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SBC Fighters Series

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Today I have an RT BOOKlovers Convention special show for you because I will be chatting New York Times best-selling romance author Lori Foster who will be talking about her currently released novel, Back in Black, is the fifth book of her SBC Fighter series and her upcoming novel, The Gift of Love, which is an anthology with short stories by several different authors. And she may even give us a sneak peek into some of her future books in her SBC Fighter series as well as any of her other series and novels that she may have in the works right now and any other projects. She will be telling us about her writing experience and what she has in the works writing wise.
Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a Waldenbooks, Borders, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Berkley, Silhouette and Samhain. She is currently with Harlequin. Lori believes it’s important to give back to the community as much as possible, and for that reason she ran special contests in conjunction with a publisher, facilitating many first sales for new authors. She routinely organizes events among authors and readers to gather donations for various organizations. Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home. You can find out more about her by either going to her Website, Blog, Facebook Author Page or Twitter.
I have a couple of Lori Foster’s books but this series is fairly new and I love it. I don’t know much about sports especially Supreme Battle Challenge (SBC) Fighters, which I didn’t a clue about what that sport is about and I still don’t know much about them. When I read the first book in this series I at least started to get what SBC Fighters do and in this fourth and upcoming book in the series things take are very 180 turn from what the first 3 books were like. This is an Advance Readers Copy of Lori Foster’s upcoming February 2009 release which I have had the honor of reading and reviewing for her. We met Michael “Mallet” Manchester in the second novel Simon Says and he was also a bit in the third novel Hard to Handle, so we know a bit about Michael but in this novel we get to know him a whole lot better.
In this novel there is a very big twist that will surprise you and take you to a whole different place than the first three novels. It was such a pleasure reading this novel because it was so different and took me to a whole new place that really gave me a thrill with each passing chapter in the novel. Michael is such a strong wonderful character that like the other previous heroes in the SBC Fighters series is a man who respects women of all types and is a fighter to the core without being a egocentric jerk about being a strong and good fighter. He right leg is so severely damaged from a car accident that the doctors tell him he’ll need extensive physical therapy just to walk and so fighting professionally again is out of the question and his career, which has been his life, is over. Then this mysterious woman Kayli Raine appears in his hospital room out of thin air and she’s a tougher woman than Michael is use to, but he’s immediately captivated by her. What he doesn’t expect is for her to offer him a second chance at becoming whole and even though Michael things it’s the drugs talking, he accepts her challenge that brings in to the different place that I have mentioned.

I don’t want to spoil this new and wonderful place that Lori Foster has created because it is something I can’t really describe fully without ruining the whole novel for you. I will say that it a place that gives Michael the chance to become a whole man again and also gives him the love that his SBC fighting friends have and which he didn’t think he was looking for until he met Kayli. Kayli is a strong fighter herself and that is something that is new for Michael but it’s what he has been waiting for his entire life. I’m so glad that I got the chance to read an ARC of this amazing novel, My Man, Michael, and I will be buying the book when it comes out in February 2009 because that is one hot cover that will motivate me to read the novel over and over again in the future. The only thing that got me a bit frustrated is that when I finally got to the last page it got wondering whether we’ve seen the last of this amazing place that Michael has found or if Lori Foster will take us on another trip sometime soon with her future SBC Fighters series. Now that is something to think and consider about while we waiting for the future novels in the series to be announced. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:

MY MAN, MICHAEL by Lori Foster $ 7.99 (Book 4)(325 Pages)

Fighter Michael “Mallet” Manchester is on the verge of being an SBC fighting champion. But before he can step into the cage for a shot at the title, a car accident destroys his dream. His right leg is so severely damaged that the doctors tell him he’ll need extensive physical therapy just to walk. Fighting is out of the question. His career has been his life, and now that life is over.

