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Author: Melynda Price

Melynda Price is a USA Today and National Readers Choice Award-Winning finalist for Win by Submission and Passing His Guard. A multi-published author of contemporary and paranormal romance, what Price enjoys most about writing is the chance to make her readers fall in love, over and over again. She cites the greatest challenge of writing is making the unbelievable believable, while taking her characters to the limit with stories full of passion and unique twists and turns. Salting stories with undertones of history whenever possible, Price adds immeasurable depth to amazingly well-crafted books.

She currently lives in Northern Minnesota with her husband and two children where she has plenty of snow-filled days to curl up in front of the fireplace with her Chihuahua and a hot cup of coffee to write.

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In for the Win - Against the Cage Book 5

In for the Win
  • Number: B075YQDMQN
  • Release: 2017-11-07
  • Author: Melynda Price
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Sports
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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To win his heart, she'll have to give him the one thing that could drive him away--the truth...

Kyle Scott's talent for fighting paved the way for a career he never wanted, but needed to survive. Five years later, he doesn't recognize the man he's become. All his focus and energy has been poured into raising his little sister, leaving no time or interest for anything beyond a casual hook-up--until he meets a woman who sends his life spiraling out of control.

Penelope Cantrel isn't looking for love, but she's always down for a good time. If she keeps everyone at a distance, they can't discover how broken she is, or the secrets she's running from. When she crosses paths with the sexy MMA fighter, Kyle's reputation as a cage-banging manwhore doesn't concern her. She isn't interested in a commitment. But after their white-hot attraction leads to a night of mind-blowing sex, neither of them will ever be the same again.

When Pen starts receiving threatening messages, her deepest fears are realized as she becomes the obsession of a man who will kill to possess her. Concerned for her safety, Kyle offers to pose as her boyfriend to deter her unwanted admirer, but his heated touches and those not-so-innocent kisses don't feel like he's acting. Could the infamous playboy be falling for her?

As the threat against Pen escalates, her stalker is closer than they thought. Kyle is the only thing standing between her and a madman, but she fears trusting him with her secrets could be a fatal mistake.


Grappling for Position - Against the Cage Book 4

Grappling for Position
  • Number: B01NAJCA2A
  • Release: 2017-03-02
  • Author: Melynda Price
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Sports, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Melynda Price
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This battle of wills is about to go below the belt...

Willow Scott is sweet, innocent, and 100% untouchable. She's the epitome of everything MMA fighter Regan "Rapscallion" Matthews has always wanted, but will never have. A woman like her deserves more than a scrapper from the wrong side of the tracks--the Scott's charity case.

Unfortunately for Regan, his best friend's little sister is all grown up and she's tired of playing by the rules. When Willow sees something she wants, she goes after it--damn the consequences--and her sights are set on him. With a shot at the Welterweight title finally within his grasp, Willow Scott is a distraction Regan can't afford. But this willful woman is determined to make him tap-out.

Willow has been in love with Regan Matthews since she was in pigtails and braces. Over the years, she's all but given up hope of her brother's friend returning her affection, but a part of her never stopped praying that someday he would see her as more than Kyle Scott's annoying little sister. If Willow has her way that's all about to change, and Regan must decide if he's willing to risk losing his best friend and the Welterweight title for a woman he doesn't deserve but cannot live without.

**All Against the Cage books can be read as stand-alones**


Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface
  • Number: 9781503937222
  • Release: 2016-09-13
  • Author: Melynda Price
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance
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He was the last man she wanted to turn to for help. But when freelance journalist Quinn Summers uncovers a shocking secret with the potential to rock Washington, DC, she reluctantly finds herself on his doorstep. Someone intends to silence her forever, and Asher Tate may be all that’s standing between her and a vicious killer.

