Sophia DeLuna

Biography

I live on the outskirts of Nuremberg, and I love going for walks in the forest, which starts just across the road.
My greatest passions are the English language, writing, reading and photography.
I also love singing, digital painting and creating digital art.
And I'm currently learning Hungarian.

Some of my photos and digital paintings can be viewed here:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/sophiadeluna

Where to find Sophia DeLuna online


Books

Short Story Collection Vol. 1
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,650. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of six contemporary fantasy short stories by Sophia DeLuna.
The Fool
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When Rebecca allows her friend to drag her to a fair, she goes reluctantly and without enthusiasm. However, the afternoon takes a surprising turn that she had not expected.
Taxi - Tuxedo (Book 6)
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Series: Taxi, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,720. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
When Carmen unexpectedly receives tickets for the opera, she tries to persuade Ulrike to accompany her. Ulrike doesn't fancy operas. When her excuse doesn't seem to work she finally agrees to go, but only under one condition, which she believes Carmen will never agree to - that she may wear a tuxedo. Taxi - Tuxedo is the 6th book in the Taxi series.
Taxi - Talk (Book 5)
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Series: Taxi, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,730. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
When Carmen and Ulrike unite, there are still a host of unresolved issues to tackle. And of course, there are always the parents! Will talking things over resolve their issues, or simply open up old wounds? Taxi - Talk is the fifth book in the Taxi series.
Taxi - Timing (Book 4)
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Series: Taxi, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,570. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Even the best intentions are sometimes difficult to follow through when unfortunate timing persistently upsets the plans. On the other hand, timing can be surprisingly fortunate when it wasn't even intended. Taxi - Timing is the fourth book in the Taxi series.
Taxi - Trauma (Book 3)
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Series: Taxi, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,240. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(5.00)
While Carmen and José are on a day trip, Ulrike contents herself with the mundane task of catching up with her housework, dreaming that the evening may bring a more enjoyable close to the day ... until she receives an unexpected phone call. Taxi - Trauma is the third book in the Taxi series.
Taxi - Trials (Book 2)
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Series: Taxi, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(5.00)
Now that Carmen has almost recovered from her injuries caused by a car accident, Carmen and Ulrike can begin and enjoy their relationship in earnest. Taxi - Trials is the second book in the Taxi series.
A kis bagoly
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Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: Hungarian. Published: June 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
A kis bagoly éjjel egereket vadászott, de ahogyan hajnalodott, csak aludni akart. De ezen a napon ez lehetetlen volt … egy mese angol, német es magyar nyelven gyerekeknek vagy nyelvtanuloknak. Német audio a webhelyemen megtalálható.
The Little Owl
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Price: Free! Words: 910. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(3.00)
During the night the little owl hunts for mice, but during the day, all it wants to do is to sleep. However on one particular day, this is becoming very, very difficult… A story in three languages, English, German and Hungarian. For children or for the young at heart language students. A German audio is available on my website.
Die Kleine Eule
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Price: Free! Words: 900. Language: German. Published: June 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Während der Nacht geht die kleine Eule auf die Jagd, aber während des Tages möchte sie schlafen, was sich eines Tages als gar nicht so einfach erweist. Diese kurze Geschichte ist in drei Sprachen erhältlich (Deutsch, Englisch und Ungarisch). Sie eignet sich sowohl für Kinder als auch für junggebliebene Sprachenlernende. Eine deutsche Audioversion gibt es auf meiner Webseite.
Summer Holidays
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
17-year-old Alex is not too thrilled at the prospect of spending her precious holidays at her aunt's farm. However, when she tries to rescue a beautiful young woman from throwing herself off a cliff, her holidays take an unexpected turn.
The Witch and the Fiddler
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Price: Free! Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Life is good for Zsálya the witch until one day her friend Gyárfás surprises her with an unpleasant revelation.
Alternatives
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Khyra is working as a barmaid in a tavern. And although she is dreaming of a better life, there doesn't seem to be an alternative for her. When one day a mysterious stranger appears and offers her an alternative, Khyra has to decide quickly if she will take up the challenge that might change her life - and maybe even that of the stranger - for ever.
A Christmas to Remember
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
(4.00)
It is not a lot of fun living on the streets, especially on a snowy Christmas Eve. While waiting for a friend, Jana meets a strange little girl who thrusts a doll in her lap with the words, “Here. She will help you,” and then disappears. The acquisition of the unwanted doll leads Jana to a magical Christmas and a new and unexpected life.
An Unusual Gift
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,830. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00)
Mia is delighted at the opportunity of moving into a cottage by the sea with her mother. Through her hobby of shell collecting, she meets and befriends a sad and lonely mysterious woman on the beach, who also shares her love of seashells. The friendship leads to a most unexpected and extraordinary discovery.
Taxi (Book 1)
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Series: Taxi, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(4.29)
A short love story that plays in the early 90s in Berlin, Germany.
Laments and Liaisons
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,650. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
While Sydney woman, Lauren, is ecstatic about her writing career taking off, her relationship is heading in the opposite direction. When she realises there is no going back, she accepts the long extended invitation from her friend and mentor, Emma, a married middle-aged woman she met through the Internet, who lives in Mountain Creek in the Yarra Valley region of Victoria.
Fire and Ice
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Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(4.00)
This is just a short light-hearted contemporary lesbian love story.
Once upon a Dragon
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,280. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(4.50)
When Princess Ríona spots a unicorn, no one believes her. Determined to prove that it wasn't just her imagination, she sets out to find the unicorn. However, what she discovers is more than she bargained for.
A Matter of Faith
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Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00)
Yévhíra always tells Karah that she worries too much and that she should have faith. But faith doesn't always mean not to worry. Sometimes you need to listen to your worries and act accordingly. Will Karah be able to tell the difference?
Fénya and Elynor
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fénya, a little elf, has set her mind on helping Elynor, a human female who, in Fénya’s opinion, always looks sad and lives a far too solitary life. However, Fénya learns that good intentions don’t necessarily produce a good outcome when her endeavour to help continuously gets her into trouble.
Desert Wind
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Price: Free! Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(4.33)
Shevira and Marika's relationship is put to a test when Shevira's wish to become pregnant is fulfilled. Will their love for each other be strong enough to overcome the obstacles?
Footprints in the Sand
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00)
Wondering about the footprints she always notices on her daily morning walks at the beach, Raya sets out to find the owner of the footprints. When she finally finds the person, she is faced with a mysterious choice that might change her life forever.

