Tag Archives: Tom Abrahams

California is on Fire

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Fires have broken out all over and around the Las Angeles area. Southern California has never seen so much devastation. As soon as one fire seems to be under control it jumps to another set of buildings or stands of trees. Can the firefighters survive to put them all out? How many folks will die trying to escape?

Abrahams second novel in The Alt Apocalypse, Lit tells the story of a group of people from different walks of life and areas around the fires and how they cope or don’t. These are the same folks from Ash and will continue to experience different apocalyptic events throughout the series.

Each book in the series is a standalone tale. Seeing how your favorite characters handle the pressures of the new situation showcases their strengths and their weaknesses. And, it could make you cry.

5 out of 5 stars.

Many Shades of Gray

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The USA is attacked by nuclear warheads, and southern California is a prime target. A handful of survivors scattered throughout the area find different ways to cope with the new reality. Fate will bring them together. Not all for the good.

Abrahams first novel in The Alt Apocalypse series, Ash chronicles each of their separate stories. It is a very realistic look at life in a nuclear fallout zone. This disaster tests their abilities and their weaknesses. What will happen when they meet up? Who will survive, or will they all perish?

The premise of this series is to put the same characters in different apocalyptic situations. Each book is a stand-alone story. It is a very new way to examine human nature. I look forward to the rest of the series. Well, except for the zombie one. I hate zombies.

5 out of 5 stars, especially for originality.

 

The Story of Lou

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***This novel is expected to be released March 15, 2018***

Louise is only 8 years old when the Scourge takes the lives of her mother and brother. Her father, David does his best to teach her how to survive in this new world. Lou’s smart, inquisitive, and determined. But, once her father is killed will she be able to put his teachings into action to stay alive?

Abrahams sixth novel in The Traveler Series, Legacy: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Story is a departure from the main plotline and explores the origin story of Lou. This stand-alone book tells the tale of a young girl who must grow up way too fast in a world that has turned upside down. While the trappings of modern times are all around the lifestyle is more reminiscent of the Wild West. It’s a sad story when children see and do things that even adults shouldn’t have to.

This well written novel is evenly paced at the start then it takes off like a rolling tumbleweed. You can feel the love David has for Lou in everything he says and does. Lou is quick to catch on and is wise beyond her years. Sometimes her childlike innocence still shines through.

I really enjoyed Abrahams giving his fans an in depth look at Lou. She’s definitely a favorite.

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.

Is This The Last Battle?

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*****RELEASES OCTOBER 30, 2017*****

Marcus Battle had hoped that residing in what was left of the small town of Baird, Texas as their sheriff would lead to a peaceful coexistence with the post-apocalyptic world south of the wall. His past decided otherwise. It followed him with a larger than life profile of the man who wanted only to be left alone. Some called him ‘Mad Max’ and a legend was born. They came from far and wide, alone or in small groups, to challenge Battle in a duel. They seek fame and fortune in hopes of being the one that bested Marcus. Many tried and all failed.

Meanwhile, something is brewing north of the wall in the area reclaimed by the government. A storm is coming. A storm worse than the Scourge. A storm that could bring a second apocalypse. And, it’s headed towards Texas.

Marcus is growing weary. He’s older now. His body reminds him of all his past transgressions. Death seems to follow him wherever he goes. All he wants is to live a quiet life away from his past. Will this new threat finally be his downfall or will he walk away from it and everything else forever?

Abrahams’ fifth novel in The Traveler series, Battle: A Post Apocalyptic/Dystopian Adventure, follows Marcus in the waning years of his life. He has loved and lost it all twice. Twice as many as any man should have to bear. He lives on the edge of insanity. He is reckless and cunning. But, is his time running out?

Life appears to be back to normal north of the wall. There is electricity, clean water, and jobs. But, looks can be deceiving. What is the price one must pay to enjoy all those things? And, who decides? Is life really any different north of the wall?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It had one of the funniest scenes I’ve ever read. “Marcus, however, was not the skilled thrower that Lou was, and the handle hit the guard instead of the blade. It bounced harmlessly to the ground.” I found that to be hilarious especially since the scene itself was so intense. You’ll have to read the book to fully appreciate how funny that really is.

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.

You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down

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Marcus Battle cannot seem to catch a break. Just when everything settles down and he can enjoy life, Wham! along comes some Murphy’s Law to turn it all upside down. It’s been five years since Battle returned to the homestead with Lola, Sawyer, and Penny. They have managed to survive and come together as a family without much interference until now. Three men changed Battle’s world in a matter of minutes.

“Revenge is a dish best served cold.” And, Marcus aims to serve it all three times.

The Dwellers came into power after the Cartel was defeated. Their reign did not last long and the former state of Texas is once again a lawless territory with competing gangs plaguing the innocent. Battle’s moral compass, or what is left of it, will not let him pass up a chance to set things right for those he stumbles upon.

His search for revenge meets him up with the most unlikely companions. One tries to kill him and then becomes his constant sidekick. Another is on a similar quest as Marcus and joins them to exact his own retribution. The trio, while somewhat comical, are a deadly combination.

This is my favorite quote from the book: “If these people could shoot, I’d be dead three times over,” he muttered. Not sure why, but I found this hilarious. What Battle said is so true in this situation. But, I digress.

Abrahams’ fourth novel in The Traveler series, Rising, is fast-paced and gritty. True to the series’ name, Marcus is always traveling. He cannot stay put no matter much he would like. The story is reminiscent of tales from the Wild West with vigilante justice and guns-a-blazing. There are no more hospitals to patch you up. You are more than likely to die from infection or bleed out from your wounds.

I am enjoying Battle’s struggle to retain his humanity. He often goes into the darkest places of his mind. Then along comes someone he is drawn to because they remind him of happier times in his past, and he starts that long climb back towards his version of normalcy.

His story will continue.

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.

Let Me Go Home

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Clayton Shepard just wants to get home to Texas and his family. He miraculously landed back on Earth in Canada after two CMEs knocked the power out on the ISS as well as all the planet. After finding an older model plane that still flies he crashes it in a field near the Denver airport. A secret government group finds him and imprisons him in their underground facility. Once inside no one is allowed to leave.

Abrahams third novel in The SpaceMan Chronicles, Retrograde: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller, focuses on the new society that is holding Clayton hostage while waiting on those outside to die off. This gut wrenching story shows the determination of a man who wants nothing but to get home. And, Clayton is not the only one who wants to leave this underground lair.

I have enjoyed this trilogy and hate to see it end. It was nice to depart from the land based prepper story and see things from outer space. If anything, this series is unique in the post-apocalyptic genre in that respect.

5 out of 5 stars.