Million Miles Away

Million Miles Away

by Alice Bane


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Life-changing love almost feels like an invasion.

I won’t bore you with details about the mysterious medical issues I’ve had over the last year;

the sudden severe allergies to food and medication, the sleep paralysis. All I’ll tell you is that they turned my life upside down.

But I’m a rational person.

Naturally, I assumed that my mind was playing tricks on me when I saw the strange figures standing over me.

But it felt so freakishly real;

especially one face in particular that always stayed with me long after I woke up.

Something about him always drew me in and I knew he was different. He made me feel different.

All my life, romance has felt like something that was reserved for everyone but me. I’d accepted that the only love in my life would be experienced through my artwork.

Now I’m questioning everything I know about myself, about reality, and especially about love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781989526071
Publisher: Visualbee Publishing
Publication date: 10/05/2019
Series: Million Miles , #1
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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Million Miles Away 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
LynnLTX 6 months ago
Set in a futuristic Earth, Natalia is an artist working for a big corporation. She creates paintings of the cosmos which is something that has captured her imagination and soul. Over the last year Natalia has developed odd allergies to food and medication causing her to become even more of a recluse, workaholic than she was previously. One day she wakes realizing that she is not on Earth anymore but an alien spaceship being attended by an otherworldly man. Korin’s appearance frightens and startles Natalia, her mind being unable to comprehend what is real and what is an illusion. After Natalia accepts this is all genuine and some adjustments happen, she willingly begins to spend time with Korin though her presence on his ship for other than a certain experiment is illicit. Natalia and Korin’s relationship continues to evolve while she evades the questions and concerns of her family and co-workers and, annoyingly, a scumbag extra boyfriend who is too interested in Natalia. Her frequent unexplained absences put Natalia’s job which she devoted her life to in jeopardy; however, priorities begin to change. This alien lover who has literal constellations in his eyes becomes more important to Natalia then all the things she thought important in life. Their relationship would be frowned on by both sides so this couples faces many challenges to be together. First in the Million Miles series, this sci-fi love story has a lot going for it. Ms. Bane’s very interesting world building and take on alien abductions is well thought out and will capture fans of this genre’s interest and imagination. Though I enjoyed this story, two issues keep it from being a five star. I would have preferred more time spent between the couple, and the fact book one ends in a cliffhanger of which I am not a fan. These are subjective issues and do not necessarily take away from the quality of the writing.
Cafeyre 3 months ago
Natalia Winters is going through the rough year when she finds out about her illness. It takes all the fun part of her life and separates her from her friends. Regardless, she tries to focus on the love of her life which is art. She is working as an artist at a very high position. She was working to get to this point her whole life. Her social life isn’t as perfect. She’s an introvert but she still feels a lack of love and social life. She has a big issue with sleeping. The day when she paralyzes during the night is the same night when she got teleported to the weird place that looked like a space ship. She thought it is a dream. The man she met there wasn’t a normal human being. He looked unearthly, his skin was blue and the way he spoke was completely different. He told her he is a doctor and he can help her to cure and come back to her normal life. She thought it’s all just a dream and she didn’t take any of it seriously. The next morning, she woke up in her bed. Everything was the same as yesterday, the only thing that wasn’t right was a metallic object that she holt in her hand. The object that could transport her back to the space ship. The book shows a transformation of Natalia from broken to a strong woman that fights for a better life for her and a person she loves. She finally discovers the purpose of her life more important than work. She’s eager to starts a new life until someone comes on her way a destroy everything. This time she doesn’t hide and cries until she feels empty inside. She is ready to fight. My thoughts: Let me start with the first most important thing that happens in this book. I just wrote about it but I’m in love with the whole way Natalia is going through in this book. She could be a little bit annoying at the beginning but later I feel like everything that happened gave her a reason to stay alive. She’s learning how to be this new person she became, and I think that even she prefers this side of her. She is not a broken shell anymore. She is a fighter. The story is new to me because I think I read a science fiction book only a few times. I’m more fantasy kind of person but I LOVED THIS STORY! I honestly cannot wait to read the second part of this book