What was your favorite part about writing sci-fi romance?
Hooking up all those futuristic badasses! In SFF, there’s a lot of exploration about ideas and worlds and generally cool stuff. In romance, the focus is on people and their connections to each other. Sci-fi romance, SFR, is the best of both: cool ideas, worlds, and people… who also form connections. That hits all my happy buttons.
What are some of Heron’s favorite collector’s items?
Before the events of Wanted and Wired, probably the decapitated horse automaton designed by Heron of Alexandria. I got a chance to observe the one in the link once, and it was amazing. He would totally have tried to keep that thing safe, if he could. After the end of the story, though, hands-down the orange dress.
What’s Mari’s favorite weapon?
Mari’s world is fluid, so whatever weapon she’s got in her hand at any given moment is her favorite. Well, until she figures out the stuff about the car. After that she has a solid favorite for some time, but saying more would be spoilery.
What is Heron’s favorite thing about Mari and hers about him?
Heron’s favorite thing about Mari is her capacity for forgiveness. He carries so much guilt in himself that forgiveness looks, to him, like a superpower. Mari’s quick answer would probably be too crude to mention. She’s like that, lord love her. Her longer, more thoughtful answer would be the care and attention he gives to his many precious things.
What jellybean flavor would best match with your main cast of characters?
Haha! Well, are we talking Jelly Belly 50 classic flavors or Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, or what? I think both sets have a lemon, and Mari’d go with that. (It’s tart. Get it?) Heron has a weakness for cinnamon, and I think there’s specifically a Sizzling Cinnamon, which is even better. If you squished the whole pile of characters together, they might come out Tabasco. Yoink the cat requests a tuna-flavored bean.
Title: Wanted and Wired
Author: Vivien Jackson
Series: Tether, #1
Pubdate: April 4, 2017
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
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 ignites 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…
VIVIEN JACKSON is still waiting for her Hogwarts letter. In the meantime, she writes, mostly fantastical or futuristic or kissing-related stories. When she isn’t writing, she’s performing a sacred duty nurturing the next generation of Whovian Browncoat Sindarin Jedi gamers, and their little dogs too. With her similarly geeky partner, she lives in Austin, Texas, and watches a lot of football.
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