Tricia Drammeh


Tricia Drammeh is a wife and mother of four children who lives in New Hampshire. Her published works include The Fifth Circle, The Seance, Better than Perfect, and the Spellbringers series. When she isn't writing, she can be found walking her dog, devouring books, or making jewelry.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I began writing in 2010 and it was entirely on a whim. Prior to that, I'd always wanted to write a book, but never followed through. After three months, I finished my first manuscript and immediately started on the second.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy is when it all comes together--when the characters, subplots, dialogue, and setting all combine to create a story others will read and enjoy.
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Where to find Tricia Drammeh online


Spellbringers Prequels
Before the Alexanders moved to Oaktree, they lived all over the world, trying to stay one step ahead of an unseen enemy. Find out how the Demon Nevare's vendetta against Abe Alexander began.
Spellbringers is a multicultural fantasy series for young adults. It follows Rachel, a girl with a secret past and shocking destiny, and Alisa, a human girl who proves it isn't necessary to have magic to be special. It also follows the Alexanders, a magically gifted family who have been sent to protect Rachel. Their sons, Bryce and Jace, become involved in Alisa's and Rachel's lives, changing both girls forever. In Spellbound: Book One, the Alexanders come to Oaktree to confront the dangerous forces brewing in the small town. Rachel and Alisa have never been friends, and it isn't easy for them to suddenly find their lives intertwined. When both girls fall in love with the same guy, the results are completely unexpected. Firebound: Book Two explores the repercussions of Rachel's secrets and tests Alisa's loyalty and love. Unbound is the explosive third book in the series. New loves are found and lost, and a devastating secret is revealed. Book Four and a prequel to the series are slated for release later this year.


