New August Bonus Perks in the Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter!

Get these books free with any pledge before August 14.

The Kickstarter runs for only two more weeks, so be sure to grab these last bonus perks before time runs out!

If you pledged already, you’ll get these as well. 

Also, as a quick update, we are SUPER CLOSE to hitting the next stretch goal–at which point I’ll write Betrayed by the Alien Bride Lottery–so keep sharing the Kickstarter, too! 🙂 

Thanks for your support!

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.

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

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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!

Evading the Alien Bride Lottery

Evading the Alien Bride Lottery

A brand-new Khanavai Warrior Bride Games book!

I meant for him to steal me away. I never intended to allow him to steal my heart.

When the Alien Bride Lottery revised its rules to allow human women who wanted to marry aliens, it was supposed to change everything—no more unwilling brides, only eager participants.

That was the theory, anyway.

But when my best work frenemy signs me up for the Lottery without my knowledge and my name is actually drawn, no one cares that it wasn’t my choice—not Earth officials, and certainly not Vos Klavoii, the Games Director who’s determined to make sure his people survive.

Besides, Klavoii believes a surprise contestant now and then will improve his show’s ratings, and that’s what he truly cares about.

So I do the only thing I can think of: bribe a hot Khanavaii pilot to sneak me off Station 21.

Now I’m in a race for my freedom—but I’m beginning to think that gorgeous alien might be the biggest threat to my independence yet.

Fans of Ruby Dixon, Grace Goodwin, and Laurann Dohner 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 and part of an interconnected series. Join these brides as they find a whole new world of happily ever afters.

Available only on Kickstarter.

Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter Update 2: Stretch Goal 1 Reached, Bonus Unlocked! Plus a New Surprise Reward!

Hello! Since my last update, we have absolutely smashed all my expectations. The Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter was awarded the coveted “Project We Love” by the Kickstarter staff and we have hit the first stretch goal!

So I am celebrating with not one, but TWO bonuses!

First of all, as promised, I have created a brand-new digital sticker for everyone who backs the campaign.

Second, to celebrate having been named as a Project We Love, I have put together an ebook collection of early sci-fi stories written by women during the “Golden Age of Science Fiction.” This ebook will also go out to all backers.

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 would you be interested in seeing as a bonus on this (or any) campaign?

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!

But before you go, check out these fabulous campaigns!

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

Cheers!

~Margo

Update #1: Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter ~ Update and New Bonus! #alienromance #kickstarter #books

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,

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

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?

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

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

I hope you have an amazing day.

~Margo

About the Author

Author Margo Bond Collins

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:

www.MargoBondCollins.net

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About the Kickstarter

Alien Bride Lottery Volume 1 Special Hardback Edition

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!

About The Alien Bride Lottery Volume 1 Limited Edition Hardcover

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.

Back the Project Here!

About The Alien Bride Lottery, Vol. 1

The Setting

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. 

The Characters

The Heroes: Khanavai Males

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.

The Heroines: Human Women

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?

Digital

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.

Physical

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

* Mugs

* 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!

***To READ an excerpt from Entered in the Alien Bride Lottery, for free, CLICK HERE. ***

Back the Kickstarter Campaign Here!