs, then you’ll adore S. J. Pajonas’s thrilling best-friends-to-lovers romance.
Hijacked dreams and a high-stakes gamble. Can a young woman secure suitors while trying to soar among the stars? An Unexpected Debt is the first book in The Amagi science fiction romance series. If you like mouthy heroines, an array of delicious men, and amazing world-building, then you’ll adore S. J. Pajonas’s action-packed adventure.
Ruthless corporate tyranny. A traitor out to destroy her. Can she defeat a mighty foe to save a desperate universe? The Rise of Shiroi Nami is the gripping fourth book in The Hikoboshi Series space opera romance series. If you like heroic characters, high-tech conflict, and unexpected twists and turns, then you’ll thrill to S. J. Pajonas’ intense science fiction saga.
One last mission to secure her birthright. A frozen world and a sinister conspiracy that may cost her land… and her life. Stolen Flyght is the sixth and final book in the star-spanning reverse harem Flyght Series. If you like galactic heists, mind-blowing twists, and nonstop action, you’ll love S. J. Pajonas’s soaring climax.
In need of cash. Running out of time. A desperate play to protect what’s hers… Can Vivian preserve her birthright before it’s snatched away for good? Silent Flyght is the fifth book in the sultry Flyght Series of sci-fi reverse harem romance.
A frustrated captain. A starship on the fritz. Can she salvage her smuggling trade before jealous rivals knock her out of the galaxy? If you like seductive space operas, warp-speed world-building, and high-octane twists and turns, then you’ll love S. J. Pajonas’s star-struck tale.
A sister betrayed. A discovery of contraband. Can she save her family or will she crash and burn? If you like clever heroines, sexy men, and fast-paced action, then you’ll love S. J. Pajonas’s captivating universe.
Fallen heiress, ship’s captain, entrepreneur — Vivian will do whatever it takes to restore her family’s empire, even if it means sacrificing her own happiness… If you like action-packed space operas and a universe full of twists, then you’ll love S. J. Pajonas’s interstellar adventure.
Her future is brighter than the stars. But one betrayal will change everything… If you like action-packed space operas and universes full of twists, then you’ll love S. J. Pajonas’s interstellar adventure.
"Being human is the apex of life. It’s the top, not the bottom." Yumi is pretty sure someone's trying to kill her... and she can’t remember who... If you like high-tech futures, mind-bending intrigue, and character-driven action, then you’ll love S. J. Pajonas’ thrilling sci-fi adventure romance.
War is coming, and Yumi and Rin are right in the middle of it. Chaos in Kadoma Ward is the second book in the fast-paced Hikoboshi Space Opera Romance Series. If you like high-tech futures, sizzling romance, and character-driven action, then you’ll love S. J. Pajonas’ thrilling sci-fi adventure.
When a space journalist crashes into a deadly intra-colony war, her hunt for the truth will either save her life or sentence her to death… If you like high-tech futures, ancient Japanese honor codes, and character-driven action, then you’ll love S. J. Pajonas’ thrilling sci-fi adventure romance.
Family lines collide, secrets are finally spoken, and the freedom of Yūsei is in the hands of one woman determined to find equality and justice for everyone on the planet. Reclaimed is the fourth installment in the Nogiku Series, a saga of post-apocalyptic sci-fi romance novels set in future Japan.
Yusei has surprises for Sanaa Itami, and she’s determined to figure them all out. With her enemies are closing in fast, Jiro and Mark must defend her at all costs. Reunited is the third installment in the Nogiku Series, a saga of post-apocalyptic sci-fi romance novels set in future Japan.
As the city recovers from a violent earthquake, Sanaa is left to deal with her fate. Will the new family she’s found with Jiro support or betray her? Released is the second installment in the Nogiku Series, a saga of post-apocalyptic sci-fi romance novels set in future Japan.
Can she piece together the truth before Earth’s last city tears itself apart? If you like tenacious heroines, sizzling chemistry, and unique post-apoc settings, then you’ll love S.J. Pajonas’ dystopian adventure.