Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Travel and Spice by Alina Popescu with review


OMG, OMG, OMG! Travel and Spice  here and it's great!!


Review: 5*

I loved Br0th3rly, first book of the series. Travel and Spice is even better.

Travel and Spice it's Dante's story, a world traveler blogger, who comes home for his high school reunion. There, he meets Tommy, his high school crush and things get hot from here. Dante is a well rounded character, and his thoughts and actions come naturally. He craves a meaningful relationship, but his globe-trotting job had always been in the way. Until Tommy. Oh, and the chemistry between them is sizzling!

There is some angst, much less than I come to expect from Alina, but all in all it's such a sweet read! Also, the end was not what I was expecting! I will not spoil for any of you, but rest assured, it's HEA.



Famous travel blogger returns home to have his life thrown off balance by his high school crush.

Dante Sandford is at the top of his game. He's paid to travel the world and share his spicy stories on his blog. He's still young, gorgeous, and confident. When Dante's high school reunion knocks on his door, he's reminded of everything he's lacking. More so when his old crush, Tommy Clancy, makes a pass at him. Or when the hot romance blows in Dante's face because of his lifestyle.

Tommy has always been the hottest man in Riverbrook. Possibly the world. He's stunning, smart, and the kindest soul Dante has ever known. He's also read Dante's blog along with all his steamy encounters. No wonder Tommy doesn't trust Dante for anything more than a casual hookup.

Dante returns to hometown Riverbrook to face his past of bullying and feeling like a misfit. He instead ends up dealing with the reality of being a travel blogger: relationships are close to impossible. That won't stop Dante from trying to convince Tommy his short-lived flings are not by design.


About Alina:

Writer, traveler, and coffee addict, Alina Popescu has been in love with books all her life. She started writing when she was ten and she has always been drawn to sci-fi, fantasy, and the supernatural realm. Born and raised in Romania, she finds her inspiration in books of all genres, in movies, and the occasional manga comic book. She is a proud geek who needs her fast Internet and gadgets more than she needs air.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Perfect Timing is now free!!

Perfect Timing is free for the next few days so go claim your copy.

Valentin Alekseev prays for death while fleeing for his life, hunted for secrets he shouldn't be aware of. With his home in ruins and his master killed, he should know better than to bring innocent bystanders into his life. But Fate has other plans.

Twenty-seven years old, Shawn Dougal never thought he’d fall for a man, much less a bloodsucker. But how else can he explain the sudden lapse in judgment that has him traveling halfway across Romania, risking his own life to save Valentin’s? And will breaking and entering a centuries-old castle full of vampires be enough to get his lover back?

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Travel and Spice by Alina Popescu - cover reveal

I'm so excited to present you the cover for Alina Popescu's new release in the Famous on the Internet series. 


Travel and Spice
(Famous on the Internet, Book Two)
Famous travel blogger returns home to have his life thrown off balance by his high school crush.

Dante Sandford is at the top of his game. He's paid to travel the world and share his spicy stories on his blog. He's still young, gorgeous, and confident. When Dante's high school reunion knocks on his door, he's reminded of everything he's lacking. More so when his old crush, Tommy Clancy, makes a pass at him. Or when the hot romance blows in Dante's face because of his lifestyle.

Tommy has always been the hottest man in Riverbrook. Possibly the world. He's stunning, smart, and the kindest soul Dante has ever known. He's also read Dante's blog along with all his steamy encounters. No wonder Tommy doesn't trust Dante for anything more than a casual hookup.

Dante returns to hometown Riverbrook to face his past of bullying and feeling like a misfit. He instead ends up dealing with the reality of being a travel blogger: relationships are close to impossible. That won't stop Dante from trying to convince Tommy his short-lived flings are not by design.
Take it for a test drive before pre-ordering with the first half offered as a free sample!
Download your copy now - https://www.instafreebie.com/free/q7Mjp
If you like it (or just want it because you love the series), pre-order from Amazon:
US - http://amzn.to/2vLKnEr
UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B073VKTTGB
DE - https://www.amazon.de/dp/B073VKTTGB
AU - https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B073VKTTGB


About Alina Popescu: 

Writer, traveler, and coffee addict, Alina Popescu has been in love with books all her life. She started writing when she was ten and she has always been drawn to sci-fi, fantasy, and the supernatural realm. Born and raised in Romania, she finds her inspiration in books of all genres, in movies, and the occasional manga comic book. She is a proud geek who needs her fast Internet and gadgets more than she needs air.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Happy release day to me!

