Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter: Stretch Goals & Bonus Updates!

Hi, everyone!

We’re past the 6th stretch goal, thanks to all you amazing folks who backed the project! I have reached out to an artist to commission the chapter headings for the special edition of the hardcover edition. I can’t wait to share them with you!

I’m also adding a new bonus perk to everyone who backed at a level to receive physical merch (or who orders physical merchandise as an add-on). You’ll all be getting a signed bookplate sticker. Check out the design below—I’ll be signing these right before I send them out!

We’re on our way to goal #7 – which is…a second ebook volume of early science fiction stories by women. I used to be a college English professor and have edited a lot of collections of works by other authors—I’ve had a lot of fun putting this one together and am excited about sharing it with you. You can see the cover for this one below!

Awesome, huh? Keep spreading the word about the project, because I know we can make this goal!

~Margo

Alien Bride Lottery Hardcover #Kickstarter Update 6: Another Stretch Goal, More Bonuses Unlocked!

Once again, I’m thrilled to announce that The Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter has hit its next stretch goal!

Stretch Goal #5: Unlocked

I’ve created new printable bookmarks from the latest artwork. Check them out below!

Surprise Bonus #6: Unlocked

For this week’s surprise bonus, I’ve added a printable alien-themed word search—it will go out to every backer.

New Stretch Goals

I’ve also added some new stretch goals recently, so check out the bonuses that will be headed your way as we unlock each new level:

  • At $3500, I’ll commission illustrated chapter headings for the special edition hardcover.
  • At $4000, I’ll create a new ebook collection of early science fiction stories by women.
  • At $4500, I’ll send a signed bookmark to every backer whose pledge includes physical merch.
  • 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 $5500, I’ll send an audio annotation of the first Alien Bride Lottery book to all backers at the $5 and above level.
  • At $6000, every backer at $5 and above will receive an Alien Bride Lottery pin or keychain.
  • At $6500, I’ll send an audio file of the second Alien Bride Lottery short story (title TBD) read by the author (me!) to all backers at the $5 and above tiers.
  • 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 an 8×10-inch print of the exclusive art to every backer.

In case you missed it last time:

I’m already planning out my next couple of projects—but I’d like to get your input on which one(s) I should set up as Kickstarters first! None of these will go live before the current Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter is done, of course, but I’ll need to start gathering up the extras that I’ll be giving away as bonuses during the Kickstarter run.

Right now, I’ve got six possible series ideas. Five of these are connected to new series: Alien Guardians, Alien War Brides, Abracadabra Apocalypse, Shadow Chronicles, or Borrowed Wings. OR I could use Kickstarter to finish out my Star Mate Interstellar Shifters series. You can see some of the covers from the projects below, and I’d love it if you took the quiz to let me know which one I should start with! 

Again, thank you SO MUCH for your support and encouragement! As the campaign continues, I’ll continue to share more surprise bonuses to celebrate and share with you, so be sure to spread the word.

Please click here and tap one of the share buttons to spread the word about this campaign!

Remember to Enter to Win

And as long as you’re sharing information about the campaign anyway, you should enter for the chance to win an exclusive Alien Romance Premium Swag Pack! (These are different from the goodies available via Kickstarter, just FYI.)

Final Chance to Get Early Backer Rewards

Also, the Early Backer Ebook Rewards (five hot alien and sci-fi romances by some of my favorite authors!) end on July 15, so if you’ve been waiting to back the campaign, now is the time to do it!

Tell Me More!

And I know I continue to ask this in every update, but as I continue to add stretch goals, I’d love to know: what are your favorite kinds of bonuses to receive when backing a publishing Kickstarter campaign?

Click on over to the campaign and let me know with a comment on this post.

Support Publishing on Kickstarter!

While I continue to decide what to do next time, please do continue to support this campaign by sharing the info about the book and rewards with a friend!

Finally, before you go, check out these great publishing campaigns by other authors, too!

Projects Now Available to Back

The Imp Series: Special Anniversary Edition Sets

If you love fast-paced Urban Fantasy with demons and angels and elves and werewolves (oh my!), then get onboard.


The Last Ranger: Book 1 in a new epic fantasy series

An all-new epic fantasy adventure full of magic, revenge, and rampaging titans, from bestselling author J.D.L. Rosell.


