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Second Nature is out!

July 11, 2013

Second NatureAfter months of revising, rewriting, tightening, hair-pulling, and editing, the second edition of Second Nature has finally been published.

While my first republished novel, Backwards to Oregon, has mainly just been cleaned up and improved on a sentence level, Second Nature underwent major revisions. And when I say “major,” I do mean MAJOR.

I tightened the beginning considerably, because it was dragging a little in the first edition, but extended the ending so that readers could enjoy the romance between Griffin and Jorie more fully. I wrote a handful of new scenes—including a new opening scene for Griffin—and completely changed the course of other scenes.

As a result, Second Nature reads much better now. At least that’s what I think and what my beta readers are telling me. If you want to check it out for yourself, head over to Smashwords or Amazon or to my publisher’s blog to read an excerpt.

Here’s a short description:

Novelist Jorie Price doesn’t believe in the existence of shape-shifting creatures or true love. She leads a solitary life, and the paranormal romances she writes are pure fiction for her.

Griffin Westmore knows better—at least about one of these two things. She doesn’t believe in love either, but she’s one of the not-so-fictional shape-shifters. She’s also a Saru, an elite soldier with the mission to protect the shape-shifters’ secret existence at any cost.

When Jorie gets too close to the truth in her latest shape-shifter romance, Griffin is sent to investigate—and if necessary to destroy the manuscript before it’s published and to kill the writer.

For the moment, Second Nature is available as a DRM-free e-book on Amazon and Smashwords, but it will soon also be available as a paperback.

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7 comments

  1. can’t wait to read the revised edition


    • Thanks. Let me know what you think once you’ve read it.


  2. I’m really looking forward to reading the new edition. I loved the original story and all the short stories that you wrote around the characters.


  3. I forgot to tell you that I love the cover to Second Nature. It’s wonderful :-) if it’s not too soon to ask, when are the short story collection due out?


    • Hi, Lynne. Thanks for your comments. The short story collection, Natural Family Disaster, will come out in August. I don’t know the specific date yet, but my publisher will announce it on the Ylva blog and Facebook.


  4. Yeah! Just bopped over to Smashwords and got everything they had for you in English. Now I just have to wait for the next ones. And I will stick in my plea for more on the Next of Kin stories…..
    Sam


    • Hi, Samantha! It’s nice to have such eager readers. I’m working on the last chapters of True Nature right now, but it’ll be some time until it’s published. If all goes well, one or two of my “old” novels will be republished next year. Have a nice Sunday!



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