Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Z is for Zero

Z is for Zero. Zero as in, there are no more days left in the A-Z Challenge!

I can't actually believe it's over already - it feels like we only just started! I'd like to take this time to thank all of you for stopping by every day, and reading a little of Leah and Radleigh's story. I hope you enjoyed it, and I also hope you'll continue to visit now the challenge is over. I have met some super cool new people and followed some new blogs, and I'm excited to keep up to date with all your news!

Now, throughout A-Z, I ran a Rafflecopter giveaway offering ten ecopies of Game On. The winners have been picked, and here they are!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations! I will be in touch with all of you over the next couple of days to send your prize!


Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Cover Reveal: Bella's Point by Elizabeth Seckman

If you are looking for my A-Z post, you will find it here.

The lovely Elizabeth Seckman has a brand new cover to reveal, and I immediately hopped on board to help out! This cover is SO pretty, I want to snuggle it!!


Did you know? Bella grew up pampered and spoiled on her father's massive southern plantation. This period of hoop skirts and debutantes is the Antebellum Period...which means "before war".


Isabella Troy Stanley is a divorced, slave freeing pariah surviving in the shattered post Civil War south the only way a fallen debutante knows how. 
She heads to a Yankee prison and buys herself a husband. 

Jack Byron is the former Troy plantation stable boy and object of young Bella's affection. He rejected her then, and he's still not sold on the idea of marrying her now.  

 It’s complicated.

 Though to Bella, it’s simple: make Jack love her, marry her, and live happily ever after. The plan seems to work...at least until her secret is revealed.



Elizabeth is a wife, a mom, and a writer. She has four wonderful boys, one dusty house, and three published books to her credit. Feel free to check them out and buy them HERE! Erm, the books, not the kids or the house...though all things in life are negotiable ;)

You can find her here - Blog // Facebook // Twitter

Cover art by Sprinkles on Top Studios.

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
 
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Y - You and Me
(Leah)


“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?”

“Yeah.”

“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.”

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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!)


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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.
 
 



Monday, 28 April 2014

X is for eXcitement




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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X - eXcitement (Yes, I'm cheating a little! :p)
(Radleigh)


It was raining. Again. It had hardly stopped the whole time we’d been in Cornwall, and this time it had woken me up at 5am, beating against the windows. Leah was still fast asleep, cuddled into my side, her arm across my chest. 

The first time she fell asleep beside me, I didn’t think it would ever happen again, but now I got to wake up beside her every day. 

I should have known after the first time how much Leah meant to me. I never fell asleep with any woman after a one night stand. I waited for the woman to fall asleep then got the hell out of there. I didn’t want to leave Leah. That moment I realised I didn’t want to rush to get away from her after I got what I wanted was scary. Because I hadn’t got what I wanted from her. One night wasn’t enough.
Screwing around was… it was fun for a while. Leah gave me a different kind of excitement. The kind that made me want to stay around to find out where we were headed instead of looking for something else. 

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Saturday, 26 April 2014

W is for Walking




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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W - Walking
(Leah)


Radleigh and I spent a lot of time walking around different places in Cornwall. I took him to almost every cool tourist spot in the county, until I thought he might get sick of it.

He didn’t. The great thing about walking was that there were no other distractions. I mean, there was plenty to look at, and explore, but it was just us. Nobody interfering, nothing we had to rush back to. We had time.

I learned some things about when we both lived in L.A, but in Cornwall, while we walked I learned so much more. He told me about places he used to go when he was a kid, and promised to show me them when we went back to America. He told me about things he used to do with his dad, and stories of times they went on the road together. I learned that Radleigh’s family was important to him, much more than I realised, because he’d never talked about them much before. 

Mostly, I got to know the softer side of him. Of course, he’d kill me for saying he even had a softer side, but it was showing through more and more. 

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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.