Friday, 8 March 2013

Sophie's Run Blog Tour - Review and guest post by Nicky Wells

Come on Tour with Sophie and Dan… Visit Sophie’s home town of Newquay
Sophie’s Run Blog tour 2013

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

Who says that the road towards true love is straight and even? Sophie is certainly discovering that it is anything but.

So 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.

Sophie 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 track.

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!

*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 pros arrived!

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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!
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Nicky Wells is giving away one delicious chocolate gift to a lucky winner in the UK or North America!
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.

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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 and your name will be entered into the draw. Competition closes 1 May 2013.

About Nicky Wells: Romance that Rocks Your World!

Rock 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, Sapphire Star 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.

Originally 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.

Visit Nicky on her blog where you can find articles, interviews, radio interviews and, of course, an ongoing update on her work in progress. You can also follow Nicky on Twitter and find her on Facebook. Nicky is a featured author on the innovative reader/author project, and has joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association. Nicky also has author pages at Sapphire Star Publishing, Amazon and, of course, Goodreads.

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  1. Yay! Sarah, thank you SO much for having me on your blog today, I am thrilled to visit you again and happy that you enjoyed Sophie's Run. Thank you also for sharing your thoughts on my second book!

    I hope your readers enjoy meeting Sophie and me and taking a little peek at Sophie's hometown of Newquay. I'm with Sophie on the matter of that house on the island... it's quite something!

    Here's wishing good luck to all giveaway entrants! The prize for the Rafflecopter giveaway is a beautiful chocolate bar, and don't be shy to email me with your thoughts on Sophie's Run for the Amazon voucher. Rock on and... happy reading! XX

  2. Can you draw up the suspension bridge? ;) Awww, love it, Sophie/Nicky. Now I want to run away, too! Another FABulous review! Well done, Nicky! Thanks for sharing, Sarah! :) xx

    1. Ha, Sheryl, you're a woman after my own heart! A draw bridge indeed... sadly not. I have always wondered how they get supplies in there and furniture, etc, as the bridge is quite narrow. But that's detail, right? What a beautiful place. Thanks for visiting and... let's run away together one day. (Oh, that sounds dodgier than I planned, LOL). XX

  3. Oh, what beautiful, pics, Nicky! Thank you for sharing those. Sarah, I really enjoyed your review. Thanks ladies!

    1. Thanks so much for visiting, Steph, glad you enjoyed it! XX

  4. Oooh thank you - I haven't been to Newquay for years and now I feel like I've just been there for a revitalising visit. Actually, I think living in that cottage on the rock might be a little scary in a storm at high tide!!

    Rock On Nicky!

    Janice xx

    1. It's beautiful down there, isn't it? I do wish I could try out the storm scenario one day. Scary, probably, but exciting too. (I guess I read too much Famous Five when I was little, haw haw). XX Thanks for visiting!

  5. Lovely photos from another beautiful part of the UK.

  6. Remember Fistral beach from when the boys were young - beautiful photo Nicky! Great post, really enjoyed it!

    1. Thanks, Linn! I'm all nostalgic for Newquay at the moment, I used to spend a lot of holiday time there. I'll never forget the very first moment of glimpsing the sea ~ such a deep, clear turquoise (the ultimate shade of 'aqua') against a brilliant blue sky, with all the greenery around it and the yellow gorse adding splashes of colour. It was breathtaking! The soundtrack to 'Shine' was playing on the CD player and it made a fitting musical backdrop to the entire moment and....well, as you can see, I've never let go of that feeling. I'd better go before I ramble on an on, but I'm so glad you could stop by today and that you enjoyed the post. X

  7. I stopped by your blog today. I used to live in Perranporth and am familiar with the beaches. I miss Cornwall every day. I couldn't have moved to somewhere more different (Texas).

    1. Hi Ann, thank you so much for stopping by. Wow, Perranporth to Texas ~ that's a big move! I've been to Perranporth, am working on Texas, LOL. Glad you enjoyed the post and hope you enjoy 'meeting' Sophie if you get a chance. Rock on and good luck if you entered the giveaway! x