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Techno Crazed

(Hacked Investigations #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  63 ratings  ·  43 reviews
Private investigator Hannah Franklin's life is turned upside down after being contacted by a former employee of MAX Home Security, the leader in security services. But they're not just protecting people anymore. Hannah's informant claims to have proof that MAX has ordered the assassination of politicians who stood against the corporation.

When her informant is killed and an
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Published June 17th 2011 by Changeling Press
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Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts)
Techno Crazed is a super quick read that reimagines what a futuristic world involving the paranormal would be like. Those who have magic can control technology with simple thoughts and do amazing things with it. The boundaries of what we know magic to be able to do have definitely been expanded in this book.

As a series starter, I thought it was well written with a lot of humor. The characters were cute and all worked well together. The lil gnome dude made me snicker quite a few times. The relati
Who do you call when a major security firm turns to the dark side and begins targeting major political opposition to their firm? Private Investigator Hannah Franklin has the chops and the determination to dig deep and live life on the edge. A whistle blower is key to the investigation into foul play, but ends up mysteriously dead and Hannah needs help, but the phone call she needs to make will rip open old wounds. She walked out on Ian, not because she didn’t love him, but she had to and now she ...more
Jun 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommended reading, not only for the humor, action or decent story, but also for its ability to keep you reading it until you are done.

While the storyline is interesting, the real enjoyment is reading the character interaction and development through the story. The personalities of the main characters and the sometimes dry, sometimes just tongue-in-the-cheek humor tie it all into a well-working whole.

Overall, highly recommended and one of the rare books I give 5 stars to.
Lisa Kessler
Jul 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is a short futuristic read with an unexpected gnome angle! LOL

Fun and unexpected... :) Sarah weaves fururitic society, magic, and a grumpy gnome into a fun story!
Judy Lewis
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: Techno Crazed
Series: Hack Investigations
Author: Sarah Makela
Designation: Book One of Series, Can be read as Standalone with Happy For Now
My Rating: Five Captivating Stars*****
Wow! I absolutely loved this book! Does anyone remember the TV Series, Moonlighting featuring the Blue Moon Detective Agency starring Cybil Shepherd as Maddie Hayes and Bruce Willis as David Addison? Well, move over Moonlighting, Hacked is jacked and filled to the brim with danger, mystery, suspe
Yvonne Daniels
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
I was given this book to read and review. I admire Sahara Makela her writing are Brillant! I a very hard person to please when reading comtempary romance mainly because I love to lose myself into the fantasy scene. In this storyline there is a little something for us all it's very funny, romantic, riveting, original, exciting, thrilling, riveting, fascinating,steamy Hot and sexy. The characters are engaging, interesting, captivating, imaginative, sexy and so funny you may have to change your clo ...more
Roxie's Reviews
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"An Amazing Romance"
This is a different kind of Romance. The story line is fantastic!. The characters are awesome!. Right first off you have suspense,action, humor and Romance!. Hanna is a PI one day she gets a call from a man names Rich who says he has Information about killings of several Senators that Max home Security was behind them . While on the phone with Hanna Rich says for her to get a hold of a IT guy named Malloc that he can help. Then before Rich hangs up he tells her to meet him at
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wow, what a crazy and fun story!

I absolutely loved this story, we are in the future with Ian a Technomage, Hannah the P.I. and love of his life and the quirky, crazy, but not so ignorant gnome Bernard!

Ian has the ability to retrieve data in his head and shoot sparks of electrical wires from his hands and Bernard is the pain in the A** who has the ability to heal and make the bad guys hurt themselves without even looking at them.

