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by Liz Maverick
 

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A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

“This book kept me so captivated... Ms. Maverick's imagination is superb.”
— USA Today on WIRED

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Romance and time-travel blend together in this fast-paced tale of twisted fate.

L. Roxanne Zaborovsky is about to discover that fate is comprised of an infinite

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A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

“This book kept me so captivated... Ms. Maverick's imagination is superb.”
— USA Today on WIRED

~*~

Romance and time-travel blend together in this fast-paced tale of twisted fate.

L. Roxanne Zaborovsky is about to discover that fate is comprised of an infinite number of wires that can be manipulated, and that she's not the one at the controls. From the roguishly charming Mason Merrick--a shadow from her past--to the dangerously seductive Leonardo Kaysar, she's barely even holding on.

But Roxy's got hidden strength she can use, and with the help of her best friend Katharine, she just might figure out which wire of reality is the one that will end with her getting the right guy and the right future.


OPEN YOUR MIND...

Mason Merrick was right there. I could feel him there before he ever said a word. A soft thump reverberated against the door, and I could imagine Mason’s palms right up against mine on the other side. Breathlessly, I stared at my hands, slowly splaying my fingers as I knelt on the ground.

What do you want from me? I wondered.

“I’m going to back off, okay? Give you a chance to settle... I don’t want you to worry. I’ll come back tomorrow,” Mason said. His voice was low and level. He knew I was close enough to hear, and his words were strangely intimate, divided and huddled though we were.

“You’re going to have to open your mind, Roxanne,” he finally said, and then he struck the door hard as he stood up.

I flinched, my heart pounding. But there wasn’t anything more, nothing besides the sound of footsteps fading. I didn’t understand what the hell had just happened. I didn’t have a clue what Mason Merrick was trying to pull off or what his motives could possibly be. Now he’d left me alone, as I’d asked him to, and it was a solitary confinement with which I was all too familiar.

Open my mind, he’d said.

I’d be a liar if I denied that part of me was glad he was coming back.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. If Maverick's fast-paced, genre-bounding novel is any indication, Dorchester's new imprint, Shomi should catch an audience quickly. Maverick grabs readers from page one, throwing together romance, science fiction and cyberpunk...it's easy to get drawn into her world of twisting realities and shifting identities, especially with superb heroine Roxanne handling narration. This excellent piece of genre fiction shows much promise for both Maverick and the imprint she spearheads.
PNR Reviews
Unlike the typical romance, Roxy's adventure is told in the first person allowing the reader to experience the adventure right along with the cagey heroine. Her confusion and epiphanies will become one's own. Enjoy the twists and turns as Roxy's final fate comes down to the WIRE. This is a book you won't want to put down!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014937306
Publisher:
Liz Maverick
Publication date:
08/04/2012
Series:
Timepunk Romance
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,229,409
File size:
778 KB

Meet the Author

Liz Maverick writes the interactive e-book YA fantasy series ARCANIA and is also an award-winning, bestselling author of thirteen paranormal/time travel romance and chick lit novels including the Cosmopolitan Magazine Book Club Pick WHAT A GIRL WANTS, Publishers Weekly Top Book of the Year WIRED, and the bestselling CRIMSON CITY series. During the day, she's the senior manager and editor of Macmillan Publishing's romance novel community website, www.HeroesandHeartbreakers.com.

Stop by and say hi at www.facebook.com/LizMaverickCentral and www.twitter.com/lizmaverick.

