HORIZON Giveaway 5

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | 25 comments

Thanks to all who entered last week’s giveaway. The week 4 winner is:

*** Ashley Hopper ***

If you’re just joining me for the summer, each week I’ll do a random drawing for a book from the HORIZON series. Book 1 was written by Scott Westerfeld, and my book 2, DEADZONE, will be released on Sept 12, 2017.

If you haven’t read book 1 yet, what are you waiting for? Find it at your library or get your own copy from your favorite local bookstore, or online at any of these outlets (or more):



Barnes and Noble



Today, I’ll introduce you to one of my favorite characters, Javi. You’ll know he’s one of my favorites because in DEADZONE, he gets some of the best lines and one of my favorite ever scenes in a book I’ve written – one that involves a test with invisibility that goes horribly wrong.

Among his other traits, Javi is always hungry, and craving any kind of food that he won’t get out in the…well, wherever the survivors are.

My question for you is, if you were lost in some strange place with little to eat but an occasional downed bird, berries, and whatever else you can scavenge, what food would you miss most?

For me, it’s gotta be chocolate. Some people say you don’t need chocolate to stay alive, but I disagree.

Leave a comment below to win!


  1. That’s a tough question because, like Javi, I just love to eat, but I think I’d have to say I’d miss French fries the most. Fingers crossed I win!!

  2. Most definitely chocolate. Dark chocolate specifically, though any kind is sweetness in one bite. Even a little bit goes a long way toward happiness.

  3. I’m from Texas so the answer is chips and salsa or maybe tacos!!!

  4. I definitely would miss eating a sumptuous meal that has got to do with rice. One example of a meal would be homemade(made by grandma) pork with eggplant and egg. For breakfast I would miss pancakes huhuhu and nutella. Lastly I believe that not being able to eat hamburger can also create a deep sense of sadness in me hahahaha.

    • I was just introduced to Nutella this summer. #lifechanging

      • Hahaha it was just one amazing food.

  5. I would miss any type of potato! Mashed. Baked, sweet, fried any! They are just too delicious to live wihout!

  6. Big ‘ol fat cheeseburgers!! Or ice cream. That’s a tough one! 🙂

  7. I’d probably end up missing my comfort foods because I would be in a totally foreign location, AND WHERE IS EVERYONE, AM I RIGHT?!

  8. For me it’d be protein bars…I run a lot and, ok…I utterly FAIL at doing meal preps for either my runs OR just eating before I go to work or classes. Since protein bars are magic fuel in a nice, condensed container, I can’t imagine what would be easier–and relatively healthier–while exploring (or being stuck in) the woods. Luna Bars beat potential nightshade (and grubs) any day.

  9. Ice cream!! Or pizza. Nah, I would say ice cream. I absolutely love ice cream! My favorite flavor would either be bubble gum or chocolate peanut.

  10. Starbucks. Oh, that’s not a food? Ok, cheesesteaks!!

  11. I’m going to agree with chocolate!!! Greek yogurt with peanut butter mixed in would e a close second! 😀

  12. I would miss MEAT! Steak, hamburgers, sausage… Bring on the meat!

  13. I would miss mac’n’cheese. And pizza. Yeah, those two especially!

  14. What first came to mind was my tea… Which is a beverage so isn’t exactly the answer lol. However, the food I would miss most would have to be pasta of any kind! Especially ravioli! I don’t think I could live without it! Though I am sure my body would be quite happy to lose all the carbs 😂

  15. I know this is weird, but i would miss my favorite food sushi. I love it so much and eat it when i can. I would miss it a lot.

  16. Mashed potatoes!! I love mashed potatoes! There my favorite food, mashed potatoes with gravy.

  17. Uh, chocolate chip cookies for sure. Homemade and gooey, still warm… ahh.

  18. I would definitely miss chocolate and cheese!

  19. Probably peanut butter. My favorite snack ever is a banana with peanut butter and I would dearly miss them both!

  20. Quesadillas and raspberry seltzer. They are my favorite food and drink, and I highly doubt I could find them in the wilderness.

  21. I would really miss chicken. I love it so much, and I’m assuming there probably wouldn’t be any wild chickens running around for me to catch and fry.

  22. Definitely chocolate.

  23. I would definitely miss eating gelato the most.

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