Blood-Line Incursion, the thrilling ups and downs of a Scandinavian immigrant in Australia.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Blood-Line Incursion Chapter 1

The tears were running down her cheeks, streaming into the corners of her mouth as she was screaming louder than thunder, as hysterical as if losing a child, as uncontrollable as an Australian bushfire. “YOU CAN HAVE YOUR SON.” She was mocking the word ‘son’ by making quotation marks with the fingers on both her trembling hands. She reached for her glass of aged cabernet sauvignon from the round Australian-red hardwood garden table, trying to compose herself and stop the uncontrollable shaking of her body. Her eyes were as red as blood oranges and her makeup was running down her face making her look like someone out of a horror movie. But this was unfortunately for real. Her face looked like it had frozen in one position with her mouth twisted to the left side and her eyes glazed over like something had snapped inside her head. Catherine had been my life, wife, lover, soul mate and mother of my children for the last 30 years. Now she had turned into some kind of a wild monster, scaring the living daylights out of me! 
Catherine took a sip of her wine as she looked at me like I was her worst enemy on this earth and should be terminated. Then she drank the whole glass in a frenetic gulp, without any facial gesture. It made her teeth and lips stained from the red wine. She then threw the empty glass with all her force towards me, making it smash into thousands of pieces scattering all over the African slate crazy-paving with a big BANG!
Of course this set off our two dogs Lucy and Max now yelling like crazed wolves, and waking up the neighbours on this beautiful late summer evening. Catherine was very drunk and high on prescription drugs, as well as being on a mission to make her point loud and clear to me, about her feelings towards this new impossible situation we were in.
I tried to ignore her by not reacting to this unprovoked outbreak by simply sipping my wine as though nothing had happened. However, my inner anger made me light up a cigar in a very arrogant way, blowing the smoke in her face.
This was the strategy I had agreed on with my daughter Megan to implement when this situation occurred, as it had done hundreds of times before this incident. Megan was a highly educated person within the medical profession who had contacts with famous psychologists and therapists, all of which had recommended this approach.
Unfortunately it had not worked!
Perhaps it was the smoke that provoked this breaking point?
“Fuck you! You don’t even care! I know! All you fucking care about is your fucking son!”
“I don’t want to lose my temper! I could kill you! You know how strong and fit I am! NO! You are not worth the punishment! Bitch!”
At this stage I started to feel sick to my stomach. Life felt hopeless, impossible. I had totally lost control of my life! My life was in the toilet, ready to be flushed down.

For the first time in my life I didn’t know what to do. Damned if I do, damned if I don’t! I was the meat in the sandwich! No solutions, not even an exit plan. How bad was that?
I had totally stuffed up.
Catherine poured more wine into the empty water glass with a shaking hand that made the bottle neck dance on the solid edge of the glass, which sounded like a woodpecker, but on glass! She pretended to ignore me by not looking in my direction. You could feel the tension in the air. No words were exchanged for around three very long minutes; you could only hear the night birds and the cicadas screaming incessantly in the background punctuating the air.

‘We can’t do anything about it! So, why can’t you accept the situation? Nothing will change! Don’t you understand that? Bitch!” I blurted in a nervous, loud and angry voice.
It started to feel like I was losing my temper in a big way, uncharacteristic for me these days. Maybe I’d had a bit more wine than normal? Or was it just pure frustration? Or was it the stifling humidity and the heat? Or was it a build up of all the times she had done it lately? Or did she just piss me off totally?

