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Alex Benkast

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As a bit of a free spirit herself, Alex writes romance novels that challenge the status quo. Her love of music, cultures, personal development, and the many unconventional people she's met along the way, inspired her multicultural family saga Rebels Like Us.
After spending most of her life in Germany, Italy, Ireland and Colombia, she currently lives in Northern California with her two favorite guys.

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Alex Benkast Life never gets boring. Through my characters, I can experience different events, jobs, places, and emotions. It's cathartic. Seeing how my characters…moreLife never gets boring. Through my characters, I can experience different events, jobs, places, and emotions. It's cathartic. Seeing how my characters struggle and persist made me braver in real life.(less)
Average rating: 4.25 · 8 ratings · 3 reviews · 2 distinct works
Lumiana (Rebels Like Us, #1)

4.25 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2017 — 4 editions
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If Bones and Sheldon Cooper had a baby

This week I received my first mostly negative review, and while it stung, it actually helped me realize something important: I’ve been going about marketing my book all wrong. You see, Lumiana is not your typical rock star romance. It’s not even your typical romance novel. So when the reviewer said that it was unlike anything she’s read before, I remembered the first note from my editor:

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Published on September 06, 2017 03:00 Tags: aspiring-writers, author-struggles, book-reviews, indie-authors, writing

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