The Phoenix Adventures

Phoenix Adventures

In the distant future, the artifacts from Earth's past...are the lost treasures of the galaxy.

Meet the galaxy's most infamous treasure hunters: the Phoenix Brothers.

Crashed on an Ice World

Book 11

He’s her boss. She’s his best friend. These two deep-space convoy security specialists are fighting their simmering attraction…until a starship crash on a deadly ice world changes everything.

Elana Korra loves her security job as a medic on the convoy ship, the Sky Nomad…except for the fact that she’s in love with her boss. Rynan is tough, loyal, and protective, and she knows he will never cross the line with her despite her deepest fantasies. But one scorching kiss sets up a smoldering tension, and as they head off into uncharted space on a treasure hunt to find an invaluable old Earth treasure, Elana knows it is time to make a change—get Ry to admit how he feels about her or leave. But a deadly attack leaves Ry and Elana on a damaged, out-of-control ship hurtling toward an unforgiving ice world.

Rynan Phoenix lives for his job of keeping the Phoenix Deep-Space Convoy safe. The nightmare of his childhood has taught him to steer well clear of romantic relationships, and he’s forced himself to ignore Elana’s compact body and gorgeous face. But when they find themselves stranded on an ice world with passengers to protect and space pirates hunting them down, Ry is forced to confront just how he feels about the most important woman in his life.

Ry and Elana will need all of their training in order to keep themselves alive. As they find hints to the old Earth treasure, their desire turns hotter and deeper…but then they discover that far more dangerous things call this ice planet home…

Praise from Readers

The Phoenix Adventures – Winner of two SFR Galaxy Awards

"Plenty of fast paced action, hot hot hot sexy scenes, and a treasure that needs to be found."

"This time it is a friends to lovers story with humor, action, sci-fi elements, suspense, visits from previous main characters, a treasure hunt, and steamy romance."

"I love all the Phoenix adventures, and this one is top-notch among them!"

 

Through Uncharted Space

Book 10

A deep-space convoy master who demands everyone follow his rules discovers a stowaway on his ship: a smart scam artist who’s never met a rule she wouldn’t break.

Dare Phoenix runs his convoy with absolute control. In uncharted space, lives depend on it. When one plain, dowdy woman comes aboard, his gut tells him that something is off about her. Soon there are assassins on his ship, sabotage, and people dying, and Dare discovers his drab passenger is definitely not what she seems. Instead, he uncovers a smart-mouthed scam artist who defies him at every turn.

Dakota Jones is a survivor. Life has taught her that if you don’t grab what you want, someone else will snatch it away. Tired of having nothing, she’s stolen a map to the location of an immense lost treasure from Earth and she’s going to find it. Okay, so maybe stealing the map from a deadly terrorist group wasn’t her best decision, but now she just needs to dodge their crazy followers, hide out on the Phoenix Convoy, and find a way to decode the map. Easy, right? Wrong. As soon as she sets eyes on the sexy, in-charge Dare Phoenix, she knows she’s made a terrible mistake.

Dare and Dakota strike sparks at every turn…but with her life in danger, she reluctantly agrees to join forces with Dare to find the treasure. But every step of their adventure is dogged by danger, and the biggest threat they face is getting burned by their incendiary attraction. On this hunt, they will find themselves going beyond their depths, tested to their limits, and deep in uncharted territory.

Praise from Readers

The Phoenix Adventures – Winner of two SFR Galaxy Awards

"Everything you need is here waiting to be read --- adventure, excitement, steamy romance together with a tantalizing, uplifting wonderful story."

"A well-written, fast-paced space adventure with lots of action, mystery, suspense and life threatening drama."

"Great story- fresh, exciting, steamy with a side of dangerous, and another hit from Hackett!"

Lost in Barbarian Space

Book 9

A clash of cultures. Security agent versus barbarian warrior. On an expedition to a newly discovered barbarian world, an experienced security agent doesn't expect to be working with a big, bossy barbarian warrior.

Agent Honor Brandall enjoys her job as security agent for the Institute of Historical Preservation's expedition ships. Adventures to distant planets - awesome. Archeological digs for ancient old Earth artifacts - interesting. Keeping the archeologists safe - no problem. The fact she's tall, strong and good in a fight means most of the men she works with are intimidated by her, but she refuses to apologize for being good at her job. But on a mission to the barbarian world of Markaria, she finds herself paired with a brawny warrior who challenges her in every way.

Markarian warrior Colm Mal Kor is second-in-command to his warlord and spends his days training to hone his skills and control. He's dedicated to defending his clan...and to hiding the deadly secret he can never share with anyone. But when he's thrust into working with a beautiful, challenging skyflyer, Colm finds a wild attraction he never expected and the biggest risk to his hard-earned control that he's ever encountered.

