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Apr 7, 2013

REAL Blog Tour: Guest Post - Boxing + Giveaway

Welcome to the last and final day of our seven days of GET REAL fun! It's a bummer that it's the last day but I'm more thrilled than anything because it means that in just a couple of hours, REAL will be in your hands, just waiting to be devoured in a quickness! ;p

I hope that during these seven days, I've been able to pique all of your interest in picking up a copy and giving Remy and Brooke a chance. And when you get around to reading REAL, if you need anyone to discuss/talk/swoon/squee with, you best believe I'm so your gal!

Also, don't forget about the giveaway below! There are only a few hours left until it ends so get in your last minute entries before it does. There will be seven winners so I think that's a pretty good chance of you snagging a copy a few hours before release, eep! Good luck!

Lastly, in conclusion to these seven days of amazebomb REALness, Katy Evans is here to talk to you guys about boxing so all of ya'll will get a pretty good idea about what Riptide does in the ring! Enjoy!

About the book:

Author: Katy Evans
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: April 9, 2013

A fallen boxer.
A woman with a broken dream.
A competition…

He even makes me forget my name. One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting…

Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I’ve ever met in my life.

He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I’ve never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong–but he is stronger. And now it’s my job to keep his body working like a perfect machine, his taut muscles primed and ready to break the bones of his next opponents . . .

But the one he’s most threatening to, now, is me.

I want him. I want him without fear. Without reservations.

If only I knew for sure what it is that he wants from me?

Book #1 of The Real Series
Mature New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance - recommended for ages 18 and up.

Guest post: Boxing

Everyone, you’ve been so wonderful visiting us at Books Over Boys to celebrate the upcoming release of REAL! I can’t thank you enough! Before we leave, I thought I’d quote some boxing terms according to Ringside by Gus, so you all get an idea of what’s going on up on the ring with Remington!

Bare-Knuckle Boxing
Bare-knuckle boxing aka fisticuffs is the original form of boxing dating back to Ancient Greece. It's the more savage precursor to the Marquess of Queensberry rules, which mandated the use of gloves.

Below the Belt
Below the belt is an imaginary line from the belly button to the top of the hips where a boxer is not supposed to hit. To hit below the belt is to not behave according to the rules or decency.

Body Punches
Body punches particularly a left hook delivered to the floating rib area (the bottom of the rib cage and towards the side) where the liver is can stop a fighter if landed perfectly. Body punches delivered not quite so precisely but repeatedly round after round wears a boxer down. A sore gut, bruised ribs makes it hard to breath.

Boxers Handshake
Touching knuckles is how boxers greet each other whether they're wearing gloves or not. Touching gloves before the opening bell is also part of boxing protocol.

Having a chin, whiskers or granite like jaw means having the ability to absorb punches when you get hit with a big shot and stay standing, to remain on your feet despite seeing black flashing lights, blurred, double or triple vision and feeling a buzz that goes all the way to your toes. Some say you are either born with a good chin or not. Other says it's a mental toughness that when your brain tells you to go down to the canvas you will yourself to stay on your feet.

Corner Man
At the junction of the ropes (a corner of the ring) where a boxer rests between rounds his second, the corner man advises him, gives him water, tries to reduce swelling and stop bleeding.

Disqualification (DQ)
A referee can call for disqualification after a boxer repeatedly fouls or breaks the rules causing the boxer to lose by DQ.

A feint is a fake punch or any offensive movement used to get your opponent to react and move out of his good offensive position opening himself up to your real attack.

I swear it is so exciting to watch Remington Tate fight as “Riptide” I can’t wait for you to watch him along with Brooke! So REAL is only hours away . . . I truly hope you will find it as surprising, exhilarating, passionate, raw, and romantic as I do!

All my best,

I think this post was brilliant and I seriously just learned quite a few new things today. What say you? Remember to keep these terms in mind when you read about Remy knockin' a few people out in the ring! ;p

These seven days have been such a huge blast and I would like to say a ginormous thank you to Katy Evans for being a wonderful guest here on Books Over Boys! The pleasure was all ours!

About the author:

Katy Evans had a pet cougar while growing up; a big, fanged cat which later needed to be sent to the zoo for playfully trying to attach itself to Katy's jugular. From then on, she grew up with much safer companions like books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love, married him, and now they are hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches "The End." Which, is hopefully, only the beginning...

To find more about her, look her up on her website, Twitter, or Facebook, she'd also love to hear from you!

Connect with Katy Evans: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Giveaway Details:

  1. Must leave a blog post comment below.
  2. One entry per household.
  3. There will be seven (7) winners.
  4. You must be 13 or older.
  5. Giveaway is open internationally.
  6. Contest ends on Monday, April 8th, 2013.
  7. Winners will be chosen by Random.org through Rafflecopter.
  8. Winners will have 48 hours after notification to respond.
  9. Note: winners will receive the ebooks on April 8th in the evening.

Good luck!

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  1. I really enjoyed this post! The boys in my family are huge boxing fans and I have absolutely no lcue what they're going on about most of the time. Haha!

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

  2. ohh loved the post!

    Boxing isn't really my thing... too much violence for me but he makes it sexy I guess


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