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  • Indigo Sea Press 12:27 pm on August 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    wildrose_thFeatured Author of the Day: Sherrie Hansen

    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.

    Now that Ian, the board of Wilson Enterprises, the constable, and half the town have had a glimpse of Rose in all her naked glory, it seems even her family looks at her differently. What remains to be seen is how far Ian will go to defend Rose’s honor and if the church ladies will forgive Rose now that they know who she really is… and if Rose can believe she’s worthy of someone as good and kind as Ian MacCraig.

    Wild Rose and Pastor Ian MacCraig… a match made in heaven or one hell of a predicament?

    Click here to read the first chapter of WILD ROSE: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/wild-rose-by-sherrie-hansen/

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  • Indigo Sea Press 3:27 pm on August 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Carpet RideFeatured Author of the Day: Norm Brown

    Near the end of their honeymoon trip across Oregon, Sam Stanley, his new wife Lynn, and her one-year-old son Andy, traverse a steep mountain road in a rented RV. In the middle of a blind curve they run over a long roll of carpeting angled across the road. Sam barely manages to avoid crashing the huge vehicle down the mountainside. When he walks back up the road to move the obstacle—it’s gone. Upon returning home to Austin, Sam learns that the crushed body of a business executive from Boulder, Colorado has been found at the site of their reported accident. There is no roll of carpet.

    Click here to read the first chapter of CARPET RIDE: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2010/12/16/carpet-ride-by-norm-brown/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 3:56 pm on August 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    A Retrospect in DeathFeatured author of the day: J. Conrad Guest

    Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote: “After 60 years the stern sentence of the burial service seems to have a meaning that one did not notice in former years. There begins to be something personal about it.” While John Oxenham wrote: “For death begins with life’s first breath; and life begins at touch of death.”

    A Retrospect in Death is a story about discovery. You think you know yourself? Perhaps you only think you do. Do those closest to us know us better than we know ourselves; or do they, as we often insist, know jack? Consider that only in death can you really know, and understand, who and why you are—or were. And then ask yourself: At that point, is it too late? Does it even matter?

    Darker than any of J. Conrad Guest’s previous novels, while also more humorous, it portends not only a search for the meaning of life, but also seeks to determine why we are as we are: prewired at conception, or the product of our environment?

    Click here to read the first chapter of A RETROSPECT IN DEATH: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/a-retrospect-in-death-by-j-conrad-guest/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 9:13 pm on August 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    frontcoverJPGFeatured Author of the Day: Mickey Hoffman

    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.

    After a student’s lifeless body turns up in a seedy part of town, an immigrant community leader contacts Kendra. What does she know about her missing students’ activities, their families’ illegal status?

    Searching for the missing girls, Kendra enters a dark world where passports and flesh are currency. When a second murder puts her in the police spotlight, she is unaware a trap is about to close around her.

    Click here to read the first chapter of DEADLY TRAFFIC: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/deadly-traffic-by-mickey-hoffman/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 1:24 pm on August 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    lindsaytat1_thFeatured Author of the Day: Tony R. Lindsay

    Tony R. Lindsay’s first venture into social commentary and is a riotous collection of forty-three vignettes rooted in the Deep South and skewering preachers, salesmen, marriage, big shots and especially the down-home, hard-drinking,overly affectionate folks who are his heroes.

    Click here to read the first chapter of TATTLETALE ROADHOUSE AND SOCIAL CLUB: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/tattletale-roadhouse-and-social-club-by-tony-r-lindsay/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 3:39 pm on July 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    shepherds_thFeatured author of the day: Bud Fussell

    David Shepherd, loved and loathed in equal parts, is an aging tycoon. With a checkered past, he has mellowed over the years and become a business icon. His grown children, however, struggle with his legacy and their own passions. Shepherds sizzles with intrigue and moral dilemma as the descendants of a great man wrestle with the ancient proverb: “The parents have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.” Bud Fussell’s second allegorical novel breathes life into the classic themes of power and love

    Click here to read the first chapter of SHEPHERDS: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/shepherds-by-bud-fussell/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 8:36 pm on July 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    One Too Many Blows to the HeadFeatured Authors of the day: JB Kohl and Eric Beetner

    In a world of fixed fights and mob influence, Ray Ward and his brother, Rex, are two of the only clean fighters in town. With Ray in the corner and Rex in the ring they are headed for the big time . . . until that fateful night.

