Cover Reveal – Hell Squad: Dom

Are you ready to go to hell?

Hell Squad, Squad Nine, and the Squad Three berserkers have been busy battling the alien invaders and trying to save Earth and the human survivors.

I have more action-packed post-apocalyptic goodness for you today. This time, we get to see the dark, mysterious berserker Dominic Santora fight for love, hope, and happiness as his life entwines with that of Squad Nine’s quiet, elegant comms officer, Arden Carlisle.

I have lots of reasons to be excited today!

#1 – I am excited to show you Dom’s cover

#2 – I have a great Hell Squad giveaway to celebrate

#3 – I am SUPER excited to also show off some new amazing custom artwork of the berserkers

Scroll down to the bottom to see the cover and art, and to enter the giveaway.

Hell Squad #18
Release Date: Tuesday June 18th

Cover art by Melody Simmons

Excerpt from Griff featuring Dom and Arden

He liked the night.

Dom Santora walked silently toward one of the entrances leading back into the Enclave. He didn’t mind patrol. Usually, he’d be on patrol with Griff, or one of the other berserkers. But after their mission in the mountains, they had a few days off.

Dom didn’t really like time off. He’d swapped a patrol shift with a soldier from another squad. He shifted his shoulder and didn’t even feel the faintest twinge. The doc had pulled the Gizzida projectile from his arm, given him a lecture about not getting to her quicker, and then shot him with nanomeds.

It had been a close call for Griff. Dom scowled into the night, remembering the tense moments. His friend had almost died, but thankfully, he’d live to fight another day. And was happily recovering in Indy’s tattooed arms.

The faintest smile tipped Dom’s lips. He’d never expected to form a bond with a man who’d once been a cop. He and the police had never mixed. But now he counted Griff as one of the few people he trusted. He was very happy Griff and Indy had found their way to each other.

His smile faded. If his friends had any chance at the happy ending they deserved, then they needed to find a way to destroy the octagon weapon. The tech team were tracking it and analyzing Indy’s pictures, but right now, they had a lot of unanswered questions.

Dom glanced at his watch. His shift was almost over. He’d been patrolling and checking for any Gizzida activity. It had been quiet. Too quiet. In his gut, he felt something was coming.

Yes, darkness was coming and it wouldn’t be good for the remaining survivors.

He released a breath, looking up at the stars twinkling in the night sky. He’d been born in the dark, raised in it, lived in it. It was all he knew, and he’d fight so the others had a chance to live in the light.

Suddenly, he scented something on the air. Flowers. Sweet and light.

He circled some trees and heard a small, indrawn breath. That’s when he saw her.

She was sitting in the darkness, knees drawn to her chest, staring up at the stars.

“You shouldn’t be out here,” he said.

She jerked, looking in his direction, searching the darkness until she spotted his shadow. She pushed to her feet and swallowed. “I just wanted some air.”

“It’s dangerous to be outside the Enclave. You know that.”

“Everything is dangerous these days.” She tucked a strand of pale-brown hair back behind her ear.

“You think a raptor won’t snatch you, just because you’re close to the Enclave? You’re smarter than that, Arden.”

She tilted her head. “You know my name.”

He knew a lot about her. Arden Carlisle. Comms officer for Squad Nine. Quietly beautiful. Elegant. Heartbreaking sadness in her big, violet-blue eyes.

He knew that she’d lost her husband and children in the invasion. He knew it had scarred her deeply. Yes, he’d watched her and he knew her name.

Dom also knew she was way out of his league.

He leaned in closer, watching her stiffen. Her gaze locked on his face.

“Advice, Arden. Don’t sneak out. The Gizzida are planning their endgame. They’re going to get bolder, take greater risks. If they find you out here, they’ll snatch you without a second thought.”

She swallowed again and nodded. “Okay. I’d better go in.”

Dom crossed his arms over his chest and watched her gaze drop down to them.

And even in the darkness, he saw something flicker in her eyes. She quickly turned away, panic on her face.

He didn’t know what made him do it, but he reached out and grabbed her arm. He felt a burst of warmth against his fingers. He breathed in and her scent filled his senses.

