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Interview With AT STAR'S END Author Anna Hackett, Plus Giveaway

Author Anna Hackett has a new sci-fi romance release out called AT STAR'S END (Carina Press) and she's aboard The Galaxy Express to celebrate with an interview and giveaway! We have an action-packed post ahead, so strap on your harness and let's fire up the engines!
First, enjoy the cover and blurb for AT STAR'S END:

Dr. Eos Rai has spent a lifetime dedicated to her mother’s dream of finding the long lost Mona Lisa. When Eos uncovers tantalizing evidence of Star’s End—the last known location of the masterpiece—she’s shocked when her employer, the Galactic Institute of Historic Preservation, turn its back on her. Left with no choice, Eos must trust the most notorious treasure hunter in the galaxy; a man she finds infuriating, annoying and far too tempting.

Dathan Phoenix can sniff out relics at a stellar mile. With his brothers by his side, he takes the adventures that suit him and refuses to become a lazy, bitter failure like his father. When the gorgeous Eos Rai comes looking to hire him, he knows she’s trouble, but he’s lured into a hunt that turns into a wild and dangerous adventure. As Eos and Dathan are pushed to their limits, they discover treasure isn’t the only thing they’re drawn to…but how will their desire survive when Dathan demands the Mona Lisa as his payment?

Now for my interview with Anna Hackett!

The Galaxy Express: Please tag AT STAR'S END in seven words.

Anna Hackett: Action, adventure, romance, space opera, treasure hunt

TGE: AT STAR'S END seems like it has a dash of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. And the blurb promises action-adventure elements in a space opera setting. Your book isn't alone, either! Why do you think there are many stories like AT STAR'S END—with an audience of women, I might add—which blend action-adventure and romance in a science fiction setting?

AH: I promise AT STAR’S END has more than a dash of Indiana Jones in there! Well, I can tell you why I love action-adventure combined with my romance:

Reason #1 - I love to escape when I read and be thrilled, excited, and go to places I’ve never been before. I also think that’s why I (and lots of other ladies out there) love a sci-fi setting as well. 

Reason #2 - I love to see characters truly challenged, stripped back to who they really are and I think the seemingly impossible odds that action-adventure bring do that. 

Reason #3 – It’s fun and exciting. I really don’t want to read about a small town or people who knit or women who love shoes (nothing against nice shoes!) For me, great action romance makes me feel like anything is possible and that we can all beat the challenges life throws at us in our own lives. 

TGE: This book is the start of your new series, THE PHOENIX ADVENTURES. What kinds of tales can readers expect from this series?

AH: Action, adventure and romance all rolled into one. THE PHOENIX ADVENTURES are all non-stop, thrilling treasure hunts that span the galaxy with tough heroes and confident heroines.

TGE: How would you describe the heat level for AT STAR'S END?

AH: High but not erotic. I always say I write sensual romance.

TGE: The story involves a futuristic treasure hunt for the Mona Lisa. Therefore, inquiring minds want to know: what's your favorite painting?
Image source: Wikipedia
AH: Ooh, good question. I love the works of the English painter John William Waterhouse. His art incorporates a lot of Greek mythology. My favorite is one called Hylas and the Nymphs and I also have a print of one called The Danaides in my bedroom. 

TGE: Where can readers find you?

AH: The best place is my website and blog: I’m also on: Facebook and Twitter.

And to find out about my latest action romance releases, readers can sign up for my new release email at Each release day, one subscriber wins a copy of my latest release!

Read a sample of AT STAR'S END

Visit the AT STAR'S END page on my site (includes buy links).

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About Anna

I’m Anna Hackett and I write action romance stories to thrill you, excite you and leave you inspired. I write about people overcoming unbeatable odds and achieving seemingly impossible goals to inspire you with the truth that the possibility exists for all of us to do the same.

I blame my parents for my insatiable need to mix action and romance. When I was young, I raided my mother’s romances and as soon as I could reach the shelf, my father’s action adventure thrillers. I love being exhilarated and left just a little breathless. I love car chases, explosions and spaceships…and of course when the boy wins the girl. Oh, and I’m a sucker for that moment when the team is walking in slow motion, shoulder-to-shoulder heading off into battle. After reading, watching or writing an awesome action romance story, I’m left energized and feeling like anything is possible. I aim to give the same to my readers.

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