Seventeen-year-old Morgan Butler has already violated two of her mother’s sacred rules. First, don’t talk to strangers and second, never get in a car with someone you don’t know. Now she’s comtemplating rule number three – If taken, do whatever you can to get away from a captor – fight, claw, scratch, scream. . .then run like hell.

Last week Elena Andrews’ YA Thriller Run Like Hell debuted on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Elena has written several stories for The Gathering and will also be featured in the All Women edition this Spring in a story illustrated by Karen Wang but this novel is the culmination of a life long goal.

Several covers were designed by GrayHaven talent John Coker, Marc and Nicole Lombardi as well as the creator of this site Emil Schoeneweiss. All of the variant covers can be seen at Elena’s site

New York Times Best Selling Author Heather Graham said, ‘Elena Andrews’ Run Like Hell is a spectacular debut. Suspenseful, with beautifully drawn characters–this is a wonderful new voice in fiction!” and the book has received 5 star reviews across the board so far.

Here’s what some other readers had to say about Run Like Hell

-‘Run Like Hell is a suspenseful, spellbinding story that kept me on the edge of my seat’

-‘From the opening suspense filled pages on that dark, desolate highway to the surprising twists and turns throughout, Elena Andrews proves that she has the chops to run with the best that the genre has to offer’

-‘A fast paced highly suspenseful thriller with twists and turns throughout that grabs you from the very beginning and never lets go’

Now if you don’t have an ereader, you can get the book. The Kindle app from free to your computer or mobile phone and download Run Like Hell for only 1.99

As a special incentive for fans of The Gathering, if you read and review Run Like Hell you can get a copy of The Gathering Volume 7 (our Myth issue) or Volume 8 (our Science Fiction issue) before anyone else. For Free! Just order a copy of Run Like Hell, post a review of the book on Amazon or B&N and email me ( when you’re done along with your mailing address. Two great books for the price of one! Offer expires March 15th, 2012.

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2 Responses to RUN LIKE HELL

  1. Marc Lombardi February 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    While my cover design was not one of the final ones considered, my wife Nicole’s was one. And she, too, will be a future contributor to an upcoming issue of Tales from The Abyss.

  2. Arion February 20, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    Run Like Hell sounds like the kind of book I’d enjoy. I’m sure lots of people will love it too.

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