Blog Tour: “Know When To Run” by Connie Flynn

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Connie Flynn

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: CKF Enterprises

ASIN: B00H0R8AFS

Number of pages: 280

Word Count: 61,000

Cover Artist: Carol Webb

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BOOK DESCRIPTION:
She woke up one morning on a Mississippi riverboat casino with a huge headache and no clue to who she was.

With the help of new friends she rebuilt her life. Now, nearly two years later, a tall dark man with killer good looks comes after her. A bounty hunter, who claims she killed her father then ran out on her bail. She says he’s got the wrong woman. He says she’s guilty as sin. One of them is right . . .

Suddenly so many people are after her, she can’t tell the good guys from the bad guys. But one thing she can do is KNOW WHEN TO RUN.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Award-winning, bestselling author Connie Flynn writes both long and short fiction and is published in multiple genres, including paranormal romance, romantic comedy, mystery and suspense and contemporary fantasy/sci-fi. She lives in Arizona on a lush green park where she walks her dog and escapes from the hot desert sun. Her latest release is the twists-and-turns romantic suspense, KNOW WHEN TO RUN.

You can follow Connie in the following ways: Website | Blog | Facebook Social Page | Facebook Author Page | Twitter | Newsletter

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Why does my heart skip this crazy beat?
For I know, it will reach defeat
Tell me why, tell me why?
Why do fools fall in love?

Songwriters Frankie Lymon and Morris Levy recorded this song in1956 and a couple of movies have been made about this subject. But fifty-plus years later we still haven’t figured out the answer.

It is called ‘falling in love’ for a reason. It seems beyond our control, often comes at the wrong time and, people say, sometimes happens with a totally unsuitable person. ‘Love’ researchers try to come up with ‘rules of attraction,’ but no one has yet defined what makes us think ‘this is the one.’ Here are five of their conclusions.

1.    A Woman’s Measurements
Much as we women hate this, there’s no doubt that men pursue young and beautiful women even when she is clearly out of their league. This conclusion says men are attracted by the waist to hip ratio, seeking women whose waists are significantly narrower than their hips. Apparently this is a signal that she is in good health and will produce strong babies, but I’m pretty sure that isn’t a conscious calculation. Have you ever heard a man at a bar turn to his buddy and say, “Wow, take a  look at that waist-to-hip ratio.”

2.    A Symmetrical Face
Before you start grumbling to your friends that men are soooo shallow, ask yourself if you turn away men whose faces are unbalanced –The smile is too crooked, one eye is bigger than than the other, the nose is slightly off center. Could your current partner’s evenly spaced eyes be what made you all starry-eyed? An Australian study found that, women tend to prefer male faces that are symmetrical. It’s a survival of the fittest thing,” One researcher says, “We subconsciously look at their face and say, ‘That’s a great face–our kids are going to look awesome!”

3.    Chivalry Isn’t Dead
If you put others first, you’re in luck. It’s likely you’ll have a greater chance at a satisfying, healthy relationship. This one is almost a given. The more understanding and caring partners are to each other, the better their partnership will be. Moreover, these traits create an atmosphere of trust which leaves room for safely falling head over heels.

4.    Your Neighborhood and Politics
Geographically undesirable may refer to something more than distance. It could be that cultural values vary more than we think. The same with political differences. More than daily habits and even religions belief, our political leanings reveal our core values. Long term relationships may be strained by such fundamental differences in the way each person views life.

5.    Your Genes
An Italian study found that people with certain relationship styles were most likely to carry specific biological markers in their brains. Does this mean that biology plays a factor in romantic attractions. Possibly, but falling love does not seem to be predictable. No one has been able to quantify emotions and the human heart.

This study does tell us a few things, though. It seems we fall in love with people who are nice to us and share our backgrounds and our values. No surprise. But looking again, is it possible that falling in love is mostly motivated by survival of the species? Does everyone instinctively seek the partner that will produce the strongest offspring.
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So what do you think? Has the question been answered? Leave a comment with your opinion about what triggers heart-pounding love. This also lets you enter the tour giveaway for prizes that include copies of my books and gift cards, Come back on Valentine’s Day to enter into the mystery prize drawing. The more times you enter, the more chances you earn to win.

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19 thoughts on “Blog Tour: “Know When To Run” by Connie Flynn

  1. First impressions are strong, and much of that is determined by someone’s looks, but people quickly become more or less attractive, and therefore more or less desirable, based on behavior. When I met my husband, I didn’t really give him much thought. He was a basic, guy next door kinda guy in the looks department, but as the way he treated me and others, his ready smile and laugh, his sense of humor, all made him very attractive. And yes, as we got to know each other, we realized how much we had in common as far as values and goals, and that pushed us up to the next level. And I agree that love often comes when we aren’t looking for it and often hits at the most inconvenient times. I had all kinds of things that I wanted to do first before I found Mr. Right, but it didn’t happen that way and while it caused some angst at the time, now I couldn’t be happier.

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    • Donna, that is so insightful and very interesting to learn that the survey came up with the same conclusion. So looks might attract but kindness, courtesy and common interests win out in the end. Wise of us girls. My heroine in KNOW WHEN TO RUN doesn’t have the luxury of common interests because her memory is less than two years old. How difficult that would be in real life but it makes for interesting reading. And, yes, I do love to torture my characters. In the end they thank me.

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    • That would really be a survey wouldn’t it. Kind of like the Kinsey report of decades back. I just wonder how many woman would answer honestly once she with the man she loved. “I can just see a woman saying to her honey, “You are so sweet you make me forget the tall, dark handsome guy who was dreams date.” Of course, secrecy must be guaranteed.

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  2. You forgot my favorite: Women like masculine looking faces during their fertility peak, but feminine faces at other times. I think it’s a turkey shoot. I certainly didn’t plan to fall in love when I did. But I’m glad I went a little crazy:D

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