On an expedition to Markaria's icy moons, Honor and Colm work side by side, but the ice and snow aren't enough to stop them from wanting each other. As their mission takes a deadly turn, they must trust each other to survive, but it isn't just wild beasts and ferocious enemies that are a danger... Colm is harboring something inside him that is far more lethal...something that might destroy them all.

Praise from Readers

The Phoenix Adventures – Winner of two SFR Galaxy Awards

"Excellent - sexy, fun and plenty of adventure."

"Love Love Love Barbarians! Great story in the series and loved how the Phoenix crew was involved."

On a Barbarian World

Book 8

When an independent deep-space scout crash-lands on an unknown alien world, the last thing she expects is to find herself claimed by a barbarian warrior.

Aurina Phoenix spends most of her time zooming through uncharted space and gathering intel for her family’s deep-space convoy, but her life takes an unexpected detour when a meteor shower brings down her ship. She finds herself on a barren, low-tech planet inhabited by dangerous beasts…and lands in the arms of a brawny barbarian warlord.

Markarian warrior Kavon Mal Dor is known for his skill in battle. He lives to protect his clan…and to avenge the murder of his father. Every move he makes is part of his grand plan for revenge, including finding a legendary sword and marrying a warlord’s daughter. But when a beautiful skyflyer crashes into his world, she is the one thing he never counted on.

Fighting their incendiary attraction, Aurina and Kavon make a deal: she’ll help him find the sword and in return, he’ll give her the emergency beacon she needs to get home. But as the search for the sword plunges them into a dangerous adventure they find themselves consumed by a powerful passion and questioning everything they’ve ever wanted.

Praise from Readers

The Phoenix Adventures – Winner of two SFR Galaxy Awards

“An enthralling suspenseful romantic story.”

“With enough danger, adventure and passion to keep anyone happy this was a fantastic addition to the series!”

Return to Dark Earth

Book 7

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.

Praise from Readers

Winner of two SFR Galaxy Awards

One of Library Journal’s Top 10 Best E-Orginal eBooks 2015

Readers Choice for Best Sci-Fi Romance 2015 – Gravetells

“It is full of adventure, romance and surprises. I love all the Phoenix adventure books, but I think this is my favorite one. ”

On a Cyborg Planet

Book 6

After a vicious coup, cyborg Axton Saros, Prime of the planet of Centax, is trying to rebuild his world. Still recovering from his captivity and dark guilt, he won’t let anything get in his way. But a priceless artifact, stolen during the attack, is still missing and Axton wants it back. What he doesn’t want is the emotionless and infuriating Centax Security cyborg, Commander Xenia Alexander, heading the investigation.

Everybody knows CenSecs are the galaxy’s deadliest killers. So enhanced that their emotions are dampened to nothing. But Xenia’s been keeping a secret her entire life—her systems don’t work and she feels. Working with Axton to find the Codex Da Vinci, he makes every emotion in her flare to brilliant life, but to be the perfect CenSec, she must not succumb.

As they follow a trail of clues and booby traps, Axton vows to do everything he can to show his beautiful cyborg the pleasure she’s never experienced. Even if she fights him every step of the way. But as the hunt takes a deadly turn, their desire might be the only thing that can save Xenia from annihilation.

Praise from Readers

The Phoenix Adventures – Winner of two SFR Galaxy Awards

“Beautifully written, action packed and brilliant book cover design to boot.”

“Great action scenes, very well written, great plot.”

Beyond Galaxy's Edge

Book 5

Ambitious Patrol Captain Nissa Sander has spent three years at the galaxy’s edge keeping the law and order, and chasing scoundrel smuggler, Justyn Phoenix. But the charming rogue has always outwitted her and she’s had a hard time ignoring his hard body and handsome face. But when one of the galaxy’s most important documents—the US Constitution—is stolen, Nissa finds herself working with the very man she’s been trying to throw in her brig.

Justyn Phoenix embraces life and offers everyone a wink and a smile. He’s also in love with a spit-and-polish Patrol captain. Yep, crazy in love, and he knows she’ll never love him back. But when the opportunity arises to work alongside Nissa on a wild and crazy mission to recover the US Constitution, he can’t resist.

But nothing on this treasure hunt is as it seems. The trail leads them to fake documents, rival treasure hunters, and a millennia old mystery. As the hunt takes them beyond the galaxy’s edge, Justyn and Nissa will face the firestorm of their desire, and soon learn if they can survive long enough to save the galaxy.

Praise from Readers

“Beyond Galaxy’s Edge is a fun, fast, action-packed story!”

“Tons of fun, action, adventure and steam!”

