Published by Entangled
Title: RED AWAKENING
Author: Janet Elizabeth Henderson
Pub. Date: October 28, 2019
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara)
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Praise for the Red Zone series: “Imaginative, totally preposterous and I absolutely loved every word!” – Marta, Goodreads
In a future where corporations and nanotech implants run the world, Mace Armstrong is in the wrong place at the wrong time… Literally.
The mission is simple: find a way into CommTECH’s state-of-the-art compound, bug the lead scientist of their bio-engineering team before they release an implant that will kill millions, get out without anyone knowing he’s there. For an ex-army ranger, even one out of his element by a century, it should be a walk in the park. Right?
Because Mace isn’t the only one who breaks into the secure facility. With the building overrun with terrorists, he has to find a way out before he compromises himself and the entire Red Zone team to the enemy.
But there’s no leaving without the woman who inadvertently helped him get into the building in the first place: Keiko Sato, CommTECH’s press secretary. She’s brilliant, beautiful, and knows how to hold a grudge. Against him. She has no idea what secrets he and his team are harboring, or that she’s calling to the animal that’s been locked inside of him for a century.
Even as she argues with him about everything, Mace is determined to protect her. He got her into this mess, and he owes it to her to get her out of it.
Whether she wants him to or not.
Each book in the Red Zone series is STANDALONE:
* Red Zone
* Red Awakening
Her eyes narrowed at him. “Do you need to be so sarcastic?”
“No. It’s just an added bonus. You get it free with the rescue.”
“You’re rescuing me? I don’t think so. You’re just protecting your interests. It will be a helluva lot easier to get out of this building without Enforcement shooting at you if you have the company’s press secretary at your side.”
“Whatever.” Great, now he sounded like a teenager. She brought out all of his best qualities.
Of course, she called him on it. “Mature. I don’t need you protecting me, and I don’t want to have anything more to do with you. Just go. Save yourself.”
He’d had enough. He spun away from the panel and leaned into her. “You do not want me to go, princess. You wouldn’t last five minutes without me.”
Her dark eyes blazed as she stood to face off against him. “I can look after myself.” She paused, her eyes fluttering away from him in a sure tell that she was about to lie. “I know Kung Fu.”
“Sure you do.”
A look of rage swept over her face, and in a furious move, she swung her leg hard to kick him. Only, her dress was too tight, and the momentum swept her other leg out from under her. She landed on her back, on the floor, with a thud.
Mace looked down at her. “Yeah. You’re right. You can totally look after yourself.”
She blinked up at him for a few seconds. “I can’t think of anything to say that will make this seem less humiliating.”
He let out a sigh. “Neither can I.” He reached down and helped her to her feet. “Anything broken?”
“Then we’re good to go. Unless, you want to try some more Kung Fu moves on me.”
“Turns out, you can’t do Kung Fu in a dress. Who knew?”
Janet is a Scot who moved to New Zealand fifteen years ago. Among other things, she’s been an artist, a teacher, a security guard at a castle, a magazine editor, and a cleaner in a drop in center for drug addicts (NOT the best job!). She now writes full-time and is working on her 19th book. Her books have won several awards, including the Daphne du Maurier award for excellence in mystery and suspense. When she isn’t living in her head, she raises two kids, one husband, and several random animals. She survives on chocolate and caffeine
Janet is represented by Nalini Akolekar at Spencerhill Associates.
- What is on your nightstand?
Right now, there’s the whole of the Dark Carpathian series by Christine Feehan! I’m rereading them and loving it.
- What author would you totally fan?
Got to be Christine Feehan. I honestly don’t think it would be a good idea to ever meet her. I would probably stutter, faint and pee my pants with excitement. It wouldn’t be good.
- What makes you cringe?
When people laugh at people who hurt themselves!!
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I’m a pantser! I make it all up as I go along.
- Is there a word you love to use?
I love ALL the words!! But I’m Scottish, so numpty is high on my favorites list.
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I have a LOT of animals. We are a magnet for other people’s unwanted pets and we’ll take anything in. Right now, we have four cats, eight guinea pigs, a dog, two mini horses, three alpacas, some sheep, a cow and half a dozen chickens! I wanted some ostriches, but hubby drew the line at that…men…
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