stories in and

Neli (The After Book 1) by C. Sunrise

Breana has everything you could hope for in Neli — the only community that survived the apocalypse. So, why does her heart keep telling her she needs to leave? Simple, it’s not the life she wants. Unable to resist the call, she packs her bags, grabs her dogs, and heads off on an adventure to a secret land written in her grandpa’s journals. But The Wild Lands give her more than she’d expected. Her journey takes her straight to temptation in the form of a man who’s as much beast as human — a man who’s equally enticed and frustrated by her special abilities gifted by The After. With this man comes a community, a pack, where Breana feels a sense of belonging she never experienced with her own kind. But he also comes with secrets and threats that may destroy them and everyone they love. Breana’s never been one to run away from a challenge, and she definitely won’t run away from the man who’s burrowed his way into her heart. Even if it means she needs to toss him in the mud a few times along the way; it’s a sacrifice she’s willing to make.


From The Depths - The Awakening by Steven Jaeger

It was supposed to be a relaxing spring break away from college. A chance to visit family. When the news announces a comet is going to hit Earth, Shannon Anderson is thrust into a fight to save herself and the ones she cares about most. She’s always excelled in life. She knows that with the right resources, for her, survival is just a matter of preparation. It isn’t until after she emerges from her shelter that she realizes that the comet itself was not what she needed to worry about, but rather, what the comet carried with it. She has six people depending on her for help. With each step they are looking to her for guidance. Can she be the leader that those around her expect her to be, and save the ones she loves? Above all else, will she be able to adapt to the changing world she finds herself in?


Scavenger by M.R Aze

Only the ruins of vast mega-cities remain of the old world after everything went down the drain. But those that remain don’t care about the how or why civilization ended. It’s what is left that’s important - ammo, food, meds, knowledge and the occasional packs of cannibals, lunatics and mutants. The life of a Scavenger isn’t an easy one and death lurks in every shadow. Dubbed thieves they’re mostly ignored by Axion’s enforcers. But not Grey. he is a wanted man, for being the only one to enter the forbidden Sector 7 and return to tell about it. Just the usual day in the life of a Scavenger and Grey is one of the best. So, who are these wannabe Axion tourists? Why do they want to enter Sector 7? But most important of all - what will kill them first? Will it be Cake? The Ruins? Or will it be Grey?


Republic of Ruin: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Series (Legacy of Debris) by L. Blaise Hues

Forget life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness... Surviving is a feat in and of itself.Seventeen-year-old Ellie Hudson immerses herself in the few things the Supply Wars haven't destroyed—her ranch work and secret baseball games with her best friend. But her power-hungry stepmother is leading a group of domestic terrorists in an effort to start another Civil War and frame Ellie as the instigator. Ellie’s lost her father, her home, and her country, but nothing can rob her of her need to preserve the American dream...or what’s left of it.Don't miss Book 1 in a post-apocalyptic survival series with a dark, fairy-tale spin. It's a home-run read for fans of The Maze Runner, The Lunar Chronicles, and The Selection Series.


We Used To Be Humans: The Blooming by Brigette Dean

It’s more than 5000 years in the future, and everything has changed… The Evolution began when The Stars fell, crashing into Earth. Humans were forced to adapt to survive, morphing into the Elemental Bodies they are today: the Air Bodies, Earth Bodies, Water Bodies, and the deadly Fire Bodies. Zenia is a gifted Earth Body living in The Blooming, completing her training to become a Scholar. Her insatiable desire for knowledge tempts her to break the most sacred rule — never cross The Boundary. A forbidden figure entices her, catalyzing a ricochet of events that forever alters Zenia’s life. Her magical abilities are tested as she unravels what’s been carefully hidden. Unfortunately, time is running out. Enemies are biting at the chance to wage war, prowling outside of the invisible gates. How much longer can The Boundaries keep the Fire Bodies at bay? Caged unrest boils down in The Burnt, threatening to destroy all the Elemental Kingdoms, once and for all. Can Zenia change things before it’s too late or will her Evolved society follow their Human ancestors — and fall?


Learning Human by NJ De Natris

Will Sigma understand love or will he become the monster humans think he is?A terrifying alien on a broken world. An empath amidst emotions he doesn't understand. As Earth's enemy, Sigma has trouble learning about his new confusing human life while sensing everyone's overwhelming hatred. So when Rho behaves different, nicer, he wonders: what is this warmth he feels inside? Will Rho's friends Phi and Mu accept him as one of their own? And can Sigma survive Rho's best friend Xi's attempts in painting him as a monster and destroying him from the inside?Genres: Sci-fi, LGBT+ Paranormal Romance. Multiple POV. Recommended age: 12+ (EU)/18+ (US). Contains one explicit chapter.


