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  • Posted August 12, 2009

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    Texas is one hot place!

    Mala travels from Nerak (Karen!!) to discover sex with the Sheriff. What she finds is sensual sensation after sensual sensation. And, chocolate. How can she give these things up and return to the perfect world she left?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2007

    Run out and buy this book...

    Karen Kelley Has written an exceptionally hilarious and wickedly sexy story in Close Encounters Of The Sexy Kind. ---- Mala is restless. Everything is perfect on her planet Nerak. Her every want and need is taken care of either by button or a companion. She keeps re-reading her grandmother¿s travel journals. They tell about a wonderful place called Earth. Watching a racy film from her grandmother¿s things has Mala more determined then every to go to Earth. She has to find this man called ¿Sheriff.¿ _____ Sheriff Mason McKinley is used to the quirks of some of the residents of his small town. Even though he knows there is no such thing as an UFO, he is honor bound to check the sighting out. Mason does find an injured woman wondering in the woods. She can only remember her first name so Mason being the good guy that he is offers to take her to his home. ----- Mason soon realizes something isn¿t quite right with Mala. Her reactions to everyday things are comical. Her manner of speaking is foreign sounding. But he reads her loud and clear on the out of this world attraction to each other. Their attraction is electric. Each time is more sensual then the previous time. ----- Besides the quirkiness of Mala, Mason has reporters and residents trying to locate the alien that they think have landed. When Mala¿s companion from Nerak arrives to warn her that her time on Earth may be ended, she realizes she has to convince Mason of the truth. But will this cost her, her one true love? ----- Close Encounters Of The Sexy Kind should be on every romance readers must read list. I laughed so hard so many times. Besides being funny it¿s got a great hot and spicy romance to make you sigh. Karen Kelley has really outdone herself, I can¿t wait to read more of her books.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    one of the top romantic science fiction tales of the year

    On planet Nerak, Mala finds her perfect life too perfectly boring as the Coalition of Elders know what is best for everyone. Her only fun in life is her grandmother¿s illegal contraband including a journal about her travels on earth where the best lovers in the universe can be found. Having not obtained an orgasm in over three years, Mala is envious as she covets having an earth male make love to her.--------------- When the opportunity surfaces Mala flees Nerak with the hot journal and an erotic western 'documentary' starring the ¿Sheriff¿. She makes it to earth where Sheriff Mason McKinley has just put down a Bigfoot rumor has to deal with a UFO rumor that turns out to be Mala. As they make love and fall in love, the irate Coalition of Elders arrives to bring home the recalcitrant youngster.-------------------- Karen Kelley provides one of the top romantic science fiction tales of the year with this delightfully jocular gender bending merging of Close Encounters of the Third Kind with Earth Girls Are Easy. Mala is a delight as she explores every inch of the Sheriff in ways he never imagined. Fans will appreciate this amusing hot close encounter of the first kind as the heroine learns earth sheriffs are easy to love.----------------------- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2007

    Hot, Hot, Funny Read

    Karen has done it again, she has given us a hot, hot, sexy but funny read. This book was a joy to read.*****Mala lives on the planet Nerak, which is a planet of perfection. She does not want perfection anymore, but wants to travel to earth and experience everything that she has read about in her grandmother's journal and watched on a film about Earth. She takes a space ship and travels to earth only to crash just outside of Washboard, Texas. The first person she sees after crashing is the Sheriff of the small town, as it is his ranch that she has landed on, and he is just like she has read about.*****Mason McKinley cannot believe the beautiful woman who seems to have been in an accident and suffering from amnesia. He decides to keep her at his ranch to protect her. What develops between them is hot, intense feelings, which makes you grab for the ice to cool down. Mason soon feels that since meeting Mala he has been cast in a movie in which only one of them has the script. Mala is so loveable with her zest to learn everything, her outspoken way in which she has no qualms to tell everyone about the great sex that she is having with Mason. This in itself makes for complications for Mason. Mix in the reality of living in a small town, snoopy reporters out for a good story, the confusion of the hero and the naivety of the heroine and you have a hilarious, hot sexy read. But what will happen when the elders from the planet Nerak come for a final show down, leaving Mason with his beliefs in shambles and a relationship wrought with complications. The secondary romance between Barton, who has been sent to bring Mala back and Carol only adds to the dimension of the whole story.*****Karen has penned a yummy, hot and hilarious read. I have enjoyed all Karen's books, but this one is just that much better. It is a book that is worth getting and reading and then putting on your keeper shelf to reread. I look forward to more releases.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2007

    A very sexy book that is out of this world!

