Thursday, February 28, 2013

Kallos by Khelsey Jackson

From Khelsey Jackson:
Hello everyone! I'm happy to share with you my YA novel Kallos. If you like Greek gods and goddesses then you will love Kallos. In school I loved learning about Greek gods and goddesses, and knew when I started writing I wanted something different.

Kallos is a shy sixteen year old girl unready to face the world, but when she meets Ian and Sean Hunter the world will open up for her. Secrets revealed are to much to bear and her past life as a goddess, unimaginable. A visit from the goddess Aphrodite, Kallos is told her soul mate must be found or her life will be forfeit. Kallos desperate to find her one true match has discovered she may have two possibilities. Kallos has a choice to make and her decisions may have life ending consequences.

Kj's Review
I love this book, from the moment I started reading I was intrigued. It honestly caught my attention with Aphrodite, Apollo and Aries right in the forefront. It is a story of time, love and adversity, all put together in a beautiful setting of a small town. A eternal love story that spans all time, Khelsey Jackson has written a tale that grabs and keeps you breathless with anticipation. I cannot wait to have more of Kallos, Sean and Ian.

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About the Author:
Khelsey hails from the Sunshine State (California) but moved to Minnesota when she was 11 years old. Her grandmother raised her and her brother. When she was 18 she did what any sane teen would do and moved to the city of sin, Las Vegas NV. There she met her handsome husband and the rest is history. She loves to read, and will read almost anything guess when you have read just about everything, the only next logical step is to write

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ashes & Ice by Rochelle Maya Callen

Kj's Review
   Jade is alone, empty, knows no one, doesn't have a memory to work with, and she feels evil calling to her. Connor's dad has died, he is bullied at school, he hides as much as possible, and he can run like the wind. The two are as about as far apart as you could imagine but some how they find each other and set out on a journey of discovery....for both Jade and Connor.
   Ms Callen has written a wonderful story that just begs to be read. From the moment you start reading you want, no you need the answers to your questions. As you continue to read, you fall in love with these two characters and their improbable friendship/romance. Just as you get comfortable with the story, it twists and turns leading you to new heights. So sadly it ends, we want more please!! I would like to thank Ms Callen for my copy of this book, and cannot wait for more!!
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About the Author:

Rochelle grew up dreaming up stories. When she entered high school, she tucked away her creative side and jumped head-first into academics, work, and service projects. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Political Science and Communication when she was twenty years old. After years away from her writing, Rochelle picked up a pen and started fleshing out a character sketch that she outlined when she was twelve. That sketch was the start of the Ashes and Ice story. Rochelle lives in the DC metro area with her husband and daughter. By day she works as a behavioral therapist. By night, she is a dreamer and is busy tapping out new stories on her keyboard.

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Hidden Wings By Cameo Renae

Kj's Review
As I read the title of this book I have to say I was hoping for some angel action, and oh boy did I get it! This book starts off with Emma losing her parents in an accident and finding out she has an aunt she was never told about. Alaine, her aunt, has sent an escort to bring her to her new home in Alaska in the very hot form of a young man named Kade. Angels, darklings, hot guardians, all together make a story from which you will never want to return! The plot twists and turns, holding you a willing captive, magically woven together by Cameo Renae into an awesome book. I would like to thank Cameo Renae for giving me this book to review.

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Meet the Author:

Cameo Renae was born in San Francisco, CA, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with her husband and children to Alaska.
She loved reading from as long as she can remember, and it was C.S. Lewis’ - Chronicles of Narnia – which sparked a fire in her soul which made her want to create her own wondrous, magical worlds, and awesome characters to go on adventures with.
Writing is her passion, and right now, her head is stuck in the YA genre and anything that has to do with the paranormal.
She self-published her debut novel, In My Dreams about a year ago, but it was picked up and re-published in December 2012 by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. Her newest novel, Hidden Wings (Book 1 in a series), has recently been published through Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing on January 18, 2013.
One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe, and ride away on her magical unicorn... Until then... she’ll keep writing!

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Rise of Bob McDoogal


The Rise of Bob McDoogal is science fiction at heart, but also filled with romance, suspense, dark humor, and much more. It is a fast paced action novella guaranteed to be a "guilty pleasure" read.  Be prepared to laugh, cry, and find yourself thinking "damn, did he really say that?"

