Today marks the launch of SOPHIE'S RUN by author Nicky Wells, released by Sapphire Star Publishing. Let's catch up with Nicky and find out about her new book.
Welcome back, Nicky! Tell us about what's been going on with your series since we last spoke.
As if that weren't enough, I have also been germinating ideas for book four, which will be a new start but still involve plenty of rock and roll, as you would expect from a 'rock lit' author.
Wow, sounds like an amazing series. How have the stakes been raised in the new book?
Sophie's Run has everything you want from a rocking romance, and I mean everything. Glamour, glitz, intrigue, romance, rock music, a couple of weddings, betrayal, travel, a fire, an exploding cake, a gorgeous rock star and a dashing male nurse. Have I captured your imagination yet? Brilliant! :-)
So, then. Sophie's Run continues the story of the romance between girl-next-door Sophie and rock star Dan. However, the path towards true love is never straight and even, as Sophie is about to discover. Luckily, Dan remains her rock while life takes her on... shall we say, a little detour?
Here's the blurb:
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.
Do you read the same genre you write, or do you read other genres?
I'm a voracios reader, and always have been. I read almost everything, apart from Horror and Sci-Fi. Romance and chick lit are firm favourites, but I also read contemporary fiction, crime and historical fiction.
Right now, I'm also rediscovering the un-guilty pleasure of reading The Famous Five with my children. I love watching their faces when the story develops and the gold/treasure/papers/secret passageway is about to be discovered. Speaking also from an adult's and an author's perspective, I have a totally new-found respect for how Enid Blyton manages to develop plots so quickly with foreshadowing and a fair bit of dramatic irony at a level that is accessible to children and still interesting to adults. I'm fairly certain a modern editor would accuse her of head-hopping (Insights into Timmy-the-dog's head ~ yes, they happen!) but I am loving every minute of it. I am thrilled and grateful how these books are introducing my boys to the real, intense pleasure of reading. Writing a children's book with the same impact continues to be on my bucket list!
Remind our readers where we can find you and your books.
blog where you can find articles, interviews, radio interviews and, of course, an ongoing update on my work in progress. You can also follow me on Twitter and find me on Facebook. I am a featured author on the innovative reader/author project, loveahappyending.com and have joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association. I also have author pages at Sapphire Star Publishing, Amazon and, of course, Goodreads.
Sophie’s Run is now available in Kindle edition from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, and in Paperbackedition from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. You can also get the paperback at Barnes & Noble, or downloadSophie’s Run onto your Nook (coming soon).
Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with us, Nicky. Best of luck with your awesome series!
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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