Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Government Wants What You Have

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The Blue Ridge Resistance

Evan and Jason take several other homesteaders with them on a search for supplies out of the local area. That is when they discover the Blue Ridge Militia, a part of a larger effort in the southern states fighting against DHS and a government set out to destroy them. Meanwhile, back at the homesteads the fight continues to keep what they have worked so hard to attain.

Bird’s third novel in The New Homefront series, The Blue Ridge Resistance, is an action-packed story of resistance against an oppressive government. Minor characters from previous stories are brought to the forefront.

This story gets better and better with each new installment.

5 out of 5 stars.

Time to Take a Stand

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Perdition

Lucas wants to leave and head back to his family. But, as luck would have it Astoria is invaded by the Chinese. In the process of evacuating the town to Newport, his friend, Ruby and some of the other ladies are captured. In Portland, the biker gang is relocating to Salem to escape the radiation poisoning. No matter which way Lucas turns he has a battle to fight.

Blake’s sixth novel in The Day After Never series, Perdition, asks the question ‘do you keep running or take the fight to the enemy?’ And, there are multiple enemies.

This is one of the best books in this series.

5 out of 5 stars.

Gate Keeper Needed

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Good Fences

Brian Cartwright is a widower trying to rebuild his life on his family’s farm. His former boss and the father of the young man that is responsible for Brian’s loss has built a subdivision next to the farm. To try and buy the farm out from under Brian, George Landry uses his connections within the city and the HOA to force Brian to stop his farming activities. Then an EMP hits the entire country and suddenly Brian has what everyone else wants.

Craven’s stand-alone novel in the Scorched Earth world, Good Fences, follows Brian and his friends as they come together to survive in a world without electricity. It is such a compelling story that I had a hard time putting it down. The characters are so real I felt the same emotions as they displayed.

The only thing about this book that bothered me was why George was such a jerk to Brian. Brian has worked for George for 15 years prior to George, Jr. crashing into Brian’s vehicle. I just didn’t get it.

4 out of 5 stars.

Nowhere is Safe

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Democide

Charlie and her companions are hunkered down near DHS headquarters waiting for word from John as to when it would be least dangerous to travel and what would be their best route. They have learned that DHS are more like gestapo and the FEMA camps are more akin to prisons.

Browning’s and American’s formal novel in the Charlie’s Requiem series, Democide, follows Charlie, Dr. Kramer, and Beker as they each deal with the aftermath of an EMP attack on the USA.  While each must adapt to a life without power and the accompanying first world problems, the harsh reality of their government’s intentions are alarming.

I am so happy these two authors decided to continue Charlie’s story with a full-length novel with the promise of more in the upcoming months.

5 out of 5 stars. If I could give 100 stars for this I would.

Let’s End This

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Hidden Allegience

Jackson Quick has been living a quiet life with his girlfriend when his past shows up at his doorstep. He had been hoping against all hope that he had left the life of espionage and running far behind. So, to try and regain some sort of normalcy he pits two of his nemesis against one another. He soon discovers that nothing in his life has happened by accident.

Abrahams third novel in A Jackson Quick Adventure series, Hidden Allegiance, is another fast-paced, roller coaster ride of global players vying for world domination. Everything is a mystery and everything is connected.

Congratulations on a series well done! As much as I hate to see it end I am thankful that Sir Spencer will show up in other books.

5 out of 5 stars.

Victory but at what price?

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Dark Embers

The Traxx family just cannot seem to shake the continued attacks from the Vultures even after more than 75 years. A final showdown is coming. Varan and Caleb who were abducted as children into slavery as fighters for entertainment meet Freya, a slave girl who has a destiny intertwined with theirs.

Parker’s third novel in The Path of Ashes series, Dark Embers, follows both sides of the Traxx family. Nothing is as it seems and many will die. This is the final chapter to what began as grandfather Aiden’s bedtime story.

Again, I am not a fan of the paranormal or lizard people. But, that did not stop me from enjoying the struggles of the Traxx family as told by Parker. He does indeed spin a good tale.

4 out of 5 stars.