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(Proximity Series #1)
by M.A. George
Published: 3rd October 2012
Dr. Palta Capal would be a typical American career woman…if only she were human.
Enter Eric Moran, the intensely attractive and enigmatic new coworker on the scene. With his quiet confidence and warm smile, he manages to draw Palta’s attention. Little does she know that he, too, holds a secret…one that will propel them both into an escalating collision of two worlds.
(Proximity Series #2)
by M.A. George
Published: 9th January 2013
No matter the planet, Palta Capal is an alien.
She’s lived a lifetime where she never belonged…but relocating to the “home world” she’s never seen has her feeling more like an outsider than ever.
Teetering between the thrill of newfound love and the despair of family loss—not to mention the looming threat of global war—Palta doesn’t need any more excitement in her life.
But what she needs and what she gets are two entirely different things.
M. A. George
M. A. George is part proud mother of two adorable children, part super top secret agent…Oops, probably just lost that job.
Writing is what keeps her up into the wee hours of the night. Fortunately, she has a lot of energy (Read: caffeine is her friend). She has a bit of an obsession with music (It does a fantastic job of tuning out rambunctious children while she attempts to focus).
She sincerely hopes people out there enjoy reading her work as much as she enjoys writing it. And if anyone hears of work for a super top secret agent, she’s now available (Discretion guaranteed…).
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Here's an Excerpt from Proximity..
I could feel the butterflies fluttering in my stomach at the realization that I had no formal combat training whatsoever. Aeron, however, seemed fairly confident in that context. I wasn’t sure if that made me more or less nervous. He would be trying to carry more than his fair share of the weight on this mission, and it might leave him open to injury…or worse. I didn’t want to face the terror of wondering whether I would be able to save his life a second time.
Evidently my intense worry was showing through in my facial expression. As we concluded the meeting, Aeron walked over to put his arms around me. “Don’t be so concerned,” he whispered. “We will get through this, I promise.”
“What makes you so certain?” I couldn’t help my skepticism.
“We have no other choice,” he replied matter-of-factly.
“Is that really all you can come up with?” I scowled. “Couldn’t you just lie and tell me you have some kind of secret badass weapon that is going to make this a piece of cake?”
“I have all kinds of badass weapons,” he grinned. “But unfortunately, the rebels probably have all of the same stuff. It will help that we have the element of surprise. And Ewenami can keep them off guard by scrambling their thoughts…They’ll have trouble remembering where they are, or what they’re supposed to be doing.”
“I recognize that will be a huge help,” I agreed. “But have you thought about what kind of powers they might have that we aren’t prepared for?” I wrinkled my forehead nervously. “I hate being the pessimist, but somebody has to do it,” I added with an apologetic shrug.
“I assure you, that concern has been on my mind since long before now.” His tone was more somber. “But I choose to believe that good will triumph over evil. And remember what I told you last night…If anything happens to me, you run.” He eyed me sternly.
“Bear in mind, I love you,” I returned his stern gaze. “But I have absolutely no intention of listening to you.”
He sighed in exasperation as I leaned in to kiss him, not giving him a chance to argue. It distracted him sufficiently. He dropped the issue and took hold of my hand, walking me to the back door to meet everyone outside for the next phase of our preparations: target practice.
The large weapons cases were already out in the backyard, an expansive desert landscape looking out on the mountains. Aeron had positioned makeshift targets at various distances from the open cases. Ewenami was already setting up to take the first shot. I startled slightly as she fired. A harsh, electric zapping sound rang out, as a neon blue flash discharged from the muzzle. The gun was deceptively small compared to the sizeable blast hole it left in the center of the target…This was not Ewenami’s first time on the shooting range.
She demonstrated impressive accuracy with the remainder of the targets, then stepped back to introduce Sabela to one of the other weapons. While she was doing this, Aeron began distributing fresh targets. Sabela was not quite as adept as Ewenami, but she held her own reasonably well. Dominick looked on with an apprehensive expression, trying—as I was—not to think of the fact that the real targets would have their own similar weapons.
My turn was up, and Aeron pulled a formidable gun from the case. It reminded me of something a comic book gangster would carry, only it was white and molded from some sort of heavyweight plastic. He gave me a thirty second crash course in its operation, then stepped back to give me a wide berth.
I carefully lined up the first target and squeezed the button that functioned as a trigger. It was a direct hit, but it left me with spots in my eyes from the intense blue flash. “What the heck is the benefit in that?!” I griped, turning back to face Aeron. “How am I supposed to hit the next target if I’m half blind?” I blinked feverishly to regain my full sight as he stepped toward me.
“Sorry, that’s my fault,” he cringed. “I neglected to tell you to keep your eyes focused on the distant target. Try not to look down at the barrel.”
“Anything else I need to know about?” I jokingly harassed him. “Are my arms going to fall off if I don’t push the button the right way?”
“No,” he chuckled. “Your arms only fall off if you forget to say the magic words first.”
“Something like, ‘Die, you rebel punk bastards’?…” I proposed.
“That’ll work…” He stepped back with a wink.
The author is giving away 20 e-book copies of ‘Proximity’-the first book in the series. There will also be 5 sets of Proximity series magnets. There will also be assorted swag given away. The magnets and swag are open to the US only, e-books are open internationally.
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