*****This book is the first compilation of an ongoing serial story, due to this fact it does not have a conclusion. The fourth and final book, The Risen, is now available. This book is not a survivalist story. Though they are not in this book, the following books in this series do contain almost zombie-like people.*****
The First tremors of the earth were felt at 7:22 EST. time. Every single person felt the rumbling and experienced the tremors that would forever alter the course of history. Most did not survive. These are the accounts of some of those who did.
***Due to language and graphic content this book is recommended for readers 17 and older.***
Recommended Reading Order for this Complete Series:
The Upheaval: Book 1
The Divide: Book 2
The Forsaken: Book 3
The Risen: Book 4
Broke and desperate, paleontologist Grant Coleman gets the chance of a lifetime exploring a long-sealed cave, the fabled home of gigantic creatures.
NPS Ranger McKinley Stinson discovers a rancher’s prize bull has been butchered by an airborne killer, and tracks the blood trail back to the re-opened cavern. But as she’s about to arrest the trespassers, the unstable roof collapses, trapping all.
Their only way out is at the cave system’s far end. But an eco-system of terrifying mega fauna stands between them and freedom. Death, double-crosses, and a slew of monstrous cave creatures take their toll as the group battles to what they pray is an exit.
I began to suspect something was wrong with the gothic building when its family fled in the middle of the night, the children screaming, the mother crying. They never came back to pack up their furniture.
No family stays long. Animals avoid the place. Once, I thought I saw a woman’s silhouette pacing through the upstairs room… but that seems impossible; no one was living there at the time.
A new occupant, Anna, has just moved in. I paid her a visit to warn her about the building. I didn’t expect us to become friends, but we did. And now that Marwick House is waking up, she’s asked me to stay with her.
I never intended to become involved with the building or its vengeful, dead inhabitant. But now I have to save Anna… before it’s too late for the both of us.
Amazon Bestselling Author and winner of Reddit’s /Nosleep Horror Award!
Horror/Thriller Stories Collection
A diverse collection of short horror stories including the grizzly confessions of a serial killer, parallel dimensions, becoming trapped in a virtual world, and encountering ancient aliens buried beneath the Earth’s crust. Demons, monsters, psychopaths, undead, mad experiments and paranormal – no matter what makes your heart race, you’re guaranteed to face your fear with these terrifying tales.
From the international #1 bestselling author of EIGHT comes a new tale of horror and suspense.
On a remote country road, heading out to a weekend party, Tobe West and his friends pick up two hitchhikers. It seems like the right thing to do.
No-one could have predicted the freak car accident that is about to change their lives.
Stranded in the middle of nowhere, Tobe and the others are faced with a landscape suddenly unfamiliar, in a universe that has come loose from its moorings. Strange things slither in the woods, and spectral lights hover just off the road. A petrol station, shining brightly in a world otherwise dark and frightening, promises safe haven, but Tobe learns the biggest threat lies within the very people he’s trying to protect.
As reality breaks down and dangers multiply, Tobe must uncover the hidden agenda of one of the survivors… and keep the others safe from something lurking in the darkness.
Something that is hunting them all.
If they are to survive the night, Tobe must face the horrifying truth—that nothing is as it seems, and that they are all part of a larger plan, part of someone else’s unfinished business…
Ancient Enemy – it’s been asleep for centuries and now it’s awake. It wants things … and you have to give it what it wants …
Seven hundred years ago the Anasazi people built massive cities in what is now the southwestern United States … and then they vanished.
Stella, an archaeologist specializing in Anasazi culture, and David, a mysterious Navajo boy, are on the run from something terrifying. As they flee up into the snowy mountains of Colorado, they are carjacked by criminals escaping a botched bank robbery. Caught in a blizzard, they must take refuge in what they believe is an abandoned cabin. It’s at this cabin that they will face horrors beyond their imagination.
