Stephanie A. Cain


Stephanie A. Cain writes epic and urban fantasy for fun and a history blog for work. She lives in Indiana. She enjoys hiking, reading, singing, and general geekery. She has three cats, which she is well aware puts her firmly in crazy cat lady territory, and way more dice and painted miniatures than she needs.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I read a lot, of course. I love authors like J.R.R. Tolkien, Patrick Rothfuss, C.S. Lewis, Laura Van Arendonk Baugh, Patricia C. Wrede, Yangsze Choo, Robin McKinley, Elizabeth McCoy, and Maggie Stiefvater.

When I'm not reading, I spend a lot of time playing with my cats, Eowyn, Strider, and Eustace. I am sadly addicted to Skyrim, so I spend time playing that. I also love organizing things, much to my friends' and coworkers' chagrin. I go hiking as often as I can, and I'm an unapologetic bird nerd.

Professionally, I spend my days promoting tourism in my county and showing people around a 19th century version of a man cave. If you're ever at the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum in Crawfordsville, say hello!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Lots of ways! Recommendations from friends is the biggest method, but I've also found writers I like through social media, especially Twitter. Sometimes the recommendation algorithms show up with something that interests me, so I give it a try.
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Where to find Stephanie A. Cain online


Storms in Amethir
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Circle City Psychic
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,810. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Martin Cole has been home from Afghanistan for three years, but his PTSD hasn't gone away. His world turns upside down when he meets a handsome Indianapolis homicide detective who says the visions aren't PTSD--they're premonitions. Detective Elliott Blake is a werewolf, and he needs Martin's help figuring out who killed Ainsley Shaw. As they work together, the attraction between them grows.
Fire Soul: A Fantasy Short
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
Sennae has trained all her life to be an apothecary like her mother--but her remedies never work. When the duke's daughter goes missing, Sennae takes the opportunity to prove herself--and maybe find romance on the way.
The Weather War
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 124,350. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
Having survived a treaty betrothal, assassination attempts, and a treacherous plot to destroy family, Azmei has finally managed to save her country. Now she has to save the world. Azmei, Vistaren, Hawk, Arama, and their allies face monster storms, seadragons, & rogue stormwitches. In their quest to save the world, Azmei & Vistaren might just destroy stormwitchery, Amethir, and themselves.
Storms in Amethir Books 1-3 Omnibus
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 230,000. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Storms in Amethir Omnibus collects The Midwinter Royal, Teeth in Their Songs, Stormsinger, Stormshadow, Stormseer, and a brand-new original story set during Stormshadow.
Shades of Circle City
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,570. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
When a burglary arrest goes bad, Chloe Cole ends up temporarily dead. As she works with a handsome & secretive Indiana State Trooper, Chloe has disturbing encounters with shades only she can see. Her death & subsequent resurrection has given her a connection to the restless dead. What’s a conventional, Catholic cop to do? Catch the crook, get the guy, and say a few Hail Marys just to be safe.
The Midwinter Royal
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,340. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Izbel Cantara of the Fifth Family needs a husband if she wants to keep her family's estate. She travels to the king's midwinter celebrations, the traditional time for the nobility to arrange marriage contracts, in hopes of finding an alternate to marrying her conniving cousin Willat. She knows she needs to negotiate a marriage. She doesn't expect to fall in love.
Series: Storms in Amethir, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 138,970. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Princess Azmei of Tamnen hunts the person trying to destroy her family. Commander Hawk of the Tamnese army agrees to seek out the truth about Princess Azmei's killer. Yarro Perslyn seeks to free the Voices in his head. Princess, prisoner, and prophet collide in the embattled region between the two kingdoms. But will they be in time to prevent more death, or will the rising storm break them all?
Sow the Wind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,600. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Eighteen-year-old Gabriel Malnythe should be training for his inheritance as a warrior nobleman, but he wants to enter the clergy. Should he accept his rightful place in the Elite Corps as one of Prince Justin’s guards and advisors? If Gabriel refuses the Elite Corps, he may lose the Prince’s trust. But if he joins the Elite Corps, he fears he will lose himself.
Series: Storms in Amethir, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,820. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Princess Azmei of Tamnen has a decision to make, and she doesn’t like either option: marry Prince Vistaren of Amethir--a man she’s never met--or let her kingdom’s war with Strid go on with no end in sight. Seeing no alternative, she agrees to meet Prince Vistaren, with the caveat that the marriage treaty won’t be ratified until then. But not everyone wants the marriage to go forward...
Series: Storms in Amethir, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,900. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Captain Arama Dzornaea thought she was just supposed to transport Crown Prince Vistaren Doth'Mara to meet his contracted bride. As the king's top privateer, she thinks she can handle anything. What Arama doesn't anticipate is storms out of season, an unruly stormwitch, and a strange witchery echo that puts Arama, her ship the Dawn Star, and everyone aboard smack in the middle of a mystery.

Smashwords book reviews by Stephanie A. Cain

  • Queen of Roses on June 03, 2013

    I have to start my review by confessing I read a lot more fantasy than I do science fiction. I enjoyed this novel a great deal. The characters were engaging and distinct, and the plot grew in suspense as it gained momentum. I thought the mystery was well built and the twist at the end wasn't one I saw coming, but made perfect sense. I look forward to reading more of Elizabeth McCoy's writing.
  • The Lady of Roch Shan on April 18, 2014

    What an engaging narrator this story has! I wished I could have spent more time with her. Very cannily written in the tradition of an old faerie story, this hints at some lovely mythology while the reader wonders how the mystery will end. Really enjoyed this.