Shattered Glass

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A male prostitute, a mangy cat, a murder and an obsession that threatens his career, his impending marriage and his life. Nothing is going as planned for Austin Glass. More

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About Dani Alexander

The type of books I like to write: I love romance with an edge. A good story with lots of angst and a healthy dose of laughter. My stories will bludgeon you with angst and then make you laugh through your tears (I hope).

I enjoy suspense and my characters often have killers, guns, knives, Albanian women with big hands and/or psychopaths chasing them. Somehow they even manage to have sex during all of that running/investigating. I like writing sex scenes. I love writing sex scenes. But the sex in my stories is never gratuitous.

Speaking of sex, I love kinks. Bondage, masochism, sadism, domination, slave, uniform fetishes, latex, toys. As long as it’s consensual, it’s fair game.

My characters: Quirkier the better. That’s my motto. And lots of flaws. Like me. I’m a giant flaw with one redeeming quality. I won’t tell you what it is. (It’s that I’ve got great fans/readers!)

The vague personal stuff: I’m married. I came out to my husband and he is nothing but supportive. He loves to read my stories and edit, but he refuses to read the sex scenes. This is why I have to read them several times and so does my editor. (I’m totally not making that up…. Really…. totally.)
Also, I have cats. And a dog.

The boring history: I wrote my first story when I was 15 years old. It was a fanfiction RP fic starring me and the lead singer of my favorite band at the time. Needless to say, I burned that when I found it a few years ago. And then I ate the carbon dust. You will never know of my erotic limo rides with Dave Ga- er… I mean…. Nothing to see here. NOTHING TO SEE. Moving on.

After finding that story, the writing bug slipped into my skin and began an itchy reminder to put some words on paper. I couldn’t quite find my way to a story that made sense to me or that made me feel emotionally invested in the characters. Then I found the world of original slash fiction and fanfiction.

Having been a gay rights activist, a PFlag member and finally an out and proud genderqueer individual, I felt I’d finally delved into a world I both understood and felt inherently part of. The moment I started writing slash (m/m or gay fiction) I couldn’t stop. I wrote my first story – which I will publish for free once I have time to edit it – in a month. The second story came just as naturally, though I took my time and crafted it over the period of a year. It’s my first release called Shattered Glass.

I decided when it was time, that I would self publish my novels. Not that I have a problem with publishing houses. After all I was a member of Less Than Three press and I buy more books at Amazon, Dreamspinner Press and Samhain than I should. I made the decision to self publish because I wanted control over my story and my cover. I may change my mind and submit later stories to ebook publishers, but for now, I’m all on my own.

Let me know if I’ve made the right decision by reviewing my stories =D.

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Dusk Peterson reviewed on on Feb. 22, 2016
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I originally picked up this novel at Scribd one bedtime because (1) I'd seen the cover occasionally at Amazon and (2) the author has the domain name, which I figured was a good sign. Upon opening the novel, I discovered that the first scene consists of a guy in a restaurant getting distracted from his phone call because the busboy is wearing bunny slippers.

"Oh, good," I said to myself. "Best sleeping aid ever."

I was only a little off. What I should have said was, "Wittiest novel ever." I haven't laughed so much since I read "Three Men in a Boat" as a teen.

The novel is also angsty as heck. Dark humor is my favorite sweet-and-sour dish. The mystery in the novel was a bit hard to follow, but I hardly noticed, because I was too sucked in by the colorful characters. They include a millionaire cop, a male prostitute with a mysterious past, a high-powered attorney, another high-powered attorney who is a spurned fiancee (bad combo), a Russian mobster mother, an Albanian mobster mother, a genius teenager who's bipolar, a leather bartender who wears hot pink chaps, and a mangy cat who steals the scene in the middle of a suspense sequence.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Claudia Moran reviewed on on Nov. 15, 2013

Loved the main character and tne story. I wish it was longer though hehe
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Marge C. reviewed on on Jan. 18, 2013

A totally crazy book, with humor, snark, over-the-top plot, action, hawt sex, and bunny slippers. Right from the beginning, I felt like I was on a runaway train that had jumped the track. I did have to take a break from all the craziness and left this book to read saner ones once or twice. But in the end I kept coming back because I liked Austin in all his wise-cracking honesty, and I wanted to see if he and Peter could make a go of it. Well worth the read.
(reviewed 40 days after purchase)
kym brown reviewed on on June 10, 2012

Equal parts suspense, mad action, and the sort of humour that actually saw me snorting aloud- much to the disgust of the small dog evicted from my lap in confusion.
If this is your first attempt at a novel Dani, can't wait to see what happens when you really hit your peak.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Terence Colville reviewed on on June 4, 2012

Funny and slick. Loved the characters. Read this book - you won't be sorry. I'll read anything by Dani Alexander in future. It's a give away at the price too!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Stephanie Land reviewed on on April 17, 2012
(no rating)
This was a really awesome book. It was chock full of many of my favorite m/m themes but it presented them in such a delightful way and the characters were so real to me that I desperately wanted that happy ending for them. It wasn't perfect but I didn't notice the length and didn't want it to end which is the mark of a good story for me! Excellent debut and worth every penny (and several hundred more lol)!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Jean Aldridge reviewed on on April 6, 2012

Enjoyable cop thriller with m/m virgin theme
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
veggieg reviewed on on March 31, 2012

English's not my first language so i'm not suitable to wite a review just like to say I like the book a lot. A five stars in my opinion and I can't wait to read the other books in this series or any books from Dani Alexander in the future. I wish you all the sucess you're deserved and hope to read your new book soon.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
A Reader reviewed on on Feb. 21, 2012

Over the top plot. Flawed characters. Funny one-liners.
Only 2.99 for a 122k words. What's not to like?

Okay, there were (quite a lot of) elements that required a healthy dose of suspension of disbelief and there may have been too much going on in too little time.
But I read it in one sitting.

Very entertaining.

5 stars because it's the author's first published book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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