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Joleene Naylor is the author of the glitter-less Amaranthine vampire universe, a world where vampires aren't for children. Comprised of a main series, a standalone prequel, and several short story collections, she has plans to continue expanding with a trilogy and several standalone novels.

In her spare time, Joleene is a freelance book cover designer and for-fun photographer. She maintains several blogs, full of odd ramblings, and occasionally updates her website at In what little time is left, she watches anime, plays PokemonGo, and works on her crooked Victorian house in Villisca, Iowa. Between her husband, family, and pets, she is never lonely, in fact, quite the opposite. Should she disappear, one might look for her on a beach in Tahiti, sipping a tropical drink and wearing a disguise.

She currently has several books available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple and Smashwords.

Amaranthine Universe:

Amaranthine series:
Shades of Gray
Legacy of Ghosts
Ties of Blood
Ashes of Deceit
Heart of the Raven
Children of Shadows
Clash of Legends
Masque of the Vampire
Goddess of Night

Stand Alone Novels:
Patrick's Story: Brothers of Darkness
Coming Soon: Micah's novel (Title TBA)

Short Story Collections:
Vampire Morsels: Short Story Collection
Thirteen Guests Short Story Collection
Tales from the Island Short Story Collection
Tales of the Executioners Collection, Volume 1

Tales of the Executioners Collection, Volume 2

Short Stories (not in a collection)
Road to Darkness The companion to Brothers of Darkness
Honeymoon Havoc
A Different Time
Deal with the DevilJorick's origin

Amaranthine Files - Official Amaranthine Encyclopedia
101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire w/ Jonathan Harvey

Other books:
How to Get a Cheap Book Cover: From Tips on How to Woo your Cover Artist to Simple DIY


When the Lights Go Out featuring Unforgotten and Beldren(Tales of the Executioners)
Strange Portals featuring Predator and Verchiel(Tales of the Executioners)
The Very True Legends of Ol' Man Wickleberry and his Demise featuring Out Walking
A Road Less Traveled featuring Road to Darkness
Vampires of the World featuring Shades of Gray and Legacy of Ghosts
Nightly Bites featuring Verchiel:Neverending Question

Interviews & Guest Posts

Indie Author Book Expo - October 2020
Author Interviews by Erin Casy - September 2019
A Creative State of Mind - meet Joleene Naylor - November 2018
Indie Author Book Expo - meet Our Authors - July 2018
The 2018 Author Interview Series Featuring Joleene Naylor - May 11, 2018
Swift Six Interview on Library of Erana - March 28, 2018
Sunday Surprise on Creative Barbwire - October 2017
Reality Bites Halloween Edition - October 2017
Interview with Paranormal Tendencies - October 2016
Interview in Reality Bites issue #4 - August 2016
Interview on Authors Interviews - August 2016
Interview with Book Born - June 2016
20 Questions Kinda Sorta with Joleene Naylor - April 2016
Complex Characters: Spotlight Saturday with Joleene Naylor - February 2016
Pretty Hot Books - February 2016
Book Reader Magazine - January 2016
Interviews with Writers - January 2016
My Book Place - January 2016
They Write the Books - November 2015
The Seventh Question - November 2015
Conversations with Joleene Naylor by Rami Ungar - October 2015
Interview on Creative Barbed Wire - March 2015
Interview on Authors to Watch - February 2015
Interview on Book Goodies - December 2014
Interview with a Vampire...Writer - April 2014
Guest Post: Night Photography - April 2014
Guest Post: On Writing Paranormal - March 2014
Author Interview on The Open Vein - March 2014
Guest Post: The Woes of the Pantster - March 2014
Interviewed by Juli Revezzo - March 2014
Why Vampires Prefer Human Blood - A Controversial Theory - March 2014
Author Interview on You Gotta Read - March 2014
Interviewed by Dawn Colclasure - March 2014
Jorick Gets a Fashion Makeover - March 2014
Movie Night at I Smell Sheep - March 2014
Awesomegang Interview - March 2014
Smashwords Interview - February 2014
Self Published Authors Interview - October 2013
3x5 with Vickie Hudson Part I Part II Part III - May 2013
Interview on Lift You Up Blog - May 2013
Interview on Wicca Witch 4 You Blog - May 2013
Interview with Verchiel on Wicca Witch 4 You - May 2013
Guest Interview on Tempest Works - April 2013
Spotlight on Joleene Naylor with Morgen with an E - April 2013
Jorick's Character Confession on I Smell Sheep - April 2013
Interview on Three Hoodies Save The World - April 2013
Guest Post: inspiration, from Where Does it Spring? - April 2013
Author Interview on Zig Zag Timeline- April 2013
Interview on Sallie's Book reviews and More - February 2013
Author's to Watch Spot with Tricia Drammeh - January 2013
Alpha Male Diner: Guest Cook Joleene Naylor - January 2013
Fangs and Heart Week with Emily Guido - November 2012
The Beast; a special short story - October 2012
Spotlight on Verchiel with Donna Yates - August 2012
Radio Interview on Amalgamation Live - July 2012
A Moment with Joleene Naylor on Before It's News - July 2012
Interview on Lariats & Lavender - June 2012
Guest Post: Are Vampires the Safe Sex Alternative? - June 2012
Interview by Ron D. Voigts - June 2012
Guest Post: Lilith: the Mother of the Vampires - June 2012
Dark Ramblings with Joleene Naylor - June 2012
Interview on I Smell Sheep - June 2012
Guest Post: The Power of the Freebie - June 2012
Spotlight on Joleene Naylor on Beleive in Yourself Blog - May 2012
Book review and Interview by Barbara Tarn - June 2011
Who Art Tou Thursday with Reena Jacobs - May 2011
Interview by Linda S. Prather - February 2011
Lucky 13 Interview - December 2010

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