Run Run Away by Helen Conrad

I’d like to welcome you to my  Prism Book Tours stop for
Run Run Runaway
Destiny Bay Romances: Sweet Editions
by Helen Conrad

Adult Romance
Paperback & Ebook, 169 pages
March 28th 2014 by Doorknock Publishing

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

The trouble is, when you run from your problems, you often find out your biggest obstacle is along for the tripñit’s you! Reid Carrington realizes that when he finds Jennifer and recognizes the quiet desperation in her eyes. Can he save someone who doesn’t want to be saved? Or like a lifeguard rescuing a swimmer, will she pull him down into the undertow in the end?

Recipes for Jennifer’s Mango Salsa and Tilly’s Bruschetta included.

For those that want to know a little more, here is a small taster of it for you to read.


Jennifer sneaked a look at the woman beside her and decided to jump right in. “I’m sorry to have turned up as sort of a fifth wheel on your arrangement here,” she said.
Astrid laughed softly. “Don’t worry about it, dear.” She dabbed powder on her nose from a golden compact. “Reid is obviously fascinated with you for the moment.” She turned to smile with genuine friendliness that took Jennifer aback when it was combined with what she was saying. “I understand you two were friendly once in the past.”
“Yes,” Jennifer began, prepared to launch into a full explanation, but Astrid waved it away.
“I understand fully. I know what men are like.”
Muffy came out to sit on her other side, and Astrid turned to her. “They’re all the same, aren’t they? It’s like spring fever or something. They get all obsessed by something or other—a new car or a sailboat or a new sport—or a girl—and they act quite demented for a while.” She shrugged and laughed, turning back to Jennifer. “But it always passes.”
A chill went through Jennifer. It hadn’t been meant as a dig at her. Strangely enough, she knew that. Astrid was being modern and objective.
She glanced at Muffy and received an apologetic smile and a tiny shrug. Then Muffy asked to borrow a dab of Astrid’s perfume, and the conversation left the issue of Reid behind. Astrid turned and offered Jennifer a dab as well. No, Astrid hadn’t intentionally meant to insult Jennifer.
But it had been meant as a bit of friendly advice. Astrid had merely let her know that she didn’t feel threatened. Despite Jennifer’s appropriate clothes and attempt to fit in, it all came down to the same thing. Astrid had the same opinion of her that Dan had at first. She figured Jennifer was one of those “male things” that Reid had to get out of his system.
Jennifer wasn’t affronted this time. She was saddened. Astrid didn’t even know the quality of what she had. That was what made Jennifer angry. Astrid expected to be cheated on. And Reid was no cheater.

This book is available on Amazon.

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About the author

Helen Conrad is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than 90 romances (over 15 million copies sold) published under various pseudonyms with Harlequin, Silhouette, Loveswept, and others. She is currently revamping and rewriting much of her backlistómainly into the Destiny Bay Romances Series. The first six, the Forever Yours Series, are being rewritten as Sweet Editions.

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Destiny Bay Romances-The Sweet Editions

These are basically the same stories that are found in Destiny Bay Romances- Forever Yours, but with the conflicts softened a bit, the language cleaned up, and no explicit love scenes. There are still a few adult situations, but they’re muted. Consider these the PG versions.

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– US Grand Prize: $20 Amazon gift card and paperbacks of Run Run Runaway, A Little Blackmail, and Moving Too Fast
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– 2 sets of ebooks of Run Run Runaway, A Little Blackmail, and Moving Too Fast (INT)

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Follow the tour:

Run Run Runaway
May 12 – Book Intro

May 13
Letters from Annie Douglass Lima
Christy’s Cozy Corners
Kelly P’s Blog
My Ereader and Me

May 14
I Am A Reader
All That’s Written …

May 15
deal sharing aunt
The Wonderings of One Person
Katie’s Clean Book Collection

May 16
The Reading Diaries
Mythical Books
Tressa’s Wishful Endings
i blog 4 books

May 18
Getting Your Read On
My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
The Written Adventure
LibriAmoriMiei

A Little Blackmail
May 19 – Book Intro

May 20
Kelly P’s Blog
deal sharing aunt

May 21
My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
Tressa’s Wishful Endings
All That’s Written …
I Am A Reader
My Ereader and Me

May 22
The Wonderings of One Person
Mythical Books

May 23
Katie’s Clean Book Collection
The Reading Diaries
LibriAmoriMiei
i blog 4 books

