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"We are storytellers. We have fulfilled an integral role for the human race ever since there was a spoken language. Storytelling is time travel and teleportation; it is prophecy; it is philosophy; it is not just the elimination of barriers but the co-mingling of perceptions; storytelling allows us to emotionally, spiritually and intellectually suspend barriers and relearn our humanity."
– Mike Simpson, Publisher

Second Wind Publishing, LLC, is an independent press that produces quality novels by talented authors with readable, distinctive voices. Each author was chosen to be a part of the Second Wind family based on his or her ability to tell a wonderful story.

The developers of Second Wind researched the publishing industry, emerging technologies, and realized what they needed to do differently. Using this knowledge, they started a new publishing company. The Second Wind staff carefully selected over a dozen incredible writers the first year of operation and, although still small, the company adds more outstanding authors and books every month.

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Includes: Yaweta and The Runaway, George Wright; False Positive, JJ Dare; Murder in Winnebago County, Christine Husom; Carpet Ride, Norm Brown; Colored Waters and White Lies, Brad Stratton; The Medicine People and Lacey Took a Holiday, Lazarus Barnhill; Indian Summer, Dellani Oakes; Fate and Destiny, and Images of Betrayal, Claire Collins; Badeaux Knights, and Mortals, Gods, and a Muse, Suzette Vaughn; Sonya Recovered, Janette Rochelle Lewie.

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Wild Rose
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,500. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
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When Ian MacCraig tries to capture the thief who is stealing artifacts from his kirk in Loch Awe, Scotland, the last thing he expects to find on his video is a woman engaging in a passionate romp under the flying buttresses. Rose Wilson is mortified to learn that Digby, the online friend she met for what she thought was a harmless rendezvous, is a common criminal.
Grief: The Great Yearning
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,140. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Emotions, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
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Grief: The Great Yearning by Pat Bertram is not a how-to but a how-done, a compilation of letters, blog posts, and journal entries Pat wrote while struggling to survive her first year of grief. This is an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.
A Girl on a Bike
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,750. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2015 by Second Wind. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / general
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Through riding and writing, she found her voice and retained her spirit. Sometimes serious, other times humorous, Ms. Emmerich invites the reader to ride along on a journey that includes adjusting to an empty nest, aging parents, divorce and again seeking love. This collection of essays encourages everyone to recognize their inner voice and follow where it leads.
Love Notes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,230. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Romance
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Hope Anderson’s heart is finally starting to thaw. Even Tommy Love’s is melting around the edges. They both want Rainbow Lake Lodge. Only one of them can have it.
Bathman
Price: Free! Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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Dedicated to those of the Dilbert generation: overworked, underappreciated and certainly underpaid. This short story provided for your quick reading entertainment by J. Conrad Guest, author of the detective novel series, "One Hot January" and "January's Thaw", and the romantic baseball novel "Backstop, A Baseball Love Story in Nine Innings".
Girl
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,500. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A trusted member of her ultra-Orthodox Jewish community rapes fifteen-year-old Hannah in the back room of a Brooklyn kosher butcher shop. Unwilling to succumb to her parents’ demand that she blame a homeless black man, she runs away. Alone on unfamiliar New York City streets and armed only with an indomitable spirit, quirky sense of humor, and unyielding intolerance for hypocrisy and injustice.
I Don't Think It's That Simple
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,950. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2015 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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Do you think Evan Leighton is a stalker—or a good guy looking for love in all the wrong places? How about Julia Atwater—is she an innocent flirt or a shameless manipulator? The one sure thing is that they both love Julia’s teenage son Hunter—then a surreal accident changes the course of all their futures.
Lacey Took a Holiday
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,780. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2010 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
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Lacey Took a Holiday is the story of a desperate act of love and the cascade of irrevocable changes it begins. Lacey, the most unlikely heroine, has been betrayed and abused by the men in her life. Andy has lost everyone he ever loved tragically. This 1920's mountaintop romance breaks every rule.
Valerie's Vow
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,890. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance
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Valerie knows she must keep promises even if it cost her everything. First an unpredictable motorcycle ride with a stranger, then a dangerous biker brawl brings chaos to her normally ordered life. When her job is threatened because of these decisions, Valerie has to make choices about life, love and God. Will Valerie’s vow teach her the true meaning of a miracle, or destroy her happiness forever?
