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About Me: L. J. Smith (the initials stand for Lisa Jane) is the author of a number best-selling books and series, and her writing has been translated into over thirty-five languages. She lives in the Bay Area of northern California, USA, but she gets her best ideas watching deer in the backyard of a small cabin in Inverness or walking on the rocky beaches that surround that area. She enjoys movies and music, and often listens to her favorite songs as she writes. She loves to hear from readers at info@ljanesmith.net, and to hold book-related contests on her website, www.ljanesmith.net. She reads all her email and Guestbook entries and even answers whenever she can. She has recently joined Figment, and is thrilled to find a community of writers of all ages and experiences working together.

Published Books

  • Dark visions

    Dark Visions


    Kaitlyn Fairchild has always felt like an outsider in her small hometown. Her haunting eyes and prophetic drawings have earned her a reputation as a witch. But Kait's not a witch: She's a psychic. Tired of being shunned, Kait accepts an invitation to attend the Zetes Institute, where she can have a fresh start and study with other psychic teens.

    Learning to hone her abilities with four other gifted students, Kait discovers the intensity of her power -- and the joy of having true friends. But those friendships quickly become complicated when Kait finds herself torn between two irresistible guys. Rob is kind and athletic, and heals people with his good energy. Gabriel is aggressive and mysterious, a telepath concealing his true nature as a psychic vampire, feeding off of others' life energy. Together, Rob and Gabriel's opposing forces threaten the group's stability.

    Then one of the experiments traps the five teens in a psychic link. A link that threatens their sanity and their lives. And Kaitlyn must decide whom to trust...and whom to love.

  • The night world volume 3

    Night World No. 3: Huntress, Black Dawn, Witchlight

    The Night World isn’t a place. It’s all around us. It’s a secret society of vampires, werewolves, witches, and other creatures of darkness that live among us. In the third bind-up of this series, the Night People are preparing for the apocalypse to destroy the human world. Four teenagers have been given special powers to prevent the impending destruction, but first they, and their soulmates, must survive. In Huntress, a hunter—who is half vampire—stalks other vampires to protect humans. A vampire prince falls in love with a girl he enslaves in Black Dawn. And a shapeshifter must protect a rebellious teenager in Witchlight.

  • Nightworld volume 2

    Night World No. 2: Dark Angel; The Chosen; Soulmate

    Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters — they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World.

    In Dark Angel, Gillian is saved from drowning by her guardian angel. Only visible to Gillian, Angel will fulfill her heart's every desire. But when Angel starts making strange and sinister requests, Gillian must question who he truly is and where he came from.

    Armed with a wooden stake, martial arts, and the will to resist a vampire's mind control, Rashel struggles to avenge her mother's death in The Chosen. Then she meets Quinn, her soulmate, who is part of the world she has vowed to destroy.

    Hannah receives notes warning her of incredible danger in Soulmate. But if death is her destiny, is the Lord of the Night World's love strong enough to save her?

  • Nightworld volume 1

    Night World No. 1: Secret Vampire; Daughters of Darkness; Spellbinder

    Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters -- they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World.

    In Secret Vampire, Poppy thought the summer would last forever. Then she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now Poppy's only hope for survival is James, her friend and secret love. A vampire in the Night World, James can make Poppy immortal. But first they both must risk everything to go against the laws of Night World.

    Fugitives from Night World, three vampire sisters leave their isolated home to live among humans in Daughters of Darkness. Their brother, Ash, is sent to bring the girls back, but he falls in love with their beautiful friend.

    Two witch cousins fight over their high school crush. It's a battle between black magic and white magic in Spellbinder.

Talk to me!


almost 5 years ago Sycamore Bramble said:

Bonjour, complete stranger! I have recently taken my first stab at a genre I, personally, do not particularly like. That would be romance. More specifically, forbidden romance as required by the prompt. You may ask, "Stranger, why would you write something you do not like?" or some variation upon that. Well, I don't know. But I would like to swap it with you, to get your opinion on it. It's called Just Chemicals and you can find it on my first page. If you like it, heart it! (It is a heart based competition.) If you don't, I still appreciate a helpful critic beneath explaining what you did not like. Once you, if you have chosen to, read the story, post on my wall whatever you wish to have me read! Here is an advancement on a thank you. Now go! Click on this beautiful GIF to get to the story page.


about 5 years ago Storm1214 said:

The Vampire Diaries was the most brilliant idea ever! I am in love with the books and show!

Half water and half fire hearts

over 5 years ago Heart of Black Fire said:

Your are my one of my favorite author`s. I am addcited the Vampire Diaires books.


over 5 years ago Innovia said:

Starting off with 'hey' sounds weird.. but, hey! As a lot of other people probably have, I've read the Vampire Diaries series and quite enjoyed it! I read it probably two or three years before the tv show came out, and I have to say that its much better! I remember coming across your novel when I was one day in a book store with my older brother. I like to read the blurbs of all types of books, and do that all the time without actually buying a book (I'm so fussy about what I read!) And as I was reading the blurbs of the books in the YA section, I came across VD. As I read the blurb, and burst into laughter because one of the first lines were "Stefan, I love you". And the reason why I thought it was so funny was because my brother's name is Stefan. So I bought it so I could laugh at him, you know, sibling rivarly and all, but I soon came to love it once I actually read it! So I'm soo happy I thought it was funny enough to buy! (true story!) :) A really pointless comment, as anyone can see, but I do hope you write more in the future! Love another fan x


over 5 years ago Cassidy Brynn Stokes said:

OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!! You are one of my all time FAVORITE authors!! I absolutely ADORE your books and had no idea I'd ever find you on a website like this!!!

Ok, well I was wondering if you could stop in and read my book Forever Lost. It's not for a contest or anything and it's a work in progress but alot of people seem to like it so I'm trying to spread the word and see if I can make something of it. If you would read, and maybe even review, it would mean the WORLD to me!!

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