D. Alyce Domain
D. Alyce Domain. Is a long-time lover of creative fiction. She learned to read with Dr. Seuss, grew up reading Sweet Valley High, James Howe, and Lois Duncan, and graduated to category romance with Harlequin and Silhouette in her teen years. Ms. Domain started out writing fan-fiction after her favorite fictional characters met with death and cancellation on network television. Inspired by the entertaining, multi-layered storylines created by so many female romance, young adult and television writers, she began to experiment with her own characters. Coupled with her own unique brand of genre-bending romantic fiction, Ms. Domain was able to create a whole new world within the pages of her books.
Ms. Domain was born and raised in Houston, Texas, the youngest daughter of Charles and Eunice Domain. She has one older sister. She earned a BS in Biochemistry and a MS in Biomedical Sciences. She worked in Patient-Based Biological Research before switching careers and opening her own fashion boutique, The Aesthetic Domain. In addition to fashion apparel and accessories, she sells her own original jewelry creations and runs the Boutique & Blog website, which is based in Houston, Texas. Ms. Domain also has avid interests in inspirational music, art/entertainment, and history.
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The Book Launch/Signing Event for newly-released comic romance, "When Lucifer Met Calamity" By D. Alyce Domain. Hosted by The Book Scene Bookstore in Houston, Texas...The Heights.San Antonio Indie Book Fest (2016)
Books, Swag, Writers, & Fun. Texas Indie Authors take San Antonio by Storm!Alumni Authors & Artisans Slideshow
Trinity University recognize the creative and academic accomplishments of TU graduates, professors, & staff by sponsoring an Authors & Artisan Showcase during the All Alumni Picnic over Alumni Weekend.Houston Authors Bash 2017 (HAB2017)
Annual Book Signing & Book Fair Event...This year there was a masquerade theme.
by D. Alyce Domain
A trilogy of books following the comic shenanigans and adventures in life and love of loopy, but lovable heroine Calamity Jones Lowe.
The Ambrosi Legacy
by D. Alyce Domain
A legacy of bigamy, adultery, sorcery, insanity, and suicide. A family of brothers, gifted with uncanny abilities yet also cursed with the taint of madness. A family fractured by one woman's sins, struggles to mend itself and come together to recapture the former magnificence of The Ambrosi Legacy...
When Lucifer Met Calamity
by D. Alyce Domain
All Hell Breaks ‘Luce’ – When the loopy ingénue meets the devil in a business suit…sparks fly! The Hitch? He’s a straight arrow…She’s a loose cannon. Can they work together to achieve a common goal? Or will they both lose in the end?
by D. Alyce Domain
In an unforgiving society, Dominic struggles to live a quiet life. Gifted with uncanny abilities & cursed with the taint of madness, Dominic walks a fine line. After the horror of his past, his fractured soul is safe only in solitude...until, his refuge is breached by an ethereal beauty haunted by demons of her own. Dominic is torn between protecting himself from exposure & following his heart.
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Smashwords book reviews by D. Alyce Domain
Surrender of Trust
on June 23, 2016
My Impressions: Lucy’s got a bit of sass that I love in a historical heroine…And Chalifour is the master of the double entendre…*eye brow arch*. His innuendos were very well-timed and amusing. Thus, I immediately liked the pairing.
The Romance: There is a nice development to the initial spark of chemistry between the central couple. They have things in common which make their connection logical and believable. And their first kiss was smoking…so yeah, the romance definitely works.
Minor Beefs: Again, the pacing is a little slow…(the sequel, which I quite enjoyed was paced steady, but a bit slow as well.) Sigh, I suppose nothing is ever perfect. I enjoyed the romance greatly. I could have done with a bit more description of the hanky panky scenes…eh, am I being a trollop? (Generally, I don’t like raunchy scenes, but some PG-13 nooky is always a plus. I’m just saying.) However, I can understand the author wanting to keep it clean and wholesome. The time period the story takes place in doesn’t particularly support a gratuitous love scene…and likely it would have been off to include one. Still, in a perfect world…and all that jazz.
Random Thoughts: Eh, Lucy’s lady’s maid, Milli, is a bit cheeky, if you ask me. In fact, all the servants had a bit of shade to them. I sometimes wonder what goes on in the minds of the servants in historical romances…seriously, what they must think of their employers…the mind boggles.
Extra Touch: Once again, the settings and time period are lushly described with the most intriguing details. Reading this book, I felt as though I were stepping back into the past for a brief sojourn. And I really like that the heroine had a profession of sorts…The entire horse/breeding business, racing and the partnership deal was such a nice change from some of the other historicals I’ve read where the lady’s main lot in life is social outings and husband hunting. I much prefer the ones where the heroine has something interesting to do besides pine for the hero. The scheming miss Lucy was quite a delight.
Cliffhanger: None. There is already a Book 2, but its not a continuation. Everything was tied up in a nice bow here. A new story is told in the next book (with a few of the same characters).
The Verdict: Great read! I think I liked this one even better than the sequel (though I did enjoy Book 2). I would definitely recommend it to lovers of romance, particularly historical romance.