Alina Popescu


Alina Popescu is an author, traveler, and coffee addict. She has published several paranormal, science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary series, many of them having reached the Amazon bestseller lists for their genres. Her stories often fall under the LGBTQ fiction and romance subgenres.

Born and raised in Romania, Alina has been writing for most of her life. She’s an avid consumer of stories in all their forms. She’s fascinated by myths, folk tales, and other creators’ visions of the future. She finds her inspiration in books of all genres, movies, and the occasional TV shows or anime binges.

Alina is a proud geek and needs her fast internet connection and assortment of gadgets more than she needs air.

Where to find Alina Popescu online


Tales of the Werewolf Tribes
Strong werewolves, tribe rivalries, pack feuds, and sizzling romance. Delve into Alina Popescu's paranormal world of the werewolf tribes.
Strength to Let Go
Price: $3.99 USD.
Lead to Follow
Price: $3.99 USD.
Bad Blood
A new vampire saga to sink your teeth into. Mysteries, adventure, love, and old feuds blend together in this vampire urban fantasy series.
The Edge of Hope
Price: Free!
The Breaking of Bonds
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Fall of Darkness
Price: $3.99 USD.
Famous on the Internet
Famous bloggers, popular YouTubers, and many other internet celebrities seek romance and fulfillment in this geeky contemporary gay romance.
Price: $2.99 USD.
Travel and Spice
Price: $2.99 USD.
Lover's Journey
A contemporary gay romance series focusing on friends to lovers stories. Follow Edi, Seba, and their friends on their lover's journeys.
Dusk to Dawn
Price: $3.99 USD.
Sunrise with You
Price: $2.99 USD.
Warriors of Vis
Delve into an alternate universe and discover a medieval world of warriors, adventure, and romance.
Sky and Storm
Price: $2.99 USD.
Flyer Chronicles
An edge of your seat science fiction blend of gay romance, dystopian Earth, and space adventures.
Angel's Feather
Price: $2.99 USD.
Elixir of Flight
Price: $2.99 USD.


