L.B. Simmons

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Running on Empty Blog Tour Info

The time is near my friends!!! The Running on Empty Blog Tour is almost upon us. I am so excited. There are interviews, there are character interviews, there are Blake POVs, lots of fun stuff…this tour is gonna be EPIC!!!!!!!!!!! There will be signed paperback copies up for grabs…so be sure to visit these blogs on the following days to be able to enter for one!!!! I know there may be a few of you out there who would like one…;) Spread the word about the tour people! I love you guys so much and the book is doing amazing because of YOUR support!! Let’s rock this tour together! ❤ 🙂

FEBRUARY 1: Natasha is a Book Junkie  

http://www.natashaisabookjunkie.com/

FEBRUARY 2: My Secret Romance Book Review

http://www.mysecretromancebookreviews.com/

FEBRUARY 3: The Phantom Paragrapher

http://thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com/

FEBRUARY 4: Sugar and Spice Book Reviews

http://sugarandspiceandeverythingnaughty.blogspot.com/

FEBRUARY 5: Shh, Moms Reading 

http://shhmomsreading.com/

FEBRUARY 7: Little Pink Cupcakes

http://littlepinkcupcakes.com/

FEBRUARY 8: Three Chicks and Their Books

http://www.threechicksandtheirbooks.com/

FEBRUARY 9: Devoured Words 

http://devouredwordsbookblog.blogspot.com/

FEBRUARY 10: Candy Coated Book Blog

http://sweettreatblogblog.wordpress.com/

FEBRUARY 11: First Class Books 

http://firstclassbooksfb.blogspot.co.uk/

FEBRUARY 12: Flirty and Dirty Book Blog 

http://www.flirtyanddirtybookblog.com/

FEBRUARY 13: Have Book Will Read

http://havebookwillread.com/

FEBRUARY 14: Into The Night Reviews

http://intothenightbookreviews.blogspot.com/

FEBRUARY 15: Whirlwindbooks 

http://whirlwindbooks.tumblr.com/

FEBRUARY 16: Book Crush  

http://bookcrushbookreviews.com/

FEBRUARY 17: The Book Whisperer

http://book-whisperer.blogspot.ca/

FEBRUARY 18: Buried in Books 

http://buried-in-books.blogspot.ca/

FEBRUARY 19: Novel Girl

http://rebeccaberto.com/

FEBRUARY 20: The Indie Bookshelf  

http://theindiebookshelf.blogspot.com/

FEBRUARY 22: Angie’s Dreamy Reads 

http://angiesdreamyreads.blogspot.com/

FEBRUARY 23: Becca the Bibliophile 

http://beccathebibliophile.blogspot.com/

FEBRUARY 24: Sweet and Sassy Reviewz

http://sweetandsassyreviewz.blogspot.com/

FEBRUARY 25: Novel Seduction 

http://novelseduction.blogspot.com/

FEBRUARY 26: Megan’s book blog  

http://megansbookblog.webs.com/

FEBRUARY 27: Enchanting Havoc    

http://www.enchantinghavoc.com/

FEBRUARY 28: Book Bitches Blog   

http://bookbitchesblog.wordpress.com/

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Butterflies

Wow!  Let me just start of with what an AMA-ZING week this has been. I never dreamt it possible to have had the response to Running on Empty that I have received.  The feedback has been…well, overwhelming.  Just a couple of months ago, I started this journey, not even sure if I would even publish.  I wanted to give my daughters something to have always, and as I kept writing, it turned into a beautiful love story.  A story that seems to have resonated with a lot of people out there, and I am so happy about that.  I always said, I don’t care about the reviews.  I just want all of those people who have supported me from the very beginning, hoping to get something out of this story, to get what they need from it.  And in my heart, I feel I have accomplished that goal.  So thank you from the bottom of my heart, for not only taking the time to read the book, but also leave your kind feedback with me.  I love hearing your favorite parts and your favorite quotes.  Absolutely love it.  So thank you for allowing me to share in your experience when reading. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Now, I wanted to give you all a little insight about the use of the butterfly in my story.  I was extremely close with my Great Grandmother…Lucy Bell Simmons.  (Familiar?) She was an incredibly strong woman, who lost her husband at a relatively young age.  Strong, independent, hard-headed, stubborn…but I loved that woman with all my being. She died when I was eighteen years old.  Ever since she passed, ANY time I would see a butterfly, I couldn’t help but think of her.  Every single time. I would always think that she was just fluttering through…checking on me and making sure all was well.  To this day, I still think of her when I see one.  Which is why I chose to include a butterfly in my story.  The beautiful butterfly.

One day, when finishing my edits outside…I walked away from my computer to help my neighbor.  When I came back, there it was on my keyboard.  And I just smiled. Because I knew at that moment, she was proud of me and she approved of my book.  And for those who might not believe me…

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So right then…I decided to add a butterfly to my cover. It’s very small, but I think it’s perfect…

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I hope you all like the new cover. And I am excited to share it with you. My readers. I hope that you all enjoyed the book. Please feel free to contact me anytime…with questions, with thoughts, anything. I owe you all everything…and I want to always be there for you! Again, thank you for sharing in this journey with me. You all mean more to me than you could ever imagine.