Hotly Anticipated Sequel: RUNNING AWAY By Julie Hutchings

I’ve got a treat for you guys today. My very good friend, Julie Hutchings, wrote a book, one you might remember me raving about before. That book was Running Home, a refreshingly different view of vampires. I love vampire books, but I get tired of the same old thing, so I was delighted by Julie’s take on them, one which involves fate and Japanese mythology. If you haven’t read Running Home, then I STRONGLY suggest you do so, before I start questioning your life choices. 😉

No, really, go read it.

Of course, my first question after finishing Running Home was “Where the hell is the next book and I want it now!” Okay, that’s only sort of a question, but that’s not the point. I demanded the sequel of Julie because I wasn’t remotely ready to stop reading the story of Eliza and Nicholas.

Today is a fabulous day, in no small part because today the world gets that sequel! Yes, Running Away releases today. I’ve read it and I have to say, it’s EVEN BETTER THAN THE FIRST BOOK!!!! Yes, that’s saying something, but it’s entirely true.

Running Away Final Cover

Book Name: Running Away (The Shinigami series, #2)
Book Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Running Away (book  #2) on Goodreads:
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Running Away book blurb:

Eliza Morgan is desperate to escape the horrors of her mortal life and understand why death follows her, leaving only one man, Nicholas French, in its wake. He’s the one she loves, the one she resents, and the one fated to make her legendary among the Shinigami– an ancient order of vampires with a “heroic” duty to kill. He’s also decaying before her eyes, and it’s her fault.

On the ghostlike mountaintop in Japan that the vampires consider home, Eliza will be guided by the all-powerful Master for her transition to Shinigami death god. When Eliza discovers that sacrificing her destiny will save Nicholas, she’s not afraid to defy fate and make it so—even when Nicholas’s salvation kills her slowly with torturous, puzzle-piece visions that beg her to solve them. Both Nicholas and his beloved Master fight her on veering from the path to immortality, but Eliza won’t be talked out of her plan, even if it drives the wedge between Nicholas and her deeper.

Allying with the fiery rebel, Kieran, who does what he wants and encourages her to do the same, and a mysterious deity that only she can see, Eliza must forge her own path through a maze of ancient traditions and rivalries, shameful secrets and dark betrayals to take back the choices denied her and the Shinigami who see her as their savior. To uncover the truth and save her loved ones, Eliza will stop at nothing, including war with fate itself.

About the Author:

Author Julie Hutchings

Julie’s debut novel, Running Home, giving you vampires with a Japanese mythology pants kicking is available through Books of the Dead Press. Julie revels in all things Buffy, has a sick need for exotic reptiles, and drinks more coffee than Juan Valdez and his donkey combined, if that donkey is allowed to drink coffee. Julie’s a black belt with an almost inappropriate love for martial arts. And pizza. And Rob Zombie. Julie lives in Plymouth, MA, constantly awaiting thunderstorms with her wildly supportive husband and two magnificent boys.

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Running Home on Amazon:

Running Home


About Julie

I'm a writer and photographer. I always have something with me to take notes for ideas or writing projects I'm thinking about or have on the go. I also like to go around with my camera and take pictures of anything that strikes me as beautiful or evocative. I'm perpetually working on one story or another, while waiting for enough distance to judge the last one (or more). I'm always working on several projects at once, developing the next book, even as I'm editing the last. Beyond that, there's always plenty of scraps and twists of ideas rolling around in my head, eventually turning themselves into full blown stories.
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2 Responses to Hotly Anticipated Sequel: RUNNING AWAY By Julie Hutchings

  1. Arlene says:

    Who doesn’t love a *GOOD* vampire book? (emphasis on the word good!) I’m going to have to go check out Running Home first, I’m intrigued by your description. And I definitely wouldn’t want you to question my life choices, so off to Amazon I go to check it out 🙂

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