Monday, February 4, 2013

Running On Empty by L.B. Simmons ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway

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.


I knew from the other reviews I had seen on this book that I was going to enjoy it......Running On Empty is a heart-felt, emotional story about loss and second chances. There is not alot of steam factor which I usually tend to enjoy in my books, even though this was missing for me, I still was not disappointed.  Sometimes it's a nice change to read a story that is not all sexed up, but instead touches your heart and makes you cherish your loved ones and not take for granted the time you have with them. Keep the tissues handy ladies! 4 stars

Alex was married to her high school sweetheart Derek, but after a unfortunate accident takes him away, Alex is widowed and left to raise 3 small girls. 3 girls who are hilarious, a handful, and steal the show in this book.  Alex gets up every day and takes care of her responsibilities but she is just on auto-pilot, a shell of her former self......she is running on empty.  She has a awesome best friend Harlow, and even Derek's parents to help her, but she still just can't shake the sadness that Derek's death has brought into her life.

“I look at my tired eyes and pale face. I pull the skin down under m eyes to examine the red blood vessels that seem to have taken over. I think I used to be pretty, at some point…but that seems so long ago. Lately, I’m the frumpy mom that I always told myself I’d never become. I mean sure, I dress decently enough for work. But I just look (and feel) so tired. Run down”

Blake was Alex's best friend growing up, but he got left behind when Derek came into the picture .  Blake and Alex have a long history together and he loves Alex.  When he comes back to town they rekindle their friendship and Blake gives Alex the time she needs to heal, but waits for a chance to show Alex how he truly feels about her.  Alex has her guard up and is not going to make things easy for Blake. Alex needs to decide if she is going to let Blake in, or let her girls see her live her life unhappy and alone.

"You’ll never have your happy ending unless you’re brave enough to open the book and start your story."

L.B. is a wonderful storyteller. Running On Empty is a beautiful story about friendship, love, and slowly letting down your walls to get the second chance at the life you deserve.  If your looking for a sweet story, to pull at your heart-stings, make you teary eyed in parts and laugh in others, then leave you with the warm and fuzzies at the end, this book is for you!

Purchase Running On Empty
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About The Author:

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.

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L.B. Simmons is giving away one signed copy of her book to a lucky person. Please leave a comment for L.B. and your email address so I can contact the winner. Thank you and Good Luck!
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  1. This book looks like it will be a really good read. Good Luck with sales

  2. I absolutely adored this book!! L.B., you hit it out of the ball park! Blake is sexy, Alex is relateable,and those girls are so funny and too darn cute! I would love to win this in paperback! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    1. BTW, here is my email address, I forgot to put it in my original post :)
      Thanks ,Laura

  3. This book sounds really good.Thank you for the giveaway. Good Luck to

  4. This sounds like an amazing book. Would definitely want to read it. Thanks so much for the chance!

  5. I'm reading Running On Empty right now, and it is a warm, loving evocation of loss, love, second chances, and friendship. We read so many romances, about all kinds of love, but we don't always include the love we have for our children, as parents. L.B. does an amazing job of sharing that, and making it a beautiful part of the story. Love L.B., and you know I always love my Sugar and Spice girls!

  6. I really can't wait to read Running On Empty, I keep seeing great things about it! Thank you for the giveaway! teribeth90(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. Looks like a really good book to read..Thanks for the chance to win!!

  8. Pick me! Pick me!

  9. I loved this book! Please pick me :)

  10. Book sounds awesome. Can't wait to read it!

  11. Can't wait to read this book! I follow on GFC. Does that count?

  12. Looking forward to reading Running on Empty!! It is on my way too long TBR! : )


  13. Wishing you, L.B. Simmons, continuous success and thank you to you and the Sugar and Spice Book Reviews for this giveaway!!

    My e-mail address is

    and I follow via e-mail:-)

  14. awesome giveaway <3 my email is

  15. Thanks for the giveaway! I've heard great things about the book and would love to read it!

    alyssaxchen14 AT gmail DOT com
    GFC: Aly