7 Alien Romances To Enjoy On World UFO Day!

Remember those floating lights you saw in the sky? In these books, they’re real aliens which always ends in a fiery blaze. Alien. Romance. Need I say more?

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It’s your resident romance redneck back with another set of book recommendations that your bookshelf has been begging me for. In recent years, I’ve seen a spike of paranormal and alien romances! Not that I’m complaining because they add a little spice that I didn’t know I needed. However, I’m not quite sure how long this trend will stick around, so I’m striking while the iron is hot. So just sit back and allow yourself to be transported to faraway places with these seven alien romance books!

Just as a small disclaimer, alien and paranormal romances are known for being a bit… out there. Please always check all trigger warnings if they are provided by the authors or other reviews left by previous readers. If you aren’t comfortable with the subjects listed, then maybe try a different book because I’ve got seven book recommendations for you to enjoy!

We all knew this was coming, so might as well kick us off right. Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon was actually the first book that I thought of when I heard that World UFO Day was coming up. At a different part of my life I would’ve thought of things like Mulder and Scully from X-Files, but ever since working at Bookstr, my brain is hardwired to think bookish first!

Ice Planet Barbarians

Ruby Dixon

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Ice Planet Barbarians has a whopping twenty-two books in total, and it follows a group of women that are stranded on an ice cold alien planet. The first book features Georgie as she ventures out to find help in that godforsakened land. Luckily, she is met with the mass of a being that is Vektal. Unluckily, Vektal claims she’s his chosen female, but he promises safety for the women. The catch is that the closer Georgia and Vektal become, the less likely it seems that Vektal will let Georgie go home.

Dark Horse

Michelle Diener

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Cover Comment: "Secrets are all she has left..."

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We’re tackling all kinds of strange in Dark Horse by Michelle Diener. Rose is the only survivor on a Class Five battleship that is found by Captain Dav Jallan. To Dav, Rose is a strange and new alien being. To Rose, Dav has the potential to be (yet another) captor who will torture her for information that she simply doesn’t have. With the help of her AI friend, Sazo, Rose has to find a way to safety and learn to trust the Captain. All the while, Captain Dav is trying to solve how Rose outlasted the battleships last owners… intrigue and romance en route.

Chosen

Stacy Jones

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Like many of the alien romance books I’ve read, Chosen by Stacy Jones starts off with a female main character that is struggling with an outside force, but the majority of her problems are solved by her accidental abduction by an alien race. Please note this is typed with immense enthusiam because (also like many of the alien romances I’ve read), Chosen by Stacy Jones is a reverse harem! This is a trope that has been on the rise and I’m not mad about it, are you?

Radiance

Grace Draven

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Forced proximity? Kingdom elements? Human and alien romance? Marriage of convenience? These are all things you’re sure to find (and devour) in Radiance by Grace Draven. Brishen is the younger brother in the Khaskem royal family, virtually holding no value other than being married off for the political or economical gain of the kingdom. The time has come for him to do his princely duties, unfortunately his intended bride is less than pleased. Ildiko’s standoffish nature and Brishen’s resigned demeanor makes a good target for a scheme to tear the pair apart.

Dark Planet Warriors

Anna Carven

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Abbey and Tarak are the peak enemies to lovers trope of the alien romance. Dark Planet Warriors by Anna Carven is a dual POV romance that focuses on a domineering main alien and a fiercely confident leading woman. If you’re wanting a book where the FMC will just roll over and take whatever comes her way, the Dark Planet Warriors series isn’t for you. However, there’s nothing better than when that enemies switches to lovers because there’s usually a big blowout fight and sparks fly.

The Melier

Poppy Rhys

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Cover Comment: "Women of Dor Nye One"

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The accidental friendship that grows into a romance between Lucia and the alien slave that has no memory is definitely on the re-read list for me this summer! The Melier follows Lucia as she escapes from the clutches of her captors and keeps her new friend out of their grasp as well. Now the pair of them are outrunning the pirates chasing them, and feelings that want to break free. Bonus points to this one because there are six more books about the Women of Dor Nye!

Burn

Suzanne Wright

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Burn by Suzanne Wright ticks off several boxes. Our FMC, Harper, is a tattoo artist working out of a demon lair in the City of Sin. Harper leads the simplest life she can until it’s interrupted by her psychic mate who is the ‘most powerful demon in existence,’ supposedly, Harper doesn’t buy it. Harper is always surrounded by demons, so Knox is nothing new to her. Knox always gets his way being the powerful billionaire demon that he is, so when Harper doesn’t fall in line… switches flip. Harper is Knox’s ‘anchor’ meaning the fun is just getting started.

I mean this is how I’m celebrating World UFO Day– reading an alien romance book while reruns of X-Files are playing in the background. Do I believe in there’s something out there? I definitely think that time will tell.

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