Robin’s Review of The Dying Butterfly

The Dying Butterfly

by D.L. Fletcher

Rating: 5 out of 5.
The Dying Butterfly
by D.L. Fletcher

A post-apocalyptic zombie story. Though it is about an illness the message remains true, and that is when there seems to be no light hold on to hope. It is about never giving up when it appears there is nothing left to fight for. 
It is about not taking anything for granted from the simplicity of tasks to the little noises, all the way up to the people we cherish; and that sometimes the strangers we meet along the way, even if we don’t see it, are the ones that give us that strength. Holly and Tony were a young couple in love. They thought they had all the time in the world, but they were wrong... As the illness spread and the population was dying, chaos sprang forcing Holly, Tony, and her family to flee their homes. A plan set and necessities previously stocked for this anticipated moment they took to the road. One night as the deranged charged their camp they were forced to scatter, separating Holly from everyone she knew and loved. In her search for her family and Tony, she stumbles upon a small community. By the light of a flickering candle, from a typewriter she found in her travels, Holly tells us about the illness, her new life, and her search for the ones she lost. She shares her new philosophies on life, all that we take for granted each and every day, and human vulnerability as she reminisces the past, and her dreams of one day being reunited with the love of her life and her family.
Robin's Review: This was a well written, well thought out story with intense bits that made it a real page turner. The writing was descriptive enough to give you the idea of what the author was trying to portray but not overly gory. So, in that this is not your typical zombie apocalypse story. It focuses on the characters, their lives, their trials, and their trauma.

This story is told through the main character, Holly as she journals her thoughts of what she went through.

Introduction of charaters:
Her boyfriend/husband Tony Gardner
Her parents Jim and Georgie Wood
Their neighbors Joyce and Brad
Landon and Dahlia who were stragglers
Mr. Donald Clay Head of the community
Her rescued dog, Maxine
Lucy and Jordan part of the community
Zombie Apocalypse Tips:

It was no longer a world to trust first and see if they disappoint you later.

Describing the amount of infected as a pyramid scam. “Hundreds hooked hundreds more in, turning it to thousands overnight and thousands more the next."

“I know it's risky, but practice and learning is the only way to get strong now; and being close to some sort of supply source.”

"Look for a place maybe no one will want."

Learn how to be stealthy, and how to fight without getting bit.

Pre-packed bags of personal necessities or Bag for Running

Flashlight
two-way radios
freeze dried food
sleeping bags that attach to the outside of packs
small survival books on edible and healing plants
large variety of vegetable seeds
two shirts, three pairs of underwear, three pairs of socks, bottle of tablets to purify water, and one thin jacket

Medical kits:
antibiotics, inhalers gauze, slings, safety pins, cotton, alcohol and antibiotic creams. Gravol, Advil and Pepto-Bismol.

Other Items to Collect:

Pre-packed bags of personal necessities or Bag for Running,
Flashlight
two-way radios
freeze dried food
sleeping bags that attach to the outside of packs
small survival books on edible and healing plants
large variety of vegetable seeds
two shirts, three pairs of underwear, three pairs of socks, bottle of tablets to purify water, and one thin jacket
Candles, packs of every size of battery
flashlights, windup radios, Water, water, water

Prep the house by putting boards by the windows ready to be hammered up and fill pillowcases with sand, stacking them as needed for barricades inside entrances.

I remember asking my dad why we didn't just leave right then and there rather than do all that work to protect something we had no power to hold on to. This isn't to protect the house Holly. It's to protect those in it.

We need to save our resources for when there aren't any resources left. If we run now, we burn through everything unnecessarily. We will be looking for food and water when we should be working at getting as far away as we can. This is all to make sure everyone is safe.


Rules To Live By:

No fires for any reason

No yelling and to watch the volume when laughing

Keep your eyes open and watch the perimeter.

Set up a schedule and ration the food and portions.

All washing of any kind should be done with lake water. No exceptions. We need to conserve the fresh water - drinking only.

