Beating Windward Press

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Beating Windward Press, established in 2011 by Matt Peters, is an independent publisher of novels, short story collections, and non-fiction by emerging authors. We produce 5 to 10 titles a year and our books reflect the individual tastes of our staff - mostly mainstream fiction with a literary edge. Beating Windward offers books with distinct voices and perspectives that we hope brings pleasure, knowledge, and entertainment to our readers.

We call Orlando, Florida home, but our hearts are wherever the written word reigns.

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The Scottish Bitch
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,600. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2016 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In this modern update of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Scottish drag queen, Latrine Dion does whatever it takes to win the title of Grand Dame. Latrine needs the title to establish herself in the U.S. Drag World. Her husband Peyton wants the $100,000 prize money to jump-start their American Dream. Urged on by Peyton, Latrine orchestrates little accidents to incapacitate the competition.
A Sky the Color of Chaos
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 66,010. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2016 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Caribbean & West Indies / General
A Sky the Color of Chaos chronicles M.J.’s perilous childhood during the turbulent rise and fall of Haiti’s President-Priest — a time of nightly shootings, home invasions, robberies, and the burning of former regime members in neighborhood streets.
Adios, Mi Pequena Habana
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,880. Language: Spanish. Published: June 8, 2016 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
La revolución arrancó de raíz a Cecilia, con apenas seis años, de su cómodo hogar de clase media en Cuba y la plantó en el vecindario de bajos recursos de la Pequeña Habana en Miami. Su padre mujeriego se enfocó en reconstruir su carrera, persiguiendo la promesa americana de riquezas y liberación del pasado.
Orange Island Review
Series: Orange Island Review. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,960. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
If you find yourself wondering about the relevance of verse in the age of the tweet, to take a peek at what this journal has to offer: a great read and insight on the ideas and concerns and "deep feels" of high-school students all over the country. Also included, an interview with Inaugural poet Richard Blanco, and the winners of the South Florida High School Poetry Contest.
Animal Behavior and Other Tales of Lycanthropy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,190. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A Chilling Collection of Werewolf Horror! "Keith Gouveia offers an irresistible buffet of werewolf stories. Succulent and satisfying, fans of lycanthropes won’t be able to resist digging their teeth into these tales." ~ Lorne Dixon, author of The Raw Box and Snarl
Crafting the Character Arc
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 46,460. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Crafting the Character Arc offers a practical guide to character creation and development by expanding upon the concept of the character arc and creating a step-by-step guide for writers to ensure that their characters are dynamic and engaging. This is the essential guide for helping writers create an active and well-defined character arc.
The Screaming Field
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,020. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
In The Screaming Field, young Tommy Wilson is about to turn the whimsical scarecrow upside down and make it a source of nightmares.
Series: Doc Voodoo, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,270. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Caught between trigger-happy vigilantes, a hexed holy man, and a mad mobster out for blood, Doc Voodoo finds himself torn between worlds and caught in the crossfire…
The Black Cat and the Ghoul
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,700. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Mashups
On August 19, 1843, horror master Edgar Allan Poe released one of his darkest short stories, "The Black Cat", his exploration of the psychology of guilt. Now, over a hundred and fifty years later, the tale of an unreliable narrator is continued by horror author Keith Gouveia.
Leaving Little Havana: A Memoir of Miami’s Cuban Ghetto
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,620. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration
While most memoirs by Cuban-Americans revolve around childhood scenes in Cuba and explore the experiences of a young man, Leaving Little Havana is the first refugee memoir to focus on a Cuban girl growing up in America, rising above the obstacles and clearing a path to her own American Dream.
No Surrender
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,360. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
No Surrender by Dale Lucas is a novella inspired by HP Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. In the wake of the American Civil War, Union Army Lieutenant Kenning leads a small detachment into the swampy countryside to investigate the madman’s reports of disgruntled Confederate soldiers running a brutal campaign of terror and murder…
American Fraternity Man
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 187,890. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Charles Washington, a college grad brimming with energy and idealism and promise, is swept up in the Compassion Boom. At the height of the financial meltdown, he spurns the prescribed job market to take a job with a not-for-profit, sacrificing salary for the selfless mission of his first post-college employer. Charles is out to save the world – the world of fraternities!
Boat Kid: How I Survived Swimming with Sharks, Being Homeschooled, and Growing Up on a Sailboat
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,520. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Girls & Women
“Boat Kid” is the engaging memoir of what it’s like to grow up aboard a sailboat. During the 1980s and 90s, Melanie’s family lived aboard a 47-foot sailboat, spending their summers along the US East Coast and their winters in the Bahamas. But the cruising life was not all fun in the sun. "Boat Kid" is the Middle Grades version (ages 9-15) of Melanie's "Boat Girl."
The Snuff Syndicate
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,850. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Horror » Crime
THE SNUFF SYNDICATE offers readers a unique look into the gritty world of bloodletting. Keith Gouveia’s novella strings together eight disparate stories of serial killers. As his novella unfolds, it reacts to and intersects more and more with stories by C.A. Burns, Kevin Cockle, Lorne Dixon, Giovanna Lagana, Mark Onspaugh, Gerald S. Parker, Marsheila Rockwell, & J. T. Seate.
Boat Girl: A Memoir of Youth, Love, & Fiberglass
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,660. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
“Boat Girl” is the heart-breaking memoir of what it’s like to grow up aboard a sailboat. Melanie paints a vivid picture of the trials and tribulations of family life aboard a sailboat without drowning the reader in the technical details of sailing. “Boat Girl” strikes a perfect balance between a coming of age story and a sea tale, enjoyable for boaters and land-lovers alike.
Right Behind You
Price: Free! Words: 27,700. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Sample this triptych of horror stories from Dale Lucas (author of Doc Voodoo: Aces & Eights) centered on damaged souls and dark pursuits, and discover “a writer whose work innovates and entertains, reinventing the familiar and breathing new life into old themes,” (Nathan Brazil, SF Site).
A Floating World: Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,330. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
With A FLOATING WORLD, Karen Best infuses mundane life with elements of the fantastic. From mermaids and sea serpents to deadly pin pricks and crying icons, these 13 stories stretch the boundaries of reality while exploring the search for answers where there are none.
Price: Free! Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a short story about Kendall, a sailor stuck in Venezuela, who needs to figure out what to do now that the boat's captain has given up sailing and is flying back to the States. Does he find someone to help him sail the boat home or backpack around South America? And what's that third option he's too busy to notice?
Aces & Eights
Series: Doc Voodoo, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,510. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Jam-packed with mobsters, mystery, magic and mayhem, Dale Lucas offers a new twist on the action hero and a love letter to classic pulp fiction.

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Smashwords book reviews by Beating Windward Press

  • A Chance of Rain on June 08, 2015

    Simple and short, but vivid and terrifying. The child's point of view was a great choice through which to show this horrific and senseless act. No answers. No understanding. Just witness.