Monday, January 14, 2013

How to Marry an Alien by Magan Vernon- Review, Spotlight, and Giveaway

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How to Date an Alien (My Alien Romance, #1)Title: How to Date an Alien 
Author: Magan Vernon
Publishing Date: December 6th 2011
Publisher: Darkside Publishing
Pages:  272
Genre:  YA Science/Fiction
Series: My Alien Romance #1
Source: Kindle provided by AToMR Tours 

High school senior Alex Bianchi's estranged father gets her an internship at Circe Operations Center to pad her college applications. But Circe isn't your typical military base. It's an alien-run operation center and not all of the aliens are friendly, especially the one that tries to kill Alex on her first day. When Ace, a dark-eyed Caltian, enters and saves the day, she can't help but be drawn to him. Can these star-crossed lovers survive when they're on the brink of intergalactic war?

I was really excited to start this series. I have seen the book around a few times and was very curious. I did enjoy the first book, it was a quick and light read into an alien romance with a bit of drama.

Alex wants to get into college, the only issue is that she doesn't have any extra curricular activities to put on her college applications. She believes interning at her father's government job will do just the trick. She isn't close to her dad and has no idea what he really does for living, only that he works at Circe, a government agency. She finds out she is in for so much more when she finds herself in trouble the moment she steps into the building. Circe is actually an alien operations center, full of, yes, aliens and humans. After a very hot alien named Ace saves her life, she finds that she will be working closely with him for her time at Circe, what she doesn't expect is falling in love. 

I love sci-fi, I love aliens, I love alien romances. I can't help myself, they seem just so fun. This book was fun. I found it to be a very light read, nothing really serious and very amusing in so many parts. It wasn't quite what I expected, but I was not disappointed. The story was fun, the pacing was fast, and the characters were very interesting. 

I did like the storyline. It was new with kind of an old edge. I liked the forbidden romance and for some reason all the cliches worked well with this story. I felt the storyline and the writing were a bit in between a parody and a ya novel. There were no real surprises or awe inspiring moments but I was ok with that. It was a nice break from some of the deeper books I have read lately. 

I really liked the main character. She was the average clumsy, smart-mouthed, science geek that I know so well. I liked her quirkiness. It gave her the every day Jane feel that I don't seem to find in many books.  I also liked Ace. He was definitely the quiet brooding type that I seem to find dreamy. He knew all the right things to say at the right time. It was a quick romance, the insta love kind, but they never seem to bother me too much. It was sweet but passionate and I couldn't help but to root for Ace and Alex. 

It was fun, enjoyable, and a great book for a quick smile. A great vacation from heavy reads. 

How to Break Up with an Alien (My Alien Romance, #2)How to Break-Up With an Alien


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Face it, long distance relationships in high school are hard,
especially when the other one in the relationship is an alien.
Alex Bianchi may have survived an intergalactic battle, but that still doesn’t excuse her from her senior year of high school, or qualify her for any sort of scholarship. To make up for college tuition costs, she takes a job at a local coffee shop. If only coffee could solve all of her problems.

As Alex’s senior year progresses, everything changes and she can’t figure out if it is interstellar or if it is just time to break up with an alien.

How to Marry an Alien (My Alien Romance, #3)
  How to Marry an Alien


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Alex’s interstellar relationship has finally been sealed in the eyes of the human world, so now she can move on to her next step: college.

With Ace by her side and a new piece of jewelry on her finger, she thinks she is ready for anything. Well, almost anything.
Her new roommate holds a dangerous link to her past that Alex isn't sure if she can handle. Then there is the whole alien fiancé thing. Every time she tries to get closer to Ace, he seems to pull further away. Top that off with a full summer class load and a few more alien attacks and it’s just another day for Alex.

Except this time she isn’t sure if marrying an alien will be the happy ending she’s hoping for.

**While the first two alien books were mildly tame, this book is a little different. I'm not saying it's Fifty Shades or anything, but Alex is eighteen, she's going off to college and she's been with her alien boyfriend for a year; there is guranteed to be some heat. I'm recommending this for upper YA/New Adult readers.**


Magan Vernon Magan Vernon is a Young Adult and New Adult writer who lives with her family in the insurance capital of the world. She is in a very serious, fake relationship with Adam Lambert and constantly asks her husband to wear guyliner. He still refuses. She also believes her husband is secretly an alien, disguised as a southern gentleman.

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