Sunday, February 1, 2015

Spotlight - After the Silence Volume 1 by Jacqueline Paige

Volume 1 is now available!
After the Silence

Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / Post-apocalyptic / Survivalist
(Originally released as a 4 part series) 

One woman’s journey through the chaotic new world. 

Those left standing make the paths for the future generations. 

When the Mother Nature decides she’s had enough and begins to fight back, survival takes on a whole new meaning. If the earth is the enemy – there are no rules and all you can do is try to survive the odds. 

Those the planet allowed to live still have to survive the trials of the virus. If you manage to come out of it alive you are left with some form of mutation that could give you an ability that could be harmless or lethal. 

Bree Taylor is the last survivor of her family. With no other choice she sets off on her own to escape the clutches of the new government’s army—that does not place safety and security in their code of behavior only the highest bidder get their protection and loyalty. 

Living in a world of unstable climate changes becomes a journey she won’t soon forget. She has to be prepared for anything at all times out in the new country and has to be wary of every person she meets. All while staying out of the path of the new army. 

I was nineteen when the world went crazy, nothing that was would ever be again.
Remnants of a familiar world remained, but not enough to instill those warm, fuzzy feelings you get when life is comfortable and predictable.

I’m Bree Taylor. This is an account of what I remember, how things happened when life changed forever and I managed to survive. There is so much to tell, a thousand pages wouldn’t be enough to explain it all, but someone has to tell it. There needs to be a record so if we, as a planet survive, others will have the history. If we don’t, then the next species to invade earth will know what we did wrong.

It is now just a few days after my twenty-second birthday, I’m standing looking out the window and wishing my brother, Shawn, well in the afterlife. A seemingly small laceration on his leg became so much more and took him away from me, leaving me to figure out this world on my own. If I have relatives left living, I wouldn’t know. All that I cared for are now ashes spread over the dirt and just memories inside my head.

The years leading up to my nineteenth birthday were relatively ordinary, or as ordinary as they were before. Day to day life carried on at the hectic pace, people hurried to possess every technological advance possible, filling their personal world. The news, from time to time broadcasted some tragedy or disaster. The bulk of the planet was under the belief that as long as it didn’t happen to them, it wasn’t important. No one took these rare instances as a sign of what was to come.

The changes at first weren’t alarming, but written off by most as the natural evolution of things. Gradually over the course of a year, tragedy after tragedy grouped together started to be significant. Spiritual fanatics began harping that life was forever changed. Of course, anyone that looked out the window or read a newspaper knew this. Their ‘empowered’ connections weren’t giving them a special kind of heads up that the run-of-the-mill sinners weren’t privy to.

My own thoughts at this stage of my sheltered immaturity were that Mother Nature had decided to fight back. I know I would be if you tore me down, used me up and polluted me at the rate the human race was with the earth. I’d be more than pissed off enough to take something back and make a very loud statement.
There was no way to escape what was happening. Nowhere was exempt from the chaos or safe to hide. 
It wasn’t just a few more frequent tornados and earthquakes…where there had never been any before I might add, but flash floods and landslides, fires and heat waves…any natural disaster you could think was now a reality.

Everyone began to wonder and notice the weird fluctuations in the weather. Even the skeptics, accepting the abnormalities began to admit that global warming was possible. 

The news called it climate chaos when sink holes large enough to swallow whole blocks began to appear. After months of back to back chaotic climatic events everyone’s warning bells were finally ringing loud and clear.

Then things got worse.

The first part of Volume 2 is out!

After the Silence

One man battles the past and fights for the future.

A story of one man's struggle when climate chaos remakes the world he knows.
A trained solider has to face the harsh reality that life is never going to be the same. 

Everyone fell in love with Bree in the first volume and wanted to know more about Kane, so this is his story.


Available Novemeber 18th 2014



What they're saying about Bree's story:

"Her journey is so interesting, I found myself unwilling to put this book down.  Jacqueline Paige has produced a well written story which has a beautiful blend of adventure and paranormal fantasy that readers will find themselves drawn into the pages.  I highly recommend this book to lovers of post apocalyptic/survivalist stories and I am anxiously awaiting the next book in this series!"

~BookLover Sue

4 stars

"Can't wait to read the next book.
This book is well written,the author definitely knows how to describe stuff..."

~ Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock

"I really like the level of description,  I LOVE the development and personality of Tremor and Kizzy, and I really like where this book could go..."

~ Andretta Schellinger

"This first installment sets the scene and it' s a bit bleak. Hardships and danger are the order of the day, and for a woman out on her own it can be especially daunting. I did enjoy Bree's character, her attitude..."


"The ending left me wanting to read book 2 asap. I give this 5 awesome fangs and will definitely read the next book in the Bree saga."

~  Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock

About Jacqueline:

Jacqueline Paige lives in Ontario in a small town that’s part of the popular Georgian Triangle area.  No one has ever heard of Stayner, she usually tells people she lives “near Collingwood” and no, she doesn’t ski at Blue Mountain or at all, in fact she’s not even fond of snow. 

She began her writing career in 2006 and since her first published works in 2009 she hasn’t stopped.  Jacqueline describes her writing as “all things paranormal”, which she has proven is her niche with stories of witches, ghosts, physics and shifters now on the shelves.

When Jacqueline isn’t working at her ‘reality job’ or lost in her writing she spends time with her five children, most of whom are finally able to look after her instead of the other way around.  Together they do random road trips, that usually end up with them lost,  shopping trips where they push every button in the toy aisle, hiking when there’s enough time to escape and bizarre things like creating new daring recipes in the kitchen. She’s a grandmother to four (so far) and looks forward to corrupting many more in the years to come.

Jacqueline Paige
Step into a world of magic and passions. . .
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