Thursday, December 5, 2013
WAVES OF EMOTION CRASH LIKE THUNDER AGAINST A SHORE THAT TRANSCENDS TIME …
The flash of a wing in flight graces the rocky coast as a seagull’s cry pierces the awakening dawn. High over the cliffs a crescent moon shines, casting subtle beams of light on soft, rolling waves, puddling onto the sandy shores of Martha’s Vineyard.
Coral streaks the sky as if an artist’s hand brushes the horizon. The receding waves mirror the aurora , doubling its beauty. Blinding the senses. As each new splash of color blends with the indigo, shadowed clouds define themselves, taking on a more dominant form.
The wind sighs as a new day begins, just as it has for millennia. Generations have come and gone, yet these visions transcend time.
The peaceful lap of waves ripple as a hooded figure glides silently toward the cliffs and fades away. Not a trace of a footprint is left behind.
For over a century this mysterious figure haunts the peaceful shores of Aquinnah.
But, who is she?
What tragic tears mingle with the never-ending salty waves?
Surely someone knows her story?
* * * * *
A young woman stares into the face of the mysterious cloaked figure. Their eyes lock, and an unspoken conversation erupts between them.
Hannah jumps back from her computer screen the moment the woman fades into the lingering mist. She closes the webcam. I understand now. I must go to Aquinnah.
She arrives on the island and soon discovers her identity. The mystical woman is Stella Winslow. Her story as turbulent and crushing as a nor’easter storm. Hannah abandons her current research on lighthouses and unravels the truth about this woman trapped in time.
It’s a story of true love.
A story of sheer determination.
A story with an unfinished ending …
The Ghosts of Aquinnah
Thank you all for joining in on the launch of Julie Flanders' newest book, The Ghosts of Aquinnah. I hope you all enjoyed the intro and plan on reading the story. Julie has created such an amazing tale of a powerful love that transcends time. Please help spread the word and remember to drop by Julie's blog to wish her well.
I was honored to be chosen by Julie to create the cover, blurb, and intro. It somehow all fell into place so effortlessly. Both of us on the same page. Here's to all the success in the world, Julie!
During this special time of year, I wish to thank all of you for your love, caring, and support of our wonderful community. We ALL truly created a utopia to spread our wings and soar on our writerly journeys.
Have a special day everyone ...