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Genesis by Courtney Leigh (Poste-apocalyptic scifi action)

Using alien tech, humans are able to alter and improve the DNA of any living thing and even bring species back from extinction, but they don't stop there and all things come with a price.


A hundred years after an alien organism has ravaged the earth, humans live in pockets of surviving populations across the Wasteland. Many of them are infected by a strange pathogen called Silverloid that turns the bones to metal and either kills its host or drives them to madness...except for Genesis. She’s a survivor from one of the last great cities on Earth and after living with Silverloid for more than half her life, she’s convinced it’s just a matter of time before it takes her.


Intent on giving her already condemned life to rid the Waste of the savage cannibals that destroyed her childhood, Genesis faces horrifying trials, but when everything she's ever known to be true shatters in the blink of an eye, Genesis is left questioning herself and everything around her.  She must abandon her quest for revenge and trust in new allies if she’s going to put the pieces together again.  There's only one problem. Between her and answers lies a sea of unfathomable dangers.


The Waste is the mother of all monsters. One Genesis is no stranger to and she isn't going down without a fight. Along the way, she may just find new reasons to live.

This book contains extreme violence, language, and sexual content including assault. Meant for audiences 18+

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐The sensory laden descriptions of the scenes enable the reader to "feel" the tale.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Gen is an epic protagonist with a hell of a journey that always had me wanting to know what would happen next.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Loved the story of Genesis. She grows to be someone you admire for her determination, strength, and survival.


("GENESIS" is a post-apocalyptic epic with strong violence, sexual content including assault, and adult subject matter. It is intended for audiences 18 years of age and older.)

"GENESIS" began in 2009 and became a project for me over many years. I began writing this book after having a very detailed dream unlike any dream I'd ever had. I've always had vivid nightmares and I write them all down, but most of the time they make no sense. This dream, however, played out in such a unique way, I couldn't stop thinking about it. 

If you pick up "Genesis," keep an eye out for a library scene with some scary foes! It's quite identical the my dream, sans the eerie lullaby that I heard when I was sleeping and thinking up the images on page. The dream involved myself and my cousin and a lot of detailed scenery. And the lullaby? The lullaby being spoken in the background illustrated a world where children needed to fear the wolves of the Waste with the metal exoskeletons and glowing eyes. Sounds crazy, I know!

It's a small scene in the scope of the big world I created, but small things often inspire larger ideas. I woke up feeling like I'd just watched an epic movie. I wrote everything down that I could and soon after, I built a universe. As I am very tall  and my cousin is very cute and petite, the first characters that I was set on creating were Genesis and Violan, two women who couldn't look more opposite, but are both capable in their own ways. I am NOT Genesis. Ha! I wish, but I assure you, she's the hero I've created in my head. As for the rest of it? Read it and find out where the story went from there!


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She lived her life waiting to die until she was given another chance and new reasons to live.


After killing the man who'd taken her childhood from her, Genesis had to face the fact that it cost her nearly everything she had. Plagued with new questions and an even greater rage, she set out into the world alone to seek answers, leaving the remaining people she loves behind.

After three years of traversing the savage Waste using her new found abilities to kill her demons, Genesis is still haunted by her inability to piece together the puzzle of her existence and decides to return to Sanctum. But things are not as she left them. There is a new threat ravaging the territory.

The warlocks are not like their cannibalistic predecessors. They're calculated and their weapons are potent and debilitating, even to Spartans. They're just another enemy to Genesis until strange ghost signals from a long-lost city begin to hint at something more sinister behind the attacks.

The band reunites to hunt down the source of the ghost signal across unforgiving terrain, facing new adversaries along the way. For better or for worse, what they find will change everything.

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