Dancing on Bones by Francis Kay

We first met nomadic puppeteer Billie in Dollywagglers. Now, in a lawless, post-pandemic world, Billie is learning to be human again – a task easily as challenging as scrounging for food and fighting off suburban savages. In Dancing on Bones, Billie’s band of three unlikely friends heads to Wales to find some semblance of civilisation, but just when they begin to settle, terrible news from London forces Billie back among the grim survivors of the capital. What happens there blows apart the seemingly invincible fortress of the dangerous elite in charge and plunges the nation into chaos once more – chaos that is mirrored by the erupting volcano that is Billie’s personal life. Though at first the fledgling democracy of Wales appears to be the haven the friends hoped to find, now it seems like their world may just end in a hail of bullets after all. Bonus short story: Strange Creation is the extraordinary diary of Dr. Dorothy Broadhurst, an evolutionary biologist working in central Africa in 1950 when her academic life is violently disrupted by a local rebellion. Abandoned and isolated in her compound, surrounded only by the apes whose lives and habits she has been studying, she tries to maintain her ordered, scientific routine. But, she doesn’t know the apes as well as she thought. Soon, she becomes like them: a hunted anima


Toxic City: Walkers in the Mist by Dangel Angello

The world is now a savage place, where nature is caustic and mankind is deadly. In other words, survival is just another job. Post-apocalyptic London has dragged itself back to a form of civilisation in the shape of the Quads, ruled by the PEA and a proxy-government in hopes to stem unrest within the masses of Walkers that keep the Known World turning. But life is hard. The Agents are merciless, the Bandits are returning and the Mists weaponize the very air. But as one young resident finds out, when the few things you cling to are taken away, life stops being about living. For Val, that’s just not good enough.


Thank You For Your Cooperation by Adam Wasserman

Welcome to the Bunker, an orderly, underground utopia where everyone's needs have been satisfied. As far back as he can remember, Terry Renfield has been digging up uranium ore in the mines and getting into the occasional drunken brawl. Untilone daystretch on the Loyalty Stretch, he and the rest of the Bunker see someone who looks eerily like himself commit a heinous act of treason.Terry is fired on the spot. He turns to his girlfriend, SallyXinhua, for help. Detained and then unexpectedly set free, Terry comesto realize that his misfortunes are no accident. His tiny, insular world shattered forever, he is determined not to be anyone's unwitting pawn - least of all his own. Sally pulls him into the orbit of moreprivileged citizens with security clearances - including Van Johnson,the host of Ten Things I Hate About Treason, and Felix Tubman, the headof Homeland Security. What follows is an unlikely adventure spanning the Bunker, the reaches of space, and the forbidding outside. Nowthe focus of a grand conspiracy to take down Control, the principalguiding force in the Bunker, Terry is ultimately faced with an identitycrisis of epic proportions. Who is the real Terry Renfield? And what isit to actually be a specific person anyway?


For Home and Hearth by Ethan Warrener

Ella Holland wanted a simple life, but she would have settled for survival. Neither come easy in the slowly rewilding hills of West Virginia. A genocidal purge and fifty years of twisted chimeras gnawing at the bones of civilization have left humans—natural-bred or genetically modified—few and far between. Those who are left cling to whatever settlement, clan, or town that will provide shelter from unbred monsters and vicious marauders alike. Ella’s world is a small one: small comforts, small communities, small questions, small hopes and ambitions. But when a wandering drifter turns up with an army of ravenous pigmen at his heels, Ella Holland and the rest of her clan will have to confront all the harsh realities they've kept sealed outside their walls, the lies they've told themselves, and even the specter of their own extinction. Will there be room at the end of all this for small things? For tenderness? For compassion? For home and hearth?


New Earth Trilogy: A post apocalypse survival sci fi series (3 books together) by Rodzil LaBraun

Follow Lincoln's heroic journey in New Earth Trilogy: A Post-apocalypse Survival Sci-Fi series by Rodzil LaBraun to discover if one willing man can save the entire humanity. (Book Commentary Review) As humanity is on the brink of extinction in the wake of a worldwide catastrophe that has destroyed the planet, the only hope of living a normal life again lies in the ship launching for the nearest habitable planet. The journey is undoubtedly long and strenuous, but what the passengers learn upon departure leaves them aghast. The revelations would travel through the generations that survive the long journey on the ship and create disunity. Everyone is left with one mortifying question —is their whole existence a lie? Amid these turbulent times, when everyone is adapting to the insecurities of this new, bizarre life, people need a leader, someone who would guide them and shed light on what could possibly enliven their experience. Fortunately for them, a young man named Lincoln takes the lead and offers a helping hand. However, fighting off human extinctions, avoiding missteps at all costs, and taking on overwhelming challenges is not an easy task. Will Lincoln succeed in this highly demanding role he has volunteered to take? Only time will tell. New Earth Trilogy: A Post-Apocalypse Survival Sci-Fi Series by Rodzil LaBraun is a novel that takes readers on a journey with relatable characters and a believable yet intriguing storyline. The stunningly imagined dystopian setting and the phenomenal conflict are amongst the elements that lift the quality of the entertainment. With the plot twists and the uncovering of the characters' layers as the story progresses, this fast-paced and easy-to-read novel becomes difficult to put down. The novel is profoundly engulfing and grabs the reader's attention from the beginning till the end. You will delight at the writing that has a spell of its own, characters that are fully drawn and sophisticated, a world that absorbs readers.


Power of Dreamtech: A First Contact Epic (Dreamtech Trilogy Book 3) by Isaac Petrov

Humanity wasn’t ready for their gift—or her zeal. A girl has made a secret pact with an alien—an alliance that seeks to jolt the precarious balance of long-term human decline. Then both the girl and the alien know this simple truth: Something has to change. Or extinction awaits around the next corner of history. But the worlds resist change. Savagely. On Earth, the Head of Goah is clenching its Fist. And Lunteren is in its clutch. On Nubaria, hard questions are being asked. And no answers can be given. In space, the remnants of the golden age of humankind are whispering back. And shoving death towards a planet deafened by dogma. Join Ximena Epullan and her fellow students in this new episode of Professor Miyagi’s Seminar on The Rise and Fall of the Juf. Join now, and witness humanity’s first hesitant steps wielding the power of Dreamtech. Click to conclude this award-winning trilogy and experience Edda’s epic first-contact journey in your own skin. Delve into a world of dystopian decadence and shared-dreaming alien wonders. Discover how some teenage attitude—pumped up by the power of Dreamtech—blows human history out of the water.


