Team 52 Art Reveal

They are a covert, black ops team known only as Team 52. Their mission: to secure and safeguard artifacts deemed highly dangerous and classified…and protect the women who capture their hearts.

Join Lachlan Hunter and his military team for their high-octane missions.

Today I’m sharing some super fun Team 52 artwork!

Artist (and author buddy of mine) Lana Pecherczyk, has done some custom artwork of Lachlan Hunter and Rowan Schafer from the first Team 52 book, Mission: Her Protection. I love these pics so hard! Not only can Lana write books, she can create cool art.

And even better news, she’s hard at work doing pics of all the members of Team 52!! That includes dark, handsome, and scarred former CIA operative Seth Lynch. Seth’s book, the second in the Team 52 series, is coming out on October 9th.

Mission: Her Rescue

Team 52 #2

Release Date: Tuesday October 9th

Mission: Classified

Hero: Classified (psst, he’s from Team 52!)

Heroine: Classified (psst, she’s an archeologist)

Artifact: Classified

Cover artist: Melody Simmons

Photographer: Paul Henry Serres

 

If you haven’t started Team 52, then make sure you check out the first book in the series, Mission: Her Protection:

When Rowan’s Arctic research team pulls a strange object out of the ice in Northern Canada, things start to go wrong…very, very wrong. Rescued by a covert, black ops team, she finds herself in the powerful arms of a man with scary gold eyes. A man who vows to do everything and anything to protect her…

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Custom Artwork

Team 52 artwork by artist Lana Pecherczyk

Lachlan Hunter (leader of Team 52)

Dr. Rowan Schafer (Arctic research base leader)

Extras for all my series are located on my Extras page.

Lots of Team 52 Goodness on the Way

  • Mission: Her Rescue (Book #2) coming 9th of October
  • Mission: Her Security (Book #3) coming 13th of November
  • More Team 52 art coming soon!
  • Mission: Her Protection (Book #1) is currently in production for audio with amazing narrator Stella Bloom.

Cover Reveal – Hell Squad: Ash

Welcome back to Hell Squad!

It is time for another berserker to take the fall, and we have handsome, inked former biker, Ash Connors, and a certain tech geek, gamer heroine coming up.

I am also SO THRILLED to be able to unveil a new piece of custom Hell Squad artwork by artist MyCKs. This art was commissioned by Hell Squad super fan Karen A. and features Hell Squad’s Claudia and Shaw. It is *so* great!

To celebrate Ash’s cover reveal I have a giveaway of a print and trading cards of the Claudia and Shaw artwork. Scroll right down to the bottom to enter.

Hell Squad: Ash
Release Date: October 3rd

Cover art by the awesome Melody Simmons

Excerpt from Hell Squad: Hemi featuring Ash

Ash Connors carried the bag of alien data cubes down the corridor leading to the tech lab.

Most people would be heading to the dining room for dinner, but he knew one of the geeks would still be in the lab, tinkering with something or hunched over a comp screen. He was in desperate need of a shower. He was still in his armor and covered in alien fluid, sweat, and blood, but he wanted to deliver these cubes first.

God, he was tired. He was weary down to his bones. Most days, it felt like they were always fighting. Ash had never been averse to wading into a fight—when he’d been a kid raised by a rough biker dad, when he’d been Levi’s second-in-command of the Iron Kings, or as a berserker fighting invading aliens.

But right now, tired, aching, and smelling like alien shit, it was hard to remember why he was fighting.

He kicked open the door. A woman jerked in her chair and spun around, blonde curls bobbing.

“Sorry,” he grunted.

Her gaze slid over him, her eyes widening. “Uh…hi.”

He lifted his chin and moved over to a long bench. He upended the bag and cubes dropped down onto the surface.

“Watch out!” The blonde rushed over, nudging him out of the way. “This is delicate equipment here. And you shouldn’t be tossing the cubes around. You might break them.”

Her snarky tone was somewhere between scolding teacher and pissed-off woman. Ash looked down at the top of her head. He couldn’t remember the last time a woman had told him off.

Usually, they got all breathy and fluttered their eyelashes. Or they were fellow soldiers talking in no-nonsense words.

The woman righted the cubes with small hands. She was pretty short compared to him.

“Thought you’d want these right away,” he said.

She glanced up at him with annoyed, clear blue eyes. Then she clearly realized her nose was an inch from his blood-splattered armor, and she backed up a step.

She was cute. Ash had always had a thing for cute.

“Thanks,” she mumbled reluctantly. “Where did you find them?”

“In an underground creeper breeding ground we just blew sky-high.”

Those eyes widened again. But there was no fear or shock, just intelligence and interest. “Wow.” She picked up one of the cubes, turning it over.

And then it was like he didn’t exist. She stared at the cube, and then snatched up another one. It looked like she’d forgotten he was even in the room.

Ash wasn’t used to that, either. He knew he was attractive. Ever since he’d hit puberty, the opposite sex had been interested, starting with a much older cheerleader who’d divested him of his virginity. He was used to women showing him attention.

