Whimsical Publications, LLC
After
Janet Durbin
Fiction-Science Fiction/Adventure
Whimsical Publications,
LLC/paperback, 308 pages
April 2007
$14.95
ISBN-10: 0-9787738-1-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-9787738-1-6

A Journey of Twins Novel, Book One
After a virus is accidentally released on an unsuspecting world,

After the death of their parents and a large percentage of the planet's population,

After the twins—Shyanne and Drayco—survive, only to watch all technological
advances disappear, they discover another complication. For one, it is manageable.
For the other, it is a living nightmare.

The Boss wants Shyanne badly. Why...they don't know. But they're going to find out.
With their animal companion, a genetically altered mountain lion named Drizzle, the
twins embark on a cross-country journey.

They encounter many obstacles along the way. The worst is a mercenary named
Ruben. He will stop at nothing to accomplish what he is paid to do, even if it involves
killing his own men.

Unfortunately, he succeeds in capturing Shyanne.

Now Drayco must survive his biggest challenge, a challenge filled with pain and
suffering, if he is to help his sister survive the Boss.
Reviews for After
Comment/review = As I read the book I could hardly believe that this "world" was
located in my friend's mind. Being a fan of the genre I felt "qualified" to give my
opinion whenever. I have to say that they were mostly positive. I thoroughly enjoyed
this book. As I am getting ready for an "extended vacation", I can only hope that
Janet has another book ready for me.

–Michele


Comment/review = I give Janet props for writing a book with such a theme behind it.
Most post apocalyptic world stories sometimes aren't as good as you'd expect them
to be. Maybe it's because of the way that the world as we know it came to an end, or
not. I loved the virus that she created, and the way it affected those who managed
to survive through it. The characters she created were wonderful, and I felt
connected to them. I felt their pain, their fear, and their suffering. It was wonderfully
written, and I can't wait for a sequel to come out, because she left it open for one.

–Mousey "Mouse" (Port St John, Fl. USA)


Comment/review = As an avid reader, I enjoy watching a story play in my minds eye
while I read. While  reading After, I not only felt the emotions of the characters come
through in a truly palpable sense, I also felt my emotions mingling with them, making
the story a more personal experience. At the end of After, I not only felt satisfied but
I also wanted more so I could continue my relationship with the characters. I look
forward to seeing where Janet will take me next.

–Rick Byrd, Titusville, Florida


Comment/review = I love the book. I just couldn't put it down. I hope to read ur new
one when ur done with it and I'll be the first one to buy it too.

–Chris


Comment/review = This was actually a very cool read!!!

–Mike M.


Comment/review = A look into the future of a world gone wrong. A dangerous part of
our history that could become a reality. Explore this world with a brother and sister
that have everything and nothing in common. But in all the darkness of the events
that led to this new world, some things are desirable, "Humecat"

–Gordon
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