Return to Dark Earth

Phoenix Adventures

Book 7
Anna Hackett
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 Book Seven of the award-winning series, THE PHOENIX ADVENTURES.
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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!
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Oliver Ward loves getting his boots dirty on fascinating digs, and investigating strange ruins in Ecuador is no exception. When bandits threaten his team, a small, tough treasure hunter bursts into his world to save the day. He finds himself captivated by the bright, vibrant woman and sucked into a wild and dangerous treasure hunt for a lost Incan emerald.

Daughter of a con artist, Persephone Blake trusts no one and has a plan—find and sell artifacts until she can retire on a white-sand beach. But her plans are derailed when a handsome, smart, and stubborn archeologist pushes his way onto her hunt. She finds herself irresistibly tempted by Oliver, and as they trek deeper into the jungle, danger follows. And Persephone isn’t sure what is in more danger—her body or her heart.

The Emerald Butterfly: former Navy SEAL Diego Torres finds himself helping the one woman who drives him crazy—the DEA agent who boarded his ship and handcuffed him.

Injured and tortured on a mission, Diego Torres was ready to leave the SEALs and loves being captain of his salvage ship, the Storm Nymph. As he begins his vacation, he planned for solitude, late mornings, and drinking beers while watching the Florida sunsets, what he didn’t plan for was the gorgeous DEA agent who boarded his ship several months before. And he really didn’t plan for an underwater expedition in search of a shipwreck and a priceless Incan emerald.

Sloan McBride’s grandfather dreamed of finding the Emerald Butterfly his entire life. Now he’s dying and she vows to find it for him…even if she has to work with the hard-bodied ex-SEAL she got off to a very wrong start with. But as Sloan and Diego work side by side, dogged by dangerous black-market thieves Silk Road, they uncover a scorching hot passion. They will do anything to protect each other, including calling in their friends from Treasure Hunter Security, and they’ll risk everything to beat Silk Road to the emerald.
One former Navy SEAL. One adventurous photographer. One lost jungle temple.

Former Navy SEAL Callum Ward has one motto--live life to the fullest. He saw the worst of war and lost good friends, but now he works for Treasure Hunter Security. When he's not providing security for archeological digs and invaluable museum exhibits, or off on daring treasure hunts, he's rock climbing, racing, or skiing. Nothing--and no one--has ever tempted him to slow down...until on an expedition into the Cambodian jungle, he has to work with one opinionated, prickly photographer, Dani Navarro. But soon their straight-forward trek to find a lost temple turns deadly, and Cal and Dani find themselves under attack from a dangerous black-market antiquities ring prepared to kill.

Dani Navarro lives for her photography. For years, it's been her escape from her family and their frivolous lifestyle, affairs, and dramas. With her camera in hand, she travels the world, capturing other people's moments and avoiding messy entanglements. At first, she thinks Cal Ward is no different from all the other men she's known, but as their expedition turns into a hazardous dash through uncharted jungle, she uncovers a tough, intelligent, and sexy protector. Together, they must outwit their pursuers and find not only a lost temple...but a priceless, powerful artifact.

Note to readers: This action-adventure romance contains a lot of action (think lost temples and wild chases through the jungle), cool offsiders (sexy former Navy SEALs) and a steamy romance (lots of sexy times between a former SEAL and an independent photographer). This is treasure hunting Navy SEAL 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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Sep 7, 2015
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Pages
281
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ISBN
9780994358431
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English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Fiction / Romance / Science Fiction
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
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Note to readers: This action-adventure romance contains a lot of action (think wild chases and ancient treasures), cool offsiders (sexy former Navy SEALs) and a steamy romance (lots of sexy times between an outspoken polar guide agent a tough, sexy SEAL). This is treasure hunting Navy SEAL style. So if you like it fast, and fun, and sexy, this is for you! 

Q & A with the Author 

Q - How would you describe Treasure Hunter Security?

A - Treasure hunting Navy SEAL style! I like to call this my Indiana Jones romance series. All the books star tough, sexy former Navy SEALs who now work for Treasure Hunter Security. Dangerous archeological digs – no problem. Daring expeditions – sure thing. Museum security for invaluable exhibits – easy. Each book has a fast, fun thrill-ride adventure set in some exciting locales.

Q - Why did you want to write the series? 

A - I love action, adventure and romance. I have also always been a huge fan of ancient history. In Treasure Hunter Security, I get to combine my passions: action, adventure, sexy romance and some real-life history, myths and legends. I do *a lot* of research for these books. Each story explores some ancient myth or legendary treasure and takes us to something thrilling locations: from the desert sands of Egypt to the dense jungles of Cambodia to the cloud forests of the Andes. 

Q - What order should I read the books in? 

A - All the Treasure Hunter Security books are stand-alone adventures. However, characters from the early stories do appear in later books, and there is a slight overarching story with the black-market antiquities thieves our heroes face. So I think it adds something to the reading experience to read them in order. Here's the order I suggest: 

Treasure Hunter Security

Book 1 – Undiscovered (Declan and Layne’s story)
Book 2 – Uncharted (Callum and Dani’s story)
Book 3 – Unexplored (Logan and Sydney’s story)
Book 4 – Unfathomed (Morgan and Zach’s story)
Book 5 – Untraveled (Hale and Elin’s story)
Book 6 – Unmapped (Ronin and Peri’s story)
Book 7 – Unidentified (novella duo) – coming 2018
Book 8 – Undetected (Darcy and Agent Burke’s story)


The Treasure Hunter Security Action-Adventure Romance Series: 

- Action Adventure Romance 
- Romantic Suspense
- Military Romance 

- Contemporary Romance
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