Under The Blue, The Blue Series Volume 1

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David Smith is on the verge of self destruction. Drawn into his dream world by a darkness he cannot detect, he unknowingly opens the door to the other side. As the darkness begins to consume him, he becomes less and less human. Caught in the middle of a timeless war between good and evil, David will soon learn what it is like to be only human. More
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Words: 201,550
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465793140
About Josephine Dillon

10/4/14 Well, minor set back in the book release date. It will be the final book for the Blue Series, however with that said, it will also probably be the largest, and I won't be able to finish it until the holidays. It would make the perfect FREE gift though! Go visit my Under The Blue page on FB for updates and excerpts from Volume 8. There will be quite a few surprises in this last book, and not every character will get a happy ending. Please, please, please, understand that, given the nature of the dark and at times, violent twists to this long story, to end it with a happily ever after would not do it justice. Let's just say, the ending will be "complicated."

9/8/14 Over halfway done with Volume 8. I plan on releasing it on or before Halloween, and as is the tradition with all my new releases, as a thank you to my reader friends, I will be offering it free for a limited time, so stay tuned and thank you for supporting me!!

8/4/14 I'm about 1/3 of the way through Volume 8, Blue Flame. It will possibly be the last book in The Blue Series, however I can't say for sure yet. Once I get at least halfway through the writing process, I'll probably know. It's going to be quite an intense book, and will leave many of you shocked, but I'm hoping that will be a 'good shock.' :). If you want to read excerpts from Volume 8, you can visit my fb Under The Blue page:


Thanks! Oh, and by the way, Under The Blue is free and has been edited ad nauseam, however the new product is shiny and FREE for the time being.

"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” —Ernest Hemingway

My Email: jdillon2003@msn.com Please write me a message if you want, I'd love to hear from you.

Bio: As a novice writer, I wrote the first three books from The Blue Series during the years 2006 through 2009. I wrote Into The Blue over a six month period in 2012 and have recently finished Back To Blue, Volume 5 a few months ago. I am currently writing the seventh book in the series if you count Beyond The Blue as two books.

I grew up in Oceanside, California, attended and survived Vista High School, and did attempt twice in one lonely summer, to drown at Oceanside Beach. I desperately wanted to be a boy as a child and teenager and envied my two brothers for their gender. I was considered a loner, didn't have any friends, so I created the story as a means of escape. It worked most of the time and I have to admit, it kept me out of trouble.

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Review by: Winter Pandora on July 22, 2013 :
I absolutely love this book and this series. If your wondering about why my review is so late, well, the reason is actually quite embarrassing. I just now figured out how to do it. I have already read every book in the series, including Back to Blue. I wish this series would never end but all good thing must come to an end. Btw, you are my fav author, just wanted to let you know.
(review of free book)

Review by: José Amores on March 02, 2013 :
(Review for the complete "The Blue" series until book four)

I'm not really into the 'teen angst drama' type of stories, and it took me a while to download and read this series. It become quite a pleasant surprise the excellent quality of the writing and the superb ingenuity of the plot.
This is no "Twilight". The story actually evolves and its characters grow, make mistakes and become lovable, despicable, surprising, etc. Sometimes even all the prior at the same time.
"The Blue" it's not a teen story, despite the age of the main characters. It is at most a young adult series, not because of the so called "adult situations" portrayed along the series, but mainly because of the depth of some situations that those characters face.
The biggest challenge of this series is not the sex between the characters (the few instances of it) but the way as religion and mythology are interwoven and displayed.
"The Blue" is one of those series that you should not miss, and the biggest reason for read it is that from book to book the story get better, bigger and, best of all, more relevant.
(review of free book)

Review by: Marquetta Stubblefield on Feb. 14, 2013 : (no rating)
I just want to say that akk of your books are awesome and I van not wait for the next one to come out!!!!!!
(review of free book)

Review by: Rick Petrey on Oct. 08, 2012 :
well written, good story. Looking forward to more.
(review of free book)

Review by: Saphira on Aug. 19, 2012 :
I finished this book just a while ago and I thought it was of the best eBooks I have ever read :)
And that...how you added something new to what we know as evil. And I like when the book has many characters like this one. And there are normal issues (like family) and then there's something beyond...

