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Dahlia Adler Books In Order

Publication Order of Daylight Falls Books

Behind the Scenes (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under the Lights (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Radleigh University Books

Last Will and Testament (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Right of First Refusal (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out on Good Behavior (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Just Visiting (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

His Hideous Heart (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Dahlia Adler is an excellent American author of contemporary, young adult, romance, and new adult stories; and a blogger and full-time Mathematics’ Associate Editor. She is popular for writing the Radleigh University novel series and the Daylight Falls novel series. Additionally, Adler has penned a few standalone novels and has assisted in the editing of an anthology called His Hideous Heart. Her debut book, Behind the Scenes, achieved critical acclaim and brought international reputation and fame for her. Author Adler was born and brought up in New York City. She completed her graduation from the NYU with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. Following her graduation, Adler landed a job as an Associate Editor and also her writing career on the sides. She writes novels only in her free time.

Most of her day time is spent on her full-time job and blogging. Sometimes, Adler has to manage her hours and work out her busy schedule to find time for writing. Currently, she maintains a blog that is focused on and represents the queer community. Previously, Adler has blogged for Barnes & Noble. She was employed to blog for the company’s Teen section between 2013 and 2019. Nowadays, she blogs for Bronzville Bee besides doing private blogging. In her debut novel, Adler has described the story of a senior high school student named Ally, who gets involved in the Hollywood life of her celebrity best friend named Vanessa. The story moves forward after Vanessa gets attracted to her co-star and undergoes unexpected twists and turns.

Published by Spencer Hill in 2014, the book was translated into Spanish by the Ediciones Kiwi publication and re-released for the Spanish audience. Adler’s debut novel was followed by the 2015 sequel novel called Under the Lights. In this Ally is shown heading off for college, while Vanessa deals with a new co-actor. This time, Vanessa unexpectedly falls in love with the girl whom her publicist assigns to look after her. The novel was included in the Rainbow Book List of 2016 by ALA. After this, author Adler went on to write a 3-book new adult novel series known as Radleigh University. Its third novel, Out on Good Behavior, was chosen as a finalist for the Bisexual Book Awards in the categories of Romance and Teen Literature in 2016.

The anthologies that Adler has contributed to have been published by Candlewick, Harlequin Teen, and Knopf publications. Also, she has served as the editor of the anthology His Hideous Heart, which contains the retelling of the stories of Edgar Allen Poe. This anthology featured contributions from authors such as Rin Chupeco, Kendare Blake, Tiffany D. Jackson, Emily Lloyd-Jones, Caleb Roehrig, Lamar Giles, Stephanie Kuehn, Marieke Nijkamp, Fran Wilde, Amanda Lovelace, Tessa Gratton, Hilary Monahan, etc. The book was published in 2019 by Flatiron. In the same year, Adler announced another anthology called That Way Madness Lies. This anthology is expected to contain the reimaginings of the works of Shakespeare and is set for release in 2021.

Author Adler enjoys all three of her careers very much. She considers herself blessed to have succeeded in all the fields of her interest. Adler expects to achieve more success in the years to come. Until then, she hopes that readers will continue to shower their love on her books and help them reach far and wide places of the planet. As of today, Adler resides in New York City along with her beloved husband. Both of them are avid readers and spend most of their spare time reading whatever they can get their hands on. They have built a big library in their house and stuffed it with too many books. Adler says that she will always be grateful for the praise and appreciation provided for her books by all the critics. She likes to give the credit for her success to all those readers who have invested their time in reading her novels and given excellent reviews. Adler is a big social media buff and is always active on Twitter, where she keeps posting details about her upcoming books and other information related to her writing interests.

The Radleigh University series written by author Dahlia Adler is comprised of 3 books released between 2014 and 2016. It consists of the lead characters in the form of Lizzie Brandt, Connor Lawson, Cait Johannssen, Lawrance Mason, Frankie Bellisario, Samara Kazarian, and a few others. Adler has set all the books in Upstate New York. The debut book of the series is entitled ‘Last Will and Testament’. It was released in 2014 by the Smashwords publication. Initially, it is shown that Lizzie Brandt has just joined Radleigh University. In high school, she used to be a valedictorian, but at university, she is only acing hooking up with all the wrong boys and partying. Her life undergoes a sudden change when her parents get killed in a car accident. Now, she is left to look after her 2 younger brothers. To prevent them from going into foster care, Lizzie is required to improve her image, her GPA, and her life.

