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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.




Gratitude Giveaway Blog Hop


Jimmy Doherty, Hero of Ladies Night

Jimmy Doherty, the hero of Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night  wants to express gratitude for all his blessings and invites you to do the same. His biggest blessing is the love of a good woman, his gal Lindy, who supports his boxing career and is always in his corner cheering him on to victory in the ring.

Who are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? How will you express your gratitude to that person or people?

Jimmy also wants you to know about his and Lindy’s love story so he’s hosting a giveaway sponsored by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. Together, Jimmy and I are giving our readers a huge “THANK YOU” to show our appreciation for our many blessings and for your continued support!

Enter below for your change to win an autographed copy of Jimmy and Lindy’s story, Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night.


Ladies Night, by Author Carol Malone

CLICK below to enter Jimmy Doherty’s Gratitude Giveaway

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Jimmy and I want to express our gratitude Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer for organizing this giveaway. The giveaway runs from November 15th through November 30th and involves nearly 200 blogs.

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Don’t forget to check out the other participating blogs and enter their giveaways! Good luck!

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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This special give-a-way is sponsored by the fabulous blog, “I’m a Reader, Not a Writer,” giving readers the opportunity to discover books to delight and charm.  CLICK on the link below and visit Kathy’s website and sign up for her newsletter. Her books reviews and author’s interviews will inform and inspire.

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  TERMS AND CONDITIONS:  Open only to those who can legally enter. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the authors. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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My Research and Inspiration…

I’m often asked where I learned how to write Ladies Night with all the correct boxing punches and fighting scenes that sound authentic.

To tell the truth, I didn’t know, other than reading the other Fight Card novels and those were great. But I wanted original fight scenes, like the kind you see on TV. Who knew you could find famous fights from the 50s on YouTube like this one between Rocky Marciano and Ezzard Charles.

Check is out and see if it doesn’t thrill you, make you want to step in the ring and get in a couple of sweet right hooks.

So I watched the video and while it played, I wrote down the series of punches as described by the announcers. I watched several videos employing this same technique in order to choreograph hard-hitting and believable fight scenes.

I’m particularly fond of the fight for the 1954 Heavyweight Title Fight that just happened to be the bout  my characters, Jimmy Doherty and Lindy Dominic are so excited about, that to celebrate Marciano’s win, they make love for the first time. And that brings them to the dilemma of having to get married while Jimmy is climbing up the fight cards standing in Los Angeles, 1954…

Gotta love fight night. So says Jimmy, Lindy and Marc DeLuca; Characters of “Ladies Night.”

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–


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