    Mala was tired of her bored and perfect life. She wanted something different that her present. Her grandmother had told her stories about life in another planet called Earth. According to her grandmother life on earth was not like it was in Nerak. So Mala decided to travel to earth and see for herself. When Mason McKinley was elected to be sheriff of the small town of Washborn, Texas he didn¿t know that he would have to deal with crazy reporters searching for Bigfoot or Aliens! But here he was answering a call of a supposedly flying saucer crashing near his property. Instead of finding an alien he found a woman who must have been in an accident since she had a nasty bump on her head. Boy even with the bump she was sexy as hell! Since she apparently has amnesia he decides to take her to his place and care for her. After all is his duty as sheriff, right? Ha! The electric currents between them have lights flickering every time they are together! Literally! Karen Kelley keeps getting better and better! This is the kind of book that you can¿t put down! The characters are unique, the story have romance, heat and a funky sense of humor that will have you laughing out-loud! The secondary story is great too. I just love the way she heats up a sex scene and weaves the humor and heart in it. This is my first ¿alien¿ paranormal and I hope she has a sequel. Now if you are out at night and see color lights flickering in the sky, watch out, there must be a Nerakian having really good sex nearby!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2007

    A sexy, fun read!

    When a beautiful alien crashes in Texas, is rescued by a rugged Texas sheriff, and the two fall in love, is there any chance on Earth that their hearts can survive the forces that are trying to pull them apart?*****Mala, an inhabitant of the female-only planet Nerak, after reading her grandmother¿s journals and watching a film about Earth, can think of little else but visiting the forbidden planet. Even her made-to-order male companion unit, Barton, can¿t hold her interest. With off-planet travel prohibited, Mala has become extremely restless, wanting to visit Earth more than anything. She eventually steals a spaceship and crash lands in Washboard, Texas, where she runs smack dab into Sheriff Mason McKinley. Mason turns out to be just what she is looking for ¿ a real flesh and blood male who is an excellent lover. When some of the Washboard townspeople begin to have suspicions about Mala and her origins, Mason immediately becomes her protector and is quick to defend her. Mala knows that her time on Earth is limited, and can only hope that the Elders from her planet will let her live once they come looking for her.***** Mason has never met a woman like Mala. Her straightforwardness about her enjoyment of sex is refreshing, although a little awkward at times, given her inclination for unashamedly telling everyone about the things they have done, in the bedroom and out. Mason understandably shrugs it off when Mala tells him that she is an alien, believing that her seeming ignorance about the most common of customs and ways is simply because she is from another country ¿ an illegal alien.*****When Barton follows Mala to Earth, prepared to convince her to come home, this story becomes even more interesting. His romance with a charming resident of Washboard is an added bonus. Passion and danger escalate as Mala and Mason¿s relationship intensifies, and readers will wonder what the future may hold for them, given how everyone is determined to tear them apart.*****Karen Kelley has created incredible characters in CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE SEXY KIND. Mala is written very realistically as a young ¿woman¿ who is very confused about what life on Earth entails. Mason is wonderfully male, very comfortable with who and what he is. His confusion over Mala¿s unexplained arrival and his total enchantment of her are touching. No detail is overlooked, without the alien premise being tiresome or overdone. Ms. Kelley has a real talent for writing humor, and a knack for inserting it in all of the right places.***** I highly recommend this fun book for everyone who appreciates a light paranormal that is heavy on sensuality and passion.

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