Hi. I’m J. Ember Hintz and I write steamy science fiction and fantasy romance with a side of suspense. You’ll meet ghosts, gods, and hot human-alien hybrids in my worlds, but never a damsel in distress.

I love creating dark contemporary worlds and lush alternate realities ripe with mythology and magic.

My stories revolve around hot-mess heroines and unexpected heroes who learn to embrace their power and fight for their hard earned happily ever afters.

My debut novel, The Ash Gardeners, is a 2021 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence Finalist, and 2022 Book Life Prize by Publisher’s Weekly Quarter Finalist. Book two in my Dark Eden Series, The Soul Sowers, arrives in summer 2023.

I live in an empty nest near the ocean with my husband and two rescue poodles. My alter ego enjoys a successful career in the wedding industry. Job perks include an unlimited supply of cake, champagne, and IRL HEAs. When I’m not making dreams come true, or breathing life into fictional characters, you can find me in the studio throwing paint at a canvas and hoping for the best.

Fun Facts: J. Ember is my real first initial and middle name. I go absolutely feral for enemies to lovers, forced bonds, and grumpy protector romance tropes, and I believe the villain is the most important character in every story.