The Guardians of Kawts

All is not as it seems in the city of Kawts.

Fear looms over the mountainside town where Timothy Hawthorne lives, its people living each day in dread of the dangerous anarchists hiding somewhere in the foothills nearby. Fortunately for the people of Kawts, the Council is there to protect them from this threat. Under their able leadership, Kawts is safe.

But not everything is as perfect as it seems. It’s been nearly a year since Quill lost The Race, leaving his best friend Timothy with a mysterious wooden box and a host of unanswered questions. Although Timothy has tried to move on from his friend’s death, the unusual circumstances of Quill’s last days continue to haunt him. When Timothy is caught up in the middle of a raid on the Kawts Library, he realizes that there is more going on in Kawts than meets the eye. As he begins to dig deeper, he uncovers a web of deception and intrigue that involves many of his closest friends. As the truth about the Council becomes clearer, Timothy must decide who to trust. Choosing wrong could cost him everything.

Meet Weston Fields

Weston Fields is a student at Calvin University, where he studies religion, philosophy, writing, and ministry leadership. When not considering adding yet another minor to his degree, he can be found working at the library or working on his latest book. The Guardians of Kawts is his first book.

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.

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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