Galactic Gladiators: Barbarian Cover Reveal

Fighting for love, honor, and freedom on the galaxy’s lawless outer rim…

The gladiators of the House of Galen are back! This time, gruff barbarian gladiator Nero doesn’t know what hit him when he faces off with human survivor Winter.

Barbarian (Galactic Gladiators #6)
Out 27th June

 

Excerpt from Champion featuring Nero

Nero held Winter in his arms as they traveled on the tarnid. Night was falling, and he was eager to get to the trading post. He knew that the open desert was the favorite hunting ground of the night beasts.

He looked down at the sleeping woman in his arms. She’d fallen asleep a while back, slumping back against him. He tightened his arms around her and sniffed. She was so slight, so delicate.

Women on his world of Symeria were almost as big as the males. Strength was prized, and sickly, small babies didn’t survive the planet’s harsh climes.

Winter shivered, and he reached in his saddlebags and pulled out his fur cloak. He wrapped it around her, and saw her slender fingers reach out to stroke the soft, gray fur.

“Thank you,” she said quietly. She tipped her head up, and his gaze dropped to her sweet smile and that terrible white film over her useless eyes. “It smells like you.”

He grunted, guessing that her lack of vision had enhanced her other senses. “You should have returned to Kor Magna.”

Her smile disappeared. “Did you want to miss the mission?”

No, he didn’t. Nero wanted blood, and he wanted Saff back. They had to right the wrong of the attack on the House of Galen, and the abduction of the human women who’d been stolen from them.

On his world, a barbarian warlord was required to show his strength and protect his people.

“You can stash me somewhere when we reach the trading post,” Winter said.

He frowned, disliking the idea of her huddled alone in the darkness with no protection. “You shouldn’t be here.”

She stiffened. “Because I’m blind? Useless?”

On Symeria, she would be considered inadequate, weak, a hindrance. “Yes. You’re small, lacking in strength, and without sight, you can’t add value.”

She sucked in a shocked breath. “And you’re an asshole.”

There was a bite to her voice that made him raise a brow. “On my world, the small and weak don’t survive. They are a burden.”

She shot him a fierce look. “A barbarian world, right?” She snorted. “I’m not surprised you’re so unenlightened.”

Nero frowned. The bite in her voice had turned razor sharp.

“You prize physical strength above all else. No matter what someone has to offer.”

“My world has always needed strength. It has a harsh environment.”

Winter turned to look ahead, even though he knew her damaged eyes couldn’t see the vista before them. “Do you know what I did before the Thraxians stole me, experimented on me, and blinded me? Before they made me a burden?”

Nero felt the lick of an uncomfortable emotion. “No.”

“I was a doctor.”

A healer. He hadn’t known that. He’d looked at her and just seen her delicate bone structure and lack of sight.

But he’d always been honest with himself. He’d also noticed her stubborn chin, pale skin, and inky-black hair.

“Save your arrogant views, barbarian. I don’t have time for idiots who are all brawn and no brains.”

Nero stiffened, but stayed silent. Maddening Earth woman. Regardless of her thoughts, she was a member of the House of Galen now. He’d protect her, whether she wanted it or not. And whether she liked him or not was irrelevant.

Galactic Gladiators

Now out in audiobook

 

Hell Squad: Hemi Cover Reveal

The countdown is on to the release of the next Hell Squad book! It is time for our rough, tough berserker, Hemi Rahia, to capture the woman who keeps running from him.

And to celebrate Hemi’s cover reveal I have a signed Hell Squad paperback giveaway! Scroll down to the bottom to enter.

Hell Squad: Hemi Cover Reveal
Release Date: May 30th

Science Fiction Romance Cover

 

Excerpt from Hell Squad: Theron featuring Hemi

Hemi Rahia fired his carbine, his focus on taking down the aliens.

Fucking Gizzida. The bastards had invaded the world, and killed and destroyed millions. He had zero issues mowing them down.

He yanked a grenade off his belt and lobbed it into a group of approaching raptors. He grinned. As flames erupted, his squad fanned out around him, firing at the aliens.

They were the toughest sons of bitches he’d ever fought with, and he was proud to stand with them.

“Think I’m going to have this year’s quota for the most kills,” Levi called out. The former biker, aimed his carbine, taking down two raptors in quick succession.

Hemi snorted and yanked his shotgun off his back. “You wish, King.” A raptor charged at Hemi with a roar, and Hemi pumped the weapon, then shot the alien in the gut.

“Incoming!” Tane yelled.

A raptor grenade bounced between them—an ugly, black device covered in spikes. Hemi and his squad mates dived out of the way.

He hit the ground and rolled, just as flames exploded behind him. He came to his feet and realized he’d been separated from the other guys.

Several raptors were moving in to surround him.

He pumped the shotgun. “Bring it on, assholes.” He shot the nearest raptor, the boom echoing around him.

A huge-ass creeper skittered closer and let out a screech. Damn thing was so ugly. He pumped the shotgun again.

Suddenly, laser fire sprayed the beast, cutting it down.

Hemi looked up and saw the Darkswift shoot past.

“Looked like you needed some help.” The smug female voice came through his earpiece.

“Baby, I was doing just fine, but I know you can’t stay away from me.”

He easily pictured Cam’s long, lean body settled in the Darkswift, and he easily pictured her nose scrunching from his comment. He waited for her snarky response.

A half snort, half laugh crossed the comm line and he realized Cam’s partner, Taylor, was on the line as well.

“Keep dreaming, Rahia.” Cam’s tone was sharp.

Ah, there it was. It was really sick, he knew, but he loved when she tossed that attitude his way.