The Essential Self-Publishing Guide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,620. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2021 . Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Are you an aspiring writer who has always dreamt of publishing a book? Or have you already written your book and are confused about your next step? With creativity, determination, and a little bit of patience, this guide will help you become a published author!
An Imperfect Family
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,420. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Zach and Claudia have always believed their love for each other could overcome any obstacle, but when Zach’s teenage children come for a summer visit, an unforeseen challenge threatens to destroy their love and everything they have planned for their future.
The Coven
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,890. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Abby has finally put the horrors of the past behind her, but her vow to refrain from dabbling in the paranormal is harder to keep than she'd anticipated. Her world is turned upside down by a strained relationship with a former best friend, a mysterious stalker, and a new friend who is full of surprises.
The Novelist
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,540. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jacque is a struggling writer who has put a serious strain on his family's finances. His wife, Cindy, is always there to pick up the pieces when her husband's ventures go awry. She wants nothing more than for Jacque to find his way in the world, and she believes writing is his true path in life - until she reads his novel. When betrayal leads to vengeance, can their marriage survive?
Picture Perfect
Price: Free! Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Inspirational
Ellen is obsessed with the idea of creating the perfect Christmas card to send to all their family and friends. She’s making a list and she’s checking it twice. Everything is perfect, until her husband’s troubled teenage niece crashes at their house the night before the big photo shoot.
Better than Perfect
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,290. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Karlie is fed up with her boring life. She spends her time daydreaming, but fear of change prevents her from escaping her dull and predictable existence. When her world is invaded by twin juvenile delinquents, a too-good-to-be-true love interest, and a cute cop who keeps showing up at the most inopportune moments, she can either fight against the changes in her life, or embrace them.
Sweet Sorrow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,290. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » General
Rowan earns the part of Juliet in the school play, but it’s impossible to concentrate on her lines when her crush is cast as Romeo. Eddie is a fallen football hero who has lost the respect of his peers and earned the animosity of Rowan's father, the high school football coach. Eddie's tarnished past collides with Rowan's dark secrets, and suddenly, the whole school becomes a stage.
Midnight Summons
Price: Free! Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Karen has been a Medium for a long time. She's confident in her ability to handle any situation, no matter how challenging. Until now. A late night phone call summons her to a stranger’s house to help with what she thinks will be a routine haunting, but Karen is unprepared for what awaits. A young man’s life hangs in the balance as Karen faces the toughest—and possibly final—case of her career.
When the Lights Go Out - Ink Slingers' Halloween Anthology
Series: Ink Slingers Anthologies. Price: Free! Words: 110,020. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A collection of twenty-five short stories just in time for Halloween. Enjoy thrills, chills, and mysteries. Meet ghosts, demons, vampires, and monsters everywhere from dark city streets to the English countryside. Scares lurk in the most unexpected places and, when the lights go out, no where is safe and no one will be spared.
The Warrior: Abe's Story, Part 1
Series: Spellbringers Prequels. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,500. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Abe is caught in a compromising position with a human girl, his father puts him on the next plane to Central. Torn from everything and everyone he cares about, he struggles to adjust to the harsh demands of the Warrior Training Bureau. A battle in the desert results in the death of the greatest enemy the magical community has ever known, but will Abe find peace from the demons who haunt him?
Unbound (Spellbringers Book 3)
Series: Spellbringers. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 115,290. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » Multicultural & Interracial, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
Alisa is keeping a secret until a dangerous accident forces her to choose between her family and the man she loves. Rachel's mistakes have caught up with her, resulting in unspeakable tragedy and bringing to question her loyalty to the magical community. With accusations from all directions and her heart in tatters, Rachel finds out who her real friends are and finally uncovers her true strength.
Firebound (Spellbringers Book 2)
Series: Spellbringers, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,980. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » Multicultural & Interracial, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » Paranormal
A new threat comes to Oaktree in the form of a dark enemy from the Alexanders’ past. Rachel lies to protect her family, but when her secrets are revealed, she alienates the people who are sworn to protect her. Alisa and Bryce are willing to stand by her, but they have problems of their own. As the darkness in Bryce spreads, Alisa might have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save him.
Spellbound (Spellbringers Book 1)
Series: Spellbringers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 90,410. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Multicultural & Interracial
When the Alexanders move to the small, southern town of Oaktree, danger and magic follow. All the girls are drawn to Jace, the youngest member of the Alexander family, but only one will win his heart. Will it be Alisa, the shy outcast who saves Jace from a Hunter? Or Rachel, the powerful Spellbringer whose destiny is tied to the Alexander family in ways they can't yet imagine?
Strange Portals - Ink Slingers' Fantasy/Horror Anthology
Series: Ink Slingers Anthologies. Price: Free! Words: 92,930. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Just in time for a much needed holiday break, twenty-two stories about fairies, vampires, zombies, werewolves, and everything in between. Stories by AK Stein, Adan Ramie, B.G. Hope, Barbara G. Tarn, Bonnie Mutchler, CG Coppola, DM Yates, JK Rosaline, Joleene Naylor, Kay Kauffman, Maegan Provan, Mark R. Hunter, Rami Ungar, Roger Lawrence, Roxanna Mathews, Terry Compton and Tricia Drammeh.
The Seance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,650. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
Abby has always been fascinated by the paranormal, but after an ill-fated séance, she discovers not all Spirits are benign. A dark entity unleashed during the summoning sets out to destroy Abby, and within days, she loses her best friend, incurs the wrath of her parents, and becomes a prisoner in her own home. Can Abby's new friends help her? Or is it too late?
The Fifth Circle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,530. Language: American English. Published: June 28, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sean and Alex live in a hell of their own making. One will escape at the expense of the other. Both will discover why Dante chose to condemn the Wrathful and the Sullen in the Fifth Circle of Hell.

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Smashwords book reviews by Tricia Drammeh

  • Ashes of Deceit on March 15, 2014

    Katelina and Jorick must delay peace and quiet once again. Jorick has promised to help find a captured vampire, and the rescue mission creates additional problems. Once again, Jorick and Katelina find themselves at the Citadel. Jorick's punishment for his crimes shocks everyone. With war looming over them, how will Jorick decide where his loyalties lie? Who will survive the epic battle? Out of all the Amaranthine books, this one was the most gripping. Each book in the series gets better and better as the author delves deeper into vampire culture, introduces new characters, and illustrates the complex relationships and vendettas between the vampires in this fascinating world. Katelina and Jorick continue to face incredible challenges with each new book, but they always overcome each problem by relying on their fierce love and loyalty to one another. After reading this series, my perception of modern-day vampires will never be the same. I have renewed faith in the genre and feel so fortunate to have finally found a series that makes me anticipate each new book, or each snippet of the author's works-in-progress as she posts them on her blog. I can honestly say I'm a huge fan of this series and I'm proud to add Joleene Naylor to my list of all-time favorite authors.
  • Heart of the Raven on March 26, 2014

