Betrayed by the Alien Bride Lottery – a New #Kickstarter Perk in the Alien Bride Lottery Project! #hardcover #alienromance

Hi, y’all! We just reached the 9th stretch goal in The Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter Project!

I’ll be writing a second Alien Bride Lottery story entitled Betrayed by the Alien Bride Lottery to be sent to every backer digitally in January 2023. And I’ve added some gorgeous space-themed printable bookmarks as a bonus perk.

For the next stretch goal, I’ll send an audio annotation of the first book, Entered in the Alien Bride Lottery,  to all backers at the $5 and above level.

We’re down to the last ten days of the campaign! Anyone who pledges between now and August 14 will get these bonus books, so I’d love it if you continued getting the word out about The Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter project.

In case you missed it before:

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! 

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.)

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 Keeper

What happens when a dragon meets an airship? Hardbound copies exclusive to Kickstarter.

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Breaker: Special Edition Illustrated Hardcover

An LGBTQ weird western epic fantasy featuring reluctant heroes, secretive outlaws, magic, and pegasi.

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Strange Companions: Chronicles of the Dawnblade Book 2

Nicolas must set forth to find the source of a mysterious creature that attacks his village in this humorous epic fantasy sequel!

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Projects Now Available to Follow

Follow these projects to be notified when they go live!

Mathilda Holiday: The Complete Kick-Ass Urban Fantasy Series

A five-book action-packed series with plenty of humor, a unique magic system, and an ancient secret society

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Outsystem 10 Year Anniversary Special Edition

It’s been ten years since Outsystem launched the Aeon 14 universe. Get a Special Extended Edition of Book 1 or the Extended Trilogy!

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Pride Street: Soft-Boiled Corgi Detectives

A cozy mystery series with two charming men, two adorable corgis, and a ghost! Queer as all get out, with a dash of paranormal fun.

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Seababies Adventures – Children’s Picture Book Series Launch

Inspiring books about overcoming childhood challenges, discovering the power of friendship, and learning about ocean life.

THANK YOU!

As ever, thank you so much for your support. Have a great week, and I’ll see you here again soon!

Cheers~

Margo

Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter: MORE Freebies!

Back the Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter and pick up a whole pile of extras! Free ebooks, extra Alien Bride Lottery stories, signed swag, and more! Check out the Kickstarter campaign for a list of all the bonus perks!

Stretch Goal 8 & Surprise Bonus 9: Unlocked

This stretch goal includes a signed bookmark, and the surprise bonus is an exclusive digital sticker of a cute alien. This little guy just might make an appearance in one of the bonus stories I’m writing for this campaign!

Remember, the second brand-new Alien Bride Lottery story is the bonus for reaching the very next stretch goal. I’ve already started writing, so you can check out a short excerpt below. If you want to be sure to get “Betrayed by the Alien Bride Lottery,” continue to support this campaign by sharing the info about the book and rewards with a friend!

EXCERPT

Vos Klavoii, the director of the Bride Games, gave a predatory smile, his teeth shining white against his neon-green skin. “You should have told us you were engaged to a human man. Your fiancé seemed quite desperate to make sure you made it home safely.”

“My fiancé?” My voice rose to a squeak at the end of the word. “He told you we were going to be married? That’s not true. I never accepted his proposal. I never even took the ring he tried to give me. He’s the entire reason I’m here—I was running away from him.”

“That’s not what Mr. Romano told us.”

“Ask Bian! I told him the whole story.” At that moment, I wished more than anything that I had accepted the sexy, hot pink alien’s offer to accompany me to this meeting.

Klavoii shrugged carelessly, the movement just a little too practiced to be believable. “Your fiancé was quite convincing. Especially when he told me there was a reward for your safe return.”

I spun around, looking for an escape route from Klavoii’s office.

But even if I could get out of here, where could I escape to? I was on a space station. There were only two ways off Station 21: use a transporter or take a ship. But I didn’t have access to the transporter tubes. And I didn’t know how to fly one of the spaceships docked in the hangars.

A round, porthole-style window to one side of Klavoii’s desk caught my attention. Through it, I could see stars shining in the deep black of space.

Make that three ways.

I could leave the space station through one of the airlocks Bian had shown me on our tour.

It wasn’t the worst death I could imagine, stepping out into the cold nothingness.

At least it wouldn’t take long. I’d be dead in a matter of moments.

There was only one problem.

I wanted to live.

Betrayed by the Alien Bride Lottery: Available only via the Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter IF we hit the next stretch goal!

