Thursday, 24 April 2014

U is for Unsure





My A-Z Theme is based on my books, the Game On series. You won’t need to have read them to follow this story, since it’s slightly removed from the full plot, like a side story. What it will do is give you a glimpse into my characters, and a chance to get to know them a little bit, PLUS, during the story, you will get a mini tour of parts of the UK! The posts will come from two of my main characters, Leah Walker and Radleigh McCoy.  If this is your first time here, please start at the letter A. :D

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U - Unsure
(Leah)
 
When Radleigh first asked me to go back to L.A with him – in the middle of an argument, as usual – I admit it. I was scared. Unsure. If he’d had his way, he’d have had me packed up and on the next flight with him. I needed a little reassurance first, though. I wanted go, of course. But I also didn’t want to spend the rest of my life moving back and forth every time we realised we couldn’t actually live together.

As it turned out, when we stopped fighting how we felt, we stopped fighting completely. 

I knew we could get along – in America, we’d had some great times. Most of them happened when we were away from L.A, but even so, those were the times I’d gotten better glimpses of who Radleigh was. The times I started to fall in love with him.

I would move back with him, of course. His whole life, his family, his career – they were all in L.A. He needed to be there, and I needed to be with him. I wasn’t unsure anymore.


Wednesday, 23 April 2014

T is for Team Mates





My A-Z Theme is based on my books, the Game On series. You won’t need to have read them to follow this story, since it’s slightly removed from the full plot, like a side story. What it will do is give you a glimpse into my characters, and a chance to get to know them a little bit, PLUS, during the story, you will get a mini tour of parts of the UK! The posts will come from two of my main characters, Leah Walker and Radleigh McCoy.  If this is your first time here, please start at the letter A. :D



T - Team Mates
(Radleigh)

I’d never spent much time away from L.A without my team mates. Off season, I didn’t go on vacation, because, why would I? When you live in Los Angeles, every day is like a vacation. Leah showed me there is a lot more to the world than the place I grew up, and she made me want to see more.

But being away from my team mates was weird. We weren’t just colleagues, we were buddies, and we hung out together away from work a lot. Not having them around made me appreciate how hard it must have been for Leah to move to a different country, and be without everyone she knew. Made me appreciate how hard it would be to do it again. It would be different this time because she had real friends in L.A now, but I saw how close she was to her family, especially her brother and her niece and nephew, and leaving them behind again would hurt her. I was too selfish to be the kind of guy who told her I’d understand if she wanted to stay in England. I wouldn’t. I wanted her with me. But I had a better understanding of how difficult it would be for her to make the move now. 
 

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Today's teaser comes from the latest book in the Game On Series, Sidelined.
Blurb: At the age of twenty-one, Bree Collinson has more than she ever dreamed of. A handsome husband, a fancy house, and more shoes than Carrie Bradshaw and Imelda Marcos combined. But having everything handed to her isn’t the way Bree wants to live the rest of her life. When an idea to better herself pops into her head, she doesn’t expect her husband to question her, and keep her tied by her apron strings to the kitchen.

Isolated and unsure who to turn to, Bree finds herself falling back into a dangerous friendship, and developing feelings for the only person who really listens to her. Torn between her loyalty to her husband and her attraction to a man who has the perfect family she always wanted, she has some tough choices to make.

While Bree tries to figure out what she wants, a tragedy rocks the Westberg Warriors, triggering some dark memories, and pushing her to take a look at what’s really important.
 
 

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

S is for Series

In another short break from my Leah/Radleigh mini story, I wanted to give you a quick breakdown of the books in the Game On series so far, because it occurred to me that lots of you are new here, and you might be confused as to how it all goes lol!

So, for absolute newcomers, there is A Beginner's Introduction to the Game On Series:

Details: A Beginner's Introduction to the Game On Series is a glimpse inside the characters in Kyra Lennon's popular novels based around the Westberg Warriors soccer team.

Kyra says, "These posts were written for the 2012 A-Z blog challenge. The small snippets into the lives of the Game On characters don't tell a a traditional story. They are merely a little glance into their lives and personalities to introduce the world to the “cast” of the series. Like a “getting to know you” exercise. These posts proved so popular throughout the challenge, I decided to release them as an ebook, so more people can get a taster of what's to come in the Game On series."

Next is the first real book in the series, Game On


Details: After swapping her small town life to work for one of the top soccer teams in the U.S, Leah Walker thought she could finally leave the ghosts of her past behind. However, when she meets serial womanizer, Radleigh McCoy, the memories of her old life come swarming back, and she is forced to ask herself whether she has really changed at all.

