Proximity

Proximity

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by M. A. George
     
 

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Proximity is the first book in the Proximity series

She's an alien whose home world doesn't even know she exists.
He just inherited a planet, and now he's running from it.
She has spent a lifetime hiding in plain sight.
He wants to escape the spotlight.
Her touch can heal.
His wounds are deep.
Two hearts, two planets collide. It's the perfect union

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Overview

Proximity is the first book in the Proximity series

She's an alien whose home world doesn't even know she exists.
He just inherited a planet, and now he's running from it.
She has spent a lifetime hiding in plain sight.
He wants to escape the spotlight.
Her touch can heal.
His wounds are deep.
Two hearts, two planets collide. It's the perfect union.
Except the part where the world's about to end.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781480016934
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/03/2012
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

M. A. George is part mother of two adorable children, part super top secret agent...Oops, probably just lost that job.

Writing is what keeps her up into the wee hours of the night. Fortunately, she has a lot of energy (Read: caffeine is her friend). She has a bit of an obsession with music (It does a fantastic job of tuning out rambunctious children while she attempts to focus).

She sincerely hopes people out there enjoy reading her work as much as she enjoys writing it. And if anyone hears of work for a super top secret agent, she's now available (Discretion guaranteed...).

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Proximity 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
2 stars. I read 149 out of 369 pages and just had to stop, the book was so boring. It was just talk, & talk, with no action. The author describe every detail and some she repeated. Over explained everything, an example they drove from her fathers house even though they were only a few hundred yards, from each other in a triangle because it was night and not safe for the king & his sister to walk since they did not know the property - wow - it wasnt necessary to go into all that detail. Just say they drove to the house period. I'm so glad this book was a free friday selection. If you love reading extreme detail with no action then you will enjoy this book. If you like a little less detail & action then stay far away frim this book. I gave the book 2 stars for it was a good concept, it could of been a excellant read with a good editor to cut the rambling and move the story along at a faster pace, more action. If family & friends read this book and told the author it was good, they did a deservice to them. The book was not ready for publication, it needed an honest editor to work with them it cleaning up the dialog, the structure & development of story & characters. I hope the aurhor will work with an editor for future books and maybe redo this one and republish. I cannot recommend this book. I will be deleting from my library asap.
Felicia-Tatum More than 1 year ago
Who new aliens could be so sexy? I loved the world, characters, and information M.A. George created in this novel. Palta and Aeron are such a good combo and it's obvious they were made for each other. I'd heard good things about this series, so we I had the opportunity to review for a tour, I jumped on that! I'm SO glad I did, because this was hard to put down. I can't wait to read more in this series and find out how Dom does on another planet, what's up with her father and his brother, and just how they are going to get out of this sticky situation. 
NaughtyBitsBookReviews More than 1 year ago
I really liked Proximity and I can't wait to read Relativity book #2 in the series. In book 1 we get introduced to Palta and her family along with Eric and his. The story is fast flowing and you get some solid action scenes with a little romance mixed in. The book drew me in quickly and I wasn't ready for it to end. Lucky for me book two is out I just have to get the time to read it. If your not too big on science fiction romance it's a little light on the science. You get what you need to understand and move the story along without causing you to pause and scratch your head. So give it a try it might just surprise you. Those that like it heavier on the science fiction I feel that there is enough to keep your enjoyment while reading. It's not a hot and steamy read but it does make a great read if your looking for light science fiction romance with some action mixed in.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Because this was a free book, I was skeptical. I finally read it and WOW! Amazing writing, great plot, believable characters, romance that wasn't overdone, and surprises! I would definitly recomend.
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onecooljewel More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Job well done....wish it had a little more action.....sexually, but overall good read
HopeWasHere More than 1 year ago
