Blog Tour Feature: M.K. Dawn’s Dusk of Humanity!

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Dusk of Humanity, The Decay of Humanity Series, Book 1:



An asteroid brought about the destruction of the world…in a way no one thought possible.

After the death of her parents, Sloan Egan left their Montana ranch determined to make a difference in the world. Now a prominent surgeon with an exceptional career in her future, life has turned out exactly as she expected. Until a government summons arrives with an order to report to Fort Hood for a top-secret weekend retreat.

Major Lee Archer’s reassignment as head of military operations at The Bunker felt more like a prison sentence than a promotion. To make matters worse, he’s been assigned to babysitting detail, as a group of the country’s most brilliant young minds come together to test the vitality of the cutting-edge fallout shelter he commands.

But the retreat was nothing more than a ploy. One devised to safeguard the future of humanity, as a catastrophic event renders the world above uninhabitable.

Or so they’ve been led to believe.

Those in charge have a secret. One so horrifying they would do anything to keep it concealed. Because what lurks beyond The Bunker is deadlier than anyone could have ever imagined.

And it’s only a matter of time before it finds a way in.


Genre:  Sci-Fi Thriller, Horror



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So, what are readers saying about this title?



"Fun read...lots of action. Archer and Sloan are likable heroes and the fast paced plot keeps you turning pages. Looking forward to reading the next installment." - Helenbk1, Amazon


"Nearing the end of their weekend locked down 'testing' the fall out shelter and supposedly rating it for improvement they are told an astroid hit earth and they can not return to the surface. 2000 of the country's brightest and best in their field all in The Bunker. The story takes you through what happens in this post apocalyptic world. The people who created and invested in The Bunker have secrets they hope no one ever discovers.

I loved the characters and how they handled all that is thrown at them. This book kept me turning the pages as I wanted to know what happens. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
" - Wendy Ragan, Amazon


"I really loved the concept of this story. It is one of those sci-fi/horror novels that does a fantastic job keeping you on the edge of your seat. I read this in one sitting because I couldn’t wait to see what happened next! I think the plot was unique, and fast paced, and I’m looking forward to more.

I really love the characters. Everyone is super well rounded, and realistic. I found them strong, with purpose, and I think that is super important in a novel. I’ve always said a book can be lacking in plot (which, this isn’t), but if it’s lacking in characters it is more likely to lose me. This isn’t the case with Dusk of Humanity.

M.K. Dawn has a ton of talent, and I am very much looking forward to reading more of her stories!
" - Jessica Rachow, Amazon


"Fantastic read.
I will start right off and say I loved this book! I met M.K. Dawn recently at the Love Of Books Author event in Austin. This was the only apocalyptic book I found at the entire event so I had to buy it! I love ' zombie(ish)' stories and this one does not disappoint. Very well written. Excellent character development." - L. Liberty, Amazon



Here are some excerpts from Dusk of Humanity.




Excerpt 1

Sloan turned her attention to the news. She caught the tail-end of a headline that read something about a virus, which wasn’t too much of a concern in her eyes. Every year there was always talk about viruses; most didn’t cause too much damage and only needed to run their course, but they were news nonetheless.
Several anchors were deep in discussion—about what, she couldn’t decipher—and the remote was nowhere in sight. A video of a man who displayed symptoms similar to those of the man brought into the ER this morning played in the background. Sloan stood to turn up the sound on the TV itself when the screen went black.
“News,” a man said. “Can’t believe a damn thing those bastards say. Always blowing shit way out of proportion.”
Sloan pivoted around. “Do you know what they were discussing?”
“Nothing that pertains to us.” He crossed the room. “Lee Archer, but everybody calls me Archer. You must be Dr. Sloan Egan.”
She shook the man’s hand. “I am.”
“Glad you could make it, Dr. Egan.”
He wasn’t quite what she expected. With his light brown crew-cut hair, green eyes, and fair skin, he looked more like a movie version of a soldier than the men who escorted her from the airport. “Please, call me Sloan.”
“This the only bag you brought?” He motioned to her small carry-on.
“That and the one I’m holding.” She patted the bag slung across her chest.
“You know there’s a cocktail party the last night?”
“I’m aware and packed for the occasion.”
“That must be one hell of a dress.”
Sloan’s eyes narrowed. “I don’t know what that means.”
A mischievous grin spread across Archer’s face. “To fit a dress into that tiny suitcase, it must be short. Short equals hot, which makes it one hell of a dress.”
Sloan stood there, flabbergasted at the borderline inappropriate remark. If this was the standard set for employee behavior within The Bunker, this weekend would be more dreadful than she’d imagined.

Excerpt 2

The room fell silent. President Edward Patterson sat behind a small desk in a make-shift office with an unnatural stillness. An American Flag hung on the cavern wall behind him. It took Sloan a moment to realize he too was in The Bunker.
His expression was grave and his normal youthful demeanor was replaced with an unsmiling, unfocused stare that could only mean one thing: the announcement wasn’t good.
“My fellow Americans,” President Patterson began, “first, on behalf of our great country, I would like to personally thank every one of you for joining us this weekend.” He dropped his head and swallowed so hard the sound echoed off his microphone. When he raised his head, his eyes were wet and bloodshot. “Secondly, I owe each of you an apology. I’ve always considered myself an honorable man. My word is as important to me as the air I breathe.” Another extended pause. “It’s with a heavy heart I share with you my deception.”
The sound of Sloan’s heartbeat thrashed in her ears.
“We brought you here under false pretenses, not out of malice but out of fear. Fear that without each of you the world as we know it would be lost. I will spare you the tedious details and get straight to the point.” He lifted his wrist to check the time. “Approximately five minutes ago, an asteroid close to six miles wide struck the earth. An asteroid this size is known as a global killer. Over the course of the next few months, billions of lives will be lost, as will most of the animals and vegetation.”
The room erupted in a mixture of cries and gasps. Sloan couldn’t think. She couldn’t breathe. This couldn’t be happening.



Uh oh! So tense!


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As a lifetime reader, M.K. Dawn always dreamed about becoming a writer. Then one day an idea came to her and then a story; so she started to write. And when she started to write, she couldn't stop. Not only does she love to write fantasy, paranormal and dystopian books, she can almost always be found with her nose buried deep in them as well.
M.K. lives in South Texas with her husband and two children. When she isn't writing, she is reading, watching her favorite TV shows or dreaming about sitting on a beach somewhere.


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