a Dystopian Apocalyptic Fantasy Sci-fi Saga
THE BURNT SUNSET
In a world where all her dreams come true, everything burns.
I am Solstice Dayton, and I have seen the apocalypse.
Fire will scorch the sky like a burnt sunset when lightning strikes the eastern seaboard tens of thousands of times in one night. By dawn, fire storms will spread westward, ravaging the countryside. Days later, on July Fourth, the United States government will collapse, when the flames reach the capital.
Many of you will burn alive while trying to escape. But you’ll be the lucky ones. Nearly everyone you know will devolve while wandering in the ash fallout. Neither dead nor undead, they'll be trapped in their minds while their bodies decay in a daze.
But a few survivors will evolve, outlasting all others. I will lead them in the wasteland, bringing hope where there is none.
For this is my past, present, and future, and today, this doom is upon us all.
The Solstice Dayton
One girl shines at the edge of darkness.
Solstice Dayton, a fourteen-year-old epileptic, has seen the apocalypse in her dreams. She could prepare for the end, but that’s not what her visions tell her to do. With only seven days remaining, there are friends to save, a talent show to conquer, and a mystery to solve.
THE BURNT SUNSET
The fire rose as the sun set on humanity.
Solstice Dayton discovers three truths in the desolation of the Firegale. First, the government let everyone she knew burn. Second, survivors were doomed to decay in the daze virus. And third, her only hope was to rise above the ashes and evolve.
THE AURORA DAZED
The sun’s first light is their last hope.
Solstice Dayton races against time to combat a new power rising from the ashes. While dazers roam the wasteland spreading the virus, an eclipse fuels the madness. As hope fades, she learns the way forward is back and the dark is the key to the light.
THE EVOLVED DAWNING
Even darkness must yield to the dawn.
Solstice Dayton searches for allies in the wild, determined to recapture what was lost. But the world is changing after the flames and the daze virus. In the former capital of America, a dark power is growing, and she cannot delay challenging it for long.
THE SUNRISE NADIR
The sun is bound by shadow and flame.
Solstice Dayton combats the dark power’s reign of terror by establishing a haven. She gathers those that oppose Nadir to her. When it’s not enough, she must venture from safety and challenge evil in its own land.
THE SOLSTAR FLARE
When the last lights fail, one still shines.
Solstice Dayton hunts for the mysterious origins of a falling star. She discovers the roots of her true heritage. While kindling the power within her, she finds allies and friendship where she thought none could still be found.
THE SEVEN SUNDERED
The sun burns brightest at dusk’s dawn.
Solstice Dayton unites the four kinds in a world covered in darkness. She resolves to defend all that remains from a mysterious new force. In a desperate final battle, she sparks the last of the light far from her home.
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The Solstice Dayton: The Official Script Book
a social media apocalypse
Solstice Dayton sparks a social media storm with a stolen kiss. Scorned, she leads a revolution to alter how we treat each other online and in person. But the teen epileptic has a dark secret–the world will burn on her birthday. Adapted from the novel of the same name, this official script book is She’s All That mashed with The Dead Zone, a young adult dystopian tale where a first crush intersects with the darkest nightmares.
the Burnt Sunset box set
The Complete Dystopian Apocalyptic Fantasy Series.
Books 1-7 in a special Kindle bundle.
In The Burnt Sunset series, survivors are trapped between a relentless fire, a pandemic virus, and the dark force that rises in the ash, hell-bent on dominating the desolation.
If you’re a fan of post-apocalyptic survival thrillers you’ll devour this young adult fantasy series with a twist, where teens battle in the wasteland, searching for a haven while struggling to contain their emerging powers.
a science fiction saga
The Slipstream Theory of Neuro-Quantum Mechanics
Space-time is what you perceive it to be.
Only what you perceive to be real has a quantifiable value.
For both to be true, the opposite cannot be.
Or the universe would cease to exist.
And in the nothing between the something, anything can be.
Because that is where balance can be found perfectly.
THE RISING SUN
Solstice Dayton journeys deep into space, kindling new friendships and enemies while exploring the solar system. But she's caught between her past and an unknown future. To break free, Solstice must ride the slipstream and look beyond her home world to more distant stars.
In this sequel series to The Burnt Sunset series, Solstice designs the Rising Sun, her new spaceship, while putting together the crew to operate it. Baer is back, and together they search for Narista, Fusion, Lani, Jordin, Kase, and Eos. Fans of space sagas will wonder at The Rising Sun, a young adult science fiction fantasy filled with discovery, adventure, and forces beyond comprehension.
Will Solstice and her friends conquer the galaxy or will they fall to the ever-expanding universe? Find out by starting the epic science fiction series today.
THE SOLSTICE VARIANT
There is no present like your future’s past.
Solstice Dayton rides the slipstream, challenging fate. There are losses she cannot accept, but even the strongest, she learns, are bound by destiny and the choices they make.
THE RISING SUN
There is no sunrise in the shadow’s void.
