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Wednesday 23 September 2015

☀ Passing His Guard: Against The Cage [2] - Melynda Price

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Passing His Guard, a New Adult Contemporary Romance by (, Montlake Romance, 402 pages).

This is the second book in the Against The Cage series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Prologue excerpt below, as well as details about the whole series, including a teaser about the upcoming third book.  Read the first two chapters with Amazon Look Inside. Passing His Guard is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Author Melynda Price will be awarding two key chains featuring Passing His Guard book cover, or a paper back copy of the book, or one MP3 and one Audiobook, or one of two $10 Amazon Gift Cards to six randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part and comment on our post.

Synopsis | Teaser | The Series | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


When a MMA fighter clashes wills with a sexy private investigator, the gloves come off…

Aiden “Disco Stick” Kruze walked away from it all—money, family, friends, and a successful career as a lawyer in Manhattan—to pursue his dream of being an MMA fighter. When a sexy private investigator shows up at Aiden’s gym, he mistakenly assumes she’s a cage-banging groupie.

Ryann is determined to haul Aiden back home. She’s desperate to claim the reward money that will pay off her father’s creditors before the man who killed her father comes to collect from her.

Aiden is done living his life under the microscope of being a senator’s son. He’s not going back to New York—ever—and there’s nothing this tenacious redhead can do about it. Or is there?

When the demons of Aiden’s past catch up with him, he realizes the lies, deception, and betrayal run deeper than he ever imagined. Aiden must put his career and his life on the line to save the woman who’s stolen his heart.

Teaser: Excerpt


     Did anyone follow you?” Axel Andrews demanded as he shut the stall door and slid the wobbly lock into place.
      “No. I got here early, just like you asked me to. Mind telling me what this is all about? Haven’t heard a word from you in ten years, and now you’re calling me out of the blue like we’re cloak and dagger.”
      “You’re better off if you don’t know the details. Let’s just say I’ve fucked up— pissed off the wrong people and I’m trying like hell to make things right before it’s too late.”
      “Seein’ as how you and I are in the john talking through a wall, I’d say that ship has already sailed for you, my friend. What kind of trouble are you in?”
      “The mob kind.”
      “Shit . . .” Henry hissed, exhaling a sigh. “What about Ryann? Does she know?”
      “No. And I want to keep it that way if I can help it.”
      “Fair enough. What do you need me to do?”
      “Hang on to this.” Axel passed a credit-card-sized envelope underneath the divider to his friend. “If something happens to me, I need you to make sure Ryann gets it. I gotta go. I’m pretty sure I’m being followed. Wait here a few more minutes and then go out the back when you leave. Thanks for doing this, Henry. I owe ya one.”
      “It’s nothing you wouldn’t do for me. You’ve helped me out of more than one tight spot back in the day.”
      A nostalgic chuckle rumbled in Axel’s chest as he thought back to the antics of his childhood friend and all the trouble they used to get into running the streets of Brooklyn as kids. Life was simpler back then. It was a tragedy how quickly time seemed to slip away. He was thankful for the bond youth had forged between them, an unbreakable tie that Axel had no choice but to lean on right now. When this was over, once he put the mistakes of his past behind
      “Take care of yourself.” Axel unlatched the flimsy lock, anxious to keep moving so as not to arouse suspicion. The hinges squeaked in protest as he opened the door.
      “You too, man.” Axel left the bar and headed down the street. Zipping his coat, he tucked his chin into the collar and shoved his hands into the pockets, burrowing in for the six-block walk back to his car. He’d made every attempt to lose his tail before entering the bar, but the man following him was a professional— too good to be seen— but Axel knew he was there . . .
      His skin prickled with unease, the fine hairs at the nape of his neck rising. He quickened his steps, the brisk clip accelerating the tempo echoing off the vacant buildings as he ducked down an alley, taking a short-cut back to his car. A fresh coat of snow blanketed the streets— snow was still falling, but not fast enough to cover his tracks. The cold snap had come on fast and hard, driving many of the people who were usually out at this time of night to seek either the shelter of their homes or the transportation of cabs.
      How had his life spun so out of control? The question haunted him almost as relentlessly as the man following him. He heard it before he saw it— the roar of the engine, followed by the blinding headlights as the car turned down the alley, its tires grappling for traction as they struggled to meet the demand of the accelerator.
      Axel glanced behind him, adrenaline flooding his veins as he broke into a run for the intersection, dashing to the finish line in a life-or-death race. He had nowhere to go, trapped between two brick walls with space barely wide enough to fit the Escalade barreling down on him. It drew closer. He ran faster— legs feeling like they were stuck in quicksand as the vehicle sped toward him. The road ahead was near, yet so far. He swore he could feel the heat of the headlights burning the back of his neck. Oh, God! He wasn’t going to make it!
      Bracing for impact, Axel squeezed his eyes closed, one thought resonating in his mind: I’m so sorry, Ryann . . .

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The Series: Against The Cage

The gritty, rough, and hot-as-hell MMA men of the Cage Fighting Association never surrender. Each has his own battle-scarred past, and each has a reason to resist the biggest takedown of all: love. But when these fighters meet their matches, the battles in the cage pale in comparison with the sparks that fly outside of it. Against the Cage, Melynda Price’s MMA romance series, is big on action and high on heat, with alpha males who are just as unforgettable as they are irresistible.

Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

Win by Submission [1]

To win her heart, he’ll be in for the fight of his life.

After an illegal kick during a CFA title fight fractures Cole Easton’s spine, doctors say there’s nothing more they can do for the bitter Vegas fighter. They say it’s a miracle he can walk, if that’s what you call his crutch-dragging limp. Unwilling to give up on him, Cole’s manager sends the injured fighter to the best physical therapist he knows: his niece, Katie Miller. When Cole arrives in the small town of Somerset, Wisconsin, he quickly discovers his sly manager may have had reasons other than rehab for sending him to this frozen tundra.

After a year of running from an abusive ex-boyfriend, Katie has returned to her hometown to care for her father, who’s recovering from a stroke. When Uncle Marcus calls in a favor, she reluctantly finds herself taking on a rancorous MMA fighter, broken at the height of his career. He’s insanely sex-on-a-stick hot—and everything she loathes in a man.

If Cole thinks his fighting days are over, he’s dead wrong. To save Katie from her past and to win her heart, he’ll be in for the fight of his life. [Published 24 March 2015, 364 pages]

Grappling For Position [3]

Coming April 2016

About the Author

Melynda Price is the author of several contemporary and paranormal romance titles, including Until Darkness Comes, Shades of Darkness, Courting Darkness, and Braving the Darkness, all in the Redemption Series.

Price writes for ardent readers who want to fall in love over and over again. Her goal is to make the unbelievable believable while taking her characters to the limit with stories full of passion, heart, and unexpected twists. Salting stories with undertones of history whenever possible, Price adds immeasurable depth to her well-crafted books.

She lives with her husband and two children in Northern Minnesota, where there are plenty of snow-filled days to curl up in front of the fireplace with a hot cup of coffee and write.

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