Guest Post and Giveaway: Fight by Kelly Wyre

Hello everyone! Today I am pleased to welcome author Kelly Wyre to Joyfully Jay. She is here to talk about her new release, Fight.  Kelly has also brought a great excerpt as well as a giveaway. So please join me in giving her a big welcome!

 

Howdy! Kelly Wyre (rhymes with) here today on Joyfully Jay to talk about shoes and ships and sealing wax, books and MMA fighting rings! I’m ever-so-grateful to Jay and crew for hosting my humble chaos, and am thankful for you, too, for stopping by.

And now for a round of what I like to call… INAPPROPRIATE QUESTION THEATRE
(Hosted here, but asked and answered by me, myself, and only I.)
SHENANIGANS… BEGIN!

So, Kelly, the burning question: favorite gay porn star?
If it really is burning, they make a cream for that.

Duly noted.
And I’m going to go with the cheese blind man and the flower fish dude.

Excellent choices. Top three favorite sexcapades?
Just three? Yikes. Hm. In no particular order, I’m going to go with talking BDSM shop with the rock star while I was naked and covered in oil, the time my own mother had to yell at my naked boyfriends to get off the roof before they froze their balls off and they stuck to the shingles, and narrowly avoiding arrest that one time on top of the parking garage.

Favorite kinky toy?
Toss up between flogger, cane, and big, plastic spoon.

Favorite non-kinky toy?
Anything Playmobil.

Favorite inappropriate collection?
The people chained to the wall in my basement.

Favorite legit collection?
My Pluffies. The fantasy artwork is nice, too. And the Day of the Dead skulls.

Lilies or snapdragons?
Black roses.

Best way to spend a weekend?
With friends.

Biggest regret?
Don’t have ‘em.

Best advice?
Never let fear decide your fate.

Why are you here again?
To carry on part 2454 of my plan to take over the world and to talk about my new release from Loose Id Publishing.

Oh yeah? What’s that about?
Nate? Fury? The floor is yours.

That was awesome.
No, YOU are.

No, YOU.
Oh, Self, is it time for some self-love?

In a minute. Don’t you have one more thing to say?
I don’t need my hands for that.

True. But… think we should hush and tell them about the contest?
Probably. Though they are so kind to go along with the insanity.

Truly. You are. And to celebrate you, the indispensable reader, I’m running a contest to celebrate the new release.  You can check out more detail over on my blog. I’m giving away three ebook copies of the book, and those winners will also receive a free MP3 file of me reading one of the juicer bits of my novel, (and don’t worry; I’ve got years of experience reading erotica and doing my very best When Harry Met Sally routine). And one other lucky winner will be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE: the ebook, the audio file, and the Lego versions of Fury and Nathan featured in that video up above. All details are over on my site.

So comment here to enter to win, dear readers! And don’t forget to include your email info so Kelly can let you know if you’ve won. Now for the last and all-important question: Where can we buy a copy of FIGHT?

You can get your copy RIGHT HERE! And here’s a little more about the book and me, myself, and the crazy I.

Fight by Kelly WyreThe truth is worth anything and everything you’ve got.


Fight

To Nathan Hunt, honesty is anything but the best policy. Telling the truth has gotten him nothing but heartache and pain; so lying about who he is and what he wants seems to be the only path to job security and friends. Hell, it even brings him a hollow kind of happiness.

Except, that’s not much of a life for any man. Especially one with Nathan’s passion. Desperate to cure his self-made misery, Nathan agrees to go along with a con that will score cash for Nathan to start over. There’s just one problem: lying is getting harder by the day. And a con who can’t lie, is a con who gets caught.

Nathan’s attempts to distract himself from his moral quandary lead him to a mysterious, intoxicating man named Fury. The Mixed Martial Arts fighter knows a thing or two about lies and pasts better left buried. He and Nathan have something else in common – they both want to be with someone who lets them be themselves.

Together, they undertake a journey that proves honesty is more dangerous and more difficult than either of them could have imagined. And as they combat addiction, thugs, guns, and their own inner demons, Nathan and Fury can only hope that their battle to be together will be worth the bitter fight.


Excerpt

Nathan registered the look of dulled shock in Duke’s eyes, and a presence manifested next to them. Nathan shoved Duke away but didn’t do anything else. He was too busy staring up at Fury and fighting for control.

Fury leveled a gaze on Nathan but didn’t say a word or lift a hand. He had on jeans, a checkered shirt, and a long coat that was stretched taut across his shoulders.

“Oh, hey…hey, Fury.” Duke straightened his clothing, but he was the rabbit cornered in the hunt. “Didn’t… Man, I didn’t see you.”

