Cover Reveal: Crashed on an Ice World

The holidays are here!

For many people, that means snow, being rugged up with mugs of hot chocolate, and cooking a big feast of roast turkey and all the trimmings. In Australia, it means sunny weather, the beach, and a big feast of salad, ham, and seafood 😀

It seems appropriate that my last book of the year is coming at the end of December and is set on an ice world. This is a Phoenix Adventures story! Fun, action and adventure in space…with a hunt for a lost old Earth treasure and a friends-to-lovers romance with the hard-headed Rynan Phoenix and his second-in-command Elana.

This is a stand-alone story, so you don’t need to be up-to-date on all the books in this series. That said, Rynan (and Elana) have made a few appearances in previous books. You can read some snippets below.

SO, enjoy the new cover AND don’t miss my giant Christmas Giveaway down below. There are signed paperbacks and awesome calendars up for grabs!!

Crashed on an Ice World
Release Date: Thursday December 28th

Cover art by the awesome Melody Simmons

Excerpt from Beyond Galaxy’s Edge featuring Rynan and Elana

“Wait, I have an idea.” Rynan pressed a button and activated the comm system. “Elana, you able to tear yourself away from the medbay to come to the bridge?”

A feminine snort. “I live to obey your commands, boss. What do you need? Someone hurt?”

“No. I need your expertise reading old scans.”

A pause. “Hmm. Now I’m intrigued. I’ll be up in a minute.”

“Elana’s your medic, right?” Nissa asked. “How come you want her to read messed-up scans?”

“She was raised on an ice-mining ship in the Scandia quadrant. Her family’s been ice mining for centuries. They scan suitable frozen moons and planets for mineral-packed ice, and apparently older scanners show the minerals better, if you know what you’re looking for. If anyone can tell us what’s on Sargasso’s moon, it’s Elana.”

Elana strode onto the bridge. She was small, slim through the hips, but her fitted, navy-blue medic jumpsuit left no doubt that she kept in shape. She swaggered like she was six feet tall, her black hair swinging in a ponytail behind her.

“Okay, let’s see these scans,” she said.

Rynan pulled out a chair for her. “We’re looking for anything that could be a starship wreck.”

Nissa watched the woman settle in beside Rynan. It was clear the two had an easy camaraderie. Nissa leaned in close to Justyn’s ear and lowered her voice.

“Are they…?” She nodded her head toward the couple.

“Nah. Best friends. Thick as thieves since Elana joined the crew. Ry would never, ever sleep with her. He never shares his bed with the same woman more than once. He’d never jeopardize his friendship with Elana.”

Nissa watched the way their heads were close together, saw Elana elbow Rynan out of her way in a practiced way that said she did it daily. Rynan flicked her ear in retaliation, then pointed to something on the screen.

Hmm. Rynan might keep women at arm’s length, but this one was so far under his skin, he hadn’t even noticed. Nissa smiled. It might be fun to watch the fireworks when he realized the fact.

Excerpt from Through Uncharted Space featuring Rynan and Elana

Dare stood in the med bay, watching Elana working on a motionless Rynan.

His brother was under a med scanner, and Elana’s worry was easy for Dare to see. She hovered over Ry, double and triple checking monitors.

“How is he?” Dare asked.

“There’s some damage to his brain,” she said.

“What? How bad?”

Elana raised a shaky hand to her mouth. “I won’t know until he wakes up.” She reached out and stroked Ry’s dark hair.

Dare watched her. “When are you going to tell him that you love him?”

A sad smile. “We both know he wouldn’t welcome it. I’m his friend, his employee. He’d see it as a betrayal.”

Everything she said was true. Rynan was fighting his own demons left over from their childhood.

“Besides,” she said, stroking his hair again, “he doesn’t believe in love.”

“I didn’t either. Things can change.”

Elana eyed him. “So I see. I guess if Dare Phoenix can fall in love, anything is possible. Where is Dakota?”

“I’m going to find her now. She disappeared as soon as we came aboard.” He stared at his brother’s face. “You’ll take care of him?”

