I am a writer, traveler, blogger, and coffee addict. I started writing stories when I was 10 and kept doing it as a hobby till a few years ago. I prefer fantasy and sci-fi when it comes to writing and I am currently working on a vampire series, Bad Blood. Book I of the series, World Unfolding, is in the final editing stages.
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Dawn to Dusk (Lover's Journey, Book One)
by Alina Popescu
Edi’s life is made up of precious moments. No matter how much time passes, no matter how different their paths, every meeting brings Edi and Robert closer together. Those stolen moments shine brighter than any. Yet loving Robert is not easy. Edi has always loved Robert, but he must decide if his journey leads to or away from his childhood friend. Is it true love or is Edi just unable to let go?
by Alina Popescu
After killing his former lover and the woman he loved, angel Shamsiel is stuck on Earth. While struggling to get back to what he considers the right path of an ascended being, Shamsiel meets Blake, a male pole dancer and a daimon that feeds on everything the angel runs away from: lust, desire, physical love.
Pure Love of the Fallen
by Alina Popescu
After being cast away from the Pristine Gardens, fallen angel Ramiel watches time go by in a city on Earth. Lacking everything and nothing, he is caught up between thoughts of his first love and its consequence – the banishment, and his day to day life which is usually a fight against boredom.
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- The Impaler's Revenge
on Sep. 05, 2013
I like me a little politics in my vampire stories, it seems :) I love Ioana's twist on vampire novels, making Romania the only vamp free country in the world. It's interesting to watch the political game, the hate between races, the reactions of the main character when everything she's ever considered to be her reality is challenged by facts she was unaware of. I saw some reviewers mentioning she was a little cold and hard to relate to, but I had a soft spot for her nonetheless. Someone in her position would automatically maintain a safe distance between herself and the rest of the world. Readers should at time feel that distance. Plus, her past perfectly explains her reaction.
Can't wait to see what happens in part II :)
- Friends And Frenchmen (52 First Dates)
on Dec. 07, 2013
The second book of the series sealed the deal for me. David is my bestie now. This second book has more of journal's feel. The first dates happen, although David is distracted by a little pleasure on the side, and things seem to go well. If not a husband, he's at least making new friends and gaining experience. David quickly discovers looking for "the one" requires a bit more planning and effort than hooking up. While his 52 first dates plan is the center of attention, David has to also deal with his work and his friends whose lives are suddenly not that simple anymore.
The feel good state of mind from book one is still there, David is pretty happy with his plans and actions, but there's a lingering feeling that it's all a bit too good to be true. Dates, hot sex, great friends, it makes me wonder how high he'll fall from when he does. Can't wait for the next book in the series!
- No Getting Over You
on Jan. 06, 2014
Short and sweet, loved the story
- Trap Me! - Finally, a Happy Gay Furry Adventure
on Sep. 03, 2015
When I heard of this gay furry adventure that’s supposed to be happy, I was intrigued. Did I have doubts? Not really, I’ve read enough yaoi manga that featured wolves and bears and cats and foxes that took on humanoid features, and I enjoyed those stories. If however you have any doubts, forget them now and just read!
I’d classify this as young adult, although it’s appropriate for all ages, from middle grade to adult. Aidan and Zack’s adventure reminded me of the books I used to read when I was younger. The trials, the funny, awkward, and sweet moments, the danger and the mystery all blend together in a gripping story through a furry world where these two characters experience an adventure nofur has ever seen before.
Although understated, the love story between Aidan and Zack is evident to everybody, except them two. And even later on, only one of them figures out what’s going on. It’s beautifully told, slow paced (contrasting with the much faster pace of their adventure) and sweet. I’d use moe here, for those who know this particular Japanese term 😀
The relic quest reminiscent of Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider was a great choice – a lost artifact, former priests, a destroyed city, a map that was locked away and kept secret. The right number of adventurers comes together at the right time, yet through it all, not everything is as it appears.
A fun, easy, sweet read, with great illustrations from the two authors, Trap Me! is definitely a recommended read.