Title: HOT ZONE
Series: 2nd Book in the Elite Force series
Genre: Contemporary, Romantic suspense, Fiction, Adult,
On Shelves: December 2011
Format: eBook & Print
Reviewed by ChristineRCJR
Book Heat: HOT
Read an Excerpt
He’ll take any mission, the riskier the better…
The haunted eyes of pararescueman Hugh Franco should have been her first clue that deep pain roiled beneath the surface. But if Amelia couldn't see the damage, how could she be expected to know he'd break her heart?
She’ll prove to be his biggest risk yet…
Amelia Bailey's not the kind of girl who usually needs rescuing...but there are anything but usual circumstances.
USA Today bestselling author Catherine Mann delivers another hero from the Air Force's celebrated Pararescue Jumpers–"The PJs"– an ultra-elite force who put themselves at extreme risk in the most dangerous emergancies so that others may live. A sizzling thrill-rise of action and attraction, Hot Zone will leave your pulse pounding.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
USA Today bestseller Catherine Mann is a RITA Award winning novelist with over two million books in print, in more than twenty countries. She resides in Florida with her military flyboy husband and their four children. For more information, she can be found online at:
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What is the best part of being a writer? What is the worst?
The best part – sleeping late if I want and working in my PJs!
The worst part – At the end of the day, I’m ready to go out to eat and my family is ready to kick back at home.
Why do you write?
Honestly, if I don’t write, the words and stories build up in my head. Writing is like releasing a pressure valve in my brain.
Name one eye-opening thing you learned from your book research.
I hadn’t realized that there are only 350 pararescuemen.
Do you have a favorite motto?
I have a couple of them, actually. But here’s one of my enduring favorites. "Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies." ~Mother Teresa"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." ~Aristotle
Do you have a favorite fictional hero? Favorite fictional heroine?
Wow, that’s probably one of the toughest questions anyone has asked me. I thought Mary and Rhage in J.R. Ward’s second “Black Dagger Brotherhood” book had a heart wrenching romance. And any of Suz Brockmann’s Tall, Dark and Dangerous SEALs own my heart. J
What is one of your favorite book covers, your own or someone else’s?
I’m really in love with the awesome cover Sourcebooks gave HOT ZONE! The art department truly outdid themselves!
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever learned by Googling your name?
There’s a Catherine Mann economist out there who’s written a number of books. Since I’m SO not a math person, it cracks me up. There’s also a Catherine Mann who wrote a couple of women’s fiction books back in 1988 and 1990. People ask if those books are mine, but nope. My first book was published in 2002.
If you could go backward or forward in time which would you chose? Why?
I would want to go backward in time and see my grandparents. I would welcome the chance to give each one of them a long hug, then just sit and talk with them for hours.
Catherine, congratulations on the release of your latest in your Elite Force series, “HOT ZONE” released by Sourcebooks Casablanca. Please share a bit more about it.
Master sergeant Hugh Franco lives only to save others, until he plucks beautiful attorney Amelia Bailey from the wreckage of an earthquake and finds himself embroiled in ways he never expected. On the run from kidnappers, Hugh must call on all his training to protect them. But Amelia's fiery touch threatens to crack his world—and his heart—wide open.
Which do you find is most important to you as a writer, voice or story? Why?
They’re both crucial to a riveting read, but if I had to pick, I would say voice. Voice is what breathes life into the plot.
Catherine, where can desperate readers—like me--- connect with you in cyber world. =)
I love, love, love to hang out on the internet. I can be found online at:
I know this is a difficult question with there being so many amazing authors out there to choose from but who are some of the
GOT-TO-HAVE authors in your TBR pile?
Yipes! I read a lot – across genres. I know I’ll forget to list someone…. For now, I’ll say Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Lisa Gardner, Tana French, Teresa Medieros, Sarah Addison Allen, J.R. Ward, Suzanne Brockmann, Sherrilyn Kenyon/Dianna Love, Joanna Bourne. I also recently read WATER FOR ELEPHANTS and I can’t wait for the sequel to Justin Cronin’s THE PASSAGE.
What’s next in the works for you? When can readers expect to see it out on shelves in their local bookstores?
I have a packed spring of military heroes on the shelves! PROTECTOR (March, Berkley), HONORABLE INTENTIONS (April, Harlequin Desire), and UNDER FIRE (May, Sourcebooks).
Catharine, thanks so much for stopping by and chatting with Over the Edge readers and myself; it has really been a blast getting to know more about you and your books.
And thank you so much for having me! I look forward to visiting with folks here today!!
USA Today's bestselling author Catherine Mann has stopped by Over the Edge Reviews today to chat about her latest Source book release HOT ZONE and is running a SWEET contest. Here is what you need to do to be entered.
"I have 2 copies of HOT ZONE to give away to two commenters chosen at random. If you could go back in time, who would you want to visit?