Author: 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.

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The Goddess's Saga

The Goddess's Saga
  • Number: B007VQAQ96
  • Release: 2013-11-21
  • Author: Maria Hammarblad
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Maria Hammarblad
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When Stephan Forks gets drunk and rams another spaceship in spite of the vastness of the galaxy, it's more than an accident; it's fate. A moment later, a mysterious woman appears on his bridge, frowning as she looks around.

Adventures and danger go hand in hand during the upcoming days, as the collision not only resonates through his own life, but changes the destiny of the world as he knows it.

The Goddess's Saga is a collection of the novels "Touch of the Goddess," "Wrath of the Goddess," and "Return of the Goddess."


Shadow of a Man - Borealis #12

Shadow of a Man
  • Number: B00FS0BWHM
  • Release: 2013-10-10
  • Author: Maria Hammarblad
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Romantic Elements, * Science Fiction, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc
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There might be a place Theresa fears more than Borealis, but she can’t think of one. The old and decrepit station houses all sorts of cruelty, and to make it better, this is where her husband Dominic was imprisoned, drugged, and tortured. He returned a mere shadow of his old self, scarred by abuse and Uudon withdrawal.

Borealis is the last place Theresa wants to go, and the only one she can’t escape. Dominic’s apparent madness does nothing to alleviate her fears. Her once sweet husband has turned into a womanizing monster, and will destroy anyone who gets in his way.

Geo, her faithful and all too handsome bodyguard, appears to be the only one on her side. He once helped rescue Dominic, and pays for the insurrection with a lifetime on the run. This might be a situation not even he can handle, and Theresa fears none of them will make it out alive.


Operation Earth

Operation Earth
  • Number: B00EGAHMWO
  • Release: 2013-08-10
  • Author: Maria Hammarblad
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc
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Seven 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. In the midst of chaos, Rachael Hill 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 planet 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.


Flashback

Flashback
  • Number: B00DILZMTW
  • Release: 2013-06-20
  • Author: Maria Hammarblad
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc
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Steve Petersen is a very troubled man. Sole survivor of a Taliban POW camp, he often thinks only parts of him returned; his sanity appears to have been left behind. He seeks solace in alcohol and drugs, but nothing helps block the images from his mind for more than minutes at a time, and he is trapped in horrifying flashbacks.

He is more than surprised when he wakes up in a bright and merry bedroom that turns out to belong to the widow Anna, a woman he has rudimentary memories of meeting. Knowing he should leave isn’t the same as doing it, and before he knows what’s happening, he finds himself pulled into a world with real life problems, such as folding laundry, and what’s for dinner.

Whiskey is no longer his first priority, and not being alone in his waking nightmare is a relief. That is, until Anna disappears. Steve finds himself forced to return to Afghanistan, a place where he’ll have to face both external enemies and himself.


Kidnapped

Kidnapped
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00825645A
  • Release: 2010-05-06
  • Author: Maria Hammarblad
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc
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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. It's a decision that will change both their lives forever.


Invasion and other short stories

Invasion and other short stories
  • Number: B006SJQY34
  • Release: 2012-01-01
  • Author: Maria Hammarblad
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * Science Fiction, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Maria Hammarblad
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Maria Hammarblad, more known for writing Science Fiction romance, treats readers to a little book with short stories, showing monsters lurking both all around us and in the human psyche.

The pages are filled with feminism, dead babies, accidents, and murder, accompanied by aliens and the supernatural.

An ordinary day turns bad when Carol finally stands up to her tormentor. A family going to church is in too much of a hurry. A young woman, newly divorced, goes to look at an apartment, yearning to move out of her cousin's basement. Everything seems perfect; the price is right and the architecture thrills her, but what really did happen to the man who used to live there? A matriarchy of human ancestors comes to assimilate Earth. The options seem to be willfully submitting, or being taken by force. Could there be a third way to go?


