Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Book Blitz and Giveaway: The Run Around by Bernadette Franklin

Title: The Run Around
Author: Bernadette Franklin

Publisher: Pen & Page Publishing
Publication Date: April 28th 2020

Print Length: 520 pages
Genres: Comedy, Contemporary, Romance

Arranging a wedding for her brother and a five-time thoroughbride tests Hope’s skills and patience. She’d believed the vows would be the most dangerous part of the ceremony, but a baseball to the head during the photography session proves her wrong and lands her in the sights of her brother’s best friend, Fredrick.

He wants her to plan his wedding.

She wants to be his bride.

Diving into the treacherous world of wedding planning, Hope keeps her word and arranges the vows for the one man she believes she could love. He doesn’t know how much she cherishes him and his friendship.

What she doesn’t know lands her in the heart of a royal mess.

Luckily for me, the blow had been a graze, it hadn’t hit anything important, and I figured the only reason I bled was thanks to one of the dumbass clips taming my hair.

I wanted to keep the wedding disasters to the things I hadn’t planned for. A baseball to the head counted, but it wouldn’t kill me.

I hoped.

Some risks were worth taking, and I’d have to remind my brother later I loved him that much.

A call to Wolfgang would fix my ruined dress and makeup problem, but I hesitated. Telling him what had happened would result in well-earned mockery. I retrieved my phone from its cleavage prison to discover it still had some life left in it. Dialing his number worsened my headache.

The rest of the day would suck, but I would make it through somehow.

“What went wrong?” Wolfgang answered.

“I took a stray baseball to the head. I need your makeup skills and my reception dress. Help a woman out? Please? I’m not above begging at this point.”

“A baseball? To the head? How did that happen? Are you all right? If you were hit with a baseball—”

“Don’t you even dare suggest I go to the hospital.”

Wolfgang sighed. “What happened?”

“Fate, karma, the universe, or whatever you want to call it, wishes I would die already. I fell into the pond. I bet I’ll make the front page. Who knows? Maybe someone caught the whole thing on video. I might go viral.”

The groan on the other end of line promised Wolfgang was at the end of his rope, too. “Your brother must be freaking out.”

“Ben’s keeping him busy taking pretty pictures to immortalize the day I almost drowned in the botanical gardens pond.”

“Where were you hit?”

“It was a graze off the side of my head. My hair should hide any bumps. The bleeding stopped.”

“Are you dizzy, have a headache, or feel ill?”

I suspected once I tried to get up and walk around, I would be dizzy. I wasn’t a fan of my own head right now, and I could be honest about otherwise being all right. Unfortunately, if I lied, he would know it. He always knew. “Maybe.”

“I’ll be there in twenty. I’ll bring the dress and your makeup, but you’re going to the hospital before the reception. If you go to the reception.”

“I am not.”

“You are, because I am taking you there.”


Bernadette Franklin is a figment of imagination owned and operated by two cats, a few plants, and a human.


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  1. Good luck with this, Bernadette. Hope it does really well for you!

  2. The book description and excerpt caught my attention right away! Would love to read this! Thanks for bringing to my attention.

  3. The book cover is nice and the book sounds interesting. :)

  4. Nice cover. I liked the blurb and excerpt. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  5. What a beautiful cover to this book, story sounds wonderful!.

  6. I like the book cover. The story sounds interesting.