Polite Conversation About the Weather
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,780. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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In these connected stories, MacQuin chronicles complex emotional territory as her characters, each touched by their Midwestern roots, pursue what feels like a more significant life beyond the barriers of their backgrounds.
Khawla's Wall
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,100. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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Mahmoud works at the Ministry of Commerce. He’s smart, single, ambitious and Emirati but—unlike most of his countrymen—he’s not rich. Khawla is married, beautiful, wealthy and unhappy. She’s also an Emirati. Before starting work at the Ministry, she makes a very peculiar and specific request. Mahmoud will have to build something for her in the middle of the office floor.
The Phantom Lady of Paris
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,020. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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The Phantom Lady of Paris? I knew her well. On the other hand—as I later discovered—I didn’t know her at all. The woman did everything wrong. She did nothing wrong. She was a Jezebel, deceptive in every way. I’ve never known a more honest and straightforward person. During our relationship, she kept me constantly jittery and perturbed. They were the golden days, the good times, until...
Acquiescence
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,480. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2015 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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When Pamina Campbell learns of a murder committed over two hundred years ago in her Connecticut farmhouse in order to avenge an unforgivable crime, she accepts that she has no idea how the universe works, except that it requires acquiescence at every point. Two plot threads twine as one woman calls to another across three centuries.
Redstone
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,530. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2010 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
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"Grief stricken, physically ill, despondent, the old man sold all his possessions to take one last hike in the wilderness. The trek, full of danger and excitement, turned out to be the start of a new life--and an unforgettable adventure."
Deadly Traffic
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,720. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Girls are disappearing from Standard High while the local sex trade flourishes. Their absences are barely noticed in the worst school in Arbor City, CA, where turnover and truancy are facts of life. Kendra Desola, the only faculty member likely to care, is on a leave of absence.
The Hardest Thing in the World
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,730. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Sexy, smart-mouthed Melody Sawyer is an underachiever, a home health care nurse with good intentions and a chip on her shoulder. Her troubled daughter Renee recently dropped dead at age 24, but Renee's ghost keeps popping in on the family. And Melody has no clue about her married daughter, Kayla--who since age 16 has been deep in a clandestine affair with pro baseball player Baron Lee Presley.
Blue Flame
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,740. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Wade Capp is a twenty-year-old college student who has sworn never to return to Carvel Ohio or to Arthur, the father he hasn’t seen since his mother’s fatal car accident. When Arthur’s attempted suicide leaves him in a coma, Wade learns that he has the sole legal authority to remove his father’s life support. Wade returns to Ohio with Jeanine, his closest friend and occasional lover.
Killing Rush
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,210. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Western
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They take a deep dive into the loveably clownish latrine of Southern Culture, all the while spinning toward one brother’s death and the other’s return to roots—the conversion from credentialed academic back to homeboy redneck, meaning, in this case, that the survivor learns to forget the classroom and love the carport. In this shrewd new novel things fly apart deliciously. –Frederick Barthelme
Thistle Down
Price: Free! Words: 19,860. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
(4.75)
Can tenderhearted Pastor Ian MacCraig keep a pair of prickly sisters from marrying the wrong men? Emily Downey has found the perfect groom. If only she loved the man... Chelsea Downey is wild about her boyfriend. Trouble is, he’s two-timing her and everyone sees it but her. Their thorny situation gets even stickier when the church ladies come up with a plan.
Deadly Adagio
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,810. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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Was the murder of the Peace Corps Director’s wife in Senegal just random anti-American violence, as the official investigative team seems to think? Emily suspects it may have been something else. She ignores everyone’s warnings that she’s putting her life in danger to find out. But it turns out they’re right.
Daughter Am I
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,400. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2009 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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When twenty-five-year-old Mary Stuart learns she inherited a farm from her recently murdered grandparents -- grandparents her father claimed had died before she was born -- she becomes obsessed with finding out who they were and why someone wanted them dead. "A delightful treasure hunting tale of finding oneself in a most unlikely way." --Publisher's Weekly
Blue Belle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,240. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Isabelle doesn’t want to be found. Michael doesn’t want to be found out. When Damon starts searching for the centuries-old gold he thinks is buried at Tobermory Bay, it won’t matter what walls they are hiding behind. Rocks will fall. Castles will crumble. No secret will be safe. Age-old castles and blue-watered bays; legends galore, buried treasure and more . . . in Tobermory, Scotland.
