When New Reality, a fully immersive, five-dimensional entertainment experience, was introduced to the world, everyone logged on. Everyone except Jake and Tom. It doesn't take long for the world to crumble into ruin, leaving Jake and Tom wandering through leveled cities occupied by New Reality dreamers. In order to find one gamer among many, they must risk everything-going up against Rixon, the corporation behind New Reality.
"What's Your New Reality Like?"
Not only has Vicky made it to Home - an underground self-sufficient complex - in one piece, but Flynn has turned up, too, following behind after her when she'd feared he'd died. Now that they're secure, Vicky can keep Flynn safer than she's been able to since the outbreak over a decade ago. At least that's the plan. However, in this new world, where the diseased roam free, there's always a threat hiding in the shadows.
Cowering in his home, he watches as his neighbors are dragged into the street and brutally executed by a small army of psychotic scavengers hell-bent on making the formerly privileged pay. As they methodically purge each home, Chris realizes that staying was the worst decision of his life. Secrets or not, he has to act fast; the murderous pack only has one more house before they reach his…
"Proceed with caution"
George had begun to question his membership in the gang of murderers and rapists, but now that blood coats his hands, he can feel his humanity slipping away. All he wants to do is leave, but the leader of the gang is his psychotic brother-in-law and the only one who knows where George's pregnant sister is being kept. With just a few weeks left until she gives birth, George knows that leaving the gang now would mean condemning her and the child to the life he wants to escape.
"Indecision and Apathy Kills"
Rhys is an average guy who works an average job in Summit City - a purpose-built government complex on the outskirts of London. The Alpha Tower stands in the center of the city. An enigma, nobody knows what happens behind its dark glass. Rhys is about to find out.
"Not what I thought"
Seb Zodo lives on the dusty planet of Danu. He's an unemployed dropout who makes his money fighting in bars and taking a cut of the winnings from the touts. Having never lost a fight, Seb is addicted to the adrenaline of the duel. So when he makes a promise to leave brawling behind, his world's turned on its head.
Vicky, Rhys, Larissa, and Flynn have avoided the horde of diseased that chased them from Summit City, but they're far from free. Although the diseased can't get to them while they remain on top of the shipping container, at some point they'll have to come down. With a sea of enraged monsters as far as they can see, coming down means certain death. Exhausted from their escape, they may be able to rest for now, but sooner rather than later they're going to have to take action to get themselves out of their current predicament .
The Doomsday siren calls on civilization's last day. Natural disaster. Nuclear war. Pandemics. These are the ways the world ends. Now, in the aftermath of ruined cities and humanity gone savage, mankind will once again find his oldest allies and closest friends amidst the debris of all that once was. The Walking Dead meets The Incredible Journey in 14 incredible tales of nobility, self-sacrifice, and unconditional love as told by today's most talented independent authors.
"All the stories were good"
Dan blamed himself for his wife's untimely death...at first, that is. Dan, a newly published best-selling author, has just begun to taste the good life: money in the bank, house in a quiet neighborhood, beautiful wife. His monster of a fictional character - a wealthy, handsome, womanizing murderer - is the catalyst for Dan's good fortune, intriguing millions of fans. But when Dan sleeps with his agent on a business trip, and then confesses the whole thing to his wife in near tears, he sets off a chain of events that cause him to lose his wife and his grip on everything, including reality.
"keeping to hear over and over"
After witnessing his father's murder and his home burned to the ground, Michael is left wandering the violent streets of London alone. Having been captured and managing to escape the clutches of the most heinous of men, he's terrified of recapture. All Michael wants to do is find somewhere safe. Somewhere he can call home. To do that he must survive in a city where he's the weak and the hunted - with no family or friends to help him.
"So graphic! Love it."
Reggie and Nigel Heath are relatively close in age but worlds apart in personality. The older of the two brothers, Reggie is a successful attorney with charisma to spare. Nigel has always struggled to step out of his shadow. When Reggie leases space in an office building on London's Baker Street, he finds that the paperwork comes with an odd stipulation: his firm must receive and respond with a standard reply to letters sent to Sherlock Holmes, who had occupied the same famous address.
"Great concept ..."
Nothing is known about what happens inside the walls of Cedar Ridge resort except that 95 percent of troubled married couples leave with all their problems solved. A miracle, some might say, but also a mystery. Ready to give up, ready to finally say the word "divorce", Melissa Keaton receives an anonymous message on an online forum and soon finds herself on the way to Cedar Ridge with her husband, hoping the resort will be the answer she's been looking for.
The first Sherlock Holmes letter barrister Reggie Heath answered cost him most of his personal fortune, all of his Baker Street chambers clients, and quite possibly Laura Rankin, the love of his life. But Reggie intends to earn all of it—the money, the career, and the love—back again. His latest client is the driver of one of London’s famous black cabs, accused of murdering two American tourists.
"Mystery spoof on Sherlock Holmes mysteries!"
With extreme austerity driving everyone but the super wealthy into poverty, Matt joined the revolutionaries in their fight against the UK government. The previous monuments to political rule were toppled, and London was reduced to rubble. Ten years later, and Matt's desperate for one last roll of the dice. He's promised his 12-year-old daughter a new life in a fairer world.
"Bleak world, well written"
When three of the world's most prominent horror writers are viciously blackmailed, they are left with no choice but to abandon their comfortable lifestyles and take up seclusion in a tiny cabin in the mountains of Colorado, just on the outskirts of a mysteriously deserted mining town. As the three trapped writers work together, struggling to understand and meet the demands of their blackmailers, they soon realize that they aren't alone. There's something else out there in the woods with them...
"Apt title. Intriguing concept, inept narrator...."
Nirvana. A city of opportunity and excess; where a person's rights and freedoms are staunchly protected...unless you're from the Estate. Those from the Estate live in abject poverty and are victimized by all of those around them for entertainment.
"Well written and narrated dystopia story"
When the late-night delivery order came into Frank's Pizza, Alicia knew she'd be the one stuck with having to deliver it. She just never thought it might be her last night alive. Drugged and abducted, Alicia awakens to find herself tied to a wooden chair in a basement, surrounded by corpses, and is suddenly forced into a high-stakes poker game. One where losing comes with the heaviest of penalties.