He paused to shoot another raptor, and headed back toward his squad. “I’ve got plenty of dreams, Cam.” He lowered his voice. “And you star in all of them.” And it was about damn time she quit running and he made them more than just dreams.

A humming silence.

He grinned. Yeah, he loved poking at her and seeing her flares of passion and temper.

“Rahia, if you think—”

He cut her off. “It’s New Year’s Eve soon.” He kicked a dying raptor out of his way. “There’s a big party planned and at the stroke of twelve, I’ll find you.”

“Oh?” A slow, unconcerned drawl.

“The kiss at midnight is all mine.” You’re all mine. It was a promise.

“Keep dreaming, Rahia,” she snapped.

As more raptors converged, he swung his weapon around. Oh, he would. And he had every intention of making his dreams come true.

I am also squeeing with excitement to announce that the first two books of Galactic Gladiators are now available as audiobooks. The oh-so-brilliant narrator, Vivienne Leheny, has done an amazing job with not just the voices of the characters but also giving us the emotion of the series. Come take a listen to the alien world of Carthago.

Audiobooks

Hell Squad Paperback Giveaway

To celebrate the cover reveal of Hemi, I’m giving away some signed Hell Squad paperbacks. Three winners will get to choose a Hell Squad paperback from what I have lying around in my office! Open internationally and closes on Friday.

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Hell Squad Theron Cover and Marcus Art Reveal

Welcome to Hell Squad Week!

For all the Hell Squad fans, I have SO much Hell Squad goodness to share with you. Remember in Niko that our sexy (but dangerous) artist was making trading cards of all our squad soldiers? Well, I decided to make that a reality.

I commissioned a fabulous artist, MyCKs, who specializes in Sumi-style artwork (Japanese ink art) and watercolors. She has done a brilliant job bringing Hell Squad to life and I am thrilled to have the original paintings hanging in my office. She has done a painting for each of the Hell Squad soldiers (Hell Squad only so far! We might get to Squad Nine and the berserkers in the future).

So, EVERY DAY THIS WEEK, I will be sharing one of these fabulous pictures. Today, you’ll get to see the art for our scarred, fearless squad leader Marcus PLUS the cover reveal for the upcoming Hell Squad book, Theron.

But wait, there’s more. ONE — you can pick which Hell Squad member artwork I’ll reveal tomorrow (just vote below) and TWO — I’ll be giving away a set of Hell Squad trading cards to FIVE lucky winners. If you’d like a set of the original Hell Squad artwork, then enter below.

Hell Squad: Theron Cover Reveal

Release Date: May 2nd

Hell Squad Sci-fi Romance

I hope you’re looking forward the big, silent member of Squad Nine meeting his match in his best friend and fellow squad mate, Sienna. She has a tough battle on her hands!

Art Reveal: Marcus

Marcus’ face was rough, tough, and dominated by a large, ragged scar that ran down his cheek and across his neck. No one knew how he’d gotten it. Rumor said he’d charged a raptor raiding party in the early days after the invasion. That he’d killed them all with his bare hands and been given a slash during the fight for his trouble.

Elle had no idea if it was true, but she had no trouble believing he could do it.

Hell Squad Trading Card Giveaway

I’m giving away sets of original Hell Squad Trading Cards! FIVE lucky winners will be selected and the giveaway closes Thursday 20th April 2017.

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You Choose!

Select which Hell Squad character you’d like to see tomorrow

 

Champion Cover Reveal Giveaway

I have a couple of exciting announcements today (a new cover and a new audiobook!) PLUS a giveaway to celebrate the reveal of the cover of CHAMPION (Galactic Gladiators #5). Scroll down to enter the giveaway.

1) Super thrilled to announce that the third Hell Squad audiobook, GABE, is now available.

Hell Squad soldier Gabe Jackson has lost everything that mattered, including his twin brother. Now he just wants to kill the invading aliens anyway he knows how…and he knows a lot of ways. Previously part of a secret Army super-soldier project, he’s faster, stronger, deadlier…but on the inside, he’s a mass of rage, and pain, and grief—all waiting for a chance to drag him under. Until he finds her.

Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer and Samantha Cook

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2) I have an amazing new Galactic Gladiators cover to show you!

Fighting for love, honor, and freedom on the galaxy’s lawless outer rim…

In Protector, charming showman gladiator Lore rescued space station commander Madeline and melted the ice around her heart. Now, gladiator Saff Essikani, the best net fighter in the Kor Magna Arena, collides with tortured space marine Blaine Strong in a competitive battle of wills.

Champion (Galactic Gladiators #5)

Out 28th March

Cover design by Melody Simmons

3) Champion Cover Reveal Giveaway

Giveaway now closed! Congratulations to the winner: Kathryn S!!

To celebrate all the Hell Squad and Galactic Gladiators goodness, I am giving away a signed paperback of Gladiator AND a free download of the Gabe audiobook. Just enter below. The contest will run until next Wednesday 15th and I’ll announce the winner at the end of next week.

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Galactic Gladiators: Protector Cover Reveal

Fighting for love, honor, and freedom on the galaxy’s lawless outer rim…

In Gladiator, Lt. Harper Adams was abducted by alien slavers and faced tough, tattooed gladiator Raiden Tiago across the blood-soaked sands of the Kor Magna Arena.

In Warrior, scientist Regan Forrest tamed big, wild gladiator, Thorin and uncovered his secrets.

In Hero, outspoken, red-haired engineer, Rory Fraser pursued controlled, military-trained gladiator, Kace Tameron.

Now, showman gladiator Lore heats things up to melt the ice around human survivor, Madeline Cochran in Protector.

Protector (Galactic Gladiators #4)
Out 28th February

Galactic Gladiators