Tuesday, 10 September 2013


Five Fun Facts about Against the Ropes
1.      I interviewed several MMA fighters while researching Against the Ropes. It was an incredible sacrifice but I wanted to ensure my readers had an authentic experience (I certainly did!).

2.      I spent a few days watching UFC events and then practiced my new moves on DH so I could write authentic choreography for the fight scenes. He’s still recovering.

3.      To get in the mood for fight club scenes, I listened to “The Best MMA Training Tracks – Fight Your Way Through the World.”

4.      To get in the mood for sex scenes, I pretended I hadn’t seriously injured DH while practicing my “ground and pound” and “rear naked choke hold” moves.

5.      In one scene, Makayla accidentally flings a beet across a fancy restaurant. Although beets are not a favorite food in our household, I bought a whole jar of beets and then set the munchkins to flinging them across the kitchen so I could assess speed, trajectory, and damage factor. They thought they had died and gone to heaven. They also thought I was the coolest mom EVER!

He scared me. He thrilled me. And after one touch, all I could think about was getting more…
Makayla never thought she’d set foot in an underground mixed-martial arts club. But if anyone needs a medic on hand, it’s these guys. Trouble is, at her first sight of the club’s owner she’s the one feeling breathless.
The man they call Torment is all sleek muscle and restrained power. Whether it’s in the ring or in the bedroom, he knows exactly when a soft touch is required and when to launch a full-on assault. He always knows just how far he can push. And he’s about to tempt Makayla in ways she never imagined…

Contact Information
Twitter (@sarah_castille): http://www.twitter/sarah_castille.com

Author Bio
Recovering lawyer, karate practitioner, and caffeine addict, Sarah Castille worked and traveled abroad before trading her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home near the Canadian Rockies. Her steamy, contemporary romantic tales feature blazingly hot alpha heroes and the women who tame them.

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  1. I bet your husband was loving your research for this book. :)

  2. Wow, thank you so much for all the wonderful interviews. I can't wait to read the book. I bought the book, just have to finish what I reading first LOL.

  3. As soon as I saw the promo and that cover I knew I wanted to read the book and pre-ordered it. I read it the day after it released and I loved it can't wait for the next book

  4. Happy Release Day! I have loved this little tour, all the interviews, and excerpts! This has been fun! I cannot wait to read the book!

  5. I bet interviewing the MMA fighters was fun! Thanks for the giveaway!