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

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.

Terror’s Sword, A Kyle McEwan Novel

Terror’s Sword “definitely satisfies as the pace never falters, the cutting-edge timely plot never stumbles and the ending delivers. A romp of a read.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times and International #1 Bestselling Author


Two dangerous weapons barrel toward each other: an anonymous revenge-fueled terrorist determined to destroy America and the only man who can stop him.

An attacker known as Terror’s Sword is heading for the U.S. with an undetermined bioweapon. When intelligence agencies fail to identify the terrorist or his bioagent, the president taps elite counterterrorism operative Kyle McEwan to hunt down the terrorist and eliminate the threat.

Tracking the terrorist across multiple continents, McEwan and U.S. special operations forces execute raids yielding crucial evidence that unmasks the terror mastermind and identifies his bioagent. Despite these discoveries, scientists conclude the genetically altered virus cannot be defeated.

Embedded terror cells and obstructive deep state factions impede McEwan’s search, increasing the likelihood of an attack on America, leaving the world to face an unprecedented pandemic threatening untold millions. Global survival rests on McEwan’s shoulders with the mastermind on the loose and his bioweapon strike imminent. Who prevails?

Following in the footsteps of iconic characters such as Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Child’s Jack Reacher, Ludlum’s Jason Bourne, and Thor’s Scot Harvath, Kyle McEwan confronts the evil forces threatening his nation and the world.

“Kuhens provides edge-of-your-seat entertainment from beginning to end. Terror’s Sword is the consummate thriller packed full of psychological one-upmanship. The author paints an action-packed picture of the real world, real locations, and real military scenarios.”
—Military Writers Society of America


Meet Kevin Kuhens

Kevin Kuhens is a retired supervisory special agent for the US Department of Defense and the author of Terror’s Sword, A Kyle McEwan Novel, the first of his thrillers involving the elite counterterrorism case officer.

A native of Louisville, Kevin began his sworn law enforcement career as a police officer in Kentucky, followed by a Federal career that spanned three decades. Kevin served as a civilian special agent for the Office of Naval Intelligence, Naval Investigative Service (now known as NCIS), and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS). His numerous assignments crossed diverse mission areas conducting and supervising criminal, intelligence, terrorism, and task force investigations, acting as an undercover agent, directing covert operations, and performing domestic and foreign protective duties. These activities occurred inside the Beltway, throughout the US, and across some two dozen countries.

Throughout his career, Kevin supported the armed forces of the US and numerous allies during overseas combat operations and multinational peacekeeping efforts, including a one-year tour of duty aboard the aircraft carrier Independence (CV-62), and during military operations in Grenada and Beirut. Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, he deployed to the Pentagon to support recovery efforts there. Kevin rounded out his law enforcement career as the DCIS Director for Training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, where he oversaw all facets of criminal investigator training, including firearms and defense tactics, for new and experienced agents.

Kevin is currently writing the follow-on novel to his highly acclaimed debut novel Terror’s Sword. This book will be the second installment in the Kyle McEwan series.

End Time (The End Time Saga Book 1)

Screams in the jungle are only the beginning…

Dr. Joseph Jackowski is a CDC disease research specialist deep in the jungles of the Congo witnessing the horrifying next phase in evolution.

Hell awaits Mark Steele and a team of counterterrorism agents sent to extract the personnel from the besieged US Embassy Kinshasa…

Gwen Reynolds, a Red Cross worker from Iowa, prepares for a disaster, but finds it on the streets of the District of Columbia.

United States Department of State Under Secretary Michael Kinnick is tasked with sweeping an embassy terrorist hostage situation under the rug.

The ruthless leader of a Congolese militia group, Jacobin Kosoko, races toward Kinshasa to find treatment for his dying son.

They all collide with the dead in what is to become the deadliest outbreak in human history. No character is safe. You will follow Special Forces teams, bands of survivors, religious fanatics, counterterrorism units, biker gangs, and farmers as the government tries to stem the tide of the dead and the nation is turned into a hellish landscape. Who will rise? Who will fall? The only certainty is the dead will rule over all.

Start the post-apocalyptic series perfect for fans of Nicholas Sansbury Smith, DJ Molles, Anthony Melchiorri, Tom Abrahams, and Mark Tufo.

Readers are calling the series: “…the best ZA in awhile period.” “Grueling choices, mixed with rapid-fire action, is a hallmark of this series.” “Greene has raised the stakes yet again and the suspense doesn’t stop.” “With every new book in the Saga the stakes get higher and the action explodes off the page.”