“You don’t have to ask,” Elana answered.

Anna’s Big Christmas Giveaway

To celebrate the cover reveal of Crashed on an Ice World and the holidays, I’m giving away two 2018 Warrior Gladiator Calendar, two Aussie firefighter calendars, and eight signed paperbacks from Hell Squad, Galactic Gladiators, and Treasure Hunter Security. That’s TWELVE prizes and I’ll pick TWELVE individual winners.

Open internationally and closes on Sunday 24th Dec. Winners notified by email by 29th Dec. You DO NOT have to use every option below to enter. Just select the one(s) you prefer to do.

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  1. Another stunning cover. Can’t wait to read

  2. Karen Fisher says:

    Love this cover Anna! Great job once again. 🙂

  3. an awesome cover, can’t wait to read the book.

  4. I would Love a calendar!
    And the excerpt looks like it will be great!

  5. Sexy gladiators/firemen 2018 calendars?? Yessss!!! Love it lol

  6. Anne Zimmerman says:

    I have so been looking forward to this story. Thanks for the holiday treat to look forward to! Happy holidays all!

    • Anna Hackett says:

      Yay, so happy to hear that, Anne! It was so great to finally write Rynan’s story. Happy holidays to you too.

  7. Catherine DeWilde says:

    I’ve been waiting to read their story. Hot cover!

  8. Thanks for letting me enter!

  9. Carrie L McConnell says:

    A Phoenix Adventure just after Christmas ?????? Merry Christmas to me!!!! Thank you Anna! Can’t wait.

    • Anna Hackett says:

      It just felt right to end the year with Rynan’s story and a revisit to the Phoenix Adventures world, Carrie. Merry Christmas <3

  10. I can’t wait for this book! I love all of the different series’!!!

  11. Meleeta Morris says:

    Wow, great cover! I’m so pumped for this story!

  12. Yah! I’m looking forward to Rynan’s story, especially since how he was last time we saw him…. merry Christmas!

  13. Yeewun Chan says:

    OMG I cant wait for this book . Awesome cover.

  14. Tiffany Addison says:

    Love the cover! Can’t wait to read!

  15. Beautiful cover! Happy Holidays!

  16. Ooh looking forward to Rynan’s story!

  17. Angela Catlett says:

    Cover looks 🔥🔥🔥 can’t wait for the new book to come out!

  18. Cover looks great!

  19. Can’t hardly wait!! Hope you have a blessed Christmas.

  20. Lyda Eagle says:

    This sounds like a great story, so excited to read it!

  21. Juanita Arp says:

    Can’t wait

  22. Becky Marquez says:

    Had surgery on my knee, which is keeping me housebound the month of December. It gave me a chance to binge read all your books to stave off boredom. It’s been fun reading them all over again, and I can’t wait for the next book!

    • Anna Hackett says:

      Hope the knee is recovering well, Becky! Wow, a mammoth re-read. You’ll be all ready for Crashed on an Ice World! Take it easy <3

  23. That cover is gorgeous! I haven’t read this series yet, though I’ve read ths, gg, and hs, but I’m definitely gonna have to get on that ASAP 🙂

    • Anna Hackett says:

      This series is more stand alone than the others, Niki. All the characters are related but each story is stand alone. It has more of a fun adventure feel than GG and HS but still lots of action and romance!

  24. Loved the excerpt and am looking forward to the release date!

  25. Mariya Gordeyeva says:

    Love the new cover!! And can’t wait to read Ry’s story ( and lick 👅 😂)

  26. Very hot cover.

  27. I love all your series. Keep up the amazing work a d Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  28. I love the cover. Can’t wait to read it.

  29. Love the cover! Merry Christmas!!!!!

  30. Hot cover, oh yes… Can’t wait to read about those two.Would love to win an awesome gift!

  31. Love the cover and can’t wait for the book to come out

  32. Toni Whitmire says:

    Love the excerpts and the cover.

  33. Christina B says:

    This one sounds intriguing!

