Forge Books ~ June 2009

Forge Books ~ July 2007

 
 
When ex-hacker turned computer security expert Naomi Connor accepts the assignment to attack Brennan Shipping Industries’ classified computer networks, she puts her future on the line to pay for her past. She doesn’t realize returning to the scene of her adolescent crime means she’ll put her heart on the line, too.

When Joe Casey hires a team of expert “hackers” to test his networks, he doesn’t realize the team leader will be brainy and beautiful. Half blonde bombshell and half loose cannon, Naomi not only wreaks havoc on Joe’s company; she causes collateral damage to his heart every time they meet.

When Naomi finds a vulnerability in his network, she and Joe race against the clock to stop real hackers from stealing secrets - until Joe learns Naomi was the criminal whiz-kid who attacked the company twenty years ago exactly the same way. Now, Joe assumes Naomi is reliving her past rather than redeeming her future; Naomi knows finding the real hacker is the only way to salvage her fate.
Signet Eclipse ~ May 2006
Romance writer Miranda Lane is famous for her sensitive heroes, but her new editor wants something different: a tough cop who's sexy as Hell and twice as hot. But cops leave Miranda cold—until she encounters Stamford detective Chas Casey. Arrestingly handsome, this Connecticut Yankee packs the kind of heat Miranda needs.

Intrigued by this sexy, sharp-tongued writer who's full of fire one minute and cool as a breeze the next, Chas tolerates Miranda's off-beat research tactics with one goal in mind: seduction.

Chas is the perfect research subject - until he steals Miranda's heart. A specialist in drive-by romance, Chas doesn't do commitment. But Miranda doesn't do casual, so she ends their affair, underestimating the steep, unexpected cost of that plot twist in her life story.

When his involvement in her research costs Chas a coveted promotion, a shaken Miranda writes her way back into his heart knowing their love story will never end.
Signet Eclipse ~ June 2005
 
 
 
 

 
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Carter Thompson, an unassuming yet clearly disturbed billionaire with revenge on his mind, murder in his heart, and absolutely nothing on his conscience, chooses weather manipulation as his weapon of revenge when carrying out a political vendetta.  He creates Hurricane Simone, which at a Category 7 is the biggest storm in recorded history. Thompson steers her toward New York City, and when she hits skyscrapers will fall, subways and tunnels will flood, and most of the city will disappear under thirty feet of water.

It’s up to meteorologist Kate Sherman and CIA weatherman Jake Baxter to try to stop Simone using a secret U.S. Navy weapon.

The only catch is that it must be deployed inside the hurricane.
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Forge Books ~ August 2011

"Dry Ice is packed with weather disasters….compelling reading."
- George Stephanopoulous, ABC News Chief Political Correspondent

"Dry Ice excites and entertains from first page to last. Not just a great thriller, it's sometimes funny and always deeply human."
- Bill Cosby

"Engrossing … features cutting-edge science and a globe-threatening attack that reads like tomorrow's terrifying headlines.…. Weather wonks will be in heaven."
- Publishers Weekly


"Some of it felt so real that it was scary.… Dry Ice is an action-packed novel that will have you shaking in between chapters."
- Goodreads

"Dry Ice separates itself from the pack by being especially extreme genre fiction, willing to push the genre to the limit….[and] is fascinating precisely because it is so intense….an individual voice separate from the all too generic world of genre fiction."
- Washington Square News

"Bad weather has never been this good!"
- Sam Champion, ABC-TV Weather Editor
"Evans and Jameson follow their bestselling debut, Category 7, about an evil scientist and his man-made hurricanes, with an eco-thriller with an even more imaginative premise...  Readers will race right along with Dr. Sam Briscoe, a methane specialist, and the novel's other good guys as they feverishly strive to save the world."
- Publishers Weekly


"The science makes sense, the gore factor is off the chart, and the villains are high-end despicable, so count on this one for a no-calorie summer snack-perfect for lazing on the beach or passing time in the airport."
- Booklist
Bill Evans and Marianna Jameson first teamed up to write Category 7, vividly portraying the devastating impact of a powerful hurricane on New York City.  Now Evans and Jameson return with Frozen Fire, another edge-of-the-seat thriller that mixes atmospheric science with cutting-edge technology. 

Eager to exploit a potentially lucrative energy source, billionaire Dennis Cavendish has begun to tap the crystalline methane under the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.  Eco-terrorism kills his science team and releases gigatons of poisonous methane into the water and atmosphere, causing untold deaths.  If the release isn't stopped, all life on Earth will soon disappear. 

Suspected of the sabotage and marooned far from home, Cavendish's beautiful and brainy security chief, Victoria Clark, along with methane expert Dr. Sam Briscoe and the US government, must find a way to seal the break in the ocean floor and nullify the methane that is already poisoning the planet.  
“A superb thriller of a disaster untold until now.”
- Clive Cussler, New York Times bestselling author

“Just sit back and let the action wash over you.  A fast-paced action-adventure that promises a rousing finale and delivers it.”
- Booklist

“Take a healthy dose of the paranoid scenarios from 24 and governmental intrigues from The West Wing, then spike them liberally with the atmospheric minutiae that armchair meteorologists know and love.  What emerges might be strikingly similar to this clever debut.  Fast-paced storytelling... a satisfying thriller about fooling with Mother Nature.”
- Kirkus Reviews

“What would happen if a massive super-storm hit New York City? And what if the storm's ferocity were enhanced by human activity? This is the premise of this debut thriller.”
- Library Journal