    Joleene Naylor takes her vampires on the road in this exciting fifth book in the Amaranthine series. From the Citadel in Iowa to Munich and beyond, Katelina and Jorick are constantly on the move as they try to evade Malick's minions while seeking the Heart of the Raven. In the book, we meet a new cast of characters as they travel the world, and revisit favorites (Verchiel--score!). I loved this book, particularly the ending because it's completely unexpected and sets up the rest of the series for something spectacular. This book has some of the best fight scenes in the series and offers some of Verchiel's best humorous moments. And, did I mention that Katelina's bad ass side comes out to play and she kicks some serious butt? I don't know where Naylor finds these amazing characters and plotlines, but her imagination is limitless. I'm astounded by this series as it keeps getting better and better.
  • 101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire on March 26, 2014

    This is a short, fun companion book to the Amaranthine series. It's definitely one to read AFTER you take a bite out of the first three or four books in the series.
  • Heart of the Raven: Mini Prologue Collection on March 26, 2014

    This was the perfect bridge between the fourth and fifth books in the Amaranthine series. These bite-size prologues offer essential background information about some new characters introduced in book five (Heart of the Raven). I absolutely recommend this to all Amaranthine fans.
  • Micah (Tales from the Island) on March 26, 2014

    This is a great short story to get you ready for Children of Shadows. Despite Micah's prickly temperament, he's one of my favorite characters. He's rude, loud, violent--but fiercely protective of Loren, which proves there's a nice guy under that rough exterior. Even a bad ass vampire needs an island getaway, and Micah is definitely in need of some relaxation. I enjoyed reading a story that explores Micah's point of view, so this was the perfect read.
  • Torina (Tales from the Island) on March 27, 2014

    Another great short story to bridge the gap between book five and book six in the series. Focused on Torina's point of view, this story gives insight into Torina's feelings about Jorick's relationship with Katelina. While Torina has never been one of my favorite characters, she's been consistent and I can't imagine the series without her in the background making snarky comments and commanding the attention of every male eye in the room.
  • Oren (Tales from the Island) on March 27, 2014

    This third installment in the Tales from the Island series takes a closer look at Oren. Sulky, brooding, and angry, Oren has always held a special place in my heart. He's been dealt some rough blows and his life hasn't been easy. Etsuko acknowledges his pain, and for Oren, that's a breakthrough. I'd love to see more of Oren in books to come.
  • Sadihra (Tales from the Island) on March 27, 2014

    When Sadihra's human past interferes with her ability to make future commitments, she risks alienating the person she loves the most. I admire Sadihra's goal-setting and independence, and this story explains why she is the way she is. Another excellent Amaranthine tale!
  • Loren (Tales from the Island) on March 27, 2014

    Loren is one of my favorite Amaranthine characters. He has the ability to get along with just about anyone. I enjoyed this story and Loren's perspective on the other characters.
  • Verchiel (Tales from the Island) on March 27, 2014

    Verchiel is one of the best characters in this series, so it's fitting for him to have his own short story the Tales from the Island Collection. Verchiel always seems to be in someone else's business, oftentimes annoying them. He certainly manages to annoy multiple characters in this story alone. His humor and antics are invaluable to the series, and I enjoyed this story immensely.
  • Children of Shadows on April 05, 2014