Save the use of flashlights to when they are a must. Batteries will be rationed like everything else.

Have multiple plans

Stay put when told


#dystopian #apocalyptic #romance #thriller #horror

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Robin’s Review of Venom Spear: Blades of Grass

Those who sleep have awakened, and Dearborn is the only thing standing in the way of the rest they desire.

Venom Spear: Blades of Grass

by Austin Chambers

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Venom Spear: Blades of Grass Book 1 
A Cascadia Fallen Apocalyptic War Thriller
Book 1 of 2: Blades of Grass
by Austin Chambers

A massive natural disaster…


…was all it took to drop America to her knees.

Will she be ready for the coming wars?

Air Force Colonel Lou Caldwell was already in his own private hell. Living in the bottle since his son’s suicide, Lou is pressed into assignment by the nation’s leading general. His mission? Act as the Joint Chief’s quiet eyes and ears on the ground, assess the military’s true readiness…

…and find the pulse of America.

China and Russia square up for war, intent on claiming their role as the world’s foremost superpower. Mexican cartels align, emboldened by an evil and cunning horde that has claimed Seattle as its own. They begin making powerplays throughout the west. An attack in Denver kills dozens.

As if things aren’t bad enough…

…the American infrastructure begins to fail. Rolling blackouts morph into days-long nightmares. The loss of Seattle’s tech-giants has had devastating effects on the internet. The world’s economies begin to tank. Governments become desperate.

What will Lou find? Will America truly have a gun behind every Blade of Grass when she needs it most?

Find out in the action-packed opener to this Cascadia Fallen spinoff series!
Robin's Review: Wow what a twisty turning thrill ride.

This is a spin-off from the author’s Cascadia Fallen series and now I must go back and read them all. This was a well written fast paced edge of your seat page turner. The characters were strong and relatable. The plot was interesting and a little scary like if this could really happen that way. The world building was descriptive and so creative that I felt like I was right there. I can’t wait for book 2 to be released.
Next in Series:

Dragon Unleashed: Blades of Grass Book 2
This title will be released on Apr 22, 2022.

#terrorism
#thriller
#suspense
#military
#naturaldisaster

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Robin’s Review of After the End

As a Doomsday prepper, he’s ready to survive the apocalypse. But what about the men hunting him?

After the End: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Novel

 by Joshua V Scher

Rating: 5 out of 5.
After the End:                                                                                     A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Novel
by Joshua V. Scher
As a Doomsday prepper, he's ready to survive the apocalypse. But what about the men hunting him?

It turns out Addison was right: the world as he knew it did come to an end by means of a killer virus.

He's by himself now near what was Sicily, Oklahoma, tending to a wilted vegetable garden, foraging for rabbits, and eking out not quite enough water from a dried-up well. It's time to move. His Uncle Izzy, whom he's decided to seek out in his survivalist cabin hundreds of miles away, had prepared him well for an apocalypse - all but for the loneliness.

The plan is simple. Gun. Bow. Bike. Go.

If he could just make it across the state, then maybe...

But the virus didn't quite kill everybody. And humanity isn't all that humane anymore.

Ransacked and run-down, Addison learns all too quickly that hope is the enemy and trust is a liability. Survival has its costs.

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man might be king, but in the land of the dead, he's bait.

The literary bleakness of Cormac McCarthy's THE ROAD meets the survivalist thrills of Gary Paulsen's HATCHET in this harrowing novel from Joshua V. Scher. Now a Motion Picture from Shout! Studios and 1157 Productions, out 8/17/2021.
Robin's Review: This world is Eden with no escape. Addison, Addie, is left by himself in this dystopian world post-apocalyptic event. It was ravaged by a virus called the “Stripes.” Leaving the survivors in a BS or PS. Before Stripes or Post Stripes world. This story shows the loneliness of being the only one left after an apocalypse. A very interesting blend of fiction, movie references such as “Wilson” and survival tips/recipes like colloidal silver and the hilarious recipe for “Preppers Surprise.” I enjoyed the tale of the “Deer Women.” Also keeping track of humans and dead bodies on the calendar was interesting. There’s even an explanation of how to tell time by the stars. This was such a great book with its wealth of information and relatable characters. It had funny sayings that I couldn’t help but laugh out loud.
Favorite lines:

“God is in the details, and haste is of the Devil.”

