Title: Emerge Beyond Circles
Author: John Geers
Published: January 7th, 2017
Two couples from Madison, with entwined destinies, both seeking love, are connected by a single element: the ancient Siberian witch, Thuban-Pol. Her magic will either be their savior or their ruin.
Thuban-Pol is the latest in a lineage of Siberian witches. Their eternal aim is to guide humanity to true love. Their guiding tenet, “For love to bloom, these three endure: sacrifice, perseverance and suffering. But the greatest of these is suffering.”
Since the dawn of humanity, they have summoned countless couples, inflicting suffering with the intention to grow true love. They have never succeeded…but now they have their best opportunity in two couples from Wisconsin.
If they succeed, love will finally bloom for all of humanity, if the suffering inflicted on these couples doesn’t kill them first.
Excerpt from Emerge Beyond Circles by John Geers
She patted the volume with the wood cut flower on the cover. “These rules, they put us at ease. The fences they built are too safe. Love constrained by rules is not love. Love is caribou in stampede, Salix in full summer whip. It is frost on a wisp of caribou moss. Love is as dark as Siberian winter and as rugged as Ural peaks. Consider the orbit of our star in the heavens, how dare we contrive rules to direct the path. The Kara Sea knows love. Waves batter and smash and settle to a tickle and are whipped to batter again, their cycle of passion is eternal. These are love. Can we apply rules to these? Are we not revealed as fools if we try? Draconis, we are revealed as fools! The time has come to put aside childish ways and deliver love to humanity.”
About the Author
Hours spent in the caffeinated air of his favorite coffeehouse proved to be the perfect place to complete the first book in the Eternal Coven Series.
John is a middle school literacy educator, where he inspires and is inspired by the writers of tomorrow. He is the founder and facilitator of his school’s Creative Writing Club. He is also a columnist for the online magazine Elephant Journal. He loves a good story, being on the water, and witty puns. He can be found hiking the wilderness, biking big hills, sipping dark coffee, and looking for a chair in the mall.
He loves a good story, shopping farmers markets, being on the water, and witty puns. He can be found hiking the wilderness, biking big hills, sipping dark coffee, and looking for a chair in the mall.
Getting to Know You Interview with John Geers
A weekend camping in the woods or in a luxury hotel with a spa?
Luxury hotel in the mountains. Hiking by day, relaxing by night.
If your personality was a color, what would it be?
Glittery and bumpy and mauve.
What book(s) have most influenced you?
What is your favorite cartoon character?
Are you a morning or night person?
Morning. I am asleep by 10pm.
What is your favorite TV show?
Shameless and Supernatural.
If you won a paid vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Siberia, a key setting in my book.
Do you prefer summer or winter?
Would you rather listen to rock or country music?
Always rock, Arctic Monkeys and Counting Crows top my play list.
Are you an introvert or extrovert? I am a introvert unless I have two or more beers.
Do you play video games?
Do you prefer cats or dogs?
Cats. Bruce the cat is an important character in my book.
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite material possession?
My Specialized road bike.
If your life had a theme song, what would it be?
Please share a bit of the lyrics and what they mean to you.
When I Dream Of Michelangelo by Counting Crows.
Saturn on a line
The sun afire of strings and wires
Spin above my head and make it right
Anytime you’d like, you can catch a sight
Of angel eyes on emptiness and infinite
And I dream of Michelangelo when I’m lying in my bed
I see God upon the ceiling
I see angels overhead
And he seems so close
As he reaches out his hand
We are never quite as close
As we are led to understand
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