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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.
Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published September 23rd 2012 by M.A. George
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Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book! The book starts with Palta who works at a scientific facility and she has a huge crush on Aeron a co-worker. Palta and her family are from another planet. Their planet (Ontoni) is in the middle of a civil war and so Palta's parents and her sister fly to Earth to try and bargain with the people of Earth to let them live there. They soon realize that Earth is not the place for them.

Soon they realize someone has come from their planet to track down Aeron and
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Mama’ Thoughts on Promimity Book 1:
First of all, this was an interesting, genre blending read that took me by surprise. Is is sci-fi? Romance? sort of dystopian but not really? So many possibilities but none fit quite right, and I enjoy that in a book. Proximity is told from the POV of Palta, and although she is not of this planet, she displays an array of human emotions. You really feel as if you understand what she is going through, and you are on the edge of your seat waiting to see how
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Karla Mae (Reads and Thoughts)

"I am hopelessly obsesses with a beautiful, intelligent, gentle, seemingly perfect man who is most likely completely unaware of my general existence. It is an altogether human emotional experience.

Did I mention I'm not human?..."

I haven’t read a wide of variety of Sci-Fi novels but reading Proximity opens up my imagination to a brighter Sci-Fi world out there. The copy was provided by the author a couple of weeks back now and I'm honestly skeptical about starting reading this because I hav/>Did
(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 late
Nicolle Guzek
Good read for spare time between series

Overall, I really enjoy the book. Lots of action, some twists and turns, but A LOT of romance. Which would of been fine if Aeron and Palta actually would of know each other for more then a day before claiming their love for one another. Palta literally hadn't said more than a handful of words to him and after one conversation and maybe actually knowing him for a day decided that she can't live without him. Just no, I don't believe it. It actually annoyed m
Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Proximity is a great start to this series! Beautifully written and very descriptive and still cryptic, Proximity starts with Palta's story. As the story progresses, you are introduced to her loving sister and father and human crush Eric. When something huge happens between Eric and Palta, their worlds collide and they discover they have more in common that they think.

The author did an outstanding job with Proximity. She ended it on a very high note that left me extremely curiou
Felicia Tatum
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who knew 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 ju ...more
Jan 11, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first book by this author. It was a little slow in building the story, but I stuck with it. It was okay. Not a bad read, but not the first I would grab on a rainy day and maybe not a reread. It was not horrible, it just did not capture my attention in such a way that made me reluctant to put the book down. Now that I have finished, I am curious about what happens to Palta's father as well as how everyone gets their HEA. I may read the next book.
Now THIS is how romance should be done

“You are entirely composed of alluring parts.”

Come on, that's the sexiest line in history!
Mallory Thorpe
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Dr. Palta Capal is an alien/American. She is captivated by the human species and has spent her adult life focused on medicine, specializing in Infectious Diseases. Given the fact that she has special healing powers, her choice to work in human medicine seemed logical. Her family left their planet, Ononti, years ago to avoid being killed in an uprising. After arriving on Earth, her mother died during her birth, so Palta understands the history of her family and planet only through stories told to ...more
Reviewed on Lili Lost in a Book

You know, this sci-fi/alien stuff isn't really my thing, but only because I have not read too many of these kinds of books. I guess I'm still waiting for that book I'll really, really like. And this one I actually liked a lot! It was very creative! I liked these aliens posing as humans who came from this other world. I especially liked the small detail that even though Palta's family is from this other planet, she herself was born on Earth! How crazy is that?!
Unorthodox Mama
Dec 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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.
Matthew Dever
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewing, sci-fi, romance

It is a daring author who attempts to combine a romance story into the fabric of a sci-fi novel. M.A. George does a beautiful job of weaving a story of love at first sight, and the magnetic attraction two people can have towards each other, while still keeping the tempo of what really feels like a sci-fi story.

Proximity is written from the perspective of Palta, a teaching doctor of microbiology, who all her life has avoided relationships with men, as she wanted to wait until she foun
Feb 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Proximity is not at all what I expected. Looking back, I realized I didn't really read many alien-based stories. In fact, I think the only book I've read that has aliens in it is Relative Velocity, which I read last year.

Now, I'm not gonna compare those two books just because they have aliens. Honestly, they aren't even close to similar. Firstly, Proximity was told in Palta's point of view and she happens to be inhuman. An alien. I'm not sure how her kind thinks, but I like Palta's way of telling her story. It
This book was a really interesting take on a genre that I'm not incredibly familiar with. I'm not much of a Sci-fi reader so for me it was fun to kind of venture out of my reading comfort zone. It had several good points for me. The first thing that I loved was the amount of detail the author put into the book. The descriptions of events and places were extremely vivid. It was well written and didn't have the grammatical errors that so many self-published works are prone to having.