Water Lily
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,180. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2010 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Jake can't wait to take a trip down memory lane at their 20th class reunion. Being with his old friends is like guest starring in a favorite episode of "Cheers". The last thing Michelle wants to do is dredge up a lot of old memories and relive a part of her past that wasn't that great in the first place. Will the murky waters of the past destroy their dreams of a future, or will a water lily rise?
Off the Chart
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,190. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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A terrorist’s mad attempt to bring down a commercial airliner results in a crash landing. The first question the survivors must answer is where they are—since the rugged winter landscape is off the charts. Smith Hagaman’s first novel is an epic tale of hardy souls struggling who survive a horrifying tragedy only to discover the most dangerous part of their story has just begun.
The Ninety-Ninth Reunion
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,800. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
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The Ninety-Ninth Reunion is a sometimes nostalgic, sometimes macabre, venture into the world of class reunions. Two sisters, one a dyslexic psychic from Wisconsin and the other a purveyor of New South corporate etiquette, tackle a class reunion in the small Iowa town of their youth. In doing so they inadvertently open a hidden wellspring of better-forgotten events.
Crack in the World
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 124,030. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
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About to turn 12, Emily is determined never to be sexually molested by her father again. A member of a large family she feels alone and isolated; yet determined to grow up positive and happy. The family’s move to opens the possibility of a new life for her and those she loves, as well as introducing her to those who will become the major players as she decides to turn her world upside down.
Light Bringer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,560. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Becka Johnson had been abandoned on the doorstep of a remote cabin in Colorado when she was a baby. Now, thirty-seven years later, she has returned to Colorado to discover her identity, but she only finds more questions. Who has been looking for her all those years? Why are those same people interested in fellow newcomer Philip Hansen? Who is Philip, and why does her body sing in harmony with his?
Twin Powers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,310. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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While vacationing with her mother in Havana, a ten-year-old American girl is taken by members of a child sex ring intent on selling her into forced prostitution. When the human traffickers avoid capture and escape the island, the father of the girl, surgeon Raymond Peters, decides to take matters into his own hands and initiates a worldwide investigation.
Vendetta
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,180. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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When Private Investigator, Tina Munroe agrees to help out an old friend little does she know the danger she's put herself and her loved ones in.  Billy Hutchins is being stalked by a killer who has a bead on him and Tina's desire to protect Billy places her squarely in the stalker's sights.
Carpet Ride
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 136,250. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2010 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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This thrilling murder mystery begins with a dizzying, out-of-control skid down a mountain in an RV and ends as the intriguing threads of the plot come together in harried struggle for life in the dead of night 1500 miles from where the first murder occurred. Norm Brown joins the ranks of suspense masters in this riveting thrill ride.
Mercy's Sunset
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,490. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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Jane Doe awakens in a world of nothingness after living three lives. Without having memories of any of them, she must relive them with the help of her guide, Thyme. With three wonderfully short lived lives, and three intense, passionate loves, Jane Doe must choose who she wants to be in her afterlife and who she wants to take with her.
More Deaths Than One
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,450. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2009 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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Bob Stark returns to Denver after 18 years in Southeast Asia to discover that the mother he buried before he left is dead again. He attends her new funeral and sees . . . himself. Even worse, two men who appear to be government agents are hunting him for no reason that he can fathom. With the help of a baffling young woman Bob meets in a coffee shop, he uncovers the unimaginable truth.
School of Lies
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,260. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2010 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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School is murder if you are not a particularly good student. It's also murder if you are a manipulative, coercive vice-principal whom everyone would like to see dead. The problem is the person whom the police suspect of the crime is our innocent heroine.
Fractured
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,510. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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FRACTURED is a cautionary novel of the still urgent problem of nuclear waste disposal and the errors governments and the scientific community can make, and have made, in trying to safely solve deadly situations resulting from our technological advances.
Donations to Clarity
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,230. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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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 mistaken for a female bigfoot by the nearsighted creature and captured; it is just the beginning of their problems.
Night & Day
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,190. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2010 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Two souls, a Scandanavian man and an American woman, dwell in distant parts of the globe. Each is a mature adult and each feels an abiding sense of being unfulfilled. Fate draws together these two star-crossed lovers who are so alike, and yet as distinct as night and day.
