Legend by Katy Evans Excerpt Reveal

Posted January 8, 2016 by alicia in Uncategorized / 4 Comments

 Alicia here, with an excerpt reveal I’m insanely excited for! The Real series by Katy Evans is one of my all-time favorite series. I reread Real at least once a year (which is amazing because I don’t have time to do rereads anymore.) and it remains toward the top of favorites list. Remy is, and probably will always be, my #1 New Adult Boyfriend. Anyways, I can’t wait to meet Maverick!



in a million years, kid.’
the fuck out of my face!’
Four cities in two days, and more
doors slammed in my face than I can count. I sling my backpack over my shoulder
and scratch another name from my list.
Hopping on to a bus and hopping off
thirty minutes later, I scan the mix of both commercial and apartment numbers
down the block, then knock on my last door.
“Coach Hennesy?”
He’s a tall man, his hair like
pepper, clad in sweats, with a yellow timer hanging from his neck. He gives me
a questioning look.
“I’m your next champion.”
He laughs, but then he must see
something on my face. In my stance. Thirst, resoluteness, guts. Maybe I’m
wearing my balls in my eyes. He falls sober and swings the door wide-open.
“Come on in.”
doesn’t ask for my name.
guess with one look, he knows he’ll find my name in the dictionary, right next
to “determined.”
He leads me to his garage. “Where’d
you train before?” he asks.
“Self-taught. I watch videos.”
He scoffs, then shrugs. “Okay, let’s
see what you’ve got.”
I eye the equipment across the room.
The heavy bag hangs from the ceiling, the leather worn from other fighters
before me. There’s a boxing dummy at the corner. Speed bag. Weights. A whole
private gym set up here. I drop both my bags, then zip open my backpack and
start to put on the gloves without bothering to remove my hoodie.
“Take that off; I need to know what
you’ve got. Need to see your form,” Hennesy says.
I clench my jaw. Slowly unzip my
hoodie. Take it off and glance past my shoulder, shifting to keep my back from
the coach’s view. The guy is clearing the fighting area. Good. We can get down
to business. He walks to me when I face him.
“Give it over.” I hand him my hoodie
and he tosses it aside, then crosses his arms and looks at me. “Speedball
I inhale, position myself before the
speedball, and hit. Wham.
I keep on hitting, lightning fast,
my fists making the bag fly.
I would have warmed up first, but
I’ve been doing this for days, and I won’t stop until I’ve got myself a
coach—and not even then.
I’ve got momentum now, and I pick up
speed, my arms moving back and forth, working the speed bag until it’s moving
so fast you can’t even see it.
I’m starting to sweat; it’s stuffy
in here, but I can’t stop. I need him to take me on. I need one yes to get me
in the ring. Just one yes and I’ll do the rest.
“Time.” Hennesy stops me. He signals
to the boxing dummy and the heavy bag. “Let’s see you pound the bag.”
I swing out and slam my knuckles on
the bag, putting everything into my fists. Thack,
thump, thud.
Hennesy’s composure starts to
crumble with excitement. “Holy shit, boy!”
I’m getting in to it. I’m in the
zone—where it’s just me, the leather brown bag, my fists, and nothing else but
slamming the spot I’m looking at.
“I’ve seen enough.” He stops the bag
from swinging. His eyes glassy. “Fill this out.”
I pull off my right glove and grab a
pen as he slaps a paper onto a desk at the corner. I bend down to fill out my
name and contact information and realize, too late, that I exposed the tattoo
on my back.
“You’re his boy.”
I freeze midsignature.
A second ticks by. Then two.
I slowly set the pen down and take
one last look at the paper. I might not get to fill it out after all. I turn.
His face has paled.
I wait it out for a few beats. Maybe
he’s different. Maybe he can deal with it.
He tosses my jacket at me. “Get out.
Nobody wants to see you fight.”
I frown fiercely as I catch my
jacket in my fist and edge forward, equally mad now. “That’s too damn bad.
’Cause I’m fighting anyway.”
keep my eyes on him as I pull off my left glove, shove my arms into my hoodie,
and zip up.
I walk out and the door slams behind
me. I clench my jaw, and I shove my gloves into my bag and spot the old, black
gloves inside too. I push them down into the bottom of the duffel bag and zip
it up.
The season starts in a week and a
half. No coach? No fight. I can’t even get into a gym.
But I won’t let anyone or anything
keep me from the ring.
I pick up a penny from the ground.
And I spot a girl in workout clothes
across the street, tying her shoelaces. She’s a step away from the gym door. I
straighten, pull my hoodie over my head, and cross the street, following after
her like I belong.

Meet Maverick “The
Avenger” Cage in Legend, the newest stand alone in the REAL series releasing
February 9th!


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Maverick “the Avenger”
Cage wants to rise to the top and become a legend in the ring. Though he keeps
his identity well guarded, he’s known on the fighting circuit as the new kid
with a chip on his shoulder and a tattoo on his back that marks him as trouble.
He’s got a personal score to settle with the Underground’s one and only
Remington “Riptide” Tate.

As Mav trains, he meets
a young girl—the only other new person in the town–and sparks fly. When things
get heated between them, he finds out she’s none other than Reese Dumas, the
cousin of Remington Tate’s wife. A girl who’s supposed to root against him and
a girl he’s supposed to stay away from.

But Maverick fights for
the woman in his heart, and the monsters in his blood. The world’s eyes are on
them and the victor will go down in history as the ultimate fighting champion;
the ultimate LEGEND.

* LEGEND is the 6th and
final installment of the REAL series, but it can also be read as standalone or
after the three Remington and Brooke books (Real/Mine/Remy.)

Real (Book One) The Real Series
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(Book Two) The Real Series
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(Book Three) The Real Series
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(Book Four) The Real Series
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(Book Five) The Real Series
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About the Author:

Hey! I’m
Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I’m married with two
children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading,
and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and
picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If
you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet,
I’d love to hear from you!



Me now: 

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