“Raw. Smart. Quick-witted. Mouthwatering. Just a few adjectives that describe this exquisite tale. Do not let this unforgettable story, or its incredible cast of characters, slip by you.” —DARYNDA JONES, New York Times bestselling author
A rip-roarin’ new snarky, sexy sci-fi paranormal romance series with the perfect balance of humor, heat, and heart. Now that Texas has seceded and the world is spiraling into chaos, good guys come in unlikely packages and love sprouts in the most inconvenient places…
Rogue scientist • technologically enhanced • deliciously attractive
Heron Farad should be dead. But technology has made him the man he is today. Now he heads a crew of uniquely skilled outsiders who fight to salvage what’s left of humanity: art, artifacts, books, ideas—sometimes even people. People like Mari Vallejo.
Gun for hire • Texan rebel • always hits her mark
Mari has been lusting after her mysterious handler for months. But when a by-the-book hit goes horribly sideways, she and Heron land on the universal most wanted list. Someone set them up. Desperate and on the run, they must trust each other to survive, while hiding devastating secrets. As their explosive chemistry heats up, it’s the perfect storm…
“Wanted and Wired delivers a high-octane adventure with riveting twists and turns, fresh yet gritty characters, and miles of sci-fi sizzle. I loved it!”—Amanda Bouchet, award-winning author of A Promise of Fire
In this steamy near-future escapade, set in a debilitated world in which Texas has seceded and the U.S. is on the verge of civil war, tough Texas hit woman Mari Vallejo and her passionate posthuman partner, cybernetics professor Heron Farad, go on the run after Mari is set up to kill the wrong target. Both are simmering in complicated, conflicting emotions. Mari took the job to try to save the scientist father she hates; Heron is besieged by "a toxic mix of love and lust and anger" directed at Mari. She often takes the lead in saving and seducing him, giving this fast-paced adventure a feminist twist. With a vicious war on the horizon, Heron and Mari prove they have plenty of sizzle left for future feats of sexual and intellectual derring-do. As their torrid courtship proceeds through superhero adventures and near-death encounters with the villains, Heron tries to keep Mari safe with his technological skills, such as piloting his orbit-capable airplane, while Mari, who's always been mystified by machines, uses her tough fighting moves and her brassy Texas idiom to undo their enemies. This unusual combination of romance and science fiction tends to predictability in plot, but its lead characters are sympathetically drawn and generally convincing, giving readers an easy trip into a not-so-distant world of technologically enhanced humans ruled by their indefatigable and inexhaustible hormones.
a unique, dystopian, scifi romance.
Wanted and Wired is a unique, dystopian, scifi romance.
Mari is a gun for hire and Heron is her back up. When an assignment goes horribly wrong, Mari finds herself on the run from the law with Heron doing everything he can to help save her.
Heron is in love with Mari and has been for years but she has never seen him as more than a technologically enhanced friend, but the with them being on the run together, Mari starts to see Heron for the person he truly is.
Jackson writes a highly original and masterfully imaginative tale. I was blown away by the pictures that Jackson could create with words. Those pictures pulled you in and made for some amazing world building.
I received this ARC copy of Wanted and Wired from Sourcebooks Casablanca. This is my honest and voluntary review.