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

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.

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.”

The Deadwood Chronicles: The Crimson Cage

In a post-apocalyptic world devastated by The Great Shift, humanity struggles to survive in the wake of a brutal new reality. The balance of power has shifted drastically, with women now relegated to the status of property, their existence reduced to a commodity to be bought and sold. It is within this sinister world that the notorious Carnival Diablo reigns, a traveling spectacle of terror and enslavement, ruled by the enigmatic and malevolent Ringmaster. Amidst the cruel confines of the Carnival Diablo, the dream of freedom torments Ava and her fellow sisters, until their paths cross with the paragons of Dollet, the last hope for a better world. But as they navigate the treacherous landscape of their confinement, Ava and her sisters must grapple with the ultimate question – can they truly break free from the clutches of their captor, or will the shadows of Carnival Diablo consume them whole? “The Crimson Cage” is an enthralling saga of fortitude and sacrifice, a tale that delves deep into the unyielding spirit of those who dare to defy their oppressors. Will Ava and her sisters summon the courage to shatter the shackles of their imprisonment, or will they succumb to the darkness that threatens to engulf them? Join them on an extraordinary journey as they fight for their right to be free, in a world where every step toward liberation comes with a price.

Meet P.V. Bousfield

P, a native of the dynamic North-East of England, found enjoyment in fantasy and post-apocalyptic worlds through gaming and movies. Born on the 3rd August, 1990, P’s narrative journey expanded when he met V in 2018. V, born and bred in North Yorkshire, was born on the 18th March, 1994, and grew up immersed in countryside adventures, fuelling her imagination. After joining P, they settled in his hometown of Stockton-on-Tees, where they now reside with their beloved dog, Hugo (or H).

After the Apocalypse – The Kim and Kaya Chronicles

A rebellious young woman. A beloved companion. Can they survive the horrors of a post-apocalyptic world? Kimberly and her beloved dog Kaya grow up in an underground military base during a nuclear apocalypse. They are more than anxious to explore the new world now that the radiation levels have subsided, but there are evils inside the base that might be greater than what exists on the surface. Are the teen and her loyal pet ready to face the dangers and horrors of what was left behind? Bestselling author Scott W. Kimak spins another tale of love, loss, and suspense in this breathtaking prequel to the “I call him HIM” trilogy. If you like action-packed nail-biters that keep you on the edge of your seat, then you’ll love After the Apocalypse. Buy After the Apocalypse and get ready for the ride of your life today!

Meet Scott W Kimak

Scott Kimak is the bestselling author of the “I call him HIM trilogy. He is also a history teacher and Kung Fu master. He came up with the story “I call him – HIM” when he was a teenager but failed miserably to put pen to paper. It took nearly forty years for him to make a second attempt. This time the words flowed unrestrained. Mr. Kimak lives in Harlingen Texas with the love of his life Diana and their six annoying pets.

The Havoc in Wyoming Series: Books 1-3 Box Set

When a series of coordinated attacks devastate the United States, the people of Bakerville, Wyoming, must come together to survive. Unfortunately, not everyone has the town’s best interest at heart. “Excellent Christian Author! A very realistic, down-to-earth series. The characters are wonderfully developed. It’s easy to develop a real liking for Mollie, Jake & family! The supporting characters are full, rich people who would be necessary to have around you to survive the mess America is in!” “For the past week, I have read it every spare minute I’ve had!! The characters are so compelling, and the way the author weaves the different stories together is amazing.” “I never thought a book or rather series of books would affect my heart as much!” If you like mysterious apocalyptic events, fast-paced adventure, and plausible situations, then you’ll love this page-turning box set, which includes: • Caldwell’s Homestead (Havoc in Wyoming Book 1): Jake and Mollie Caldwell started their small farm and homestead to be able to provide for an uncertain future for their family, friends, and community. They have tried to plan for everything, but they never imagined this would happen. • Katie’s Journey (Havoc in Wyoming Book 2): It’s a busy summer break from college for Katie Andrews. She’s a server at the fanciest restaurant in town, has an amazing internship with a hot graphic design studio, and is enjoying life with her boyfriend, Leo. Everything comes to a crashing halt when disaster strikes. • Mollie’s Quest (Havoc in Wyoming Book 3): Two or three times a year, Mollie Caldwell travels for business. Being away from her Wyoming homestead is both a fun time and a challenge. But this time while on her business trip, disaster strikes, shutting down air travel. Immerse yourself in the day-to-day survival of Jake and Mollie Caldwell, their family, and the people of Bakerville as they face extraordinary challenges. Written in first-person point of view, you’ll experience the heart-pounding terror, intense emotions, laughter, and tears alongside the characters as they make their way through this dangerous new world. The Havoc in Wyoming series has been described as “Cozy” Apocalypse and contains no profanity, gratuitous sex scenes, or overly detailed gruesome death scenes. However, it does contain conservative family values and references to God, prayer, scripture, and Christianity. Download The Havoc in Wyoming Series: Books 1-3 Box Set today, and discover why readers love this twist on the post-apocalyptic genre!

