Bone and Cinder: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller


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"Always surprises and always entertains." Jonathan Maberry, Rot & Ruin


A post-apocalyptic thriller set in the world of the bestselling AFTER series.

When Mackie Dailey survives a cataclysmic solar storm that wipes out civilization and mutates others into violent killers, he seeks out the one person he cares about most.

But when he returns to a college campus looking for Allie, he discovers she is a Zaphead—nearly unrecognizable as the human he once loved. Mackie becomes caught in a power struggle among a small group of survivors who turn the campus into a stronghold against the Zaphead threat. His old nemesis, Lucas Krider, has taken charge, but Krider’s vision of a new world is just as horrifying as the extinction they all face.

Will Mackie sacrifice himself so the group has a chance to survive, or will his demons turn out to be more dangerous than the strange, rampaging creatures that nature has unleashed?

Look for Zapheads #2: Scars and Ashes.


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Scott Nicholson is the international bestselling author of more than 30 thrillers, including the After series, the Solom series, and The Harvest. His website is Sign up for his Tao of Boo newsletter for free books and giveaways:

Joshua Simcox is a freelance writer living in the North Carolina mountains. 

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“One of the most thrilling writers working today. Miss him at your peril.” – Blake Crouch, Wayward Pines

The second book in the Next post-apocalyptic thriller series


As the remnants of the human race mobilize for an attack on the mutants who have taken over the abandoned cities, a small band of survivors are caught in the middle of the conflict.

Rachel Wheeler’s own mutant abilities could make her a valuable resource for the new government and the army it has formed in the wake of the apocalypse. But the people who want to take back the world have a ruthless vision for the future, and a toxic planet is unleashing its rage in the form of deadly predators. Meanwhile, the mutants are evolving at an astonishing rate and establishing a social order that defies human control. When her group is drawn into the ultimate war, Rachel must decide whether to stay loyal to the ones she loves or fight for ideals she doesn’t fully embrace. 

The top of the food chain is at stake, and the extinction of the human race may not be the worst possible outcome.


Look for Next #3: Radiophobia, as well as the AFTER post-apocalyptic series and the ZAPHEADS spinoff series.

“Always surprises and always entertains.” – Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero

“Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody.” – J.A. Konrath, Origin

Keywords: science fiction, post-apocalyptic, horror, dystopian, action & adventure, military fiction, thriller, technological, technothriller, futuristic mutant sci-fi, survival horror, doomsday fiction, Stephen King, Hugh Howey, J.L Bourne, Edward W. Robertson, D.J. Molles, Andy Weir, David Weber, John Ringo, Bobby Adair, Joshua Dalzelle


“Stupisce e diverte sempre.” – Jonathan Maberry, Paciente Cero

Una conferenza sul paranormale che si tiene presso l’albergo più infestato delle Blue Ridge Mountains precipita nel caos quando i cacciatori di spettri accidentalmente risvegliano i demoni.


Quando Becchino Wilson conduce la sua squadra che si occupa del paranormale, la Spirit Seekers International, al White Horse Inn, è scettico sul fatto che la sua defunta moglie possa mantenere anche solo la metà di quello che si erano promessi. Non crede agli spettri, ma proprio prima che lei morisse, gli aveva promesso d’incontrarlo in quel luogo.

Ma quando uno degli ospiti della conferenza canalizza una presenza misteriosa e una tavola Ouija sillaba chiaramente una frase giocosa che solo Becchino e la moglie conoscono, allora le sue convinzioni vengono messe alla prova.

E quando gli ospiti iniziano a scomparire, Becchino e sua figlia Kendra devono fronteggiare il gruppo di demoni che considerano l’albergo come loro personale terreno di gioco. Perchè presto l’albergo sarà sbarrato al bene, non ci si potrà fidare degli angeli e i demoni non amano divertirsi da soli...

Scott Nicholson è l’autore, famoso a livello internazionale, di più di 30 libri, compresi La Chiesa Rossa, Ultimo ballo col morto, Cronaca nera, e Ultimi Scritti. 

Chiara Beltrami è traduttrice dall’inglese e collabora con agenzie e case editrici italiane. Ha curato la traduzione di “Military Survival” di Chris McNab, pubblicato a luglio 2011 per L’Airone Editrice.

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