Launch day for Sophie’s Run!

7 February.
On this day in 2012, I had submitted my first novel, Sophie’s Turn, to Sapphire Star Publishing a few weeks previously. I was waiting with bated breath to hear back, having shared this latest submission with only my closest three friends and, of course, my husband. I was trying to keep a lid on it.

OSo imagine how excited I am today, less than a year that I signed with my publisher, to shout about the release of my second book, Sophie’s Run.

This might be a good time to put a finger in your ears.
LOL!

About Sophie’s Run

Glamour, glitz, intrigue, romance, weddings, betrayal, travel, rock music, food, a fire, an exploding cake, a gorgeous rock star, a zany best friend and a dashing male nurse.

Sophies_Run.inddGirl next door gets incredibly distraught in her quest for true love ~ Sophie‘s story.

Rock star suffers unrequited love ~ Dan‘s story.

Best friend loses her way, big time ~ Rachel‘s story.

Boy next door can’t believe his luck ~ Steve‘s story.

Intrigued? Here’s the blurb:

Her famous star remains her rock while life takes her on a little detour…

So she has finally found the man of her dreams; well, she’s seen him, for sure!  Yet rock star and ex-fiancé, Dan, keeps getting in the way of her new romance—even if he is just trying to be helpful. A fire, an impromptu mini-trip with Dan, and a dreaded wedding later, Sophie is still struggling to meet the love of her life. Then, just as she is getting it together with her perfect man, best friend Rachel commits an act of unspeakable betrayal. Sophie has had enough. Surprising herself and shocking her friends, she embarks on a secret journey and eventually gets her life back on track.

Sophie’s Run is now available in Kindle edition from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, and in Paperback edition from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. You can also get the paperback at Barnes & Noble, or download Sophie’s Run onto your Nook (coming soon).

Stop Press! To celebrate the launch of Sophie’s Run, you can get your Kindle copy of Sophie’s Turn for a special promotional price of $.099/£0.77 for TODAY (7 February 2013) ONLY. If you haven’t got it already ~ here’s your promo chance!!

The Preview Party

YesSR_Siren_badgeterday, I had the tremendous pleasure of hosting a Preview Launch Party for Sophie’s Run over on Siren 107.3 FM. Chief host and producer was, of course, the one and only Alex Lewczuk, who very kindly dedicated the midweek drive show to this launch. We had some illustrious guests phoning in and here are the highlights:

THE_HUSH_at_El_Rey_Theater_Los_Angeles_2010THE HUSH ROCK BAND
Lead singer Jazmine Giovanni and guitarist Lee Landrum phoned in from United States to chat about writing, making and performing rock music and shared some rock star moments with us.

Reviewer Kim Nash plus Amy Lichtenhan and Katie Henson of Sapphire Star Publishing

Kim & BooksReviewer, book lover and ace book blogger, Kim Nash, shared her thoughts on Sophie’s Run… find out who she sees as Dan in ‘Sophie’s Run, the movie.’

main_logoAmy Lichtenhan and Katie Henson of Sapphire Star Publishing chat about signing the Rock Star Romance Trilogy and the appeal of my books. This is the part where I blush!

We had a fabulous time in studio!

Talking to my phone-in VIPs!

Talking to my phone-in VIPs!

And this is only the beginning! I’ll try to bring you a soundclip for our fabulous chat with iconic rock photographer, Nick Elliott, as soon as possible. Meanwhile, you can already listen to the podcast for the Sophie’s Run Special MidWeek Drive featuring  Nick as well as a couple of readings from Sophie’s Run and a chat with Cameron Tilbury here: http://southsidebroadcasting.podbean.com/2013/02/06/the-midweek-drive-sophies-run-launch-day-special/

In the studio celebrating with me were:

~Alex Lewczuk
~Ed Wellman
~Katie Grimason
~Shelley Paulson

Katie Grimason, Shelley Paulson, and Ed Wellman, dream team!