Angels of Hell: Poetic Tales of the Apocalypse vol. 1

A collection of Apocalyptic poetry that follows the Four Horsemen as they cross paths with Demons, Angels, Gods & Fae. Plus, a puzzle.


Have a great week, and I’ll see you here again soon!

Cheers!

Margo

Love #FREE Books? Last chance to get these 5!

Back the Alien Bride Lottery Vol. 1 Kickstarter by July 15 and get 5 FREE Sci-Fi Romance Books

This special edition will be exclusively available only 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

Be one of the first 50 people to back the campaign at a $5 level or more and get an “I Love Alien Romance” pin.

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.

Release Day! Seducing the Alien Warrior

ALIEN WARRIOR SEDUCED

If they can stop arguing over every decision, they might prevail.

He’s the leader of his clan, accustomed to being followed without question.

She’s the top salesperson in her company, used to negotiating every transaction.

Welcome to the Galactic Gladiator Games, where the toughest aliens in the galaxy fight for the most prestigious titles. But these games come with a twist: every alien warrior is mentally and emotionally bound to a potential Earth mate, forced to work with her to overcome their enemies–and sometimes each other.

Fans of Ruby Dixon, Evangeline Anderson, and Grace Goodwin will adore these hot alpha aliens and their sassy human mates.

Get your copy today!

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Dating an Alien: The Pros and Cons

There are plenty of reasons to love alien romance novels. They’re often incredibly imaginative and can take us to places we’ve never been before. But what if you found yourself actually dating an alien? Would it be all sunshine and roses? Here are a few possible pros and cons to help you decide.

On the plus side, aliens are often portrayed as being very understanding and patient creatures. They know what it’s like to be different, so they would probably be very accepting of any quirks or idiosyncrasies you might have.

Then again, there are many pros and cons to dating an alien, just as there are with dating anyone else.

One pro is that they come from a different perspective and might be able to help you see things in a new light. Also, they have the potential to be very exciting and adventurous, since everything about them is new to you. On the downside, aliens might not always understand human customs or emotions, which can lead to misunderstandings.

One pro of dating an alien is that they might be able to help you expand your perspective.

If you’re considering dating an alien, there are a few things you should consider. On the plus side, they come from a different perspective and might be able to help you see things in a new light. They might also be more open-minded than humans when it comes to relationships.

However, there are some downsides to dating an alien. They may not be able to understand human emotions and behavior, which can lead to misunderstandings. There’s also the possibility that they have completely different values and beliefs than you do, which could make for a very challenging relationship.

Another pro is that aliens have the potential to be very exciting.

When you date an alien, you’re dating someone who is completely new to you. There’s no need to worry about your partner getting bored with you because everything about you is exciting and adventurous–and the reverse is true, too! They might not be from your home planet, but that just means that you have brand-new, interesting stories and experiences to share with each other. So if you’re looking for something new and exciting in a relationship, dating an alien may be the perfect option for you.

A downside of dating an alien is that the potential for misunderstandings.

A downside of dating an alien is that they might not always understand human customs or emotions, which can lead to misunderstandings. For example, if you are feeling sad and your alien partner tries to cheer you up by doing a handstand, it might not be the reaction you were hoping for. Additionally, aliens may not have the same understanding of social cues as humans do, so they might unintentionally say or do something that offends you–or other humans around you. However, if you are patient and willing to teach your partner about human customs and emotions, dating an alien could be a fun and rewarding experience.

If you can’t find your own spicy hot alien to date, check out some of these books to get your alien groove on!

You’d think being abducted by aliens would be the worst thing that could happen to me. And you’d be wrong. Because now, the aliens are having ship trouble, and they’ve left their cargo of human women – including me – on an ice planet.

And the only native inhabitant I’ve met? He’s big, horned, blue, and really, really has a thing for me…


I woke from cryostasis a prisoner. My crime? I have no idea. 
I was stuck with a hundred other women, all headed to who knows where. Captive in a dank, dirty cargo hold. 
Then, out of the darkness, came Solair. 
A handsome alien. Golden skinned. Horned. The dashing captain of a pirate ship. They rescued us–he gave my people food, shelter, and promised us safety. In exchange?
He took me for himself. 
But the people who captured us, haven’t given up. They want us back. They’re powerful and will do whatever it takes to find us. The only thing stopping them?
Solair.

He wants me. And what he takes…
He keeps.


