My Books


Earth. A world quarantined since its discovery by the Far-Reachers of Jota’s history. And where the fortunes of slavers and chemists have been made ever since. It was to Earth that Kanetus E’Var, the son of Jota’s most ruthless slaver, escaped to make Vahst, a powerful drug manufactured from the human brain. And it was to Earth that Tagen Pahnee, Fourth-ranking officer of the Jotan Off-World Security Fleet, was sent to bring the criminal back to justice. Neither of them could have anticipated that at that moment, E’Var’s hunting grounds were experiencing the worst heat wave in years, triggering the Jotan breeding cycle in both males. Home is not an option for either of them. Both are determined to find a way to work on this hostile planet, surrounded by humans, surrounded by dangers, surrounded by Heat. Adult readers only, due to graphic gore, violence, and explicit sexual situations.

Available on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and $6.50

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The Care and Feeding of Griffins_ARE

Taryn MacTavish found the egg in a pile of wet leaves on a camping trip when she was only nine years old. A nine-year old believes in a lot of things–killer snipes, flying dragons, magical powers and fantastic worlds–but the woman that Taryn has become is firmly rooted in the real world…until the egg she has safely kept all these years hatches into a baby griffin. Now she must make a choice: Abandon Aisling and lead a normal life, or follow a mysterious singing gypsy out of Earth and into Arcadia, where wizardry is very real and each new day brings unimaginable new dangers.

The first installment of R. Lee Smith’s Lords of Arcadia series, THE CARE AND FEEDING OF GRIFFINS raises the genre of erotica to a whole new level. Richly-styled and filled with Smith’s defining blend of horror and humor, Griffins tells a fast-paced suspenseful story that takes the reader right to the edge of the darkest thrills.

Available on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and $6.50

Read a FREE excerpt on Goodreads HERE.

The Wizard in the Woods_ARE

Since coming to the world of Arcadia to raise her baby griffin, Taryn MacTavish has had to overcome a lot of difficulties, but she’s finally beginning to feel welcome. She’s settled into her small camp in the Valley of Hoof and Horn, she’s earned the trust (and perhaps more) of the Cerosan lord who rules it, she’s been adopted by the mystical Morathi of kraal-Rucombe, and best of all, she’s made friends with the lonely magus who lives by the lake nearby…but her new friend is not what he seems. The mysterious man who has such an eerie, unshakeable grip on her thoughts is no man at all, but a merciless and ancient evil that hungers for her mind and lusts for her flesh.

THE WIZARD IN THE WOODS is the second exciting chapter of R. Lee Smith’s ground-breaking erotic series, Lords of Arcadia. Enter a dark world of fantasy and desire in a compelling story of good and evil as told by a master erotic storyteller.

Available on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and $6.50

Read a FREE excerpt on Goodreads HERE.

The Roads of Taryn MacTavish_ARE

The wizard is dead and there is peace in the Valley, but peace doesn’t necessarily mean that life gets easier. As summer drags on, Taryn MacTavish must find a way to cope with the inevitable changes peace has brought: Her baby griffin is growing up, the Dragon-born Pathfinders have opened the Roads between Arcadia and Earth, the long-exiled Cerosan are returning to their homeland, and Antilles, lord of the Valley of Hoof and Horn, has defied all tradition and asked Taryn to marry him, but perhaps the greatest change is the one growing under her own heart—the child conceived by the wizard’s mark.

But while Taryn’s new family on Arcadia and her old family from Earth come together in celebration, a new shadow grows, an ancient evil which sends Taryn alone into strange new lands on an impossible quest from which there may well be no return.

R. Lee Smith’s powerhouse erotic series, Lords of Arcadia, continues a dark vision of fantasy and sensual suspense that grips the reader from the first page and doesn’t let go. Fans of Smith’s provocative style will not be disappointed by this return to Arcadia, where life and death, sex and savagery, are often waypoints on THE ROADS OF TARYN MACTAVISH.

Available on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and $6.50

Read a FREE excerpt on Goodreads HERE.

The Armies of Mab_ARE

Something has come to Arcadia, something that moves unseen through the thin places in the Valley of Hoof and Horn—an unstoppable army from Earth led by a deathless wizard intent upon conquest and devastation. Now Taryn MacTavish and her sister must convince old enemies to unite against a greater threat than they ever known, and the ancient evil whose terrible love may mean the end of Arcadia…and all the unsuspecting Realms beyond.

