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!

You don’t need to do all options to enter. Just complete the ones you prefer. If you can’t see the giveaway widget, just click on the Rafflecopter link.

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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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96 thoughts on “Cover Reveal – Hell Squad: Dom”

  1. Patricia Blair

    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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.?

    1. 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 😀

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

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

  5. Christine Bean

    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!

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

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

  8. Heather Duncan

    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!

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

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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!!!!

  12. 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!

  13. Robyn Josephson

    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.

  14. 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!!!!

    1. 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

  15. Shelagh McNamara

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

  16. 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!

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

  18. Ashley Tammaro

    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…

  19. 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…

  20. Shannon Ferguson

    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.

  21. Patricia Tirner

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

  22. 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.

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