Book and character details:
Title: Mercenary Instinct
Author: Ruby Lionsdrake
Blurb: Skulking around in the ruins on a planet swarming with treasure hunters, slavers, and bounty hunters probably isn't good for one's health, but Ankari Markovich needs a few archaeological samples for her latest business venture, a venture that might prove lucrative enough to move her parents and siblings off the impoverished home world where she grew up. Unfortunately, she has no sooner collected her samples than she's captured by a band of brawny mercenaries. The captain is intent on turning her over to some finance lord who has, for reasons unknown, put a bounty on her head, a ridiculously large one at that. If she can't figure out a way to escape before she's delivered to the man's home world, she could be forced into a life of indentured servitude, or worse.
Captain Viktor Mandrake doesn't usually take on piddling bounty hunting gigs, but when his intel officer informs him of a criminal on a nearby planet, he figures it wouldn't hurt to take a shuttle down to collect the woman. But Ankari Markovich is trouble from the start, nearly eluding his elite forces, and then, even after she's captured, fighting and tricking his people left and right, in an attempt to escape his ship. He finds himself admiring her spirit, but her warrant promises she's a criminal. The safest thing to do is to keep her in the brig and ignore her until she can be handed off to the man who wants her. But things grow more complicated when other bounty hunters show up, wanting to claim Ankari for themselves. Suddenly, thanks to this woman, Viktor's ship is in danger, his crew members are going missing, and he's fighting deadly creatures in a jungle in the middle of a storm. He's either going to strangle her... or fall in love. Either scenario guarantees his life will be in danger.
Settings: ruins on a desert planet, a jungle moon with huge trees and scary wildlife, and buddhist monastery on a cliff side, sleek black combat shuttles, and the mercenary ship itself (inspired by a raptor)
Heroine -- Archaeologist/entrepreneur with mischievous brown eyes, wavy dark blonde hair, and a khaki jumpsuit full of pockets;
Hero -- Mercenary captain, a broad-shouldered man in a brown leather duster and boots that seem antiquated next to his intricate mesh vest armor and laser pistols. He's handsome, in a cold and aloof way, with green eyes that stand out from his olive skin and short black hair.
Cover size -- Amazon likes big covers, so please be able to make something around 2500x1550px. Thanks!