Er or Seau: AI & The Enhanced Race. by Julia Dadanov

Explore a Dark Dystopian Universe Ruled by Artificial Intelligence ThroughCurious Eyes of a Young Electum! They say that you can bemoral only when life, as such, is sacred to you... Seau is an Electum, a descendant of the enhanced race - a genetically modified child. Like all the other young Electums, Seau spent all of his life in a research laboratory under the constant surveillance of Artificial Intelligence. However, one day he finds himself on the other side of the wall - in a world unbeknownst to him. Outside the walls of a research laboratory, there lies a post-apocalyptic and unfriendly world – world filled with new and intelligent beings and permeated with dangers. Luckily, Seau isn't left to his own devices as an elder, but awkward electum offers his protection. Seeking freedom from the capture of AI, Seau is forced to time-travel to a different time and civilization. But Seau's time travel to a distant past takes a dark turn. He first gets to meet the "Wild people" as he is relocated to a Civilization whose ruling class hates human beings. There Seau has to make a difficult moral decision. Will Seau be able to make the right decision, or is all hope lost? Julia Dadanova's first novel, Er or Seau, is a compelling science fiction that explores the future of humanity. The narrative starts from the perspective of one hero. The main hero then changes, which leads us to a completely new and unexpected plot twist. With its thrilling ebbs and flows, readers of all ages will love this action-packed fiction novel as it offers a unique insight into what it means to be human and how our actions shape the world of tomorrow. Revel in this story about a dystopian world by taking a deep dive into Seau's life and find out how this naive but curious child learns to navigate a world filled with dangers.


The Unblessed Dead (The Hidden Necromancer Series Book 1) by Rhiannon Frater

When I was younger, my mother saved my settlement from the Unblessed Dead that would have killed us all. It cost her everything to reveal her necromancy and sent shockwaves through our stringent religious settlement. Convicted of heresy against our sacred Lost Texts, she died soon after. Since then, I have worked hard to maintain my Pious Standing so that when I turn eighteen I will be selected by a suitable husband at the Bridal Auction. As the large clock in town square ticks down to my eighteenth birthday, the dead have been appearing in my garden. If I’m discovered, I’ll face the Necromancer Trial just as my mother, oldest sister, and I did all those years ago. This time I fear I will not survive it. To add to my worries, an enigmatic handsome young man has arrived in the settlement. Around him swirls a green aura only I can see. Is he here to help me? Or does he have more nefarious plans? My name is Ilyse Nott, and I fear I am a necromancer. If I am, my life is over.


A Merry Life by Sarah Branson

Kat Wallace is on a mission. After escaping tortuous enslavement, she sets her sights on ending the human trafficking that has flourished in 24th century Earth. Adopted by the leader of the pirate nation of Bosch, Kat Wallace is determined to prove herself as a member of the Bosch Pirate Force and use her skills to avenge her enslavement and free other thralls. But unexpected love and a test of loyalty threaten to rob her of what she wants most: a home.


Shades: the dragon and the fire by Atlas Theseus Schmidt

The year is 2635. A techno-biological virus has transformed the human race and gifted some with superhuman abilities. Artemis Rhyex has lived in this virus-stricken dystopia for sixteen years, beaten and starved, surviving virtually on the bottom of society. As luck and choices take her higher through the echelons, she begins to notice that the divide between the privileged Overseers, the commoner Purities, and the super-human terrorist Shades, is far deeper than she has been led to believe. When Artemis’s status takes a sudden plunge, and she transforms from a Purity into the one thing she fears most, she is forced to confront the world’s growing injustice while adapting to her new powers and learning to survive in a world that now wants her dead. She joins forces with the insane Shade “Pyro” on a vendetta to destroy the Overseers’ fascist regime, and ultimately challenge society’s fundamental ideas of what it means to be a person.


The Last Human by P. S. Hoffman

ALL HUMANKIND died thousands of years ago... …but the xenos still worship them as GODS. Today, hundreds of alien civilizations thrive in the gods’ lost cities and fallen megastructures. One Empire has learned to harness the remains of humanity's forgotten technology to reconnect the distant worlds... and dominate them. Eolh is an old, jaded, avian thief who lives in the dark underbelly of a conquered city. When the Empire first opened the gate between worlds, they stormed his home, killed his gang, and burned everything he held dear. But that was a long time ago. Now, the resistance is dead. No one dreams of fighting back—for the Empire wields the weapons of the gods: warships that fly, robotic constructs that hunt, and rare mysteries scavenged from the tombs of the gods. Eolh lives a half-life, thieving, running jobs, and selling his services as a freelance listener for the last gangs of Lowtown. He trusts no one, and only looks out for himself. When an unusual heist takes a deadly turn, Eolh must bargain with an overzealous android who carries an impossible secret—one that will shake the foundations of the universe. There is one last hope for salvation. For his people, or maybe just for himself… This is the story of The Last Human.


