Shotgun Grandma: Volume 1
The living fear the dead, and the dead fear grandma…
Margaret McDaniel is a stand-up citizen; she pays her taxes, donates when she can, and is in the church pew every Sunday. She was a great wife, still is a great mother, but most of all, she is an excellent grandmother. Now that her husband has passed on, all she wishes to do is spend a few more good years with her granddaughter before punching out her time clock for good. She had been fulfilling that wish up until the zombie apocalypse decided to happen. With a horde of zombies threatening the well-being of her family, she has no option but to show them the righteous end of her double barrel.
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.
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.
The Phase Transition (Rise of the Gray Order Book 1)
For millennia humanity has fought against the notion of magic. Superstition and irrational fear have slowly been replaced with reason and logic. Our species entered the twenty-first century with only the slightest trappings of our former, peasant selves. This was our downfall. For science and magic are merely transitory fluctuations our planet has experienced a thousand times in its history. As has happened in the past, so must happen again. As the Phase sweeps over the earth, America is lost in chaos. Electricity and gunpowder become useless, and anarchy rules. From amongst this pandemonium strikes forth one man, an ancient from the dark past, who realizes the plight of humanity and strives to create order in the bedlam of the present. Professor Avedesh gathers those he knows to have the magical strength of the ancients; those whose very genes carry power. Fighting off starvation and shadowy cults that pursue them, the Professor must teach his followers to use their latent powers, not only to save themselves, but civilization.
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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.
Into The Air (The Air Series Book 1)
National Indie Excellence Award Finalist – Young Adult.
When Mia Bryn escapes her underground compound and travels into the air, she never imagines her world will explode. Separated from her father and attacked by creatures she never knew existed, Mia flees into the forest. Within hours, she finds an abandoned girl, discovers a link to her missing mother, and meets beautiful, golden-eyed Archer. But why is an ordinary girl from a compound being hunted? And how can Mia survive in a world she knows nothing about?
Earthweeds (Sons of Neptune Book 1)
Earth’s cities are empty; only a few people remain, and mutated creatures are fighting over the last of the food supply, with the last humans caught in the middle. Two boys with special powers must unite the survivors to unravel the mystery of the vanishing, defend against strange creatures, and discover the truth behind alien artifacts at the heart of world’s end. “All sci-fi should be this much fun to read!” Top2040 Sci-Fi
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