But this little tech geek seemed oblivious, and he didn’t like that. He moved closer, crowding into her space, and instantly he smelled her. Fresh, clean woman, with a hint of something that made him think of a bunch of sunny flowers.

“We’ll see what we can get off them.” She went still and scowled at him. “You’re too close.”

“I’m not touching you.”

“That’s not the point.” She shot daggers at him. “It’s good manners not to invade someone’s personal space.”

He smiled at her. “Manners aren’t really my thing.”

Her gaze dropped to his lips and she blinked. Then she slid sideways between Ash and the bench to reach her comp. She clicked the data cube into a small cradle.

Information flickered up on the screen. She leaned forward. “Cool. My raptor isn’t that great, but this looks like creeper info. Noah and the others will love this.”

Yep, she’d forgotten he was there again. Luckily, Ash had a pretty healthy ego. He let his gaze slide down her figure. She was wearing a long, flannel shirt over jeans, which made it hard to tell much about what she looked like underneath. But as she leaned over, the shirt hiked up enough for him to note a curvy little ass encased in denim.

He watched as her slim fingers flew across the keyboard and tapped on the screen.

“It has some heavy-duty encryption on parts of the data.” She muttered under her breath. “You can’t keep me out…gotcha!” She stepped back and wiggled her hips in a little victory dance. Then she realized he was still there, and stiffened.

He smiled. Her face was flushed, satisfaction sparkling in her eyes.

“Oh,” she said. “Are you still here?”

He folded his arms over his chest. “Yep.”

Her gaze skated over his arms. He and the rest of his squad rarely wore armor on their arms. She lingered on his tattoos for a long moment, before jerking her attention back to the comp screen.

His cute little geek was noticing him now.

She cleared her throat and touched a key. The alien information disappeared. An image from a computer game blinked onto the screen. A squad of armored soldiers appeared to be fighting their way through monsters.

“You play Pre-Emptive Strike?” he asked.

“A lot of people in the base do.” She hunched her shoulders. “Is this where you ridicule me, and all the other nerds?”

“No.”

She eyed him warily. “I’m sure a badass soldier like you doesn’t play war games.”

Ash raised a hand and pointed to the carbine on his shoulder. “I’ve got the real thing.”

She swallowed, and he watched her slim throat work. “Right.”

He leaned down and lowered his voice. “But you’d be surprised what games a badass soldier like me enjoys playing.”

She stared at him, her lips parting.

He smiled at her. Yep, she was cute as hell. He watched her gaze slide down to his lips. “Good night, Marin.”

Now her gaze jerked up to his. “You know my name?”

Ash smiled again and turned. As he headed out of the tech lab, he didn’t feel so tired anymore. Apparently, teasing Marin Mitchell was more energizing than a hot shower and a beer.

Hell Squad Claudia and Shaw Art Reveal

A huge thank you to reader Karen A. for making this happen! I can’t wait to frame my original of the painting.

 

Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2

I just had to mention this! The animals in my books (especially Hell Squad) tend to have very big fangs and not be particularly friendly, but here is an awesome sci-fi romance collection with some very interesting pets.

I’ve already pre-ordered mine. There are some amazing authors in here.

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 Claudia and Shaw Artwork Giveaway

***Congratulations to the winners (who have all been emailed) – Natasha H won the print and the trading card winners: Melissa S, Debbie P-E, Terry Z, Nancy C and KJ V-H!***

To celebrate the cover reveal of Ash, I’m giving away a 8×10 print of Claudia and Shaw (one winner), and 5 trading cards (five winners).

Please note: artwork is custom ordered from the artist and may take several weeks for delivery. Open internationally and closes on Sunday 24th Sept. Winners notified by email by 28th Sept.

You DO NOT have to use every option below to enter. Just select the one(s) you prefer to do.

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Hell Squad Trading Cards

Hell Squad Trading Card Giveaway Winners

I am thrilled to announce that the lucky winners of the trading cards are:

  • Terri K
  • Lauryn
  • Jennifer B
  • Tracey P
  • Stephanie P

Thanks to everyone who entered. If you didn’t win and need a set of cards for yourself (quite a few people have already informed me of this!) you are in luck! The amazing artist of the cards, MyCKs, has made the cards available in her Etsy store.

And while you’re there, you should take a look at all her amazing sumi-style artwork. Mr. H is the proud owner of a set of Star Wars sumi prints! Her work is simply amazing.

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MyCKs Hell Squad Cards

MyCKs Website

Hell Squad Fan Art

I’ll be finishing off Hell Squad Week with one last amazing custom picture. This fan art was done by a Hell Squad fan, Lyn Taylor! It is called Heading Home.

Now, Lyn isn’t just an awesome reader who dabbles in design and art, she is in fact the cover artist and photographic illustrator at Lyn Taylor Designs. You can check out more of her awesome work at her website.

