Thursday, March 6, 2014

Guest Post & Giveaway: Fight by Kelly Wyre

Howdy! Kelly Wyre (rhymes with) here today on Pants Off Reviews to talk about shoes and ships and sealing wax, books and MMA fighting rings! I'm ever-so-grateful to Pants Off for hosting my humble chaos, and am thankful for you, too, for stopping by.

And now let's play a game I like to call, "Cheaters Q&A" wherein I will do both the asking and the telling. And aaaaway we go!

Hey, Kelly, how are you?
Oh fantastic. Plans for world domination and my own religion are right on track, and I've got a new book out from Loose Id Publishing. So everything's coming up submissive, devout, and nearly nude!

Well, can't argue with that! What's the book about?
Well, I could tell you, but I think I'll let Lego Fury and Nathan have their say.

...of all the songs in all the world...
It was either that or "Mmbop."

Oh God.
I know. My sadism is showing.

And it is wide and long and turgid, my friend.
You know, my day's not really complete until I hear that at least once.

Happy to be of service. And speaking of sadism and service...

Well, it's just that there tends to be a kinky streak running through most of your work. Can we look forward to such games in Fight?
In a departure from my norm, Fight doesn't focus on the kinky niche of society, but there is a nod to it. The character, Laura, fashions herself a sometime-dominant of the male submissive sort, and she and Nathan, one of the main characters, have a history of play that is referenced but not seen on-screen. There is, however, a rather lovely scene between Nathan and Fury involving some very fun toys... but I assure you and readers anything to do with the Lifestyle is very tame to non-existent in this one.

Is there a reason for that in particular?
Mostly because that wasn't a major theme of the book, to be honest. It's in the background because it made sense for the characters, but it's not a device that moves the plot forward. I try to wield my power of kinkdom wisely.

Oh that's right. That's something of a soapbox issue with you, isn't it?
Well, kink in general is, I suppose. It's been a while since I wrote a rant wherein I offer up some opinions on kinky stuff in fiction, but it is a subject near and dear to my heart.

Hence even when it's not a "theme" it's still in the background.
Like a lurker in a BDSM chatroom just waiting to strike, yes.

Speaking of timing, what else can we look forward to from you in the near future?
Well, let's see... I've got a short story coming out from Storm Moon Press in May. I did a novel-length tag-team fiction piece with AF Henley called Vision Quest that will soon be available for free download on Smashwords, Goodreads, and Amazon, good Lord and the little gods of formatting willing. I'm working on the next New Amsterdam novel, a fantasy novel here and there, a series of short stories for a BDSM line, and Henley and I are also doing an ongoing art project called Eight Turns of Fate that tells a story via "modern" technology means. ...and I'm probably leaving something out.

That all sounds fantastic. Anything else to add before we launch into covers and blurbs, oh my?
You might be interested in the contest.

I'm running a contest to celebrate the new release over on my blog. I'm giving away three ebook copies of the book, and those winners will also receive a free MP3 file of me reading one of the juicer bits of my novel, (and don't worry; I've got years of experience reading erotica and doing my very best When Harry Met Sally routine). And one additional lucky winner will be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE: the ebook, the audio file, and the Lego versions of Fury and Nathan featured in that video up above. All details are over on my site.

So comment here to enter to win, dear readers! And don't forget to include your email info so Kelly can let you know if you've won. Now for the last and all-important question: Where can we buy a copy of FIGHT?
You can get your copy RIGHT HERE! And here's a little more about the book and me, myself, and the kinky I.

Fight by Kelly Wyre - The truth is worth anything and everything you've got.

To Nathan Hunt, honesty is anything but the best policy. Telling the truth has gotten him nothing but heartache and pain; so lying about who he is and what he wants seems to be the only path to job security and friends. Hell, it even brings him a hollow kind of happiness.

Except, that's not much of a life for any man. Especially one with Nathan's passion. Desperate to cure his self-made misery, Nathan agrees to go along with a con that will score cash for Nathan to start over. There's just one problem: lying is getting harder by the day. And a con who can't lie, is a con who gets caught.

Nathan's attempts to distract himself from his moral quandary lead him to a mysterious, intoxicating man named Fury. The Mixed Martial Arts fighter knows a thing or two about lies and pasts better left buried. He and Nathan have something else in common – they both want to be with someone who lets them be themselves.

Together, they undertake a journey that proves honesty is more dangerous and more difficult than either of them could have imagined. And as they combat addiction, thugs, guns, and their own inner demons, Nathan and Fury can only hope that their battle to be together will be worth the bitter fight.

Nathan registered the look of dulled shock in Duke’s eyes, and a presence manifested next to them. Nathan shoved Duke away but didn’t do anything else. He was too busy staring up at Fury and fighting for control.

Fury leveled a gaze on Nathan but didn’t say a word or lift a hand. He had on jeans, a checkered shirt, and a long coat that was stretched taut across his shoulders.