May 25
Letters from Annie Douglass Lima
Getting Your Read On
The Written Adventure
Christy’s Cozy Corners

Moving Too Fast
May 26 – Book Intro

May 27
Kelly P’s Blog
deal sharing aunt
My Ereader and Me

May 28
All That’s Written …
Mythical Books
I Am A Reader

May 29
The Wonderings of One Person
Katie’s Clean Book Collection

May 30
My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
Tressa’s Wishful Endings
The Reading Diaries
i blog 4 books

Jun 1
Letters from Annie Douglass Lima
Getting Your Read On
The Written Adventure
Christy’s Cozy Corners
LibriAmoriMiei

June 2 – Grand Finale

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Book Tour Dust to Dust

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An Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover designerKelly Walker

Tour organized by: WordSmith Publicity & AToMR

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If faced with your worst fear, what would you do? Would you run or would you fight?

Camryn Hamilton is a fighter.

A thirty-something mother of two, Camryn appears to have it all: a husband, plenty of money, and children she adores. When she returns home to spend Christmas with her family, her perfect world she has created begins to crumble, thrusting her face to face with the only man who truly knows her.

Holden Patrick will fight harder.

A powerful, handsome attorney, Holden left town after his adoptive parents’ death. In his time away he almost managed to forget the girl who ran away with his heart. At least until a turn of fate brought him back to Mantoloking, and back to Camryn.

But are they willing to fight for each other?

Faced with a tragic past that they both wanted to forget, they struggle to protect their hearts from being broken again. Will their love be enough to get them through another tragedy, or will they close themselves off and run away again?

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s.p. cervantesABOUT THE AUTHOR

S.P Cervantes lives in Orange County, California with
her loving husband and three children, where she is a teacher.
She enjoys spending time with her family, writing, and reading, but is always thinking of an idea for her next novel.

S.P. Cervantes graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University Fullerton, and has a Master’s Degree in Education.

S.P. Cervantes recently has completed the second novel in the Secrets of Shadow Hill Series, Secrets of Shadow Hill: Prophecy, and is currently writing the third novel in this exciting series.

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CamrynABOUT CAMRYN

Camryn is a beautiful mother of two, fighting to keep her life together in the face of tragedy. Camryn Hamilton is a survivor. Something traumatic happened to Camryn when she was young, something that made her pull away from everyone in her life, especially Holden. Cam’s life began to be defined as “before and after”. Before she was broken, she didn’t have a worry in the world and knew what it was like to feel true love. After she was broken, she put walls around her heart. She thought she found love again with Marcus, but the one thing she let herself realize was that although she always loved Marcus, he only got a small part of her heart. Cam has always felt that she was too damaged to love, but with age comes wisdom and she is fighting to find a way to love again.

When creating Camryn, I wanted someone strong, who didn’t use what happened to her as an excuse, but rather as something to motivate her to make her life even better. Camryn is someone who is always trying to do what is right, without compromising her integrity and family.

Camryn’s vices are she tends to overthink every aspect of her life instead of just living it. She is controlling, she likes wine a lot, and she can be known to down a large submarine sandwich from Jersey Mike’s in one sitting.

Camryn’s virtues are that her children come first, she loves whole-heartily, she is organized, she is kind and friendly, she is a loyal and true friend.

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Book Tour and #Giveaway Tallent &Lowery by Amy Lignor

Today you have the chance the get to know Tallent and Lowery, their journey, and the author who wrote their story!

Leah Tallent and Gareth Lowery have seen it all, utilizing everything they have to survive. But now, Leahís father has gone missing and they have only seven days before heíll be killed. The only clue to follow is a picture of one of the most famous icons of all time, and a strange map hidden in her fatherís desk. This new mystery will take them from the pinnacle of the Acropolis to the depths of Cleopatraís caves in order to unmask the man who has a score to settle.

In a location thatís been buried under rock for centuries the battle will begin, and the team will have to face the one foe that will expose secrets and unleash unheard of power in order to get what he wants. ëThe Heroís Companioníóthe one woman who will do anything to make sure the right side wins, will fight the good fight; but without Gareth, her time may just run out.

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After going up against a man who believed he was the Devil, himself, the beloved characters of Leah Tallent and Gareth Lowery are exhausted. But a terrifying journey awaits.

When Leah arrives home her sarcasm burns even brighter, but a frightening call from Garethís sister changes the course of their holiday event. A new puzzle from the past has come to life, and involves a world of liars, killers and greed.