The Crowman by Gareth Clegg

In a dying world, one lone rider is the only hope for salvation.
 Some say the world is shattered, that our way of life is dying. Our sun fills half the sky and the scorched lands struggle to provide enough to sustain us. Still, there has always been hope. But as that fiery red orb descends below the rocky skyline, then comes the shadow: Dark spirits hell-bent on destroying what’s left of humanity, as if we needed any help. My name is Cheveyo Santiago. I cheated death as a child, but that trauma marked me, and now I sense the evil in others. So here I am, drawn like a moth to the flame. Though I carry a revolver, I’m no gunslinger, there are plenty faster on the draw than me. My real edge is knowledge. Old family recipes passed down through the ages – the secrets to banish the shadow back to the hells that spawned it. Salt, Brimstone, Silver and Tallow shall be my weapons.
 So, hear this, all creatures and spirits of evil. I know you. I see you. Prepare yourself for judgement. The Crowman is the first novella in a Weird West / Supernatural Western Horror series from Amazon best selling author Gareth Clegg.


One Tin Soldier: A Post-Apocalyptic Superhero Novel by Chris Tullbane

Damian Banach's journey from Crow to Cape comes to a thrilling conclusion! Every year, the best Academy third-years are offered internships with Free States Cape teams, while the rest join the Mission on a multi-month expedition to bring hope and supplies to the Badlands. This year is different though... and it's not just because Damian Banach, the Academy's only Crow, actually volunteered for the Mission. The fact is, Damian's not headed into the Badlands for relief work. He's going because he owes someone a favor, and that favor has come due. Somewhere in the lawless lands east of the Free States is the person responsible for the Break and all the chaos that came after, and it's Damian's job to find him. He's hunting for Dr. Nowhere.


Red Right Hand: A Post-Apocalyptic Superhero Novel by Chris Tullbane

"If life’s taught me anything, it’s that you scrap and claw for every moment you can get. And if you’re a Crow like me, you don’t let a little thing like dying get in your way." Following the events of See These Bones, Damian is back at the Academy of Heroes as the Free States' most unlikely potential Cape. He has a new name, a new reputation, and a whole host of new questions about his own past. If he's going to find answers to those questions, let alone survive another year at the Academy, he'll need to learn a skill the orphanage never taught him: teamwork. Nothing's ever easy, is it?


See These Bones: A Post-Apocalyptic Superhero Novel by Chris Tullbane

Some superheroes want to save the world. Damian is just hoping to save himself. In the post-Break world of superpowers, necromancy is the one gift nobody wants. Everyone knows what happens to Crows; they go mad and they go bad. That's the story of infamous mass murderers like Crimson Death, Gravedigger, and Sally Cemetery. It's also the story of David Jameson, an otherwise unremarkable man who came home one day and killed his wife, orphaning their five-year-old son, Damian. Thirteen years later, Damian has inherited more than just grey eyes and a beak of a nose from his father. He too is a Crow, doomed to become a killer unless he can find a way to avoid the violent madness endemic to his powers. When a Finder offers enrollment at Los Angeles' Academy of Superheroes, he jumps at the chance, believing training could be the key to changing his fate. His classmates despise him, the majority of his teachers want him expelled, and his mom's ghost hasn't said a word since reappearing when he was nine, but Damian isn't the kind to give up. He's going to take control of his destiny or die in the process. It's that or end up like his father.


Cthulhu Armageddon by C.T. Phipps

“Under an alien sky where gods of eldritch matter rule, the only truth is revenge.” CTHULHU ARMAGEDDON is the story of a world 100 years past the rise of the Old Ones which has been reduced to a giant monster-filled desert and pockets of human survivors (along with Deep Ones, ghouls, and other “talking” monsters). John Henry Booth is a ranger of one of the largest remaining city-states when he’s exiled for his group’s massacre and suspicion he’s “tainted.” Escaping with a doctor who killed her husband, John travels across the Earth’s blasted alien ruins to seek the life of the man who killed his friends. It’s the one thing he has left.


Dog Eaters by Malcolm Wong

Mankind failed to transcend the Petroleum Age… 175 years after the Die Off, civilization consists of scattered nomadic tribes, isolated casino-cities, and hordes of predatory bandits. The Black Dog Clan heads down the Southwest trade route to make their home on the Gulf.


The Collapse: A Zombie Outbreak Story (Aftermath) by Alice B. Sullivan

What else could the dead rising be other than a sick joke? Karen Gallagher is a mother, a wife, and a scientist, and her past is catching up to her. As the world falls victim to a viral pandemic, Karen struggles to keep her daughter safe, forced to turn to the people who burned her all while harboring an awful secret.


What Mattered Most by Quill Holland

At the end of the world, you must choose: survive and succeed or make peace with your failure – which will it be? A.R.C Project Rebirth: a simple mission to outlive and outlast an inhospitable Earth and repopulate it once it has recovered. Yet, for Chloe, a cyborg member of the project, the operation is anything but simple. Extending well beyond its original completion date and with no signs of recovery, Chloe spends her days living in the past, avoiding her hot, dry, and barren reality, just waiting on the world to change. When events take a sudden and disastrous turn for the worst, Chloe must compete against herself, her fellow project members, and even time itself, to keep herself and her precious cargo alive; humanity’s fate depends on it. Faced with the possibility of not surviving, Chloe must reconcile between her past and present to decide – what mattered most?


