“The Monster” on Bestseller.md

Dear Amazing People,

Nowadays the novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” is available in on-line bookstores and libraries in many countries of the world. However, the origin of the novel is in Moldova. Therefore, in order to make the book “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” more accessible to Moldovan readers I have decided to partner with the largest on-line bookstore in Moldova, Bestseller.md, and offer it in hardcover and ebook versions to Moldovan readers through them.

As a result now you can buy “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” both in Russian and English, as well as in hardcover and ebook formats. Bestseller.md promises fast delivery of the book all over Moldova, and even abroad to other countries. And I promise captivating mysterious adventures on a remote island among the beauty of the nature.

The Monster on Bestseller.md

So, order your copy of “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” and start enjoying reading it right now!

With great respect and gratitude,


Wish You MEGA Great Love!

Dear Amazing People,

Please allow me to congratulate you with the St. Valentine’s Day! I wish you MEGA great, passionate, happy, and long-lasting love, just like the one experienced by Jessie and Jack in “The Monster: Blade of Darkness“… and also the one to be described in my upcoming novel “Simply Love”. Yes, indeed, I have started writing the next book for you. A little teaser: it is actually going to be a prequel to “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” that discusses the philosophy of Love and introduces the characters that will play one of the key roles in the next part of “The Monster” trilogy entitled “The Monster: Armageddon’s Blade”. So, I hope that at the St. Valentine’s Day next year the book will be released, and you will start enjoying it.

By the way, if you have not provided your feedback about the novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness“, please do so. Your opinion is very important to me, and I will be much grateful to you!

Now, enjoy Love this day… and every day… in all its beautiful and enchanting forms!

The Monster - Happy St Valentine's Day

With great respect and gratitude,


Your “Monster” in Moldova and Romania

Dear Amazing People,

In the blog post “Your Translation, Your Book, Your Success” I mentioned that I am searching for amazing people to translate the novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” into other languages besides Russian and English. This post has a more concrete offer: I am offering you to share the authorship and royalties on the book “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” distributed in Moldova and Romania if you help me translate it into the Romanian language.

Translator Into Romanian Wanted

The situation is that through the community of Amazing Readers of the novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” it becomes quite well-known in Moldova and Romania, and more and more people request it to be translated into Romanian. I am willing to satisfy this demand, but my skills working with the Romanian language are not sufficient for translating a literary work. That is why I request your help.

The Monster in Moldova

In exchange for your support in translating the novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” you will:

+ Be featured as the translator of the book on its cover and title page, as well as in a special gratitude letter to you in the book;

+ Receive royalties from each book sold an equal basis;

+ See the electronic version of our book available on Amazon, Books Express, Lulu, and other on-line bookstores worldwide;

+ Enjoy the sight of our book with your name on it being borrowed from the street libraries in Moldova and Romania and read by Romanian-speaking Amazing Readers.

I hope you are already interested in this unique opportunity. If yes, please write me to author@themonster.info or use the Contact section of this website.

I am looking forward to working on the Romanian version of the novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” together with you!

With great respect and gratitude,


Road to Happiness… and into the Black Hole

Dear Amazing People,

The novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” may be my largest work and success so far, but it is not the only one. In the description of my writing activity at the Author page of this website I mentioned some more novels and short stories written by me back in my childhood and student days, including “Road to Happiness” and “The Black Hole”. These two stories were featured in the book “The Thoughts: the World of My Heart and Soul. The Favorites” that was published in 2007 and is currently available at Amazon.com, Lulu.com, Scribd, and the bookstore here. And now I have decided to share these stories openly on Wattpad for you to enjoy both the ancient legend about the origin of dolphins and the futuristic space adventures on a distant planet for free.

Road to Happiness

Road to Happiness” is a beautiful legend written in the style of Ancient Greek mythology that tells you about how Good can heal even the most deep-rooted Evil. The legend also presents to you an interesting mythological theory of the origin of dolphins, specifically the bottlenose dolphin and the Ganges river dolphin. Thus, if you are interested in ancient empires, Gods and Goddesses, and legends about the origin of life, then “Road to Happiness” is a story you will enjoy. You can read it HERE (in Russian).

Black Hole

The Black Hole” is a science fiction story about people’s first journey through hyperspace to the distant worlds. You will join the crew of an exploratory spaceship that travels through a black hole and finds itself on a faraway planet inhabited by strange life forms and unknown civilization. But the discovery the explorers make there is not so much about that alien civilization, but their own one. “The Black Hole” is what you need if you enjoy reading about space adventures, distant planets, and extraterrestrial life. The story is available HERE (in Russian).

So, enjoy travelling the Road to Happiness… and into the Black Hole!

And I am looking forward to your feedback on these two stories!

With great respect and gratitude,


Deep Into Another World

Dear Amazing People,

As the Orthodox world is preparing to celebrate Christmas according to the old Julian calendar today, I have decided to release a previously unpublished short novel that is related to this celebration.

Deep Into Another World - E-book

It is entitled “Deep Into Another World” and tells you about my journey to a Moldovan village of Cunicea in summer 2013. Cunicea has quite interesting archaeological and religious heritage, and that was the main reason of travelling there. However, the purpose of this short novel is not only to show you the historical discoveries of the village, but also to direct your attention to the beauty of the nature in the rural environment. Therefore “Deep Into Another World” is full of colourful descriptions of local fauna and funny situations experienced by my colleagues and myself in Cunicea.

