Release Day: Embrace the Passion and Mission: Her Rescue

I am SO excited. Today is release day for not one, but two new books!

To celebrate I have a Release Day Giveaway with FOUR different prize packs up for grabs. Scroll down to the bottom to enter.

Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 Anthology

The pets are back in this new, exciting collection of eleven original stories from today’s hottest Science Fiction Romance authors! My story is the Galactic Gladiators novella, Desert Hunter.

Mersi Kassar is a woman of the desert. Born, raised, and sold into servitude on the desert world of Carthago, she’s finally found her freedom and her place on the Corsair Caravan. She’s the right hand to the caravan master, and works 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 has secrets. Life taught him early to never share the terrifying darkness he hides within. He will protect the few people he cares about with everything he has, that includes the smart, lively woman he cares about most of all. A woman who sparks a simmering passion he finds harder and harder to ignore. But Bren knows the one thing he can’t live with is Mersi looking at him in horror. So even if it kills him, he vows to guard her from the most dangerous thing in the desert—himself.

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. Will Mersi still feel the same for Bren if he has to unleash the darkness inside of him or will he lose the one woman who holds the key to his heart?

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Mission: Her Rescue (Team 52 #2)

The next high-octane installment of Team 52 is here! 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.

When archeologist January’s plane is shot down over the Guatemalan jungle, she knows she’s being hunted for the invaluable Mayan artifacts she’s carrying. Only one man and his team can save her…the covert, black ops Team 52, and the distrusting former CIA operative who drives her crazy…

Dr. January James has a motto: live life to the fullest. A terrible incident in her past, where she lost both her mother and her innocence, taught her that. Now she spends her days on archeological digs doing the work she loves. When her team uncovers a pair of dangerous artifacts in an overgrown temple, she knows they need to be secured and safeguarded. But someone else knows about the artifacts…and will kill to get them.

Working for the CIA, Seth Lynch learned the hard way that people lie and will always stab you in the back. He has the scars to prove it. He lives for his work with Team 52—ensuring pieces of powerful ancient technology don’t fall into the wrong hands. When he learns that the feisty, independent archeologist who works his last nerve has died in a plane crash, he makes it his mission to discover who the hell is responsible.

Deep in the jungle, Seth rescues a very-much alive January and it is up to him to keep both her and the artifacts safe. Hunted from every side, their attraction is explosive and fiery, but with January’s life on the line, Seth must fight his own demons in order to rescue the woman he can no longer resist.

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Release Day Giveaway

Two wonderful reasons to celebrate! The Release Day Giveaway includes:
– 2 x Team 52 Signed Book Packs (includes a signed copy of Mission: Her Protection AND an Aussie romantic suspense novel I picked up at the Romance Writers of Australia Conference!)
– 2 x Galactic Gladiators Pets in Space Swag Pack (includes a tote bag, mug and magnet featuring my alien canine Fiend and a signed Galactic Gladiators paperback
Enter using the Rafflecopter below (you don’t have to do all the options, just pick the ones you want!). Giveaway ends on Sunday 14th October. FOUR winners will be selected randomly. Open internationally.

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  1. Janet Seavey says

    What a week! Books to read from Galactic Gladiators AND Team 52!
    My favorite from Galactic Gladiators still remains Raiden, though, Galen is a very close rival for that position!

  2. Awesome job Anna 🙂

  3. Oh my goodness, congratulations on both releases! What a big day for you! I can’t wait to read both of these books!

  4. Chera Hudson says

    Loved both stories. Desert Hunter touched my soft spot. Her Rescue made me laugh because I could see me and my man in both characters. Enjoy reading and re-reading all your books.

  5. Congrats on release day!!! Xo

  6. I am so excited to read about Bren and Mersi! I haven’t started Team 52 yet but it is on my tbr list. Congratulations on both releases.

  7. I’m so excited to read about Mersi and Bren! I haven’t read Team 52 yet but they are on my tbr list. Congratulations on both releases!