Sophia DeLuna's favorite authors on Smashwords


Smashwords book reviews by Sophia DeLuna

  • Never Buried [Book 1, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series] on May 11, 2012

    I really enjoyed this book. I like the characters, and the mystery kept me guessing.
  • The Lost Sorcerer on May 12, 2012

    What a wonderful book and touching end!
  • King of Lions on May 31, 2012

    Great story! Very well written.
  • Have Plastic, Will Travel on June 07, 2012

    Mean, but funny, and well written.
  • Into His Art on June 07, 2012

    Interesting and well written story! Thanks for introducing me to Escher's artwork - it's amazing!
  • Seeds of Healing on June 10, 2012

    Not exactly a comfortable read, as in a short story there's little room for a soothing buffer surrounding the drama, but it is a very powerful story, and I do like the idea very much.
  • Ice Cracker II on July 23, 2012

    I really like this story and the writing style. The characters are intriguing and the interaction between them is fun to read. I'm looking forward to read more about them in The Emperor's Edge.
  • The Emperor's Edge (a high fantasy mystery in an era of steam) on July 25, 2012

    After having enjoyed reading Ice Cracker II, I was looking forward to reading The Emperor's Edge. Having read it now, I must say, it exceeded my expectations! I love the characters! The humour, the writing style and the interesting story line definitely make me want to read more of these characters' adventures.
  • Jade on July 27, 2012