Kj's Review

This book was way more than a science fiction, it was many genres in one, which for me made it very interesting. I loved Bob and Lusha, their alien ways, their travels, and their love. J.M. Gutierrez has created a wonderful ride of a book, which takes you from the highs to the lows and everywhere in between in the space of 155 pages. I also loved, which is something alien to me, the absolute drop off, cliffhanger ending. I have to say this book left me hungry for more, I will definitely be on the lookout for more by Mr. Gutierrez.

Fuck, six o’clock already? So… Tired. Another day of school. Last year, thank God. I begin to stretch and get up from the damn twin mattress which is supposed to pass for a proper bed. So much pain. Like every other morning though, nothing new. I’m six-two; this bed is too small. Between that and the Cerebral Palsy, it takes a few minutes for the cockroaches crawling around inside my feet and the pains shooting up my legs to dwindle to a tolerable ache.
Looks like Grandma Anne isn’t up yet. Hopefully she never wakes up. The clothes on the line outside should be dry. Time to stand, ARGH! I Ping-Pong off the walls down the hall and open the nicotine-stained door as quietly as possible. I don’t wanna wake Grams; she can be such a bitch first thing in the morning.
Despite the pain, I struggle through my morning routine, shower, do what lonely eighteen-year-old boys do best, and tend to my rodents. Well, seventeen going on eighteen in a month, anyway.
I keep nine, ten-gallon aquariums with rats and hamsters for breeding. As a way to make money, I sell their young to local pet shops. It sucks to eat the dumpster food my Grandma gets from her church friends, so I use my money on take-out food almost every night. She uses all the foster care money she gets for me, and all her disability money to get high and escape the harsh reality that her life isn’t, and never will be, going anywhere. All she does is lay in bed all day, wasting taxpayers’ dollars. She sets such a good example! Shit…
I load my backpack with everything I need and slam the door as I leave. That oughta wake her ass up. I limp to the front of the rinky-dink apartment complex to wait for the bus.

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About The Author:

Juan Gutierrez is a 27 year old living in Dallas, Texas. He grew up in Torrance, California. He is a Fantasy/Science Fiction writer. Inspired both Star Wars and Star Trek, he is determined to make a Galaxy Cluster all of his own. In 2012, he began his work on the character Bob McDoogal. Think The Mask with Jim Carrey (another major influence), mixed with Star Wars. That is the best way to describe his Dark humor Science Fiction Fantasy writing. He is currently working on book two of the series, aiming to have it done by the close of 2013.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Shannon Eckrich Author Interview

Other Side Of Forever Interview

I was lucky enough to catch up to the very busy Shannon Eckrich and ask her a few questions. Here is what she had to say:

1. What or who inspired you to write the Other Side of Forever?

Okay, so don't laugh, but Twilight officially inspired me to write Other Side of Forever. The funny thing is a friend recommended the book to me, but I kept putting it off because I wasn't really into vampires. I mean, I like Bram Stoker and Anne Rice, but I only watched their movies, not read their books (shh...don't tell anyone). But then Twilight came out on DVD, so I got kind of curious as to what all the hype was about. Let's just say I was hooked by the end of the movie.

I then purchased all the books, read them a hundred times over, and decided I wanted to write my own story. You know, create my own world, my own characters, and end a story the way I want it to end.

I guess I would say the rest is history.

2. There's quite a bit of magic in your book, do you believe in magic and why?

In Other Side of Forever it's more about energy than magic. Everything is energy in the the mortal and immortal world. And, it's also a part of our everyday world. Normally, we can feel if someone gives off good or bad vibes, and we know whether we should engage with that person or to stay away. Those vibes are energy. We can also use the energy around us to heal others or to heal ourselves. I'm certified in Reiki 1, which is the art of using the universal energy flow to heal. Reiki has opened up so many new doorways for me. Doorways that I never knew existed.

But, since you asked about magic, yes, I believe in magic. It's all around us, but everyone is in such a rush, that only a majority of us slow down enough to see it, to feel it. Magic and energy are in the same category to me. Energy creates magic. 

3. What is your absolute have to have favorite book?

I actually have a couple of favorite books. Right now it's Wintergirls, Before I Fall, and Alyson Noel's Riley Bloom series. Of course, I'm still adding to my list.