Then Kayli Raine appears. She’s a tougher woman than Mallet is used to, but he’s immediately captivated by her. What he doesn’t expect is for her to offer him a second chance at becoming whole. And even though Mallet thinks it’s the drugs talking, he accepts her challenge…
I have a couple of Lori Foster’s books but this series is fairly new and I love it. I don’t know much about sports especially Supreme Battle Challenge (SBC) Fighters, which I didn’t a clue about what that sport is about and I still don’t know much about them. When I read the first book in this series I at least started to get what SBC Fighters do. Here is my review of the third book called Hard to Handle, which was very interesting to read because it helped me understand more about the sport that was first brought to my attention in Causing Havoc. The hero of this novel is Harley Handleman, who is an SBC fighter that we met in Simon Says, an extreme fighter who has an outlook on life as hard as his muscular body. Fate has dealt him a sucker punch—and a low blow, at that. First, there were his failed attempts at the title belt and then, Harley’s mother lost her fight with breast cancer, leaving him with no family but his trainer, Uncle Satch. The heroine of this novel is Anastasia Bradley who is Harley’s landlady for the cabin that he’s renting because he’s hoping that taking a break in the mountains seemed like a good idea. But his vacation isn’t nearly as restful as he expected because their verbal sparring keeps him on his toes, and the sensual sparks that fly between Harley and Anastasia would knock out a lesser man.
In this novel we get to see almost all of the wonderful characters from the first and second novel such as Dean, Eve, Cam, Roger, Jacki, Gregor, Dakota, Simon and Uncle Satch but we also meet some very intersting and wonderful new characters. Stasia and Harley are a very intriguing couple because they are very different from one another but they have this spark between them that is both physical and emotional that brings them together. It is so wonderful to read about how the characters from the first two novels in the series have deveolped and how they have become one big family with very dangerous things happening to them. There is a lot of excitement and suspense in this amazing novel and I learned about the SBC while reading this novel. I loved the characters because they all are so different but they don’t hold it against one another and it was wonderful to read about the amazing characters from the first and second book in this novel. I love this series and I will continue to read them because they are so good. Here is the description of all of the books in the series so far and pictures:
HARD TO HANDLE $ 7.99 (Book 3)(343 Pages)

Extreme fighter Harley Handleman has an outlook on life as hard as his muscular body. Fate has dealt him a sucker punch—and a low blow, at that. First, there were his failed attempts at the title belt. Then, Harley’s mother lost her fight with breast cancer, leaving him with no family but his trainer, Uncle Satch.

Taking a break in the mountains seemed like a good idea. But his vacation isn’t nearly as restful as he expected—thanks to his landlady, Anastasia Bradley. Their verbal sparring keeps him on his toes, and the sensual sparks that fly between them would knock out a lesser man. The last thing Harley wants is more complications in his life, so he’s determined to keep his distance from the alluring Stasia. But someone else has also noticed Stasia—someone who is putting her life in danger. To protect Stasia, Harley must stay close, but his growing feelings for her may be a bit hard to handle…
I have a couple of Lori Foster’s books but this series is fairly new and I love it. I don’t know much about sports especially Supreme Battle Challenge (SBC) Fighters, which I didn’t a clue about what that sport is about and I still don’t know much about them. When I read the first book in this series I at least started to get what SBC Fighters do. Here is my review of the second book called Simon Says, which was very interesting to read because it helped me understand more about the sport that was first brought to my attention in Causing Havoc. The hero who has a perfectly chiseled, lava-hot body, Simon Evans, an ex-fighter, also has a perfect life—great job, great girl, and more than enough dough. All that changes, though, when he catches his girlfriend cheating and shakes things up by going full force back into the ring, ready to take his rage out on his opponents. In steps in the heroine Dakota Dream (I know that it sounds like a porn star name but you’ll find out more about the name when you read the book) looking for Simon because the father who walked out on Simon and his mom eons ago wants to be back in the picture.
In this novel we get to see almost all of the wonderful characters from the first novel such as Dean, Eve, Cam, Roger, Jacki and Gregor but we also meet some very intersting and wonderful new characters. Dakota’s ex-husband and step-father make some very stressful and dangerous problems for her and her newly developed relationship with Simon and Dakota’s long friend Barber comes to town on a music gig and trys to help. There is a lot of excitement and suspense in this amazing novel and I learned about the SBC while reading this novel. I loved the characters because they all are so different but they don’t hold it against one another and it was wonderful to read about the amazing characters from the first book in this novel. I love this series and I will continue to read them because they are so good. Here is the description of all of the books in the series so far and pictures:
SIMON SAYS $ 7.99 (Book 2)(343 Pages)

