Blue Castaway

Blue Castaway

Rod Mertes

Rod Mertes

Blue Castaway is a fictional account of a man, that must depart his normal lifestyle to fulfill the curse placed upon him after accidentally ending the life of a witch. He discovers a possible end to the curse when he encounters a Midwestern girl. She is in possession of a jigsaw puzzle with extraordinary, supernatural properties that used to belong to the witch. It's not what he expected at all.Blue Castaway is a fictional account of a man, Paul Porter, who after a drunken night of partying, accidentally ends the life of a witch. He must depart his normal lifestyle to fulfill the curse placed upon him with her dying breath. As part of the curse, she conjures a spell which scatters all of her personel effects throughout the United states and tasks him with returning them to her final resting place. Each of her belongings has its own spell that requires the object to be fed on a regular basis. Paul must find them before they can take their toll on their new owners. He discovers a possible end to the curse when he encounters a Midwestern girl by the name of Helen Wagner. She is in possession of a jigsaw puzzle with extraordinary, supernatural properties that used to belong to the witch. It ultimately changes both his and Helen's lives forever. Blue Castaway is the second of three novels centered around jigsaw puzzles with unusual and distinctly different supernatural properties, (the others being White Crest and Red Clover).
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White Crest

White Crest

Rod Mertes

Rod Mertes

White Crest is ultimately a love story devoid of explicit sexual content, that involves intrigue, suspense, danger and a bit of supernatural assistance. Mackenzie Mason is a single, stressed-out professional woman who takes a vacation. While on that vacation, she makes a new friend, deals with a stalker and works a jigsaw puzzle with extraordinary properties that changes her life forever.White Crest is a work of fiction that is in essence, a love story that involves many twists and turns. Mackenzie Mason is a single, stressed-out, professional woman in desperate need of some time off. She finally takes the long needed break and while on that vacation, makes a new friend, deals with a stalker and works a jigsaw puzzle with extraordinary properties that changes her life forever. She also finds a way to light the dark loneliness of her life. It is difficult to nail down an exact genre, because of the several literary tactics employed. As stated, it is ultimately a love story devoid of explicit sexual content, that involves intrigue, suspense, danger and a bit of supernatural assistance. To quote Betsy Palmer, (retired celebrity), "It was an exceptionally descriptive book that once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down until I was done."
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