Monday, September 22, 2014


TITLE: Stand of Redemption
AUTHOR: Cathryn Williams
GENRE: Contemp. Romance
RELEASE DATE: Aug. 25, 2014
PUBLISHER: Young Ink Press
PAGES: Approx. 217

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I’m Nicholas Brooks.

Everyone thinks I’m a nice guy, a local fighter who plays by the rules.

I’m not.

I killed someone when I was sixteen.

The women love me, but I use them.

All except Ria.

However, to have her, I’ll have to fight for her.

The pit isn’t for wimps, either. No rules—get the KO.

To earn redemption, there is always a price.

Even if I win, I lose. Because Ria just might be the price I pay.

This book is a stand alone story. However, to receive the full experience "Stand Of Honor (Stand, #1)" is recommended before "Stand Of Redemption".

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     She heard the front door open as she held on to Ty for support. 
     “Nick. Hey, man, you’re late,” Zane yelled as he walked toward the front door.
     Ria jerked around to look at the man walking in. It was Nicholas. Their eyes locked, and she saw the surprise in his. What she didn’t understand was the flash of anger she saw next. His attention seemed to redirect to Ty. She was still wrapped in his arms at the moment.
     “What’s she doing here?” Nicholas asked. The glimpse of anger she had witnessed had been replaced with a friendlier tone, though Ria could still see the steel in his eyes.
     She stepped out of Ty’s embrace and sensed him slightly relax. She wondered what that was about.
     “Do you know her?” Zane asked with a strained tone.
     “Yeah, she’s one of the EMTs that took me to the hospital after our fight,”      Nicholas replied as he looked at her.
     Zane looked back at her, as if he was trying to recall something. She felt herself getting confused. It seemed like there was something going on that she didn’t know about.
     “Oh, I see.” Zane turned to her. “I thought you were a waitress?”
     “I am now. I got fired from my last job,” Ria replied. 
     She bet she sounded like a real winner, stealing money from customers and getting fired from jobs. She wondered what these men thought of her now. 
     She looked down at herself. She was still wearing her work clothes from last night. A short spandex black skirt and a sleeveless, gold, shimmery wrap-tank with a deep V-neck. She hated what she had become, and the image she portrayed to others.
     She looked at Nicholas and caught him staring at her.
     “You still haven’t told me what she’s doing here,” Nicholas repeated to Zane, but before Zane could answer, he asked, “How did you get fired?”
     Ria gaped at him. “My car wouldn’t start after work last night. When I was walking to the gas station for help, a man attacked me. Lucky for me, Ty saved me. He brought me back here to recover,” Ria said quickly. “I was waitressing at The Plaza since that’s the only place that would hire me after you complained to the administrator of the hospital about my attitude.”
     Nick turned to Zane. “Where’s the guy?”
     “We’ll get him,” Zane responded.
     Nick nodded then turned back to Ria. “They fucking fired you?”
     Ria didn’t know why he was surprised. He was a local celebrity, as the administrator had pointed out several times. Nicholas had donated time and money to the women’s wing of the hospital.

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About the Author...

Cathryn Williams is the oldest and only female in a family of four children. While born on the east coast, she has lived all over the country. Her father’s job as an engineer caused the family to move throughout her entire youth. She has spent time in Texas, Idaho, and Nevada before moving back to the eastern part of the country as an adult.

It was during these early years that her love of literature began, starting with Nancy Drew and growing with the Sweet Valley High series stories. This passion grew with each book and has caused her to transition into writing her own stories. Cathryn’s inspiration stems from a diverse childhood, loving family, and oversized lapdog Scarlet. When not giving life to her characters, she enjoys traveling, marathoning TV shows, and spending time with her family.

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