    Now Ray has a score to settle using a lifetime of lessons in how to fight back.

    Dean Fokoli is a detective with a new partner, an alcoholic wife, and a guilty conscience. At least the boxer on the radio who just got beat to a pulp won’t end up in his homicide file. But when the dregs of the crooked fight world start turning up dead, Fokoli is on the hunt for the killer. The chase will take him to the underbelly of the Kansas City night and hopefully keep him one step ahead of his past.

    One Too Many Blows To The Head is a razor-edged story of revenge, redemption, and what happens when you confront the ghosts of the past.

    Click here to read the first chapter of ONE TOO MANY BLOWS TO THE HEAD: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2009/11/19/one-too-many-blows-to-the-head-by-j-b-kohl-and-eric-beetner/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 9:07 pm on July 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    off the chartFeatured author of the day: Smith Hagaman

    Is it possible to escape from hostile soldiers in an airplane that has no wings? Is it possible for a modern airliner to crash so that no one knows where it is? What would you do if you found a substitute for petroleum?

    Smith Hagaman’s first novel is an epic tale of hardy souls who survive a horrifying tragedy only to discover the most dangerous part of their story has just begun. There are murderers in their midst and intrigue in their journey back to civilization.

    Click here to read the first chapter of OFF THE CHART: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2012/10/06/off-the-chart-by-smith-hagaman/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 8:05 pm on July 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    deadlyadagioFeatured Author of the Day: Carole Howard

    Emily Radly chafes at being a tag-along spouse while her husband tries out a Foreign Service career in Dakar, Senegal.

    When Margaret, her closest friend and fellow violinist in an amateur expat-orchestra, is garroted with a violin string, Emily is devastated. She also fears the official investigative team is leaping to “random anti-American violence” as its conclusion.

    Emily delves into her friend’s private life for clues. She discovers Margaret was involved in a campaign against the traditional practice of female genital mutilation. Could that be behind her murder?

    She risks a visit to the village where Margaret’s anti-cutting activities were centered. A crude and threatening drawing appears in her purse soon afterwards. When the Peace Corps volunteer in that village is also murdered, Emily is certain her own life is in danger.

    Click here to read the first chapter of DEADLY ADAGIO: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2013/07/21/deadly-adagio-by-carole-howard/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 8:48 pm on July 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    fracturedFeatured Author of the Day: Rich Adams

    Geophysicist Mark Cabot and his lover/fiancé Maura race against an impending, but unknowable, geological deadline to prevent a nuclear meltdown that threatens future generations with a nuclear winter, spelling the end of human-kind, and perhaps all life on earth. The action ranges between Washington DC; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Chincha Base, Peru; Cranston Labs, Snedens Landing, New York. It covers twelve days from discovery to the final climax. Mark faces death from a foreign covert group seeking nuclear power in their search for dominance over other nations. The resounding climax is a breathtaking, armed confrontation and geologic collapse in Peru, deep beneath the Andes Mountains.

    Click here to read the first chapter of FRACTURED: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/fractured-by-rich-adams/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 1:58 pm on July 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    It all Started with a DogFeatured Author of the day: Leigh Somerville

    Despite the good intentions of matchmaking 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. Along the way, she rents her downstairs apartment to a bachelor whose 5-year-old grandson has the same effect on her as the homeless dog. Rachel’s expanded life in Washington takes several unexpected turns as she juggles the dramas of divorces and molestation charges; a midnight drunk on her front porch; a health crisis that threatens to disrupt her law firm; and a weekend tragedy that turns her world upside down. All it takes to fully open the door to Rachel’s heart is the disappearance of the dog that started it all.

    Click here to read the first chapter of IT ALL STARTED WITH A DOG: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/it-all-started-with-a-dog-by-leigh-somerville/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 1:36 pm on July 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Clara's WishFeatured Author of the Day: S. M. Senden

    Christian Lindgren has lost that which he holds most dear, his daughter. In a haunting dream she comes to him and shows him where she is. He can not rest until he can get help to find her. When a search is mounted on a foggy day she is found in a shallow grave just as his dream predicted. But what exactly occurred? Bergin Halverson takes up the task of searching for the truth of what happened the night Miss Lindgren disappeared putting himself and his family in peril until at last, nearly thirty-five years later he is able to reveal that truth and put to rest the many ghosts that have haunted him over the years.