  8. As always, you’ve outdone yourself! Another great series to fall in love with!

  9. It was great to be back on Cathargos with Mersi and Bren. I loved their story. And my…Team 52 are defenitely capturing my heart!! Seth and January were awesome!! ❤️❤️❤️

  10. I loved the first Team 52 book and the Galactic Gladiators series! Can’t wait to read these!

  11. Oh my goodness! I am so excited for these releases! Only reason I’m getting Pets in Space is for Anna’s book Lol

  12. Shannon Ferguson says

    Congratulations Anna on a two-fer (twofer??) release day and a fabulous release day giveaway as usual!!

  13. Can’t wait for team 52 #2!!

  14. Shannon Ferguson says

    Oops… I forgot to tell you my favourite character. It should be no surprise to anyone that my favourite is my main squeeze, Lachlan Hunter. ?

  15. What an exciting day!!!! Congratulations & thank you for all your wonderful stories!!!!!! ❤

  16. Happy Tuesday! Can’t wait for work to be over so I can READ ?!

  17. Exited to read new stories from you..I found you through Galactic Gladiators and fell in LOVE ? with your characters AND your writing style! You are just Amazing!

  18. Just downloaded Mission her rescue in kindle. Going to enjoy it on my road trip starting tomorrow. And for the Giveaway, finger crossed ??.

  19. 2 for 1!! My favorite

  20. So excited for more to read! =)

  21. My favs are Rowan and Lachlan 🙂

  22. Christy mitchiner says

    2 books at one time!!! Eeh,who needs sleep

  23. 2 books in 1 day, can hardly stand it!

  24. Loving Team 52 and the GG!! Can’t wait to read the new releases.

  25. As always, super excited to read what’s next!!! Thank you for such exciting, enjoyable adventures.

  26. Tiffany Tosh says

    I haven’t read any of the Galactic Gladiator or Team 52 books yet, but I have read all of the Hell Squad series. I really loved Hell Squad.

    • Anna Hackett says

      Most Hell Squad fans enjoy both the gladiators and Team 52, Tiffany. That same team feel — Galactic Gladiators is more sci-fi and Team 52 more contemporary, but plenty of action and romance!

  27. Carrie McConnell says

    I have been waiting for “Pets in Space 3”. I have both of the other ones and really enjoyed the stories. Thank you Anna for the escapes you have given us. Please don’t stop… ever! Lol.

  28. Barbara Bates says

    Great Books Congrats!

  29. KJ Van Houten says

    Looking forward to both!!!

  30. KJ Van Houten says

    Looking forward to both books!

  31. Got my Pets in Space this morning and so excited!
    Also love, love Team 52 with the new characters and those mysterious objects. So much to look forward to.

  32. Linda Poindexter says

    I have Pets 3, will get 52 next payday. You rock my friend.

  33. Cheryl Frost says

    Yeah…. Something to read during this rainy week

  34. Amanda Moore says

    Can’t wait to read them both. Team 52 is amazing, and I’m alway happy to revisit Carthago.

  35. Jessica Braun says

    I got Pets in Space and can’t wait to read it. I haven’t got 52 yet, but it’s on my to buy list. I love your books ??

  36. Colleen C. says

    Have not gotten to these series yet… looking forward to them!

  37. Carrel Jakab says

    I can’t wait to read Team 52’s stories. Thank you for the chance to win!

  38. Drea McKinney says

    While Hell Squad will always be my favorite, Galactic Gladiators comes in a close second. Haven’t started Team 52 yet but hey, they are by Anna Hackett so they will be awesome!

  39. Robin Thompson says

    Congrats on the new series! Love both book and am really looking forward to book three ’cause it’s the big, gruff silent types that fall the hardest.

  40. Congrats ?? Anna on two new fantastic releases. I love the Galactic Gladiators books and I can’t wait to read this collections of short stories that returns me to my favorite universe. I’m also really excited to read the new Tean 52 novel. I read all the Treasure Hunter Security novels just so I would be well versed in this reality that is totally like to live in. No one does action, adventure and romance better than you!!

  41. Tiffany Green says

    Have been waiting for pets in space. Can’t wait to read

  42. Love your books I’m taking my time so I don’t read your books too fast and then have nothing to read.

  43. Love these books

  44. Christy mitchiner says

    2 books in 1 day! Eehh, sleep is overrated.

