Book Blitz. Excerpt & Giveaway : Fighter Girl by Kathryn James

Fighter Girl
by Kathryn James
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: May 17th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Purchase Link :  Amazon
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“It began three days ago with a fight. Seems that for me, everything begins with a fight…”

Sammy Jo may be strong, fast and tough, even in heels, but she gets into trouble when she fights some local thugs to save a rich boy named Gregory.

Now bad guy McCloud is after her – and he’s even more dangerous than her forbidden love for Gregory.

Fighter Girl was published in the United Kingdom under the title GYPSY GIRL.

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I ran to Gregory. I couldn’t take my eyes from the blood.

Milo’s knifed him! That’s what it looked like. I fell to my knees beside him. He was curled on his side, his legs drawn up, his hands hugging his ribs. His face was splattered with  blood. His shirt was ripped and flapping in the breeze blowing through the parking lot.

I leaned over him, dreading to see a knife wound. “Hey, Gregory?”

I could smell the metallic tang of his blood. For a moment he didn’t move. And then suddenly he was coughing, and a spray of red droplets misted into the air as he pushed  himself with his grazed hands over onto his back, the breath hissing through his teeth.

He was alive at least. I put my hands on his shoulders and made him lie back down, but he thought I was one of the bad boys and tried to push me away. I had to grab his hands and make him lie back.

Suddenly there was a click from above us. “Aw, did your boyfriend get hurt?”

Milo was perched on the wall like a monkey, phone in his hand, taking photos. “Why did you do this?” I shouted, my voice breaking. He laughed. “To teach you a lesson. Next time it’ll be your sister if you don’t leave town.”

He gave me the finger again and disappeared over the wall like a rat. I would’ve loved to follow him. My blood was boiling. But it could wait. I had to see to Gregory. I let go of his  hands. “It’s Sammy-Jo. Just lie still. Let me check you over.”

His eyes flicked open. He squinted at me and then he relaxed back onto the pavement.

I pulled his shirt back, fumbling with the buttons. One was stuck; I ripped it away. He was  skinny, his bones showing under pale skin that looked as new and tender as a baby’s. I almost fainted with relief when I saw his ribs.

He hadn’t been stabbed.

There was no wound, but he was a mess. There was a bruise spreading in the center of his chest. It was in the shape of a foot, and already going purple and black. There was a faint pattern to it like you get from the sole of a sneaker. Milo or one of his brothers had stomped on him.

The cat meowed and came rubbing against my feet, but I had to push it away, and it paddled off through the blood, shaking its paws. The puddle of crimson blood was coming  from the gash in his head. It ran straight across his eyebrow and over to his temple. It would need stitches. I’d been trained to do first aid at the gym because fighters are always getting  cuts, especially their eyebrows where the skin is thin and hard bone lies just beneath. But this was the worst I’d seen. It hadn’t been caused by a punch. The cowards had jumped on him  from behind as he came looking for me.



Kathryn lives in Leicester with her family, writing full time (and loves that!) Kathryn always wanted to become an author and wrote her first story at age eight. But it took quite a while and lots of different jobs before she got published.
She’s worked with gypsy and traveller children, working from a converted bus with a rainbow on the side, doing video and  photography projects, and documenting traveling lives.
Mist draws on and is influenced by her work with this community.

She’s also written scripts for a local video production company, many of them for children and teenagers.

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I started this blog for quite a few reasons: 1. To share my opinions about books I read. (I'm open to recommendations) 2. To express myself in the only way that I love,which is of course writing 3. To connect with people with whom I may share the same interests I read and write because it offers me an escape door from the world we live in. A door which allows me to be whomever I want to be, live wherever in this big world,set off on adventures and most of all because it brings my imagination back to life from its very very long sleep. And of course...Because I love to !! Here are some basic things about your host and writer.. My name is Cristina and I come from Bucharest ( also known as The Little Paris ) were I was born, raised and am currently - still - living. I’ve finished my studies a few years ago and got my bachelor degree at Dimitrie Cantemir University, in my hometown; in Economics. I have to admit that this specialty wasn't my first choice. I have been weighing my choices – as in, to what they can provide me in future – both while I was still in high school and after. Initially I wanted to go to Foreign Languages, but I had a big fall the moment I saw that it wasn't acredited – huge disappointment washed over me. I am still a bit disappointed about that to be honest. I have a huge passion for writing ever since I was little, and even if I had times when I didn't (or couldn't) write anything, now I am right back on track. My dad is the only one who knows how much passion I put into what I write and doesn't giggle or grin when I bring it up. I love having someone’s support no matter how little it is,it still means so much to me. Love, Cris ♥ Hope that those who will follow me like what I post around here and - why not - maybe give some ideas about new topics. :) If anyone wants to add something on the blog please contact me at

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