kd Alexander

Biography

I write like Michael Bay directs.

Put simply, I grew up in a strange time, where parachute pants were cool, and hyper-flourescent colors were all the rage. Cheesy action shows and even cheesier sitcoms fed my television addiction. Comic Books opened my eyes to all sorts of things that my parents would not approve of.

Gold Eagle was publishing dirty books that I was never allowed to read. They were full of exotic locations and high stakes adventures. But, the cover art alone convinced my mom that they needed to be passed by. So, instead, she let me read Dragon Lance, Shadowrun, Dark Sun, and Redwall. No really. I was surprised too!

When I became a real boy, I made a point to read all the pulpy good stuff I was never allowed to read as a kid. Characters like Conan the Barbarian, Doc Savage, the Shadow, Mack Bolan, and even a little unicorn named Ariel became some of my new heroes.

And as a writer, I try to go back to that sense of wonder and adventure that I loved reading about when I was a kid. There’s nothing like the high you get when a book sucks you in. And as you come back to reality, letting the world slowly come back into focus, I hope that you were entertained.

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Books

Golden Hills
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Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 85,050. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
They call this a prison. Jake Dollop calls it home. There are some men too stubborn to leave, and just about as many too stupid to die. In the new frontier, everyone's got a price. Jake's is high. Wanted for a crime he didn't commit, he wanders into a nowhere town on a half-dead horse with no name. Soon, he finds himself hunted by his past as he struggles to keep a dead man's promise.
Beyond the Black
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Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 66,770. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Tar Valley has known peace for over fifty years, but all good things must come to an end. The Selechai are on the move and there are rumors of strange things stalking the midnight wastes. The Queen has turned off the sun and stopped the rains.  As if things couldn't get worse, a stranger has come from beyond the black and upset the balance of peace.

Smashwords book reviews by kd Alexander

  • Under the Amoral Bridge on Sep. 08, 2010

    The book was well written, dialog was sharp, and descriptions were pretty much on-point. Ballard doesn’t hit you over the head with pretty prose or pages upon pages of description. There’s nothing pretty in 2028 Los Angeles. His prose comes off sharp, the characters acerbic. Though the physical action was minimal, the pace was kept up throughout the novel as things go from bad to worse. There were only minor quarks that tweaked my inner-editor. A couple of grammar glitches or repetitious prose here and there. No overt spelling or other major issues that usually turn me off from self published works.