S. E. Smith
Romance that takes you to new worlds

June 2013 Newsletter

A Talk with the Author

Hello everyone,
I am busy working on Paul's Pursuit: Dragon Lords of Valdier Book 6 to be released on June 15th and loving every minute of it. I never realized how enjoyable it would be to not only discover more about Paul and Morian but about the rest of the family as well. The little ones all have their own personality and they are a hoot, especially Cara's two little ones. 

I hope everyone enjoyed Tia's story. I fell in love with her character and that of Jett. It is interesting to see how the characters come alive no matter what their size. I plan on writing another short story in the next few weeks and releasing it. I'll have to see which character wants to share! It might be interesting to write about a character from a different series.... so many choices.

Melody has already designed the cover for the next Spirit Pass book: Spirit Warrior and it is awesome. I'll be sharing it with you in one of my upcoming Newsletters. Many people have been asking me about Allie and Jacob's story and I am looking forward to writing it. 

Happy reading everyone!

S. E. Smith

Ask and I Shall Answer

This section is devoted to questions that readers send to me. I try to respond personally but sometimes I may miss someone or I realize that others may have the same questions. Here are a few I have recently received.

FAQ:  Loved Indiana wild. Can't wait for next book. When will that come out?

Answer: I hope to be able to have Spirit Warrior ready by later this fall. A lot depends on how much time I get to write this summer which I am planning on being quite a bit. I actually started writing on Indiana's story two years ago and it was because of the wonderful response I received from the newsletter that I decided to finish it.

FAQ:   I was wondering when book 2 for Sarafin Warriors was coming out? I don't think I have ever laughed so hard as I did with Choosing Riley.

Answer: Viper's story is scheduled for a December 2013 release. Tina will give Viper just as much of a headache as Riley did.

FAQ:  Which book is coming next?

Answer:  Paul's Pursuit will be my next book. Expect in around June 15, 2013.

FAQ: Why do you write on one series than move to different one?

Answer: Truthfully, I'm not sure. It may be the way my brain is wired as it tends to move from one story to the next. I do believe it keeps me fresh because I have to revisit the worlds as I go back to them and it is like seeing them for the first time.

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Facebook Competition - Win Abducting Abby

It's your chance to win one of three personally signed copies of Abducting Abby. All you need to do to enter is go to my Facebook page and click on the big red & blue WIN tab or you can click on this link:

Winners will be drawn on June 6 and will be notified by email and then announced on Facebook.

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New Release Book

Download under the Free Read section of my website at http://sesmithfl.com/FREE_Reads.html

For The Love of Tia
I released my first short story with "For The Love of Tia" and I'm thrilled to be able to share the stories of characters that are in my books or other stories that just demand to be told! I hope you enjoy them and share them with your friends! 


Tia is the Keeper of the Stories for the inhabitants of Glitter in the Kingdom in the Caverns. She dreams of a life she knows will never come true for her; life outside of the caverns for her people and a mate for herself. Hope for her people blossoms when an unknown creature is captured at the entrance to their kingdom even as her dream of a mate becomes even more impossible.

Many generations ago, her world was invaded by giant alien beings who took the precious animals that gave life to their world. Now harsh sand covers it, leaving it barren on top. Tia recognizes the captured female as the golden haired goddess the legends spoke of that would renew their world once again.

Jett is the youngest royal son of the King from the Kingdom of the Sands. His thirst for adventure leads him to an unknown cavern where an unusual Kingdom exists. He is captivated by the slender, delicate female he discovers. Unable to resist, he returns again and again until he knows he must steal her away.

Unbeknownst to Jett, Tia is dying. When he steals her away from her world he expects to claim her as his bride. Now, he must make the ultimate sacrifice if she is to survive. He knows one thing for certain; he would do anything for the love of Tia.

Can two hearts beat as one? Or will one life have to be sacrificed to save another…..

Click here to download For The Love of Tia 

****If you need the .mobi format for Kindle just send me an email and I'll email it to you. Unfortunately, I never could get the file to upload correctly to my website but I can send it to you.

Upcoming Books

Paul's Pursuit: Dragon Lords of Valdier Book 6
(June 15, 2013)


Paul Grove loves two things in the world more than anything else: his daughter, Trisha, and roaming the mountains and forests of Wyoming. One he would kill for, the other is who he is. He has spent his life devoted to his ‘little’ girl, even though she isn’t so little anymore. When she disappears, he focuses all of his hunting and tracking skills on finding her. The tracks he has found make no sense, the clues left behind unlike any he has ever seen before, and the disappearance of Trisha and her friends a mystery he is determined to solve. When his daughter unexpectedly returns with a warrior from another world, he realizes he has no choice but to return with her to her new home or lose her forever.

