Monday, 6 August 2012

It's All Kicking Off! Game On Blog Tour - Day 1


It’s here!!!! August 6th has finally arrived, and it’s officially the start of the Game On Blog Tour! It’s slightly astounding, terrifying, and exhilarating to be here on the launch of my first ever novel and I honestly couldn’t have done it without all of you amazing bloggers. Thank you so much, and I hope you enjoy the book, and the next two weeks of Game On festivities! 

We begin with the Team Leah/Team Radleigh contest. I know some of you are well ahead of the game and caught my post at the end of June, but if not, here are the details again:
It's up to you to decide whether you are on Team Leah or Team Radleigh. When you have chosen, please display your graphic of choice on the sidebar of your blog. Everyone who is a member of the winning team by the end of the blog tour (August 19th 2012) will get an extra entry into the Game On Blog Tour Prize Draw!


Prizes are:

1 x £20/$20 Amazon Gift Card
2 x £10/$10 Amazon Gift Cards
A piece of custom made jewellery (to be discussed when the winner is chosen)

Please leave a link to where your banner is displayed in the comments section below to be counted. 

Now, I know that not all of you will be clued up on my characters just yet, especially those of you who didn’t see my A-Z Challenge diary entries which showed off their personalities. Leah is my MC, and the story is written from her POV. Radleigh is … well, let’s call him a pain in the arse! So, to help you decide which team you fall on, I’m gonna show you two of my most popular A-Z posts introducing you to both characters. :D
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Radleigh McCoy
I really thought Bailey had learned his lesson about hiring pretty girls. Sooner or later, they will end up in my bed, and then he has to start all over again, finding someone new once they get fired for breaking the rules. Must be exhausting.

The latest one arrived today. She's British, which right away, makes her interesting. I've slept with British girls before, and they're usually kinda ... reserved. Not this one. She's got fire in her eyes. She's tiny, only a little over five feet, I'd say. And smart. She didn't crumble like all the others when I spouted all the usual lines that make women forget their morals and drop their panties, so I guess she earned my respect. I'm not fooled though, I've never met a woman I couldn't charm. They're all the same, really. Throw around some compliments, flash the cash, wine them, dine them. They lap it up. Then, when it's all over, they get to make some extra cash by selling their story to the papers. Sex for me, money for them. It's a win-win.

British girl has more class than to go running to the papers. I can tell. But the rest of the story will be the same. I guarantee it. 



Leah Walker
I had the misfortune of meeting LA's answer to Don Juan yesterday, except he has far less charm and an infinitely bigger ego. Basically, what I'm trying to say is, he's a horny caveman. He tried to club me over the head (offered me large amounts of wine) and drag me back to his lair (offered to shag my brains out), and when I refused, he told me I was playing hard to get!

Granted, a few years ago, a bit of harmless fun with an attractive guy is something I would have considered, but now? Now I am twenty-six years old and know better.

McCoy thinks I am in denial about how much I want him, which is funny, because I am pretty certain that I don't want him at all. Knowing he has rolled around on top of half the women in America isn't appealing to me, and besides, he is WAY off limits if I want to keep my job.

How unfortunate. I finally find the job of my dreams, but it comes with a side order of the man of my nightmares.

I guess I'll just have to suck it up (absolutely no pun intended) and hope that he gets the message. And soon. 

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So, there you have it! Now, the tour can really kick off! :D 

Today you can find me at the following places:

Clare Dugmore Writes - My best writing buddy in the whole world starts off the tour with a guest post from two of my characters, plus a giveaway of a Game On paperback!
The Word Is -  Suzanne Furness may be away on holiday, but she will be sharing some Game On love today!
Alex J. Cavanaugh - The Ninja himself will be sharing a guest post from me about the music that inspired Game On.
Talli Roland - The uber talented Talli Roland has a mini review of Game On
Medeia Sharif - Beautiful Medeia will also be giving a Game On shoutout, so stop by and say hello! 

61 comments:

  1. Woohoo! IT's game time indeed!

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  2. Congratz on the kickoff! I can't wait to see what's in store for the week :D

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  3. Woohoo! So excited for you, and proud of you. This is an amazing moment, and I'm honoured you're sharing it with me. Can't wait to read all the tour posts.


