Since childhood Nila Carter has been made to spend every weekend at the family cabin. In her teenage years she believes it to be a prison; as an adult it becomes her sanctuary and means to survive. When a mysterious outbreak occurs in India, Nila's brother, Bobby, a virologist with the CDC, places the family on a precautionary alert to be ready to bug out. Unlike anything he's ever seen, the rabies-like virus is not just deadly; it causes extreme violent behavior in those infected.
"Druga is whole bottle of Awesome Sauce"
In an attempt to control and decrease population, a mutated form of the measles is released. As a precaution, an assurance plan is placed in motion. A sampling of mankind is hidden away in a protective bunker, placed in stasis where they will sleep through the entire event. They are set to awaken one year later to a perfectly balanced world. Nora Lane and Jason Rudolph are two of those who survive. When they wake, like the other survivors, neither of them remember how they got there and why.
"Just a short story"
After emerging from a coma, Faye Wills opens her eyes to complete darkness and the feeling of being trapped. Soon she discovers she is in no less than a nightmare world and awakens in the worst place imaginable. She is one of thousands of bodies in a makeshift mass grave that was once a football stadium. Left for dead. There are no signs of life and the only sound she hears is the buzzing of flies that follow the stench of death.
Nature is unpredictable, as are viruses; when one so volatile surfaces with a vengeance, there is little time to comprehend the devastation and even less time to do anything about it. In the wake of the virus, there are three types of people: those immediately infected, those who are vulnerable, and those who are immune. The initial infection ripples across the globe infecting half of the world's population. A small fraction of the ill are fortunate and die quickly from the disease.
"A good idea but could be improved!"
In a small pocket of the world the sickness has been in existence since the sixties. A disease so feral, it strikes eighty percent of all children under the age of fifteen. For decades it has pushed the boundaries into three countries. Those infected become mere shells, often in a state followed by violent tantrums. There is no hope, no treatment, and there is no cure. Little is known about the sickness called the Nodding Disease. Information regarding it is often buried deep.
"Absolutely amazing read"
Where there is death, there is fear, love, missing, dementia and sometimes smiles. Twisted and Warm is a collection of short stories by author Jacqueline Druga. Ranging from twisted to warm, Jacqueline gives you 10 short stories all of which deal with the theme of death in one way or another.
Darius Cobb wasn't thinking of man's extinction. He honestly never gave it a thought. A college professor and part time country singer, Darius worried only about teaching and playing his guitar until the day he is attacked by cockroaches and is placed into a special government quarantine. There, he and the others start piecing together the inevitable. Using his knowledge, he begins predicting the events that unfold. Together he and his group plan and then implement a long term survival plan.
"End of the world with typical craziness"
What starts as an emergence of a new virus quickly turns into Mother Nature’s ultimate population control. While attending a seminar at the Ambassador Hotel, Ava Mason is unknowingly exposed to a carrier of a highly contagious virus. The next morning, she wakes to a steady pounding on her door. Within minutes, her home is stormed and she and her three children are apprehended, placed in a van and taken away. They are told nothing. No one is. Ava, her children, and others are brought to the Ambassador and sealed in.
A mysterious virus emerges after a meteor lands near a remote village in Peru. Authorities brought in to investigate discover the horrific virus not only kills, but it reanimates its victims, turning them into the walking dead. In spite of the government believing they have contained the outbreak, samples of the contagion are brought to the United States via infected military and other victims. The virus breaks boundaries and the infection spreads initiating the ground invasion of the War against the Undead.
It is a very rare occasion that Abby Miller travels into the city, but an errand that can only be done in town prompts her to make it a girls' day out with her two daughters. Unfortunately, the day is far from perfect and they are in the worst place possible when nuclear war strikes... ground zero.
In the time it takes to create a single beat of a heart, 75 percent of the population drops dead. Within hours, another 20 percent succumb, leaving only a speck of human life remaining. Believing they are victims of a preliminary act of war and eventual invasion, a group of survivors trek across a barren United States following a radio signal. The simple plan was to band with others to fight and defend their homeland. However, their journey not only brings them together with other survivors but also brings them a chilling truth.