In my younger years it had happened quite often but luckily I never hit anyone in my family. I was and I am a very fit and strong person and could have done great damage.
I kept telling myself, calm down! Take it easy! Control! Stay calm! Count to ten!
“Of course things have changed now that you have found something much better in your home country of Sweden! You have made your parents proud! We have all been down-graded!” she said, as the tears started to develop again making the black make-up run further down her face onto her wine-stained lips.
“No one has been down-graded! I love my Australian family more than life itself!”
“Your own daughter is feeling insecure!”
“Bullshit! She knows I love her and that she means everything to me.”
“I doubt that you love her! You are being so obsessive with this NEW thing!”
“Fuck you, bitch! How dare you question my love for my own daughter! How dare you? You fucking bitch! Bitch! I hate you!” I had totally lost control and did not know what to do. I knew that if I did not remove myself from this situation, location, and Catherine I would have killed her in pure anger… No one has the right to question my love for my first-born and only planned daughter!
I stood up as my head was spinning, my body was shaking and perspiration was running down my face. I could also feel that the back of my polo shirt was sopping wet as the butterflies did their dance in my stomach. I had no plan! But I had to run somewhere! Away from all this SHIT! I started to run towards the back door of our house, but I could not see it. The bright light from the garden spotlights was in my eyes.
Catherine noticed that I was up to something and rushed up in front of me, her body throwing a shadow over my face, providing a vision of where the door was located. 
I pushed her to the side, making her lose her balance and I quickly rushed into the house to get my car keys and wallet.
“Shit! Shit! Shit!” The car was in the garage and Catherine was limping towards me.
“Sorry! Sorry! Sorry! We have to talk!” She sounded very remorseful and as strange as it might sound, very calm.
When I realised that there was no time to get the car out of the garage without further confrontations, I started to run down the street, pounding the asphalt at a very fast pace. This was nothing unfamiliar to me being a Spartan Runner, or a runner that has run more than 10 marathons (42 km). I could hear Catherine pleading for me to come back. Her voice faded as I got further and further away from my house.
“Pentti! Pentti! We have to talk! Please come back! Please, please, please!”
As I approached the main road, I could hear a car behind me revving the engine as it got closer. It was Catherine chasing me on four wheels in her little red sports car. My only chance to escape her was to run to the other side of road which was divided by a wide nature strip. This forced her to drive further down the road to the next intersection where she had to do a u-turn to continue the chase.
By then I had hidden behind a bus shelter, my heart was beating in my throat, my breathing was heavy and very loud. I felt like a criminal hiding from the police as I watched her drive past very slowly looking for me. Then my mobile phone started to ring. The screen displayed Catherine’s name and I quickly pressed reject. I did not want to see her ever again! I was leaving home, just like a teenager after a fight with their parents. No plan! No place to go! The only thing I had with me was my wallet and my mobile phone. Where should I go? What should I do?
I suddenly remembered that the local pub was only 20 minutes walk from where I was. It would be my short-term destination before leaving for Escape Town – never to be found again!
I popped my head out very, very slowly from behind the bus shelter, just like in the movies, checking if the coast was clear! Catherine had done a second lap past my hiding place and she had seen me!
As quick as a desperate criminal facing life in jail, I ran towards the pub, head-long against the on-coming traffic – making it impossible for her to turn the car and follow. I was running like a mad man chased by a wild bull. My wife! Yes, it made me run very fast! I was constantly looking over my shoulder. No sign of her. She must have been stuck in traffic. Now I could see the illuminated Statue of Liberty outside the pub, luckily I knew what country I was in! Yeah you can gamble at the pub as well, if you didn’t want to speak to anyone.
As I was approaching the venue I could see Catherine doing exactly the same thing, but she hadn’t seen me. Obviously she expected me to be there. I dropped like a sack of potatoes behind an old black Ford Falcon in the car park outside this lucky factory. I started to get tired of being chased like a criminal. I did not move a muscle. I was completely still. She went inside. I still didn’t move. After I had been a statue for around seven minutes, Catherine came back out again, looking left, looking right and fiddling with her mobile phone. All of a sudden my mobile phone was playing my favourite song ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ very loudly and the screen displayed Catherine’s name. I switched it off immediately. She looked in my direction as she heard it play and started to walk towards me when an old lady with a walking frame came up to her and talked to her about something. This made her go back to her car and drive off slowly, still preoccupied by her search.
My plan to stay behind the Ford Falcon for another few minutes before making a dash for the entry door came to an abrupt end when I felt the vibrations on my back of a V8 engine revving up. The driver did not know that I was there. This hoon decided to burn rubber before take off, creating a lot of attention due to the noise, rubber smell and smoke. It almost killed me. I threw myself under a parked pick-up truck next to the highway rocket and rolled out on the other side, using the smoke as cover, and entered the pub unnoticed.
“Could I please have a pint of beer? Victoria Bitter?”
“Of course, but what the heck has happened to you?” asked the barmaid while she poured a perfect beer.
“What do you mean?” I said, somewhat surprised.
“Look in the mirror behind me,” she smiled.
“Shit! Sorry! I did not realise I looked this bad!”
My bright yellow Ralph Lauren polo shirt was covered in oil, gravel and sand and was almost saturated in perspiration. My shorts revealed my tanned, hairy legs covered in dirt from the car park. My face and hair were not much better. Thankfully the security guy didn’t enforce their dress code. My lucky day! Safe from my wife! Peace!

I found a quiet corner for myself. I enjoyed letting the icy cold beer do its trick with my over-heated and exhausted body, as it calmed my elevated stress level. It was the best tasting beer ever! It was so cold that it almost gave me frostbite on my finger tips and a slight brain freeze while my mind was racing with thousands of different thoughts on how to solve this hopeless situation. How to divorce her? Fake my own death? Move back to Sweden? Kill her? Drive a taxi in north Queensland? Live like a hermit in the bush? Live like a homeless person, only worry about one day at a time, where to sleep and where to find food?
Then I suddenly started to think, where the bloody hell would I sleep tonight? Hotel? Motel? B&B? Or should I try to pick up a lady with her own place and a shower – which I desperately needed?

