I'm excited to share a book with you all today that I'm excited about! It's new adult, but not your typical angsty drama queen romance. Don't get me wrong -- it's a romance. But our heroine ... well, just read the blurb below!
Fierce by L.G. Kelso
Tori’s MMA career was taking off, until she beat the wrong man. Her training partner, nursing a bruised ego, snapped—shattering her trust and confidence.Three years later, Tori’s keeping her fists to herself as she struggles to put herself through college. But when a group of gangbangers hassle her at work, old habits kick in and her fists fly. Max Estrada, a frequent diner customer, steps in and gets them out of hot water, but Tori is still fired… days before tuition is due.
With no other option, she’s forced to take a desk job at her old pounding grounds, where her demons still haunt the cage and the temptation to go glove-to-glove with familiar pro-fighter, Max Estrada, is too much. The sexy Colombian draws her back into the world of MMA and revives her dreams of becoming a professional face-puncher—until Will, her old partner and current Middleweight Champion, struts back into the gym. The secret they share is an unexpected liability to his career, and he’s determined to keep her silent.
With her life on the ropes, Tori will have to face the past for a shot at winning back her future, or carry the weight of a loss even greater than before.
Music has a place in Fierce. Even though the book focuses on MMA, music plays a role for Tori when it comes to training and fighting. I’m excited to share with you Tori’s Top 5 Walk Out Songs, and a short playlist for Fierce. Here is Tori’s playlist:
There are two reasons she would chose these songs--because of the beat and the lyrics. Let’s look at why these are the songs she would want playing when she walks to the Octagon:
1) Run This Town by Jay-Z featuring Rihanna
Lyrics: I’m addicted to the thrill
It’s a dangerous love affair
...who’s gonna run this town tonight...
It’s a dangerous love affair...a pretty good definition for fighting.
2) Da Rockwilder by Methodman and Redman
This one is just for the beat and the music.
3) Come With Me Now by the Kongos
Lyrics: I need to move, I need to fight...
I’m gonna take you down
Pretty self-explanatory, I think?
4) Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore
Lyrics: Tonight is the night, we’ll fight ‘til it’s over
...like the ceiling can’t hold us
5) Bad Reputation by Joan Jett
And here is a playlist for Fierce. Enjoy!
About the Author:
L.G. Kelso is a fantasy and contemporary novelist. Having grown up watching Xena and Hercules with her grandmother, she inherited her passion for all things magic, paranormal and mythological. She also has a probably unhealthy obsession with martial arts, and as a boxer she strives to give readers an authentic view of MMA in her contemporary sports novel.