I'm very excited to announce that Perfect Timing is now live!

This story is very dear to me. It is the first one I published and the second I've ever written, and, to me, it has everything: ruthless vampires, exiled shifters and it is set in Romania. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Monday, July 17, 2017

18 Hot Gay BDSM books to read this summer - with giveaway!

EyesonBooks brings a great collection of Gay BDSM books to bring on the heat this summer, including yours truly, Switching Wesley. Check them out at here and get the chance to win a free copy of each of them!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Lover's Journey by Alina Popescu - blog post and review

There is no surprise that Alina Popescu is one of my favorite writers. With Lover's Journey she raised the bar even higher.



"Intense. Touching. Fabulous. Haunting. Riveting." "A roller coaster of emotions"

Two coming of age, friends to lovers stories complementing each other. Decades of love, friendship, growth, and surpassing hardships.

Live, learn, love, and persevere on Edi and Seba's lover's journeys.

Dawn to Dusk - Book One

Edi's life is made up of precious moments.

That first encounter with Robert in rural Romania at eleven. A summer spent together in the same setting a year later. Their first text exchange in high school. The first sexual experience. The first heartbreak--the second and third and fourth chance. The point of total breakdown and the despair of failing. More love than anyone could have warned him about.

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, not when Edi wants to be true to himself and is met with dishonesty. Or when Robert keeps parading new conquests and ignores Edi more often than not.

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?

"You'll feel like you've run an emotional gauntlet by the end, and you'll be glad you did!"

Dusk to Dawn - Book Two


Since he was thirteen, Sebastian's every precious moment was connected to his first crush, Edi. His protector through his toughest school years, Edi has always guided Sebastian's choices. Love, lust, the realization he was gay, his passion for sports and karate, his studies and career of choice, everything in Seba's life is somehow linked to Edi.

Sebastian's love never faltered over the years, not as he challenged himself to catch up to Edi. Nor when Edi's on and off boyfriend, Robert, showed up to wreak havoc in their lives.

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?

"Love the characters! Love the storyline! Definitely two must read books!"


Review: 5 starts

What an incredible emotional journey. It is split between 2 parts, each told from one MC point of view. The fist one, Dawn to Dusk, is Edi's story and it brought back so many wonderful memories from my childhood. Alina menages to paint with accuracy all the details of rural Romania, down to the smallest of them. Edi's growing up is bitter sweet to watch, painful at times, but necessary, because at the end, he is a wonderful man. And yes, I hated Robert.

The  second part, Dusk to Dawn, is Seba's story. If at first I was somehow rooting for Robert, because love is blind and it was Edi's point of view, now it became clear just how inappropriate Robert was for Edi and how perfect Seba is. While the Romanian feeling of the story is still there, there is a lot more focus on the emotional side in this story.
Highly recommended.

Buy links:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0735K6WQN
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0735K6WQN
https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0735K6WQN



About Alina Popescu: 

Writer, traveler, and coffee addict, Alina Popescu has been in love with books all her life. She started writing when she was ten and she has always been drawn to sci-fi, fantasy, and the supernatural realm. Born and raised in Romania, she finds her inspiration in books of all genres, in movies, and the occasional manga comic book. She is a proud geek who needs her fast Internet and gadgets more than she needs air.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Win 1 free copy of Switching Wesley


What a wonderful 5* review received for Switching Wesley!!!

"I absolutely loved this story! Wesley and Connor are amazing characters and the connection between them is just beautiful. The premise of two Doms falling for each other was what drew me to this book and the story was not at all disappointing! The attraction between Wes and Connor was so intense, yet character development went well beyond the purely romantic plot. I loved the backstories of these characters, how they handled the definitely challenging situation they found themselves in, and felt like all other characters mentioned in this relatively short read where there for a good reason. It's so refreshing to read a BDSM story where you can be immersed into the world and find the characters relatable. Highly recommended!" - Alina Popescu


In celebration, I have decided to give away 1 free copy of Switching Wesley. To enter the contest, please leave a comment below. The deadline is June, 23rd at midnight GMT. The winner will be randomly selected, and will be announced on Saturday, June, 24th.