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♡ Excerpt Reveal ♡ Legend (Real #6) by Katy Evans @authorkatyevans @RSofRomance #PreOrder





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Maverick

'Not in a million years, kid.'

'No.'

'NOT INTERESTED.'

'Get the fuck out of my face!'

Four cities in two days, and more doors slammed in my face than I can count. I sling my backpack over my shoulder and scratch another name from my list.

Hopping on to a bus and hopping off thirty minutes later, I scan the mix of both commercial and apartment numbers down the block, then knock on my last door.

"Coach Hennesy?"

He's a tall man, his hair like pepper, clad in sweats, with a yellow timer hanging from his neck. He gives me a questioning look.

"I'm your next champion."

He laughs, but then he must see something on my face. In my stance. Thirst, resoluteness, guts. Maybe I'm wearing my balls in my eyes. He falls sober and swings the door wide-open. "Come on in."

He doesn't ask for my name.

I guess with one look, he knows he'll find my name in the dictionary, right next to "determined".

He leads me to his garage. "Where'd you train before?" he asks.

"Self-taught. I watch videos."

He scoffs, then shrugs. "Okay, let's see what you've got."

I eye the equipment across the room. The heavy bag hangs from the ceiling, the leather worn from other fighters before me. There's a boxing dummy at the corner. Speed bag. Weights. A whole private gym set up here. I drop both my bags, then zip open my backpack and start to put on the gloves without bothering to remove my hoodie.

"Take that off; I need to know what you've got. Need to see your form," Hennesy says.

I clench my jaw. Slowly unzip my hoodie. Take it off and glance past my shoulder, shifting to keep my back from the coach's view. The guy is clearing the fighting area. Good. We can get down to business. He walks to me when I face him.

"Give it over." I hand him my hoodie and he tosses it aside, then crosses his arms and looks at me. "Speedball first."

I inhale, position myself before the speedball, and hit. Wham.

I keep on hitting, lightning fast, my fists making the bag fly.

I would have warmed up first, but I've been doing this for days, and I won't stop until I've got myself a coach — and not even then.

I've got momentum now, and I pick up speed, my arms moving back and forth, working the speed bag until it's moving so fast you can't even see it.

I'm starting to sweat; it's stuffy in here, but I can't stop. I need him to take me on. I need one yes to get me in the ring. Just one yes and I'll do the rest.

"Time." Hennesy stops me. He signals to the boxing dummy and the heavy bag. "Let's see you pound the bag."

I swing out and slam my knuckles on the bag, putting everything into my fists. Thack, thump, thud.

Hennesy's composure starts to crumble with excitement. "Holy shit, boy!"

I'm getting in to it. I'm in the zone — where it's just me, the leather brown bag, my fists, and nothing else but slamming the spot I'm looking at.

"I've seen enough." He stops the bag from swinging. His eyes glassy. "Fill this out."

I pull off my right glove and grab a pen as he slaps a paper onto a desk at the corner. I bend down to fill out my name and contact information and realize, too late, that I exposed the tattoo on my back.

"You're his boy."

I freeze midsignature.

A second ticks by. Then two.

I slowly set the pen down and take one last look at the paper. I might not get to fill it out after all. I turn.

His face has paled.

I wait it out for a few beats. Maybe he's different. Maybe he can deal with it.

He tosses my jacket at me. "Get out. Nobody wants to see you fight."

I frown fiercely as I catch my jacket in my fist and edge forward, equally mad now. "That's too damn bad. 'Cause I'm fighting anyway."

I keep my eyes on him as I pull off my left glove, shove my arms into my hoodie, and zip up.

I walk out and the door slams behind me. I clench my jaw, and I shove my gloves into my bag and spot the old, black gloves inside too. I push them down into the bottom of the duffel bag and zip it up.

The season starts in a week and a half. No coach? No fight. I can't even get into a gym.

But I won't let anyone or anything keep me from the ring.

I pick up a penny from the ground.

And I spot a girl in workout clothes across the street, tying her shoelaces. She's a step away from the gym door. I straighten, pull my hoodie over my head, and cross the street, following after her like I belong.





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Meet Maverick "The Avenger" Cage in Legend,
the newest stand alone in the REAL series
releasing February 9th!



Legend
Real #6
by
Katy Evans

Release Date: February 9th 2016





✾ Synopsis ✾


Maverick "the Avenger" Cage wants to rise to the top and become a legend in the ring. Though he keeps his identity well guarded, he's known on the fighting circuit as the new kid with a chip on his shoulder and a tattoo on his back that marks him as trouble. He's got a personal score to settle with the Underground's one and only Remington "Riptide" Tate.

As Mav trains, he meets a young girl — the only other new person in the town — and sparks fly. When things get heated between them, he finds out she's none other than Reese Dumas, the cousin of Remington Tate's wife. A girl who's supposed to root against him and a girl he's supposed to stay away from.

