There's even going to be a party. Not today, but on March 23 to celebrate the release of From the Abyss II.
John's intro for the event:
From the Abyss II is the strong follow-up to John's debut novel. But you'd better cowboy up. The abyss ain't for yellow-bellied, lily-livered sissies. Got a weak constitution? You'd better turn back here, stranger. Fallin' in is easy. Climbin' out, that's a whole 'nother story. You might even say it's a follow-up. Now you've been warned! Go on! Get! Oh, I see. Don't take kindly to warnings, do you? Well you might have what it takes after all, stranger. Go ahead and click "join" to become part of our posse then. And may God have mercy on your soul. https://www.facebook.com/events/437482066386882/
Having survived an abusive marriage, thirty-year-old John Augustine finds himself venturing into new territory. A girl with a son of her own lives far away but decides to uproot her life and make the move to be with John. However, John’s ex looms in the wings, and her fears of John’s new family situation threaten John’s relationship with his new wife, her son, and even his own son. A greater threat is John’s lack of time, as working two jobs and taking night classes leaves John’s new wife feeling alone and vulnerable in a strange town. Relationships will take dangerous turns, and chances will not return when John is faced with a crossroads for which he could never have prepared.
“I loved the first book and this one did not disappoint. John Emil Augustine’s writing style is just so smooth and easy to fall into. Right away I felt like I knew the characters. His books are quick reads that, as a reader, I didn’t want to put down. I can’t wait for his third book to come out. That will make it a perfect trilogy. This book is very realistic, bold and heartbreaking at the same time. I so enjoyed the honesty and the rawness of this story. I didn’t want to put it down because I NEEDED to know what was going to happen next. I am so happy to have come across such a great writer. I hope he becomes very famous one day. I could see that happening as his talent should be shared with the world.”
John Emil Augustine grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and toured in his twenties and early thirties with local and national acts; writing, arranging, and performing with notable jazz, blues, gospel, reggae, post funk, prog rock, and folk groups. John has also been a landscaper, mail carrier, English professor, and forklift operator. He currently lives in Minneapolis with his wife and four boys. John is the author of the From the Abyss book series and has also recorded the album Chants for Renewal, Presence and Awareness.
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