Release date: August 11, 2013
BlurbSeven billion people on Earth go about their daily lives, and no one is prepared when a global EMP slows the world to a crawl. With all our technology incapacitated, everything changes. Within days alien soldiers line the streets, and life will never be the same. Rachael struggles to adapt to the new order, doing her best to keep herself and her cat alive.
On a ship far above the planet surface, Peter just got his new Earth name, and can’t even remember his identity from the last world he visited. It’s another day on the job, one more world on a never-ending list. That is, until Rachael bumps into him, dropping exotic objects all around his feet. His culture taught him females should be obeyed and protected, but he never had an urge to leave himself at a woman’s mercy until now.
Rachael’s neighbor Ryan hounds her to join a brewing resistance movement and make a stand against the newcomers. She still befriends Peter, enthralled by his enigmatic personality and hypnotic golden eyes. Would falling in love with an alien be treason against humanity? When the rebellion gains momentum and open conflict with the newcomers is a fact, Rachael’s personal insurrection might be her doom, or bring salvation to us all.
My ReviewOperation Earth by Maria Hammarblad
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Amazing story! I don't read a lot of alien stories but I couldn't put this one down! Maria Hammarblad is a fantastic storyteller who makes her story come alive with epic battles and heartfelt scenes.
Rachael Hill is just as lost as the rest of the world when they wake up to the EMP blast and the worlds Technology is dead. T.V's, Computers and cars all stop dead, planes fall from the sky no longer able to run their engines and strange ships enter Earth's atmosphere. When she runs into tall, sexy commander Peter she's not sure if she should run from him or kiss him.
Peter has been to many worlds and Earth is just a another stop in a long line. Peter is a solder, a commander in the Galactic Coexistence Initiative. He has his new world name and he is ready to Initiate the new world order, what he wasn't expecting was the feelings Rachael evokes in him.
Together they set out to save the people of Earth from the invaders and from themselves. Battling back the resistance and raining in the Aliens. Who ever said that love conquers all was right!
Maria Hammarblad is a wonderful writer! I loved how different Rachael and Peter were but how much the same they were at the same time. Peter often said " We aren't that different" and he was right.
If you haven't gotten this book you must now as it is a excellent read! and must be shared by all!
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Author BioBorn 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.
Borealis XII, to be released by Desert Breeze Publishing November 2013
Fun FactsFavorite color: Blue
Favorite food: Chicken with cashew nuts
Doesn't eat: Mammals
Favorite TV Show: Star Trek TNG and Leverage
Favorite animal: Border Collie
Quotes: "Full Speed Ahead" and "Caffeine is good for you"
Find Maria on the webWebsite: http://www.hammarblad.com
Publisher's website: http://www.desertbreezepublishing.com