    War has come to the Amaranthine world, and Jorick and Katelina are caught up in the middle of it. A group claiming to be Children of Shadows is bombing vampire strongholds, while another secret organization claims to oppose them. After being held against their will in Munich, Jorick and Katelina escape only to find themselves plunged into intrigue and danger. They're swept along from continent to continent, intent on getting to the bottom of who is leading the Children of Shadows. Is Malick the ring-leader, or is the newly awakened Samael the one who resurrected the evil group? And, most importantly, who keeps invading Katelina's thoughts and dreams? I know I keep saying each book is the best one yet, but that's because each book gets better and better. Children of Shadows is a very strong sixth book in the series, a book that sets up the series for the most exciting plot-line yet. This book centers around Cyprus, Malick, and Samael--three dangerous vampires with their own unique goals. Cyprus is focused on revenge, while Malick craves turmoil and power. Samael's ultimate goals are unknown to Jorick and Katelina, and this makes him the most dangerous adversary of all. While forces within Katelina drives her to greater strength and bravery, she is probably the most vulnerable she's been throughout the series. One of my favorite aspects of this book was the underlying fear inspired by Samael who is always on the periphery of Katelina's thoughts and fears. There are hints that Katelina isn't quite the same since she consumed the ancient vampire's blood at the end of book five, but even Jorick and Verchiel can't quite figure out the ultimate effects. In terms of character development, this book has a lot going on. Katelina's relationship with the other characters evolves, particularly with Sadhira, Loren, Oren, Etsuko, and even Torina. Even the more prickly of her vampire companions (Micah) has grudging respect for her, as she's proven herself in more ways than one. There's a great scene with Loren and Micah where Katelina shows her devotion and love for the vampires who have been a part of her life. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, just like I've enjoyed the entire series. The author's talent in creating this detailed world and tying multiple characters and plot lines together is astounding. If you're looking for a series to fall in love with, this is it. With six full-length books, several short story collections, and a blog dedicated to the series, being an Amaranthine fan is truly an experience. I can't wait for book seven!
  • Aine: Another Complication (Tales of the Executioners) on April 12, 2014

    Short but unexpected. Great start of the Executioners series. I'd love to read more.
  • The Watchers on May 31, 2014

    Clare and her mother, Ellen, have always had to hide. They've been on the run from city to city, finally ending up in Ellen's hometown. The voices in Clare's head have always been there, but now there's a menacing voice insinuating itself into mind and Clare is determined to find out who it belongs to. She's used to be assailed by the thoughts of others, so when she meets the first person whose thoughts are hidden from her, she wants to know more about the enigmatic Daniel. It seems Daniel has secrets of his own and his destiny is tied with hers. I got this book for free on Kindle and I really feel like I should have paid for it. Indeed, I definitely plan to purchase the next book in the series. This book was good, but I have to compare it to Twilight. There are no vampires in this book, but The Watchers invokes that dreamlike feeling you get from Twilight, and the author is masterful in describing the setting so I felt like I right there in the forest, or driving through the small town. There are a few scenes and situations in the book that reminded me of Twilight as well--Daniel being the only person whose thought are blocked from Clare, Clare calling her mom by her first name, Clare's mom being sort of childlike and helpless. If you loved Twilight, you'll love this book. If you didn't love Twilight, you'll still like The Watchers. Why? Because the author created a strong, believable heroine with a good moral foundation, the desire to help others, and powers of her own. As for the hero, he's cute, mysterious, and totally into Clare. Daniel doesn't want to control Clare, nor does he want to keep her in the dark about things that might directly affect her. Though the storyline isn't super original, it's still a very refreshing take on YA paranormal because the characters are top notch. This was a very entertaining story that I would recommend to paranormal lovers. The romance is "clean" and suitable for young adults. This a definitely a series to watch.
  • The Astral Ordinance, Ayshen's Story on Feb. 08, 2015

    Ayshen doesn't want to marry until she's found Mr. Right. Her mother worries she's being too picky, but Ayshen is determined to wait. When her mother takes her to see a renowned mystic, Ayshen reluctantly goes even though she isn't really a believer. The meeting with the mystic changes her life forever. This is a wonderful short story which can be read as a standalone or as a companion to The Astral Ordinance series. Ayshen is one of my favorite characters from the series, so I was thrilled to discover she's got a story dedicated to her.