Dai Alanye

Biography

No superheroes nor anything supernatural (thus far, at least.) Expect merely ordinary people - you and me, as it were - caught up in extraordinary circumstances. Plots are character-driven, and the characters themselves are complex and often contradictory.
I aim to appeal to the reader who has an ample sense of humor and an appreciation for irony. You can expect adventure and romance, but graphic violence and sex are at a minimum - think PG or PG-13 at most - and suitable for mature youths as well as adults.

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Books

Wait a Minute!
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Series: West Baker. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 84,080. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00)
Francesca Trask is about to leave high school and enter adult life but she's terribly perplexed about everything—college, career, attending the Prom, plus Conan the Klutz who has bet the gang he can obtain an intimate trophy… and even more.
Community Organizing for Mercenaries
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Series: Mercenaries, Book 3. Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 55,670. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Times are still unsettled for our heroes and heroines. Conflict is brewing in many spots. Join up for another tour of duty, and see if you can't help us straighten-out the situation. Believe me, it's not going to be easy, because new enemies keep cropping up... and they seem to be getting smarter.
Conflict Resolution for Mercenaries
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Series: Mercenaries, Book 2. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 68,140. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
After all that struggle in Book I, here you are, enjoying those simpler times of the past you once hankered for. How has it worked out for you so far — the hiking, the weapons training, the food and accommodations... the excitement? Is it what you expected? There's a huge battle ahead of us, and the odds look poor. But then, no one ever claimed changing history would be easy.
Time Mgmt for Mercenaries
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Series: Mercenaries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 66,970. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
(3.40)
This book sets the stage:- Are you disillusioned with today's world, or is your future bleak? Do you hanker for the simpler times of the past? If that's the case, how do Travel, Adventure and Good Pay sound to you? Merely answer a couple of questions for me — can you handle a bow, a spear, perhaps a sword? Don't miss the opportunity I'm offering — help change history a millennium at a time
Not That I...
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Series: West Baker, Book 2. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 76,780. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Sequel to You'll See! Our hero and heroine continue to skirmish on the border of love. Charly gains a new admirer, the man of of her dreams. But dreams and nightmares are related, are they not? Chuck begins to play the field. It all comes crashing down around their ears.
Lovejoy's World
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 85,730. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00)
Wally heads out to rescue his girlfriend, Vickie, and Keira to rescue her career -- across the parsecs to primitive Lovejoy's World. They'll soon be sorry. The planet's backward economy is supported by a prison regime like that of czarist Siberia, and every citizen carries arms. Our two fledglings will be lucky to come back in one piece… Especially after the ponies get through with them.
Why I Hate Romance
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Price: Free! Words: 8,840. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Storytelling
(4.00)
New content as of September 2014. Essays by a third-rate novelist. Looking into literature, politics, transportation, polling, a certain beauty contest, racial concord and anything else that strikes his fancy.
You'll See!
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Series: West Baker, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 102,190. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.67)
She's a dropout and single mother with a dead-end job. He's been divorced by an ambitious wife and fired by his employer. Brought together by circumstance, they battle in the eternal war between the sexes. Two losers at the game of love--they've no intention of going through that again.
Hide the Child
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 58,850. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00)
Your husband can't give you children. Rather than wait for years and adopt legally you find a woman who’s bearing the perfect baby, and she needs money. Joy! But in time your husband’s health fails. He dies, leaving you homeless and broke, pursued by creditors. Then the boy’s biological father manages to discover you, and demands his son. What can you do except...?
Hair of Gold
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 64,410. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(4.50)
With her father slain and the family’s future in her hands, Valys joins her uncle’s treasure-hunting expedition, disguising herself as a boy to face dangers and hardships in the company of grown men. The trek is fraught with menace, and at the treasure-hoard the crew mutiny and kidnap her to hold for ransom---but her uncle calls their bluff and refuses to pay. And then they discover her sex.

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Smashwords book reviews by Dai Alanye

  • How the Allies Won World War II on March 15, 2012

    Promises more than it delivers.
  • The Disappeared: A Retrieval Artist Novel on June 14, 2012

    Rusch has a fine imagination and is a wonderful world-builder. The Disappeared is, I believe, the initial Retrieval Artist novel, and should make SF fans eager for the following books in the series. Some minor typos, one or two instances of questionable logic, and ends in a somewhat Deus ex machina style, but overall well worth reading.
  • Mount Moriah on Dec. 23, 2012
    (no rating)
    Not bad at all, if you like drollery. Could use another edit for typo types of errors, but what book couldn't?
  • The Arts on Dec. 23, 2012
    (no rating)
    We are not amused. Victoria R.
  • The Good Morrow on Dec. 24, 2012
    (no rating)
    Seems to have potential.
  • The New Guy In Moon Base Twelve on Dec. 24, 2012
    (no rating)
    Zea mays, I'm afraid.
  • 8810 on Dec. 25, 2012

    Pretty good first-person humor, and a pleasure to see some old-fashioned respect for marriage. Could use an edit, a better cover image and a more evocative title, but well worth reading.
  • Gunboat Number 14 on Jan. 13, 2013
    (no rating)
    Interesting for coverage of a little-known (outside the Baltic) slice of the Napoleonic Wars. Could be improved by editing for better English and consistent formatting.
  • Widdershins on March 09, 2013
    (no rating)
    French? Or English? Childe Roland to the dark tower came in search of Burd Ellen, who had run widdershins around the church and been carried off by the King of Elfland. The tale is also in Joseph Jacob's English Fairy Tales, written in the late nineteenth century.
  • Silent By Night Part 1 on March 10, 2013
    (no rating)
    I like this author not because of his book but because he gave a caustic review to a certain over-rated writer whom I won't name. As for "Silent by Night," it might come to something if Wyatt waits a couple years then rewrites it with the benefit of experience gained over that period. In other words, he has imagination but style and technique are weak.
  • Diary of a Small Fish on April 07, 2013

    I first ran across Diary of a Small Fish at Authonomy, where a few chapters were up for evaluation. It gained sufficient popularity that Harper Collins reviewed it, congratulated the author, and said, "Naah! Political books are passe." This seemed to be their standard response to all popular books by amateurs. In fact, Diary is more a courtroom drama than political, but so what? Something well-written should have commercial potential regardless of fads. And it is well-written. So, did I like it? Much of it, yes, but it goes downhill—partly because it gets away from politics and courtroom into extended family matters, and partly because the characters are overdrawn. Paul Forte is simply too wonderful a person, and too attractive to women. His nemesis the federal prosecutor is not only grossly evil but stupid. Forte's female friend has a background that should make any man hesitate, but Forte overlooks all, so angelic is he. In other words, Diary loses out in regard to realism. But is it well-written? Yes. Will it be popular? Yes. Should Harper Collins have offered a contract? Also yes, I believe. Its greatest virtue to me is the picture it paints of the federal "justice" system, which punishes the accused not only before the verdict but before the official charge is made.
  • Crystal Creek - An Adventure Story on March 12, 2014

    This is almost a good story. The tension is incredibly high until… Until anti-climax. What a letdown! Written in the wrong tense and needs an edit for silly typos, but the depiction of a man facing death has some merit, and brings the score to three.