Hugh Johnson is nobody’s hero, and the idea of being in the limelight makes him want to growl. He takes care of his brothers, does his job, and enjoys a mellow evening hanging with his hound dog and watching the sports channel. So when sweet and sexy Ellie Smithers from his college chemistry class asks him to save millions of people from a nuclear meltdown, he doggedly steps forward while telling himself that the world hasn’t changed and he can go back to his relaxing life. One look at Ellie and excitement doesn’t seem so bad.
Eleanor Smithers knows that the Scorpius bacteria has and will change life as we know it, but that’s a concern for another day. She’s been hand-picked as the computer guru for The Brigade, which is the USA’s first line of defense against all things Scorpius, including homegrown terrorists who’ve just been waiting for a chance to strike. Their target is a nuclear power plant in the east, and the only person who can help her is Hugh, the sexy, laconic, dangerous man she had a crush on so long ago.
Other Books in the Scorpius Syndrome/The Brigade novellas Series
“Fans of the series will love seeing Brigade leader Deke and his wife Nora after the events of Scorpius Rising, and with the Brigade storyline far from over and inevitably heading towards catching up with the rest of the characters in the series, I’m so excited to see where it all goes from here. This is a quick read, but a great one, and I loved it! 4 stars.” – 4 STARS The Escapist Book Blog
“A SCORCHING, HEART PALPITATING, POST-APOCALYPTIC ROMANCE FROM REBECCA ZANETTI THAT IS FAST PACED, FULL OF ACTION, AND HAS SOME MAJOR SPICE AND SIZZLING HOT ROMANCE! ” 5 STARS Marie’s Tempting Reads
“I absolutely love this series and honestly can not wait for more. I love how we learn more about The Haven and can’t wait for Winter Igniting! Bravo! 4 stars! 4 STARS Ratula from Bookgasm Book Blog
“BLAZE ERUPTING by Rebecca Zanetti has it all in just a few pages, a taste of Ms. Zanetti’s talents, adrenaline pumping action and heart-pounding sexual tension! Then again, Rebecca Zanetti always knows how to make her stories come to life, complete with attitude, heat and explosive chemistry!” 5 STARS Tome Tender
“Ms. Zanetti has given us one hell of a post-apocalyptic world full of uber-alpha men and amazingly strong women who are doing everything they can to survive in a world ravaged by a pandemic.” 5 STARS Edgy Reviews
“Incredibly fast paced, yet with wonderfully crafted characters, chemistry and interactions. Not only is this a strong addition to the 1001 series, but it is a great taster for the Scorpius Syndrome series too.” 4 STARS A British Bookworm’s Blog
“Blaze Erupting is a fascinating read that captured me from the beginning. Sparks fly between the hero and the heroine and the characters are great.” 4 STARS Kick Back & Review
“I absolutely love this series and honestly can not wait for more. I love how we learn more about The Haven and can’t wait for Winter Igniting! Bravo!” 4 STARS Bookgasms Book Blog
” But whether it’s part of the original series or is a jump-off point for a spin-off, this novella doesn’t skimp on the suspense or the romance that I’ve come to expect from Zanetti. This may be a quick read compared to the full-length novels in the Scorpius Syndrome series, but it lives up to the standard set by those longer reads, although possibly not as dark as the others, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I loved Ellie and Hugh! They were gorgeous and geeky, and the story itself had perfectly placed punches of humor.” 5 STARS Dog-Eared Daydreams
“A second chance at love where the world is about to crash and burn. This is a crossover of sorts with Scorpius and Brigade and is for a novella action packed, full of banter a great and solid plot which makes me want to beg RZ to write faster on the series. I can be picky when it comes to novellas but this is amazing.” 4 STARS Jerri’s Book Attic
“Sexy. Hot. Did I say sexy? I enjoyed entering Zanetti’s world and reading their story.” 4.5 STARS Loves Great Reads Blog
“I loved this novella but I just wish it was longer because the story is so great that you just don’t want to stop reading.” 5 STARS Canadian Book Addict
“Lots of action and a bit of suspense. Looking forward to meeting up with the Brigade in the future if our survivors can ever find them. Tough bunch of folks. This novella can be read as a stand alone with enough introduction to the dystopian world. However, I recommend the whole series as a fantastic read.” 4 STARS Obsessive Reading Disorder
“There was a bit of everything in there – drama, suspense, romance galore and so much tension that you could almost cut it with a knife what with the history backing almost a decade between Hugh and Eleanore. I enjoyed it and know that i’ll be looking forward to more from this author in the future, and of course from this lineup” 4 STARS A Small Girl, A Man, And Her Books
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