When second son Alexander Valentine loses his brother to an assassin’s arrow, he discovers that his family protects an ancient secret and reluctantly finds himself at the center of the final battle of a war that was supposed to have ended two thousand years ago.
Pursued by the dark minions of an ancient enemy, Alexander flees to the mountain city of Glen Morillian where he discovers that he is the heir to the throne of Ruatha, one of the Seven Isles, but before he can claim the throne he must recover the ancient Thinblade. Seven were forged by the first Sovereign of the Seven Isles and bound to the bloodline of each of the seven Island Kings in exchange for their loyalty to the Old Law. Each sword is as long as a man’s arm, as wide as a man’s thumb and so thin it can’t be seen when viewed from the edge. Thinblade is the epic fantasy adventure story of Alexander’s quest to find the ancient sword, claim the throne of Ruatha and raise an army to stand against the enemy that has awoken to claim dominion over all of the Seven Isles.
Post-Apocalyptic Fiction by 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.
EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER ONE
Mitchell Nolan was on watch. Most everyone else had bedded down once the excitement of the fire had waned. A long day of work and worry tended to leave people tired so it hadn’t taken long. Now Mitchell was roaming the farm on occasion, using night vision gear to get around and avoid light.
He looked at the skeleton of the tower being constructed behind the Sanders’ home, the parent’s home he amended to himself, and wished it were finished. Rising above the nearest trees by a good ten feet, it would allow whoever sat there to see a good ways. Armed with a good scope it would be easy to keep a keen watch on things and to see anyone approaching the farm. With someone in the cupola at the other collection of buildings, that would pretty much cover everyth-
His thoughts crashed to a halt as he realized someone was approaching the farm. The glow of headlights was easing up the road from the direction of the Interstate and Jordan. Checking his rifle, Nolan moved to a position where he could observe the road and still have some cover.
A hundred questions ran through his mind even as he checked his surroundings to make sure he wasn’t taken by surprise. Who was this? What kind of car was it to still be running? The whiz kids had told them that cars made before computers had become common place would still function, but how many of those were there on the road? And what were the odds that one of them would be coming down this back country road in the wee hours of the morning?
“Thug,” he heard in his ear. “How copy?” Tandi Maseo’s voice was calm, quiet and clear.
“I got ’em,” he replied softly. “Can you make out what it is?” he asked. Sitting in the cupola at the other farm, Tandi had a better view than Nolan might.
“Negative,” Maseo replied. “I do only see one vehicle.”
“Only one using lights,” Nolan reminded him.
“True that,” Maseo agreed. “Play?”
“We wait and see if they stop,” Nolan replied. “If they do I’ll approach. If they pass I’ll try and get a description. Bossman might recognize the car if we do. Speaking of which you may want to rouse Big Bear and let him know the score. He may want to call Bossman over this regardless.”
Nolan watched as the lights grew closer, wishing it was light. The glow of the fire in Peabody, at least they thought it was Peabody, was still clearly visible even now, hours after they had first seen it. To see the first vehicle on this road in a week the same night, or at least the early morning after, couldn’t be a coincidence he didn’t care what anyone thought.
Not that he knew yet what anyone thought.
“Big Bear on the way,” Maseo’s voice informed him.
“Roger that.” Nolan had tensed as the vehicle in question came into view, or at least its lights did, and it slowed. Slowing was bad. There was no light anywhere in the compound to alert a passing traveler that anything was even here, let alone still working. There was little moon, merely a sliver in fact, so no natural light to expose them. Still the car had slowed.
That means they know where they are, and they’re probably coming here, he decided grimly. He raised his rifle to port arms and waited…..
PRIMAL Inception is a prequel in the PRIMAL series. It reveals the back-story of former CIA paramilitary operatives Ice and Vance.
Kosovo, 1999. CIA operatives, Ice and Vance, are supporting a crack unit of Albanian rebels. War criminals by any standards, these brutal fighters are unlikely allies in a vicious ethnic conflict.
Two years on and the war has devastated Kosovo. NATO peacekeepers try to bring order to a region ruled by Albanian mafia, corrupt government officials, and apathetic UN bureaucrats.
Ice, scarred by genocide, is running a side project investigating war crimes. When Vance returns from a posting to Africa, they are faced with a stark choice. Abide by the façade of stability or, with the help of the SAS, fight a rogue battle against war criminals hungry for power.
Amsterdam, 1628. Cornelia Noorstrandt is a fine lady and a beautiful one, traveling alone on an eight-month voyage to the other side of the world, on a tiny and overcrowded ship at a time when most navigation was done by dead reckoning – guesswork. What could possibly go wrong?
In any other circumstance, a man like Michiel van Texel would never have met a fine lady such as her. He was just a soldier, a sergeant in the Dutch East India company’s army, on his way to the Indies to fight the Mataram. Such a woman was far above the likes of him.
But both their destinies intertwine far away from Holland, on some god-forsaken islands near the Great Southland. When their great ship, the Utrecht, founders far from home, surviving the Houtman Rocks is the least of their worries.
As the fine gentlemen around her reveal themselves for what they really are, Cornelia’s only hope is a mercenary in a torn coat who shows her that a man is more than just manners and money.
He makes her one promise: ‘Even if God forsakes you, I will find you.’
“A Post Apocalyptic Thriller from a Master…” Amazon reviewer
“Captivating. Loved this series. I stayed glued till the end.” Amazon reviewer
THE PERSEID COLLAPSE:
America is on the verge of collapse, in the thrilling post-apocalyptic sequel to international bestseller, The Jakarta Pandemic.
In the very near future, an inconceivable attack against the United States will unleash a human darkness over the country–with a vast appetite for chaos and violence. Alex Fletcher, former Marine, will wake to this brutally hostile landscape, thrown headfirst into an epic, impossibly grueling journey to save his family and friends.
