Friday, December 30, 2011

Second Nature Release Party

Contests and prizes and fun, oh my!

Welcome to the release party for Second Nature, Book two of the Forces of NAture series. Whether you intentionally visited my blog or you just happened to stumble in, you are in the right place my friend. Come on in, there's all kinds of games and prizes.

So before I get too far, I thought I'd tell you about the book.

Amelia Hoffman always knew she would be with Nathaniel Peplow forever, but after they bonded everything started to go wrong. Nate treats her like the enemy, her siblings are in danger, and an old threat grows closer. As Nate pulls away and Amelia’s burgeoning friendship with a handsome stranger blossoms, she worries she made the biggest mistake of her life. If sorting out her love life wasn’t enough, a new drug emerges that not only threatens the ones she loves, but seems to be part of something larger than she could ever imagine. Amelia’s new and old friends must work together to not only save themselves, but the whole world.

The book is now available through Amazon and Smashwords and is coming very soon at Barnes and Noble and in paperback. I will be sure to let you know when it available in these other formats.

Now on to the games. There's several ways to win.

#1 Everyone who comments answering this question will get a Natural Selection bookmark and postcard, and a set for Second Nature, all autographed. Just post your answer and your email address and you won! And the question is: If you had to flee your home and could only take one thing, what would it be? If you don't answer the question, you won't get the prize, so humor me and play along.

#2. Two randomly selected winners will receive a free ebook of Second Nature

#3. Anyone who tweets about the giveaway, tagging @somesharpwords, will get a free ebook of Natural Selection.

#4. Second Nature Scavenger Hunt
So here's a biggie. Scattered across the internet, you'll find fun facts about the characters that haven't made it into the books. Follow the links from one clue to the next, identifying each character. Once you have the name, send me a list with the name of the blog and the character on it. Everyone who gets more than four right wins an ebook of both Natural Selection and Second Nature. One lucky winner, chosen at random, will get an autographed paperback of both books. Email your answers to Start the fun here! If you haven't read either book, no worries. All the characters are mentioned in Chapters One and Two.

And finally I'm offering a special prize pack to one lucky person. All you have to do is leave a comment on my author page to win a ebook of all of 4Corners Press titles, which includes Natural Selection, Second Nature, Dark Corners and Secrets by Liz Schulte, and Legion of Bats by Shadow Stephens (when it is released very soon). There will be questions and games on this site throughout the day, so this should be easy and fun.


  1. If I had to leave home and could only take one thing, I would usually say it would be my Kindle. But then I wouldn't have a charger and it would die so that wouldn't get me very far! Then I could say chap stick, but what if I ran out of that? So I'm going to say my cat Socrates, because he is one of the coolest creatures in the world. :)

    By the way, just bought your book Elizabeth and I cannot wait to start reading it!

  2. I would take my flip cam because it has video of my children and family on it.
    andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

  3. I probably would grab my purse . I kinda carry my life in it or at least it feels like I do.


  4. I have lived in "Tornado Alley" for most of my life, so this is not the first time I have pondered this question. I used to keep a backpack ready during the storm season that was ready to "front Load" and go in a moments notice. In the backpack was a change of clothes, socks, shoes, jewelry, important documents, small photo album, and anything else I couldn't replace. I even had the kids each pack their own pack. I never wanted to be the family on T.V. in pajamas and barefoot talking about the tornado. lol..


  5. David Gandy....because after a couple of hours with him, I can die happy.

  6. If I had to flee my house, I'd have to take my cell phone. I'd be lost without my phone!!!

  7. I would take my lapt top...has all my pics saved on it and snapfis so i cold get them bck from te itnernet. I can always get a new cell phone and bank card so definitely the laptop!

  8. I don't consider my answer a 'thing' but if I had to flee my home...the one thing that I would take with me is my daughter. Everything else I could live without.


  9. Okay, so that's a tough question! Personaly, my children would be the only thing I would think of but I am going to assume (for the fun of it) that you are asking for material I would flee with my Kindle LOL I would say all episodes of Vampire Diaries but then I would have to flee with more than one (I'd need a DVD player and TV LOL) so my kindle would have to keep me company and it connects to facebook so all would be well in the world hahahaha