Tag Archives: AR Shaw

Under Cover of Smoke & Fire

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Rebel Blaze cove   Dane Talbot uses the cover of the apocalypse happening all around her to exact revenge on those who have harmed her and her family.  As a firefighter who has achieved the most sought-after position of a smokejumper, she quietly takes advantage of her position to hand out vigilante justice. Societal breakdown has a way of going in both directions for Dane. Will she be able to escape her actions, or will her actions take her down too?

Shaw’s first novel in the Remember The Ruin series, Rebel Blaze, follows Dane as she comes to the realization that the only one who can avenge her is herself. A departure of sorts from Shaw’s post-apocalyptic writings brings a refreshing new genre for her. She weaves a tale of suspense with just the right amount of tension.

Dane’s story is heartbreaking. The reader is quickly drawn into the emotional turmoil she is facing. I am anxiously awaiting the next installment.

5 out of 5 stars.

Stick it to the Man

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DoD3 cover     Sloane Delaney and the community of Cannon Beach, Oregon have come together to take back their town and fight those that seek to stop them. Tale, the imposed king of Astoria, has other plans for these good folks. Sloane’s group has no intention of backing down. They will stand their ground no matter what it takes.

Shaw’s third novel in the Dawn of Deception Series, Unbeaten: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller is the classic David and Goliath story. It takes a lot of training and dedication to survive in this new world. With the right plans in place, a smaller force can overtake a larger, more complacent one.

It’s sad to see this series come to an end. Sloane has been such an inspirational female protagonist. She has become an unwitting leader and is respected among her peers.

5 out of 5 stars.

Evil Must Be Undone

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Sloane Delaney is always vigilant. She is constantly preparing for the worst-case scenario. From her experience on Horseshoe Lane, she knows evil will stop at nothing. But, is she prepared for what she’s up against now? And, will she be able to protect those dear to her?

Shaw’s second novel in the Dawn of Deception series, Undone picks up several months after the first book. The characters have grown from the horrors they experienced and are stronger as a result. Sloane’s sheer will if nothing else has kept them together.

I’ve followed Shaw since her very first novel. She always delivers a good story. This is no exception. It is solid. In some ways, this one is more horrific than the first. There is no way to escape the maliciousness of those that are intent on ruling in this new post-apocalyptic world.

5 out of 5 stars.

A Mother’s Love

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Sloane Delaney and her daughters, Wren and Mae, find themselves almost totally alone in their neighborhood after a devastating tsunami wreaks havoc along the Oregon coast. Sloane is a strong woman and sets out to ensure that her daughters have what it takes to survive in the wake of this disaster. A crazy neighbor, no power or fresh water, wanders, and the government are among the many dangers thrown at them.

Shaw’s first book in the Dawn of Deception series, Unbound is a riveting novel set in a post-apocalyptic world. The ingenuity and determination of Sloane make for a fascinating read. The pace of the story varies and keeps your reading straight to the end.

Having a strong female protagonist in a post-apocalyptic setting is refreshing. Motherly love is overwhelming. Sloane will do whatever it takes to keep her children safe. Will she ever learn to trust again? We shall see in book two!

I highly recommend this book.

5 out of 5 stars.

A Brilliant Combo

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The Bitter Earth

Shaw’s fifth installment in the Graham’s Resolution series, The Bitter Earth: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller masterfully blends the past and the future with a prequel and a sequel of the beloved tale into one novel. The prequel introduces us to some new characters as well as gives us insight into some of our old favorites. We meet Officer Lincoln Archer, Sheriff’s partner before the pandemic. Clarisse’s character is fleshed out even more. And, of course, the ever lovable Sheriff has his backstory brought to life.

The sequel continues eight years after book four with our intrepid cast of characters still struggling to survive in the new world. A lot has happened and we are quickly brought up to speed. Without the pre-pandemic world conveniences, life is much harsher and sometimes deadlier. Just when it looks like things have settled down in this new way of life an old/new nemesis rears their ugly head.

Shaw delivers another blockbuster story with The Bitter Earth. She leaves us chomping at the bit for even more.

5 out of 5 stars.

Personal Growth from Tragedy

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Jamie McDaniels has had a life of misfortune. She lost the love of her life during the Jakarta pandemic six years before leaving her with two young daughters to raise. Finding misplaced faith in her second husband, Jeff Michaud, she is relieved when Alex Fletcher sets her free. Now, seemingly alone on Durham Road, Jamie vows to take the upper hand in life and survive without anyone’s help.

Shaw’s first foray into the Kindle World of The Perseid Collapse Series, Deception on Durham Road, brings a strong, female protagonist to the forefront. This novella showcases how someone can turn their life around amid tragedy. Jamie is smart and teaches her daughters how to survive even when they roll their eyes at her.

The depth of character brought about by Shaw of Jamie is such that you grunt and groan with her as she works in the heat and humidity. We are even given a broader perspective of Todd, the selfish and misguided neighbor. You can visualize his repulsiveness through the language used to show his state of mind.

This novella gives you insight into the Fletcher’s abandoned neighborhood. Though not as prepared for this catastrophe as Alex and his immediate circle of friends, others did heed his advice and learned from the pandemic. It is excellent prepper friction.

5 out of 5 stars.

Amazing Variety of Authors and Genres

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25 for one

What a wonderful way to experience new authors! Support the hurricane disaster victims by purchasing this book. You will receive 25 full-length novels for one low price. Not one cent goes to the authors, the publishers, or anyone else involved in producing this package. All proceeds and I do mean ALL go to the relief efforts.

Some of the best-selling authors include Steven Konkoly, A.R. Shaw, Tom Abrahams, and Franklin Horton. There is a wide variety of genres, such as political thrillers, apocalyptic, spy/black ops, and prepper fiction. You couldn’t ask for a better way to sample a wide variety of well-written works.

It would take too long to review all 25 books. I have read several and published written reviews of them individually. These are all 4 and 5-star winners. You won’t be disappointed and you will be supporting a noble cause.