Hurricanes 2007 by Darío Aguilar Peregrina

A long time ago, a meteorite fell in the middle of a hurricane killing several researchers from the National Hurricane Center, swallowing up the entire storm. While investigating the incident, scientists experimented with the remains of the space rock, discovering that it had the capacity to manipulate the hurricanes or any other natural phenomenon, including the earth's subsurface, being these reasons why the project was titled "Hurricanes 2007". Subsequently, a highly gifted mercenary called Katrina Fernandez, popularly known in her country as "Hurricane Katrina," heard that there was a reward for stealing the project, but in doing so and being surrounded by police, decided to commit suicide.... 10 years later, the Doctor Dominic Carson Phoenix, who was a member of the project, kept a complete sample finding that it had healing powers and after suffering an accident with his wife and daughter, dying the former, Dominic decided to inject the entire substance to his little girl named Darcy Ember Phoenix, who miraculously recovered from all her injuries ... Meanwhile, in the country known as Mexico, a young lesbian navy cadet called Rio Pedroza was fighting every day for a better nation that lately was filled with corruption, violence, unemployment and crime. But when one day she was called to bring help to the Drayson Martle Harbor, things would change... A story filled with violence, darkness, hope, solidarity and love would begin…


Tasmanian Gothic by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky

A modern gothic thriller set in a decaying urban environment and lush mutant wilderness. Solari wasn’t alive when the ozone layer split above Tasmania and spilled radiation over the edge of the stratosphere, but she’s living with the consequences—the mutations, the gangland war, and the border wall that divides the affluent North from the contaminated South. Orphaned and alone in the southern reaches, Solari survives the chaos the only way she knows how: cooking the wildly addictive snowrock for local crime lord, Worcsulakz, and avoiding the mutants that skulk in the lush, untamed wilderness of the Fringes. But, when her junkie ex-boyfriend puts Solari more firmly in Worcsulakz’s debt, she runs—escaping the promise of violent retribution with a stolen van and a pair of giant wings cleaved from a mutant moth. Grafting the wings to her body disguises Solari as one of Tasmania’s most reviled and hunted, but grants her refuge in the one place Worcsulakz won’t look for her—a mutant enclave. There, Solari will form an unlikely alliance and commence the dangerous journey through gangland strongholds and carnival towns to get to the Border Wall in the north. Hunted by Worcsulakz, the hidden terrors of the Fringes, the secrets in her family’s past, and the deception at the core of her fragile alliance, Solari will need to confront them all or stay condemned to a life of loneliness and brutality. -- This dark biopunk adventure set in a post-apocalyptic world of danger and decay is perfect for readers of dystopian, gothic, and new weird science fiction, and fans of China Mieville, Jeff VanderMeer, Kameron Hurley, and Tamsyn Muir.


Revolution (Divided Elements #3) by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky

With her conditioning finally unravelled, Anaiya is free. But her single-minded pursuit to pull down the Orthodoxy is made more complicated with the return of old friends and foes who challenge and fight her for the chance to decide Otpor's future. In a world of fragile trust and heavy betrayals - will Anaiya finally get what she wants? Or will she, too, join the legacy of her former mentor - the infamous Original Resistor, Kane 148?


Rebellion (Divided Elements #2) by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky

"The sky over the Edges shimmers then falters. Hovering between night and day, the dawn has come and trapped it between two very different realities - blurring it at the fringes until it becomes impossible to tell whether it is in one state or the other. Maybe both, maybe neither. Maybe something altogether different." In the anticipated sequel to Mikhaeyla Kopievsky's award-winning debut, Resistance, Anaiya 234 finds herself abandoned and reviled by both the Fire and Air Elements. While desperate to stay off the radar and keep her own Heterodoxy hidden, her guilt and need for redemption drive her back into the conflict that first unraveled her identity. But Otpor has changed - now a battleground scarred by violent attacks and reprisals. And Anaiya is no longer the Elemental she once was. Forced to confront her fractured identity and forge new relationships, will Anaiya's past come back to haunt her...or help her?


The Solid-State Shuffle: Sunken City Capers Book 1 by Jeffrey A. Ballard

Almost a hundred years ago, a major terrestrial event reshaped the earth’s coastlines. Goodbye entire cities. Goodbye entire states. Goodbye entire countries. And when the authorities outlawed salvaging from these sunken sites, why say hello to a new breed of criminal: underwater reclamation specialists. Even a hundred years later, there’s still a whole lot of loot for the reclaiming. But it’s not theft if you put it back, right? After cracking an underwater vault in their first major heist in the Seattle Isles, Isa and her crew think they’re on easy street again—that is, if they can figure out what it is exactly they stole. A question, they soon learn, where their very lives hang in the balance. Thrust into a high-stakes game of subterfuge and deception by the local mob boss, Isa and her crew must scramble to unravel the mystery of what it is they stole while unseen forces move against them. Harried. Threatened at every turn. Isa and her crew must stay one step ahead to stay alive. Sunken City Capers is a fun post-apocalyptic series with no zombies, just criminals and mischievous ne’er-do-wells. Fans of heist novels/movies and strong female protagonists will likely enjoy this series.


Before and After by Andrew Shanahan

THE BEST-SELLING SCI-FI THRILLER THAT BLENDS HEALTHY LIVING AND LOTS OF DYING "A big fat five stars. This is a horror story. It's a visceral portrait of addiction and the hope of redemption in a world turned mad by hate and fear. The worst thing is that it is true. A must-read." Jane Almond-Deville, The British Obesity Society. Ben Stone is terrified. He's terrified because he weighs 601 pounds and needs his right leg amputating. He's terrified because a crane will shortly lift him from his fourth-floor flat and lower him 44 feet to an ambulance waiting below. He's terrified because he hasn't been outside in nine years and he doesn't know who will look after his beautiful dog. He needn't worry though, because the world is about to end.


