Monday, February 10, 2014

Blog Tour for A Fighting Chance by A.J. Sand

By A.J. Sand
New Adult/Adult Romantic Suspense
Released February 4, 2014
Jesse Chance is a bastard.
And that’s all he heard his entire life growing up once news got out that he was the illegitimate child of womanizing ex-con, Henry Chance.
Stuck in Glory, Texas, a town too small to escape the sins of his parents, Jesse turned into exactly what everyone expected him to be: a lover of liquor and women, and so good with his fists, he became a teenage champion of the secret underground fighting rings that float around the South, while doubting the only people who ever believed he could be more, his ailing mother, and his girlfriend, Drew Hallisay.
But determined to make his mother’s dying wish come true, he enrolled in a college on the East Coast, far away from his past. Jesse Chance is reborn into a new life, and set on keeping Glory, Texas--and Henry Chance--in his rear view.
Until a visit from his father in the middle of the night changes everything.
Forced to return to Glory to prevent a tragedy, Jesse is soon back on the fighting circuit with Drew's help and facing the history he was so desperate to escape, the part of him he would prefer to hide.
As he slips back into his old ways--Henry Chance's ways--he finds himself torn between the guy he was and the one he’s been struggling to become. And in a world dead set on betting against you, can you ever really overcome your past… or your destiny?

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Favorite Quotes from A Fighting Chance
By A.J. Sand

“I just see a man. A man making innumerable sacrifices, so that he can stop the real monsters.”

A.J.: Drew says this to Jesse. Jesse really hates that fighting affects him the way it does. He sees himself as a monster because of it, and she doesn’t. And there’s nothing I love more than when someone else sees something beautiful in you that you don’t see yet. It was one of the first lines I ever wrote in the entire story. It sums up how she feels about him, and it felt like such a touching moment in what’s otherwise a really crazy story.
“F*****g with me or my money is a death wish. You either fight for me or you get the f**k out of fighting. That’s it. Those are your only choices. Be grateful you even have any…because I can make it for you, if you prefer. I will put one of these clubs in your hand and a gun to your head and make you put Ulysses out of his misery. Then you’d be so far f*****g down this rabbit hole with me.”

A.J.: Ramón Vega, probably the scariest person in the entire book, says this. He’s really brutal. Sometimes it catches you off guard just how unnecessarily brutal he is, and how unapologetic he is about it. With this quote, he’s just beaten the living crap out of one of his henchmen (with a golf club) to prove a point to Jesse about what happens when people don’t obey him. It was a great scene for me writing it, but when I reread it, I actually got a chill. It’s so frightening just how little regard he has for human life. 

About the Author
A.J. Sand grew up an only child whose parents bought her many, many books to keep her busy, so it was only natural that she would start writing her own stories. She is the author of “Documentary,” “Remake” and “Recklessly.” She lives just outside of Washington, D.C.
Author social media links:
Twitter: @ajajajsand;


AToMR said...

Thank you for hosting A.J. and A Fighting Chance today!

AJ Sand said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!