“Darling, you look like you need someone to cheer you up,” said mutton dressed as lamb with long bottle blonde hair, large gold earrings, muffin top with deep cleavage, red tight mini skirt, with matching red stilettos, broken by the garish check of her black fish-net stockings. She touched my shoulder like I had ordered a Swedish massage in a shopping centre.
“Yeaaah, sweetie?? What do you mean? Do I look like I need it??”
“You sure do, babe,” she said with a very confident voice while she was sipping her white wine and continuing her free one-handed shoulder massage service.
“OK! You read my mind like we were made for each other.”
Under normal circumstances I would have run a mile. But I was desperate! I needed a place to stay and someone to talk to, about anything that would keep my mind off my misery.
“Why are we standing when we can sit down, handsome?”
Just as we were sitting down and starting to communicate freely, Catherine came storming in like a hurricane on fire.
“Fuck you! Five minutes and you already have a slut on your lap! You pathetic low-life! And I am trying to repair our 30-year marriage!” 
By then my accommodation fled the scene equally as quick as she had arrived, but the smell of her fake designer perfume lingered in her wake.
I had no words in response. It felt like I was not there. Everything seemed to be in slow motion. I did not care anymore! Nothing worse could happen in my opinion. This was hell and the devil was doing his best to punctuate bad karma.
Then, without warning I could feel extreme pain in my head, making me see light freckling together with blue and yellow spots dancing in front of my eyes as I fell slowly to the ground. 
I could hear voices and a struggle very, very far away; it was like coming out of surgery. I had no understanding of time. What had happened? Where was I? I felt very peaceful and calm, when I suddenly could hear, “Dad! Dad! How do you feel?” asked Megan.
She was sitting next to me on a hospital bed in a very busy emergency department somewhere in the city.
“What I am doing here? Ooh, ooh! My head hurts like hell!”
“Mum hit you over the head with a wine bottle!”
“Shit! My God, she is a sick little bitch! Where is she now?”
“Two security men had to hold her down while a doctor from a mental crisis centre sedated her at the pub. She is now confined to the hospital around the corner from where you live. They are going to conduct some tests tomorrow.”
The tears were running down her face uncontrollably while she was telling me about her mum. Megan loved her mum dearly.

According to Megan, I had been in a coma for more than two days and there were 27 stitches on the back of my head as proof it was not a nightmare. It was for real! I could feel with my right hand that they had shaved off all of my natural dark brown, well-groomed hair. Now there were only traces of artificial threads making me look like I was a die hard, desperate hair transplant recipient.
“The visiting hours finished 27 minutes ago,” said a male nurse as he advised us that I would be moved to ward 47 for the next few days.
We hugged in silence for a long time like there was no tomorrow. We were both trying to hold back our tears and compose ourselves before saying goodbye to each other.
Alone in the ward, my mind started to wander, thanks to all the drugs in my system …

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

On The Edge of Glory!

I can feel it! I can smell it! I can almost touch it! When will Blood-Line Incursion go over the edge?

A lot of Swedish people have not seen this article which was published earlier this year. Sorry to all English speaking people.... Your turn will come soon!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Stieg Larsson & Peter Oredsson?

What are the common links between us? We are both Swedish and born three years apart...
Most book sellers around the world recommend that if you like Blood-Line Incursion you more than likely would enjoy Stieg Larsson's book The Girl Who Played With Fire... That's a great honour to me...

27 Countries! 97 Booksellers! Supply Viral Demand of Blood-Line Incursion!

Luckily 3 new countries have joined the long list of supporters  of Blood-Line Incursion as the demand is going viral...
  • France, Amazon
  • Portugal, Bertrand Booksellers
  • Korea, Book.daum Booksellers
Thank you for your support! You make my heart sing :-)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Blood-Line Incursion Gone Viral!

In the last few days this blog site has gone made! I have received a record level of hits regarding Blood-Line Incursion from United States, Netherlands and United Kingdom... I hope it all translate into sales! Thank you for your interest!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Blood-Line Incursion Thought Provoking!