Lyn Taylor Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed Hell Squad Week! I have had a blast. Hell Squad: Theron will be out in just over a week! Stay tuned for some teasers on my Facebook page next week.

Hell Squad: Theron

Release Date: May 2nd

Hell Squad Sci-fi Romance

Excerpt from Hell Squad: Devlin (featuring Theron)

(Warning: Sexy scene ahead!)

Theron hated parties. There were too many people doing too much talking.

He took a long drag of his beer and watched everyone rushing toward Santha. Doc Emerson whisked her out of the Garden, a frantic-looking Cruz at her side.

Theron suspected the man would have looked calmer if he was heading off to face ten raptor patrols. Marcus and Elle followed, trying to calm Cruz.

Somewhere behind Theron, music started. He scowled. Music meant people would start dancing soon. He hated dancing.

Restless, he took another sip of homebrewed beer. He felt an edginess riding him, a feeling that had been growing in him for months.

What he needed was a good fuck. It’d been too long since he’d plowed himself inside a woman, and after the wild fight two weeks ago, the raptors had been quiet. He hadn’t even been able to work this gnawing frustration out in a good fight. His hands tightened on his bottle. He needed…something.

But he had certain tastes, and he hadn’t found anyone here who really suited him.

But he knew what he wanted. Or, rather, who he wanted.

His eyes tracked over the crowd and settled on her.

He shouldn’t want her, for a lot of different reasons. But the main one was that she was pretty and kind and sweet. If she knew the dark little fantasies he jacked off to about her in the middle of the night, she’d freak out.

Feeling even more unsettled, Theron slammed his glass down and headed out of the Garden. He couldn’t handle the party anymore. As he walked through the tunnels back toward his room, his skin burned, need rising in him like a hungry beast.

He’d watched Marcus claim his woman, he’d seen the way Taylor and Devlin looked at each other, not to mention Roth and Avery. Everyone was pairing up, but Theron knew he’d never find a woman who was a perfect fit for him.

The tunnels were thankfully empty, with everyone up at the party, so no one was around to see the thunderclouds on his face.

He slammed into his room, the need brewing in his veins—the need that had been growing for months—was starting to bubble over.

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In the center of the room, he opened his trousers and pulled out his cock. Instantly, he started stroking himself.

And he imagined Sienna.

He groaned, his hand moving faster, rougher.

His friend. His squad mate. He’d denied it, ignored it, fantasized about it.

Nothing had worked. Right now, he imagined her sinking to her knees in front of him. Ready to do whatever he wanted. Whatever he ordered.

Another groan tore from his throat. His impending orgasm was coiling at the base of his spine. A few more hard pulls, and he came with a harsh cry. “Sienna.”

Chest heaving like bellows, he hissed air in and out.

A noise. Near the door.

He turned his head.

The door was ajar, but there was no one there.

He sighed, stuffing himself back into his trousers. He moved to the door and closed it, that wired, hungry feeling already coming back again. He’d barely taken the edge off.

He knew he’d better clean up and get back to the party before he was missed. His squad members were nothing, if not persistent. They’d hunt him down and drag him back.

It was time to get back to controlling his desires, denying himself the woman he wanted most.

Hell Squad Gear and Anna Hackett Store

 

Hell Squad Week is drawing to a close but today I have a few good things to share, including the launch of my Anna Hackett Store!

Art Reveal

I have been so thrilled to share all the amazing Hell Squad artwork by talented artist MyCKs with you. Pics of me below with the original paintings — I’m searching for the perfect frames so I can hang all of these in my office.

 

Anna Hackett Store

I am so excited to share with you the launch of my store at Zazzle.com! There is Hell Squad merchandise as well as some general Hackett gear: mugs, stickers, magnets, T-shirts and more. It is a work in progress and I will be adding more things in the future. Here are just a few…

Please note, the two phone cases are customizable — you can select your phone type from the list and edit the design to fit your particular phone!

Anna Hackett Store

Hell Squad Trading Card Giveaway – Last Chance!

Tomorrow I will draw the winners of Trading Card Giveaway! FIVE lucky winners will be selected and the giveaway closes Thursday 2oth April 2017.

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Tomorrow: Trading Card Winners

Tomorrow will my last Hell Squad Week post. I’ll be announcing the winners of the Hell Squad Trading Cards…and if you aren’t a lucky winner, well, I might just share how you can still grab a set for yourself! I’ll also be sharing some amazing Hell Squad fan art as well.

Hell Squad: Group Art Reveal

 

I am *very* excited to share with you another fantastic image by artist MyCKs. This time it is a group shot of all of Hell Squad!

Art Reveal: Hell Squad Group

Everyone called Squad Six the Hell Squad. She was never quite sure if it was because they were hellions, or because they got sent into hell to do the toughest, dirtiest missions.

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 2oth April 2017.

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More Hell Squad Goodies tomorrow

Hell Squad week has a little more for you yet. I’m not going to give it all away but I’ll just whisper…*Hell Squad gear and merchandise*