Absolutely great!
(review of free book)

Review by: technological on June 25, 2012 :
This is one of the most amazing books I've read in a long time. The premise is original, the characters are well-written, although maybe a bit heavy on the 'admiration of the male physique'-part (not really a complaint either ;)). I'm in the second half op part 2 now (recovering from the shock of the end of the first half, you probably know what I'm talking about). I'm dreading the fact that I'll finish part 3 before the final part is out....

Thanks for publishing this Josephine, and for free no less. I sincerely hope part 4 is coming along nicely :)
(review of free book)

Review by: jon bayliss on June 09, 2012 :
It is very difficult to write a review of only Book 1 in a series. However here goes.
Josephine Dillon is an amazing author, for a first book her story line, character descriptions and detail of environment is profound. David and Dillon, dark and light but with a bond tighter than twins are trapped unknowingly in a Heavenly experiment; follow them, as they interact with a host of characters, into an unbelievable scenario that becomes more and more believable as you read on.
It is extremely unusual to find an author that takes as much care about her secondary characters as her heroes but in this case you become to know them as well, and in some cases better, as David and Dillon.
To say more would give away the story but you MUST read this book and the sequels. I understand that the final book is in the works but please, if you like the first four, let Josephine know. These books are free at the moment grab this opportunity with both hands. You will NOT be disappointed.
(review of free book)

Review by: helen james on June 07, 2012 :
You have to read the next one, and the one after that, and the one after that!
I read the four here and cant wait for more.
(review of free book)

Review by: Brea Nicole Bond on March 09, 2012 :
"Under the Blue" is an original and imaginative take on the classic theme of man's role in the celestial struggle of good vs evil. The author's twist on demons and angels falls somewhere between Dante and Dogma--dark, witty, sometimes comical, and always highly visual--cleverly juxtaposed with the story of two teenaged brothers living in Southern California.

Like too many self-published works, this novel is in need of a good editor for proofing and pacing issues, but the story is well worth the read and picks up nicely in the second half. The characterizations of the polar opposite but deeply bonded brothers is especially strong; their strange relationship is surprisingly believable and a refreshing break from the paranormal teen romances that have inundated the contemporary fantasy genre.

In all, "Under the Blue" is a dark and delightful debut novel that will leave readers eagerly anticipating its sequel.
(review of free book)

Review by: Just Imagine It Ink on Feb. 24, 2012 :
What a find ! I saw the cover of this book and like alot of us thought umm this could be interesting. Well the writing is first rate and the story line is something each and everyone of us can relate too. I don't want to give too much away but if you have ever been young and thought what's going here ? Why is everyone not getting it ? Why am I the only one who understands ? Then you'll enjoy reading this book.
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Review by: chris godfrey on Oct. 12, 2011 :
Thank you for an amazing adventure. Not only could i not put the book down, i felt like i was back in California in the 80's. Even though you are my sister, that was the best book i have ever read. YOU ARE AWESOME... LOVE YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!! CHRIS

p.s. this book is too good to be free!!!! People better hurry up and download before its to late...
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Review by: Hollynd Williams on Oct. 01, 2011 :
One of the best page turners I have ever read! I was immediately hooked and unable to detach myself until I was finished, and afterwards hungry to read more.There are climatic twists and turns with humor in all the right places. Making my reading experience enjoyable and intellectual.
The author displays a profound understanding of her characters, and developed them in such a way that they are relatable and human. As a reader I feel like I know and understand them. I also LOVE that the villains are highly developed and play a major role instead of the typical ominous shadow.
I also find it worthy to note, that as I read this book I feel as if I am physically watching the storyline unfold, like watching a critically acclaimed film.
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