L is the Last Woman

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There’s something so gripping about post-apocalyptic scenarios, even as they terrify us. And within that terror comes the same thought, time and time again: what if we were completely alone? What if we were the very last person on earth?


Last Woman by Jacqueline Druga. Amazon for $2.99. 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.

Once out of the stadium she steps into a desolate, barren world, void of all life and people. Faye learns that while in a comatose state, the world was besieged by some sort of epidemic. Without a soul around, there are a lot of missing pieces.

Where did everyone go? What really happened?

Though in a weakened state, she must pull it together and move forward. She focuses on a goal of finding not only answers but survivors. However, the further she moves in her journey, the more Faye realizes that she may never find anyone and must face the very scary and real possibility that she may not only be the last woman on earth, but the last person as well.

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F’s Still For Fantasy: the Dark Kind

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At the other end of fantasy, my A-to-Z Challenge F-word of the day, there is the dark realm, the place where the imagination turns to some of the worst that it can conjure. Apparently, there are also great bargains, and if there’s anything I like to do, it’s share a bargain, in this case, seven (!) books for under a dollar. It may be the end of the world, but it’s not the end of your wallet.


This is the End: The Post-Apocalyptic Box Set (7 Book Collection) by various authors. Amazon for $0.99. FANS OF DYSTOPIAN FICTION -> 7 TITLES FROM 8 INCREDIBLE AUTHORS!

Do you love post-apocalyptic stories? This is the End will keep you reading for days. Get this collection now. It includes 7 novels from 8 of today’s best-selling writers of dark fantasy.

*This anthology contains scenes of graphic violence that are intended for adults and may be offensive to sensitive readers. Some titles in the anthology are the first book in a series, and others are standalone novels (review average and count accurate as of February 1st, 2014).

This is the End includes:

~Slow Burn: Zero Day, Book 1 by Bobby Adair (4.4 stars on 354 reviews)

~The Retreat #1: Pandemic by Craig DiLouie with Stephen Knight and Joe McKinney (4.5 stars on 41 reviews)

~Diary of the Displaced – Book 1 – The Journal of James Halldon by Glynn James (4.3 stars on 123 reviews)

~Earthfall by Stephen Knight (4.0 stars on 142 reviews)

~Contamination Prequel (Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Series) by T.W. Piperbrook (3.8 stars on 48 reviews)

~Affliction Z: Patient Zero (Post Apocalyptic Thriller) by L.T. Ryan (4.4 stars on 58 reviews)

~Reversion: The Inevitable Horror (The Portal Arcane Series – Book I) by J. Thorn (3.9 stars on 33 reviews)

Any fan of “28 Days”, “I Am Legend”, or “The Walking Dead” will love This is the End!

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Escape to Eden

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It finally looks like spring, in that it’s gray and raining, and so I could use a little touch of Eden. Then again, I have a sinking feeling that it probably won’t turn out exactly like it sounds. I’m guessing trouble ahead. Luckily, that’s the characters’ problem, right?


EDEN (Eden Saga) by Dean Crawford. Amazon for $1.99. If the world fell apart overnight, what would you do to protect your family? When a horrific natural disaster causes the collapse of civilisation and strands Cody Ryan deep inside the Arctic Circle, he is forced to embark upon an impossible journey. Thousands of miles from home in a brutal new world where only the strongest will survive, Cody and his companions must conquer seemingly insurmountable odds in a search for their loved ones, the limits of their own humanity and the rumoured last refuge of mankind… Eden.

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Praise for Dean Crawford’s Ethan Warner series:

“The fossilized remains of a 7,000-year-old creature dug from the sands of the Negev Desert in Israel become the bones of contention in Dean Crawford’s fast-paced debut thriller… The book neatly threads together a wild variety of plotlines.” Wall Street Journal

“Partly mythical read, part thriller this pacy tale is a page turner guaranteed to keep you up late.” The Sun

“A fast-paced and entertaining yarn.” Melbourne Age

“… cleverly introduced premise… assured pacing and plotting…” Publishers Weekly

“Get the cameras rolling—Indiana Jones meets Alien. What a combination of mystery, suspense, and unspeakable horror. I loved it!” R.L. Stine

“Earth-shattering intrigue, hyperdrive action and a desperate race to save humanity, cranked up to the max with scarily realistic science and apocalyptic religion thrown in for good measure . . . a major new talent has hit the mystery thriller scene!” Scott Mariani

“This is an amazingly good, intelligently told novel by an exciting new British author.” Eurocrime

Grab a Glass of Water and Tuck into Thirsty Planet

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In this future landscape by Robert Tell, water is the ultimate prize.  You’ll never appreciate your faucet more.

Thirsty Planet, A Novel by Robert Tell. $3.99 from Smashwords.com
In 2121 Moss Leder flees across Canada one heart-pounding step ahead of his enemies. Earth is in trouble. People kill for drinking water. Leder’s innovative time booth holds the key to the planet’s renewal. His enemies fear his scheme will destroy their black market water cartel and try to stop him. An epic battle in the ancient tunnel under the Detroit River determines his destiny, and Earth’s.