So, if you want to spend this Christmas Day learning something new about the Orthodox religion and rural fauna, as well as laughing at some funny but real situations, then the short novel “Deep Into Another World” is exactly what you need. You can order it at the Bookstore of this website or at Lulu.com in paperback and e-book versions (the novel is available only in Russian for now).

Merry Christmas to all celebrating it today!

With great respect and gratitude,


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dear Amazing Supporters and Readers,

Firstly, allow me to express my gratitude for your support and appreciation of my first large novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” and for sharing this dream with me. I am happy and honored that this dream is in your hands and you enjoy it! This means a lot to me!

And secondly, I wish you a MEGA Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year! May all your dreams also come true next year, like it happened to me this year! And I wish you to experience inspiration, success, and love each day!

See you in 2015!

MEGA Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

With great respect and gratitude,


The Monster in 2015

Dear Amazing People,

The New Year is approaching fast. Soon we will enter the year 2015 full of new inspiration, creations, challenges, and successes. Great results that are consequences of our actions this year await us ahead.

This is true for me and my novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” that has been published this year and has already raised an international community of amazing readers. They have given me very good and inspiring feedback, which motivates me to start the second book of “The Monster” trilogy faster. And it is also great to know that some of the readers were so inspired by my novel that they started working on releasing their own literary creations.

Maria with The Monster

The year 2015 will bring new interesting results. Before initiating the work on the second book, “The Monster: Armageddon’s Blade”, I intend to write and publish a relatively short side novel entitled “Simply Love”. The novel will be included in the book with the same title along with a collection of my love-and-romance poem. The reason to do that is not only to try to explain the intricacies of love relationships in the modern world, but also to introduce several key characters to be featured in the upcoming novel “The Monster: Armageddon’s Blade”, as well as their life stories, and thus expand “The Monster Universe”.

Besides that, the book lovers in Ukraine can expect a special gift in 2015 in the form of the novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” in Ukrainian language. Two of my amazing friends from Ukraine, Lada Merkulova and Aleksandra Polivanaya, have kindly volunteered to bring it to the Ukrainian-speaking readers and have already started translating the novel. Thus the Ukrainian version will then supplement the Russian and English books already on sale and should become available by the end of 2015.

The Monster - ENG - Testimonials - Lada - 1

And that is not all! There will be much more exciting news related to the novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” coming throughout next year. So, stay tuned and enjoy the holiday season!

And I wish you a MEGA wonderful, inspiring, and happy New Year!

With great respect and gratitude,


A Look inside the Monster

Dear Amazing People,

The novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” continues to share its incredible adventures and insights about the interrelations between Human and Nature with people worldwide. Now the community of its readers is comprised of more than 40 amazing people from 10 different countries. And all these people have very good feedback on the novel that I share in the Testimonials section of this website and the Facebook page of the novel one by one.

The Monster owned by Nuno

However, if you have not joined this community yet, it might be difficult for you to decide on getting the book “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” without having a look inside it. In order to change that, I have created the preview version of the book with the first five chapters for you to get a feeling of its plot. You can access this version through the homepage of the novel website or directly here.

Now enjoy the book!

And please share what you think of it through the Contact section of the website!

With great respect and gratitude,


#Monster at Halloween

Dear Amazing People,

Halloween is approaching. On the 31st of October you will probably see lots of people dressed in ghosts, ghouls, vampires, witches, and monsters celebrating this curious holiday. Most likely the social networks will be flooded with photos of various creepy and creative Halloween costumes as well. This promises to be a true “night of the monsters”.

On this occasion serendii publishing, the publisher of the English version of the novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” and I, its author, have launched a Halloween competition. We called it #Monster at Halloween.


The rules are very simple. All you have to do is:

  1. Take a photo of yourself in a Monster-style Halloween costume and upload it to the competition page on Facebook;
  2. Share this photo on Facebook and Twitter with a hashtag #MonsteratHalloween and collect as many “likes” as possible until the 31st of October.

The photo with the most “likes” wins!

“And what is the prize?” you may ask. Of course, it is


The winner will be announced at the #Monster at Halloween Facebook page and on this blog on the 1st of November.

serendii - Win the Book

Now, unleash your creativity and SHOW US YOUR MONSTER SIDE!

The Most Valuable Thing for a Writer

Dear Amazing People,

What do you think is the most important and valuable thing for a writer?

Yes, that is right! It is, dear readers, your appreciation and opinion about the writer’s work. It is your feedback that gives the writer the stimulus and motivation to write more, as well as the ideas and suggestions for improvement to be considered in his/her writing.

This is also true for me. I love readers’ feedback about my poems, short stories, and novels. It is like a fuel for my writing engine: the more feedback I receive, the faster and better it works.

The Monster in Peru

My novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” has already been read by a good number of amazing people worldwide. That is why I started contacting them and asking for their opinion on the novel. All feedback that came from them was quite interesting, positive, and useful for me in terms of planning the style and plot of the other novels of “The Monster” trilogy. And in order to show the feedback received, I set up the section Testimonials on this website. There you are able to see the readers, who have already finished reading the book “The Monster: Blade of Darkness”, and their opinion regarding it.

The Monster - ENG - Testimonials - Daria

Furthermore, I invite YOU to share your feedback about the book. For that please use the Contact section of the website. I will be much grateful for your opinion and suggestions, dear reader.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

With great respect and gratitude,