Book Spotlight: Runaway Road by Mira Day
by Mira Day
Date Released: September 13, 2016
About Runaway Road
Have you ever wondered who was in the car next to you? Wondered where they were going and why? A vacation? Business trip? Or is it someone’s only chance to run away…
Brett Myers needs a change; a soul searching move to another city. Walking in on your brother and girlfriend in bed together will do that. So after two weeks of sleeping on a friend’s couch, Texas is his destination. A new town and a new life. He’s ready to start over.
Mia Brown needs a change; a soul-searching trip to her past. More than ready to leave her controlling boyfriend and life in North Carolina, Mia uses this chance for a fresh start. There’s no plan. Just to hit the road, head out West, and never look back.
When their paths cross on a long stretch of Highway 85, these two strangers will learn just how much they need each other to heal.
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An Excerpt from Runaway Road
“Brett! Over here!” Derrick calls, waving me to the bar. I peer up to see a busty blonde already leaning over, talking to him. Just his type. Female.
Settling in beside him, I put my phone on the bar. “Double shot of Beam and a Yuengling, please.”
“Is purposing that big a deal?” Derrick’s eyebrows raise over his beer glass.
I stare at him, picking my phone back up. “I was just offered a job at a newspaper as their food writer.”
“Dude! Congrats!” Derrick raises his glass and chugs the remains.
I grin. “It’s in Austin, Texas.”
Derrick gives me a weird look. “Austin? How the hell did that happen?”
Busty sets my shot down and I immediately throw it back. “They ran across my blog and love my style. They want to do a phone interview ASAP.” A glimmer of excitement bubbles through my stomach.
Being a food blogger has been a dream job but the random news articles for the Raleigh News and Observer have been my passion. They have given me the chance to get my face on television and my voice on the radio. The possibilities with a regular article could open a lot of doors.
“This is a bit to take in.” I sip on my beer. “What if Holly doesn’t want to go?” Taking another person into consideration is a slap of reality. I can’t take this job if she doesn’t come. Not that she has a reason to say no.
“Well, it’s not too late to take that ring back.” Derrick gives me a pointed look.
“Not cool, dude.”
“I’m just saying. Give it some thought. Don’t jump ahead of what you want.”
I shake my head and stare at the food menu.
“So, there’s something I’ve wanted to ask you.”
“What?” I continue to stare at the menu. I need some fries… maybe some wings too…
“Why did you ask me to come get a ring with you?”
“What do you mean?”
Derrick scratches his chin. “Well, you have a brother. I just thought that’s you would want Tim to be there.”
I shrug. “Tim’s been a bit put-offish lately. I don’t know what his deal is.” I flag Busty down to order. “Besides, you’re kinda like the brother I never wanted.” I laugh as Derrick punches my arm.
“Thanks, asshole. Love you too.”
About Mira Day
Mira Day is a Romance writer, born in the Carolinas with a passion for food. She loves the outdoors, NFL football, and exclamation points! You'll usually find her working, writing or catching up with Friends on Netflix.
Mira has two Holiday Novellas published, Finding the Christmas Spirit and Choking Cupid, and her debut novel, Playing House. After Runaway Road, look for her third book, Bourbon and the Midnight Show, coming Spring of 2017.
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