Melissa, being the awesome author she is, is letting me giveaway an advance copy of this book. Sadly this is only for bloggers, but she has made it international.
The only mandatory part of this contest is you have to in some way promote Alienated on your blog or Tumblr - either feature it in a WoW, a cover love post - anything counts as long as you give some love to Alienated. And trust me, guys, this book is so worth the love.
The contest will run from now until the Aug. 31, 2013.
Interplanetary relations have never been more exciting! The first in a funny, romantic YA sci-fi series.
Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.
Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.
Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.
But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.
Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.
I call myself a compulsive over-reader, because my appetite for books is insatiable. While I enjoy all genres of fiction, I'm always drawn to romantic plots. There's no substitute for a happy ending, and let's face it: I'm in love with love!
A former military brat, I like to say I grew up everywhere. I graduated from high school in Munich (Go Mustangs!) and went on to earn a BA in English from Texas State University and a teaching license from East Carolina University. I taught middle school for nine years before "retiring" to write romance, and after residing in eleven different states, I finally abandoned my nomadic lifestyle.
Now I live in the heart of Ohio with my very patient husband--who kindly tolerates my neglect while I'm penning a new book--and our three spirited children, who aren't so easily placated.
My work is represented by the fabulous Nicole Resciniti of the Seymour Agency, and in addition to YA, I write adult romance under the name Macy Beckett.