In just one day, we were able to reach our funding goal for the Alien Bride Lottery Vol. 1 Hardcover Kickstarter!
And it’s all because of my amazing backers who made this happen! I am so excited to have the opportunity to share this book with the world.
I can’t thank them enough.
While my editor finishes the second pass on Vol. 1, I’ve started Evading the Alien Bride Lottery, the ABL story everyone who backs at $5 or more will receive. I’ll share the first excerpt from it in just a few days.
While you wait, if you know someone who might be interested in The Alien Bride Lottery books,
I’m also adding a surprise bonus just for hitting our first goal!
This bonus will go out to everyone who backs the campaign. I’ll be adding more of these surprise bonuses as the campaign continues, so please stay tuned for the next update.
The Alien Bride Lottery books are some of my favorites to write—there was a time (not so long ago) that I was convinced I had burned out as an author. Then I started this series, and it ignited my passion for writing romance again. This project is a labor of love for me, and I’m excited that my backers are taking the journey with me.
While I work on getting everything ready to send out, I’d love to know: What do you like most about alien romance?
And please do share the info about the book and rewards with a friend!
I hope you have an amazing day.
About the Author
USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestselling author Margo Bond Collins is a former college English professor who, tired of explaining the difference between “hanged” and “hung,” turned to writing romance novels instead. She now writes urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and science fiction romance. Sometimes her heroines kiss aliens, sometimes they kill monsters. But they always aim for the heart.
You can learn more about her books on her website and follow her on social media:
About the Kickstarter
This special edition will be exclusively available right here on Kickstarter, along with your guaranteed chance to grab it! The hardcover edition will include the first three books of The Alien Bride Lottery series and a bonus Christmas novella.
You can also get a whole slew of other alien romance goodies, including signed paperbacks, digital prints, an exclusive short story, and more.
Early Bird Perks
Get all these amazing books for FREE when you back this campaign by July 15, 2022:
Click HERE to read a free excerpt from Entering the Alien Bride Lottery, book 1 of the Alien Bride Lottery.
Surprise Bonus #1: Unlocked!
Now that the project is funded, I’ll be unlocking super-secret surprise bonuses in addition to the ones listed in the stretch goals. These bonuses will be sent to all backers. The first surprise bonus is a digital playlist of the music I listen to as I write alien romance.
MORE Bonus Extras!
Once the project is fully funded, I have some great stretch goals, too:
- At $1000, I will create another alien-themed digital sticker for every backer.
- At $1500, I’ll send a free alien-themed vinyl sticker to every backer.
- At $2000, I’ll send a digital copy of the Alien Bride Lottery short story, Evading the Alien Bride Lottery, to every backer.
- At $2500, I’ll commission another Alien Bride Lottery digital art piece to send to every backer.
- At $3500, I’ll commission illustrated chapter headings for the special edition hardcover.
- At $5000, I’ll write a second Alien Bride Lottery short story (title TBD) to be sent to every backer digitally in January 2023.
- At $10,000, I’ll send a 4×6-inch print of the artwork to every backer.
- If I hit $15,000 or more, I will send a signed paperback copy of Evading the Alien Bride Lottery and a print of the exclusive art to every backer.
And I’ll add even more to the pledge levels as funding levels are reached!
Are you a fan of sexy science fiction romance, hot aliens, and surprise meetings between fated mates?
Do you enjoy spicy alien romances?
Even more, are you looking for a guaranteed happily ever after?
If you’ve answered yes to these questions, then you don’t want to miss out on the passionate romance series The Alien Bride Lottery.
This hardcover edition includes Entered in the Alien Bride Lottery, Captured for the Alien Bride Lottery, and Claimed for the Alien Bride Lottery.
Adult Science Fiction Alien Romance 18+
*** This book is 100% complete and is currently being re-edited. I am raising funds to create this special hardcover edition with professional formatting. ***
Genre: Adult, Alien Romance, Science Fiction Romance
Format: Hardcover, paperback, and ebook (pdf, mobi, epub)
Page Count: 500+
The Bachelor meets The Hunger Games…In Space!
The Alien Bride Lottery Volume 1 tells the stories of three human women whose names are drawn in the Alien Bride Lottery to participate in the Bride Games as part of a treaty between the Khanavai warriors and Earth’s leaders—whether or not the women want to become an alien’s chosen mate! (Hint: they don’t!)
This book includes three novels, and you do not need to have read any of the other books in the series in order to enjoy this fantastic sci-fi romance.
