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JANUARY, 2018 IN HIS CORNER By: Linda Carroll-Bradd The Plot: For ten years, Viktor Andrusha muscled his way from bare-knuckle street brawler to heavyweight boxing champion. A brutal battle two years earlier impaired his vision and his opponent died. Urged by his manager, Viktor settles for bouts in smaller venues farther west until he can land the opportunity for one last big match to restore honor to the family name. Thwarted from attending medical col- lege, nurse Odette Hildebrand leaves her father‟s clinic to help relatives relocate to Montana Territory. In the woods near Sweetwater Springs, she is drawn by the sound of sweet music and meets a shy man with a battered face. Viktor and Odette make a pact: he‟ll receive her treatments while she studies the effects of different herbs, hoping to create a market- able remedy. Her skill heals his wounded exterior, but can she live with knowing he‟ll receive more, or worse, injuries in the upcoming exhibition fight? An Excerpt About ten feet away walked a petite woman with wavy blonde hair. A dark cloak covered all but the hem of a plain brown skirt. Her wide-eyed expression reminded him of his face‟s bruises and cuts. “Ma‟am, don‟t be alarmed.” Normally, he remained in seclu- sion for several days following a fight. But something about Sweet- water Springs and the surrounding prairie made him itch to get out- doors. Frowning, she closed the distance. “However did you receive such a beating, sir?” A pale hand lifted toward his face but paused in mid-air. “No matter the cause. What have you used for treat- ment?” This woman didn‟t cringe from the sight of his injuries. Up close, he saw her eyes were a green-brown shade with flecks of gold. As her intense gaze moved over his face he imagined her touching his skin. When was the last time anyone, especially a total stranger, expressed concern? Reviews Welcome. Available in Print and E-Book At: Amazon Author Contact Info: Price: $1.99 Length: 81 Pages Heat Level: G Website & Blog Facebook Twitter Amazon Author Page Biography: As a young girl, Linda was often found lying on her bed reading about fascinating characters having exciting adventures in places far away and in other time periods. In later years, she read and then started writing ro- mances and achieved her first publication—a confession story. Married with four adult children and two grand- daughters, Linda now writes heartwarming contemporary and historical stories with a touch of humor and a bit of sass from her home in the southern California mountains. 34 5