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Showing posts from November, 2013

Monday Mini Update!

Hey everyone, I am SO, SO busy it's not even funny! I want to give apologies in advance for not keeping up with blogs this week - and ditto for replying to comments. I will do my best but I have a bunch of work on and I'm going away at the weekend so I need to cram everything in as fast as I can! Since I'm so busy I have had to drop out of NaNo. :( However, I am still working on Game On Book 3, just not as intensely as I would have if I'd been able to keep up with NaNo. I did my Andrew McNaughton tribute post on Friday, but I do have one more update for you. Nick Wilford emailed me over the weekend and asked me to send on his thanks to every single one of you for all you've done for him and his family over the past week. Between us, we managed to collect £462 for Andrew's charity, and a bunch of you joined in with the funeral celebrations which allowed me to create this video. I would love, if you haven't seen it already, for you to take a look and sha

Farewell, Andrew McNaugton

Thanks to Carrie Butler for creating this awesome virtual balloon! So, today is the day of Andrew McNaughton's funeral. During a week of sadness, I know for sure I have been lifted by the kindness and generosity you have all shown for Nick Wilford and his family as they slowly begin to prepare and adjust for life without Andrew. (If you'd like to join in with the blogger virtual funeral for Andrew, the details are here ) Aside from when I let you all know how much you raised, this will probably be the last time I post about Andrew until the anthology launch, so I want to take this time to thank you all again for everything. Messages, donations, pictures, ideas on ways to help, and this exceptional outpouring of love and support have overwhelmed me, and I know it has filtered through to Nick. Your messages will be passed on as the family will need all the help they can get once the funeral is over, and they try to find some semblance of normality without Andrew.  Fello

One more tiny request for Nick Wilford...

Hey guys, Thank you all so much for your comments on my last post. The donations coming in for Nick and his family have overwhelmed me, and I can't wait to share with him and all of you how much we managed to get! I will be taking donations for the rest of the day so if you would like to donate, you can Paypal your contribution to kyralennon (at) gmail (dot) com. I do have one further request, though I know many of you are already aware of this. Andrew's family have asked if those who cannot attend Andrew's funeral (Friday, 11am UK time) would be able to release a red balloon for him - and say a prayer for him. Red was Andrew's favourite colour, and this is such a sweet idea, I thought it might be nice if we joined in. Again, no pressure, please only do what you can! However, if you will be releasing a balloon, please could you take a photo of it and email it to me at the above email address, and let me know your location (city or state is fine, it doesn't have

Support for Nick Wilford and Family

I hesitate to start a Monday morning with sad news, but I'm hoping most of you already know it by now, and have had a little time for the news to sink in. For those who don't know, no doubt many of you follow Nick Wilford . He's a writer, and one of the most supportive, hard-working people I know. One of the things he has been passionate about is raising money for his stepson, Andrew McNaughton . Andrew had cerebral palsy, and the fundraising by Nick and his family was to help get Andrew to a specialist college so he could continue his education with all the support necessary for him to thrive. Sadly, Andrew passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning. Over the weekend, I witnessed a massive outpouring of love and sadness for Nick and his family from fellow writers and bloggers. People who have never met Nick, and never met Andrew, but were touched by his story and felt compelled to help any way they could. Many of us contributed to Overcoming Adversity: An Antholog

A Very Game On Christmas - Out Now!

“A Very Game On Christmas” follows on directly from “Blindsided,” and is a short, bonus story which takes place at Bree Collinson’s 21st birthday party, three days before Christmas. Similar to “A Beginner’s Introduction to Game On,” the story is told from different characters’ points of view. Find out how the Westberg Warriors handle Radleigh and Leah’s return to Los Angeles, how Freya and Will are adjusting to their new relationship, and take a sneaky glimpse into the lives of the other characters introduced in “Game On.” Please note: “A Very Game On Christmas” could be considered Game On 2.5 to clarify the order the books should be read. It is not a full length novel, merely a way to gently ease readers toward Game On 3. It is not essential to read this book to understand the next, it’s just a bit of light-hearted Christmas fun! ** Yup, I did it! I released the Game On Christmas story I wrote last year as a free ebook. You can get it from Smashwords he

Dominance, Alpha Males and Sex in Fiction

I'm taking a deep breath and delving into a topic that has been bothering me for some time. It might be rambly, but stick with me, because I genuinely want to know how you all feel about this. Since Fifty Shades of Grey, erotica and dark NA fiction has been on the rise. I know these things always existed, but they weren't so much in the mainstream. Recently I've read/edited a bunch of books in the darker area of NA. I'm not a big erotica fan. I don't seek it out, but I also don't have a problem with it. But here's the thing... it seems to me that scary alpha males with borderline abusive tendencies are becoming more common - not just in NA, but in YA, too. I don't want to delve too deeply into what women want from a man - what y'all do in your own bedrooms is your own business! ;) BUT, with the amount of people lapping up these books about men who attack when another guy so much as glances at his woman; who bark out orders; who utter the excep

All I Want for NaNo and Game On Bloghop Winners!

Ah, NaNo has arrived and I am... well, I'd be happy if there was one more day left in October to get ready lol! However, there's no stopping the time, so this afternoon, I will be settling down at my laptop and getting started! In the interests of getting in the mood for NaNo, I'm taking part in the All I Want For NaNo bloghop! This was set up by Jennie Bennett , D avid Powers King , Becca Ann , Kelley Lynn , and Jessica Salyer. These guys have teamed together to release a Christmas anthology, and to celebrate the release, they want to know what we want for NaNo! This hop also comes with great prizes: Jennie's giving away a 50 page critique + an ecopy of The Spirit of Christmas Jessica's also giving a 50 page critique + an ecopy of The Spirit of Christmas Kelley's giving a $25 Amazon Giftcard + an ecopy of The Spirit of Christmas David's also giving a $25 Amazon Giftcard + an ecopy of The Spirit of Christmas Cassie's giving a cho