Monica La Porta

Biography

Monica La Porta is an Italian who landed in Redmond, WA, several years ago. Despite popular feelings about the Northwest weather, she finds the mist and the rain the perfect conditions to write. Being a strong advocate of universal acceptance and against violence in any form and shape, she is also glad to have landed precisely in Washington State. Stop by her blog to read about her miniatures, sculptures, paintings, and her beloved beagle, Nero. Sometimes, she also posts about her writing.

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Books

Elios
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,160. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
As a Solean Observer, Elios studies human nature and must remain neutral. This is not his first mission, and he is confident he’ll do his job right. Then, in Athens, Elios locks eyes with Gaia, and for the first time in his long life, he develops feelings he doesn’t have a name for.
Gaia
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 88,260. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
While in Greece, Gaia locks eyes with a stranger, twice. Two years later, back in Rome, his memory still haunts her, and she refuses to move on. Only her studies about the Etruscans make her feel alive. A chance to breathe new air is presented to her when she wins a full scholarship to study abroad. In rainy Seattle, Gaia finally meets the man of her dreams, but he proves to be... otherworldly.
Marie's Journey
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,950. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Marie is fifteen, and as a fathered woman, she doesn’t have much to hope for, but dreams of when she will start training as a nurse at Redfarm, her new home. At Redfarm, she meets Grant and, through him, is exposed to the race of men, discovering they aren’t as despicable as she had thought.
Prince at War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 127,660. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
The City of Men has been destroyed. Prince is still running for his life. This time, he’s not alone. Pax and the rest of the survivors count on him to keep them alive in the unforgiving desert. Pursued by the heartless Priestess and the President of Ginecea, Prince and Pax fight to find a haven for their unborn child.
Pax in the Land of Women
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,720. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
In a society where women rule over an enslaved race of men and love between a woman and man is considered a perversion, Pax’s and Prince’s union is destined for a tragic end.
The Lost Centurion
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,910. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
Marcus has sworn to avenge his wife's death—even if it takes an eternity to hunt down the vampire who murdered her. Once a Roman Centurion, Marcus is now immortal and, for the past two thousand years, impervious to human emotions. Until the night he rescues Diana…
The Priest
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Price: Free! Words: 54,090. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(5.00 from 1 review)
Like any man born on Ginecea, Mauricio is but a number to the pure breed women. Imprisoned since birth, one day he hears Rosie sing. He risks everything for one look at her and his life is changed forever. An impossible affection deemed sinful and perverted in a society where the only rightful union is between women. Love leads Mauricio to uncover a truth that could destroy Ginecea.
Linda of the Night
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Price: Free! Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Linda was born with hair the color of the mature grain and eyes of the lightest shade of blue. Tall and willowy, she’s the ugliest girl alive.

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Smashwords book reviews by Monica La Porta

  • For the Birds on March 30, 2014

    A different brand of Urban Fantasy/Horror For the Birds is the third title in the Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. series, and it as entertaining as the first two books. Lana is growing in her role of woman in career despite it wasn’t her intention to be one. Amidst much uncertainty, her relation with Bub is growing too. Reflecting Lana’s growth as a character, and compared with the other two titles, For the Birds is darker in contents, but equally witty and engaging. Loved the secondary characters and the intricate plot. Finally, there’s one scene toward the end of the book, when Lana can finally take a break from her busy life that is poetic in its beauty. I can’t wait for the fourth installation to be published.
  • Graveyard Shift on March 30, 2014

    I truly enjoyed Lana Harvey's first adventure. I liked both the world building and the characters populating the afterlife. With its witty humor and relentless action, Graveyard Shift had me entertained for several hours. I recommend this novel to readers looking for something different in the urban fantasy section.
  • Pocket Full of Posies on March 30, 2014

    I loved the first book in the series, and I found Pocket Full of Posies equally entertaining. Lana's disastrous adventures kept me glued to the book and I had to read until the last page to know how it would end. Not the way I thought, at least regarding her love life which gets way more interesting in this second installation. I truly enjoyed Angela Roquet's smart humor, and can't wait to read For The Birds.