Friday, August 10, 2012

Guest Interview - Kyra Lennon on her Game On Blog Tour!




Hey, all!  Today I'm interviewing the awesome and talented Kyra Lennon as part of her Game On Blog Tour!  Whoo-hoo!  Big hugs, girlfriend!



THE BOOK:

After swapping her small town life to work for one of the top soccer teams in the U.S, Leah Walker thought she could finally leave the ghosts of her past behind. However, when she meets serial womanizer, Radleigh McCoy, the memories of her old life come swarming back, and she is forced to ask herself whether she has really changed at all.

MY QUESTIONS:

Describe your heroine in three words.
Feisty, Guarded, Stubborn

Describe your hero in three words.
Arrogant, Sexy, Talented ;)

What’s your favorite scene in Game On?
This is a tough one, because most of my favourite scenes are ones which contain spoilers! My favourite non-spoilery scenes are the ones that occur between my MC, Leah, and Jesse Shaw, a young soccer player who sort of becomes like a little brother to Leah. They get on fantastically well and I enjoyed building their friendship. 

What was your inspiration for Game On?
Radleigh McCoy lol! He was the first character who popped into my head, and every aspect of the story stemmed from him. I literally built everything around the idea of a guy who was used to getting what he wanted, and was faced with someone who refused to give in to him. It sounds a bit bland when you lay it out like that, but those were the very bare bones of the story, and the plot grew more complex from there.

What was the hardest part of writing Game On?
Finding a suitable end. I struggle with endings most of the time, and I wanted to tie up Leah’s story in a way that not only made sense, but didn’t leave the reader feeling like there were too many loose ends. It took a lot of drafts before I was finally happy with the outcome, not to mention some invaluable advice from my CPs!

What made you want to be a writer?
The phrase, “You don’t choose the things you love, they choose you,” rings true. It’s a bit of a sappy phrase, but that is honestly how I feel. There was never a defining moment when I thought, “Yeah, I want to be a writer,” it’s just something I’ve always done since I learned the letters of the alphabet. There were other things I wanted to do as I was growing up, but writing is the only thing that never seemed to be just a passing phase. It stayed with me, and … here I am! :D

What book is sitting on your TBR pile that you can’t wait to read?
Not Your Average Fairytale by Chantele Sedgwick! I have a bunch of books on my TBR list, but I cannot wait to get into Chantele’s book!

What do you have planned next?
Right now, I am almost finished writing the second book in the Game On series, which is all about Jesse Shaw. I would like, if I can, to get it published for late November. After that, I plan to take a break from Game On to revise an old project I am very excited about!


Who is Kyra?


 
Kyra Lennon was born on the South coast of England, and to this day, still lives by the sea. Fiction writing has always been her passion, but she also has numerous articles on a variety of topics published on prolific websites.





Kyra's blog



BUY THE BOOK!

Game On Buy Links
Amazon UK paperback

Ooh, and you can enter to win a paperback copy at the awesome Clare Dugmore's blog!

17 comments:

  1. *hugs* Thanks for having me, Jaycee!

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  2. Fun interview! And this is random, but I'm really loving that blue text :P

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  3. Excellent questions Jaycee, and great answers Kyra! :D

    "You don’t choose the things you love, they choose you," - so true. :)

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  4. Radleigh came first, huh? Always the cocky ones, right?

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to give it a read!

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  5. “You don’t choose the things you love, they choose you." Too stinkin' true! ;) Great interview!

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  6. Nice interview. I feel that I have a better idea of what Kyra and her Game On novel is about.

    Finding a suitable end. I struggle with endings most of the time...

    Yes writers always have a part of the book they struggle with. Glad to see the tour's going well.

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  7. Great interview Jaycee

    And Kyra- I just love that Radleigh. He is an arrogant bad boy but you just can't help but love him :)

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    1. Thanks! He is a yummy dreamboat, isn't he?

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