Where the Bodies Are
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,130. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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A young woman is found discarded with the trash, brutally beaten and left for dead. More bodies begin to appear, left where they are sure to be found and cause a media frenzy. The killer’s reality blurs between past and present with a compulsion driven by a dark secret locked in a fractured mind. Overcome by a blind rage that leaves him wallowing in remorse with the bodies of victim after victim.
500 Miles to Go
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,410. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
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Gail had been Alex Krol’s girl since high school. She fell for him before she learned that he risked his life on dirt tracks during the summer months to the delight of the fans who paid to see cars crash—the more spectacular the wreck, the taller they stood on their toes and craned their necks to see the carnage. When Alex makes his dream to drive in the Indy 500 come true and he witnesses the de
The People Under the House
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,040. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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Very few escaped the death camps of Nazi Germany. Of those who survived, nearly all had been successfully hidden by friends. A handful had no such friends and co-conspirators, but managed to stay alive through a rare combination of wits, intuition and luck. Werner Hellman was one of the latter. This is their story, completed by Dene after Werner’s death.
Smokestack
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,470. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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An enormous, enigmatic object appears suddenly in a limestone quarry in the flat lands of the midwest. A reporter, a security guard, and government operatives all seek the answer to what the object is, and why it has appeared.
Come Home to me, Child
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,260. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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Things don’t work out as intended for Elaine Randolph when her doctors send her, with her young family, to the sleepy Texas town of Veil to aid her recovery from a serious illness. Much as she tries to rest, Elaine just keeps stumbling onto old, unsolved kidnappings, disappearances and cover ups. Veil, she discovers, has concealed a lot.
Ghost Mountain
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,420. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2010 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Moving is stressful enough, but when Cerri Baker moves with her family to the Black Hills of South Dakota, she begins seeing things-things like murder. Named after a pre-Christian Celtic Goddess, Cerri has spent her life trying to avoid the spirituality and "hocus-pocus" her mother embraces.
January's Thaw
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,310. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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Many people obsess over their past, but no one more than I. Perchance it’s because, as a man out of time, I left behind so much of it unlived. If that makes little sense, consider that I’m a time traveler.
A Ripple in the Water
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,300. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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Kate Penner, a lovely young widow raising her seven year old daughter, has managed to put her life back together with the help of good friends and a year to recover from her husband's accidental death. Fate isn't through dealing surprises to Kate, however. At a point in her life when she thought maintaining was the best she could do, Kate must decide if she can laugh, trust and love once again.
It All Started With a Dog
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,330. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Despite the good intentions of match-making friends, family, and neighbors, Rachel Springer, a tough Washington, D.C. lawyer, has spent a lifetime protecting her heart from the dangerous possibilities of love. When she finds a ragged stray dog on the streets of Georgetown and brings him home with her, she starts a sequence of startling events that lead her down a path she's never explored.
Just Between Friends
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,260. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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Emma's best friend Layne is getting married to Andy, the old friend Emma has always secretly loved. For the sake of dear friends, Emma keeps her love for Andy to herself. But what is she to do when Layne begins a torrid affair and expects Emma's complicity as she cheats on Andy.
A Spark of Heavenly Fire
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,770. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2009 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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In quarantined Colorado, where hundreds of thousands of people are dying from an unstoppable disease called the red death, insomniac Kate Cummings struggles to find the courage to live and to love. This is a story of survival in the face of brutality, government cover-up, and public hysteria. It is also a story of love: lost, found and fulfilled.
The Medicine People
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,680. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2010 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
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The Medicine People, set in eastern Oklahoma, reopens a bloody, forgotten chapter in the history of a sleepy town when Ben Whitekiller, the only suspect in a triple homicide, returns in the company of an enigmatic young woman. In what seems an open-and-shut case, he is charged with the murders of two police officers and his own wife. On hand for his arrest and charged with his safekeeping is rooki
The Magic Fault
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,460. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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The Shroud of Turin—claimed to be the burial cloth of Christ—is stolen from a chapel in the Cathedral of Turin in the fall of 2004. The Shroud is probably the most famous relic in the Roman Catholic Church, even if perhaps a fake. Are the thieves fanatical enemies of the church or extremist followers? The Shroud becomes a pawn in the millennia-old clash of civilizations: on whose side is God?
