Blossom and the Alien Actor (Intergalactic Brides Series)

A purple Alien male stands in front of French doors.

By Jessica Coulter Smith

Tags: #scifi #aliens #Christmas #HolidayRomance #AlienRomance #SingleMom

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ABOUT THE BOOK

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.

BUY LINKS

Get it at Changeling Press on December 7th

https://www.changelingpress.com/blossom-and-the-alien-actor-intergalactic-brides-19-b-2806

Or Pre-Order for December 14th

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Blossom-Alien-Actor-Intergalactic-Brides-ebook/dp/B07KX572QF

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blossom-and-the-alien-actor-jessica-coulter-smith/1129945548?ean=2940161957592

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/blossom-and-the-alien-actor

EXCERPT

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.

“But why?”

“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.

Find Jessica on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / jessicacoultersmith.com.

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#Throwback Thursday! Her Cyborg Lover – the book that launched the series

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(Terras Five – Book One)

By Anne Kane

Genres: Sci –Fi, Cyborgs, romance

http://www.AnneKane.com

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Blurb:

Natalie’s loved and lost and she’s not so sure she wants to risk her heart again. She’s willing to settle for a challenging career as a space-pilot instructor and a succession of no-strings attached lovers. But that’s before her boss saddles her with the last thing she wants—a new partner.

Jebediah recognizes his perfect match in Natalie from the moment she seduces him on a dare. Everything that makes her a top-notch pilot, from her fearlessness to her passion, make a night in her bed both challenging and unforgettable.

A dangerous confrontation with a brutal enemy, an exploding drive engine and a traitor close to home throw everything into perspective. Natalie is going to have to put the past behind her and risk it all, because when your partner is also your lover, failure is not an option.

 

EXCERPT 

“Delta Class Scout ship. I order you to identify yourself, or be prepared to handle the consequences.”

A deep male chuckle rolled through the comm link. Natalie blinked. Laughter? Was the idiot actually laughing at her? He was so going to eat her dust, and that would be before she grounded his sorry ass for the next decade or two.

Thirty years of practice gave her the edge every single time one of the cadets pulled a stupid stunt like this. Engaging the infrared overlay on the cerebral interface, she mentally plotted the other ship’s most likely course. Only an experienced space jockey understood that the shortest route was rarely the quickest, or the easiest.

Sure enough, the idiot darted between the two large asteroids directly in front of him. A seasoned pilot would know that the combined gravitational fields of the rocks created a braking effect on any smaller object caught between the two of them. Real-life one on one versus theory in the classroom. She could almost feel sorry for the pilot as he struggled to wrest control of his ship from the two inanimate objects.

Almost, but not quite.

She circled around the trap, putting herself directly between the rocket jockey and home base. Let him watch her tail for a while before she slapped him into the brig. Waggling her wings in an insulting salute that the unfortunate pilot couldn’t possibly miss, she veered toward home base.

She hadn’t quite finished congratulating herself on such a swift victory when her ship careened sideways, almost colliding with one of the smaller asteroids in the field. What the hell?

She jerked her head up, hardly able to believe the display in front of her eyes. The smaller ship had freed itself of the gravity well and moved to parallel her before turning so that his thrusters aimed directly at her side. When he fired them, the shock hit the pilot ship with all the force of a herd of thundering moon-cats.

Crap! This kid had balls. Balls and the makings of a star-class fighter pilot—if she didn’t kill him first.

Getting the ship back under control, she reined in her temper and concentrated on chasing the smaller ship. It had been a long time since anyone had actually given her a run for her money. She wasn’t sure she liked it. “Pilot, you just bought yourself a serious amount of time dirt-side. Again, I say, identify yourself.”

No answer.

“Who the hell are you?” Her voice harsh with suppressed rage, she gave the pilot one last chance to reply.

“Obviously a better pilot than you.” His voice was smooth and low, with a trace of male humor showing through. Arrogant, definitely arrogant.

She felt a grudging respect for his lack of deference. He had her on the run and he knew it. “I doubt that. I got careless and you got lucky.”

A disbelieving snort echoed through the com link. “I’m an excellent pilot. I don’t need luck.”

“And your name?” She didn’t recall the last time she’d spent this much time trying to extract information from a cadet. Who the hell was this guy? A few seconds passed, and Natalie realized the cadet was going to ignore her yet again.

Turning the mode to private, she called up the avatar. “Can you get anything on that ship? A registration number? Something to trace the pilot?”

