“You’re gonna smoke it with me, aren’t you, Vic?” he asked, following me.
I stopped in the living room and kicked off my hiking boots.
“Huh, Vic? How about it?” He walked around me and plopped himself down on the couch, which was even greasier than the carpet, if that was possible. “It’ll be just like old times.”
A towering, purple bong sat at his feet, ready to go. I sat down in the easy chair across from him, rubbing my temples.
“Sure,” I said, finally. “Just like old times.”
Wayne Kyle Spitzer
ARISEN, Omnibus One
When the Zombie Apocalypse came, one country had shut down its borders in response to a major terrorist attack. Now Fortress Britain is the last bastion of the living – with 50 million beleaguered survivors facing down a world of 7 billion animated corpses. And one international team of elite special operators – supremely trained and armed, always the most skilled, resolved, and unstoppable amongst us – are humanity’s last best hope for survival…
Michael Stephen Fuchs
Arisen, Book One – Fortress Britain
Readers call the ARISEN series:
“Wall to wall adrenaline – edge of your seat unputdownable until the very last page” … “staggeringly good – the most consistently excellent franchise in zombie literature” … “the best post-apocalyptic military fiction there is” … “one badass unstoppable bullet train ride” … “moves like an avalanche” … “edge of the seat, nail biting, page turning mayhem” … “had me holding my breath more times than I could count” … “THE BOSS of the zombie apocalypse genre” … “The pace and action are breathtaking” … “the most amazing and intense battle scenes you’ve ever experienced” … “rolls along like an out of control freight train” … “left me shaking at the last page” … “insane propulsive storytelling” … “They grab you on the first page and kick your ass through the entire series…”
Nearly a half-million ARISEN books sold and still climbing…
Book One – Fortress Britain
When the Zombie Apocalypse came, one country had shut down its borders in response to a major terrorist attack. Now Fortress Britain is the last bastion of the living – with 50 million beleaguered survivors facing down a world of 7 billion animated corpses.
And when civilization fell, one international team of supremely elite special operators was being assembled for a nearly impossible mission, deployed out of the SAS barracks at Hereford. Supremely trained and armed, always the most skilled, resolved, and unstoppable amongst us, now the commandos of Alpha team are humanity’s last best hope for survival. Searching through the detritus of fallen Europe, scavenging pharmaceutical labs for clues to a vaccine that might bring humanity back from the brink, now they are tasked with one last desperate operation.
They must cross the Atlantic aboard the world’s only remaining supercarrier, insert by air into the very middle of a dead continent, and then fight their way on foot through a city of 3 million ravening dead guys. But these Zulus will not be like any zombies they have ever fought before…
Hope Never Dies.
Michael Stephen Fuchs
Behind a Pale Mask: The New Ferryman Novel
“You know me to be a ferryman,” I said, pushing the circlet up and over my forehead. “How?”
“Why, by taking one look at you, that’s how! You’ve no mask, that much is true, nor have you a scythe, as I’ve said … you’ve the cloak, all right, but that can be purchased at even the lowliest of costume shops; I’ve one just like it in my wagon here, in fact. No, this is something in the face itself. It’s an aura.” He paused, appraising me coldly. “You’ve the heart of a ferryman.”
After a moment I replied, “I knew a woman once who said the very opposite.”
“A woman, eh? She must have feared you very much.”
Wayne Kyle Spitzer
The Fall: Book 1 – Conversion
The Fall is a close-future, post-apocalyptic action story set in 2052, Melbourne, Australia. It is two years after a cataclysmic virus has swept the country leaving in its wake a nightmare landscape populated by survivor groups and ravenous night predators. Welcome to The Fall.
I stare at her through the rain. Somewhere a siren is wailing. From the streets below, angry words rendered unintelligible by distance are being exchanged. Gunshots follow. Then screaming. Car horns are being honked impatiently. Somewhere a baby is crying. The Hard Mask seems to fit much looser than before. In fact, it doesn’t seem to want to stay on at all.
Wayne Kyle Spitzer
The Rose Thief
Ned Spinks, Chief Thief-Catcher has a problem. Someone is stealing the Emperor’s roses. But that’s not the worst of it. In his infinite wisdom and grace, the Emperor magically imbued his red rose with love so if it was ever removed from the Imperial Rose Gardens then love will be lost, to everyone, forever. It’s up to Ned and his band of motley catchers to apprehend the thief and save the day. But the thief isn’t exactly who they seem to be, neither is the Emperor. Ned and his team will have to go on a quest defeating vampire mermaids, illusionists, estranged family members and an evil sorcerer in order to win the day. What could possibly go wrong?
The Survivors (Life After War Book 1)
“This is Safe Haven Refugee Camp. Can anyone hear me? …hello? Is anyone out there?
Fated to lead New America, seven gifted people survive a nuclear apocalypse only to find themselves on a cross-country quest through horrors that will shake the very core of who they thought they were. These long-denied protectors of humanity are destined to rebuild their country…if they can stay alive long enough to find each other.
“The end of the world has given us a harsh, merciless existence, where nature tries hard to push humanity to the very brink of extinction. Everything is against us, between us. Untold miles of lawless, apocalyptic roads wait for our feet, and the future, cold and dark, offers little comfort. Without change, there can be no peace. Only survivors.”
Blood and Roses
Seven organized crime Families, known as the Seven Blessed Families, rule the World of Exodus and its people with the use of their mysterious magical artifacts, called Relics. Relics give powers to the Blessed members of the Families, and they use those powers for corruption and control of everything in Exodus.
Maretto Rose, the patriarch of the Rose Family, celebrates his 50th birthday by attending a performance at the Grand Theater with three of his four sons. The theater is attacked by the heir of the Cicello Family, Zasso Cicello. His mission is to abduct Maretto, but it fails when Maretto’s son, Georgiano, fights Zasso to protect his father and family. Georgiano is ultimately slain and Zasso flees and goes into hiding. Now, the Rose Family must find where Zasso is hiding. They want answers. Who gave him the order for the attack, and what do they want with Maretto Rose? And most of all, they want revenge…But who could it be? A leader of a rival Family? Or someone or something else more powerful than they could imagine?
Meanwhile, Maretto’s youngest son, Ric, must battle his demons and addictions in order to become a Blessed member of the Family and become the man he was destined to be, before he ends up being another dead junky on the street.
So, sit back and enjoy the ride, because in Exodus, gangsters make the world go round.
Lonny hesitated, trembling. “Y-you mean it’s just trying to scare us?”
Handlebar tweaked his nose. “That’s right.”
The fire returned to the young man’s eyes—almost. He looked around the shattered dock, at the riddled corpse and the oily, bloody water, at the spitting power lines and the dead lights, the peeling boardwalk on the shore.
He shook his head. “No, it’s not. It—it doesn’t pretend, like you. It’s gonna kill us, that’s all.” He stepped closer. “Can’t you see that? You posing hillbilly? The spill’s given it a—a lean season. It’s sick, and it’s hungry, and …”
He glanced at the corpse. “And we probably just killed its mate.”
Wayne Kyle Spitzer