Wednesday, February 12, 2014

ROLYNN ANDERSON ~ LIE CATCHERS *Free*



MY FAVORITE BEACH AND A FREE BOOK=THE GOOD LIFE! By Rolynn Anderson

Here’s an amazing video of my favorite beach:

Hawaii?  The Caribbean?  Nope.  This is West Beach on Calvert Island, B.C.

How did we get here, to witness this beauty?  On our sweet boat, named Intrepid.


In the summer months, you’ll find my husband, Steven, and me cruising the waters of the Inside Passage, in search of cozy coves, friendly marinas, breaching whales, and gorgeous scenery.  I catch fish and we trap shrimp and crab.  This boat runs on a single diesel engine, so it sloooooow, running about 7.5 knots, depending on the current/tides.  We like to cruise for four or five hours on any given day, then put down anchor and enjoy our destination for two or three days.  For the most part, it’s a laid back life (and I write a lot on board).


The first year we tooted into Pruth Bay on Calvert Island, we heard all about the Hawaii-like beach a half mile overland to the west.  We couldn’t believe that on the rugged Pacific coast, such a beach was possible.  But it’s there and it’s gorgeous, with rarely a soul to share it with.  Every time we’ve visited West Beach in the summer, the weather has been sunny and warm, giving the beach a tropical feel.  Truly, I never tire of the place.  Folks with better cameras than mine, have taken some fabulous pictures of this area.  Take a look at this site for Coastal Flyers, a B.C. touring group, responsible for the lovely picture/video at the top of this post.  Scroll down to see more amazing pictures of West Beach and other aspects of Calvert Island.  http://oceanflyers.com/?p=1187

Take a look at the shape of Calvert Island and comment on what’s unusual about it. Two of you (chosen at random by Sandra) who comment on its shape will contact me at rolynnwriter@earthlink.net and I'll send you each a Rite in the Rain waterproof mini-notebook, just like the one found in the back pocket of a dead man floating in the waters of Puget Sound (in my novel, LIE CATCHERS)! 

Truth be told, many of my stories are set in the magnificent settings of the Inside Passage, from Washington State to Alaska.  In fact, it was Petersburg, Alaska, that charmed me so much I started a novel about the fishing town as soon as I left their marina. 

Along with my picture and video of a gorgeous beach, I’ve got a FREE copy of LIE CATCHERS for you!




Blurb:
Two unsolved murders will tear apart an Alaska fishing town unless a writer and a government agent reveal their secret obsessions.

Treasury agent Parker Browne is working undercover in Petersburg, Alaska to investigate a money scam and a murder. His prime suspect, Liv Hanson, is a freelance writer struggling to save her family’s business. Free spirited, full of life, and with a talent for catching liars, she fascinates Parker.

Trying to prove she’s a legitimate writer who cares about Petersburg’s issues, Liv pens a series of newspaper articles about an old, unsolved murder. When her cold case ties in with Parker’s investigation, bullets start to fly.

Parker understands money trails, and Liv knows the town residents. But he gave up on love two years ago, and she trusts no one, especially with her carefully guarded secret. If they mesh their skills to find the killers, will they survive the fallout?

Links to buy: (LIE CATCHERS is FREE from Feb. 11-15!):


10 comments:

  1. I'm pleased to be visiting this beachy site when so many are shivering in cold climates. Do take the time to copy/paste the URL for the B.C. beach video (http://vimeo.com/26304562)...you won't believe it, really. I'm so lucky to be able to cruise to places few have seen...but I want to share it with YOU! I also hope you'll take advantage of my free book, Lie Catchers. http://amzn.com/B00HJDS1LG Petersburg, the setting for the book is another place I hope you get to visit someday!

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    1. Beautiful beach, Rolynn. So many people think beaches all look the same. To me, they're all unique. Thank you for being my guest and contributing such a lovely post. I thoroughly enjoyed it as I know I will LIE CATCHERS. Can't wait to dive into it.

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  2. They're calling for a foot of snow tonight here in Philly...so I can use a picture of the beach right about now (smile!). Thanks!!!!

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    1. Think warm thoughts, Angela. Reading LIE CATCHERS should help.

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  3. Angela, I feel the chill all the way down here in CA! Sandra is smart to focus on the beachy part of life! This particular beach is usually deserted...I can imagine it's all my own!

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    1. You're so lucky Rolynn. The isolated little beach my husband and I used to take the kids to was wiped out by three back to back hurricanes. There are bigger beaches around, but that one was special to us.

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    2. Oh, dear! Hope you have pictures and good memories stored in your mind!

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  4. Beautiful pictures. I can picture pirates in the cove:D

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  5. Sounds like a good book. Thank you!

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  6. I'm not a water person (except to look at), but there's just something about cruising along on a boat...

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