With great excitement, I shared the new cover for Book 2 of The Phoenix Adventures, In the Devil’s Nebula with Mr. Hackett.
Did he notice the sexy hero (pilot Zayn Phoenix) or spunky heroine (assassin Ria Dante)? No.
Did he comment on the awesome rugged landscape (that’s the wild western world of Diablo, by the way)? No.
Maybe he noticed the glowing red planet in the background or the cool starship blasting across the cover? No.
“Hey, how did Master Chief get on your cover?” he asked me.
Me: Hmm, I guess the sci-fi soldier silhouette on the front does look a little like the main character from the Halo games.
While Master Chief does not appear in my book In the Devil’s Nebula, like Halo, the story is chock full of action and adventure. There’s a treasure hunt to the find the ancient derringer used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln and of course, a scorching hot romance.
In the Devil’s Nebula is out 16th July 2014.
He lost it all.
His career, his woman, his sanity.
Two years ago, on a deadly mission to the lawless Devil’s Nebula, Commander Zayn Phoenix’s life imploded. Now the former Strike Wing pilot fills his days with dangerous adventures alongside his treasure hunter brothers.
But his nights are another story: haunted by nightmares of one unforgivable act.
Until an assassin lures him into a hunt. A hunt for her freedom from the Assassin’s Guild. A hunt for a derringer used in an ancient and infamous assassination—of old Earth president, Abraham Lincoln.
Zayn is compelled to join the perilous adventure with Ria Dante that will take them straight into the heart of the Devil’s Nebula, but not for money, fame or treasure.
He joins because Ria has the face of the woman he left for dead in the Nebula years before.