Ina Disguise

Biography

Ina has lived many lives, this is only one of them.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I make the artwork that goes on the cover. I cuddle the cats, I work in government research, and I renovate giant Victorian houses.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Usually whilst promoting mine.
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Where to find Ina Disguise online


Series

Non Fiction
The non fiction titles of Ina Disguise - to be updated shortly

Unpopular Blogging

Price: Free!
Short Misadventures
Short stories from the many lives of Ina Disguise

Romance Meets Death

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Assholes

Price: Free!

Kill The Cynic

Price: Free!

Reality Check

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Desi Tales
All the Desi titles, including some of the stories from Ignorant Man

Discarded as Useless

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Life without Shame

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The Bitch Wrangler

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Books

Unsurprising Habits of Unsuccessful People
Series: Non Fiction. Price: Free! Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Motivational, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Unsurprising Habits of Unsuccessful People will shake your apathy and set your motivational fire alight via the power of reverse psychology. Prepare to be awakened.
The Curtain Twitchers
Series: Short Misadventures. Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(4.00 from 1 review)
Jessie and Aggie are sisters. They like to interfere with other people. A touching moment in the lives of Moira and their mother as they stagger on regardless.
Went to Woo a Porn Star
Series: Desi Tales. Price: Free! Words: 8,890. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Probably the happiest story you will read this year. Cynthia has had a bad year. She randomly staggers into a porn star online, and in the course of wooing him, asks herself questions about the nature of respectability, personal values and how to live happily with yourself and others. (adult themes, but don't expect erotica)
Stories for an Ignorant Man
Series: Desi Tales. Price: Free! Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
A selection of stories written whilst musing on a very beautiful but distressed man that Ina briefly worked with. He had her fired for trying to give him a book.
What Do You Know?
Series: Desi Tales. Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Richard, a celebrity interviewer of politicians, is surprised by what he finds when he goes to buy a newspaper. His intoxication leads to personal change.
Life without Shame
Series: Desi Tales. Price: Free! Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Sonia decides to give up Shame for Lent, and alarms the people that think they know her.
Discarded as Useless
Series: Desi Tales. Price: Free! Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A dark romantic short story in which Ina reproaches a passing stranger via a series of anecdotes from her life.
The Bitch Wrangler
Series: Desi Tales. Price: Free! Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
William is having problems with his nagging wife, and seeks help from a unusually talented staff member.
The Best Scandal Ever Series
Price: Free! Words: 84,010. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
The fictional story of an emotional journey, Ina uses the medium of fiction to explore the nature of love and the futility of optimism in the course of exploring what makes us love, what establishes gender, and what constitutes our inner identity. A comedic, romantic series of tales about the roller coaster that is the real experience of being in love with someone that does not really exist.
FTAO NHS
Series: Short Misadventures. Price: Free! Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Essay » Political
Ina discusses the real problem with the NHS, which she has special insight into not only because of her years investigating from the perspective of witnessing various events as an administrator, but due to her contact with experienced professionals and events in her personal life. The story tells the tale of a former NHS professional being bullied at work even after his career has been destroyed,
Introducing Lucifer Ogilvie
Series: The Best Scandal Ever, Book 9. Price: Free! Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Educational
This installment of the Best Ever Series follows Kira into her new adventure as notorious revolutionary
The Best Madness Ever
Series: The Best Scandal Ever, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Kira and Leon embark on a new adventure in the course of Kira's endless pursuit of immortality for Sam
The Perverts
Series: Short Misadventures. Price: Free! Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Oliver has it all, fame, wealth, a wife, a family, adoring fans and an unknown capacity for hard work, so why does he find a grumpy, sarcastic and slightly deranged thumbnail photograph so compelling?
Evil Money
Series: The Best Scandal Ever, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Business
Aldous and Kira discuss Kira's attitude to money, which causes much confusion and despair between Kira, her family and her friends. Kira explains what money is, and what it is not to an increasingly irritated Aldous
My Sweet Somatic Narcissist
Series: Short Misadventures. Price: Free! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The story of Kate, a chef who goes to work for a respected name, only to find that respect is a one way street, and she is at the opposite end. A tale of personality disorder, overwork and the value of developing self-worth.
The Best Sex Study Ever
Series: The Best Scandal Ever, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
** This is not erotica.** Kira, taking her research seriously as always, goes out to find out what she actually wants from her partners. She meets several interesting characters and learns a lot about people, their problems and how they choose to express themselves.
The Best Love Letter Ever
Series: The Best Scandal Ever, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2017. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Kira writes a love letter to Sam depicting the phases of disbelief involved in being his most unlikely suitor
The Best Friend Ever
Series: The Best Scandal Ever, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The story of Kira and Leon, a long-term friendship with some subtle and unusual twists and turns.
Petra's Day Off
Series: Short Misadventures. Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Petra pulls many strings to take a day off and find the answer to a mystery that has bothered her for years, with unexpected results.
Fountain of Youth
Series: Short Misadventures. Price: Free! Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Electra has found the fountain of youth, and quickly finds that nobody wants to join her in drinking from it.
The Best Husband Ever
Series: The Best Scandal Ever, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(5.00 from 1 review)
The story of how Kira Cedar and Sam Redwood met, and the truth behind the legend of Sam Redwood.
Unpopular Blogging
Series: Non Fiction. Price: Free! Words: 9,610. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
Ina enjoys artwork, creating fiction, teasing motivational gurus and witty social commentary on modern life. Unpopular blogging is a selection of posts from her website. Ina will be blogging for the forseeable future, but in the meantime here are the posts on globalism, consumerism and the nature of modernity for you to giggle and enjoy.
Motivational Nonsense
Series: Non Fiction. Price: Free! Words: 13,080. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem
Ina Disguise has a moderately popular blog on her website, which she maintains despite a life of crushing endurance. She cheers herself up by writing self improving twaddle and enjoys being pursued by motivational experts who do not read it.
Mandatory Equality
Series: Short Misadventures. Price: Free! Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Roger is in investment banker. He likes to think he makes his own luck, and so finds it something of a surprise when he comes to work one day and finds that his world has changed since the Mandatory Equality law has passed.
Poems for David Avocado Wolfe
Price: Free! Words: 910. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A selection of poems from my blog. The cover art is Honey, I made you an icon, also from the blog. In celebration of the tireless work of David Avocado Wolfe
Reality Check
Series: Short Misadventures, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
Olivia is the youngest member of a severely dysfunctional family. This is an abbreviated family history of how badly a family can operate at the mercy of an unstable eldest sibling, from the perspective of the youngest member.
I Only Date Millionaires
Series: Short Misadventures, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Pippa has some time off work, and decides to explore the fabulous world of online dating, whereupon she discovers that she is an utter failure at life.
Kill The Cynic
Series: Short Misadventures, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
Margaret falls in lust with a building and is saved from making a fool of herself over it by an inquisitive friend and the unwitting drunken owner.
Romance Meets Death
Series: Short Misadventures, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Ina fails to seduce a snobby, bat-eared English pathologist at work. Romance meets Death includes an explanation of Ina's artwork.
The Best Romance Ever
Series: The Best Scandal Ever, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 23,530. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
More adventures of eccentrics Sam Redwood and Kira Cedar as they blunder their way through life. Kira has won an art competition she has no idea she has entered, which opens up a new world for Sam, if only he could see it.
Assholes
Series: Short Misadventures. Price: Free! Words: 16,390. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A lifetime of horrible people and situations, listed simply for digestion one tiny moment at a time. Names have been changed to protect the guilty.
The Best Scandal Ever
Series: The Best Scandal Ever, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 45,890. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Sam Redwood, legendary womanizer and international health guru, has suffered a financial setback in the form of a takeover from the evil White family. Kira, a foul-tempered academic on the other side of the world, is quietly eating herself to death. Join a host of characters from the alternative health industry as they struggle against market forces in the course of living eventful lives.