What reviewers are saying about Ancient Enemy:
“Mark Lukens proves to be a master at escalation and evoking empathy for his characters; his settings are so realistic that one has the urge to grab a warm blanket (and then hide under it). Such a relentless tension drives his horror plot that he kept me up until the wee hours wanting to get to the bottom of the supernatural mystery.” – A.M. Stickel: Editor of Black Petals Magazine (blackpetals.net)
“With Ancient Enemy, Lukens has shown the world that he can imagine and write with the best … Mark Lukens will soon be a household name. Superb writing and my interest in Ancient Enemy never flagged for one moment.” – Lee Ashford for Readers’ Favorite (readersfavorite.com)
“Mesmerizing!” – James Byron Huggins, author of CAIN and HUNTER
Prelude is a prequel to Crescent City (An Alec Winters Series, Book 2). Meet sixteen-year-old Alec Winters before his spiritual and physical transformation. Prelude looks at Alec’s life as a normal high school student. Find out how he met Sabrina. Discover what he was like before that fateful night when he magically transformed into angel-demon, in this dark supernatural thriller.Then, follow his story as angel/redeemer and demon/destroyer on the gritty streets of New Orleans in Crescent City, to Mobile Alabama in Port City, and finally to Melbourne Florida in Harbor City, the last installment in this series.
Author’s Note: Many emotional triggers in this series. Due to explicit violence, language and mature content, this book is not recommended for those under the age of 17.
While traveling through West Virginia on a camping trip, the Bakers and the Riveras—two close-knit families—have the misfortune of running into a peculiar hitchhiker. After ditching the hitchhiker, the families set up camp and begin their vacation. However, they soon find themselves stalked by a group of feral, cannibalistic people lurking in the woods…
The author of Butcher Road and Camp Blaze invites you to experience another brutal slasher inspired by classic horror movies. Can you handle a visit to Cannibal Creek?
WARNING: This book contains scenes of graphic violence, including some sexualized violence. This book is not intended for those easily offended or appalled. Please enjoy at your own discretion.
For Zack Allen, it was supposed to be a chance to get away and relax. A weekend camping trip with a small group of friends seemed like the perfect distraction from a messy personal life, but as Zack and his friends made their way to the camping ground at Drifter’s Folly Memorial Park, he couldn’t shake the feeling something was terribly wrong.
Zack should have listened to his gut, because he and his friends aren’t the only ones in the forest. Someone else is watching—someone with dark intentions. And he wants to play a game…
Readers call the ARISEN series:
“Wall to wall adrenaline – edge of your seat unputdownable until the very last page” … “staggeringly good – the most consistently excellent franchise in zombie literature” … “the best post-apocalyptic military fiction there is” … “one badass unstoppable bullet train ride” … “moves like an avalanche” … “edge of the seat, nail biting, page turning mayhem” … “had me holding my breath more times than I could count” … “THE BOSS of the zombie apocalypse genre” … “The pace and action are breathtaking” … “the most amazing and intense battle scenes you’ve ever experienced” … “rolls along like an out of control freight train” … “insane propulsive storytelling” … “left me shaking at the last page” … “They grab you on the first page and kick your ass through the entire series…”
Come back in time with the first ARISEN prequel and live through the beginning of the end of the world… (Can be read as a stand-alone novel, an introduction to the series, or at any point while reading the main series.)
Tucked away in a high-tech Tactical Operations Center, inside an isolated safehouse in the Horn of Africa, sits Agency analyst Zack Altringham. He is Kenyan-born, Princeton-educated, badly burnt-out – and condemned by his language and cultural skills to a lifetime of fighting America’s shadow counter-terror wars.
But when another mystery epidemic breaks out, and terrifyingly quickly reaches a tipping point, chaos descends – and Zack and his team (including two former Team Six SEALs) are trapped between the millstones of the sick and the dying on one side, and heavily armed militias on the other. Soon their “safe” house is in flames, and their only remaining option is to get in their up-armored SUV and try to escape the imploding gravity well of the city, to the safety of the American military base in Djibouti. But by then, will there be anywhere safe left on Earth to escape to?