A good time from beginning to end.”
- Publishers Weekly
"Jameson's seamless, satisfying sophomore effort … spins a suspenseful romance with hi-tech window dressing."
~ Publishers Weekly

"Jameson's excellent romantic suspense has it all: intelligent characters, tension, wit, sensuality and a shocking conclusion."
~ Booklist

"Marianna Jameson's… voice is smart, breezy, and fun and, even better, she offers up a decidedly swoon-worthy hero and a formidably intelligent and likable heroine. Add in the great plot-one  that somehow manages to make some pretty heavy-duty geek stuff seem satisfyingly suspenseful-and you have an altogether delightful contemporary romance deserving of a wide readership. If you enjoy smart and sophisticated contemporary romances with a hint of suspense and haven't yet tried Marianna Jameson, I hope you'll be tempted. … she's definitely an author to watch."
~ All About Romance

"Marianna Jameson has emerged like a butterfly from her chrysalis and has gifted us with a book that has everything: excitement, romance, a villain, and interesting friends and relatives to round out the relationship between two people who are afraid of commitment. Big Trouble is … no trouble to read and love."
~ 4 stars, Romantic Times

"Big Trouble will provide big fun for all lovers of contemporary romance. Ms. Jameson's sophomore effort shows she has the right stuff to be a romance superstar."
~ A Romance Review

"...a hoot! [Chas and Miranda's] dance around each other is a fun one..."
~ Three stars, Detroit Free Press

"My Hero… is a hilarious romance. You become immediately immersed in her style of writing, with its charming mix of romance, humor, and wit, and realize six hours later that you've forgotten to feed your children dinner. Humorous dialogue, imaginative characters, and intriguing situations make the book one you'll want to read again and again."
~ 5 ribbons, RomanceJunkies.com

"Witty and polishe, My Hero is a delightful first book from an author I'll be watching.  Wonderful, snappy repartee… this is a fast-paced, entertaining book… an excellent summer holiday read.
~ 4 hearts, The Romance Reader

"I believed in this love story. This was an excellent debut novel..."
~ Dearauthor.com

"A great summer read [that] should be on everyone's must have list ."
~ The Road to Romance

"Wonderful …rewarding."
~ 4 stars, Romantic Times

"A truly sensitive, weighty tale... an excellent novel... "
~ Amanda Kilgore, Huntress Reviews

" Debut author Marianna Jameson… shoots to the top of the list of talented new authors."
~ The Best Reviews

 
 
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Fiction Studio ~ March 2012
28 Leading Voices in Fiction, Including 11 New York Times Bestselling Authors, Join Together In A Celebration Of Great Storytelling

We love fiction. It's in our blood and it's in our souls. Great stories thrill us and inspire us in a way that nothing else can. If you're like us, then we invite you to revel in this anthology of all-original stories we've created for you.

In Cast of Characters, you'll meet a collection of unforgettable personalities: The devoted wife who discovers her husband's devastating secret.The Black Death survivor who reinvents herself.The woman who finds love in the arms of a dark, dangerous artist. The devoted scientist faced with a daunting ethical dilemma. The woman who hears ghosts.The gorgeous but fated young man.The small-town beauty queen with a world-class mean streak.The inventor who fears his invention.The man seeking a reunion decades later with his first love.The stalker who understands too late who he is stalking.The dreadful athlete who gets one opportunity to win. The man who loves a woman society will not allow him to love. These are only a few of the figures who will leap from the page and take residence in your heart.

In addition, Cast of Characters is highlighted by several "events" you won't want to miss:
  • #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander delivers her first short story with a contemporary setting - as does New York Times bestselling author Tanya Anne Crosby.
  • New York Times bestselling author Jo Beverley brings back the hero of her novel Forbidden Magic.
  • New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox creates a new Biker Witches story.
  • New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham writes her first story with her son Jason.
  • New York Times bestselling author Katie MacAlister tells the story of one of her most beloved teen characters as an adult.
  • National bestselling author Julie Ortolon tells the beloved Pearl Island story her fans have been clamoring for.
  • National bestselling author Diana Peterfreund offers the origin story for one of the most important magical items in her "killer unicorn" series.

A huge volume of 28 stories ranging from romance to suspense to fantasy to comedy to poignant character pieces, Cast of Characters is a must-have book for everyone who loves fiction. Contributing authors include Catherine Anderson, Victoria Alexander, Jo Beverley, Barbara Bretton, Julie Compton, Tanya Anne Crosby, Carole Nelson Douglas, Rosemary Edghill, Angie Fox, Heather Graham and Jason Pozzessere, Greg Herren, Vicki Hinze, Marianna Jameson, Wayne Jordan, Kate Kingsbury, CJ Lyons, Katie MacAlister, Ashley McConnell, Jody Lynn Nye, Julie Ortolon, Diana Peterfreund, Laura Resnick, Patricia Rice, Deb Stover, Victoria Strauss, Karen Tintori, Diane Whiteside and Steven Womack.

Flint AgroChemical's newest installation, TESLA, is in the driest, coldest, darkest, most remote spot in the world: the high central plain of Antarctica. The scientists there have cracked the code to controlling the world's weather. Upon being told he's being replaced, the installation's sociopathic lead researcher, Greg Simpson, hijacks this game-changing corporate weapon and turns it against the agro-industrial giant, and the world at large. International politics and corporate espionage collide with bleeding-edge science as Tess Beauchamp, TESLA's new commander, reunites with ex-lover and TESLA's resident bad boy, Nik Forde, to save the installation - and the planet - from imminent and epic destruction.
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