Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Review of Kidnapped

Book Review of Kidnapped sponsored by Bewitching Book Tours

by Maria Hammarblad


It's a late winter night when Patricia Risden heads home in her car, on a road she's driven many times before. She doesn't have a care in the world, that is, until a man appears from nowhere, right in front of her.

The next thing she knows is being a prisoner of the unscrupulous Alliance Commander Travis 152; an intimidating man who demands information and complete cooperation. Travis soon realizes his mistake; Tricia doesn't know anything, and she is incapable of even getting a glass of water from the ship's computer. 

Infamous for being a ruthless executioner, conditioned since childhood to feel nothing besides fear and pain, he still deems her harmless, and finds enough pity for the lost young woman to let her out of the cell; a decision that will change both their lives forever. 

Biography Maria Hammarblad 

Born in Sweden in the early 1970's, Maria showed a large interest for books at an early age. Even before she was able to read or write, she made her mom staple papers together into booklets she filled with drawings of suns and planets. She proudly declared them, "The Sun Book." They were all about the sun. She also claimed, to her mother's horror, that her being on Earth was a big mistake and that her alien family would come and bring her home at any moment. This never happened, but both the interest in space and the passion for bookmaking stayed with her. 

As an adult Maria's creativity got an outlet through playing bass in a number of rock bands, and through writing technical manuals and making web pages for various companies and organizations. She did write drafts for a few novels, but the storytelling muse was mostly satisfied through role playing online on Myspace. 

It was here, while writing stories together with people from around the globe, she stumbled onto Mike. They started talking out of character, and she moved over to Florida to him late 2008. Today the two are married and live in the Tampa Bay area with three rescue dogs. 

Besides writing and playing bass, Maria enjoys driving off-road, archery, and Tameshigiri. 

Twitter: @mariahammarblad 

Maria_Hammarblad Publisher's website: 

Books by Maria Hammarblad: 

The Goddess's Saga, a series of novels consisting of Touch of the Goddess, Wrath of the Goddess, and Return of the Goddess. 

Embarkment 2577, a series of novellas consisting of Brand New World, High Gravity, and Adam and Eve. 

Invasion and other short stories 

Kidnapped Upcoming releases: Undercover, to be released by Desert Breeze Publishing September 11, 2012. 

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Book Review:

Commander Travis (or at least that’s what she hears) was taken as a child and programed, trained, and indoctrinated into becoming a super soldier.  He is a ruthless and expert killing machine.  He can take out entire platoons and groups without getting hurt, but he doesn’t always do what he’s supposed to do so he’s been punished, often.

            She is driving home from a girl’s night out when a man appears in front of her car.  Unfortunately she cannot stop in time and ends up crashing her car.  When she wakes up she is floating in space watching the earth disappear and being yelled at by a monster of a man.  When she wakes up next she is in a cell, but the man keeps coming to check on her.  Eventually he lets her out, after all she is harmless and totally confused.

            Eventually she doesn’t see his scars and he finds her cute, rather than annoying.  But that isn’t supposed to happen.  This is a charming romance story about finding love in the unlikeliest places and with the most unlikely person.  Of course, initially it’s just a transfer of allegiance, but it soon leads to much more than either could imagine.

            A beauty and the beast type story with a modern twist.  This story is sweet and a good light read.  I give it 4 out of 5 clouds.

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