“The protocol’s about— Safety. Precaution. Survival.”

“Starve a cold, feed a fever.”

“The only difference between a beacon and a warning is who’s doing the looking.”

“The more you know, the less you need.”

“I bet you’re hungry enough to eat the balls off a low-flying duck.”

“But it just bounces off her like green Jell-O off a plastic tarp.”

“Always better to flinch than get hit.”

“See, the trick with subterfuge is sacrifice.”

“Ain’t nothing to do but wait. Stillness is my ally, boredom my comrade, with which I wage a quiet war of hide and go screw yourself.”

“Individuals are great. I love each and every one of ’em. It’s people who’re awful.’”

Some Survival Tips:

Get the best polarized and antiglare lenses and fit them with a top-of-the-line, military-grade, anti-reflection filters.

Check the smoke alarm for the 9-volt battery.

Use effective decoy methods.

Average person needs three quarts of water a day, just for consumption.

When you are trying to be quiet, open your mouth and take short, metered breaths.

Jerky lasts way longer if you don’t chew it. You can suck on the juices a good half hour before it dissolves.

“So, by digging a small pit and surrounding it with rocks, you keep the fire contained but by digging a trench into the outer the circle, you got yourself a channel for the air to flow in and feed the fire.

“If there’s one thing a cancer stick’s good for, it’s catchin’ fire.”

“Dessert noodles is made by sprinkling artificial sweetener on ramen noodles.”

“To make a spit for cooking make two tripods of twigs at opposite ends of the fire and tie a shoelace loop dangling from each.”

Fish Mox Forte is antibacterial fish medication which is amoxicillin in 500 mg capsules.

Directions on how to make a hot stone bed for sleeping.

Good places to hold up would be ones that were already abandoned and decayed before the scourge and that had already been picked over, pulled apart, and left to sink into disrepair.
Worthless ruins would be great sanctuaries.


Allison’s Reading Material:
I think I got the authors correct

Self-Reliance magazine
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
The Bible
The Decameron book by Giovanni Boccaccio
Robinson Crusoe novel by Daniel Defoe
To Build a Fire and Other Stories book by Jack London
How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It book by James Wesley Rawles
U.S. Army’s Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants
U.S. Air Force’s Survival Handbook
His favorite sci-fi book by Tate Avess
“Because it can’t all be business.”


Post-Apocalyptic
Dystopian
Science Fiction
Action

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Robin’s Review of A World Fallen

What would you do to save someone you love?

A World Fallen

by Nicholas Lawrence Carter

Rating: 5 out of 5.
A World Fallen
by Nicholas Lawrence Carter


A disease ravaged the world… …and now, it has adapted. What would you do to save someone you love? As a young girl, Rosaline watched her mother and sister die. The monsters were brutal, relentless. Now, she has a son. She will do anything to protect him. The diseased only want to kill and, to her horror, they've evolved. They can speak and deceive. "Are you alone?" That’s always what they ask. Over and over again."Are you alone?"Usually followed by the false promise, "I can help you." Anyone can be infected. Trust is a risk. Are there any good people left? You’ll love A World Fallen, because even in despair, we can find hope.

Mature Content Triggers: Violence, PTSD, Mental Illness, Cutting

Robin's Review: This was an amazing book. It went beyond just being an average zombie apocalypse story. It touched upon many issues that some writers might overlook like mental illness, depression, and PTSD that you might find in an apocalypse. I believe the author researched these issues fairly well and portrayed them realistically. I find the love and caring between the characters to really make the story. They were your average everyday people, so they were to me very relatable. And of course, the different types of zombies were intriguing and really creepy. I really enjoyed this book and I look forward to more from Nicholas Lawrence Carter. Well done, Sir.
Characters:

Rosaline and Mikey
Kylie, Marcus, and Patrick
Hawaii, Zee, Rad, Outlaw and Sweetie
Norman, Jack, and Daisy
Karo
KP

Zombie Names:
creatures, diseased, infected, beast, Adapted, afflicted, monsters, talkers, smart ones, and killers.