“Negative.” If an avatar could shake its head, she was sure it would be. “There seems to be some type of blocking involved.”

Natalie’s eyebrows rose in surprise. Blocking identification protocols was strictly forbidden, and would require way more tech savvy than most of the cadets were capable of. “Can you identify the blocking procedures?”

Maybe she could get the man’s identity in a round-about way. She snorted ruefully. When had she started thinking of the pilot as a man, not a boy? When he’d outmaneuvered her back there, or when he’d had the backbone to not answer her demands, not give her his name?

With that attitude, he’d go far in the military. Again, if she didn’t kill him first.

Who the hell was he?

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Scifi Fantasy Week at the TBR Pile!

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Join us at the TBR Pile for Scifi Fantasy Week!  The schedule is as follows:

July 20th:

8 am: Introduction Post

  • Prize: $10.00 Amazon Gift Card

1pm: A Deliciously Bothersome Cyborg by Anne Kane (m/f)

  • Prize 1: Dark Thoughts by Cynthia Sax

Lie to Me by Christine Anna Kirchoff

  • Prize 2: $5.00 Amazon gift card

 

July 21st:

8am: Lie to Me by Christine Anna Kirchoff (m/f)

  • Prize 1: Transcending Fire by CR Moss

Alien Mate Experiment by Zenobia Renquist

  • Prize 2: $5.00 Evernight Publishing gift card

1pm: Transcending Fire by CR Moss (m/f)

  • Prize 1: Call me by Katerina Knights

Lie to Me by Christine Anna Kirchoff

  • Prize 2: $5.00 Amazon gift card

 

July 22nd:

8am: Surrender by Sarah Marsh (m/m/f)

  • Prize 1: Dragon Trap by Sarah Marsh

Calling All Villains by James Cox

  • Prize 2: James Cox Otherworld Series

1pm: Rapture by Jessica Marting (m/f)

  • Prize 1: The Dragons Lion by Taryn Jameson

Lie to Me by Christine Anna Kirchoff

  • Prize 2: $5 Amazon gift card

 

July 23rd:

8am: Shelter The Beginning by Peri Elizabeth Scott and Allyson Young (m/f)

  • Prize 1: In Search of Pride by Taryn Jameson

Lie to Me by Christine Anna Kirchoff

  • Prize 2: $5.00 Amazon gift card

1pm: Vanquished by Allyson Young (m/f)

  • Prize 1: The Road to Alexander by Jennifer McCaire

Lie to Me by Christine Anna Kirchoff

  • Prize 2: $5.00 Amazon gift card

 

July 24th:

8am: The Gathering by Jacey Holbrand (m/m)

  • Prize 1: My Outside, My Inside by Bronwyn Heeley

The Forest of Dark Delight by James Cox

  • Prize 2: James Cox Sons of Outlaws series

1pm: The Tiger Queen by Raisa Greywood (m/f)

  • Prize 1: Her Cyborg Lover by Anne Kane

Lie to me by Christine Anna Kirchoff

  • Prize 2: $5.00 Amazon gift card

 

July 25th:

8am: The Great Cock Hunt by James Cox (m/m)

  • Prize 1: Outside Sanity by Bronwyn Heeley

The Gathering by Jacey Holbrand

  • Prize 2: $5.00 Evernight Publishing gift card

1pm: Rena and the Alien Warrior by Jessica Coulter Smith (m/f)

  • Prize 1: Lie to Me by Christine Anna Kirchoff

Prize List Book (readers choice)

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July 26th:

8am: Bred by Niki Cluff (m/f)

  • Prize 1: Lie to Me by Christine Anna Kirchoff

Prize List Book (reader’s choice)

  • Prize 2: $5.00 Amazon gift card

1pm: Alien mate Experiment by Zenobia Renquist

  • Prize 1: Lie to Me by Christine Anna Kirchoff

Prize List Book (Reader’s choice)

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3pm: Scfi Fantasy Week End Post

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Cover Reveal! A Deliciously Bothersome Cyborg

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Book Summary
Liam is the most deliciously bothersome cyborg Emma has ever met. Like most of his kind, he’s arrogant, opinionated, and amazingly good in bed. When he rescues her from a kidnap attempt, he decides he needs more time to get to know her so he heads to the far side of the galaxy instead of taking her home.

Along the way they pick up a furry little creature who turns out to be quite capable of defending itself and are attacked by a ship full of pirates who want to get their hands on the little critter. Life is never dull when a cyborg has you in his sights!

Available for pre-order on October 27th

https://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=2644