House of Rone Cover Reveal: Defender

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

Join Imperator Magnus Rone and his lethal cyborg gladiators as they risk it all to rescue abductees from Earth.

I have another action-packed Carthago adventure coming! Are you ready for a big, gruff cyborg? Mace has been fighting his entire life…but the rough, gruff cyborg might be just what human survivor Jayna needs.

I also have a giveaway of signed Galactic Gladiators paperbacks to celebrate the cover reveal *and* a fun audiobook giveaway as well! Scroll down to enter.

Defender
Galactic Gladiators: House of Rone #2
Release date: 20th August 2019

Cover by Melody Simmons
Photo by Paul Henry Serres

Excerpt from Sentinel (House of Rone #1) featuring Mace and Jayna

His boots thumped on the stone as he walked down the corridor. He was ready for a shot of home-brewed liquor and some sleep.

As he passed a closed door, he heard a thump and a muffled noise. He stiffened. He knew exactly whose room it was.

Mace charged through the door.

An object whizzed at his head and he caught the vase before it smacked into his face.

A pair of startled brown eyes looked back at him.

“You have good aim,” he told Jayna.

Her eyes were wide and panicked. She made a sound like a frightened animal, and he wasn’t even sure she saw him.

She stumbled backward, crouching low. He knew that even though she was free, in her head, she was still stuck in the hellhole the Edull had trapped her in.

“Jayna.” His voice was deep and firm. Mace couldn’t sound soft and reassuring if he tried.

Her breathing was too fast. He’d seen so many beaten, terrified people stuck in the fight rings when he’d been forced to fight. He watched the blows beat them down until they’d crumpled.

But Jayna hadn’t crumpled.

“You’re safe, remember?” he said.

She shook her head, her matted hair flying around her face.

“You’re hyperventilating.” Mace had no idea why this small woman got to him so much. “Slow your breathing. You don’t want to let the Edull win, do you?”

She snarled and glared at him.

Mace shrugged. “I’m not going to coddle you. I’ll say their name. I’ll remind you that you drakking survived.”

Her glare deepened. Good. He liked seeing her spirit. They thought they’d broken her, but they hadn’t. And besides, her breathing had slowed.

“The Edull can’t get you here. I won’t allow it.”

She rose and took tentative steps toward him. Then she raised a hand, her fingers brushing the bare skin of his chest.

A flash of heat washed over him and Mace frowned. What the drak? He didn’t like being touched. As a kid in the gangs, people either wanted to beat you or touch you in no way an adult should touch a kid.

But as Jayna closed the distance between them and pressed her face against him, he realized her touch didn’t bother him like it should. He noted that the top of her head didn’t even reach his shoulder.

He lifted a hand and pressed a palm to the back of her head. Despite the tangles and knots, her hair was silky. Her warm breath puffed on his skin.

The unfamiliar urge to pull her closer and wrap his arms around her hit him. Scowling at the wall, he stopped himself.

Mace knew himself well. He was rough and hard, with no soft edges. He’d been raised with fists, kicks, and punches. Fighting was all he knew.

No, that wasn’t quite right. In the last few years, he’d learned loyalty. To Magnus, who’d saved him, to his fellow cyborgs, to the House of Rone.

Caring for others was a weakness. He’d seen so many innocent fighters die in the organized fights the gangs had forced him into. He’d watched men try to protect their women, women try to protect their children. They’d all died, their weaknesses exploited.

It paid not to get too close to anyone. They always died or betrayed you.

“Get some sleep now,” he told Jayna.

Pretty eyes peered at him through tangled hair. Despite her traumatized appearance, her gaze was steady. Like she could see all his dark secrets.

Mace stepped back, then he swiveled and stomped out of her room.

He didn’t want anyone in his head or under his skin. Jayna was House of Rone now, so he’d protect her and make her feel safe, but that was it.

Drak. He really needed a double shot of liquor.

Galactic Gladiators Paperback Giveaway

To celebrate the latest House of Rone cover, I have signed Galactic Gladiators paperbacks up for grabs. I have SIX paperbacks to give away to SIX lucky winners. The giveaway is open internationally!

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Bonus Audio Giveaway

But wait, there’s more! I have a super fun audiobook giveaway.

I’m giving away 3 audiobook downloads each of Anna Lowe’s REBEL DRAGON, Ellis Leigh’s SAVAGE SURRENDER, and my audiobook EDGE OF EON. So THREE lucky winners will each win a set of the three action-packed audiobooks.

New to audio? This is the perfect way to give it a try! You can listen to audiobooks while you drive, cook, or while taking a walk. Each of these audiobooks are Whispersynched, which means you can switch between listening and reading without losing your place. Please note: the download codes are only valid for the US (sorry, that’s all they’ve given us)!

To enter:

To enter the audio giveaway, just leave a comment on this blog post and tell me you’d like to win the audiobooks! The giveaway is open until Tues 13th of August. Winners will be selected randomly and announced after the giveaway closes.

Cover Reveal – Mission: Her Defense

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.

I have a brand new Team 52 cover to show you. This time it is former Marine Blair Mason’s turn and she is going head to head with Las Vegas police detective, Luke MacKade.