“Heart pounding read. Couldn’t put it down. So much action right from the very beginning.” Amazon reviewer
The Perseid Collapse Books:
The Jakarta Pandemic, Prequel to The Perseid Collapse Series
The Perseid Collapse, Book One
Event Horizon, Book Two
Point of Crisis, Book Three
Dispatches, Book Four
Author’s note: The Perseid Collapse is the first book in The Perseid Collapse Series, and chronicles the first 48 hours “post-event,” as the characters navigate a hostile landscape to reach their destinations. Event Horizon, book two in the series, picks up where book one ends, completing their arduous trek and unveiling a harsh, new reality for Alex Fletcher.
LIES WILL BE TOLD, SECRETS WILL BE REVEALED, AND WHAT WAS ONCE LOST WILL BE FOUND.
As the VP of Kings of Retribution MC, I live and breathe this life. After suffering the loss of two women in my life, I grew cold and indifferent to the idea of love. I don’t need to let anyone in. I’ve seen the aftermath it can leave in its quake.
The last thing I’m looking for is someone to fill the void.
Struggling to keep my head above water, my only concern is taking care of my sister. The last ting I expected was to fall in love with a tattooed biker, Logan Kane. With evil hiding in the shadows, I have no idea the danger my sister and I are about to face.
Will Logan and Bella overcome their demons in the end, or will they lose each other in the process?
“This is Safe Haven. We offer food, shelter, and protection to all survivors. Does anyone copy? …hello? Is anyone alive out there?”
“The end of the world has given us a harsh, merciless existence, where nature tries hard to push humanity to the very brink of extinction. Everything is against us, between us. Untold miles of lawless, apocalyptic roads wait for our feet, and the future, cold and dark, offers little comfort. Without change, there can be no peace. Only survivors.”
Fated to lead New America, seven gifted people survive an apocalypse only to find themselves on a cross-country quest through horrors that will shake the very core of who they believed they were. These long-denied protectors of humanity are destined to rebuild their country, if they can stay alive long enough to find each other.
What does this series have that makes it so great?
Nuclear armageddon and post-apocalyptic survival in every page.
A centuries-old conspiracy that caused armageddon.
Dangerous trips through the apocalypse to find family, supplies, and safety.
Post-apocalyptic survival methods that can be copied if shtf.
A refugee camp with very different laws, picking up those who have survived the end of the world.
A hero you will love, even as you ponder the secrets that could cost him leadership.
A constant battle for survival that includes deadly trips into decaying cities, insanity, fights against nature, horrors of the past, and ghosts that stalk their every move.
Set along the lines of The Stand and The Postman, this is a chilling vision of the collapse of society, and the painful rebirth of a nation by those who survived it.
This way, please…
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“I found this ebook for free a long time ago & fell in love with it right away. I love how the descriptions about the places, people, & things they are doing & going through. Reading this shtf book got me thinking a lot about survival. I’ve even gotten my Ham Radio License bc it’s showed me how much I wasn’t prepared if something like this were to ever happen. It’s an amazing series & I look forward to each new book when it comes out.”–Robin Akers
“I took one look at the cover and thought Life After War would be an interesting military fiction series. The first book free hooked me. Nothing like finding a diamond in a sea of a million books to read.” -Crystal Kirby
“Never before have I read an armageddon novel so full of the evil man will likely perpetrate in this scenario, and still so full of light and hope for the future. I have not been able to stop reading it!” -David Orr
CIA operative Alex Parker is one of the most successful “ghosts” the agency has. Recruited as a 17 year old, she has over 100 kills to her credit. But ten years of blending in, disappearing, and assassinating targets has taken a toll on her and she’d like to get out. Now, she has a new problem….her partner’s gone rogue. After stealing government secrets, he intends to sell them to the highest bidder. It’s up to Parker, and her new partner, to find him and bring him in…dead or alive.
Award Winner in the Readers’ Favorite 2017 International Book Award Contest in the Category Fiction-Adventure!
Looking for a fast-moving adventure thriller you won’t be able to put down until you finish it? Then try this one.
A plane crash in the Amazon jungle…
A desperate struggle for survival …
An unexpected discovery.
Ecuador. A dream holiday turns into a nightmare when two young men are stranded in the Amazon rainforest after their plane crashes. Desperate to survive, they decide to set off on a daring journey through the ‘green hell’. Despite the harsh environment sucking their strength away, they push on until they enter a territory inhabited by isolated Indian tribes hostile to outsiders and where probably the fabulous treasures destined for the last Inca emperor Atahualpa’s ransom, are hidden. Soon, unexpected dangers arise.
Donja Bellanger, suffering after the death of her father, finds herself in dire straits when her mom takes a new husband. Forced not only to move to a strange city, but to share a room with her glamorous, new stepsister, Makayla Hampton, her life spirals out of control.
Makayla lures her from goth to glam straight into an exclusive club, not only for wealthy elites but Immortal Descendants. Donja crosses paths with Torin Mancini and he’s too damn handsome to be real.
Torin, who has concealed his identity as a powerful ancient sprit known as an Iridescent for eight hundred years, sets his eyes on Donja; there’s something about her blood, something he can’t walk away from. He’s not alone. A deadly predator has picked up her scent.
Stalked, she reaches out to Torin, but the lure of her blood has him on edge. As Torin battles his heart desires and feelings he thought buried and gone, one thing is clear: they have as much, if not more to fear of each other, than the predator who would have her life.
Is love enough? Can she accept him for what he is and better yet, can he control his hungry, hungry eyes?
A beautiful love story with relentless action, elite battles and steamy moments… unforgettable!