Overbearing, arrogant, and insanely hot, the ex-marine Special Forces officer turned mercenary for hire is no bodyguard—especially when it comes to the stubborn woman who sets his blood on fire as quickly as his temper. Quinn Summers is a powder keg of trouble just waiting for a match, and he isn’t surprised that the feisty beauty has made some dangerous enemies.

To survive, she’s going to have to play by his rules—and that means stepping into Asher’s world, where he controls the playing field. But in his fight to save Quinn’s life, he just might end up losing his heart…


Fighting for Control - Against the Cage Book 3

Fighting for Control
  • Number: B017182AR4
  • Release: 2016-03-22
  • Author: Melynda Price
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Sports
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance
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For Nikko "The Bull" Del Toro, an ex-marine turned MMA fighter, only two things quiet the demons raging inside him--facing an opponent in the cage...and the memory of his hottest one-night stand. But when his PTSD resurfaces, causing him to lose control at a CFA press party, it's his career that may be KO'd.

Dr. Violet Summers is stunned to discover her newest patient is the man who rocked her world--and put her heart in a clinch after her nasty divorce. She's determined to delve deep into the darkness that haunts him and to keep all further encounters strictly professional.

Nikko doesn't want a shrink. What he needs is Violet. With the memory of their passion blazing between them, it's only a matter of time before they give in to desire. Can Violet help save this surly fighter from his own personal nightmare? Or will he forfeit his career and his last chance at love? *2017 Write Touch award winner**RONE Award finalist**New England Readers' Choice award winner*


Passing His Guard - Against the Cage Book 2

Passing His Guard
  • Number: B00TXY7HCI
  • Release: 2015-08-25
  • Author: Melynda Price
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Sports
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance
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Aiden “Disco Stick” Kruze walked away from it all—money, family, friends, and a successful career as a lawyer in Manhattan—to pursue his dream of being an MMA fighter. When a sexy private investigator shows up at Aiden’s gym, he mistakenly assumes she’s a cage-banging groupie.

Ryann is determined to haul Aiden back home. She’s desperate to claim the reward money that will pay off her father’s creditors before the man who killed her father comes to collect from her.

Aiden is done living his life under the microscope of being a senator’s son. He’s not going back to New York—ever—and there’s nothing this tenacious redhead can do about it. Or is there?

When the demons of Aiden’s past catch up with him, he realizes the lies, deception, and betrayal run deeper than he ever imagined. Aiden must put his career and his life on the line to save the woman who’s stolen his heart.

Award-winning Finalist in the USA Best Book Awards' Fiction: Romance Category


Win by Submission - Against the Cage Book 1

Win by Submission
  • Number: B00P1NO3IQ
  • Release: 2015-03-24
  • Author: Melynda Price
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Sports, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance
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To win her heart, he'll be in for the fight of his life.

After an illegal kick during a CFA title fight fractures Cole Easton's spine, doctors say there's nothing more they can do for the bitter Vegas fighter. They say it's a miracle he can walk, if that's what you call his crutch-dragging limp. Unwilling to give up on him, Cole's manager sends the injured fighter to the best physical therapist he knows: his niece, Katie Miller. When Cole arrives in the small town of Somerset, Wisconsin, he quickly discovers his sly manager may have had reasons other than rehab for sending him to this frozen tundra.

After a year of running from an abusive ex-boyfriend, Katie has returned to her hometown to care for her father, who's recovering from a stroke. When Uncle Marcus calls in a favor, she reluctantly finds herself taking on a rancorous MMA fighter, broken at the height of his career. He's insanely sex-on-a-stick hot--and everything she loathes in a man.

If Cole thinks his fighting days are over, he's dead wrong. To save Katie from her past and to win her heart, he'll be in for the fight of his life.

*National Reader's Choice Award Finalist*


Book Library

  • In for the Win In for the Win
  • Grappling for Position Grappling for Position
  • Beneath the Surface Beneath the Surface
  • Fighting for Control Fighting for Control
  • Passing His Guard Passing His Guard
  • Win by Submission Win by Submission