Alexa Donne

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Alexa Donne I came up for the idea of BRIGHTLY BURNING (aka: "Jane Eyre in space!") in the shower, of all places. I was wondering why there weren't many YA…moreI came up for the idea of BRIGHTLY BURNING (aka: "Jane Eyre in space!") in the shower, of all places. I was wondering why there weren't many YA retellings of Jane Eyre, one of my all-time favorite books, and I thought "how would I translate the Gothic elements of the novel in a modern YA retelling?" And suddenly I was like OMG YOU SET IT IN SPACE!!! :D(less)
Alexa Donne Music plays a huge role in writing for me, especially movie scores. I pick scores from movies with similar tones that I'm going for, and when I put…moreMusic plays a huge role in writing for me, especially movie scores. I pick scores from movies with similar tones that I'm going for, and when I put them on, pretty quickly the words start to flow! I use The Hours by Philip Glass for sad/dramatic/contemplative scenes, Atonement by Dario Marianelli for crisp narrative/action scenes, A Beautiful Mind by James Horner for romance/whimsy/intrigue, etc. etc.!(less)
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Brightly Burning

3.73 avg rating — 1,667 ratings — published 2018 — 7 editions
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I am thrilled to now be on Goodreads as an author! Thank you to everyone who has already added BRIGHTLY BURNING to their to-read shelf. I've been overwhelmed by the positive reception!

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"How. Can. A. Cover. Be. So. Perfect. HOW. And the TITLE!

Eighteen-year-old Princess Leonie “Leo” Kolburg...

*sniffs* I smell ... royal intrigue! *smiles wickedly* yikes!

...heir to a faded European spaceship...

Wait. What? The fact that it has anythin..." Read more of this review »
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"This cover is giving me grabby hands syndrome holy shit!"
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"This description had me at 'whiskey ship' but GAWDDDD look at that cover!!! ((heart eyes))

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More of Alexa's books…
“Don't you want to know why I don't love Bianca?"
"Because you met her?" I said into the rough fabric of his coat, sure he couldn't hear me. He could, and he laughed.
"That's why I love you Stella. You have a good hear, but also a sharp tongue. The perfect combination.”
Alexa Donne, Brightly Burning

“I've never been kissed like that.
And I've never kissed like that”
Alexa Donne, Brightly Burning

“Stella, you're going to have to let me in so I can kiss you again.”
Alexa Donne, Brightly Burning

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“Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

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