The Long Night

When darkness falls, can you find your way home?

In an instant, everything changed. “The Long Night” takes you on a heart-stopping journey of survival, as a massive cyber-attack triggers a nationwide blackout. This cyber-attack survival thriller is a must-read for fans of “One Second After” by William R. Forstchen, “Lights Out” by David Crawford, and “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel.

After a cyber-attack, followed by an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), the Winter family from Harbour Island, Florida, faces an unprecedented struggle for survival. Former military officer John Winter and his son, Jack, find themselves 100 miles from home when technology disappears. Their dangerous journey back is filled with dangers in a world that has suddenly turned primitive overnight.

Meanwhile, back at home, John’s wife, Emily, an esteemed electrical engineering specialist, along with their daughter, Sarah, face the daunting task of surviving in a world now shrouded in darkness and chaos. Their courage and intelligence are their only weapons against the advancing chaos.

“The Long Night” intertwines the Winter family’s intimate fight for survival with the broader challenges faced by a nation under cyber siege. This captivating story, set in a post-EMP America, challenges readers to confront their reliance on technology, making it a remarkable addition to the dystopian fiction genre.

Immerse yourself in this narrative, a blend of cyber thriller and post-apocalyptic survival, where the resilience of community, faith, and scientific expertise shines in the darkest of times.

“The Long Night” is a testament to human resilience in the face of a technological apocalypse.

  • Excerpt from “The Long Night”:


Suddenly a deafening series of explosions reverberated around the arena. John and Jack instinctively ducked, their hearts racing. As they dared to glance up, they witnessed electrical transformers detonating, sending showers of sparks and flames into the night sky. Power lines, once a symbol of modern reliability, were now ablaze, their flames flickering like malevolent serpents.

A massive LED panel at the front of the Amway Arena, which usually displayed highlight reels of the Magic’s star players, horrifyingly burst into flames. The inferno cast an eerie, otherworldly orange glow over the entrance below.

On the streets, every car came to a sudden and mysterious stop. Smoke billowed from beneath the hoods of some vehicles, while others were jolted by the sudden deployment of airbags, leaving their occupants shocked and disoriented.

Without hesitation, John seized Jack’s arm, yanking him away from a live wire that had fallen perilously close. “We need to get out of here!” John’s voice cut through the chaos, his eyes darting, searching for a sanctuary amidst the bedlam.

They moved away from the crowds still pouring out of the Amway Arena. They found a spot up ahead, a brief respite from the vehicular and electrical chaos.

Taking a moment to assess the situation, John was struck by the profound darkness that had enveloped them. It was an oppressive, almost palpable void, swallowing every sound and sight. Not a single light was on – no streetlights, billboards, emergency lights, or even headlights.

The streets, once teeming with life, now resembled a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Cars lay abandoned, their drivers standing nearby, their faces etched with disbelief and confusion. A cacophony of voices rose as people grappled with the inexplicable blackout. (…)


Meet Alex Bueno

Trained as an engineer and driven by a passion for storytelling, Alex is a lifelong learner, with a background in tech product development. Yet, it’s not just the wonders of the digital age that fascinate him. His novels revolve around thrillers and adventures, consistently exploring the influence of technology on society. At the same time, he weaves in Christian values emphasizing family, community, and the resilience of the human spirit.

Inspired by renowned authors like Stephen King, James Patterson, Tom Clancy, and Michael Crichton, Alex’s stories captivate while also provoking deep thought.

Alex cherishes life alongside his wife and their 18-year-old son. Their journey is anchored by unwavering faith and a profound bond.

The Phoenix Conspiracy. The Recruitment.

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Fans who love The Hunger Games and Divergent will be captivated by YA dystopian adventure, The Phoenix Conspiracy.

In this new release by K. Barnett, friendships and alliances are tested when the powers that be recruit teenagers against their will, to either become an army, or a peace corps in search of new land.

The Phoenix Conspiracy puts a new spin on a popular genre with fascinating characters and mysterious motivations.

This absorbing tale depicts a potentially real set of circumstances in which humans have destroyed Earth through global warming.

Set 380 years in the future and with a genetic twist, readers will discover who and what parts of society survive the apocalypse.

The future of mankind depends upon genetically modified humans who can fly, and a girl who will stop at nothing to be truly free. In a world consumed by water, there are those that believe beautiful and vast lands still exist somewhere beyond the storm ravaged oceans around their little island known as Continent One.
Alya and her friends abide by strict rules managed by a strong enforcement agency of Patrol officers that monitor and restrict their desire to fly, that is until they discover secret plans to conscript an army of their peers who will be forced to travel across the raging weather systems of Earth, in search of the new continent.
Along with shocking recruitment revelations comes Alya’s recognition of her evolving abilities to outfly her peers. So begin some dubious theories that she may have been illegally modified as part of the conspiracy to find new land by any means necessary—even if that risks Alya and her friends’ lives.

The Conspiracy Theory delivers on all fronts for adventure and mystery and will align with readers that enjoy characters in the midst of discovering their own fortitude and resilience.