I’m Lox Storm, I believe everything in life is some sort of lesson. One night with a stripper damn sure taught me one. Don’t EVER let a chick you barely know handcuff you to a hotel bed…No matter how hot she is.
I’m “Zanne” or that’s my alias. I didn’t want to leave him handcuffed to a hotel bed, it’s really kind of skanky. I had no choice in the matter though and he was safer cuffed to that bed than he’d be following me.
This was originally published in the MOUTH Anthology. It is a prequel to the Marco’s MMA Boys Series. Wanna know what Lox was like before we wanted to Let him in? Enjoy this Freebie.
Sloan Foster was always a good girl. An honor student in high school, she had big plans for herself, and then college happened. She thought she’d met the man of her dreams in hometown football star Lucas Smith. Then she had the earth shattering realization that dreams were just that…dreams. She found herself pregnant, right about the time he got drafted for the NFL and dropped her like a bad habit. Now a struggling 25 year old single mom, she works as a massage therapist and is determined to take care of her son, Sage, on her own, without a dime from him. No matter how many times he tries to pay her to ensure her silence.
Loxley Storm was raised by his mom, his dad was a dead beat he never knew. Growing up, he had anger issues and got into a lot of trouble for fighting. Thankfully, a man named Marco took him under his wing and helped him learn to control his anger by fighting…in the ring. Now 26, he is an MMA fighter working to become pro, helping run Marco’s gym along with his best friends, Sly and Huck. To the trio, getting tied down with women is something they don’t need. To blow off steam, they have the “hit it and quit it” motto.
Until an injury in a fight lands Lox on Sloan’s massage table, where sparks fly and neither can deny the attraction. The more pieces of Sloan Lox finds out, the more he respects her and her accomplishments as a single mom. Sloan is hesitant to trust another man, and she sure doesn’t want to risk her son getting hurt, but how long can she keep Lox at arm’s length? Will she let Lox in? Or will she let her past ruin her chances of finding love again?
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Kara Chambers plays by her own rules, she has since she graduated high school. Knowing from experience that her body wasn’t one that guys wanted to keep around, she’d drop them before they could drop her. One night, that’s all she ever gives. One night and she’d be able to get the sexiness, known as Sly Webb out of her system. No complications, no awkwardness, just one night. Yeah, right.
Sylvester “Sly” Webb is living his dream, working full time at the gym for his surrogate father and now, a big MMA league wants to sign contracts with them. What else does he need? His best friend, Lox, is newly engaged to a great girl, but that commitment shit has never been for him. He’s always believed in the “hit it and quit it” system. He doesn’t need a full time woman messing up his plans. He damn sure doesn’t want someone like his mother, who never let him or his twin brother slow down her drunken social life.
Until meeting Kara for the first time, she threw him for a loop. All of that voluptuous sassiness made his head swim. Then she came to his fight and followed him home, but what happened next was something he thinks he’ll never understand. Now, he can’t get her out of his head. In his eyes she’s perfect, but how can he prove that to her?
Huckleberry “Huck” Webb cares only about the two F’s in life – fighting and being the man-whore he is you can figure out the other. As an up and coming celebrity in the MMA world, he can have all the women he wants, no strings attached. And he does.
Chelsea Harmon is the good girl in a mess. She lived her life under the long arm of the law, her detective father. She couldn’t wait to escape. The big world out there was hers for the taking. Only if something is too good to be true, it usually is. The good girl finds herself in a very bad situation with a very powerful and wealthy man.
Everything changes for them both when Chelsea gets the call to come home. Her mom has stage four breast cancer and the future is uncertain. Doing what a good girl should, she drops everything and finds the perfect excuse to run from her present situation. What happens when two complete opposites find themselves together once more? Can Huck handle Chelsea’s past? Can Chelsea face it all and come out on the other side? After walking away once before, can Huck forgive the girl who always held his heart?
Clay Gibbs is an up and coming MMA fighter … with a past he wishes to leave behind. He has witnessed more brutality than any one person should. Losing it all has taught him to fight for the things that matter.
With no real family left, he has built a new one surrounded in his friends. They may not be blood, but they have a bond. In the center of it all is the one woman he finds he can’t be without. A fiery redhead that makes his heart beat wildly. He’s waited for her … can it finally be their time?
Jade Chambers is a firecracker. A ball of flames so hot she will burn through anything in her path to get the life she wants. After almost losing it all just as it began, she’s determined not to let anything slip through her grasp again.
The one thing she didn’t factor on was Clay Gibbs not fearing the heat. Will she love him or will she burn him?
Hang out with the crew from Marco’s Gym at their Crazy Christmas party.
Jacob Foster knows all too well about living a life of lies and deceit. After a string of bad cases working for the CIA, he’s tired of the undercover world and agency politics. Needing to find himself again, he leaves everything behind to move home. Letting his focus be on helping his sister and her newborn son, he pushes the past behind him.
Life goes on, years go by, and he finds normalcy.
Roxanne Gilliland knew nothing but the life the ATF created for her from childhood. Following in her father’s footsteps, she’s let the agency direct her world. But there is always the one case that comes along. That one case takes everything and everyone away from her.
She moves on—new town, new life, but the threat never leaves her mind.
What happens when an old friend lands on her front porch and everyone’s secrets threaten to be exposed? They knew each other as agents. Later, they went from friends to lovers. When Jacob is forced undercover as a fighter to win against the past, is he strong enough to win the match and Roxanne’s heart?
Spiraling- A fast declining mental or emotional state.
Army Sniper Sergio Nichols knows what it’s like to be on top of the world. He’s had the greatest days of his life, until he has the worst day of his life. How do you start all over? How do you learn to live again? How do you find that same fiery passion? They say there are five stages of grief, but it sure feels like a hell of a lot more.
Fight- A battle or combat.
He knows this all too well, he’s fought insurgents for over eight years now, he’s battled his mental state, now to make money doing it physically …
Cover Design: IndieVention Designs
Photographer: RLS Photography
Model: Lance Jones