Hannah is swept into all this craziness she never even knew existed.
Eva Millien
Apr 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
After being contacted by a Max Home Security ex-employee, private investigator Hannah Franklin’s life is turned upside down and her only hope of survival lies in the hands of a man she never expected to welcome back in her life in this exciting cyberpunk romance.
He’s lost his girlfriend, his job and acquired a very annoying gnome and now Ian Bradley’s ex is in danger and needs his help and the reader can’t help but follow the circuitry and excitement as Ian and Hannah try to stay alive agains
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this was great. This book has it all, excitement, murder, conspiracy, a second chance love story and a gnome! What more could you ask for? Well, a techno-mage of course. Tech plus magic = awesome. I've never read steampunk before and wasn't going to, but if it's all as good as this I will be reading more of it. Sarah Makela really set it off with the grumpy deadly gnome. He made the story fun. Looking forward to the next one.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Teressa Mirault
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Even before I hit the second chapter of this book, I was hooked! This book has a little bit of everything in it: comedy, romance, sci-fi, mystery, suspense.
It is all about Hannah, a private eye, and how she ends up teaming up with her ex, Ian, and his gnome, Bernard, to bring down MAX Security.
It is a very fast-paced book, which keeps you wanting to see what is going to happen next.
I can't wait to read the next one in the series.
Jul 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I found the story to be unique, original, innovated. Loved the humor. Really enjoyed reading it.
Benjamin Berry
Jul 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A fun, great read! You don't have to be Techno Savvy to enjoy Techno Crazed. I hope there's more in this series. ...more
Lyn Mckenzie
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book, I am so glad that I read this book! I am a big big fan of this author's work and this book is no exception!!! I loved this book and how unique it is! I haven't really read about a Techno-Mage before so that made this read so different and unique for me and I loved that! I always love reading authors that embrace new ideas and this book is definitely that!!!

This is a very addictive storyline that will have you obsessively turning the pa
Emily Pennington
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Just as Hannah Franklin was nodding off in her office, having tried to finish the last two reports before going home for some sleep, the phone’s ringing jarred her awake. The male voice sounded panicked. He identified himself as Rich Granger and said he used to work for MAX Home Security. He had proof that they were killing off anyone who made any kind of move or took action against their company! Before her informant could set up a meeting with her, the bad guys found him and shots were fired a ...more
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hannah's life has just been threatened after receiving a strange phone call and now her ex-boyfriend, Ian, brings her to his apartment to be patched up by a gnome. Yeah, passing out seems like a great idea about now.
Great story, wonderful characters, fantastic read and I just love the gnome! Bernard will keep you laughing while Ian and Hannah keep you on the edge of your seats.
I received an ARC of this book and am leaving my honest opinion.
Linda Dossett
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Different, but good. There again, I can't say this is my favorite type of story. There is steam, but the gnome was irritating and did nothing for the story. The intrigue is interesting and there is a small amount of mystery. ...more
Linda Levine
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first novella in the Hacked Investigation Series and is an intriguing read. You get a great mix of romance, action, mystery and the supernatural.

I really enjoyed the story and the characters. Hannah is a tough woman and not one to back down. Ian has amazing abilities and is really determined to protect his ex. The gnome adds some humor to the story and is really funny. I can't wait to see where the series goes next.

I received a copy in return for a honest review.
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inhale. Exhale. Rinse. Repeat. 5 TECHNO STARS

Ian was the only person she could trust right now. Yet after what they’d been through before... WOW! What a truly magical, CYBERRIFIC story!! Even though it is a shortish story it's DEFINITELY long on content! The intensity level had me gripping my poor tablet from beginning to end, while Bernard ensured there was always some form of entertainment to be had from a smile to laugh out loud humor to WTF to creepy and everything in-between. While we didn'
Gladys Gonzales Atwell
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nerdgirlofficial

Techno Crazed is my first introduction into the writing style of Sarah Makela and I will have to say YIPPEEEEE loudly! This short but eventful futuristic read was thrilling and refreshing. I enjoyed this book and all of the scifi elements, especially since I was nursing a book hangover from Ilona Andrew's Burn for me!!

Sarah's world was built with precision and remained consistent; her characters Hanna and Ian were totally realistic
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Techno Crazed was a quick, well-written, easy read. It is a short novella-style story, and I quite enjoyed it as such. Old flames Ian and Hannah are thrown together when a corporation is involved in murdering people, including 2 senators. Rich, a friend of Ian's, is murdered while on the phone to PI Hannah, in the process of telling her he has information to bring down the corporation. This starts a chain of events wherein Ian, a technomage, and Hannah are on the run, with Ian's live-in gnome, B ...more
Eva Millien
Apr 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After being contacted by a Max Home Security ex-employee, private investigator Hannah Franklin’s life is turned upside down and her only hope of survival lies in the hands of a man she never expected to welcome back in her life in this exciting cyberpunk romance.