But Maverick fights for the woman in his heart, and the monsters in his blood. The world's eyes are on them and the victor will go down in history as the ultimate fighting champion; the ultimate LEGEND.


* LEGEND is the 6th and final installment of the REAL series, but it can also be read as standalone or after the three Remington and Brooke books (Real/Mine/Remy.)












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Real
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Mine
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Real #5





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Hey! I'm Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I'm married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I'd love to hear from you!



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♡ Sneak Peak ♡ Defenseless by Corinne Michaels @AuthorCMichaels @RSofRomance





I look around because the hair on the back of my neck prickles. "We need to get out of here." Someone is here, watching, listening, and now it's time to do what I do best. "I've missed you." I smile while I use the tip of my finger to trace his jawline.

Mark's eyes shift over my head as he pulls me flush against his body. We're both facing exits. "I've missed you more," he plays along.

This might just work. He's on alert as well and senses something awry. His fingers splay across my lower back as he holds me close. "Maybe we should head back to my place so you can show me just how much." I glance over his shoulder. His blonde hair falls in his eyes as he dips his head into my neck. I know the move, but a shiver runs down my spine.

"You'd like that, wouldn't you?" I release a very low moan, which I didn't give permission to escape. Mark's lips glide across my skin.

I'm not sure he's acting.

I'm not even sure that I am.

Then Mark reminds me this is serious. "There are two guys behind you." His voice is low enough that only I can hear him. To anyone passing, we're two lovers reacquainting ourselves. "One at my two o'clock, and the other is out of my view."

"One just passed behind you twice. I think going toward my exit is best." I snuggle closer. "I'm ready when you are." The double meaning is meant for anyone to hear, but Mark should know it means I'm ready to disappear. "You'll have to keep up, though."

He leans back while cupping my face. His lips hover over mine. "I don't have any problems keeping you satisfied, princess."

My pulse spikes. I know he can hear it, feel it, see in my eyes that I'm affected. My breaths are shallow as his hands slowly make their way down my arms.

"Arrogant prick," I mutter.

I can tell he'd be an incredible lover. His overconfidence would only play to my benefit. We're both cut from the same cloth, ready to fight for dominance. He'd win, though. I can see it in his eyes. There would be no battle, Mark has already won. Right now, he controls me. He determines whether we kiss, what it'll be like, and for the first time in my life — I surrender.

His lips come closer. "They're closing in," he whispers, his eyes locked on me. "Charlie?" he asks.

"What?" My voice is barely audible.

"This will happen again when we don't have to fight off people, and then you'll be mine."

I don't have time to reply. His lips crash down on mine as he spins me around so he leads our exit. The second our mouths collide, my brain disconnects. My fingers tangle in his hair, grabbing it to pull him close. Mark's hands hold my face to his and he continues to guide me. I know we're moving but I have no idea to where. In this instant, I don't care. Never has someone made me feel so desperate for them. I never lose control, never feel so lost, yet right now, I am. I'm raw, exposed, and completely vulnerable.


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Release Date: January 19th 2016





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My life is a secret.

His life is dangerous.

We're both stubborn, calculating, and controlling.

Mark Dixon doesn't know what he's getting into. He doesn't know his games could cost us our lives. I have to do what is necessary to keep us alive, and that means guarding my heart.

But I know I'm defenseless against him, and in the end, he'll force me to surrender.












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Corinne Michaels is an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. She's happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.

Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn't ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha Navy SEALs are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.



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♡ Cover Reveal ♡ One Day Soon by A. Meredith Walters @AuthorAMWalters @InkSlingerPR #PreOrder



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One Day Soon
by
A. Meredith Walters

Release Date: February 18th 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance





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He found me in blood and tears.

I stayed with him through darkness and fire.

We loved each other in the moment between innocence and bitter truth.

We were the kids easily ignored, who grew into adults we hardly knew.

We weren't meant to last forever. And we didn't.

He ran away.

I tried to move on.

Yet I never stopped thinking about the boy who had fought to keep me alive in a world that would have swallowed me whole. He was the past that I buried, but never forgot.

Until the day I found him again, years after believing I had lost him forever.

And in cold, resentful eyes, I saw the heart of the man who had been everything when I had nothing at all. So I vowed to hold onto the second chance that was stolen from the children we had been.

Sometimes fate is ugly. Life can be twisted.

And who we are can be ruined by who we once were.

For two people who had survived so much, we would have to learn how to hold on before we were forced to let go.












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The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal romance including The Find You in the Dark and Bad Rep series as well as the upcoming stand alone romance, Reclaiming the Sand, and a dark new adult series for Gallery Books.

A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.

When not writing (or being tortured with all manner of beauty products at the hand of her very imaginative and extremely girly daughter), she is eating chocolate, watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty novel or two.

A. Meredith is represented by Michelle Johnson with the Inklings Literary Agency.



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