Meet Daniel Greene

Daniel is the award-winning author of The End Time Saga and the historical fiction Northern Wolf Series. Whether it’s a saber charge in the American Civil War or a gun battle between two rival bands surviving a hellish landscape, he is known for his ability to embed every page with fast-paced action, thrilling suspense, and gritty realism.

He is an avid traveler and physical fitness enthusiast with a deep passion for history. The works of George R.R. Martin, Steven Pressfield, Bernard Cornwell, Robert Jordan, and George Romero, have inspired his work. Although he is a Midwesterner for life, he’s lived in Virginia long enough to consider it home.

He is a proud member of the Horror Writers Association, the Historical Novel Society, and the Military Writers Society of America.

Weakest Lynx

She wanted a simple life. What she got was anything but…

Lexi Sobado is anything but ordinary. She can do things—sense things—that most people cannot. When she attracts the attention of a deadly stalker, she’s not about to sit quietly and let the handsome ex-SEAL save her. She’s going to take care of herself and help catch the madman—even if it’s the last thing she ever does.

Striker Rheas is supposed to protect Lexi. He can’t do his job, though, if she’s keeping secrets—and she’s definitely hiding something from him. But then again, he has a secret of his own. He can’t let her know he’s falling in love with her…

Lexi’s gut (and psychic ability) is telling her that what she hides, what she reveals, and what she uncovers will have to be in perfect balance if she’s going to
stop a killer—and save her own life in the process.

Time is running out…

Weakest Lynx is an intense psychic suspense thriller, where vigilante justice is really self-preservation. This women’s action adventure romance series is filled with ex-special forces, spies, conspiracies, and international terror as Lexi and Striker move from friends to lovers, and Lexi desperately searches for her happily ever after. 

Grab your copy, and let’s go!


Meet Fiona Quinn

Fiona Quinn is a five-time USA Today bestselling author, a Kindle Scout winner, and has been listed as an Amazon Top 100 author in: Romantic Suspense; Mystery, thriller, and suspense; Mysteries, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror.

Quinn writes smart, sexy suspense with a psychic twist in her Iniquus World of books including: Lynx, Strike Force, Uncommon Enemies, Kate Hamilton Mysteries, and FBI Joint Task Force Series.?

She writes urban fantasy as Fiona Angelica Quinn for her Elemental Witches Series

And, just for fun, she writes the Badge Bunny Booze Mystery Collection with her dear friend, Tina Glasneck.

Quinn is rooted in the Old Dominion where she lives with her husband and children. There, she pops chocolates, devours books, and taps continuously on her laptop.

StrikeForce Reborn

The Office of Threat Management secretly watches over the world, stopping threats before they spiral out of control, but what happens when a hacktivist bent on destroying the OTM discovers their secrets?

A drone attack against Marine One nearly kills the President of the United States. Five Syrian men in London are framed for a terrorist attack against the Olympic opening ceremony. The British Intelligence network has been compromised by hackers. Can Eric Wise and the OTM keep the world safe while remaining anonymous, or will they finally be forced from the shadows?

Cold Red (FBI Joint Task Force Series Book 2)

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Undercover. Under fire. Under arrest.

It’s hard to save a special agent’s life with your hands cuffed behind your back.

A USA Today Bestselling Novel.

Anna walks into the house and is met with flashbang. The FBI have her cuffed and belted into the back of their car. Two FBI agents are escorting her over the mountains of West Virginia heading to Washington DC for interrogation.

She was never meant to get there alive.

Before the ambush, comes the fall. Flying off the side of the road, this is Anna’s chance to escape and survive. It would be so much easier without her special forces code – no man left behind. And in this case, it means saving the other lone survivor of the crash FBI Special Agent Steve Finley.

It’s a cross-country cat and mouse game while maintaining her undercover status.

It’s hard to explain why a criminal would go to such lengths for the guy who is determined to throw her behind bars. Anna might even welcome some food and rest in a federal jail cell if she can get out of the wilds alive.

Download your copy now and help solve the mystery in this action adventure suspense thriller driven by spies, conspiracy theories, and political corruption.

Cold Red can be read as a stand alone, as part of the FBI Joint Task Force series, or as part of the World of Iniquus.

The World of Iniquus in Chronological Order



* Weakest Lynx
* Missing Lynx (Lynx Series)
* Chain Lynx (Lynx Series)
* Cuff Lynx (Lynx Series)
* Wasp (Uncommon Enemies)
* In Too Deep (Strike Force)
* Relic (Uncommon Enemies)
* Mine (A Kate Hamilton Mystery)
* Jack Be Quick (Strike Force)
* Deadlock (Uncommon Enemies)
* Instigator (Strike Force)
* Yours (Kate Hamilton Mysteries)
* Open Secret (FBI Special Task Force)
* Thorn (Uncommon Enemies)
* Gulf Lynx (Lynx series)
* Cold Red (FBI Joint Task Force)
* Even Odds (FBI Joint Task Force, 2019)
* Ours (Kate Hamilton Mysteries, 2019)

Open Secret (FBI Joint Task Force Series Book 1)

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280 characters can destroy a nation.

