Apocalyptic Books

Hadean 1: Threshold of Extinction

1B&NOur food isn’t killing us; it’s changing us—turning us into killers.

For decades scientists have used viruses and bacteria to insert rogue genetic code into our food. Now human DNA is mutating. Switches are being flipped. Some will commit suicide; others will become homicidal maniacs.

One family.

A mother in the custody battle of her life.

A college graduate whose experiment foreshadows a grisly future

A teen whose final exam won’t be in English but in survival

Separated by miles.

Desperate to reunite.

When all hell breaks loose, every block is a gauntlet.

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Hadean 2: Survivor Road

KoboInsanity is tearing America apart.

Mobs of crazies own the streets and club anyone who provokes their wrath.

Government officials are dead or are being hunted to extinction.

The National Guard is killing everyone in sight

The Air Force is bombing anything that moves.

Is this the legacy of genetic tampering or a terrorist attack with weaponized rabies?

As madness consumes the Vally of the Sun, a group of family and friends will run the gauntlet to escape the city.

They will depend on each other for safety and comfort.

They will trust in each other’s sanity.

Unaware their worst enemy is already among them, waiting to strike.

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SmashwordsWhen safety means starvation, one man will risk everything to ensure his family’s survival.

Four months after the crazy apocalypse turned ordinary people into homicidal maniacs, Andrew Whiteangel is living the dream— he has the girl, a nice place to live, and the respect of those around him.

But winter is coming and food is scarce.

To save his family, Drew will head into a town overrun with crazies bent on carving out their territory and killing any outsiders. If his supply run is successful, he’ll be the hero. But one wrong move could lead the crazies to his home. Or unleash the enemy already under his roof, waiting for a chance to strike.

Sometimes dreams turn into nightmares.

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Extinction Level Event

Six months after an Influenza Pandemic swept across the globe, the world is starting to emerge from quarantine. But Pestilence Free Day is short-lived. For an unseen enemy has just been unleashed.

Redaction-WEb.jpgRedaction-WEbFive people. Seven days.

A brilliant scientist with an apocalyptic forecast

A soldier that needs an enemy to fight

A college student venturing into a changed world

An insurance salesman who exploits every opportunity

A juvenile delinquent desperate to leave his past behind

Redaction: Humanity is about to be erased from the Book of Life


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The Meltdown

Redacton: The Meltdown (Part II)Seven days after a world-wide anthrax attack:

Governments have fallen.

Water and food are scarce.

And ten thousand tons of spent nuclear fuel rods are ready to spew radiation around the globe.

Survivors must battle nature and each other to reach safety before the Earth’s surface is sterilized.

Redaction, Part II, The Meltdown–Will humanity be erased from the Book of Life?

Warning: This book contains crude langue, violence and disturbing sexual themes


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Dark Hope

They have survived an extinction level event and the meltdown.

DarkHopeCoverNow the remnants of the human race face their toughest enemy: Each other.

Sealed under mountains of rock, the emerging civilization is beginning to fracture. Can the cracks be patched or will mankind’s last refuge become its tomb.

Redaction: Will this be mankind’s last chapter in the Book of Life?


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Conceived in Blood


The end of our world was the beginning of theirs. A hundred years after the apocalypse, noble intentions will war with savage instinct.

Four groups of survivors.

One planet.

The battle for mankind’s future has begun.

Post-Redaction: Humanity’s next chapter will be written in blood.

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Born in Blood

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A scientist will betray everything he was taught to believe.

A politician will seek untold glory.

A leader will become a victim

And a raider and prodigal daughter will join forces only to discover how much they stand to lose.

Warning this book contains violence, offensive language and cannibalism

Post-Redaction: Humanity’s next chapter will be written in blood


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A civilization teetering on collapse

A people demanding freedom

A cannibal horde hungry for fresh meat.

Six people marked for death.

As the final battle for humanity’s future reaches its bloody conclusion, nothing is as it seems and trust can be fatal.

Not everyone can survive.

WARNING: This book contains graphic violence, gory battle scenes, swearing, and cannibals playing with their food


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31 Responses to Apocalyptic Books

  1. Jacob Deck says:

    Just finished Dark Hope and what a ride, can’t wait for the next book.

    • Hi Jacob,

      I’m glad you enjoyed the Redaction series. The next book takes place a hundred years in the future and introduces a new cast of characters. It’s called Conceived in Blood and was released last month. Guess I have to update this webpage:) Have a great day.

