Brand New World is the first vella in the Embarkment 2577 series. When Alexandra wakes up in an unkwn environment, populated by a cat-like woman with a tail and a hologram of a rockstar, she kws she has to be hallucinating. Maybe she hit her head, or finally suffered a nervous breakdown. It doesn't get any better from finding out she died and was taken into the future by the elusive Adam, whom she can't remember, or from people telling her she's on a spaceship. The last year or so is gone from her memory, and she has 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.
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. She writes mostly science fiction romance, but has also ventured into the contemporary arena as well as writing award winning screenplays. Her biggest interest next to writing is playing bass.