    I really enjoyed this story, and I'm looking forward to read the other books of the series.
  • The Enchanted Garden on July 27, 2012

    This is a short, but beautiful, touching story. I enjoyed reading it.
  • The Year of the Rooster on July 31, 2012

    A well written story with a surprising end. I'd like to read more stories about Ms. Hahn.
  • Dark Currents (The Emperor's Edge Book 2) on Aug. 03, 2012

    Gosh, I love these characters! May your muse keep providing you with story ideas for them! I'm looking forward to read the next book of the series.
  • Deadly Games (The Emperor's Edge Book 3) on Aug. 09, 2012

    Yet another wonderful book in this series! I'm looking forward to read the next one.
  • Conspiracy (The Emperor's Edge Book 4) on Aug. 12, 2012

    I love this series!!! But damn, I hate cliffhangers when I can't get the follow-up books immediately! OK, whining mode off ... I know writing takes time, and being pressured doesn't help either ... but know that I'm anxiously waiting for the next book.
  • One Hand Killing on Aug. 15, 2012

    I enjoyed reading this book. I think Alex being a cop and a Zen student makes for an interesting combination.
  • Flash Gold on Oct. 12, 2012

    I very much enjoyed reading this story. Its style is very similar to the Emperor's Edge series, which I love.
  • The Last King's Amulet on Oct. 14, 2012

    I really enjoyed this story, and I'm looking forward to read the next in the series.
  • Blood and Betrayal (The Emperor's Edge Book 5) on Dec. 25, 2012

    Gosh, this series is getting better and better! Please keep writing!
  • The Assassin's Curse on Jan. 05, 2013

    Can't believe I've missed reading this till I found it between my bookfiles today. A well written Amaranthe/Sicarius adventure.
  • x0 on Jan. 08, 2013

    What an intense book! It was so captivating that I stayed up till 4 a.m. to finish it. I think that including the links was a great idea. I like doing a bit of research if a subject/place/person/etc. mentioned in a book interests me, so the included links saved me quite some time. Unfortunately some of the links are no longer valid - I will tell you which in an email, as requested, so you can put other links in instead. Most of the youtube videos aren't working in Germany, though some do work with the Firefox addon ProxTube. I'm looking forward to buy and read the sequel.
  • The Witch Sea on Feb. 05, 2013

    A beautiful, touching story. Thanks for an enjoyable and thought-provoking read.
  • For the First Time on Feb. 05, 2013

    A really cute story. Wish it had been longer.
  • Hunted (The Flash Gold Chronicles, #2) on Feb. 18, 2013

    Even though I prefer the Emperor's Edge series,(one reason being that the Flash Gold series is a bit heavy on the technical stuff,) I'm always amazed at how Lindsay manages to draw me into the story with the excellent portrayal of her characters and their amusing interaction; and I'm definitly looking forward to read more of this series.
  • Peacemaker (The Flash Gold Chronicles, #3) on Feb. 18, 2013

    Wow, I loved this one! This series is definitely growing on me. I hope the next installment will be out soon.
  • Beneath the Surface (The Emperor's Edge 5.5) on Feb. 20, 2013

    Why aren't there 10 stars to rate? 5 stars is definitely not sufficient to convey how much I enjoy every book in this series!
  • Encrypted on Feb. 21, 2013

    Yet again a great story of Lindsay with excellent character portrayal and a lot of action, interspersed with humour. Having read all Emperor's Edge books, it was really interesting to learn a bit of the past of this universe - including how Sicarius got his famous knife.
  • Enigma on Feb. 22, 2013

    A very good short sequel of Encrypted. I love how with every story we learn more about the EE universe.
  • Dragonflu on March 13, 2013

    This is a lovely story. I'm sure the boy for whom I bought it will love it. :)
  • Alyxa - Dragon Charmer on April 05, 2013

    This is a very short, but cute story.It's well written and made me want to try the other books in the series to read more about this world and the characters. :)
  • The Girl Who Dreamt of Dolphins on April 08, 2013