With his perfectly chiseled, lava-hot body, Simon Evans, an ex-fighter, also has a perfect life—great job, great girl, and more than enough dough. All that changes, though, when he catches his girlfriend cheating. To shake things up, Simon goes full force back into the ring, ready to take his rage out on his opponents…
To make matters worse, the father who walked out on Simon and his mom eons ago wants to be back in the picture. He’s hired his stepdaughter, Dakota, to find Simon. Hot on Simon’s heels, the gusty Dakota puts love on the back burner. But when attempts are made on her life, Simon steps in to protect her, putting both of their hearts on the line…
I have a couple of Lori Foster’s books but this series is fairly new and I love it. I don’t know much about sports especially Supreme Battle Challenge (SBC) Fighters, which I didn’t a clue about what that sport is about and I still don’t know much about them. When I read the first book in this series I at least started to get what SBC Fighters do. Here is my review of the first book called Causing Havoc, which was very interesting to read because it brought a whole new sport to my attention. The hero is an extremely sexy, scuplted SBC figther named Dean “Havoc” Conor who is a knee-melting good looking man with thick skin. He has gotten a letter from his younger sister Cam telling him that she just found out about him and wanted him to come home so she could get to know him better. The heroine Eve Levon is his younger sister Cam’s best friend and they met for the first time at a bar but they don’t get to know more about one another until Dean shows up at Cam’s house and finds Eve there.
There is also Dean’s youngest sister and the trouble maker of the family Jacki who also has a romance going on with a SBC fighter named Gregor that wants to fight Dean in an official match. Cam is also in love with Roger the owner of the only decent bar/restaurant and hotel in town but he has a secret that he doesn’t know how to reveal. There is a lot of excitement and suspense in this amazing novel and I learned about the SBC while reading this novel. I loved the characters because they all are so different but they don’t hold it against one another. I love this series and I will continue to read them because they are so good. Here is the description of all of the books in the series so far and pictures:
CAUSING HAVOC $ 7.99 (Book 1)(342 Pages)

Sexy, sculpted extreme fighter Dean “Havoc” Conor has knee-melting good looks—and thick skin. But not from his brutal sport’s enclosed rings. Orphaned and torn from his sisters as a boy, he has no family. That is, until he gets a letter revealing how much the once-little girls want him back in Harmony, Kentucky.
To stop one of his sisters from marrying a man as sleazy as his is wealthy, Dean finds himself teaming up with her pretty-but-smart-mounted friend Eve—who’s heard of “Havoc’s” reputation and doesn’t need some hunk trampling on her heart. Now all Dean has to do is protect his sisters, win Eve over, and expose a devious criminal. And he thought winning the heavyweight cage fighting belt was hard…
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Phoebe Jordan
Phoebe Jordan

Phoebe Jordan

I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, book reviewer and blogger. I've always wanted to travel the world and learn everything I can about other countries. Learning the Italian language is one way of trying to make that dream come true. Traveling will help me with my writing because I'll be learning about the history of the U.S., Latin America, England, Italy, and Ireland, the countries I find so fascinating while reading the romance genre. I read and review romance novels of almost every subgenre along with erotic romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult novels. You can find the reviews at my blogs, Talk About My Favorite Authors and Phoebe Jordan's Reviews. I’ve also started a live podcast show called TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan hosted on Blog Talk Radio. This show is dedicated to everything I love about romance and young adult novels. I love having romance and young adult authors live on my show to be interviewed and showcase their books. I plan to write contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance, paranormal romance and young adult when I get my writing career started with help from Keta. I'm not sure what genre I'll write to begin with since I love to read so many different romance genres.

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