Celebrate Our New Releases with Contests, a Giveaway, and Lots of Fun!

Contest! To celebrate the release of Susan Surman’s new book, Dancing at all the Weddings, she is hosting a writing contest, “A Healthy Divorce.” Please write a very short story or a real life anecdote (no more than 500 words) about a healthy divorce — if there is such a thing! Click here for rules and further information: A Healthy Divorce Contest.

Contest! Dellani Oakes’ new novel, Lone Wolf is set in the year 3032. To celebrate the release of Lone Wolf, Dellani is sponsoring a contest. All you have to do is answer these questions: What do you think will be the best thing in the future? What will be the worst thing? Click here for the rules and further information about: The Best and the Worst of the Far Future Contest.

Contest! To celebrate the release of Calvin Davis’ new novel, The Phantom Lady of Paris, he is sponsoring a contest. All you have to do is tell us in 50 words or less what is the most memorable thing that ever happened to you in your life. Click here for the rules and further information about: The Most Memorable Thing that Ever Happened to You Contest.

Giveaway! Please leave a comment on this blog telling us which of our four new releases you’d like to read, and four lucky people will win a coupon for a free download of the book they chose. Giveaway ends September 15, 2011.

Fun! Click on any of the following cover photos to find a wonderful surprise.

New Releases:

Dancing at all the Weddings: Vivacious and talented Elaine Richman is faced with choices: A risky life in the New York theatre; an exciting life with college sweetheart, actor/director Jake Applebaum in Hollywood; a secure life in Boston with predictable lawyer David Alter, the match anointed by her domineering mother because ‘he’s the kind you marry.’ On the way to a dream, it is possible to collide with another dream’s seduction, only to learn there is no fulfillment on the path to safety. Elaine goes through the wringer to meet herself, proving there is no expiration date on talent or true love.

Click here to read the first chapter of: Dancing at all the Weddings by Susan Surman


Lone Wolf: The year is 3032 and mankind has expanded far beyond Earth’s galaxy. Matilda Dulac is a member of the Galactic Mining Guild. With her lover, Marc Slatterly, she works in a small mining ship in deep space. Their well ordered life if suddenly thrown into chaos when one miner arrives with a load of Trimagnite, a highly toxic liquid ore. Enter the Lone Wolf. Wil VanLipsig, known as the Lone Wolf, arrives to take the Trigmagnite off their hands. Is it a coincidence for him to show up on Marc’s ship years after Marc thought he’d killed Wil? Or is this the beginning of something far more insidious? Lone Wolf is the first book in a new science fiction series by Dellani Oakes.

Click here to read the first chapter of: Lone Wolf by Dellani Oakes


Donations to Clarity: The plan was simple: hoax Bigfoot, then sell tours to Bigfoot enthusiasts. The plan wasn’t brilliant, and neither were Harry, Earl, and Patch. The three chemical-abusing friends only wanted to avoid the 9 to 5 rat race, but their antics attract the attention of a real Bigfoot. When the misogynistic Earl is mistaken for a female Bigfoot by the nearsighted creature and captured; it is just the beginning of their problems.

Between bong hits and water balloon fights, Harry and Patch come up with a plan to save Earl and the lovestruck Bigfoot. Where do you hide a giant, mythical creature? In an insane asylum, because who is going to listen to them?

Click here to read the first chapter of: Donations to Clarity by Noah Baird .


The Phantom Lady of Paris: In 1968, a year of worldwide explosive protests, Paul Lasser, an American educator, ventures to Paris on sabbatical to write a novel. There he encounters the mysterious “Phantom Lady of Paris.” Though cordial, she conceals a shadowy past that will change Paul’s life forever, a secret history which unfolds amid a backdrop of café bombings, Sorbonne student riots and the drug overdose death of an American “flower child.” But in spite of these events, there blossoms a soulful relationship between the American educator and the walking enigma, The Phantom Lady, all taking place in the metropolis for lovers and dreamers…Paris.

Click here to read the first chapter of: The Phantom Lady of Paris by Calvin Davis


Thank you!! We hope you enjoyed celebrating the release of these four wonderful books.


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17 responses to “Celebrate Our New Releases with Contests, a Giveaway, and Lots of Fun!

  1. Very exciting to see these new releases. Congratulations to the new and returning authors!

  2. Mary Vilcheck

    Suspense, romance, humor, intrigue, the past/future, myth, culture ~ Second Wind is rolling out all ~ Each one of the new releases so interests me for different reasons. I think I will start with Dancing at all the Weddings and work my way to Donations to Clarity. Phanton Lady looks so interesting for this cusp boomer. My husband will enjoy Lone Wolf. Best wishes to all the authors..

  3. I would like either Dellanis book lone wolf or Carpet ride by Norm Brown.

  4. All these sound great, of course. The one I’m most eager to read is Phantom Lady of Paris–recent events in England brought all those explosive protests back to mind for me, so I’m definitely in the mood to read about those times.

  5. Lindsey

    I’m really excited about Lone Wolf!

  6. Would to read Lone Wolf, 🙂

  7. Penny Tuttle

    I’d love to read The Phantom Lady of Paris. thanks

  8. Georgiann H.

    would love to read dancing at all the weddings

  9. keatonkat

    They all sound intriguing – guess I’d want to start with Lone Wolf –


  10. Winners:
    Cynde Hammond — Phantom Lady of Paris
    Mary Vilchek — Donations to Clarity
    Georgiann — Dancing at all the Weddings
    Lindsey — Lone Wolf

    Congratulations! If you have not yet received your coupon for a free ebook, let me know and I’ll make sure it gets to you.

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