Celebrating Three New Releases from Second Wind Publishing!

To celebrate our new releases, we are offering you a chance to win a copy of one of our new books! Three people, chosen at random from all those who leave a comment, will win a print book of one of the new releases, and three people will win a  coupon for a free download of an ebook version at smashwords.com. If you have a preference of which book you’d like to win, be sure to tell us the title or titles in your comment, otherwise you will be entered in all drawings. Giveaway ends May 18, 2011.

Our new releases:

1. Scorpion Bay by Michael Murphy:

A high tech motorcycle, a black disguise, a crusading newscaster’s quest for justice.When a car bomb kills the prosecuting attorney and a key witness against a powerful bioengineering industrialist, the blast shatters the life of the attorney’s husband, popular Phoenix television investigative reporter, Parker Knight.  After authorities hit a dead end, Parker risks his career and his life to seek his own revenge. Riding a high tech motorcycle and wearing a black disguise, the crusading newsman inadvertently becomes a media created superhero jeopardizing his quest for justice.

Click here to read the first chapter of: Scorpion Bay

2. She Had to Know by  Coco Ihle:

After the deaths of her adopted parents, Arran discovers her long lost sister’s name and, despite a terrifying premonitory dream, embarks on a quest to find Sheena. After reuniting in Scotland, the sisters search for the reason their birth father and his housekeeper mysteriously died and why Sheena’s life is being threatened. Led to a cryptic rhyme rumored to map the way to an ancient hidden treasure buried deep in the bowels of Wraithmoor Castle, the sisters follow the clues. A murderer follows the sisters. Will the secret passages lead them to discovery and triumph, or death and eternal entombment?

Click here to read the first chapter of: She Had to Know

3. Dear Emily by Louise Thompson

How could  a fine institution, born in Europe and perfected in America, disappear in little more than 100 years?

“Here  is My Life in the Fine Stores.  I hope it will bring fond memories to  many and a glimpse of what it was like to have superb service.  tasteful, well-made garments offered in stimulating surroundings. I doubt they will return.” –Louise Thompson

“What a fascinating account Louise Thomas gives us of the grand old days of the grand emporium! An easy, conversational style makes her memoir as much a pleasure to read as a letter from a good friend, yet it is an instructive lesson in American retailing history.” –Bryan Haislip, Former Editorial Page Editor of the Winston-Salem Journal

Click here to read the first chapter of: Dear Emily

For even more fun, click on the covers and you will find a delightful surprise!


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40 responses to “Celebrating Three New Releases from Second Wind Publishing!

  1. Lisa Richardson

    I would love any of these offerings!

  2. What a great selection of books to choose from. Great site.

  3. Melinda Stogsdill

    Sounds like a great selection of books!

  4. Shirley Bruce

    I’ve read 3-4 books from 2nd Wind with several more on my wish list. I’ve enjoyed each book and don’t think I could go wrong with any of the above.

  5. christinehusom

    I read all the chapters–a great new selection!

  6. I am very interested in a copy of Scorpion bay.

  7. Lauri

    These books all sound great! I posted the address on my website and facebook account for all my book loving friends to enter also. The chapters all made the books sound excellent.

  8. Fun chapters. More great books. I love Second Wind and keep telling my friends what good authors and books they have.

  9. Sheri Wilkinson

    All three new releases sound so exciting! I read the chapters and now i want to read more. Awesome web!

  10. These sounds fascinating and are books I would love to have. I wish you all the best.

  11. It’s great that you are helping to expose the works of new, as well as established authors. Props!

  12. Doug

    Looks like a terrific selection. Bravo!

  13. another vote for scorpion Bay print copy

  14. Robert

    A trifecta! A hat trick! A trio!

  15. Patty Rosellini

    would love to read any of them..Patty at wolfie53 at sbcglobal.net

  16. I would love to win any one of these books. I will review anyone I win on my book blog, as well. http://www.urbanelements.com

  17. christine milone

    Would love the chance of winning one of the books.. Thank you for the invite…

  18. Patricia Braden

    I want to read Scorpion Bay and hope to win!!!! Great books..Greay contest!!

  19. Wanda

    All great new releases! I’d love to read any or all of them. Great finds from Second Wind, as usual. I depend more and more on Second Wind for my new authors! Thank you. wanda

    aries18 at charter dot net

  20. I absolutely want to get each book and in the order given, suspense first then a little more mystery with a bit of celtic lore and ending with the end of an era that we never got to know in that style and quality and may never still. My to be bought list has now grown, thank you all for letting us know.

  21. All three sound great but if I had to pick one Scorpion Bay would be my first choice since I’m an author and an attorney.

    Second Wind always has some great releases.. 🙂

  22. Great contest! Scorpion Bay would be my choice.

  23. Robyn Judge

    These 3 new releases sound GREAT! Can’t wait to get my hands on them.

  24. S A Putnam

    Great selection of books, but I’m leaning toward, She Had To Know as my choice

  25. Congratulations on the release of an interesting trio of books! Scorpion Bay and She Had to Know sound right up my reading alley. 🙂

  26. With so many great titles to choose from, I’d be delighted with any one of them. Congratulations to the authors and to Second Wind. Well done!!!!!

  27. Wow! It doesn’t surprise me why any of these books went to print. I’d love to read any one of these novels.

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  29. Awesome choices here and they will all go onto my TBR list. I especially can’t wait to read Scorpion Bay. Well, I can’t wait to read all of them.

  30. These are look like amazing books. I’m really looking forward to reading She Had to Know.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. I had a great deal of fun with the puzzle app! What a great idea. All three of these books look great. I will be posting your offer of a free book on my FB wall. Hope you have a great response!

  32. Linda Kish

    I would prefer Scorpion Bay by Michael Murphy.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  33. Hard to choose when all your books are great.
    ‘Scorpion Bay’ and ‘She Had to Know’ both sound interesting.

    Loved the puzzle idea.

  34. All three sound like wonderful reads, but Dear Emily really caught my attention. Thanks for the the chance to win one of them!

  35. I love a contest. Look forward to hearing if I win.

  36. Would love to win Dear Emily – enjoy historical novels.

  37. The winners of this contest are:

    E. A. West — Scorpion Bay (print version)
    Val Pearson — She Had to Know (print version)
    Sheila Deeth — Dear Emily (print version)
    Doug — Scorpion Bay (ebook coupon)
    Cynthia Schuerr — She Had to Know (ebook coupon)
    Sarah Butland — Dear Emily (ebook coupon)

    Thank you everyone for your participation! I hope you’ll be back for more fun and more contests.

  38. Val Pearson

    Thank you so much! I can’t wait to read She Had to Know.

  39. Thank you! I’m looking forward to reading Scorpion Bay.

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