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Orbit

Jade City

Fonda Lee
Authors:
Fonda Lee

Center Street

Jane Two

Sean Patrick Flanery
Authors:
Sean Patrick Flanery

A young Mickey navigates through the dense Texas humidity of the 70's and out onto the porch every single time his Granddaddy calls him, where he's presented with the heirloom recipe for life, love, and manhood. But all the logic and insight in the world cannot prepare him to operate correctly in the presence of a wonderfully beautiful little girl who moves in just behind his rear fence. How will this magical moment divide Mickey's life into a "before and after" and permanently change his motion and direct it down the unpaved road to which only a lucky few are granted access?

Piatkus

Riot

Tillie Cole
Authors:
Tillie Cole

BRUTAL. INTENSE. PASSIONATE. THE WORLD OF THE SCARRED SOULS. They call me 901. I am a monster, a killer, a champion. In the blood pit I am a god. I have no name, no family, and no identity. When master says fight, I fight . . . until I am the only one left standing. I have one goal, to fight so well that I am freed. I don't need friends, I don't need women. They are weaknesses. I am strong. Until I see her. She is gorgeous and kind and off-limits to me. She was stolen as a child to be the worst type of slave and now master wants her. What he wants, he gets. With a smile, she melts my brutal heart. I have never wanted anything more. I need to make a choice. Freedom or Love. I cannot choose wrong.

Robinson

A Brief History of the Martial Arts

Jonathan Clements
Authors:
Jonathan Clements
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Ravage

Tillie Cole
Authors:
Tillie Cole

The thrilling third installment of USA Today bestselling author Tillie Cole's #ScarredSouls series.Is finding one's true love worth committing the greatest sacrifice of all?Taken as a teen, prisoner 194 was stripped of his name and freewill, meticulously honed to be a ruthless machine. Even as he tries to fight his captors' hold on him, he knows that obedience is the only way to save his sister, who is the one person that keeps him from turning into a monster.As a young girl Zoya Kostava barely escaped the brutal attack that killed her entire family. Now twenty five she lives in secrecy. That is until she hears her brother also survived and is living with their greatest enemy.Zoya risks her safety and anonymity to find the brother she thought dead and is captured by a beautiful, brutal man. A man who both captivates and scares her, in him she sees a soul as lost as her own.They both have so much to lose - will they be able to save each other . . . and survive?

Hachette Audio

The Aftermath

R. J. Prescott
Authors:
R. J. Prescott
Hachette Audio

The Hurricane

R. J. Prescott
Authors:
R. J. Prescott

**Goodreads finalist for BEST DEBUT**Contains brand new bonus content, exclusive to the print editionA love that's worth keeping is worth fighting for . . . Emily McCarthy is living in fear of a dark and dangerous past. A gifted mathematician, she is little more than a hollow, broken shell, trying desperately to make ends meet long enough to finish her degree. Through an unlikely friendship with the aging, cantankerous owner of an old boxing gym, Em is thrown into the path of the most dangerous man that she has ever met. Cormac "the Hurricane" O'Connell is cut, tattooed and dangerous. He is a lethal weapon with no safety and everyone is waiting for the mis-fire. He's never been knocked out before, but when he meet Em he falls, HARD. Unlike any other girl he's ever met, she doesn't want anything from him. Just being around her makes him want to be a better person. They are polar opposites who were never meant to find each other, but some things are just worth the fight.Perfect for fans of Kristen Ashley and Katy Evans'A refreshing addition to the fighter romance genre. A realistic and beautiful journey of two people beating the odds to achieve their happily ever after.' Harper Sloan