I enjoyed the
Oct 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-romance
3 stars = pretty good. I enjoyed Proximity largely because I liked the leading lady Palta who is an alien by genetics and American by birth, the story starts off fairly slowly while Palta discloses the details of her long life shaped by her healing powers and need to keep a low profile to avoid detection, and also of her family and how they came to be on Earth. Palta also talks about her crush on a coworker - a hunky medical researcher who doesn't seem to know that she exists. One day that chang ...more
Meg - A Bookish Affair
Proximity is the first book in a planned series about Dr. Palta, a female alien, who just wants to live a normal life on earth. When she finds out that her life and the lives of some of the other aliens of her race may be in danger, she must decide whether or not she is ready to leave her fairly comfortable life behind for the unknown. It would be a really hard choice for anyone to make! I felt for Palta while she was trying to make this choice.

This book started out a little slowly for me. The
Heather B (Owlnestly Reviews)
Owlnestly Reviews

Palta is just your average run of the mill doctor extraordinaire... but not really. She is indeed extraordinary but is not at all normal. She is an American born alien, so to speak. Palta and her family are not of this world, but they have come to love Earth as their own. After complications on their home planet, Palta's mom, dad, and sister escaped to planet Earth (Palta came a little later). Palta's family all have abilities, and she has the gift of healing. Althou
Anna Marie
A futuristic story set on planet earth, our heroine is an earth-born alien girl living pretty much in exile with her father and sister. They're similar to humans, except for the pointy ears, orange blood, and extended lifespans/immune systems. Oh, and they can heal people with their life energy.

In this book, we find out that there's war on the home planet, and the king has been assassinated. His heir escapes to earth with his sister, to hunt up Palta's father. But an evil ship follow
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Sci-fi fans
Recommended to Darlene by: M. A. George
I picked up this book on an author-giveaway-day on Smashwords. Somehow I forgot that I already had it. Then Kindle had a freebie day and I pick it up there, too. Does that ever happen to you? I look at the cover, it does play into how I feel about a book. Then I read the blurb and about the author. This book must have passed those criteria with flying colors!

After a slow start, getting to know the characters, Proximity took off. I was hooked. From about 60% of the book, I couldn't st
Brandy Corona
Nov 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is M.A. George’s debut novel and I thoroughly enjoyed each and every page! It is a fast paced, unique love story that mixes in equal parts of romance, paranormal and suspense. I read through this one pretty fast and was sad to see the story end!

I really thought it was refreshing how M.A. spun a very unique storyline and the romance was awesome, I’ve always loved romance books! And it's not one of those mushy love stories, it has adventure and some action to go along with it as w
I won this book in a giveaway competition.

I found this book to be a fast, fun read that started out great, but unfortunately it became too predictable halfway through. I realize this is the first story of a series and that the story may change again.

In Proximity, we meet Palta who has fallen for someone who doesn't even know she exists. We also discovered she isn't who she appears to be, which is a career-oriented doctor. The first half reminded me of Jane Eyre, which is inter
Christina M Condy
Proximity begins with Palta, who is living on Earth and is a doctor. However she is much more than meets the eye. She was born on Earth of two parents not from Earth. There are a LOT of characters to get to know in this book. But they are done in such a manner that you easily grasp who is who and what their relationship is to Palta.

I loved how this book was a science fiction but was not like your typical over the top filled with scientific information type books. I could easily see e
Kj Partridge
Jan 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Palta is an alien who feels somewhat alone in life, she has no man because she doesn’t want them to get old without her. Then she meets Eric, whom she is completely drawn to without knowing why. She lives a very quiet life, spending time reading and being with her father and sister. What she doesn’t know is that Eric is hiding a secret too and that the secret will change her very existence. When she saves him from a fire in his lab she discovers that he has the same blood she does. When they fin ...more
Jan 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
What I liked: I liked how the author marked the differences the aliens of the story have, even if they look human. Palta herself was an interesting character to follow as the story paned out. Seeing her devotion to both her father and her sister was a nice touch and gave something to connect to the character. She even helped Eric as soon as she realized that he wasn't exactly who she thought he was, and that lead to Palta learning things she may never have known otherwise.

What I didn't like: I though/>What
Brenda- Naughty Bits' Book Reviews
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 unde ...more
This was an interesting book with a unique idea behind it. I found, however, that there was much more focus on the science fiction back story than the real-time romance or action. The romance, though it created strong connections, was so abrupt that it felt cold and without a tangible base. The characters weren't fleshed out so much as created and plopped into their respective situations, giving a strong science fiction feel, but making the romantic side more discounted. The plot was fun and had ...more
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Proximity (Proximity, #1) by M.A. George

Dr. Palta Capal is a physician, but she is not of this world, she is literally from another planet. Life is not always easy for Palta since they live hundreds of years on her planet, she doesn't want to get too close to anyone.

When a new man at work catches her eye, she starts to reevaluate her life. But it is not long until she finds out that he holds a secret, a secret that is going to join the two worlds and can alter her life fo
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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).

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