Zombie Tips:
The goggles are important to ensure no blood gets in the eyes and the gloves keep the hands clean.

Never take chances

never sleep on low ground go somewhere more defensible or to higher ground.

The disease infects people which makes people the threat.

sleep fully dressed

People need water so the infected lie in wait at the water source.

Favorite Lines:
“It only takes an apocalyptic event to give my profession a good name, how about that?” the attorney responds, a cheeky expression exuding from her.

“You’re sunshine in the flesh, you know that?



Suspense
Thriller
Science Fiction
Post-Apocalyptic
LGBTQ+
PTSD
Zombies
Action
Romance
Coming of Age

I received a free copy of this book via Story Origin and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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Robin’s Review of Enemy within the Gates: The Sweats Book 1

A pandemic holds the world hostage ◆ A US military base is bombed ◆ A new power is ready to take over

Enemy within the Gates: The Sweats Book 1

by Marietta Standlee

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Enemy within the Gates: 
The Sweats Book 1
by Marietta Standlee

A pandemic holds the world hostage. A US military base is bombed. A new power is ready to take over 

While a pandemic terrorizes the world, a ruthless international group that has operated in the shadows for decades sees their chance to finally seize world power. These men and women will stop at nothing to exploit the public's fear in order to gain people’s trust and take control over the government.

Trapped inside a bathroom at Charlotte Douglas International airport, Dani, a young reporter, tries to come to terms with the sudden outburst of violence she witnessed there. The events that follow in the next few days will change everything she has ever believed in.

Stranded at a Marine base, Olivia surmises that there are worse places to be stuck during an apocalypse. But when the base turns out to be the last outpost standing in the way of an ambitious political group attempting to gain world power, Olivia is in more danger than she thought possible.

Jack, a staff sergeant with the Marine Corps., tries to come to grips with the new reality, where the men and women in charge of the country he fought and bled for turn against him and his soldiers.

Alan, an ambitious and corrupt politician, learns that the group he thought of as his ally has turned against him. Desperate to survive, he seeks the most unlikely allies to survive the brewing apocalypse.

How can these people, who are strangers to each other, band together to save not only the US from an enemy within, but also save the world from falling victim to a globalized dictatorship?
Robin's Review: What if 2020 was a zombie apocalypse? What would it look like? Maybe like this book.

A deadly virus named “The Sweats” surfaced in La Vieillesse, France and then spread worldwide. With the New World Order, a rogue shadow government, behind the scenes running the government. They have a playbook list that they are checking off items at an alarming rate until they take over control of the country.

They purposely divided the American citizens and caused protests and civil unrest. Add in a force-fed one sided media blitz and you have a divided nation and citizens in need of help. So NWO sends in the NSF—New Security Forces. What comes next is truly horrifying.

Settings and some of the players:

Zombies aka Crazies, deranged, infected, crackheads and killers

Charlotte Douglas International Airport, NC
Dani Montague, reporter for World News Today
Matt Sterling, works for Stephen Perdue Show

Fort Harris, NC
Olivia Prendergast
Lt. General Harald “Hammerhead” Beauvier
Jack Pellman, Staff Sergeant
Esmeralda “Rudy” Rodriguez, Staff Sergeant
Captain Pedro Menendez

Fort Saunters, NC
Washington D.C.
Senator Alan Montgomery
Stephen Perdue
Porter Rossman


Favorite lines:

"GPAI?" “General pain in the ass,"

“vomiting out large lead rounds at the racing Humvee.  "Faster!"
“You only need to be faster than the slowest member of your group when chased by a wild animal.”