Then Book 2, Blindsided


Details: After a successful first soccer season in L.A, Jesse Shaw heads to London with his best buddy, Hunter, but his world is turned upside down when a dangerous prank threatens his career and his blossoming relationship with Hunter’s cousin, Isabelle.

Isabelle Mills lives in Notting Hill with her parents and her twin sister, Georgia. When she finds out her cousin is coming to stay, along with his famous soccer player friend, her first instinct is to hibernate until they’ve gone. However, once she meets Jesse, everything changes. He’s everything she ever wanted, but with so many obstacles in their path, can she really risk putting her heart on the line? 


Details: “A Very Game On Christmas” follows on directly from “Blindsided,” and is a short, bonus story which takes place at Bree Collinson’s 21st birthday party, three days before Christmas. Similar to “A Beginner’s Introduction to Game On,” the story is told from different characters’ points of view.

Find out how the Westberg Warriors handle Radleigh and Leah’s return to Los Angeles, how Freya and Will are adjusting to their new relationship, and take a sneaky glimpse into the lives of the other characters introduced in “Game On.”

Please note: It is not a full length novel, merely a way to gently ease readers toward Game On 3. It is not essential to read this book to understand the next, it’s just a bit of light-hearted Christmas fun! 

And finally, the newest book, Sidelined

Details: At the age of twenty-one, Bree Collinson has more than she ever dreamed of. A handsome husband, a fancy house, and more shoes than Carrie Bradshaw and Imelda Marcos combined. But having everything handed to her isn’t the way Bree wants to live the rest of her life. When an idea to better herself pops into her head, she doesn’t expect her husband to question her, and keep her tied by her apron strings to the kitchen.

Isolated and unsure who to turn to, Bree finds herself falling back into a dangerous friendship, and developing feelings for the only person who really listens to her. Torn between her loyalty to her husband and her attraction to a man who has the perfect family she always wanted, she has some tough choices to make.

While Bree tries to figure out what she wants, a tragedy rocks the Westberg Warriors, triggering some dark memories, and pushing her to take a look at what’s really important. 

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SO, there you have it! The three main books are the important ones, obviously, but the small, in-between books just give a little bit of an extra Game On fix for those who want it lol. There are two more books left in the series, and I can't wait to start writing them!

Monday, 21 April 2014

R is for Reality



My A-Z Theme is based on my books, the Game On series. You won’t need to have read them to follow this story, since it’s slightly removed from the full plot, like a side story. What it will do is give you a glimpse into my characters, and a chance to get to know them a little bit, PLUS, during the story, you will get a mini tour of parts of the UK! The posts will come from two of my main characters, Leah Walker and Radleigh McCoy.  If this is your first time here, please start at the letter A. :D

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R - Reality 
(Leah) 

“What do you think we should get Bree for her birthday?”

Radleigh’s eyes swivelled towards me for a second before putting his concentration back on the road again. “That’s what you’re thinking about right now?”

I smiled. We were on our way back to our holiday home after a fairly intense day of re-visiting some bad memories, but I was happy to have put them to rest. Thinking about the reality of what Radleigh and I had to look forward to was a good way of keeping my focus on the future instead of looking back.


I have a future with Radleigh McCoy? Wow. I wondered how long it would be before that would stop taking me by surprise.



“Yup,” I said. “I know we have a few weeks yet, but it’s her 21st. We have to get her something special.”

“This isn’t really my area of expertise, Leah. Besides, you know Bree. She’ll be happy just to see you.”

That was true. Bree, for reasons I didn’t fully understand, had taken an instant liking to me. She looked up to me, and I thought of her as a little sister. She was a ball of energy, excitement and enthusiasm, with the power to brighten up anyone’s day just by being herself. A loveable chatterbox. Every time we spoke on the phone, I felt my mood lift, and I couldn’t wait to spend some time with her. 

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I know this post might seem a little bit short and lacking in detail, but Bree's birthday party is sort of a turning point for the Game On series, so it is important. :) 


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Today's teaser comes from the latest book in the Game On Series, Sidelined.
Blurb: At the age of twenty-one, Bree Collinson has more than she ever dreamed of. A handsome husband, a fancy house, and more shoes than Carrie Bradshaw and Imelda Marcos combined. But having everything handed to her isn’t the way Bree wants to live the rest of her life. When an idea to better herself pops into her head, she doesn’t expect her husband to question her, and keep her tied by her apron strings to the kitchen.

Isolated and unsure who to turn to, Bree finds herself falling back into a dangerous friendship, and developing feelings for the only person who really listens to her. Torn between her loyalty to her husband and her attraction to a man who has the perfect family she always wanted, she has some tough choices to make.

While Bree tries to figure out what she wants, a tragedy rocks the Westberg Warriors, triggering some dark memories, and pushing her to take a look at what’s really important.