By Jessica Coulter Smith
Tags: #scifi #aliens #Christmas #HolidayRomance #AlienRomance #SingleMom
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Blossom has struggled all her life, never able to claw her way out of the worst neighborhood in Los Angeles. Her loser ex-boyfriend isn’t who she thought he was, and now she’s in deep trouble — but Christmas is the time for miracles, and Blossom needs one now more than ever. She just doesn’t expect her miracle to arrive in such a sexy, purple package. When the notorious alien actor Brexton knocks on her door, she does what any rational woman would do — she slams it in his face. Wishing for a miracle is one thing, but having the heartthrob of Hollywood on her doorstep isn’t what she had in mind.
Brexton has always wanted a mate and family, though he’s never been blessed with either. When he hears about a single mom who’s in trouble, he knows he can’t leave her to face her fate. Having a door slammed in his face hadn’t factored into his plans, but that one glimpse is enough for Brexton. He’d do anything to get another look at the sexy female with blue hair, and a body that would feature in all his future dreams.
Despite danger lurking around every corner, Brexton is determined to give Blossom and her children a Christmas they’ll always remember. Now that he has the family he’s always wanted, he’ll do whatever it takes to keep them safe, and hopefully share the first of many holidays with his new mate and kids.
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Brexton scowled at his manager. “You want me to do what?”
The little human rolled her eyes. “I want you to hand out toys to poor children,” she said.
“Because it’s Christmas and doing something good for those less fortunate will look good. You’re making a lot of money from the humans on this planet, Brexton. Christmas is the time to give alittle back.”
“I don’t understand your human holidays.” He ran a hand through his newly cut hair. He already missed the length, not that it was exactly short. “Which one is this? The one with the rabbit that lays eggs?”
His human manager coughed into her fist. “Um, no, that would be Easter. Christmas is when Santa comes to visit all the good little boys and girls to leave gifts under the tree. Well, for those who celebrate and believe in Santa. Or can afford to put gifts under the tree. There are a lot of religions that celebrate during this time of year, but Christmas with Santa is the one people seem to focus on the most.”
“What is the point of this Santa person? If he’s giving out gifts, why do I need to?”
“Are you being serious right now?” she asked.
He sighed. It wasn’t that he was opposed to helping people who needed it, but he didn’t understand why toys were important this particular month as opposed to all year long. If children needed toys, why wait and only give them out this one time? And if those families couldn’t afford toys, did they have food or shelter? Handing out toys didn’t seem like it would do much of anything to really help. He’d much prefer to make sure those families could eat a good meal, or not worry about where they were sleeping. If Santa was giving out toys, wasn’t his money better used elsewhere?
He stared at his manager and waited for a better explanation. Sometimes human customs baffled him.
“You are being serious, aren’t you?” she asked, her brow furrowing. “Brexton, you’ve been on Earth for nearly ten years and have become something of a superstar among actors. How can you not know how Christmas works?”
He just shrugged.
“Fine. I’m going to email you the address of a church that’s hosting an event for poor children. They’re not calling it that, but that’s what it is. You’ll help Santa hand out toys, mingle with everyone while they open presents and have refreshments, and then you can go donate money to whatever charity you want. But you’re going to this event!”
“I’ll be there, even if I don’t understand the significance,” he assured her.
“I sometimes think you don’t pay me nearly enough,” she muttered as she walked off.
Brexton shoved his hands into his pockets and rocked back on his heels. If Christmas was such a big deal on Earth, then maybe he should do something for someone in need. But he didn’t have the first clue how to go about finding someone who needed his help. He doubted the Terran center in his hometown of Los Angeles would be of much help. While they did hire some humans, mostly the center was staffed by his people who were trying to better the human/alien relations. Although, some were probably like him. On his world, he was no one. Just another warrior amongst many, and he’d never really cared for battle. Coming here had given him a chance at a new life, and he’d hoped it would include a mate. So far, he hadn’t found the right woman, though plenty had tried to get him into bed.
Plenty of females flocked to him, but he’d been warned they wanted his money or his fame and not to trust them. He’d tried dating some of the women in his profession, but that hadn’t ended well either. They all wanted something from him, and it wasn’t a family. Not unless they thought giving him a family would benefit them in some way. That wasn’t the type of mate he wanted. While he loved acting, there were times he wondered if he’d made the right decision, or if should have stayed on his home world and taken a chance on finding a mate through the bride program.
One of the interns who worked on set wandered by, and Brexton reached out to stop him. What was his name? Something with a J… Joshua!
“Joshua, if I wanted to help a family in need, where would I go?” he asked.
“You mean like adopting a family for the holidays?” the intern asked.
He didn’t quite understand what that meant, but he knew the term adoption. Perhaps that was the human phrasing for helping a family over the holidays?
“Yes. Is there an agency or a church that would be able to give me the information I need to provide a nice Christmas for a family who is poor?”
Joshua scratched his head. “You could try the Department of Human Services. I know they have a lot of programs to assist those less fortunate. Not sure you’ll get someone on the phone this close to the holidays though.”
OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES
Each book in the Intergalactic Brides series can be read as a stand-alone romance, but you may enjoy the series more if they’re read in order.
Brielle and the Alien Geek
Victoria and the Alien Doctor
Avelyn and the Alien Daddy
Charlotte and the Alien Ambassador
Hazel and the Alien Biker
Jacie and the Alien Bodyguard
Caitlyn and the Alien Protector
Celeste and the Alien Bartender
Rory and the Alien Groom
Ella and the Alien Gamer
Summer and the Alien Guard
Heidi and the Alien Cop
Haven and the Alien Mechanic
Abbie and the Alien Official
Jennifer and the Alien Badass
Rena and the Alien Warrior
Blossom and the Alien Actor
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Award-winning author Jessica Coulter Smith has been in love with the written word since she was a child writing her first stories in crayon. Today she’s a multi-published author of over seventy-five novellas and novels. Romance is an integral part of her world and she firmly believes that love will find you at the right time, even if Mr. Right is literally out of this world.