It’s off to Stockholm with Sophie and Dan!

Yay! Sophie’s back and this time on the run! I’m so happy to have Nicky Wells return to my blog to take us on a whirlwind tour of Stockholm with her adorable characters Sophie and Dan!

 

Come on Tour with Sophie and Dan… Nordic-Exotic Stockholm

Sophie’s Run Blogtour 2013

 

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Sophie’s Run

Her 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.

 

Here are my thoughts on Sophie…

“There’s something about Sophie…Loved the first book in this rock star trilogy, Sophie’s Turn, and so was eager to read this one. Nicky Wells didn’t disappoint! I was thoroughly drawn in to the loveable Sophie’s continuing escapades. Will the alluring rock star win her back, or did she just meet the true love of her life? I was almost as eager as Sophie to find out! Endearing, warm, and funny, Sophie’s Run is an utter delight!”–Bonnie Trachtenberg

 

Hi! My name is Nicky Wells, and I am the author of Sophie’s Run, Part 2 in the Rock Star Romance Trilogy. Today, it is my great pleasure to bring my heroine, Sophie, and her leading man, singer and rock star extraordinaire Dan Hunter, to Bonnie Trachtenberg’s fabulous blog for a chat. You see, we’re taking Sophie’s Run on tour ~ and we’d like to take you with us! We’ve been showing readers around some of the fabulous places our romantic couple get to visit during the course of the Rock Star Romance Trilogy—whether jointly or singly—and one of the places that fascinates them both is Stockholm. No wonder, if you consider that Dan had rather a royal moment on tour there:

Royal Reception for The Boys in Stockholm

When the lighting shifted, there was a tangible thickening of the atmosphere as fans anticipated Tuscq to appear. The atmosphere backstage had been tense; this was the first foreign gig of the tour. There was no telling how the fans would react. But the stunning riffs and classic glam-rock tunes that Tuscq resurrected to the stage of the packed Stockholm Arena received an enthusiastic welcome of truly royal proportions here in Sweden, and the band quickly relaxed, launching into an a capella rendition of Eat My Heart with vigor and force.

Fans at first thought the appearance of a be-crowned and bejeweled young lady and her escort were part of the band’s show, a joking but endearing acknowledgement of the rumor that the Princess is an ardent Tuscq fan. But the bewildered faces of the band quickly gave it away: this royal visit was for real. When the Princess turned to face the arena, the audience gave a tremendous roar of recognition and the stage was instantly bathed in an explosion of flashlights as press photographers snapped this unique and quite unprecedented opportunity. The Princess took autographs from each member of the band before leaving the stage in a flurry of applause.

Dan: *laughs* Oh my God, that was so amazing.

Sophie: Your face was priceless, I’ll never forget.

Dan: *nudges her affectionately* You were quite star-struck too, when you got to meet her afterwards.

Sophie: I was. It was an awesome moment.

Dan: Shame we didn’t have a lot of time to look around the city.

Sophie: Maybe next time. Still, the driver of the limo gave us a mini tour.

Dan: Everywhere looked so clean, and pristine.

Sophie: And cute! *Scrabbles in her purse* Here, let’s share some photos…

 

The Old Town (Gamla Stan)

Old Stockholm

By Oke (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-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

Stortorget in the Old Town

Sophie: These houses remind me of Grimm’s fairy tales. Very cute! Wonder what it would be like to live right there…

Dan: I’m half expecting Karlsson-on-the-Roof to zoom by any minute now!

Sophie: You read Astrid Lindgren as a child?

Dan: Sure did!

Sophie: Well, I learn something new about you every day!

Stortorget

By Mastad (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-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

Changing of the Guards, Swedish-Style

 

Changing of guards

By Andreas Trepte (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

City Hall!

Sophie: There’s so much water in Stockholm. It’s like the Venice of the North. No wonder I loved it there!

 Stockholms City Hall

 

By Andreas Trepte (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

Dan: *rouses himself from his contemplations* We must go back there one day, promise!

Sophie: Okay! Do let’s.

Dan: How about when this launch tour for Sophie’s Run is finished? I’ll have a couple of weeks then before Tuscq goes on tour.

Sophie: Deal!

Nicky: Oooh, now, don’t forget me… I want to know all about this!

 

And there you have it. It’s all go-go-go when there’s a rock star involved, they certainly don’t hang about. Thank you for joining us today and I really hope that you enjoy hearing more about Sophie and Dan’s continued story in Sophie’s Run. Happy reading!

 

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 purposes.
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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.

 

 Nicky Wells Author Photo

 

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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6 Responses

  1. Nicky Wells Says:

    AWESOME! Thank you for hosting this blog stop, Bonnie, it’s fabulous to be back here and Sophie and Dan had a great time visiting with you and sharing their memories of Stockholm. I hope your readers enjoy meeting us all! Thank you also for your thoughts on Sophie’s Run ~ I’m so thrilled you enjoyed it!

    Finally, here’s wishing good luck to all giveaway entrants. The chocolate giveaway (find it under “a Rafflecopter giveaway”) is a NEW round ~ this is the last round of this giveaway, so don’t miss out and yes, you can enter again even if you’ve entered already in February or March!

    Last but not least, I really do love to hear from readers so don’t be shy and grab your chance at the bonus giveaway. Rock on!!

  2. Linn B Halton Says:

    The Venice of the North … I like that! Looks wonderful and makes me think why have I never visited??

  3. Anneli Says:

    Loved your book, Nicky. A real visit to Sweden would be fun too.

  4. Sheryl Browne Says:

    Hmm? I think I’d quite like me a man who could surprise me every day ;) Love it!

  5. Nicky Wells Says:

    Aw, ladies, thanks so much for your lovely comment! Linn ~ yes, I’m so keen to go too. I nearly did go, on an impulse once, something to do with the delectable Joey Tempest (did I mention I taught myself rudimentary Swedish for the purpose, too?) but it never came to anything. It’s on my bucket list! Anneli ~ so happy you enjoyed!! Sheryl ~ we like our men to be surprising (in a good way), don’t we? Thanks all for commenting and rock on!

  6. Harvey Black Says:

    I have been to Stockholm a number of times, but you now have me itching to go again. :)

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