Under The Blue, The Blue Series Volume 1

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Volume 1 of 8 in The Blue Series. 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 it begins to seduce him, he becomes less and less human. Under The Blue is a story of two brothers caught in the middle of a timeless war between good and evil. Their journey begins here. More
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Language: English
ISBN: 9781465793140
About Josephine Dillon

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

8/18/15 Hello Everyone! I wanted to let all potential readers of The Blue Series know (hopefully before they read a book of mine), a few important points before deciding to embark on my story.
First: My entire series deals with God and humanity. He is an interwoven theme in the books, more so towards the end in Vol 7 and 8, but nonetheless, God is a very important character in my series. With that said, if you do not feel comfortable reading about my version of Him, please do not read my series. Good versus evil is a major play between some of my characters therefore, God has to be involved.
Secondly, My books are listed as dark fantasy, but I've also listed them in the LGBT section because there is both straight and gay sex in my series. Book 1 and 2, not so much, but it does heat up as the series goes along, however this series is NOT gay or straight erotica. If that is what you are all looking for, there are PLENTY of books out there to choose from.
And speaking of sex, my main characters are teenagers, and yes, they are placed in adult situations. They grow up in this series, which is why the first two books are limited in terms of the sexual content because obviously they are young. If this makes you uncomfortable, please do not read the series.
Lastly, there is bondage, rape, sexual violence, regular violence, profanity, and dark themes in this series. You may not see much in Volume 1, but trust me, it is dark. Please do not read this series if any of that offends you. That is the main reason why I have made Volume 1 free. If it is not your interest, you didn't have to pay for it. You may have spent some time reading it, but how many books have we all read that were a waste of time AND we paid for them?
I hope you all enjoy my series. It does not preach Christianity. I am not a Christian in that sense of the word. I do believe in God and as a writer, we are supposed to write about what we know.
Take care and happy reading,
Josephine Dillon

My Email: josidill87@yahoo.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 then wrote Volume 5 through 8 in the last two years, finishing the series last fall. Will I write another book in the series, possibly a spin off? Yes, I think I might. I need lots of positive reviews though, so shout out how much you enjoy the series, and if there is a certain character or relationship you'd like me to continue writing about, let me know :)

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: fluffyrhino on June 26, 2015 :
This book took some getting into for me, I would take breaks and find myself chewing over the plot and characters in my head, and inevitably I found my way back to it. I'm still uncertain about the roles the characters play in the story, which leaves me feeling vaguely disturbed. But I'm moving on to the next book now. This is not a comfortable series, with old reliable plot twists and story progression.. But I would recommend reading this first book for yourself, and see if you, also, find yourself getting pulled under the blue.
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Review by: nour hesham on March 17, 2015 :
Thank you a thousand folds for being the great person you are and for being the great author we need. Thank you one again, and sorry if this is kinda cheesy I was never great with words.
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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.
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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.
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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!!!!!!
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Review by: Rick Petrey on Oct. 08, 2012 :
well written, good story. Looking forward to more.
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Review by: resurr 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!
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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 :)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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