Sometimes people go out of their way to find me on facebook to surprise me with positive feedback like this: This makes it all worth while :-)
"I have now read Blood-Line Incursion with great interest! It’s a bewildered read, written with speed and a fresh breath of air! I’m looking forward to your next book. I trust the book will be successful! It was a well worth read and thought provoking…"
Anita, Sweden

Thursday, July 14, 2011

24 Countries! 86 Book Sellers! Embrace Blood-Line Incursion! July 2011

This time it's CANADA joining the long Journey to Fame!
The company is
They have a Worldwide Compare Prices List on their website and according to them you get the Best Value for Blood-Line Incursion at Abebooks Marketplace US.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

22 Countries! 83 Book Sellers! Support Blood-Line Incursion!

Welcome Romania! OKIAN Book Seller...

The following Book Sellers are providing FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE:
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Book Depository
  • Better World Books
  • The Nile
If you know about any other companies who provide free shipping worldwide please let me know.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

21 Countries! 80 Book Sellers!

Wow! One more country! It's unbelievable! Me Very Happy :-)
This time it's from Hong Kong

I’m also very proud to announce that I received a formal letter from the Premier of Victoria the honourable Ted Baillieu, thanking me for sending him a copy of Blood-Line Incursion. He also stated that he appreciated the update of the international market penetration; after all, the book is promoting Melbourne as the most livable city in the world.

Monday, June 6, 2011

JK Rowling & Peter Oredsson?

What? Yeah my name appeared in the same article as JK Rowling! :-) Check it out!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

20 Countries! 70 Book Sellers! & from the Netherlands have also joined the journey...

You can also find Blood-Line Incursion in the following libraries:
  • National library of Australia
  • State library of Victoria, AUS
  • Albany public library, Western Australia
  • Knox library, Victoria, AUS
  • Ringwood library, Victoria AUS
  • Alibris, Emeryville, California, US

Sunday, May 29, 2011

19 Countries! 64 Book Sellers!

Bookfayre in Czech Republic is the latest country to join my journey to FAME! :-)
If you have not read Blood-Line Incursion yet I suggest you click the link for a free preview:

Sunday, May 15, 2011

18 Countries! 57 Book Sellers!

Welcome Poland Trade Books! You are now part of the fast growing network of book sellers around the world who are selling Blood-Line Incursion... And its only five months since it was published here in Melbourne Australia.

According to the blog the following countries show great interest in my book:
1) Australia
2) Sweden
3) USA
4) Russia
5) Malaysia
6) Germany
7) India
8) South Africa
9) UAE
10) Belarus
11) New Zealand
12) Slovenia

Please spread the word! I'm dying to scream FAME!! :-)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

17 Countries! 53 Book Sellers!

There are now 53 Book Sellers in 17 Countries who are selling Blood-Line Incursion.

These two are the latest editions:

Norway bookseller Capris
Estonia bookseller Kriso

Sunday, April 17, 2011

15 Countries Are Now Selling Blood-Line Incursion!

As of today there are 45 book sellers in 15 countries who are now selling Blood-Line Incursion! It's awesome :-) Thank you!

Music Significant To Blood-Line Incursion!

The words in the song “Seasons in The Sun” (lyrics by Rod McKuen) has a significant meaning to Blood-Line Incursion! If you read the book you will understand what I’m talking about…
The song is performed on this link by 17 year old Rowan Hills who is a rising star in Australia; he is a regular actor in the Disney production As the Bell Rings and many other shows…

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

There Will Be A Sequel To Blood-Line Incursion!

I have now started to write the sequel to Blood-Line Incursion...Watch this blog for more information.

There are now two more countries selling Blood-Line Incursion!
  • Bulgaria
  • Ireland

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Successful Book Launch at Toorak House!

Plenty of Champagne, Food, Music, Speeches, Laughter and Friends… A Memorable Evening!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Radio Sweden Interview!

Click the link and you will experience my first radio interview regarding Blood-Line Incursion! You can clearly hear my Skanska dialect...The original interview went for 16 minutes.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

More Book Sellers! More Countries!

There are now three more countries selling Blood-Line Incursion!
  • New Zealand   Mighty Ape
  • South Africa   Wantitall
  • Finland   Booky
 Don't forget the launch tomorrow 24 March at the Swedish Church...See you there!

Monday, March 7, 2011


There are now more than 21 book sellers around the world selling Blood-Line Incursion!
Australia                           United States                 Germany        Sweden
Zeus Publications           Amazon                              Bokus
Mighty  Ape                    Better World Books
Angus & Robertson        Discount Book Sale
Holistic Page                                                                                                                        
West Books
Emporium Books
United Kingdom        Denmark                    India                Croatia
Amazon UK                Saxo                            Flipart              Super Book Store
Japan                          Italy
Junkudo                     Deastore

Blood-Line Incursion! Now available as Ebook!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Blood-Line Incursion! Getting more international interest!