The heart-stopping suspense takes them from Coptic Cairo to the magical world of Petra in search of a cave that once housed a true ëIlluminatorí. They must find the answers to one of the biggest mysteries while staying one step ahead of villains who are determined to make sure that, this time, Tallent & Lowery do not survive.

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In 1902, thirteen people came together to continue a tradition thatíd been set in stone thousands of years before.

In 2012, Leah Tallent, Head of Research at the New York Public Library, is about to unearth the secrets left behind by this crew by joining a crazy man on a fanatical quest. Gareth Lowery has spent his life searching for the ultimate artifact; twelve keys hidden by men whose job it was to protect the single biggest secret ever kept.

The fantastic duo is soon immersed in a whirlwind treasure hunt with historical and passionate repercussions. From the eerie Winchester House to the darkness of Loch Ness, they quickly learn that the theory of duality is correct: For every bad there is a good and, for Heaven, there most assuredly exists…Hell.

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COMING SOON!

Tallent & Lowery Book #4: The Charlatanís Crown

From defeating the worst of mankind to solving puzzles that have eluded others for centuries, Leah Tallent and Gareth Lowery must now follow a new trail to stop a madman from resurrecting a mighty Reich.

Although dead men supposedly tell no tales, the duo continue to follow clues left behind by true powerbrokers from Hell, and now they stand on the precipice of an infamous castle used by those who thrived on hate and terror.

Fighting for their lives from deep inside a labyrinth, theyíll stand atop a stage where an angel of death spoke to the masses, and climb to an ëEagleís Nestí to come face-to-face with a new enigma; a master puppeteer whoís pulling the strings on a monumental scheme they never saw coming.

Amy Lignor began her career in publishing as the Editor-in-Chief of Grey House Publishing in New England. Working in the publishing industry for decades, she is now the Owner/Operator of The Write Companion which offers full editing, ghostwriting and proofreading services.

Not only is Amy a bestselling author, she has been inducted into the ITW ñ International Thriller Writers Org. and is a writer/contributor for many companies, including: Authorlink; Humor Outcasts; The Feathered Quill; Bookpleasures; Suspense Magazine, as well as a variety of literary periodicals. She has been the head writer for Be First, Inc., and has just become the Editor-in-Chief of a new imprint: Hallowed Ink Press

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Especially for this event Amy has written a piece for me that suits this season very well. Read it and enjoy, but this is just one part of the fun, if you want to know how this ends follow the tour and find out.


A Tallent & Lowery Valentine Adventure
Part I:Leah Tallent stared at the huge orange cat sitting atop the pile of books in the basement of the NYPL. Offering him a smile and reaching out her hand, the feline responded with nose in the air, turning around to offer his backside in response.“Typical male,” she snorted, leaning back into the worn leather sofa.

This was the first Valentine’s Day she could truly celebrate. And Gareth Lowery, Leah’s true soulmate that she’d waited for, without actually knowing that she’d been waiting for the past two decades, was the gift she was celebrating. Even though they’d been through some of the most harrowing adventures, the one thing that remained true was the fact that Gareth’s love and loyalty were as rock solid as the faith he had in her.

As the door swung open, Gareth walked into the basement that was Leah’s salvation. The cat barely raised his head.

She laughed. “He isn’t afraid of anything.”

Walking over, Gareth leaned down to offer her a kiss. “Much like his mother.”

Putting a large box in her hands, Leah rolled her eyes. “I told you not to do this.”

Sighing, he fell onto the couch beside her. “It’s Valentine‘s Day and you are my Valentine. So…shut up and open it.”

Leah batted her lashes at the stunning emerald eyes. “You are such a master with words.” Ripping off the paper, she stared at the large coffee pot and clapped with delight. “YOU know how to purchase a gift.”
“It is a specialty. You can have coffee, espresso, tea – you name it, it’s yours.” Taking the sleek, glossy machine from the box, Gareth walked over to the small corner and picked up Leah’s most prized possession.

“You can’t get rid of that!”

“This thing came over on the Mayflower,” he replied, as the old pot’s handle broke off in his hand. “Actually, the Mayflower probably had a better one on hand.”

Leah grabbed her chest. “I’m having separation anxiety already.”

Setting up the gift, the smell of Leah’s beloved concoction wafted through the basement, as if alerting the historic group of authors that it was time to awaken and enjoy life once again.

