Winter Woes?

We understood our biggest challenge after moving from Florida to the Blue Ridge Mountains would be adjusting to the cold. It really hasn’t been that bad. We survived our first big snowfall in December without any major difficulty.

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It was kinda fun actually, except for the shoveling. Bitter cold set in after that and we spent a lot more time indoors than we are used to.

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It’s been great for my writing. It’s quiet and peaceful here, with few distractions. My biggest chore has been keeping the fire going.

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As winter draws to an end here in late February, the most persistent downer has been non-stop rain. This area had record rainfall in 2018, and the new year has been just as wet so far. It’s gray, it’s cloudy, it’s foggy – and we’re ready for spring. We’ve haven’t seen more than a fleeting glimpse of sunshine in over a month. It’s always gloomy.

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If it’s not fog, it’s clouds. We live amongst the clouds these days.

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Don’t get me wrong, we love our little cabin. It’s cozy and comfortable so being indoors is not a punishment. We’ve made it our home and we’re quite happy with it. We could just use a little sunshine right about now.

I’ll raise one glass to our friends in Florida, and another to all the white-skinned, gloomy folks of the High Country. Spring is right around the corner! (and we don’t have hurricanes).

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Beech Mountain Breeze Now Available

 

A freak accident causes Buckeye Lake to be drained. A girl’s body is found in the mud. A mysterious mountain hermit is a suspect, but no one has ever seen him. Breeze is called upon to track a man that he’s not even sure exists.

He teams up with an attractive female police officer, who wants more than just a professional relationship. Pressure mounts as the case progresses, in more ways than one.

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Beech Mountain Breeze now Available

 

A freak accident causes Buckeye Lake to be drained. A girl’s body is found in the mud. A mysterious mountain hermit is a suspect, but no one has ever seen him. Breeze is called upon to track a man that he’s not even sure exists.

He teams up with an attractive female police officer, who wants more than just a professional relationship. Pressure mounts as the case progresses, in more ways than one.

 

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The Haunted Hospital of Banner Elk

We drive by this place all the time, but we never knew what it was. I got curious and did some internet research. I found a long list of reported ghost sightings, evil spirits, and otherworldly rumors.

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It was once the Cannon Memorial Hospital, but it’s been closed for many years. The abandoned structure is heavily vandalized. These days the police keep a close eye on it and will arrest trespassers.

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It’s the stuff of local legend. It seems everyone has a spooky story to tell, especially college kids. It’s also been featured on several Ghost Hunting Shows.

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http://theinfiltrators.blogspot.com/2009/05/banner-elk-abandoned-hospital.html

 

http://www.rottenworks.com/index.php/2014/10/15/ghost-asylum-old-cannon-hospital-s01e06/

 

While most of this will be chalked up to rumor and maybe a little legend there is an incident of a patient holding a doctor and some nurses hostage, the hospital supposedly had a history of housing violent patients and the Chief of Police thinks the place is demonic.

I found plenty of videos on Youtube of various ghost hunters, but there is nothing definitively proving that spirits dwell in the old hospital. Still, it is kind of creepy.

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Blue Ridge Breeze is Live at Amazon

This is the last day to get it for $2.99.

There is a fugitive loose on McGuire Mountain. Local law enforcement asks Breeze to help track the man down. The mission goes horribly wrong. In the process of trying to make it right, Breeze uncovers corruption by the Chief of Police. Though he’s committed no crime, he once again finds himself on the wrong side of the law.
He thinks the problem is resolved, but someone is stalking his cabin. Breeze and Brody become prisoners in their own home. The situation forces Breeze to utilize his mountain skills like never before.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviews for Banner Elk Breeze

Becoming One With the Mountain

I was right there on the mountain. Smelling ,hearing,seeing, and feeling the mountain and the woods. Brought back so many memories. And the smells of a mountain man is so true.

 

Great Start to a New Series

This is a great start to a new series. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to Breeze and Brody…I am glad the author has started on a new series. I hope he hurries with his next book. These are great reads.

 

Long live Breeze

Ed Robinson pulled another great read off as this book will keep you rivited until the end ,I cannot express how happy I am that this book was as good as it is , I was worried that Breeze without a boat wasn’t gonna work but I was wrong . This is one of the best yet .

 

From the FL Gulf to the NC Mountains

From the Florida Gulf to the Mountains of NC, Breeze still rules. His character gets stronger and more defined with each book. While I hated to see Mr Robinson leave the Florida and Caribbean waters, I thoroughly enjoyed how Breeze adapted to new “terrain” without sacrificing the story.

 

Great transition from the Trawler Trash series

I liked the book. I have read the entire Trawler Trash series by Ed Robinson and was curious about his transition to hill billy living. This book didn’t disappoint.

 

A Change of Scenery

I enjoyed Banner Elk Breeze very much. The buildup to the ending was well done. The ending was great. I like Brody. Normally, when the hero has a significant other, she tends to get in the way and interfere with the rhythm of the story, but Brody is okay. The dialogue at the end between Breeze and Brody was perfectly written. I am looking forward the next adventure of Mountain Breeze

 

New location, same awesome characters

Great story, new location but you helped us make the transition too. Breeze and Brody and their adventures are captivating and never disappoint. Well done, looking forward to the next adventure from our new mountain man and his lady.

 

And so on . . . .

 

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