Jennifer Ashley Gardner 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 in English literature, and a job in the real world, she decided to stop dreaming and try to be a full-time published author. She writes historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance as Jennifer Ashley; mysteries as Ashley Gardner; and paranormal romance and urban fantasy as Allyson James. Her novels have won RWA's RITA award, the Golden Quill, RT Reviewer's Choice awards, and the Prism award, among others. Her novels have been also been translated into nearly a dozen European and Asian languages.

She has traveled and lived all over the world, including in Europe and Japan, and now resides in sunny Arizona with her soul mate, an avid reader himself, in a houseful of books. She enjoys writing and reading above all else, but her hobbies include cooking, hiking, playing flute and guitar, painting, and building miniature rooms and dollhouses.

Book List in Order: 34 titles

  • Maya and I are just trying to have a girls’ weekend in Vegas. Kick back, take in some shows … Then Gabrielle decides to tag along. Now there’s a dragon slayer after Mick, gladiatorial games from hell, and a Vegas hotel full of trapped demons. W...


  • Tales of the Shareem, Volume 3, collects one novel (Kieran) and two shorter works (Maia and Rylan; Eland and Jeanne) into one set.KieranKieran is meant to be the ultimate level-three Shareem, unthinking and driven, without much emotion and personal t...


  • All is quiet at Janet Begay’s Crossroads Hotel, where the paranormal is normal, until Emmett Smith, the most powerful mage in the world, arrives to announce his intent to steal Janet’s smart-mouthed magic mirror. Janet already has her hands full...


  • Jeanne Narren is awakened one night by a pounding on her door—a huge, gorgeous man called Eland falls onto her, begging for water. Moved by compassion, Jeanne lets him in.She does not know he is Shareem, a level three, fleeing the closure of DNAmo,...


  • This anthology two Tales of the Shareem in one volume! Eland and Jeanne Jeanne Narren is awakened one night by a huge, gorgeous man called Eland banging on her door and begging for water. She does not know he is Shareem, a level three, fleeing the cl...


  • The first three full-length novels of the Tales of the Shareem series. Book 1: Rees:Lady Talan d'Urvey has never heard of Shareem, until she reads the diary of a lady who spent two glorious weeks with one. Talan, about to take vows of celibacy, decid...


  • This bundle contains 3 full-length novels (Books 4, 5, and 6) of the Tales of the Shareem series. Book 4: CalderHe's known as the Beast. Calder is scarred all over, the result of a plasma fire years ago. He's learned that women crave to be with him, ...


  • Kieran is meant to be the ultimate level-three Shareem, unthinking and sexually driven, without much emotion and personal thought. Now that he’s free of the experimenters who tortured him, he feels as though he’s two people—the Kieran who strug...


  • Stormwalker Janet Begay, proprietor of the Crossroads Hotel, a place where the paranormal stop for a safe night’s rest, discovers the hard way that a slayer is targeting Ansel, a Nightwalker who’s become a more-or-less permanent resident. When Ja...






  • Justin, a level-two Shareem, has spent much of his life as a free citizen, but he returns home to search for the daughter he was forbidden to have. But a feisty female patroller who's following him around is getting in his way, especially when she ke...


  • Who knows what can happen in the dark... Racing her motorcycle down a lonely winter highway, Stormwalker Janet Begay feels the ground collapse beneath her feet. After tumbling two hundred feet into an underground cavern, she manages to escape with h...


  • in Hexed

    Four of the bestselling names in romance and fantasy come together in this collection of thrilling novellas featuring powerful women who know how to handle a hex or two... National bestselling author Allyson James takes you to Magellan, Arizona, whe...



  • Janet Begay's Crossroads Hotel has attracted the supernatural from the day it opened. Witches, Changers, and a mouthy magic mirror have decided to make it their home. But a new, dark power is rising -- this time inside Janet herself. Her boyfriend, ...


  • in Wedding Favors


  • Janet Begay is a Stormwalker, capable of wielding the raw elemental power of nature's tempests -- a power that threatens to overwhelm her. Only her lover, Mick, a dark-haired, blue-eyed biker, is able to siphon off her excess energy and calm the stor...


  • in Hot for the Holidays

    Something passionate. Something mysterious. Something sexy. And something totally inviting. Its the perfect gift for the holidays. Four bestselling authors invite readers to spend the night with these never-before-published novellas spiced with sexy...



  • THE TWO MEN WHO LOVE HER... For three thousand years Demitri, a ferociously sexy tiger shape-shifter, has never stopped loving Valenarian. With her vengeance demon ways far behind her, the reformed beauty has been Aphrodite's priestess and assistant ...


  • in The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance

    Fall in love with the otherworldly If love transcends all boundaries, then paranormal romance is its logical conclusion. From the biggest names around, here are 24 tales to take you to another time and place. Let Alyssa Day, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Chey...


  • MORTAL PLEASURE At first, inhibited Patricia Lake is startled when she finds the handsome man in her antique store, wounded and unconscious. Then she sees his well-muscled back sporting two wings and becomes intrigued. But her interest is truly arou...


  • Carol Juan never really believed in her grandmother's old-world tales of dragons and legends... ...until she was set upon by a wildly sensual man sporting a blazing red mane -- and nothing else. He is Seth, a fire dragon summoned into this world by ...




  • Love slave Saba Watanabe's enslavement to the black dragon Malcolm left the powerful witch shaken and vulnerable. But when she's assaulted by a white dragon in human form, the only one who can help her is the dangerously seductive Malcolm. With his ...



  • Lisa Singleton has an unusual roommate -- a fifty-foot dragon named Caleb who has glittering scales and a bad attitude. Little does she know that Caleb is actually a powerful warrior sent to protect her from those out to steal her magic and destroy t...