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Smashwords book reviews by Ina Disguise

  • Gatecrasher on Sep. 21, 2013

    Nice atmospherics, nice macro pacing. Micro pacing could use some crafting. Overall evidence of serious future talent. Like me, this author needs a reader. Otherwise, nice job on what could have been a hackneyed story.
  • A Voyage Of Self Discovery on Sep. 21, 2013

    Charming and very readable memoir - well worth a read. Easy conversational style without too much added pzazz. A book for relaxing with.
  • Horse's Ass on Sep. 21, 2013

    Really nice characterisation, good story development - might make it easier for less able readers to split the paragraphs a little but overall well above average piece of work - right up my alley!
  • Sellebrity on Sep. 21, 2013

    Beautifully written.
  • Jogging Along on Sep. 22, 2013

    Neatly captured the mundanity of office life and difference in the attitude towards overweight men to overweight women eg. your friends tell you to take up a sport rather than telling you you should hide because you are socially unacceptable and altogether hideous. Well written and nicely paced. For me, could have done with a tiny bit more introspection at the beginning to really make me care about the person but as a stream of thought development - it worked very well.
  • The Opportunities of Youth on Sep. 22, 2013

    A very masculine read - more emotional development of the characters beyond how many children they have would make it more accessible for female readers. Apart from that, nicely drawn and being used to male interpretations of 'economotion' I would read more from this author.
  • The Hill on Sep. 22, 2013

    As a non parent - I appreciated the fact that almost everything is dictated by an attached child however, a break in the narrative for character development independent of family would have made this more readable in the early pages. Having said that - overall this conveyed implicit emotion in the course of the action and so i have to say it was well handled and described the difficulties of parenthood very well. Really enjoyed the use of technology and pants.
  • I Might As Well Because I Have No Choice on Sep. 22, 2013

    I really like your writing voice, but a less trained reader would be confused at some of the erratic punctuation and might not realise it is colloquial charm - if I was you i would do one of three things - either add more punctuation, get an editor to do it for you or make the voice/accent even stronger - dropping Gs etc eg. drippin' instead of dripping to strengthen the effect. At the moment you seem a bit shy and are half writing conventionally and half in your excellent voice - and if I was you I would emphasise the voice because it works really well.
  • In The Park on June 11, 2015

    Nice story, look forward to seeing future developments
  • No Shades of Grey on Nov. 04, 2015

    I get the impression that this author kind of disapproves of bdsm?The paperback would make a charming gift. The online reader does not work with the formatting.
  • 猫と蛙 Cat and Frog on Sep. 07, 2017

    This story was fun, but being unable to advertise because you have less than four stars is even more fun......
  • Misfortunes' Windfall on Sep. 08, 2017

    I get the impression that this author should stop trying to review people's work if he doesn't make any effort to understand it in context.
  • Game Ov3r, The End Of Marketing As We Know It on Nov. 21, 2017

    A mature read, very pertinent to online marketing.