  34. Melissa Gray says:

    Love the cover Lovely, Merry Xmas to you and your family. Thanks for the chance at February oops um ah winning a calendar 😀

    • Anna Hackett says:

      Merry Christmas to you and your gang, Mel! And good luck in the giveaway…the calendars are so worth drooling over:D

  35. Shannon Ferguson says:

    Hi Anna!
    Great job on the cover as always! 👍
    I can’t wait to read Crashed on an Ice World and see what kind of adventure (or trouble) the Phoenix boys get into! 😂

    • Anna Hackett says:

      Thanks, Shannon! You knows those Phoenix boys…not a Phoenix Adventure unless someone is crashing a starship, chasing treasure, and fighting the bad guys 😉

  36. I would buy this book on the cover alone! Looks fantastic! xx

  37. Beverly Metcalf says:

    I love the cover and the book sounds great. Thanks for having the contest!

  38. Can’t wait to read Rynan and Elana’s story! Merry Christmas from Minnesota (almost like an Ice Planet)!

  39. Michelle Davey says:

    So looking forward to this story. Can’t wait.

  40. Cannot wait for the new book. I hope you and your family have a happy holiday!! Thank you for all the wonderful reads this past year.

  41. Katrina whittaker says:

    Sensual and intriguing love it

  42. I love the cover – just hope they don’t get too cold on this ice planet! 😉 I’m SO looking forward to their story!

  43. Awesome. I really look forward to some more Phoenix adventures.

  44. I am so excited for a new book!

  45. Wendy Gibbs says:

    A great cover! I’ve only recently started reading Pheonix Adventures so hopefully I’ll be caught by time this is released.

  46. Fantastic Anna. Happy holidays!! Xoxo

  47. I love the cover. It’s gorgeous. And thanks for the giveaway!

  48. Robin Thompson says:

    WOW!!! Love the cover, it’ll fit right in with the rest. And the except. . .? This is to be great!

  49. I hope you have a Merry Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway!🎄😊

  50. Love it! Cannot wait to read it.

  51. I love the cover!

  52. KJ Van Houten says:

    Great cover and YAY! I’ve been waiting for Rt’s story!!! Can’t wait!

  53. Colleen C. says:

    Great cover… like the coloring! Happy Holidays!!!

  54. Jessica Braun says:

    Looks amazing!! I can’t wait to read it. Happy holidays 😁

  55. Very sexy cover. You always have the hot guys on your covers. Love it.

  56. Yay! Can’t wait for Rynan to get his head out of his a** and get his girl! Cover looks amazing!

  57. Absolutely loved Craving Maul – I think that is how i found you – I can’t find this for preorder on Amazon

  58. Sultry cover – love it and can’t wait to read this story. – thank you for the chance

    Happy Holidays –

  59. It’s amazing of you, to have such a great giveaway. The covers are always beautiful, and the tales inside, fun. TY

  60. Lena Wells says:

    I’m so looking forward to reading this. I love that you added the excerpts here. They’re great. And the cover is great too. Thank you for having the Christmas giveaway. I would love to be able to win a signed paperback. That would be an awesome Christmas present. 🙂

  61. Leslie Lehmann says:

    Love the cover! Looks like another good one Anna!

  62. Christine Bean says:

    That is one HOT cover! It is so exciting to be back in the Phoenix Adventures world! I can’t wait to read it!

  63. A new Phoenix Adventures book is like the best Christmas present possible – I’ve been looking forward to this story so much!

  64. Linda Poindexter says:

    Ohhh this is gonna be good. Thanks. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  65. Great cover Have a great Christmas

  66. Kara Eaton says:

    Can’t wait to read this. I’m having a summer Christmas as well in New Zealand

  67. Looking forward to your new release!
    Happy Holidays!

  68. Love the cover. Cannot wait for the book. Merry Christmas.b

  69. I love all of your books, and am so excited to get back to the Phoenix adventure series!!! Awesome cover😊

  70. SWEET!!!!!!💕💕💕💋👌

  71. I can not wait! Looking forward to reading it!

  72. Love the cover! Can’t wait for the new book! Best Christmas present yet! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  73. Wanda Flanagan says:

