Can one man stop the apocalypse?

MAC CARTER lived in several foster homes before he met his best friend, RUSTY BANFIELD. Rusty’s mother took Mac in during high school, and Rusty and Mac are business partners in their architectural firm, Carter-Banfield.

Now almost 40, Mac vows to quit drinking so much when he wakes up with yet another hangover. He remembers being at The Inferno the night before and meeting two men who started talking about December 21, 2012.

EMMA WAKELY, Mac’s long-time girlfriend is interested in all the doomsday prophecies, and Mac and Rusty tell her not to buy into any of it. Emma joins a 2012 group with her sister, and it seems that Mac can’t get away from the propaganda.

While out of town on business, Mac meets a stunning woman, VAREEDA SHINTUK. Vareeda shows up every time Mac and Rusty travel, and Rusty becomes suspicious even though Mac tells him she is a consultant and her client needs an architect. 

One evening, Vareeda brings up December 21, and tells him all the theories surrounding the ominous date. Mac finds it interesting. He begins secretly corresponding with Vareeda and his life and relationships begin to unravel. Mac is confused by his feelings and unsure if he wants to stay in business with Rusty, or go work for Vareeda.

Vareeda reveals that he is the last descendant of the gods and must return to her planet, Chasra, on December 21, 2012. If he goes, he will take his place as leader of the Great Council and bring peace to the universe. If he doesn’t go, life will end.


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Author Bio
Joanne Hirase-Stacey is the author of the Mac Carter Chronicles, a trilogy that includes 2012: The Rising, Chasra: The Homecoming, and Earth: The Return. She is an attorney working as the Director of Risk Management and Compliance for Idaho State University, an adjunct professor, and an author. She lives on a mountain pass in southeastern Idaho with her husband and their four rescue dogs: Maggie the Belgian shepherd, Isamu the Rottweiler, Zebekiah the pit bull, and Bella the boxer. When she’s not working, teaching, or writing, she’s running, quilting, and painting. Joanne is currently writing a paranormal/horror book, trying to find a publisher for a contemporary fiction novel, and has a brain full of ideas that will hopefully come together in a cohesive manner for future stories.
Title: 2012: The Rising
Book 1 of the Mac Carter Chronicles

Author: Joanne Hirase
Publication Date: December 14, 2012
Format: Ebook
Price: $5.99
Size: 102,000 words
ISBN-13: 978-1-61937-321-1
Available at: Amazon
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