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.

13 comments:

  1. I loved the hamster line. Really looking forward to reading Bree's book now!

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  2. This is an awesome idea for a theme. :-)

    Really want to get to your books this year.

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  3. This is a great font for a blog -- love it!

    Beth
    bethlapinsatozblog.wordpress.com

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  4. I still haven't read any of Bree's perspective. Gotta get a move on ;)

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  5. Hi Kyra, I love the font of your blog. I am enjoying the excerpts you are sharing. I have to read your books.

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  6. Never ask a guy what to get another woman for her birthday. He doesn't even know what to get his own woman.

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  7. Now I really want to know what happens at Bree's birthday party! :D

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  8. I'm curious about the birthday party, too! My WIP has a turning point at a birthday party as well :)

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  9. Aw! I love little sister figures! And that thought--"I have a future with..." That was so cute.

    True Heroes from A to Z

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  10. My husband never has any input on what to get people for their birthday either. I've learned not to ask.

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  11. I think it's nice to contrast such a mundane conversation about what to get someone for their birthday after they've had an emotional day. The best way to get things normal again is to act normal. :-)

    Hope you’re having fun with the A to Z challenge,
    Jocelyn

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  12. *laughs* Seems like a lot of men don't care what their girlfriends/wives get their friends as gifts. My husband doesn't even pay attention what I get his family anymore! Hehehe!

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  13. My husband doesn't even know what to get me half the time. And all gift giving seems to be 100 percent my responsibility.

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