“If you buy a hundred green beans for dinner and you throw away twenty because they're spoiled, you still end up having green beans for dinner."

“but in desperate situations, the devil eats flies”


Enemy within the Gates: Book 2 The President coming soon

Science Fiction
Fantasy
Dystopian
Infectious Disease
Apocalyptic
Conspiracy
Thriller


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Robin’s Review of A New World Order by Jonnathan Strawthorne

A Fast Paced Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction

 by Jonnathan Strawthorne

Rating: 4 out of 5.
A New World Order 
by Jonnathan Strawthorne

The year is 2087 A.D. The restructuring of the very core energy source within the molecular process is resulting in Quantum DNA mutating most biology into zombified crazies.

A new world order is announced by the United Nations to prop up the Anglo-American global domination. Russia, China, and India create the Pan-Asian alliance to counter UN aggression and dominance. The rush for an unlimited energy supply as conventional fossil fuels become increasingly scarce and more expensive to produce is propagated by all of the world’s political factions. Research on the “GOD” particle intensifies to determine the very structure of creation.
The Vatican starts the “The Biblical Scientific Studies of God and Creation” to thwart the rising secular centrist societal aims of the United Nations, the Anglo-American power base, and the influence of the evolutionist factions.

Islam starts its scientific god studies to definitively point to the power of God and its representative Islam by founding “The Allah Akbar Societal Foundation.” All of this is happening while humanity and society begin to degenerate into chaos and confusion.
Where will this lead humanity?

What is one man to do to survive?

A complex and unusual story of one man’s journey through a changed dystopian world. The hows and whys are complex and scary. It was an interesting read with a good plot and quality characters.

A complex and unusual story of one man’s journey through a changed dystopian world. The hows and whys are complex and scary. It was an interesting read with a good plot and quality characters.

Science Fiction
Fantasy
Dystopian
Adventure
Post-Apocalyptic
Horror
Zombies

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Life After: The Arising

In a scientific and spiritual sense, humanity has its world ordered

Life After: The Arising

The first book in The Arising Series

 by Bryan Way

Life After: The Arising
by Bryan Way
In a scientific and spiritual sense, humanity has its world ordered

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Life After: The Arising
by Bryan Way

In a scientific and spiritual sense, humanity has its world ordered, but that order slowly descends into chaos when something defies the tenets of both, leaving the events of human history divided into life before and life after the bodies of the dead began to reanimate. College student Jeff Grey comes home to be confronted by something he'd only read about in fiction and seen in movies: Zombies. Despite lungs beset by asthma and a total lack of survival skills, his lifelong desire to endure an undead apocalypse sees him unite a small group of acquaintances, but with the town quarantined as emergency infrastructure breaks down, Jeff and the rest of the survivors will have to grow up fast if they want to see a life after the arising.



Robin's Review:

Jeff and his girlfriend, Julia are survivors of an apocalyptic event that creates zombies. They and others are left to find their way in this new and dangerous dystopian world. This story take place over a 10-day period with the survivors moving from the high school they were hiding in, to different locations that are supposed to be Rescue Centers.


The plot was interesting and entertaining. It had a lot of good survival ideas.

Favorite Lines:

Becoming undead, by definition, is the removal of that soul, and your survival largely depends on how you cope with that concept.”

Smart Lines:

“Okay, keep breathing slow… we have three options… go back out, run, or stay put…”

“Okay… think about it this way…” I start. “Outside, you have no control other than where you plan on going and how you plan to get there. There’s no safe, just safer.”

“Light bulbs? “Shatter them… if anyone comes up the steps, we’ll hear the glass break.”

“Alright… no one ever goes anywhere alone, no excuses. There’s a lot of us up here, so if you have to go anywhere… groups of three.”

“Why would they go slow, they’re human beings who are like, sick or something, right?” Melody asks. “Rigor mortis? That’s my best guess…”

“So, it affects the brain, right? What if that’s all that happens? If you don’t actually die, there’s no reason for rigor mortis to set in.”


