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.
A Novella Duo
Galactic Gladiators #12
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.
Galactic Gladiators: House of Rone #1
Release date: 23rd July 2019
Excerpt from Cyborg (Galactic Gladiators #10) featuring Jaxer
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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