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How far would you go in the name of love? In the name of justice? Steven James leads you into the dark, eerie story of one man who just cannot say “no” to the woman he loves.

“Luxuriant writing . . . deeply perceptive.”– Aspiring Retail

“Magnificent storytelling.” –

“. . . master storyteller at the peak of his game.” —Publishers Weekly

“Steven James sets the new standard in suspense writing.” —John Raab, editor of Suspense Magazine

SECOND THOUGHTS is available from Amazon.


Steven James has penned hundreds of articles and scripts as well as 30+ books spanning the genres of psychological thrillers, prayer collections, dramas, monologues, YA fantasy, inspirational nonfiction and craft books on creative storytelling.

He has received wide critical acclaim for his work, including four Storytelling World Honor Awards, two Publishers Weekly starred reviews, and 2009 and 2011 Christy Awards for best suspense. His thriller The Bishop was named both Suspense Magazine’s and The Christian Manifesto’s 2010 Book of the Year and won an RT Book Reviews and INSPY award in the categories of suspense/mystery. Library Journal listed his latest action thriller The Queen as one of the best novels of 2011.

Steven is a contributing editor to Writer’s Digest, and has taught writing and storytelling principles on three continents. He earned a Master’s Degree in Storytelling from ETSU in 1997 and is an active member of International Thriller Writers, the Authors Guild, Mystery Writers of America, and International Association of Crime Writers. He lives in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee with his wife and three daughters. When he’s not writing or speaking, he’s trail running, playing disc golf, or slipping away to catch an afternoon matinee.

You can learn more about Steven James and his thrillers on his website.