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Four women. Four shooters. Four destinies to save the world…
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are coming. And four Archangels must find the perfect champions to save the world: fighters, warriors, soldiers, and brave men, all ready to fight for humanity against end times. All they have to do is drink a shooter — a caustic mix of alcohol and divinity that will imbue them with the conviction to battle the Four.
The only problem is these warriors don’t drink the shooters. Call it fate, chance, or what you will, but four women drink the divine concoction. Alexandra Carlton, Julia Wolfe, Emily Keller and Dinah Medrano must all take up the mantles of champions … whether they want to or not.
Four writers, four horsemen, four Women of the Apocalypse. The world will never be the same again.
About the Authors:
Eileen Bell has completed 3 novels (one burned, one under her bed, one out in the world), several novellas, short stories and personal essays (her latest success being two stories in Absolute XPress’s Seven Deadly Sins), and is happily working on several new projects. [MORE]
Roxanne Felix has been published in Canadian Living magazine, Howling at the Harvest Moon, and an on-line anthology featuring stories about Asian Canadian youth. She also collaborated on another exciting Absolute XPress anthology, entitled Seven Deadly Sins. [MORE]
Ryan McFadden knew from age 16 he was going to make his living writing novels. After 18 years of living this dream, he has earned a total of $45, with short stories in Alienskin, Chicago Overcoat, Afterburn SF, as well as being a finalist in the $1500 JFJK contest. [MORE]
Billie Milholland has been a writer most of her life. She has published in Harrowsmith and Chickadee, has had short stories on CBC Radio’s Alberta Anthology, and a time travel novella in an Edmonton Sun special edition. With several non-fiction books to her credit, she now has her sight fixed firmly on speculative fiction. Two of her flash fiction pieces were published in Absolute XPress’s Seven Deadly Sins and she is blissfully working on several new projects. [MORE]
"This book has a very different premise. Archangels, all men, leave a guy (Tobias) on earth to warn them if the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse plan to destroy humanity. That guy is supposed to get four male champions to fight the horsemen. When four women drink the Four Horsemen shooters (and there’s a recipe) and get empowered instead of the men, the angels aren’t happy. Then the fun begins. Four very different stories, all with surprises. I was going to read one story each night. I read all four stories last night. This whole book is a very good read, every story. Angels aren’t always what you think they are and neither are the horsemen. And I warn you, you might get your eyes opened about where famine will strike." – Lin, amazon.com
"Women of the Apocalypse is a great example of the welcome, though long overdue, trend in fantasy writing towards women as central characters—as heroes. The story involves four different women, each of whom have unwittingly become a warrior to champion the cause of humanity against one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse: war, famine, pestilence or death." – Derek Donais, goodreads
"What I liked about this book was the fact that it really showed off the novella's strengths as a literary form. I liked the concept of the four connected novellas, each of which developed a strong, independent story that worked within the wider frame narrative. The stories contained were fast-paced, snappy and uniformly well written." – Helen Marshall
Imprint: Absolute XPress