Coming over with the steaming cup in hand, Gareth passed it to her and was awarded with a sigh. “I feel like we’re vacationing on some island somewhere. This is perfect.”

“Don’t I wish,” Gareth sighed. “Seems every time we leave this cellar, a pleasant vacation never happens.”

“What do you mean?” Leah’s eyes grew wide. “We’ve been in haunted houses. We walked in the path of Jack the Ripper. We even went to Loch Ness and met up with major psychos. How many other relaxing jaunts do you want?”

“True.” Gareth laughed, reaching his hand around her shoulders to cradle Leah in his arms. “After you came along, vacations definitely went to the dark side.”

She sat up straight. “If I remember correctly, you are the person who was blowing up my library when we met, remember?”

“Still the best money I ever spent on dynamite,” he said with a wink.

“You’re a freak,” Leah mumbled, taking a long swallow of the amazing coffee.

Reaching into his pocket, Gareth withdrew a heart-shaped box.

“I told you I didn’t want anything.”

“Want me to return the coffee pot?”

“Want me to return you to Loch Ness?”

Taking the coffee mug from her hands, Gareth placed the gift into her warm palm. “Open the box.”

Expecting the requisite chocolates, which would certainly go great with the new, improved coffee, Leah was surprised to find nothing but a small piece of paper inside. On the paper was a hand drawn heart with the words: “Clue Number One,” written beside it. She stared into Gareth’s mischievous gaze. “Seriously?”

“You are good at puzzles…as we know,” Gareth said. Rising from the couch, he took Leah’s hand and pulled her up beside him. “And there’s something hidden above us in that grand library of yours that you have to find.”

“Please be joking.”

“It’ll be fun! I promise.” Pulling her close, Gareth bent down and whispered in her ear, “Come on. You know you want to exercise that brain of yours.”

Leah trembled as his lips brushed against her neck.

“Please?” he whispered.

“Fine.“ She stepped back and stared at the most incredible man she’d ever met. “But it’s only because I find it wrong to rip your clothes off in front of the child.” Pointing at the cat who was now standing on the pile of books and staring directly at them, Leah turned, walked up the staircase, and opened the door to the library that was literally her haven in any storm.

The lights were dimmed and the foot traffic that should be happening on a Thursday afternoon was absent. In fact, the NYPL was completely deserted. Leah felt an odd chill race up her spine, thinking of all the frightening things she and Gareth had experienced when solving their last puzzle. “Alien spacecraft missed Roswell this time and picked up our patrons?”

Putting his hand around her waist, Gareth laughed. “See? Told you. You rock at puzzle-solving.”

Leah couldn’t find her smile; the busy haven she knew now looked like a place where the world had come to an abrupt end…

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3 Winners – eCopies of 13, The Sapphire Storm & The Hero’s Companion by Amy Lignor
3 Winners – eCopy of The Hero’s Companion
1 Winner – eCopy of the new release, The Charlatan’s Crown, when it comes available!!

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And why not follow the rest of the tour? Amy has some surprising original content lined up for you besides the second part of what you’ve just read above.
2/3: Tome Tender
2/4: The Wonderings of One Person
+ Coffee and Books and Art
2/5: Kelly P’s Blog
+ Savings in Seconds
2/6: Cherry Mischievous
+ Deal Sharing Aunt
2/7: Brooke Blogs
2/9: Mythical Books
2/10: Fuonlyknew ~ Laura’s Ramblins and Reviews
2/11†Dividing by Zero
2/12: Platypire Reviews
2/13: Books With Bree
+ All That’s Written
+ My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
2/14: Grand Finale


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Join Us For A Sneak Peek On The Rocks with Sawyer Bennett

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Last Call, #1

An Adult Contemporary Romance

It will be releasing February 17th, 2014

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He left to travel the world for fame and glory, but only after spurning Gabby Ward and crushing her young heart. Now Hunter Markham has come back home to the sand and salty breeze of the North Carolina Outer Banks so he can open up Last Call, a beach bar nestled among the dunes of the Atlantic. 

Gabby Ward is not happy that Hunter has returned. Bitter over his rebuff years before, she’s content to stay far away from him and his dangerously charming ways. 