Toes in the Water, Murder in the Sand
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,270. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
A secluded island, an exhausted detective, and the threat of a hurricane. Anyone ordered death and destruction?
See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Kill Me
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,140. Language: American English. Published: May 29, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Clients lying through their teeth, lives on the line, and family misadventures. Just an ordinary day in the life of a professional sleuth.
The Worst Man I Never Knew
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,450. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
There’s always someone digging into your past, using whatever they find against you
OWL Investigations Mysteries Books 1-3
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 132,790. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Murder and mayhem, lying and cheating, and one PI trying to sort it all out Take a ride in private investigator Emmett Naoki’s car while he chases down cheating spouses, finds missing persons, and untangles complicated murders faster than anyone else. He might not like having sidekicks, but he hasn’t gotten rid of his yet! David Wright digs up clues right by Emmet’s side.
Murderous Ties
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,460. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Dead bodies, family secrets, and small-town winter holidays. Christmas in Riverbrook is never boring! Artist Jayden Carmichael never intended to stay in Riverbrook long. Spending the winter holidays in small-town hell with her judgmental father breathing down her neck was never part of her plan. Nor did she intend to resort to sleuthing again to prove her parents aren’t actually vicious murderers.
Leave Me, Baby, One More Time
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,020. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Sidekicks are so much trouble! Especially when you have a soft spot for them. And they’re suspected of murder.
An Ex, a Dog, and Winter Wonderlands
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,130. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
What could be worse than a breakup right before Christmas? An old flame who broke you barging back into your life…
Murderous Homecoming
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,020. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Jayden Carmichael is not moving back home to small town Riverbrook. She’s only there for a break. A few months’ worth, tops. She is definitely not getting involved in a murder investigation. And she’s most certainly not going to help Riverbrook’s new, gorgeous, and way too chill sheriff get the truth out.
Murderous Affair
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,760. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Betrayal, murder, and elitist liars. Never a dull moment in the art world. Aspiring artist Jayden Carmichael loves her Manhattan life. She’ll willingly work way too many shifts at a coffee shop to sustain it, put up with her boyfriend dismissing her manga-inspired art, and drown her sorrows in cosplaying and anime collectibles. No one’s life is perfect, right?
It's Murder on the Catwalk
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,960. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Just when Emmett thought he was done with backstabbing exes, another one falls in his lap. Not his ex, this one belongs to Emmett’s new partner at OWL Investigations and former—okay, maybe current—crush, David. There’s good news, sort of. Emmett gets to travel to a seaside resort in Turkey to investigate a suspicious death. Too bad he must go back to his modeling roots to find the killer.
Find a Man, Don't Settle Down
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,350. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Cheating exes, missing exes, and former crushes There are few things in this world that private investigator Emmett Naoki loves. His job and the business he’s built, OWL Investigations, are his biggest passion. Then there’s sleeping in and working alone, but he isn’t getting much of either these days.
Bad Blood Books 1-3
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 204,980. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Sink your teeth into a new vampire saga! Vampires of two worlds, a millennia-long conflict, and a human girl caught in the whirlwind of their bloody feuds. Bad Blood is a thrilling vampire saga mixing fast-paced action, mysterious creatures, and ever-present danger. If you like urban fantasy adventures, compelling characters, and high-stakes adventures, then you will love Alina Popescu’s vampire
Lead to Follow
Series: Tales of the Werewolf Tribes, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,810. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
A grueling fight for survival, great plans for the future, and an attraction that's undeniable bring Ganzorig and Cristian together. Faced with real danger, tribe responsibilities, and their own fears, it hardly seems enough to keep them from going their separate ways.
The Fall of Darkness
Series: Bad Blood, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,460. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Every time Alexa puts herself back together, something worse hits her and sends her back to the bottom of the abyss. As she struggles to make sense of the pieces of her shattered life, a new threat emerges. Vampires, baseborn and trueborn alike, suddenly find themselves in mortal danger. Everyone turns to Alexa for a solution, but what can one broken girl do when she’s faced with a power so great?
Strength to Let Go
Series: Tales of the Werewolf Tribes, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,380. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
After being abandoned by his mates, Shiki Kirishima, beta of the Dragons of the Fang werewolf tribe, returns to his home in Tokyo. Overwhelmed by grief, he decides to end it all by going into Siberian Killer territory and challenging the tribe to a battle to the death. His death.
Craving Stains
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,460. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
All Wynn Brenwood knows is the sterile apartment his mother has kept him trapped in since birth. Locked away in a hospital-like cage, Wynn longs to escape his mother’s hold and experience the world beyond what he can see through his window or research on his computer.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,000. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Sometimes a single touch is enough to change everything. Physical or emotional, a touch can tilt the world on its axis and shift your entire life. It can lead to hell, or it can lead to paradise, but things will never be the same...
Famous on the Internet Books 1-3
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 107,200. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Bloggers, travelers, gamers, and other internet celebrities explore the intricate challenges of modern day romance in this steamy contemporary series. From light and funny tales to angsty, emotional roller coasters, the Famous on the Internet box set will take you on a wild online and IRL ride. Get these steamy, sexy stories in one value-packed box set that’s perfect for your next binge-read.
Gaming and IRL Boss Fights
Series: Famous on the Internet. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,280. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
An internet famous geek. A sexy landlord who hates him. An unlikely duo with slim chances of beating the romance game.
Travel and Spice
Series: Famous on the Internet. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,220. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Famous travel blogger returns home to have his life thrown off balance by his high school crush.
Series: Famous on the Internet. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,380. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Tristan’s love life has one simple rule: his brother, Trevor, is off limits. When commitment-phobe Trevor introduces his serious boyfriend on one of Tristan’s rare visits home, things get a whole lot more complicated for the adoring kid brother. How far can Tristan run this time before he runs out of places to hide from his feelings?
Lover's Journey Series Books 1-3
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 137,670. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
“Intense. Touching. Fabulous. Haunting. Riveting.” Two coming of age, friends to lovers stories complementing each other, told over three books. Decades of passion, friendship, and surpassing hardships. Live, learn, love, and persevere on Edi and Seba’s lover’s journeys.
Sunrise with You
Series: Lover's Journey. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,630. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Six months after becoming lovers, Sebastian and Edi are still riding their blissful high. Secluded in Cambridge, away from past nuisances and homophobic jerks, switching from best friends to boyfriends was easy. Yet when faced with Romania’s realities, things get a little shaky.
Dusk to Dawn
Series: Lover's Journey. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,340. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Since he was thirteen, Sebastian’s every precious moment was connected to his first crush, Edi. Sebastian has shaped his life to revolve around Edi—his friend, roommate, and occasional lover. But is that the right path for him, or should he start a new journey, one that takes him away from Edi all the way to another country? And will running away solve anything in the end?
Sky and Storm
Series: Warriors of Vis. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,130. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Storm, the Dragon of Vis, wedding Sky Moonborn takes the entire kingdom by surprise. Everyone opposes Storm’s choice: the king and queen, the heartbroken youths of Vis whose dreams of high status have been crushed, and the prized heirs to the kingdom’s allies. None of them, however, is so decidedly against this sudden marriage as Sky himself.
The Breaking of Bonds
Series: Bad Blood, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,050. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
As vampires fight over vengeance and freedom, a new breed of predator emerges A human sacrifice throws vampires of two worlds, trueborn and baseborn, into an escalating conflict. The trueborns stubbornly hunt for vengeance, pushed by Hesrah’s desire to avenge her human best friend, Alexa. The baseborns hesitate between rallying to those challenging Ankhsis’s rule and obeying the trueborns.
Elixir of Flight
Series: Flyer Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,650. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
When flyers Michael and Samandriel set out to find the elusive Ishtahr sanctuary, the truths they uncover about the origin of their race threaten the very foundation of the Intergalactic Alliance. If exposed, the alliance’s revered overseers might lose their rule over the galaxies and their ultimate military force, the flyers.
Angel's Feather
Series: Flyer Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,130. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Trapped on a decaying Earth and cut off from the rest of the Universe, humans are no longer allowed to leave their planet. Break this one law and you die: a penalty enforced by flyers, aliens who look like angels of long-lost religions. Michael, the flyers’ leader, is the Punisher who carries out every public execution.
The Edge of Hope
Series: Bad Blood, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 74,210. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Out of a painful past, straight into a menacing world of vampires Alexa’s hopes and dreams for a new beginning morph into a dangerous trap. She finds herself entangled in a world she thought a myth – vampires, their ancient secrets, and life-threatening pursuits.
Mission: Protect The Ex
Price: Free! Words: 9,280. Language: American English. Published: April 10, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Sean never thought his military career would ever have him babysitting his ex who he hasn’t seen in six months.
Dawn to Dusk (Lover's Journey, Book One)
Series: Lover's Journey. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,030. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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?

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Smashwords book reviews by Alina Popescu

  • 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 :)
  • 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.