Saturday, March 16, 2013

The end of the world in a way you never saw coming!

I'm pleased to announce the release of Primal Shift; an exciting serialized novel about the end of the world and the handful of survivors left behind. The format will resemble a TV show in that 'episodes' will be released a few weeks apart and continue where the last one ended. Episodes 1-5 will constitute the first season and will be bundled into an omnibus (Summer 2013).

Here's the blurb for anyone interested in taking a look:

The apocalypse strikes without warning. A mysterious geomagnetic event that sweeps the globe, leaving a powerful amnesia in its wake.

In the blink of an eye, the human race is robbed of the most basic skills learned in childhood: reading, writing and the ability to speak. Civilization crumbles, plunging the world into an age of unparalleled barbarism.

From the ashes emerge a handful of survivors, largely unaffected by the change. Alone, they must brave a dangerous and chaotic world in order to reach the only known refuge: a camp set in the foothills of Salt Lake City, Utah. There lies food, shelter and maybe even answers.

But standing between them and safety is more than bands of armed thugs and bloodthirsty cannibals. A new evil is gathering. One that’s eager to destroy the last vestiges of life on earth and finish what it started, once and for all.

The survivors:

A man who awakens in the bowels of a secret laboratory with no memory of how he got there and only an enigmatic tattoo to guide him.
A Coast Guard sailor searching for a killer who may not be what he seems.
A mother of two and recent widow, struggling to protect her family from a world gone mad.
A former CEO and full-time scumbag determined to do whatever it takes to thrive in this new apocalyptic wasteland.

In other news: I'm working hard to finish episode five of Primal Shift so I can begin working on the final installment of the Hive series. If all goes well, my plan is to get Hive III out by April 1st. A paperback and ebook edition of the series will follow. Other than that I've got at least a half dozen projects I want to tackle. Not to get too mushy, but without the support from my loyal and loving fans, none of this would be possible. Thank you!

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