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Author has written 13 stories for General, Humor, General, Mythology, Historical, Fantasy, Essay, and Romance.

Update 9/7 - I am well aware that the links are not working. The idiots of FFN/FP have decided to blacklist nearly the entire Internet, so that you can't even post links (or even URLs for people to copy and paste!) and there's nothing I or others can do about it. FFN claims it is to combat spam, but it's a heavy-handed and idiotic move. Currently the only links that work are the ones to my Facebook and Fanfiction. For the rest, I've provided a simple how-to right below.

To find my books, just Google M.M. Kin with the words Amazon, Goodreads, or Barnes and Noble. I also have a tumblr at mmkin dot tumblr dot com.

To find other writing that I have online, Google my username (CultofStrawberry) with the words Fanfiction dot net or Adult-fanfiction dot org.


A picture is worth a thousand words, and a story is worth a thousand images – M.M. Kin

Hello, readers! I am CultOfStrawberry!

A bit about me - I am an eccentric who has a fetish for tomato soup, toesocks, and world domination. I enjoy Frank Herbert's Dune series (and none of that 'new' Dune shit by Brian/Kevin) as well as his non-Dune books, Robert A. Heinlein - my favorites being the Past Through Tomorrow, Time Enough for Love, and A Stranger in a Strange Land. Other authors I enjoy are L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables and Blue Castle) and many more books.

I like the TV shows Avatar (Airbender and Korra) Desperate Housewives, CSI/Law & Order, Gargoyles, and Walking Dead. I also like Anne Rice (before she converted and wrote the dreadful Blood Canticle), V.C. Andrews (not the tripe that her ghostwriter churns out), Strangers in Paradise, Lady Death, Mega Man, Cyborg 009, Kabuki, Sailormoon, Osamu Tezuka's works (check out Buddha, Phoenix, and Ode to Kirihito) A Song of Ice and Fire, and a whole bunch of other stuff. I read a LOT, as I will read almost anything as long as its well written. I even review books on Goodreads for newbie and indie authors.

I'm also a big fan of old-school style video games. Forget X-Box, PS2/3, Wii, Gamecube, and all that newfangled crap. I'll stick with Atari, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and Sega Genesis. My favorite games are Tetris, Super Mario Brothers (For the NES/SNES) the Legend of Zelda Series (up to and including Ocarina of Time) the Final Fantasy series (FFI-VI, and I recommend the GBA updates of these titles), Megaman (NES/SNES) and the Sonic the Hedgehog series (just the Genesis ones, before the Sonicverse went to crap with its clusterfuck of recolors)

Would you believe that my very first fanfiction was a Sailormoon one? Yeah, when I was a preteen, I went through a weeaboo phase. I grew out of it, though. Since then, I've deleted some fanfictions that have long since been purged and will never again see the light of day. Older fanfictions, like my Cold Fire trilogy or my Slow Heat duology, have been revamped from older versions to address some much-needed edits and substantially alter/improve some parts of the story. These fics may still be old and not please every reader, but do keep in mind that these stories are old, and as of this date (February 2016) are over a decade old. I have come a long way since then. My current project is Moonshadows, a original romance novel inspired by my distaste for classic cliches and tropes that are overused and abused in fiction.

I also write fanfiction, though I am much more focused on my original wok/novels now..

My Adultfanfiction page (for uncut versions of some of my fanfics, as well as a couple of smutfics exclusive to AFFO)

I accept signed and anonymous reviews here and at my other archives, so you do not need an account to enjoy my work and tell me what you think of them!

To an author, reviews are food. I genuinely value my reader’s words of praise and listen to suggestions and critiques as well as kind words. I am a review whore, and reviews are the only nourishment that I get. I'm not being paid to entertain you, or put such a hard effort in my stories to make them well-written, so I need your kind words. Otherwise me and my muse starve and can't write. So, all you have to do is drop a few kind words, and I will keep working hard at giving you something entertaining to read.

A Very Important Note about my Guide... 'Spleef's Guide to Being Evil' was published WAAAAY back in 2002 on my website, which is now long since dead, and then on, which is now also defunct. I have gone through many of the chapters, tweaking, polishing off, etc. I will not be posting chapters by order, as some later chapters are done, and some have yet to be fleshed out or written. So don't be worried if you can't find a chapter - it is not yet up. I will try to post more chapters in a timely manner.

This Guide was written entirely by me, and when I had my own site, there was also a contributor-based part that basically consisted of ideas and tips provided by people who emailed me, and were accordingly credited. I cannot post that here, as these tips were written by my fans, and not myself. However, I will be using some of these tips. To those of you who were around to contribute or read that Tip List, could you tell me a good place where I could host that, and link here?

