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.
So 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.
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.
Girl 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
Yesterday, 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 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
Reviewer, 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.’
Amy 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!
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:
Katie Grimason, Shelley Paulson, and Ed Wellman, dream team!
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!
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and your name will be entered into the draw. Competition closes 1 May 2013. Good luck!
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!!
My 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