Hi everyone! I want to welcome Blaine D Arden to TAR today for a fun little teaser about her new novel Aliens, Smith and Jones. This is a book that I’ve been looking forward to for a long time now, and today you can read my review here (posted today). *Blurb at the bottom of the post*
As much as Connor Smith tries to keep his desk in order, paperwork keeps piling up. We unearthed these from the bottom drawer of his desk. Perhaps you can glean the nature of his work through the top-secret organization of Primrose from these sneak peeks.
From: R. Holloway – Research
To: C. Smith – Security
Subject: Magical earrings?
Attached you’ll find a copy of my report on the magical earrings team Alpha found last week. Memo P111051509S1537 / 15-05-2011.
The research was… interesting to say the least. Many of our female researchers eagerly offered to test them out. Unfortunately, we had to destroy the earrings to find out what caused the headless look. I’ve boxed the pieces and sent them to Archives, along with the report.
ps: Thank you for the photo of Agent Amato walking around headless.
From: I. Griffin – Security
To: C. Smith – Security
Subject: Glowing rocks
Remember that A-watch alert I told you about yesterday? Where we found those fluorescent rocks? Anyway, Jimenez forgot to put gloves on before he touched them, and apparently the rocks give off some sort of residue. No idea what it is, I haven’t had the results from Research back yet, but it’s STILL on his hands.
He’s tried to wash it off several times already, but every time we turned off the lights in the locker room, his hands would light up like crazy. And not just his hands. Everything he touches lights up in the dark. He won’t be forgetting his gloves anytime soon.
Maintenance is none too happy about it either.
ps: I’m gagging for ice cream. Want to hit the park during lunch?
Aliens, Smith and Jones by Blaine D. Arden – Now Available for just $6.99 (e-book)
Connor Smith works for Primrose, an organization tasked with monitoring and tracking aliens and alien technology. It’s a job that doesn’t know the meaning of “nine-to-five”. It also doesn’t leave much room for a social life, a complication that Connor hasn’t minded, until now. At the prodding of his best friend, Connor reluctantly puts himself back in the dating pool, even though it means lying about his remarkable life.
Elsewhere, Noah Jones has led a remarkable life of his own. Stranded on Earth in 1648, Noah was forced to transform himself permanently into human form to survive. He soon learned that in doing so, he’d become effectively immortal, aging only at a glacial pace. Alone, with no way to contact his people or return home, Noah becomes a silent observer of human civilization—always in the world, but never of the world. Then, hundreds of years later, he sees a face in a crowd and instantly feels a connection that he thought he’d never feel again. But he’s too late: Connor’s already taken.
Destiny is not without a sense of humor, though, and the two men are pulled inexorably closer, snared by the same web of dangers and conspiracies. Worse, Primrose is now aware of Noah, and they aren’t ones to leave an alien unrestrained. So while Connor struggles to understand the strange pull he feels toward Noah, forces without as well as within are working against them to keep them apart.
Thanks to Blaine for being here and the peek into the world of Aliens, Smith and Jones