Title: Stepping Off A Cliff
The St. Augustine Trilogy: Book II
Author: Doug Dillon
Length: 321 Pages
Genre: YA Paranormal
Released: November 11, 2013
Presented by: As You Wish Tours
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 encounter what they come to realize are the true walking dead.
Once we were seated again, he growled a response to the one word question I had just asked, “Don’t get the big head. I didn’t say you were perfect,” Now, that was the old Lobo I remembered.
“One other thing,” he continued. “At the exact moment you create Frozen Time, you also create a bubble around yourself of about six feet in diameter. Anyone within that bubble, just as I was, is automatically excluded from the phenomena, after a short lag time of a few seconds. That is unless you wish it to be otherwise. Eventually, you will be able to include or exclude anyone within that bubble by simply intending it to happen.”
Looking at the timeless world all around me, and listening to old Lobo talk, really made my mind spin. As I tried to make sense of it all though, one question kept coming up so I had to ask it. “OK, there’s still one thing I still don’t understand. Just … exactly how and when would I use this ability?”
From looking out at the motionless traffic on San Marco, Lobo turned his head and fixed me with one of his most intense and fiery stares. “You’ll know when the time comes,” he said. “You’ll know.”
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 then 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.