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Thursday, November 23, 2017

the perfect laugh-out-loud romantic finale - Marrying an Alien Pop Star (Alien Pop Star #3) by Kendra L. Saunders

"Y'all, I can't even tell you how much I love these books. For one thing, the plot flows perfectly. Kendra L. Saunders has mastered the art of conflict and climax, story and setting. That's something that I cannot say for a lot of writers, myself included. I think it goes without saying that I will read anything she writes in the future (especially if it features hot British aliens!)" - Jacqueline, Goodreads

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Published: November 20th, 2017

Daisy and her alien fiancĂ© Griffin are planning a big wedding, but not just any big wedding – the biggest wedding the universe has ever seen. Daisy has been settling into life on Griffin’s home world of Kalesstria, running her own intergalactic music shop and planning for the big day. But things hit a road bump when there’s a problem with Griffin’s father – and it’s a little more complicated than the usual disapproving dad drama. Looks like “save the date” is going to have to take a backseat to saving the universe…

Marrying an Alien Pop Star is the perfect laugh-out-loud romantic finale to the beloved Alien Pop Star series.

GUEST POST
PROMOTED BY AN ALIEN POP STAR

Pretty much anyone who knows me knows that I love music. And even more specifically, I really love the band Muse. Their music has inspired me for almost a decade, brought some of my best friends into my life, and sent me on crazy amazing adventures across America. Their Panic Station music video was also the inspiration starting point for what would become the Alien Pop Star series. The colors, wacky costumes, bonkers vibe, and fun settings of the video made me ask myself, “What if a beloved rock star like David Bowie really was an alien?” This started me off on the Alien Pop Star series, and introduced me to some of my favorite characters I've ever had the pleasure of writing.

In summer of this year (2017), my Muse friends and I gathered outside the famous Ed Sullivan Theater where Colbert's show is taped, hoping to have a moment with our favorite band. Coincidentally, Jason Bateman was also appearing on Colbert's show that day, and arrived before Muse. This was amusing for me, as he'd inspired a character in one of my earlier books.

When Muse finally arrived, Matt Bellamy and his lovely girlfriend Elle Evans spent quite a while chatting with us, signing things (and people!), and taking pictures. When it was my turn to talk to Matt, I handed him a copy of Engaged to an Alien Pop Star (the second book in the series), and asked if he had managed to get a copy of the first book yet. He hadn't, despite several attempts of wonderful friends of mine to get it to him. I mentioned that the series had been inspired by Panic Station, and he was so excited! We took pictures together with the book, and after Matt and Elle spent a bit more time with us, they headed away to get to their taping.

At this point, I was beaming in a manner that was probably visible from space. I turned around to try to remember how to breathe, and then felt my friend tugging on my arm. When I turned around, Matt was waving my book around to the paparazzi and telling them that I wrote the book! I definitely yelled, “Yesss! That's my book! I wrote that!” As if all of that wasn't amazing enough, I found out a few minutes later that the band's best friend/media manager had been filming Matt looking through my book on Instagram live. And then, when I was trying to recover from that incredible news, my friend showed me that Muse had Snapchatted a picture of my book, along with the earrings I made Elle, and mentioned that it was inspired by Panic Station. Ahhhh!

I truly can't thank Muse and Elle enough for their kindness. It really says something about people on that level of fame who will actually help out smaller, newer artists. It has been an amazing rollercoaster since that day, with BookBub picking up Dating an Alien Pop Star for a feature, the book being nominated for a RONE award, the book appearing on the Daily Mail's website, and countless Musers contacting me from all around the world to tell me how much they loved the series so far.

I only can hope that someday I can help and inspire a new artist even half as much as Muse has helped and inspired me.


Music plays a huge role in the Alien Pop Star universe, so of course, I listened to a lot of music while writing the series! Below is a listing of some of my favorite songs, and a link to listen to them on Spotify: 

Muse: Panic Station 
Hologram: The Horrors 
David Bowie: Loving the Alien 
Katy Perry: ET 
Chrome Canyon: Beginnings 
Kesha: Past Lives 
Vitalic: Poison Lips 
Goldfrapp: Pilots 
The Horrors: In and Out of Sight 
Hundos: Seems Like Years 
ELO: Strange Magic 
Daughter: Touch 
Rowland S. Howard: (I Know a Girl Called) Jonny 
White Lies: E.S.T. 
The Moody Blues: I Know You’re Out There Somewhere 
The Tornadoes: Telstar 


About the author:
Kendra L. Saunders is a time-and-space traveling fashionista author who writes books about magical, dark-haired men, interviews famous people, and suggests way too many bands to you via whatever social media platform she can get her hands on. She writes with good humor because humor is the best weapon for a girl who can't learn karate (or ballroom dancing). She's the author of the Alien Pop Star series, The Unlove Spell, magic realism novel Inanimate Objects, the dark comedy Death and Mr. Right, and the poetry collection Geminis and Past Lives.

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