02 February 2021

My 2nd Novel, Vhaidra & the DRAGON of Temple Mount is NOW Available!

Many of you know that besides blogging here at the Orthodox Scouter, I am also top-selling author of epic fantasy fiction novels. My first novel, Vhaidra & the DESTINY of Nikodemos was a top-seller at Barnes & Noble, was a HPB Pick at Half-Price Books, and sold well at Amazon and more than 50 bookstores across the USA and in more than 20 countries. 

Today, I wanted to share that yesterday I released my second novel in THE VHAIDRA SAGA, a sequel to Vhaidra and the DESTINY of Nikodemos. This novel takes the characters through many years of peace followed by the beginning of some very big troubles. Here is the back cover blurb for it.

The War of the Dragons begins here...

What secrets lie in Sicyon's mysterious Temple Mount? Who are ATHIE, DAMIANOS, and KOSMAS, and what is their connection to the orphaned half-dragon MIKHAIL? Are the forces that are purportedly working for a better tomorrow in Sicyon truly what they say they are?

After the devastating Battle of Sicyon in “Vhaidra & the DESTINY of Nikodemos,” House Iroas ascends as VHAIDRA the dark elf monk and NIKODEMOS the human cleric raise a powerful house of half-drow warriors in the overworld. Meanwhile, the young half-dragon, MIKHAIL, his human milkmaid and astonishing ranger, MIRIAM, and the flirtatious dwelf dancer, TI'ERRA, change the ascetic half-orc wizard, ELDER DIONYSIOS, forever, as his hidden history intersects with his future, whether he likes it or not. 

The obsidian half-dragon grows from a baby to Sicyon’s powerful stylite and protector, but will his abilities be enough to stave off both the imminent threat of the mighty white dragon from the north or will Sicyon get a long cold winter that it can never wake from? Will the diabolical forces within Sicyon that conspire against ARCHON JUSTINIAN and his allies be able to exploit VHAIDRA, NIKODEMOS, TI'ERRA, ELDER DIONYSIOS, MIRIAM, and MIKHAIL to create the civil war that they so desire? Find out the answers to these questions and more in the exciting adventures of Vhaidra & the DRAGON of Temple Mount! 

It is currently available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and eBay, and will be in many more bookstores very soon. It is already getting 5-star reviews, and like my previous novels it has been enjoyed by people of all ages and people who never had read fantasy novels before.

07 October 2020

The National EOCS Virtual Religious Retreat is this Saturday!

 Please go to https://www.eocs.org/2020-religious-retreat-registration to sign up for this first virtual national retreat for the Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting! 

Preliminary Schedule (times are EDT)

1:00 pm -  Opening Remarks and Prayer

1:10 pm -  Presentations from churches with Scouts chartered to them: 

  • St. Demetrios, Astoria, NY & St. John the Theologian, Tenafly,NJ

1:30 pm -  Breakout sessions on North American Eastern Orthodox Saints Peter the Aleut & Olga Michael. Ambassadors from Holy Cross presenting to Scouts separated into Grade levels K-3,  4-5, 6-8, 9-12

2:00 pm -  Presentations from churches with Scouts chartered to them:

  • St. Nicholas, Flushing, NY,
  • Holy Cross, Brooklyn, NY
  • St. John the Baptist, Euless, TX

2:25 pm -  Breakout Sessions on North American Eastern Orthodox saints

  • Saint John Maximovitch 
  • Saint Nikolaj Velimirovic

Ambassadors from Holy Cross presenting

  • Separated into Grade levels K-3,  4-5, 6-8, 9-12

2:55 pm – Presentations from churches with Scouts chartered to them.

  • St. Demetrios, Camarilo, CA

3:05 pm -      Scouting Religious Awards recognitions(only for those present)

  • Scout & Ambassador Talent Show
  • Closing Remarks and Prayers
  • Vespers            

15 August 2020

My Novel, "Vhaidra & the DESTINY of Nikodemos", is Available Internationally in Both eBook and Paperback Versions NOW!


My novel, Vhaidra & the DESTINY of Nikodemos, is now available as an eBook, for those of you who prefer electronic versions of books rather than the paper and print versions. 

Currently at Amazon it is ranked #3 in Romantic Action & Adventure and #15 in Fantasy Action & Adventure for new releases (released in the last 90 days) as of today! At Barnes & Noble it is ranked #1 in English Drama, #4 in Fantasy Drama English Literature, and #22 in Epic Fantasy in new releases (released in the last 30 days)! Thank you to all of you helped my novel get such great numbers! I am super happy to be listed amongst the top books in these genres, (Othello, Richard III, Harry Potter, etc.)

I'm asking everyone to take a photo of them with my book or reading it for my readers collage, and to give the book a 5 star review if they can. If you cannot for any reason, please reach out to me with your feedback, as feedback is a gift! Here are some of the people who have already sent me photos of them with my novel. 

If you would like to know where you can purchase my book, here are the links where it is currently available: 


  1. A Galaxy Called Dallas: https://bookshop.org/shop/AGCD
  2. AbeBooks: https://www.abebooks.com/products/isbn/9781734914009/
  3. Alibris: https://www.alibris.com/search/books/isbn/9781734914009
  4. Amazon USA: https://amzn.to/3fTpTNG 
  5. BAM!: Books-A-Million: https://www.betterworldbooks.com/product/detail/Vhaidra-and-the-DESTINY-of-Nikodemos-9781734914009 
  6. Bargain Book Store: https://amzn.to/3keE7LU 
  7. Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/vhaidra-and-the-destiny-of-nikodemos-nicholas-stanosheck/1137418794 
  8. Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Vhaidra-DESTINY-Nikodemos-Nicholas-Stanosheck/9781734914009 
  9. Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/a/12559/9781734914009 
  10. Better World Books: https://www.betterworldbooks.com/product/detail/Vhaidra-and-the-DESTINY-of-Nikodemos-9781734914009
  11. California Books: https://amzn.to/30plgFK
  12. eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vhaidra-and-the-DESTINY-of-Nikodemos-Paperback-or-Softback/383664125493 
  13. Google Play Books: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=lKH0DwAAQBAJ 
  14. Google Shopping: https://www.google.com/shopping/product/9923216831165234301
  15. Grand Eagle Retail: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vhaidra-and-the-DESTINY-of-Nikodemos-by-Nicholas-Stanosheck-English-Paperback/392890580584 
  16. Kindle USA: https://amzn.to/3ajuCXf 
  17. Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/vhaidra-the-destiny-of-nikodemos-nicholas-stanosheck/1137433353 
  18. Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/vhaidra-the-destiny-of-nikodemos 
  19. Second Sale: https://www.secondsale.com/i/vhaidra-and-the-destiny-of-nikodemos/9781734914009 
  20. ThriftBooks: https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/vhaidra-and-the-destiny-of-nikodemos_nicholas-stanosheck/26770326/#isbn=1734914009 
  21. Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Vhaidra-the-DESTINY-of-Nikodemos-eBook/375887354 

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