Monday, August 12, 2013

Running on Empty by Colette Ballard: Cover Reveal, Giveaway

Running on Empty
by Colette Ballard
Cover Designer: Marie Romero
ISBN: 978-1-939392-81-7
Release Date:  November 25, 2013vember 25, 2013'=
Publisher:  Tulip Romance (an imprint of Spencer Hill Press)
Format: e-book
Recommended for ages 16 and up
About the book:
What does it feel like when you die—in those final moments? Do you feel the physical pain, or just the pain of your regrets? What does it feel like when you realize you can’t answer these questions because you’re not the victim?

You’re the killer.

River Daniels lives an ordinary life as a high school junior growing up in the confines of rural Texas until her boyfriend’s brutal attack leaves her both a murderer and a fugitive. When River’s closest girlfriends come to her aid, they make a hasty decision to not only help her, but leave their own troubled lives behind and join in her escape. The girls manage to elude police for months, but with every near-miss, River’s life spirals further out of control, until she finally hits rock bottom. Realizing she must stop endangering her friends and find evidence proving she acted in self-defense, the girls decide to make a risky return to Texas. Her return means more than facing her ugly past, she must also face the one person she was protecting the night her world caved in, the guy she has loved for as long as she can remember.

"Raw, romantic, and suspenseful!" ~  Katie McGarry, author of Dare You To

Colette photo
COLETTE BALLARD grew up on a dairy farm in rural Kentucky. She survived the high school experience back in the day when Aqua Net was bought in bulk and mullets were cool. That’s also when she realized her constant daydreaming wasn’t a curse, but a useful skill—one she used like a lethal weapon to combat her frustration in algebra class over the BIG question: What does the alphabet have to do with math? Unfortunately, her ninja daydreaming skills only increased her desire to write—not her grades. After surviving the hairstyles and torturous math classes of her high school years, she wandered a bit—even moving to the farthest northwestern corner of the United States, then to the farthest southeastern corner. She finally settled in the one-red-light town she started in, where she continues to live today with her husband and three children. Her first young adult novel, RUNNING ON EMPTY, will be released November 25, 2013.

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  1. thanks for the wonderful giveaway

  2. I like the cover. It makes me want to find out where she is escaping or running away from.

  3. This one sounds really good! I love a good mystery!

  4. Great cover and the story sounds so good. Thanks for sharing, Ellen!

  5. It makes me wonder where she is going.

  6. I think the cover is great, very unique, I can tell just by the cover the book is going to be intense!!

    stephanie ann

  7. Thanks for stopping by everyone. I think this is going to be good :)


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