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Friday, July 12, 2019

Once an Alien by Robin Martin - Book Tour - Guest Post - Playlist - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Robin Martin and her new book, “Once an Alien”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Robin and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Once an Alien
by Robin Martin


GENRE: Young Adult, Sci-Fi Romance



Mischief, mayhem, and magic hit East Valley High when Pandora, the rogue alien, turns up. This sassy alien has one agenda, to have as much fun as she can before her people realise she's gone rogue and materialised on Earth in human form without their permission. Instantly popular, Pandora charms students and teachers alike as she parties her way through the term, but still aces her studies. Even Rion, is influenced by her as he begins to question whether he is still more alien than human. He and Zoe are finally together, but for how long? Zoe has worries too, especially about her mother's health. Everything is changing in this final year of high school. Zoe and Rion are crazy about each other, but can their new relationship last not only the ups and downs of human problems, but alien ones too!



The music changed from an Ariana Grande pop song to the opening chords of a much older Deep Purple track my previous host, who had been around in the 60s, had listened to. I was surprised because I didn’t think many teens knew it today. Then I heard the thump of heels on wood, and I looked over to see Pandora on top of the coffee table, starting to dance and turn circles. Catching my eye, she stopped and lifted her glass. ‘This one’s for my favourite alien, Orion,—“Space Truckin’.” Woohoo!’

I sensed rather than saw heads swivel in my direction. I felt dozens of pairs of eyes on me. How could she do that? How could she blurt out the one secret I’d tried so hard to hide? I felt the blood drain from my face, and I dropped the can of cola I was holding as the opening lines of the rock song blared out. Pandora downed her drink, threw her glass into the crowd, and started to dance again.

Then I heard laughter and someone, I think it was Chad Everett, say, ‘Good one, Pandora. We always knew he was weird.’



Create a playlist of your favorite music that you like to listen to while you write or create a playlist of songs that inspired your latest book.

I've had a lot of fun writing 'Once an Alien', and Pandora is one of my favourite characters, even when she refuses to listen to me (often), and insists on doing things her own way (always). But one of the things we did agree on was cool music — especially from the past. I often play music when I'm writing and, in this book, some of these tracks found their way into a few scenes, after all Pandora's last host was a rock musician.

Check out Pandora's blast from the past play list (and mine too)!

Pandora and Rion danced to these fifties hits in a retro cafe, Elvis Presley's Jailhouse Rock and Rockin' Robin. Rion loved everything about the fifties and especially the TV show, Happy Days. He really knew how to jive and he had the perfect dance partner in Pandora.

Elvis Presley's Jailhouse Rock

Rockin' Robin

If you're into heavy metal, check out Deep Purple's Space Truckin'. Pandora danced to this on a coffee table during one of her many parties when she let slip that Rion was…well, not exactly human!

Deep Purple's Space Truckin'

But one of my favourites is the one Zoe, Pandora, Lou and Kerri danced to at the prom. It's the classic We are Family by Sister Sledge!

We are Family by Sister Sledge

Talk about girl power!



Robin Martin is an author and teacher, who writes both adult and young adult romance. Originally from Canada, she now lives in Brisbane, Australia. Her YA sci fi romance series, The Alien Chronicles includes My Alien, The Alien Within, and Once an Alien.

Her adult books published under the name Robin Thomas, include High Stakes and Bonjour Cherie.

A member of the Romance Writers of Australia and Write-Links, for children's and YA writers, Robin also connects with writers and readers on her author's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/robinmartinthomas or on her website www.robinmartinthomas.com.




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Robin will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Robin ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)