A middle aged science teacher who feels unloved and unwanted meets
Three huge alien warriors desperate to find their Queen
When Terra agrees to go on a quest with V’rone, Tem, and Rive
Will she end up as…the Queen of their Colony?


If they can stop arguing over every decision, they might prevail.

He’s the leader of his clan, accustomed to being followed without question.

She’s the top salesperson in her company, used to negotiating every transaction.

Welcome to the Galactic Gladiator Games, where the toughest aliens in the galaxy fight for the most prestigious titles. But these games come with a twist: every alien warrior is mentally and emotionally bound to a potential Earth mate, forced to work with her to overcome their enemies–and sometimes each other.


The Alien Bride Lottery on Kickstarter

And if you love alien romance, be sure to check out my Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter for tons of alien-themed romance bonuses, including books, short stories, swag, and more!

Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter Update #5: Stretch Goal Reached, Bonuses Unlocked!

Hello, everyone!

First of all: Thank you so much for supporting The Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter! I’m absolutely delighted to let you know that we have hit the fourth stretch goal!

Stretch Goal #4: Unlocked

I have commissioned a second brand-new Alien Bride Lottery artwork—check it out!

Surprise Bonus: Unlocked!

For this week’s surprise bonus, I’ve added two different printable bookplates. I’ve designed them to fit on a standard Avery template and will include instructions when I send the files.

I’ll also be adding new stretch goals over the next week or two, so be sure to keep an eye out for all the fun bonuses that are headed your way.

What Next?

I’m already planning out my next couple of projects—but I’d like to get your input on which one(s) I should set up as Kickstarters first! None of these will go live before the current Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter is done, of course, but I’ll need to start gathering up the extras that I’ll be giving away as bonuses during the Kickstarter run.

Right now, I’ve got six possible series ideas. Five of these are connected to new series: Alien Guardians, Alien War Brides, Abracadabra Apocalypse, Shadow Chronicles, or Borrowed Wings. OR I could use Kickstarter to finish out my Star Mate Interstellar Shifters series. You can see some of the covers from the projects below, and I’d love it if you took the quiz to let me know which one I should start with! 

Again, thank you SO MUCH for your support and encouragement! As the campaign continues, I’ll continue to share more surprise bonuses to celebrate and share with you, so be sure to spread the word.

Please click here and tap one of the share buttons to spread the word about this campaign!

Enter to Win

And as long as you’re sharing information about the campaign anyway, you should enter for the chance to win an exclusive Alien Romance Premium Swag Pack!

Tell Me More!

And I know I’ve asked this in every update, but now that I’ll be adding some additional stretch goals, I’d love to know: what are your favorite kinds of bonuses to receive when backing a publishing Kickstarter campaign?

Click on over to the campaign and let me know with a comment on this post.

Support Publishing on Kickstarter!

While I decide what to do next time, please do continue to support this campaign by sharing the info about the book and rewards with a friend!

Finally, before you go, check out these great publishing campaigns by other authors, too!

Projects Now Available to Back

Projects Coming Soon

(be sure to click “Notify me” to follow these campaigns!)

Have a great week, and I’ll see you here again soon!

Cheers!

Margo

Alien Warrior Seduced ~ Excerpt #alienromance #newrelease ##MFRWhooks

If they can stop arguing over every decision, they might prevail.

He’s the leader of his clan, accustomed to being followed without question.

She’s the top salesperson in her company, used to negotiating every transaction.

Welcome to the Galactic Gladiator Games, where the toughest aliens in the galaxy fight for the most prestigious titles. But these games come with a twist: every alien warrior is mentally and emotionally bound to a potential Earth mate, forced to work with her to overcome their enemies–and sometimes each other.

Fans of Ruby Dixon, Evangeline Anderson, and Grace Goodwin will adore these hot alpha aliens and their sassy human mates.

Reserve your copy of Alien Warrior Seduced today!

EXCERPT

I spent my entire professional life dealing with overbearing men who thought they were smarter than me, better than I was at the same job that we both did. I wasn’t about to let this one get the better of me—even if he was not exactly a man. Not a human one, anyway.

“Do you have anything in that case of yours that might help?” He gestured at my pharmaceuticals samples case. 

Unfortunately, mostly what I had in there were weight-loss medications. I doubted either of us would be needing those. I suspected we would be lucky to get enough food to survive, much less eat so much that we’d need diet pills. 

However, I also kept a selection of other types of medications, as well, just in case the doctors I visited wanted them. 

