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2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Uncommon Ground (Aliens in New York #1) Kelly Jensen


1) Uncommon Ground is a unique twist on the 'aliens among us' theme.  It comes across as completely plausible, even matter-of-fact.  You don't have to suspend your disbelief about how the world currently works for it to be true.  The passion between the two main characters could have used more discussion, and more fleshing out about themselves individually, but it didn't distract so much as it would have augmented if it had been there.  Each plot twist fit into the story arc, but still gave a feeling of "oh that's new and cool" along with "that makes sense."  I don't think this about most books, but this would make an excellent television series.

Uncommon Ground (Aliens in New York #1) Kelly Jensen
Gay - Sci-Fi / Futuristic
File Size: 4637 KB
Print Length: 147 pages
Publisher: Kindle Worlds (June 20, 2017)
Publication Date: June 20, 2017
Amazon: Uncommon Ground (Aliens in New York #1) Kelly Jensen

Dillon Lee’s grandfather was a conspiracy theorist. Every summer he’d take Dillon on a tour of New York City while entertaining him with tales of aliens. Fifteen years later, after a phone call from a lawyer, Dillon is carrying his grandfather’s ashes from landmark to landmark, paying a sort of tribute, and trying to figure out what to do with his unexpected legacy. When someone tries to steal the ashes, a guy Dillon has barely met leaps to the rescue, saving the urn and the day.

Steilang Skovgaard is a reclusive billionaire—and not human. He’s been living in Manhattan for over twenty years, working on a long-term plan to establish a safe haven for his people. For seven years, his reports have gone unanswered, however, and he is the only surviving member of his interstellar team. The connection he forms with Dillon soon after meeting him is something he’s missed, something he craves.

But after someone keeps trying to steal the ashes, it looks as though Dillon’s grandfather was involved in more than theories—and might not have been exactly who everyone thought he was. Steilang doesn’t know how close he can get to the truth without revealing himself, and Dillon is running out of people to trust. Can these two work out what’s going on before the thieves set their sights higher?

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