“Sexy, Action-Packed Sci Fi Romance.”

Beneath a Trojan Moon

Book 4

Fortune teller Relda Dela-Cruz is a woman with a secret. One she’ll do anything to conceal. She hides in plain sight on the market world of Souk, content with running her profitable fortune-telling business and never letting anyone too close. But when assailants attack her in pursuit of a powerful artifact, Relda collides with the city’s handsome, new marshal. A man who leaves no stone unturned and no secret covered.

War has left former Galactic Special Forces Captain Hunt Calder tired and empty, but one look at sexy Relda—with her wild curls and lush curves—brings him back to life. When she’s threatened over the mysterious Trojan Moon, Hunt will let nothing stop him from protecting her. Even Relda herself.

As they face alien attackers and killer droids, Relda can’t resist her burning attraction to Hunt. But she knows he’s the most dangerous threat of all, because he doesn’t just want her body, he wants her trust and her secret, too. A secret with the power to destroy Hunt and Relda, the city, even the planet itself.

Praise from Readers

Winner of a 2015 SFR Galaxy Award

Romantic Novella of Year -- Ella Award Winner, Romance Writers of Australia

“Another excellent action-packed romantic Sci-Fi from Hackett.”

On a Rogue Planet

Book 3

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.

Praise from Readers

Winner of 2015 Prism Award for Best Futuristic Romance

On a Rogue Planet is a great blend of action, sci-fi and romance.”

“On a Rogue Planet is a page turner and never a dull moment between Malin and Xander.”

In the Devil's Nebula

Book 2

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.

Praise from Readers

"A wonderfully written space adventure full of treasure hunts, history, excellent world building, fun characters, assassin fighters and intriguing mystery. Oh, and there’s also a great romance!”

“I found Ria and Zayn’s story exciting, passionate, and thrilling, and I found myself wrapped up in the adventure.”

“This book is recommended for anyone who enjoys space adventures, treasure hunts, mystery and a good romance.”

At Star's End

Book 1

Dr. Eos Rai has spent a lifetime dedicated to her mother’s dream of finding the long lost Mona Lisa. When Eos uncovers tantalizing evidence of Star’s End—the last known location of the masterpiece—she’s shocked when her employer, the Galactic Institute of Historic Preservation, turn its back on her. Left with no choice, Eos must trust the most notorious treasure hunter in the galaxy; a man she finds infuriating, annoying and far too tempting.

Dathan Phoenix can sniff out relics at a stellar mile. With his brothers by his side, he takes the adventures that suit him and refuses to become a lazy, bitter failure like his father. When the gorgeous Eos Rai comes looking to hire him, he knows she’s trouble, but he’s lured into a hunt that turns into a wild and dangerous adventure.

As Eos and Dathan are pushed to their limits, they discover treasure isn’t the only thing they’re drawn to…but how will their desire survive when Dathan demands the Mona Lisa as his payment?

Praise from Readers

One of Library Journal’s Best E-Original Romances for 2014

“Science fiction romance and treasure hunting, so basically we get an Indiana Jones-Han Solo mash-up with a hot smart chick as the heroine.”

“AT STAR’S END is a very fast-paced action filled story. It is a thrill to read.”

Among Galactic Ruins

Book 0 – Prequel

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.

Praise from Readers

Part of USA Today Bestselling Box Set - Romancing the Alpha

"Excellent read! I would recommend it if you like action adventure romance books!”

“Once I started Among Galactic Ruins, I couldn’t put it down.”

“A hunky leading man with a past and a plucky leading lady that gives as good as she gets."

Phoenix Adventures Box Set

In the distant future, the artifacts from Earth's past are the lost treasures of the galaxy. Meet the galaxy's most infamous treasure hunters! Action-and-adventure packed romances starring sexy space smugglers, galactic lawmen and sexy cyborgs.

Grab three award-winning, stand-alone romances in the Phoenix Adventures Box Set:

1) On a Rogue Planet - Prism Award Winner for Best Futuristic Romance

2) Beneath a Trojan Moon - Winner of Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Novella of the Year

3) Beyond Galaxy's Edge - part of the SFR Galaxy Award-winning "Most Fun New Series" The Phoenix Adventures

Phoenix Adventures Box Set 3D

Praise from Readers

"This bundle includes three of Ms. Hackett's finest from her Phoenix Adventures series. From cyborgs to Psionics to smuggler/treasure hunters, you are bound for quite an experience!"

"I discovered this this series by accident. I will be forever grateful. This series is hard to put down."

"What you'll find in these stories; a cast of remarkably impressive and engaging characters; sultry alpha powerful male heroes, foxy audacious intelligent female heroines, and murderous villains."