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Dana Alexander is a PRO member of Romance Writers of America and a summa cum laude graduate of Arizona State University who spent her career in Medicare policy, education, and audit before being compelled to write the story of two souls connected across countless millennia and held together by their duty to the Alliance. When she isn’t creating scenes, dialogue and realms for the series, her time is spent with family keeping cool in the ridiculously hot desert with their two huge, swim loving Labs, Ryley and Brodie.

On a more personal note, Dana is passionate about efforts that work toward ending childhood abuse, loves wisdom and depth found in the human spirit, and is fond of humor, kindness, performance cars and Labradors. Connect with her
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Beyond a Darkened Sky

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A Light Within

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Details. I love details. One might be tempted to think the writing of Agatha Christie may not stand up to time but this did. I very much enjoyed the book and clever twist at the end. It makes it so worth reading. I'll keep this one in my library!
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“Roarke, what’s going on here?” “Lieutenant.” He leaned forward, touched his lips to hers. “Indications are we’re having a romance.”
Eve’s relied on her instincts for more than a decade on the job, all of which warned her away from Roarke. The connection between them ended up irresistible, even as he was a suspect in her case. I love this exchange. Roarke, for his modern, sophisticated take on life, is a romantic in so many ways. His use of the old-fashioned “romance” is perfect. Sweet, yet terrifying to Eve all the same.
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She was young for her rank, barely thirty, with wide brown eyes that had never had a chance to be naive. Her doe-brown hair was cropped short, for convenience rather than style, but suited her triangular face with its razor-edge cheekbones and slight dent in the chin. She was tall, rangy, with a tendency to look thin, but Feeney knew there were solid muscles beneath the leather jacket. More, there was a brain, and a heart.
I didn’t work with Nora when Naked in Death came out in 1995, but Eve Dallas reeled me in from the first page. I’ve waited for every book since with impatient, baited breath. Nora tells the how story of a dark, difficult female homicide cop showed up in her head one day, completely out of the blue. Stymied, she flopped on her bed and said, “You’re interesting, but what am I going to do with you?” About four years later, she agreed to take on the JD Robb pseudonym only if she could write something different and bring that dark, difficult Eve Dallas to readers. I love this early description ...more
Beyond a Darkened Sky by Dana A. Alexander
"My review is for the trilogy, which is good. Mythology is not my fave, but I enjoyed this overall. It has magic and mystery and is not too over the top. Ms Alexander is a talented writer with good skills and imagination, creates an imaginative and..." Read more of this review »
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message 3: by Dana (last edited Oct 05, 2014 06:16PM)

Dana Alexander Thank you, Thomas. Happy to meet you on GR. :)


Thomas Thanks for becoming a GR friend! Congrats and good luck with your books. :)


message 1: by Dana (last edited Aug 08, 2014 10:21PM)

Dana Alexander I'm humbled to receive this lovely, detailed review for Beyond A Darkened Sky, the prequel to the series, and wanted to share:

The Three Keys Series seems like it will be a truly epic adventure; that much is obvious right off the bat. Not only is the premise vast and sweeping, but it manages not to seem completely ridiculous. The writing is mature, and takes itself seriously, and the depth of planning and outlining of the story makes it seem like a fleshed out concept supported by skilled prose. If you looked at the bare bones outline of the story, it sounds a bit wild, but once you're immersed in the characters and the quest....it ceases to seem anything but brilliant. Alexander really nailed the balance of dark and light, terror and romance, and reality and fantasy in this first book of the series, and I am intrigued to see how she maintains that throughout the rest of the books. There were a few moments where the writing veered off the tracks a bit, both in terms of being too verbose or wordy to the point where it seemed a bit out of place, particularly in the context of that specific character, as well as occasionally jumping and leaving a small gap or an almost unbelievably coincidental occurrence as the only real plot connector. I don't mean to criticize, as this type of book is massively complex and difficult to keep flowing perfectly throughout. Overall, Alexander did an excellent job making this world real and tangible for the reader, as well as very entertaining to explore with the characters. I will definitely keep my eyes open for the rest of these books, and I look forward to seeing whether these three medallions, three keys, and two long-lost lovers will end up saving the world!


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