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Novels by Jeff W. Horton:
           
§         Cybersp@ce (1/1/2013)
§         The Way of Nacor: Tales of Eden (9/1/2012)
§         The Last Prophet (2011)
§         The Dark Age- Survivors of the Pulse (2011)
§         The Great Collapse-Survivors of the Pulse (2010)

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Cybersp@ce:

             ISBN-13: 978-1938961571
            ASIN: B00AVCHWH6
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The Way of Nacor: Tales of Eden:     

            ISBN-13: 978-1938961168    
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The Last Prophet:

            ISBN-13: 978-1937085032
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The Dark Age- Survivors of the Pulse:

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The Great Collapse-Survivors of the Pulse:

            ISBN-13: 978-1616638443
            ASIN: B004E8MNBS
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Biographical Information

Background:

Jeff Horton was born in North Dakota, the youngest son of a career Air Force master sergeant, where he spent the first four years of his life before moving to North Carolina. A voracious reader growing up, he read the Bible, and stories by many popular authors including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Michael Crichton, Tom Clancy, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien.
Jeff Horton's novel, THE GREAT COLLAPSE-SURVIVORS OF THE PULSE, a story about the coming of the pulse and the end of civilization, was published in 2010. THE DARK AGE-SURVIVORS OF THE PULSE, the sequel to The Great Collapse, was published in 2011, as was THE LAST PROPHET, a fictitious story about the life of John March, one of the witnesses sent by God to warn humanity about the antichrist, and the end of days. Released on September 1, 2012, THE WAY OF NACOR:TALES OF EDEN is a tale about four children, who find themselves lost and stranded on a strange alien planet and struggle to find a way home. Jeff Horton's fifth novel, entitled CYBERSP@CE, is a techno-thriller, in which the world is brought to the brink of nuclear war after a string of deadly cyber warfare attacks against the United States.
When he's not penning his next novel, he enjoys reading, going to church, and spending time with his family. Jeff Horton is a member of the North Carolina Writers Network.
For more information visit www.hortonlibrary.com or his Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/Author.Jeff.Horton.

What Writing Means to Me

My name is Jeff Horton, and I am a novelist. I say I am a novelist and not an author because an author can be someone that writes about anything including novels, historical biographies, travel guides, etc., while a novelist is an artist, a painter if you will. Imagination is the paint and the keyboard the paintbrush.

I enjoy writing because for me it is pure creativity. From my imagination proceeds people, places, sights, sounds, and events which have never really existed. For me, writing a novel is sort of like watching a movie. I start writing with an idea of what I'm after, but the story truly takes on a life of its own as I write, often taking me in a direction I never could have imagined it going in before. The end result is that I have no idea how the story is going to end myself until I have finished the first draft. Even then, the story can morph as I make my way through a series of inevitable revisions where the rough stone is cut and chipped away at, before being polished into what I consider to be a work of art.

When I write, I strive to create storylines that are meaningful on many levels. I like to explore and understand the emotions, the struggles and the pain that we feel as human beings, as well as the joy. It is also important that there is a message in the story, a warning, a message of hope, etc. I want readers to always come away having learned something new, something valuable, and something important. These are ambitious goals, of course, and unfortunately, I'm never as successful as I would like to be at meeting these goals.

Another thing that is important to me as a novelist is that the characters, the events, and the setting all feel very real to the reader. This then is a key, in my opinion, to drawing the reader more deeply into the story. People are complex creatures and rarely (if ever) do we really know anyone. It is unfair therefore to suggest to readers that a character is a cardboard figure. While I may not spend as much time on every character as I would like in the interest of brevity, I do try and ensure that at least the key players are well-developed, and that they also change and grow as the story progresses.
My first three books were mostly futuristic, apocalyptic thrillers, all written for the masses but from a Christian worldview. My faith in God makes up a big part of who I am and what I do, and I'm sure it comes through in my writing. My next book, which reflects that faith, is different than the first three because it's more of a YA/juvenile novel entitled The Way of Nacor. My goal (always lofty!) with The Way of Nacor was to create a well-blended recipe of a little Chronicles of Narnia and a little Pilgrims Progress, with a pinch of science-fiction thrown in as well. In The Way of Nacor, a family of children is stranded on another world, where they face many obstacles as they try to find their way home.  The novel following The Way of Nacor is a techno-thriller entitled Cybersp@ce. I like to think of it as Tom Clancy meets Michael Crichton (two of my favorite authors).

