Book Tours: Starter Day Party Running to Stand Still


I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for NA Romance “Running to Stand Still”. The tour runs from August 1 to October 1. Stay tuned for my review on August 26!

Tour Schedule

August 1st: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

August 1st: Promo Post @ Stormy Night Reviewing

August 3rd: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Game Ops

August 5th: Book Excerpt @ Blissfully Bookerized

August 6th: Book Excerpt @ The Bookworm Lodge

August 6th: Book Excerpt @ A Book Junkie Reviews

August 7th: Author Interview @ Fiction Dreams

August 8th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Reader Alley

August 10th: Promo Post @ The Book Tree

August 12th: Book Excerpt @ Lifestyle and Literature

August 15th: Book Excerpt @ Nocturnal Predators Review

August 18th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

August 19th: Book Excerpt @ US Brazil Book Reviews

August 22nd: Promo Post @ Maari Loves Her Indies

August 26th: Book Review and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading

August 30th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Silver Dagger Scriptorium

September 3rd: Promo Post @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

September 5th: Book Excerpt @ Sassy Book Lovers

 September 7th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Literary Musings

September 10th: Book Review @ Fascinating Quest

September 10th: Book Review @ Exposure Book Blog

September 13th: Author Interview @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

September 15th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Roxy’s Reviews

September 17th: Promo Post @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

September 20th: Character Interview @ Fascinating Quest

September 23rd: Book Review and Author Interview @ Que Sara Sera Book Blog

September 25th: Promo Post @ Bookish Madness

September 27th: Book Excerpt @ Book Reviews and More by Kathy

About the Book

Cover copyTitle: Running to Stand Still

Author: Lauran Rosolino

Genre: NA Romance

Collin was who he was: simple and easy.

                Me? I was jagged and complex. I wanted everything.

                And despite how he made me feel—safe—it was clear to me that we’d never work out in the end.

                That divide between us would always be there.

                Because I’d never ask him to give up on the things he wanted.

                And, while I sometimes wished I could be that person, I wasn’t.

Just seven more months. Then Jamie Benson can leave this goodbye town behind her and start her new life in Chicago. She can leave this place of broken glass and cracked sidewalks and rusted fences. This place that holds nothing good. She can leave the ghosts and spinning rooms and shattered promises in her rearview mirror and never look back.

But all the stories she’s been telling herself are threatened when, one night, while tending bar at her father’s hole-in-the-wall dive, she meets Collin—a boy who is good and honest and sincere in a world where everything is harsh and cold and detached. A boy who makes her feel safe.  A boy worth staying for.

Will Jamie be able to untangle the truths from the lies? Or will the sins of the past swallow her whole?

Author Bio

Jesse Speelman Photography www.jessespeelman.comAuthor of The Charm Necklace and Running to Stand Still. Writer of stories about finding beauty in brokenness.

She is a storyteller. Adventuer. Partner. Coffee drinker. Magic believer. Rebel with a gypsy soul. Lover of the woods and books, the woods and walks.

Born and bred in Detroit, Lauren grew up reading Harry Potter, watching Gilmore Girls, listening (and dancing) to a lot of music, and wondering why people do what they do. She graduated from Wayne State University with a BA in Psychology. Lauren lives with her husband, dog, cat, and bunny in Charleston, South Carolina.

To find out more and read her blog, Wonderstruck, visit



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Book Review: Superheroes Wear Faded Denim by Law Reigns

14058779Title: Superheroes Wear Faded Denim
Author: Law Reigns
Genre: New Adult Fantasy Romance
Publisher: F3WSINC
Publication Date: May 20th 2012
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Review copy provided by the author in exchange for honest review.

Blissany Cherry is tired of sleeping around. Her neurologists’ sleep solutions have failed her. Now that her bizarre sleeping habits have begun to include week long dreams she has resorted to her own methods for a cure.
METHOD ONE: CONTROL DREAMS. All attempts to morph dreams about a gorgeous warrior into romantic fantasies are thwarted. He keeps on insisting she is destined to marry a great king and lead their armies into war. At the end of every dream he asks her: will you fight the war and save mankind?
She laughs in his face.
METHOD TWO: RESIST! Blissany has plans for her life. None include fighting an intergalactic war. When her dreams begin spilling over into reality, she is forced to make a decision that will forever redefine her life. Standing between destiny and desire, she is left with only one option.

Superheroes Wear Faded Denim is an intense rollercoaster of a book. It’s dark, gritty, complex and fascinating from page one until the very end. I was so enthralled with this book I kept on turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning. This story has an entirely different outtake on what it means to be a superhero, the Angel lore, and the ancient battle of good vs. evil. I was more than a little amazed, and definitely enjoyed this book.

The main character, Blissany, is a delight to read about. Her thoughts range from focused to all over the place, which happens to a lot of young adults/new adults. Since I’m a college student myself, I loved the scenes at college, the roommates, classes, lunch, etc. Then, with the addition of the supernatural, things just turned one thousand times more interesting. What I found also very intriguing about this book is that it doesn’t offer the main character as the sole fighter or supernatural creature in this world, some sort of “chosen one” but instead focuses on Blissany and her friends, working together as a team to defeat the evil of this world. This is one of the first books featuring supernatural teams I’ve read, as opposed to singular heroes, and it works really well. Although Superheroes Wear Faded Denim also features multiple POVs, I had no trouble keeping up with them.

My only pet peeve with this book was how difficult the main characters’ names are. The name I had especially problems with was Wanikiya. I still don’t know how to properly pronounce it. And while I can take one or two ‘special’ names that one was just a bit too special for my tastes.

Superheroes Wear Faded Denim is different, special and original. The plot is forever evolving, with twists around every corner. The narrative is concise, the writing decent. I recommend this book to all fans of the New Adult genre, and fantasy in general. If you’d like to see an original take on Angels, try this one out as well.