ARISEN : Genesis
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” … “insane propulsive storytelling” … “left me shaking at the last page” … “They grab you on the first page and kick your ass through the entire series…”
Come back in time with the first ARISEN prequel and live through the beginning of the end of the world… (Can be read as a stand-alone novel, an introduction to the series, or at any point while reading the main series.)
Tucked away in a high-tech Tactical Operations Center, inside an isolated safehouse in the Horn of Africa, sits Agency analyst Zack Altringham. He is Kenyan-born, Princeton-educated, badly burnt-out – and condemned by his language and cultural skills to a lifetime of fighting America’s shadow counter-terror wars.
But when another mystery epidemic breaks out, and terrifyingly quickly reaches a tipping point, chaos descends – and Zack and his team (including two former Team Six SEALs) are trapped between the millstones of the sick and the dying on one side, and heavily armed militias on the other. Soon their “safe” house is in flames, and their only remaining option is to get in their up-armored SUV and try to escape the imploding gravity well of the city, to the safety of the American military base in Djibouti. But by then, will there be anywhere safe left on Earth to escape to?
Michael Stephen Fuchs
Case: 0 (Annalise Storm Chronicles Book 1)
It’s the year 2330. At the end of the twenty-second century, the human race has divided into two distinct groups—purebloods and the ‘modded’. Those who are unfortunate enough to be genetically modified are now nothing but servants for their pureblooded masters.
Living in this time, you know your place, and you do not cross the line. So, when a violent death occurs in the Bronze District, Annalise is ordered to take this as her trial run at Divinity PD to prove that she can do the job as a member of the Human Possession Department.
To defy her father’s wish to marry her off, and keep her Chief happy, she is determined to solve this murder by any means necessary—even if it means going to districts she has only read about in textbooks and fighting her forbidden feelings for her servant.
With internal battles, dirty politics, and sinister secrets, just how exactly will Annalise solve her Case: 0? And more importantly, will she live to see her next one?
End Times I: Rise of the Undead
New Year’s Day: midsummer in Australia. In Perth, twin brothers Aaron and Matt have graduated high school and are enjoying their last few months of summer holidays before adulthood – while on the other side of the country, something has fallen from the sky, heralding the dawn of a new age.
As a terrifying plague spreads across Australia and the world, Aaron and Matt find themselves scrambling to survive, fleeing the city, refugees in their own country. Tormented by strange dreams and beset by violence, they must struggle to find the remnants of their family and survive the Rise of the Undead.
Patriot Son: Battlefront America (Patriot Son: Dystopian Survival Book 1)
From the Best Selling Author of the Silo 40 series
Out of a nuclear-induced EMP, America is shaken as all three of our country’s main power grids are destroyed. Trucks, cars, buses, and even trains roll to a permanent halt. Streets and highways appeared as desolate as auto junkyards and major cities became mausoleums of the millions who died from sarin gas bombings.
Foreign superpowers rose up while our nation’s leaders fought amongst themselves. Radical nations acquired nuclear ICBM’S and opened the door for a mass assault. Geo-satellite keycodes were sold by our nation’s political power brokers; the rest, being strategic military satellites, all hacked and rendered useless.
China and Soviet naval forces back up our nation’s shores for radical Islamic forces to invade and round up urban countrymen, women, and children as spoils of slavery to be interned in labor and death camps. Patriot Son is a Science Fiction Military story of War within our Homeland portraying the human condition in a day to day relationship with the perils of engaging enemy invaders on our American Soil. It’s about the human spirit’s will to survive beyond all expectations.
This Science Fiction Fantasy story is the first book in a series that lays out most of the backstory to the many adventures that lie ahead. For a video representation, check out my Amazon’s Author page for the ‘Patriot Son’ book.
One Nation, Asunder: A Science Fiction Short
America has become divided. Once a united front, it has now plunged head first into tribalism. One one side, conservatives, and on the other, liberals.