"Decent Post-Apocalypse Tale"
Throughout history there have been several thousand different strains of influenza. Each year hundreds are active. Chances are, this year, you will catch one of those strains. You will cough, sneeze, and your body will ache. Without a second thought, you'll take a double dose of green liquid, go to bed, and swear you'll feel better in the morning. Not this time. Mutated and with a vengeance, the Spanish Flu returns. In a world blackened with plague, a glimmer of light exists in the small town of Lodi, Ohio.
"It was okay. Not my favorite."
Ignorance breeds confidence. What you don't know won't hurt you. What you don't fear…will kill you. The unthinkable has happened. We are at war. Across a crippled America struggling to rebuild in the after effects of what has happened, one woman faces a different battle. Separated from her family in the midst of a violent war upon American soil, she returns home to find her husband has died, her mother has been murdered, and her children are gone. Through the chaotic torn country, with limited means of resources and communication, she begins a search.
"Could have been great...."
Following a devastating train wreck, a small group of survivors emerge from the wreckage to discover New York City is the target of an attack and millions of bodies line the streets. Harry Hayward is one of those survivors. He served his country, fought two wars, and in his 80 years on earth could say he had seen it all. Until this day.
"Strong Apocalyptic War Novel"
In one instance and a single act of terrorism...it's all over. You can't see it nor can you smell it. You aren't even aware that you have taken it in. In a crowded New York subway a deadly airborne virus has been released. There is no cure. No stopping it. Within twenty-four hours, it will be too late. The struggle to survive is witnessed through the eyes of a small group of people as they battle an unseen and invincible foe. You will watch as they do, their world and everyone they love, crumble in the devastation of the virus.
"Good book, bad performance"
Following a distress call from the state police, Dr. Edward Neil and his team from the Centers for Disease Control enter the small town of Hartworth, Montana. Immediately they encounter a man in a pickup truck holding a quarantine post, his body decimated by a disease like they have never seen. The entire town, population a little under 1000... dead. Men, women and children. The unknown germ hit so fast, the town did not stand a chance of survival.
"Anyone who listens to this will become stupider..."
A 20-year world war is fought on American soil leaving the United States in ruins.
Following his long military service in the war, Falcon is left to raise his two small children alone when his wife passes away.
To learn of life and what has become of the country, he packs up and takes the children across the wastelands in search of something very special from his childhood. However, the heart-wrenching journey is not easy and Falcon ends up being the one who learns about life.
"Disappointing at best"
A normal spring morning cascades into a nightmare world for Mera Stevens as 1.8 billion children simultaneously fall ill and then vanish from the face of the earth. Her son, Jeremy, is one of them. Increased natural disasters, onslaught of disease and other phenomena throws the world into chaos as it balances on the brink of extinction. With communications down, Mera gathers the courage and strength she needs to trek across a dying country in search of a daughter she desperately hopes is alive.
A deadly flu pandemic has decimated humanity. Now, the remaining 20 percent of the population must rise from the ashes to rebuild. The losses are great and no one is immune to the residual heartache that lingers in the air of the barren cities. Life goes on. Mick Owens, struggling to come to terms with his own grief, takes his surviving young sons away from their hometown and the memories it holds. But their short trip to clear their minds turns ugly when the world outside of Lodi, Ohio, isn’t what they expected.
"Awsome book, I really recommend"
In the height of the Cold War, in the aftermath of Hiroshima, in the fear of nuclear annihilation, in the heart of West Virginia the surviving salvation was born. A huge bunker designed to house 1,000 people, most of which were government officials, was constructed and code named "Project Greek Island" for secrecy. In 1995, the secret was exposed and the United States Government ultimately revealed this buried treasure. It was nestled in the hills of West Virginia 750 feet beneath a plush resort. A few years later, the resort made the bunker a tourist attraction and offered tours for the curious.
"Not about Greek Island"