ALL IS SILENCE - Book I - Deserted Lands by Robert L. Slater

As the world crumbles...Lizzie had it worse than most.Will she give up?A bat virus brought the world to its knees. At 17, Lizzie barely remembers her father. Surviving an apocalypse could push anyone to the unthinkable.Her shotgun is loaded.She meets survivor, a hungry, silent man with a dog collar. She leaves food.Things go to hell. People die. Some by her hands.When Lizzie is attacked, her box of family keepsakes is smashed and her father's name and a phone number peak out from under the paper.Like a beacon.Could he still be alive?She has to find out.You'll love this coming-of-age, post-apocaloptimistic adventure. Because when you need it most, a single piece of hope can be all it takes.Get it now.


A Summer in Amber by C. Litka

The past is the future. A young physicist, Sandy Say, is dispatched to a Scottish highland estate to secretly decipher a decrepit manuscript that may hold the key to reinventing the 21st century, devastated by a series of solar storms. There he finds whispers of a reincarnated wizard, a hidden laboratory that is said to be the gate to the Otherworld, and a girl. A Summer in Amber is set in Scotland and England in the not too distant future, after a series of extremely powerful solar storms has laid to waste the modern world of cell phones, computers satellites, and even the power grids. Britain exists as an eclectic mix of the 21st and 19th century, with both steam engines, and pocket computers. A Summer in Amber is a quiet, enchanting novel of adventure and romance, with a unique steampunk air. C. Litka writes old-fashioned novels with modern sensibilities, humor, and romance. His lighthearted novels of adventure, mystery, and travel are set in richly imagined worlds and feature a colorful cast of well drawn characters. If you seek to escape, for a few hours, your everyday life, you will not find better company, nor more wonderful worlds to travel and explore, than in the novels of C. Litka.


The Immune by David Kazzie

The Omnibus Edition contains all four parts of The Immune series. THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS. On a warm summer night at Yankee Stadium, a monstrous plot to eradicate the human race is set into motion. Dr. Adam Fisher watches helplessly as the deadly Medusa virus sweeps the globe, wiping out humanity in a matter of weeks while he remains inexplicably immune. As Adam and his fellow survivors struggle to survive in a dying world beset by panic and lawlessness, he discovers a flicker of hope that will send him on a quest through a world unlike any he has ever known. He joins forces with Sarah Wells, a soldier harboring a terrible secret, and Freddie Briggs, an aging football star grieving the loss of his family. As they trek across a ruined American landscape, the challenges mount around them, including a dangerous new enemy that threatens their fragile existence.


Above the Sky by J.W. Lynne

Eighteen-year-old Seven and her best friend, Ten, live where all is peaceful ... except for the violent war raging above the sky. Humanoid robots and self-operated drones tend to everyone's needs, leaving people free to spend their time stimulating their minds and enjoying life's pleasures. But there are strict rules and few choices. Every year, on Assignment Day, the path of each eighteen-year-old's life is laid out by the Decision Makers. Some are given the jobs for which they have shown exceptional aptitude and are "paired" for mating. The others are sent off to fight in The War and never return. When Assignment Day comes for Seven, the assignments shatter everything she has ever believed. For the first time in her life, she is certain that the Decision Makers have made a terrible mistake. But the only way to right this wrong is to do something unthinkable.


Detonation by Erik Otto

*** NAMED TO KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOKS OF 2018 *** Fire, splitting the atom, synthetic biology. There's a dark side to every invention, one which we have been fortunate to contain for most of history. But are we hurtling into the future too fast? Detonation is an epic dystopian tale that is a cautionary reflection on our own innovation-obsessed culture. It follows two societies that are connected, but centuries apart, and their struggle against a superintelligent machine. Amid ideological clashes and political plotting, a diverse cast discovers this insidious threat, and they are forced into an escalating conflict against a tireless enemy. "A highly entertaining and absorbing combination of philosophy and action featuring robustly individualized characters." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Turnabout by Carmen Webster Buxton

It's not a super power if you can't control it! Jason Miller's biggest worries were keeping up with his homework, paying for his classic jazz habit,and hiding the fact that he carried a flip phone. But then one day he finds himself teleporting from place to place, a talent he can't control. It gets worse when he lands in an alternate world, one that has many, many more women than men. It sounds great until Jason learns the downside to being a precious commodity: Having a harem is no fun when you're the one who's locked up.


Nigh by Alan Miller

We’re not getting any older... An extraordinary event at the genetic level changes everything - the world didn’t see it coming. It takes time for people to adjust to waking up to smoother skin and better health. Vices and addictions can now be taken up with abandon as cells repair themselves on the slow but inexorable path to youth and infancy. A global spring clean begins, a purge to free the planet of parasites. In the first week of what came to be christened ‘God’s Boomerang’, confusion and fear gripped the world. Over decades, countries and societies radically change and through the experiences of a reporter, a doctor, two couples and an ancient Iowan farmer, we hurtle through this maelstrom of upheaval, shepherding humankind to its ultimate destiny… A very human apocalypse… A new end is beginning...


The Wakeful Wanderer's Guide to New New England & Beyond by Jim Infantino

A captivating picture of a climate-changed future viewed from two starkly different cultural perspectives, The Wakeful Wanderer’s Guide to New New England & Beyond follows the paths of a runaway aristocrat, a Luddite tyrant, a spy seeking retribution, and a wandering historian unicycling north along the crumbling Boston Post Road. Marto Boxter is an optimistic journalist with a head full of implants. When we meet him, he is planning a ride into the interconnected tribes of the Northeast from his town of Reverside-on-Hudson. He plans to document his ride by posting his thoughts in real-time to his post-human followers. Before he can leave on his tour however, a runaway named Helen arrives with secret information that throws Marto’s placid world into turmoil. Meanwhile, Barnabas Yoniver IV, the leader of a Luddite town to the south launches a plot to disrupt the life of all upgraded humans and bring them back to the traditional economy of markets and governments. Aware of Yoniver's plans, rival Luddite families scheme to prevent Barnabas from grabbing too much power for himself. This darkly humorous reflection of our changing world is an exploration of what it means to be human as our relationships with technology become increasingly intimate.


