February 09, 2016

Legend by Katy Evans ►RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW

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Meet Maverick “The Avenger” Cage in Legend, the newest stand alone in the REAL series releasing February 9th!

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Blurb
Maverick “the Avenger” Cage wants to rise to the top and become a legend in the ring. Though he keeps his identity well guarded, he's known on the fighting circuit as the new kid with a chip on his shoulder and a tattoo on his back that marks him as trouble. He's got a personal score to settle with the Underground's one and only Remington "Riptide" Tate.

As Mav trains, he meets a young girl—the only other new person in the town--and sparks fly. When things get heated between them, he finds out she's none other than Reese Dumas, the cousin of Remington Tate’s wife. A girl who's supposed to root against him and a girl he's supposed to stay away from.

But Maverick fights for the woman in his heart, and the monsters in his blood. The world’s eyes are on them and the victor will go down in history as the ultimate fighting champion; the ultimate LEGEND.

* LEGEND is the 6th and final installment of the REAL series, but it can also be read as standalone or after the three Remington and Brooke books (Real/Mine/Remy.)

Review by: Mia 

Katy Evans does it again!!!! OMG what an awesome read. I loved everything about this book and more. Maverick is the MAN.... He is Sexy, Sweet, Smokin' Hot and I call dibs.

When reading Legend I realised one important thing, This is his story to tell not mine and not yours. Reese is sweet and strong such a perfect combination for Maverick.

Be sure to one click!!You will not be disappointed.

5 Stars 

Review by: Dawn 

I have to admit I was a little worried about with how Katy was going to out do Remy. I didn't think it was possible to out do the champion. Lord was I wrong. Not only did she out do him she BLEW HIM OUT OF THE RING!!! I loved everything about this book. The twist and turns with the emotional challenges. The way she ended this series couldn't have been better. The rollercoaster that she takes you on from the very first word and doesn't stop with the heart pounding on the edge of your seat till the last word. The perfect legacy to leave behind is the one you make. She did just that with this book. Perfection 

5 Stars 

Review by: Amy E 

It's been awhile since I've read Katy Evans but, after reading Legend my love of her books has been reignited.  I have always been drawn to her writing style.  She gives so much of her characters to her readers.  I never leave on of her books wondering if I really knew the characters.  This book was no exception.

Maverick was an unconventional but completely refreshing character for me.  He didn't do what you would expect from a 23 year old underground fighter who is experiencing fame for the first time.  He is reserved and just plan scary.  Not because he can't be more, give more but, because he's very choosey on who gets that from him.  HIs past is difficult but, with his determination and drive his future looks bright.

Reese was a tough nut to crack, it took a good portion of the book for me to really like her.  She spent so much time in her head, living in fear, and caring what others thought.  I just wanted to shake her and say MAVERICK CAGE is into you girl get your shit figured out!!!  But once it was discover why she was so reserved everything kind of clicked into place and my love and respect for her grew.  Watching her find her footing in the world and love for herself was amazing.

There is this eclectic group of characters who make up this book and really round it out.  From other fighters, coaches, old friends, and new.  Everyone has a place in this book and everyone of them makes it that much better.  

After finishing Legend I feel an all things Katy Evan's re-read in my future.


4.5 Stars 



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EXCERPT
At Tate’s corner, outside the ropes, his coach whistles. “You two get some headgear on. Stat.”
Tate’s lips curl rebelliously, and he looks at me with challenge in his eyes.
I smile back, a feral curl of my lips.
We tap gloves.
No headgear.
I jab. He swings his arm, blocks the hit, leaps back, and I jab again, blocked again.
We space apart and jump in place, shaking our shoulders, loosening up. I pull my gloves back up, narrow my eyes, and he asks, “You think you’re the shit because you’re fast and strong? I got news for you. I’m faster, I’m stronger, and I’m disciplined. Your coach isn’t doing you any favors.”
“He’s in my corner, and that’s enough for me.”
He swings, I duck fast and come up behind him. He straightens and faces me again. “If you settle for that, then you should settle for second place.”
“What the fuck. You want me to win?”
“I want a good fight. I like keeping things real. Reminds me I’m a man. Mortal.”
“I want to be a legend. Legends never die. Even if they die alone.”
He swings again, and I duck, come up, and jab three times.
He blocks repeatedly, then hooks with his right; I deflect. He grins and jabs again. I block, then I duck before he puts me up against the ropes, and I head back to center. He follows.
“To be a legend you need to fall seven times, get up eight,” he says.
I remember a final a few years ago when my father kicked Tate to a pulp. “Or not fall at all.”
He backs up his arm and then smacks the smirk right off me. “Before you stop falling, you need to embrace the fact that you’re going to hit the ground.”
I clean the blood from my mouth, glowering.
We take positions again, and he watches me as if waiting for my next move as we start dancing around, jumping, waiting for the other to strike.
“Do you want the headgear now?”
I lunge and start hitting, and he blocks, deflects, blocks. “Fuck you,” I grit out.
“Getting angry doesn’t help. You control the anger, not let it control you.”
I want to prove him wrong; I loop out my arm and aim for his head.
He ducks and hooks, his knuckles cracking into my jaw. I spurt blood and bounce against the ropes.
I shake my head, wipe the blood away, grit my teeth and straighten, narrowing my eyes. “My turn,” I growl, and I swing. My fist connects: a kidney punch.
He blocks my next hit, frowning in thought. “You’re cocky for someone who just lost yesterday.”
He jabs.
I dive my upper body to the side, evading. “You got to play it to become it.”
“I’m the champion, not you.”
“You won’t live forever, champ.”
He jabs three times, then leaps back, flexes his arm and looks at it.
“Muscle memory. You hit enough times, you fight on instinct; part of your brain works on your assault, the other is focused on the other’s assault. Let your muscle memory work for you and consciously stay focused on your opponent’s eyes.”
I laugh mockingly. “I don’t need your pointers.”
“Go back home to daddy, then.”
“When I’m finished with you.” I punch him, then raise my left hook and connect hard enough to stun him.
He raises his head, shakes it to clear it, and wipes blood from his nose. I catch my breath, satisfied I got some blood. At least I won’t be the only one with an ice pack tonight.
He sees the blood on his arm and looks at me, impressed.
“TIME!” his coach yells out from the corner. “You two won’t have shit for the fight if you keep up this nonsense.”
Tate grins at him, then turns back and glowers at me. “You get enough?”
“Barely warming up here.” I squint the blood out of one eye and raise my gloves. “Come get it, Riptide,” I growl.

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Real (Book One) The Real Series
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Mine  (Book Two) The Real Series
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Remy  (Book Three) The Real Series
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Rogue  (Book Four) The Real Series
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Ripped  (Book Five) The Real Series
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About the Author:
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Hey! I’m Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I’m married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I’d love to hear from you!

Email: authorkatyevans@gmail.com


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