4. Were the characters Allie and Ethan patterned after people you know?

Yes and no. When we first meet Allie, she's kind of lost in the world, an outsider. Sure she has friends, but she can't get over the fact that she's different. I think we all feel that way at some point in our life, especially in our teen years. So Allie's feelings are patterned after how I felt in high school and what I see in the young adults today.

Ethan isn't really patterned after anyone in particular, but his body is similar to my husband's build(I know, you're probably laughing right about now), but I have this weakness for broad shoulders and strong facial features. I don't like the tall, lanky type. That does nothing for me.

5. What and/or who has been the greatest influence on your writing?

I would have to say everyone who stood behind me in the beginning. You guys know who you are!

6. Do you go into "Allie & Ethan's world" when writing about them? If so is it hard to come back to the "real world"?

Yes, yes, yes! When I go into my characters world, I zone everything else out. My kids will try to ask me questions or talk to me and I just nod. I don't think I ever fully come back to the real world. I play out scenes in my head constantly. Even while I'm driving down the road.

7. Why did you want to become an author?

I had no intentions of becoming an author at first, I was just looking for a way to escape everyday life. An outlet, so to speak. But once I finished the first draft of Other Side of Forever, I thought I might as well go all the way.
8. Some days I feel like books are my best friends, do you ever feel this way? And why?

Books are always my best friends. They don't lie, they don't cheat, and they take you on a journey without crowding you. And they don't get angry when you scream at them, which is always a plus!

9. What advice would you give to others wanting to become authors?

Follow your dreams!

Many thanks to Shannon for the interview and we look forward to more from you in the future!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Light of the World Blog Tour & Giveaway

In her dreams whispers taunt her.

They chant wicked things to frighten her.

Every morning she wakes with the same sentence ringing in her ears.

'You're dead. You're dead and I just forgot to tell you.'

The problem isn't entirely the sentence.

It's the person she sees in her dreams chanting it.

It's her mother.


I am not going to talk in the third person. It feels weird.

I am a Canadian author of Paranormal Romance, Post Apocalyptic and Fantasy novels. I write a lot of books and jump Genres a lot. Mostly because I think I have Writers ADD, I like to call it WADD. It might be a real thing.

I write New Adult, my books have sexual content (Heck yes) and Swearing. You have been warned. Now enjoy! I have a beagle named Buster, a husband who I force to read everything I write and two girls who want so badly to be a character in my books. And not in that order. I am mid thirties so be prepared for the chick lit novel this year. I am calling it my Ode to my Midlife Crisis. I have been writing since I was old enough to lie. So for some time. If you're wondering about the hat, it's my 'Hey I'm Canadian Toque' Welcome to my world. Please enjoy the ride. 
I am a huge fan of the Zombie Apocalypse and Eric Northman. Sweet Baby Jesus, that man is fine. I have recently branched out and have just published my first Fantasy novel. It is filled with Dragons, Magic, Princesses, The Volkodlak, oh and maybe a little bodice ripping and some cage fighting. But let's be honest who doesn't like a princess who can take care of herself. The novel is called Vengeance and the double sword wielding Princess Amillia guarantees plenty of it. Don't miss any of my amazing series!! Including the one being revealed in the spring, The Blackwater Witches. Bayou witches, creatures of the night and a creepy old haunted mansion.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Never Say Never

Author: CM Stunich

Book 1: Tasting Never
Book 2: Finding Never
Book 3: Keeping Never

Genre: New Adult
**Not appropriate for people under 18. Lots of hot sex!!!**

Tasting Never Synopsis:
"Never Ross wants to be loved.
It's that simple, but it's not that easy."

Never is a girl with a broken soul who doesn't date nice guys and can't seem to go to bed at night without crying herself to sleep. She doesn't need any complications in her life, especially not when they're attached to a man that could be her emotional twin.

Ty McCabe can't stand Never the first time he meets her. He's aware that the feeling's mutual and the two don't think they'll ever see each other again, but when fate takes a hand and puts them both in the wrong place at the wrong time, Ty and Never form a tentative friendship that opens the door on their dark sides and shows them what it's like to live in the light.

"Sometimes, the only way to go forward, is to take a few, careful steps back.

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Finding Never Synopsis:
"Tell me, Never, do you still love him?"

