“Hardened Heart” by CJ Buck: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller Achieves Best Seller Status

“Hardened Heart,” the latest masterpiece by accomplished author CJ Buck, has emerged as a triumphant best-seller on Amazon.com. Released on September 8th, 2023, this gripping post-apocalyptic thriller has captivated readers and secured top positions in multiple Amazon categories.

In “Hardened Heart”, CJ Buck, a retired USMC GySgt with two decades of military service, invites readers on a heart-pounding journey through a post-apocalyptic United States, torn apart by the cataclysmic Rapture. The narrative unfolds as two old friends, Colt and Jason, reunite by chance and set out on a perilous odyssey through the desolate countryside. Navigating a nightmarish world where demons, fallen angels, vampires, and other creatures of folklore roam freely, they are drawn inexorably toward an enigmatic destination that defies comprehension.

CJ Buck’s passion for writing was ignited by vivid dreams he’s experienced since childhood, many of which center around post-apocalyptic scenarios. “Hardened Heart” stands as a testament to his creative prowess and unwavering commitment to crafting gripping narratives.

The book has achieved remarkable success, securing prominent rankings in various Amazon categories:

  • #1 Kindle New Release – Occult Supernatural
  • #3 New Release Kindle – Military Fantasy
  •  #7 Hot New Release – Supernaturalism
  • #32 Best Seller Book – Military Fantasy
  • #37 Best Seller Book – Supernatural 
  • #49 Best Seller Book – Supernaturalism

“Hardened Heart” distinguishes itself not only through its vivid post-apocalyptic setting but also through its profound exploration of the human psyche. CJ Buck delves deep into the minds of the characters, unveiling their vulnerabilities, insecurities, hopes, and fears. This psychological depth adds layers of complexity and authenticity to the narrative, leaving a lasting impact on readers long after the final page is turned.

The narrative opens with a chilling depiction of the apocalyptic event that reshapes the world as we know it.  CJ Buck’s prose captures the chaos and disintegration of society with a raw, visceral intensity that’s impossible to ignore.  Readers are thrusted headlong into a world where the familiar comforts of modern life have crumbled, and what remains are the fractured remnants of humanity.

As the narrative unfolds, it becomes evident that “Hardened Heart” is not just a story of survival; it’s a meditation on what it means to truly live. It asks profound questions about the nature of redemption, the resilience of the human spirit, and the enduring power of hope.

Through the characters’ journeys, we are reminded that even in the darkest of times, when our hearts have been hardened by pain and loss, there is always a glimmer of light that can lead us towards a better future.

“Hardened Heart” is available in both Kindle and paperback formats on the Amazon Kindle Book Store.

About CJ Buck:

Charles Jeff Buck, widely known as CJ Buck, is a retired USMC GySgt with 20 years of dedicated service. He brings a unique blend of military discipline and creative storytelling to his works. CJ Buck is also a certified coach and speaker, having embraced the teachings of John Maxwell to inspire and empower others.

In addition to “Hardened Heart,” CJ Buck has authored two other compelling books: “My Own Worst Enemy,” and “What Resonates“. His academic achievements include a Bachelor of Science in Business (BS) and a Master in Business Administration (MBA), and he is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Business Administration (DBA).

To explore CJ Buck’s literary works and learn more about his captivating storytelling, please visit: Hardened Heart on Amazon

Contact CJ Buck at: cjeffbuck21@gmail.com