New July Bonus Perks

Also, for anyone who backs the campaign by the end of the day on July 31, I have added three new ebook bonus perks! Anyone who has already backed the campaign will receive these, as well.

Support Publishing on Kickstarter

Finally, before you go, check out the great publishing campaigns by other authors listed below, and again, please do continue to support this campaign by sharing the info about the book and rewards with a friend!

Other Projects Now Available to Back

Cold-Blooded Lover ~ Excerpt #mafiaromance #contemporaryromance #MFRWBookHooks

Available on Amazon

She’s not the woman he meant to kidnap–but she may just be the woman he needs.

Massimiliano Beneventi

I told my father the cartel Colombians were not to be trusted. Now he’s dead, along with my eldest brother, and I’m left in charge of the family. I’ve declared vengeance on the killer who took out the only people I love. And I know exactly how I’ll exact my revenge: I’ll take his daughter and make her my own. After all, he owes me a family.

Valentina Velazquez

In the worst case of mistaken identity ever, Mafia Prince Max Beneventi kidnaps me instead of the Colombian Cartel Princess he’s after. He’s cold-blooded and brutal, and if he learns of his mistake, I’m sure he’ll kill me. Escape is my only hope for survival. But the longer I’m with him, the more I crave what only he can give me.

“Cold-Blooded Lover” is the first book in the King of Clubs series. It is a stand-alone Dark Mafia Enemies-to-Lovers Kidnapping Romance, complete with HEA and no cliffhangers.

Please note: this book is a dark mafia romance that contains mature content, graphic violence and may contain triggers. If such materials offend you, please do not read.

Get your copy now.

EXCERPT

We reach the bottom of the stairs leading onto the tarmac, and there’s another black car waiting for us. But this one is not a sedan—it’s a sports car of some kind, sleek, shiny, and low to the ground.

Standing next to it is the single most gorgeous man I have ever seen in my entire life. He’s tall and muscular, but not as thick and burly as the goons he sent to kidnap me. Like Goon Number Two, he’s got dark hair and eyes, but no visible tattoos. 

Massimiliano Beneventi, I assume. Because this has to be the boss, given the way the people around me are acting.

I don’t care, though. I tilt up my chin and firm my jaw, determined not to let him see me in misery.

His dark eyes bore into me, and something hot flickers in their depths as he scans me from head to toe.

My stomach clenches, but this time it’s not from fear—it’s pure lust, and it spreads through my whole body. I can feel it radiating off me in waves, and when his mouth quirks up into a grin, I know he sees it, too.

“Hello, Valentina. I’m glad you made it here safely,” he says, but I can hear something under his voice—some kind of sexual heat that burns through me as he gazes into my eyes.

I clench my teeth together, determined not to speak to this monster who has taken me from my perfectly normal life and brought me into something terrifying.

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New End-of-July Bonus Perks! #AlienBrideLottery #Kickstarter #alienromance #scifiromance

Back the Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter campaign anytime through July 31, 2022, and get these bonus ebooks FREE!

Keep reading to learn more about the Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter campaign!

This special hardcover edition will be exclusively available 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, along with extra scenes, exclusive artwork, and more!

You can also get a whole slew of other alien romance goodies, including signed paperbacks, digital prints, an exclusive short story, and more.

Betrayed by the Alien Bride Lottery & A Collection of Science Fiction by Women #kickstarter #alienromance #MFRWAuthor #MFRWHooks

Welcome to this week’s MFRW Book Hooks Blog Hop! Today, I’m featuring Betrayed by the Alien Bride Lottery. I’m gearing up to offer this book as a bonus in the Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter. You can help unlock the bonus (and make sure to get your copy of Betrayed by the Alien Bride Lottery!) by supporting the Kickstarter at any level. Check out the book below!

I never should have trusted an alien—not with my life, and definitely not with my heart.

When I started dating Francisco, I never dreamed his family was connected to the mob. But I learned better when I tried to break up with him. He was absolutely determined to make sure I couldn’t get away from him.

What’s a girl to do when she discovers her obsessive ex is a Mafia hitman?

I ran as far away as I could get. All the way to Station 21, where I entered the Alien Bride Lottery. Because marrying a total stranger from a different planet has to be better than dying, right?

I never dreamed the director of the Alien Bride Games might betray me to the monsters I was trying to escape. 

I don’t think I can ever trust anyone again—not even the hot alien I was beginning to fall for. The one who promises he can save me.