If I were to talk to Proximity (yes, I am referring to the book), then “You had me at hello” would be one of the first things out of my mouth. Followed by a few “How could you,” “What on earth was that? Are you trying to stop my heart?” and quite a few high fives. The first line of chapter one was a definite hooker, it even made me giggle. Which makes the ending one the sinker because at that point, I was completely hooked and engaged. In the first chapter alone I highlighted six different things! I rarely highlight much in a book until I’m at least halfway through it. But in Proximity, M.A. George fills the pages with an engaging first person narrative with short vivid descriptions and fills it with personality so you can already see Palta’s story beginning to unfold. There aren’t a plethora of unnecessary words telling you important details, everything is shown to you through her use of witty dialogue and candid descriptions. For example when Palta starts talking about her hair, the tone is just what you’d expect. “It has the look of perpetual bed head, even after meticulous application of product and skillful use of a blow dryer and straightening iron.” I was a fan of Palta within seconds; after all we’re both fluent in sarcasm.  Proximity’s wide cast of characters breathe life into the plot and keep it moving smoothly until the bitter end. I only say bitter because it ended and I was not okay with being on the last page already. Once Palta finishes introducing you to her family and Eric (the super deliciously sexy smart man that’s unaware of her existence) everything starts to happen very fast. Proximity’s filled with surprises and moments where you’ll stop reading to think over what really just happened. I chose to tweet M.A. George my moments of sheer surprise but other than that, I couldn’t stop reading it. The dialogue between Sabella (Palta’s sister), their father and her show a strong family dynamic and create a great foundation for Palta’s story, helping you understand why she wants to find her place in the world. A lot of the most heart clenching moments occur when she’s thinking about her family in the beginning until Eric takes the crown half-way through while he’s working toward redemption. (No, I cannot elaborate without spoilers and I had strong feelings about this situation so I would most likely ramble until someone stopped me.) However, there was a moment where for me he redeemed himself and boy it was sweet. Highlighted and tweeted. I was very interactive during this book, I couldn’t help myself. So I found fans who understood what I was going through. With that being said I did feel like the romance between Eric and Palta was quick, it wasn’t forced and considering how fast the story was moving, it made sense. Plus they got points since they did share some disagreements and conflict of ideas, instead of the instant “yes, anything you say” syndrome some female characters suffer from.  M.A. George blended just the right amount of sci-fi and romance together to create a compelling debut novel that leaves readers needing the second installment in the series immediately. She developed a complex world that’s unique to Proximity and a different planet from Earth altogether impeccably. They have their own language, government system, way of living and are frankly more advanced in certain areas. M.A. George introduces everything with smooth descriptions throughout the book without overwhelming readers and enabling you to envision the ships, buildings and what it must be like to live there without the story ever taking place there. I enjoyed every minute of reading Proximity and found myself rooting for Palta (and Eric after he earned redemption) throughout the entire novel, biting my nails, squealing in delight/amusement and gasping is surprise/shock and eagerly turning every page. 
The-Book-Diaries More than 1 year ago
Palta Capal and her family have been living as United States citizens the span of Palta's life after her father, mother, and sister left their home planet of Ononti. Palta and her sister have kept their heritage a secret with the help of their father's ability to influence others. They both work in fields that they can put their own abilities to good use. Being a healer, Palta has found her niche in the medical field. She enjoys her work and lives a non-eventful life up until the day she finds her handsome coworker, Eric Moran, dying on the floor of their lab. Palta has no choice but risk exposing her family for what they really are in order to save him. Proximity has a plethora of good qualities. It is a science fiction book that I would recommend for young readers because there is a lack of sex and profanity. The Capal family is living the American Dream. They are home owners, hardworking, and have good morals and ethics, things that I believe children should be exposed to in literature. The storyline is easy to follow and is not very complex; anyone could understand the premise and plot. With that being said I would not recommend this book to an adult audience. I think most woman would find the progression of the romance between Palta and Eric hard to believe. This seemingly highly intelligent woman, a doctor even, gets into this whirlwind relationship and swept into his families mess all within a matter of days after saving his life, jeopardizing her family's well-being and exposing them all to a menace back on Ononti. What? After all the claims Palta makes of how important her family and their secrecy is over their hundreds of years on Earth, she throws it all away in a week?! I cannot see the logic in that, even within the sci-fi, non-fictional realm. If I had any say in the editorial process that had to have taken place prior to Proximity being released, I would have highly recommended the author give at least one ounce of definitive proof that Morans are who they claim to be. I would have also asked her to insist that Eric ask Palta out on a date, buy the woman a drink even, before he asked for her and her family to help him save the Earth from the complete annihilation of the human race at the hands of a deranged dictator from Ononti.
