A Death in Sweden by Kevin Wignall

A Death in Sweden isn’t so much a James Bond thriller as it is a thrilling mystery. I loved it.

I thought it was a refreshing take on the whole spy, revenge killer thing. There’s a bit of humanity lost in our main character, and he not only recognizes this with the aid of a beautiful Swedish agent, and dead college, he dares to overcome that legacy but not before revenge of course. I thought Kevin Wignall did a great job. His writing is certainly excellent and I’ve got to say I thought it was much better than the bestselling thriller currently running, Girl on the Train.

This is a very worthy read. As a writer myself, I’ve learned to ignore other reviews and choose books based on the author’s merit, not other opinions that seem sometimes to become copycats of their predecessors. Bad habit that… thinking for oneself is so much more worthy.

A Death in Sweden doesn’t actually release until January 1st, but I was able to read it early through Kindle First. It’s worth mentioning that if you are a Prime member of Amazon, there is a new monthly perk where you can obtain one book per month that hasn’t even been released yet! Yipee! There is usually several to choose from, and A Death in Sweden was one of them. This is FREE to Prime members, and if you have it, you can already take advantage of this. Cool huh? I know I was thrilled.

If you are not an Amazon Prime member, I encourage you to become one because of all the FREE 2-Day shipping, music, photo storage, books, live stream shows…so many advantages. It’s awesome, and the yearly fee is well worth just the free 2-day shipping alone. You can watch Man in High Castle, which I recommend, for no additional fees…I’m sure I’m only using half of the advantages as it is but my family loves it and the monthly household products we purchase through Subscribe and Ship are well worth it too. You can even give Amazon Prime as a gift.

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Durham Departure – Cover Reveal for a Perseid Collapse Novella

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It’s time for the cover reveal for the short story I’m currently working on. Durham Departure is the second book in the Deception on Durham Road series I’ve written for the Kindle Worlds Perseid Collapse series.

The story is coming along well and as soon as it’s complete, I will let my newsletter fans know first as it’s sent off to my editors. This is a short story about 25 thousand words and it continues Jamie’s adventure after the fall. She’s now responsible for three girls with no family or friends around. How will she make a life for them and what happens when they’re forced to flee. If you think you can predict where this is going, you’ll be surprised as I was writing it. It’s not what I expected. I hope you’ll enjoy the story as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.

At the same time, I’m working on a co-book story with author Steven C. Bird. We are complete with the first ten chapters and sending it back and forth as we both develop separate parts. It’s a fun project and I hope it turns out well, I’m pretty sure it will. More on that later.

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Cascade Preppers & Last Infidels .99 for a Limited Time

-What the world dreads most has happened.-Right now until the 11th, The Cascade Preppers & Last Infidels is only .99.

The Cascade Preppers

What the world dreads most has already happened. Now, there is only a quest for survival.

In her dystopian and post-apocalyptic novel, The China Pandemic, A. R. Shaw created a realistic world after a much too plausible pandemic event. Now, the remaining must not only survive but thrive or risk complete extinction. The thriller series moves forward with…

Graham is back in book two of the Graham’s Resolution series. In the tiny town of Cascade, Washington, the members of Graham’s camp endure a severe winter season. Meanwhile, The Prepper community remains dedicated to isolation and maintains their benevolent relationship. Tensions rise when tragedy strikes. The human traits of community and compassion are pitted against instincts to survive. Will they be doomed by their own efforts to coexist? Read the ongoing saga of Graham’s Resolution, Book 2, The Cascade Preppers, for the startling revelation.

Top 100 in Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic fiction novels. A Prepper TEOTWAWKI fiction favorite.

The Last Infidels

What the world dreads most, happened. Now that they’ve achieved their quest for survival, the true reason for humanity’s demise becomes ever more apparent. In her dystopian and post-apocalyptic novel, The China Pandemic, A. R. Shaw created a realistic world after a much too plausible pandemic collapse event. Now, the remaining survivors must face an enemy more sinister than anyone ever conceived. The story moves forward with…The Last Infidels and the terrorists are here.

The survivors are back in book three of the Graham’s Resolution series. In the tiny town of Cascade, Washington, the members of Graham’s camp and the Preppers welcome spring and begin to thrive as a community. Meanwhile, dark forces invade the peace they’ve cultivated. A common malevolent enemy of the past emerges and suddenly the pandemic wasn’t what it seemed at all. Read the ongoing thriller series of Graham’s Resolution, Book 3, The Last Infidels, for the startling revelation.

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What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman a Review

  
I just finished What She Left Behind By Ellen Marie Wiseman and wanted to write the review before I moved on to the next book on my TBR table. I think it’s a compelling novel retelling wrongs of society’s past. 

We now gasp at treatments inflicted by those given power in the past and it makes me wonder what we’re doing wrong now that those in our future will shake their heads at our ignorance looking back at us.

Perhaps power over another is all too entising for humans. Whatever the case, I hope our science continues to progress and instead of cruelty we see behind us, we’ll see no fault in caring instead.

What She Left Behind is a wonderful novel and I recommend it’s reading. It’s a story of lifelong wrongs for the most selfish of reasons. 