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Cybersp@ce (January-2013)


A devastating cyber attack leaves 100,000 people in the United States dead, and evidence points to the Chinese, setting the world on the inevitable march towards nuclear war. Nick Reynolds with US Cyber Command soon learns that former KGB agent Nikolai Chervanko, who has long dreamt of rebuilding his beloved Soviet Union, could be behind the massacre, with something even bigger planned. Lacking evidence linking Chervanko, however, outrage over the attack soon forces the United States to declare war on China. With no means to stop another destructive cyber attack and prevent a nuclear conflict, Nick finds help from an unlikely source—from Area 51.

Will Nick be able to avert a global holocaust? Find out in Cyber Space!
 




The Way of Nacor: Tales of Eden (2012)


How can four stranded children survive and get back home after finding themselves transported to an alien planet in a distant part of the galaxy?

Following a family tragedy, the Seekers children find themselves transported to a strange, alien world named Zantura, where a powerful, evil being named Sarin has either murdered or enslaved nearly everyone. The siblings must face and survive a series of seven deadly trials on the journey to find a long-lost ancient relic, which has the power to save Zantura from Sarin, and to send the children home.
 



The Last Prophet (2011)


Would you believe it if someone told you that you were one of the last two prophets mentioned in the book of Revelation? 

It is the End of Days. The power of the Antichrist and his grip on humanity grows stronger with each passing day, enabling him to deceive the world and entice humanity into joining him in his corruption, and in his eternal punishment. With the help of the False Prophet, the Beast persuades many to fall down and worship him, also forcing them to take his mark. 

When someone tells John March that he has been chosen by God to become the last of the two prophets mentioned in the book of Revelation, he doesn’t believe it. After a visitation by an angel followed by a miraculous sign however, he becomes convinced that it is true and decides to embrace his calling, despite learning that doing so will lead to his untimely death. March begins his mission by proclaiming God's message: that the End of Days is at hand, to beware the growing power and influence of the Beast, and to know that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ is imminent. 

Supernatural disasters, including a worldwide drought, rivers of blood, massive earthquakes, and a devastating asteroid, testify that the end of the world is at hand.
Join John March on his journey to becoming, The Last Prophet.

 


The Dark Age- Survivors of the Pulse (2011)


Suppose you learned that an ancient prophecy about an artifact, said to be powerful enough to dramatically change the world, was true. Would you risk everything to find it?

It has been five-hundred years since the Pulse caused the Great Collapse, ending the Golden Age, and civilization on planet Earth. Humanity has waited ever since for a long-anticipated sign from God, which has finally appeared in the night sky. The time has come for Ferrell Young, the Warrior Clan, and the Church to risk everything in an effort to restore civilization, and bring hope to a world full of despair.

Alex Montgomery is an archaeologist who has spent many years looking for a mysterious book on behalf of the Holy Christian Church. The book is said to contain the location of the Great Oracle which, according to legend, can endow the one who finds it with great power and wealth. Of much greater importance to the Clan and the Church however, is the fact that it may also enable the world to emerge from five centuries of darkness and suffering.

When a powerful, intelligent, but sadistic barbarian leader named Kraken learns of the Oracle, he plans to destroy the Warrior Clan and the Church, take the Oracle for himself, and enslave the rest of humanity.

Join Ferrell and his companions as they set out on a desperate journey to find the Great Oracle, and rescue humanity from The Dark Age.


 


The Great Collapse-Survivors of the Pulse (2010)


While scientists prepare for a massive solar flare heading towards the earth, a hostile foreign government steals a top-secret, experimental weapon. When they use the EMP weapon to attack America however, the result is the immediate and catastrophic loss of modern technology all over the planet. The president calls upon Dr. James White to lead a group of scientists and theologians in an effort to develop a plan that will offer humanity a second chance at civilization. When societies begin to unravel, refugees flee the anarchy in the cities as people learn how to survive in a world without technology, a world for which they are not prepared. Will humanity survive this catastrophic event? Join author Jeff Horton for a journey into the chaotic and perilous new world of The Great Collapse.


