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The first gay romance book in UK Paperback
Introducing a new genre – gay romance fiction written by women

FIGHTER (The Brick Yard)
By International Bestselling Gay Romance Author Carol Lynne

* Published by Pride Publishing, ready for Valentine’s Day 2017, £7.99 *
* Available in digital and paperback original for the first time *
* ‘Two men and a fight they can’t win… One romance and a love they can’t lose.’ *

For Lucky Gunn, the hardest fight of his life happens outside the cage.

On the South Side of Chicago sits an old gym called The Brick Yard.

Ten years ago, on a bitterly cold day, Lucky Gunn wandered into The Brick Yard dressed in a threadbare jacket, looking for refuge. He hadn’t expected the owner, Tony Brick, to welcome him with a job and a place to sleep when Lucky’s abusive and drug-addicted mother made it too dangerous to return home.

Dray was a gay man living in a world of straight fighters. When his secret was exposed to the media, he dropped out, giving Lucky a piece of advice-if you want to make it as a MMA fighter, bury the part of yourself that won’t be accepted.

Lucky discovered the cage was the perfect place to keep his demons at bay, but when he learns his trainer and mentor, Brick, is suffering from end-stage cancer, he begins to spiral out of control. After eight years, Dray returns to help Lucky and Brick deal with the devastating news.

With Dray so close, Lucky’s old desires return, and Dray teaches him more than how to fight. Torn between his career and the passion he feels for Dray, Lucky’s past demons resurface in full force, threatening his sanity and his budding relationship with Dray.

Despite leaving the cage years earlier, Dray finds himself in the battle of his life with the only man he’s ever loved. Will he stand and fight or walk away like he did years earlier?
About Carol Lynne
An avid reader for years, one day Carol Lynne decided to write her own brand of erotic romance. While writing her first novel, Branded by Gold, Carol fell in love with the gay romance (M/M) genre.

Carol juggles between being a full-time mother and a full-time writer. With well over one hundred releases, one thing is certain, Carol loves to keep busy writing sexy cowboys, shifters, bodyguards, vampires and everything in between. Although series books are her passion, Carol enjoys penning the occasional stand-alone title.

As founder and President of GRL Retreat, Inc., Carol helps organise the annual GayRomLit Retreat. Now in its sixth year, GayRomLit is an annual retreat that brings together the people who create and celebrate LGBT romance for a one-of-a-kind, must-attend gathering of dynamic, informal, and diverse fun.

Carol is proud to be a passionate voice in this genre, and looks forward to watching gay romance flourish as a mainstream wave of fiction.
Carol is available for interview and is happy to write features on but not limited to writing gay romance, how a woman can write gay romance and where she gets her inspiration from. For further information and review copies, please contact Heidi Blakey, Marketing & PR Manager, heidi.blakey@totallyentwinedgroup.com

Notes to Editors
About Totally Entwined Group:
The Totally Entwined Group is a leading international eBook publishing group. It comprises of three publishing houses, each with their own online eBook store – Totally Bound Publishing (erotic romance fiction), Pride Publishing (LGBT fiction) and Finch Books (Young Adult fiction) publishing over 350 authors internationally.

About Kings Road Publishing:
Kings Road Publishing is home of innovative books for adults and children, with six creative imprints at its heart: Blink, John Blake Publishing, Studio Press, Templar, Totally Entwined Group and Weldon Owen. Our passion and flair for creating ground-breaking adult non-fiction, children’s non-fiction, illustrated fiction and activity books, has established us as one of the leading, fast-paced publishers in the industry.
About Bonnier Publishing:
Bonnier Publishing is the fastest-growing major publisher in the UK, with group sales of £128m. It has divisions in both Australia and the USA with 525 employees worldwide. It is ultimately owned by Bonnier Books, a top 15 world publisher with global sales of £650m.