R. Lee Smith’s unforgettable erotic epic, Lords of Arcadia, concludes in the fourth volume of the thrilling series, THE ARMY OF MAB.

Available on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and $6.50

Read a FREE excerpt on Goodreads HERE.


Olivia Blake has been taken. Out of the bed where she slept. Out of the nice, safe apartment filled with all her ordinary things. Out of the quiet, Northwestern town where no monsters could possibly exist. Out of her whole human world.

But the worst thing about monsters is, they don’t always want to kill you. Sometimes, they want to keep you.

OLIVIA is the uncut, uncensored edition of R. Lee Smith’s first full-length erotic horror novel—the tale of one young woman’s descent into a dark, savage new world she must not only embrace, but ultimately fight to save.

Available on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and $6.50

Read a FREE excerpt on Goodreads HERE.

The Scholomance_ARE

For centuries, there has been a legend of a hidden school where magic is taught by the demons who dwell there to anyone who seeks them out, but they ask a terrible price: Anyone who reaches the door of the Scholomance may enter, but the Devil takes every tenth student who tries to leave.

A hidden school. Demonic masters. An inescapable fate for one out of every ten graduates. But Connie would do anything to have the magic her best friend was born with.

And Mara would do anything to get Connie back.

Available on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and $6.50

Read a FREE excerpt on Goodreads HERE.


They never meant to come to Earth. They were never allowed to leave…

Welcome to Cottonwood.

Available on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and $6.50

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The Last Hour of Gann_ARE

It was her last chance

Amber Bierce had nothing left except her sister and two tickets on Earth’s first colony-ship. She entered her Sleeper with a five-year contract and the promise of a better life, but awakened in wreckage on an unknown world. For the survivors, there is no rescue, no way home and no hope until they are found by Meoraq—a holy warrior more deadly than any hungering beast on this hostile new world…but whose eyes show a different sort of hunger when he looks at her.

It was his last year of freedom

Uyane Meoraq is a Sword of Sheul, God’s own instrument of judgment, victor of hundreds of trials, with a conqueror’s rights over all men. Or at least he was until his father’s death. Now, without divine intervention, he will be forced to assume stewardship over House Uyane and lose the life he has always known. At the legendary temple of Xi’Matezh, Meoraq hopes to find the deliverance he seeks, but the humans he encounters on his pilgrimage may prove too great a test even for him…especially the one called Amber, behind whose monstrous appearance burns a woman’s heart unlike any he has ever known.

From R. Lee Smith, author of Heat and Cottonwood, comes an epic new story of desire, darkness and the dawn that comes after The Last Hour of Gann.

WARNING: This book contains graphic violence, strong sexual content and explicit language. It is intended for mature readers only.

Available on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and for $6.50


147 responses to “My Books

  1. I’ve read every single one of your books, and I frequently stalk your site to find out when you’ll have another “real” book out. Heat and Gann are still my favorite favorites, but I love them ALL. Just another fan waiting / no pressure 😁 🙂 Excited to know another is at least in your plan!

  2. Holy crap, I spent an entire day lost in Scholomance and 2 days later I still can’t get it out of my mind. I’ve loved all of your books so far but this one was just mind blowing amazing. I don’t believe I’ve ever been so engrossed in a book in my life. I honestly wish I had never read it just so I could experience it fresh all over again. Thank you for writing all that terrifying brilliance and putting it out into the world. I can’t wait for more from you!

  3. Just wondering if your excited about the new Guillermo del Toro movie “The Shape of Water”. The trailer reminded me of your work. It looks good.

  4. Just finished your lords of arcadia series. All i can say is WOW. One of the best things I have read in a long time. You are a fantastic storyteller. I couldn’t wait to get to the end, but was super sad when it was over. Its one of those times I actually wished for an epilogue, just to get a glimpse of how their lives went. I have never read anything like it and I look forward to reading more of your stories. Don’t stop writing!! 🙂

      • i discovered your books four days ago and have binge read cottonwood and gann…i adore your worlds and actually hope for a part two on both…stay safe

      • I too just came upon your work a month a go and have been binge reading your work. I can honestly say Gann, Lotbd and Cottonwood are the best I’ve read all year. I would love to purchase paperback copies of all your work is there any place you recommend? I see only two available on Amazon. Especially Cottonwood, I can’t find it anywhere!
        Please help a newly devoted fan

      • Gann and Beautiful Dead are the only ones available so far, but Cottonwood is coming soon! I’m having a little trouble with the formatting on this one for reasons that confound and frustrate me. They’ll all be available in paperback on Amazon eventually.

