Robert B. Akard, Akart

A statement from the defendants of author Robert Akard vs. AR Shaw and others.

We are aware that comments have been made on various social media posts about a lawsuit filed by Bobby Akard. We believe that Robert B. Akard’s (Akart) lawsuit is without merit, and that the litigation process will expose it as such. We are fully defending the lawsuit and are confident any claims against us will be dismissed. We are also vigorously pursuing a counterclaim against Akard for abuse of process. Due to the nature of litigation and out of respect for the process, this will likely be our only public comment about the lawsuit.

Graham’s Resolution Gets a Cover Update

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Graham’s Resolution gets a cover update.

Surprise! The Graham’s Resolution series has completely new cover designs by a great graphic artist, Hristo Argirov Kovatliev, of Bulgaria.

I’m really happy with the way they all turned out! Each book design is centered on a location and the season that it’s in. The China Pandemic is located near Seattle and that’s Mount Rainer in the background. The story begins in Autumn.14580360_1154157487997723_903295874_n

For The Cascade Preppers, we went with a winter scene on the frozen lake near the fictional town of Cascade which is really near Rockport, Washington near the Cascade Mountains. I love how Hristo captured the frozen dread of the situation.

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Then for The Last Infidels, set in Hope, Canada, during the spring, we went with this scene.

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And finally, for The Malefic Nation, during the summer months, set near Ross Lake in Washington State. I love the subtle summer skyline on this one.

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It will take a few days for the new covers to propagate over. I hope you like them as much as I do.

You can check out more of Hristo’s work below. He really is a talented cover artist and a great to work with.

Surrender the Sun, now in Audiobook

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Surrender the Sun, now in Audiobook

For those of you who have so patiently waited, Surrender the Sun is now available on Amazon,  iTunes and Audible.

In Other News

Book Two in the Surrender the Sun series is coming along. I will tell you that this one will focus more nationally and the third book will focus more globally. And, if you’re not familiar with the Maunder Minimum, please look into it. There have been several new scientific warnings that have come out recently. –Odd when the thing you write about …might just come true. Shivers 

Also, the German edition of The China Pandemic, titled, Survivor, it doing fantastic. It’s stayed in the number one position of Post Apocalyptic for well over a week now. I’m so thankful to the Luzifer-Verlag publishers. They have asked for the second book, The Cascade Preppers, and it’s now in translation.

There will be another special announcement, in the next week or so concerning the Graham’s Resolution series. But for now…I’ll leave you with a few books I’ve read recently and recommend.

 

Scavenger by Ross Elder – A Perseid Collapse Novella

I wrote a blog post about this one recently. I cannot recommend this one enough. This author is VERY talented. Please give this one a try. It takes a lot to get me to weep while reading anymore…this one did.


Devil Dogs by Boyd Craven


RedLine by Alex Shaw – A Perseid Collapse Novella

Black Shuck Thriller by Ian Graham

 

Scavenger Trilogy by Ross Elder

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Scavenger Trilogy by Ross Elder with Allyson Blake

Looking for something to read recently and realized I had not read Ross Elders’ addition to the Perseid Collapse…oh my!

I know Ross from The Edler Statesman. He’s also a great resource as a retired combat vet from the War in Afghanistan…and the man can write from the heart! He’s truly talented.

This is a story that tugged at my heartstrings for many reasons. Not only does it start with a child’s plight of abuse, the survival of such a life leads him to become a man with traits few are granted and equipt to deal with when confronted with the harsh world of the Perseid Collapse. I’ve not read a story like this…it’s unique.

I won’t say more and end up spoiling the story. I just encourage you to read Scavenger. You can buy the trilogy or purchase them one by one. You won’t be sorry. I was truly, blown away, and I’m certainly going to check out his other titles.

 

 

 

 

 

Prepper Broadcasting Network Features Surrender the Sun

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Surrender the Sun

 

The Prepper Broadcasting Network is a 24/7 self-reliance and independence news source. On any given day or time you can skip the mainstream news (happily) and tune in to a variety of podcasts. They even have a smartphone app.

This week, they’re hosting my new release, Surrender the Sun.

One of the hosts I enjoy listening to is Cat Ellis of The Herbal Prepper. She gives practical advice on a variety of topics.

So, check out this great resource. Learning never ends.

 

 

Graham’s Resolution Hits #1 in PA in Germany!

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Graham’s Resolution Book One Hits #1 in Postapokalyptischer in Germany!

Thanks to my German publishers, Luzifer-Verlag, the first book in the Graham’s Resolution series has hit #1 on Amazon’s German site for the second day in a row!

And…they now have the second book in the series set for translation. The reviews have been great. It seems German readers appriciate the postapocalyptic genre as much as Americans do.

While perusing my publisher’s site I ran across several authors that I know and interact with often. They have some really great books out. One of those authors is G. Michael Hopf.

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His, The End series is quite popular in America as well.

In the Thriller genre, I’m accainted with Ian Graham. In fact, I met Ian in New Orleans last month at Bouchercon 2016. We had a great time there especially in the weapons class.

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And another British writer I’ve met, no relation, Alex Shaw is also published on Luzifer-Verlag.

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So Graham’s Resolution is in good company, or as the Germans put it Grahams Prefung. I can’t wait to see the cover they come up with for book two.

Surrender the Sun Audiobook Coming Soon!

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Surrender the Sun Audiobook Coming Soon!

I just heard from renowned, narrator, Kevin Pierce, that the audiobook is coming along nicely and will soon be ready for review. I’m very excited! This has been by far the best audio experience by far.

Kevin Pierce has produced many books in this genre. Some notably by the authors below.

 

 

Indie Author Day

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Indie Author Day

October 8th is Indie Author Day. One event I will attend is my local library function in Liberty Lake, Washington. As you can see from the schedule, I will speak about the self-publishing experience and I’ll also serve on the Q&A Panel. So if you’re in the area, come on over and say hello. Bring your questions and visit a while.