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He scared me. He thrilled me. And after one touch, all I could think about was getting more…
Makayla never thought she’d set foot in an underground mixed-martial arts club. But if anyone needs a medic on hand, it’s these guys. Trouble is, at her first sight of the club’s owner she’s the one feeling breathless.
The man they call Torment is all sleek muscle and restrained power. Whether it’s in the ring or in the bedroom, he knows exactly when a soft touch is required and when to launch a full-on assault. He always knows just how far he can push. And he’s about to tempt Makayla in ways she never imagined…
Interview With Torment
Sarah Castille Interviews MMS fighter, Torment
Sarah: Um...er...hi, Torment. **pushes up glasses** **wipes drool off chin**
Torment: Call me Max. Torment is my ring name and I rarely use it outside the gym or fight ring.
Sarah: **breaths heavily and sighs** I love the name, Torment. It sounds so...tormented. How did you choose it?
Torment: Fighters don’t choose their ring name, just as bikers don’t choose their road name. Ring names are picked by your team and are usually linked to something unique the fighter has done inside or outside the ring. I once knew a fighter nicknamed “Spew Beast”. Every time he went drinking with his buddies, he would drink too much and throw up on the street. If a fighter doesn’t like his ring name, he can fight his way out of it by winning a certain number of fights; his team will then choose a new name.
Sarah: Did you have a different ring name or were you always Torment?
Torment: I got my name after I fought my first boxing match when I was three years old. I was accused of tormenting my opponent in the ring, when all I’d done was take away his blankie and hit him with a right cross. I stayed with that club until I was sixteen, training with the same kids. The name stuck.
Sarah: Have you trained in any other fighting arts?
Torment: When I decided to pursue MMA, I had to broaden my fight base. I trained in Brazilian Ju Jitsu, Muay Thai, wrestling, Judo and Sambo. In other words, things that are focused on takedowns and clinch fighting.
Sarah: Feel free to take me down anytime.
Torment: **winks** There’s only one woman I want to take down and that’s my Makayla.
Sarah: So, where is Makayla today?
Torment: Probably sky diving or swimming with sharks. She’s a bit of a daredevil, especially if she thinks it’s something I would forbid her from doing. But she should be here soon, I promised to teach her some new moves.
Sarah: Hmm. I’ve seen some of your moves. Written about them, too. What’s your favorite move? I’m partial to the ‘full mount’ where my opponent takes the ‘dominant position’ although I’m not adverse to a good old ‘ground and pound’ with a ‘Submission Master’.
Torment: **laughs** I’d have to say my favorite move is the Rear Naked choke.
Sarah: **chokes** **splutters**
Torment: Looks like a good time to wrap up. What’s next for you?
Sarah: Thanks for taking the time to chat with me today. I’ve finished the second book in the Redemption series. It’s about Jake and Amanda.
Torment: Jake and Amanda? I thought they’d split. Why don’t you write about Rampage or Blade Saw? Or Obsidian. Now there would be a good story.
Sarah: Actually, I’ve started book three but I’m not telling you who it’s about. I could use some help with a ring name though...