James can’t stand his roommate Craig. He is preachy, whiny, and is always talking about politics. Not to mention he is always reporting him the housing department for not being “liberal enough”. To forget about his troubles at home, James has been time with Delilah. But things get complicated when James realizes that Delilah has a different viewpoint than what he is used to. She lives on the conservative side of town, and liberals and conservatives are not supposed to congregate outside of work or school. Now James is finding himself in between a rock and a hard place. Does he give up his views and convictions in order to find true love, even if it means moving to the “other side”?
Adam Lujan presents this tale of what happens when the United States of America succumbs to loyalty over party than country. Set in a dystopian future, find out what happens when America is ripped down the middle.
Controllers (Book 1)
Seventeen-year-old Bree has lived the past nine years in a camp outside of the rebuilt city of Washington, D.C. The city is full of people looking to control everyone and everything – cameras and drones watch people’s every move – but the shield around camp keeps her home hidden and her people safe. Her life changes when she witnesses a fight between rebels and the government in the woods. The rebels they rescue from the fight aren’t all what they seem to be, and Bree and her brother Max are put on a collision course with the government that will change them and the city forever.
The Final Enemy
In the face of a death-defying power, what’s the “new normal”?
Like all reporters, Jack longs for a breaking story but is stuck writing obituaries for a small-town rag. As his frustration mounts, it hits him that no one has died in over three days. Jack’s odd observation becomes something far stranger when he connects a meteorite to the bizarre phenomenon.
Seizing the opportunity, Jack breaks the story and after a struggle to control the meteorite’s power is resolved, a swelling population begins to create havoc. With the survival of the human race hanging in the balance, politicians enact increasingly horrific measures and desperate citizens take matters into their own hands.
Jack’s in a position to not just report the news, but change it, and his decisions and observations creates an epic thriller that pits the potential of human immortality against a force designed to change – or obliterate – humanity itself.
Only one man might stand in its way … the man buried in the obits department.
Alex heard the reports on the nightly news his father always had playing in the background. Threats of nuclear Armageddon were becoming ominously commonplace. Still, he never thought he’d live to see the day that the rhetoric became reality.
He thought wrong.
He and his father raced for the military Cryo-Facility as reports poured in from England and the US of nuclear missile launches from both sides. He kept checking the rear-view mirror, hoping to glimpse his mother’s car.
Alex’s father tried to reassure him that his mother would make it to safety. There was still time. Alex closed his eyes in his cryopod and said a silent prayer for his mother.
He awoke to blaring klaxons and flashing lights. The people in the pods beside him were dead. He was completely alone. Fifty-two years had passed.
Now Alex ventures into a world he does not know. He will try to find his father, who might yet live, and his mother, who surely couldn’t have survived, in the After.
The Jesus Man
It is 2037. Radicals in the Middle East have done the unthinkable. Low-yield nuclear weapons have been unleashed and the subsequent escalation of exchanges is enough to blacken the skies.
In time, the world goes dark. Crops fail and economies begin the inevitable collapse. Countries close their borders, cease trading with one another and declare martial law to control their populations. As oil and power dwindle, the descent into chaos follows and the global meltdown unfolds. An entity arrives and this malevolent force begins its strategy to claim this broken territory as a piece in a long-waged celestial conflict. Moving half a century ahead, the story centres on a colony entrenched in the desert of the Four Corners region of the United States. It is a place of sanctuary, established in the post-war years and grown to be a stronghold in the badlands. In the wake of the entity’s global strategy, it stands as the sole remaining seat of the human race. Its citizens are ruled by a brotherhood of elders who cling to the shattered remnants of the Christian faith.
A priest, favoured of the sect, begins to suffer nightmarish visions as evil turns its intent on the last bastion of mankind still to fall by its hand. Overcome, and subsequently possessed, the holy man becomes the vessel through which dark forces infiltrate the colony and lay low the last of men with a crushing malediction which will claim their souls, their homeworld and ultimately their Godhead for all time.
Rich in descriptive content and paced throughout with a growing sense of doom, The Jesus Man delivers an unsurpassed vision of Hell on Earth.
Keith Anthony Baird