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West Coast Travels

At the end of the fishing season this past summer, the Captain was ready to head home.  A new phase of the adventure begins with the rising sun.

Along the way home, he stops to check out this little building. You would never guess that inside this shack is a pleasant surprise.  A cemented enclosure fills with warm water through a  pipe from hotsprings behind the cabin. Step inside and have a soak to take the ache out of your bones.

The falls at the head of Lowe Inlet splash relentlessly. Except for the odd raven chuckling in the treetops, the rush and gurgle of the water are the only sounds. If you think you might want to try casting a dry fly towards a coho, be sure to take your bear spray with you – just in case.

 Need a warm cabin for drying out those wet clothes? This Fisheries cabin at Lowe Inlet, aptly named the Lowe Budget Hotel,  is very cozy after the Captain has spent some time trying his luck fishing in the cold mist of the falls. 

He remembers to follow the rules about the woodstove, posted on the wall. Don’t want to risk burning the cabin down.

Almost there. Running the boat down Grenville Channel.  Beautiful trip but there’s no place like home.

Meanwhile at home, I’ve been writing, and thinking about my fictitious character, Andrea, who has had an experience that seems bizarre at first. But in truth, this has happened to other women who have ventured out to the coast.

How did a city girl like her became trapped in an isolated cabin on this remote coast? Will she ever escape this lonely place where she must live with a man who is mentally deranged?

You can download The Wind Weeps (FREE), and then you can find out the conclusion in a sequel, Reckoning Tide, that is only $2.99. When did you last get so much enjoyment and entertainment for such a small price?

Why not get them both today at amazon.com or amazon.ca and smashwords.com?

You can find them all with supporting reviews at my website www.anneli-purchase.com

Orchid Obsession

My friend Ariane and I went to a nursery in Puyallup, Washington, today. Their orchid display was beautiful. I had left my camera behind, but thankfully, she had her Iphone with her and took these photos for me.

The amazing thing about orchids is that they come in such a variety of colours, shapes, and designs, and yet they are still all part of the orchid family.

The antagonist in my novel “The Wind Weeps” is a disturbed man. One of his quirks is an obsession with orchids. These flowers are expensive and perhaps he thought he could “win the girl” by impressing her with a bouquet of orchids. They are not flowers that lend themselves to making a bouquet, but does he care? They are expensive and will impress her, he thinks.

In spite of the man’s obsession with orchids, I still love these flowers.

By the way, if you want to download the e-book of “The Wind Weeps,” it is free for Kindle on amazon (just type in the title) and also on smashwords.com if you have an e-reader other than Kindle.

Very important:

The sequel to The Wind Weeps is called Reckoning Tide (also available at amazon and at smashwords). At $2.99, it won’t break the bank, but it will break the spell and tell you what the ultimate ending will be.

Read them and find out the fate of the disturbed man with the orchid fetish.

The Seamless Web

Anneli's Place

My guest today is Joe Eliseon. He is looking at you over his glasses because he wants to make direct eye contact with you, dear readers, as he is about to share his interesting history with you.

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The well-seasoned old codger looked at me sideways, stroking his clean-shaven chin.  “You know, if we hire you, you’ll be the only lawyer in the firm with a beard.”

“What is it?” I asked. “Some sort of hormonal problem?”

Honest to God, I thought it was something in the water.

Times have changed since I was in law school, interviewing for jobs. I grew my beard back then, wanting to do something women couldn’t do, at least not well. Recruiters described a law firm as “casual” and “relaxed” if they allowed you to take off your suit coat on a hot day. The constant, staccato beat of secretaries’ typewriters told the partners they were making money. Big…

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Julia’s Violinist

I’m very pleased to announce that my third novel, Julia’s Violinist, is about to be published. More information is available  on my other blog, Anneli’s Place, at http://annelisplace.wordpress.com However, I do want to share a bit about the book with you here today.

What did the residents see from their windows above the town square?

What did the residents see from their windows above the town square?

Terrible things happen in times of war. It is more than armies from opposing factions doing battle. The tragedy of war affects not only soldiers, but civilians who deal with its fallout before, during, and after the war.

I wanted to tell a story about the ordinary people whose psyches and lives were deeply changed by the horrors of war.

In Julia’s Violinist, my main character, Julia, wants nothing out of the ordinary from life – just a bit of love and a happy family. Like many women  of her time, Julia’s life is changed by dire circumstances beyond her control. My novel tells of her loves and losses, her strengths and weaknesses, her kindness and her deep sense of responsibility. Above all, it tells of her survival in the most difficult times when postwar atrocities were rampant. Everyone had something to avenge and times were terrible for the vanquished.

Yes, I’m telling the story from the perspective of the losers, but I hope I have managed to tell it without prejudice.

Romantic castle or dank refugee housing?

Romantic castle or dank refugee housing?

I hope you’ll be checking out Julia’s fate as she struggles to regain the happy life she once had. Perhaps a letter from her first love, twenty years after they parted company, will help her. Or perhaps this last spark of love will be the one that lights a deadly stick of dynamite and causes everything normal in her life to crumble.

Front Cover Only

Julia’s Violinist is available in e-book form on amazon.com. Click here: http://amzn.to/YerEJ7

Paperback version will be available soon on all amazon sites.

For all e-reader types, you can download Julia’s violinist from Smashwords.com. Click here: http://bit.ly/VzlHFR