Excerpt: Proximity by M.A. George

(Proximity, #1)
By: M.A. George
Publisher: Self-published
Published: Sept. 23, 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Dr. Palta Capal would be a typical American career woman…if only she were human.

She has found her calling in this world as a physician. It’s an ideal outlet for her compassionate spirit…and unearthly healing powers.

Palta may spend her nights rereading Jane Austen novels, but she deliberately avoids pursuing her own love story. Human men—attractive as they may be—inevitably grow old and wither, leaving her to grieve in solitude. Frankly, no one has seemed worth the torment.

Enter Eric Moran, the intensely attractive and enigmatic new coworker on the scene. With his quiet confidence and warm smile, he manages to draw Palta’s attention. Little does she know that he, too, holds a secret…one that will propel them both into an escalating collision of two worlds.


Mercifully it was the weekend, and I couldn’t have been more relieved to put the medical center in my rearview mirror. I wasn’t on call this weekend, so I resolved to turn off my phone, hole up in my house, and live off leftovers. I knew Sabela would worry if I didn’t at least check in—so I sent her a quick text saying I was overtired from a rough day at work and needed some alone time, promising to stop by and fill her in after work on Monday.Immediately upon reaching home, I took a long shower and changed into some incredibly unattractive but extremely cozy pajamas. I left my hair to air dry (I’m pretty bad off if I don’t see the need for a blow dryer) and tossed a frozen lasagna dinner into the microwave.

The occasion clearly called for a melancholy movie, but as a rule I don’t buy any DVDs that I find too depressing. I scanned my collection for something reasonably dark and settled upon one of the four versions of Jane Eyre I hold in my possession. (You heard me right, that’s four—I know, I practically have a disease. I am physically unable to resist good classic romantic drama.)

By the time the lasagna was done heating, it no longer seemed very appealing. I picked at it for a minute while the previews ran, then gave up and put it in the fridge.

It’s definitely not like me to miss a meal.

I sprawled out on the couch and tried to get absorbed in the movie. I was reasonably successful until the scene where Mr. Rochester proclaims his love for Jane, calling her a “strange, almost unearthly thing”. Clearly I know the story by heart—and it has been many years since it has moved me to tears—but I suddenly found myself blubbering like a baby.

If only it were the case that “unearthly” women had that kind of luck in love.



 M. A. George is part proud mother of two adorable children, part super top secret agent…Oops, probably just lost that job. Writing is what keeps her up into the wee hours of the night.  Fortunately, she has a lot of energy (Read: caffeine is her friend).  She has a bit of an obsession with music (It does a fantastic job of tuning out rambunctious children while she attempts to focus).
She sincerely hopes people out there enjoy reading her work as much as she enjoys writing it.  And if anyone hears of work for a super top secret agent, she’s now available (Discretion guaranteed…).

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