In the Devil's Nebula

Anna Hackett
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Book Two of the award-winning series, THE PHOENIX ADVENTURES.
He lost it all: his career, his woman, his sanity. On a deadly mission to the lawless Devil's Nebula, Commander Zayn Phoenix's life imploded. Now the former Strike Wing pilot fills his days with dangerous adventures alongside his treasure hunter brothers. But his nights are haunted by nightmares of one unforgivable act. Then a sexy assassin lures him into a hunt, an assassin with the face of a dead woman. 
Ria Dante wants her freedom from the Assassin's Guild and only one man can help her. A man she's been dreaming about for months. She needs the oh-so-sexy Zayn--but she never expected to feel so drawn to him. Or to lust after his lean, muscled body and charming grin. 
Zayn and Ria embark on a perilous adventure for an ancient artifact used in an infamous assassination--of old Earth president, Abraham Lincoln. An adventure that will take them straight into the heart of the Devil's Nebula, and force them both to face the heart-wrenching ghosts of their pasts. 
Note to readers: This sci fi romance contains a lot of action (think explosions, aliens and assassin droids), cool offsiders (a teenaged bomb expert and some sexy treasure hunting brothers) and a steamy romance (lots of sexy times between a charming ex-fighter pilot and a deadly assassin). This is treasure hunting sci-fi style. So if you like it fast, and fun, and sexy, this is for you! 
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His career plan never included becoming one of the galaxy's most infamous treasure hunters. And it certainly never included his one weakness: Nera Darc.

Astro-archeologist Niklas Phoenix loved his job studying and safeguarding artifacts at the Institute of Historical Preservation...until he learned that it was all a lie. Forced out of the Institute, he joins his treasure hunter brothers, but now the Institute is trying to lure him back for the ultimate treasure hunt--a return to the planet that seeded life throughout the galaxy. But only one thing convinces him to go--his deadly, seductive rival has joined the expedition.

Dangerous and enigmatic, Nera Darc has made a life for herself where she calls the shots and bows to no one. Niklas Phoenix has become her dark obsession and on the lethal mission to Earth, they are compelled to join forces to survive. But Niklas threatens to tear down Nera's internal walls and melt the ice around her heart...but she knows caring for someone is just a weakness others can exploit.

As Nik and Nera strip away each other's secrets, a brilliant passion is unleashed, but the dangers of Earth strike from every side, and a darker enemy is closing in.

Note to readers: This sci fi romance contains a lot of action (think rival treasure hunters, mutant vegetation and mysterious enemies), cool offsiders, and a steamy romance (between two people who've been dancing around each other for years). This is treasure hunting sci-fi style. So if you like it fast, and fun, and sexy, this is for you!
Treasure hunters, dangerous desert planet, wild beasts, and deadly thieves—the only thing standing between her and danger is one lethal man who might be more dangerous than them all.

With a secret map in hand, astro-archeologist Dr. Lexa Carter is excited for an expedition to a lawless desert planet in search of an invaluable old Earth artifact. She finally has her chance to prove herself to her disapproving family. But instead of adventure, she finds herself in the middle of treasure hunters, feral beasts, dangerous enemies and wild sandstorms. And her unwelcome protector is her museum’s mysterious—and frankly arrogant and annoying—new head of security, Damon Malik.

After years as a galactic spy, Damon Malik just wants a quiet job where no one tries to kill him. Instead of easy work in a museum full of artifacts, he finds himself on a backwater planet babysitting the most infuriating woman he’s ever met. Lexa might be smart and gorgeous, but Damon knows trouble when he sees it.

She thinks he’s arrogant. He thinks she’s a trouble-magnet. But among the desert sands and ruins, their treasure hunt—led by a young, brash treasure hunter named Dathan Phoenix—takes a dark turn. Someone doesn’t want them to find the treasure and they want Lexa and Damon dead. Damon isn’t sure if he wants to strangle Lexa or kiss her, but they will need to work together to have any chance of surviving among galactic ruins.

Note to readers: This sci fi romance contains a lot of action (think desert ruins, dangerous animals and freak sandstorms), sexy treasures hunters and a steamy romance (lots of sexy times between a smart archeologist and a mysterious former spy). This is treasure hunting sci-fi style. So if you like it fast, and fun, and sexy, this is for you!


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Anna Hackett
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Jul 31, 2014
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Book Three of THE PHOENIX ADVENTURES series, and winner of 2015 Prism Award for Best Futuristic Romance.

