Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Y is for You and Me

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
Y - You and Me

“Radleigh,” I said, snuggling into his side. It was still raining, we were still in bed with no plans to get up anytime soon, and I was in one of my thoughtful moods, which so often happened when it was dark and stormy outside. “You know before you said you thought it was weird we haven’t argued?”


“Do you think we’re just… I mean… are we really being ourselves?”

Radleigh shifted over onto his side to look at me. “What do you mean?” 

“I mean in L.A, when I first met you, I didn’t care what you thought of me because I couldn’t stand you anyway. And you didn’t care what I thought of you. We were honest. Mostly.”

“Are you saying you aren’t being yourself now?”

“No. I am. I’m still being me, I just feel like I’ve…  I don’t know what it is.”

I truly didn’t. All I knew was that being with Radleigh made me feel different. I know everyone feels different when they fall in love, because you suddenly stop focusing on what you want as an individual and start thinking about what you want as a couple, and the world seems different. Suddenly things I thought were out of reach were right in front of me. But it was unsettling, too. Being with Radleigh made me happier than I’d ever been, but I hadn’t quite gotten used to being part of an “us” instead of just “me”.

“I don’t think either of us were being ourselves around each other in L.A,” Radleigh said.

“Maybe that’s it. The parts of us we showed each other were the worst parts.”

Radleigh flashed his trademark smug grin. “And you still fell in love with me anyway.”

I rolled my eyes. There were some parts of him that would never change. Like the arrogant berk part. 

“Yes, I did. And now I’m stuck with you.”

“Damn straight.”

Can you believe we are almost at the end of A-Z already?! 

That means there are just two days left to enter to win one of ten e-copies of Game On! (Oh wow, according to Rafflecopter, at the time of posting there are just 14 hours left!)


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.


  1. I love dark and stormy thundershowers. The smell of freshness, staying warm inside. The ran on the roof. I find it very relaxing.

    Hard to believe this is the 2nd to last day of A to Z. It went fast.

  2. That is my favourite sort of weather ;) Mostly 'cause we don't have nearly enough of it here in Aus for my liking. ha.

    Nice scene. They are doing a lot of lying around in bed, aren't they? Can't say I blame them. ha.

  3. Real love brings out the best in us.

  4. Love does change the way we approach the world, there's no doubt about that. Nicely written snippet as always!

  5. When it's dark and stormy I always go into thoughtful mood, too.

    I loved the last two lines of their dialogue. :)

  6. So cute: And now I'm stuck with you.

    I'm totally buying your series, once this hop is over and my brain functions again...and once I've gotten through my editorial deadlines...and once I've finished packing my house...and once I've got my marketing plan together for book 2...

    Or maybe I'll just fix my time stopper. Yup. That's what it's going to have to be. ;)

    True Heroes from A to Z

  7. I feel like it is very hard to be your true self with anyone, other than your true love!

    CAN"T believe that this is the final bit of the A-Z. I am ready for a break- I'm exhausted.

  8. I think they found their true selves through finding each other, as cheesy as that sounds!