Edge of the Breach by Halo Scot

We all become monsters at the edge of the breach. In a post-apocalyptic world where season of birth determines power — spring healers, summer mages, fall shapeshifters, and winter shields — a man and a woman emerge from tragic childhoods to lead humanity on opposite sides of an interrealm war. ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ There is a hole in the sky. They call it the Rift. A portal to the gods. The scar of a suffering world. Through it, the gods rule the last scraps of civilization, harkening war. As chaos beckons, two leaders emerge from the ashes of a dying planet. Julian Kyder is the son of an abusive rape victim who compensates for his abandonment through psychopathy. Sira Rune is a cancer survivor who dedicates her life to living free and fearless while experiencing the taboo and the unorthodox. Rune is the only one unafraid of Kyder, and that terrifies him, because he only knows how to function through fear. Even though she gives him more chances than he deserves, how much violence can she forgive? When is a person beyond redemption? While he struggles to control his demons and she struggles to find purpose, the gods drag the ruined world into war. Amazon Top 10 New Releases LGBTQ+ Sci-Fi
Amazon Top 25 New Releases LGBTQ+ Fantasy CONTENT WARNING: The Rift Cycle is a highly graphic series intended for mature audiences.


Life on Planet Earth by Andy Gorman

Humankind is finally coming home, but they are no longer the dominant species... Nearly 700 years ago, the Terminal Plague turned Earth into a desolate wasteland—a world now riddled with the devolved progeny of Homo sapiens.  The descendants of the only survivors live out a bleak existence in a lunar city called Omega, where the privileged live deep underground while the poor suffer radiation poisoning on the surface.  Headstrong seventeen-year-old Liam Stone hates it there. When he’s not scrubbing shrimp and algae vats, he spends his limited free time in the Earth Simulator, training to leave the cramped halls and rigid schedules of Omega behind. Boasting higher scores and better biometrics than any other candidate, Liam is confident he will earn a spot on the return mission to Earth… Until the moment his sister is chosen instead.  Devastated but unwilling to give up, Liam chooses to take matters into his own hands—to get to Earth at any cost. But Earth is not like the simulations, and the simulated monsters didn’t prepare him for the real threats he will face.


The Swallowed World, Book One: The Eternal Season by Tyler Bumpus

THE FUTURE IS WRITTEN. AT THE END OF OUR WORLD IT BEGINS. THE GREAT RIFT N. Amer. informal the wholesale collapse of the United States of America as a political and federal entity in Y3 of the DILUVIAN ERA. Major contributing factors: mass flooding of old coastal power centers; the PETROL DROUGHT and resultant crippling of transit and supply lines; the NUTRICIDE attacks and impending nation-wide famine; the ecological CALAMITIES and shortfall of aid in affected regions; and burgeoning separatist camps ushering in the sectarian bloodbath of the OLD STATE CLASHES. The fractured country plunged headlong into a new age of war, industry, and technology from which there was no returning.(from Terminology of Post-Rift America, 3rd Ed., Y64, DE) So begins THE SWALLOWED WORLD—a bold new futurist saga. At the crossroads of innovation and collapse, genius and madness, humankind faces the ultimate trial to which all must submit: Transformation or extinction. From literary to science fiction, horror to allegory, the apocalyptic to the mythic—this multi-volume epic is a window into a truly alien future civilization; deep in world building, rich in character, breathtaking in scope. BOOK ONE of The Swallowed World saga opens some fifty years after the Great Rift that shattered the continent, when America is again uncharted and wild. At civilization's edge, the drowned peninsula once known as Florida, a world-weary outlaw finds himself smuggling the one cargo he never dreamed he'd possess—the future of the human race. The powerful first volume of a visionary new sci-fi universe Map and illustrations Glossary and appendices delving deeper into the lore and mystery of The Swallowed World Sneak preview of Book Two!


Aerovoyant by Patricia L. Tavormina

On planet Turaset, droughts ravage farmlands, cyclones rip through coastal cities, and with every barrel of oil the combustion industry pumps from the ground, the climate worsens. Alphonse has just refused a council seat because taking it means serving that rapacious industry. He leaves the city to seek solace in the wilderness, and there, a power to live the past awakens within him. Alphonse walks the steps of his distant ancestors on long-dead Earth, soon growing plagued with memories of its collapse, and he's left with a troubling certainty: he must infiltrate the combustion industry to secure proof of its treachery, or Turaset will be next to fall. Alphonse finds an ally in Myrta, a farmgirl who sees air, every molecule in every pulse of breath or blast of exhaust. With her talent, she can evade the patrols on the industry's grounds. Together, Alphonse and Myrta can prove the industry lies about emissions. They can convince the councils to shut down fossil fuel use permanently. But people in the industry have grown wise to Myrta's power--and now she's marked for death.


