Review Santa’s Helpers: Aliens Stole the Turkey by Ashylynn Monroe

Santa’s Helpers: Aliens Stole the Turkey by Ashlynn Monroe
Release Date: December 7, 2012
Publisher: Changeling Press
Pages: 24
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

Nothing exciting ever happens on the family farm so Betty doesn’t expect anything unusual when she’s home alone on Christmas Eve — until the most horrendous sound brings her out into the snow. What she finds makes her doubt her sanity.

Betty Jean never imagined she’d spend her Christmas Eve searching for three tiny alien tumblers with the sexiest ringmaster in the galaxy. This is so not a typical afternoon in Iowa. The universe — and Christmas dinner — are depending on her!


Review: Santa’s Helper is not your average romance! What started off as a small town girl, back home for the holidays to help her grandparent’s around the farm took a sharp left turn, and never really came back around. Betty’s baking pies when she hears a horrific crash and rushes out to see what happened. The mulit-colored space ship full with aliens of all shapes and sizes is the last thing she expected to stumble onto. While I understand Betty’s shock, I must say there were moments I wanted her to act differently. I know in a short we don’t go to deep with our characters, but I’d have liked to see a bit more from her.

Zec is a humanoid alien who travels the stars running his circus. Yeap you heard me right, he’s a ringmaster from outer space. *grins.  I did mention the left turn above. The fantastical imagination of Ms. Munroe is mind boggling. The descriptions were wonderfully weird, and the heat between Zec and Betty was scorching. The healthy peppering of humor lent to the books unique charm.

If you’re looking to read something outside the box, this is a winner. Light hearted and unexpected it made me laugh out loud, and looked at the night sky with wonder.