Saturday, 19 April 2014

Q is for Question





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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Q - Question
(Radleigh)


“You know what’s weird?” I asked, after I’d stuffed myself with scones and covered in all kinds of unhealthy crap I’d need to work off at the gym later. Ah, who was I kidding? Leah was keeping me fit enough with long walks and… other things.

Leah tore her gaze from sea view out the window. “What?”

“We haven’t had one single fight since I’ve been here.”

She chuckled. “Give it time. We’ve been pretty busy doing things we both agree on so far.”

Leah reached over for my hand, and I shuffled my chair a little closer to hers. “I’m serious, Leah. We never used to manage to get through a conversation without fighting.”

“This is something that’s bothering you?” she asked, shooting me a puzzled look.

“It’s not bothering me, but it’s strange.”

Leah and I fought over everything before. Even while we were trying to figure out where we stood with each other, we argued. True,  I was on my best behaviour because I wanted her to come back to L.A with me, but there hadn’t been a moment when I’d had to stop myself saying something to set her off.

Oh. It was me that was different.

I hold my hands up. I was the one who provoked Leah a lot of the time, because she’s hot as hell when she’s mad. Actually, she’s hot all the time, but when she’s mad, her words become more clipped, more British, and around fifty times dirtier than usual. That was part of why I loved her. Not the filthy language, but the fire in her eyes when she fought for something important to her. Her passion.

“I don’t think we need to question why,” Leah said, leaning over to kiss me. “The answer’s obvious. Before, we weren’t happy with where we were with each other. Now we are.”

“Do you miss it?”

“What?” Leah laughed. “Always being ready to strangle you? No. I don’t miss that. Do you?”

“No. Not really. But,” I added, lifting her hand to my lips and planting a kiss on her knuckles, “When we do fight, I will always enjoy making up with you.”

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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.


Friday, 18 April 2014

P is for Peaceful



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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P - Peaceful
(Leah)
 
After spending a little time on Fistral Beach, trying to kill off some bad memories, Radleigh and I went to one of the hotels overlooking the beach to get something to eat. Another tradition Radleigh had yet to experience was the traditional Cornish Cream Tea. Scones with jam and clotted cream was amongst the things I’d missed the most when I was in the U.S, and since I’d been back in England, a Cream Tea was still a rare treat for me.

After teaching Radleigh that you’re supposed to put the jam on before the cream, we ate in a comfortable, peaceful silence, enjoying the view.

It had been an interesting morning. I hadn’t expected to feel so conflicted on going back to Fistral Beach. The beauty, the sadness, the relief that everything had changed. Having Radleigh with me made it easier. This was just another moment that showed me how different he was. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t even nearly over the phase of wanting to be in bed with him every second of the day, but I loved that we weren’t just about that. There was more, and it made all the crap we went through to get to this place worthwhile.

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Short post today, due to time restraints! Thanks for reading! :D 



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Here's a teaser from Blindsided, the second book in the Game On Series.

Blurb: 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?


Thursday, 17 April 2014

O is for Outstanding



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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O - Outstanding
(Radleigh)



The next day, Leah wanted to show me her other favourite place in Cornwall. Newquay. In particular, a place called Fistral Beach. After a short walk across the sand, we stopped, and I wrapped my arms around her, resting my chin on the top of her head as we stared out at the waves. This place was outstanding.

“Is this the place you told me about?” I asked, as she linked her fingers through mine. I didn’t really need to ask, though. She’d gotten quieter as we approached the beach, falling silent as soon as our feet touched the sand. 

She nodded. “This is it. I used to come here all the time when I needed to think. When I needed to get away from the bad memories.”

“Why’d you bring me here?” 

“Because it’s really beautiful. And because,” she paused dropping my hands and turning around in my arms to face me, “I wanted you to see another place that’s kind of a part of me. It’s not really a good part. When I come here, it’s bittersweet. It’s so pretty, but it does make me think about times when my life was a complete disaster.” Her eyes dropped from mine, and she let out a small sigh. “Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea.”

I couldn’t remember seeing her so vulnerable before, not even when she told me why she’d so badly wanted to leave the UK. I tightened my arms around her.

“It was a good idea,” I told her. “I think you needed to come back here.”

“I did. And I needed you with me.” As she looked up at me again, tears sparkled in her eyes. 

She didn’t need to say anything else.

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And because I haven't shared one in a couple of days, here's a teaser from Blindsided, the second book in the Game On Series.

Blurb: 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?