Galactic Gladiators Surprise Release and House of Rone Cover Reveal

We are headed back to the lawless desert planet of Carthago!

I have lots of Galactic Gladiators goodness for you today. This includes a surprise Galactic Gladiators release, HUNTER, (out now!), the cover reveal for the first House of Rone book, SENTINEL, and a Galactic Gladiators Giveaway.

Hunter contains two novellas and a short story. One novella, Desert Hunter, was released in an anthology last year (it stars Mersi and Bren from Corsair’s Caravan) and I absolutely love these two together. One novella is brand new! It is called Alien Hunter and stars Tannon Gi, head of security at the Dark Nebula Casino. This story leads us straight into the adventures that will pick up in the new House of Rone series.

I hope you’re ready to meet the bone-chillingly lethal cyborgs of the House of Rone! Their adventures start in Sentinel, which stars Jaxer Rone, the second in charge of the House. These cyborgs are dangerous but loyal, and have their emotions dampened…but all that changes as they start to track down a new group of humans stolen from Earth.

SURPRISE RELEASE

Hunter
A Novella Duo
Galactic Gladiators #12
Out now

Hunter by Anna Hackett

Cover by Melody Simmons

From the dangerous desert sands to the deadly glitz of the city, the lawless desert planet of Carthago is filled with lethal hunters risking it all for the women who capture their hearts. HUNTER contains two novellas and one short story all set in the Galactic Gladiators series.

Desert Hunter: desert Hunter Bren will do whatever it takes to protect the smart, beautiful Mersi from his darkest secrets.

NOTE: previously released as part of the 2018 Pets in Space Anthology

Born, raised, and sold into servitude on the desert world of Carthago, Mersi Kassar has finally found her freedom and her place on the Corsair Caravan, leading travelers from the gladiator city of Kor Magna through the desert. She also works side by side with her friend—the big, silent Bren—a man she’s desperately in love with. But stubborn Bren shuts down her every attempt to deepen the feelings they have for each other and Mersi isn’t sure she can take the pain anymore.

Desert hunter Bren Hahn hides a terrifying darkness within, and will protect the few people he cares about. That includes Mersi—a woman who sparks a simmering passion he finds harder and harder to ignore. On a perilous journey in the heart of the desert, Mersi and Bren rescue a strange alien creature. Working together to heal the big, shaggy canine, their smoldering desire ignites, but their feelings turn out to be the least of their concerns. A deadly enemy is hunting their new pet. An enemy that threatens Bren’s darkest secret and all they hold dear.

Alien Hunter: head of security Tannon Gi lets no one get close, until a feisty cocktail waitress explodes into his orderly life.

NOTE: this is a brand-new, never-before-published story

Mina Lan’Gar left the desert for a new life in the glitzy heart of Kor Magna known as the District. As a brand-new cocktail waitress at the hottest casino, the Dark Nebula, she’s just trying to get ahead, but all she seems to do is lock horns with the casino’s taciturn head of security, Tannon Gi. The man’s hard body, neat suits, and serious face make her want to mess him up a bit. When she overhears people conspiring to strike a private gladiator party the casino is hosting, she knows she needs to help Tannon stop the attack.

Once a deadly alien hunter assassin, Tannon finally left the life that was destroying him one kill at a time, and made a life for himself at the Dark Nebula Casino. Nothing and no one causes trouble on his watch, and that includes the mysterious woman from the desert who stirs feelings in him that he’s never felt before. When he and Mina find themselves swept up in a fierce passion and a deadly plot, they will soon learn that nothing is quite what it seems…

Includes the short story: A Galactic Gladiators Christmas

NOTE: this is a free read on my website

Mistletoe, Santa Claus, and eggnog. Cyborg Imperator Magnus Rone finds himself in the middle of party filled with rescued humans from Earth, gladiators, cyborgs, and children, trying to understand the strange traditions of Christmas.

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COVER REVEAL

Sentinel
Galactic Gladiators: House of Rone #1
Release date: 23rd July 2019

 
Cover by Melody Simmons
Photo by Paul Henry Serres
 

Excerpt from Cyborg (Galactic Gladiators #10) featuring Jaxer

“Magnus? Magnus?”

Magnus lifted his gaze. Jaxer was staring at him from the other side of his desk.

