Free Short Stories
Pure Love of the Fallen (Lost Angels, #1)
My first ever short story, Pure Love of the Fallen, was a freebie I wrote for fans of my Facebook author page, Alina Popescu, Writer. At this point, it’s had around 2000 downloads everywhere, of which 1000 on Smashwords alone. As I was a noob and didn’t know a lot about getting stories to be free on Amazon, this one never made it there, hence the lower download number since it’s publishing.
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. He has one close friend, a human girl who has somehow convinced him to spill all his secrets. Will her warmth and support be enough to make Ramiel forget the past and start living again? Will he be able to help his friend with her own problem, an unrequited love?
Flawless Design (Lost Angels, #2)
The second installment in the Lost Angels series was a huge hit (due mostly to its availability as a free read on a few of the Amazon sites – US, UK, and CA most notably). I stopped counting downloaded copies a while back, but it’s safe to say they are now well over 5000 and Flawless Design is still well into the Top 50 and Top 100s on Amazon for its length and category. Shorty after being made available as a free read, it made it to the top 10 for the LGBT category on Amazon US among all free reads in the genre.
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. Blake will challenge him to face his deepest fears and reevaluate his ideas on love, purity, and divine grace.