Genres: Post-Apocalyptic Romance
Published by Evil Eye Concepts
Released on January 23, 2018
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.
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