Never Ross and Ty McCabe have come a long way – but they can't stop now. Their pasts are still there, ready to sweep over and consume them if they don't confront them. A visit to Never's family seems like the first logical step, but will it make things better or worse? And what about Noah Scott? Ty is Never's tortured other half, but can he also be the healing balm that she so desperately needs? With McCabe's past still a virtual unknown, Never is going to have to make more than one decision capable of breaking both their hearts.

"Ty has changed; I have changed, and things are not always what they seem."

Meet the Author:

C.M. Stunich was raised under a cover of fog in the area known simply as Eureka, CA. A mysterious place, this strange, aboreal land nursed Caitlin's (yes, that's her name!) desire to write strange fiction novels about wicked monsters, magical trains, and Nemean Lions (Google it!). She currently enjoys drag queens, having too many cats and tribal bellydance. 
Always a fan of the indie scene and 'sticking it to the man,' Ms. Stunich decided to take the road less traveled and forgo the traditional publishing route. You can be assured though that she received several rejections as to ensure her proper place in the world of writers before taking up a friend's offer to start a publishing company. Sarian Royal was born, and Ms. Stunich's books slowly transformed from mere baking chocolate to full blown tortes with hand sculpted fondant flowers. 
C.M. is a writer obsessed with delivering the very best and scours her mind on a regular basis to select the most unusual stories for the outside world. 
Ms. Stunich can be reached via email or by post and loves to hear from her readers. Ms. Stunich also wrote this biography and has no idea why she decided to refer to herself in the third person.
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Happy reading and carpe diem!

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Betrayal of Spring by LP Dover


The smell of rain vastly approaches as we are lying on the ground in a sea of flowers. They surround our bodies while the fresh Spring wind caresses our skin with its soft, gentle touch. Combined as one, we stare into each other’s eyes as we bask in the pleasure of our love and OUR land.

The Land of the Fae has flourished bringing a new beginning and a new court, the Fall Court. Five years have passed since then along with the dreaded day that Meliantha, Summer Court Princess and one of the powerful Four, was betrayed and broken-hearted by the sexy and alluring Winter Prince, Kalen. Spurned by the man she loves, Meliantha has turned and fallen into the arms of the fierce and handsome warrior, Finn, who understands she can never love him, but wants more than anything to mend her broken heart.
The Winter Solstice Ball is approaching, meaning Meliantha will have to face the Winter Prince and make it out of there with her heart intact. But what does she do when Prince Kalen acts as if nothing ever happened and seems more in love with her than ever before?

The dark sorcerer has planned his twisted game of lies and deceit well, and has enjoyed making himself a player without anyone’s knowledge. The game is almost over and the players are exactly where they are needed to be. Will Meliantha figure out his twisted game and save all the players? Or will the dark sorcerer once again obtain the power of the Four and take everything away from her…..even her one true love?

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I am an avid reader that loves my collection of books. Writing has always been a passion of mine and now I am glad that I get to share my passion with the world. I live in North Carolina and I absolutely love being a southern girl. I spent several years in college starting out with a major in Psychology and then switching to dental. I worked in the dental field for eight years and then decided to stay home with my two beautiful girls. I spent the beginning of my reading years reading suspense thrillers, but now I can't get away from the paranormal/fantasy books. I knew ever since then that if I wrote anything it would be in a paranormal aspect. Now that I have started on my passion and began writing, you will not see me go anywhere without a notebook and pen.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

C.M. Stunich Valentine's Special

For 18+ Please 

Fuck Valentine's Day (A Short Story)

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 Awww-love valentine's specials!!!

Book given for honest review

 I loved this book. I was laughing and reading it with a huge smile on my face the whole time. Typical guy's, the jock and the nerd, and the hotness. Who could resist all that? I found myself not wanting to put this book down, a sign of yet another awesome book by C.M. Of course this is a graphic book with a lot of foul language, but that is what makes this book great, along with the story line. When Valentine's comes around, who doesn't want to be with that someone special? I think that is another part of what makes this book so good. You can deny all you want that it doesn't bother you to be alone for special days like this, but in reality most people want to spend it with someone special. So many people also fantasize about things, but never act on them, so they live it vicariously through others. With this being a short story, you do get to live vicariously a little and still have plenty to get your mind working on the next fantasy. I think the only downside to this book was, it's a SHORT story. I wish it would have been much longer.

  Be sure to Check out all of CM's other books. You won't be disappointed.

CM Stunich



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Love During Death

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Is love worth having even if it's not meant to be kept?