Gabby’s well-schemed plans to ignore Hunter go up in flames when he presents an offer to her that she simply can’t refuse, throwing them together in a common quest to each reach their goals. Working together day in and day out proves to be problematic for Gabby, who soon realizes that the feelings she had for him are still very much alive. Hunter struggles to reach through to Gabby’s cold heart, all while starting a new career away from his life as a top ranked, professional surfer.

What starts out as a mutual business arrangement soon turns into a passion that neither of them can continue to deny. 

Hard choices lay ahead for both of them when Hunter is offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to return to the pro surfing tour.

Choices that could destroy what they have built or take them further than they ever had dared to hope.

Read more about the book on Goodreads

 

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About the Author

USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

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Book Tour and #Giveaway – Song and Signal by M.E. Patterson

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Today I host the tour for Song and Signal by M.E. Patterson. A book I haven’t read yet, but certainly is on my TBR (to be read) list.
Why? Well, read the synopsis and tell me what you think. 

* From the award-winning, bestselling author of Devil’s Hand and Burning Cards comes a universe-spanning science fiction adventure. *


Seventeen year-old genius Zakari Sharp has never stood on the surface of a planet, never seen a sun-streaked sky. He lives on a corporate-owned mining facility at the edge of the solar system, with a mute alien for a guardian and brainwashed, muscle-bound ex-convicts for company. The day his father vanished was so long ago that Zak thought he would never hear from him again.
Zak was wrong.
Now, chased off-station by a cabal of mythical assassins, Zak and his best friend Liz embark on a harrowing journey across the galaxy, to find his father’s hiding place and learn the universe-shaking discovery that hides with him. But their enemies will stop at nothing to steal the secret themselves.
Can a teenage boy change the fate of the universe? Or will a nanotech-wielding killer reach him first?
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PRAISE FOR SONG AND SIGNAL

“The kind of storytelling that makes a statement: M. E. Patterson is here to stay.” — Austin Post

“[Song and Signal is] WELL worth the read. Enjoyable and immersive.” — Michal
 
“Patterson’s work will blow you away… a page turning, roller coaster ride.” — ReviewsByMolly
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

M. E. Patterson is a bestselling author of highly-rated horror and science fiction novels for both teens and adult readers. His first novel, Devil’s Hand, was a Kindle bestseller in Horror, and was the winner of Kindle Book Review’s 2012 “Best Indie Horror Novel” award.In addition to writing fiction, Mr. Patterson is also an accomplished web software engineer and software consultant, currently working with the video game industry. He lives in Austin, Texas with his family and can be found online at:

I’ve asked him who would be the dreamcast if the novel was to become a movie and he came up with the following ideas. 

In casting Song and Signal, I have trouble coming up with actors for Zak and Liz. In part, that’s because they’re teenagers, and we’d have to be looking at pre-teen actors right now to find someone who will be the right age once the movie is made. (Of course, we could just go Hollywood-style and cast a 25 yr old and say they’re 17 in the movie, but I digress…) So I’m not going to try for them… leave that up to your imagination. But for some of the other roles, I’ve got ideas:

dev_patelRakesh — played by Dev Patel

For Zak’s friend in Zero City, Rakesh, look no further than Slumdog Millionaire actor (and award-winner) Dev Patel. He can pull off that mix of nerdy and devilishly charming that you need for a proper Rakesh.

Bryan-CranstonMathias Sark — played by Bryan Cranston

It might seem a little odd, but I would actually like to see Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston play Mathias Sark. We might need makeup to do some “oldifying” to make Cranston look even more the part, but I think he’d be excellent as the creepy old smuggler.

tom_hardy-bronsonJeremiah Flint — played by Tom Hardy

If you go back to Tom Hardy’s pre-Batman role in the film Branson, you’ll see why I like him. He can be big, muscular, powerful, and a little bit crazy, but not without the ability to seem sad and reflective too at times. This is critical for a character like Flint and I think he’d do an amazing job.

2012-05-07(25781)_Tommy Lee JonesPartisan-General Dominic Ventus — played by Tommy Lee Jones

Maybe it’s too obvious, but when talking about the Partisan-General, you’ve got to keep venerable actor Tommy Lee Jones in mind. He’s already got the Texan mindset, the easy twang in his voice, and the ability to snap people to attention with sharp command. As Ventus, he’d be absolutely convincing espousing the character’s particular philosophies on the universe and its denizens.

That’s a great cast! Thanks M.

What I’d like to ask the readers to give us suggestions in the comments for the roles of Zak and Liz.

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The author also organised a great giveaway for this tour.
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