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 is now on PreSale!

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Surrender the Sun is now on PreSale!

What a crazy week! First, I released The French Wardrobe and then released Surrender the Sun as a Presale on Amazon.

Here is the description.

It’s happened once before, and it will happen again.

In the year 2030 the Maunder Minimum, a period of solar inactivity, will cause a mini-ice age like it did between the years 1645 and 1710. When it does, Bishop will have to save her not only from the effects of severe weather but also from man himself.

Maeve Tilton and her son Ben live alone in the rural town of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Since her husband died in the war, she’s barely kept her head above water, and when the first freeze strikes in the fall, she’s completely unprepared for what lies ahead. Only a war-torn man, one who prefers the solitude of the Kootenai National Forest, can rescue her and her son.

 

I’m really excited about this new release. The concept of the Maunder Minimum is frightening and the more I research the more I scare myself. LOL.

Surrender The Sun takes place in a location I know very well, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. I went there last winter and did a little poking around during a snowstorm. It’s a beautiful part of the country and if you ever get a chance to visit, please do. You’ll never forget it. Maybe not in the winter…it’s a summer retreat. The background picture from above is one that I took off of a high ledge. There’s a lot of camping and hiking, fishing and boating to do.

But, Surrender the Sun changes all of that. A mini ice age that changes the world. When I say mini, I mean fifty years or so. That’s how long the last one lasted and that’s what some scientist are predicting to happen again around 2030.

I like the idea of taking real world threats and using them to create a catastrophe around. The realism catches reader’s attention and makes them think of the possibilities. I certainly hope there never is a mass plague as in Graham’s Resolution or a mini ice age in our future but the thought of such conditions makes us wonder how we could survive them. That’s a good thing in my view.

 

French Wardrobe is Live

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French Wardrobe is now live in Kindle format on Amazon as a new release!

The French Wardrobe story is sort of a mystery. It’s somewhat difficult to define the genre but that’s as close as I can get. It’s different than anything I’ve ever written and I think it’s mostly applicable to female readers though some of my more patient male readers might like it as well. Here is the brief description.

A husband’s fears become a widow’s nightmare.

The death of an overprotective husband brings his widow’s world crashing down. In her quest to survive life alone she makes a discovery not only about her strengths but also about his fears. Fans of Girl on the Train, The Husband’s Secret, and Gone Girl, will like The French Wardrobe.

Right behind this is Surrender the Sun. I’m halfway through the rough draft and intend to publish this, first in a series, as soon as possible.

I hope you enjoy The French Wardrobe and please leave a review if you did.

Thank you!

A. R. Shaw

 

French Wardrobe Cover Reveal

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The French Wardrobe Cover Reveal

Tada… Here is the cover design for The French Wardrobe. It was a tough decision and at first I thought we were headed in a very different direction entirely but after asking the design team to tweak a secondary design, the artist came up with hand drawn version and this design reflects the story so well, I was hooked.

Now, I just need to finish the story. The French Wardrobe is about a widow’s journey out of grief when her overly protective husband suddenly is taken from her. Though she’s strong in her own way, she has no idea how to cope in this new life solo. Then, strength, comes from an unlikely source. It’s a tale of finding power within in the hardest of times.

This book is considered contemporary fiction and is a departure from the type of stories I typically write. I’m hoping to write in many different genres so this will be a first, though I don’t see my writing style ever completely removed from dystopian. Call me a synic, it’s just the way I’m built.

Stay tuned and I will let you know when The French Wardrobe is soon to be released. Better yet, join my newsletter up on the right of this website and you’ll receive an email when there’s news to share.

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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2 Giveaways – Wayward Pines Kate’s Redemption & More

I have two new giveaways to promote. The first one is the Wayward Pines Kate’s Redemption novella for Kindle Worlds and the next is the Bite-Sized Offerings which is an anthology of over thirty authors shorts stories, one of which is mine.

Enter below to win one of the five drawings below.

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Cover Reveal & Wayward Pines Giveaway!


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Cover Reveal & Wayward Pines Giveaway!

