Colonel Maximillian heads the US Army's Biological Response Team. He's responsible for the identification and destruction of any biological hazards and weapons the Army might encounter. He's sent to deal with a potential flu virus that's rapidly killing people in a remote Iraq village. Viruses he understands. Women, not so much. So, when he's assigned a bodyguard, a woman who's a trainer for the Special Forces Combatives program, he's all left feet and thumbs.
Sergeant Alicia Stone has always been the odd woman out and frequently in conflict with male officers who think they know her job better than she does. Max, however needs her more than anyone she's ever met. He's a soldier who can't shoot or defend himself in any way. She takes on the task of keeping him in one piece and teaching him the basics of combat, but it's tough to train a man who refuses to fight back. That might be a problem, because a madman is gunning for Max with a virus that might just wipe humanity out entirely.
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Julie Rowe’s first career as a medical lab technologist in Canada took her to the North West Territories and northern Alberta, where she still resides. She loves to include medical details in her romance novels, but admits she’ll never be able to write about all her medical experiences because, “Fiction has to be believable”. Julie writes contemporary and historical medical romance, fun romantic suspense and military romance. Her most recent titles are the MEN OF ACTION boxed set and VIRAL JUSTICE book #3 of the Biological Response Team series.
Jan Schliesman: How often do you Get Lost In A Story?
Julie Rowe: A lot! I’m an avid reader and love nothing more than to get pulled into a new world. I’m really lucky in that my oldest daughter is a bookseller and she gives me lots of suggestions for new authors to read. Sometimes they’re downright orders! Her latest order to read was the Sarah J Maas Throne of Glass series. I stayed up all night reading that! J
Jan: It was love at first sight when I met my hubby. How about you?
Julie: It was love at first sight for me too! The way we met was somewhat…odd. I’d gone out to the bar the night before and ended up with 4 guys trying to pick me up (I live in a city with a very high men-to-women ratio). I didn’t go home with any of them, but one of them called to apologize for being drunk and saying more than he should have. It turned out that he lived in the same apartment building as I did. I told him it was no problem, then invited him and his roommate to join me and some friends for pizza and movies at my apartment. I took one look at the roommate – my husband George – and was done. This was the man I was going to marry. We started dating a week or two later.
Jan: What are you currently reading?
Julie: I’m currently reading Debra Dunbar’s Imp series which is all about fun demon paranormals. Up next is Annie Bellet’s Twenty-Sided Sorceress series whose title character is a gamer, nerd and sorceress. I can’t wait to get into it.
Jan: What’s your favorite season and why?
Julie: Summer is my favorite season because there’s no snow! I live in Fort McMurray, AB, Canada and yes, we have snow on the ground already.
Jan: What do you love most about your latest release?
Julie: I got to use my med lab training and experience. I also love my hot, nerd hero in Viral Justice.
Jan: How long have you been writing?
Julie: About 15 years. Didn’t sell a thing for the first 10 of those years, so persistence played a huge role in getting me to where I am now.
Jan: I’m not much of a cook. How about you? Any favorite dishes that will tempt you away from the keyboard and into the kitchen?
Julie: Are you kidding? Pie! Cake! Chocolate! I’m a total sucker for butter chicken and a good pasta sauce (not together!).
Jan: I always have a case of Dasani next to my desk. What’s your favorite go-to beverage?
Julie: Tea! I have a lot of different types and flavors to satisfy cravings and mood.
Jan’s GOTTA ASK:
Julie’s GOTTA ANSWER: Maple walnut. I like the crunch.
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