  2. Melanie Benedict (no relation to Dirk!) says:

    I just want to express my deepest gratitude for authors like you. I just finished the Redaction series. I was so hooked that I devoured all three books in just two days! I could not put it down. The story was scarily easy to imagine as really being a real event in the not too soon future. That, combined with the heroism of some, the characters you love to hate, humor, and love to light the darkness, makes this series a fast favorite. I am an avid reader and I very rarely take time to leave reviews (it cuts into my reading time!) But I had to on this one. I look forward to reading your other work and anything new in the future!

  3. A. Harper says:

    Linda! Girl you are something else!!
    I was curious and downloaded a sample of one of your books from Amazon apps on my KF.
    I just feel that I should see your books on every reading list! Thank you for adding diversity in your characters. I’m. A serious reader am not really easily impressed but you freaking did it!! I lean more to sci ti and apocalyptic suspense but I Really enjoyed the romance stories which I usually hate to be honest. And because of my background it’s great to actually see a mixture of races in stories that don’t seem forced or stilted. I will continue to buy and recommend you to my true bibliophile friends.
    Ive started reading three different books of yours just this week!!

    • Holy Moly! That’s a tremendous compliment! Thank you so much for taking the time to write, and I’m very flattered you enjoyed them so much:-) Off to see Star Trek!

  4. Cindy says:

    I enjoyed it!

  5. Just read Redaction and LOVED it. Can’t wait to read more !

  6. Marsha Patty says:

    Will there be another book after conceived in blood?

    • Yep, Born in Blood is already out. It is the second book. The last book will be Bathed in Blood and I hope to have it out by June/early July at the latest. Then I’m off to destroy the world in a new and exciting way:D

  7. Megan says:

    Hi. I loved the 3 Redaction books. Finished them in 3 days on my Nook. Thank you for writing a fantastic, thrilling, & scary-because-its-plausible post-apocalyptic book with well developed characters. It was well worth reading and re-reading. Redaction is now my favorite post-apocalyptic series.

    Initially, I was caught by surprise that the story is set here in Phoenix. (Hardly any post- apocalytic stories happen in The Valley. I wonder why?) Your attention to local detail including real street names, and suburbian snobbery allowed me to buy-in quickly.

    Mavis was was my favorite character because I’m a microbiologist in Phoenix, too. I related to her more than the others. Mavis yelling at Sunnie for not finishing the entire course of antibiotics is such a “microbiologist moment”. You captured her character perfectly!

    The follow up book was too gory & excessively violent for me. Would you consider writing some short stories or novellas that focus on less well known characters found in Redaction? I would love to read those books.

    Lastly, will you be available to meet with fans for signings at this years Phoenix Comicon? Please keep us posted.

    Thank you!

    • Hi Megan,

      Yes, I know the Blood series is a bit too graphic for some but don’t worry, I plan to write other apocalyptic books that might not be so bad (won’t know until I write them). I set the books in Phoenix because no one sets anything here and I grew up here and we have some unique challenges as a of our topography and geography. Hey, if Stephen King can do it for Maine, I should be able to do so for the Valley. Nice to meet another microbiologist (Alas, now I’m a chemist but I worked in Micro for many years). I forced my kids to take all their antibiotics and now it is a habit, so that’s a bit of an homage to their childhood.

      I’m not sure if I’ll write any short stories with the Redaction characters. I feel that I’ve tortured them enough but folks seem to feel there’s a gap between the second and 3rd book that they want filled. So who knows. Right now, I have tons more apocalyptic novels in my head and they seem to be falling in themes so I don’t know if they’ll be related by title or I’ll do a multiverse thing—keep the same characters but change the scenario. Kinda like the idea but folks might be confused.

      Yes, I’ll definitely be signing my books at Phoenix ComicCon and will post more on the times when it approaches (I have to work around getting my photo taken with Bruce Campbell—Shop smart, shop S-Mart). And I’ll be doing apocalypse trivia for a free autographed copy of the first Redaction book, so I’d love it if you’d stop by to chat. I won’t be in costume this year:( but maybe next year. By then the last Blood book should be already written, maybe even released and Plague World with the Syn-En should be out.

      You see I can’t resist my micro roots, although the next apocalyptic one (fall) will be a mix of biological theories with a micro catalyst. No zombies though, I have to have keep some things sacred.

