Anneli Purchase


Anneli Purchase lives on Vancouver Island where she works as an author and a freelance copy-editor. Her articles on coastal life have appeared in Canadian and UK magazines. She has published five novels (The Wind Weeps and its sequel Reckoning Tide, Orion's Gift, Julia's Violinist, and Marlie).

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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,800. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Marlie accepts a teaching job in the remote and rugged Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii), hoping for new chance at a better life. When a handsome fisherman catches her interest, sparks fly. But just as Marlie believes her life has made a turn for the better, an error of judgement turns it upside down.
Reckoning Tide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,390. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.00 from 1 review)
Andrea has escaped her abusive husband, Robert. Or has she? Robert is an expert stalker, keeping her off balance with surprise appearances. His harassment leaves her terrorized and anxious. Love and hate are all the same to him. Andrea is living an increasingly desperate nightmare. Can she free herself from Robert’s unrelenting pursuit before he does her serious harm?
Julia's Violinist
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,500. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The lovely Julia has it all—a seemingly perfect life. The aftermath of WWII changes all that. Widowed and homeless, Julia and her two small children become refugees in their own land. As she tries to rebuild her life, Julia is drawn into a love triangle. New flames or old flames—both can burn and destroy.
Orion's Gift
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,970. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
While camping in the exotic landscape of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Kevin and Sylvia, both on the run from abusive relationships, meet and fall in love. Two things stand in the way of their happiness. One—the secrets they keep from each other. Two—their abusers hunting them down. Will fear drive them apart or will passion and trust surmount the violence and hostility they have endured?
The Wind Weeps
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,570. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Andrea leaves big-city boredom to find a new life on the BC coast. But soon, her adventure becomes a nightmare. The beauty of her surroundings is at odds with the terror that she lives every day. Trapped in an isolated cabin on the coast, she will need to test her newly acquired wilderness skills if she ever hopes to escape. Be sure to follow up with the sequel, Reckoning Tide.

Smashwords book reviews by Anneli Purchase

  • Embattled on April 27, 2012

    Em's life is taken over by supreme beings who use her to make Earth a better place to live. She is given super powers and thrives in her new role. But a love triangle inevitably causes its own brand of chaos. Embattled will have you turning pages as your emotions become entangled with those of the characters. This book is well written and entertaining. The author has a special talent for painting with words. She is skilled in the mechanics of writing, but there is nothing mechanical about the storytelling. A great read!
  • Empowered on April 27, 2012

    Having read Embattled, I looked forward to reading about Em again as she was reincarnated as Jasmine Wade Berdin in Darlene Jones’ sequel, Empowered. I was not disappointed. The new Em (Jasmine) was comfortably familiar to me, yet completely new and refreshing. Jaz is beautiful, intelligent, and full of surprises. Something tells her that she has been singled out by powers beyond her control, to do good works and fulfill a mission on Earth. To help her do this, she must find her soulmate. The rub is that Yves, her otherworldly controller, is in love with her himself. I felt huge empathy for Yves although he and Jaz are literally worlds apart. The author intertwines the lives of the characters in such a way that we feel just as comfortable reading about “the beings” as we do about the Earth characters. You’ll find action, suspense, and human relationships developed and woven into a story you won’t want to put down. Jones’ challenge must have been to make the story end in a way that was satisfying to everyone, and she accomplishes this very skilfully.
  • Embraced on Sep. 16, 2012

    As I read Embraced, I identified with the character of Abby. What would I do if I were Abby and heard annoying clickings in my teeth? I’d be extremely worried that something was wrong with me. What if the sounds were like a code being tapped out? I’d wonder if I was losing my mind. But what if it turned out that they really were messages from some supreme being “up there”? It sure isn’t something I’d tell anyone about. They’d think I was crazy. Abby is in a real dilemma. And then things get worse for her. She meets the most beautiful man she’s ever seen in her life. He says he loves her, but he betrays her. Or does he? He’s in and out of her life. He asks her if she thinks she’s lived before. He visits without seeming to have to open a door – simply appears. Is he real? She wants him to go away so she can get her sanity back, but can’t bear it when he’s gone from her life. And the messages? They tell her to write letters to fix things in the world. And it works! But it’s all so overwhelming for her. Embraced will keep you turning pages to find out how Abby will deal with the bizarre things going on in her life. The author engages and entertains the reader from start to finish. Expertly written and thoroughly enjoyable.
  • Embroiled on April 28, 2013

    Em is back again. From Em in Embattled, and her reincarnations as Jasmine in Empowered and Abby in Embraced, Emily (Em) is at last coming to terms with her obsession about that other world “up there.” She is almost powerless to resist the pull that draws her like a magnet to Yves’s world. Their love is never in question; only Emily’s acceptance of it is. We are drawn into the story so completely that we forget that planet hopping is probably not possible. As we are engrossed in the novel, interplanetary travel becomes quite acceptable and we welcome any new magic-like tricks. Most of the citizens of the new world are welcoming and friendly, but Algar immediately gets Emily’s alarm bells ringing. Not only is he obnoxious, but he appears to be behind an evil plot that could ruin Yves's world. Emily must come to terms with choosing whether to stay and help Yves fight the evil plot, or throw away his love and go back home to the security of Earth.
  • Mali to Mexico and Points in Between on April 09, 2014

    Because the cultures from Mali to Mexico and points in between are in many ways different from ours, it is a treat to gain insights about them from an author who has been there. Most of the stories are told with a touch of humour, while the few that are more serious will leave you thinking about them long after you put the book down. This is the perfect book for reading in bed or when you can take a break. Mali to Mexico provides short, yet highly entertaining snippets of life and experiences in these countries. Read one or two and save the next short story for another time. Be warned though: Like a box of chocolates, you’ll be wanting to pick it up again soon to savour another one.