The Darkness All Around Us

A fiercely solitary scientist who sees dead people. A quirky teen with a knack for climbing skyscrapers. A mysterious stranger shrouded in secrets. And a company that will stop at nothing to spread its influence.

It’s the end of the world—but it’s not too late to save it.

On the verge of being captured by a bloodthirsty gang in a post-disaster America, a scientist on the run must abandon her safe haven and surrender to the trust of a man who might as well wear a “danger” sign on his forehead.

But when she discovers the unthinkable truth behind the country’s downfall, she must decide if she’s willing to team up with the very people who want her dead in order to rescue her kidnapped best friend and destroy a nefarious company before it unleashes a nightmare army of feral creatures.

And time is running out. The company’s plans are nearly complete…

The first installment in a duology of science fiction thrillers, this gripping post-apocalyptic dystopian book is perfect for fans of The Walking Dead, Resident Evil, Zombieland, Aeon Flux, Mad Max, and The Last of Us.

This is not a romance book, but there are two steamy, slow burn romance enemies-to-allies-to-lovers *subplots.* No sex on the page. The sequel will have more steam than the first book. This book is intended for mature readers ages 18+. TWs include addiction, violence, blood and gore, death, and swearing and adult language.


Meet Megan Boley

Megan Boley is a dystopian and urban fantasy author. She loves writing stories with badass women and a healthy dose of plot twists. If she’s not plotting the triumph (or demise) of her next set of characters, you’ll find her at jiu jitsu or reading on the beach.

Dissonance Volume II: Reckoning

Bestselling author Aaron Ryan continues the epic journey begun in Volume I in an increasingly tense post-apocalyptic landscape, set amidst a gritty, attainable future Earth in this alien invasion thriller series.

Sergeant Cameron “Jet” Shipley lost everyone to the gorgons and has lost faith in the integrity of his own Command. But Cameron’s loss didn’t stop there. In a world rife with apocalyptic danger, it has become painfully apparent that humanity is still, even in the very throes of annihilation, at war with itself.

Finding himself a prisoner and eventual outlaw at the hands of those whom he once trusted most, Cameron must put his fate in the hands of his trusted confidants Lieutenant Allison Trudy, Private Liam “Fox” Mayfield, and Sergeant Joseph Bassett once more, endangering their very lives and freedom, as they and others come to his aid to join in the inevitable revolt against those in power who fail to see the truth: power corrupts, even on the very brink of extinction.

Shipley and his team must race against time to find compatriots who share their views, amassing support against the true foe. All the while, they must evade a merciless alien species that will not stop until the earth’s resources are drained dry, reducing it to a barren wasteland. In their quest for truth, they must remember one simple tenet as it pertains to the gorgons:

“One look, and it’s all over.”

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Readers of the “Alien Invasion” series by Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt, the “Heartland Aliens” series by Joshua James, “The Hunger Games” trilogy by Suzanne Collins, and the “Legend” series by Marie Lu will appreciate this post-apocalyptic aliens thriller.

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Don’t get lost in the maze of aliens and post-apocalyptic future Earth books. This science fiction aliens invasion novel will stir you and terrify you. “Dissonance Volume II: Reckoning” continues the tense post-apocalyptic book series that is not your average science fiction bestseller; instead, it’s a thrill ride: a standout amongst the horde of post-apocalyptic aliens book series, best sellers and post apocalyptic future Earth books available today. Enjoy!

This novel was proudly written by a human, for humans, with zero A.I. help or interaction. Long live humanity.


Meet Aaron Ryan

Aaron Ryan lives in Washington with his wife and two sons, along with Macy the dog, Winston the cat, and Merry & Pippin, the finches.

He is the author of the “Dissonance” series, several business books on multimedia production penned under a pseudonym, as well as a previous fictional novel, “The Omega Room.”

When he was in second grade, he was tasked with writing a creative assignment: a fictional book. And thus, “The Electric Boy” was born: a simple novella full of intrigue, fantasy, and 7-year-old wits that electrified Aaron’s desire to write. From that point forward, Aaron evolved into a creative soul that desired to create.

He enjoys the arts, media, music, performing, poetry, and being a daddy. In his lifetime he has been an author, voiceover artist, wedding videographer, stage performer, musician, producer, rock/pop artist, executive assistant, service manager, paperboy, CSR, poet, tech support, worship leader, and more. The diversity of his life experiences gives him a unique approach to business, life, ministry, faith, and entertainment.

Aaron’s favorite author by far is J.R.R. Tolkien, but he also enjoys Suzanne Collins, James S.A. Corey, Marie Lu, Madeleine L’Engle, C.S. Lewis, and Stephen King.

Aaron has always had a passion for storytelling.

Visit his website at www.authoraaronryan.com or the Dissonance trilogy website at www.dissonancetheseries.com

Kronnus 13

One virus. Two outcomes. Fly or Die.

A fatal virus that kills children when they turn thirteen has swept the globe.
A distant planet holds the cure, but few children are selected to travel. Teenagers fly or die. Death or Kronnus 13.
Zak Connors is about to become a teenager and is selected to fly to Kronnus 13.
During his first night on ‘new Earth’, he has a vision of his mother who disappeared without a trace when he was five-years-old.
He then discovers he has special gifts and uses them to uncover the secrets of his mysterious new world – Kronnus 13.

