Friday, August 30, 2013

How A Legend is Born

This grand building is at 1636 and 1638 Charles Street. The home has elements of Neo-classical or maybe the Colonial style, as seen by the hipped roof with bellcast eaves and the front dormer as well as the bay window on the front porch.

There is an added frame-in upper verandah to take advantage of the view. This feature is common in houses in the West End and Fairview built in the 1890s.

Builder Peter Duffey obtained the permit to build this home on May 16, 1910. He estimated that the cost of construction would be $2800.

Just in case you forgot, this is the LAST weekend to get a kindle copy of The Bond, A Paranormal Love Story and Mystique Rising for 99 cents each.

Here's a sample of The Bond.

When the two ghostly hands touched, they melded to become one. Each of the celestial humans felt a shock that threw them back a few feet before coming back together. Their bodies became one incandescent being glimmering with iridescent hues of every color in the spectrum.

If someone on the ground had happened to look up, they would have seen a display more impressive than the famous Northern Lights. The form in the sky, which could vaguely be made out as human, glowed with vibrating colors. The hues of the colors fluctuated in intensity yet were always magnificent. It would have left a person feeling awe-struck as they unwittingly watched two beings joined as one.
Laura was filled with joy, hope and wonder. She felt as if she was touching heaven. No words were spoken between the two beings but Laura could sense that the man felt the same way. She knew his name was Julian and, like her, didn’t understand what was happening. She thought her name and felt his acknowledgment. Together they floated across the sky.

Julian grasped her hand again, marveling at the completeness he felt when they became one. Nothing, not even the success he had found earlier this evening, could match the joy he felt at this moment. He stared at the ethereal being beside him and was overwhelmed by a desire to kiss her. He lowered his head and, when their ghostly lips met, a burst of brightly hued sparks cascaded from their united mouths.

Does that sound interesting? Then go to (or your country's Amazon) and get your copy.

Here is a brief look at Mystique Rising.

People ran from the concert hall, screaming in reaction to the horror they had just witnessed. Their clothes bloodied, assorted limbs broken and their minds  numb by the massacre they had just seen, many fought their way to the ambulances that were just pulling up.

Appearing much calmer than the fleeing concert attendees, several identically black clad individuals emerged holding various assortments of weapons. Those waiting for services of the ambulance attendants cowered at the sight of these imposing figures and anyone who would manage to retain their sanity knew that they would never forget this horrific night.

In addition to their confusion, the earth began to shake violently. Buildings shook on their foundations; people struggled to maintain their balance as they attempted to assist those in need. Suddenly, a crevice in the ground began to form around the auditorium. Rapidly, it widened and the concert hall began a slow descent. Before the horrified eyes of the onlookers, the building slowly disappeared from sight and the ground sealed itself around the buried structure.

The earth stilled but was replaced by a forceful wind that seemed to approach tornado proportions. The gusts were so strong that people were thrown from where they stood and deposited a few feet away; trees were uprooted and vehicles were overturned. Sand from the nearby beach was lifted by the winds and created a sandstorm that was blinding. As quickly as this chaos had started, it stopped with what many later claimed sounded like a great sigh.

Two events of importance happened that night: Rock and roll music ended and a legend was born.

Now I know you want to know what happens next and you can. For 99 cents but only until Monday. Tuesday the price goes up again. So get your copy at or whichever Amazon you buy your kindles at.

If you already have my books then please let everyone you know, know about this sale. It's almost over.

The information I got on the house is from the Grandview Heritage Blog.

I hope you find the beauty around you.

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