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CICADA Coming August 31st

The Stone Age Series continues with CICADA, the next chapter after DESOLATION. If you’ve been waiting to hear what happened to the characters in DESOLATION, (the sequel to Stone Age), you’re wait is almost over. CICADA blasts off right were DESOLATION left you hanging.

However, if you haven’t read either Stone Age or DESOLATION, you can start with CICADA and not miss a beat. In fact CICADA, in some ways, is a stand-alone series, set in the new Stone Age World (detailed in Stone Age and DESOLATION).

Here’s the blurb to CICADA: 

A small group of survivors, including some of the world’s brightest scientists, sought safety in a walled sanctuary, known as Cicada, in what is left of Colorado. Their goal is to find solutions to the seemingly permanent solar storms plaguing the ailing Earth.

On the other side of their walls, evil forces will strike but for their own reasons:

  • Desperate squatters want Cicada’s resources;
  • a religious cult with thousands of red-robed warriors, led by a prophet, intends to claim it as their Promised Land; and
  • nearby, another walled fortress, plots Cicada’s destruction.

As Cicada’s community struggles to fight the evils outside, a startling secret reveals why the survival of all mankind hangs at the precipice of extinction. However, it’s the evil inside of each of them that’s even more of a threat than what is outside their walls.

Can humanity possibly survive?

Cicada - Logo

Coming after CICADA, will be the release of REMNANTS.

For more details about CICADA and to read comments, The CICADA page.

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Time Slip Coming March 30th

Time Slip - EbookTime Slip – A Stone Age Short is the newest short (novella size) story in the Stone Age world and is scheduled for release on March 30th, 2015.  Time Slip chronicles scientist Dr. Ronald Stoneridge as he accidently discovers time travel by opening up a controlled time slip in his laboratory and then decides to use it to try and save his dying wife. Expecting to find a medical breakthrough in the future and bring it back with him, he instead finds a desolate world trying to survive a new Stone Age. Ironically, Dr. Ron must find his wife’s cure before he runs out time.

Besides new revelations about the future new Stone Age, leading up to the series conclusion in Cicada (coming in 2015), Time Slip offers a new set of characters in this unique spin on time travel.

Time Slip is the second Stone Age Short to be published, with one or two more planned for later this year. The first Stone Age Short was Max’s Epoch, now available for free (HERE).

Time Slip is available for pre-order on (

DESOLATION to be released on Halloween


A world devastated: a sky filled with magical auroras at night and deadly radiation during the day; technology all but gone; billions dead by fire, starvation, disease and violence. Those who survive will face utter desolation.

Three groups struggle to endure and hold onto what little they have, while others will do anything to take everything from them, including their lives. On a beach in Mexico, in a small town in Wyoming, and on a rural ranch in Illinois, epic battles between good and evil will be fought. Winners will have to face forces of nature never seen on earth before, and may lead to the extermination of all life.

Yet, a 150 year old secret may lead a lucky few to a sanctuary which holds the promise of a new future and a solution to the earth’s problems. . . assuming they can stay alive.

Read the stunning follow up to the #1 Amazon Best Seller STONE AGE

(in Post-Apocalyptic & Dystopian Fiction)

Available for Pre-Order now, for release on Halloween 2014

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STONE AGE is an Amazon Best Seller

STONE AGE has taken Amazon by storm (literally), rising to be an Amazon Best Seller in many categories!  Amazon-Best-Seller-titles-0Yesterday, STONE AGE surpassed Hugh Howey’s, Sand to become the #6 overall Best Selling Post-Apocalyptic book in all of Amazon’s eBook collection; #5 overall in Dystopian fiction.  Additionally, STONE AGE remains one of Amazon’s Hot New Releases (until tomorrow, when it is no longer considered “New”), rising to as high as #2 in the same genres.

Take heart readers, STONE AGE – New Realities, the second book in the series is being worked on, with an expected publishing this Fall.

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Coming Soon – Stone Age!

Stone Age, is the thrilling first book in the exciting new end times Stone Age Series.

Massive coronal mass ejections or CMEs pummel the earth taking down our power, water, communications, and eliminating all electronics: literally taking us from the 21st Century to the Stone Age.

Stone Age

Stone Age (Book 1) is coming soon to in early 2014