“Nothing that will help deal with my shoe issue,” I finally said aloud. “But I do have some other things—painkillers, antibiotics, probiotics, even a few opioids and some massive anti-inflammatories.” 

The alien frowned at me, clearly sorting through my words—and probably my thoughts, as well. 

“I do not need to lose weight,” he finally said, glancing down at his ripped abs and trying to pinch any fat on his side. 

No, no he didn’t. He might be an overbearing son of a bitch, but he was definitely fit. 

He cocked an eyebrow at me. “You like my form, do you?” 

“I didn’t say that. And stay out of my thoughts.”

Get your copy of Alien Warrior Seduced now!

Check out more great book excerpts on this week’s Book Hooks blog hop, sponsored by MFRW.

Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter Update #4: Stretch Goal Reached, Bonuses Unlocked!

Hello! Since my last update, we have continued blasting through all my expectations for The Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter campaign. I’m so excited about this project and will continue adding more bonuses as we go!

First of all, I’m adding a new printable bookmark for everyone featuring the Evading the Alien Bride Lottery cover art. I’m also ordering a giant pile of the new bookmarks, so if you’d like a signed bookmark mailed to you, they’re available as add-ons exclusively in this Kickstarter campaign!

In addition, we unlocked the next stretch goal today, so every single backer will be getting another fun Alien Bride Lottery bonus scene in addition to the Evading the Alien Bride Lottery ebook.

Third, if you’re one of the first 50 backers for this campaign, you’ll get an “I Love Alien Romance” pin.

Thank you SO MUCH for your support and encouragement! As the campaign continues, I’ll be adding more surprise bonuses to celebrate and share with you, so be sure to spread the word.

Please click here and tap one of the share buttons to spread the word about this campaign!

While I continue to work on getting everything ready to send to you, I’d love to know: What else would you be interested in seeing as a bonus on this (or any) campaign? (My decision to add a signed bookmark option came directly from a suggestion–I’m listening to what you’d like to see.)

Click on over to the campaign and let me know with a comment on this post.

And please do share the info about the book and rewards with a friend!

Before you go, check out these fabulous campaigns!

I hope you have an amazing day, and thanks again for your support!

~Margo

Happy World UFO Day!

Celebrate with Hot New Alien Romances & More

Back The Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter and preorder Alien Warrior Seduced

Today is World UFO Day–time to celebrate all things UFO!

I’m spending my day reading hot new alien romances. How about you? Need some ideas? Check these out:

  1. Have a UFO-themed party. Decorate your house with UFO or alien-themed decorations, and serve snacks that are either UFO or alien-themed as well. You could have a UFO cake, cookies that look like aliens, or anything else you can think of. Be sure to have lots of fun games to play, too!
  2. Make a model of a UFO. There are lots of different ways to make a model of a UFO. You could use a balloon, a styrofoam ball, or even a simple paper plate. You could also use different materials to decorate your UFO, such as paint, stickers, or glitter.
  3. Watch a movie about UFOs or aliens. There are lots of great movies about UFOs and aliens out there. You could watch one that is based on a true story, or one that is completely fictional. Some possible choices include Cowboys and Aliens, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and The War of the Worlds.
  4. Take a trip to a place where there have been UFO sightings. Some possible choices include Area 51 in Nevada and the Roswell UFO Museum in New Mexico.
  5. And of course, my favorite: Read a book about UFOs or aliens!

While you’re at it, be sure to check out The Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter here and preorder your copy of Alien Warrior Seduced here!

Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter Update 3: Stretch Goal Unlocked + New Bonuses!

Hello!

Since my last update, we have continued building on our original success, and The Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter has hit the second stretch goal.

So once again, I’ve decided to celebrate with two bonuses!

As I promised, I will now send a vinyl alien sticker to everyone who backs the campaign.

Second, I’ll be including a printable alien-themed coloring page for every backer.

Thank you SO MUCH for your support and encouragement! As the campaign continues, I’ll be adding more surprise bonuses to celebrate and share with you, so be sure to spread the word.

Please click here and tap one of the share buttons to spread the word about this campaign!

While I continue to work on getting everything ready to send to you, I’d love to know: what are your favorite kinds of bonuses to receive when backing a publishing Kickstarter campaign?

Click on over to the campaign and let me know with a comment on this post.

And please do continue to share the info about the book and rewards with a friend!

Finally, before you go, check out these publishing campaigns!