Monsters & Mayhem is a fiction publication featuring the writing of Dan Decker. In Volume #1 there are over one hundred and ten thousand words of fiction including a full novel, a novella, and two short stories.

Full Novel Feature: War of the Fathers

Adar Rahid and his son Jorad have been on the run for fifteen years, chased by servants of Adar’s father who are intent on finding and killing Adar. Even while a fugitive, Adar continues to search for the secrets of their forefathers because he fervently believes that an ancient alien race known as the Hunwei are about to attack.

When Adar stumbles upon large cloaked creatures in the woods, he determines that the Hunwei have returned and that drastic action needs to be taken.

Just as Adar and Jorad are leaving town to seek out an ancient weapon, men sent from Adar’s father show up to kill him.

Readers are taken on an adventure as the Hunwei attack and a father and son struggle to find a way to fight back in this tale of epic fantasy and science fiction. This action-packed story is the first volume in the War of the Fathers series.

Novella Feature: Monster Country: Recruit

Civilization collapsed when a plague of dinosaur-like lizards spread a virus that turned people into zombies. These lizards became known as zampys because of their close relation to the zombies.

Parry Peters is smuggling anti-venom when he runs into a nest of zampys. He starts to think he has the situation contained when a mysterious woman almost gets him killed through her apparent inexperience.

Everything gets worse when members of a heavily armed gang show up and try to capture the zampys.

If you love zombie and monster stories, you’ll love this exciting adventure yarn set in a world that is quite unlike anything ever before set to paper.

A Jake Ramsey Short Story: Nameless Man

Jake Ramsey is on the cusp of finishing his training. In a few short years, he has already experienced more sorrow than most people see in a lifetime and he can’t wait to get out into the real world to start making a difference.

After quickly breaking into an office space, Jake begins the laborious task of cutting into a safe. Just as he gains access, a man appears behind him with a gun pointed in his direction. Jake cannot decide if the man is part of the training exercise or an outside party interfering with his mission.

When it becomes apparent that the man is after the same thing as him, Jake decides to play for keeps.

This standalone Jake Ramsey short story occurs before the events in Black Brick. If you enjoy thrillers with twists and turns, this short story is for you.

Short Story: Red Survivor

The Red Survivor is on a critical peacekeeping mission to deliver an ambassador to negotiate the end of a war that has humanity on the brink of extinction.

When Captain John Marchant orders the ship to respond to a distress call, First Officer Nick Williams immediately challenges the captain’s order.

Nick struggles to persuade Marchant that the effort is futile and they are best served by staying on course to deliver the ambassador. Ships explode, tempers flare, and their vessel is put in danger as the two square off.

In the Red Survivor universe, this is a standalone space opera short story that focuses on the inherent tension between Marchant and Williams. Buy your copy today!

Monsters & Mayem #1 is the first of many volumes to follow. Buy your copy today!