Troop of Shadows: A Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian Thriller (Book One in the Troop of Shadows Chronicles 1) by Nicki Huntsman Smith

A catastrophic pandemic ravages the globe, reducing the human population to extinction levels and cleansing the world of mediocrity. A doomsday prepper, a molecular geneticist, a journal-keeping loner, and a martial arts-trained nerd survive the disease that annihilated almost everyone else on the planet. Despite the miles between Kansas and California, Texas and Arizona, the four share a connection.They realize that not dying was the easy part.Now a year later, they navigate a bleak world…one without technology, without modern medicine, and without law and order. They must unify their diverse strengths not only to rebuild civilization, but to battle those who would forge empires through brutality and oppression. “There is one who would rule the world or see it burn.”Fans of Stephen King’s “The Stand,” Hugh Howey’s “Wool” series, and Markus Sakey’s “Brilliance” trilogy will love this novel. Intricately plotted, superbly paced, and brought to life by fully-developed protagonists, quirky supporting characters, and charming villains, the Troop of Shadows Chronicles is a tour de force. It is the unfolding story of the greatest threat humanity has ever faced, and is populated with some of the most entertaining people you’ll ever meet.

Author: Nicki Huntsman Smith

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
87 reviews

Elixir Project by Kary Oberbrunner

EVERYTHING CAN BE HACKED, EVEN THE TRUTH.Will this fact set Sienna free or plunge her into an even bigger lie?Sienna Lewis lives in a world constantly threatened by a hacktivist group known as SWARM. After SWARM executes its deadliest attack yet, Sienna and her three college friends learn they have been chosen for the ELIXIR Project—a master plan designed to overthrow SWARM—and participation is mandatory.As she faces the deadly challenges of the Project, Sienna confronts layers of conspiracies that force her to question everyone she trusts and everything she believes about her friends, her parents’ untimely deaths, and herself—all while staying one step ahead of SWARM. In this fast-paced, near-future thriller, will love and loyalty have time to catch up with Sienna? Or will she crack under the pressure of a future already chosen for her?SAMPLE:“Strip search ’em,” barks the senior TSA officer to his junior. Then he lowers his voice. “After last week’s events, I’m not taking any chances.”The younger officer snaps up from his stool. “You heard him. You two, follow me!” he says, scowling at an attractive couple in their mid-twenties. Both look innocent enough. What set the agents off? I’m not sure if the junior officer’s abrupt tone is meant to impress his superior or intimidate those of us waiting in line. Judging by our expressions, I don’t think either strategy is working well for Mr. Mall Cop.“You can’t be serious,” the woman says. “I’m not going with you. And I’m definitely not getting naked.”Her travel companion jumps in. “We’re just tech professionals on our way to meet with a private client in London. Why the search?”They argue back and forth. Their growing resistance and escalating voices cause other officers to stop their check-in process. Pens freeze midway through verifying a long line of travelers anxious to get through security and one step closer to their anticipated destinations.The other officers place their paperwork down and shuffle closer to the couple. Easygoing chitchat among the passengers dissipates. Like a thin metal wire stretchedtaut, the patience in the room is dangerously close to snapping.“I think there’s going to be a problem here,” Nick whispers to me, Darren, and Chloe.“Yeah,” Chloe says. “This is starting to feel a little weird.”The senior officer towers directly over the couple in front of us. He looks crusty and weathered, like old leather left out in the afternoon sun too long. His eyes bug out slightly, but oddly they don’t blink. He’s close enough to smell—a musty odor, a mixture of cheap aftershave and wet dog. I read the lettering on his narrow tan name tag:Officer McNultey“Don’t give us that ‘tech professional’ spiel,” the irritable officer hisses. “We know exactly who you are. We can either discuss details here or privately back inour control room.”At the words control room, I catch a glimmer in his eye. Maybe even a wink?The woman’s eyebrows narrow. “I said, I’m not going anywhere with you.” Her speech drips of a strength that I envy. Her associate maintains his poise, too, but I’m nearenough to see his fingers twitch nervously. I’m sure he’s capable, but the officers outnumber him half a dozen to one.I want to look at my three friends instead. Maybe they know something I don’t? But that would require turning from McNultey, and I’m not sure that’s a goodidea.“We have passports and papers,” the young businessman says, reaching in his pocket.“Stop! And keep your hands where we can see them. We know you’re linked with a SWARM sleeper cell here in the States.”Time stumbles and spins as I process his accusation. SWARM? Here? Now? A bead of perspiration trickles slowly down McNultey’s face.“Did you say SWARM?” a deep voice growls directly behind me.Something hard smacks my back…

Author: Kary Oberbrunner

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
160 reviews

Critical Dawn (The Invasion Trilogy Book 1) by Darren Wearmouth

Aliens have planned against us for centuries…And now the attack is ready.Charlie Jackson’s archaeological team find advanced technology in an undisturbed 16th Century graves. While investigating the discovery, giant sinkholes appear across planet, marking the start of Earth’s colonization and the descent of civilization. Charlie, and the rest of humanity will have to fight for survival, sacrificing the life they’ve known to protect themselves from an ancient and previously dormant enemy. Even that might not be enough as aliens exact a plan that will change the course of history forever. Critical Dawn is the republished apocalyptic ride to the very edge of human existence. Factions will battle for control of the Earth—if they can avoid the threat of extinction.”Five stars! Epic sci-fi thriller with twists, scares, and non-stop action that’ll have you up ’til dawn!” — David W. Wright co-author of the Yesterday’s Gone and WhiteSpace series.”Critical Dawn will consume you and not let you go until the very end. This is War of the Worlds if the aliens did not get sick and die, and it’s not just the aliens you have to worry about. Immensely Enjoyable.” — M L Banner, author of Stone Age.

