We see it in books and movies all the time. The world and its inhabitants have been ravaged by disease, global warming, nuclear explosions, war, or aliens—take your pick—and a handful of people remain to pick up the pieces. What makes these types of books and films popular?
Personally, I think we are drawn to such books and movies because we see humanity stripped bare. We peel back the layers of civilization and reveal who we truly are deep down inside. We see the best and the worst of people in a crisis. Some will rise to the occasion and become more than they ever dreamed they could be—heroes, leaders, freedom fighters. While others will profit from the misery of others, stealing, destroying and hording all the goods and services people need to survive. That’s human nature.
The darkness of this kind of world drew me in, but it was hope that kept my fingers tapping away at the keyboard.
Here are a few of my favorite post-apocalyptic movies.
In the erotic first installment of the Project Alpha trilogy, a violent wasteland becomes the backdrop for two assassins who arouse in each other much more than fear and suspicion
The hunter becomes the hunted
Tienan is Alpha One, created by the privileged few who live shielded from a lawless land. He’s been honed into the perfect involuntary weapon—vengeful, adaptable and ruthless. Finally free of the evil organization that created him, he’s on the run with one option to survive outside the Gate: avoid recapture, even if that means killing again. But the sexy little stalker following him is too delicious to take out.
The captive becomes the captor
Silence is a tracker with the Resistance, a rebel force amassed to end the reign of terror. For Silence to trust Tienan is a risk, but to resist his brutal prowess is impossible.
Enemies become lovers
As raw sexual need takes over, alliances will shift and treachery could become as potent—and as lethal—as desire.
Previously published, newly revised by author
This book is approximately 44,000 words
N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.