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Fight Card Goes Audio!

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New Pulp Publisher, Fight Card Books has released their first audio tale with Fight Card: Tomato Can Comeback. Now available at Aubidle.com.

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FIGHT CARD: TOMATO CAN COMEBACK AUDIO!

The first Fight Card novel to be made available on unabridged audio via audible.com is Tomato Can Comeback with Henry Brown writing as Jack Tunney and narrated by John Podulka.

Tom Garrick had a heart of gold, a jaw of iron, and heavy artillery in both fists. This orphan from the Windy City returned from the Korean War, determined to battle his way up the welterweight ranks, inspiring
speculation about a title bid. Then he slugged it out with a top contender, who humiliated him over eleven rounds, cutting short his victory march.

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Popular opinion was that he had been exposed as a lucky pretender. The newspapers dubbed him ‘Tomato Can’ after watching the blood splatter around the ring like tomato juice from a tin can being battered by a
tire iron.

Now, for some mysterious reason, ‘Tomato Can’ Garrick is lacing up his gloves again, hoping for a shot at redemption. He has no promoter, no manager, and not even a sparring partner. The only one in his corner is a buddy from the war, who has never been inside a boxing ring before.

There’s a punch-drunk pantheon of bums, brawlers, and cutthroat contenders just waiting to pound him into Palookaville…a lonely war widow with her claws in his heart…and a regimen of dubious training methods which may do more harm than good to his chances at success. But Garrick isn’t going to go down in history as “the Tomato Can” – at least, not without a fight.

The Fight Card: Tomato Can Comeback audio is 2 hours and 45 minutes in length.

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For more information on The Fight Card: Tomato Can Comeback ebook, click here.

Fight Card Books Premiere’s Barefoot Bones

Fight Fiction Publisher, Fight Card Books has released Fight Card: Barefoot Bones. Fight Card: Barefoot Bones is a written by pulpmeister Bobby Nash, the 2013 Pulp Ark Award winner for Best Author, writing under the Fight Card house name of Jack Tunney. Under a cover by David Foster and edits by Fight Card co-creator Paul Bishop, Barefoot Bones is a knockout!

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Korea, 1951

Mentored in the hollows of hardscrabble Georgia by mysterious loner Old Man Winter, then in a Chicago orphanage by ex-fighter Father Tim Brophy, James ‘Barefoot Bones’ Mason has relied on his fists to make his way. But it’s a long way from St. Vincent’s Asylum For Boys to the battlefields of Korea where Bones’ fists may not be enough.

Entered in an inter-camp boxing tournament by his commanding officer, Bones finds himself in a war within a war. When a tenuous cease fire is explosively shattered, Bone’s is fighting against the highest odds of all – staying alive.

Can a skinny kid from the north Georgia mountains survive the hell of Korea and still have the guts to climb back into the ring one more time? The one constant in Bones’ life has been fighting – Lucky for him… he’s good at it.

You can purchase Fight Card: Barefoot Bones here.
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Read Author Bobby Nash’s thoughts on crafting Fight Card: Barefoot Bones and see what it was like strapping on Jack Tunney’s gloves here.

Fight Card: Barefoot Bones – Coming Soon in Paperback.

Coming up next week, we have the debut of the first Fight Card Romance novel, Ladies Night, by Carol Malone (writing as Jill Tunney). Carol has pulled off a wonderful romance/fight pulp genre mash up in Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night.

Next month will see the publication of Anthony Venutolo’s noirish wonder, Fight Card: Front Page Palooka (previously Union Of The Snakes).

 

Fight Card: Barefoot Bones Cover Revealed!

Fight Fiction Publisher, Fight Card Books has released the cover to Fight Card: Barefoot Bones. Fight Card: Barefoot Bones is a novella by Pulp Ark Award-Winning Author Bobby Nash writing under the Fight Card house name of Jack Tunney. The cover was designed by David Foster and the book was edited by Paul Bishop, co-creator of Fight Card.

Learn more about Fight Card: Barefoot Bones here.

Read Author Bobby Nash’s thoughts on crafting Fight Card: Barefoot Bones and see what it was like strapping on Jack Tunney’s gloves here.

Fight Card: Barefoot Bones will be available for purchase next week.
 

Fight Card Introduces the Can’t Miss Contender

Fight Card Books’ latest, Can’t Miss Contender by Kevin Michaels writing as Jack Tunney is now available as an ebook at Amazon.

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AVAILABLE NOW ~ FIGHT CARD: CAN’T MISS CONTENDER

Our latest entry Fight Card: Can’t Miss Contender is now available on Amazon.  Behind our Jack Tunney pseudonym this month is Kevin Michaels.  Fight Card: Can’t Miss Contender is Kevin’s second Fight Card fisticuff.  This puts him in good company with David Foster and Eric Beetner, who have both written two epic punch-ups in the Fight Card series.

While Fight Card: Can’t Miss Contender is not a direct sequel to Kevin’s Fight Card: Hard Road, there is some minor character crossover.

FIGHT CARD: CAN’T MISS CONTENDER

St. Louis, Missouri, 1958

Billy Flood was the kind of boxer who had ‘can’t miss’ written all over him.  He had the tools and talent to make him a middleweight champion.  But a few wrong turns changed everything.  Now, after a hard three year stretch inside the Missouri State Penitentiary, Billy is determined to get back in the ring and punch his way to the top. But, while other fighters his age have risen through the ranks, Billy is back where he started – fighting palookas, catchers, and tomato cans.

