Ana Linden

Biography

Ana Linden has a BA in Foreign Languages and Literature.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
Franz Kafka and Pascal Bruckner. But one cannot overlook the happier days, when almost guilty pleasures like Dan Brown or David Lodge are the best choices.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, it was something about a talking duck. I was just a child and I felt terribly offended that the ducks in the country didn't speak to me too :-)
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Where to find Ana Linden online


Books

Albatross
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,150. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
There are no villains and no heroes, only people caught in a pivotal moment. One’s life course can be deviated in an instant and choices are often instinctive, not rational. Imperfect characters struggle with their duality and evolution, their reactions are the product of violence, physical and emotional abuse, neurosis, but also of love, hope and melancholy. Fear is what they have in common.
Glass Slippers and Stilettos
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,660. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Regina is the woman people love to hate and hate to love. Behind the gorgeous, demurred façade lurk selfish ambition and a desperate need to find her happily ever after. The search for a man to rescue her follows a sinuous, obscure, but entertaining path. She is no innocent princess, Prince Charming can be a beast in disguise and modern-day happy endings are nothing like their fairy tale version.
Parallel Lives
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 116,740. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Young, independent and beautiful, Amalia perceives her interactions with various men as a way to escape the mundane aspects of her life, reach indisputable moments of happiness and preserve her freedom. Loneliness is often revered and couple life is viewed as a dreaded, oppressive side of life, but constant introspection often makes Amalia question the validity of her values.

Ana Linden's tag cloud

affair    betrayal    cheating    childhood    contemporary    crime    dating    desire    engagement    freedom    girl    human nature    independent woman    introspection    life    loneliness    love    lust    marriage    men    murder    relationship    relationships    romance    satire    single    woman   

Smashwords book reviews by Ana Linden

  • 1919 (Inside) on March 13, 2014

    I didn’t go looking for this book, it found me – a somewhat sceptical me, as soon as I realised what the subject matter was. Now that I I’ve devoured it, I can only say I am glad I didn’t allow any biased ideas prevent me from reading it. A new book should be an adventure, an initiatory journey presenting its reader with an opportunity to learn something new, experience the world from a different angle and this is exactly what 1919 (Inside) did for me. The author’s concise style reveals a man’s existential fears, dreams and hopes, building a relatable character who has finally found himself and an environment that will accept him, will offer him solace and guidance not in spite, but exactly because of his taboo considered needs. No graphic description or extremely sexual account will detract the reader’s attention from what is an introspective attempt to deal both with everyday situations and with one’s personal life and endeavour to become a better self. I found it easy to take the character out of his BDSM oriented existence and perceive him as one of the many depersonalized members of society, because he falls prey to the same doubts, worries, frustrations and paranoia, he enjoys life’s little pleasures derived from love, friendship and security, the same way everybody else does. His quest, his ultimate desire is that of most people, regardless what their sexual preferences might be: that of belonging and having somebody to love; and who loves a person without wanting to make them as happy as possible? This is all that 1919 wants to do for his Mistress. In fact, if one replaces ‘Mistress’ with ‘Mother’, ‘Wife’ or ‘Lover’, several parts of the book relate the life of many men who choose not to only cherish, but also allow the significant females in their life to control their existence and decision making process. The so-called slave’s emotional life is similar to everybody else’s: he often doubts his decisions, questions his feelings, fears abandonment and loneliness, he has his moments of glory and of failure, he makes friends and he loses some of those dear to him, and once he finds his place in the universe where he belongs, he can finally thrive. Unusual as this universe may be, it is not one of hatred or malice, but one where feelings of love and tenderness are channelled and expressed differently, in order to suit its members’ needs and desire. The intriguing end makes the reader wonder what the protagonist is going to do next – much like in everyday life, the mere blink of an eye can change a person’s destiny. All in all, 1919 (Inside) is an interesting, revealing read even for those of us who have a different lifestyle, but are able to keep an open mind and accept people’s right to choice.