  8. Stephen E Paul says:

    I just finished the redaction series and enjoyed all three. Can you name a character after me in your new series?
    Thank you
    Stephen Edward Paul

    • I’ll be writing the last book in the post redaction blood series so if you don’t mind being a cannibal/bad guy/ or other character then I will but I don’t know yet how it will play out. If you want to be a good guy you’ll have to wait until fall when I write a new apocalyptic book

  9. Raine czekalski says:

    I don’t know where to start. All the responses say what I feel about both the redaction and blood series. I love them all and eagerly await the next. I read with such an intensity that I stop seeing the words on the page and am viewing it in my head as if I’m watching and not reading. Although I would love more books with the Redaction characters, I am just as excited to read about new ones. So many books have been done on post-apocalypse but these are believable. It’s sad to think society would turn bad like Benedict and Cole but it’s realistic. I am reading for the third time and will probably once again in June/July when next book comes out. Please feel free to use my name as well in your next book. I would love to be a ‘Vider (not into canibalism) just like being the strong mean type. Heeheehee
    If you need extra beta readers I would be interested.

  10. Don says:

    Just finished “Born in Blood” and enjoyed it as much as your other works! There was a note that said Bathed in Blood was next and available in June 2014. Whats the current schedule? I saw there were several Bathed in Blood titles already on Amazon- do you have another title in mind?
    Thanks, Don

    • Hi Don,
      I’m glad you enjoyed the series. I’m running a little behind schedule (the ‘Viders are being particularly diabolical) so we’re looking at late August for publication, but I will keep the same title, Bathed in Blood, as it is particularly appropriate. If you thought Marshall was bad….

  11. Marsha Patty says:

    Just received an email regarding Born in Blood. I was just researching your website to see when the last (?) book will come out. So excited!

  12. Hannah says:

    I love the Redaction and Bathed in Blood series. So refreshing to have strong female characters! Particularly enjoyed Mavis’ character!

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  14. Michael Fisher says:

    As someone lucky enough to get a character named after me in the “Blood” series, I thought they, along with the “Redacted” series were beyond great.

    I’m halfway through “Hadean 2” and was wondering when “Hadean 3” was coming out? I saw on Amazon that it was scheduled for Spring 2016. Looking forward to reading it. Really liked “Hadean” and “Hadean 2″…Ms Andrews has become one of my favorite authors. Keep up the awesome stories.

    Michael “Ohmson” Fisher

    • Hi Mike,
      I loved how your character turned out in the Blood series.
      I got a little behind in my writing but Hadean 3: Completely Forked will be available around the 8th of August. And if you come up with another awesome character name, let me know.
      All the best

  15. Barbara Williamson says:

    Hi Linda, my name is Barbara, and I have recently become a huge fan of yours! I’m sorry that it has taken me so long to discover your incredibly wonderful witty and ingenious capability of capturing your readers imagination and carrying them into adventures that they won’t soon forget!! I have just completed reading 2 of your books in just 3 and a half days. (Redaction A Novel of the Apocalypse), and (Conceived in Blood).I know that I missed 2 books in between those.and will remedy that soon. Mostly I am writing to tell you thank you so much for waking my imagination again!!! I am an avid reader, but I can honestly say that your writing has stirred my love of reading to an even higher level of wanting more!!!! You are awesome!! Also the very first author I’ve ever bothered to correspond to! i personally hope that you never quit writing you wonderful stories. I’m ready for my next adventure!!! I am a forever FAN!!

    • Hi Barbara,
      Thank you so much for the kind words, and I am honored that I’m the first author you’ve written to. I always get a little nervous when I write to someone and let them know I loved their stories. I am glad you are enjoying the books and hope you find the others just as much a stimulus to your imagination. Take care.

  16. Debbie Collins-Rivera says:

    Just finished book one of the Redaction series. Really loving it, despite all thats going on right now. Maybe because of it. Even opened up Google maps to follow their progress. I live in the White Mountains of Arizona, so its alot of fun to here places I know getting mention.

    Thanks for the good read. I cried when all the dogs and cats showed up. 🙂

    Time to dive in to book 2.

    • Thank you for the compliment. I am glad you are enjoying the book. We don’t have near enough stories set in Arizona and the desert presents unique challenges.
      I based the opening scenes from my grandmother’s recollection of the Spanish Flu.

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