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Monday, October 6, 2014

Beat by Amity Cross Review & Release Day Giveaway

Happy release day Amity Cross!  Beat is live!  Check out this kick ass MMA series and enter to win a $15.00 Amazon gift card and some cool swag from Amity. 

Title: Beat
Series: The Beat and the Pulse #1
Author: Amity Cross
Release Date:  October 6, 2014

Renee "Ren" Miller was five when her Dad left to go to the shops and never came back.

Left to grow up with a cancer riddled mother, things have never been easy for a teenager who had to be wise beyond her years. Then one day they lose the battle and she’s all alone.

Now twenty-two, Ren reluctantly goes to find her estranged father. He owns the down and out boxing studio, Beat, and Ren finds herself drawn to the ring. She thrives on learning a new way of fighting a life that kept kicking her down…instead of struggling against the current, she kicks it right between the legs.

Then one day, Ash Fuller, her Dad's star fighter comes back to town. Mysterious, handsome… Dangerous… Everything Ren doesn't need.

But he's got other ideas…

…and so does she.


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Review of Beat
Beat (#1 The Beat and The Pulse)Beat by Amity Cross
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Title:  Beat
Author: Amity Cross
Series: Yes
Release Date: October 5, 2014
Rating: 4.00 stars
Cliffhanger: Yes
Spoiler-free review

Ren (Renee) finds her long lost dad after her mom loses her battle against cancer. Her not-so-loving father owns a gym called Beat and gives Ren a storage closet to live in.  Life is looking pretty grim for Ren. Then she meets Ash, Beat gym's resident bad-ass and legendary MMA fighter.  Well, legendary until he got thrown out of the MMA.  Eventually, he starts fighting again, but this time for an illegal circuit called The Underground. Ren and Ash’s relationship starts off real rocky.  Ren starts channeling all of her anger over her the loss of her mom and her evil step sister (who works at Beat) into training.  Ash and Ren start training together and things start to heat up on and off the gym mats. Against Ash’s wishes, Ren starts to fight in The Underground.  She starts to make a name for herself and dreams of moving out of the depressing storage room closet.  Will the past repeat itself?  Will secrets and lies give this bad-ass couple the beat down of their

Overall, I really enjoyed Beat.  Ash reminded me of Remy from Katy Evans Real series. His protective nature, animal references, and caveman bad-ass persona with rage was very reminiscent of Remy's character. He was likable, but not as endearing as Remy. Amity always creates strong
heroines in her books and Ren was no different. She was not a doormat, but rather a force to be reckoned with.   I knew going into Beat there would be a cliffhanger…so I wasn’t anticipating Ren and Ash’s story to be wrapped up. I can’t wait to read Pulse (Beat #2) in this yummy MMA series. Go
one click this one.

This review appears on, , Goodreads, Amazon, Google+ and Twitter. A review copy of this book was kindly provided by the author
in exchange for an honest review.

MMA hotness.

My fist slammed into the heavy leather bag, the impact jolting up my arm and absorbing into my torso.
The only light was from the back row of fluorescents I’d switched on over the ring. It was dark, murky and helped me pretend I was someplace else. The drama from the daylight hours was gone and it was just me and the darkness. Exactly the way I liked it.

I began another set of punches, hair sticking to the sweat beading across the back of my neck. Structure. This was the only thing that was predictable in my life and I needed predictable.
Stance. Guard. Punch. Guard. Repeat.
There was a loud cough behind me and I spun on my heel, heart thumping in my chest, and my gaze collided with Ash’s.
“Fuck,” I exclaimed, holding a hand over my heart. “Don’t fucking do that, Ash.” Typical. The creeper was being all creeper again.
“What are you doing?” He stared at me, his gaze hovering a little too long on my bare midriff.
I steadied the bag with one hand, taking deep breaths. “What does it look like?”
“I’ve never seen…” He trailed off and I wondered if I’d finally made the Golden Boy lost for words.
I turned my back so I didn’t have to look at him. “What? A woman in a sports bra? Highly doubt it.” I rolled my eyes and wiped my forehead with the back of my arm. Even though I couldn’t see, I felt his gaze burning into my skin and I suppressed the urge to squeeze my thighs together. Infuriating, self-absorbed, arrogant…


#2 Pulse



Amity Cross isn’t my real name. That’s no secret.

I didn’t want my Mum and my workplace to find out I wrote about doodles and tongue-in-cheek sexual innuendo.

I live in a leafy suburb of Melbourne writing about screwed up relationships and kick ass female leads that don’t take s**t lying down.

Insert more pretentious c**p here.




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