The first book in the Teen/Young Adult trilogy packed with action, adventure, and superpowers.
Ideal for fans of The Maze Runner, Avatar, and Enders Game.


Meet James Sharkey

James Sharkey was born and lives in Fife, Scotland.
He published the second and third parts of the Kronnus 13 trilogy in July 2021.
He is also writes humorous children’s books. ​The 8th book in the Sergeant Smelly And Captain Chunder series is out now.

Dissonance Volume I: Reality

“One look, and it’s all over.”

There are some rules you never forget. Above all else, whatever you do, you never look directly at a gorgon.

Now, plug your ears, because the war for humanity has begun.


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Sergeant Cameron “Jet” Shipley was there when they first arrived in 2026. For 16 long years, he learned to hide, and to never make a sound. Learning the most important rule of all about the aliens: You just… don’t… look. The year is now 2042, and humanity is eking out an existence in the shadows. Shipley and his team are sent out on a recon mission with developments that may alter the trajectory of Earth’s fate… and his own. Joined by newcomers Bassett and Trudy, Cameron and his brother Rut will have to contend with terrifying aliens that have annihilated eighty-five percent of mankind. Will his mission lead him on a slippery slope of discovery that demands accountability? Or will it plunge humanity, and everything in it, into further dissonance?

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Bestselling author Aaron Ryan crafts a harrowing tale of epic tension, set amidst a gritty post-apocalyptic Earth, in this aliens thriller debut and bestselling new release.

Readers of the “Alien Invasion” series by Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt, the “Heartland Aliens” series by Joshua James, “The Hunger Games” trilogy by Suzanne Collins, and the “Legend” series by Marie Lu will appreciate this post-apocalyptic aliens thriller.

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What the readers say:

★★★★★ “Tension is incredibly high.”
★★★★★ “My heart was thumping.”
★★★★★ “Packs emotional and thematic depth.”
★★★★★ “The ending left me both satisfied…and wanting more.”
★★★★★ “Has you gripped!”
★★★★★ “It kept me turning pages.”

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Don’t get lost in the maze of aliens and post-apocalyptic future Earth books. This science fiction aliens invasion novel will stir you and terrify you. “Dissonance Volume I: Reality” kicks off a post-apocalyptic book series that is not your average science fiction bestseller; instead, it’s a thrill ride: a standout amongst the horde of post-apocalyptic aliens book series, best sellers and post apocalyptic future Earth books available today. Enjoy!

This novel was proudly written by a human, for humans, with zero A.I. help or interaction. Long live humanity.


Meet Aaron Ryan

Aaron Ryan lives in Washington with his wife and two sons, along with Macy the dog, Winston the cat, and Merry & Pippin, the finches.

He is the author of the “Dissonance” series, several business books on multimedia production penned under a pseudonym, as well as a previous fictional novel, “The Omega Room.”

When he was in second grade, he was tasked with writing a creative assignment: a fictional book. And thus, “The Electric Boy” was born: a simple novella full of intrigue, fantasy, and 7-year-old wits that electrified Aaron’s desire to write. From that point forward, Aaron evolved into a creative soul that desired to create.

He enjoys the arts, media, music, performing, poetry, and being a daddy. In his lifetime he has been an author, voiceover artist, wedding videographer, stage performer, musician, producer, rock/pop artist, executive assistant, service manager, paperboy, CSR, poet, tech support, worship leader, and more. The diversity of his life experiences gives him a unique approach to business, life, ministry, faith, and entertainment.

Aaron’s favorite author by far is J.R.R. Tolkien, but he also enjoys Suzanne Collins, James S.A. Corey, Marie Lu, Madeleine L’Engle, C.S. Lewis, and Stephen King.

Aaron has always had a passion for storytelling.

Moonsleep and Other Stories

Prepare to be disturbed…

A private investigator hunts for his client’s missing stepdaughter in a
dieselpunk Los Angeles while keeping secrets of his own…

A middle-aged recluse has a phobia about teenage girls…

In a medieval England, what do the women get up to when all men and boys
fall asleep every full moon? A young boy and his alchemist master try to
find out…

Will Charlotte Bronte be tempted by the devil…?

All this and more as dark, quirky fantasy and wonderfully disturbing
horror mix seamlessly in this collection of short stories from British
writer, Liz Tuckwell.


Meet Liz Tuckwell

Liz Tuckwell lives in London and shares her house with a husband, a cat and far too many books. She enjoys reading and writing all types of fantasy, science fiction and horror. She’s a member of the Clockhouse London Writers group and the British Fantasy Society.