“Are you even listening to me?”

Magnus cleared his throat. “Of course.”

Jax shook his head, his long, brown hair brushing his shoulders. He was several years younger than Magnus, with a leaner build and fewer cyborg enhancements. They’d been born and bred in the same military program. Jax was a brother and a friend.

“No, you’re not,” Jax said. “You’re distracted, and I know by who.” Jax rolled his eyes. The man might be a cyborg, but his emotional dampeners had never been as strong as Magnus’.

“I’m functioning at full efficiency,” Magnus said.

Jax snorted. “Don’t pull the ‘unfeeling cyborg’ routine on me. I know you’re more man than machine.” His friend pulled a face. “Though you sometimes prefer to forget it.”

Magnus ignored his friend. “Did you purchase the things Ever requested?”

“Yes.” Jax’s eyebrows rose. “I can’t believe you gave her your own private games room. You love that room.”

Love was a concept Magnus had no experience with. “It’s just a room. She needed a space to call her own.”

Leaning a hip against Magnus’ desk, Jax frowned. “It’s the only place I’ve ever seen you relax.”

“She wants to work. She has a specialty in armor. I told her to ask you for whatever she needed.”

“She did. Mostly lab equipment and every different type of armor we have. She’s been puttering around in there all afternoon.”

“Whatever she wants.”

Jax grinned. “Whatever she wants, huh? And what if she wants to get up close and personal with a cyborg imperator?”

Sometimes Jax was incredibly irritating. “I want to protect her. She’s been through enough and she’s pregnant.”

“I think it’s more than that.”

First Avarn, and now Jax. Magnus scowled. “She stirs…emotions in me, Jax. That could be dangerous.”

“You are not a ruthless killing machine anymore. You aren’t an assassin being pointed at a target, and you aren’t mindless or out of control. You are your own man, Magnus, you have been for years.” Jax pressed his hands to the desk. “I think she’d be good for you.”

Magnus raised an eyebrow. “You just want to see me make a fool of myself.”

“Yep.” Jax smiled.

It was a smile Jax assured Magnus drove the ladies wild. Jax was also much more interested in sex and women than Magnus had ever been.

“Like I said,” Jax continued, “she’d be good for you. It won’t hurt to have someone shake you up a bit.”

Magnus didn’t want to be out of control, and he certainly didn’t want to be drowning in chaotic emotions. For so many years he’d been an assassin for the military. He’d killed so many people without feeling a thing. He pulled in a deep breath. He had dangerous skills and abilities buried inside him, and he required full control of his systems to keep everything in check.

Wild emotion was just as dangerous as no emotion.

Galactic Gladiators Giveaway

Here is the giveaway to celebrate all the gladiators excitement. I have a Galactic Gladiators Swag Pack to give to ONE lucky winner. Two runner-up winners will also win a signed Galactic Gladiators paperback each. The giveaway is open internationally!

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Galactic Gladiators in Audio

The Galactic Gladiators books are all available in audio. Hunter is also in audio production (in the skillful hands of narrator, Vivienne Leheny). She'll also be bringing the House of Rone cyborgs to audio in the coming months.
 

Comments

  1. So excited for more House of Rone!!

  2. I love this series!!! I can’t wait!!!

  3. Meleeta Morris says

    Love the new cover and excited about reading both books😊

  4. Carrie McConnell says

    Happy Birthday to me! The first full Galactic Gladiator arriving on my birthday 🎂! As always, CANNOT WAIT! So excited! What an exciting present! SQUEEEEE! (As if Anna planned it lol!)

  5. Can’t wait for this new one. I keep coming back and reading this series.

  6. Carrie McConnell says

    Sorry, GG, House of Rone.

  7. Amy Leech says

    So much awesome!

  8. Hayane Oliveira says

    I can’t wait! Galactic gladiators its my favorite series of all times!

  9. Robin Thompson says

    Love the cover! And thank you for the surprise book! Love getting a little tease for the House of Rone

  10. You have no idea how excited I am for House of Rone! Love me some Galactic Gladiators!

  11. Catherine says

    I absolutely love it. I love the artwork for the cyborg arm. I’ve been waiting for House of Rone! I love all the Galactic Gladiator books. I love all your books, every single one and wait with bated breath for the next one in any series.

