Wanted and Wired

Wanted and Wired

by Vivien Jackson

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Overview

"Raw. Smart. Quick-witted. Mouthwatering. Just a few adjectives that describe this exquisite tale. Do not let this unforgettable story, or its incredible cast of characters, slip by you." —DARYNDA JONES, New York Times bestselling author

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 sprouts 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...

Wanted and Wired Series:
Wanted and Wired (Book 1)
Perfect Gravity (Book 2)

More praise:
"Wanted and Wired delivers a high-octane adventure with riveting twists and turns, fresh yet gritty characters, and miles of sci-fi sizzle. I loved it!"—Amanda Bouchet, award-winning author of A Promise of Fire

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492648161
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Series: Tether , #1
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 540,574
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Vivien Jackson is the award-winning author of the Wanted & Wired series, which includes the novels Wanted & Wired and Perfect Gravity. She lives in Austin, Texas. Visit her at vivienjackson.com.

Johanna Parker, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, has earned an esteemed Audie Award and three Audie nominations. She has received high praise for her work in all genres, including her portrayal of Sookie Stackhouse in Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire Mysteries series.

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Wanted and Wired 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
LeighKramer More than 1 year ago
Wanted & Wired was a revelation! It's an incredible sci-fi romance. SO MUCH YEARNING but also funny and clever. Heron is easily one of the sexiest heroes who is also part robot. (That might be too simplistic of an explanation but he's human who also had technology implanted, which ultimately saved his life.) His fingers have sense tips, which give him data but also adjust to give Mari the ultimate pleasure. Those scenes were sexy as hell! The characters' voices were so distinct, particularly Mari's voice. I loved what a badass she was but also how she was loyal and fiercely protected those she loves. There was a game-changing twist I never saw coming, which upended my whole reading experience in the best way. I'm super impressed with Vivien Jackson and can't wait to read the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really really wanted to like this book because I love sci-fi romance and wish there were more of it. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t get into this one. It started with the writing which was very confusing; Vivien Jackson throws out made-up words and terms and references things and names in this futuristic world but she barely ever explains what they mean. Some you can infer from context but overall I was left feeling very confused over what was going on. Then came the characters, which I just couldn’t get into. Mari was beyond messed up and I only saw what got revealed in the first quarter of the book. I don’t understand how someone who is so jittery, anxious, and neurotic could possibly be a gun-for-hire. She was so all over the place that she practically gave me whiplash with her thoughts and emotions. Heron actually had potential and I was intrigued by the idea of “whole-organics” (unmodified humans) and Cyborgs (tech-modified humans), however, even my interest in following that storyline couldn’t compete with how confusing and uninteresting I found everything else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. Like the story and the characters. The story line was a not your typical post apocalyptic book. Definitely worth the read.
krissysbookshelf More than 1 year ago
Wanted and Wired was a great book and its loaded with a lot of development and building info that kind of interfered with my ability to really enjoy this book as much as I'd hoped to enjoy it. However I think its a great book with a large very expanded world that is very intriguing. Wanted and Wired falls along the lines of Sci Fi and Urban Fiction genre but it also had a bit of a Steam Punk kind of feel to it as well. So for those of you who enjoy a little bit of that world blend this may be a book you'd like to pick up. I did like the H&H however they felt a little muted by everything else the author was trying to develop and give life to so it felt as if their personalities and possibilities were more than a little stifled by it all. It wasn't bad but I felt they definitely could have used more development as they are the ones who should be carrying the reader through the story.
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
Review For: Wanted and Wired 'Wanted and Wired' by Vivien Jackson is book One in the "Tether" series. This is the story of Heron and Mari. Heron and Mari are working as a Team that Heron heads up. It is a uniquely skilled outsiders who fight to salvage what's left of humanity. But on one of these assignments something goes wrong and they end up on the run. This sets them up to start working more closely and they end up starting to act on how they have been feeling toward each other. Wanted and Wired is an exciting Sci-fi romance read!*A Book Obsessed Chicks Review Team Selection*
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
Wanted & Wired by Vivien Jackson is the first book in her new sci-Fi Tether series. I enjoy reading some sci-fi with a fantasy element, but I do tend to enjoy straight fantasy more. I had mixed feelings about Wanted & Wired. This had a lot of possibilities, a good story line, and some really interesting and likeable characters. I also thought Jackson’s writing was very good. Mari is a tough heroine, who is also a crack shot who never misses. She partners with our hero, Heron, who is human and part droid (technically advanced). When things go wrong on an assignment, Heron uses his technical ability to be one step ahead of those trying to catch them. During this adventure, we meet many people who are technically enhanced or complete droids. The key to the story is to find out who betrayed them in the assignment, as well as to keep Mari safe from those who want her killed. My mixed feelings: The story was very technical, which was either a bit redundant or confusing for me. Though I like my fantasy and sci-fi, I do not like too much technical terms which takes me out of the story. I also thought the constant sexual innuendos, and situations seemed to be constant. Wherever, whenever, whoever was around, it was all about their lust for each other. I like my books to be story oriented, with the sexual chemistry and situations part of the story. I did think that Heron and Mari were very good heroes, if we had the time to learn about them; as well as some of the secondary characters that were well done, such as Chloe, Kellen, Adele, just to name a few. If you enjoy Sci-Fi with advanced humans or droids, and a heavily sexual story then Wanted & Wired would be a good read.
JackieBCentralTexasJB More than 1 year ago
Book Info Paperback, 352 pages Expected publication: April 4th 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca ISBN 1492648167 (ISBN13: 9781492648161) Series Tether #1 Other Editions (1) Source:Netgalley EARC Buy book from Amazon B&N BOOK BLURB 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 sprouts 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... My Thoughts This book takes the term Tech Head to new heights in ways I was not expecting but was mostly utterly delighted by. Heron is so much more than what Mari thinks of him when first partnered together. Not only does he handle with aplomb the myriad details needed to smooth the way for Mari prior to and during her contracted jobs. His personal devotion to her however is the biggest motivator to keep her safe at all costs, the lengths he must go to do so are unlimited and more than once at a high cost to himself. The biggest lesson taught to the reader through Heron and Mari’s experiences is not to judge based on ones claim to humanity, more Cyborg at this point than man Heron proves his worth a million times over throughout the read. Mari has to learn that lesson herself, and learn it she does. The romance between the two takes place slowly at first and then goes supernova once they finally connect physically. There is a lot of world building and character development as this is book one in a series so that means more information dumping takes place throughout it but it also means the story arc continuations hinted at lure one in as well. Reminds me a lot of one my favorite older futuristic dystopian Sci-Fi series Crimson City . Am happy to have found a new to me author whose work is unique into itself but uses familiar to me attributes in its characters and plot arc. [EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Wanted and Wired is a fireball of a scifi romance. The chemistry between Heron and Mari is off the charts. I loved the role reversal with Mari being rough and tough and stuff and Heron being the brainy one. The story started out a little slow with world building but when that was done it took off like a bull from a chute complete with twists and turns that will leave you breathless. This story has several sub plots that will keep you guessing and wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poor. Don't bother.