Unfortunately, the only person she can approach for help on the university campus is the humorless and pedantic TA of Byzantine History, Connor Lawson, who doesn’t like her much. To her surprise, Connor turns out to be an amazing person and a great tutor. He helps to take Lizzie out of all her problems. With time, they become much more than a student and teacher and begin their love affair. Things begin to take unexpected turns thereafter and threaten to destroy everything that they worked so hard to achieve. The second volume of this series is called ‘Right of First Refusal’. It was also published by Smashwords in 2016. This book features Lawrence Mason and Cait Johannseen having a past history. Lawrence had left her heartbroken at that time. Now, both of them are in university and have decided to keep their past affair a secret. Later, Cait is unable to take that Lawrence has chosen to ignore her completely. In her rage, she starts an affair with her another student just to make him jealous. But, inside her heart, she knows that it is fake and prays to God that Lawrence understands how much she loves him even today and is ready to do anything to get back with him.
Dahlia Adler

Dahlia Adler is an American author of new adult and young adult fiction best known for her Radleigh University series and Daylight Fall series. She was born in New York City and spent her childhood in the suburbs. She graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Besides novel writing, Dahlia also runs the blog LGBTQreads.com.

Dahlia’s debut novel, Behind the Scene, is a story about a high school senior who finds herself entangled in her celebrity friend Vanessa Hollywood life when she falls in love with her co-star. The book was published by Spencer Hill in 2014 and has been translated into Spanish. A second novel in the series, Under the Lights published was in 2015. The third book in Radleigh University was a finalist for the Bisexual Book Awards in 2016 for both Teen Literature and Romance. In addition, Dahlia works as an editor of His Hideous Heart, an anthology that retells Edgar Allan Poe’s stories.

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes is the first book in Daylight Falls Series. For high school senior Ally Duncan, her best friend Vanessa Park may be the lead character of a popular TV teen drama, but Ally is not interested in following her best friend’s footsteps. The only thing that she ever wanted was to go to Columbia and then travel to study in Paris. But when her father’s increasing medical bills threaten to stop her dreams from ever becoming a reality, Ally grabs a position as Vanessa’s on-set assistant to get the money she needs.

Spending more time with Vanessa turns out to be more fun, and slowly starting to know better her handsome co-star Liam is a bonus. However things spiral out of control for Ally as actors’ publicist plans for Liam and Van to “date” for the tabloids son after Liam and Ally share their first kiss. Ally will be forced to decide on the type of role she is capable of playing in their world of make-believe. If she cannot abide by Hollywood’s rules, she may lose her job, her friend, her future, and her shot at love.

Dahlia Adler has done a fantastic job in her first novel in the Daylight Falls series. The pacing is beautifully done, and the characters themselves are relatable such that you’ll find yourself attached to them. The books feel like a coming of age story because the characters themselves evolve, they learn, they make mistakes along the way, they try again until they achieve what they want. The book also boasts an adorable and gradual romance. You’ll love reading about the absolute imperfect Liam who’ll turn on any woman just by reading about his descriptions. Beyond the general romance, Behind the Scenes deals with the insecure balance that we have to find between the relationship we have with people we love and how we can stand for ourselves without forgetting their desires and needs. It teaches us that we should learn to understand that not everything will work according to our desires, but that’s life.

Under the Lights

Under the Lights is the second book in Daylight Falls Series by Dahlia Adler. We are introduced to Josh Chester, a Hollywood charming bad boy coasting on his parties, good looks, parents’ wealth, and his frequent modeling gig. However his laid back lifestyle is about to change. In order to help his friend, Liam, he signs up for a television show, Daylight Falls, on contract to Vanessa Park, the only one character who’s immune to his charms. In the meantime, his drama-queen mother forces him into a new family reality show, with Josh playing the lead character role. Now that he is in the spotlight, Josh has to decide whether a life as a celebrity is what he wants.

Vanessa has always been sure about her life as an actor, even though her parents never wanted her to be an actor. But with all her relationships currently in turmoil, she is not entirely sure about what life holds for her. When she finally meets her career handler Brianna, Vanessa is happy to have found someone whom she can rely on, now that her best friend, Ally is in college on the other side of the country. But soon their feelings of friendship evolve beyond their expected levels, and she will have to choose between what she has always loved and the one person she never thought she could love.

Under the lights is the second novel in Daylight Falls Series, and can be read as a standalone though it’s recommended to read the first in the series to get a better understanding. Even if you’ve not read the first book, this book itself will inspire you to go back to the first book. While the book itself deals with some critical issues, it’s a fun book to read. The story immerses you into a world featuring LGBTQIA plus some exciting characters that will have you hooked from the first page to the last. This is not a tale about Hollywood kids hooking up and partying. The characters themselves and the situations they find themselves have depth that every non-Hollywood folk can relate to- issues with parents, long-distance relationships, uncertainty of the future, and self-discovery. And while Josh takes up a large part of the story, it’s Brianna and Vanessa who are the real ones to watch here. You’ll love how their relationship develops. For Vanessa, who had never thought she would ever fall in love with girls before, falling in love with Bri is a surprise, not only for her but also for the readers. Everything about how she shared her truth, processed her feelings, and how she embraced her identity is fantastic. She is conflicted and afraid, but she knows that she has completely fallen in love with Bri. They form a solid bond and are open and supportive of each other and watching them fall in love with each other is so much fun.

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