Books

What follows are my books. Some stories, charming and trite, others dark and heavy, most revolving around themes of faith and religion and love and life and truth. You may enjoy them or you may hate them. If you are like me, you may enjoying hating them. By visiting the corresponding pages for each, you’ll find excerpts, my views on what they are, and, if you’d like, an easy way to read them, in old-fashioned print or as a spiffy-new eBook. If there is one shame to the increased popularity of eBooks it is the impossibility of continuing the cherished tradition of book burning.

Paradise Earth: Day Zero

Paradise Earth: Day Zero

When the ground quakes and blazing balls of fire fall from the sky, a religious sect interprets it as the fulfillment of long-held prophecies foretelling the end of the world. The members flee to their religious sanctuary, believing that this global cataclysm is the portent of a new paradise of eternal happiness. Inside, one cold and starving man struggles to hold onto his hope for the future. He's sacrificed everything for his faith in the prophecy, including his family. As the tortuous night drags on he grapples with a lifetime of beliefs and expectations. If he survives to see the paradise earth, will it be worth it? Paradise Earth is a deconstruction of faith at the end of the world and beyond. More info →
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Deep Penitentiary 6

Deep Penitentiary 6

Assassin Theta Butterfly goes deep undercover in a remote space prison in a life or death attempt to locate her missing twin sister. As a prisoner, she has to confront a gang of ferocious inmates lead by Honey Bee, a black bombshell from the dark side of the moon. Theta must find the will to live as she is subjected to livid abuse at the hands of the warden, the infamous Dark Mother. Caged ... tortured ... Theta Butterfly cuts through all obstacles to find out the horrific secrets of Deep Penitentiary 6. More info →
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Butterfly

Butterfly

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Butterfly is the killer comic book prelude to the Deep Penitentiary 6 novella. When Theta Butterfly crosses paths with a former cult associate she is seduced by sweet revenge and sets out to murder the man that made her, Dr. Purple. The book is fully illustrated in color with 28 pages of hot action, and includes a Tabula Rasa comic by Shane Crash on the flip-side. More info →

Happiness: How to Find It

Rose Gluck thought she knew what it meant to be happy, but things would change when Wyatt True came to her small, rural Missouri congregation. Through Wyatt, Rose will discover the meaning of love and unravel the mystery of her past while contending with her strict grandmother and the oppressive presiding overseer of her congregation. In the end, Rose's search for happiness will lead to a climatic choice between true love and true religion with eternal consequences. » Read

Paradise Earth

You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth is harrowing dystopian fiction novel by Anthony Mathenia, to be published in three parts: Day Zero (2012), Week One (2013), Forever After (2014). When a cataclysm forces an apocalyptic sect to flee to the safety of their religious sanctuary, they interpret it as the fulfillment of Bible prophecies that foretold the end of the world and the ushering in of a new, paradise earth. Paradise Earth is a deconstruction of faith, at the end of the world and beyond. » Read

Deep Penitentiary 6

Assassin Theta Butterfly goes deep undercover in a remote space prison in a life or death attempt to locate her missing twin sister. As a prisoner, she has to confront a gang of ferocious inmates lead by Honey Bee, a black bombshell from the dark side of the moon. Theta must find the will to live as she is subjected to livid abuse at the hands of the warden, the infamous Dark Mother. Caged ... tortured ... Theta Butterfly cuts through all obstacles to find out the horrific secrets of Deep Penitentiary 6. » Read