The Alien Bride Lottery is fully written. It is currently being edited for a second time and is awaiting professional formatting. This story, previously published on Amazon Kindle, has not been released in hardcover. This version also includes a hot bonus scene written especially for this edition!
I have successfully published more than fifty books on Amazon and the various retailers.
The hardcover print version will not be available for purchase until late 2023, and that edition will not have all of the bonus content included in this book as presented with the Kickstarter offer.
About The Alien Bride Lottery, Vol. 1
Station 21 is the Khanavai-run space station that is home to The Bride Games, the Bride Treaty’s answer to “neutral territory.” There, the brides whose names are drawn in the Bride Lottery compete for the chance to win an alien mate–and participation is compulsory.
Cav Adredoni is a pilot in the Khanavai space military, but he has plans to go through training to join the military intelligence unit. He doesn’t have time for a new mate, but this might be his only opportunity!
Zont Lanov is a member of the Khanavai’s military intelligence, a spy for his government. But when Dr. Amelia Rivers goes on the run rather than join the Bride Games, Zont decides she’s the mate for him and goes to Earth to track her down.
Eldron Gendovi is a military commander who takes care of his people–including the woman he hopes will become her mate and her young son–no matter what it takes.
Natalie Ferguson is a college student with a crush on a jazz musician classmate. When her name is drawn in the Alien Bride Lottery, she’s determined to get out of marrying a total stranger. She’s playing this game to lose.
Amelia Rivers is a talented surgeon who’s avoided the Bride Lottery so far–and when her name is drawn, she removes her tracker and translator and runs. Too bad for her, Zont Lanov is as determined to catch her as she is to avoid being caught.
Mia Jones is in hiding from her abusive ex. But her black-market tracker isn’t as anonymous as she was assured, so when she’s taken to Station 21, she focuses on bringing her young son to join her…while Commander Gendovi focuses all his attention on her.
Plus a whole slew of fun alien sidekicks, most of whom are tasked with keeping the brides in check, including Vos Klavoii, the beleaguered and manipulative Games Director.
Ready to read about these characters?
The amazing talent behind this campaign
I am forever grateful to the artists and the wonderful talent of the people who’ve helped me to create this book, and provide great extras for this campaign:
Cover Design: Daqri of Covers by Combs
Artwork: Elizabeth Dunlap of Pixie Covers
Author: Margo Bond Collins
Which pledge should I choose?
If you prefer not to bother with shipping but want the printable bookmarks, digital art, and/or the hot new short story, you can go with one of the digital-only pledges.
If, however, you love the feel of a book in your hands, you can go with one of the many tiers offering physical books, along with other Alien Bride Lottery gear!! You even have the opportunity to get the exclusive story narrated by me and a brand-new exclusive Alien Bride Lottery story starring YOU (or a character name of your choice).
***Note: Every pledge over $50 comes with a special thanks in the hardcover edition of The Alien Bride Lottery Volume 1!***
Where is the money going?
The majority of the monies earned will go toward funding the production and printing of the book, paying the hired artists, and paying for the swag for this campaign. Additionally, the money will be used to cover shipping, materials, and Kickstarter fees. If the stretch goals are met, additional monies will be used to create more stories in the Alien Bride Lottery series, available to Kickstarter backers FIRST.
Other add-ons available through this campaign:
* Tote Bags
* Prints of the Evading the Alien Bride Lottery cover art
Question: I love your work, Margo. Do you have any bonuses available only during this campaign?
Over the course of the campaign, there will be exclusive perks available for those who back the campaign, including an invitation to a live video Q&A celebration!
Why this project? Why now?
In 2020, I took my daughter to Sydney, Australia to the Books & Ballgowns Event (BABE). We barely made it back home before we found ourselves in the midst of a pandemic, and like many, I sought to escape through reading.
Although I’ve read almost every genre out there, I had never read alien romance. But with travel no longer an option and everyone stuck at home, I decided to go on a reading binge.
I fell in love with Ruby Dixon’s Ice Planet Barbarians, and suddenly, I needed to create my own alien romance!
My Khanavai aliens have found some success out in the world, and more than anything, I want to keep writing them. My health is always a bit of an issue–five years ago, I was bedridden with an autoimmune disease that still flares up now and again–but living my dream of being a full-time author keeps me going. The stories I read and write remind me of the power of love, and I want to share that with everyone.
Now that the world is opening back up, I’m excited about sharing my love of alien romance with readers everywhere–including the readers who prefer to have copies to keep on their shelves.
Thank you so much for your willingness to support this project and for helping to get this book baby a great hardcover launch!