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Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night Gets Her Makeover

Think Rocky meets the Untouchables…

Yep, I can’t believe that’s it’s been five years since I launched my contribution to the Fight Card series of books written in the old pulp-fiction style.

I’ve given Ladies Night a much-needed make over from the size of the book to the interior. I’ve given the story a close look-see and played hatched man on some first-published author’s issues. What’s left is a clean, lean, and mean—the best version of Ladies Night.

Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night is set to re-launch on October 15, 2018. Be one of the first to get your new copy of my 4- and 5- Star Rated book, and jump in the ring with a winner.

Jimmy and Lindy Doherty are thrilled to tell their story of love, boxing, and murder set in the hoppin’ ’50s..

Los Angeles, 1954 … Gangsters, crime, boxing—and romance …

Jimmy Doherty, hard-luck orphan from the south side of Chicago, was mentored in the Sweet Science by Father Tim Brophy, the Battling Priest of St. Vincent’s Asylum for Boys. Jimmy’s fists were good enough to take him to LA where he’s rising up the local fight-cards. He plans to be a contender and even bigger plans for Lindy—his trainer’s only daughter, who’s sweeter than apple pie and harder to resist.

When Lindy is arrested for killing a boxer, Jimmy is forced to join forces with the arresting detective—who would like to do much more with Lindy than put her in handcuffs—in a desperate search for the real killer.

Love can be murder—in the ring and out…


On October 15, you’ll be able to grab your copy and see if Jimmy and Lindy can fight their way out from behind the eight ball and not end up face-first on the canvas.




You’re Invited To My Book Launch Facebook Party!!


You are cordially invited …

You are invited to join 5-Star Reviewed Author, Carol Malone on February 28th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. PST to celebrate the launch of her FIGHT CARD ROMANCE: LADIES NIGHT! If you are a fan of pulp fiction, Los Angeles in the 1950s, boxing, or suspense with a healthy dash of sweet romance, then you don’t want to miss out on her launch party.

On this last day of the Month of Love, Carol requests the pleasure of your company. Because she adores her friends and fans, she wants you to come anytime during the hours of the party and hob-knob with celebrated authors, book mentors, and coaches who have influenced Carol’s writer’s journey. She too will celebrate them for their contribution to the publication of LADIES NIGHT.

Who are my biggest influencers? 

If writing a book takes a village, I wish to express my gratitude to my little hamlet. Thanks to Tim Malone, husband and dearest critique- who’s writing his own sci-fi book. Thanks to Paul Bishop – the Co-Creator of the Fight Card Series and an author detective stories – my mentor and challenger. And thanks to Beth Barany – my kick-in-the-pants muse, mentor and book coach.

And … PLEASE, don’t forget about the giveaways – all right here on this FACEBOOK EVENT WALL.  

What will you get – you’ll have to come by the event and see. I can give you a couple of hints –00Gloves 












What is “Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night” all about, you may ask?

Think Rocky meets the Untouchables …

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Los Angeles, 1954 … Gangsters, crime, boxing – and young love …

Jimmy Doherty, a hard-luck orphan from the south side of Chicago, was mentored in the sweet science of boxing by Father Tim Brophy, the Battling Priest of St. Vincent’s Asylum for Boys. Jimmy’s fists were good enough to take him to LA where he has begun his rise up the local fight-cards. He has big plans to be a contender and even bigger plans for Lindy – his trainer’s only daughter, who’s sweeter than apple pie and harder to resist.

But when Lindy is arrested for killing a boxer with ties to gangster Mickey Cohen, Jimmy is forced to join forces with the arresting detective – who would like to do much more with Lindy than put her in handcuffs – in a desperate search for the real killer.

Love can be murder – in or out of the ring …

Amazon link to the paperback version of Ladies Night: http://amzn.to/1gAcO6s
Amazon link to the Kindle version of Ladies Night: http://tinyurl.com/mh4brlz


Lindy’s Dynamite One-Two Punch Gratitude Giveaway …

Lindy, the heroine of my novel, “Ladies Night,” wanted me to tell the readers of her and Jimmy’s love story, that’s she’s hosting a giveaway sponsored by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. Because of the trials she had to endure, she wants to inspire women everywhere to keep fighting for their dreams, their passion – be it their health, their way of life, or their man. Lindy also wanted to express her gratitude for supporting her and Jimmy on the fight of their lives.

What is Lindy giving-a-way?beautiful couple, blond woman hug a man

The Grand Prize is a $25 Gift Certificate from Amazon and a autographed paperback copy of Lindy and Jimmy’s Story, “Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night.”  Lindy wanted me to emphasis that you don’t have to buy anything to be apart of this give-a-way. Of course, she would appreciate it if you would read about her struggles after being arrested for killing a boxer with ties to the mob. But she’s not going to say anything more about that right now.

In order to sign-up for the contest that will run from November 15th through November 30th, please leave your comment and enter. You can also subscribe to my newsletter by leaving your name and email on the side bar, and at the bottom of the website, there are the appropriate buttons to follow me.

Both Lindy and I express our appreciation for your support and hope you’ll win the Grand Prize and keep punchin’ away at your dreams and follow where your passion leads you.

 CLICK below to sign up for Lindy’s Gratitude Giveaway:

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Carol and Paul Bishop, Co-Creator of Fight Card, talk Boxing with Dave White.

I’m going to be featured on a podcast talking about my pulp boxing romance, “Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night” and will join Fight Card co-creator, Paul Bishop on a segment of DAVE WHITE PRESENTS:DaveWhitePodcast

I invite you join the podcast and listen to Paul and me discuss boxing, romance, and my newest mash-up yarn, “Ladies Night,” that’s battling it’s way to the top of the Fight Card line up. Discover how being a contemporary romance author, I’m punching my delicate fists into the all-male genre.


Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over–


Old Genre Made New Again . . .

00FightCardBanner1SMThe Fight Card Book Series has restored the old Noir sports-themed novels from the past…

Boxing is an ancient sport dating back to the Greek days of the early Olympics. Writing about it and its hard-hitting angles became a legend in Noir pieces in the 40s to 50s America. These are timeless tales of men struggling against other men – one on one. Paul Bishop and Mel Odom have freshened up the genre and involved a lot of talented authors to jump in the ring and pen stories of yesteryear for today’s sharp, intense, and discerning readers who want a blood-pumping match that delivers hard punches and memorable characters.



Part of the [Fight Card] appeal was the new publishing paradigm Mel and I had established … Fight Card was not a publishing company, but something different – an author’s cooperative.

Using the shared open pseudonym of Jack Tunney (to maintain series cohesiveness on Amazon) for the e-books, and the author’s own name for the cover of the paperback versions (via CreateSpace), each author would launch the books from their own individual KDP platform. This ensures the royalties from each Fight Card title go directly to each individual writer – not to a company.

In return, each writer brings back to the cooperative whatever skills they can offer – cover art, editing, blurb writing, website design and maintenance, publicity contacts, podcasting, e-formatting, blog tours, advertising, creation of our free quarterly Fight Fictioneers Magazine, social networking, etc. – all as part of the Fight Card team. Fight Card became, first and foremost, a dynamic for the writers and of the writers.

Read about it here:

What is the Fight Card Series, and what does it mean for it’s many talented author’s who have poured their heart and soul into their blood-rushin’ tales? Come by the Fight Fiction page and see the article on Booklife’s webpage.


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