Clayton Smith’s astounding debut novel that redefined the post-apocalyptic genre.
“Equal parts Mad Max and Monty Python…one hilarious, harrowing and heart-wrenching tale.”
Three years have passed since the Jamaicans caused the apocalypse, and things in post-Armageddon Chicago have settled into a new kind of normal. Unfortunately, that “normal” includes collapsing skyscrapers, bands of bloodthirsty maniacs, and a dwindling cache of survival supplies. After watching his family, friends, and most of the non-sadistic elements of society crumble around him, Patrick decides it’s time to cross one last item off his bucket list.
He’s going to Disney World.
This hilarious, heartfelt, gut-wrenching odyssey through post-apocalyptic America is a pilgrimage peppered with peril, as fellow survivors Patrick and Ben encounter a slew of odd characters, from zombie politicians and deranged survivalists to a milky-eyed oracle who doesn’t have a lot of good news. Plus, it looks like Patrick may be hiding the real reason for their mission to the Magic Kingdom…
CHOSEN AS ONE OF 400 FOR THE SECOND ROUND OF THE AMAZON BREAKTHROUGH NOVEL AWARD FOR 2014!!!ARE YOU A FAN OF VAMPIRE ACADEMY, VAMPIRE DIARIES OR TWILIGHT?Rising Tide will sink its fangs into you, keeping you awake into the wee hours of the nightCould Maura’s life get any worse? …turns out it most certainly can.Isolated and sheltered by her lonely mother, Maura’s never been able to make friends. She seems to drive her classmates away—except for the odd times they pay enough attention to torture her—but she doesn’t understand why. Maura considers herself to be a freak of nature, with her unusually pale skin and an aversion to the sun that renders her violently nauseous. Her belief is only worsened by the fact that almost everyone around her keeps their distance.Even her own father deserted her before she was born, leaving Maura alone with her emotionally distant mother, Caelyn. Even though Maura is desperate for answers about her unknown parent, Caelyn remains heartbroken and her daughter can’t bring herself to reopen her mother’s wounds. Or is there a more sinister reason Caelyn refuses to utter a word about her long-lost love?When a cruel prank nearly claims Maura’s life, one of her classmates, Ron, rushes to her rescue. Darkly handsome & mysteriously accepting, Ron doesn’t seem to want to stay away, but Maura is reluctant to get too close, since her mother has announced she’s moving the two of them to Vancouver…nearly 3,000 miles away from their hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania.If life wasn’t already challenging enough, Maura begins to experience bizarre, physical changes her mother seems hell bent on ignoring, compelling Maura to fear for her own life. Vicious nightmares, blood cravings, failing health and the heart-shattering loss of Ron—as well as the discovery of a tangled web of her own mother’s lies—become obstacles in Maura’s desperate quest for the unfathomable truth she was never prepared to uncover.˃˃˃ Sure to become of the Books to Read of the year, Rising Tide: Dark Innocence isn’t the usual tale of vampire erotica. This novel is a YA Vampire Romance that is certain to become one of the classic books of its time. Maura doesn’t live in Castle Dracula in Transylvania, but she must still discover the bloodlines constructing the creature she is destined to become. A preview is available using the Look Inside feature for the ebook and print copies, above. Scroll up to read now!
They say if you tell a lie long enough, you’ll eventually believe it, but Akiko will never forget who she really is.Akiko Susumu is not what she seems. Her life as a normal teen living in a coastal Canadian town is a complete sham. The old man she lives with is not her grandfather, he’s her captor. And Akiko isn’t a teen. In fact, she isn’t even human.But Akiko isn’t allowed to share the reality of her true nature with a single soul. Not even her three best friends know of the power she could wield, given the chance.So, when she’s sent back to her homeland to steal an ancient samurai sword, she jumps at the chance to secure her freedom, only to get caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the most dangerous crime syndicate in Japan.Can Akiko escape with her life and her soul, or is true freedom as elusive as the Aether she was born from? Born of Aether is a novel in the Elemental Origins Series which can be read out of order. Don’t miss this exciting series!