A few announcements. Now that The Malefic Nation is awaiting the final editing, I have all this spare time to waste? Not exactly. While the Malefic Nation is on PreSale, I’ve been busily working on another short story for Kindle Worlds. Some of you may have heard of the series by Blake Crouch. Not only is it a Kindle Worlds, it’s also been adapted to television. Wayward Pines is a hit summer TV show starring Matt Dillon. The novella for Wayward Pines will be based on the series and not the TV show, however. There are many differences between the two.

I encourage you to read the series and enjoy this world. My upcoming Kindle Worlds addition to the Wayward Pines series is titled Kate’s Redemption which will be based on the untold story of how Kate assimilated so well into Wayward Pines…or did she? Here is the cover reveal for Kate’s Redemption. I’m looking for a quick release on this one. As always, I will let you know the upcoming date.

(In addition, please wait to purchase The Malefic Nation until I give you the special upcoming pricing dates which will only be announced to those on my newsletter list.)

Also, the audiobook for The Last Infidels, narrated by Jim Cunningham will be released on Amazon, Audible and iTunes any day now and this same narrator will begin The Malefic Nation by late summer.

To celebrate Kate’s Redemption, I thought I’d run a giveaway for a Kindle ebook copy of Pines, the first book in the Wayward Pines Trilogy in anticipation of Kate’s Redemption. I’ve read the whole series as well as several of the Kindle Worlds novellas in the Kindle World. It’s unlike anything you’ve read though it’s compared to Twin Peaks. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I know you will too. Blake Crouch is a very talented author.

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I wish you luck!
AR Shaw

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In My Garden


When I’m not writing, I’m in my garden.

flowerpotWhen you work from home and from coffee shops, sometimes you need an outlet. You need to think and to do that you need to be away from your desk. I often take drives through Idaho back roads when I’m trying to figure something out; some conflict that weighs on me. But, before I get to that point, I find refuge in my garden.

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I have this wonderful husband. He accommodates my quirky personality and helps me with anything I need. He knows I need to be alone and have my space at times and that’s usually in the evenings or the early mornings when he finds me tending to my flowers, my chickens or our dog Oakley.

This year, I tried something new with my containers. I mail ordered from Proven Winners  (I’m not an affiliate) and wholly moly, that was a success though I will do a few things differently next year. All of these container designs came from Proven Winners. (I seriously need to pick up some decent drip saucers for these pots.) I went with fuschia for the front porch and royal purple for the backyard and I think this was the best year for my containers by far.

flowerpot2My backyard looks amazing with these beautiful purple pots. These photos don’t do it justice.

flowerpot9flowerpot8They are mostly filled with Supertunia Royal Velvet Petunias and Superbena Large Lilac Blue Verbena. It’s a grand combination and I’ll certainly replicate that in the future.

The first purple photo contains a variegated upright purple verbena with the Purple Snapdragons and Royal Velvet Supertunias on the side. I’m not sure I’d do the Snapdragons again. They come and go, but overall I was happy with this combination.

My patio is flanked by these two large containers with again the Royal Velvet Supertunias and the Purple Verbena and they turned out spectacular. You can’t really tell from the photo, but they are huge and lush; I love them. flowerpot6

I also have a thing for hydrangeas this year and for Mother’s Day my family picked up a few for me and they are all turning out flowerpot11beautifully.

Anyway, I like to pass on good things when I find them. I mail order most items because I’m not a great shopper. I always feel like I should be home writing. So finding a reliable mail order source for flowers, well…I’m hooked.

All of these posts were purchased as a combination from their website. They even have preset flower combinations to go with. You just need to plant them and feed them once a month. Easy and gorgeous.

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The Malefic Nation is a Hot New Amazon Release


 Update: Now The Malefic Nation is #1 in Medical Thrillers

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It looks like The Malefic Nation is gaining traction. It’s a Hot New Release on Amazon Medical Thriller this morning, number two to be exact. It’s great see it climb. I hope everyone will enjoy it on release day.

If you know anyone who would enjoy the series, please let them know The China Pandemic is only .99 until the 12th.