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? 




 

9 comments:

  1. YAY for Leah facing the past and getting more and more ready to move beyond it. :)

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  2. Aww I'm loving these teasers! I'm trying to blow through the books I'm currently reading so I can get to Game On!

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  3. Showing someone your secret place(s) is a big deal. This was a sweet and insightful excerpt. :)

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  4. I love that Leah is willing to show him this side of herself. Sharing the painful parts of your past and showing that kind of vulnerability is a huge step in any relationship, and a necessary one. Well done!

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  5. Aww I love these two, they're so cute.

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  6. Kyra, I absolutely have to read your books! I really wish to win a copy from your giveaway! I have a similar place in my book I am writing and Chrys is right when someone shows you their secret place it means something! Amazing!!!

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  7. Now she will have a happy memory attached to the place.

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