Astrid 'Artistikem' Cruz


Astrid H. Cruz a/k/a Artistikem was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1984. Writing has always been a passion of hers; she's been making up stories since she can remember. Now she writes them down in the virtual pages of the Internet for everyone to enjoy.

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A Study on Character Development
A poem about the relationship between a writer and his/her characters.


La Centinela (Libro 1 de la serie La Centinela)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,770. Language: Spanish. Published: July 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Scarlett Lang es una asesina a sueldo convertida en agente de la Interpol cuya misión la lleva a trabajar de cuidadora para el capo número uno de Londres, Armand Sayer. Su buen trabajo como enfermera y guardaespaldas la llevan a ganarse mucho más que la confianza de Armand, lo cual la lleva a enfrentar el dilema de tener que escoger entre su lealtad a su trabajo o a su profesión.
The Caregiver Vignettes 6-10
Series: The Caregiver, Vignettes 2. Price: Free! Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
More vignettes from The Caregiver Series, all taking place before Book 1. On how Romulus convinced Scarlett to sign the contract On how Romulus convinced Scarlett even further On how Scarlett and Ferdinand met On Scarlett and Bobby’s split On how Douglas and Scarlett got on Romulus’ nerves
En la Esquina de Marte y Neptuno
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,980. Language: Spanish. Published: February 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Lena vende drogas en la calle. Noé es un detective tratando de resolver un caso de homicidio del cual Lena es la única testigo. El problema es que ella no recuerda nada, y su vida es demasiado complicada como para que le importe. Sin embargo, a él sí le importa. Demasiado quizás. Lo suficiente como para pensar que puede salvarse salvándola a ella. Pero la calle siempre reclama lo que es suyo.
The Beast (Book 3 of The Caregiver Series)
Series: The Caregiver. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,400. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The trip to Puerto Rico proves to be even worse than the nightmare Scarlett thought it would. Adrian's assassination starts a series of revelations that will bring her face to face with demons from her past. Stakes get higher as she learns this is more than a government conspiracy but a personal vendetta led by a man scarred by the same two people who made Scarlett's early years a living hell.
Torn (Book 2 of The Caregiver Series)
Series: The Caregiver. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 74,460. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When she pulled the trigger on her supervisor, Scarlett thought she was saving the life of the man she loves while at the same time freeing herself from her duties with the Interpol. She couldn't have been more wrong.
At the Corner of Mars and Neptune
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Lena is a female drug dealer. Noah is a police detective trying to solve a murder case to which Lena is the only witness. Thing is, she can't remember a thing, and her life is too much of a mess for her to care. He cares, though. A bit too much. Enough to think that he can save himself by saving her. But the streets always claim what's theirs.
The Caregiver (Book 1 of The Caregiver Series)
Series: The Caregiver. Price: Free! Words: 26,870. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Scarlett Lang is a hit woman turned Interpol agent posing as caregiver to London's biggest drug lord, Armand Sayer. Her resourcefulness as both henchwoman and nurse helps her win much more than Armand's trust. Which brings her to the dilemma of having to choose between being loyal to her profession or her heart.
The Caregiver Series Vignettes 1-5
Series: The Caregiver, Vignettes 1. Price: Free! Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
Four vignettes that take place before Book 1 of The Caregiver Series and one that takes place during. Companion to the first book and a teaser for the second one. Features introductions to four characters from Book 2: Bradley, Ollie, Cat, and Roberto.
Four Short Stories by Artistikem
Price: Free! Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(3.00 from 1 review)
Four short stories from my blog: 1. The Winter Man 2. Stabbing Spree 3. Silent Crimes of Love 4. Identity Theft

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