    Love your covers I absolutely love your books

  74. Drea McKinney says:

    Gorgeous cover but….Hell Squad!!!!!! 😉

    • Caroline Stewart says:

      Oh Drea, I know….go Hell Squad!!! I was very content with the Phoenix adventures but Anna blew it out of the water with HS. There’s something totally endearing when it’s backdrop is your very own country

  75. Caroline Stewart says:

    The cover is very suave and fitting beautifully with your Phoenix adventures works. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for the Christmas treat 💖👏👏

  76. I love the cover! Can’t wait for Levi’s story though. Love me some Hell Squad.

  77. Melissa Taylor says:

    Oh oh oh oh! I just cannot wait!! -dancedancedance-

  78. Once again another great cover. Keep them coming.

  79. Great cover. Love your books

  80. Tamera Hughes says:

    You always come up with the best covers.

  81. Racheal Paquette says:

    The cover is amazing!! Can’t wait to read this 😉

  82. Another stunning cover! And exactly the type of story I love to read! 🙂 You know us so well, Anna!

  83. Mary Preston says:

    LOVING the cover!!

  84. Ooooh goodie goodie!! love the cover!

  85. Frances Barber says:

    Love the cover, can’t wait.

  86. Elizabeth Wright says:

    I love the cover

  87. Lovely cover, my sons have been giving me a hard time about all the abs. I now can show them shoulders!

  88. Katie Fulgueira says:

    This looks absolutely amazing! I need to read a Pheonix story, been spending so much time with HS & GG, I miss them!!!!!!! ❤❤❤

  89. Melissa Murray Quintanilla says:

    Gorgeous cover. I love it!!! Thanks for the chance <3

  90. Linda Romer says:

    Fantastic Cover! Very smexy!!!! Love it! Thank you

  91. Love the cover never seen a bad one from you, obviously the artist is into your books, can’t wait for the book

  92. Maragaret N says:

    Love the Cover! looks like I need to find more time to read a new to me series.

  93. Elize van der Merwe says:

    Another Phoenix Adventure for my slowly-growing collection! Hope you have a great, sunny Christmas and a fabulous New Year.

  94. Shannon Bratton says:

    I love the cover and am looking forward to this release.

  95. awesome 🙂

  96. Carolyn Orr says:

    Anna, I love all your covers; this one is especially special!

  97. Beautiful! I really like this cover, cant wait to read it!!

  98. Deb Freehan says:

    Hot! Really nice. Waiting………

  99. Like the cover!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    I wish you a Merry Christmas!!

  100. Amanda bergamin says:

    Hot as always.

  101. Frances Hatton says:

    Love the cover ❤️ I am camping at the beach with the kids for the holidays and I’m looking forward to reading this book and relaxing with a cocktail!!

  102. nicola brooks says:

    Stunning cover as usual! Hope you all have a fab Christmas. I am not jealous over the sunshine you get in Oz…ok, well a little, ok I’m as green as a gizzida over here in Chilly Scotland!!!!

  103. New Phoenix! Awesome! Xx

  104. Sharon Chalk says:

    I love the cover and the blurb made me want to have the book like yesterday and oh the calendars,this is one giveaway I am crossing my fingers for because I don’t have a 2018 calendar yet and those look perfect for my wall lol and oh I want to get my hands on an arc asap so I can see if the book is as good as the blurb and being you are the author I have no doubt that I will love the book!!!

  105. Can’t wait! Perfect way to unwind after prepping for my soon to be Mr 8’s party 29th of December!

  106. So excited for a new book! Just finished re reading all the other’s!

  107. You always have such gorgeous covers! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year 🙂

  108. terri knight says:

    very awesome can’t wait to read it!!! Also awesome give away ty for chance to win good luck to all.