  5. I read the Land of the Beautiful Dead …. love it— really read it in 2 days .. it was a great and fantastic reading … i had to read the end 4 times … it made me cry !!!!
    thank you !

  6. I have recently discovered the wonders of your writing and I am so sad that I have been missing out before now! I have to ask though, do you plan on having the Army of Mab available on for all your Canadian readers (right now it’s only on Because if I don’t find out how the story ends I might lose my mind!

  7. How can I buy a signed paperback from you? Preferably Gann or Beautiful Dead. This is a bucket list thing for me. Like, it would be HUGE to have one of your signed masterpieces on my shelf.

    • I’m looking into setting up a merch store. Not really sure what that entails or how I could make something like signed books happen, but I imagine that’s a good starting point. Anyway, I’ll make sure to post updates here. In the meantime, I occasionally go to book conventions (I missed this year’s RT Convention), and I’d sign anything if we should happen to bump into each other–books, t-shirts, body parts, you name it.

      Failing that, if I manage to get organized enough to get all my books up on CreateSpace this year, I could probably buy a few and send out signed copies of this or that for giveaways or whatever. (I’ll probably end up one of those authors who has 50 boxes of their own books gathering dust in the basement)

  8. R Lee Smith, you are a genius, you have given me hours of unadulterated fantasy, angst, joy, etc… probably know where I am going with this. You are awesome. In addition to being The most Creative author of our times, you actually write NOVELS! Long, wonderful novels. Thank you, keep on keeping on!

    • *blush*
      Here I just got a comment on another page on this blog by someone asking if I’d been told how awesome I was yet today. Now I can honestly say yes. I mean, sure, someone tells me that every day, but it’s usually just me, talking to myself in the mirror in order to pump myself up enough to put on pants and face the day. Today, it was someone else! It’s going to be a great d–

      *sigh* My dog just appeared with half my laptop’s charging cord in her mouth. Maybe tomorrow will be a great day. But thank you anyway! Your support means a lot to me. 🙂

  9. Wow, where did “Land of the Beautiful Dead “ come from? Extraordinary and unlike the couple of your other books that I have read (and enjoyed). The raw, sexual interaction between two beings that are fighting to care and trust along with your character personalities…… so incredibly fascinating. This book has hooked me, and I am thrilled to read an author with such talent to move me, entertain me and make me laugh!

  10. Your books are strong, REAL, exquisite, smart, bright,captivating!!!!!! I literally cannot put your book aside to do my chores or even my work. I keep reading late into the night even though I have to get up at 6.00 AM to go to an office. You are very talented! You ruined me and my friends to any other authors! I really hope you keep writing, keep creating and please do not change your style, please please, pretty please:))

    • Oh, I don’t think I could stop writing, even if I wanted to, and while my style will surely evolve over the years (hopefully for the better), I would never want to change it to be someone else’s idea of a better writer. That’s probably more stubbornness than integrity, but whatever! 🙂

  11. You should write more alien romances, because you do it incredibly well. I’m hoping that you have some ideas for a book and are planning to write more stories. Loved the last hour of gann and heat.

  12. My favorite books are Gann and Land of Beautiful Dead. In my other life, I’m totally married to Meoraq, which horrified my husband that my book husband is reptilian humanoid. I love you how your mind works and enjoy the worlds you create.

      • It’s on both and Just search for Girl on the Edge of Nowhere to start off with the first part (there will be five in total). Enjoy!

      • I’ve just started part three of your FNAF fanfic and I’m really enjoying the story so far. I had never heard of Freddy’s before, my kids had to educate me, but now I can’t wait to see how things progress. Thanks R Lee

    • I think I’ve made a terrible mistake. I’ve read the whole thing as it exists so far and now I have to wait…. awesome story…..thank you

  13. Have you thought about a sequel to The Last Hour of Gann? There’s a whole world’s worth of story to tell and it feels like we’ve only heard one small corner of it. It’s my favorite out of the books of yours that I’ve read so far.

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