by Pauline Greeden
This is the type of book I usually love, end of the world, with aliens, monsters and such. The aliens show up and contaminate of water, mess with our sun and then do nothing for months. Their ships hover over the earth silently. When alien creature appear and attach people, they don't wound to kill, just infect. The infected turn in an hour and then attack other humans. They become zombies and the goal of all victims that are bitten is to infect others.
The characters are well developed. Jennie, a young headstrong woman that is very family oriented. She becomes the sole protector for her five year old brother. She has a unwavering faith in god that repels the alien creatures.
There are two brothers, Hugh and Brad, one good and one evil. For the reader it is easy to tell who is which. However Jennie is not privileged to all the information that we are so it is much harder for her to know who is really the good guy.
Mickey is five years old and has seen enough horror to last most people a lifetime. He is a very sweet and caring child. With his sister, Jennie's encouragement he will withstand all this trauma.
Pauline is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy.
Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been a #1 Bestseller in Christian Fantasy and been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. Her debut novel, Sanctuary is scheduled for release September 30, 2013, and has already been nominated for two awards in YA Science Fiction.
One of Pauline's short stories has won the CCW Short Story contest. Other short stories have been published in Fear & Trembling Magazine, Obsidian River and Avenir Eclectia. An urban fantasy short will appear in The Book of Sylvari: An Anthology of Elves from Port Yonder Press, and a vampire short will appear in Monsters! from Diminished Media Group.