“When Whales Watch is the story of unforgettable characters on an exhilarating race towards a life-changing event. I was on the edge of my seat.”
–Ophelia London, author of Playing at Love and the upcoming Abby Road, coming March 2013
The Prequel to Book Two
Can whales watch the humans who watch them? Miranda Jones is convinced they can and do. She’s looking forward to her day of whale-watching off California’s Central Coast. In preparation for a painting commission, she’ll be photographing the migrating gray whales. Yet even while the boat plies the coastal waters, she senses a presence below the waves, one that speaks to her heart.
Miranda loves her new hometown Milford-Haven, set within the undiscovered beauty of California’s Central Coast. And she’s always wanted to explore the lovely mariners’ town Morro Bay, just a few miles south, where she enjoys meeting Captain Wallace, owner of the boat excursion company To-Morro-Today.
The day-trip starts out peacefully enough. But the tables are turned when a whale of a different species turns out to be watching her. A rogue boat out of control . . . a rogue whale out of his normal location . . . what happens next will blow you right out of the water!
“I am only a few chapters into your work, but felt impelled to report how enjoyable AND informative is the read. I knew very little about the whale species. Already, you have increased my knowledge of this fascinating mammal at least ten-fold. Your personification of the mother whale is brilliant writing – in my humble opinion. I can read in your story the love and fascination you have for these great fellow creatures. No doubt, I will fully share that feeling by the novel’s end. On the human side you get how guys think and talk. Glad to have the book handy on my iPad.” — David S. Sands, Los Angeles, California
Though the e-book stands alone, it also introduces Book 2 of the Milford-Haven Novels, the critically acclaimed, popular series, a multi-generational saga. Based on Purl’s BBC Radio drama Milford-Haven U.S.A.
Don’t miss the story before the story . . . the short story that happens right before Book Two, Where the Heart Lives.
Check out this Whale Tale by Mara:
Whales’ Tales by the Dock of the Bay
Available as an E-Book (see below).
|Available as an Audio Book.
Click play to listen to the 3-minute trailer:
Mara’s Research whale watching in Southern California, featured in prequel short story “When Whales Watch”
Mara Purl – AZTV Interview discussing her short story “When Whales Watch”