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New Sheriff New Rules

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Morgan is settling into his new role as sheriff and is trying to set a positive example. With the help of his family and close-knit friends, they try to bring peace and a sense of normalcy to their community. But, a new group of marauders has arrived and is stirring up trouble. Not only that, but a nemesis long since thought vanquished has returned for revenge.

American’s sixth novel in The Survivalist, Enforcing Home, continues the story of Morgan, Sarge, and the clan that has settled into Morgan’s neighborhood. Every day brings new challenges and danger. Nothing can be taken for granted. Life is hard and not everyone is willing to do what it takes to survive. Instead, they would rather take from others.

I’m embarrassed to say that somehow, I skipped from book 5 straight to book 8 without even realizing it. To me that says that A. American is a phenomenal writer.

5 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.

Escaping the masses

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Charlies Requiem

Charlie, aka Charlotte, is a pharmaceutical rep visiting one of her clients in the Orlando area when an EMP hits the USA. The doctor realizes what has happened and the danger all his employees and patients are in. Hundreds of thousands of tourists along with the residents of Orlando are suddenly without any means to travel home or survive. This story focuses on Charlie’s adventure as she tries to get to safety with several traveling companions.

This novella is a joint effort by Angery American and Walt Browning. It is a companion work to the Going Home series by A. American. Instead of focusing on the microcosm of Morgan’s world, it explores the disaster from the perspective of non-preppers caught in the masses of humanity.

I thoroughly enjoyed this novella and am happy to see that the authors have decided to continue Charlie’s story with full length novels.

5 out of 5 stars.

The Enemy Within

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Blake Jackson is at the homestead teaching others through Rebel Radio. His wife Sandra, is helping to coordinate the attacks in the southwestern states against the New Caliphate. All she needs is proof that the DHS is helping the enemy to confront the president. If she doesn’t get it soon or if the troops don’t stop the advance, then the Caliphate will have the codes to our nuclear weapons.

Craven’s tenth novella The World Burns series, The World Counters, takes place mainly at the forefront of the battle in the southwestern states. Trying to sort out who in the government is aiding the Caliphate requires deception and stealth on behalf of the Kentucky Mafia.

This is to me the best book in the series thus far.

5 out of 5 stars.

Sometimes the Good Guys Really Win

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Morgan Carter and his extended family of friends have bugged out to a secluded area along the river into rustic cabins. Sarge and his crew have joined them temporarily. But, the more that they settle in the more outside influences threaten their survival. Things at the FEMA camp are going from bad to worse for Jess and her friends. And, the National Guard is planning to turn the place upside down.

American’s forth novel in The Survivalist Series, Forsaking Home, follows Carter as he tries to make the cabins in the woods as homelike as possible. With the move comes more of the mental challenges of survival. Up until now most of them lived in their home and that served as an anchor point to the Before. Jess soon finds out that there is a feudal-like structure to the FEMA camp. Those with DHS that feed off the fears of others are thriving with power over the citizen prisoners. Will the Guard succeed?

Each book in the series brings in new characters and some of the lesser reoccurring ones. It is a small world now with so many folks either relocated or having died. It’s a dog eat dog environment now. If you don’t destroy a threat when you first encounter it, then you had better watch your back. It is a time where like-minded survivors need to come together so that they have more security.

If you liked the first three books in this series, you will enjoy this one just as much.

5 out of 5 stars.

Time to Cut Your Losses

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Escaping Home

Morgan Carter feels that he has done what was needed to survive in an economic collapse such as the one the country Is now in. As more of his neighbors either flee to the FEMA camps or die due to starvation or suicide, he finds him and his allies are under constant attack by raiders and sniper fire. None of them want to leave, but what is the price that they will pay if they stay? And, with the rumors that the FEMA camps are more like prison camps, what are their bug out options?

American’s third novel in The Survivalist Series, Escaping Home, showcases the struggles that Morgan faces with trying to balance staying at their home and keeping his family safe. Can he convince his family to relocate if the time comes they can no longer sustain their home? This book also picks back up the story of Jess and what has happened with her and her family since Morgan got her safely to her parents.

Another well written, well edited story in the series. The characters are very diverse and quite complex. The tale is every bit as gritty as those before. I really love this series.

5 out of 5 stars.

What’s Mine is Mine

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Morgan Carter and his traveling companions have each made it to their respective homes throughout Florida after walking home due to an EMP event basically stranding travelers everywhere. With Morgan being an avid prepper his family is better off than most of his neighbors. As things continue to get worse and his neighbors are waiting for the lights to come back on starvation and the need for clean water start to bring out the worst in society. The new government has setup FEMA camps and is strong arming folks into relocating to them.

American’s second novel in The Survivalist Series, Surviving Home: A Novel, pits the prepared against those that are not but think they are owed what others have. The FEMA camps are little more than concentration camps where you check in but you cannot check out.

This is a well written and edited book with strong characters. It is written in such a way as to be totally believable and very scary. I’m looking forward to then next installment.

5 out of 5 stars.