Celebrating Four New Releases from Second Wind Publishing!

To celebrate these releases, we have three contests/giveaways/chances to win books. Choose your favorite, or enter all of them! All events end on April 15, 2011, so hurry!!

1. a writing contest: If you could write a letter and send it back through time to yourself, at age eight, what would you say to your younger self? J. Conrad Guest will select the best ones and award those letter writers inscribed copies of One Hot January. Click here for the rules and to submit your entry: What Would You Say to Your Eight-Year-Old Self?

2. a quiz: One person, randomly chosen from all correct entries, will win an ecopy of all four newly released books. (To be downloaded at Smashwords.com). Click here for the quiz: Take this Quiz and Win Books!

3. a giveaway:  leave a comment on this post telling us which newly released book (or books) you would like to read, and you might win that ebook! Four people chosen at random from all commenters will win an ebook of their choice to be downloaded from Smashwords in their preferred format.

Your choices of books for the giveaway:

Light Bringer: Becka Johnson had been abandoned on the doorstep of a remote cabin in Chalcedony, Colorado when she was a baby. Now, thirty-seven years later, she has returned to Chalcedony 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? And what do either of them have to do with a shadow corporation that once operated a secret underground installation in the area?


In One Hot January, Joe January, an emotionally aloof private investigator from the South Bronx, gets more than he bargains for when he uncovers this seemingly impossible plot of time travel and alternate realities by grudgingly agreeing to help a pretty young woman locate her missing father. Her father, a Professor of Archeology from Columbia College, must prevent the secret location of Hitler’s body, which lies in a cryogenic state awaiting a cure for cancer, from falling into the wrong hands. By the end of the novel, January is thrust one hundred years into the future, where he must survive on a century-old sagacity as he endeavors to find his way back to his own time and the woman he loves but lacked the courage to tell. The tale concludes in January’s Thaw, to be released later this year.

The Magic Fault unfolds in Turin, Italy, where the Catholic Church’s most revered relic has been stolen by a mysterious sect from the city’s cathedral.  The theft occurs during the 2004 Salone del Gusto, Turin’s celebration of “good, clean, and fair food” sponsored by the international Slow Food Movement. Tom Ueland, an American Midwest college history professor and journalist who writes about magical thinking, is in Turin to vacation with a friend, Rachel Cohen, an exhibitor at the celebration.  He’s also there at the invitation of the Turin archbishop, himself a student of magical thinking.  Tom takes up the chase after the Shroud of Turin and is spun toward a resolution he never sees coming.

More Than a Governess: Becky Thorn has been keeping a secret for more than seven years. A secret that, if found out, could destroy her. So before she gets too ensconced in London society, she accepts a position as a governess for a reclusive Viscount and his wife, far away from the ton.

Stephen Hastings, the third Viscount Hastings, is nothing short of perturbed when the tart Miss Thorn shows up on his doorstep. He is a man with little time and even less patience, who feels his pushover housekeeper is doing a fine job keeping his wards out of his hair. But Miss Thorn thinks differently and needles her way into becoming his governess, and eventually, the object of his affection.

Read the first chapters of these books at: The Exciting Worlds of Second Wind Books.

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


Filed under books, fiction, fun, writing

18 responses to “Celebrating Four New Releases from Second Wind Publishing!

  1. Deborah Roden

    I would love to read more than a governess. It sounds interesting. Reading and writing romance is an engrossing passion.

  2. I would love to win, and read, One Hot January. I love the idea of time travel and the opportunities it offers. The story line sounds intriguing, like a real page-turner.

  3. I would love to read all four of them but think my preference would be
    “More Than A Governess” They all look enchanting though!

  4. Jane Alexander

    Would love to win a copy of Light Bringer, The Magic Fault, or One Hot January!

  5. Holly Bonville

    Just finished reading Light Bringer, great read! I want more.
    I would love to read One Hot January too. Looks good.
    Thanks Pat for another great book!

  6. Congratulations on the release of these four books. Kudos to the authors!

  7. Val Pearson

    Do you realize how hard it is to choose? I love them all, they all sound amazing. I would love to read One Hot January or “More than a Governess” . Thanks for posting these great books!

  8. Thanks for the chance to win one of these books! The Magic Fault looks tempting, as do all the others!

  9. I read the first chapter of Light Bringer online and was mesmerized. It would be wonderful to win a copy of this mook to add to my small collection. I cannot get out as much as I used to so reading has become my favorite pasttime.

  10. I would love to read “Light Bringer”. Thanks!

  11. I’d love to read both Light Bringer and More than a Governess. And after browsing your site, I think I’ve found an additional healthy fistful of book to read!

  12. I would like to read both ONE HOT JANUARY and MORE THAN A GOVERNESS. They both seem intriguing!

  13. I would love to read Light Bringer by Pat bertram

  14. I would love to read all these, but if I had to choose one, I’d choose Light Bringer. I’d have to; I really love Pat Bertram’s novels.

  15. I would love to win Light Bringer. It sounds fascinating.

  16. christinehusom

    Another great contest!

  17. Congratulations to the contest winners! You will soon be receiving an email with your coupon code for the ebook of your choice.

    Beth won an ecopy of More Than a Governess
    Holly Bonville won an ecopy of One Hot January
    Book Dilettante won an ecopy of The Magic Fault
    Karen Vaughan won an ecopy of Light Bringer

    Thank you all for entering our contest!

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