  12. Mliss Williams says

    Can’t wait for this story super excited

    • Cyndi Bennett says

      This looks incredibly exciting!
      I’ve just discovered these books and holy leapin lizards ( trying not to cuss😉😊) !!!
      I’ve been missing out on some rather good and certainly entertaining reading..better late than never, right??!!
      The cove is DELICIOUS!
      Where’s my cyborg!

  13. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!
    I cant wait 😍

  14. Erin McConnell says

    I am so excited to read about Jax! Gladiator is the first of your books that I’ve ever read so I get so excited whenever a new book comes out! Thanks for the opportunity!

  15. Pegge Meyer says

    New cover….. AWESOME!!!
    Anna Hackett’ books….. AWESOME!!!
    I am thrilled beyond words to go back to Carthago, but also to be in a whole new House!! RONE!! So excited!!!!!🤣

  16. Linda Poindexter says

    Just downloaded novella and bookmarked Rone. YEAH

  17. Patricia Blair says

    I’ve got to get caught up and read more of this series

  18. Jessica Braun says

    Your gladiators are soooo hot!!! I can’t wait to read more!

  19. Elize van der Merwe says

    I can’t wait for the new Gladiators series! Jax especially sounds very interesting 😀

  20. Ruby Glenn says

    I can’t wait for more Gladiators!

  21. Margaret Schodrowski says

    So excited! These are my guys 🙂 Great cover.

  22. Love the new cover and excited about reading the new series!

  23. Love your books I love th Hel
    I squad and the gladiators.Any book by you is good!!

  24. Cant wait to read them both sooo excited!! 🙂

  25. nice

  26. Kyrene Femiani says

    Love love love this!!!!

  27. Sherill Posner says

    Sentinel is gorgeous – so looking forward to reading – adore Jax.

  28. Sherill Posner says

    Sentinel Cover is gorgeous – I adore Jax

  29. Christine Bean says

    I absolutely adore that cover! So much yumminess! The blues on the cover really set it off!

  30. Yay! Something to beat the winter blues. Thank you

  31. So. Freaking. Excited. #LoveMeSomeCyborgs

  32. I have been waiting for Jaxxers story. Love the House of Rone already.

  33. Ann Ivey says

    Love the cover. The House of Rone series sounds interesting.

  34. Love the cyborg elements. I have a feeling that all of the House of Rone covers are going to be fun. 🙂

  35. That cover is so hot! Love it!

  36. Barb Guzman says

    Love your books, they are my “go to” book when I don’t know what to read when I want something good, I just decide which series I want to read again! Thanks for sharing your talent.

  37. Can’t wait

  38. Delphine Lopez says

    Love escaping into the galactic gladiator world. Thank you!

  39. I’ve loved all your gladiators, this one is sure to be another favorite!

  40. Freaking gorgeous cover!

  41. Marvelous cover. Whoever does the covers for your books has a great imagination or a closet full of awesome men friends. Geez, I’m old, and I still get happy looking at them. Thank you for all your awesome books.

  42. Christi Brown says

    I cannot wait for the House of Rone!!!

  43. So excited!!!! Love the Gladiators!

  44. Jennifer says

    OMG!!!! I can’t nt wait for this to come out, it’s a toss up as to which series I love more, this one or Phoenix Adventures.

  45. Shannon Ferguson says

    Wow. Wow. Wow. This cover is hot, hot, hot! Those abs and that cybernetic arm make him my next book boyfriend. Hello Jaxer. *lick*

  46. Ginette Denis says

    Love this series Galactic Gladiators, can’t wait!

  47. I love the new cover and can’t wait to meet the House of Rone!

  48. Anna Canning says

    Can not wait for the next story in this series

  49. I’m always amazed at how well you craft a story, and to have that story turn into so many wonderful books for an avid reader like me to enjoy is the best!

  50. Still hoping to get a signed copy of one of your books. Just finished Hunter and your new additions to the series were amazing as always. <3

  51. Shannon Bratton says

    I’m looking forward to this next, related, series! The swag pack is also pretty great. Fingers crossed…. 😋

  52. Barbara Watts says

    Another Great Looking cover can not wait until it is out so I can read it.

  53. looking awesome as always.

  54. Lisa Gall says

    Great Cover!

  55. Cassandra D says

    Very interesting cover.

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