Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Blog Tour - Sidelined by Kyra Lennon

Hi everyone, thanks so much to Melissa for letting me take over for the day! Here’s a small snippet from Sidelined’s opening chapter. For those who are unfamiliar with the Game On series and have never met Bree before, you should know, she's a total ditz. But a ditz with a dark past which is explored later in the story. :)

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"Stop calling me!"

“Bree, I just-”

“I don’t want to hear it, Taylor. Leave me alone!”

I flung my cell onto the bed and threw myself backwards against my soft, fluffy pillows. So over having the same conversation. I should have stopped answering the phone to her but Taylor’s calls didn’t always come from the same number, and what if it was someone important? I hated missing calls from friends – any excuse for a good chat, right?



Taylor was no longer a friend. Not since she broke Jesse Shaw’s heart, broke my trust, and called me a gold-digging tramp. Who needs that kind of negativity in their life? Not me for sure. I’d run out of patience with her endless calls. She’d tried to apologise for the things she said and the crappy things she did, but she hurt so many of my friends. She hurt me.
“Bree, honey?” 

My husband, Jude, appeared in the doorway looking all soccer-player-sexy in his Westberg Warriors training gear. Okay, blue wasn’t really his colour but he still looked hot as he stood in the entrance to our bedroom. His sandy blond hair needed a trim, even though the way it swept across his forehead, slightly covering his brown eyes was sorta cute.

Mmm.

“Bree?”

“Huh?” I said, shaking my head. You’d think after three years together I wouldn’t have been quite so mesmerised by him. Thankfully, Jude adored my ditziness.

He smiled fondly. “I gotta go to work now. You’re going out soon, right?” 

I hopped up from the bed to give him a goodbye kiss and bounced up and down on the balls of my feet, grinning. “Yes! I’m going to Jesse’s first then I’ll meet Freya and Leah for lunch!” 

There was no point in trying to hide my excitement. Leah moved back to L.A from England a few days before to finally be with Radleigh McCoy. That was a drama. I always knew their love/hate thing swayed more towards love than hate. Well, sometimes. Whatever, Leah had been gone for several months while they worked things out and I’d missed her like crazy. I couldn’t wait for shopping and girly lunches, and spa treatments and talking for hours. 

“Right.” Jude gave a slightly forced laugh.“Well, have a good time.”

“We will have a good time,” I told him. “It’ll be so good for us to all be back together! I mean, except for Jesse. I’m still totally bummed out he can’t leave the house for a while.”

“Not as bummed out as we are that he’s gonna be out of action this season. Poor kid.”

Jesse hated being called a kid and I knew because I hated when people thought of me that way, too. Since I’d turned twenty-one the label started to come unstuck, but for the whole time I’d been with Jude, some of his friends treated me like a greedy child looking for a sugar daddy to take care of me. Pfft. I’d dealt with more crap in the first eighteen years of my life than most people deal with in a lifetime; I didn’t need to be taken care of.

“He’ll be okay, though, right?” I asked. “His knee operation will make him better?”

“No way to tell yet. Let’s hope so.” Jude pressed his lips to mine again. “Gotta go, beautiful. I love
you.”

I smiled up at him. “I love you too.”

With Jude gone, I went back into our bedroom and finished getting ready. A day spent with my friends was my favourite kind of day. I couldn’t wait.
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.


About the Author:

Kyra is a self-confessed book-a-holic, and has been since she first learned to read. When she's not reading, you'll usually find her hanging out in coffee shops with her trusty laptop and/or her friends, or girling it up at the nearest shopping mall.

Kyra grew up on the South Coast of England and refuses to move away from the seaside which provides massive inspiration for her novels.

Her debut novel, Game On (New Adult Contemporary Romance), was released in July  2012, and she scored her first Amazon Top 20 listing with her New Adult novella, If I Let You Go.

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14 comments:

  1. Great snippet. Looking forward to reading the entire book.

    Congrats, Kyra!

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  2. Such a fun snippet, and a great intro to your characters. Congratulations!!

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  3. Hey Kyra and Melissa,

    Would of got here earlier. However, I was sidelined.

    Your book seems like a shoe thing, Kyra. A ditz with a dark past. I can relate :) All the best, Kyra.

    Thanks for having Kyra guest at your blog, Melissa.

    Gary

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  4. Sounds like a fun book, Kyra. Good luck to you!

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  5. Poor Bree. Early twenties is a rough age.Tragedy for the Warriors? Oh my, I must finish all I am doing and get reading!

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  6. That was a fun little excerpt. Best of luck with the book!

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  7. Sounds like a winner, Kyra! Congrats :)

    Hi, Melissa.

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  8. Fantastic excerpt! :) Bree is such a lively character!

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  9. @M.J Fifield - Thanks!
    @Alex J. Cavanaugh - She was a LOT of fun to write!
    @Liz Blocker - Thank you!
    @klahanie LOL, thanks for stopping by!
    @Quanie Miller - Thank you!
    @Elizabeth Seckman - This book is pretty painful lol!
    @Loni Townsend - Thank you!
    @Carol Kilgore - Thanks!
    @Christine Rains - Thanks, yes Bree is definitely a bubbly character!

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  10. I read a wonderful character interview over at Nick Wilford's place.
    Bree sounds fabulous and full of pizazz!
    Congrats Kyra!
    Hello Melissa! *waving*

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  11. Ohhhhh… LOVE Kyra!!!! I really enjoyed Game On---this looks wonderful too. Fun excerpt!!! :)

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  12. Enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks Kyra!

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