Book Blast: DEAD RUNNING by Cami Checketts



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.






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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.


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2012 Book 253: DEAD RUNNING Review



Dead Running by Cami Checketts
ISBN: 9781475166606 (paperback)
ASIN: B007PJ70MA (Kindle ebook)


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.


Prior to the night Cassidy Christensen witnessed an attempt on her father’s life, she was a woman with a plan. She lived on her on, was fiercely independent and was ready to set the world on fire. That plan went a little awry after that night and she moved in with her paternal grandmother, Nana Christensen. After the death of her parents in Mexico her plans all but died. She remained at her grandmother’s house, her business failed due to the economy and she became an office worker. Cassidy has lost her self-confidence. But things are changing . . . 

Raquel, Cassidy’s sister-in-law, has talked her into training and then entering a 5K race. That simple race will change Cassidy’s life in more ways than one. She meets not one but two interesting men as a result of the race, encounters two thugs that have begun to threaten her as a result of her father’s former work, and meets a woman that borders on crazy with her stalker mentality (all because of a guy). After the race Cassidy decides she’ll actually follow through on a promise she’s made to herself, she will become a runner and she will compete in the upcoming marathon. 

 As Cassidy begins to train in earnest for the upcoming marathon, her life becomes a tragic comedy worthy of an I Love Lucy episode. One of her romantic interests is Damon, a fellow runner that had agreed to train with the marathon entrant from the 5K race. Another romantic interest is Jesse, another runner and the doctor that treated her road rash after the 5K race. The only family member that seems to support Cassidy’s desire to train and run is her sister-in-law. Her brother Jared, her Nana and even her best friend Tasha all appear to suspect her motives for training and feel she’ll back out of this as she has so many things in the past few years. Cassidy must also fend off thugs from her father’s past and delve into the mystery surrounding her parents’ deaths. Will she be able to uncover the truth without putting her life in danger?

I found Dead Running to be a quick read that kept my attention from beginning to end. I was drawn by the descriptions of running and training preparation partially because my nephew runs cross-country and because Ms. Checketts did such an amazing job of making it interesting reading. Dead Running provides mystery, suspense, a light-hearted romance and just a touch of humor. 

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book free for review purposes from the author via I Am A Reader Not A Writer. I was not paid, required or otherwise obligated to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Ms. Checketts has graciously offered several giveaways during this virtual book tour. To enter for your chance to win your choice of  $25 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash, in addition to 3 sets of iFrogz earbuds and armbands, use the Rafflecopter form found here.

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Ebook Specials

There are several ebook specials being offered this weekend that may be of interest to you. 

The first book in the Subway trilogy, The Subway, a new YA series by Christopher Taylor (no relation) will be free to download December 1st – December 3rd on Amazon.


In the first book of a three part series, Stacy Martin, High School Freshman, copes with the pressures of the Ridgeland High social scene by escaping into the world of her creative writing.

Strange events in the classroom begin to blur the lines between the story she is writing and her real life. 

When she is summoned to ‘The Institute,’ Stacy travels to New York City in search of answers and along the way she learns the shocking truth that she is the subject of a sinister experiment.

At the end she must face a death-defying leap to get back to the beginning or remain forever trapped in a dream of her own creation.





Next up is a price drop by author Cami Checketts on her books Dead Running and Dying to Run. Both ebooks will be available for $0.99 starting December 1st on Amazon. (Dead Running will be reviewed on this blog on 12/30/2012 as part of a virtual book tour.) 

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.




Cassidy Christensen wants to run.

Captured by the traffickers who killed her mother, Cassidy’s 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 Cassidy won’t allow another family member to be killed in her place. 



Ms. Checketts is also offering a giveaway associated with the ebook price drop. The prize is a $20 Amazon gift card. To enter this giveaway, please use the Rafflecopter form here.