When I had this on my site, I had pictures accompanying the Guide to add to the pleasure of reading it. I am unable to do that here, though I may post a pictures-included version to my new homepage. I hope you enjoy what you read, and please leave feedback! Also, as I still consider my Guide an WIP (Work in Progress/unfinished), I will be welcoming suggestions, ideas for what should be added and feedback on chapters that are already up here. Really. :)

If for any reason you ever want to contact me, feel free to do so at cultofstrawberry AT gmail DOT com. Don't send me PMs... seriously. The email I actually use is different than the one I use for this FP account, so if you send me a PM, I might not read it for weeks. If you want a guaranteed response, E-MAIL ME. I cannot stress this enough..

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Obsidian Feathers by RaineKain reviews
Kept prisoner for a long time, Itztli gets freedom at long last. Though these strange wingless people seem to care, others don't. Can he maintain his freedom, while searching for where he belongs.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,613 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/12/2007
Embracing The Darkness by Night Music reviews
A romantic retelling of the story of Hades & Persephone / Kore. *updated/edited with exception of Epilogue*
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 66,433 - Reviews: 223 - Favs: 284 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 3/9/2003 - Published: 10/17/2002
Hell's Angel by Hell's Angel reviews
A truly distrubing re-telling of the tale of Hades and Persephone...I wouldn't recommend reading this unless you know something about Greek and/or Roman mythology, but go ahead.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,599 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 7 - Published: 9/26/2000
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Khthonios reviews
Long before Aidoneus Zagreus Khthonios was the mighty ruler of the Underworld, he was the cast-aside offspring of the Devourer. Hades escapes his father's clutches and struggles to find his destiny, one that is far greater than his birthright.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,849 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 4/25 - Published: 4/6
Worthy of Love reviews
For so long, Hephaestus has been scorned by everyone else, even by the Goddess of Love herself. But the lame god learns just what love is, how little appearances really count, and that everyone is worthy of being loved.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,944 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 2/26 - Published: 7/16/2009
Moonshadows reviews
Two countries have been enemies of one another for centuries, carrying on a vicious cycle of hatred and prejudice. One country finally conquers another, and the princess of the defeated country is taken as a prize by the conquering prince. However, things are not always what they seem, and Princess Sialen finds true freedom at the hands of her captor.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 10 - Words: 59,634 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 2/12 - Published: 9/6/2015
That Damn Imp reviews
For over 1,000 years, the powerful nature spirit known as Puck, among many other names, has been in love with a demon. After centuries of failed effort to win the heart of the demon he is head over heels for, Puck has come up with a new scheme to woo his lady love. Will he succeed, and will he learn what he needs along the way?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 26,259 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/16/2016 - Published: 3/16/2016
My name is Strawberry, and I am the victim of a co-dependent reviews
An essay explaining what happened last year with a mentally unstable young woman and how she tried to ruin me on the Internet
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,510 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/12/2016
Darkness Becomes Her reviews
Longing. Need. Desire. The Dark God has never felt these until a chance encounter with a young Goddess of Spring, sparking one of the most famous and enduring affairs the world has ever known. Hades and Persephone
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,994 - Reviews: 297 - Favs: 154 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 3/21/2013 - Published: 6/1/2009
Be Careful What You Wish For reviews
A story based on a Native American legend. Loo-wit has been lonely all her life, and when she is granted a wish, she does not realize the repercussions this would bring...
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,653 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/23/2011 - Published: 4/5/2010 - Complete
Interludes Through Infinity reviews
Various drabbles dealing with different periods of time and different cultures through history. Partially for fun and partially as an writing experiment, also to research and learn more about history. Feedback appreciated.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,500 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/19/2010 - Published: 6/8/2010
Rejuvenation reviews
A oneshot story set in the universe of 'Darkness Becomes Her', revolving around Hebe, the Goddess of Youth. For so long Hebe has been the quiet and loyal cupbearer of the Gods, but what happens when she decides that she wants a life of her own?
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,403 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Published: 9/3/2009
Beyond the Sunset reviews
A young vampire has resigned himself to a life of being alone in the darkness. And a doctor has lost herself in her career, believing that there is nobody for her. Of course, things change when the two meet one another in a random ecounter.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,577 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 5/13/2009 - Published: 1/22/2009
Spleefmistress' Guide to Being Evil reviews
Also known as Spleef's Guide to Being Evil, this old classic has been polished off and revamped, and is reworked and reposted. It's shiny! It's new! It's improved! IT'S SHINY!
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Crime - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,418 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Updated: 12/17/2008 - Published: 12/6/2008
Goodbye, Little Dreamer reviews
A rather dark poem I wrote a long time ago...
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/5/2008 - Complete
Out of the Infinite Abyss reviews
A poem that I wrote over two years ago, about life through the cosmos...
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 236 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/14/2007 - Complete