USA Today bestselling author Fiona Quinn pens a romantic suspense thriller where social media is weaponized.

The rules of the game have changed.

Avery Goodyear, a romance editor from the suburbs, becomes a player in an international game of psychological warfare.

Russia is playing mind games.

The FBI watches the attacks unfold in real time. The enemy’s strategy: win hearts and minds to destroy American unity. The FBI focuses their secret weapon, ex-Army Ranger Rowan Kennedy, at the crisis. With a PhD in propaganda, Kennedy risks his life to expose the wealthy oligarchs and high-powered schemers threatening our way of life, and to protect Avery.

To beat the enemy at their own game, Rowan and Avery must break the rules.

It only complicates things that they’re falling in love.

The game is on. The set is in play. Who will win the match?

Scroll up to grab your copy now and join the race for the finish line

in this military romance and psychological thriller filled with spies, conspiracies, and political corruption.

The World of Iniquus in Chronological Order

* Weakest Lynx (Lynx Series)
* Missing Lynx (Lynx Series)
* Chain Lynx (Lynx Series)
* Cuff Lynx (Lynx Series)
* Wasp (Uncommon Enemies)
* In Too Deep (Strike Force)
* Relic (Uncommon Enemies)
* Mine (A Kate Hamilton Mystery)
* Jack Be Quick (Strike Force)
* Deadlock (Uncommon Enemies)
* Instigator (Strike Force)
* Yours (Kate Hamilton Mysteries)
* Open Secret (FBI Special Task Force)
* Thorn (Uncommon Enemies)
* Gulf Lynx (Lynx series)
* Cold Red (FBI Joint Task Force

In Too Deep (Strike Force Book 1)

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Sometimes Trust Can Get You Killed

Retired Marine Special Operator Deep Del Toro watched the newscaster play the video of the woman he loves fighting off the FBI agent and escaping from a murder scene the night before. Now, Lacey’s turning herself over to the police. What Deep’s practiced eye saw in the video was a highly-choreographed crime. But somehow Lacey had thwarted the professionals’ plans.

She is in imminent danger.

Enmeshed in a mystery that includes the FBI, the CIA, and a tangle of interconnected international crimes, Deep and Lacey work to discover who plays the good guy and who plays the bad guy in a gray world where right and wrong easily overlap.

Lives depend on them.

A USA Today Bestselling Novel Download your copy now to join their fight for survival.

In Too Deep is the first book in the Strike Force Series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone, a part of this series, or part of the Iniquus World. In Too Deep does not have a cliffhanger ending.

The World of Iniquus in Chronological Order

* Weakest Lynx
* Missing Lynx (Lynx Series)
* Chain Lynx (Lynx Series)
* Cuff Lynx (Lynx Series)
* Wasp (Uncommon Enemies)
* In Too Deep (Strike Force)
* Relic (Uncommon Enemies)
* Mine (A Kate Hamilton Mystery)
* Jack Be Quick (Strike Force)
* Deadlock (Uncommon Enemies)
* Instigator (Strike Force)
* Yours (Kate Hamilton Mysteries)
* Open Secret (FBI Special Task Force)
* Thorn (Uncommon Enemies)
* Gulf Lynx (Lynx series)
* Cold Red (FBI Joint Task Force

Shatter Proof

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“For me, Sonia Amon, my first questions hold the spirit and security of my heart, but the second question holds more hatred than I thought myself capable of feeling – Hatred and Fear…”

Newly retired Army physician and War College Professor Sonia Amon returns to war-torn Syria where she plans to open several medical clinics. Syrian-born Sonia possesses the cultural competency, appearance and language skills that make her an ideal operative in the Middle East. Her medical expertise and knowledge of the surrounding mountainous region adds to her strengths. But life is cheap, and her enemies are plentiful.

Danger awaits her outside of Aleppo and follows her everywhere she travels in the country. When terror strikes, it’s shocking!

“You can’t put this book down…”
“A scary, dark and disturbing portrayal of terrorism” from USA Today and WSJ best selling author Judith Lucci.
“Thrilling! The perfect blend of action, adventure, medical knowledge, and mystery with a touch of romance.”
If you love Sandra Brown, David Baldacci, Tim Tigner and Danielle Girard, you’ll love Judith Lucci.