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.

Completely re-edited 2020. See the book on Amazon

​What reviewers say

"I loved this book. Not only is it interesting sci-fi, this story is a fascinating study of a man trying to break free from the harsh and cruel conditioning of his past and his attempt to be something more than a tool. Travis is a killer and he makes no excuses for it. His interactions with Patricia are so well written... In addition to a unique love story, this book also gives us plenty of exciting action, great secondary characters and pervasive evil. All in all, the plot is quite complex and I had a hard time putting it down. The romance is touching, but it's the emotional upheaval that moves this story to the next level. I highly recommend this exciting sci-fi adventure. One of the best I've ever read."

Susan P. -- The Romance Studio
Rating = 5 Heart

"I love a good sci fi adventure romance and this was definitely a good one... This book covers a long period of time and I loved every moment of it. It's an adventure the entire way and I never knew which way the story was going to go next. I just know that I loved riding along with Patricia and Travis. They were great characters and had a fabulous story. Their journey across the galaxy is filled with brushes with many friends and enemies.I definitely recommend this story if you love a good sci-fi adventure tied into a fabulous romance!"

Christina Snow -- Smitten By Books
Rating = 5 Stars/A

"Intrigue and oddities populate this entertaining sci-fi romance. Instead of getting mired in elaborate details of UFO technology, Hammarblad opts to focus on the human drama — to great effect. And with an occasional love scene thrown in to spice things up, readers will definitely find this novel to be an absolute gem."

Amy Lignor, RT Book Reviews
Rating = 4 Stars


"The fact that the story is set in the stars, takes place across the span of over a year versus a few weeks, and even ends with a refreshing knot all lend it an added uniqueness that is rare in many novels today. I happily recommend this to most readers if you’d like a well-crafted story of both love and dependence, life and death, and overall, redemption."

Megan -- Night Owl Reviews
Rating = 4 Stars


"I really enjoyed Kidnapped. The characters work well together and even the secondary ones are well developed. Kidnapped takes the reader through a wild rid in space and gives a glimpse into what could be there beyond the stars.

Readers' Favorite


"Patricia is one of those characters readers can't help falling in love with. Travis, on the other hand, is hard to like in the beginning, but slowly worms his way into the heart. The book is wonderfully emotional, without graphic sex scenes."

InD'tale Magazine