Part One of the Vampire’s Mage Series.Rosalind lives for the hunt. Now she might die for it.Rosalind’s mission is simple: hunt demons and mages. As a member of the Brotherhood, she’s dedicated to protecting the world from dark magic. Someone’s got to stop the supernatural bloodlust—even if it means getting up close and personal with vamps.Everything’s going to plan until she meets Caine, a powerful dark mage. He’s scary as hell and just as sexy. Worse, he’s brought her a warning: rumors are spreading that Rosalind is a mage, too.Now, the Hunters have chosen their next target—and it’s her. To save her own life, Rosalind must form an uneasy alliance with Caine, traveling with him to the vampire world. But what if the rumors about her are true? If she can’t figure out who to trust, and fast, she’ll be exiled to the realm of the very monsters she once hunted.Magic Hunter is intended to be read as the beginning of a four-part series.Book one: Magic Hunter Book two: Witch Hunter Book three: Blood HunterBook four (to be named)
A fighter pilot on a mission to reunite with her daughter.A cyborg soldier on a quest to regain his humanity.Mortal enemies during the war, they must now work together to salvage a seventy-year-old freighter and navigate the gauntlet of pirates, scavengers, mercenaries, and other pitfalls that stand in their way after the fall of the largest empire mankind has ever known. This set includes:Book 1: Star NomadBook 2: Honor’s FlightBook 3: StarseersThe previously unpublished prequel novella Last CommandThe short story “Starfall Station”Star Nomad was a nominee for the Goodreads Readers’ Choice Awards and also made Amazon’s Top 20 list of Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2016. Start the adventure now!
Sigrid stood in the center of what had once been the Academy grounds on Alcyone. Now, all that remained were the burned and collapsed remnants of the school and dormitories. Smoke still wisped up from the blackened piles of lumber and debris. The stench was raw and acrid, threatening to overwhelm her sensors.
“There’s no way Independents did this,” Christian said. “It looks like a whole battalion landed here.”
Frantic, Sigrid scanned the area again, searching desperately for signs of the girls, but nothing turned up in her sensory modes. She tried calling out with her comlink. If they were in range, they’d pick up the signal. But there was still nothing. Not even the orbital satellites showed any sign of the girls, or survivors for that matter. Whoever had done this had been brutal and thorough.
Sigrid knew she would kill them.
Sigrid and Suko are two girls from the impoverished and crime-infested streets of 24th century Earth. Sold into slavery to save their families from financial ruin, the girls are forced to live out their lives in service to the Kimura Corporation, a prestigious mercenary clan with a lineage stretching back long before the formation of the Federated Corporations.
Known only to Kimura, the two girls share startling secret—a rare genetic structure not found in tens of millions of other girls.
But when their secret becomes known, Sigrid and Suko quickly find themselves at the center of a struggle for power. Now, hunted by men who would seek to control them, Sigrid and Suko are forced to fight for their own survival, and for the freedom of the girls from Alcyone.
When seventeen year old Bastion finds out that he was born into a race of magical beings called sages, his life gets turned upside down by the fact that he must carry out a long-ago foreseen prophecy and bring an end to the rule of the foul King Kale, a warlord that massacred his entire race with the exception of ten small children fifteen years prior; Now Bastion must locate the other sage children, bring them together and convince them of their destiny and raise an army to bring peace to the land of Sola once more. With the help of a few magical creatures and items of lore by his side, Bastion will have to learn how to master his new ability and learn the history of his people. But will that be enough to right all the wrongs that have been committed in the land of Sola? Bastion soon learns of an even deadlier foe and more dangerous than ever creatures that will stand in his way in order for the prophecy to be fulfilled. With a solid group of ten sage children, each with their own unique “gift” and a group of not so normal mentors, Bastion will have to become the leader he was always destined to be and bring peace to the land of Sola again. The sage children will encounter magic beyond their wildest dreams, but also evil in its purest form. With the story taking place in the last era of magic, the companions will get the chance to meet rare mythical creatures and the last known members of a few surviving races that had long been thought extinct. The idea for “Saga of Sages” came to me in a dream one night. I continued having the recurring dream for some nights before I started writing down notes from what I remembered. Finally I decided to put my story down on paper. I’ve created a Facebook fan page to start building up an audience for my book. With 89,846 words, and 341 pages, I have completed the first book in my storyline. I appreciate you taking the time to have a look at my little story.
“Masterfully pulls off tense moments, horror, questioning whether something is real or not, and action. I highly recommend this book!” – OBC”If this first book in the World of Shadows series is any indication of what’s to come, I can’t wait for the next terrifying addition” – Momma Says Book ReviewsSomething strange is happening in the city of Everett, Washington and Father Niccolo Paladina is tasked with investigating possible demonic activity. Nothing is as it seems, however, and things quickly begin spiraling out of his control.When his path crosses with that of an old rival, they discover that things are worse in Everett than either of them could ever have imagined. Arthur is an Occult Hunter struggling to find some semblance of control in his life after his family was murdered. He’s finding it difficult to move forward and seeks to punish the person who betrayed him.They discover in Everett, however, that some stones are best left unturned. As Niccolo’s world collapses around him, he will be left with one terrible question: what is my faith worth