Sometimes life emulates fiction.
Life is filled with tragedy and Ms. Bale's writing reflects this reality. However, there is always a silver lining...even if one must spend their entire life searching for it.
In her previous career, Ms. Bale traveled the United States as a Government Relations Liaison, working closely with Congressional offices and various government agencies. This experience afforded her a glimpse into the sometimes "not so pretty" reality of the political sphere. Much of this reality and various locations throughout her travels make it into her writing.
She dreams of the day she can return to visit Alaska.
on March 03, 2013 :
"Running Into the Darkness" is a fast-paced and entertaining read. It will keep you turning the pages well into the night as you follow Samantha on her dangerous journey into a secret organization, the Elite.
There is never a dull moment, as you get to know Samantha and cheer her on in her quest to set things right amidst the evil and wrong doing in this underground entity. It is full of surprising twists and turns.
DA Bale is a great story teller and will have you hooked from the first page.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on Oct. 10, 2012 :
FEMME FATALE With a Motive!
D A Bale has me hooked! Running Into the Darkness will lead you on a roller coaster through suspense, action and intrigue, and it won't let you off until the ride's over.
It opens doors to rooms you've often wondered about, but knew you should never open. The DC Politico and an underworld organization of assassins are key players, and you'll be surprised which side you find yourself rooting for. Characters are deep and real, and the plot is complex and engaging.
Entertainment is the name of this game, and it's a big boy and girl's ride
(reviewed long after purchase)
William Brian Johnson
on Sep. 09, 2012 :
Dr. Samantha Bartlett is a personally flawed but likeable character that goes from the life of an ER resident into the life of a superspy. This page turning novel delves into current political intrigue, an "Elite" superspy organization, with page turning "oh my god" scenarios.
"Running into the Darkness" is a pulse pumping romp into the world of double agency that will leave you sweaty and wanting more. From the darkness there is no escape, but bring a flashlight to read by.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Sep. 07, 2012 :
Running Into the Darkness starts on a journey that takes place in New York City, Washington D.C. and America's heartland, and entices the reader to put their life on hold until book's end. A secret organization called the Elite, has manipulated key events in the life of Dr. Samantha Barlett, leading her into their realm of political intrigue and murder. Secrets from the beautiful doctor's past draw her to an encounter with the President of the United States. Suddenly her reasons for taking down the President coincide with those of the Elite. Political machinations, international alliances and a primal urge for revenge collide on the streets of our nation's capital. Running Into the Darkness takes off quickly and doesn't loosen it's hold on the reader until the last page.
(reviewed long after purchase)