 


About My Novels


Cybersp@ce -Description

After years of state-sponsored cyber attacks originating from outside the United States, cyber warfare analyst Nick Reynolds is appointed to lead a new U.S. Cyber Command task force. His team is charged with protecting the country's military and civilian infrastructure, and restoring the United States to a position of technological leadership in cyber warfare.

After a cyber attack results in the deaths of over 100,000 Americans, Nick has to find who is responsible, protect the United States from an even more destructive cyber warfare attack.

Cybersp@ce is an intense, techno-thriller with Sci-Fi action, and a lesson about the relationship between trust, and fear.

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The Way of Nacor: Tales of Eden -Description

The journey begins!

The journey begins just after the father of four children, Christian Seekers, is killed in a violent storm, leaving the children and their mother all alone.,

One day while visiting their grandfather, the children stumble across a mysterious portal, which transports the children to a strange, alien world called Zantura. In order to get home, the children will have to face and overcome seven deadly trials, find a mystical object called the Relic of Nacor, and face off against a powerful, evil being named Sarin, who has enslaved or murdered most of the inhabitants of Zantura.

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The Last Prophet-Description

Imagine learning that you had been ordained by God to become one of the last two witnesses mentioned in the book of Revelation at the end of days. Suppose it was you that would stand face to face with the antichrist, call down plagues, and warn humanity to turn from following the beast, and to announce the approaching return of Jesus Christ.

The Last Prophet, written in the first person from the point of view of John March, tells the story of an ordinary man who discovers that he is about to lead an extraordinary life.  He will face supernatural enemies and his own inherent fears and weaknesses on his journey to becoming, The Last Prophet.

"This book reminded me a bit of the Left Behind Series. I was quickly caught up in the tale... The plot is well developed and interesting. The characters are believable. I very much enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to others." 
Reviewed by Lynn F. for Readers Favorite

"..."The Last Prophet" tells the story of John March as he discovers his duty as one of the prophets of the book of Revelation, to stand against the Anti-Christ...he must stand for faith in a time where people will have none. "The Last Prophet" is a riveting religious thriller, highly recommended."  Midwest Book Review 

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The Dark Age-Description

In the year 2025, the greatest civilizations to ever exist on Planet Earth were wiped out in a moment by the unlikely combination of a powerful electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and massive solar flare, which permanently renders advanced technology across the planet useless.

Now fast forward five-hundred years and you'll find yourself in The Dark Age, which is set in a world where humanity survives by the sword, the bow, and the arrow, while secretly hoping that a legend about the Great Oracle is true and that civilization will one day return to the Earth. The Dark Age is a story about good versus evil, about self-discovery, perseverance, and self-sacrifice, all in an effort to save the world from a fate worse than death.

"As the world falls to pieces, evil will flourish and only the bold will dare stand in its way. "The Dark Age: Survivors of the Pulse" is set on a post apocalyptic Earth... "The Dark Age" is a riveting blend of science fiction and fantasy, recommended reading."  Midwest Book Review

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The Great Collapse-Description

The Great Collapse is an apocalyptic novel set in the not-too-distant future. When a powerful electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and a massive solar flare bathe the Earth in energy, the result is the permanent loss of modern technology across the planet. Survivors learn how to survive and then to thrive in their new reality.

As I did research for my first novel, The Great Collapse, and my second novel, The Dark Age, I was astonished to learn how vulnerable our national infrastructure and our civilization itself are to powerful electromagnetic pulses and solar flares. In 2008 a report requested by Congress and was completed by the EMP Commission. It confirmed that the threat of a single nuclear warhead detonated high in the atmosphere somewhere around Kansas was real, and that it could potentially take out the United States' national power grid.

The Great Collapse received a five-star rating from Midwest Book Review.

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