Unlucky-in-love salvage mechanic, Malin Phoenix, didn't intend to get caught up in a coup and kidnapped by a sexy cyborg. But she finds herself swept into an adventure to help the deadly, emotionless CenSec, Xander Saros, retrieve an ancient Terran artifact and save his planet.

Soon she's racing across uncharted space and is magnetically drawn to the cyborg whose strong arms and muscled body ignite a desire that burns brighter than a supernova. But Mal can never let herself forget that she can't fall in love with a cyborg who can never love her back.

The crowning glory of the Centax Security program, Xander is heavily enhanced, his emotions dampened to nothing to allow him to be the most efficient, lethal killer in the galaxy. As he and Malin hunt for the remnant of the galaxy's first computer, the Antikythera Mechanism, their quest leads them into the lair of a dangerous technomancer. But Xander can't identify his greatest threat--the enemy or the fascinating woman who's making him feel.

Note to readers: This sci fi romance contains a lot of action (think aliens, sci fi pit fighting and very big robots), cool offsiders (some sexy deep space explorers and dashing treasure hunting brothers) and a steamy romance (lots of sexy times between a sassy salvage mechanic and a sexy cyborg). This is treasure hunting sci fi style. So if you like it fast, and fun, and sexy, this is for you!
 USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author S.E. Smith presents the first three books of the Alliance series in a bundle!


Book 1: Hunter’s Claim


Four years ago, the Earth received its first visitors from space, causing mass fear. Alone with just her sisters in a world gone mad, Jesse has learned to use the darkness and the remains of the city to survive and keep what is left of her family alive. She has seen the savage side of human nature and finds they are not much different from the aliens who conquered the Earth.

After first contact, the Trivators found it necessary to take control of the Earth to prevent the humans from destroying it in their fear. Hunter belongs to one of the elite clans of the Trivators who seek out those who resist being brought into the Alliance of Star Systems. His abilities to track, capture, and eliminate his enemies is renowned, but he finds the tables turned when he becomes the one captured by a group of ruthless humans.

Hunter is shocked when a human female risks her life to help him escape, only to disappear into the ruins of the city. He now has a new mission: finding the female who saved his life.

What he finds is a reward beyond comprehension to a Trivator warrior: a family.

Can he convince Jesse that he can give her and her younger sisters a better life on his world? Or will fear keep her from accepting what he has to offer?


Book 2: Razor’s Traitorous Heart

Kali Parks is a shadow in the war between two factions that are fighting to gain control of Chicago. Born and raised on the streets, she stands as a silent sentinel at her brother's side as he battles to gain control. She will do whatever it takes to bring peace to those she has pledged her life to protect, including fighting against the creatures that came to their world almost six years before.

Razor, a High Chancellor for the Alliance, has been sent to oversee the remaining Trivator troops on Earth and make sure the transition for the induction of Earth into the Alliance goes smoothly. He is the one the Alliance calls when they have a situation that needs to be resolved once and for all. His reputation for dealing with difficult rebels is renowned.

When a shadow warrior saves his life and disappears, he discovers his world is no longer as cut and dry as he thought. Forced by duty to settle the conflict, Razor must make a painful decision between the Alliance he has dedicated his life to and his own traitorous heart.

Book 3: Dagger’s Hope

Dagger is a Trivator warrior known for his dark and dangerous edge, which makes him the perfect warrior for impossible missions. He fears nothing, until he meets a delicate human female who awakens his heart.

It has been a couple of years since Jordan Sampson was taken away from the war-torn Earth, and she is slowly adjusting to her new life on a strange planet. Fear, confusion, and uncertainty of what the future holds threaten to drown her as she tries to fit in. There is only one hope that keeps her going. It is the handsome alien male that stirs something deep inside her and makes her feel whole.

When Dagger is captured during a mission and sold to the illegal Fight Rings, it is only the memory of Jordan that keeps him going. Time blurs as he slowly sinks deeper and deeper into a world of violence and pain until he becomes more animal than Trivator.

Jordan knows Dagger is out there, somewhere. When she discovers where he is being held, she refuses to let anything stop her from rescuing him.

The fight to save Dagger takes Jordan on a journey that she hopes they both survive. The star system is a dangerous place for a young human female and a damaged Trivator warrior. Can Jordan reach Dagger in time, and if she does, can she heal his shattered soul?

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