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Rescued from alien slavers, former cop Dayna wakes to discover she's host to a powerful alien symbiont, and the only man who can help her is the mysterious and dangerous casino owner, Rillian.

Dayna Caplan has dedicated her life to protecting others...and now that she's no longer a captive at the desert arena of Zaabha, she desperately wants to help find the last of the other human women who were abducted by the Thraxians. But now she has to deal with the intense hunger and powerful new abilities the alien living inside grants her...and the person forcing her to confront her new reality is the cool, enigmatic, and far-too-attractive Rillian. 

Rillian has wheeled and dealed his way to the top of the food chain on the lawless desert world of Carthago. He lets no one close and keeps iron-clad control on his life...which is vital to keeping the lethal power within him in check. But one human woman - tough, stubborn, and fascinating Dayna - works her way under his skin, and he finds himself obsessed with protecting her. But as dead bodies start appearing in his casino as a deadly warning, dangers are closing in on them. 

With their allies, the gladiators from the House of Galen, Rillian and Dayna find themselves fighting for survival on every front. On the hunt to find Zaabha and the lost humans, they will face murderers, slavers, and the deadliest of all challenges...the aliens living within them.

©2018 Anna Hackett (P)2018 Anna Hackett

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Really good

BOOK REVIEW,,,,,,,,,,, Another winner. Love this series !!!! I highly recommend this series and author. NARRATOR REVIEW...... The narrator did a great job

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More than meets the eye

This book picks up with Dana getting her health back while struggling to come to terms with her new life. Rillian has experience with what she is going through, and has taken her into his domain to help her all he can. When all kinds of threats and attacks start hitting close to home, the good guys do all they can to locate and dismantle their enemies. Loved this as usual. Well developed and well written to keep you interested and invested in what is happening and how it all turns out.

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Another solid action packed romance book!!

This is my FAV book of the series. I've been waiting for these characters since they were introduced and I was so pleased to finally read about their story. I loved it so much. I'm a big fan and follower of Anna Hackett and i think she has the perfect blend of Action packed story with Romance. This seems to be one of the few books in the Series where we also have a bit of Mystery involved. Lots of fun, lots of love for this pairing. Vivienne Leheny does such an amazing job narrating. She's given each character their own voice. And there are a lot of characters! Such a fun listen!!

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Love it

Love the story and love the narrator. Super fast listen. Vivienne Leheny does an awesome job on each of the characters voices so there was no confusing parts about who was talking.

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Sexy Rillian gets his own book- YUMMY!

Galactic Gladiators has a refreshing addition in this book about sexy, mega rich, and lethal Dark Nebula Casino owner Rillian and Dayna- the rescued human who is fighting to regain some semblance of normalcy after being abducted and then captured by a vicious alien witch. The challenges they face are similar yet refreshingly different from the rest of the books in this series. The sparks that fly between these two are explosive - the intimate scenes are over the top (18+ ONLY- no joke!)). A note on the Audible audio version: Vivienne Leheny does an AMAZIMG job on this book- I swear I was transported right to Carthago while listening.

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Just right

I love these books. I have read them over and over. They have it all !!!!

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Love it!

This is a killer syfy romance series. Alpha aliens? Check. Female who aren't damsels in distress? Check. Great plot? Check! Steamy romance? Check and Check! Guardian takes us out of the arena (for the most part) and shows us the night life of Carthago with a healthy dose of old fashion murder mystery. Paired with Ms. Leheny's talents Guardian is a wonderful audio book. This is a series that is on my 'must read' list because it just gets better with each book.

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Fantastic, wonderful, steamy, romantic series

Please keep them coming. It looks like we have at least two more audio books to go. I loved them all. But this one definitely was a BIG favorite of mine. I lo v e all these gladiators and the strong woman who love the them. The. Narrator, Vivienne is fantastic. Strongly recommend.

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  • 10-11-20

Excellent

Galactic Gladiators book 9 Guardian is about Dayna Caplan and Rillian. When Dayna is finally rescued again by the Gladiators and there allies she is not just human anymore she has an alien living inside her which can grant her abilities if she learns to live with it but, that is one thing she is having the most trouble with and it is Rillian who is one trying to help her. In the process of helping her their mutual attraction flares into something hot and unstoppable and in the process Rillian learns a thing or to from Dayna. Dayna learns that Rillian isn't just the rich casino owner and businnes mogul there are many more layers to him that he allows no one close enough to experience until Dayna. Together they will fight with the House of Galen and it's allies to find Zaabha with it's arena and the rest of the missing human women. This book is full of more action, humour and steamy romance and I highly recommend it and the series as a whole.

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nice cyborg intro

wow didn't see the story connecting these 2 until a few chapters or more in. cleverly written...again. can't believe I'm ploughing through this series.Great narration Vivienne, more voices to add. again, you gotta like sci-fi, aaction, alphas, sassy women and steam and this series is right up your ally