Piatkus

Scarred Souls

Tillie Cole
Authors:
Tillie Cole

The first two books in USA Today bestselling author Tillie Cole's Scarred Souls series, in one volumeRAZEConditioned in captivity to maim and slaughter, Prisoner 818 becomes an unstoppable fighter in the ring. Violence is all he knows. After years of incarceration in an underground hell, only one thought occupies his mind: revenge on the man who wronged him.Kisa Volkova is the only daughter of Kirill 'The Silencer' Volkov, head of the infamous 'Red' bosses of New York's Russian Bratva. Her father's savage treatment of his rivals and his lucrative underground gambling ring The Dungeon ensures too many enemies lurk at their door, and she dreams of a life away from her virtual prison.One evening, Kisa stumbles upon a tattooed, scarred, but stunningly beautiful homeless man on the streets. Something about him stirs feelings deep within her; familiar yet impossibly forbidden desires. A mysterious, silent man, Kisa becomes obsessed with him, yearns for him, craves his touch . . . this man they call Raze.REAPRaised as a prototype for the Georgian Bratva's obedience drug, 221 fails to think, act or live for himself - his master's perfectly-crafted killing puppet. Standing at six foot six, weighing two-hundred and fifty pounds, and unrivalled in to-the-death combat, 221 successfully secures business for the Georgian mafiya boss of NYC, in the dark criminal underground. Until his enemies capture him.Talia Tolstaia longs to break free from the heavy clutches of Bratva life and away from the stifling leash of her Russian Bratva Boss father, and from the brutality of her work at The Dungeon. But when she meets her family's captive who is more monster than man, she starts to see the man underneath. A powerful, damaged man whose heart calls to hers . . .#ScarredSouls

Piatkus

The Aftermath

R. J. Prescott
Authors:
R. J. Prescott

**Contains brand new BONUS content - exclusive to the print editionWhen you've got nothing, you've got nothing to lose. But what happens when you have everything you ever wanted? You fight to keep it. Cormac "the Hurricane" O'Connell's star is on the rise. Billed as the most promising young boxer of his generation, his new career is taking him to places he never dreamed. But O'Connell only needs one thing in life: his wife. In her final year of college, Em cannot follow him around the world but together they make it work. Just when everything they ever wanted is on the horizon, the past resurfaces to haunt them and O'Connell realises that justice might not be a part of his happy ever after. He couldn't protect Em once before, but in the aftermath of the hurricane, he will make sure that never happens again.Perfect for fans of Kristen Ashley, Harper Sloan and Kristen Callihan'Boxing and romance easily go hand-in-hand. Prescott delivers a knockout with The Aftermath.' Heidi McLaughlin'Sexy, exciting, and packed full of emotion. Prescott delivers another hard-hitting novel that'll leave you breathless for more. Cormac "the Hurricane" O'Connell can fight in my corner any day!' L.P. Dover

Piatkus

Reap

Tillie Cole
Authors:
Tillie Cole
Piatkus

Raze

Tillie Cole
Authors:
Tillie Cole

NOW WITH BONUS SCENE!To take back life, one must first face death . . . Conditioned in captivity to maim and kill, prisoner 818 becomes an unstoppable fighter in the ring. Violence is all he knows. Death and brutality are the masters of his fate.After years of incarceration in an underground hell, only one thought occupies his mind: revenge. Revenge on the man who wronged him, condemned him and turned him into this: a rage-fueled killing machine.Kisa Volkova, daughter of the head of New York's Russian bratva, lives a protected but unhappy life. As manager of The Dungeon, her father's underground fighting and gambling syndicate in Brooklyn, grief and pain fill her days. As well as her domineering father, Kisa's fiancé Alik controls every aspect of her life, dominating her every move, until one night changes everything.After a chance encounter with a beautiful, tattooed man on the street, Kisa stumbles into a world of feeling and desire as yet unknown to her. And when this man is announced as The Dungeon's newest fighter, her life is turned upside down.Kisa becomes obsessed with him, yearns for him, needs to possess this mysterious man beyond saving . . . the man they call Raze.#Raze #RazeHell

Sphere

It's Time!

Bruce Buffer
Authors:
Bruce Buffer

If you're reading these words, chances are that you, like me, are a fan of the great sport we call MMA. And if you're a fan, then you probably recognize my face. Yeah, that's right-I'm that guy you see at every UFC match, spinning around and roaring into the microphone and getting up in fighters' grills. Okay, so I might not be the most subtle or refined announcer in the business. But I hope I communicate my passion for the sport in a way no other announcer does. I'll say it again: Passion. Because that's what this book is about. In these pages, I want to tell you about the passion that first led me to bet everything on this sport of ours, way back when MMA was outlawed in half the country and there wasn't a dime to be made on it. I want to tell you how that passion all started, with my larger-than-life father, a former Marine Drill Sergeant who, by the time I was ten, had taught me to play poker and blackjack, field-strip a Luger pistol blindfolded, and recite poetry. He was a man who thought nothing of confronting a group of thugs armed with nothing but his fists-and who expected the same strength and honor from his sons. I want to take you inside the incredible brotherhood that makes up the UFC as nobody ever has before, to tell you about the bond we all share and the crazy times I've had over the years with guys like Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddell, BJ Penn, and Jon "Bones" Jones. I want to give you my Octagon-side insights on many of the big fights you remember, and just maybe, to tell you about a few memorable fights that took place outside of the octagon, too-from my own sparring match with a youngster named Royce Gracie back before the phrase "Mixed Martial Arts" even existed, to some other brawls you might've heard about. And I want to tell you about the remarkable, late-life meeting with the celebrity brother I never knew I had-a brother whose existence my parents had never once breathed a word about!-that helped inspire me to chase my own dreams of standing up in the Octagon. Surprising stuff from the guy in the fancy tux, right? And that's just the start. There's a lot you don't know about me yet. And now... IT'S TIME! I told you.

