The Aliens Have Landed #mfrwHooks

Welcome to the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop, Book Hooks. Writers share a short snippet of their works to entice you.

Here’s the cute-meet from Alien Contact for Idiots, the first book in my science fiction romance series of the same name.

Underfoot lay common dirt and dead grass, overhead a familiar grey sky, yet this was the most exotic — and tense — moment of Ell Harmon’s life.

She knew what to say. She’d rehearsed it in her daydreams. “That’s one small step for a woman,” she yelled, correcting Neil Armstrong’s accidental omission of the indefinite article, a. “One huge leap for mankind.”

“English,” exclaimed an alien.

They knew English? How?

Her gaze zeroed in on the speaker, the tallest man. His shoulders seemed broad enough to carry a world. The wind from the copter’s rotors plastered his clothes against his body, outlining muscular legs and arms. His stomach was flat, his jaw chiseled and powerful. The most impressive thing about him, though, was his face. Determined. Gallant. Intelligent. Strong yet refined. He wasn’t classically handsome, but wearing that masterful expression, he was gorgeous.

What’s a woman gonna do
when she’s quarantined with an out-of-this-world alien?

After Ell Harmon, a take-charge Seattle biologist, makes first alien contact, she finds herself quarantined with a prince from the future. Is he the man of her dreams? Or a conqueror with unimaginable weapons?

She’s about to find out.

The hard way.

Be sure to check out the hooks from other MFRW authors.



  1. Love it! (especilly the ‘one small step for a woman’ bit! 🙂 Great hook, Ed!

    1. That line seemed so appropriate I didn’t even have to think about it.

  2. OOhhh hot aliens! Yes, please 🙂

    1. In the real world 😉 first contact with alien humans would, of course, result in being quarantined. In my world, they quarantined *together*.

  3. Oh my, he’s just my style. You do have a wonderful way with words, Ed.

    1. So, you like aliens with that commanding touch, Charmaine.

  4. Great excerpt. Tickles my curiosity.

    1. I’m glad you’re so ticklish, Jan!

  5. Giggle. Definitely makes me want to read more, Ed.

    1. I was feeling ironic when I wrote this book. Much of it is tongue in cheek.

  6. We learn so much about her from that second paragraph. 🙂

    1. Her big dream is a rather unusual one, and as you say, it tells us a lot about her.

  7. We learn so much about her from that second paragraph. 🙂

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