"Hillarious Tale of Alien Possession"
The morning Maryellen Caswell woke up, and realized that
the pleasant baritone voice she was hearing was coming from
her own mouth, she thought she was dreaming. When her hand
began a curious exploration of her own body, against her
will, she thought she was having a nightmare. But when the
voice began to bemoan his fate, in words she'd never used
before, she was sure she'd lost her mind.
Sure she was sharing her body with an alien. Right. Still
he had a pretty convincing story. He claimed to be one
Sub-commander Ur Targon from another solar system, and he
not happy with his destination, nor the host body he'd been
projected to. A female, for Pete's sake! A "Styrex Three"
female no less. How he hated that backward planet.
If this was the boys at Intergalactic Travel's idea of a
joke he wasn't laughing. He's not about to believe this was
a simple snafu, more like deliberate sabotage. Someone was
going to pay dearly for this outrage! His enemies had
better beware. First things first. He needed to find a more
suitable host body, and fast.
In an effort to enlist Maryellen's aid, he manifests
himself. He is clearly humanoid, and just as clearly an
alien. His species had evolved to the midpoint between a
corporeal nature and one of pure light energy. In other
words he glowed. It was beautiful, golden. He was
beautiful, but due to the pollutants and other poisons in
the atmosphere he wasn't able to survive long without a
host body to inhabit, preferably one that he wouldn't have
to share with the owner. The "Styrex Three" female would
just have to help him find a suitable one.
No way was Maryellen going hunting for a hunk who was on
the verge of death, just to please her hallucination.
Surely her sister would know what to do to end this
nightmare. Her sister, however, is convinced that Maryellen
has been working too hard and dating too little. She
doesn't believe there is an alien at all, but sends her to
a renowned psychiatrist who is maybe just a bit too willing
to believe her tale. He not only believes in the alien, he
wants to meet him! Time for plan B. Okay so maybe she could
look for dying bodies after all!
The next thing they know, they are being pursued by the
FBI, and the CDC, as well as her crazy psychiatrist's alien
obsessed therapy group. They are totally unaware of the
biggest threat. Plan C finds them holed up in her
billionaire brother-in-law's exclusive hotel, where the
pair make an amazing discovery. Targon finds that he really
does want to share Maryellen's body, but what he has in
mind requires that he have one of his own! Maryellen finds
that she no longer wants to be rid of Targon. She may still
want him to find a new host body, but she's definitely
willing to take him into her heart. That is, if they can
get themselves out of this predicament.
This book is hilarious! The orange juice guzzling alien
keeps Maryellen in a tizzy until she's dizzy. He's
arrogant, exasperating, and oh so sexy. Targon's
perceptions and reactions, as well as the situations the
pair get themselves into, will keep the reader in stitches.
The surprise ending is very sweet, and I'm sure the reader
will agree that Ur may just have been sent to the right
A veteran author, Ms. Deauxville is well known for her
historical romances. This comedic contemporary fantasy, has
proven her versatility as a writer without a shadow of a
doubt. We can only hope that she will be inspired to write
more of them.
Copyright © 2002
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted May 30, 2002