The sound of a civil defense siren blares in an Eastern Saudi Arabian city, and sisters Sara and Malak awaken to a terrifying new world. After days of strange, foreboding behavior from animals, the girls find themselves in a nightmare, separated from their parents. They join with their best friends, May and Reama, and all four girls band together to try and find their families as the city around them falls into chaos as the undead rise and attack the living.
While the girls try to avoid formidable zombies made unpredictably more aggressive by the Arabian sun than any in fiction, they are joined by Rakan, Sara’s coworker, and his cousin. The group quickly discovers that suspicion between them causes friction. Still, they push on, hoping to survive long enough to meet their families in a safe zone. To make matters worse, some members of the group exhibit strange behavior and others are not who they seem.
As the girls battle to survive, they also fight to keep their sense of self as young Saudi women in all the different identities they represent.
Will the girls be able to maintain their identities and their trust in themselves despite their struggle for survival? Can the group stay together long enough to reach a safe zone? Will the girls’ suspicions prove to true or end up ruining their only chances to find their parents?
Four strangers cursed, blessed, tormented by a deadly secret. A darkness.
A horrifying truth now unleashed on the world…
But for Donovan, Seth, Avanti and Frederick, this is only the beginning. After years of silence in the shadows, the truth has emerged. Bodies are racking up, people are disappearing, and the authorities, strangely, seem totally detached…
The time has come.
Four strangers, united by growing clues, and a growing sense of someone or something pulling the strings at every turn. A figure. A past. An evil of ancient proportions…
The source of their problems, the origin of their natures, is waiting. Along with a nefarious plan, for a future nobody could have fathomed…
Science-fiction and passion mingle in this strikingly sensual short story of just over 5,500 words.
In a world besieged by war and facing annihilation by an inter-dimensional enemy, a sanctum exists where heroic soldiers can rest, indulge their pleasures, and where humanity’s art and beauty is preserved. Lucia is many things to many people – courtesan, nurse, friend, and at times counsellor, but to Anthony… she will be his lover.
As war rages above, she and Anthony spend an unforgettable night together, and Lucia questions if it might just be worth it to love again.
Please note: This is a short story with strong steamy content and language.
Her heart was torn differently than others, between two worlds. Her choice would affect her position in each.
Ciara Miller was born the same as others, but she got a little something extra. On her 14th birthday she learned she was a Word Speaker, someone who could create life from stories. Her gift is incomplete until her 27th birthday, before then all she can create is things she, and others like her can see. Evil wants her gift as well and the characters she choses to create become her Guardians against the unseen attackers that want to use her skill.
Stryder is a demon, created to be a backup plan for the Horseman of the Apocalypse, War. Since the day he learned he was nothing more than pawn he and his brothers had been seeking a way to betray hell and fight on the side of the angels. His world is torn apart again when he finds out he’s nothing more than a story and given the option to protect a human female, Ciara, or die.
Ciara hates Stryder for replacing her former Guardian. But she cannot deny the lust and connection that rocked through her every time they touch. She could deny it all she wanted, but she belonged to Stryder and when they find themselves thrown into a war bigger than them both she must choose between her reality bound heart and her fantasy bound soul to save them.