Solstice Dayton searches for her family and the last of their light, finding it in a place least expected. She journeys deep into the unknown, kindling new friendships and enemies while exploring the solar system.
THE DUSK SINGULARITY
Only a song can beat a singularity.
Solstice Dayton searches for her sister in the center of the dark star Nemesis, the twin star to our sun. Her sister is not who she once was, and only Solstice can turn her again toward the light.
THE ASTRAL SEASCAPER
Not all who are saved are better for it.
Solstice Dayton needs allies in the coming Seven-Clan Civil War. With a handful of friends, she explores the other clans and their worlds, looking for help. Because to prevail, she needs a fleet of ships and the crews to fly them.
THE soleria bane
In the shadow of the flame rise the dazed.
Solstice Dayton discovers her true self in this gripping sci-fi epic. The galaxy is gripped by war and only an alliance of Elementals can save it. The gang is all back and they’re heading to the center of the galaxy in search of the mythical Terra Prime.
June 21, 2023
THE lost solace
Victory is paid for with the blood of friends.
Solstice Dayton must make a difficult choice. On the shore of Terra Prime, everything she’s ever dreamed of comes to fruition. Surrounded by friends, she walks into certain death to challenge the Dazed Unclan.
September 21, 2023
THE slipstream echo
Haven is what the heart desires most.
Solstice Dayton pays a terrible cost so that others may live. The slipstream theory is real but that doesn’t mean there aren’t consequences. She’s back in the apocalypse again, doomed to relive the fall of Terra.
December 21, 2023
TALES FROM THE BURNT SUNSET SERIES
Solstice Dayton's influence through time.
The EVENTIDE BLAZE
A mother sacrifices all so her daughter may rise.
Elle Dayton’s sole purpose in life is to protect her daughter, Solstice, the future leader of the last remnants of humanity. But she holds a secret. Her daughter is not only the last hope for the Terrans, but also for the ancient Soleria Clan.
THE WAYFARER DAWNING
A girl has one chance to change a boy’s fate.
Baeran Sheridan is like any typical teen boy. He’s awkward and shy and he can’t imagine ever being kissed. But one day a new girl named Solstice shows up at his middle school and changes everything forever.
THE AURORA BRAND
A feud as old as time, begins anew.
There are seven clans: Soleria, Aetha, Airo, Eartari, Ferocity, Wydro, and Nemar. But it wasn’t always that way. Long before Solstice Dayton, the Soleria ruled the galaxy and helped form what we now know as Terra.
THE SOLERIA PYRELLAX
Only by another’s death, can she truly live.
Passed over for leadership of her clan, Pyrellax volunteers to track down the rebels Solelena and Nemesis. She vows to save the Republic of the Seven Clans and destroy the future leader of the resistance, Solstice Dayton.
March 21, 2024
a sci-fi superhero saga
THE SOLSTICE ASCENSION
Heavy is the head that wears the tiara.
Solstice Dayton accepts her role as the leader of the Sun Clan and builds the best secret superhero hangout ever. Seriously.
The Seven Clan Series
The Solstice Ascension
The Prime Aetha
The Airan Talon
The Eartarin Plot
The Ferocity Emperor
The Wydran Cascade
The Nether Duchess
a post-apocalyptic western
the SOLSTICE MANIFEST
An episodic novel. Complete preview available on Kindle Vella.
In The Solstice Manifest, the Girl in the Apocalypse gets a new start in a completely different universe.
Solstice Dayton flees the war-ravaged east, hiking across the wastelands in search of sanctuary in the west. But her escape doesn't go unnoticed, and she's pursued by a mysterious hunter across the Great Plains. Fans of survival thrillers will devour this young adult apocalyptic tale where a girl from the sewers is tested by the new frontier and the men that control it. Will Solstice find a haven in Montana and love along the way? Read now to find out.
New episodes every Thursday.
The Sunshine Border Series
The Solstice Manifest
The Sunshine Border
The Daylight Range
The Mountain Glare
The Desert Shade
The Red Equinox
The Savanna Brilliance
a sea adventure
THE Solstice Keystone
To escape the past, one girl must embrace the present.
Solstice Dayton trades heartache for a thrilling adventure in Key West, Florida. Arriving at the island with just a deed to a new boat, she discovers a map whose mysterious origins overlap with the legend of Black Caesar. All Solstice wanted to do was go high school at the end of summer, instead she starts a new life where friendship, surfing, singing, and treasure hunting mix.
THE sunbeams haven
The perfect wave is out there, but so is rough water.
Solstice Dayton thought she left her old life behind, trading it for adventure in Florida. But old wounds take time to heal and at sea there are no coincidences. There’s a reason why her grandmother remained hidden all these years. And the answers can only be found on the mysterious waters off Key West.
The Sunbeams Haven Series
The Solstice Keystone
The Sunbeams Haven
The Seashine's Wake
The Midnight Sun
The Nautical Twilight
The Zenith Latitude
The Solar Noon