Today I'm really happy to welcome author Gina L. Maxwell in celebration of her newest release with Entangled Publishing, Seducing Cinderella, a seriously sexy and hot story featuring a mixed martial arts fighter, who will make you change your opinion of that sport once and for all!
You can find the full Blog Tour here and my review of Seducing Cinderella here. And don't forget to check at the end of the post for more details on your chance to win one copy of this seducing story :)
Sexy Mixed Martial Arts Fighters by Gina L. Maxwell
Raise your hand if you've ever watch a mixed martial arts fight. Anyone?
We all love alpha males, and for me, being drawn to MMA was about as natural as moths to a flame. To the outside eye, the fights seem primitive at best. Two grown and well muscled men enter a cage, are locked in, and then duke it out until one of them is either submitted, knocked out, or the time runs out. It sounds like a caveman sport but really, there is a great deal more strategy to it.
The training and the time that goes into the sport is mind-boggling. In doing research for the sequel to Seducing Cinderella, I got to know a former MMA fighter and was absolutely shocked. He threw around jiu-jitsu and striking terms that, when I tried to repeat them, left me tongue-tied. The amount of cardio that it takes to be able to stand in a ring with another man for upwards of fifteen minutes while you fight each other off made my stomach turn just thinking about it. And the dieting? Forget about it!
After learning more about this sport than just the celebrity names and the entrance songs, I had a newfound appreciation for what these men (and women) do. It seemed that in making Reid Andrews an MMA fighter, I gave him the perfect profession. It requires intelligence, flexibility, and determination to be an exceptional fighter.
But, if you aren't able to appreciate the strategy and technique in MMA, you can always enjoy the aesthetics of the sport…
Raise your hand if you love chiseled abs. *wink*
Growing up in small town Fort Atkinson, WI, Gina L. Maxwell, formerly Bisbee, could often be found onstage in the latest theatrical production, performing with her high school show choir, or holding office in her local FFA chapter. She dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps in the entertainment business, of enabling her audience to forget about life for a few hours as they enjoyed the stories she told through her love of singing, dancing, and acting. It wasn’t until her sophomore year in college when she realized she had no acting talent to speak of and her dream needed some adjusting. Another ten years would pass before she discovered a different means to accomplishing the same dream.
Within those ten years Gina married her high school sweetheart, had two beautiful children, and moved more times than she cared to count. In 2009 she started writing as a hobby while her kids were in school, and it quickly became an obsession she couldn’t stop, and then a dream to publish stories of love and passion for romance addicts just like her.
Three years later, her dream came true when she signed with Entangled Publishing for a total of seven books in two of their imprints.
Her Fighting for Love series with MMA heroes debuted July 20th, 2012 for the digital Brazen imprint with the first book, Seducing Cinderella, and reached #9 on Barnes & Noble’s best seller list in just seven days.
The first book in her paranormal romance trilogy, Desires of the Soul, is set to release both digitally and in mass trade paperback in Summer 2013 for the Entangled Select imprint.
When she’s not writing or wrangling plot bunnies, Gina keeps busy with her wonderful family and their ever-growing extra-curricular schedules. Thanks to their immense patience and support, she’s able to do The Thing She Was Meant To Do and live her dream of bringing a little romantic fantasy to the world, even if only in the pages of a good book.
Visit Gina:Title: Seducing Cinderella
Author: Gina L. Maxwell
Genre: Category – Contemporary
Length: 277 pages
Release Date: July 2012
Purchase Info: Amazon, Barnes and Noble
Mixed martial arts fighter Reid Andrews’s chance to reclaim his title as light heavyweight champ is shattered when he’s injured only months before the rematch. To make sure he’s healed in time, his trainer sends him to recuperate under a professional’s care—Reid’s best friend’s little sister, all grown up.
Disorganized and bookish Lucie Miller needs some professional help of her own. She’d do anything to catch the eye of a doctor she’s crushed on for years, so when Reid offers seduction lessons in exchange for 24/7 conditioning for the biggest fight of his career, Lucie jumps at the chance.
Soon Reid finds him himself in the fight of his life...winning Lucie's heart before she gives it to someone else.
Entangled Publishing has generously offered an e-copy of Seducing Cinderella to one lucky winner. (Open Internationally.)
~ The contest is open to all.
~ You must be 13 years old or over to participate.
~ The winner will be chosen via Random.org
~ The prize is submitted by the author/publisher and I have no responsibility whatsoever over it.
~ The contest will be open until September 28th.
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