Interview with Valentin Merrickson from
Blow by Blow
by Kate Hill
How did you start fighting?
When I was a kid, I used to hang out at the local boxing gym. Then in the military, I studied martial arts and earned my black belt. Fighting has always been part of my life in one way or another.
Tell us about Theo Fisker.
He's a great fighter. He has a lot of heart, in the cage and out. Theo is one of a kind, that's for sure.
Is it true you and Theo are more than teammates?
Yeah, but I think by now everyone knows that. No big deal, so let's move on.
I know it's probably not too smart to push a guy like you, but I have to point out that you and Theo dating is kind of a big deal.
Listen, we're a couple. Lots of people have boyfriends, girlfriends, whatever. I'm a fighter and that's what I'm here to talk about.
All right. Who do you think Master Jesse will choose to go to the Radial Warrior tournament?
I have no idea. We'll have to wait and see. We have a great team and he has a hard choice. I know that I'm ready to go to Radical Warrior and kicked some serious butt.
Everyone on the team wants a shot at fighting in Radical Warrior. That's why we're here.
Thank you, Valentin, and I hope we get to see you kick butt in Radical Warrior.
Blow by Blow
M/M Erotic Romance
Release Date: 11/24/2015
A hunky former heavyweight champ and an ass-kicking beauty fight for their lives and their love in a futuristic world of MMA.
Theo "Little Raven" Fisker, is a bantamweight with attitude who plans to make a name for himself in the Radical Warrior Tournament, a prestigious mixed martial arts event. The problem is no team will sign a male fighter who walks out in silver and pink with nail polish to match, until he meets Master Jesse. Impressed by Theo's talent, Jesse welcomes him onto his up and coming team. Fists and sparks fly when Theo meets gorgeous Valentin Merrickson. Theo draws Valentin out of his protective armor and sparks hope for a life the tough heavyweight never imagined possible. Their love grows, but threats from extremists and an injury that ends Valentin's career in the cage might tear them apart.
"Oh wow. Where did these come from," Theo said, squatting by the pot. He let go of his bags and reached for the attached florist's card. He read it, smiled, rose, and slipped his arms around Valentin's neck. "Thank you."
Valentin hugged him back a bit awkwardly since grocery bags filled his hands. "Didn't know what else to give you as a welcome gift."
"I love blueberries."
"Kinda figured when you ate half my supply during breakfast yesterday morning."
Theo stepped back, his hands still cupping Valentin's neck. "Are you saying I'm a blueberry hog? Don't answer that. Come on." Theo opened the door, picked up his grocery bags, and stepped inside, Valentin close behind him.
They were quite hungry, so after putting away Theo's shopping, they sat down to lunch. When they finished, Theo did some quick housecleaning, not that he had much to do. The house was impeccable. Debra and her parents obviously took a lot of pride in their property. Valentin volunteered to help. While Valentin tidied up the lunch mess and opened the windows in the house to let in the fresh spring air, Theo cleaned the bathroom and unpacked his belongings.
"I know this hasn't been much of a date so far," Theo said.
He and Valentin stood in the bedroom where Theo was about to put the new sheets he'd bought on the bed.
"Fine with me," Valentin said, helping Theo tuck in the fitted sheet. They both reached for the top sheet at the same time and Valentin closed his hand over Theo's. He tugged Theo closer.
Even with the thick heels on his boots, Theo still had to tilt his face up to meet Valentin's gaze. Valentin dipped his head toward Theo to cover his mouth with a kiss.
Closing his eyes, Theo surrendered. He pressed even closer to Valentin.
Always a fan of romance and the paranormal, Kate Hill started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Her first story, a short erotic vampire tale, was accepted for publication in 1996. Since then she has sold over one hundred short stories, novellas and novels.
When she's not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out and spending time with her family and pets. Kate also writes under the pen name Saloni Quinby. She enjoys hearing from readers and she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit her online at http://www.kate-hill.com.