“Oh, hey…hey, Fury.” Duke straightened his clothing, but he was the rabbit cornered in the hunt. “Didn’t… Man, I didn’t see you.”

Fury swiveled his head and glowered. Duke backed up, smart enough to read a cold trail. “We cool, man. We all cool, here. Nate? You know where to find me if you need me, right?”

Nathan struggled to make his vision stop bleeding red and didn’t answer.

“Cool. It’s cool.” Duke smacked his lips and jogged off in the other direction.

Nathan would have sighed in relief and slumped against the wall, but Fury returned his focus to Nathan, who suddenly had sympathy for those insects pinned to boards for display.

“Ah…” Nathan cleared his throat. He wiped his palms on his jeans and tried to think straight. “Um…hey.”

Fury still said nothing, and Nathan tensed so he wouldn’t squirm. “You had a great fight. Earlier, I mean. Inside…in the…not out… Right.”

Fury blinked. Slowly. His eyelashes were so dark and thick, it looked like the guy wore mascara. He wasn’t exactly an attractive man in the traditional sense. Too much forehead, eyes too close together, big, crooked nose…

“Duke’s an asshole,” Nathan babbled. “Harmless, usually. Just fucked up tonight.” Nathan had no idea why on God’s green earth he was defending Duke. Or maybe he was defending himself. Trying to be smooth after a tweaked-out piece of shit cornered him in a parking lot, and Nathan had to tamp down the urge to kill Duke with his bare hands? Christ, what was wrong with him? Nathan took anger out on himself, not others.

“He sells some decent weed, if that’s your thing,” Nathan tried to joke, laughing feebly. Fury only had three inches of height on Nathan, but Fury might as well be the size of skyscrapers.

“It’s not,” Fury said in his characteristic growl. “My thing.”

“Oh.” Nathan coughed. Of course, he would try to push weed on a teetotaler. That was Nathan’s style, right there. Smooth. “Well. Sure. Not with what you do for a living, right? Can’t be good for the—”

“I got other things.”

Nathan shut his mouth with an audible clack of teeth. Fury still studied Nathan, hands loose at his sides, shoulders at ease, expression neutral. If the fighting thing ever failed, Fury had a bright future in poker. “That right?” Nathan asked.

Fury nodded, and again, it was slow. “Yeah.” Fury looked Nathan up and down, just like he had after Nathan had spotted him on the weight bench. Must be trying to place him. No way was it anything else.

“You were at the gym,” Fury said at last.

With the threads of recognition in Fury’s tone, Nathan’s logic died, and he got sucker punched by hope. Stupid, untimely, insipid, teenager-with-a-crush hope. “I…uh, yeah, I was. I think.”

“You think?” Fury asked with what might have been amusement.

“I do. Think,” Nathan replied with more assurance. It was easier to come by when he told himself this conversation wasn’t really happening.

Fury finally quit inspecting Nathan and glanced around the parking lot. “You headin’ back inside?”

“I…I don’t think so.”

Fury stared at something far away. “You interested in some more action?”

“Always.” The answer flew from Nathan’s lips before he could catch it. The symptoms of the panic returned, but they hurt a little less. “What you got?”

Fury shoved his hands into his pockets. “I got somewhere to be.” He took a few steps toward the row of cars, and he paused, raising his eyebrows at Nathan. “You comin’?”

Do all you do in and for love. Many thanks!
Kelly Wyre
enjoys reading and writing all manner of fiction, ranging from horror to romance. She used to work in advertising but is now happily chained to her writing desk. Kelly relishes the soft and cuddly and the sharp and bloody with equal amounts of enthusiasm. She's a coffee addict, a workaholic, a chronic night owl, and loves a good thunderstorm. Currently Kelly resides in the southeastern United States.
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And if you like FIGHT, try the New Amsterdam Series!


  1. Great video. :D Love the cover and would really like to win a copy of Fight. :) Thanks for the giveaway!


    1. Hi there!

      Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun with the video.

      And yes... the cover is just gorgeous. Garrett Leigh did it, and did an incredible job.

      I shall absolutely add your name to the contest hat! Thank you so much for stopping by.

      Have a great day!

  2. Fun interview

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    1. Thank you very much! I'm glad you liked it. :)

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  4. Thank you for the video, it was cute and made me laugh. The book sounds like a great read. Wonderful interview too =)

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

    1. Thank you so much for the kind feedback! I'm so glad the video made you laugh. :)

      You are in the hat! Thank you for stopping by!

      Have a good one,

  5. Thank you so much for the chance. Loved the excerpt!!


    1. And thank you for stopping by! I'm so happy you enjoyed the snippet.

      You are in the contest hat.

      Have a great day,

  6. It sounds so intense, yet fun!

    Trix, vitajex(At)Aol(Dot)com

  7. Winners have been selected!
    See them here:

    Thank you so much for hosting me and thanks to everyone who participated!

    Light & Love,


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