The Black Heart of the Station

Delinquent or Prophet? Whichever one teenager Josh Driscoll is, he may be the Station’s only hope for survival. The Station is a city buried deep beneath the surface of a frozen, lifeless earth, its origins lost in the mists of time. Josh’s frequent rule-breaking exploits are focused on a single question – how did we get here? But Josh goes too far when he steals a space-suit and escapes to the surface to explore. As punishment, the governing Council, of which his father is a member,forcibly enrolls him as a novice monk at Saint Carmine’s, the Station’s resident monastery. At first desperate to escape, Josh finds himself drawn into the monastery’s ancient texts. Deciphering an encrypted journal hidden for centuries, Josh learns that the Black Heart, a computer complex sealed off after an ancient asteroid strike, may hold the answers he’s been seeking, and may be all that can save the city from certain annihilation. When the deranged head of the Council is determined to demolish the Black Heart and doom them all, Josh leads a desperate battle to stop him. But can Josh and his tiny band of followers prevail in time to avert catastrophe?

Meet Jay Allan Storey

Jay Allan Storey is a musician, international traveler, and author. Jay has traveled the world, passing through many places in the news today, including Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and the Swat valley in Pakistan. He has worked at an amazing variety of jobs, from cab driver to land surveyor to accordion salesman to software developer. Jay is the author of of THE ARX, the BLACK HEART series, the VITA AETERNA series, and ELDORADO, and a number of short stories and screenplays. Two new novels are in the works for 2022. His stories always skirt close to the edge of believability (but hopefully never cross over). He is attracted to characters who are able to break out of their stereotypes and transform themselves. He loves both reading and writing, both listening to and playing music, and working with animals. He’s crazy for any activity relating to the water, including swimming, surfing, wind-surfing, sailing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Jay is married and lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The Survivors

A Dangerous Destiny

Some of the survivors are different, powerful. Their bloodlines have been brought together in this time and place to create safety for the remnants of all societies. Fated to lead and rebuild, these magnetic women and men are now the most valuable commodity in the apocalyptic wastelands.

Nuclear war devastated the world just days before Christmas. All governments went underground, leaving their citizens to fend for themselves. The desperate normals who barely managed to stay alive must now make a choice. Do they join the strange, dangerous survivors in forming a more perfect union or do they kill every last one of them? One choice will save the world. The other will finish burying it under the nuclear ashes.

Book One centers around the first group of chosen people who find each other amid the relics of America. Brought together by a man with many secrets, they struggle to adapt to an ever-changing new world while trying to build the first post-war safe haven for humanity.

This is Safe Haven

“We offer food, shelter, and protection to all survivors. Does anyone copy? …hello? Is anyone alive out there?”

The end of the world has given humanity a harsh, merciless existence, where nature tries hard to push us to the very brink of extinction. Everything is against us, between us. Untold miles of lawless, apocalyptic roads wait for our feet, and the future, cold and dark, offers little comfort. Without change, there can be no peace—only survivors.


Meet Angela White

I now write full time and live on a small ranch with my family and our clowder of barn cats. You haven’t laughed until you’ve seen newborn kittens playing in the weeds. It’s an amazing way to begin the day. Thank you to everyone who gave me a try. I wouldn’t have this life if not for all of you. Self-sufficiency is an indescribable gift, especially when you grow up poor. May someone help each of you the way you’ve helped me.

Rising from the Ash: After the Fall Book 2

The ashes of the fallen world have settled on the broken remnants of humanity. The survivors work to carve out some semblance of a life in what remains.

James awakens to a group of new faces. Their friendly demeanor and collective skills convince him to bring them home to his friends. He soon finds that new people mean new complications.

Charlotte rises from the brink of death and faces a whole new set of challenges. She fights through one obstacle after the next, all while doing the best she can for those who have chosen to follow her–old and new.

These survivors struggle to find a safe haven in the natural world, away from the crumbling civilization where terrible and desperate people run rampant. They learn, however, that nature can be far deadlier than the terrors they have fled. As winter draws near, forces beyond their control pit them against a danger beyond any they have faced.

Old ways disintegrate as this group adapts to what life has become after the Fall and rise together from the ashes of what once was.


Meet Jordan Crestwood

Jordan Crestwood is a fiction author from the southeastern United States. He is the author of the After the Fall series.

Burning Rains

Rain, rain, go away, DON’T come back another day…..

After a spell in jail for the manslaughter of her abusive husband, all Brooklyn Lewis was wanting was an escape. She heads off to the Sierra Mountains to stay in her parents’ idyllic cabin in the Sierra Mountains where she’s just planning on having some quality R & R.

Cole Denvers – he’s on his annual camping and fishing trip, set up camp on the shores of the Old Ridge Lake and is counting on catching some quality fish

But when the skies suddenly darken and the wolves begin to howl, Brook and Cole realise that the blissful break they were looking forward to is fast turning into an ordeal from hell rather than an idyll of a heaven.

