As Luck Would Have It
November 29, 2021
A Children's Book
Have you ever wished for something? Wishes can be made for good or bad, and the Wish that carries it out knows the job they should carry out as soon as they get their name. But what happens when a Wish is given a name that could go either way? How can they carry out their missions? How do they know if they should do something good or... something bad? Follow along with Luck, as he figures out the difference between good and bad on his own, and just how important his name really is.
Original Release: March 28, 2018
Second Edition: November 7, 2021
Everyone knows the story of the girl who fell down the rabbit hole. But here’s the thing about a story that has been told over and over again… it changes. This is especially true, when the original, however entertaining, is not as close to the truth as it should be. You may be wondering why I’m telling you this. Good. You should wonder about such things. To be lacking in wonder is to be… well not mad, that’s for certain. All we have is the ability to wonder. And responsibility. For we are the Keepers of Wonderland. We are the ones that bring Balance when the very fabric of reality is threatened. Let me tell you then, of the real reason Alice was brought to Wonderland. Because despite what you may believe, it was no accident that the “White Rabbit” crossed her path. You see, in Wonderland, nothing is ever an accident.
Second Edition. Previously released under the name R. N. Torres.
Read the first three chapters free!
The DA Files
October 9, 2021
What happens when you put a know it all sniper with a down to earth detective? The makings of just another crime drama. But that's not what this is. Eli isn't just a sniper. She's part of an agency created solely to keep angels and demons from tampering with Free Will. Humans aren't supposed to know they exist. Any they wouldn't, if she hadn't accidentally bound herself to the soul of a human detective.
November 26, 2021
Hundreds of years ago, the Princes of Solace protected the lands against the three demons of the Red Tower. After centuries of war, the Princes of Solace finally sealed the demons in their tower and the land knew peace. But memories fade, and eventually even the Princes forgot the horrors of the Demon War. Now, the Princes bicker and argue, and when one of their own is murdered, all of Solace is thrown into upheaval as the fortifications in the Red Tower begin to crack and crumble.
The Wolf Inside
October 11, 2021
Photo by Alice Alinari on Unsplash
Please note, this Vella contains adult content and may not be suitable for all ages.
There are no such things as werewolves. At least, that's what Princess Reihlu was told her entire life. And she fully believed it, until she was trying to escape her evil new husband and found herself face to face with a creature from a nightmare. Now it seems like everyone she thought she could trust is suddenly keeping secrets and her husband is certain she's hiding something he wants. Reihlu is determined to win back her kingdom but it looks like she'll have to do it on her own.
December 17, 2021
Magic is born to the wielder, and should be used uninhibited. Or so it used to be. The rule of the land now prohibits the free use of magic, the law of the land requiring registration and shackling of abilities. Mages are being herded into camps and forced to register; allowed only to use magic deemed necessary for their station in life. But a band of Renegades has decided to buck the system. They are determined for magic to be free, not a currency to be dolled out by the wealthy.
Lola and the Misfit Vigilantes
October 21, 2021
Ten year old girls are supposed to wear frilly dresses, be polite, and absolutely, under no circumstances, should they consort with miscreants on the wrong side of the law. But Lola is exactly the misfit her father warned her about. When Lola discovers that she and her friends might hold the key to re-awakening an ancient magic while searching for clues on what happened to her mother, the misfits embark on an adventure that threatens to destroy not only them, but their way of life.
On the Chopping Block
November 16, 2021
Life at court can be complicated, but Kallayah made it seem easy. She had a loving husband, wonderful friends, and few she would consider enemies. How then, did she come to find herself on a chopping block? They say before you die that your life flashes before your eyes. So it was, as the executioner picked up his axe.
This work is completed.
November 25, 2021
Devereau and Madison are used to working together to complete unsavory missions, but this time it's personal. Dev is going to have to face something that's been haunting her since she was a child, and with Madison's help, get the revenge she's sought for as long as she can remember.
This is a complete work.
November 27, 2021
Serie wants nothing more than to be normal. But how exactly does one blend in with blue skin and horns? Despite that, she has a relatively peaceful life with her adopted family, until the day one of them is threatened. Serie does what any family member would do, she fights for those she cares about. Except her 'family' is horrified by the outcome, and Serie suddenly finds herself on the run. But what's worse, is she's hunted before she even leaves her home, and she has no idea why.
This story co-authored with Michael Egolf.
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R. N. Popa
Published Author; Constant Dreamer
Story of R. N. Popa
Writing has always been my escape and my passion. At times, it was what saved me. I never thought of writing for anyone other than myself, until a dear friend believed in me enough to ask for the next chapter.
Ever since then, whenever I get a moment to myself that doesn't involve my two opinionated Schnauzers or the mad dash to survive in my day job, I find myself drawn back to the keyboard. There, I create worlds, and populate them with characters struggling with what you and I struggle with every day, though perhaps not always in a familiar setting.
I have written under a prior pen name (R.N. Torres), but life saw fit to throw me a curveball so I decided to take my grandmother's last name for my authoring. She always thought I would do great things, and I hope one day to prove her right.
"Every path is the right path, except when it's the left fork."