Author: Darren Wearmouth

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
709 reviews

The Unusual Second Life of Thomas Weaver: A Middle Falls Time Travel Story (Middle Falls Time Travel Series Book 1) by Shawn Inmon

All Thomas Weaver wanted was death. What he got was time travel. In 1976, Thomas accidentally killed his brother. Forty years later, he gave up and took his own life.Then he opened his eyes in his teenage bedroom and body, all memories intact, and his brother very much alive.Given a second chance, Thomas sets out to make things right. But, being a middle-aged man in a teenager’s body, facing a classmate destined to become a serial killer, navigating a new romance, and trying to remember what a quadratic equation is, makes even a second life a challenge.What would you do, if you could do it all again?The second Middle Falls Time Travel Novel – The Redemption of Michael Hollister – is now available. The third book in the series – The Death and Life of Dominick Davidner – is available on presale and will be published in December 2017.

Author: Shawn Inmon

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
213 reviews

Born to be Bound (Alpha’s Claim Book 1) by Addison Cain

Surrender is not survival.Claire is desperate. Her once thriving city lies in ruins. The strongest of the three human dynamics, Alphas, have grown feral. Common Betas circle like vultures. The lowest in the hierarchy, rare and weak Omegas like Claire, are being destroyed. Sheltering amidst a dwindling enclave of frightened Omega women, Claire cannot provide enough to feed them all; her friends are starving.All due to one escaped convict’s violent rise to power.Shepherd is every bit as ruthless as his reputation suggests. Despite taking every possible precaution, Claire is captured and her worst nightmare realized. Shepherd, discovering a rare Omega in his midst, claims her like a prize, forcing a pair-bond that ties her to him forever.She fights her instincts and his will, because no matter how manipulative the bond might be, she despises what he’s done to her people. If she cannot find a way to help her friends, if she cannot escape, everyone she loves will die.Publisher’s Note: The first book in Addison Cain’s exciting, raw, and suspense-filled Omegaverse series is a dark tale with explicit sexual themes and complete power exchange. Though situations may by be interpreted as romantic, this is a story about the effect of extreme circumstances on the human psyche and the consequences of obsession—not a standard romance. If such material offends you, please do not purchase.

Author: Addison Cain

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
470 reviews

Dead Hunger: The Flex Sheridan Chronicle by Eric A. Shelman

Something happened to the earth. Inexplicable. Not a product of man, but of nature.

Now Flex Sheridan and Gem Cardoza must do all they can to protect Flex’s six-year-old neice Trina and find ways to survive a massive outbreak that has caused most of humankind to metamorphose into the walking dead.

Enter Hemphill “Hemp” Chatsworth. He is a scientist who has expertise in epidemics, as well as a mechanical engineering degree. He’s doing all the important work, setting up a mobile lab in which to experiment on the zombies and learn what drives them. But he must also learn what will defeat them.

Charlene “Charlie” Sanders is a punk rock-loving, crossbow-wielding firecracker who rivals only Gem Cardoza in her sharp wit and fighting capability. She’ll join with Hemp in his lab to help him learn what they all need to know in order to stay safe.

“Amazing! Heart-wrenching! Non-stop action!” ~ Amazon Reader D. Zeman

“I would definitely recommend this series to my family and friends and everyone else!” ~ Amazon Reader C. DeAndrea

“Eric has a way to make his characters so believable that you feel that you are sitting with your friends.” ~ Amazon Reader T. Gascon

Author: Eric A. Shelman

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
196 reviews

Infection: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Novel (Sympatico Syndrome Book 1) by M.P. McDonald

What started as a “flu” outbreak on a military base proves deadlier than Ebola and more contagious than the Spanish Flu. Sympatico Syndrome is unlike anything the world has ever seen. Victims’ behavior is changing to accommodate the rapid spread of the virus.
Former Navy epidemiologist Cole Evans is well aware of the rare, infectious diseases the military studies. He also knows, first-hand, the government’s stance on sharing information with the public, so if the media has already learned about the disease, then it’s far too late to contain the outbreak.
Cole’s only chance to save his family is to establish a safe haven. Isolated, hard to reach, and with enough space for his brother’s family as well, he has the perfect location–if only they can all reach it before they’re infected…
Get this exciting post-apocalyptic thriller today.

Author: M.P. McDonald

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
349 reviews