Allyson James

Allyson James is a psuedonym of romance writer Jennifer Ashley. Allyson dreamed of being a published writer since the age of eight, writing love stories before she knew what romances were. She wrote fantasy and science fiction while in college, and after obtaining her master's degree and a job in the real world. she decided to stop dreaming and try to be a full-time published author.

She published the first short story she ever submitted in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, which gave her the false illusion that getting published was easy. After many more submissions and rejections, she sold her first novel to Dorchester in 2002, and made her second sale to Berkley with a series of historical mysteries. She continues to write for Dorchester under the name Jennifer Ashley.

Deciding to take up the challenge of writing erotic romance, Allyson submitted Tales of the Shareem: Rees to Ellora's Cave, and discovered she liked writing hotter, more graphic romances. She continues to write both scorching romances for Ellora's Cave and more mainstream (but still hot) romances for Dorchester.

Allyson lives with her soul mate, an avid reader himself, in the sunny southwest in a houseful of books. Allyson welcomes mail from readers. Write to her at