Rising to the Top is my new series that will focus on the world of professional wrestling. The first book a Scorpion is born is officially out and the second one is on the way. We have four plucky young wrestlers that we will follow throughout their careers and each book will focus on one of the four. The first book was about Jean-Paul and the second will be about Hazel.


Step into the world of professional wrestling with Damon Peel’s debut book, A Scorpion is Born.

This exciting first installment of the Rising to the Top series follows Jean-Paul and three other aspiring wrestlers as they navigate the challenging world of independent wrestling, fighting tooth and nail to achieve their dreams.

Peel’s writing draws you in with its authenticity and attention to detail, capturing the highs and lows of the wrestling industry with vivid, compelling prose. You’ll be cheering alongside Jean-Paul as he takes his first bump and feeling his heartbreak as he struggles to make a name for himself in the business.

Whether you’re a lifelong wrestling fan or just looking for an engaging, fast-paced read, A Scorpion is Born is the book for you. Follow Jean-Paul and his fellow wrestlers as they chase their dreams, and discover the passion and grit that defines the world of professional wrestling.

Don’t miss out on this thrilling debut from Damon Peel. Pick up your copy of A Scorpion is Born today and experience the excitement and drama of professional wrestling like never before.

Reviews for book one 

Profile Image for Lisa Gisèle.
332 reviews4 followers

June 4, 2023

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are my own.

Between the ages of 5 and 25 I wanted to be a pro wrestler. That was all I wanted, sadly my neurological system felt I was better suited for other endeavors. This book gave me the feels. I could see myself and my friends at the time as Scorpion. The announcers were kind of annoying and I’ll be honest I skipped over them at times, but the book is solid.

Profile Image for Abigail L..
261 reviews12 followers
June 3, 2023
Step into the ring and get ready for a pulse-pounding ride through the electrifying world of professional wrestling. Damon Peel’s debut novel, A Scorpion is Born, delivers a knockout punch with its gripping tale of determination, sacrifice, and triumph. Follow Jean-Paul and his fellow wrestlers as they grapple with their dreams, facing both physical and emotional challenges that push them to the edge. Peel’s vivid prose and authentic portrayal of the wrestling industry will keep you hooked from the first bell to the final pinfall. Whether you’re a passionate fan or a newcomer to the sport, this book is a must-read, showcasing the raw passion and undeniable allure of professional wrestling.