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Welcome, readers, to our brand new website! We are truly grateful you’ve taken a moment to spend with us and learn about our books.

Together, we have been writing for the past few years but have only been published since the New Year of 2014. We released our debut novel, The Regent’s Gamble, New Years Eve 2013. Fitting, since the opening prologue put our hero Addison at Times Square in New York City on the very same holiday.

So who are we?



Alisha Payne loves to read and has always had a fondness for creative writing. She started with poetry and moved up to short stories, before eventually writing novels with her friend Nicole. She enjoys a whole range of genres and authors from Tolkien to James Rollins, and blames her love for reading on her mother, who introduced her to the worlds of Pern and Xanth at an early age. Alisha is a former Petty Officer of the United States Navy, which is where she met her wonderful husband. They have two children and now call Virginia their home.







Nicole Taylor enjoys writing as an outlet for her creativity. She is a video gamer by nature and enjoys watching movies and reading novels by Stephen King, Mary Higgins Clark, Scott Lynch, Tolkien and Michael Crichton among others. If it’s good, she’ll read it whether it’s suspense, thriller, fantasy, horror, or illustrated storytelling. She also enjoys the outdoors, jogging with her dog, riding horses, and going to renaissance fairs. Nick is currently working as a nurse and is the mother of two beautiful children ages eight and ten.





  1. Erica

    I have read the loved by dragon set omg I love it and I just bought and read The right to bear arms OMG I LOVE IT!!! I have fallen in love with your writing style god I want a Russ of my own lol! I will be buying Let us Prey next hopefully you have gotten a fan with me forever!

  2. Michael

    Glad to hear that there are other ex navy that have enjoined Peirs Anthony’s tales from Xanth along with other offerings of his. Spent twenty years in the Navy and a lot of that time was spent in the land of Xanth. I enjoy a diverse landscape of authors and occasionally will adventure into the “mommy porn” side of the fantasy genre and I am usually just tired of the constant sex fest but just finished the first book in the Loved by a Dragon series and I actually enjoyed it unlike Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake series, which I love, but gets rediculous sometimes with the amount of sex scenes. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the dragon series. Thank you for such a great read!

    1. Alisha Payne Post author

      Michael, thank you so much for reaching out! I served as an ET for 6 years and my husband was a MM turned Mustang. I can’t tell you how many books kept me occupied during deployments.
      I’m glad you enjoyed our dragons. It’s especially refreshing to hear from a male reader. When it comes to sex scenes, we strive for a classy balance to enhance the story rather than sex for sex’s sake. Your comment comparing us to Anita Blake made me clap, so thank you again for that.
      If you enjoyed the Loved by the Dragon books, I do hope you’ll give our Spellbound Consortium and Across Our Stars series a try as well.
      Happy Reading!


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