Jera’s Jamboree : Sophie’s Run Launch Tour ~ Nicky Wells

Come on Tour with Sophie and Dan… Visit the most romantic city in the world (or so they say)

Sophies_Run.inddHer 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.

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).

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Hi! My name is Nicky Wells, and I am the author of Sophie’s Run, Part 2 in the Rock Star Romance Trilogy. A little while ago, Sophie and Dan took a fateful and very romantic trip to Paris. It didn’t quite work out as planned, but they still talk about it even now, two years later. And they certainly both remember it, each in their own way….

Breathtaking Paris

Source: By Benh LIEU SONG (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Source: By Benh LIEU SONG (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Excerpt from Sophie’s Run: Sophie recalls ‘Paris’

I fiddled with my necklace. The necklace. The half-engagement-ring pendant with the beautiful sapphire that Dan had had made for me after I turned down his proposal on the plane back from Paris. He usually wore the other half—a kind of symbolic “we’re not really together, but we’ll always be together” gesture that summed up our friendship perfectly. To me, the pendant had become a good luck charm, and it reassured me now.

Eiffel Tower

Source: By Julie Anne Workman (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Source: By Julie Anne Workman (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Excerpt from Sophie’s Run: Dan, too, remembers ‘Paris’ very clearly….

That was what she had told him in no uncertain terms in Paris. She was right, of course, but that hadn’t stopped him wanting, and regretting. So in secret, and without really being aware of it, he had formulated his cunning grand plan. 

Arc de Triomphe

Source: By Ramesh Thadani (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Source: By Ramesh Thadani (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

So… what happened to Sophie and Dan in Paris?

Jardin des Tuileries

Source: By Jean-Christophe BENOIST (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC-BY-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

Source: By Jean-Christophe BENOIST (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC-BY-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Excerpt from Sophie’s Turn:

Suddenly I realized that we were in the Jardin des Tuileries. Far from deserted, it was heaving with people. The big Ferris wheel loomed at the back, every carriage brightly lit up. But in addition, there was some kind of Christmassy funfair going on. There were little stalls selling food, and the scent of crêpes and roasted almonds filled the air with a powerful sweet perfume. There were also stalls selling arts and crafts. And there were proper funfair entertainment contraptions, bumper cars, a small roller-coaster, and a merry-go-round.

“Let’s start with the Ferris wheel,” Dan suggested, eagerly pulling me forward. […]

“Sophie,” Dan eventually shouted.

“What?” I shouted back.

“Sophie, would you marry me?”

See? My Goodness, what fun they’ve had. If you’ve already read Sophie’s Turn, you’ll probably share their wistful memories. Come and join them on the next part of their journey over in Sophie’s Run when you have a moment!

Wait, wait, wait, there’s more: Introducing the Sophie’s Run Give Away!

1) Standard Giveaway

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

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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.

To enter the giveway, visit the Rafflecopter link and follow the instructions:

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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 nickywells@sapphirestarpublishing.com and your name will be entered into the draw. Competition closes 1 May 2013.

Photo courtesy of author

Photo courtesy of author

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, loveahappyending.com 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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29 thoughts on “Jera’s Jamboree : Sophie’s Run Launch Tour ~ Nicky Wells

    • Thanks so much for visiting, Linn. I have the most romantic memories of Paris and I probably coloured Sophie’s (and Dan’s!) vision with it… good thing too, it seems. XX

  1. I’m almost 50% in to Sophie’s Run!! I went to Paris when I was in my early twenties. I didn’t really enjoy it but it was during the World Cup so ultra busy. I’d love to go back again with Mr Big some day!

    • Oooh Mandy, let Mr. Big take and romance you out there. Honestly… walking up the steps to Montmartre, sitting in a cafe under a stripey awning on the pavement eating steak frites and drinking wine… Oops, gettting carried away here, LOL! Thanks for visiting this blogspot and for reading Sophie’s Run. Rock on! X

  2. Good morning, Shaz! Thanks so much for hosting me yet again as part of another blogtour. You truly are the most wonderful supporter and it’s always fabulous to visit Jera’s Jamboree. I hope your readers enjoy the post and good luck to everyone who enters the giveawayas. See you later… XX

    • Me too Kate! Planning on booking a night away with Peds but it won’t be far in case the boys argue and we have to come home haha. Thanks for commenting.

    • Hi Kate, so glad you enjoyed the post! It is lovely in Paris, so glad you enjoyed the stop. Maybe we should all go on a booklovers’ holiday there sometime…??? XXX Thanks for visiting!

  3. Ooh, I adore Paris! So you think Mandy will lend me one of her hunky men as an escort? Love this post, Nicky. Brings back some fond memories of the city of romance for me. 🙂 xx

    • LOL, I’m sure she will. Or else I’m sure you could borrow Dan. Or Steve. (Or possibly Tim but I get the feeling you’re not so keen on him….) Thanks for visiting and I’m glad you enjoyed the post! XX

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  5. Nicky, you know you just have to mention France and I’m with you! However I would go anywhere with Sophie to find out what transpires in that crazy world of hers. Thanks for taking us along on this amazing journey you have crafted!

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