Shadowboxer

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Nothing she’s faced in the cage will prepare her…

Jade is a young mixed martial arts fighter. When she’s in the cage she dominates her opponents—but in real life she’s out of control. After she has a confrontation with a Hollywood martial arts star that threatens her gym’s reputation, Jade’s coach sends her to a training camp in Thailand for an attitude adjustment. Hoping to discover herself, she instead uncovers a shocking conspiracy. In a world just beyond our own, a man is stealing the souls of children to try and live forever.

Advance praise for Shadowboxer

Shadowboxer is a fast-paced, gripping contemporary dark fantasy thriller. Everything about this book feels utterly real from the monsters out of Thai mythology to the cage fights but especially the incandescent Jade Barrera whose passion and fury are sometimes bigger than she can control.’

Justine Larbalestier, Andre Norton Award winning author of Liar

‘Gritty, sexy, brutal, funny – Shadowboxer is a gripping action adventure with a highly original fantasy twist and a wonderful main character who leaps off the page in all her fierce, sweaty glory. Simply brilliant.’

Freda Warrington, author of Grail of the Summer Stars

‘Hits like a punch to the gut.’

Marie Brennan, author of A Natural History of Dragons

‘Vivid, exciting, immersive and unforgettable.’

Stephanie Burgis, author of A Most Improper Magick

Shadowboxer is published 28 October 2014 from Ravenstone Press. In the UK you can preorder at

Waterstone’s      Book Depository

And for the US: Barnes & Noble

There are early reviews here and here and here’s an interview with me about the book.

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