Delighted Reader Q&A with Vivien Jackson

Posted April 11, 2017 by Sophia Rose in Book Tour, Interview / 10 Comments

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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
ISBN: 9781492648161
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.

Social Networking Links

Twitter: @Vivien_Jackson

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Sourcebooks Casablanca has graciously offered one hard copy of Wanted & Wired for US only commenters. Please leave a comment below to enter. Giveaway ends April 17, 2017.

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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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Cindy's Book Binge
4 years ago

Well this one sounds good and what a great cover!

Sophia Rose
4 years ago

Exciting stuff, Cindy!

Debbie Haupt
Debbie Haupt
4 years ago

Great interview Sophia Rose. I love Sci-Fi Romance I’m in!

Sophia Rose
4 years ago
Reply to  Debbie Haupt

Thanks, Debbie! I always have fun coming up with questions. 🙂

Anna@herding cats&burning soup

LOL you don’t read decapitated horse automaton too often.

Sophia Rose
4 years ago

He’s a little eccentric and a wee bit eclectic. LOL

Cyn @ Bookmunchies
4 years ago

This is a new author to me. The series sounds tins of fun! Thanks for sharing this, Sophia Rose!

Sophia Rose
4 years ago

New to me author, too, Cyn. 🙂

Melanie Simmons
4 years ago

I won a copy of this from Blodeuedd, so don’t include me in the contest. This book looks so great. I can’t wait to try to tackle this one.

Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

Sophia Rose
4 years ago

Hope you end up liking it, Melanie. 🙂 And congrats on the book win.