The first book in the AFTER post-apocalyptic thriller series from an international bestselling author. For fans of post-apocalyptic, zombie, and doomsday thriller fiction.
AFTER: THE SHOCK
A massive solar storm erases the world's technological infrastructure and kills billions. While the remaining humans are struggling to adapt and survive, they notice that some among them have...changed.
Rachel Wheeler finds herself alone in the city, where violent survivors known as "Zapheads" roam the streets, killing and destroying. Her only hope is to reach the mountains, where her grandfather, a legendary survivalist, established a compound in preparation for Doomsday.
Other survivors are fleeing the city, but Zapheads aren't the only danger. Rogue bands of military soldiers want to impose their own order in the crumbling ruins of civilization. When Rachel discovers a 10-year-old boy, she vows to care for him even if it means her own chances of escaping are lower.
And the Zapheads that were once simple to evade are evolving, developing communal skills even as they lay waste to the society they will eventually replace.
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"Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody." - J.A. Konrath
"Like Stephen King, he knows how to summon serious scares." - Bentley Little, The Mailman
Scott Nicholson is the author of more than 30 thrillers in the tradition of Stephen King and Dean Koontz, including the After post-apocalyptic series, the Solom supernatural series, The Red Church, The Home, The Harvest, and more. He's a guitar player and organic gardener in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His website is www.AuthorScottNicholson.com.
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A collection of six supernatural stories by bestselling Kindle author Scott Nicholson, including "Homecoming," "The Three-Dollar Corpse" and "She Climbs a Winding Stair."
From the bestselling author of the After post-apocalyptic thriller series and Creative Spirit, and the collections FLOWERS, CURTAINS, and THE FIRST, these stories visit haunted islands, disturbed families, and forgotten pasts as Nicholson serves up chills, thrills, ghosts stories, and paranormal fantasy. Collected from the pages of Cemetery Dance Magazine, The Book of Dark Wisdom, Black Static, and more.
Exclusive introduction by Jonathan Maberry, author of THE DRAGON FACTORY and GHOST ROAD BLUES. The afterword explores the origins of the stories.
"Always surprises and always entertains."--Jonathan Maberry, The Dragon Factory
"Nicholson's Southern Gothic stories are beautiful, at times lyrical, and all the more eerie for it."--Steven Savile, Silver
"Lovecraft may have invented cosmic horror, but Nicholson brings it up close and personal."--Deborah Leblanc, Water Witch
"Scott Nicholson is a terrific writer. Like Stephen King, he has an eye and ear for the rhythms of rural America, and like King, he knows how to summon serious scares."--Bentley Little, His Father's Son
"He has moved into that literary shadowland between Neil Gaiman and Ray Bradbury."--Sharyn McCrumb, the Ballad novels
"Scott Nicholson writes with a mixture of H.P. Lovecraft, Manly Wade Wellman, and Clive Barker."--Kevin J. Anderson, Saga of the Seven Suns
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But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.
"Like Stephen King, he knows how to summon serious scares."- Bentley Little, The Association
(Book #4 in the After post-apocalyptic thriller series)
In the harsh winter of a post-apocalyptic landscape, Rachel Wheeler and her companions hole up in an Appalachian compound established by her notorious grandfather.
A rogue military platoon plans to seize the compound and control the small band of survivors. At the same time, violent mutants organize into a tribe that threatens to wipe out the human race. But as the humans fight among themselves, the mutant Zapheads are adapting and learning, intent on establishing a new society.
Rachel soon discovers the mutants are more than they appear to be. But will she live long enough to use their secrets against them?
Look for the other After books, First Light (After #0), The Shock (After #1), The Echo (After #2), and Milepost 291 (After #3). After #5 releases Jan. 20, 2015.
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"Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody." - J.A. Konrath, Origin
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The thrilling conclusion to the AFTER post-apocalyptic thriller series!
AFTER #6: DYING LIGHT
After a bloody battle with mutant Zapheads, Rachel Wheeler’s life hangs in the balance as the world falls apart around her.
To save Rachel, a small group of survivors must find a missing baby, a hyperintelligent Zaphead with mysterious healing powers. The remaining Zapheads have reverted to mindless, violent savages who want to wipe out the human race. Only Rachel holds the key to understanding them and ending the devastating war.
Even if they succeed, a rogue military leader is imposing his fascist vision of the future. But Rachel and her friends are determined to defend their freedom and humanity at any cost.
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"Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody." J.A. Konrath, Origin
AFTER: MILEPOST 291
Book 3 in the After post-apocalyptic thriller series
When massive solar flares wipe out the technological infrastructure and kills billions, Rachel Wheeler sets out across the Appalachian Mountain wilderness in search of her notorious grandfather’s survival compound.
When Rachel is separated from her traveling companions, she is captured by Zapheads, violent mutants who are gathering in packs and collecting dead bodies while mimicking human behaviors. Then Rachel undergoes startling changes herself, as her friends are hunted by a rogue military platoon that wants to impose its own law and order in the world of After.
Can Rachel and her fellow survivors make the dangerous journey to Milepost 291 and evade the Zapheads long enough to form a new society and preserve the human race?
"Like Stephen King, he knows how to summon serious scares." - Bentley Little, The Mailman
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"Always surprises and always entertains." - Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero
After #5: Red Scare
In a post-apocalyptic world, Rachel Wheeler is caught between who she is and who she's becoming. A bizarre mutation has her humanity hanging by a thread, especially when the Zaphead inside her wants to kill her friends and lover.
As the mutant Zapheads form a social order and shape a new world in the wake of catastrophic solar storms, the few remaining humans band together in a struggle for survival. But not everyone shares the same goal: a rogue military unit plans to attack the mutant settlement while Rachel’s group seeks a remote, peaceful life beyond their notice. And the Zapheads have a special role for her that could save the human race at the cost of her own identity.
Torn between two possible futures, will Rachel sacrifice herself to prevent the extinction of her kind?
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"Keep both hands on your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off." -J.A. Konrath, Draculas