The “Apocalypse Gate” Series

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The “Apocalypse Gate” Series

PostApocalyptic Cosmic Horror Sci-fi / Grimdark Fantasy
Series Overview

"Apocalypse Gate" - a dark and bizarre post-apocalyptic thriller about everyday Americans surviving an EMP collapse and the Cosmic Horror Invasion of monsters from alternate worlds and dimensions...

Sometimes, things go horribly wrong.

In the arena of worldwide politics and major scientific research, projects can be so big and all-encompassing that the little things can be missed.

And when certain details are not anticipated—like the burst of a massive Electromagnetic pulse being an unforeseen side effect of the activation of an inter-dimensional portal—there may be unintended consequences.

Especially when that EMP blast leaves the scientists disabled, and their new open gateway creates an out-of-control chain reaction of other portals to random dimensions and far-off places throughout the universe popping up all over Earth—each accompanied by their own EMP bursts as well…

A whole world can change because of the little things.

Worlds can collide…

Entire pieces of a world can be lost into the dark, unknown spaces in between…

These are the stories of everyday Americans trying to survive on an Earth devastated by the total collapse of electronics and man-made power, and ravaged by the otherworldly dangers that emerged from the Apocalypse Gate

The Characters:

  • Arthur Kline is a family man and heavy equipment operator living in Colorado Springs, CO, desperate to find his missing wife and young sons. When the EMP hits his city, Arthur struggles to keep his wits about him as it soon becomes evident that there are much more dangerous things to worry about than the total collapse of society! Sometimes, the hungry and unrelenting darkness keeps coming, and it’s faster during the night…

  • Officer Harvey Swanson is an alcoholic, disgraced LVMPD beat cop who’s lost everything he cared about while living in Las Vegas, NV. A short stint as a vigilante killer didn’t work out so well for Harvey, and now the Metro Stalker is trapped in the basement of a police precinct when the whole world turns upside down. The streets of Vegas are hardly recognizable anymore, and Harvey and his reluctant brothers in blue are only focused on one thing—survival.

  • Chad Murray is the young, naive cameraman present at the Portal Zero experiment in Geneva, Switzerland, during the quiet, initial test of the UEA’s newest technology that was to usher mankind into an era of interspace travel—the Dimension Drive. When everything goes wrong, he and a UEA soldier that survived soon find themselves traveling on foot through Manhattan, New York, trying to stay one step ahead of interdimensional monsters and a city that’s tearing itself apart!

  • Kayleen Lugo is an art major at Portland State University who only cares about Veganism, the fight for social justice and political change, and a football player named Preston. When the power goes out, and Portland seems to be overrun with a dread atmosphere of slime and mist, Kayleen’s unexpected drive to survive takes her onto an adventure that will leave her much closer to the bizarre, eldritch powers invading her town than she ever wanted to be…

  • Megan McKinney is a martial artist and physical therapist who long ago conquered her weight problem and took control of her life. On vacation (again) in Zion National Park, Utah, Megan and her boyfriend are present when a strange, golden monolith appears in place of the park’s famous “Centennial Cottonwood Tree”, and nearly all electronics throughout the region are destroyed! As things turn weird and hairy in the park, Megan turns her focus to one thing that seems more and more out of reach—escape.

  • Tommy and Jody Shelton, the children. Twelve-year-old Tommy and his little sister Jody do their best to survive and stay together in Flagstaff, AZ, when tragedy befalls their family as their small mountain town is overrun with wildfires and bizarre alien monsters! Soon, all the kids have are each other, but will their sibling bond be enough?


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“Portal Zero”
Apocalypse Gate – Book 1

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 breeched 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!

Read Portal Zero, Book One of the Apocalypse Gate Series now!

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Like EMP Survival, Grimdark, Cosmic Horror, Guns, and Monsters?? Read "Worlds Merge" - Apocalypse Gate Book Two on Amazon!

“Worlds Merge”
Apocalypse Gate – Book 2

Are you prepared for a SHTF scenario? Ready for an EMP and the total collapse of society?

What if an obscene variety of bizzare and horrific monsters and environments were pouring into an apocalyptic America from portals to multiple worlds and dimensions, all torn through space-time all over the country? What if you didn’t even recognize the city around you anymore?

What would you do when Worlds Merge?

  • Arthur begins to deal with the increased horror of the collapse of Colorado Springs as nightmarish creatures roam the streets, killing survivors, while he desperately tries to locate his family! And the wicked and hungry monsters move faster at night…

  • Chad and some UEA soldiers (and Max the puppy!) have escaped the slaughter in the Geneva lab via Portal Zero itself, and the survivors make their way through the weird wormhole to the other side, emerging into New York City, under the UEA headquarters on Manhattan Island. But in a city disabled by the EMP, surrounded by all sorts of strange stuff happening while the locals watch in horror, Chad’s journey is just beginning…

  • Things are getting really weird for Megan and her boyfriend in Zion National Park. Peoples’ eyes are turning gold, and their obsession with the obelisk–and Megan herself–is becoming … disturbing. When Megan decides to walk out of the park on foot, an encounter with a dark, shaggy beast leaves them running for their lives. Will they be able to find help in nearby Springdale?

