Monday, February 9, 2015

Dystopia Fleshed Out to the Ravenous Hordes

Author Mike Kilroy can write death, destruction and misery like no other SciFi author today.  His books are taking Amazon by storm, selling thousands and prompting hundred to write overwhelmingly positive reviews.  If you are a reader of the dystopian or apocalyptic genre, you need to discover Mr. Kilroy, as I have.  I'm currently reading The 17 and can't wait to get started on Nine Meals.  Both are featured on and are absolutely worth the download.
He has a way with character development that will place you right along side the players as they struggle to survive.  I'm recommending his titles to all my friends who enjoy the grit of a fallen, future society.  Thumbs UP from me!

Amazon $2.99

 The 17 Synopsis:
Zack Earnest will die today.
That's okay. He'll be back from the dead tomorrow.
You Only Live Once? Not here. Here the rules of life and death don't apply.

Whisked away from his home, his only friend and his mother's scrumptious eggs, 17-year-old outcast Zack finds himself a stranger in a strange land, surrounded by other teens from his world and many others, held hostage and thrust into barbaric games by an ancient species known only as the Ankhs.

The Ankhs are in their death throes and seek a "Spark" to survive. Zack and sixteen others just like him may possess it.

Along the way Zack develops a romance with the girl (in the solar system) next door, and they soon discover the Ankhs are not what they seem. 

Amazon $2.99

Nine Meals Synopsis:
When the sun belched and the power grid failed, it was only nine meals until the end of the world.  

Billy "Shep" Shepard always thought the apocalypse would come from an asteroid with a funny name, or a super bug, or a nuclear war, or even Yellowstone blowing its top. It came from none of those things. Instead it came from an angry sun in the form of the biggest Coronal Mass Ejection mankind had ever seen - and it slapped the human race back a century.
 In these grim times, people kill for food, water and weapons. They scratch out a feeble existence after "The Ejection." But not Shep. His biggest question each day in his underground bunker is "Cheese Ravioli, Beefaroni or SpaghettiOs?" 

Shep soon discovers that nothing in this new world is guaranteed. He and Antigone, a girl he rescues, are forced to take a perilous journey across an unyielding landscape toward the one place rumored to be unsullied by the disaster. Along the way they must overcome hunger, disease, desperation and death while running from a man who wants nothing more than vengeance.  
Amazon 5 Star Review - Nine Meals by Josie Sales:
"Author is skilled at telling a story. I really liked the picture he painted and the fact he was able to keep me guessing with the plot twists. It wasn't the same old same old world goes to crap storytelling.
The characters were believable and multiple-dimensional, which was refreshing. Quick read, and enjoyable."