But everywhere I look, all I can see is betrayal…

Fans of Grace Goodwin, Evangeline Anderson, and Ruby Dixon will love this steamy new series featuring gorgeous, bright alien heroes and the sassy human women they choose as mates!

Every book in the Khanavai Warrior Bride Games series is a standalone romance. Join these brides as they find a whole new world of happily ever afters.

Available only via the Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter!

Excerpt

Vos Klavoii, the director of the Bride Games, gave a predatory smile, his teeth shining white against his neon-green skin. “You should have told us you were engaged to a human man. Your fiancé seemed quite desperate to make sure you made it home safely.”

“My fiancé?” My voice rose to a squeak at the end of the word. “He told you we were going to be married? That’s not true. I never accepted his proposal. I never even took the ring he tried to give me. He’s the entire reason I’m here—I was running away from him.”

“That’s not what Mr. Romano told us.”

“Ask Bian! I told him the whole story.” At that moment, I wished more than anything that I had accepted the sexy, hot pink alien’s offer to accompany me to this meeting.

Klavoii shrugged carelessly, the movement just a little too practiced to be believable. “Your fiancé was quite convincing. Especially when he told me there was a reward for your safe return.”

I spun around, looking for an escape route from Klavoii’s office.

But even if I could get out of here, where could I escape to? I was on a space station. There were only two ways off Station 21: use a transporter or take a ship. But I didn’t have access to the transporter tubes. And I didn’t know how to fly one of the spaceships docked in the hangars.

A round, porthole-style window to one side of Klavoii’s desk caught my attention. Through it, I could see stars shining in the deep black of space.

Make that three ways.

I could leave the space station through one of the airlocks Bian had shown me on our tour.

It wasn’t the worst death I could imagine, stepping out into the cold nothingness.

At least it wouldn’t take long. I’d be dead in a matter of moments.

There was only one problem.

I wanted to live.

Betrayed by the Alien Bride Lottery: Available only via the Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter!

Support the Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter at any level to help make sure these ebook bonuses are unlocked soon!

Also, be sure to check out the rest of the fabulous books on this week’s MFRW Book Hooks blog hop!

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

Alien Bride Lottery Vol. 1 Special Edition Hardcover #kickstarter #giveaway #crowdfunding #books

This special edition will be exclusively available 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. Click here to check out all the amazing rewards for backing this campaign, starting for as little as $1!

A Brand-New Alien Bride Lottery Story!

With a pledge of $5 or more, you will get a brand-new story, Evading the Alien Bride Lottery!

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.

Enter to Win a Premium Swag Pack

Share my Kickstarter campaign through my giveaway and enter to win an alien romance premium swag pack!

Major Arcana by Margo Bond Collins #PNR #UF #EvershadePub #BookHooks #MFRWauthor


Major Arcana New Cover

When a teenage fortune teller in a traveling carnival meets up with an attractive townie, she finds a new magic in her tarot cards.

Get the first story in the forthcoming Major Arcana Urban Fantasy series for only 99c.

 

Available via:

Kindle Unlimited

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Apple

Kobo

 

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. (Sometimes her heroines kill monsters, too.)

You can learn more about her at http://www.MargoBondCollins.net

 

Check out the rest of this week’s Book Hooks here!

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New Release: Myths & Legends #PNR #urbanfantasy #99c #boxset #MFRWHooks

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The MYTHS & LEGENDS Boxed Set is a compilation of 20 Full-Length Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy reads, including works from USA Today bestsellers, Bestselling Harlequin authors, and various Award-Winning authors!

Gear up for a collection packed with an exciting mix of undiscovered existing titles and brand new content! The pages inside are packed with everything from vampires, faeries, witches, and shifters to romantic quests, cities brimming with paranormal activity, secret societies, and ruthless villains.

With over a million words of fiction, this is your one stop shop for vampire and witch romance, urban fantasy, shifter romance, and spellbinding myths from more than twenty bestselling authors!

 

 

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Exclusive to Myths & Legends

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Underground Magic by N. R. Larry and Margo Bond Collins

Excerpt:

I had never been so afraid of approaching footsteps in my entire life. The fire in front of me cast a black shadow against the gray wall. Aubrey stopped, sighed, and then said, “We have to send in the Anchor.”

An echo of the scream I wanted to release in response to her words rattled around inside my skull. Screaming would do us no good. I pressed my hands against my lips as if in prayer, a ritual that stayed with me from the before times. Something else that would do me no good. Not down here in the Underground.

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