Very excited to say that Punching Paradise, my entry in the Fight Card pulp boxing series, is now alive in the world, and honored that it’s launching the Fight Card Now! line of novellas. If you haven’t checked out the other novellas, you’re missing out. Paul Bishop, Eric Beetner, Terrence McCauley, Gerard Brennan. The list goes and goes. Digital copies are up now and paperbacks will be coming in a month or so.
Baltimore, 2013 … Christopher ‘Neckbone’ Martin is nothing if not a proud fighter. He’ll take a fix if it gives him some extra scratch to help fund the thespian ambitions of his much younger girlfriend, Allison, or buy a six-pack for his ex-con best friend, Rollo. But there isn’t a man or a reason that’ll knock him down if he doesn’t want to go down – and he makes sure everyone knows it.
When Neckbone loses his temper and knocks another fighter down early, he inadvertently throws a young boy into the crosshairs of Bill Stokes, a scheming promoter and aspiring gangster. Now, with everything on the line, Neckbone is in the fight of his life against mobsters, killers, bruisers, and the toughest opponent of all – himself …
Punching Paradise is the first novel in the Fight Card spin-off brand Fight Card Now, featuring contemporary, two-fisted, fight tales with a punch.