He killed himself ... or so he thought.
After an uncommonly bad day, Jack Duffy makes the biggest mistake of his life—one that will propel him into an entirely new world—he’ll face challenges much more difficult than any he’s ever faced before. Assigned to collect souls, Jack begins to realize the true impact of his own life choices. With each new soul, another layer is revealed. The deeper into the afterworld he gets, the more power he discovers. With his trainer to guide him, Jack is driven to the edge where he must decide who gets to live and who will lose their soul.
The Borrowed Souls blurs the line between the moral and the unjust—his eternal commitment or the forfeiture of his tremendous power. Which will Jack choose?
A town on the run ... The Crazed that wants their flesh.
Will they make it out alive?
When a meteorite crashes to earth it catapults a small Utopian town into an archaic nightmare. It's up to one man to protect them, not only from the flesh-eating monsters but also from the maniacal colonel who storms in, barking orders for immediate evacuation. Clay Dobbs is the small town sheriff about to, unknowingly, take on the end of the world.
When the Crazed come for your flesh, how will you survive?
Their escape was certain ... or so they thought.
Their survival is, and forever will be, in question.
With the nanite epidemic out of control, Clay leads his skeleton crew head first into the aftermath. The nightmare continues as he battles both the Crazed and the rouge, as well as his own inner demons. The once small town sheriff must find order where there is no law until he encounters his near equal at the end of the world. But, is she all that she seems? Will Clay unravel all the clues before it's too late?
The road is a dark and chilling place. There is no time to rest if you want to survive.
At the end of the world ... never dismiss the unexpected.
A surprise reunion. A forgotten friend.
Long odds and determination reward Sheriff Clay Dobbs with a bit of what he wants most. But, he won't rest—he can't rest—not until he's dead. And he has no plans for that until he defeats the insane military General that has caused so much hardship. But, it's not as easy as he thinks, not when there's an even more neurotic psychopath standing in his way. Can Clay learn to control himself, and the undead around him?
When the Crazed come for you, where will you hide?
"Your mind needs more than to just forget. Memories need to be removed completely. The Rememoration machine will help you with that."
Is living forever all that it's cracked up to be?
Decades after receiving an immortality endowment, Nathan Duncan returns to the Lazarus Center for Extended Living to discover that his treatment was not all he was promised. The routine maintenance he requires will affect his past every bit as much as his future.
Now, Nathan can’t help wondering: Is it the man that makes the memories, or vice versa?
An anthology of seven short stories by Paul B. Kohler. The stories range from just four pages long for Gold Rush to nearly 80 pages for Linear Shift, Part 1.
Amy - A toddler’s independent adventure leads to a tragic and unexpected end.
Ruined Sacrifice - Newlyweds James and Alison are on the trip of a lifetime, trekking through the jungle exploring ancient pyramids. Told that a number of interesting structures are off limits, they decide to wander off on their own … only to discover that they’re not alone — and that the ancient past has a dangerous habit of springing back to life!
Afterlife - Wilson Oliver copes with his new reality of dealing with the dead and dying.
Alone - A sleepless night forces Rob McArthur to question what is causing him to lose sleep, life, and whether he’s alone in his feelings.
Gold Rush - A futuristic glimpse of an age old era that time has forgotten.
Lookout Mountain - Depression nearly gets the best of Ian, but his mind saves him before he firmly hits the ground.
Linear Shift, Part 1 - No one said time travel would be easy.
Peter Cooper, a widowed father of two whose life is crumbling around him—until a bizarre encounter with a desperate Army general launches him on a risky mission: to go back to 1942 and change a moment in time. The repercussions will almost certainly alter the conclusion of World War II. But will the ripple effects stop there? And what kind of life will Peter return to?
... I just sat in the silence, wondering why this day was destined to be so disastrous. There was nothing left for fate to deface.
Jack Duffy is the exemplification of average.
He lives a normal life with a less than desirable job. He's a distracted husband, living in an ordinary apartment, and is married to an extraordinary wife. That’s how he would explain it. At the end of an unusually bad day, Jack's life is turned upside down when he witnesses something truly harrowing. The only thing that can catch him from falling is the soul collector.
His primary concern: Will he be allowed to keep his soul, or will he have to give it back?
Notable author, Paul B. Kohler's wild imagination and wicked sense of creativity come to the forefront in his latest collection of expertly crafted short stories. With each one eerily more fascinating than the last, you'll discovery themes ranging from the modernizing of the age-old mythology of Cupid—to the prospects of the soul in the afterlife—to an inconceivable connection of fraternal twins. Each story being a nugget of excitement and something to look forward to!
Newlyweds James and Alison are on the trip of a lifetime ... trekking through the jungle exploring ancient pyramids. Told that a number of interesting structures are off limits, they decide to wander off on their own … only to discover that they’re not alone — and that the ancient past has a dangerous habit of springing back to life!
Who is Evan Mitchell? Is he a doctor, or a mechanic? An author or a cruise director? A terrorist or a thief? Your guess is as good as his.
His mind bending adventure begins when he materializes in a most unusual place with no idea how he got there. His identity is a mystery, and besides the need to discover his very existence, there's nothing that he wants more than to break free from his unforced confinement. His only obstacle: fear of the unknown ... and his lack of clothing.
Perplexia is a place halfway between confusion and hysteria, and it's where Evan begins his psychological journey. Along the way, he'll discover more about himself and his past. He'll race against time-and the odds stacked against him-to find the loved ones that he uncontrollably left behind.