Fury swiveled his head and glowered. Duke backed up, smart enough to read a cold trail. “We cool, man. We all cool, here. Nate? You know where to find me if you need me, right?”

Nathan struggled to make his vision stop bleeding red and didn’t answer.

“Cool. It’s cool.” Duke smacked his lips and jogged off in the other direction.

Nathan would have sighed in relief and slumped against the wall, but Fury returned his focus to Nathan, who suddenly had sympathy for those insects pinned to boards for display.

“Ah…” Nathan cleared his throat. He wiped his palms on his jeans and tried to think straight. “Um…hey.”

Fury still said nothing, and Nathan tensed so he wouldn’t squirm. “You had a great fight. Earlier, I mean. Inside…in the…not out… Right.”

Fury blinked. Slowly. His eyelashes were so dark and thick, it looked like the guy wore mascara. He wasn’t exactly an attractive man in the traditional sense. Too much forehead, eyes too close together, big, crooked nose…

“Duke’s an asshole,” Nathan babbled. “Harmless, usually. Just fucked up tonight.” Nathan had no idea why on God’s green earth he was defending Duke. Or maybe he was defending himself. Trying to be smooth after a tweaked-out piece of shit cornered him in a parking lot, and Nathan had to tamp down the urge to kill Duke with his bare hands? Christ, what was wrong with him? Nathan took anger out on himself, not others.

“He sells some decent weed, if that’s your thing,” Nathan tried to joke, laughing feebly. Fury only had three inches of height on Nathan, but Fury might as well be the size of skyscrapers.

“It’s not,” Fury said in his characteristic growl. “My thing.”

“Oh.” Nathan coughed. Of course, he would try to push weed on a teetotaler. That was Nathan’s style, right there. Smooth. “Well. Sure. Not with what you do for a living, right? Can’t be good for the—”

“I got other things.”

Nathan shut his mouth with an audible clack of teeth. Fury still studied Nathan, hands loose at his sides, shoulders at ease, expression neutral. If the fighting thing ever failed, Fury had a bright future in poker. “That right?” Nathan asked.

Fury nodded, and again, it was slow. “Yeah.” Fury looked Nathan up and down, just like he had after Nathan had spotted him on the weight bench. Must be trying to place him. No way was it anything else.

“You were at the gym,” Fury said at last.

With the threads of recognition in Fury’s tone, Nathan’s logic died, and he got sucker punched by hope. Stupid, untimely, insipid, teenager-with-a-crush hope. “I…uh, yeah, I was. I think.”

“You think?” Fury asked with what might have been amusement.

“I do. Think,” Nathan replied with more assurance. It was easier to come by when he told himself this conversation wasn’t really happening.

Fury finally quit inspecting Nathan and glanced around the parking lot. “You headin’ back inside?”

“I…I don’t think so.”

Fury stared at something far away. “You interested in some more action?”

“Always.” The answer flew from Nathan’s lips before he could catch it. The symptoms of the panic returned, but they hurt a little less. “What you got?”

Fury shoved his hands into his pockets. “I got somewhere to be.” He took a few steps toward the row of cars, and he paused, raising his eyebrows at Nathan. “You comin’?”


Do all you do in and for love. Many thanks!
Kelly Wyre
enjoys reading and writing all manner of fiction, ranging from horror to romance. She used to work in advertising but is now happily chained to her writing desk. Kelly relishes the soft and cuddly and the sharp and bloody with equal amounts of enthusiasm. She’s a coffee addict, a workaholic, a chronic night owl, and loves a good thunderstorm. Currently Kelly resides in the southeastern United States.
Kelly Wyre’s Website ? Kelly’s Blog ? Kelly’s Twitter
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And if you like FIGHT, try the New Amsterdam Series!


Giveaway

Kelly is offering some great giveaways as part of her Fight Blog Tour.  She is giving away three ebook copies of the book, and those winners will also receive a free MP3 file of her reading one of the juicer bits of the novel. And one other lucky winner will be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE: the ebook, the audio file, and the Lego versions of Fury and Nathan featured in that video up above.

Just leave a comment her to enter or check out her blog for other ways to enter.  The contest closes on March 25 at midnight EST.