    Click here to read the first chapter of CLARA’S WISH: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/claras-wish-by-s-m-senden/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 2:46 pm on July 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Featured Author of the Day: Paul J. Stam

    A local television station is the link between a murderer and his victims. But why is he killing seemingly random people? An insurance salesman, a police officer and a hitchhiker; the police cannot connect the victims to each other much less to the killer.

    The questions haunt Vince Williams as he takes charge of the task force set up to stop the serial killer. When the team comes too close to answers, the killer makes a bold and very personal move against Vince. As Vince races to find the killer and rescue his fiancé, he is haunted by the killer’s calm promise to destroy the woman Vince loves. Vince will do anything to save her. Anything.

    Click here to read the first chapter of THE TELEPHONE KILLER: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/the-telephone-killer-by-paul-j-stam/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 2:08 pm on July 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    donations_final-148x223Featured Author of the Day: Noah Baird

    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 the misogynistic Earl is mistaken for a female Bigfoot by the nearsighted creature and captured; it is just the beginning of their problems.

    Between bong hits and water balloon fights, Harry and Patch come up with a plan to save Earl and the lovestruck Bigfoot. Where do you hide a giant, mythical creature? In an insane asylum, because who is going to listen to them?

    Click here to read the first chapter of DONATIONS TO CLARITY: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/donations-to-clarity-by-noah-baird/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 7:54 pm on July 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Dancing at all the WeddingsFeatured Author of the Day: Susan Surman

    Vivacious and talented Elaine Richman is faced with choices: A risky life in the New York theatre; an exciting life with college sweetheart, actor/director Jake Applebaum in Hollywood; a secure life in Boston with predictable lawyer David Alter, the match anointed by her domineering mother because ‘he’s the kind you marry.’ On the way to a dream, it is possible to collide with another dream’s seduction, only to learn there is no fulfillment on the path to safety. Elaine goes through the wringer to meet herself, proving there is no expiration date on talent or true love.

    Click here to read the first chapter of DANCING AT ALL THE WEDDINGS: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2011/08/27/dancing-at-all-the-weddings-by-susan-surman/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 3:39 pm on July 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    She Had to KnowFeatured Author of the Day: 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: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/she-had-to-know-by-coco-ihle/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 8:55 pm on July 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    A Love Out of TimeFeatured Author of the day: Mairead Walpole

    Olivia Vernon has thought a lot about the concept of soul-mates. All her life, she has been waiting for someone to appear, dreaming of him, and convinced if he exists at all he’s probably living in a different time zone. She wasn’t that far from the truth.

    Alden Scott was one of the lucky ones, or so he thought. He found his soul-mate and was glad to trade in his bachelor days for a life of matrimonial bliss but fate, the Fae, and an irritated goddess had other plans. Little does he know that a simple stroll along a garden path one summer night will complicate his life more than he could ever imagine.

    Alden Scott and Olivia Vernon are about to find out just how powerful the bond of two souls united can be when they find A Love Out of Time.

    Click here to read the first chapter of A LOVE OUT OF TIME: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/a-love-out-of-time-by-mairead-walpole/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 2:15 pm on July 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Lacey Took a HolidayFeatured Author of the Day: Lazarus Barnhill

    She sold her soul for a bottle. He stole it back.

    Lacey Grady is “a woman of leisure” and an alcoholic. Andy Warren is a bitter and jaded WWI veteran whose wife and only son died during childbirth. When Andy recognizes that Lacey is drinking herself to death, he kidnaps her out the brothel where she works and takes her to his mountaintop farm.

    Besides being a sweet romance, Lazarus Barnhill’s LACEY TOOK A HOLIDAY is a profound and profoundly moving story of redemption.

    Click here to read the first chapter of LACEY TOOK A HOLIDAY: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2009/07/23/lacey-took-a-holiday-by-lazarus-barnhill/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 8:59 pm on July 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    smokestackFeatured Author of the Day: J. R. Hobeck

    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. What they discover is not what any of them expect. This unpredictable thriller takes readers on a journey to the edges of quantum physics and also the inner reaches of the psyche. Each key character must come to terms with his or her past, as well as their common destiny.