  109. Aww reading those snippets makes me want to re-read some Phoenix Adventures!

  110. Lovely cover and awesome calendar. Love the Gladiator Series. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Anna. So looking forward to a great time catching up with family in sunny hot Queensland. Haveagoodone

  111. I’m looking forward to starting this series! I’m still firmly entrenched in the GG series (and just recently started HS) – both fantastic. 😉

  112. Thanks for the chance! A signed paperback would sure look good on my bookshelf, although I wouldn’t say no to a gladiator calendar, either 🙂

  113. Thank you for the opportunity, Anna!! 🤗😍

  114. Can’t wait to read the latest book! And entered the sweepstakes, would be a great Xmas giftie to me! 🙂

  115. Rereading the Phoenix Adventures in preparation!!!!

  116. I love your books, I talk about them so much my oldest daughter is going to read them

  117. Barbara Bates says:

    Can’t wait to read more.

  118. Barbara Bates says:

    Can’t wait to read more.Love Gladiators😁

  119. Deanna Lang says:

    Another gorgeous cover.

  120. Lotta Liljeström says:

    The Australian Firefighter’s calendar is one of my favourite things on my Instagram. 😀

  121. Juana Esparza says:

    I love the gorgeous book cover. I am looking forward to reading this story.

  122. Helen Picone says:

    I think the new book sounds awesome. Bless than a week to launch!

  123. This cover just got me all kinds of excited!

  124. Great cover so happy to be getting a new Phoenix Adventure.

  125. I love the light and shadows on this cover. It makes me cold looking at it and reminds me of how I wanted to help Luke Skywalker survive Hoth when I was younger. Love some ice planet action! Thanks for sharing!

  126. Mary Gregg says:

    Love the cover Anna and can’t wait to read the book!!!! Since your Galactic Gladiators series is my absolute favorite I would love a Gladiator calendar!!!! 😜😜

  127. Nancy Burgess says:

    Lovely cover! Can’t wait to read it!

  128. Nice cover! I am looking forward to read the book. Merry Christmas!

  129. I’m a beard gal, so I love the scruff! Beard gal, that sounds weird. Pogonophile…thats is what it is called, those who are attracted to beards…but that doesn’t sound any better. I’m gonna quit talking now.

  130. Flora Kirby says:

    Love your stories! Let me know if you ever need another proofreader! I work for free 😉

  131. Can’t wait – looking forward to the next book!

  132. Maria Dalmau says:

    The cover looks amazing, I can’t wait to read it.

  133. Hi Anna,

    I just want to say that I am completely excited for your latest book release. I just started rereading The Phoenix Adventures in preparation of the new book.

  134. Carey Sullivan says:

    Finished Crashed on an Ice World this morning. Another fun read! I want to go back and find the earlier ones from this series. They are quick reads, and I think I just took a little vacation… although I’m really glad it wasn’t real! Those snow beasts were horrid!

  135. Shawn Sumrall says:

    Anna always has the best covers to go with her amazing books!

  136. awesome cover ; awesome giveaway

  137. I love the cover and can’t wait to read it, specially the new Hell Squad book.

  138. Barbara White says:

    Love the new cover. Looks awesome.

  139. Congrats on the new release!! 🎉😊 And Happy Holidays to you and yours. 🎄 I loved all of the books I’ve had to chance to read of yours and am looking forward to this one.

  140. Eye-catching cover. I’m looking forward to the book. Happy holidays!

  141. I always love your covers Anna, so sensual! This series is next on my list of books.

  142. Tara Loukota says:

    Merry Christmas and thank you for doing the giveaway!

  143. Germaine Harrison says:

    I think the cover is sexy.

  144. Ashley Tammaro says:

    So excited for this new book! Thank you and love the giveaways! Merry Christmas!

  145. Cherri-Anne Boitson says:

    Hi Anna!

    Thank you so very much for the chance to win a prize from you! I would be BEYOND honored to add you into My Precious Treasures Collection!! 🙂 I am a complete swag-a-holic, swag lover, swag hoarder, swag obsessed and yes, even a swag whore! 🙂

    That cover is BEAUTIFUL!!! OMG! Totally catches my eye and makes me want to read the book right now!! Super sexy and BOOKELICIOUS!!!!!

    Happy Holidays!!!

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