After a series of strange and deadly events, Fia Dannii discovers what it is truly like to live after death. Stuck in the in-between, Fia sets out to discover what in life she missed that would be preventing her from passing on. When Dion walks into her life after death, Fia struggles to believe that he holds the key to her afterlife, and her heart. Fia has to choose between loving Dion or walking the earth forever as an entity, stuck in the in-between. 

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Rachel A Olsen

Somewhere amidst her forty-hour job and playtime with her three-year-old, Rachel finds time to walk the streets of worlds only existing on manmade paper. She resides in small college town Northwestern Nebraska with her young son, just across town from her parents. She enjoys socializing with adults, sipping strawberry wine, and head banging to music that doesn't carry a beat worth the effort of rock star hair slinging. 

Jessica Humphrey

Jessica Humphrey lives next to the Rocky Mountains in the beautiful state of Colorado. She loves to travel, try different things (like using a jackhammer or skydiving), and lose herself at rock concerts to experience everything this life has to offer. Jessica believes that these experiences help her imagination thrive and let the stories in her head come to life on paper.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Blindsighted Wanderer Blog Tour & Giveaway

Blindsighted Wanderer by E.C. Hibbs
Meet the author of the book:

E. C. Hibbs has lived all her life in Cheshire, north-west England. A lover of stories from an early age, she wrote her first 'book' when she was five, and throughout school was a frequent visitor to the younger classes to read her tales to the children.
Living so near the coast, she loves anything to do with the sea. She studied Animal Behaviour at university and longs to work with marine mammals in the future. As well as nature and animals, she also has a soft spot for history, and loves paying visits to castles, cathedrals and museums.
There are many things she could be without, but writing isn't one of them. She carries a pen everywhere, in case an idea appears, and takes pride in still seeing the world as brimming with magic. Besides writing, she reads obsessively, her favourite genres being the classics and all kinds of fantasy. She also enjoys Disney and horror films, practising Shotokan karate, drawing, archery, and playing with her very cheeky kitten.

Author Questions

1. Blindsighted Wanderer is a wonderful story, where did you get the inspiration for it?

Thank you so much! I’m really happy to hear that you enjoyed it! Parts of the story came from a lot of different places, but the one that sowed the seed was when I was about eight years old. One day in class, we were given a booklet about water beings, and it mentioned a story that really caught my attention. It was a local folktale that wasn’t very well-known, about a mysterious type of nymph accidentally caught by an arrogant fisherman. A few years later I found that old booklet again, and I decided to think about what the story would be like, if the nymph could get her own back for being taken from the lake.

2. Where did you come up with the name Asrae, and the names of the towns?

Asræ comes from the actual name of the nymphs in the original legend. They’re called either Asrai or Asrey, so my version is a sort-of combination of the two. Ullswick is another combination, of Ullswater and Keswick: two places in the Lake District in northern England. It’s a beautiful national park that was one of my main inspirations for the look of the Elitland Valley. The other two villages just popped into my head fully formed. The underwater city comes from Latin: Evertodomus means “home of the demons”; and the Asræ’s version, Lacudomus, more-or-less means “lake home”.

3. Have you ever experienced writer's block and if so how do you deal with it?

I tend to get varying degrees of writer’s block with most things! Most of the time, it’s in the early stages, when I’m trying to plan everything and figure out what I need to research. I throw questions at everything that could potentially end up in the story, and when I can’t necessarily answer it yet, it really grinds me to a halt. I find the best way to deal with it is to leave it alone; usually if I try to force an answer to come, it won’t. So whenever it suddenly does solve itself, I have a complete lightbulb-above-the-head moment and scribble it down before I can forget it!

4. What or who started you on the road to writing?

I’ve been making up stories since I was very young. I used to tell them to the younger children at my school; every other week, I’d spend the last fifteen minutes of Friday in the reception class. The children and the teachers would give me feedback which I used to help me expand the stories, making them more exciting or bringing the characters back for another adventure. Their enthusiasm really inspired me, so it wasn’t long before I started writing the stories down in little ‘books’ with sewn-together spines. They gradually got longer and longer until when I was about twelve, and I had a go at writing my first novel. Looking back, it wasn’t very good, but I loved how it meant I’d be living inside my imagination for so much longer than with the short stories I’d always done. It feels like quite a natural progression really; spurred on by those children, my teachers, and my family.

