Alina Popescu’s Angel’s Feather is here!

Gay science fiction novella Angel’s Feather, the first book in the Flyer Chronicles series, has just been released, and I’m delighted to feature it here.



How far would you go for the one you love? How much of yourself would you sacrifice?

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.

Adam, a young human with near-perfect memory, is committed to rebuilding Earth and a true believer in the flyers’ dominion. While Adam’s support for flyers isn’t a secret, his deep love for Michael is. Not even Michael knows, for his kind never take human lovers, and to Adam, they are too far above him to reach.

In his broken and unwelcoming world, Adam’s love can only lead to pain, loss, and disaster. Yet there is no force in the huge expanse of stars and galaxies that can stop Adam from following Michael to the end of existence. Not even Adam’s own beliefs.



The flyer before me sucked in a breath, his bright blue eyes widening slightly.

“Michael?” My voice sounded higher than I’d intended it to be. Closer to a scared little girl than the confident male I wanted him to see in me.

He kept staring, his eyes glued to my chest. I suddenly realized I was only wearing some battered jeans, and started feeling extremely uneasy and self-conscious. The flyers and a lot of men in my village would prance about half naked, but I never shed my shirt like that. The garage was the only place where I’d succumb to the heat and concede it was more comfortable to work like this.

“Hello Adam,” he finally said, his voice shaking a little. “You always work so hard.” I saw his nostrils flaring as his eyes roamed over me. I felt woozy and breathless under his scrutiny, and my damned nether regions started to stir. This was not happening, I would not pop wood in front of Michael. My secret would be out in the open and I wasn’t ready for it.

I turned slightly so that my left side was what he’d face. Not outright rude, but enough to give me a moment to catch my breath.

“Yes, well, it tends to get lengthy and tedious when you don’t know what you’re doing.”

Michael walked to the tractor, surveying the many parts of my puzzle spread on the floor. He tapped the hood and tilted his head. “Open it up, let’s see what you’ve done so far.”

I had to shake my head to snap out of it. The idea of Michael surveying my progress with the tractor engine seemed so surreal, I had to fight the need to pinch myself, just to make sure I wasn’t really sleeping. One of his brows shot up and he pointed his chin to the hood. That was all the incentive I needed and I stumbled forward, managing not to fall. I popped the hood open and stood next to him as he took in my meek progress.

“Seems to me you’re well on your way, Adam.” A small smile played at the corner of his mouth and it made me almost combust with the heat burning within me. I caught myself before I pushed my groin against the tractor in search of something to relieve some of the sudden pressure. “Do you have a blueprint for the engine?”



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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.

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