Dear Reader,

I'm pleased to announce that Close Encounters,
book one of the Alien Affairs trilogy is the recipient of two 2010 Prism Awards from the Fantasy,
Futuristic, and Paranormal Romance Writers of America Chapter. One for best futuristic
and the second for being Best of the Best.

Available from Amazon, bookstores everywhere, and in Kindle format.

Close Contact

Available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Borders. Amazon will also have a Kindle edition.

GEPs just want to have fun. . .

A Genetically Engineered Person and self-proclaimed "party girl," Echo Adams loves her diplomatic job entertaining alien bigwigs for the Galactic Federation. But the Bureau of Alien Affairs has discovered she's much more than she thinks-that a rogue scientist endowed her with skills and psi abilities dwarfing those of common GEPs. And suddenly Echo's luxury life is over, replaced with a far more dangerous one: a special agent expected to not only chase bad guys, but eliminate them.

Echo's hates being stuck on Madrea-a planet of technophobes off limits to Federation visitors-hunting for a stolen quartz crystal with a powerful alien lifeform embedded inside. She despises the Bureau's restrictive rules-especially the one warning her away from the dangerously seductive Commander of the King's Forces. And if she doesn't learn how to use her alleged super-psi powers soon, her partying days-in fact all of her days-will be over for good.

Read the first chapter.

My editor just sent me a page from Romantic Times magazine. Close Contact, my upcoming release has been named a Top Pick! The 4 1/2 star review says:

Humor is definitely on tap in the second book of Allred's fun and fiesty Alien Affairs series. Allred's genetically created heroine is a most reluctant operative, one who is more comfortable throwing a diplomatic party than kicking butt. This wonderful book is chock-full of excitement, danger and the heroine's first person offbeat sense of humor. A real gem of a book!