Fire From the Sky N.C. Reed
Clayton Sanders left home the minute he had his high school diploma in hand. He waited that long only because the Army wouldn't accept him without one. Now, ten years later, he's home. Home with no warning, no advance notice, no anything after being gone ten years with almost no contact with his family. Home carrying a secret that is burning him up from the inside. A secret that has pushed him to the brink, forcing him to become a criminal in order to be where his family needs him to be, even though they don't realize it yet. Because Clayton knows something they don't. Something that hasn't happened, but will. Something that will burn everything it touches. And change the face of the world forever.
Aletheia Megan Tennent
War. Chaos. Panic. These are the things that tore down a seemingly indestructible society. But for the survivors, it was forgetting who they were that cost them their humanity.
Nearly two decades after the fall, the transcendent city of Iris is the only place rumored to have a cure to the disease that decimated the world. Beyond Iris, are the remnants of the old world, crawling with the Depraved. Infected with Lethe, they no longer remember the people or dreams they were once willing to fight for, and are left instead with familiar voices that whisper dark and unfamiliar words within their minds. Instinct is all that keeps the diseased struggling to exist another day.
Deep underground, below Iris, exists a compound, prison to the Nameless who traded their freedom for the cure to Lethe. It is here that 736 fights to protect those she loves. Not against the Depraved that she's taught to fear, but against the society that saved her from that fate. She was willing to trade away her rights to regain the ability to form memories, but she won’t let the cult that cured her treat the lives of the Nameless like a resource to be used and discarded. At least, not without a fight.
How much is 736 willing to sacrifice for revenge against her captors? For those she cares about? For freedom? Everything has a cost, what would you be willing to pay?
Genesis Ellis Barrett
Captured, brutalised and held captive as a serious security risk, Quincy Emerson once again finds herself in the grips of the sinister city of Oasis. In her way stand the walls of the Colosseum, a maximum-security prison. Escape, they say, is impossible.
With the city on the brink of anarchy, rumours of a rebel group powerful enough to take down Oasis abound. Could this be Quincy’s one last shot at freedom? Or will her determination to seek revenge on Oasis’ deceptive leader ultimately destroy her?
Island Chaos Aden Cabro
Scarce food. Radioactive fallout. On the run. This wasn't Chuck's idea of an island vacation with his young son Paxton.
Keeping his child safe is Chuck's top priority. Safety seems like an outdated idea, though. The Jakkyls and the Harriers are fighting each other for resources and revenge, and father and son are caught in the middle.
When a third group shows up, all bets are off. Their heavy firepower makes the guns of the island gangs look like toys. It's clear they're out to kill everyone. But why? Chuck has no time to seek answers before the Jakkyls capture his son.
With Paxton's life in the balance, the hunted must become the hunter. Chuck must rise up even though he knows he's ill-equipped to mount a one-man rescue operation.
Chuck has nothing left to lose and the Jakkyls are about to find out what that means...
Solar Storm Marcus Richardson
Solar Storm is the ongoing saga of the Cantrell family as they try to survive a coronal mass ejection that plunges mankind back to the pre-industrial age. The story is told in episodic format, each one consisting of between 20,000-25,000 words (about 80-90 pages). Season 1 had 5 episodes, Season 2 will have 6.
In Episode 4, the group mounts a daring rescue mission to retrieve one of their own held by the Grover County Militia. They're willing to risk all to bring home the one they left behind, but at what price?