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Winner have been emailed. Congratulations: Winnie, Elizabeth C, and Semantha!
I have two fun things to share today…
Number 1 is for your viewing pleasure. Number 2 is right at the bottom of the post and includes me giving away some shiny new signed paperbacks!!
First up is a cover reveal. Hell Squad: Finn (our Hawk pilot extraordinaire!) is coming on the 9th August!! Less than two weeks. So without further ado, here he is (I just *love* this cover):
Hell Squad: Finn
Release Day: Tuesday 9th August
Excerpt from Niko (featuring Finn)
Finn watched as Hell Squad and Squad Nine climbed aboard the other Hawk.
Looked like he’d have no passengers for the journey home. Lia had scrambled out with a shout about getting in the other Hawk with her drone.
Then he spotted a small figure running across the deck.
He sucked in a breath. Lia. [toggle title=’Click for More Excerpt’]
What the hell did she think she was doing? He moved his Hawk closer, until he was hovering just off the side of the alien ship. It took him a second, but he spotted the drone hooked up on some sort of tower structure not far from the drone killer nest.
The other Hawk moved toward the back of the ship, laying down laser fire. The raptors were firing back and the canids were loping in that direction.
They were trying to pull the aliens off Lia and her crazy mission to grab the drone.
With his pulse drumming, he saw her reach the drone. She climbed up on a box, but before she could grab it, the drone killer flew out of nowhere and straight into her. She fell the few meters to the ground, landing flat on her belly.
Finn saw the bird start pecking at her, clawing at her armor. She threw her arms over her head, trying to protect herself.
Dammit. He needed to help her. The other Hawk was busy keeping the raptors occupied. In a split second, he made his decision. Finn put his Hawk on auto-hover, grabbed his laser pistol, and leaped onto the deck a few meters below.
He rolled and then ran in Lia’s direction. When he reached her, he batted at the drone killer.
“Get off of her!”
With a screech, the bird flew up in the air and toward its nest.
Finn crouched. “Lia? Are you okay?
She lifted her head and nodded. She only had one small trickle of blood at her temple. “Boost me up so I can reach the drone.”
He grabbed her around her small waist and lifted her upward. He decided not to point out that his face was practically buried against the curves of her ass.
“I’ve got it!”
She held the drone out with a smile.
Then Finn spotted the drone killer racing toward them.
“Lia, watch out!” He shot at the bird, saw it veer away.
He heard raptor fire behind them. Finn spun Lia, trying to shield her with his body. Poison splattered across the tower structure in front of them. It caught the hovering drone killer in the chest.
With a God-awful screech, the bird flapped its now-dissolving wings and fell over the side of the ship into the ocean.
Finn ducked, pulling Lia down with him. “This way.” He led her around the nest until they had a straight run to his Hawk. “I’ll lay down some cover fire, and you run back to the Hawk.”
She looked like she was going to argue.
He pressed a finger over her lips. “No. Don’t argue, just run.” He released her and lifted his laser pistol.
As he fired, he saw her run, arms pumping. He fired at the incoming raptors and saw laser fire from the second Hawk spray across them. Thank God.
He was about to leave, when he heard a noise from the nest. Frowning, he looked inside.
And saw a tiny little drone killer chick.
Fuck. It was tiny and kind of fluffy. Suddenly, it leaped up out of the nest, and into his hands.
Then he heard raptor grunts from nearby, and the clink of a grenade as it rolled across the deck. Time to go.
Finn spun and ran towards his Hawk. The grenade exploded behind him, but he just kept running.
Ahead, he saw Lia climbing one of the ropes up into the Hawk. Finn jumped onto the railing and leaped off the side of the ship. He grabbed the rope, swinging wildly, and scrambled up.
Once he was aboard, he slammed the side door closed. He grabbed Lia by the front of her armor, dragging her up on her toes. “Never go into a combat zone again.”
She lifted her chin. “Screw you, Erickson.” Then she reached out, yanked him in close and kissed the hell out of him.
Before he could comprehend what was happening, she pulled back. “Now, get us out of here.”
Finn just stared at her dumbly, his body still reeling from that kiss. Her face was completely unreadable, and he had the most painful hard-on he’d had in a long time.
“Finn!” She slapped at his chest. “Get us out of here.”
He shook his head to clear it, and climbed into the cockpit. Below, he had a perfect view of where the nest had been sitting. It had been completely destroyed by raptor poison.
He touched the controls and the Hawk shot forward, away from the alien ship. He let out a harsh breath.
Then, Finn felt a movement on his chest. He looked down…and saw the drone killer chick pop its head up out of his pocket.
It chirped at him.
Ah, hell. He shoved it back down into his pocket. He didn’t have time to deal with it just yet. Lia climbed into the copilot seat.
“Mention that kiss and I’ll deny it,” she said.
Finn ignored her and fell in with the other Hawk. Time to head home.
He wasn’t going to think of that kiss. Nope. Not once.
He was not going to think about soft lips, a sleek little tongue, and that sweet honeyed taste.
Nope. Never. [/toggle]
Signed Paperback Giveaway
Super excited to announce that I have more books available in paperback! Three new Hell Squad books, Among Galactic Ruins and the first two books in Treasure Hunter Security!
To celebrate, I’ll pick THREE lucky winners. They get to pick the paperback of their choice from the ones below, which I’ll sign and send. International entries welcome.
To enter, just leave a comment on this post and tell me which paperback you’d like and why!
Giveaway will run for one week and the winners will be notified via email. Winners will be chosen randomly. Void where prohibited.
And if you’d like to grab your own copies of the paperbacks, here are the links. I also have some pretty little adhesive bookplates. If you’d like me to sign one for your paperback, just send me an email!
(Treasure Hunter Security #1)
(Treasure Hunter Security #2)
Among Galactic Ruins
(Phoenix Adventures #0)
(Hell Squad #5)
(Hell Squad #6)
(Hell Squad #7)