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Devon C. Ford - 2018
     Amir Weatherby has the world in his hands, quite literally. When his company discovers an asteroid on a direct collision course with Earth, they decide to keep the news quiet and find a way to survive the impending apocalypse themselves. Secret projects begin with the intent of preventing the world going the same way as the dinosaurs. Three top-secret sites are developed, each designed to hold a small pocket of the human race safe until after impact. It just so happens that one of these sites is in space. The former ISS is transformed intoa safe haven called the ARC, the Automated Resettlement and Repopulation Cryostation, where some of the world’s greatest scientific minds will sleep through the whole show. But events unfold in ways that couldn’t have been predicted, and when they arrive back on Earth there is a whole new disaster waiting for them.

Beneath Burning Sands

P.R. Adams - 2017
    He couldn’t have been more wrong.Frontierza’s work on advanced hibernation technology for sleeper colony ships wasn’t sexy, but what mattered to Reggie was that he would have an extremely visible role leading the first team to test the technology in a month-long cryogenic sleep. The proposition was simple. Succeed and humanity had a real chance of finding a new home before Earth’s ecosystem completely collapsed. Fail and … you don’t wake up. For someone who lived on the edge, the upside outweighed the risk.But the world Reggie wakes to is nothing like he expected.

American Apocalypse IV: Rescue

Nova - 2011
    After finding the boy, they end up in a Federal Zone where everything seems almost normal again. The roads are open, food is available, and the electricity is on. Is the crisis over?

The Sleep of the Gods

James Sperl - 2009
    It had been six long years since Catherine Hayesly's last vacation. In another few weeks she and her family would finally commence their dream trip of a lifetime. But then came the call. The one her high-ranking military husband, Warren, had warned might someday arrive. With a fateful string of cryptic words, and violating every security protocol, Warren informs Catherine of an impending world-altering event. With the clock ticking and her mind reeling, Catherine finds herself suddenly thrust into a nightmare of global proportions. Left to fend for herself and her three children in the wake of Warren's information, Catherine must abandon any semblance of her former life and commit to the only thing that now matters: survival. But confronting her at every turn is the event itself and the enigmatic origins surrounding it and all that it has wrought.

The Journey Home

John Winchester - 2017
    Separated by half a continent after an EMP attack sends the United States back to the Stone Age, the Millers are desperate to reunite as they struggle to survive. Jack Miller isn’t too worried about the apocalypse. He has been prepping for a few years and has a basement stocked with the food and supplies his family needs to ride out a disaster. Today though, he is out of town on a business trip. An EMP strike delivered by a rogue nation leaves him stranded over a thousand miles away from his home. This is the last place he expected to be during a disaster. He sets out on an epic journey home armed only with his know how and survival skills. What he encounters leaves him questioning how prepared any lone man can be. Amy Miller is all set to enjoy a well deserved vacation day. She’s a hard working mother of two with a full time career and rarely has a quiet moment to herself. The EMP throws a wrench in the works and leaves her unprepared for the chaos to follow. With the city falling down around her ears, she is pushed to the limit. Her suburban home is well stocked with supplies, but she clings to the hope that order will be restored. Faced with the darker side of humanity, will she overcome her inhibitions and do whatever it takes to protect her family?

Brace for Impact

Harley Tate - 2018
    He’s the only one in the airport who knows the truth. When the power goes out, he can’t waste another second. It’s the beginning of the end and every man for himself. A nuclear attack will rip the country apart. Leah Walton is wrapping up a twelve-hour shift as a nurse in the heart of the city. When the power goes out, the hospital operates on crisis mode. She can’t stop to to breathe, let alone check her messages. When she finally listens to her husband’s frantic calls, she’s faced with an impossible choice: leave or die trying. Could you drop everything to save yourself? Grant and Leah race the clock to find each other before the United States is plunged into chaos. When the bombs fall, their worst fears come true. Can Grant make it home in time to find his wife? Will Leah escape the brunt of the blast? The EMP is only the beginning. Brace for Impact is book one in Nuclear Survival: Southern Grit, a post-apocalyptic thriller series following ordinary people struggling to survive after a nuclear attack plunges the nation into chaos.

ARISEN: Omnibus Two

Glynn James - 2015
    The crew of the Kennedy risks a catastrophic reactor meltdown to get out of the path of a ten-mile-wide tide of the dead... Master Gunnery Sergeant Fick and his spec-ops Marines battle to take and hold an airfield on a remote island - but learn that it is a place with a terrible history and dangerous secrets... On Lake Michigan, Alpha team races toward extraction - but first must fight their most harrowing battle yet, this time against the living, who are both more treacherous and a hell of a lot better armed than the dead...BOOK FIVE - EXODUSThe world's last floating nuclear supercarrier looks into the face of oblivion as her beleaguered crew face the largest herd of dead ever recorded - and soon her five-acre flight deck is the scene of a furious and desperate set-piece battle... Surrounded, cut off, and left for dead, Wesley's band of sailors and survivors race ahead of the swarm, as air strikes and shore bombardment threaten to vaporize them all... The operators of Alpha team and MARSOC fly into two converging storms of unspeakable violence, and must parachute in and reinforce the Alamo - the hopeless and doomed defense of the carrier. A thousand things must go right for them to have a prayer of survival. But it's the job of the operators to succeed even when a million things go wrong...BOOK SIX - THE HORIZONMission complete, Alpha team enjoys their first chance to breathe and tend to their humanity - but the darkness leaves them alone with their demons... The JFK steams for Africa, despite rumors of lone Zulus still wandering below decks - but one Zulu can kill you just as dead as ten million... Amarie and the Tunnelers are resettled in a chillingly post-Apocalyptic London, where mini-outbreaks are hushed up as history's largest fixed fortification goes up in preparation for humanity's last stand...