I also have a giveaway of signed Team 52 paperbacks to celebrate the cover reveal. Scroll down to enter.

Mission: Her Defense

Team 52 #4

Release Date: Tuesday February 12th

Mission: Classified

Heroine: Former special forces Marine Blair Mason

Hero: LVMPD Detective Luke MacKade

Artifact: Classified

Cover artist: Melody Simmons

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Excerpt from Mission: Her Security (Team 52 #3) featuring Blair

Blair Mason watched through the doorway as Smith sat beside Kinsey’s bed.

The big man was murmuring quietly, and even though Kinsey looked small and pale propped up on the pillows, she was smiling.

It wasn’t her usual beaming smile, but it was something.

Thank God. Kinsey was fine and Smith looked alive again.

During the tense hours in the waiting room, Smith had been like a statue—cold and still. His brown eyes had been devoid of…everything.

Blair watched as he leaned over and kissed Kinsey.

Jesus. Blair felt her heart clench. They were so damn cute together. Smith was a big, tough guy. Blair had fought alongside him so many times, and trusted him with her life. She knew he loved his solitude and his cabin near the mountains. Knew he loved nothing more than the serene beauty of the Colorado mountains.

She never, ever imagined seeing him like this. In love.

Blair had watched three of her teammates—three of the toughest guys she knew—fall in love. First Lachlan, then Seth, and now Smith. They were all unashamed to show how they felt about the women who’d captured their hearts.

Blair had always thought she wanted that. A man who loved her inside and out, for exactly who she was, and wasn’t afraid to show it.

And yet… That kind of man was hard to find. And she’d spent the last few hours sitting in the waiting room down the hall, watching Smith being torn to shreds.

Maybe love wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.

“You called it.” Lachlan appeared beside her. “The bigger they are…”

“Yeah.” Blair pushed her maudlin thoughts away. Besides, she’d never met a man who made her feel anything remotely close to love. In fact, most men—after a quick, pleasant tussle—annoyed her.

Anyway, she had zero time to date. She couldn’t really share the truth of her work with a man, and she found most guys…kinda boring.

“The artifact?” she asked Lachlan.

Her best friend lifted his chin. “All packed up. Seth’s guarding it at the X8 until we’re ready to head home. It’s beaten up. Arlo and Ty are going to have a shit hemorrhage.”

“Ty will fix it.” Blair paused. “So, another mission over.”

“Yeah. The military police from Cheyenne Mountain took all the surviving Cosca Unita people into custody. Mission’s over and we can go home.”

For Lachlan now, home meant his woman, Rowan. Blair was happy as hell for him.

Lachlan’s golden gaze moved to Smith and Kinsey. “Could have done without Kinsey taking a bullet to the gut, though.”

“She’s okay.”

“Yeah. And so is Smith.”

“Well, once we get home, we’ll have to enjoy some downtime before we need to save the world again,” Blair said.

Lachlan tossed an arm around her shoulders. He’d been her best friend for years, from their time in Force Recon. Why were all the best men she knew her friends and colleagues? Guys who were like brothers to her?

“You won our last poker game,” Lachlan said, interrupting her thoughts. “I want a chance to win some money back.”

Blair grinned. “No such luck. You are going down, Hunter.”

He smiled back.

Blair kept her smile plastered on her face. She had good friends and work she loved. She didn’t need a man.

Team 52 Audiobooks

I am thrilled that the first three Team 52 books are now all available in audiobook! The amazing Stella Bloom is the narrator and she’s done an outstanding job bringing the team and their adventures to life.

Unexplored, the third book in Treasure Hunter Security is also now available.

More info on all my audiobooks is on my Audio page.

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Team 52 Signed Paperback Giveaway

To celebrate the latest Team 52 cover reveal, I am giving away a set of THREE signed paperbacks of Mission: Her Protection, Mission: Her Rescue, and Mission: Her Security – ONE winner gets three books. Open internationally!

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Cover Reveal – Mission: Her Security

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 a new Team 52 cover and more amazing Team 52 artwork!

I also have a giveaway to celebrate the cover reveal (signed paperbacks, of course) so scroll down to enter.

Mission: Her Security

Team 52 #3

Release Date: Tuesday November 13th

Mission: Classified

Hero: Former Navy SEAL and mountain man, Smith Creed

Heroine: Team 52 Las Vegas logistics manager Kinsey Beck

Artifact: Classified

Cover artist: Melody Simmons

Photographer: Paul Henry Serres

Excerpt from Mission: Her Rescue (Team 52 #2) featuring Smith

The SUV’s lights cut across the squat building of the Bunker and the attached aircraft hangar.

There were no vehicles outside, but Smith saw lights on inside. He hoped beyond hope that she was in there, doing some urgent work.

He cut the engine and the team stepped out of the SUV. As they approached the front door, they all scanned their surroundings.

As they got close, Smith saw that the door to the Bunker was ajar.

Dammit. It was always locked. His chest went solid and he reached back, pulling his SIG Sauer from under his jacket.

The others pulled out their handguns—SIGs, except for Axel who swore by his Glock. Even at a wedding, Team 52 was armed.

