Book Title: Sliding Beneath the Surface (Book 1)
The St. Augustine Trilogy
Author: Doug Dillon
Release Date: August 24, 2011
Print Length: 166 Pages
Genre: YA Paranormal
Presented by: As You Wish Tours
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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
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
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.
”Lobo,” Carla said before the man could turn around, ”this is my friend Jeff Golden and he—”
”You know better than that!” The man scolded. What a voice. A deep one, like a big old Harley
cranking up. While using the rag to wipe sawdust off his hands and arms, he turned around and
faced us. “Nobody comes here unless they‘re invited by me personally, especially this boy who
has problems buzzing around him like angry yellow jackets.”
Angry yellow jackets? The guy‘s attitude reminded me of a crappy teacher I had last year. Hated
the man. Not a good beginning.
Lobo didn‘t have a big belly like a lot of older guys. A broad chest matched his big shoulders,
but the man‘s face is what really made me stare. It looked like the front of a ship, as if it could
cut through water. A large thin nose stuck out above a small mouth with full lips that puckered
just a little. From those lips on each side, a permanent frown sliced down to a sharp chin. Other
deep lines across the rest of his face and neck showed the man did have some age on him, like
His eyes though, are what really caught my attention. Deep set under thick, bushy brows the
color of his hair, the pupils looked completely black. Even so, they glittered as if a tiny powerful
light inside each one kept trying to get out. I swear, when he looked at me, I thought for a second
I was seeing twin lasers rapidly firing in my direction. Talk about weird.
Carla walked over to him, placed her hands on her hips and slowly raised her head so that
Mr. Lobo couldn‘t help but look at her. I tell you what, all five foot four inches of Miss Carla
Rodriguez was poised like a little snake ready to strike. I wanted to smile, knowing Lobo was in
for it, but I didn‘t. The guy deserved it.
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. Books II and III of the
trilogy are on the way.
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