As the nightmarish horrors clash around them, Brook and Cole find themselves thrown together. Now their only goal is to make it home alive, but with acid falling from the sky and wolves haunting their shadows, will the two be able to make it out of the mountains alive? 

Find out if Brooklyn and Cole can survive when the world is falling apart around them in Burning Rains, book one of the Mayhem & Madness Series by upcoming author Sam J. Fires.


Meet Sam J Fires

Sam Fires is a poet, writer and best-selling author of his debut novel ‘Dog Meat’, book 1 in the Scavengers series. ‘Dog Meat’ was closely followed up by books 1 and 2 ‘Shark Tactics’ and ‘Sharks’ Fury’. Sam has just released his new Mayhem & Madness series with book 1 Burning Rains. He’s also published a short story The Sleeping Ones and because of its popularity is planning on writing some sequels to this book.
When he isn’t exercising his imagination for ingenious ideas for his next book, Sam can often be found in his local coffee shop, sipping his oat milk cortado and voraciously reading books, usually in the post-apocalyptic/dystopian genre but also psychological thrillers. He also works as a lawyer as his ‘day job’.
Being a published author was always Sam’s dream, and finally with the ‘Scavengers’ series, that has become a reality.
When he doesn’t have his head buried in a book, Sam loves cooking Indian food and enjoys driving his beautiful, bashed up classic Citroen, and of course spending too far much time on his computer!

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ASTEROIDS – Bridge to Nowhere

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An asteroid storm of apocalyptic proportions is headed for Earth.

A mysterious group within the government called the Arcadians led by Colonel Cruikshank knows the storm is coming. This corrupt shadow government has taken extreme measures to keep the storm secret while building underground cities to protect the few and the fortunate. Cruikshank’s goal is that after the storm passes his survivors will emerge from the protected cities as a more perfect humanity. He is determined to create his utopian society, no matter what it takes.

Rick Munday is a husband, father, and struggling Astrophysicist who needs his research grant approved. When Cruikshank learns that Rick’s grant proposal predicts the asteroid storm, Cruikshank drugs and kidnaps Rick, securing him in the underground city of New Arcadia.

On his quest to escape the Arcadians and reach his family, Rick, and friends he meets on his journey use high-tech hacking skills to warn the world of the coming disaster, expose the underground cities, and save thousands more souls. Captain Kobalt, Cruikshank’s enforcer chases Rick and his friends across America in an epic adventure leading to a climactic conflict between Rick and Kobalt.

Asteroids–Bridge to Nowhere is a fast-paced near-future dystopian adventure. Watch out! Tribulation will get you out there….

The Wasting

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With his science podcast ratings in the dumpster, Peter Scott just received a gift from heaven – Earth’s imminent destruction by alien marauders.

4 books (1st 3 in series + bonus ‘Infinity Curve’), 500+ power-packed, thought-provoking pages of our dystopian world in two decades!

“When technology prowess outruns social progress, humanity loses the race.”

It’s Boston 2037, and DNA is just another programming language. Tensions between humans and hybrids are rising. An obelisk from space warns of invasion. Havoc erupts in the streets.

Peter, along with Ears, his researcher, and Molli, his sound engineer and kung fu expert, are podcasting from Cambridge, a world center for AI, nanotech, and human genome editing. To improve ratings, they decide to go edgy, interviewing experts who propose radical defenses to the anticipated alien invasion.

CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing is now fully democratized. A school kid can do it, and black market tech serves any need or desire. This new tech creates widespread medical benefits to humanity, including age engineering and human-machine interfaces for direct brain-to-computer processing.

At the same time, humans are quickly diverging. Transhuman / posthuman hybrids or ‘varints’ are increasing in numbers. Some sport new appendages, sense organs, or animal traits, while others have integrated interfaces to AI clouds or use extensive human robotics.

These rapid changes leave many non-hybrids fearful and concerned – and the threat of an alien attack whips everyone further into a frenzy. Competing human and hybrid voices are jockeying to push their own solutions, and nobody wants to play nice in the new dystopian sandbox.

A volatile cocktail of anger and fear erupts in a divergent world gone mad from an expected alien apocalypse – and as the crew completes each interview, their podcasts seem to be adding to the hysteria. Sure, their notoriety is growing, but somebody wants to stop them from doing the next podcast, even if it means death.

If you enjoy envisioning the social and scientific impact of gene engineering, anti-aging, and artificial intelligence, then you’ll love this apocalyptic serial.

5 Stars***** Imminent Future, or Imminent Extinction? A fascinating leap into the imminent future…when Genetic Engineering and Genetic Modification have advanced astronomically (Goodreads Review/The Wasting).