Roko's Catalyst by Michael Blackbourn

The AI-ravaged world humanity once knew has vanished under a treacherous sea. A small fleet of ships survives, trapped for thirty years in constant cycles of freezing and thawing. The ships endure, suspended in ice above a seemingly bottomless chasm. The next thaw threatens to be the final one and would put an end to the survival of the fleet. Hendry has only known this brutal freezing cycle in his thirteen years of life. Like the other survivors, he scavenges on the ice by dogsled and races back to his ship before the icy crust melts. Knowing that it’s only a matter of time until a big enough thaw destroys the fleet, he befriends an unlikely pair of survivors: one an old mercenary, the other a mysterious young girl. She has an ability to predict the thaws, and may have discovered the secret to escaping the knife's edge humanity inhabits. But someone or something wants to stop them all. Now Hendry and his companions are on a mission, and time is running out. The ice will thaw.


HARVESTED by Anthony O'Brien

The year is 3716. Earth’s resources are depleted. Humanity has been forced into a 21st century computer simulation, controlled by Ikelos, AI at its most terrifying. A seedbank lost to time in the frozen wastelands of a Norwegian island is mankind’s last hope for survival. Jon Stone, a New York physicist, has been extracted out of the simulation by another scientist, Tori. With no memory of Tori or his past life, Jon must trust her as they re-enter the simulation to locate, somewhere in this dangerous, illusionary world, the island’s co-ordinates. Can they avoid the traps in the matrix, find what they seek, and return to the 38th century in time to save humanity before the final extinction?


ACHE by Levi Jacobs

With the advent of nanotech, happiness is just a brain hack. But if you can hack your brain, who else can? In the energy-scarce landscape of the former US, society has turned to mood-altering nanomachines to augment its grim reality. Like many, Lance Mireles walks the line between use and abuse, running shady side jobs to feed his habit while keeping up appearances with his younger brother. Pushing his luck once too often, he ends up on the wrong side of the law, disowned from his family, and exiled to the anarchy outside the city gates. Determined to turn his life around, Lance follows clues to an isolated commune with a mysterious source of nanomachines. It looks like a second chance—until he traces their source back to a danger looming over his family, and the secret reason for the city’s nanotech dependence. As things at home fall apart, Lance turns to the outlaw community for help—but to earn their trust he first has to overcome the roots of his addiction.


Seattle Quake 9.2 by Marti Talbott

They knew it could happen - scientists had been warning them for years. Yet, nearly two million people living in the greater Seattle area went about their daily lives as usual. A Detective Agency thought they had found a missing woman, an upstart radio station was on the air, and an eccentric banker had just started a round of golf. Thousands were driving on freeways, shopping in malls, awaiting flights, working in downtown high-rises, and on buses in the bus tunnel. They knew -- they just didn't believe it could happen to them.


Lies the Guardians Tell by Herman Steuernagel

The Guardians have lied to humanity for centuries . . . Now she’ll be forced to uncover the truth. **With a well-paced storyline and thrilling action scenes, this story will keep readers on their toes. -- Reedsy Discovery** Sierra Runar calls the Sphere her home, where the Guardians claim to protect humanity from the toxic world outside. But when Sierra discovers the framework of their perfect society might be built on a lie, she begins to ask dangerous questions and is unprepared for the chain of events she triggers, including the murder of her best friend. Plunged into a deadly hunt for forbidden secrets, she stumbles into a world that shouldn’t exist. On top of everything else, she discovers she can somehow bring malfunctioning technology to life, making her a valuable commodity in an unscrupulous world, but also humanity’s potential savior. Not knowing who she can trust, Sierra must decide who is friend and who is foe, and must choose between the fate of the world and the lives of those closest to her. Can Sierra discover the secrets of the past before it’s too late? Lies The Guardians Tell is the explosive first book in the Lies of the Guardians series. If you like bold heroines, captivating dystopias, and epic adventures, then you’ll love Herman Steuernagel’s pulse-pounding story. Tap "Buy Now" to join Sierra on her adventure today.


Before the Sun Hits by Arthur Swan

When an unrelenting universe threatens to end Earth in an instant, one man could make a difference . . . In a small North Carolina college town, a disillusioned math professor, Drew Bauer, discovers the sun is dying. His abandoned research could hold the key to survival, but he needs more information, and he needs help against the growing conspiracy to stop him. Trenton Smith, a sadistic billionaire who plans to sacrifice Earth for his own survival, attempts to isolate and control Drew. But Drew escapes with his engineer pal, Joe Sandusk. They plunge into a dangerous cross-country trip to a secret NASA facility where Drew falls for a scientist, Liza Maddox, whose uncertain loyalty could sabotage all their efforts. Almost out of time—and with Smith’s forces closing in—Drew, Liza, and Joe race down the California coast to save the world.


Ignite The Shadows by Ingrid Seymour

Seattle. The near future. A dark force infects humans and takes over their minds. Seventeen-year-old Marci is a hacker. The best in the city. Ever since she can remember, her mind has been under attack, but lately it’s getting worse. A dark force overrides her and makes her do awful things. Her mother and best friend believe that she’s a rebel child and that she meant to race her bike with the cops hot on her tail. She wasn’t in control. Someone else was. Time and time again, Marci defeats the invading shadows and remains herself. The ability to prevail doesn’t go unnoticed by James McCray, the leader of a rebellious group known as IgNiTe. He soon recruits her and assures her she’s not crazy. It turns out it’s far worse. Marci is infected by a terrible plague, and so is half of Seattle. People are being supplanted at an alarming rate. The human race may be doomed, unless Marci, alongside IgNiTe, can find a way to stop the spread of the infection before it's too late. For fans of dark urban fantasy and apocalyptic fiction. Ignite the Shadows has intrigue, romance, and a heck of a lot of action. If you enjoyed Divergent, you will love this series.


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