Happy Hunk Day, ladies and gents! Today we've turned our attention to a new trend in heroes..the MMA fighter. We have to admit that we were also very inspired by the latest in Sidney Halston's Worth the Fight series: FULL CONTACT. Her story features bad boy fighter Slade Martin, who we couldn't help falling in love with. Warning: all of the fighters on today's list may not exactly be MMA fighters, but hey, who are we to discriminate against a ripped, sweaty fighter who prefers boxing to mixed martial arts?
Evelyn has gone from having everything to having nothing in the wake of her father’s financial scandal. If that wasn’t bad enough, he commits suicide, leaving her on her own. Alone and nearly penniless, she works at a high-end nightclub as a waitress. It is there that she meets Mateo, a bouncer with a checkered past. Having spent time in jail for assault, he maintains an aura of mystery that both scares and excites Evelyn. Once learning the truth about Mateo’s history, versus the rumors circulating around the club, Evelyn decides to pursue a relationship with Mateo and soon finds that he is not at all how others perceive him. Evelyn is a college student, finishing up her nursing degree. She lives with her best friend Lourdes and works as much as she can, picking… Continue
Curious about how MMA and Romance go together? Ever wondered how a dog can be just as popular as a hero? This Q&A with Sidney Halston, author of AGAINST THE CAGE (Loveswept, 5/27/2014) answers all those questions and more… 1. What made you decide to write a funny MMA romance – as opposed to any other romance or one with more angst? I don’t think it was really a decision. It just happened. I’ve tried to write stories that have more angst, but I just can’t seem to do it. I don’t know if I ever will. I love my characters, and can’t seem to torture them. In fact “the scene” in Against the Cage toward the end (I don’t want to give too much away), I wanted to prolong the scene a little and… Continue
Sidney Halston is our resident MMA expert and will explain to us why these guys make great heroes. I told her all she needed to do was show us the pictures but she’s an over-achiever.
Enjoy her post below and look for AGAINST THE CAGE, on sale May 27, 2014. The girls guide to Mixed Martial Arts (yeah, that’s what MMA stand for). Some things we should know about MMA fighters….
Their world revolves around fighting. It’s not a hobby; it is their life; their obsession. So, when the fighters in the Worth the Fight series meet their perfect woman, she immediately gets wrapped up in this world of passion, obsession, and fury. MMA fighters are inherently bad-boy alpha-males, usually with temper issues. They don’t like to share and when they fall in love… Continue