Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Blog Tour: Legend (Real #6) by Katy Evans @authorkatyevans

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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.)

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

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I began writing reviews a few years ago after I was blown away by this beautiful broken yet amazingly strong boy named Remington "Remy" Tate. I had never even attempted to review a book before. I finished Real by Katy Evans and I couldn’t contain the emotions it caused to bubble up inside of me. I am not sure how a character can simply become someone you feel like you actually know, someone you care about and root for. Remy became my favorite hero .and still is.
I fell so hard for this hero that every hero after Remy was measured against this perfect alpha and usually couldn't match him. I felt this series has just captured my heart in a way I can't convey in simply English.
This series is so special to me, and the first book Real will by far live in my heart forever.
Every single book after Real touched me and captured a little piece of my soul. To find out this is then end ..well it’s bittersweet and I felt so sad yet craved it anyway.

Maverick “The Avenger” Cage

Maverick was another beautiful broken boy who filled all the cracks in his soul with the steel of a warrior. His determination and his drive could literally be felt vibrating from the pages.
I felt his rejections and his hope dwindling but at the same time I also felt his soul and spirit drive him harder at every closed door. 
Reese Dumas
Reese with 3 words changed this wonderful man's life along with her own and my favorite Remington Tate. 
With 3 words bonds were built and wars were waged between enemies that aren't the ones in our face but those behind us.

3 words.. Maverick was not only determined to fight his way to the top. He was absolutely sure that Reese would be his and that he'd not stop till he was worthy of her love. 

I can't tell you how you'll feel reading this beyond breathtaking story but I will tell you what I felt. 

for each moment these two spent together. 

She calls to me on the most primitive level. She’s in my fucking veins. This girl. 

at how close the grew even in times apart. How one simple touch between these two surpassed pages of sex I've read in other books.
that one conversation had more emotional depth than you can ever describe.
Eagerness and melancholy
 that I didn't want it to end yet couldn't stop reading. 
in how Katy took a match that you don't know who to root for but absolutely convinces you the winner who was meant to win did in the end. And winner isn't the right word and singular isn't the right term. Because winning in life isn't always the victor at the end of a soul crushing battle, it's the feeling you accomplished creating something, a feeling of rightness, a family, bonds, and in the end a legacy.

With this series I'll always think back to heroes who fought hard to find themselves along with the woman that fits them and makes them even stronger. Heroines who weren't perfect but found the belonging and family in men who aren't to proud or too strong to hand over their heart. Heroes that are totally loyal and proud to be faithful.
Katy has not just written stories she's created characters who are so vivid, so REAL that they will live on always.. Even after that last page.
I will never forget...
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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

Mine  (Book Two) The Real Series
Remy  (Book Three) The Real Series
Rogue  (Book Four) The Real Series
Ripped  (Book Five) The Real Series

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!


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