For the Long Run
by Cheyenne Blue
Released: October 28, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Why this book and why now?
I love to include things I’m passionate about in my romances: tennis, outback Australia, found families, animals… But one passion always missed out until now: running. Thing is, when I came up with the idea for a book where the MCs were runners, it was as a last hurrah, a farewell to running, an acceptance that I really should listen to my chiropractor and stop. Just stop. So For the Long Run was born, and in many way’s Lizzie’s running journey mirrors my own.
But… stop right there. Far from making me accept my running days were over, For the Long Run had the opposite effect and made me give it one last try. And so, after building up to it over many, many weeks, a few days after For the Long Run was published, I managed a thirty minute jog. Not far, certainly not fast, but thirty minutes without stopping, and both feet off the ground at the same time. I’m not thumbing my nose at my chiropractor just yet, but for the moment, I’m still here for the long run.
Would you and your main character(s) get along?
Lizzie and I would. We’d compare our attempts to get fit and then sneak off together for a glass of red wine.
What’s your main character(s)’s favorite book?
Shan as a dedicated elite athlete would read something practical and inspirational about how to shave 0.5 seconds off your 5K time. Or maybe a running autobiography, such as Paula Radcliffe’s Paula: My Story So Far.
Lizzie though, she’s a believer in romance. Her favorite book would be a happy, low angst feel-good story, with swoony kisses and some heat. About that Kiss by Harper Bliss would be her perfect read.
Aside from the obvious food and shelter, what 3 things would your main character want with them if they got stranded away from civilization?
Both main characters would say the same thing: they would want their rescue dog Presto with them. He’d give them warmth, entertainment, and a lot of love.
Publishing a book is a huge accomplishment and it’s time to party! Choose a celebratory beverage for one of your main characters to toast the release of your new book.
Shan and Lizzie already have their own celebration drink: a special, more-expensive-than-plonk, bottle of red wine that they enjoy on special occasions. Shan would absolutely buy a bottle of this.
What song does your character put on to start your book launch party?
It’s old, it’s corny, and it’s boppy, but Break My Stride by Matthew Wilder with its theme of gotta keep on moving, is the perfect party starter.