Come on Tour with Sophie and Dan…
Visit Sophie’s home town of Newquay
Sophie’s Run Blog tour 2013
famous star remains her rock while life takes her on a little detour…
says that the road towards true love is straight and even? Sophie is
certainly discovering that it is anything but.
she has finally found the man of her dreams! Well… she knows who he
is, even though she hasn’t actually quite met him yet. But she
misses her opportunity, and then her life goes crazy. 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.
has had enough. Confused and distraught, she decides that it is time
for radical change. Surprising herself and shocking her friends, she
embarks on a secret journey and eventually gets her life back on
Review of Sophie's Run
I loved Sophie's Turn, so I was delighted to be asked to be part of the blog tour for the sequel; Sophie's Run.
The novel opens with Sophie seeing the man of her dreams, the one she knows is 'the one'. However, that is the problem, she has seen him but has no idea who or where he is. Just as she considers finding him, her life begins to turn upside down. Firstly, there is a fire at her beloved flat, a mini-break with ex-fiance and rock star Dan and then a trip to a wedding she has been dreading. When her best friend Rachel makes a huge mistake, Sophie decides to make some big changes to her life.
Although, it is a sequel it would also read well as a standalone novel. That said, I loved catching up with Sophie and Dan. I particularly enjoyed Wells' description of all of the places that Sophie visits in this book. From shopping in style in Berlin to a weekend break in Scotland, the locations are so vividly described that it is easy to imagine that you're there with the characters.
There are lots of twists and turns in the plot. Just when I thought something would happen another obstacle or event jumps in the way. This really kept my attention and made me feel that I didn't want to put the book down.
This is a great read, that is action packed. I can't wait to find out what will happen next!
Guest post by Nicky Wells
Hi! My name is Nicky Wells, and I am
the author of Sophie’s Run, Part 2 in the Rock Star Romance
Trilogy. Welcome to the Sophie’s Run blog tour where Sophie
and Dan quite literally take you on tour with them! Today, Sophie
wants show you around Newquay, where she grew up. Over to you,
*Sophie clears throat, smiles and
waves* Hi, everyone. How are you? Thanks for coming today to Sarah’s
gorgeous blog to join me on tour. I’m really excited about this
post. I’m a seaside girl through and through and I can’t wait to
show you around my home town of Newquay in Cornwall, West England. It
is so beautiful there. Are you ready?
Oh, before we get going, I should say
that I am not paid by the Tourist board. I just love my roots!
First of all, Fistral Beach. My parents
own a little cottage that just about manages to overlook Fistral Bay
and this is the beach of my childhood. I was surfing there before the
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Now this, you have to admit, is
something else. Isn’t it? I have coveted owning this bungalow since
I was three years old. Imagine living on your own island, complete
with suspension bridge! Imagine sitting in your lounge in the winter
as the gales howl around the rock and the spray of the waves
splashing and foaming against your bedroom winter. Wow. I have to say
that I have never actually set foot in the house. I believe it was
for sale a few years back but I already lived in London then…
Still, there’s time.
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This is Porth Beach. It’s quite
narrow and most of the sand you see totally disappears at high tide.
However, when the tide is really far out, you can just about manage
to walk around those rocks at the top left hand corner of the picture
to get onto the main beach. You only have a few minutes to do so as
the tide turns and you might get wet feet but it is totally
exhilarating. Be careful though and don’t take any risks!
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On a fine day, we often get seals in
the harbour. As a kid, I used to spend hours sitting on the harbour
wall watching these lovely creatures play. It’s meant to be lucky
to see them!
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I could go on for hours and hours but
I’ll leave you with these images for now. My heart is sore with
longing as I write. It’s been too long that I’ve visited down
there. Still, having read this post, YOU will understand just why
exactly why I run to where I run to in Sophie’s Run. Happy reading
and thank you so much for joining me. See you soon!
Wait, wait, wait, there’s more:
Introducing the Sophie’s Run Give Away!
1) Standard Giveaway
Wells is giving away one delicious chocolate gift to a lucky winner
in the UK or North America!
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
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2. Bonus Giveaway
Nicky Wells offers 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
Nicky. Email your comment to firstname.lastname@example.org
and your name will be entered into the draw. Competition closes 1
Nicky Wells: Romance that Rocks Your World!
On! Nicky Wells
writes fun and glamorous contemporary romance featuring a rock star
and the girl next door. A signed author with U.S. publisher,
Publishing, Nicky is in the throes of publishing her Rock Star
Romance Trilogy. Nicky loves rock music, dancing, and eating
lobsters. When she’s not writing, Nicky is a wife, mother, and
occasional teaching assistant.
born in Germany, Nicky moved to the United Kingdom in 1993, and
currently lives in Lincoln with her husband and their two boys. In a
previous professional life, Nicky worked as a researcher and project
manager for an international Human Resources research firm based in
London and Washington, D.C.
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