Next book in this series:

Life After: The Void
Book 2 of 2: Life After is available now

With the following Short Stories

Life After: The Cemetery Plot
Life After: The Basement
Life After: The Phoenix  
Life After: The Maze
Life After: Zugzwang


Life After: The Line of Duty
This title will be released on December 21, 2021.



Apocalypse
Post-Apocalyptic
Horror
Science Fiction
Fantasy


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The Virus

“Pessimistic? We’re in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. What’s there to be optimistic about?”

“Pessimistic? We’re in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. What’s there to be optimistic about?”
The Virus by Damien Lee

The end of the world usually signals the end of life. But for convicted murderer Frank Lee, it was only the beginning. With his newfound freedom, Frank suddenly has the world at his feet. The only downside; all the damn cannibals!

Amy was working in Sunnymoor Hospital when the virus struck. Now, with her patients craving flesh, the only person she can save is herself. But as more of the townsfolk fall victim to the wave of infection, Amy’s chances of survival quickly begin to diminish.

With reluctant alliances, betrayal and an unrelenting fight for survival, The Virus is an action-packed journey into the depths of human depravity.

Book 1 of 1

The end of the world usually signals the end of life. But for convicted murderer Frank Lee, it was only the beginning. With his newfound freedom, Frank suddenly has the world at his feet. The only downside; all the damn cannibals!

Amy was working in Sunnymoor Hospital when the virus struck. Now, with her patients craving flesh, the only person she can save is herself. But as more of the townsfolk fall victim to the wave of infection, Amy’s chances of survival quickly begin to diminish.

With reluctant alliances, betrayal and an unrelenting fight for survival, The Virus is an action-packed journey into the depths of human depravity.


Another wonderful list of characters I’d like to introduce:
HMP Harrodale Maximum Prison
  • Frank Lee, prisoner
  • Gus Razor, gangland boss prisoner
  • Tony Swales, bodyguard to Gus
  • Barry Henderson, prisoner guard
  • McAllister, prisoner guard
  • Zielinski, prisoner
  • Craddock, prisoner
  • Lisa, survivor picked up along the way
Sunnymoor Hospital
  • Amy, nurse
  • Joyce Khaliq, nurse
  • Ben, security guard
  • Terry, maintenance worker
  • Glen Reeves, survivor picked up along the way
Cobton Farm
  • Ronald Carter, owner
  • Louise, survivor
  • Simon, survivor
  • Elaine, survivor
  • Tina, survivor
Army Military Base
  • Lurch, henchman
  • Murdock, Army soldier

My Review:

This story is about an apocalyptic event and its aftermath which turns out to be a zombie making virus. The whole book is just the first couple days of the event with the characters learning how to survive in this new dystopian world.

That being said it was a thoroughly entertaining read explaining the beginnings of the zombie apocalypse and introducing the characters. It was easy to read, and fast paced after you got into it. The plot was well thought out and had an interesting take on the aftermath. The characters were quite different but totally relatable in how they deal with everything. I really enjoyed reading this book and hope it becomes a long series. Damien Lee has become one of my go to favorite authors that I will buy anything he writes. Highly addictive and would recommend.


My Favorite Words:

My favorite words: lorry, screws, shopping trolley: (I’m from the US so they were funny. No offense meant)


My Favorite Lines from the Story:

Undead con and undead corpse. He couldn’t decide which was worse; an undead corpse wandering the corridors, or a twisted body snatcher looking for an escape route. It didn’t take long to find out which it was.

The mortician’s van has seen more miles than a London cabbie these past few days.

“It’ll take about five minutes to get out,” he told them. “Keep an eye out for any of those freaks. If anyone attacks, kill them without thinking twice.” “We’re murderers,” Zielinski said. “It’s what we do.”

“Well, he’s tickety-boo now, isn’t he?”

Frank looked over at the woman. “Are you sure? No one you need to look for? No family or friends you want to get killed over?” “No, why do you ask?” Frank shrugged. “It’s what ordinary people do during a crisis, isn’t it? Emotions get in the way of logic, and they get killed looking for their gran.”

