A novella in the award-winning PHOENIX ADVENTURES.
After a vicious coup, cyborg Axton Saros, Prime of the planet of Centax, is trying to rebuild his world. Still recovering from his captivity and dark guilt, he won't let anything get in his way. But a priceless artifact, stolen during the attack, is still missing and Axton wants it back. What he doesn't want is the emotionless and infuriating Centax Security cyborg, Commander Xenia Alexander, heading the investigation.
Everybody knows CenSecs are the galaxy's deadliest killers. So enhanced that their emotions are dampened to nothing. But Xenia's been keeping a secret her entire life--her systems don't work and she feels. Working with Axton to find the Codex Da Vinci, he makes every emotion in her flare to brilliant life, but to be the perfect CenSec, she must not succumb.
As they follow a trail of clues and booby traps, Axton vows to do everything he can to show his beautiful cyborg the pleasure she's never experienced. Even if she fights him every step of the way. But as the hunt takes a deadly turn, their desire might be the only thing that can save Xenia from annihilation.Note to readers:
This novella contains a lot of action (think booby traps and alien mercenaries), one valuable treasure (Da Vinci is involved) and a hot romance (lots of steamy times between two sexy cyborgs). If you like it fast, fun and sexy, this is for you!
Includes preview of Book 7 of the Phoenix Adventures series, Return to Dark Earth.Q & A with the AuthorQ - How would you describe the Phoenix Adventures series?
A - Treasure hunters in space! A few readers have said it's like Indiana Jones set far into the future. All the books in the series are fast, fun thrill-ride treasure hunts for old Earth artifacts. There is lots of action, adventure, space opera, and of course, romance. I'm thrilled the books in the series have won so many awards from a SFR Galaxy Award for Most Fun New Series to a Prism Award for Best Futuristic Romance (On a Rogue Planet) to the Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Novella of the Year (Beneath A Trojan Moon).Q - Why did you want to write the series?
A - I love action, adventure and romance. And I love science fiction romance and all the endless possibilities. Combine all that with a fascination with ancient artifacts and the Phoenix Adventures were born. I really wanted to capture what the expeditions of old must have felt like - trekking through jungles or desert sands and stumbling across crumbling ruins. Since all the good stuff has been found nowadays, I looked to the future and jetted off into space.Q - What order should I read the books in?
A - All the Phoenix Adventures books are stand-alone adventures - many readers have entered the series with later books in the series. However, characters from the early stories do appear in later books, so I think it adds something to the reading experience to read them in order. Here's the order I suggest:
- Among Galactic Ruins (prequel)
- At Star's End
- In the Devil's Nebula
- On a Rogue Planet
- Beneath a Trojan Moon (novella)
- Beyond Galaxy's Edge
- On a Cyborg Planet (novella)
- Return to Dark Earth
- On a Barbarian World
- Lost in Barbarian Space
- Through Uncharted Space
- Beyond Distant Stars (coming soon)
About Anna: I'm passionate about all things action romance. I love stories that combine the thrill of falling in love with the excitement of action, danger and adventure. I write about people overcoming unbeatable odds and achieving seemingly impossible goals. I like to believe it's possible for all of us to do the same.
The Phoenix Adventures Science Fiction Romance Series:
- Science Fiction Romance
- Action Adventure Romance
- Space Opera
- Futuristic Romance
- Cyborg Romance
- Fantasy Romance
- Military Romance