Tag Archives: Mountain Living

High Country Breeze now Available

 

In the mountains of western North Carolina, things aren’t always as they seem. When a college student is found dead, the incident is quickly ruled a suicide. The boy’s parents hire Breeze and Brody to investigate his death. At first, they are stonewalled by the entire community, but Breeze devises a devious and clever plan to get to the truth.

They think they’ve broken the case wide open, but soon learn their mission is not complete.

 

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Reviews for Beech Mountain Breeze

 

For those of you on the fence about the new series, all three books have been well received by readers. So far, the new book has all five-star reviews. Here’s a few of them:

 

I have read every one of Ed Robinson’s novels. For some reason, I delayed a few days after buying this one. I knew deep down, I would get sucked in and not put the book down. I was right and stayed up late at night an awakened the next morning to continue without disappointment. Ed draws you in with his uncanny ability to make you personally connect with the characters. What a wonderful escape from the real world.

Once again Breeze ends up with another dead body. This time, the difference is Breeze is helping the law instead of running from them. Is he finally going legit? Or is he just under the spell of a beautiful babe with a badge? When Breeze pits his skills against another mountain man has he met his match? Is he playing hide and seek with a killer? Another solid Breeze adventure.

I doubted that I would enjoy these books as well when they moved away from the ocean but I was wrong. I believe the mountains could be my second choice also. Enjoyed the time spent in the mountains with this book.

As usual, you can’t stop reading until you finish. Every page is suspenseful. It keeps you guessing the outcome and it is usually wrong.

I couldn’t put it down. Breeze knows how to find things to keep him busy. Or maybe they find him. I like the local county setting. That part of the county is awesome in it beauty and people. I’m sure Breeze will stumble into another fine mess soon. Looking forward to the next one. Thanks!

Ed Robinson has written another amazing story. The transition from Ocean Breeze to Mountain Breeze has been seamless and I have really enjoyed seeing how the characters adapt to their new environment. Ed has done an amazing job in Beach Mountain Breeze. I couldn’t put it down!

Excellent story. Breeze has become a true tracker and mountain man. Many twists and turns in this book which becomes a truly “can’t put down”. Great job Ed. It is one of your best works… Buster

Another good adventure of Breeze and Brody! I have read all of Mr. Robinson’s books and they all have been great. Good characters, good stories that will keep you coming back to read more! From the waters around Florida to Breeze’s new home in the mountains, great reading. Thank- you Mr. Robinson, and I am looking forward to more adventures!

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Banner Elk Breeze is now Available

 

Breeze escapes his demons in Florida by moving to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. He and Brody are settling into their new life when he stumbles onto a plot of marijuana plants on public land. Knowing a thing or two about growing weed, Breeze befriends the mysterious mountain man tending to the crop.

When his new friend is killed, he tries to help law enforcement solve the crime. When the authorities prove reluctant, he is forced to take matters into his own hands. In the process, he transforms from boat bum to a true man of the mountains.

The Tailless Cats of Mayorville

We travel Pigeon Roost Road to drive into Banner Elk several times a week.

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Along the way, we pass through a small enclave of dilapidated buildings, falling-down houses, and trailers. Most have their own assortment of eclectic junk in the yard. One has a wooden sign, declaring the occupant “Mayor of Pigeon Roost.”

We started calling this stretch of road Mayorville.

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(Not actual photos of Mayorville. I didn’t want to stop in the road to get photos, but you get the idea.)

Most of the times we pass through, there is at least one cat in the road. There are cats running all over the place. None of them have tails. Junkyard cats with no tails.

We have to drive slow through Mayorville, so we don’t run over a tailless cat.

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Cabin Crafts

We were in Lowe’s in Banner Elk and stumbled onto a deal on lawn and garden stakes. They were selling 24 pointed stakes for $2.99 to make way for winter and seasonal goods. We bought all they had!

We fiddled around with a few different ideas then dug into constructing, staining, and painting a few projects.

Below was our first effort, a Betsy Ross flag:

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Then we threw together this little rustic star:

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I decided I needed a kindling box:

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Then Kim decided she wanted a boot tray:

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That’s it so far, but we figure a long, cold winter will spur us to new projects. Still have plenty of those stakes left. I’m thinking a Christmas Tree.

Any other ideas on how we can use these to make cool stuff?

 

 

The Porch

Our first post at Creekside Musings was about the Creek. We sit on our porch and watch the little brook and listen to it babble by. We’ve made the porch into a pretty cool hangout spot.

I didn’t want Kim to miss the old lounge area we had on Leap of Faith.

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We started stacking wood today. This is about 1/4 of the pile we had delivered.

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The porch runs the length of the house, about 32 feet. It’s 8 feet deep with an additional two feet of overhang. We can sit out here in the rain without getting wet.

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And of course, we view and listen to the creek all day long.

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