“Arden, promise me, no more sneaking out.”

She looked back at him and lifted her chin. For a second, he marveled at her alabaster-smooth skin.

“Sometimes… Sometimes I have to get out. The walls close in, Dom.”

So, she knew his name, too.

And he understood the feeling of being trapped. In his previous life, he’d been born trapped, lived trapped, and in the still of the night, he’d wished he could escape. He wished he could live in the light.

Even with that life behind him, he still carried it with him. It was like a stink he’d never be rid of.

One he’d never inflict on anyone else.

“If you want to go outside again, you call me,” he said.

Her lips parted and she stared at him. His gut clenched. Cazzo. Why the hell had he said that?

“You’d do that?” she murmured.

She was so damn beautiful. “Yeah. So, call me, si? And no more sneaking out alone.”

White teeth bit down on that luscious bottom lip.

“You get me, Arden? I need to know you understand.”

“I get you.”

He nudged her back toward the hidden door into the Enclave. “Now get back inside.”

She nodded, then found the hidden keypad and tapped in the code. The disguised door opened, and she took a step inside. She paused. “Good night, Dom.”

“Good night, bella.”

The door closed behind her and Dom stayed there in the dark. Where he’d lived all his life.

But for the first time in a long time, he wished he belonged in the light.

Berserker Custom Art Reveal

I am BEYOND excited to share the amazing custom artwork by artist MyCKs! She’s done an incredible job bringing our bad-boy berserkers to life.


To see the entire collection of custom Hell Squad artwork, take a look at my Extras page.

Hell Squad Giveaway

Of course I had to have a giveaway to celebrate Dom’s cover! I have a Hell Squad Goodies Pack to give to ONE lucky winner. Two runner-up winners will also win a signed Hell Squad paperback each. The giveaway is open internationally!

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First Hell Squad books at all Retailers

The first FOUR Hell Squad books are now available at all retailers. Hell Squad: Reed has just recently gone live at Apple Books, Barnes and Noble, Kobo etc. NOTE: the Hell Squad books will slowly move out to other retailers about one per month.

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  1. Carrie McConnell says

    Tasty! As always on tenterhooks waiting for release day…

  2. Kim Van Houten says

    Awesome as always! And I LOVE the Berserkers artwork!!!!

  3. Serena Welch says

    Love the cover and the custom art. And especially, I can’t wait for Dom!!

  4. Patricia Blair says

    I’ve read and loved your other series, but I’m late to the party on this series. I will rectify that ASAP. Thanks to all chance.

  5. Love the cover! I can’t wait for Dom’s book!!!

  6. Soon it will be Happy Dance Time! 🙂

  7. Stephanie says

    I can’t wait!!! So excited to continue this series with Dom.

  8. Amy Leech says

    Ooh Jerrica is a lucky lady 😉

  9. Sherill Posner says

    Enticing cover – loved the tease – can’t wait to read.

  10. Linda Poindexter says

    I can’t wait, hurry, hurry, hurry,

  11. Great cover

  12. Carey S. says

    Looks wonderful, as usual!!! You are getting after it with these books!

  13. Chera Hudson says

    Can’t wait to read the whole book. Dom needs the love of a good woman.

  14. Cool!

  15. I found this series a couple of months ago and have read all the books. LOVE this series. Looking forward to reading about Dom and Arden. Write on Mrs. Hackett, Write on!

  16. Pegge Meyer says

    And once again, a cover reveal email from Anna Hackett arrives and my world becomes bright and exciting!! Except for the whole waiting thing, that sucks. As Hell Squad is one of the all time greatest series EVER, excitement for Dom’s story is a little bittersweet. There’s only one left after that. Nevertheless, I shall be thrilled and extremely excited to get my hands on Dom, umm, the book!!! Yeah, the book.?

    • Anna Hackett says

      Thanks for making my day with your lovely comment, Pegge! There is another book between Dom and Tane…visiting some survivors who will play a part in the grande finale 😀

      • Pegge Meyer says

        OMG, seriously?!?!? That’s the best news!!! I think I might shed a tear of joy over that announcement!!!?