series. I hope it will come faster than in a year. The story finished in a way that the only thing you can think about is reading another part of this story. I have no idea what will happen next and believe me I really want to know what it will be. You will know when you will read this book. In the book, the author shows two words of two completely different creatures. Even with all this difference, they both find a way to their hearts and fall for each other. As the book says, they are a million miles away but doesn’t important for them as long as they have each other. The ending made me mad. I was waiting for a happy ending. Even if I knew something will happen because it’s going to be a book series, I still hoped there will be a happy end. Unfortunately, there is not BUT this ending may make the second book more interesting and what is most important, let Natalia show her new self. I’m very excited to read it!
Shorouk 4 months ago
This book was provided as an e-arc by NetGalley. 3.5 stars This was short and easy read.The story was very interesting. I liked how fast we went to interesting stuff.The writing style here was easy but I think some places needed editing (in my arc format). I liked the main character and liked to see some representation of people not able to eat what they want "spoiler" (( even if it was here for alien reasons not normal disease )). I could understand that personally. Korin was interesting. I wanted to know more of him and his world. The romance was more insta-lovey than I like but I went with it. I hated some parts of the MC. She was being ungrateful and just rude sometimes but I think in the very end ,she was better. I didn't see "spoiler" ((the breeding ship coming but it was an idea that I was interested in reading with being a little grossed out. )). The ending was promising and it left me wanting to read the sequel. Overall, I liked this . The only thing I wanted to change was how the romance started.
Marta Cox 5 months ago
Well I found this to be an incredibly quick read about a lonely young woman discovering that there's a lot more out there than she had really expected. Set in a futuristic Earth apart from people using AI to control their home and buildings needs it actually didn't feel that futuristic. Still it was easy to read although if you are not a fan of first person narrative it might somewhat irritate you. Natalia is an accomplished artist working for a large corporation but her health is steadily declining. She can't tolerate alcohol, fried foods , meat nor anything really that isn't wholly natural plus her sleep patterns are just insane. So when she does drift off to sleep the last thing she expects is to wake up on an alien space ship strapped to a gurney and connected to myriad tubes ! Step forward Korin the alien physician who just might be the only one who can save her . Ok I was reading this and couldn't help but remember Mulder and Skully and their grey aliens ! Korin isn't grey but he is part of something pretty horrific. Somehow they connect although I couldn't help but think his natural curiosity probably had a lot to do with that. Sadly I didn't particularly like Natalia and her thoughts just didn't endear her to me . The romance felt too instant and I just didn't believe there was any passion exhibited which meant as much as I wanted to believe in the relationship it actually just fell flat. However I will say the ending was entirely unexpected which does leave me curious to find out what happens next. This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
BobbieLCLA 6 months ago
I received a free copy of MILLION MILES AWAY (Book 1 of the Million Miles Romance Series) by Alice Bane in exchange for an honest review. Natalia has been sick for the last year. During that time, Natalia began to develop food and medicine intolerances and began to frequently experience sleep paralysis. No doctor has been able to diagnose her problem. Though she’s a talented artist with good friends, Natalia is lonely. As she watches her friends pair off and get married, Natalia’s longing for a mate and companion continues to grow. During one of her sleep paralysis experiences, Natalia dreams of an alien working to cure her illness. When she awakens, Natalia dismisses the experience as further evidence that she’s going crazy. Before long, Natalia discovers her experience and the mysterious alien are real. Drawn to the doctor, Natalia finds herself seeking him out. This was a short novel and a pretty good start to an episodic-type serial. I can’t provide much more discussion without dropping spoilers. Be prepared to purchase the next in the series if you read this book; it ends with a cliffhanger. #MillionMilesAway #NetGalley
P-Lopez 6 months ago
All of us have felt or dealt with rejection at one time. Bouncing Back From Rejection by Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD helps us understand and identify the science behind the theory of attachment and offers useful strategies to make changes. Dr. Becker-Phelps provides exercises that are a roadmap to enhance self-worth and create positive relationships. The book is down to earth but well-grounded in research. After finishing Bouncing Back From Rejection, a reader will have the tools and knowledge to build resilience, gain self-awareness, and feel confident with themselves and in their relationships. A very good resource to have on the shelf and especially for counselors and therapists to use as a tool.