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Can We Stand?

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Ian and his group of security professionals that some call mercenaries are leaving El Paso. They have killed Dr. Sanjay and retrieved intel on safe houses throughout the United States. In the process, a man named Ram that was being used to inject variants of the virus into was rescued, and he and his partner, Jesse have now joined Ian’s group. The writing is on the wall for El Paso and Ft. Bliss. With millions of infected attacking the walls each day and food and other supplies running low for the over four million refugees something has got to give. It’s only a matter of time before tensions explode.

Hanson’s novel in the Five Roads To Texas series, For Which We Stand: Ian’s road follows Ian on his quest to find answers and those responsible. It is a much more zombie-ish tale than I would have liked. But, that is my opinion and in no way reflects on this review. The story is full of hard-hitting action and nail-biting suspense. The pace is quick.

This storyline is my favorite of the five. The mystery of who and why are explored along with the response from those able to rise and fight back. There are moments to cheer and moments for anger. I found this to be an emotional book. The fate of the United States is not so clear. Will Ian’s group be enough to make a difference?

As much as I’d love to give this book 5 stars I cannot. It has too many errors and is not as well edited as the other two books in the series. Therefore,

4 out of 5 stars.

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Sins Against Humanity

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Nelson Jackson, his family, and friends living in the compound continue the fight against the feds and UN troops brought in to support them. Even after a year, the civil war on American soil continues. To survive and reclaim the constitutional republic we once had Nelson must go into a very dark place within his soul. Will others join him in this fight?

Watson’s fourth novel in the Forgotten Forbidden America series, Revolution is a very gruesome book compared to the previous three. Fighting an enemy without rules challenges mankind’s depths of depravity. Becoming complacent can have a deadly outcome. This book goes well beyond the Geneva Convention.

The writing style is realistic enough that you can see and hear the action. It is easy to get lost in the story so much so that it is hard to put down. There are parts that made me cry. For an author to do that they truly have a gift. And, I don’t mean just a sniffle either. I wish I could say more but I fear I may give away too much.

There were a few typos and some lines that could have been better written. Thankfully, not enough to be distracting. It’s a very good book and I highly recommend it.

4 out of 5 stars.

Will Ren Lewis Transform or Die?

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Ren Lewis isn’t a man that shows emotion or even allows himself to feel. He has built a wall around himself. Now, not only does he find that out that he has a daughter, she is pregnant with his grandchild. Neither is he prepared to embrace. And, an evil enchantress, Vivian, is out to make Ren her own. She is his intellectual equal on many levels. Will these events destroy him or will Ren evolve?

Noffke’s final installment in the Ren series, Ren: The Monster Inside The Monster, delivers the most heart wrenching story of all. It is a masterful conclusion filled with a rollercoaster of emotions. Noffke eloquently conveys how Ren struggles with new realizations about himself. But, don’t worry, he doesn’t lose his snark.

As much as I hated that Ren’s series has come to an end, it was written in the best way possible. Noffke has out done herself. I’m certain that we will see the redheaded Brit pop up from time to time in her other novels.

5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.

Is There Safety In Numbers?

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Jim Powell has made it home and is augmenting the security plans at his homestead. Randi has made it to her family’s farm and seems to be doing well. Gary has made it home but finds his family under attack. Alice is in the basement of a dangerous mental patient who is without his medication. Both Lois and Rebecca were killed before they could get home to their families. Can Gary keep his family safe by bugging in? Will Alice be the next casualty? Are things going to get worse for the country before it gets better or does the government have a viable plan?

Horton’s third novel in The Borrowed World Series, Legion of Despair, continues to follow the lives of these coworkers as they come to grips with the new reality in a post-apocalyptic USA. Their stories are terrifyingly realistic. Hard choices have to be made just to stay alive.  This book focuses more on how Gary and Alice adapt and change. Both doing things they would have never imagined themselves possible of just a month before.

The story continues to evolve and explore new challenges which keep it interesting. New characters are introduced and previous characters are brought into the forefront. This is the first book which really evoked an emotional response from me. The interaction between Ariel and Buddy at the end of the book really touched my heart. I am anxiously awaiting the next installment!

5 out of 5 stars.

Corporate Espionage & Cyborgs

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Jason Hunt is doing very well in the post 2008 financial collapse. His wife has just accepted her dream job working on advanced human augmentation. Then everything falls apart. Someone it trying to kill them. In a very competitive corporate world where dominating not only the market, but the world is the goal, black-op strikes have become the new norm. Corporate espionage has gone to its highest level of treachery.

Cross’ first novel in The Upgrade series, The Blueprint, gives us a futuristic view of how man’s body could possibly be enhanced through robotics.  It also looks at how mega billionaires using their corporation could control governments throughout the world. The combination of the two come together in a thrilling adventure.

There are a lot of characters and it was not entirely clear who the protagonist was going to be for a long time. I had it narrowed down to 3 people when it finally became clear that Jason was it towards the end of the book. During the first half dozen or so chapters the author switched back and forth between the present and the past without warning. This was confusing at first until I figured out what was going on. It would have been better if the author had put a tagline at the beginning of each chapter noting the date.

Otherwise, it was a face-paced book with a lot of action. I did indeed enjoy it.

4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.

An Angry Patriot

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Nelson, his family, and his friends have all made it to the farm where they start fortifying the defenses. Ever watchful for pillaging gangs and those in government seeking to detain them in FEMA camps, they take the fight away from the farm to help others as well as themselves. Are others willing to stand up for freedom?

Watson’s second novel in the Forgotten Forbidden America series, Patriots Reborn, the non-stop action returns. It is as well written as the first book and really moves the story along. All of the major characters and the supporting personalities are back.

I did not like this book as well as the first for a couple of reasons. Mostly, it made me hate Nelson. He is a total jerk in this book. I despise him so much I’d be happy if he gets killed off in the next book. He was mean to everyone and constantly in a bad mood. I do not understand the point of ruining the main character unless you plan to kill him off. And, it had some very long drawn out descriptions that were just plain boring. If I ever want to build a power plant on a creek for my house, I know what book to read.

Please make the next book in the series better.

3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.

Nearly Perfect Prepper Fiction

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Nelson Jackson and his family are prepared to bugout to a farm where like-minded individuals have setup to live long term in the event of a disaster. When the Asian markets collapse they put their plan to evacuate into action. The federal government acts quickly to restrict travel and what a family is allowed to have in their possession. Will the Jackson family and their friends make it to their safe haven before the government takes them into custody?

Watson’s first novel in the Forgotten Forbidden America series, Rise of Tyranny is exactly what I look for in a post-apocalyptic, prepper story. It is fast paced, has a great group of believable characters that are well developed, has a realistic storyline, and is hard to put down.

There were only a couple of possible typos, but the author was a bit redundant in the use of some of his phrases. Otherwise, I loved this book! It was freaking awesome! I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.