  • By entering the giveaway, you’re confirming that you are at least 18 years old.
  • Winners will be selected by random number. No purchase necessary to win.  The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
  • If you win, you must respond to my email within 48 hours or another winner may be chosen. Please make sure that your spam filter allows email from Joyfully Jay.
  • Winners may be announced on the blog following the contest. By entering the contest you are agreeing to allow your name to be posted and promoted as the contest winner by Joyfully Jay.
  • Prizes will be distributed following the giveaway either by Joyfully Jay or the person/organization donating the prize.
  • By entering you are agreeing to hold Joyfully Jay harmless if the prize or giveaway in some way negatively impacts the winner.
  • Readers may only enter once for each contest.  Duplicate entries for the same giveaway will be ignored. In the event of technical problems with the blog during the contest, every effort will be made to extend the contest deadline to allow for additional entries.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Comments

  1. I’ve watched the video so many times! Still think it’s fantastic and still makes me wanna read the book :)
    I love mini Lego Fury’s hair!
    m.fbks0 at gmail dot com

    • Hi there!
      I’m thrilled you liked the video! Thank you so much for that feedback. I had entirely too much fun gathering up random things in my house and putting them on camera. *laughs*

      Did you know you can *customize* the Lego hair these days? Any hair color or style… all at your local Lego or Ebay outlet. It’s pretty awesome.

      So happy you stopped by, and thank you again!
      <3Kelly

  2. The book sounds great! And the interview was fabulous!

  3. Please count me in. I love the cover of the book!

  4. Great interview! Looking forward to reading this.
    rockybatt@gmail.com

  5. Thank you for the awesome random that was the interview and the excerpt. aahickmanathotmaildotcom

    • Hey you!
      :D

      Ooooh… me and Random… we go waaaaay back. *laughs* 

      And thank YOU for the lovely comment and for stopping by. Good to see you here!
      <3Kelly

  6. Love the interview…wasn’t expecting the Playmobil curveball, I admit, but at least it isn’t Mega Bloks! (A jingoistic pro-Lego moment there, won’t happen again.)

    • *laughs* I loved Playmobil when I was little. I think I had just about every piece available at the time, and my favorites were the dollhouse and the electric train. And, if I remember right, the latter would try to carry away the residents of the former when the dragons attacked the tiny Victorian Town of Whoops.

      …early proof that I’m a disaster movie in progress. XD

      And dude: LEGO > Mega Bloks aaaaall the way. Here, here! I did Ramagon (a little known hexagon-based building block system) more than Lego, but you cannot beat that moment when you have 10,000 tiny pieces just waiting to become something awesome. :D

      Thank you for stopping by!
      <3Kelly

      • Gotta admit, though, now that there are OYO minifigures of some of my hockey team (Lego-compatible!) I may end up cheating a bit. The collector in me wants to keep ‘em in the box, but I think I’m going to have to open them up soon and throw them into the minifig universe I’ve got going…

  7. Thanks for the fun interview and giveaway.  If I were to win the Lego figures of Fury and Nathan, I think my son would steal them.

    • Thank you for stopping by!

      HA! Well, I have no doubt that the Lego dudes would have fantastic adventures in your son’s hands. :D

      Have a great day!
      <3Kelly

  8. That was the awesomest book trailer EVER. LOLed way too hard at work. At least I have my own office.

    • Cackling in one’s own office seems completely reasonable to me. *sage nod* 

      *grins*

      Thank you so much for the feedback. I had so much fun making that mini movie, and it’s been awesome to share it! 

      Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!
      <3Kelly

  9. Courtney Slater says:

    This sounds good. Please count me in.

  10. I’d love a chance to win a copy! Have had my eye on this since I first ready Fury’s name…the trailer cinched it! Thanks so much.
    peachescon(at)gmail(dot)com

  11. I love the questions. Great to read.

  12. Please count me in. Thanks.

  13. Kassandra says:

    Fun interview! Love the blurb and excerpt. Please count me in.

  14. Love what you’re doing with this tour, Kelly. It’s an awesome novel. <3

  15. Fun Q&A session. Thank you for a chance to win =)

  16. Oh, my! The video is so good. I am still laughing. Now I am really intrigued, so no doubt I am going to read the book. Thanks for the giveaway

    • Hi there!

      Thank you so much. I’m having a lot of fun sharing that video and the adventures of Lego Nate & Fury (and friends). :D

      Thrilled for the interest, and so happy you stopped by!

      Have a great day,
      <3Kelly

  17. I want to read this, sounds great!!!  please add me too, thank you!!!

  18. Great interview! Thanks for the contest, please add me :)

    Mary

  19. Winners have been selected!
    See them here:
    http://kelly-wyre.blogspot.com/2014/03/ready-for-fight-blog-tour-winners.html

    Thank you so much for hosting me and thanks to everyone who participated!
    Light & Love,
    Kelly

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