  45. Awesome books. I enjoyed your books immensely.

  46. Absolutely loved the first Team 52 novel and cannot wait to read the next one!

  47. I don’t know if I can PICK a Favorite Anna. I fall in love with ALL of them every time I read a book. Excited to read these next two. Thank you <3

  48. Niki Ryther says

    I’ve got them both and am gonna read them ASAP! Damn that work thing! ???

  49. I’m loving Team 52!

  50. Sherill Posner says

    I enjoyed and love both stories – everything I expected and more – love the all the characters. Re: Seth – I fell for him in the first book of team 52 – and his story he
    was fabulous. January – was a lion-hearted heroine – loved her – the banter between them
    phenomenal. Looking forward to Smith’s story. Mersi & Bren – were great – adored Fiend; a short story that had enough to keep readers entertained. Congrats to you.

    • Anna Hackett says

      Thanks a bunch, Sherill! You are such an awesome, supportive reader and reviewer! I absolutely loved writing Seth and January…and visiting Carthago again with Mersi and Bren!

  51. Barbara Guzman says

    Thank you for writing the adventure books with hot romance that I love! The humor and the strong characters are the essential ingredients that have led me to own virtually every published book you have written, that I could find! Can’t wait to read the new Team 52 and the Pets in Space story also. Happy Fall!

    • Anna Hackett says

      Thanks so much, Barbara! I write all the things I love: action, adventure and romance. And Happy Fall to you (it is actually Spring for me on my side of the world – looking forward to some warmer weather).

  52. Sylvia McCullers says

    Anna , you’re such a voracious writer and I’m happy that you are ! You see , I’m a voracious reader ! So congrats on your new releases!

    • Anna Hackett says

      Thanks, Sylvia. I have so many stories in my head, I keep trying to write them all. Of course, for each book I write, more story ideas keep appearing!

  53. Already done reading, and both stories were awesome 😀

  54. Christine Bean says

    How exciting! Two releases! My favorite Galactic Gladiator characters are Rillian and Dayna!

  55. Ashley Tammaro says

    Can’t believe you have two releases this week! Can’t wait to get started reading! So excited!

  56. Congrats on the new releases. Can’t wait to read both ?☺

  57. the only thing better than one book is two books, definitely a great week.

  58. So excited to read these!

  59. Stephanie N. says

    Anna, I can’t even handle how much I love your books! I reread all of the THS series this week before reading Darcy’s story. Then I reskimmed Her Protection yesterday and read Her Rescue instead of sleeping! You amaze me by how you write so much, so well. Thank you for keeping us so entertained with your engaging story lines and characters that you can’t help but get attached to.

  60. Melissa Taylor says

    I read both arcs in one sitting they were THAT GOOD!! I absolutely loved them!

  61. nicola brooks says

    Fiend nearly stole the show from Bren and Mersi!!! Seth and January are like Jason Bourne meeting Lara Croft! I can’t pick favourites (I never can) but my fugly furry friend might just have aced it!

  62. Loved both!

  63. no fav yet

  64. Xanthe Martinez says

    Congrats on the new release!!! My favourite Galactic Gladiator is Beast!!!

  65. emilly dickson says

    I think my favorite is either Galen or the Beast.

  66. Raider still my favorite gladiator and I just love Lachlan ?

  67. Melinda Cheong says

    Congratulations on the new releases this week Anna. Loved Seth in the second Team 52 story. I must love scarred warriors as Galen, Marcus and now Seth have stolen my heart.

  68. Love your books. Can’t wait for more.

  69. I’m intrigured by the new books! Can’t wait to read them!

  70. Erin McConnell says

    I loved Desert Hunter and I just started Seth’s story! Thanks for the chance!

  71. Toni Whitmire says

    Congrats I cannot choose I like them all

  72. I’m so excited to read both of these books! Thank you!!!!

  73. Bianca Harman says

    Oh wow! I can’t wait to buy these now and read after pottery class today! Thank you! ??

  74. Constance Hutchings says

    Just finished the newest Team 52 book ? oh my gosh amazing! Seth Lynch is yummmmmy!
    Also can’t wait to read pets in space and dive back into GG world. The wait for the next book is killing me ??

  75. Guardian is my favorite. Pets in Space, great theme. Can’t wait to read it.

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