    This is a really beautiful story. The characters of Lucy and the dolphins are very well written, and there is a lot of action that made it hard to stop reading for necessary breaks. I'm looking forward to read the next in the series.
  • Dolphin Child on April 27, 2013

    Please, tell me that the next book will be available soon! Sigh, I really don't like cliffhangers when I can't get the next book immediately. I really do like this series, I've come to care about the characters (especially Spirit, Lucy and Paul) and I want to know what's going to happen next. I also like the descriptions very much, which help me to imagine the surroundings so very well, and I like that the story is so interesting and keeping my attention that it's hard to take a break. The only thing I found a bit difficult in this book was that I got confused several times with the 'time-hops'. But the exciting end definitely made up for this small annoyance, so that I'm still giving it 5 stars.
  • The Goblin Brothers Adventures Vol. 1 on May 03, 2013

    Although having so far loved reading each of Lindsay's books, I hadn't yet read this book of hers, but now I'm wondering if there will be a sequel since it says Vol. 1. I really enjoyed the stories in this book and I'd love to read more of the goblin brothers. As with all her books, I loved Lindsay's writing style, her humour and her great character portrayal.
  • Forged in Blood I (The Emperor's Edge Book 6) on July 14, 2013

    This is definitely one of the best series I've ever read, and it saddens me that it will be over soon. Lindsay's excellent writing and her great sense of humour, of course, show in her other books as well, but I've come to love the characters of this series so much - I will truly miss them.
  • Forged in Blood II (The Emperor's Edge 7, Final Book) on July 23, 2013

    The conclusion of this series was very well done, although I wish the end wouldn't have been so bitter-sweet. I will miss the characters, and I hope we will see them again in another series.
  • Rascal on Aug. 01, 2013

    What a cute story! It's amazing that it was written by a child. Kylie's profile also touched me very much. Thank you, Mrs Reynolds, for sharing your daughter's stories!
  • Trekking To The Sunset on Aug. 01, 2013

    Amazing that this story was written by an 8-year-old girl! To me as a German it was very interesting to read about Kylie's adventure. Here, something like this would be impossible - so much so that it would be unbelievable, even in a fiction story, if it played in Germany. It must have been wonderful for Kylie to have lived such a free life. Thank you, Mrs Reynolds, for sharing your daughter's stories!
  • A Bunch of Battlers on Aug. 01, 2013

    What a touching story! I can't get over the fact that it was written by a child. Amazing! I do have a special love for Australia, and to me, as a German, Kylie's stories are especially precious. Thank you, Mrs Reynolds for sharing your daughter's stories.
  • The Rings of Venus on Dec. 05, 2013

    This book should be in every library, and people should buy it for their kids and children they know. It is a great way to spread the idea of Jacque Fresco's wonderful Venus Project! I so much hope that I will live to see the world changing into a money-free, resource-based economy.
  • Balanced on the Blade's Edge (Dragon Blood, Book 1) on March 31, 2014

    Although I'm not that fond of romance novels, I knew, after reading the first chapter, that I would like this story. Lindsay's skill of drawing the reader into the story with the humorous portrayal of her characters and a story so action packed that it is excruciatingly hard to stop reading even for unavoidable breaks never ceases to amaze me!
  • Midnight Dolphin on April 26, 2014

    This story beautifully wraps up the trilogy with a surprising bitter-sweet ending. I truly enjoyed this series, and I'm a bit sad that this was the last story. I've come to care for the characters, and I wish the author would continue writing about them.
  • Deathmaker (Dragon Blood, Book 2) on May 27, 2014

    With this series Lindsay has created a new world of which I would love to read more. I hope we will see more adventures of the main characters (including Jaxi!).
  • Blood Charged (Dragon Blood, Book 3) on July 28, 2014

    I love this series! With Jaxi now being my favourite 'character' it has even surpassed the EE series which I thought could never happen because I already loved that series so much. I wonder if Jaxi's wish ever gets fulfilled... Definitely looking forward to the next book in the series!