Robinson

The Mammoth Book of Mixed Martial Arts

Lee Whitehead
Authors:
Lee Whitehead

These exceptional photographs put you right in the cage with the fighters and take you behind the walls of the dojo and into their lives - you can't get closer than this. Lee Whitehead has spent over five years training in the sport of mixed martial arts and photographing it at the highest level, covering top fighters all over the world. His own MMA experience has given him the unprecedented ability to read fighters' movements and capture stunning, high-impact shots as well as intimate portraits that reveal the self-sacrifice and passion of the fighters.

Running Press Kids

Tap Out

Eric Devine
Authors:
Eric Devine

Seventeen-year-old Tony Antioch lives in Pleasant Meadows, a trailer park where questions aren't asked since everyone already knows the answers from their own experience. He dreams of rescuing his mother from her constant stream of abusive boyfriends but in reality can barely duck the punches that are aimed at himself. When Tony is coerced into joining his friend Rob's Mixed Martial Arts class, he is surprised to find that he has a talent that he actually wants to develop. But with a meth-dealing biker gang that is hungry for recruits and a vicious cycle of poverty and violence that precedes him, Tony is going to need a lot more than blood and guts to find a way out. Gritty, powerful, and unapologetic, Tap Out explores what it takes to stay true to oneself and the consequences of the choices made along the way in order to do so.

Fonda Lee

Fonda Lee is a black belt martial artist, a former corporate strategist, and action movie aficionado. Born and raised in Calgary, Canada, she now lives in Portland, Oregon with her family. Lee is the award-winning author of the YA science fiction novels Zeroboxer and Exo; Jade City is her adult debut.

Jonathan Clements

Jonathan Clements is the author of many books on East Asian history, including biographies of Empress Wu, Admiral Togo, the statesman Prince Saionji and Coxinga, the Japanese-born 'pirate king'. He divides his time between London, England and Jyväskylä, Finland, and his website iswww.muramasaindustries.com.

Lee Whitehead

Lee Whitehead is a staff writer for www.mmaweekly.com and MMA Unlimited. He has contributed to Fighters Only, Martial Arts Illustrated and Fighters; to KamiPro in Japan and Ground and Pound in Germany. He is feature MMA photographer for Spiked Extreme sports magazine.

Paige VanZant

Paige VanZant is an American martial artist who competes in the Women's Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Champion.

R. J. Prescott

I was born in Cardiff, South Wales although I left to study law at the University of Bristol, England. Four weeks before graduation I fell in love, and stayed. Ten years later I convinced my crazy, wonderful fire fighter husband to move back to Cardiff with me where we live with our two equally crazy sons. Juggling work, writing and family doesn't leave a lot of time, but curling up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a bar of chocolate for family movie night is definitely the best part of my week. "The Hurricane" is my debut New Adult Novel.

Tillie Cole

Tillie Cole is a Northern girl through and through, originating from Teeside in the North East of England. She was brought up surrounded by her mother, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.Being a scary blend of Scottish and English, Tillie embraces both cultures; her English heritage through her love of HP sauce and freshly made Yorkshire Puddings, and her Scottish, which is mostly demonstrated by her frighteningly foul-mouthed episodes of pure rage and her much loved dirty jokes.Following university in Newcastle and subsequent years teaching high school Social Studies around Europe, Tillie was inspired to write her first novel. Ever since, she has written from the heart, combining her passion for anything camp and glittery with her love of humour and dark brooding men (most often muscled and tattooed - they're her weakness!). Tillie lives with her professional rugby player husband in Calgary, Alberta where she spends most of her days (and many a late night) lost in a writing euphoria or in her dream of pursuing a dazzling career as a barrel-racing, tasselled-chap, Stetson-wearing cowgirl . . . Ye-haw!Visit Tillie online at: https://www.tilliecole.com/https://www.facebook.com/tilliecoleauthor@tillie_cole