Kidnapped


Romance - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
188 Pages
Reviewed on 10/25/2012
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Author Biography

Originally born in Sweden, Maria moved to Florida late 2008. Today she lives in the Tampa Bay area with her husband Mike and their rescue dogs Boo, Bonnie, and Topper. Most known for writing science fiction romance, she also produces romantic thrillers and short stories with unexpected, often gruesome, endings.

Maria currently has two books published with Desert Breeze Publishing: Kidnapped and Undercover. Three more books are scheduled for 2013. She also has some self-published material: The Goddess's Saga, which contains the novels Touch of the Goddess, Wrath of the Goddess, and Return of the Goddess, and Embarkment 2577, which contains the novellas Brand New World, High Gravity, and Adam and Eve.

She is also a screenwriter and has done well in a number of contests. Maria's biggest interest besides writing is playing bass, and she has been active in a number of Swedish rock bands. Maria is a member of the Florida Writer's Association.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ellen Hogan for Readers' Favorite

Patricia sees a man standing in the middle of the road and swerves to avoid him. She wrecks her car and wakes up on an alien spaceship as a prisoner of Travis 152. Travis thinks she has some connection to rebel leader William. After a few days he realizes that she is innocent of any wrong doing. However, the Supreme Commander wants her brought in to face her. Travis is a very hard man who has always done what the Alliance wanted with no questions asked. That is until he falls under Patricia's spell. Now he only wants to make her happy and keep her safe. When he asks William to take care of her he agrees, but Patricia knows that the Alliance has captured Travis and she sets out to free him. Travis is glad to see her but angry that she has put herself in harm's way. Now they have to survive in order to get back to Earth.

I really enjoyed "Kidnapped". The characters work well together and even the secondary ones are well-developed. Patricia is the kind of character you just have to like and Supreme Commander Veronica is the kind of character you just love to hate. She, William and his crew are great minor players in the story. The plot is a little slow at the beginning but then it takes off with twists and turns one after another. "Kidnapped" takes the reader through a wild ride in space. The author gives a glimpse into what could be there beyond the stars. Quite an enjoyable read on a lazy afternoon.