I've decided to brighten my Wednesday (and maybe some of yours?) with an announcement...
My New Adult Contemporary Sports Romance Fierce will be released in late summer 2014. Exact date still to be announced.
Author: L.G. Kelso
Category/Genre: NA Sports Romance
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.
I had a few different options for Fierce, and it took me some time to really look at each one. I feel good about the choice I made. Fierce is close to my heart and soul, and keeping certain aspects (the martial arts) of it authentic were a requirement for me. It doesn't mean I won't go a different route later, I'm still open to all of it, but I believe I made the best choice for Fierce at this time.
Martial arts are an important part of my life and so is writing. I was able to merge the two with this project.
The first time anyone saw Fierce was in last years #pitchwars. I was so lucky to end up on the wonderful #teamdangerzone with the beyond amazing Diana Gallagher. I'm also still ridiculously embarrassed at the draft that she saw, but that's a different story. Regardless, Diana gave me priceless feedback and encouragement. You can read what a bit of her take (and about my awesome teammates) HERE. Diana mentioned two very important things I wanted with this book- Tori standing out in the NA crowd of heroines, and the authentic look at MMA.
I'll be posting more about the cover reveal soon, as well as the exact date.
Please please check out some of my other links for Fierce:
GoodReads ( You can add it to your TBR list ;) )
Pinterest (Check out the Fierce board!)
And don't forget, I'm also on Twitter and Facebook. I will post updates on those platforms as well.
Thank you ahead of time for any RTs, sharing etc!