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Close Encounters of the Alien Kind

(Alienn, Arkansas #0.5)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  249 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Pilot. Guard. Prisoner.

All three are crashed in the Georgia woods, lost on a world where extraterrestrials are the stuff of science fiction. Blending into the human world is doable, if dangerous. But what if the locals are far from human themselves, with secrets of their own?

Former bounty hunter Stella Grey grew up an orphan on family-centric Alpha-Prime, so she knows
Kindle Edition, 153 pages
Published January 24th 2017
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Tiffany PSquared
Not my favorite of the Nocturne Falls Universe stories - it's hard for me to place aliens in with the NF supernaturals.

Roarke made a solid effort, but the aliens didn't seem very "alien" and the ending appeared to be very rushed, which left the book feeling incomplete.
Jan 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Kristen Painter has extended the Nocturne Falls Universe and got a bunch of authors to write novellas. I think they are a must read for fans of the Universe. And also a great way to discover new author- or at least to me they were all new authors.

2.5 Stars

I am feeling kinda divided about this one. I really love that Roarke invaded Nocturne Falls with Aliens. The world building is fun and quirky.
Alas though the idea appeals to me, I didn't enjoy reading this as much as I wished I did.
I am not
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Close Encounters of the Alien Kind by Fiona Roarke

Aliens in Nocturne Falls. I believe this is a take off from a series by the author that takes place in Alienn, Arkansas.
The same cursing by different aliens was cute, "Space Potatoes".

I guess I don't understand aliens because I was amazed that after they escape jail, the characters went to a popular restaurant "hiding in plain sight". They made a few other similar decisions that resulted in their getting caught once again by the sheriff of Noctu
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have mixed feelings about this book. It was very well written and consistent with what we know about Nocturne Falls and some of the characters were very successfully used, but I cannot get over the idea of Aliens in Nocturne Falls. Or the fact that they never heard of Nocturne Falls or supernaturals living on Earth.
Nevertheless, Fiona Roarke incorporated her alien characters and several other places seamlessly. She also solved the issue of the first contact. Story is pretty solid, maybe a bit
Dana Whyte
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I absolutely love Nocturne Falls! This novella is part of a Nocturne Falls Universe where certain authors write a story with Kristen Painter's beloved characters. This story is a extension of the Nocturne stories. This story is very different in the Nocturne world, where it features Aliens and not supernaturals. I am not overly crazy about Alien stories, however it was an interesting read. This story follows Stella and Draeken ex lovers back on their home planet of Alpha-Prime. They stand on ver ...more
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance reader copy and I voluntarily reviewed.

Close Encounters of the Alien Kind is written by Fiona Roarke in the Nocturne Falls Universe.

Fiona Roarke brings her story of Aliens from Alpha-Prime into the Nocturne Falls Universe effectively. I enjoyed her characters interactions with the original characters from Kristen Painter's original series'.

Stella Grey is an alien from Alpha Prime working at a galactic way station in Alien, Arkansas when she is sent after a craft that crashe
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
Aliens are introduced to the nocturnal falls universe with the mention of a town similar to Nocturnal Falls in Arkansas. Which is an intriguing concept, what other towns are out there in the universe.

This writing style isn't the same as Kristen's and didn't sit as well with me. Unfortunately despite the book likely being very enjoyable for others, it was a bit more of a chore to read for me.

The main characters had a well developed back story which was great, I hate books where you don't know wha
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Aliens crash land in Nocturne falls, great story! Love that other authors enjoy this series and want to add their stories to the original set, especially like that there are 2 more planned books to add to this story, looking forward to it. We all enjoy the town that celebrates Halloween 24/7 365 days of the year. Enjoy! This book has been provided by the author with no expectations and that in no way influences my review.
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As an NFU book I think the author did a wonderful job of incorporating aliens into the Nocturne Falls landscape. I enjoyed meeting the aliens and hope to see more of them in the future. Fully enjoyed the book and am definitely going to look at more from this author.
Gwessie Tee
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Completely loved this book very much, cannot wait to read the second and third of these three fantastically done xxx
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Despite spending more time away from NF at the beginning of the story than this fan would like, my patience was rewarded once we arrive in NF. The story was enjoyable with enough of a contrast between the leads to keep it interesting and a funny perspective of NF outsiders’ perspective on our favorite town and its citizens. The interactions between these two different worlds is perhaps the highlight of the book. The promise of future interactions make for some great narrative potential that I lo ...more
Angel Ortega
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. This great story, created by guest author Fiona Roarke for the Nocturne Falls Universe, was a really fun and enjoyable story. When I saw the title, I thought Aliens? in Nocturne Falls? But she brilliantly tied in her story to the NFU. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the next sequel she writes in the NFU series! Great book! ...more
Sue Brooks
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW - I just love these spin-offs from the original Nocturne Falls series.

