Name: Operation Earth
August 11, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Maria enjoys driving off-road, archery, and Tameshigiri.
Breeze Publishing November 2013
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