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Books to Buy: New Releases February 9

We have some hard-hitting new releases this week, starting with Sidney Halston’s latest; We get love on the rebound with Noelle August, a new Just One Night from Jodi Ellen Malpass, and a new novel from the incredible Anne Tyler. Read on!

#HunkDay: MMA

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?
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Cover Reveal: FULL CONTACT by Sidney Halston

A special Hunk Day treat! We’ve got the hunkiest guy of them all: the cover model for FULL CONTACT by Sidney Halston. Below the sexy black and white cover, you’ll find more about the book, the second of the Worth the Fight series.  Sidney Halston returns to steamy Tarpon Springs, Florida, where a hell-raising bad boy prepares to get down and dirty for the woman he loves. How could she have been so stupid? When Jessica Cross decides to give her violently jealous boyfriend—the otherwise influential and charming Dennis Stavros—a second chance, she very nearly becomes a statistic. After weeks of healing from a broken rib and collapsed lung, and with Dennis behind bars, Jessica finally feels ready to come out of hiding. But will she ever be able to take a chance on love… Continue
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Author Chat: Sidney Halston

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
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Get Educated About MMA – Sidney Halston’s Got the Scoop!

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

#New – Sidney Halston’s, Against the Cage (MMA Romance) – hot!

In her Loveswept debut, Against the Cage, Sidney Halston turns up the heat as a sexy cage fighter shows a former bookworm how delicious a few rounds between the sheets can be. For Chrissy Martin, returning to her Florida hometown always seems to bring bad luck. The day starts with a breakup text, followed by a jailhouse phone call from her troublemaker brother. Now a routine traffic stop has ended with her accidentally punching an officer . . . in a delicate place. Then Chrissy realizes that the hot cop on the receiving end of her right hook is none other than the man from her teenage fantasies.

Meet & greet author Sidney Halston

Sidney is a new Loveswept author writing a new hot fighter series beginning with AGAINST THE CAGE – Let’s give her a warm R@R welcome! I’m a mom of three (a 5 year old and twin 2 year olds), suffice it to say– I AM BUSY. I also work full-time as an attorney (I know, kinda boring). Oh, and of course, I’m a wife. My favorite thing to do other than spend time with my children and husband is to read. I love reading. Sometimes, I read a book a day.