When Draeken Phoenix (main male character) is being transported to a galactic gulag (prison) and they crash land outside of Nocturne Falls, I would just never guess how the story was going to play out. Then when Stella Gray (main female character) - a former bounty hunter - shows up to try to find the Pilot-Guard-Prisoner that were aboard the ship that crashed. I was really taken by surprise as to where this story was goi
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thought this was a fun read. The characters fit in the Nocturne Falls world and the story was very well written.

Draeken is being transported to a galactic prison when the transport ship he is on crash lands in, you guessed it, Nocturne Falls. Stella is a former bounty hunter sent to find the occupants who were on the ship. A fun and surprising read that was definitely wow! Loved it!
Jan 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I thought this a well written book with interesting characters and settings. It wasn't my cup of tea but I thought the book well done. I know there will be others who find this more to their liking.

I received a copy of this manuscript, my review has been voluntarily submitted.
Lisa Guertin
Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
While this book had some fun and entertaining sections, overall it just didn't work for me. Stella wasn't very likable and seemed to be too stiff. Draeken was far too immature to make a believable hero. It was good to see the Nocturne Falls residents again along with Spyder's cameo. ...more
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance fans
I enjoyed this story, it was a fun read! I liked the new characters a lot.
Jillian Merritt
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As will all my reviews there are no spoilers and no story recap. This short story is written in third person and has no explicit language or sexual scenes. While this is a part of the Nocturn Falls Universe created by Kristen Painter it can be read as a standalone without having read any other book in the series and it can be read in no particular order if you haven’t (for some strange reason) already gobbled up all the other stories/books of Nocturn Falls.

I am giving this story 4 & ½ stars (rou
Ashley (Red-Haired Ash Reads)
Series: Alienn, Arkansas #0.5; Nocturne Falls Universe
Rating: 3 stars - I liked it

When an alien shuttle carrying a prisoner crash lands in the Georgia woods, Stella Grey and her cousins are sent to retrieve the aliens and their shuttle before humans find them. What Stella doesn’t expect is for one for the criminal to be the man she loved and never expected to see again.

This was a very interesting start to a series. Alienn, Arkansas sounds like a fascinating place to hide alien travelers. Stella
Denise Snider
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another Nocturnal Falls Universe book which I definitely enjoyed. The characters were likable and humorous. There was a bit of mystery along with some romance. The author's writing style is something I'm not used to, but overall found the book easy to read and get in to. Great addition to the series. ...more
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had a hard time getting into this one. I guess because I'm not a big alien buff. But once I got to the second chapter, it started moving along for me. I do like that a story with aliens was written in Nocturne Falls and there were some really cute ideas. It was also nice to see Hugh and Delaney. This was a very creative story and I look forward to reading more by this author. ...more
Kat, lover of bears...
I read two books in the Nocturne Falls Universe and got so excited about how much I loved them that I purchased three others.

I just can't buy the whole alien thing and really could care less about the characters. ⅓ of the way in to the book I gave up.
Helen Simpson
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Jacy Wade
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great read.

A wonderful addition to the Nocturne Falls Universe. Looking forward to reading the rest in the series to see how it grows.
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Aliens now. How fun! I look forward to reading the Alienn, Arkansas series. Keep on truckin'. ...more
Lauretta Middleton
May 31, 2020 rated it liked it

Just ok Not one of the better Nocturne Falls Universe stories. But, not bad either. I’ll keep trying it and though.
I liked the idea of this one. Having aliens in Nocturne Falls. But at the same time I think it was missing the best part of this series: Nocturne Falls. I mean, yes, we visit the places known from other books and some characters too, but that was bit of a side note.

Also, what bugged me was that the scifi element wasn't really that well built. I get that this is a novella, and there was so much that needed to go into it, but still. I'm not really sure how a planet can have a dark side (as in a s
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
A new extraterrestrial landed in Nocturne Falls and two different worlds are about to find out supernaturals and aliens are real. Roarke has brought something new to everyone's favourite series and for myself I wouldn't thought bringing Aliens into a world Kristen has created would blend in so well together. Personally Kristen has made the right decision adding a bunch of authors together and add all kinds of different supernaturals or aliens. It has made Nocturne Falls a little more interesting ...more
Kelley Kingman
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing that no one ever thought to bring aliens into the mix of Nocturne Falls. It was funny and very entertaining. Can't wait for the next book. ...more
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book; this book is part of the Nocturne Falls Universe. Nocturne Falls is a town that celebrates Halloween 365 days of the year. The town is a place where supernaturals can live with the humans and not have to hide what they truly are. I love the Nocturne Falls series by Kristen Painter and was so happy to get to read new to me authors but have the setting in one of my favorite series. Former bounty hunter Stella Grey grew up an orphan on family-centric Alpha-Prime, so she knows ...more
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Fiona Roarke is a multi-published author who lives a quiet life with the exception of the characters and stories roaming around in her head. She writes about sexy alpha heroes and used them to launch her very first series, Bad Boys in Big Trouble.

Next up, a new Sci-Fi contemporary romance series set in Arkansas. When she's not curled on the sofa reading a great book or at the movie theater watchi

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