5. Who is your favorite author?

I have an awful lot of favourite authors! I tend to have a handful of favourites for fantasy; for classics; for horrors... I find it so difficult to choose only one! But Charles Dickens, Michelle Paver, and Charlotte Brontë are definitely in my all time favourites.

6. If you had magical powers, what would you do with them besides writing?

I’ll always wish to be able to breathe underwater. But I think I’d love to step inside my favourite books, and have a conversation with the characters, or live a day of their lives. There are so many that I’d love to visit. If I could have a hallway full of doors all leading to different books; that would be incredible.

7. Who has been the biggest influence on you as a writer?

A lot of authors have really inspired me in different ways. I’ve always loved both history and fantasy, but I learned mainly from Marcus Sedgwick how the two could be seamlessly combined and yet not lose the story. Neil Gaiman is another big influence, because of the way he merges all sorts into a different book every single time. I’m also really inspired by Philip Pullman and Christopher Paolini.

8. When you write do you become a part of your book, do you see yourself as a part of the story?

Definitely. A lot of the characters are a part of me; most of what they go through is, on a very basic level, inspired by my own experiences. But when I write, it’s not like I’m creating a story; I’m just telling it, and they’re real people who I can’t order around! When I make my synopsis, to guide me through the actual book, I learn what will happen and essentially lay down the bare bones of the tale. Then when I begin properly, it’s almost as though the characters have taken me by the hand and swept me into their world to experience it for real. Even though I know what’s going to happen, every single time, I get quite emotional; if there’s action then my heart starts racing, and if a character dies, I usually get upset and then feel very guilty for killing them off! And it’s always quite a shock when I finish a chapter and look up and think, “I’m back”; even tougher when I’ve written the end!

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sliding Beneath the Surface Book Blitz & Giveaway

Sliding Beneath the Surface by Doug Dillon

The St. Augustine Trilogy

Book 1

By Doug Dillon

In old St. Augustine, Florida, fifteen-year-old Jeff Golden’s recurring dream of being stabbed in the chest and bleeding all over his bed is driving him crazy. It’s causing him to lose sleep and giving him severe headaches. When his psychically gifted friend Carla and an ornery Native American shaman named Lobo try to help, Jeff is inundated with terrifying paranormal experiences.

Reaching out of Florida’s distant past, something increasingly entangles Jeff in tentacles of danger that threaten his sanity and eventually his life. But the harder he tries to understand, the deeper he gets. When comprehension finally dawns though, time has almost run out. Lobo does his best to prepare Jeff for what he must face in order to survive but it may be too little and too late.

It’s at this point that both Jeff and Carla find themselves swept headlong into an alternative reality from which they may never return. If they don’t quickly and fully adapt to this situation, all hope is lost. From Lobo they know how it might be possible to change what is happening but the question is, can they? Repeatedly, Lobo has told both teens, “You create your own reality whether in this world or in another.” If acted upon properly, that advice just might save their lives and end suffering on an even wider scale.


A new resident of America's oldest and most haunted city, St. Augustine, Florida, fifteen-year-old Jeff Golden suddenly finds himself up to his eyeballs in frightening paranormal experiences. At the end of his rope in trying to figure out what is happening to him, Jeff decides to rely on his friend Carla Rodriguez, and Lobo, an old Native American shaman, for help.

Despite this guidance, things get even worse. Jeff's spine tingling encounters increase in number and intensity at an alarming rate, scaring him even more. Eventually, he makes the startling discovery that unresolved circumstances involving a bloody event directly out of Florida's distant past threatens his sanity and possibly his life.

Finally, overwhelmed by forces he cannot understand or control, Jeff's world shifts from frightening to downright terrifying. In desperation, and on Lobo's advice, he leaps headlong into the unknown in order to save himself. What Jeff discovers though is that he has entered a level of reality he is completely unprepared to handle while unwittingly dragging Carla with him.

Like all the books in THE ST. AUGUSTINE TRILOGY, the premise for Sliding Beneath the Surface is simply this: You create your own reality.

Author Bio

Doug Dillon has been writing for adults and young people since 1984, especially in the paranormal realm. An award winning educator, he spent many years as a classroom teacher, school administrator, and coordinator of programs for high-risk students.  Prentice Hall, Harcourt, Mitchell Lane Publishers, Boys' Life magazine, Learning Magazine and The Orlando Sentinel have all published his work.
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