Adam and Eve - Embarkment 2577

Adam and Eve
  • Number: B004JF4KD0
  • Release: 2011-01-15
  • Author: Maria Hammarblad
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Maria Hammarblad
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In this third novella in the "Embarkment 2577" series, Alex thinks that nothing more could possibly stand between her and the peaceful and secluded life she covets. There aren't any aliens standing in line to meet her, no vengeful humans sneaking up on her, and no black holes anywhere in sight. She has found a home and a family and nothing more could possibly go wrong. Right?

All she has to do before curling up in the sofa is to escort an unexpected visitor to the guest quarters until the Captain has the time to meet the newcomer.


Embarkment 2577

Embarkment 2577
  • Number: B004JF4KKI
  • Release: 2011-01-15
  • Author: Maria Hammarblad
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Maria Hammarblad
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When Alexandra wakes up to an unknown environment, populated by a cat-like woman with a tail and a hologram of a rockstar, she knows that she has to be hallucinating. Maybe she has hit her head, or finally suffered that nervous breakdown. It doesn't get any better from finding out that she died and was taken into the future by the elusive Adam, whom she can't remember, or from people telling her that she's on a spaceship.

The last year or so is gone from her memory, and she has no choice but to try to adapt. As days go by, her new environment becomes more and more unnerving. She finds herself helpless, and completely dependent on a man who isn't even human.

Contains all three novellas from the Embarkment series; "Brand New World," "High Gravity," and, "Adam and Eve."


Brand New World - Embarkment 2577

Brand New World
  • Number: 9781456338367
  • Release: 2011-01-08
  • Author: Maria Hammarblad
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Maria Hammarblad
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"Brand New World" is the first novella in the "Embarkment 2577" series.

When Alexandra wakes up in an unknown environment, populated by a cat-like woman with a tail and a hologram of a rockstar, she knows that she has to be hallucinating. Maybe she has hit her head, or finally suffered that nervous breakdown. It doesn't get any better from finding out that she died and was taken into the future by the elusive Adam, whom she can't remember, or from people telling her that she's on a spaceship. The last year or so is gone from her memory, and she has no choice but to try to adapt. As days go by, her new environment becomes more and more unnerving. She finds herself helpless, and completely dependent on a man who isn't even human.


High Gravity - Embarkment 2577

High Gravity
  • Number: 9781456515126
  • Release: 2011-01-08
  • Author: Maria Hammarblad
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Maria Hammarblad
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In this second novella in the "Embarkment 2577" series, the story picks up shortly after it left off in "Brand New World." The main character Alex has come to terms with her new life on a starship in the year 2577, and reluctantly won both respect and admiration for her actions during an alien attempt to conquer the ship. Little does she know that a number of new trials are about to shake her world. Besides encounters with alien species and an unexpected relative surfacing, a fatal navigation error will test her relationships with both her android lover and her friends.


Touch of the Goddess - Part 1 in the Goddess's saga.

Touch of the Goddess
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781451589900
  • Release: 2010-07-12
  • Author: Maria Hammarblad
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Maria Hammarblad
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When Stephan Forks gets drunk and rams another spaceship in spite of the vastness of the galaxy, it's more than an accident; it's fate. A moment later, a mysterious woman appears on his bridge, frowning as she looks around.

Adventures and danger go hand in hand during the upcoming days, as the collision not only resonates through his own life, but changes the destiny of the world as he knows it.


Undercover

Undercover
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B0098TGWTW
  • Release: 2010-07-04
  • Author: Maria Hammarblad
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc
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When Jenny Moore meets Alexei Roshenko, it's love at first sight. The tall, dark, and handsome stranger appears to be the answer to every romantic fantasy any woman ever had. There is however more to him than meets the eye, and a dark and violent past is catching up with him. Jenny decides to follow him back to Russia, and gets entangled in a web of deceit and secrets beyond her wildest imagination.

"You know, I'm old enough to remember the bad old days. In those times, one man would have been sent to spy on you, and another man sent to keep an eye on the spy. They would have been investigating the woman you've found in this very moment, trying to estimate what threat or opportunity she might pose, and how she could best be used. Leverage was a big word in those days."


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