Katie Grimason, Shelley Paulson, and Ed Wellman, dream team!

Sophie's Run on air give-away, competently adminstered and adjudicated by ED WELLMAN. Draw effected by Shelley Paulson and Katie Grimason and the winner is.... SHERYL BROWNE! Congratulations!

Sophie’s Run on air give-away, competently administered and adjudicated by ED WELLMAN. Draw effected by Shelley Paulson and Katie Grimason and the winner is…. SHERYL BROWNE! Congratulations!

Alex, Nicky, Ed and Katie: CHEERS!

Alex, Nicky, Ed and Katie: CHEERS!

The Party goes on ~ Join in and grab a giveaway!

I am celebrating all day over on Facebook! Pop on over and share your music, your rock stories, and your favourite bits of Sophie’s Turn or Sophie’s Run. I’d love to see you there!

Speaking of sharing, I am offering a giveaway! A double giveaway!

First of all, because I love chocolate almost as much as I love rock music, I am giving away one delicious chocolate gift to a lucky winner in the UK or North America!

choc bar

You can enter here: a Rafflecopter giveaway

 The small print: This Gift prize is a product of Unique Chocolate. The Gift prize is subject to availability in your country. If the Gift prize is not available in your country, Nicky Wells reserves the right to offer a substitute gift prize of a similar nature at her discretion. Nicky Wells will require the winner’s postal address for shipping purposes.

BONUS GIVEAWAY!

I am offering a giveaway of one Amazon gift voucher worth $20/£15 for one lucky winner. To enter, simply share your thoughts on Sophie’s Run with me. Email your comment to nickywells@sapphirestarpublishing.com and your name will be entered into the draw. Competition closes 1 May 2013. Good luck!

Thank you!

Thank you very much for your support over the past months and your enthusiasm for this launch. My job wouldn’t be worth doing if it weren’t for you, my readers, and I appreciate your every tweet, your every like, every email, every piece of feedback, every idea you share. Rock on!

A big thank you also goes to the following people for all their support: my husband and my family, Amy and Katie at Sapphire Star Publishing; Alex Lewzcuk and the team at Siren 107.3 FM; Linn B Halton; everyone at loveahappyending.com; my writing buddy, Sue Fortin; THE HUSH BAND; Nick Elliott; Kim Nash; Sharon Goodwin; Nova Reylin; Tobi Helton; Kate Verrier; Evelyn Chong; Katie Mettner. You guys are my rock stars and I couldn’t do this without you. Mwah!

A Shared Book Birthday: Give It Up for Elizabeth Arroyo!!

TheSecondSign_350elizabetharroyoMy Sapphire Star Publishing sister, the talented Elizabeth Arroyo, is also celebrating today as she releases her first novel, The Second Sign.

Hop on over to Elizabeth’s website or Facebook party to say hello and take part in the festivities!

Congrats, Elizabeth, I hope you have a rocking first Book Birthday! XX

Let’s party….

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42 responses to “Launch day for Sophie’s Run!

  1. Hi Nicky,
    Just woke up [almost 4;00AM] with a head cold. Wanted to be the first today to say CONGRATS……CONGRATS on the release of Volume Two of your trilogy as well as the anniversary of your first step in making your dream a reality.
    THANKS for the SHUTOUT, [will be sending you a private message later in th day]
    So Nicky,,,THIS IS IT…..and you and your fans know every part by heart.
    I’ve been here while with you on line for quite a while now and you know by now I can’t resist posting an appropriate song whenever the opportunity arises and today is NO EXCEPTION.
    So my song for you today is

    • Robin, as always, you make me smile! Thank you so much for your good wishes and great music choice. I really hope your cold gets better soon ~ I need you at the party!! 🙂 Sending you big hugs and… rock on when you can!

  2. Happy Publication Day Nicky – I just listened in to your fabulous prelaunch radio show – and it was amazing! Wishing you lots of sales and excitment today with Sophie’s Run! xx Rock on!