With his past on his heels and his future filled with obstacles, Billy finds himself backed into a corner by false friends and an unscrupulous promoter.  He may get his shot at becoming a contender, but will it cost him his future?  Can’t Miss Contender is another hard punching Fight Card tale…

August will see the debut of both Fight Card: Barefoot Bones from Bobby Nash and our first Fight Card Romance from Carol Malone, Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night.  On the horizon are Fight Card: Union Of The Snakes from Anthony Venutolo, Fight Card: Fight River from Tommy Hancock, and Fight Card: Sherlock Holmes from Andrew Salmon.

Learn more about Fight Card Books here.

Fight Card Delivers a Brooklyn Beatdown

Fight Card Books’ latest, Brooklyn Beatdown by Derrick Ferguson writing as Jack Tunney is now available as an ebook for Kindle.

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AVAILABLE NOW ~ FIGHT CARD: BROOKLYN BEATDOWN

Brooklyn – 1954.

Bare knuckler brawler Levi Kimro battles his way through the bloody backroom ghetto bars of Brooklyn in pursuit of his dream of owning his own business. It’s a hard and vicious road he walks and it becomes even more complicated when he falls hard for the electrifying Dorothea McBricker.

Dorothea’s brother, Teddy, has fallen under the influence of notorious gangster Duke Williamson – a powerful man who is pressuring Levi to join his stable of fighters or face off against the human killing machine, ‘Deathblow’ Ballantine. A knock-down, drag out, Brooklyn Beatdown is brewing, and Levi will need every ounce of his fighter’s heart if he wants to save not only himself, but the woman he loves…

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Free Fight Card In July

On July 1 -3, Fight Card Books is making Fight Card: King of the Outback available for Free at Amazon. You can find it here.

About Fight Card: King of the Outback:

Outback Australia 1954

Two rival tent boxing troupes clash over a territorial dispute in the Outback town of Birdsville. In the sweltering heat, tensions simmer, tempers flare, and as things reach boiling point, a boxing tent is burned to the ground.

Fighting men know only one way to solve their disputes, and that’s in the ring. The solution, a show-down, smack-down, winner take all bout between the two rival outfits.

In the blue corner, representing ‘Walter Wheeler’s Boxing Sideshow’ is Tommy King, a young aboriginal boxer with a big heart and iron fists.

In the red corner, representing ‘Arnold Sanderson’s Boxing Show’, is ‘Jumpin’ Jack Douglas, a monstrous wrecking machine from the city – a man who’ll do anything to win.

The fight – brutal. In the world of Tent Boxing, in the harsh Australian Outback, weight divisions and rules don’t count for much. It’s a fight to decide, who is indeed, King of the Outback!

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Fight Card Comes Out Swinging!

The latest outing from Fight Card Books, Fight Card: Get Hit, Hit Back from author John Kenyon, has just been released under a cover by David Foster.  Learn more about Get Hit, Hit Back here.

Next up in June will be Fight Card: Brooklyn Beatdown from top New Pulp writer Derrick Ferguson.  July will premier the sophomore effort from Kevin Michaels, Fight Card: Can’t Miss Contender, and August will give us the very cool Fight Card: Union Of The Snakes from Anthony Venutolo.

The Fight Card editorial team has been working hard with author Carol Malone on their first Fight Card Romance entry Ladies Night, which will also be coming soon along with more titles in or new Fight Card MMA series.

The Pulp Ark convention held last month found six Fight Card authors duking it out in the same room together.  Everyone at Fight Card is excited for the upcoming December entry Fight Card: Sherlock Holmes from Andrew Salmon. The publisher has also been soliciting Fight Card tales featuring Robert E. Howard, Papa Hemingway, Rod Serling, and… wait for it… luchadores (because everything is better with luchadores)…

A new issue of Fight Fictioneers Magazine is also imminent.

2013 has been a busy year for Fight Card Books and they keep on swinging.

Fight Card: Get Hit, Hit Back from author John Kenyon is now available.
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The Kalamazoo Kid Arrives in Paperback

Fight Card Books has released The Kalamazoo Kid, a Fight Card MMA Novel, in paperback to accompany the ebook release.

About The Kalamazoo Kid:
Authored by Jeremy Brown
Edited by Paul Bishop, Mel Odom

Ray Kurt was one of the first guys to step into a sanctioned MMA fight – back when you scrapped four times a night and didn’t wrap your hands until you got to the hospital afterward. Now he trains fighters in his Kalamazoo mixed martial arts gym, searching for someone he can take to the top.

Young fighting phenom Tallis Dunbar might just be that someone, but Tallis comes attached to a whole lot of trouble. Detroit mob fixer Andru Harp wants Kurt to turn Tallis into an MMA beast tough enough to take on the Chicago mob’s fearsome fighter, High Voltage – the same man who nearly killed Tallis’ brother a year earlier.

For Detroit and Chicago it’s all about turf, but for Kurt and Tallis their lives and redemption are balanced on a razor’s edge. Kurt is used to fighting with few rules, but now there is only one – survive…