Monday, September 3, 2012

Dead Running Review & Giveaway

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.

Dead Running was an entertaining read that kept me guessing. I really enjoyed not knowing who to trust for most of the story. I also liked that even though parts of the story are creepy, Checketts kept things from being too serious with humorous situations.

Cassidy has a very quirky personality. One minute I was laughing at her hilarity, and the next I was cringing in embarrassment for her. She and her best friend, Tasha, are surprisingly boy crazy for their age, and Cassidy keeps things light with her amusing nicknames (ie. Dr. Tattoo and Nasty Muscle Man).

Running isn't my favorite exercise (by any stretch of the imagination), but Checkett's made the running and training aspects very interesting (she even made running a marathon seem like a possibility for an almost non-runner like myself . . . good thing it's not on my bucket list or I might be tempted).

About the Author

Cami Checketts is an idealist who dreams of helping children around the world but can't keep up with the four in her own home. Cami lives in a beautiful valley in Northern Utah where she enjoys running, biking, and swimming during the two months of the year it isn't snowing. A portion of the proceeds from Cami's books will be donated to The Child & Family Support Center. For more information on this worthy cause, please go to

You can follow Cami on her website, blog, Facebook, and Twitter.


Cami has offered a copy of Dead Running for one of my followers. To enter, make sure you are following Literary Time Out (using Google Friend Connect), and then comment on this post by sharing an embarrassing exercise moment (or favorite way to exercise). The winner will be posted on September 10th and will get to choose between a print, Kindle, or Smashwords version.

You can earn extra entries by sharing this giveaway on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter. Just come back here and comment for each extra entry (include the link to your post).

Purchase Info

You can buy Dead Running on Amazon (print or Kindle version) or on Smashwords. The eBooks are an especially great deal, but either way helps a very good cause.