Where were you when the lights went out and the monsters came?
In the near future, a government experiment out of control opens gateways to other worlds and dimensions all over planet Earth, plunging everyday people into a nightmare of grim survival against the horrific and bizarre…
Portal Zero. The beginning of the end.
In Colorado Springs, CO, young family-man Arthur can’t find his wife and young sons when all electronics and vehicles in the city are disabled. But the EMP is the least of his worries. When the city quickly turns to looting and anarchy, he sees much darker dangers in the shadows with glowing blue eyes…
In Geneva, Switzerland, Chad is a naive cameraman working for a news network filming the opening of Portal Zero, mankind’s first experiment with ‘Dimension Drive’–an attempt at inter-space travel. Barely out of his internship, Chad is forced to survive the terrifying creatures that emerge from the gateway when everything goes wrong. When the slaughter in the deep-underground lab begins, how will he survive, trapped and isolated from the surface?
Meanwhile, in Zion National Park, UT, Megan is a fit and self-made woman on vacation with her boyfriend when a mysterious thunderclap kills all of the electronics in the park. When a strange, golden obelisk appears in the middle of the park, a mysterious and unseen force begins transforming the tourists around her.
Harvey is an alcoholic, disgraced police officer in Las Vegas, NV, recently imprisoned after failing at his spree of vigilante justice on the unpunished. But when the city’s power fails and the precinct over his cell is breached by an army of nightmares, it seems that Hell itself is invading the city of sin, and the Strip is burning.
Kayleen is a young college student and art major at PSU in Portland, OR. She doesn’t really care about much more than Veganism and the boy she secretly has a crush on. But when a weird, alien environment follows an EMP-induced city-wide blackout one night while she’s at an off-campus party, what will Kayleen find out about her values when everyone’s focus turns to survival?
Tommy and Jody are two young children in Flagstaff, AZ, living with their mom and dad and enjoying a stable childhood, when a town-wide power outage becomes a call for concern when it’s not fixed by the next morning. When the family hears the police fighting against invading monsters in the business district nearby, and they are all forced to evacuate their home because of a spreading wildfire, the children have no idea that their lives are about to change forever…
In a year much sooner than you think, while scientists and politicians argue about global warming and lack of resources, the United Nations has reorganized itself into the UEA, the first serious attempt at a world government. “Dimension Drive” is being developed for wormhole-based space travel in Europe by the UEA to expand human civilization into the stars. But the UEA development team responsible for Dim Drive has no idea that they’re about to lose control of the portal they’re trying to harness because of a massive, unforeseen EMP, ushering in the end of the world as we know it.
In America, one of the last superpowers holding out against joining the United Earth Alliance, several individuals across the country are going about their lives, unaware that UEA scientists are quietly conducting the first real test of their new Dimension Drive technology that will change everything…
Do you love guns, tactical realism, and monsters? Are you a fan of cosmic horror and dark fantasy / sci-fi? Love the Mist and Cabin in the Woods? Lovecraft? Doom? Stranger Things? EMP and Prepper Survival? This story is full of terror, suspense, and bad language. If you can dig it, strap in for a ride to Hell!
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Eddie Patin writes science fiction adventure, cosmic horror, and fantasy. His books are full of action, guns, monsters, and weird places. When not writing, Eddie is playing with firearms, swords and other pointy things, enjoying craft beer, a good smoke, or maybe some scotch. He might also be fighting zombies, brawling in BattleMechs, or contemplating other dimensions.
Born in south Louisiana, Eddie Patin lives in beautiful Colorado. He’s a musician, an artist, a marketing consultant, and a graphic designer. His books are a gritty, fast-paced blend of 60% science fiction and 40% fantasy with a dark, swirling tinge of terror and the bizarre.
Monster Hunting for Fun and Profit (Books 1-6 + Box Sets + Extras)
Travel to parallel and bizarre universes to hunt monsters for profit and adventure … with dinosaurs. Less language and dread than Apocalypse Gate, and boatloads more adventure. A little less horror, but a whole lot of focus on feeling cosmically insignificant. Think “Rick and Morty” with guns, gold, and mythological beasts. Six books and two omnibuses, plus short stories and extras.
Apocalypse Gate (Books 1-3 + Box Set + Extras)
Modern, dark and violent, full of chaos and dread, bad language, wild and crazy monsters, and alien/demonic worlds, this series follows six sets of deep characters trying to survive the end of the world. You haven’t read anything like this. It starts with an EMP, societal collapse, and prepper/SHTF survival, then it gets weird and horrific. Three books, one omnibus, plus short stories and extras.
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