    Click here to read the first chapter of Smokestack: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/smokestack-by-j-r-hobeck/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 12:43 pm on July 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    warningsigns_thFeatured Author of the Day: Sheila Englehart

    What harm could come from attending a séance? Kellan Brooks is up for anything that might boost her creativity, but finds the event silly until she steps into a crack between her world and a place she could never have imagined. The local grapevine pushes her cleaning business down the drain, her boyfriend to running damage control, and a steady stream of troubled souls to a mysterious gate that has appeared in her apartment. Her writer’s block is broken, but the clear voice Kellan hears doesn’t belong to her.

    Connor Clarke was thought to have taken his own life, when in truth, he was taken by something people had long stopped believing in. Now he needs Kellan to get an urgent message to his brother. She agrees to keep the gate closed on the entity that claimed his life, but no way is she playing messenger for a dead kid.

    Anthony Clarke seeks truth for a living, and has spent twenty years searching for reasons behind Connor’s suicide. He is as blind to his own problems as he is to Connor’s presence. So when the entity escapes to target Anthony, Kellan must drop everything to find him before he meets Connor’s killer face to face.

    Click here to read the first chapter of WARNING SIGNS: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2012/10/06/warning-signs-by-sheila-englehart/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 11:34 am on July 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Fate and DestinyFeatured author of the day: Claire Collins

    Discovering Destiny was the last thing Andrew Greer expected.

    Alone in a desolate cabin, Andrew Greer was perfectly content to wait out the blizzard with his adventurous dog, Shadow, as his only companion. Fate decided differently. When Shadow discovers the unconscious and injured woman, Andrew has no choice but to take her to the safety and warmth of his retreat.

    Destiny weaves a tale of kidnapping and murder. Is she the witness and victim to the crimes? Or is she really a conspirator getting away with murder? Andrew is determined to protect Destiny and find out the truth. Can he find the real killer before it’s too late? Or has he already found her? Only Fate knows for sure.

    Click here to read the first chapter of FATE AND DESTINY: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2010/12/30/fate-and-destiny-by-claire-collins-2/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 11:46 am on July 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    VendettaFeatured Author of the Day: Nancy A. Niles

    COMPULSION, RETRIBUTION, TWISTED ATONEMENT

    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. She encounters vandalism, a psycho with a Molotov cocktail, a gangster who has his own agenda for mixing into her case and a high speed chase through the city of Las Vegas. The reader is taken to Laughlin, Nevada, The Lake Mead Marina, the World Series of Poker in Vegas and a trek through the pouring rain in the pitch black of night through a snake infested desert. Time is running out when her friend and assistant, Megan is kidnapped. Have Tina’s actions to save one friend caused another friend to die? Can she stop the killer in time? Could the killer be someone she knows and trusts?

    Click here to read the first chapter of VENDETTA: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/vendetta-a-deadly-win-by-nancy-a-niles/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 1:46 pm on July 2, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Lone WolfFeatured Author of the Day: Dellani Oakes

    The year is 3032 and mankind has expanded far beyond Earth’s galaxy. Matilda Dulac is a member of the Galactic Mining Guild. With her lover, Marc Slatterly, she works in a small mining ship in deep space. Their well ordered life is suddenly thrown into chaos when one miner arrives with a load of Trimagnite, a highly toxic liquid ore. Enter the Lone Wolf. Wil VanLipsig, known as the Lone Wolf, arrives to take the Trigmagnite off their hands. Is it a coincidence for him to show up on Marc’s ship years after Marc thought he’d killed Wil? Or is this the beginning of something far more insidious? Lone Wolf is the first book in a new science fiction series by Dellani Oakes.

    Click here to read the first chapter of LONE WOLF: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2011/08/27/lone-wolf-by-dellani-oakes/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 7:22 pm on June 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Just Between FriendsFeatured Author of the Day: Donna Small

    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

    http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/just-between-friends-by-donna-small/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 8:32 pm on June 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    False-PositiveFeatured Author of the Day: JJ Dare

    Joe Daniels tried for years to put his military, special op, mercenary past behind him. He married a beautiful woman and settled into a mundane job as a police detective. Then everything came crashing down around him. A terrible accident that nearly claimed his wife’s life not only opened the door to his past, but forced him to recognize all of his perceptions of the world around him were wrong.

    Click here to read the first chapter of False Positive: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/false-positive-by-jj-dare/

     
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