The House on The Bluff Book One The Legacy Series by Elena Dorothy Bowman

August 2, 2009 at 9:03 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


L1-House on the Bluff_Book 1-54Synopsis – The House On The Bluff – Book 1 – Legacy Series
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Suspense, Mystery, Drama, Romance….

When Abigail Adams Pierce stumbled onto the family legacy, she never imagined in her wildest dreams what the effect her discovery would have on her from that moment on. Intrigued by the description of an 18th Century ancestor’s blood-curdling screams in the dark of night, and never having been heard from again, piqued her curiosity. She had to see what it was about the “house” that made people tremble. Why no one had ventured near it since 1789; why no one had dared.

According to the stories handed down from one generation to another, it had been there for centuries, standing tall … empty … beckoning …maintaining its enchantment and its ageless elegance, rising as a silent sentinel waiting for the one long destined to enter to claim ownership.Waiting for someone? Me, she thought. The house was waiting for me. It had to be.

Little did she know that her curiosity would take her on a hair-raising journey she would never forget; a journey that once started would have no turning back at the risk of losing her life in the physical sense and being trapped within the spiritual realm that had invaded the Pierce House. She dismissed, out of hand, warnings of the terror, foretold,lurking within the “house” that went along with claiming ownership.

This then was her family’s legacy handed down from the 11th Century to the descendent who would dare to enter in spite of its warnings … A legacy that prophesized the danger and horrendous trials set before it.Neither was she aware that if she didn’t take the first step into this foreboding journey, she would never meet the one who was preordained to be her Consort. All she knew was that it would all start on the day she entered the family’s ancestral home by the sea.

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The House On The Bluff is available at Amazon.com
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Reviews:

The House On The Bluff – Book I – Legacy Series
By Elena Dorothy Bowman
ISBN# 1-59431-363-6
Write Words, Inc./Cambridge Books

Review by Anne K. Edwards, Mystery Fiction.net

A mysterious house lures people to it and they are never heard from again–alive.  This causes fear in the neighborhood of Adam’s Point to leave so it is isolated as well, except for one young man who is staying at his family’s summer cottage.

Abigail has come to lay claim to this house with its bleak atmosphere, but the question is, will she claim the house or will it claim her? She is tempted more than once to flee the sights and sounds she encounters, but determination makes her stay.

A story that seems to have a touch of horror, but the reader will find there is a twist in the plot that leads away from that idea.  Ghosts abound with doors closing on their own, mysterious music with no apparent source, meals appearing on cue with no staff, cold unappealing rooms, all adding their own touch to the atmosphere of a house you will enjoy visiting while waiting for Abigail and her new friends, Ethan and Tony, to figure things out.

Talented author Elena Dorothy Bowman offers the reader something new in paranormal romance in a world peopled by fun characters (including the house).  You’ll feel as if you’ve actually visited the place, so well done is the description.
Recommended as a fun read.  Enjoy.  I did.   — Anne K. Edwards

Review:  by Rachel Webb Publicist

–“The House On The Bluff Mystery-Romance Novel is a real spine tingler.”
–“I’ll never feel safe in the fog again after reading House on the Bluff! It’s spooky because it’s historically authentic, and it’s romantic and funny at the same time. –Rachel Webb, Publicist, London, England
Review by: –Mike Purfield, b-independent.com
on-line film entertainment, January, 2003….

–“In New England, the Pierce house sits on the bluff uninhabited for hundreds of years. The last person to live there disappeared, but Abigail, a descendent…has no intention of disappearing…The characters are innocent and charming. I laughed a few times at the bickering between the characters, falling for their chemistry and conflict. Most of the story takes place in the house where Abigail is trapped with her two friends Ethan and Tony. Bowman has written some great cat-and-mouse-in-the-maze sequences that topple anything Hollywood could come up with…For a short, breezy, haunting, and charming time,”The House on the Bluff” might be what you are looking for. — Mike Purfield

Review by:   ~ Bobby Duffy English Teacher. Florida – January, 2003….

–Adams Point was not the most hospitable place in the world. Perched on a small island in a bay that allowed no ships or boats past its entrance…Never in anyone’s memory had the house been occupied, yet never deteriorated the way most abandoned houses did… — Bobby Webb

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A.O.G.s are Here By Mike Houston

July 30, 2009 at 2:52 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )


AOG Are here

 

 

“Don’t you worry I’m just going to take a quick look around and will be back within thirty minutes.  Meanwhile you tell Donnie and Jeff to keep an eye out for that monster and if it appears get out of here.”

 “And leave you?” “Yes I’ll be better off in the water as it will try to attack you guys first.” With that said he dropped over the side to the ramp.  As he adjusted the tanks the porpoises started there chirping sounds and splashed water at him. So they were a bit frisky he thought as he finished donning his gear and stepped into the sea.  As soon as he hit the water the porpoises came forward and nudged him playfully then started swimming out towards the east. He dove to a depth of twenty-five feet and followed them.  All around him were sea creatures swimming north. Something had really spooked them. It had to be the monster. As he followed the porpoises they dove deeper. Keeping them in sight he stayed at the same level continuing in an easterly direction. Suddenly he felt something brush him from behind. It was one of the porpoises returning to him and beckoning him to go deeper. What the heck! He might as well he thought.  He kicked out and descended to a depth of one hundred feet before he saw the other porpoise. It was circling around some object that looked vaguely familiar. It dawned on him that it was one of the minisubs and from the looks of it; it was stranded on some kind of underwater reef.  As he swam closer he glimpsed movement in the front window area.  Dear God, it was one of the scientists.  He approached the window and tapped on it to get her attention.  As she stopped moving and looked at him he saw that she was wearing the emergency breathing mask and was trying to pry open the escape hatch.  He pointed to himself and motioned that he would try to open it from the outside and for her to remain calm.  She nodded and smiled at him as she gave the thumbs up sign.  Good Lord, It was Mel!  He swam to the top of the sub and surveyed the hatch cover. It had been mangled by the monster when it had lifted it out of the sea.  The only way he was going to get it open was by some miracle.  Two minutes went by when it dawned on him what he could do. Looking at his spear gun he came up with the idea to use the explosive shells and blow the hatch open. He gathered his spare shells from his dive pouch and started tying them to the hatch cover using diver’s tape.  He knew it was dangerous, but it was the only solution. After he had the shells firmly in place he took some detonating fuse from his pouch and wrapped the shells with it.  He then returned to the window and motioned to Mel what he planned on doing and she should get back from the hatch.  She nodded and pointed to the small desk in the forward area. She was going to get behind it.  He nodded and watched her as she climbed behind it. When he was sure she was protected he returned to the hatch cover and started the final procedure. He removed two flares from his pouch and attached one to the shells and with the other he lit the fuse. He prayed that it would work.  First there was a sizzle then a huge yellow light as the two flares caught and the shells ignited.  The blast was terrific knocking him for a somersault. When he recovered he swam to the sub and looked into the hole. Mel was trying to climb out. He reached inside grabbed her and pulled her up and out. As soon as he had her away from the sub he attached his breathing mask to her and let her have a few breaths.  At first she gulped the air then she slowed down and after a minute she smiled.  He took the mask back and took a couple of breaths and pointed upwards.  She nodded and holding on to him they started their ascent. They rose slowly taking frequent stops so that she could acclimate to the pressure changes

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