Friend of the station, Paul Bishop shared the following press release with ESO.
Greetings Fight Card Fans…
Fight Card Books has unleashed the first two titles in their new Fight Card MMA series. Currently in release in e-book format for Kindle, a paperback will follow soon. Fight Card MMA: Welcome To The Octagon from Gerard Brennan, and Fight Card MMA: The Kalamazoo Kid from Jeremy Brown both deliver the same dynamic pulp action of the Fight Card novels, but moves it all up to date and inside the cage.
Jeremy Brown (Fight Card’s erstwhile website guru) broke ground with his MMA themed novels Suckerpunch and Hook And Shoot, both featuring his series character fightrer Woodshed Wallace. In Fight Card MMA: The Kalamazoo Kid, Jeremy brings his kick-ass style prose to a new MMA tale and a deadly battle for his new hero, MMA trainer Ray Kurt.
Previously winning critical acclaim for his hard-hitting novels The Point, Wee Rockets, and Fireproof, Gerard Brennan takes readers deep into the hardscrabble world of Ireland’s burgeoning MMA scene in Fight Card MMA: Welcome To The Octagon.
Both writers have delivered terrific stories that fight fans are sure to enjoy.
Next up in May, Fight Card: Get Hit, Hit Back from John Kenyon and more Fight Card MMA action.
FIGHT CARD MMA: WELCOME TO THE OCTAGON
Mickey The Rage Rafferty has gone through some tough times, but he’s not ready to tap-out just yet. The Belfast widower has to take care of his eight-year-old daughter, Lily. However, his main talent is fighting and the only way he can make enough money off it to support his girl is to take dodgy underground matches paying off in bloodstained cash. Mickey’s trainer, Eddie Smith, doesn’t approve. He wants his most promising student to step into the cage as a real martial artist, not as a fool for thugs and gangsters.
With Eddie on the verge of cutting him loose, Mickey is up against the cage – crushed between fast cash and a legitimate career. Mickey has some big decisions to make and some even bigger opponents to face.
The MMA life can be harsh, and it’s never easy … Welcome To The Octagon …
FIGHT CARD MMA: THE KALAMAZOO KID
Ray Kurt was one of the first guys to step into a sanctioned MMA fight – back when you scrapped four times a night and didn’t wrap your hands until you got to the hospital afterward. Now, he trains fighters in his Kalamazoo mixed martial arts gym, searching for someone he can take to the top.
Young fighting phenom, Tallis Dunbar might just be that someone, but Tallis comes attached to a whole lot of trouble. Detroit mob fixer Andru Harp wants Kurt to turn Tallis into an MMA beast tough enough to take on the Chicago mob’s fearsome fighter, High Voltage – the same man who nearly killed Tallis’ brother a year earlier.
For Detroit and Chicago it’s all about turf, but for Kurt and Tallis their lives and redemption are balanced on a razor’s edge. Kurt is used to fighting with few rules, but now there is only one – survive…
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