E.S. Richards - 2019
    As fire and ash consume all in their path, signs point to the disaster not being as natural as it first appears... Barely escaping the disaster in a small plane that takes off from the Yellowstone airport, Mia finds her Texas A&M life turned upside down as the days of class and studying turn into a fight for the very air she needs to survive. While she tries to help her fellow survivors, her niece and nephew are being watched over by her parents on a small farm that quickly succumbs to the choking clouds of ash. Both sides of the family must fight against man - and nature - in this unique take on the classic Yellowstone post-apocalyptic story. Written by ES Richards in conjunction with #1 best-selling post-apocalyptic author Mike Kraus, this thrilling post-apocalyptic series features characters that are vulnerable, naive and inexperienced who work alongside the prepared and experienced to get through the end of days. The Escaping Darkness series will be 6-books long, published at a rate of approximately one book per month.

The Drowned

Kevin Partner - 2020
    Billions are dead, governments are in chaos, and the few survivors left are literally treading water, trying to find the few bits of dry land left.In the midst of the chaos, family ties, determination and the sheer will to live will be the only protection against the complete annihilation of mankind.


Bobby Andrews - 2016
    ISIS has unleashed a weaponized version of the deadly Ebola virus, killing 97% of the world’s population. Only the immune and those who hunkered down in remote locations remain. Through the chaos strides a giant of a man known only as Stryker. He is a former Force Recon Marine, who has lost as much as anyone, but fights to preserve his honor and creed in the face of slave traders and rogue military elements who prey on the innocent. Together with his former Drill Instructor, Sarge, they struggle to eliminate the remaining evil elements in society, even as the nation’s infrastructure crumbles and life becomes considerably more difficult. Together, they care for three young women who survived the plague and attempt to give them lives that are as normal as possible under the circumstances. Follow along as they travel through a world gone mad, determined to defend the weak and innocent against long odds.

The Survivors: Pandemic

Alex Burns - 2018
    The love of Alice’s life had proposed, they were proud new homeowners, and she’d just landed a great promotion at work. Things were going to plan. Well, they were, until the Red Death struck. Billions dead in a matter of weeks. The survivors are few and far between. No one is safe. Life will never be the same again.

Countdown: The Doomsday Playbook Introductions

Rashad Freeman - 2014
    Millions dead in a matter of days, billions in a matter of weeks. Yet somehow through the destruction and rubble Lenny Brewster has staked his claim on survival. A former Special Forces soldier, a current womanizing alcoholic and a hardcore survivalist, Lenny is a conflicted man. He doesn't care much for this world, but he'll be damned if he leaves it quietly.Follow Lenny and company as they fight against insurmountable odds, knowing that tomorrow is never guaranteed. This tale of survival will push the limits and display the harsh realities of apocalyptic scenarios. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.What are your worst fears? Would you be ready if one day they became true?The Doomsday Playbook is a series of stories set in a fictional world, employing real world tactics. Prepping isn't a fad, it's a way of life and for Lenny Brewster, it's the only reason he's still breathing.

All That I See (The King of Clayfield, Book 2)

Shane Gregory - 2012
    In the small town of Clayfield, Kentucky, survivors attempt to carve out new lives for themselves. There is hope that eventually Clayfield can be secured, but first the undead must be eliminated and law and order must be restored. Unfortunately, the survivors might not ever get to implement their plan. Gangs of looters continue to strike the town and news filters in that something worse could be coming.


Tara Ellis - 2019
    Impossible to predict or stop, the Gamma Ray Burst tore through the Earth like a bullet, its radiation wave killing hundreds of millions and the aftereffects ensuring the deaths of billions more. Now, as the world crumbles around them, a ragtag group of survivors make for the only home they know - the small town of Mercy. Spared the worst of the GRB's effects, the town is isolated, safe and self-sufficient - for now. The flash hasn't just decimated the Earth's population, though. It's brought out the worst in many of those who are still alive. Survival in this new world doesn't just depend on preparedness - it depends on strength. ***** It's the one disaster no one can plan for. A rogue cosmic event called a Gamma Ray Burst, sending a spike of radiation through the earth like a .50 caliber bullet through a ripe watermelon. It's speculated that such an event hit the Earth at some point in the past, causing a mass extinction event. With two potential sources for a GRB pointed directly at our heads, the chances of another one happening in our lifetime is remote... but still possible. In Flashpoint, we explore such an event and the havoc it would wreak across the entire planet. From destroying our atmosphere to millions dying from incredibly painful radiation exposure, a GRB would be unpredictable and unavoidable for everyone, rich and poor, prepared and unprepared alike. Flashpoint is a six-book miniseries-like event, written by Tara Ellis and #1 best-selling post-apocalyptic author Mike Kraus. This thrilling post-apocalyptic survival series will have you second-guessing the very nature of post-apocalyptic disaster scenarios and leave you breathless with every turn of the page.

America Falls: The Complete Apocalyptic Survival Thriller Series

Scott Medbury - 2020
    Invasion. Chaos. A weaponized virus ravages the U.S. and hundreds of millions die. For those left, surviving is only the beginning…Isaac Race thought he'd found a new family and home. A new Life. He had, but it's all about to be snatched away. When an ambitious enemy launches a sneak attack on the USA, his peaceful life is shattered and Isaac, by his very nature a loner, must band together with a ragtag group of survivors to make their way to a sanctuary, three states away in the depths of a vicious east coast winter.It won’t be easy, the invaders aren't the only dangers unleashed in a world suddenly turned upside down, and if they're going to survive, they'll need to be resourceful and ruthless and rely on others in a world where trust has been shattered.This 7 book bundle includes:Hell weekOn the RunCold ComfortRude ShockLuke's TrekCivil WarLone Wolf