One Hot January
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,500. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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My name is Joe January. I was a private investigator from the South Bronx, circa 1940. Was once described as an indignant Humphrey Bogart. Who am I to argue? The difference between Bogie and me is that I was the real McCoy.In truth, I'm no Joseph Conrad, but I wrote every word on these pages. This is my story; but make  no mistake, it's anything but make believe. I know, it reads like science
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No Honor Between Brothers
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 105,490. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Everyone has at least one weakness. Mitch Wilder’s is women. He has always been fussed over, coddled and protected by them. When his father dies in 1967 Mitch’s world starts to fray at the seams. Mitch sees no choice but to hire his brother. Other than the fact that Mitch hates Tom, he has also discovered that Tom had an affair with the woman Mitch loves.
Murder Is a Drag
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 76,100. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Henry Santiago resigned from the Bureau of Detectives when it cost him his family—the wife who divorced him; the missing daughter he failed to protect. Now transient, he comes to a bar in Carvel Ohio to indulge in two of his passions: 1960’s soul music and the comfort of dressing in women’s clothing. When a teenager dies in his arms, however, Santiago will be dragged into a murder conspiracy.
Toggle (one)
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 82,000. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Sophie is a woman of a certain age looking for romance in lots of interesting, unlikely, sometimes rewarding places.
What Goes Around
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 79,200. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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Adopted as an infant, Phoebe has had a burning desire for as long as she can remember to know about her birth family. Now twenty-two and having recently graduated from college, she finally follows her heart and hires a private investigator to search for her foots.
Some Dreams are Worth Keeping
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 76,010. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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Bipolar is a condition which is affecting thousands of Americans. Susie Johnson’s book takes you inside the world of bipolar, letting you see what life is really like on the other side of the rainbow.
Fly Toward Death
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,540. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
There were three all-female aviation regiments in the Soviet Union during World War II. This is a story about those female pilots, navigators and ground crews that flew and worked under incredibly adverse conditions. From women who flew the little, unarmed bi-planes and bombed the Germans at night; to the fierce, female fighter pilots who fought the seasoned German Luftwaffe.
Break Time
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,250. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
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Despite what might be idealistic times, not everyone is happy. Alexander Giston, 64 years old in 1966, invented a machine that broke time and allowed him to return to the past and save his wife and son from the train wreck that took their lives. Heeding his advice, they agreed to travel by aeroship instead, and were lost when the aeroship went down.
Rubicon Ranch: Necropieces
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,960. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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Residents of Rubicon Ranch are finding body parts scattered all over the desert. Who was the victim and why did someone want him so very dead? Everyone in this upscale housing development is hiding something.
Second Helpings
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 44,310. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(5.00)
From sweet childhood remembrances to fanciful solutions of family dramas to romantic relationships that begin--or end--during the holidays, Second Helpings is an anthology of stories and memories, but most especially of recipes. Our end-of-year celebrations are occasions that bring reunions with unforgettable feasts and that one special, treasured dish.
Novel Writing Tips and Techniques
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 87,040. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
"As someone who constantly evaluates novels for publication, I was astonished at the breadth and clarity of the wonderful advice contained in this handbook. It addresses concerns as grand as plot development and as simple but essential as formatting your submission." –Mike Simpson, Chief Editor
Rubicon Ranch: Riley's Story
Price: Free! Words: 80,510. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.33)
A little girl’s body has been found in the wilderness near the desert community of Rubicon Ranch. Was it an accident? Or . . . murder! But who would want to kill a child? Everyone in this upscale housing development is hiding something.
Change is in the Wind
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 67,270. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(5.00)
Change In The Wind is a fresh, challenging collection of seventeen short stories by as many authors, all dealing with the theme of change and renewal. Virtually every major theme in modern literature, including romance, mystery, crime, science fiction, religion and even nature find their way into these marvelous, eclectic stories.
Mystery in the Wind
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 48,620. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
A Second Wind anthology comprised of outstanding stories written by little known authors of the highest caliber. An engaging series of stories of mystery, mayhem and murder.
Murder in the Wind
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 71,510. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
An anthology of crime/mystery short stories contributed by the outstanding authors of Second Wind Publishing. Murder, mayhem and the unexpected are rife in each riveting story.
Love is on the Wind
Price: Free! Words: 78,010. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Love Is on the Wind is an anthology of romance short stories penned just for this collection by the outstanding authors of Second Wind Publishing.

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Latest book: Grief: The Great Yearning. Published February 29, 2012. (5.00 from 3 reviews)