He’s lost his girlfriend, his job and acquired a very annoying gnome and now Ian Bradley’s ex is in danger and needs his help and the reader can’t help but follow the circuitry and excitement as Ian and Hannah try to stay alive against a
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Action, Advennture and Magic!

Hannah is a private detective and is getting a little bored with all the cheating spouse cases. She is dozing at her desk when the phone rings. A man named Rich Granger tells her that he has evidence that could damage the company he works for, and the company has sent people to kill him. She hears gunshots and is afraid the man she was just talking to is dead. When she leaves her office to go to the meeting place Rich suggested, her car explodes. Hannah calls the num
Mar 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Techno Crazed was a little mix of old film noire, magic, technology and a rude gnome. Yep, it’s just the kind of story to make you take a step back and then start enjoying!

Hannah is a private detective and has just taken on a client that has ended up missing or dead. If that weren’t bad enough, the bad guys are now after her. Following a lead she runs into her exe, Ian, that happens to be a technomage and living with a rude and perverse gnome. Bernard, the gnome is hysterical as he’s not your ty
Lynne Cuda
Jan 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this techno stuff!

This is the first book I've read in the Hacked Investigations series and it's a blast. I am a computer programmer myself so this was kinda fun. Unfortunately I have no magic powers - phoney! I would love to have magic powers. This book gave me a taste of a computer person with magic and I'm all in. There's a crazy gnome who is very loud and can be somewhat annoying but since Ian, the magic guy, won't get rid of him, I guess ill see where this goes in the next books. There
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Techno Crazed is a well written. It is a suspenseful, futuristic, paranormal novella. It has excitement, humor, intrigue, magic, hot sex, suspense, murder, and high tech excitement. Sarah did a wonderful job of mixing up the different genres. This is a quick read and a great new genre that Sarah has created with her creative and unique thinking that will definitely entertain and draw you in.
Hannah Franklin is an investigator who gets drawn unknowingly into the criminal activity of a huge corpor
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this for a honest review.

Hannah Franklin who was a private investigator never thought she would have Ian Bradley back in her life. After receiving a phone call about Max Home Security was responsible for several politicians death she finds herself in danger as well.

Ian who has once worked for Max Home Security finds himself having to keep his ex-girlfriend safe. He hates that his dead friend got her involved and has endangered her life.

Hannah will soon find out there is things she d
Terri Oconnell
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystry
Not a usual book I would pick but it was loaned to me and I loved it! This book had a little of everything that I love in a book. Sex, humor, danger and mystery along with an odd mix of the supernatural thrown in. The characters are well developed and have a element of complex to them. Hannah, a strong independent finds her life in danger and ends up turning to her ex boyfriend and hacker Ian for help and protection. Ian who has always wanted to get back with Hannah agrees to help her and soon t ...more
Cilicia White
Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in a new series. This is different from any other book that I have read by this author and I can say that I enjoyed it. Hannah is a P.I. that overhears her informant getting murdered. After she is targeted for assassination she goes looking for the one person who can help her, her ex boyfriend Ian, a technomage. Ian knows he will do anything to protect Hannah, the one person that means the most to him. With the help of a gnome, yes a gnome, this couple must find out who wa ...more
Cindy Caron
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
Sarah Makela has taken the paranormal, technology, magic, murder/mystery and love, and rolled it all into a wonderful story. The main characters, Ian, Hannah, and of course the gnome Bernard, have oodles of charisma that draw you into their web of mystery and love. With lots of action and a bit of sex thrown in for good measure, we follow the trail that leads them to the demise of giant home security firm MAX.
This book has a great
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Sarah Mäkelä loves her fiction dark, magical, and passionate. She is a paranormal romance author, but she's written all over the romance spectrum with cyberpunk, sci-fi, fantasy, urban fantasy... even a sweet contemporary romance!

A life-long paranormal fan, she still sleeps with a night light. In her spare time, she reads sexy books, watches scary mo

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