  17. Natasha Hawke says

    So excited for the next Hell Squad! We shouldn’t wish tone away but seriously these next 2 weeks need to fly by!

  18. Maragaret says

    Love the Artwork. Can’t wait for the latest book… starting to count down the days…

  19. Angela Clements says

    Clocks ticking… ? Can’t wait!

  20. Robin Thompson says

    Love the cover it definitely brings Dom to mind. Also love the Berserkers art!

  21. Love the cover! I love the whole series and I am so looking forward to Dom’s book!

  22. awesome cover as always.

  23. Christine Bean says

    The cover is as awesome as all your covers are! I love when you can tell what series a book belongs to just by glancing at the cover! I can’t wait for Dom and Arden to get their chance at happiness after the invasion!

  24. Kyrene F says

    love the new cover! Its definitely says Dom!

  25. Colleen C. says

    Another yummy cover!!!

  26. Love the new cover can’t wait to read Com’s story

  27. Nice, I can’t wait for Dom’s back story. Looking forward to it.

  28. Really looking forward to Dom’s book

  29. I can’t wait for this one!!!

  30. Lizabeth F says

    Great cover! Can’t wait for Dom and Arden’s story. Every book in this series seems to be my favorite.

  31. I love this cover! My favorite in the series is Gabe but I think Dom might just replace him.

  32. M’liss Williams says

    Love the cover can’t wait

  33. I scrolled so fast through the teaser! I’m one of those “wait for the book” people.
    Great Cover!

  34. Heather Duncan says

    Love the cover. I also scrolled past the teaser. I like to sit and read the whole thing, usually in one sitting. Can’t wait!

    • Anna Hackett says

      Thanks, Heather. The teaser is technically from the end of Griff…but certainly lays the groundwork for Dom and Arden’s story 🙂

  35. interesting cover

  36. Rachelle says

    Awesome cover, but it’s what’s on the inside that’s important! 🙂 can’t wait!

  37. Julie morgan says

    So Hot. Can’t wait for it??

  38. Theresa Carie says

    I can’t wait! It feels like forever since I’ve ”gone to Hell”! Hell Squad is my favorite series.

  39. I can’t wait to read Dom’s book. I love the Hell Squad series o e book is better than the next!!!! Dom has always been a bit of a mystery that needs a bit of unraveling and Arden quiet and sweet ? With a bit of sass) will be just what he needs. Or maybe they are just what each other needs. I can’t wait to read and find out.

    • Anna Hackett says

      He has been a bit of a mystery! I loved getting to see more of him and watch him take the fall.

  40. Melinda Cheong says

    WOO-HOO another Hell Squad book coming can’t wait.

  41. Kitty Lindsay says

    Yummy cover! So excited for Dom! I’ve been waiting for him for a long time. Love the art work! And a new Gladiator book on the horizon? Squeee!!! So many goodies! Can’t wait!!!!

  42. Love all reading all your books and the artwork is amazing!!! 🙂

  43. Ann Ivey says

    An awesome cover. I really dig it.
    Thanks for the chance.

  44. Gail Nichols says

    Can’t wait to read more about Dom & Arden! This is an awesome cover reveal for Dom! Anna, it seems you’ve hooked me in again with this Bezerker. Cant wait for the book to come out!

  45. Robyn Josephson says

    Love the cover. I’ve read every book of every one of your series. He’ll Squad is my fave. Can’t wait for Dom.

  46. Angela Damron says

    I discovered the Hell Squad Series about a year ago, after reading the 1st book I quickly snatched up every book in the series that was available. This is an absolutely amazing series and I am always anxiously awaiting the next book. I can barely contain my excitment about Doms book coming out soon. As usual I will devour it in one sitting then wait with bated breath for your next release. Shortly after I found the Hell Squad series I looked for other books you had written. In the year since I found you I have become a HUGE fan and have every book written by you that I could find. I adore Team 52, absolutely love the Gladiators series, ( can’t wait for the next book ) and the Treasure Hunters books are also among my favs. Basically….I grab every book you release as soon as it comes out. Thank you for writting these amazing books, I have a chronic disease which causes chronic pain, I also had my Rt Kidney removed in Dec. So having one of your books to read absolutely helps take my mind off the pain and transports me to amazing worlds. Having a break from the reality of living with constant, horrible pain helps me stay sane and gives me something to look forward to. So Anna from the bottom of my heart…..THANK YOU for what you do, if you keep writting them, I will keep reading them!!!!

