Emily Allen West

Romantic Suspense


I write the complex, strong, smoldering and sexy leading men I’m looking for in real life, and the capable, driven, multi-layered ladies who follow their hearts and capture theirs along the way. With a dash of danger and intrigue in between, of course. To me, there’s nothing better than romantic suspense: a good love story amid the drama and chaos of crime, mystery, and adventure. My stories revolve around those smart, independent heroines and fractured, brave heroes who are forced to confront their fears and failings in the middle of life-threatening situations, and who happen to find love and romance along the way. “High emotional stakes” should be my middle name. But it isn’t. Allen is. Born-and-raised in the land of 10,000 lakes, I was a kid with a Nancy Drew novel in one hand and a notebook in the other. I’ve been reading and writing ever since. I’m also a poet, crafter and proud doggie-mama to the cutest canine in the world. My free time is spent with family and friends, drawing, painting and fan-girling the latest novel, show or movie that tells me an awesome story. I want to give readers of my books the same page-turning, nail-biting, heart-wrenching experience I like to enjoy. I can geek-out hard about what I love. And I can even be witty if I have a glass of wine in hand.


By Any Other Name (Preview!) – Download now on Instafreebie!

Available on Amazon and KU
Of Beasts and Beauties – an Enclave Boxed Set – Available Now!
By Any Other Name – The Beacons #1 – Available Oct 2018
By Any Means Necessary – The Beacons #2 – Available 2019
By Any Broken Road – The Beacons #3 – Available 2020


Favorite genre to read: Romantic Suspense

Favorite books: Unspeakable by Sandra Brown
Hobbies: Drawing and painting

Preferred Writing Method: Me, my computer and music that gets me in the right mood. Then silence.
Pantser or Planner?: Equal parts Planner and Pantser. I like to have an idea of the story I mull over – and I try to outline – but sometimes I’ll admit to just winging parts and going back later to make sure it makes sense for the whole.