Wednesday, 2 April 2014

B is for Blighty

Hello! Thanks to all those who dropped by the blog yesterday! I have a little more time today to catch up on anything I missed and I'm looking forward to seeing all of your A-Z posts!


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


B - Blighty 

I never heard the word “Blighty” before until I met Leah – if you’re interested, I Wikipedia’d it for you. But that’s where I was. I’d been to London a few times before, and I never got to see much of it besides the airport, the hotel, whatever TV studio I had an interview at, and whatever soccer pitch I got to play on. Having an extra day to spend with Leah, taking in the city was pretty cool. Mostly because I got some real time with her. 

Okay, I admit it. I missed her when she left L.A. You can’t understand how big a deal that is. Over the past couple months, I’d seen my teammates giving me weird looks every time I turned down a hot woman I’d usually have dragged to my hotel room and screwed until she fell asleep and I could sneak out. Leah was never one of those girls, though. She always meant more. Well, nearly always. At first she was just a really hot pain in the ass. 

“What are you thinking about?” Leah asked, looking up from packing her bags, ready to go back to Cornwall in the morning.

From my place on the edge of the bed, I grinned. “I was thinking about getting you alone when I get back from L.A.”

Gotta keep her on her toes, right? Just because I was in love with her, didn’t mean I was about to start calling her “snookums” and sprinkling the bed with rose petals.


“Slow down, Don Juan,” she said, laughing. “You have to meet my parents before we disappear for a few days of debauchery.”

Ah yeah. I’d sort of pushed that part out of my mind. I didn’t expect her parents would be too excited to meet me since I was the guy who planned to take their daughter halfway across the world to live with me. Again.

“What are they like?” I asked. 

“You mean, what can you do to charm my mum, and make my dad think you’re worthy of me?”
It was disconcerting how well she read my sub-text. 

“Yeah. That.”

“Well.” Leah rose from her spot on the floor, and came over to sit on my lap, winding her arms around my neck. “My parents are sort of… ordinary. Mum is a worrier, but she’ll probably be so taken with your good-looks that she’ll forget she’s supposed to be pissed off with you.”

I narrowed my eyes at her teasing grin.  “Are you mocking me?”

She laughed. “A little. But it’s true, though. She’ll see you, and… if you can be the way you were around my brother and sister-in-law, she’ll understand why I can’t wait to spend a couple of weeks holed up in a holiday cottage with you.”

I wasn’t sure I was a “holiday cottage” kind of guy, but as long as there was a bed and a place to eat, I didn’t care where we went. I’d been without her for too long. We had a hell of a lot of catching up to do. 


Aand today's bonus teaser from Game On is: 


  1. I love the teaser and the excerpt! And the font on your blog is super cute. I'm adding Game On to my TBR list asap. :)

  2. <3 lovin' the glimpse inside.

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    My A to Z
    Caring for My Veteran

  3. Ah! Loving it. Again, you have such a great voice. Or I guess, these characters have such a great voice. =)

  4. I love the idea of Radleigh trying to be the perfect son-in-law :-)

  5. Hehehe! Radleigh is so whipped. Not that I'd actually say that to him.

    1. LOL! Don't worry, he's not totally whipped... yet :p

  6. Love the teaser.

  7. This is a cool idea. I had to go back to A to see what it was all about.

    Congrats on your launch, and the teasers are nice.

  8. I love hearing what Radleigh is thinking! Cute!

    1. LOL, I need to do something to stop people thinking he's cute - he's not cute - he's a nightmare! <3

  9. Cute teaser, makes me want to read more.

    Damyanti Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2014, Latest Post

    Twitter: @damyantig

  10. Could you add the challenge badge to your sidebar to make it easy to identify your participation?

  11. Your posts are fun. woohoo! I love Radleigh and Leah :)