When the questionable cellphone photo of a flying black reptile is splashed over the internet, online news reporter Crystal Logan ventures to the small town of Winchester to find out just how real this alleged sighting is. If her suspicions prove accurate, this will be the discovery of a lifetime, and the answer to a heartbreaking nightmare that has plagued Cryss for over a decade.
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In the Black Sky Mountains of Colorado, Sheriff Derek Reaves has worked hard to maintain his quiet rural life. Now thanks to a paranoid tourist who swears he spotted a fairytale monster, hundreds of crazy supernatural and alien seekers are flooding Winchester for their own encounter of the bizarrest kind.
Unfortunately one beautiful news lady is a lot savvier, nosier and tenacious than all the others. If he’s not careful, Cryss Logan may very well uncover the dangerous secret Derek has hidden all these years, threatening not only his safe, peaceful life, but his very existence.
Best Selling author ADDISON CARMICHAEL is a Paranormal Romance
junkie. Love is a mystical, magical thing to her, and she loves
writing and living vicariously through her endless PNR stories.
Whether it be alpha male werewolves, fierce dragons, panthers and
other shifters, sizzling hot vampires, or illusive sorcerers who will
magically make your dreams come true, her imagination is bubbling up
several stories after another.
often asked why I write this genre,” Addison commented. “The
truth is, I love creating unique and fantastical worlds where
anything is possible. I’m in love with love and all its
possibilities for both adventure and total bliss. This is my avenue
to live in these worlds and become the adventurous heroine who falls
madly in love with her compliment super hot, supernatural hero.
Worlds I love to visit again and again.”
a literature major, Addison also enjoys weaving classic themes into
her books, yet keeping the fun and folklore true to each story and
character. While paying strict attention to the tropes of each myth,
she also finds unique ways to create new ones in order to make each
story as fresh, realistic and plausible as possible.
reading and writing (which are blissful addictions), Addison loves
the mountains and ocean, and enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding
and star-gazing whenever she can manage it. But reading, writing and
storytelling is and will always be the “true love” of her life.
Carmichael was born and raised in Southern California and has
lived and traveled all over the west coast (and the world). She
married the man of her dreams and has two awesome sons, two
daughters-of-her-heart, and three grandchildren who are the jewels in
her personal crown.
now lives happily-ever-after with her family (which includes Mollie,
her black lab-border collie) in Snohomish, Washington of the U.S.
fragile everything had been. People walked through life everyday
taking it all for granted, their cars, their cell phones, their
lattes, their dramatic social issues and their medical problems.â€
started her day at her home in the mountains just like any other.
There was nothing unusual about making the familiar drive down to
Sacramento to go to work. Then in a flash Mother Nature decided it
was time to create a new landscape. Follow the journey of a dynamic
young woman, mother and wife, Erika, as she is thrust into a world
turned upside down by a series of natural disasters. Alone in a
mutilated city, she must navigate the path home, back to her family.
Not knowing if they are alive or dead, Erika calls upon all of her
survival instincts to traverse this broken environment. Will she make
it home? Will her family still be alive? What will Mother Nature dish
thought I was entering a brave new world of freedom but I walked
right into the arms of soldiers I thought were there to protect me…
They told us we were going to live at this â€˜happyâ€™ camp where we
would be cared for until the country was stabilized.â€
thought America would let freedom reign forever but nine years after
the Great Quake the reaction by the American Government was quite
different. The Day after Disaster brought hardships to the world. The
American citizens fought valiantly to bring back some sense of
normalcy in a world that was shaken to bits. Many people were left
landless and those still in possession of land had many obligation to
fulfill for the citizens left fighting for their lives. Erika and her
family are just another group left landless and forced to find their
way in this new government construct. They are caught between a
yearning for the freedoms they used to take for granted and a will to
fit in and excel in this new landscape. However, Mother Nature will
always have the last word and she isnâ€™t done yet.
just hope I…Have the spirit to go on fighting. Have the power to
take on forces that are so much bigger than me.”
On the run, Erika, her
husband, Vince, and their children flee the government forces in
search of a new life. The Great Quake ten years ago left the United
States devastated. FEMA camps sprouted up in Regional Districts to
control the chaos and separate the landowners from the refugees.
Erika and her family spent nine years as refugees in the camp before
they found out that Vince’s parents were still alive and they were
searching for them. The Las Vegas FEMA Director, realizing his
mistake, attempted to have the family eliminated to save his career.
Vince and Erika take their family’s future into their own hands and
flee the camp in a cross country action packed adventure. Will they
find Vince’s parents? Will society accept them again? Can they accept
this new government system?
come to realize that staying true to your values and loyal to the
people you love can make you into a legendâ€¦We must fight the hatred
and fear that is crippling the spirit of our country.â€
Unsure of the loyalty
of her mentor, Erika and Vince take drastic measures to ensure the
safety of their loved ones. After trying to merge back into an
American society severely altered by the repercussions of the first
Great Quake ten years before, Erika and Vince are unsure whom to
trust. Time has spread the people they love out across the country
and another Great Quake is imminent. One thing is for sure: they will
not let their loved ones be annihilated by disaster. As the Federal
Government takes steps to eliminate any signs of resistance among its
citizens, Erika and Vince seek refuge in the free south where they
can find help to rescue their friends and family from the Las Vegas
FEMA camp. Can they make it in time? Are their loved ones still
alive? Who is loyal to a freedom that was once provided under the
Â â€œI wanted to give
up so many times. Take my family and find a hole to crawl into, but I
believe in a country that once stood for something beautiful. A
supreme message that gave all its citizens equal rights to exist.â€
As the Earth continues
to unleash a series of natural disasters at the surviving
inhabitants, Erika finds herself hiding from the federal forces
aiming to eliminate her. Rapidly trying to adjust to new
circumstances, the refugees from the Earthâ€™s fury spread out into
new geographic regions, searching for someplace safe to live. The
Federal Governmentâ€™s grip on its lands tightens, as food becomes
scarce and overpopulation intensifies. Fighting for control of the
West, the world is turned upside down as the unthinkable happens to
the planet and Erikaâ€™s family. Is this the end of life as they know
it? Who will survive to continue the fight for the freedom of the
Sara F. Hathaway is an individual with an insatiable urge for
learning. She grew up in the woods of Michigan, fishing, hunting,
gardening, canning, and horseback- riding with her family. She loved
to learn about the stories of times past from her great-grandparents
and grandparents. After moving to the rural mountain landscape of
California, she attended the California State University of
Sacramento and graduated with a bachelorâ€™s degree in General
Business Management. She managed many businesses, all while working
on the manuscript for her first novel, Day After Disaster.
Eventually, she realized that her passion for the outdoors and
learning about survival techniques outweighed her passion for the
business world. Sara still lives in Northern California with her
husband and two sons, where she is at work on the next installment of
The Changing Earth series.