“Serial killer?” Frank scoffed. “Serial killer implies I’ve killed loads of people. I only killed one.” He looked around at the horrified faces. “Disregarding the zombies I’ve killed today, of course.”

“First communication goes. Then you say goodbye to electricity, running water, and before you know it, you’re living like a Neanderthal rubbing sticks together to make fire.”

“I still don’t know how useful you’re gonna be. Tina says you know how to fly?” “I do.”

“Okay, that’s one point. Do you own a plane?” The man shook his head. “And you’re back to zero.”

“What can you do?” “I can put my legs behind my head.” “Not something I was looking for.” “Really? Most men love that.”

“Pessimistic? We’re in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. What’s there to be optimistic about?”

“Lay off, Cheech.”

“Oh, and make sure you get sensible things. Tinned food, bottled water, jars. Basically, anything that doesn’t expire soon.” “We know,” Amy replied.

“And for god’s sake, don’t forget a tin opener. Not everything is a ring-pull!”

“Remember, we need to get sensible things. Don’t go getting bread and milk. Check the dates on everything. If it expires within six months, we don’t want it.” “Alcohol’s hardly sensible,” Elaine Look for tins, jars, cereals, vitamins, biscuits, and sweets.”

“Yes. They’re a valuable source of sugar and have a long shelf life. They’ll give you energy.”

And make sure we raid the medicine supply. Bandages, Paracetamol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, anything.

“Oh, well, f@&$ a moose on a winter’s night!”


Smart things to remember during a zombie apocalypse:

Instead of looking at the big picture, take each step at a time, survive that, look to the next step.

If whatever “it” is can spread to animals that is another danger to look out for.

If you go looking for someone you probably will be killed instead stay and fortify your location.

Don’t start off a zombie apocalypse naked and without shoes.

When ransacking a store see above for ideas.


Conclusion

The prequel to this series:

The Virus: Origins is available now

The next book: A sequel and is coming soon in early 2022

#Apocalyptic #Post-Apocalyptic #Horror #ScienceFiction #Dystopian #Thriller #Fantasy

The Raged – A Review

by Jacqueline Druga

Rating: 5 out of 5.
The Raged
by Jacqueline Druga


The good of the many versus the good of the few.

John Fichner is past his prime. He has one more chance to achieve his dream of playing in the major leagues, so he leaves his farm for open tryouts in Pittsburgh. But his dreams are trampled when the city is hit with a biological attack. The weapon causes a viral outbreak that spreads out of control and turns its victims into mindless, raging killers.

Pittsburgh is quickly shut down. Now, John must find his way through a sea of death and get out before it's too late.

This was based around my old stomping ground in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. It was easy to imagine the places the author was describing. The plot was strong with an easy-to-read style writing. The characters were well thought out and everyday kind of people that were put in impossible situations. This story is before, during and after the apocalypse. I am starting a new genre, and this fits perfectly. A cozy zombie apocalypse story which means it’s quick, easy to read, plot driven comfy reading.


Horror
Science Fiction
Pre-Apocalypse
Apocalypse
Post-Apocalypse
Dystopian
Humor
Young Adult

Dead Road – A Review

by Alex Apostol

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Dead Road: A Zombie Series
(Dead Soil Book 2) 
by Alex Apostol


The group of wanderers in the wilderness of Northwest Indiana and the group of survivors at the Dune Ridge apartment complex have come together in this thrilling tale of zombie apocalypse survival. With the scientist, Liam, gone only his journal is left to give hope for a cure to the zombie plague. Christine, Zack, and the others band together to deliver the journal to the disease research center in the heart of downtown Chicago, but it is not an easy road ahead of them.


Ok. I’m calling it. Cozy zombie apocalypse story. Once again the same people left over from the first book that are on a mission. I just can’t get enough of Alex Apostol’s writing.

The next book in her series Dead World will be out in October 2021. I so can’t wait.


Apocalyptic
Dystopian
Horror
Zombie


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