These are the Top 7 countries as of today where Blood-Line Incursion is making an impact!

1. Australia
2. Sweden
3. United States
4. India
5. Malaysia
6. Russia
7. Germany

Thank You!


To my official book launch of Blood-Line Incursion and Peeta Oreda and The Power of Numbers on the
24th of March 2011, Time: 19.00 - 21.00 at the Historical Swedish Church! It served as Victoria's Government House from 1854 until 1876.
21 St Georges Road
Toorak Vic 3142
Tel: 03 9827 5580
There will be live music performed by the choir Tempo and some refreshments... All books will be signed!
RSVP 19 March on this blog or the Swedish Church

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Publicity Went Wrong!

This article is totally wrong! It’s claiming that my wife and daughter alienated me when I was fighting with my mind and Swedish family…To set the record straight I have demanded that the newspaper publish the story again but with the right information “It was my Swedish family who alienated me!”

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Blood-Line Incursion is now part of the Australian Immigration History!

It's just getting better and better for each day which goes by...

Dear Peter

Thank you for contacting the Immigration Discovery Centre with your kind offer to donate your book Blood-line incursion.

This book has been accepted and will be catalogued as part of the Immigration Discovery Centre Library Collection for public reference.

We eagerly look forward to reading it and sharing it with our visitors.

Thank you once again for approaching the Museum with the offer of a donation and for your interest in expanding the collection and knowledge on Victorian immigration history.

Please don’t hesitate to contact if you have any further queries.



Discovery Centre Team
Immigration Museum

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Melbourne Lord Mayor!

This is the highlight of the journey so far :-)

Dear Mr Oredsson,
Thank you for your book. It is a great read with a unique insight in to the life of a migrant family in Melbourne.
I was particularly pleased when your characters visited Melbourne icons like the Botanic Gardens and the "Cheesestick".
I am not sure about how much of your book is autobiographical but I am glad that you and your family have chosen to settle in Melbourne, it is a truly magnificent place.
Yours sincerely
Robert Doyle
Lord Mayor

Sunday, January 23, 2011


“I have now read Blood-Line Incursion, I have to say Congratulations! You made me stay up until 4.00 am in the morning and I should start work at 7.00. I could not stop reading it, I had to find out how it finished.
One can question what the author had experienced and what was fiction…? But that is what a good book is all about and that one can identify with the main character.”
Eddie (Sweden)

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Over the last few days I have received extremely positive feedback from many readers of Blood-Line Incursion! I’m overwhelmed… I’m not used to praise particular not as an author…Thank you for all your kind words!
“I started to read your book yesterday and I have taken the afternoon off so I can finish it! It got me totally intrigued…My daughter have told me to hurry up so she can read it!”  (Denise in Melbourne)
“My body was shaking of excitement and anger as I could relate to the main character, in other words it was a bloody good read!” (Axel in Sweden)
“I read it over the weekend and loved every part of it, particular the naughty bits!”  (Karen in Mulgrave)

Thursday, January 13, 2011


If you follow this blog you will notice that we stated at the printers, Real people feedback of manuscript, Newspaper article in Sweden, Subject submission to Oprah Winfrey and Sunrise, Printer running late, Publish date 24 December, Revealed the front cover, Provided the link where to buy it, International  attention, Libraries & Government department, Swedish book club, Public notice boards…
The objective of this blog is to provide you with a Journey from Nothing to Something! (hopefully BIG!)
And to illustrate how difficult it is to gain distribution through book retailers around the world as a NO Name Author.  Are you ready for the ride?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Public Notice Boards

Blood-Line Incursion posters have started to appear on public notice boards in Melbourne. It's the front cover of the book with the wording "The most controversial book of 2011? You will be the judge!" On the bottom of the poster is pull off tags where to buy the book...
The traffic on the blog has increased by 78% so far in January compared to December 2010.
Thank you for your interest ;-)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Swedish Book Club!

The Swedish Book Club at Toorak house received their copies of Blood-Line Incursion today in preparation of the launch on the 24 March. Beyondblue have also been provided with a courtesy copy...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Libraries and Government Department

Blood-Line Incursion is now available at Ringwood and Knox libraries here in Melbourne and the Australian Government department "Family Relationship Centre" has also listed the book as it is relevant to some of their clients.

Monday, January 3, 2011

International Attention!

Back at work! Happy New Year...
It's only two weeks since the Blood-Line Incursion was published and we have had Christmas and New Year celebrations in between.
So far the book has generated substantial interest in Australia, USA, Sweden and Malaysia...
We have also received 237 hits on the press release which are all industry related!
2011 is going to be a good year!