Tuesday, January 22, 2013

#GuestPost by Cami Checketts, Dying to Run

Today I'm pleased to have Cami Checketts, author of Dead Running and Dying to Run. She's going to share just a smidge about where her inspiration came from. Be sure to scroll down for some giveaway goodies!

Welcome Cami & take it away!

My books are usually conceived after I have a horrific nightmare (I can't afford therapy so I write). With Dead Running I had a nightmare of the inciting incident where an intruder comes into Cassidy's home and attacks her father with a knife.

The running theme came into play when my conniving sister-in-law (who I love dearly) talked me into running our local 10K and I won an entrance into the St. George Marathon. Unlike Cassidy's experience of winning a marathon entry, I was actually pretty excited about the race, until I had to start the actual training. Dead Running follows the progression of training for a marathon which I've done a couple of times so it was fun to use that as a book format. Thank heavens when I run a marathon, I don't have all the drama and terror that Cassidy endured with her training, though I wouldn't have minded meeting Damon or Dr. Tattoo!

Dead Running

Cassidy Christensen is running.

Running from the mercenaries who killed her parents.

Running from a scheming redhead intent on making her life miserable.

Running from painful memories that sabotage her dreams of happiness.

With two very tempting men competing for her attention, she hopes she'll finally have someone to run to, but can she trust either of them? When secrets from her past threaten her family, Cassidy decides to stop running and fight for her future.

Dying to Run

Cassidy Christensen wants to run.

Captured by the traffickers who killed her mother, her only hope is Dr. Tattoo, a man she loves but nobody trusts. When she finally gets a chance to run, someone else she cares about is taken. Running might be her only chance at survival, but she won’t allow another family member to be killed in her place.

This must-read sequel to Dead Running will have you laughing, biting your nails, and hoping for more.


Author Cami Checketts

Cami Checketts is married and the proud mother of four future WWF champions. Sometimes between being a human horse, cleaning up magic potions, and reading Bernstein Bears, she gets the chance to write fiction.

Cami graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Exercise Science. Cami teaches strength training classes at her local rec and shares healthy living tips on her fitness blog: http://fitnessformom.blogspot.com.

Cami and her family live in the beautiful Cache Valley of Northern Utah. During the two months of the year it isn't snowing, she enjoys swimming, biking, running, and water-skiing.


$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash from Author Cami Checketts

3 Sets of iFrogz Earbuds & Armbands

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Ends 1/31/13

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


  1. Thank you, Terri, for being a part of the tour.

    1. My pleasure. Thanks for stopping by, & best of luck with your series!!

  2. thanks for being a part of this! very cool i say!

    1. Even MORE cool if you win those prizes I say! :)

      Thanks for stopping by & commenting.