    Good luck!!

    Also, quick heads up, the link to Suzanne Furness' blog isn't working. :)

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    1. Thank you, honey! <3

      Cheers for the heads up, fixed it now! :D

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  4. Good luck with the tour. I will check out the first stops now.

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  5. Good luck with the blog tour, will be following it!

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  6. Good luck with the tour! I'm not going to be around blogland for a couple of days, but I'll catch up when I get my laptop back!

    (My graphic is part of your guest post, because I try to keep the same things on my sidebars - I hope you don't mind. Although mine's pretty obvious lol)

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    1. That's totally cool! :D

      I will miss you around the blogosphere!

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  7. Yaaaaaaay good luck with the tour! Team Leah for me :)

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  8. Go team Radleigh! I can't believe it all starts today! YAY!

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    1. Hee hee, I am loving the ream rivalries! :D

      The time has gone SO fast!!

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  9. Wow, you are everywhere today. I already read you post about writing to music on Alex's blog. I'm going to make it by most, if not all the other stops today. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks Ciara! I hope people don't get sick of me by the end of the tour LOL!

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  10. Yay! I'm so excited for you, Kyra! Good luck with your tour. And I'm on Team Leah!

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    1. Thanks Christine! I hope everything goes brilliantly with Fearless!

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  11. Congratulations! Good luck with your tour. :)

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  12. Congratulations Kyra! This is so awesome!

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    1. Hee hee, I can't believe it's finally here!

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  14. You're everywhere! Have fun on tour :)

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  15. Best of luck, Kyra. Your main characters are both so interesting that it's almost impossible for me to pick a team. :)

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    1. Thanks, Michael! Lol, yes they do both have some interesting qualities!

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  16. Best of luck, Kyra. Your main characters are both so interesting that it's almost impossible for me to pick a team. :)

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  17. Eeep! So happy for you! I put up my team Leah badge on my sidebar (j-a-bennett.blogspot.com) Good luck with the blog tour and may you sell lots of books!

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    1. W00t, thanks for joining in the fun! <3

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  18. YAY! Congrats on the beginning of the blog tour! What a way to start! Now I have to decide what team I'm on. hmmm. Decisions, decisions.

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    1. Lol, you look like a Team Radleigh girl to me! ;)

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  19. Team Radleigh of course! Must support the dude.
    Happy to host you today! Going to be an awesome week.

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    1. Thank you, Alex! Heh, Radleigh is a pretty kick ass dude!

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  20. Good luck on your blog tour!! I know they take a lot of energy but usually with excellent results.

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  21. Congratulations, Kyra! I'm so excited for you!

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  22. I hope you have a blast on the tour, and gain many new friends and fans! :)

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    1. Thanks, Nick! It's been a blast so far!

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  23. You go, Kyra! I'm so excited for you!

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    1. Thank you! looking forward to visiting your blog as part of the tour!!

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  24. Yaaaaaaaay... McCoy is smokin'... ;)

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    1. Thank you, I'm having a great time!!

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  26. YAY!!! So happy for you and for this to start. Morgan can have McCoy, I'll take Miguel. ;0)

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    1. LOL, I think it's safe to say that Miguel is definitely all yours! ;)

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  27. Good luck with the tour! You know I'm rockin' a Team Leah badge in my sidebar. :D

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    1. Yay for Team Leah! :D Thanks, Carrie!

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  28. So exciting starting your tour. Thanks for following me, I'm now following you.

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    1. Thanks foe following back! Lovely to meet you!

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  29. Have fun with the blog tour!!!

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  30. Hey,

    Look at you go, missus :)

    Well impressed to see you on Alex's site :)

    SUPER Congrats and all the best with the Blog Tour... my Team Radleigh button is proudly posted on my blog :)

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    1. Aww, thanks Mark! <3 Ha, I knew you'd be on Team Radleigh ;)

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  31. Congrats on the start of the tour! It's going to be an exciting 2 weeks! :)

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    1. Eek, it's so busy, but loads of fun! :D

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  32. I'm new to the blog Kyra, but wishing you lots of luck with your launch!

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