11 July 2014

Kyra Lennon's SIDELINED

**Today I have a very special guest taking over as part of the blog tour for her book Sidelined, the awesome Kyra Lennon! Take it away, Kyra!**

Hello, thanks for having me, Sarah!

Before I get to the guest post, here’s a little bit of backstory for those who are unfamiliar with the Game On series. In Book 1, Taylor was the girlfriend of Jesse Shaw, the youngest player on the Westberg Warriors soccer team. She was also kind of twisted, and her actions had an effect on a lot of the characters. In Sidelined, Taylor returns, and she is just as evil as ever! During the story, Taylor’s journal makes an appearance, and it reveals some of her inner thoughts. This guest post is an excerpt from Taylor’s journal – a snippet from her warped little mind!

So… I’ve been thinking about Jesse a lot lately. Yeah, yeah, I get it. I messed up. Okay, I didn’t mess up, I killed our relationship because I wanted something better. He was never everything I want, but he’s pretty close. Good-looking, famous, getting richer all the time. Plus, he was sweet to me. I miss that.

The problem is, he’s not stupid. He doesn’t trust me, and if I’m gonna get him to trust me again, I’m going to need some serious help. Don’t worry, this isn’t one of those diary entries where I spend hours writing down the options until I figure out the right thing to do. I don’t have time for that crap – I already know what I need to do. I need to get Bree back on my side. She IS an idiot. I can get her to trust me again, I know I can. All I gotta do is compliment her, and tell her how sorry I am, and she’ll be on my side in no time. With any luck, I’ll get her away from the clutches of Loser Leah and No-Fun Freya, and she’ll help me. She’ll sweet talk Jesse and she’ll help me get him back.

And Kayla! Jesse’s sister always liked me. She’s just a dumb kid – she’ll be as easy to win over as Bree.

That’s the problem with people who are brought up to always see the best in someone. They’re stupid. Na├»ve. My mom TRIED to teach me to look for the best in people, but what’s the point in that? There’s none. I look for the best people who can make my life better. Why hang out with people who can’t do anything for me? All this compromise crap is pointless. Jesse can give me what I want, and I can pretend to love him until someone better comes along.

But first, I need to figure out the best way to get Bree’s attention. Ha, perhaps I should leave a Prada bag and a cryptic note outside her door, or near her car. Maybe not cryptic, she’ll never work it out. I suppose with her, the best way to go is simple – a “chance” meeting or something. I better put my game face on – I got some faking to do! 
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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.

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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  1. Thanks for having me over, Sarah!

  2. Cool that you had Kyra over! This sounds like a great character study. :)

  3. Bree sounds like my niece. Cute girl who probably doesn't even know what cryptic means.

    Best of luck Kyra!!

  4. Kyra created a character we love to hate. Great excerpt!

  5. That's such a lovely cover! And love the premise too. Congrats to Kyra!