  3. Trying SO hard to shield my eyes from the narrative info on Book no 2 as I’m still immersed in your debut. I wish you every success with this, the launch looks wonderful. You certainly know how to do it in style! You could have a second career as a party planner I swear. Go Nicky Wells!!!!! xxx

    • Ha ha ha, Yasmin, you make me laugh. Maybe I’ll branch out into rock-star party planning one day. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for reading my debut: it means a lot to me that you do. 🙂 Rock on! XX

  4. Happy launch day Nicky – the radio show was fab! Wishing you lots of luck with Sophie’s Run, I know it’s going to do really well 🙂 Kate x

    • Thanks so much, Kate, so glad you enjoyed the show. Did you catch your shoutout?? Thanks for your great wishes and I can’t wait to visit your blog on tour! Rock on! XX

      • Oh no I must have missed that part!! It must have been when I disappeared to cook for the children 😦 You sounded fantastic on air – very professional, and Kim did too! Thank you for the shoutout even if I did miss it x

  5. Nicky, I am so happy and excited for you and everything else that goes along with that (i.e. dancing). I’m raising my coffee cup to you! Have a wonderful day!

  6. Boo- hoo, having problems listening to the radio show again, but will try to fiddle around with computer settings! Anyway, congratulations, have just downloaded the book and look forward to reading it! And of course I will comment and review aplenty!

    • Mwah! Thank you so very much, Marina, I really hope you enjoy the book and I’m sorry to hear you’re having problems with the clips. Hmm. Not sure what to suggest? Hope you can figure it out and thank you so much again for your support. So glad you’re here!!

  7. Congratulations, Nicky! The day has finally arrived! No more countdowns needed. I wish you success! Have fun at the party! Love you! STAY AWESOME AND ROCK ON 🙂 xx

  8. Thanks you, Eve! You do know we’ll be starting the countdown to the next one before too long, right? “The story goes on…” Thanks for everything, you rock! XX

  9. Ground control to Major Rock. Launched! 🙂

  10. Happy Release Day, Nicky! I’m so excited for you, and everything looks great here. Enjoy your day! 😀

  11. Hope you’ve had a wonderful launch day, Nicky! I wish you the absolute best of luck with Sophie’s Run! And I totally agree with Yasmin – you should definitely consider a second career as a party planner!

    • Thanks so much, Jaimie, for your good wishes and lovely comment. Well, if you ever want a party organised… you know where to find me! XX Thanks for visiting on my launch day, I really appreciate your support. x

  12. I expect you’re tucked up fast asleep in bed now after all your hard partying. I know I emailed you earlier, but just wanted to drop by and wish you every success – you deserve it! xx

    • Mwah! I was indeed, tucked up in bed fast asleep when you posted but I still appreciate your lovely good wishes very much indeed. You’re the world’s best writing buddy and I look forward to celebrating YOUR next release!! XX Rock on and speak soon….

  13. Looks like you had a great time!

  14. Nicky – wow what a fantastic launch party, will you come and plan mine too? You have so many great ideas AND actually see them through. You are a true Rock Star! Your book is sure to be a great success with such momentum behind it. x

    • Hi Emma! I’ll happily become a party planner, LOL. Thank you for visiting and for your fab, kind wishes: I hope you’re right! Keep rocking and I’ll see you on tour ~ yours, and mine! XX

  15. Huge congrats Nicky! Sending virtual flowers, chocs, champagne and party poppers. WOOO HOOO! xx

  16. Wow what a day, what a celebration. Such fun and no hangover for me. What about you? Much luck and success and lots of sales….so exciting. Rocking all over the world soon.

    • Hi Jane ~ what a party it was, thanks for taking part. I seriously hope I’ll rock the world!! So glad you could make it, wouldn’t be a proper party without you. Rock on, and have a great weekend! 🙂

  17. Congratulations honey! I’m sure it will be a great success! 🙂

    Xx

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