Children of Apis Book 1: Rebel Blood

Sometimes rebellion flows in our blood, ready to be awakened. On July 28, 2057 a cataclysmic event occurred in the United States. Careful planning enabled a tiny percentage of the population to seek refuge underground. Twenty-seven years later the survivors continue the rebuilding process, back on the earth’s surface, in a small community located near Bellows Falls, Vermont. After all these years, many unanswered questions remain: What was the event? Was it planned and could it happen again? Are they the only survivors on earth? Follow Cowan, Kenji, and others as they search for answers in a society controlled by a man who rules with an iron fist. The fires of rebellion have burned in the past only to be quenched. Rebels have sought salvation beyond the Territory’s borders with only news of their demise returning. Is history about to be repeated? Blood Rebel is the first book in the Children of Apis series. The book’s goal is to create a unique blend of the post-apocalyptic and dystopian genres. Hopefully, readers of all ages will enjoy the fast-paced action and become attached to the small band of survivors on their journey through the Children of Apis series.

Meet John Raposa

John Raposa lives in Osprey, Florida with his wife Ruth. He has two children, Shannon and Shaelyn, and two step-children, Baylee and Ian. He recently completed the Children of Apis trilogy. When he isn’t keeping his wife awake with the clicking of the keyboard, he plays with Booker, his mini Golden Doodle, rows on the Intercoastal Waterway, and works on his golf game. He is currently working on a stand-alone thriller entitled “All in the Cards.”

First Spark

Their saviors became tyrants. Their safe haven became a prison. And worst of all, most people don’t have a clue they should be fighting for their lives.

Meet Melanie Tays

Melanie Tays is an author of young adult, speculative fiction. She loves stories with twists you don’t see coming, intriguing questions, and satisfying answers. She spends her days imagining how the world could be different and then takes readers along for a surprising and exciting ride. Melanie lives in Arizona with her husband, Chris, and two brilliant daughters that keep life interesting.

scattered Ash

even in exile, Emery isn’t free of the tyrannical clutches of the Council. She soon discovers that the Ash isn’t what anyone thought and the truth is more horrifying than anyone could have imagined.

Meet Melanie Tays

Melanie Tays is an author of young adult, speculative fiction. She loves stories with twists you don’t see coming, intriguing questions, and satisfying answers. She spends her days imagining how the world could be different and then takes readers along for a surprising and exciting ride. Melanie lives in Arizona with her husband, Chris, and two brilliant daughters who keep life interesting.

The Stringship Chronicles: Stories About Our Other Paranormal Lives

In this unique concoction that is our universe, there are tales waiting to be told—stories that dwell in the space between reality and imagination, where the boundaries of the known are stretched and twisted into the realm of the inexplicable.

Dive into the extraordinary with “The Stringship Chronicles: Stories About Our Other Paranormal Lives” by Gary Paul Bryant, author of “Reworld,” “The Phone” and “Awkward: The First Resurrection of Robert Levenplatter.”

In this collection of 29 short stories, Bryant blurs the lines between the everyday and the paranormal. You’ll encounter mind-bending scenarios, time travel adventures, and even a unique take on the Second Coming.

You won’t find any ghosts, demons, psychics, vampires or fairies in any of these stories, instead, you’ll explore uncharted territories of imagination, where the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Bryant’s storytelling talent shines through, making these tales captivating and thought-provoking.

So, get ready for a thrilling journey into the paranormal side of life. “The Stringship Chronicles” promises unexpected twists and a fresh perspective on the extraordinary hidden in the mundane.


Our Dried Voices

A future society about to collapse. A reluctant hero alone in the world. When he suspects sabotage, will he abandon his newfound friend to save humanity? Samuel has grown accustomed to the mindless routine of the last human colony. Life is good for him and the other survivors: prefabricated meals three times a day, a freshly made bed each night, and hours in between with nothing to do but play and relax. But when the machines that regulate their community begin to malfunction, Samuel and the other colonists face a test for the first time in their existence. Aided by his determined new friend Penny, Samuel struggles to repair each breakdown. But when they discover a group of shadowy saboteurs behind the colony’s mechanical failures, Samuel and Penny fear their idyllic community is not alone. Facing a treacherous journey to confront their attackers, can Samuel rescue the colony if it means leaving Penny behind? Our Dried Voices is a thought-provoking, instant classic dystopian novel. If you like false utopias, societies harboring dark secrets, and prophetic visions of humanity’s future, then you’ll love Greg Hickey’s perfectly engineered new world. Buy Our Dried Voices and experience this unique dystopia today!

Meet Greg Hickey

Greg Hickey started writing his first novel the summer after he finished seventh grade. He didn’t get very far because he quickly realized he preferred playing outside with his friends. Eight years later, he began to find a better balance between writing and life. He wrote the early drafts of his first screenplay Vita during his last two years of college. Vita went on to win an Honorable Mention award in the 2010 Los Angeles Movie Awards script competition and was named a finalist in the 2011 Sacramento International Film Festival. After college, he spent a year in Sundsvall, Sweden and Cape Town, South Africa, playing and coaching for local baseball teams and penning his first novel, Our Dried Voices. That novel was published in 2014 and was a finalist for Foreword Reviews’ INDIES Science Fiction Book of the Year Award. Today, he still loves sharing stories while staying busy with the other facets of his life. He is a forensic scientist by day and endurance athlete and author by nights, lunches, weekends and any other spare moments. After his post-college travels, he once again lives in his hometown of Chicago with his wife and daughter.