Caitlyn loved the beach when she was young. Those days are gone. The world she remembers from those days is also gone. Now when she scours the beach with her family, she's not looking for pretty shells or interesting saltwater creatures. Now she's looking for anything that can help keep her family alive.
In the mad scramble for survival, not everyone peacefully collects debris washed up on the beaches. Caitlyn and her family know they're at constant risk from the Jakkyls, a gang that roams the island, taking whatever its members want. The best way to stay safe from the Jakkyls is to avoid being noticed by them. Caitlyn knows that if she is noticed, her best bet for survival is being with her family and being ready to meet violence with violence. Getting caught alone is a recipe for death, or worse.
But when she decides to stop on the beach to retrieve a length of good rope that is tangled up in driftwood, her family doesn't notice that they are leaving her behind. She finds herself separated, and the Jakkyls are nearby.
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Derek knew that his family needed to be ready for emergencies. He was confident that they were prepared for all kinds of disasters, big or small, short term or long term. The Jakkyls weren't part of his planning. Derek wasn't ready for them, and his family paid the ultimate price. Now the only thing Derek wants to be ready for is revenge.
In a time when lethal violence is treated as an easy answer to disputes, lust for revenge is anything but rare. Derek isn't the only one on the island wanting revenge against the Jakkyls. Unlike him, others are not willing to throw away their lives seeking it by themselves. Derek discovers the Harriers, a new gang that formed for the sole purpose of making the Jakkyls pay. The Harriers seem just as brutal, but more focused about who they attack... for now.
When Derek throws everything he can into a solitary attack against the Jakkyls but is stopped by the Harriers, he must quickly decide his next move. With nothing to live for and his strength depleted, every option looks futile, and his growing sense of despair seems the only likely winner.
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Scarce food. Radioactive fallout. On the run. This wasn't Chuck's idea of an island vacation with his young son Paxton.
Keeping his child safe is Chuck's top priority. Safety seems like an outdated idea, though. The Jakkyls and the Harriers are fighting each other for resources and revenge, and father and son are caught in the middle.
When a third group shows up, all bets are off. Their heavy firepower makes the guns of the island gangs look like toys. It's clear they're out to kill everyone. But why? Chuck has no time to seek answers before the Jakkyls capture his son.
With Paxton's life in the balance, the hunted must become the hunter. Chuck must rise up even though he knows he's ill-equipped to mount a one-man rescue operation.
Chuck has nothing left to lose and the Jakkyls are about to find out what that means...
Island Chaos is a full-length novel in the action-packed Island Survival series.
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The emergency broadcast cuts off just before the power goes out. Flashes in the distant night sky confirm Allison's worst fears. She let her husband prepare for nuclear holocaust but never expected to actually see it.
She knows she must meet up with Adam and their kids at their island retreat, but a rugged mountain range stands in the way. Instead of being safely on the island, she is stuck at the mountain cabin of her elderly aunt and uncle who are not prepared for any kind of disaster. Her sister and ex-con brother-in-law are also at the cabin, adding to the obstacles Allison must resolve before she can make the dangerous trek over the mountains.
As she struggles with her unprepared family members, one question nags at Allison's mind. If she reaches the island, what will she find?
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Allison's quest continues.
She remembers standing in the dark as civilization disintegrated. Her sister, brother-in-law, aunt, and uncle had stood beside her, watching and wondering what would happen next as the distant night sky lit up with one nuclear detonation after another. Allison and her family members had been far from the cities dying instant deaths, but violence reached them anyway as panic spread faster than flames ever could. Forced to flee her aunt and uncle's resort cabin, Allison and the others had set out on a quest to reach her husband and teenage kids at their island retreat.
Death and disagreements had torn apart the group. Now, Allison must pursue her quest alone. Surrounded by unimaginable destruction, she pushes on toward the mountain pass that stands between her and her children. Yet travel isn't easy amid lawless chaos. She is forced to abandon her route, which puts her on a collision course with Ben, another survivor with very different life experiences and ideas about the future.
Barely keeping to an uneasy truce, Allison and Ben continue toward her original goal. Scarce resources, treacherous terrain, and hostile survivors challenge their progress as well as Allison's resolve.
When they meet up with refugees fleeing in the opposite direction, Allison is forced to question every decision she made since the world fell apart. She meant to keep going, no matter what, but the reports of what happened on the other side of the mountains paint a picture of utter futility.
An invisible line separates clinging to thin hopes and irrational denial of overwhelming odds. Can Allison find that line?
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Whether you're heading out for a day hike, packing a bug-out bag, or equipping a remote retreat, make sure you have appropriate gear. Don't expect Nature to abide by your plans, so always take the Ten Essentials (so to speak).