With a nod from Lachlan, Smith went first. He kicked open the door and moved inside.

Fucking hell. He froze. He couldn’t breathe.

“Damn,” Lachlan said.

The place was a mess. Filing cabinets had been tipped over, Kinsey’s desk was overturned, and books and papers had been flung all over the floor.

“Stay focused,” Lachlan said in a cool, controlled tone. “Clear the building.”

The team moved in formation, fanning out. Smith went with Lachlan, and they cleared the other rooms. Blair, Axel, and Callie moved to the hangar and the holding cells below.

“Clear.”

“Clear.”

“Clear.”

Smith lowered his gun. There was no sign of Kinsey or anyone else. He felt the blood pounding in his veins like a drum.

Kinsey—delicate, sweet Kinsey. When she smiled, it was like a light shone out of her. She’d watched him. Smith had sure as hell noticed. Once, she’d made a super-cute, drunken pass at him.

It had taken all his willpower to gently turn her down.

She’d avoided him for a few weeks after, but it hadn’t been long before her smile had reappeared. But she still watched him.

And when she wasn’t looking, Smith watched her as well. Oh, he’d looked his fill of her—round ass, long legs, shiny, blonde hair. Hell, even her nose was cute, and the pretty sweep of her collarbones, and her delicate wrists.

Fuck.

Blair moved over to straighten the chair near the desk. Kinsey loved that stupid pink, ergonomic chair.

Then Blair went still. “No.”

Gut curdling, Smith pushed forward. There was blood splattered on the floor.

No. He tried to pull in air, feeling dizzy. No.

Callie knelt. “It’s not enough blood to have killed her. If it is hers.”

“Someone took her,” Smith growled. “The fucker is a dead man.”

“Lachlan,” Axel called out from near the door.

There was a small shelf, where Kinsey kept a bowl of candy. She stocked it with all their favorites. Now, there was a cell phone and a note sitting beside it.

They crowded around, and Lachlan lifted it with his gloved left arm.

We have something of yours, and you have something we want. We propose a trade. Wait for our call.

There was a strange logo at the bottom. A circular, bird-like design.

All Smith could hear was a roaring in his ears. Some bastards had Kinsey.

Smith turned and slammed his fist into the wall. It plowed through the drywall with a puff of dust.

“Cool it.” Lachlan’s golden gaze was no longer cool. The man was pissed, but was keeping a tight hold on it.

“We have to find her,” Smith growled.

“We will,” Lachlan said. “Axel, lock up the Bunker. Blair, call Brooks now, and tell him what’s going on. We’ll use my condo as a base of operations.” Lachlan looked at each of them. “We’re going to find her and get her back.” Lachlan’s gaze landed on Smith’s for an extra second. “We’re going to find her.”

And they’d make whoever had done this pay. Smith’s fingers curled, his knuckles cracking.

Wherever you are, Kinsey, hold the fuck on.

Custom Artwork Reveal

I’ve already shown off the Team 52 artwork by author buddy and artist Lana Pecherczyk for Lachlan and Rowan, but today I have a few more Team 52 couples to share. I love these pics so hard!

Lachlan Hunter and Dr. Rowan Schafer

 

Seth Lynch and Dr. January James

 

Smith Creed and Kinsey Beck

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

Mission: Her Protection Audiobook

I am thrilled that the very first Team 52 audiobook is now out! The amazing Stella Bloom is the narrator and she’s done an outstanding job bringing the team and their adventures to life in Mission: Her Protection.

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Team 52 Signed Paperback Giveaway

To celebrate the latest Team 52 cover reveal, I am giving away THREE signed paperbacks of Mission: Her Protection, Untraveled, and Unmapped (the THS books all have a Team 52 cameo in it) – one each to THREE lucky winners. Open internationally!

You DON’T need to do all the options below to enter. Just do the ones you’d like. Enter using the Rafflecopter below.

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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

Amazon Audio  Audible  iTunes

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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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Hell Squad: Cruz in Audiobook and Giveaway

Hell Squad: Cruz is now available in audio!

Listen to amazing narrators, Jeffrey Kafer and Samantha Cook, bring the Hell Squad world to life.

“Ok, I thought Marcus was hot! Cruz is steaming hot!!! WOW!!!” – Amazon reviewer

“Wow!!! This book ROCKS!!!! I love the characters of Hell Squad and especially Cruz Ramos and Santha Kade.” – Amazon reviewer

“Action filled edge of chair reading that also stirs up the hormones.” – Sonja van Wyck

Battle-hardened soldier Cruz Ramos is running on empty. As second-in-command of the deadliest commando squad fighting the invading aliens, he doesn’t know why he’s fighting anymore. He’s seen too much destruction, devastation, and far too much death. Still, every day he goes out to protect those humans left, and every day the growing numbness threatens to take over.

Until a mysterious woman emerges from the ruins of destroyed Sydney and saves him from a pack of rampaging aliens.

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Hell Squad: Cruz Audiobook Giveaway

Congratulations to the winners: Katie F, Shona C, Cynde F, Beth G and Kathy K D.

I have 5 free downloads of the Cruz audiobook to give away. Just enter below! Closes Friday 17th February.

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