Meet Millie Copper

Millie Copper, writer of Cozy Apocalyptic Fiction and preparedness mentor, was born in Nebraska but never lived there. Her parents fully embraced wanderlust and moved regularly, giving her an advantage of being from nowhere and everywhere. Millie Copper lives in the wilds of Wyoming with her husband and young son, tending chickens and attempting a food forest on their small homestead. After living off the grid for several years, they’ve recently gone back on the grid. Four adult daughters, three sons-in-law, and five grandchildren round out the family. Since 2009, Millie has authored articles on traditional foods, alternative health, homesteading, and preparedness-many times all within the same piece. Millie has penned seven nonfiction, traditional food focused books, sharing how, with a little creativity, anyone can transition to a real foods diet without overwhelming their food budget. The twelve-installment Havoc in Wyoming and six-installment Montana Mayhem Christian Post-Apocalyptic fiction series use her homesteading, off-the-grid, and preparedness lifestyle as a guide. The adventures continue in the Dakota Destruction series.

The Astral Hacker

“A twisting and thrilling cyberpunk novel with detailed and evolving characters!”

In 2120, New America is the world leader in technology and individual freedom. Why, then, has seventeen-year-old Fae Luna felt like an isolated prisoner her entire life? She survived the worst of the foster care system by honing her skills as a top-level hacker and thanks to the support of her humanoid robot, Sunny, who is illegally upgraded to a human-level AI. Finally, she’s matched with a foster mom who treats her kindly. Fae slowly lets her guard down until a suspicious tragedy tears them apart. With no flesh-and-blood friends, she is forced to call Blaze, a guild-mate from her online holo-game, who introduces her to a motley crew of rebels and loyalists. When they dig into Fae’s mystery, they discover a far-reaching and deadly conspiracy. Fae promised her dying mother she would never alter her body with a brain implant, but with the Evo, her hacking skills would be unbeatable. Lethal battles and devastating consequences will challenge her vow. Will Fae choose the enhancement or trust her own exceptional mind to defeat a secretive and powerful force threatening all New Americans?

Sci-fi for people who believe in liberty. Contains military and personal combat, mind bending concepts, secrets, betrayals, love, and loss.

“The Cryptopunk Revolution takes you so deep into the rabbit hole that you come out the other side with the power to manifest reality.”


Meet Brian Terenna

Brian Terenna is a dystopian, fantasy, science fiction, and cyberpunk author. He grew up in a land of possibilities. He saw a path to all of them, but could only pick one. Now, he creates worlds, where fantasy is reality and reality is anything you make it. He is an avid chess player, an expert vegetable gardener, and a meditation master.

Life: The Sequel

It’s been two years since the Siberian Flu killed nearly everyone on earth. Ellie starts out alone and afraid, living in the freezing upper Midwest. A terrifying incident propels her to move south to warmer weather. She travels the empty land, trying to avoid the lawless gangs, surviving as best she can. Along the way, she collect companions, friends, and a new family. This is Ellie’s story of overcoming, not only a globally decimating pandemic, but her own fears and doubts. She grows and becomes confident and dependable. The members of her group, as well as others they encounter, see her as a leader. Soon, she must see herself the same way and lead her group to safety, ensuring the survival of her people and the trust, family, and community they create.

Meet Jackie Woodman

Jackie Woodman lived most her life in Iowa. She loves the outdoors and outdoor life. She now resides in Florida with her husband and cat. Life: The Sequel is her first novel. Jackie is a lifelong outdoorswoman. She loves to hunt, fish and garden. She has experience in self-reliance, nature, and survival. A lifetime of reading has taught her about wilderness medicine, as sometimes, when on a hunting trip, the hunting party can be far from help. She binge-watches survival shows, and usually will end up yelling at the TV “that’s not how you do it!” Her friends tell her that in the event of the zombie apocalypse, they are on her team because she will survive. Jackie is a born storyteller and trivia enthusiast with a slight coffee addiction. She can often be found entertaining friends and family with an engaging tale. Out of her life’s experiences, Jackie has created a riveting story of one woman’s endurance, survival, and liberation. An adventure that will take you to another place and time, make you laugh, make you cry and make you sorry you have reached the last page.

The Book of Knowledge

Are you looking for an “UNDER”-ground adventure? Cob Brown has lived in an underground compound for all of his thirteen years. For almost 300 years, those in power have suppressed all but an elementary education. Every day seems the same: play games, play games, play games; until Cob discovers a hidden book that leads him to a treasure, a sophisticated computer! Cob’s basic beliefs contradict the new knowledge. He begins to question the status quo in his society. But is the risk of change worth losing his best friend or disobeying his parents? Challenging the entire compound’s knowledge and traditions creates enemies who want to silence him. Who can he trust with the treasured knowledge? Join Cob as he comes of age in this exciting and dangerous story, where past and future collide in an explosion of mystery, friendship, deceit, power, love, honor and wonderful possibilities.

Meet Terrance Patrick Buhr

Terrance was born and raised in Colorado. He love the mountains and the outdoors. After graduating from high school, he lived in Germany for two years, and later in life, spent two years living in Baghdad, Iraq. He now lives in the mountains of Utah with his wife, Lori. He has a degree in Land Management and Industrial Water Purification. He loves reading and gardening and is known as the guy who can fix anything. His greatest joy continues to be his children and grandchildren. As of this writing, he has been married for 40 years, and he and Lori have four children and 17 grandchildren.