Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Book Tour Excerpt: Stepping off a Cliff by Doug Dillon

Title:  Stepping Off A Cliff
Author:  Doug Dillon

The St. Augustine Trilogy: Book II
Length:  321 Pages

Genre: YA Paranormal
Released:  Nov. 29, 2013


An otherworldly, evil and dangerous force infests America’s oldest and most haunted city, St. Augustine, Florida. Everyone living there, or visiting, is at risk in ways too horrible to imagine.

Standing between this invader and the people of St. Augustine are teenagers Jeff and Carla, the mysterious Native American shaman, Lobo, and Lyle, the homeless guy.

In their quest to save themselves and all the inhabitants of this ancient Florida city, Jeff and Carla uncover lost parts of St. Augustine history, push past the limits of space and time, and come face-to-face with what they come to realize are the true walking dead.


“You don’t ever have to be captured by what flows through your mind ever again like you are right now. You are not a slave to your thinking and emotions unless you allow it. You know this because of what you experienced with your ancestor back in December. Just focus on that sign in the store beyond the traffic and you’ll see what I mean.”

When Lobo mentioned being a slave to what my mind creates, I didn’t like that. No way, I told myself. Even though I knew he had to be creating those weird images in my mind somehow, it was hard to tear my attention away from the weirdness rolling by in front of me.

After trying and failing three or four times to read that sign, I got very frustrated and wished strongly I could just stop the flow of traffic so I could do as Lobo asked.

Right as I had that thought, the wording Lobo wanted me to concentrate on in the store window across the street finally snapped into focus. And instantly, the parade of strangeness passing in front of me evaporated, bringing back the usual cars, trucks and motorcycles.

And as I recognized each letter on that sign, the traffic in front of me slowed more and more. A few seconds later, I was able to read the words to Lobo. “Lottery Tickets inside!”

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About the Author
A former award-winning educator, Doug writes about things paranormal and historical. His interest in the paranormal comes from personal experiences as detailed in the nonfiction adult book he and wife wrote titled, AN EXPLOSION OF BEING: AN AMERICAN FAMILY'S JOURNEY INTO THE PSYCHIC. Out of those events and extensive historical research, he created SLIDING BENEATH THE SURFACE for young adults, Book I of the St. Augustine Trilogy. Doug set his trilogy in the oldest and most haunted city in the United States, St. Augustine, Florida not only for those reasons, but also because it's his favorite place to visit. Books II and III of the trilogy are on the way.

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