Today I am so pleased to welcome Chloe Archer to Joyfully Jay. Chloe has come to talk to us about her latest release, Can’t Help Falling in Love with an Alien. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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Exclusive Excerpt

“Kaiiiiiiiii!” He holds out his arms in a child-like gesture as if he wants to be picked up. “You caaaaame! My knight in shining purple armor. Or maybe my knight in shining purple tentacles?” He giggles and then burps, staring at me in wide-eyed shock. “Sorry. That was kind of gross. I’m a little bitty bit ineeble…inebral…

“Inebriated,” Chewy once again offers and salutes me with the bottle half-full of liquor before taking another hearty swig. “I told the kid he couldn’t hold his liquor. Especially not extraterrestrial moonshine made on a ship. But he just had to, and I quote, ‘prove my furry ass wrong.’”

Their captor gives a head tip to Chewy. “It’s my own special ship brew. The flavor still needs work, but the potency is on point.”

Chewy raises the bottle again in salutation. “It’s a remarkable vintage. Best ship moonshine I’ve sampled in fifty years.”

“You flatter me! Clearly, you’re a true connoisseur.”

Chewy smiles amiably before giving River a pitying frown. “We need to work on the kid. Building up his tolerance is key.”

Their captor regards River with an equally commiserative look.

River scrunches up his face. “Screw you, guys. I can totally hold my liquor.” He crosses his arms with a pout. “I just happen to’ve had way more than either of you.”

Chewy scoffs. “Keep dreaming, lightweight.”

I ignore the ridiculousness of this situation, entirely too relieved to see my mate unharmed, if completely drunk off his ass.

With a feeling of supreme relief, I collapse to my knees in front of River and pull him into my still shaking arms. “I thought I might have lost you,” I whisper in his ear, feeling his soft silky curls tickle my nose in a way that calms and settles something deep inside me at last.

I run my nose up behind his ear and inhale deeply. That wonderfully sweet and spicy aroma of his cologne that makes him smell like one big scrumptious River cookie is almost too much to take.

Mom and Mal appear in the doorway behind me.

“This is quite possibly the most anti-climactic rescue of all time,” Mal snarks.

Mom’s battle-ready face relaxes, and her warrior stance returns to normal. “Leave it to River to escape his captor and then get drunk with him. He’s my kind of crazy,” she says, smiling affectionately before wincing. “Although, he’s going to have one hell of a hangover in the morning. Is that ship moonshine? Ouch.”

I ignore them, sniffing my mate and feeling my tentacles wriggle with jubilation inside me.

“I’m so glad you’re here, Kai. I missed you soooo much.” River pats my back uncoordinatedly. “Don’t worry. Everything’s okay. Here, I want you to meet my new friend.” He gestures at the Zelitine. “This is Nirblobby—.”

“That’s Lord Nirblob, if you will,” the green alien corrects River gently.

My mate nods his head enthusiastically. “Yes, that’s him for sure.” He turns to me, becoming serious as he puts a hand on my cheek. “Don’t be angry with him, Kai. He’s just a lonely guy without a family who took the wrong job with a total dickbag for a boss.”


Blurb

can't help falling in love with an alien coverTentacular Tales, Book 2

A grumpy-sexy alien and his (mostly) human sunshiney mate find the road to happily ever after is paved with challenges, including a troublesome ex, alien refugees in need of help, unexpected mating instincts, and someone trying to expose alien existence on Earth. Tentacles and tarnation! Will they be able to handle everything in their way and finally get engaged?

RIVER

Working for the Alliance is a sci-fi nerd’s dream–aka mine–come true. I’ve even won the heart of my grumpy-sexy alien boyfriend. Nothing can bring me down, baby. I’m walking on freaking sunshine! Except now one of Kai’s douchey AF exes decides to turn up like a bad case of crabs that he can’t get rid of. I don’t trust him one bit. But I’ve got even bigger problems to worry about. Like helping some awesome aliens in trouble, and maybe moving in with Kai, who’s totally going to propose any day now—right? Oh, and my shady relatives might be hiring an assassin to take me out. So, you know, a day in the life of River Sullivan. I’m sure everything’s going to be fine. Won’t it?

KAI

Just when we think we have a new lead on the drug dealer targeting extraterrestrials on Earth, we run into a major roadblock. And the longer this mess of an investigation drags on without answers, the less I like it. Outside of work though, things are going amazingly well with my adorable mate–dear galactic gods, how did that happen? But with an ex back in my life wanting to be friends again, and the threat of a potential assassin looming, things are getting a little complicated. I love River with both my hearts—and all five tentacles—but even I’m worried I might not be able to protect him from the dangers ahead. Also, I need to figure out how the heck I’m going to propose to him. River deserves something “epic,” and I don’t want to let him down. Am I going to be able to deliver?

Can’t Help Falling in Love with an Alien (Tentacular Tales #2) is a (116,000 words) M/M sci-fi rom com and the second book in the series. It should be read in chronological order. This installment features a pajama party date that will go down in infamy, inappropriate team t-shirts, a half-baked love poem, more Captain Starblade and Lord Vardox, drunken shenanigans courtesy of spaceship moonshine, unexpected mating instincts, plenty of new aliens with problems for River to solve, and tentacles galore. And possibly an epic proposal? This book has an HFN ending and no cheating. Never fear—there is a guaranteed HEA by the end of the series!


Bio

Chloe Archer writes M/M sci-fi and paranormal rom coms with laugh-out-loud humor because she’s all about bringing the funny-sexy back. Oh, yeah!

She currently calls Minnesota home but has lived abroad in places like Montreal, Edinburgh, and Tokyo. She’s hoping to relocate to Scotland permanently in the next few years if the stars align.

Chloe is a fur mama to two adorable Yorkies, Jasper and Teddy, and she loves them in a crazy dog mama kind of way. When she isn’t busy writing, she enjoys visiting friends and family, traveling, reading, binge-watching movies and TV shows, and practicing her karaoke skills. She does a mean cover of Pat Benatar and Cher, or so she’s been told.

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Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Can’t Help Falling in Love with an Alien, Chloe is giving away 1 of 3 prizes:

  • An e-set of the Tentacular Tales series so far (3 eBooks)
  • A $5 Amazon Voucher
  • A signed paperback of Can’t Help Falling in Love with an Alien (US Winner)

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