    • Anna Hackett says

      Thanks so much for your lovely message, Angela. I am so sorry to hear about your chronic pain and am glad my books can help in some small way! Hearing a story like yours keeps me inspiring and tapping away at the keyboard. If you keep reading, I’ll keep writing! All the best for your upcoming surgery <3

  47. Shelagh McNamara says

    Oh my stars!! Dom’s a real hunk!! Can’t wait to read his story. Hurry, hurry, I’m breathless with anticipation!! ???

  48. Mikaela Broadfoot says

    Love the cover, looking forward to the book. Can’t wait ☺

  49. Sandra Rodriquez says

    Love the cover

  50. I’m so excited, but also afraid the series is coming to an end! I love the hell squad world!

  51. Anna Hackett says

    Thanks for all the comments. Thrilled everyone is excited for Dom’s adventure 😀

  52. I cant wait for Arden and Dom’s story!

  53. So excited for Dom’s story!

  54. Amazing cover and I can’t wait for it to come out

  55. Ong I cant wait for Dom fo be released! Love the hell squad artwork too.x

  56. Elize van der Merwe says

    Can’t wait to get to know Dom, and Arden.

  57. nicola brooks says

    Gaaaaah! Dom is almost upon us. I cannot wait to see how this reformed (kinda) bad boy and the wounded Arden connect! Great cover as always!

  58. Out of all your series, Hell Squad is definitely my favourite. Cant wait to read this next I installment.

  59. Can’t wait for dom’s book!!!

  60. Karen A. says

    Great giveaway! Awesome for any HSq fan

  61. Ashley Tammaro says

    OMG so excited for Dom’s book. (Peeks out to see if Jerrica is watching) *whispers* the cover is HOT!
    High tails is it outta here…

  62. OMG so excited for Dom’s book. (Peeks out to see if Jerrica is watching) *whispers* the cover is HOT!
    High tails is it outta here…

  63. Drea McKinney says

    I love Hell Squad! And each book is amazing! The custom artwork is phenomenal! ???

  64. Christi Brown says

    Love the new cover!!! Cannot wait for the new book!!!

  65. Shawn Sumrall says

    SQUEE! Can’t wait to meet another bad boy berserker!

  66. Shannon Ferguson says

    Hi Anna! I’m a little behind so I need to finish reading Griff fast so I can be ready for Dom! And you have a great cover and giveaway as usual.

  67. Great cover! Looking forward to reading the mysterious Dom. 🙂

  68. Huuuuuurry Anna! Before Jerrica has a cow waiting for her Dom! ?

  69. Love the covers and love your stories! Thanks also for the giveaway!

  70. Ginna Swick says

    I’ve been waiting for Dom’s story for a long time. Hot and mysterious, how can Arden resist?

  71. Great cover! Can’t wait to read it!!

  72. Patricia Tirner says

    Absolutely love all your books! And now I have gotten my daughter hooked with her starting the Gladiator series!

  73. Dom!! Wooop!!!!!!! I’m there.

  74. So excited for this book! I love the cover!

  75. Lisa Mastandrea says

    Yay! Can’t wait for Dom!

  76. Carrie cox says

    Keep up the great work! I love ALL your books!!

  77. I’ve tried every giveaway to win. I hope this is the one. So excited for the Next HS Book. I love ALL your books but definitely have a special place in my heart for the HS Guys and Gals.

  78. Sherill Posner says

    Fabulous cover – enticing tease – It is wonderful to look forward to exciting reads by you.

  79. Amanda Duman says

    I love Hell Squad!!!!! This cover is HOT, HOT, HOT!!!!!

  80. Bambi M. says

    Another amazing cover for another amazing man! I can’t wait for more Dom!

  81. Love the cover, and i cant wait for it to be released, counting down the days

  82. Oh I am totally excited!!! Will he be my next fave HS man??? The thrill of anticipating is too much!

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