Right now it is only $2.99 for holiday pricing so pick it quickly since Amazon’s prices change without notice.

Borrowed World by Franklin Horton a Review

If you like books by A. American, Steven Bird and Steven Konkoly you’ll love The Borrowed World by Franklin Horton. I can’t think of a better recommendation than that but what if you haven’t read books by those writers? Then, if you love survival fiction with a prepper mindset, you’ll enjoy The Borrowed World. There, I think that covers it.

Truly, Franklin Horton’s new series is a fast-paced, super-charged journey that will not only make you think like a prepper but will also scare the bejeezus out of you as well. I read it in two nights and stayed up way too late the second night because I only had 11 percent left to go…according to my Kindle.

What I really enjoyed about this book might surprise you. He wrote most of the book in third person except for the protagonist; that, he wrote in first person. The result was a more personal experience than you would have otherwise. Not many authors write in first person because of the limitations but he did and he did it well.

The Borrowed World also has that kind of humor I enjoy; you know what I mean…that sarcastic, high brow type that not many people get. He does that and it works great.

After the Borrowed World you can also delve into the second in the series, Ashes of the Unspeakable. I expect great things from this one as well.

 

Pretend You’re Mine: A Small Town Love Story Review

I just finished Pretend You’re Mine by Lucy Score.

I must say I’m conflicted. I’m a writer and a voracious reader but this type of genre is really not my thing. That being said, the storyline was interesting. The author did a great job of engaging the reader and for a romance she certainly applied her skill set there. 

To me the love scenes bordered on erotica which isn’t something I enjoy, I prefer for the suggestion of sex to be there but there’s no need to get so graphic; that’s my personal perspective and not something I would nail a writer for. I knew I was reading a romance novel so that’s something you expect these days.

I picked up this book because it was ranked so highly on Amazon. Every now and then, I choose books from the top list to see what’s selling and even though this is currently in vogue it’s not something I would generally read.

Would I recommend this book? Um…not for my readers who generally are a more serious bunch. If you love romance novels, like say, Fifty Shades of Grey, you’ll enjoy Pretend You’re Mine.   I will try to stick with the genres I know and love. 🙂

 

Not Self But Country by David C. Perry


I love reading about our nation’s history, but I’ve never considered how the United States Navy was formed. Not until I read Not Self But Country by David C. Perry, which is a fictional version of those early days of the Revolution, did I realize what a monumental feat it was.

Author David Perry expertly composes the daily lives of those who helped form the first US Navy. You feel the salt spray on your lips and relive the struggle of enemy capture after a harrowing sea battle. His writing is superb and the picture he paints for the reader makes this book an enjoyable and informative read. What’s more, is that Not Self But Country is the beginning of a series. Not only has Perry offered us the first, but he also has the second novel published as well, titled The Crucible of Tradition.

Both books are currently only .99 on Amazon! To read more about this author and his other works you can visit his website at Leadership, Legends and Lore.

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Just Released! The Malefic Nation by AR Shaw in Audio

That’s right! I’m happy to announce that The Malefic Nation has just been released in audio form.

This concluded Graham’s Resolution for now. It was an amazing adventure and I hope to return to Graham’s world someday.

What the World Dreads Most Happened and now Graham’s group has found a way to fight back, but is it too late? And are their methods going too far in the name of humanity? Read the conclusion of the best selling series… Graham’s Resolution, top 100 Best seller in Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic fiction novels: A TEOTWAWKI, Prepper, medical thriller, fiction favorite, where surviving a terrorist weaponized pandemic means becoming less human and vengeance is a fight for absolute survival.


The Virginian by Owen Wister

As a post-apocalyptic writer, I read an abundance of survival fiction. Like many like-minded readers, post-apocalyptic has become known as the modern day westerns like The Virginian by Owen Wister.

I read across many genres, but mostly modern bestsellers. It’s refreshing to delve into the older classics and rediscover something I’ve missed in the past. That’s the case with The Virginian. A friend recommended the piece to me and I loved the lengthy novel.

Owen Wister aptly captured the old west and traditions of the early 1900’s. It’s amazing to see the differences between human nature of those that lived then and even more surprising to notice the similarities today. Women are still doing their best to prove they’re more than just wives. Men are perhaps less hardened than they were in those days.

And yet, the criminal aspect of human nature certainly exists in the same form only this author caught even the minute malicious tendencies of manipulation between his pages. The subtleties of attitude which can change a man and wreak havoc on society then is also performed so today, but with social media tools, they exist even greater. For there are Trampasses in abundance today.

So after I finished the novel, I discovered that not only is there a film made, there are many. The first one was made in 1929, and so far the latest one was completed in 2014. I intend to start with the earliest and watch my way through; I expect the earlier films will be of the best quality and stick closest to the storyline.

So if you need a break from your current reading genre and want something different to help cleanse your palette, I’d suggest The Virginian. It’s a classic that appeals today as much as it did over a hundred years ago.


Catch me on the Prepper Chick’s Podcast Radio Show

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Tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 27th at 10EST I’ll be with host Annie Berdel on the Prepper Chicks Podcast Radio Show.

Tune in as we play the survival card game Conflicted.