Sarah_UK1 More than 1 year ago
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author M. A. George.) Palta Capal has secrets, firstly; she’s not human, her parents travelled to earth from a faraway planet called Ononti before she was even conceived. Secondly, she’s over 100 years old, even though she still looks less than thirty. Palta’s other secret is that she has the hots for a man, a human man – Eric, although she doesn’t intend to act on it. When she later finds Eric with his head bashed in in his lab, Palta knows that she must do something, not only because he is injured, but because his blood is bright orange – the same as hers, marking him as a traveller from Ononti. Using her healing powers Palta saves his life, only to have him run from her once he regains consciousness. Who is Eric really though? What is he doing on earth? Why did he run from Palta when she saved his life? And what more can she do to help him? I enjoyed this story, I liked the sci-fi aspect, and I also liked the romance. I was in two minds when I started this book, I wasn’t sure if I would like it, but once I got used to the writing style this wasn’t an issue. Palta was an interesting character, and I liked how she immediately helped Eric, even when she didn’t know who he really was, or what he was doing on earth. I liked how she willing to make sacrifices for love, and how dearly she loved her father and sister. Erin was a bit of a honey, and I liked the romance between him and Palta. Their feelings developed quickly but this didn’t bother me, and I liked how sweet they were together. I thought the ‘alien’ aspect of the story was done well, and I liked the little touches like the fact that their blood was bright orange! The rest of the storyline flowed well, and I liked that there was action as well as science in the solution to their problems. The ending had action as well as some unexpected twists, and although there was an ending to the story, it is obvious that there will be another book to continue the parts of the story not wrapped up. Overall; a good sci-fi/romance. 6.5 out of 10.
WiLoveBooks More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this. The book opens with Palta telling us about her crush and we get her backstory. It's a little slow to start, but the story is interesting and I think Palta is a great character. As we get into the story a bit it picks up and we get lots of action and some interesting twists. The love story did feel a bit rushed, but there were other things going on as well that could account for it. I was disappointed when the book ended because I wanted to find out more. I am very interested to see where things go in the next book, Relativity, which is out now.
unorthodoxmama More than 1 year ago
It's not much of a secret for those that really follow my reads that I was never one for paranormal or paranormal/scifi romance books before. I was always one who thought romance books were still those old books with revolting covers, the kind you'd see mothers on television fawning over. Not to mention slightly depressing when your single. But I have really started to change my opinion now that I've read two or three. At least in terms of paranormal/science fiction romance. Proximity had me at the mention of Jane Austen and the whole not human part. I was not disappointed. This book was better than I could have hoped. Palta was an easy character to relate to (maybe too easy? Minus the pointy ears, sadly) I really found myself liking her and in the end rooting for her. She deserved to be happy and find her purpose, possibly more than any of the other characters. They all had very clear paths their lives were following, whether they chose it or not. She just happened to be the baby born on the new planet. Eric, where do I even start. I'm not one to drool over physical descriptions of fictional characters, I'm just not that girl but after what he did for Palta when his ship was blown up.. he had me, hook line and sinker. A man with a heart and a brain and he uses/lives by both. I loved the way he was written, honest, intelligent, strong, but also scared. Scared enough to run, not once but twice. Finally, it's not the female that runs. Yes, that needs to be bolded. It is just that important. Though there is romance, it isn't the bigger part of the story, which I can appreciate and others also not really into romance will also. So if you are anything like I am/was on romance novels, you shouldn't have a problem being able to love Proximity. Proximity is also down right hilarious at times. Warning for those who may read with a toddler sleeping next to them. :D I had my mouth covered with my hand a few times to keep from busting. Palta, you have to love her. Definitely a five star book, and one of my favourite reads this year. Romance fans will love this, science fiction fans will love this and those who have to read anything even mentioning Jane Austen. The only thing that makes me sad about this book, was that it was just published in 2012 which means book two is another book, I'm going to have to try to patiently wait for. All the while my brains going to be running all over the place thinking about what could happen. Re-read value is definitely there. Trust me, you'll love it.