Morian Reykill is a High Priestess for the golden symbiots of their world known as The Gods Blood. She is their protector and a member of the Royal House of Valdier. When her first mate is killed she is devastated, for while he was not her true mate, they loved each other very much. She thought to join her mate in the next life but something told her it was not yet her time. She believes it is because of her five sons, all Princes of Valdier devoted to protecting their people and the Hive, the birthplace of the symbiots. When both her sons and her people are threatened, she will do whatever she has to in order to protect them.

Paul Grove finds love in the beautiful alien woman who takes his breath away. For the first time since his wife died when Trisha was a baby, Paul wants someone of his own to hold. When a madman threatens his new family and takes the woman he is determined to claim, he will use all of his skills in hunting, tracking and guerilla warfare to get her safely back by his side.

Morian discovers that the alien male who has claimed her is the true mate she has always hoped of having but thought an impossible dream. Will she be able to save him before a powerful Valdier Royal kills him as he did her first mate or will she lose not only her true mate but her entire family to a man obsessed with gaining control of the Hive and the people of Valdier?

She is willing to sacrifice anything, including her life, to protect them. What she does not know is that Paul is the ultimate predator when his family is in danger. For when he is in pursuit of an enemy, his prey never gets away.

Cosmos' Promise: Cosmos' Gateway Book 4
(Summer 2013)

This book will focus on Cosmos and Terra. I can't wait to finish this story because I want to not only find out what happens with them but with some of the other characters! Lan, Brock, Natasha, Helene, and Merrick are just a few!

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Books In Review

Lily's Cowboys: Heaven Sent Book 1
Lily's Cowboys was the first book I published. This story has a very special place in my heart not only because it is my first but because of the story itself. While Lily may be an angel, she is not your typical one. Her heart has always been true to those she cares about. When Maggie Cunnings asks for help for her nephews, she has no idea that Lily has been sent to help heal the brothers who have forgotten how to be a family. Lily discovers as she helps Allen, Jacob, and Ethan that they are not the only ones who need to learn how to love again.

This is a story about discovering that love can happen when you least expect it and being willing to live life to its fullest, no matter how much time you are given is important. As Helen points out:  

“It is said it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. Maybe you need to just let yourself love those boys with all your heart for as long as you’ve got. That is all you can do. That is all any of us can do. There are never any guarantees on how long we’ll be on this earth.”

Lily's story continues to be one of my favorites.

Author to Author

An Interview with R.E. Butler

1. What inspired you to write your first book?

I had just discovered paranormal romance (werewolves specifically) and was thoroughly smitten.  I began to play with the idea of what being in a relationship with a werewolf would be like, and the first Wolf's Mate was born.  Although I grew up writing short stories and what's now called fan fiction, the first book I actually finished was The Wolf's Mate Book 1.

2.  Is there anything that you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Making good use of my time.  I'm lucky enough to be able to stay home with my kids, and now that both of them are in school I have a lot more free time.  But my free time tends to disappear really quickly and I'll see the school bus and not have written a single word!  The internet is a big time burglar.  I especially love shopping for purses and jewelry and doing research for books, and of course chatting with fans.
3.  Are the experiences of your characters based on any of your own or people that you know?
There's a great deal that happens in the books that comes from my own life or stories that people have shared with me.  For example, the accident in the third wolf book, when Callie hits a patch of ice and runs off the road, actually happened to me when I was in high school.  My tires hit the ice at the bottom of a hill and I whizzed over two lanes and down an embankment.  I was lucky to escape unharmed but my car was totaled, and I learned that night to be more cautious while driving.
4.  Do you have any advice for other authors?
There are several "dont's" that I follow: 
• Don't let bad reviews get you down - everyone gets them.
• Don't give up.
• Don't measure your success by comparing yourself to other authors.
• Don't stop writing!  

R.E. Butler, Author
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What's to Come
I can't wait for some of my upcoming Author Interviews. I hope you are enjoying them as much as I am. As always, I will continue to keep you posted on upcoming books, share little stories, and give updates on releases. You can always check out my web site as well for additional information at http://sesmithfl.com/

I have some new things headed your way. I'll let you know as I get a better grip on everything but I can tell you I am excited!

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Read and Recommend
As I have been busy writing with not enough time to read for myself, I have asked one of my readers, Narelle, to give her book recommendation this month. Here's Narelle's recommendation:

" I'm big on sci fi and futuristic romances so I'm going to recommend a futuristic series I thoroughly love, The Battle Lord Saga series from Linda Mooney. There are four books in the series so far so I recommend you start, of course, at the beginning with The Battle Lord's Lady. Each book is a stand alone book and builds on the story of its two main leads, Yulen and Atty". I hope you enjoy. Cheers Narelle. 

If you have recommendations for others please don't hesitate to share with the rest of us. We are always looking for more great books to read!
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