Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Blindsided Blog Tour - Guest Post on Romance by Kyra Lennon

I'm thrilled to have the lovely Kyra Lennon here with me today.
She's celebrating the release of her new contemporary romance novel,
Blindsided.
Take it away, Kyra!

Blindsided is all about a holiday romance. Those words usually bring to mind sun, sand, cocktails, and making out on the beach with an oiled up hunk. But in Blindsided, the holiday isn’t on an exotic island, it’s in dreary old London in December. And it’s Christmas! Even so, there is no shortage of romance, and it is, I think, enhanced by the season.

So what is it about Christmas that brings out the romance in people? Is it the overall message of love that seems to resonate in the air at this time of year? Is it just that everyone seems to be happier once the snow begins to fall, and Christmas music is being blasted from every speaker?

For me, it’s all about the cold. There is something magical when the air turns crisp, and all you really want to do is drink hot chocolate and snuggle up with your special someone. Of course, there are other ways to keep warm when the weather turns cold *wink wink* but it’s not ALL about that. It’s just knowing there is someone beside you to share that special time of year.

For Jesse and Isabelle, well, there are a few things happening there. For Isabelle, it’s the first stirrings of young love, for Jesse, it’s the realization that not all girls want to date him because he’s got money. But the beauty of London in winter, and the excitement of doing festive things like ice skating in Hyde Park add to the magic of their romance.

What do you think makes Christmas so romantic?

Author Bio: Kyra Lennon was born on the South coast of England, and to this day, still lives by the sea. After years spent working in retail, where she met enough versatile characters to write hundreds of books, she finally took the plunge and quit her day job. Kyra's debut novel, Game On, was released in July 2012. While fiction writing has always been her passion, she also has numerous articles on a variety of topics published on prolific websites. 

Blindsided blurb: After a successful first soccer season in L.A, Jesse Shaw heads to London with his best buddy, Hunter, but his world is turned upside down when a dangerous prank threatens his career and his blossoming relationship with Hunter’s cousin, Isabelle.

Isabelle Mills lives in Notting Hill with her parents and her twin sister, Georgia. When she finds out her cousin is coming to stay, along with his famous soccer player friend, her first instinct is to hibernate until they’ve gone. However, once she meets Jesse, everything changes. He’s everything she ever wanted, but with so many obstacles in their path, can she really risk putting her heart on the line?

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32 comments:

  1. I agree - I think it's the message of love.

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    1. Yeah, I think so - it's a very special time of year!

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  2. I have to agree, Christmas is very romantic - as long as we don't get too stressed out by the whole thing!

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    1. Lol, yes! Stress really ruins the mood!

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  3. Thanks for having me, Christine! I'll be back a bit later to reply to comments ;)

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  4. I find the peacefulness of the season to be romantic. :)

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  5. I think no one wants to be alone at the holidays and will grab on to whomever they can. LOL

    Just kidding- I love the holidays because it brings people together.

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    1. Lmao - I don't think you're entirely wrong about that!

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  6. I'm not sure I've personally ever thought of Christmas as being particular romantic. I understand why other people finds it to be as such though. Like jaybird says, it brings people together.

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    1. Yeah, I think that is what makes it so special :D

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  7. I was just thinking how much I miss London this time of year . . .

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  8. Thanks so much for being here today, Kyra! And thank you all for stopping in. I love the winter season. The cold and snow are romantic to me. Warm fuzzy sweaters and crackling fires. Love this time of year!

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    1. Thanks for having me!

      I feel the same! Hot chocolate and big sweaters all the way!

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  9. I think Christmas is a time of such expectation and togetherness that this heightens the romance. All those lovely christmassy images too, who doesn't want to curl up close with a special someone.

    Congrats to Kyra.

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  10. I think it's nice to snuggle next to your special someone when it's so cold outside!

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  11. Congrats Kyra and Christmas is totally romantic! I agree it's all about snuggling up in the cold!

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad to find so many other Christmas romance enthusiasts!

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  12. I agree with you about romance and Christmastime. There is something nice to think about hot cocoa, a roaring fire, and snuggling up with your special someone. :)

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    1. Yup! I would love to live in a house with a real fireplace - that would be awesome!

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  13. I think Christmas reminds everyone about love, receiving and giving. It is so romantic.

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  14. Great to see Kyra getting the books out there. Congrats to her.

    Waving at Christine.

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  15. Congrats Kyra! This book looks fantastic! I do love books set around Christmas time!

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  16. Christmas is magical, and my favorite holiday!
    I like the snow, but don't care for the cold air that comes with it. LOL

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    1. Haha, same! We don't get much snow where I live, so when it comes down, I'm the first out there playing in it lol!

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  17. Hi Christine - great guest .. and I love knowing that Kyra's book is set in London and the cold - that's what it is finally today. Looks like a good plot with lots going on around the festive streets of our capital .. one I'd like to read .. so good luck with the blog tour and promotion .. cheers Hilary

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