Read an Ebook Week: Get Light Chasers for 50% off



Every year during the first week of March, Smashwords participates in Read an Ebook Week, originally started by fellow Canadian, Rita Toews. I never seem to remember this promotion until it’s already over, but this year, I’ve finally gotten my act together.

Light Chasers (The World of Lasniniar, Book 0) will be available for 50% off from March 2-8. (If you’ve already read and enjoyed Light Chasers, this is the perfect opportunity to recommend it to a friend. ;) )



Smashwords Link

Coupon Code: REW50

Amazon Link

Coupon Code: N/A (I’ve adjusted the price on Amazon to match the SW coupon.)


Product Description:

Light Chasers_276x180Beware the darkness…

In a time before the moon and sun, dragons and blood-drinking demons freely roam the land, and two elves discover a magic that will change their world forever. But power is a tricky thing, luring friend and foe alike.

Will it be their salvation or their doom?

This 101,000 word epic fantasy novel is the prequel to Soul Seeker, and includes an excerpt of Storm Rider, which takes place in the same realm.


A New Chapter: Writing Under a Pen Name


I never thought I would want or need to use a pen name. I don’t write erotica, and I don’t live in a time where I need to hide my gender in order to sell books in my genre. (Thank you, C.J. Cherryh, Andre Norton, and all the other pioneers who paved the way for the rest of us.)

I even remember coming across a book co-authored by Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb, and thinking how silly it was, especially when I saw two photos of the same woman on the back cover with different hairstyles and makeup.

Now I think I understand a little better. Continue reading

The Last Legends of Lasniniar (…For Now)



So this is the last Legends of Lasniniar title I’ll be releasing for a while… (Click here for retail links.) I’m putting the project on hiatus for two main reasons:

  • I’ve been writing Lasniniar pieces pretty much exclusively for over a year now. I love the world and characters, but I need a bit of a break. (The last thing I want is for them to become stale to write.)
  • The commitment of releasing a new  Legends of Lasniniar each month eats up a lot of my time. Even though they are shorter pieces, each one requires plotting, writing, revising, formatting, and publishing.

I will likely write new adventures for this program at some point, either on a monthly schedule or something more sporadic, but I can’t really say right now when that will be. In the meantime, I plan to focus on writing novel-length pieces this year, both in and out of Lasniniar.
For this last Legends of Lasniniar, I wanted to end things the way the project started, with an Iarion and Barlo adventure:


A Close Shave

Never come between a dwarf and his whiskers…

Dwarvenhome’s annual Bristle Brawl is in full swing when Iarion visits Barlo, and emotions are running high. Even though it’s Iarion’s first time witnessing the facial hair competition, he senses there is something more behind the mounting tension—something unnatural.

All he has to do is track down the source before the city of competitive, ax-wielding dwarves tears him apart.

This 8,500 word fantasy adventure novelette takes place before Soul Seeker in the World of Lasniniar series.


I hope you’ve enjoyed these adventures as much as I have enjoyed writing them. :)


New Legends of Lasniniar, Plus a Holiday Adventure With Iarion and Barlo!

Xena likes to 'help' with the wrapping...

Xena likes to ‘help’ with the wrapping…


So in addition to the regularly scheduled Legend of Lasniniar I had ready for December, I had a sudden, last-minute idea for a holiday adventure featuring Iarion and Barlo, with lots of their usual banter and mishaps. ;) I decided to release it as an extra Legends of Lasniniar issue. I really had to hustle to get it done, but I had a lot of fun writing it. (Hopefully, you have fun reading it!)


Both stories are now available:


Legends of Lasniniar: A New Kind of Magic

LOL_1_14_276x180Be careful what you wish for…

After years of trailing faithfully at Barlo’s side, Paige is finally off to find adventures of her own. But when she arrives in Nal Nungalid, she gets more than she bargained for when she finds herself ensnared by an unfamiliar magic.

Can she escape a life of slavery a second time?

This 8,300 word fantasy novelette adventure takes place after Wave Runners from the World of Lasniniar series.


 Legends of Lasniniar: A Solstice Tale

LOL_1_16_276x180The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone. Iarion and Barlo are no exception.

While most residents of Lasniniar are busy shopping, feasting, and drinking, the two friends find themselves dealing with a rampant thief and two enemy tribes on the brink of war. It looks like their own Solstice celebrations will have to wait…

This 13,600 word epic fantasy novelette takes place between the prologue and first chapter of Storm Rider from the World of Lasniniar series.


Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and all the best in 2014!


~ Jacqui


Legends of Lasniniar: The Bearded Ones & The Wild Side Now Available

Sorry this post is a bit delayed… I’ve been plugging away on the last few installments of Legends of Lasniniar before the project goes on hiatus. After The Bearded Ones and The Wild Side (product descriptions below), there are only another two issues remaining:


December 15: A New Kind of Magic (featuring Paige)

January 15: A Close Shave (featuring Iarion and Barlo)


There is also another Legends of Lasniniar adventure floating around on my computer that was sent as a bonus to readers who subscribed to the Legends of Lasniniar program that I might release publicly sometime in the new year… ;)


In the meantime, here’s the scoop on the two latest titles: Continue reading

Wave Runners Goodreads Giveaway!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Wave Runners by Jacquelyn Smith

Wave Runners

by Jacquelyn Smith

Giveaway ends October 25, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

You can now enter to win a free copy of Wave Runners in paperback via Goodreads. (If you’re not familiar with Goodreads, it’s kind of like Facebook for people who love to read. You can create lists of what you’ve read and what you want to read, join discussion groups, etc. It’s free to join, and all Giveaways are free to enter.)


The Wave Runners giveaway ends October 25th, and is open to residents of the US, Canada, and the UK. Good luck! :D


Wave Runners Release and Excerpt

IMG_1457Kindle | Paperback | Smashwords


Yay! Wave Runners is now available in ebook and paperback format (links above). The paperback is currently available from, but it will eventually be listed on the site, and other online retailers as well. There are also more retailers to come for the ebook version (B&N, Apple, Sony, Kobo, etc.). A Goodreads Giveaway for the paperback will be coming in October, which will be announced on this blog and in my newsletter. ;)


If you’re not familiar with Smashwords, they sell ebooks formatted for pretty much any major platform or device (Kindle, Kobo, Sony, Apple, Nook, etc.). Continue reading

New Legends of Lasniniar Available: Lady Justice


Amazon | Smashwords


A new Legends of Lasniniar adventure featuring Iarion and Barlo is now available from Amazon and Smashwords (links above), with additional retailers to follow.


Product Description

Sometimes a single act of violence can set off a chain reaction, triggering outcomes no one would expect.

Men and women from the villages surrounding Belierumar are going missing. Some are even being found dead.

When a trader carries the news to Dwarvenhome, Barlo and Iarion decide to investigate. But nothing could prepare them for the tragedy they are about to uncover.

This 11,000 word fantasy novelette adventure takes place after Storm Rider, from the World of Lasniniar Series.


You can also find this book on Goodreads. ;)


A Lasniniar Reading Guide

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So now that I’ve been putting out a new Lasniniar adventure every month for almost a year, I’ve got quite a few titles on my hands. I usually have to take a bit of time before starting each one to figure out when the story takes place in the whole scheme of things—who’s alive, who’s dead, etc. I realize the quantity of titles in this world might seem intimidating, so I thought this might be a good place to sort everything out. Continue reading