Friday, January 11, 2013

Running On Empty Blitz Event and GIVEAWAY!

Running On Empty by L.B. Simmons Blitz Event stops HERE! Not only do we get to feature this amazing author and her book, but at the end there is a GIVEAWAY!

L.B. Simmons is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a degree in Biomedical
Science. She has been a practicing Chemist for the last 11 years. She lives with her husband and
three daughters in Texas and writes every chance she gets.

Author social media links: - Facebook – Blog - Twitter

Book Description:

I had the perfect life.

Beautiful and loving husband.

Three gorgeous little girls.

Successful career.

The only thing missing was the white picket fence. I really wanted that fence.

Three years ago, I lost that life. I lost my husband. And I lost myself. But, eventually, I found
my way through the darkness. I’ve made peace with my new life. I have my girls, and that’s
all that matters. They are my world. I have no illusions of ever falling in love again or getting
whisked away on a white horse.

But then he came back into my life. On a freakin’ motorcycle.

There’s no way I’ll let him turn my life completely upside down. Absolutely no way.

The question is…

How long can I keep pretending that I’m happy with my life being right-side up?

Enjoy this excerpt!

I turn my hand over and stroke his cheek. He puts his head down and I force him to look at me
“Shh, Blake. That’s enough. I don’t want to hear any of that right now. Derek’s death was tragic. It was heartbreaking. It was too much for me some days. But you listen to me. There is nothing you could have done if you were here that would have protected me from that pain. You need to know that. You need to believe that. I’m not going to waste time rehashing this crap, especially now that I finally have you back in my life. It happened. It’s over. I’m fine. End of story. I refuse to listen to you tear yourself up over something you had no control over.” He says nothing more. He just grabs my wrist and pulls my body into his, being careful not to hurt my hand. He rests his cheek on top of mine and whispers solemnly into my ear, “Never again, Alex. Never. Again.”
He leaves his cheek against mine and I feel his breath in my ear. He wraps his big arms around me and we stay like that for some time. The warmth from the closeness of our bodies and the heat of his breath in my ear cause my heart rate to triple. Yet, with my heart beating a million miles a minute, I feel a strange calm. I want to let go of everything. I want to sink my body into his and let him be strong for me. I want to let him take my pain, my sadness, my exhaustion…everything that keeps me from being truly happy. I want his arms to stay around me… his warmth and protection. But as a familiar lump forms in my throat, I know this will never happen.
I can’t allow it.
I won’t allow it.
Blake is more right than he could possibly know.
Never. Again.

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  1. This book has been getting some great reviews. I can't wait to read it!

  2. I can't wait to read this! Will definitely be added to my never-ending TBR list(if i won)! I hope I win. :D
    Thsnks for the giveaway!

  3. Thank you! Everyone is talking about this book now! Can't wait to read it!

  4. Thank you for the chance to enter. I can't wait to read this book!

  5. Great Giveaway!!Can't wait to read it..Thanks for the chance..

  6. Congrats on the book release and thank you for the giveaway!!

  7. This looks like a GREAT read!!! Thanks for the giveaway :-)

  8. This looks like a great book! Can't wait to read it!

  9. This is on my TBR, too! I can't wait to get my hands on it. Great giveaway!

  10. Looks like an awesome book! :)

  11. Looks like a good book, can't wait! I hope I win!
    _Donna Wilson

  12. REALLY REALLY want to read this one! Hope I win :)

  13. This book looks really good. Can't wait to read it.

  14. Would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway

  15. I can't wait to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!