The Clinch

RELEASE DATE: January 2021

ISBN-13  978-1-63555-820-3

PUBLISHER: Bold Strokes Books

Eden Bauer grew up in a rough part of New York with an unsafe home life and took refuge in the neighborhood Taekwondo dojang. When the master of the dojang offered to train Eden as a live-in student, he started her on a journey that would eventually lead her to become the UFC featherweight champion of the world.

Eden loves competing and coaching the underprivileged kids of her community, but just as she’s getting comfortable with her champion title, a new martial artist from a legendary family comes roaring onto the scene with a dynasty on her shoulders. Brooklyn Shaw is a loud, cocky, aggressive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu genius who’s also unfortunately pretty dreamy.

Brooklyn and Eden’s rivalry attracts worldwide attention, but as they spend time together, Eden sees past Brooklyn’s showmanship to who she really is. They ought to be perfect for one another, but can either really fall in love with the person standing in the way of her dreams?

"...not to be dramatic but Brooklyn Shaw could punch me in the face and I'd still thank her."

"If you are a sports fan, this will be up your street, if you aren't, read it for the romance, it's passionate and hot. Either way, you won't be disappointed. I really cannot fault this book. 5+ stars."

"This book deserves every single damn five stars it has been given."

"Hands down the best book of the year..."

"Can I have a sequel now, please?"

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Shadows of a Dream


ISBN-13  978-1-63555-598-1

PUBLISHER: Bold Strokes Books

When Rainn went rogue from the life her mother wanted for her, she thought she'd have her brother by her side. Instead, his sudden death sent Rainn into a tailspin that has her living in an alley behind a bar. Her life might look like a train wreck, but nothing can distract her from making her rock band the Suicidal Angels a success. Then she meets Jaselle.


A painter with an intrinsic understanding of art, Jaselle's effortless connection to Rainn's deepest thoughts and fears is intoxicating, and soon they're falling into a love more powerful than anything Rainn has ever known. She's never been happier, until Jaselle's addiction to meth rages out of control, taking over both their lives.

Rainn's all-consuming need to salvage their relationship might cost her her friends, her band, her dream, and ultimately, herself.

"This novel is not for the feint of heart. Life happens on these pages including rape and violence. But I promise you the story is worth it."

"It's a gritty, realistic story of homelessness, addiction, assault, and broken dreams. I found myself torn between wanting to quit reading and needing to know what was going to happen."

"Firstly I applaud Bold Strokes for publishing this as it is not a typical lesfic romance. Secondly Ms Disney is a very accomplished writer and the book is well plotted and the narrative moves nicely along."

"If you want a realistic book about loving a drug addict, this book hits the mark."

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