  • Harvey isn’t in Las Vegas, NV anymore. Or, rather, it seems that Las Vegas isn’t on EARTH anymore. The misfit group of Harvey and a handful of officers and detectives will need to become an effective fire team very quickly if they hope to survive the demonic horrors coming at them from all sides. And ammo is low…

  • Kayleen and her roommate have taken to a journey north through the strange, alien streets to find a grocery store for supplies and to make further plans for survival when they get there. But the city seems to be being taken over by a weird, otherworldly environment, and they’re forced to evade patrolling squads of alien soldiers. Portland is barely recognizable anymore, and even traveling a few city blocks is fraught with danger. But when they make it to their destination, Kayleen undergoes a dramatic change that will transform everything about her

  • Tommy and Jody lose their parents, and are alone in a burning world overrun with invincible monsters. 12 year old Tommy suddenly plunges into the responsibility of taking care of himself … and his sister Jody. But when they seek sanctuary with the surviving adults setting up a shelter in the nearby high school, Tommy learns that not even the grownups are safe from the monsters terrorizing and razing Flagstaff, AZ…

It’s only been a day or two for six Americans and their families since Portal Zero unleashed an unknown amount of dimensional tears and their accompanying EMP blasts all over Earth, and life as they knew it is now totally upside-down! As each of our heroes and their loved ones deal with their own versions of the chaos, desperate to survive the horrors emerging from other planes of existence, they must dig down deep to find their individual strengths to stay alive! It’s hard enough to suffer the collapse of society in the wake of the massive electromagnetic pulse that killed America’s power grids with each new opening gateway, but will the weird and terrifying beings from these gruesome other places may be too much to face?

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!

Read Worlds Merge, Book Two of the Apocalypse Gate Series now!

Like EMP Survival, Grimdark, Cosmic Horror, Guns, and Monsters?? Read "Worlds Merge" - Apocalypse Gate Book Two on Amazon!
— Available on Kindle

— Comes with a Special Offer for a Free Book
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COMING SOON - Like EMP Survival, Grimdark, Cosmic Horror, Guns, and Monsters?? Read "Ruin Prevails" - Apocalypse Gate Book Three on Amazon!

“Ruin Prevails”
Apocalypse Gate –
Book 3

Zombies, Werewolves, Aliens, Demons and Hell–Cosmic Horror and Nightmares from your Darkest Dreams crawl at you through the Gates

These aren’t your typical movie monsters. And these aren’t your typical heroes.

Nothing will ever be the same. Ruin Prevails.

  • After an offer he can’t refuse from his prepper neighbor, Arthur is bound and determined to take his bicycle back to the streets to find his lost wife and missing young sons. But it’s already been two nights of horror and madness, and he doesn’t even know if his family is still alive. What will he find, if he even finds them at all?

  • All rules of society seem to be out the window for Chad and his UEA soldier companion, and they find themselves struggling to survive not only against the weirdness and monsters of the portal and the EMP apocalypse, but also against the darker sides of humanity. Will they be able to make it out of Manhattan and far enough away from the city to stand a chance at escaping the chaos of societal collapse?

  • Terror and flight! The beasts and golden eyes are coming after Megan at every turn, it seems. Werewolves …. freaking werewolves. Why are all of the monsters and possessed tourists so obsessed with Megan? Will she be able to escape the looming dread of the golden obelisk? Can she escape Zion National Park alive?

  • Harvey is sent in all alone to neutralize the demons inside the gun shop, where his team hopes to resupply. The horror and torture is alive, and it’s as if the entire city’s been transported to Hell. But they have a plan. If they can reach the Metro PD headquarters, seven miles along the Interstate to the north, maybe they can join up with a larger resistance force. If headquarters is even still there…

  • Kayleen the monster has had her whole world turned upside down. Now, with a bizarre body that makes her the most dangerous thing on the block, Kayleen focuses on vengeance and death. And in the bloody haze of her new life, she holds onto the on thing left that’s still important to her–rescuing her beloved Preston…

  • Tommy and Jody are alone and on the run again after the monsters overrun the shelter at the high school, and figure they’re safe again when they find a kind, old woman named Rose in a nearby neighborhood. But when the darkness of humanity becomes a deadly threat to their safe haven, the children must survive a showdown between evil men and the ravenous monsters, and they’re stuck right in the middle of it…

In just a few crazy days, the total collapse of society in the United States of America has left all of our characters scraping and struggling to endure, losing everything important to them. On top of that, the myriad of monsters and inter-dimensional beings from other planets and planes of existence has made survivors’ organization and community almost nonexistent, and the dwindling population of the country is turning on itself when not running for their lives! When the characters’ meager goals are blocked at every turn, is there any hope at all to surviving the horror of Apocalypse Gate??

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!

Read Ruin Prevails, Book Three of the Apocalypse Gate Series now!


— Available Soon on Kindle

— Comes with a Special Offer for a Free Book
(click to learn more about the Free Book)


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