Afternoon Delight: Blaze Erupting by Rebecca Zanetti

Posted January 29, 2018 by Sophia Rose in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 14 Comments

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Afternoon Delight: Blaze Erupting by Rebecca Zanetti
Blaze Erupting

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Series: Scorpius Syndrome #4.5
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic Romance
Published by Evil Eye Concepts
Released on January 23, 2018
Pages: 125
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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The Delight

I have been just riveted to Rebecca Zanetti’s post-apocalyptic/dystopian Scorpius Syndrome series action romances.  It was with no little excitement that I learned one of the 1001 Nights Collection’s latest release was a new novella that is part of that series, but also tells the story of one of the Brigade’s first missions through the eyes of newcomers Hugh and Ellie.


Blaze Erupting had all the action and pulse-pounding danger and passion that readers have come to expect even while working great as a standalone or intro to the series.  This novella falls between books four and five, but the events take place just after the first series novella, Scorpius Rising and before book one, Mercury Striking.

Hugh and Ellie knew each other at college and went their separate ways becoming specialists in their own fields of expertise- Huge to nuclear power plant security and Ellie to computer security.  Eliie crushed on Hugh in college and he knew he wasn’t ready for a steady girl like Ellie.  But he is now- when the world is coming to an end.

There was good banter and playfulness, but also sparks and sizzle between the pair.  Hugh doesn’t mess around and gets real fast because he knows things can blow up quick these days.  Ellie proves that she’s not the same shy nerdy girl, but a woman of intelligence and strength, confident- though not quite confident to dive in with Hugh.  Hugh has a secret and it might prove a danger just as a terrorist threat is identified.

I’ve been wondering what came of Deacon and Nora since their story in the first novella and was glad to get this peek in on The Brigade side of things.  The emergence of this other group, Haven, now has me intrigued.  And, I loved meeting the other members of The Brigade and hope to see more action with this group.

Blaze Erupting was devoured fast and I can’t wait for the next new installment in the series.  Those who enjoy action-packed, sizzling post-apoc romances need to give this series a go.


Romance Roundabout #38 Dy
Literary Pickers #36 belt
New Release #8


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About Rebecca Zanetti

New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner – only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She is a member of RWA, has won awards for her works throughout the industry, and has a journalism degree with a poly sci emphasis from Pepperdine University as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho.

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day-or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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3 years ago

I’ve heard such good things about her books, need to make sure to try at least one of them this year!!

Sophia Rose
3 years ago
Reply to  LilyElement

For sure! Start with Scorpius Rising. Its a novella, but its a must for the rest of the series to make sense. 🙂

3 years ago

I love this series, so guess what I’m going to one-click right now? I need to get my hands on Blaze Erupting.
I’m glad you enjoyed this one, Sophia!

Sophia Rose
3 years ago
Reply to  Lexxie

Woohoo! Glad to share the excitement. I didn’t know about this one until I saw it in an Amazon email and then rushed to get it. 🙂

Carole's Random Life
3 years ago

I have this series on my tbr list. I will have to remember to grab this novella to read along with it when I do get to it. Glad you enjoyed it!

Sophia Rose
3 years ago

Oh yes! And, word of reader advice, grab Scorpius Rising first even though its a novella. It has set-up elements for the series so the rest makes sense. 🙂

3 years ago

This sounds pretty good Sophia, and glad you enjoyed it so much! Hugs…RO

Sophia Rose
3 years ago
Reply to  RO

Pretty exciting, Ro! 🙂

3 years ago

I always thought these were collections/anthology. Is this one just Zanetti’s book? The series sounds interesting.

Karen @ For What It’s Worth

Sophia Rose
3 years ago
Reply to  Karen

I can see where the confusion lies, Karen. Each one publishes separate like this novella and then they bundle them up in groups of five of recent published ones into collections. So you can buy them either way. I prefer individually b/c I’m only grabbing up the ones for series I’m following, but someone who wants to test drive the authors might find a bundle of five the way to go. This is one of my favorite action romance series, but I will say that you do have to at least tolerate the bossy alpha type of heroes and sassy… Read more »

Melanie Simmons
3 years ago

I really need to get this book. I so love this series.

Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

Sophia Rose
3 years ago

Definitely one for the series fan. It was a nice one to fill the gap until the next book’s release and I loved that its set with the Brigade group. 🙂

3 years ago

Sounds like this novella is a good addition to the series with a solid plot. And its nice when novella’s like this add something to the series.

Sophia Rose
3 years ago
Reply to  Lola

I agree, Lola. It is satisfying when a novella isn’t just a filler, but really adds to the series plot. In the case of this one, it lets the reader in on what is happening with the original group that formed right after the trouble began and then wasn’t heard about when the plot started following the other group. So glad to get it.