A dense black cloud boiled up in the southeastern sky. It rose high and fast, like a time-lapse movie of the birth of a thunderhead. But it was no rain cloud. Wholly black, it reached up and up until it loomed over her, blocking out the sun. Somehow, she knew, it was Death coming for her.
Pre-med student Coral is on vacation in Idaho when something terrible happens. The black cloud is followed by a wildfire and searing heat that lasts for days. She survives deep in a cave but emerges days later to find the world transformed, with blackened trees, an ash-filled sky, and no living creatures stirring--except for her.
So begins her desperate journey: to find water, and food, and other survivors...and the answer to the mystery of what happened.
Gray I is the first novel in a continuing story.
Three months have passed since the mysterious event transformed life on Earth. The air grows colder, the days shorter, the snow deeper, and Coral and Benjamin struggle to find food enough to keep them on their feet. Moving on to warmer climes seems their only long-term hope, but travel means a terrible danger: encountering other people. The rule of law is gone, the old morality is crumbling, and Coral needs all her wits and skill to survive in this brutish new world.
(Gray is a trilogy, and it's best to read it in order.)
The sign was metal, the words still visible through scorching that had happened during The Event's long fire.
The words spoke of the old days, seven months ago, when civilization was intact and the world robustly populated. The sign looked normal--or would have, had it not been for the pair of human feet attached over the first two words. The feet had been severed from their owner, and hex bolts were jammed between the metatarsals.
Coral and Benjamin are starving as they flee from this sight. When they encounter scavengers a few days later, have they found food and salvation? Or is it another deadly trap?
Gray, part III concludes the tale of post-apocalyptic survival. The series should be read in order.
It’s the end of oil. We knew it was coming. But it came so fast!
Devlin Quinn turns sixteen the same week that a battle in a distant war shuts off the flow of imported petroleum to the U.S. Gas runs low, then runs out, and soon the highways are empty.
And then it gets serious. The grocery store shelves are empty.
Dev is trained to fight—his father made sure of that—but is he trained enough? Smart enough? Tough enough? He is about to find out when people desperate for food flee the burning cities...
And Sierra's aggressive streak leads them into a confrontation with these Invaders, one that will put everyone's lives at risk.
Can the people in the neighborhood survive the end of oil?
Can our heroes survive the end of oil?
(Book 2 of 5)
When battered strangers arrive at the burned-out neighborhood down the hill, Dev and Sierra have to decide: help them, let them be, or drive them away? Their daughter’s life may be at stake--but so is their own humanity.
The nearby town of Payson has been taken over by dangerous men. And at this point, they have every reason to retaliate against the neighborhood.
Sierra's tactical brainstorm is the best chance they have, and it starts with a clever ruse. Sierra, Dev, and the others need to liberate those under the control of the brutal invaders to guarantee their own safety, now and in the future. The numbers are against them. The stakes are high. And it has to be done now.
Dev doesn't believe their promises, and they come with too terrible a cost: a tax of food. He and the neighbors are barely scraping by, the sharp bite of hunger their constant companion. He had feared that drought and heat would slowly kill them all, but now the danger is more immediate.
They must find a way to survive this new threat. But with nothing more than a handful of bows, how can they defend against rifles?
(The final exciting chapter in the Oil Apocalypse series.)
In a secret biohazard facility, a few people might survive.
Until a knock comes at the door
In research facility hidden deep in the Maine woods, Jenn and her fellow scientists have been trying to prepare for a bioterror attack. But that's not how the end comes. It comes in blooms of mushroom clouds covering the globe.
With eleven people, plenty of water, and some food, they may be able to survive for eight weeks, perhaps just long enough to survive the worst of the fallout.
But the people inside unravel. And things go from bad to worse when fists pound on the locked door.
Warning: This book contains scenes of explicit violence.
A team of fossil-hunters.
A desperate fight to survive.
A rock slide at a fossil site uncovers a portal through time. Park Ranger Hannah and a team of fossil hunters are caught in it and whisked back to an era when giant predator mammals roamed the earth. Before they can find their way home, they must survive the Dawn of Mammals.
In book 2, Hannah and the kids are swept back to the Paleocene, where giant avian dinosaurs still reign as the apex predators. In a jungle world of sweltering heat, they must learn new skills to survive the swamp creatures and the dreaded Terror Crane, a half-ton bird that could snatch any one of them up with its deadly beak.