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Wired 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I figured this would be some love triangle story in the cyberpunk style, but it was so much better!! Not a romance, just a sci-fi story that builds slowly into a grand finale. Loved the development of the heroine over the story. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish a little more attention had been paid to the development of the main characters relationship and developing romance but this was still a worthy read. What you really have to admire in this book is the author's ability to bring main character Roxy's voice to life. I loved the mental commentary that Roxy provides as she goes through the rush of situations that she finds both confusing, challenging, and certainly life-changing. It was certainly engaging enough to have me purchase the sequel in this series Irreversible which I look foreword to reading soon. Wired certainly has a permanent home on my bookshelf.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every person's life impacts numerous others in countless ways. Change a single action or circumstance and the ripples change reality as we know it. This is what's known as a parallel universe. Now imagine you are the focus of that change. Two men are manipulating you like a pawn on a chess board, changing your experiences to achieve their own outcome. Reality shifts and as you desperately try to cling to your sanity. Who can you trust, except yourself? L. Roxanne Zaborovsky, a reclusive freelance computer programmer, alienated from her family, her closest friend having moved on without her, finds herself unaccountably compelled to visit the local 7-Eleven in the middle of the night. Her anxiety builds with each step, and just as she is debating returning home, she finds herself sandwiched between two ominous men each claiming her for himself. They are Wire Crossers, people who manipulate reality to alter fate each with their own desired outcome. Both are after a code Roxy has yet to write and their goals are diametrically opposed. Roxy is the Major, the key player in the game. Those whose lives she impacts are Peripherals. One of the men is already known to her. He is Mason Merrick, the ex-boyfriend of a former roommate, who Roxy once had a crush on. The other is Leonardo Kaysar who will stop at absolutely nothing to foil his adversary. Though she is attracted to both men in different ways, neither can be trusted, for with each Splice of wire, each shift in reality, she is becoming painfully aware that she is completely expendable. When predestiny goes out the window, free will is the only option. Can agoraphobic Roxy muster the courage to take control of her fate and become the woman she'd always wanted to be? Cyberpunk meets Romance in this thrilling action debut from Dorchester's new Shomi imprint. Unlike the typical romance, Roxy's adventure is told in the first person allowing the reader to experience the adventure right along with the cagey heroine. Her confusion and epiphanies will become one's own. Enjoy the twists and turns as Roxy's final fate comes down to the WIRE. This is a book you won't want to put down! -- Reviewed for PNR Reviews
harstan More than 1 year ago
L. Roxanne Zaborovsky is graduating college, but does not plan to attend the ceremony. Instead before her interview, she heads to the neighborhood 7-Eleven, thinking nothing could happen to her on such a short walk although she repeats that mantra several times trying to keep the panic at bay as her lack of memory of key events and people frightens her. Suddenly two men come out of nowhere with one shouting at the other she is mine and the second one saying au contraire. As Leonardo Kaysar and Mason Merrick argue with one another over Roxy, she is ready for flight not fight. Still she knows they want something from her but Roxy is confused as she is not sure what and because Mason seems familiar yet unfamiliar as if they shared an attraction and more. She learns she is a player and so are they in a game of life in which fate is a zillion wires that crisscross, but though she feels she once loved Mason and may still she believes he will do anything to win including harming her. However, this time Roxy understands more than the apparent myriad of previous times with these two competing punks she plans to change the rules although she has no idea how or if successful what that will do to her and the two male hunks sniffing at her. --- This is a terrific science fiction thriller that readers will be WIRED into one sitting as ¿reality¿ consistently shifts depending on who controls the threads of time and place. Fans will cheer on Roxy as she begins to comprehend the rules of the game in which there are none except whatever the rivals Leonardo and Mason separately decide as they manipulate everything and everyone with Roxy their current expendable game pawn. However, she plans to become lean and mean kicking butt. Liz Maverick provides a strong tale told by her heroine. --- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
Roxanne is trying not to panic on her way to the 7-Eleven, but even as she tells herself nothing can happen to her in such a short distance, two men come toward her out of the shadows and from that moment on, her life is never the same. Her memory is spotty at best about certain events in her life, certain people who are in her life and then aren't. And when coming face to face with Mason Merrick again after so long, her feelings get jumbled up along with her life when she learns that she's in the middle of a wire crossing game of playing with time and the future between two men who want something from her, something she can't even remember. And if all that isn't bad enough, after falling for Mason again, she learns that even he will do whatever it takes, including hurting her, to get what he wants to win the game. He can't be the bad guy in all of this, can he? But she's becoming the kind of woman she's always wanted to be thanks to these two goons who keep messing with her life and her future, and suddenly she's turning the tables on them and eventually learns that she will have the life and the love that in reality she always dreamed of.
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