Albertan Apocalypse: The McKinley Chronicles 1 by John Keillor
In the year 2031 in Alberta Canada. It is the 12 year anniversary of an apocalyptic event called "The Flash”, the internet is down, governments are in crisis and many people have died because of this and even more from the cold weather and starvation.
Alberta is one of the only stable societies on the planet. After The Flash like most scenarios the rich people are getting richer but their children behave badly. In fact, they're leading enemy forces straight to them, an overseas organization wanting to build an empire sees this and decides to invade Calgary for its resources. The invading Vladivostor cartel made up of Chinese and Russians, consists of thousands with planes, trains, trucks and busses that are all heading to the city.
Meet the crew, Abraham McKinley, Senior Security Operator. He is the right hand man to the mayor of Calgary, Zubin Mehta. McKinley's son, Zach McKinley, who is back from years of fighting and is awarded more and more responsibility with every successful mission. This adds to the stresses of his PTSD. These combat operators are the backbone of provincial security, and they're being asked to choose between Calgary's mayor and the city's wealthiest families.
They are to surrender to the cartel or they will seize Calgary!
I was rooting for these guys from the beginning. A great read with great characters that make me want to follow these guys to the end. This first book in the series starts us down a path through Alberta that has me wondering which way we will go at the fork in the road, coming in Book 2.
A Sci-Fi Cyberpunk Techno-Thriller Series
By Luke Davids
The dystopian society of “chipped” and “non-chipped” has been outlawed. Society is returning to the old ways...
Captain Sahara Scholz is in charge of investigating a web of murders by a entity with super human strength with sinister plans that will stop at nothing to achieve its goal.
The investigation leads to extraordinary truths of projects long since discontinued that is somehow connected to a John Doe who has awoken from a coma of three years.
Phenomenal! Captivating! Brilliantly Entertaining!
Waiting patiently for Book 2 in this series.
Fall of Two: Blood Brute - By Dixon Reuel
This Book 2 in the Blood Brute Series
Fantastically fresh take on vampires and zombies as a coven of vampires attempts to survive a zombie plague that has turned humans into mindless brutes roaming the countryside in devastating hordes, capable of mowing down anything in their path. If that weren't enough trouble, the vampires also must worry about a mysterious group of vampire hunters known as the Warwolves who seek to destroy them.
In this post-apocalyptic society full of zombies, vampires and humans, who is the leading species? Humans are driven to almost near extinction with zombies infecting everything.
Rise, vampire and newly turned blood brute of Owl Court Vampire Coven member also known as Invoker is on the verge of a lifetime of servitude under the evil Warwolves. Rise hatches an escape plan and rescue of Cypriot, Rise's longtime love. When Rise fails to rescue his imprisoned lover, Cypriot, he must find a new way out before Cypriot succumbs to the Warwolves' torture.
Will the WarWolves, (vampire hunters, and the coven's sworn enemies) contribute to the vampire's demise? Who will emerge victorious???
Not so simple fresh and sophisticated take on vampire lore, zombies and Warwolves
How will the vampires change when bitten? Can they drink from brute blood? Can they turn a brute into a vampire? I have so many questions unanswered. Amid The Chaos.
I really enjoyed this interesting perspective on vampires, zombies and post-apocalyptic story. The characters are complex and different.
Thanks so much for an advance review copy of this book. I am voluntarily leaving a review of my opinion.
Genre Horror Dystopian Gothic Romance
Omnicide - by Jacqueline Druga a Review
Griffin is a small town on Route 66 in Arizona. The town is cut off and isolated from the rest of the country. They are always the last to know of current events.
The “Pred” bug was created to wipe out the stink bug, but it got out of hand and has damaged crops all over the country with only a few communities left untouched. The Department of Agriculture came up with a fungal pesticide to kill the Pred bug starting with a five-day blitzkrieg campaign using this spray on any affected towns.
Luckily Griffin is not affected by the bugs and not being sprayed. The town is unaware of the environmental threat this spraying has caused outside the safety of their community… until they lose contact with Seever, the next town on Route 66.
There are some memorable characters, my favorite is Crazy Ada. It was nice to find the “Griffinites” did not turn on each other, but they shared responsibility and took care of each other.
Leave mother nature alone! New and scary, a different take on an apocalypse.
This is a futuristic dystopian society set in a post-apocalyptic world in what once was Silicon Valley in California.
A ruthless governing council controls the cure for the zombie virus and post bite vaccine, leaving the rich enjoying the benefits of a safe and protected society. On the outside the world is ravaged by roaming zombies.
Along comes Miranda Tucci who revolutionized the idea of vertical farming, as OPS Director she keeps everyone fed while the Jesuit Fathers, Walter and Doug control the farms.
In a plot to steal the vaccine Miranda and her unlikely zombie killing friends set out to take the serum to be re-produced for all of civilization. Really, it’s only the fate of all humanity resting on their shoulders should their mission fail.
There is a post-apocalyptic romance wrapped inside an adventure that explores universal themes: love and loss, betrayal and redemption.
What I love most is the badass Miranda, her complexities and difficult romantic relationships make her so relatable. When you add in different types of zombies, two ex-lovers, perilous obstacles, a megalomaniac cult leader and a possible cure, you have a thrilling story.
I highly recommend this book for its storyline and characters.
Edge of Survival: A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival Thriller (Edge of Collapse Book 6) by Kyla Stone
When the country goes dark, ordinary people find themselves facing the end of the world as they know it. The nation is crumbling. The world is unraveling. The EMP is only the beginning...
Another outstanding story. I can’t get enough of these characters. What is going to happen next? I don’t know but I can’t wait.
The Apotheon Crucible
Prequel to (The Apotheon Trials)
By Arya White
This is a prequel in the Apotheon Awakening series, a young adult dystopian series.
The Five Rings is a society that promotes the advancement of humanity at any cost. The Powerless are nothing but a burden on society. They are not conducive to survival.
Every year, the eighteen-year-old members from the Tempis, Durus, Umor, Caelus and Auctus factions must channel their powers to pass the Trials and prove their worth in society to the council. If not proven then they are powerless and considered worthless to society thereby being “Banished”.
The main character, Joah is a Level Seven Timewalker trainer. He has six weeks to teach all his Tempis students to make it through the trials. If they fail a fate that can only end in certain death.
Joah promises he will not fail another student to this broken world but will he?
I am so excited to read this prequel. I love the characters and the world the author built. It is so rich and full of detail. I will definitely be reading the next book in this series. I would highly recommend this book and author.
Fascinating! Thrilling! Delightful!
The Vendetta Trifecta - Short Story
by A. J. Scudiere
This a short story with The Vendetta Trifecta Series.
The main character, Cyndy is street wise beyond her actual age. A strong young women with vengeance on her mind.
The writing was outstanding and the storyline was exciting. I couldn’t stop reading it. I can’t wait to read the whole series and see how this story progresses.
Edge of Defiance: A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival Thriller (Edge of Collapse Book 5) by Kyla Stone
Weeks after an EMP attack devastates the United States, the country is falling apart. Hannah, Liam, and the others have survived the brutal cold and violent adversaries, but...
I love this series. I can see it going on for a long time which is fine by me. I read it so fast that I got to the end and was a little sad. Good thing there are more books in the series. I love the characters and the storyline. Keep it coming
Edge of Anarchy: A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival Thriller (Edge of Collapse Book 4) by Kyla Stone
Another great book in an already awesome series.
This series is so eventful and amazingly written. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
As the world descends into anarchy, home means everything...
Three weeks after the nation's power grid goes down, chaos reigns. Food supplies have dried up. Fuel is running low. And the bleak, brutal winter is relentless.